STUDYS THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE 22 HEBREW ALEPH-BET—(LETTERS) THAT ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SPIRITUAL PILGRIM’S PATHWAY, FROM CREATION TO THE FINAL REVELATION AND THE ETERNAL REUNION
WITH GOD IN HIS WORD
OLD [ first ] TESTAMENT - re-NEW TESTMENT
[IF YOUR COMPUTER CANNOT READ THESE HEBREW LETTERS, PLEASE TURN TO YOUR BIBLE TO READ THEM IN PSALMS 119 — THE 22 HEBREW ALEPH-BET]
THE HEBREW ALEPH-BETIC TORAH DESIGN
THERE IS WISDOM TO BE FOUND IN THE LETTERS OF THE HEBREW ALEPH-BET. EACH LETTER HAS A MEANING OBSERVED WHEREEVER IT IS USED IN THE TEXT OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. THERE IS ALSO A DESIGN STRUCTURE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT "MYSTERY" PASSAGES.
Aleph [X] is GOD in creation; beit [b] is the house, duality: good and evil (original sin); gimel [g] is the way of the door; dalet [d] is the way of the open door.; hay [h] is GOD’s Spirit; vav [v] is redemption; zayin [z] is the focal point of spiritual struggle; chet [H] is the new beginning of transcendent life; tet [F] is objective good; yod [y] is the divine hand; kaph [k] is crowning accomplishment; lamed [l] is teaching and learning; mem [m] is revelation; nun [n] is faith; samech [s] is divine support; ayin [f] is spiritual insight; peh [p] is speech and preaching (talking the talk); tzaddi [c] is righteousness (walking the walk); koph [q]] is holiness and growth cycles; resh [r] is wickedness; shin [w] is divine providence; and tahv [t] is truth and perfection.
In serial order, then, the Hebrew letters tell a story: They begin with creation, original sin, grace and GOD’S loving kindness in providing man an open door. God then makes a way of salvation through the new birth, redemption and through nurturing His servant along the way of his spiritual struggle. The HOLY SPIRIT in the new life guides the believer toward accomplishment on the divinely appointed pathway of faith in GOD.
[Psalms 119:1] #1 The Aleph [ X ] Mystery [Heb. æø? = raòz] Jesus’ parable of the sower and soils - in (Mark 4:11) “And He said into them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of the of God; but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.”
[Psalms 119:9] #2 The Beit [ b ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode]
There are two houses (dual) or bodies designated to represent the LORD’S redemption in the earth. They are spiritual Israel and the church. (Romans 11:25) “For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, less ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in….”
[Psalms 119:17] #3 The Gimel [ g ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] The LORD’S loving kindness toward the redeemed - (Romans 16:25,26) "Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of JESUS CHRIST, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,"..
[Psalms 119:25] #4 The Dalet [ d ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Metaphorically, dalet points to the "open door" or "the way" that the LORD sets before the man of faith – (I Corinthians 2:7)"But we speak the wisdom of GOD in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which GOD ordained before the world unto our glory."
[Psalms 119:33] #5 The Hay [ h ]Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Hay is associated with GOD’S grace, and it is called the letter of divinity; - (I Corinthians 15:51), "Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,"
[Psalms 119:41] #6 The Vav [ v ] Mystery[Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] It is the numerical value is six. It is considered the number of man, and his redemption. (Ephesians 1:9) "Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:"…
[Psalms 119:49] #7 The Zayin [ z ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Shows the church sharing its inheritance with spiritual Israel. - (Ephesians 3:3). "How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words…"
[Psalms 119:57] #8 The Chet [ H ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Its number is associated with the new birth. This mystery proclaims GOD’S magnanimous grace and His extraordinary gift of a new life to the believer: - (Ephesians 3:4) "Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of CHRIST)"
[Psalms 119:65] #9The Tet [ F ]Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Its form is that of the serpent who tempted Eve and Adam; also for "objective good." The seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman. From GOD’S point of view, the "good" things that we so deeply desire may actually be evil. Conversely, events that we regard as evil may in reality be good for us. - (Ephesians 3:9) "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in GOD, who created all things by JESUS CHRIST:"
[Psalms 119:73] #10 The yod [ y ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] For creation and metaphysical - It is said to symbolize the hand of GOD, as He works to bring spiritual strength into the realm of the physical – (Ephesians 5:32) "This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning CHRIST and the church."
[Psalms 119:81] #11 The kaph* [ k ]Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Called the letter of "crowning accomplishment"(Ephesians 6:19) "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,"
[Psalms 119:89] #12 The lamed [ l ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] The next two are the intertwined mysteries. Reveals CHRIST is the very image of GOD. - (Colossians 1:26) "Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:"
[Psalms 119:97] # 13 The mem*[ m ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] The topic of revelation specifically of CHRIST, at His coming for the church. – (Colossians 1:27) "To whom GOD would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is CHRIST in you, the hope of glory:"
[Psalms 119:105] #14 The nun*[ n ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] It speaks of faith. It tells the story, not only of GOD’S faithfulness, but also of the response of the faithful believer. – (Colossians 2:2) "That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of GOD, and of the FATHER, and of CHRIST;"
[Psalms 119:113] #15 The samech [ s ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Letter for "support and Divine presence - Paul pleas for prayer support (Colossians 4:3) " Withal praying also for us, that GOD would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of CHRIST, for which I am also in bonds."
[Psalms 119:121] #16 The ayin f Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] The Hebrew word for "eye," translated knowledge and spiritual inspiration in general. It has a numerical value of 70. Daniel 9:24 gives this number special significance, as the measure of complete prophetic fulfillment. It’s message speaks of the rapture of the church after Satan is revealed in (II Thessalonians 2:7) "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way."
[Psalms 119:129] #17 The peh*[ p ]Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Is the word for "mouth" denotes that mankind was created by GOD unto redemption, and possessed the power to transmit the ideas of Scripture through speech, and the remembrance of Scripture through audible recitation; and that vows and contracts uttered by a Godly man are deemed to have legal status. Apostle Paul speaks of the Office of Deacons in (I Timothy 3:9) "Holding the Mystery of the faith in a pure conscience."
[Psalms 119:137] #18 The tzaddi*[ c] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Speech alone is not enough to empower the effective man of GOD. An old saying goes, "In order to talk the talk, you gotta’ walk the walk." Paul tells Timothy about the behavior of the righteous in (I Timothy 3:16) "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD was manifest in the flesh, justified in the SPIRIT, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."
[Psalms 119:145] # 19 The koph [ q] ] ]]]]]Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] It is the initial letter of the Hebrew word Kedusha [hwOdq], holy. GOD’S holiness is the standard to which corrupted man (vav is missing in his holy) is called. It is found in (Revelation 1:20) "The Mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden caldlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."
[Psalms 119:153] #20 The resh [ r] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Stands for "wickedness and the wicked." It is the initial letter of rashah [f wr] the name in Hebrew given to a wicked person. (Rev.10:7) "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of GOD should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets."
[Psalms 119:161] #21 The Shin [ w ] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] The Mezuzah (posted on the doors – Jews homes) usually displays this letter, the name of GOD that is associated with protection and provision needed from GOD. In (Revelation 17:5) "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
[Psalms 119:169] #22 The tahv [ t] Mystery [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] At the end it represents truth and perfection. (Rev.17:7) " the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the Mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carried her, which hath the 7 heads and 10 horns. God will end this wickedness.
THIS IS THE FIRST PLURAL FORM OF THE HEBREW ALEPH-BET MYSTERIES. THERE ARE ACTUALLY 27 HEBREW MYSTERIES. TWENTY-TWO SINGULAR, MATCHING THE NUMBER OF HEBREW ALAPH-BET, AND FIVE OF THE PLURAL FORM WHICH MAKES 27 TOTAL.
#1 kaf, Soffit [j] (*see #11 above) [Heb. æø? = raòz] Eternal crowning accomplishment. It is taught that this letter – the final kaf [j] – represents the rising of the Saint to his full potential. In its normal form, kaf [k] is bent. Symbolically, this is said to represent the individual, bent under the burden of his own sin. With Divine assistance, the Saint will be lifted up, to stand straight and tall. Christians realize that this is made possible because of the crowning accomplishment – kaf [k] – of Christ on the cross. (Matthew 13:11) "He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the Mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given."
THIS IS THE SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, AND FIFTH PLURAL FORMS OF THE HEBREW ALEPH-BET MYSTERIES. THERE ARE ACTUALLY 27 HEBREW MYSTERIES.
#2 mem, soffit [M] a matter concealed (*see #13 above) [Heb. æø? = raòz] Luke, the Gospel of the "Son of Man," documents Christ’s carefully-laid plan to save all mankind. He comes as the representative man, to undo that which was lamentably done by Adam: "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:10). His work brings the Kingdom to all mankind, foreshadowing the work of the apostles and their followers throughout the age of the church. (Luke 8:10) "And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God; but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see; and hearing they might not understand."
#3 nun, soffit [N] completed faith. (* see #14 above) [Heb. ãBñ soòd or sode] Nun is the letter of faith. In its normal form, it speaks of man’s imperfect faith. Naturally, man’s faith lacks the constancy and perfection of God’s faith. It is subject to periodic downfall. But, thanks to God’s grace, man is repeatedly lifted up and renewed. Thus, the nun [n] is really a testimony of God’s faithfulness, as seen in 1Corinthians 10:13; "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." However, in its final form, nun [N] stands elongated, straight and erect. Jewish expositors call it the everlasting nun [N]. It denotes eternal faithfulness. This is the gift of God to His true followers. We find the final nun [N] mystery in (1 Corinthians 4:1,2), "Let a man so account of us, as of the ministries of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover is is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
#4 peh, soffit [J] the open mouth or perfected speech. (*see #15 above) [Heb. æø? = raòz] The final peh [J] is referred to as an open form, as opposed to the normal peh [p], which is a closed form. The closed letter is said to refer to the closed mouth, the open one, to an open mouth. The traditional teaching is that there is a time for speech and a time for thoughtful silence. How awe-inspiring to note that the final peh [J] mystery refers to the sanctified speech of God’s love: "Thou I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And thought I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing" (1Corinthians 13:1,2).
#5 tzaddit, soffit [C] perfect righteousness. (*see #18 above) [Heb. æø? = raòz] The final tzaddit, [C] represents the eternal counterpart of its normal sense. As previously mentioned, the normal tzaddi [ooc] represents the righteous Saint [tzaddik] in this world. He is shown on bended knee, with hands upraised toward God. However, the final tzaddi [C] represents the righteous man standing before God to receive the reward of his faith. The more he bends to God’s will in this world, the straighter and taller he will stand in the kingdom of heaven.
This kind of man is in continuous and intimate contact with the Lord. Now, instead of merely expounding the mysteries of God, he will become a part of them. He will be so deeply intertwined with God’s plan that understanding it will be like breathing.
In the Hebrew, this title is formed by two words melek (King), and tzaddik (righteousness). Together, in Genesis 14:18; Psalms 110:4 they form the word that comes into English as Melchizedek; and in Hebrews 6:20, and 7:3, it is spelled from the Greek, Melchisedec. He is the type of Christ, our High Priest.
Now, let us look at the mystery of the final tzaddi [C], given in the textural context of its appearance, Apostle Paul reveals it in his message:
"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I though as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly: then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy, For he that speaketh in a unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit the speaketh mysteries" (1 Corinthians 13:11-13; 14:1,2).