What revelation is there, just in the “Name of the Lord” that we may be missing?
In our last post, we said we would look deeper into what King Solomon must have seen and known when he said this in, Pro 18:10 (KJV) The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe
First off, the king wasn’t speaking or reading the “Name of the Lord” in English.
No, my friends, he would have understood a much deeper meaning in his native tongue of Hebrew. Obviously, we (most of us anyway, who are reading this) see and understand in English.
In Hebrew, the Name of the Lord is spelled, יהוה
Hebrew is read from right to left. Whereas English is read from left to right.
Another difference between Hebrew and English (Passing the obvious “Different looking, kind of letters”.) Hebrew originally started with pictures, which represented the letters. Those pictures had meanings! Even in today’s world, we can learn a lot concerning the definition of the words in Hebrew, if we look at the pictographs for each of the letters.
Here is where King Solomon knew something, which we didn’t know immediately in our western world, way of thinking. The first letter in the name of the Lord in Hebrew is the letter “ י ” “Yod”.
Like all the other letters, this letter has a pictorial meaning and a name, (it also has a number associated with it, but that is for another time). 🙂 “Yod” is the smallest letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Yet, Jesus gave it significance and said it would not pass away from the law until its fulfillment.
The “Yod” is referred to as a “Jot”, in this passage of scripture as it refers to “the smallest letter” in Hebrew. Mat 5:18 (MKJV) For truly I say to you, Till the heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from the Law until all is fulfilled.
Well, I have good news, my friends! Jesus came to fulfill the Law! Oh hallelujah!
Jesus, speaking of Himself in the previous verse of Matthew’s gospel, said this. Mat 5:17 (MKJV) Do not think that I have come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to destroy but to fulfill. (Now add verse 18 in context.) Mat 5:18 (MKJV) For truly I say to you, Till the heaven and the earth pass away, not one jot or one tittle shall in any way pass from the Law until all is fulfilled.
So what picture does the “Yod” represent? It is the pictograph = meaning a hand, an arm and a hand, a finished work, a deed done, and worship.
Now, take a look at the Old Testament with me in the book of Isaiah, where it’s speaking about salvation. Isa 53:1 (KJV) Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
We know the “Arm of the Lord” is referring to salvation. Also, notice how salvation comes to mankind. It is to those who “Believe the report of the Arm of the Lord and what is revealed in it.”
The rest of the verses in Isaiah 53, show us what manner of things the Messiah, the Son of God must endure and go through, to bring salvation unto mankind. In doing so, “to those who believe, The Arm of the Lord is revealed!”
When we think of salvation and the Arm of the Lord being revealed. We immediately look back to Jesus paying for our sins on the cross. There His arm (His power) was revealed for all to see as His “Hands” were nailed to the cross.
He could have called for 10,000’s of angels to come to His aid and rescue Him from the torment and suffering on the cross. Instead, He hung there with you and me on His mind. If He would have said, “No” to the cross, Then we would have never seen the strength and love of God to save us (mankind) from our sins.
[Oh my goodness! This post would be so long if we finished in this 2nd setting.]
So, we will begin here in our upcoming post, with the next letter found, in the “Name” of the Lord from Hebrew, which is “ה“, “Hey”!
Praise the Lord, my friends! This is getting so good! 🙂 We will see you next time!
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