In Conclusion of our message on the Letters of the Torah, I present the letter hei.
Our work here is to establish a foundation in the beginning stages of torah knowledge. Everything that I have presented so far, has so much more depth than what I have even provided to you yet. We have to build, layer upon layer.
It’s like those roots of the olive branch we discussed in “Men Were Walking As Trees”, the teachings intertwine, they stretch out, they extend into the depths. The Word of GOD, uses everything to communicate with us; the letters, the words, the olive trees, the bread, the wine, the wheat, the corn and the oil… every word, symbol, sign and letter, He uses to communicate with us.
I hope to shine light on those nuances, to show that GOD is using everything to speak of us. Once we abandon that dreamy fairy tale story mentality that scripture is usually presented in, we discover that every word, every jot and title, is written with purpose.
Everything has meaning in the Word. God speaks through Everything!
There is so much more beneath the surface.
Take a look at the pictograph to the right. The letter hei is the last letter in the word torah. Therefore, it is the left-most letter on the photo. It has the Ancient Paleo Hebrew Pictograph of a little stick figured man, with his hands held up in the air. The hei means to “look” or to “behold”
The hei reminds me of the stick figures of man/people we used to draw as little kids. I can’t help thinking of that, whenever I see the letter hei.
“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.” Psalm 33:6-9 (KJV)
The hei represents divine revelation. It is the symbol of the repentant man, who beholds the revelation of GOD. Hei is spiritual life, the breath of GOD, that is the essence of all creation. Hei, is also connected to the “light” spoken of 5 times in the book of Genesis, on the First Day of Creation.
The numerical value of hei is five. Five signifies the 5 dimensions, 5 senses, or the 5 levels of the soul, (Nephesh, Ruach, Neshamah, Chiyah, Yechidah), which we will explore at another time.
Look closely at the letter hei. You will see that the hei is formed by combining the two vav’s, which form the letter dalet (D) and the inverted/upside down yod (Y).
True, it looks like the letter reish, with a vav, but that is only due to this particular block style for the Hebrew Aleph-bet. (I just wanted to point that out because your doing so good, I don’t want you confused later on. Just know structurally, the hei is formed from 2 vav’s and a yod!
When we put all the letters back into their proper place, We have the Word torah.
tav, the Covenant, the Cross, the Mark, the Sign, the Seal of GOD.
The First and the Last, is the aleph and the tav. Christ is the beginning and the end. Christ was speaking torah to us. Torah begins with His signature, Our LORD and Redeemer, the King of Israel, and beside Him there is no other!
Again, the aleph is silent, hidden as it is in the beginning of the torah; aleph precedes tav alphabetically. You can’t accept GOD, without accepting His torah. –it’s aleph to tav! God is implied.
Torah, begins with the tav, the covenant. Elohim – (starts with an aleph), silently preceding the covenant. We know the aleph is always present with the tav. Our spiritual journey begins with GOD and ends at the Cross. The Letters of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet are mile markers of our spiritual journey and elevation in GOD.
GOD’s torah, begins with the Sign of the Cross!
GOD is our access to the Covenant. Torah must begin with the tav, because there is no access to GOD without the Covenant.
vav, the man/discipled who connects Heaven to Earth through acceptance of the Covenant.
The vav draws down the power of Heaven to Earth. Vav connects with the anointing. Vav is the nail, the connecting force that binds the spiritual to the physical/natural.
When I think of the vav, I think of Matt 18:18, “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” The vav has the power to bind in Earth and in Heaven.
Vav represents completion, redemption and transformation. The vav represents the nails that pierced the Savior. The vav continues the conversation, the teaching. The vav continues the Message of Christ, which is the Message of GOD.
reish, operates in their position of authority and headship. The reish leads.
The reish stands with it’s back against GOD’s Glory, no longer a stranger to GOD. The reish refuses to sink to a lower level. reish is the beginning, and if they falter, the reish begins again….standing always for right, against wickedness. The reish, gives their spiritual enemies no quarter, no sanctuary, makes no accommodation for evil. The reish does not make camp in compromise, and is rewarded by GOD, who supports the reish, as they walk in covenant with the Spirit of GOD, in their Kingdom assignment.
God began the torah with the word b’rey-sheet, placing the symbol of the tabernacle before the reish. Reish can only achieve their place in the Kingdom, by staying connected to GOD in the tabernacle. The reish dwells with GOD in spirit.
hei, Divine Revelation, the Breath of GOD…
Hei at the end of a word, means, “What comes out of”
What comes out of tav – vav – reish… What comes out of the covenant is the disciple, that takes their place as firstborn and leads the flock of GOD. They shall ‘Behold’, the Secrets of GOD, and Divine Revelation is their reward.
The covenant births out the vav, the disciple, who dwells in the presence of GOD, and brings torah to the world.
Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt and then the Bible tells us, “For the torah was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:17
Torah does not mean law. It is not a legalistic concept. Torah is Teaching.
tav – vav- reish – hei
- What I hope you remember most about these 4 letters…
- tav, the Covenant and the Cross.
- vav is symbolic of man (a person, a human being).
- reish, only a reish can step out of the tabernacle.
- hei, Divine Revelation, breathed into the Men and Women of God.
Knowing the meaning of the letters as you do now, What message can you see in the letters of torah?
God Bless You,
This teaching is dedicated to one of My Dearest Friends, Heather… The Biggest torah Fan and Scholar of the Kingdom from across the sea!
Posts Included in This Series:
- The Message In The Letters of Torah…beginning with the tav
- The Message In The Letters of Torah… Part 2, the vav
- The Message In The Letters of Totah… Part 3, the reish
In order to access more teachings of this kind on the Hebrew Letters:
- Because Mother’s Untangle the World
- The Undiscovered Adam and the Unexplained Man, Part 2
- If God Told You A Secret, Could You Keep It?
- Make A Window In The Ark
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