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Friday, October 2, 2009

John 14:6, the Theology of the Cross, conclusion

Jesus said: “I am the Truth”

In the Hebrew, the word for “Truth” (or “aleitheia” in the Greek of John 14:6), is EMeT. The letter Mem מ in Gematria, stands for “waters” or “peoples”. The letter Tav ת stands for a “sign” or the “end” of something. Interestingly, on Hebrew coins dating from centuries before to during the time of Christ, Tav was actually written with either an “X” or a Cross “†”.

If we subdivide Alef from Emet, in Gematria we read “Alef - MeT” or of “GOD’s Death”. Some may wish to Gematrically translate alef as "One", but Alef is indeed both as an abbreviative of GOD and of the NAME of GOD as "One" in Zechariah 14:9 with Deuteronomy 6:4. So in the context of Alef MeT as "GOD's Death", GOD is He who, if divided from the people, sees the leters of the Mem and the Tav joined together. In Gematriac translation, Mem and Tav joined can be translated prophetically as “the people who come to an end or finality”, or, as with the signs of the Tav on the coins of preceding the coming of Christ, following the testimony of the Hebrew coins themselves in which Tav was actually written with either an “X” or a Cross “†”; we would translate Mem and Tav Gematrically as : “they who come to the Cross”.

This imagery brings alive the hypocrisy of the Jewish leaders who demanded an autonomy separate from Rome, but were challenging Jesus with a Roman (instead of Hebrew) coin and superscription in Matthew 22:15-22. Had they done so with a Hebrew coin, we are left to wonder what Jesus' answer would have been, and must save that question for the Kingdom (Deuteronomy 33:3, Isaiah 54:13).

But if GOD, through the Alef, joins Himself to the people, He does so by bringing an end or finality to sin through the Cross. He becomes their deliverer, their Savior, their “TRUTH”. Therefore, by taking the Name of EMeT or “Truth” upon Himself, YHVeH Messiah is signifying that in order to deliver mankind, He must somehow die in the process of doing so. Now if we reverse our reading of EMeT תמא, we find that “Truth” now becomes TeMA אמת: which means, “to be made complete”. Even as YHVeH Messiah teaches, we may be reminded,
“If you continue in My word,
(then) are ye My disciples indeed:
And ye shall know the TRUTH,
[you shall be made complete]
and the TRUTH shall make you free.”
(John 8:31-32) KJV

Therefore, as our EMeT, our “TRUTH” of the Mem מ (“the peoples”), Christ can boldly proclaim that He is the “Alef א and the Tav ת, the First and the Last (Revelation 1:11,17; Isaiah 41:4,44:6, 48:12 ...even as Alef and Tav are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet and in EMeT). As Alef, He is our GOD; and as Tav, He is our final ending -- and this, with all accuracy and fidelity to His Scriptures.

Reversed, the last and first letters spell “TAw” in the Hebrew. Taw means a “room, chamber, or sanctuary”. Therefore, if in EMeT (Truth) Christ becomes a “Taw” of the “Mem” - what is being said, Gematrically speaking, is that Christ is also become “a Sanctuary of the peoples.”
Of this,
“A Tower of Strength is the Name of YHVeH,
the Righteous run into it, and are exalted on high (to safety).”

(Proverbs 18:10, translation mine)

“ The LORD [in Hebrew - “YHVeH”]
also thundered in the heavens, the Highest gave His Voice…
He sent from above, He took me,
He drew me out of many waters…
He brought me forth into a Large Place;
He delivered me, because He delighted in me.”

(Psalm 18:13,16,19) KJV

Now, to this effect, we see the fulfillment of the promise of Messiah in John 12:26,
“If any man serve Me, let him follow Me;
and where I am, there shall also My servant be.”

And Jesus said: “I am the Life”
In the Greek, the word for “life” is Zoe (ζηω). This word speaks of a “living” existence. In the Hebrew, this kind of life is usually written after the plural as CHaYYiM, because (say the rabbis) we are not just given one life to live by the Almighty, but two: the one in this life and world, and the other in the world and life to come. The singular life is simple written as CHaY. If we separate the letter Mem ם from CHaYYiM, and read it as two words ChaYaY - Mem, we read: “to revive the people”, “to save the lives of the people”. In the very simple words of Messiah, we see His Deity, His Mission, His Purpose, all in three little words contained within John 14:6 -- Way, Truth, Life. It’s all wrapped up in a neat little package for us to unwrap and discover.

If we separate one Yod י from CHaYYiM, and shuffle the letters, we can read it as Y(H) YaCHaM - which means “YH will conceive (and give birth to)”, and “YH will be hot”. It is in GOD’s very nature to promote and perpetuate Life, not death. This is the message behind John 14:6 and 3:16 and other passages.

So the question remains, as we remember the Cross and read the Hebrew of John 14:6’s Way, Truth, and Life backwards:
Me-YaCH TeMA AB? “Who is to be made complete in the Father?”

Will we search for the True Reality or “aleitheia”?
In the Greek, “aleitheia” is the true reality as things and events really are, not as they may or may not necessarily be perceived as being. Aleitheia is that true reality that finds its sense of purpose in being exalted and not hidden. In effect, like the wind, Truth is often a living - breathing - moving thing, intangible, ever present, and ever real. Aleitheia is a presence that must always be dealt with, whether one wishes to perceive it or escape it (be it through drug induced stupors or mental illness or unconsciousness).
In the Scriptures, Truth is perceived and revealed in the knowledge of the glory of YHVeH: as it is written,
"For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of knowing the glory
and abundant weighty majesty of YHVeH, (even) as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14 - translation mine).

GOD’s glory is compared to the great weight of the waters of the sea upon the land below it. In some place shallow, in some places very deep. Water that is layer upon layer upon layer in thickness, movement, temperature, and teeming with life. GOD’s glory will be so abundant, that we will seem to be like the fish of the sea, swimming endlessly in the knowledge of knowing His glorious abundant and weighty majesty in joy unspeakable. The exploration of knowledge of the Glory of GOD will seem, and for us "be endless".

Revelations and insights such as these, are often hard to convey when unbelief blocks the way. The apostle Paul wrestles with the concept of discovering GOD's revealed TRUTH to man in his letter to the Ephesians, which he wrote, in part, verifying and bringing up, in part of John’s 53 A.D. (or at the latest, 54 A.D.) viewing of the Apocalypse to the very Churches over whom John the Apostle resided, saying,

"To me, the least of all the saints, was this grace given:
to preach the Gospel in the nations,
(which are) the unexplored riches of Christ, and to bring to light all of what is
the fellowship of the mystery -- having been hidden from eternity in GOD --
all things having been created through Jesus Christ,
so that now it might be made known to rulers and to the authorities
in the heavenlies through the Church:
the much diversified and multi-colored wisdom of GOD."
[cf. Rev. 21:14, 19-21] (Ephesians 3:8-10) translation mine

So it is, that the Truth or the Truer Reality of what really is, is not made known
or transparent to man; but rather, must somehow be revealed. Paul explains this possibility as that of the Flesh or Physical state of man, warring or being in constant conflict with the Spirit (the intangible and unseen identity) of man: Galatians 5:17, Ephesians 1:17-18, Galatians 5:16. And he does so in a way, that recognizes an early dating of Revelation.
YHVeH Yeshua recognized the fact of man's blindness and deafness to Aleitheia, when He said, "I thank thee, O Father, LORD of Heaven and Earth,
because thou hast hid these things
[the Aleitheia]
from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes.
Even so, Father: for it so seemed good in Thy sight."

(Matthew 11:25-26) KJV

So, what is this TRUTH? This Truer Reality to which man is oft made unaware? Jesus answered that in the next verse in Matthew 11:27, that:
"All things are delivered unto Me of My Father:
and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father:
neither knoweth any man the Father, except the Son,
and to whomsoever the Son will reveal."

It is my hope, that the importance of the truth and true reality of the Cross be made manifest to you in ways far beyond my comprehension, and bless you in the wisdom of knowledge and understanding, unto eternal life in and through Jesus Christ, our LORD. And that, in GOD’s appointed Time for Wrath upon the Earth, if you should be living upon it, that you should believe into YHVeH Messiah, that you might be caught up -- out of the way, in the Coming Deliverance through the Raptures of the Church. The Raptures are geared to two manifestations of evacuations, to deliver those who trust in Messiah, still in their mortal bodies -- living upon the Earth -- who do not wish to pass through the Wrath that is coming upon the whole earth. Every one who prays the LORD’s prayer confesses this desire for deliverance, whether knowing or unknowingly. May you believe into Jesus, and find deliverances both now, and eternal life in the world and ages to come.

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