- The symbol of YHWH's Oneness Mastery
The story begins
with the Lamb, slain in the ages before the present order of physical
reality was established. Before the ages unfolded, He began His work. He
is YHWH as Creator and King.
and SEVEN eyes speak of the complete nature of His omnipotence and omniscience.
This picture perfectly expresses the meaning of the letter aleph:
beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in
the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven
horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of YHWH sent forth into
all the earth" (Rev 5:6).
The symbol of Blessing & Creation; Duality & Plurality
The next time the
Lamb is witnessed in Revelation, He is seen in the company of 24 elders.
These are commonly viewed as representatives of the redeemed House of
David: Judah and Ephraim.
The letter beit
represents the numeral two, and also represents the "house" or
"temple." All of these meanings come together in the context of
the heavenly throne room, as the elders acknowledge the Lamb:
"And when he
had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down
before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of
odours, which are the prayers of saints" (Rev. 5:8).
- The Symbol of Kindness & Culmination
The third letter
of the alphabet is gimmel, which is said to typify YHWH, the loving kindness
and culmination." That is, He nourishes and cares for His Creation
until the time arrives for their maturity.
suffering for the sin of humanity, also traveled the path from pain to
victory. In so doing, He proved Himself worthy, as seen in the following
a loud voice, worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and
riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing"
The Symbol of Dimensions & Concern
The next stop in
the alphabet comes with the fourth letter, dalet. It represents the
numeral four … the material creation, or specifically, the Kingdom to
come. When the long-awaited Messiah comes, He will receive the praise of
the entire creation, as seen here:
creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and
such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying,
Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon
the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever" (Rev. 5:13).
The Symbol of Divinity, Gentility & Specificity
As we move along
the alphabet, the next letter is hei, the number five and the
representation of the divine activity of the Lord. The infusion of the
divine into the world mutates sin, exposing it for what it is. This letter
represents the power of the MOST
Holy Spirit, here portrayed as thunder:
"And I saw
when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise
of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, come and see" (Rev. 6:1).
The Symbol of Completion, Redemption & Transformation
The letter vav is
said to be the letter of "transformation, change and
completion." It is also the numeral six, which is man’s number. It
can be said that man will be changed in one of two ways … either by
redemption or judgment.
Here, the world of
man is about to be changed through judgment. The Lord has ruled on the
matter, and the sentence is about to be rendered. Change has arrived, as
"And said to
the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that
sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb/Malki Tzedik Yahusha" (Rev.
- The Symbol of Spirit, Sustenance & Struggle
Out of the midst
of a world being subjected to the YHWH’s wrath, we now focus upon a
group representing the redeemed. They are symbolized in the meaning of the
letter zayin, called the "focal point of sustenance and
struggle." It is the numeral seven.
The righteous man
is said to be at the center of six points: up, down, right, left, before
and behind. He is the seventh point, the focal point:
"After this I
beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all
nations, and kindred’s, and people, and tongues, stood before the
throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their
hands" (Rev. 7:9).
The Symbol of Transcendence, Divine Grace & Life
Now we come to a
new order of things in the letter chet. This letter is said to typify
"superabundance," and the entrance into a new cycle. It is the
numeral eight, the number of the new birth.
In the most vital
and imperative way, it is the letter of salvation. Here, we find its exact
meaning, expressed in the voice of the multitude. The besieged saint is
with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our YHWH which sitteth upon the
throne, and unto the Lamb" (Rev. 7:10).
The Symbol of Goodness
After that, we
find a passage that describes the nature of the aforementioned multitude.
In suffering and torment, they have surmounted the horrors of the
Tribulation, ultimately finding redemption and salvation.
Their victory is
perfectly illustrated by the letter Tet, called the letter of
"objective good." Its implicit idea is that the Lord’s will
often comes through a time of suffering. But its end is blessed. It is
this "good that appears evil," which we see here:
"And I said
unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, these are they which came
out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white
in the blood of the Lamb" (Rev. 7:14).
The Symbol of Creation and the Metaphysical
The tenth letter,
yud, is said to symbolize the metaphysical, and the Divine Name, which
begins with this letter, as
Here, we see the
Lamb, the Great Shepherd, as the leader who will bring His flocks safely
to the water of life. He is YHWH:
"For the Lamb
which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them
unto living fountains of waters: and YHWH shall wipe away all tears from
their eyes" (Rev. 7:17).
The Symbol of Crowning Accomplishment
Now we come to the
letter chof. It is said to be the letter of "crowning
accomplishment." It is best seen in the finished work of Malki Tzedik Yahusha on
He is the ultimate
overcomer. As He said to His disciples in John 16: 33, "These things
I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye
shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the
At this point in
Revelation, we find war in heaven. The forces of the Lord are victorious
overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;
and they loved not their lives unto the death" (Rev. 12:11).
- The Symbol of Teaching & Purpose
Next is the letter
lamed, called "the letter of teaching and learning." Surely, the
Book of Life is the ultimate symbol of this concept. The sum of all
learning will be inscribed in this book, forever:
"And all that
dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the
book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world"
The symbol of the Revealed & the Concealed; Moses & Messiah
Now, we come to
the counterfeit "lamb," the new aids movement. He is the false
Christ, who will present himself to the world as the Messiah. Here, he is
revealed in his true identity, the dragon. The letter mem, in its ordinary
form, is said to be the letter of "the revealed." As the final
manifestation of the "mystery of iniquity," he rises to receive
the Kingdom, Revised Rome/Mormonism. In the end, however, the true Lamb
"And I beheld
another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a
lamb, and he spake as a dragon" (Rev. 13:11).
The Symbol of Faithfulness, Soul and Emergence
The letter nun
comes next in the order of the alphabet. It is the letter that represents
"faithfulness and the soul of the redeemed." In its normal form
(as seen in this paragraph), it typifies the repeated downfalls in the
lives of the faithful. But it is also the symbol of "rising
again" in final faith:
looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred
forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their
foreheads" (Rev. 14:1).
The Symbol of Support, Protection &
The Symbol of Sight & Insight
In the following
verse, we find two occurrences of the word, "Lamb." They are
represented, in order, by the letters samechand ayin. The first letter,
samech, is the symbol of YHWH’s circle of protection. It illustrates the
close and enduring relationship between the Lamb and the 144,000. The
second letter, ayin, is the letter of "sight and insight."
Firstfruits, called “the omer,” come on the first day of the week. It
is the day upon which Malki Tzedik Yahusha arose. These are those whose redemption is
patterned after His own.
they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are
they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed
from among men, being the firstfruits unto YHWH and to the Lamb"
The Symbol of Speech and Silence
The peh is letter
of the "mouth and speech." In general, it denotes a declaration
… often of YHWH’s judgment. Here, "the same" are those who
have accepted the mark of the beast. They are designated for a special and
concentrated wrath. This sort of pronouncement is typical of peh:
shall drink of the wine of the wrath of YHWH, which is poured out without
mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with
fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence
of the Lamb" (Rev. 14:10).
- The Symbol of Righteousness & Humility
The letter of
"righteousness and the righteous" is tzaddi. It lends its name
to tzaddik, the Hebrew word for the "righteous man." Here, in
the next occurrence of "Lamb," we see those who gained victory
over the beast/new aids movement and it’s christ. They are praising the
Lamb. By their actions, they have earned a special sort of recognition for
sing the song of Moses the SERVANT of YHWH, and the song of the Lamb,
saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, YHWH Almighty; just and true
are thy ways, thou King of saints" (Rev. 15:3).
- The Symbol of Holiness & Growth Cycles
- The Symbol of Choosing Between Greatness & Degradation
verse is outlined by two Hebrew letters, kuf and reish. Consecutively, they
represent the concepts of "holiness," and
"wickedness." Here the ten wicked kings of the world system are
the wicked who, in their pride, make war with the Lamb. He, of course, is
the epitome of holiness:
make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is YHWH,
the YHWH’S of ISRAEL. EL, ELOHE ISRAEL. King,
the kings, of Israel: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and
faithful" (Rev. 17:14).
The Symbol of Divine Power & Script - but also of Corruption
After this comes
the letter shin. As an illustration of YHWH, it stands for His
"divine power and provision." It is the initial letter of
Shaddai, the name of the provider YHWH. For centuries the letter shin has
been emblazoned on every House of David doorpost, as the initial inscribed
upon the mezuzah. Ultimately, it stands for the relationship between YHWH
and His people:
"Let us be
glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is
come, and his wife hath made herself ready" (Revelation 19:7).
The Symbol of Truth & Perfection
The last of the
twenty-two "normal form" letters is tav. As earlier mentioned,
it is the symbol of "eternal truth and perfection." The
"marriage supper" is the formal recognition of the event that
the faithful have patiently awaited across the ages. Here, truth and
perfection (tav’s meanings) are exposed as a visible presence at the
ingathering of the whole House of David.
"And he saith
unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper
of the Lamb/RAM. And he saith unto me, these are the true sayings of YHWH"
The Five Final
Following the 22
normal-form letters of the Hebrew alphabet, we find five additional
final-form (soffit) letters. They are kuf soffit, mem soffit, nun soffit,
peh soffit and tzaddi soffit.
These five letters
bring the total number to 27. Please recall that the entire New Testament
of 27 books is outlined in the meanings of these letters. Here, in
Revelation, the final forms are representative of the final disposition of
What a wonderful
surprise, when we discover that all five final forms are found in the part
of Revelation that describes the New Jerusalem! This is a deliberate
design that throws light upon the beautiful city dreamed of since the days
looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is YHWH."
The first of the
final forms is seen in the opening statement about the Holy City. Recall
that the normal form of kuf was seen in Revelation 12:11, which speaks of
those who overcome Satan.
Now as kuf soffit,
it personalizes those who have earned a special, eternal relationship with
came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the
seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show
thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife" (Rev. 21:9).
Where the letter
mem represents the "revealed," its final form, mem soffit,
represents "that which is concealed." It is fascinating that the
foundations of the Holy City conceal the names of the twelve Apostles:
"And the wall
of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve
apostles of the Lamb" (Rev. 21:14).
Next, in the
letter nun soffit, comes a description of the fruit of faith. Remember,
the normal form of this letter represents the march of the
"faithful," which can include many setbacks, characterized by
"downfall and rising again."
In its final form,
this letter is said to be a figure of the "faithful" saint, who
stands straight and tall in the presence of the Lord. Today, we walk by
faith, not by sight; then, the Lamb will be in plain view:
"And I saw no
temple therein: for EL-ELOHE-ISRAEL and the Lamb are the temple of
it" (Rev. 21:22).
proclaimed, "Let there be light!" Then came sin, and the
primeval light of YHWH was concealed from a darkened world that required
the light of the sun, moon and artificial light. While the normal form of
the letter peh is that of the "mouth," the final form, peh
soffit, denotes an "open proclamation." YHWH’s ancient command
– calling forth the light – is now fully realized:
"And the city
had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory
of YHWH did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof"
Finally, we come
to the letter, tzaddi soffit. In its final form, it is said to resemble
the "righteous man," standing straight and tall, with upraised
arms in praise of YHWH:
shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever
worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the
Lamb’s book of life" (Rev. 21:27).
concludes the twenty-first chapter. Then comes Revelation 22. Its opening
five verses offer a brief and highly-abbreviated view of life in eternity.
They offer the vision of a coming new epoch that lies outside the realms
of time and space:
showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out
of the throne of YHWH and of the Lamb.
"In the midst
of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree
of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every
month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
shall be no more curse: but the throne of YHWH and of the Lamb shall be in
it; and his servants shall serve him:
shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the
sun; for YHWH giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and
ever" (Rev. 22:1-5).
In this view of
the eternal state, we have gone beyond the outline of this age, and even
the Kingdom Age to come. Entering eternity, there awaits an entirely new
way of looking at existence. This life seems to be beyond the alphabetic
outline, as we now know it. Twice, the Lamb is mentioned. First, He is
seen in the context of eternal life. The second time, He appears in
connection with an eternal throne. These two concepts underlie all
existence. What lies beyond truth and perfection? The
Bible/Torah/Instruction tells us that El Elohe Israel do.