Daniel – The Right Hand of Favor – Yood

“And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.” Daniel 10: Verse 10

This was the verse that opened my eyes to see the Hebrew letters.

“a hand touched me…”


 

Yood - 10th letter Word Picture: Closed (right) hand Meaning: Work, a deed, to make, effort
Yood – 10th letter
Word Picture: Closed (right) hand
Meaning: Work, a deed, to make, effort

Yood – Is the smallest of the Hebrew letters but very significant.

It can represent:

“the hand of God”

“the work of God”

“the favor of God by His hand”

Jesus spoke,

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.” Matthew Chapter 10:29

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Matthew Chapter 10 – Ten

Nothing is insignificant to the Father. So much so, Jesus also said,

“For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” Matthew 5:18

He was speaking about the letter Yood.


It’s numerical value is 10. The number 10 represents order:

The Ten Commandments

The 10 generations of Adam to Noah.

God delivered Israel by the 10 plagues.

A minyan (a group of 10 men) is required for prayer in the synagogue.


“And behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.” 

Daniel had the “hand of God” lift him up.

God gave Daniel favor – Daniel 1:9

Yood is the right hand – or the hand of favor, by lifting Daniel up.

God was “working” on Daniel’s behalf.


“Strength and comfort commonly come by degrees to those that have been long cast down and disquieted; they are first helped up a little, and then more. After two days he will review us, and then the third day he will raise us up. And we must not despise the day of small things, but be thankful for the beginning of mercy.” quote by Matthew Henry 


 

God does not,

despise our small frames,

or trembling knees.

He extends His hand of

love and favor.

Picking us up from despair;

depression;

sickness;

loneliness;

and with His mighty

right hand works on our behalf!


And like the “Feature photo” of a tambourine depicting Miriam, the sister of Aaron, who took a tambourine in her hand, went out (with all the women) singing and dancing after the LORD, Who (with a Mighty hand) brought back the waters of the Sea.

Delivering the people from the ten plagues and bondage. Exodus 15:19


 

“On the days when I feel small,

Fighting the battle on my own.

I remember,

You are my Deliverer;

With Mighty Closed Hand of

Yood!”


 

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Yood – the 10th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet.


“Your right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy…

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake…

Your stretched out Your right hand;

The earth swallowed them.” Exodus 15:6-9 (ESV)

View of the Dead Sea from Masada - Israel

View of the Dead Sea from Masada – Israel

May His Right hand of Favor deliver you today!! 

blessings,

denise

 

Daniel surrounded in Peace

Nine in Scripture speaks of the Holy Spirit.

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Nine gifts of the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12:1-10

Nine fruits of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22


 

“It takes the Holy Spirit to understand,

The depth of treasures

Written by Your hand.”

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The Ninth letter “Tet” has a meaning of “surround”.

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as in the “twisting” of a vine growing up towards the light.

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Or the “encircling” to keep something together, and loose ends from falling apart.

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I especially like this example – the “twisting” of braided Easter bread with icing on top! Sweet!


 

 

The Ninth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is the word picture of a “snake”.

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling

Definitely NOT my favorite word picture.

But, as much as I do not like the picture or the idea of a “snake”, there is still no denying the existence of evil.

Hence, even in the letters, “Tet” can be used to help give understanding and wisdom in the “spiritual” and “natural” realm.


 

 

What of Daniel in verse 9 of Chapter 10? 

“Then I heard the sound of his words, I fell on my face in deep sleep with my face to the ground. 

Daniel was “encircled, surrounded” in a deep sweet sleep!

For Daniel, in the context of the retelling of his story, he has just seen the full face of Jesus in verse eight – Chet.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

He didn’t fall into the “encircling” or “twisted” fear of the “snake”;

But into the sweet sleep of the beloved as one who has seen

And felt the surrounding peace of the beauty of Christ.


 

If you are tossing, “twisting”, and

feel as if your loose ends are coming apart;

May you as one who hears,

“the sound of His words…”

“I have come that (you) may have life, and that (you) may have it abundantly.” John 10:10 

“Encircle” your thoughts and mind to

love of Jesus

Who wore the “twisted” vine of thorns

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to give you peace, free from fear 

“He gives His beloved sleep.” Psalm 127:2

for He is the

Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Good night and God bless!

denise


 

poem by denisebalog

Whom is this…Daniel’s Vision in Eighth Letter – Chet

Returning to see the beauty of Jesus illuminated

through the Hebrew Alphabet word pictures

in Daniel Chapter 10.


 

Our next letter is the Eighth letter Chet.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

The letter looks like a fence. Can you see it?

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Protection, to separate…

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So how the heck does it represent the “full-face”?

Well…

If the Nineteenth letter – Koof

Is the “back of the head” of a man or person”

Koof - 19th Hebrew letter Word Picture: Back of the head. Meaning: Behind, the last, to embrace a "knowing", final
Koof – 19th Hebrew letter
Word Picture: Back of the head.
Meaning: Behind, the last, to embrace a “knowing”, final

And

Reysh - 20th Hebrew Letter Word Picture: Head (of a man) Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.
Reysh – 20th Hebrew Letter
Word Picture: Head (of a man)
Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.

The Twentieth letter is the “side” view of a man or a person

Then in makes sense, “Chet” is the front view of a person.

And the person I am looking to find in Scripture is Jesus!


 

“…for she said to herself, “If I only touch His garment, I will be made well.”

Jesus turned, and seeing her He said,

“Take heart, daughter, your faith has made you well.” Matthew 9:21-22

Jesus turned and she saw His full-face.


 

Jumping into the 8th verse in Daniel…what did Daniel see?

Daniel retelling his story in Chapter 10…“So I was left alone and saw this great vision, and no strength was left in me. My radiant appearance was fearfully changed, and I retained no strength. Daniel Chapter 10: verse 8

Daniel saw the face of Jesus – private vision, full face of Jesus.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face

 Inner-room, 
private, full-face vision of Jesus!

In Scripture,

Protection – Eight people were saved aboard Noah’s Ark.

Covenant – Jesus was taken up to the Temple for dedication on the eighth day.

Kingship – David, a man after God’s own heart was the Eighth son of Jesse.

Joyous – the Feast of Booths is celebrated for Eight days.

Ministry – Aaron, the high priest was called by Moses on the Eighth day of preparation.


 

I pray as we continue through Daniel in Chapter 10, 

your eyes would be opened to see the 

beauty of Jesus in Old Testament prophecy of Daniel.


blessings,

denise

 

Returning to Daniel to Remember – Zayin

A study illuminating Jesus in Daniel, Chapter 10.


“And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did not see the vision, but a great trembling fell upon them, and they fled to hide themselves.” Daniel 10:7

Daniel was alone – “cut off” by himself.

Zayin - Seventh Hebrew letter. Word Picture: Weapon - Sword Meaning: To end, bring to completion, to cut, to cut off. Can you visualize holding it in your hand as a weapon?
Zayin – Seventh Hebrew letter.
Word Picture: Weapon – Sword
Meaning: To end, bring to completion, to cut, to cut off.
Can you visualize holding it in your hand as a weapon?

Daniel heard the sound of Jesus’ voice which is also found in Revelation 19:15 – “mouth like a sword” – Jesus is coming to “bring completion”.

Weapon used by the Romans.
Weapon used by the Romans.

Of Daniel – “His attendants saw not the vision; …There is a divine revelation vouchsafed to all, from converse with which none are excluded who do not excluded themselves.” – quote by Matthew Henry

Man cuts himself off from Christ and His revelations.


A revelation found in the Hebrew word “remember”.

“The Hebrew word for remember is zakar. The Hebrew letters (Zayin, Kaf, Reysh for remember) can visually illustrate, to remember is the weapon in the palm of the hand of the person. Our highest weapon in spiritual warfare is to remember.

The next time the evil one shows you lack, remember the Lord is your Shepherd, and you “shall not want”; when sickness plagues the day, remember, “with His stripes we are healed” and when the world asks, “Where is your God?” remember Jesus and His “steadfast love.”

The first time Jesus used the word remember in the New Testament, He said, “Remember the five loaves of bread…” there is the number five again; Grace! Let us enjoy this Travel Truth spending the day remembering, “Grace and Truth came through Jesus Christ!” John 1:16”


Scriptures: Psalm 23:1; Isaiah 53:5; Psalm 42:3; Matthew 16:9


“Remember” excerpt from my book:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1507637098The King's Highway-Jesus Revealed in Psalm 119


Feature photo – Rainbow over the Sea of Galilee.

“And God said…I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant…” Genesis 9:16 (ESV)

 

 

Whom is This? – Daniel “AND” the 6th letter Vav

Continuing with Daniel…

Daniel begins to describe Jesusjoining or securing the pieces together of what he saw.

“His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.” Daniel 10: Verse 6.

Vav - 6th Hebrew letter Word picture - nail, peg, or spike Meaning: joined, to secure, safety, to add, protection. Can you see the "nail" or "spike"?

Vav – 6th Hebrew letter
Word picture – nail, peg, or spike
Meaning: joined, to secure, safety, to add, protection.
Can you see the “nail” or “spike”?

Six (6) is commonly denoted for the number of man.

On the sixth day man was created.

Man has six (6) motions: forward, backward, left, right, up, and down.


Daniel was seeing Jesus in His “man” identity.

Daniel description of Jesus is also seen in Revelations 1:12-15.

 “his body like the beryl, a precious stone of a sky-colour…His voice was loud and strong – the voice of God can over power the voice of people.” Quote by Matthew Henry


Isaiah speaking of Jesus:

“And I will fasten Him like a peg in a secure place, and He will become a throne of honor to His Father’s house.” Isaiah 22:23


Jesus hands and feet were pierced with “nails” thereby securing for us a place in His Father’s house. Amen!

“Then Jesus said… “Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place in My side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” John 20:27


May the voice you hear be as fresh rushing springs, bringing Life to all you do and say!

blessings,

denise

Fresh rushing waters of Jordan - Tel Dan, Israel
Fresh rushing waters of Jordan – Tel Dan, Israel

 

Daniel in the window of Grace – Day Five – Part II

Study Note: The Lord opened my eyes to see the beauty of His Son Jesus while reading Daniel Chapter 10.


Hey - the 5th letter of Hebrew. Word picture: Window Meaning: behold, to reveal, Grace My very personal favorite!
Hey – the 5th letter of Hebrew.
Word picture: Window
Meaning: behold, to reveal, Grace, a mystery.
My very personal favorite!

“I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. Daniel Chapter 10: 5.

Daniel was “looking” and had been praying for an answer.

Daniel’s eyes saw Jesus  – “behold”.

Daniel beheld a “mystery”.


“There he (Daniel) looked up, and saw one man Christ Jesus…for he appears in the same resemblance wherein he appeared to St. John in the isle of Patmos, Rev. 1:13-15…” quote from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible

“Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me…one like a son of man clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest…and his voice was like the roar of many waters.” Revelation 1:12-15 (ESV


Window to behold Jesus
Window to behold Jesus

The sages or teachers teach:

“The Letter “Hei” (or Hey) is found twice in the sacred name of God known as the Tetragrammaton – Yud-Hei-Vov-Hei- and connotes divine revelation.” Quote from “The Hebrew Alphabet” by Edward Hoffman


May you be blessed beholding Jesus in the window of “Hey” today!


 

 

Daniel in the window of Grace – Day Five – Part I

I couldn’t begin the study of Daniel, and the Hebrew letters again, without taking the time to stop and look through the window of “Hey” 

Hey - the 5th letter of Hebrew. Word picture: Window Meaning: behold, to reveal, Grace My very personal favorite!
Hey – the 5th letter of Hebrew.
Word picture: Window
Meaning: behold, to reveal, Grace
My very personal favorite!

“Hey” is the letter that drew me in to behold the beauty Grace in the Hebrew letters. When the “hey” is added to a word, miracles begin to open up.

Saint Church in Jerusalem
Saint Anne’s Church in Jerusalem

In Genesis 17, God added the “hey to Abram’s name, changing it to Abraham, and the “hey” to Sarai, changing her name to Sarah. In Chapter 18, Abraham is speaking with God as a friend, and promises Sarah a son the following year. They found favor or “Hey” in the eyes of God.

The fifth time (the number for “Hey”) Noah’s name is mentioned, it say’s “Noah found favor (or grace in Hebrew) in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8

Rainbow of the Sea of Galilee
Rainbow of the Sea of Galilee

The fifth time Ruth’s name is mentioned, “…after him in whose sight I shall find favor.” Ruth 2:2 Ruth marries the richest man in town and is listed in the genealogy of Jesus.

The fifth time David’s name is mentioned, “Let David remain in my service, for he has found favor in my sight.” 1 Samuel 16:22 the chapter Samuel the prophet anointed David to one day be king.

New Testament – “…five roofed colonnades” where Jesus healed the man who had be an invalid for thirty-eight years, in the Fifth Chapter of John!

"Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool...which has five roofed colonnades." John 5:2 (ESV)
“Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool…which has five roofed colonnades.” John 5:2 (ESV)

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and Jesus feeds Five Thousand with Five “…barley loaves” in John 6:9

View of the Sea of Galilee
View of the Sea of Galilee

As you can see, beholding the fifth letter “Hey” captures my attention!

Thank you for joining me as we “look” at the Hebrew letters. May you be blessed with the blessings of Abraham, as a friend, beholding the beauty of Grace and Favor in the window of the fifth letter in Hebrew “Hey”.


Tomorrow… Part II of Daniel in the window of Grace – Day Five “Hey”

“And God gave Daniel favor…” Daniel 1:9    

 

Whom is This? Daniel at the Door – Day 4

“On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river (that is, the Tigris) Daniel 10:4

Dalet - 4th letter Word picture - Door pathway, direction, course, breakforth
Dalet – 4th letter
Word picture – Door
pathway, direction, course, breakforth

Daniel was in the right place or “path”.

Jerusaelm
Jerusalem

Daniel was – at the place to see a “break forth” of his fasting.

Bethlehem
Bethlehem the house of “bread”

“(Daniel) probably walking there, not for diversion, but devotion and contemplation, as Isaac walked the field…” quote by Matthew Henry

Jesus walked with “direction and course” for devotion and prayer with the Father.

“…first month” is speaking of  the month of Nissan – Jesus was crucified on the 14th day of Nissan. I wonder if He was walking on by the Sea of Galilee 10 days after he rose?Arbel, Galilee, Israel


 

The past three days I have prepared the posts the night before. Last night, after a long day, I choose to sit quietly before going to bed. Rising early, for the best part of my day, time spent in the Word.  Pondering whether to take to prepare the post of Dalet, I want to be sure I am right on His path and not mine.

Coffee poured, picking up the little devotional book I read daily,

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noted in my handwriting was Exodus 21:6. Turning to the Scripture, my heart was quicken with a sweet “Word” to open the door for this post today. 

“He shall also bring him to the door, or to the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.” Exodus 21:6

The verse is speaking about one who “chooses” to stay by his master’s side and live in his house.

Yes, today Lord, I thank You for Your Word, which guides, and positions me at the door of all the good things You have prepared on the path. Blessings be upon all my friends and neighbors as they go on their paths today.

Pilgrims descent down the Mount of Olives
Pilgrims descent down the Mount of Olives

 

Whom is This? Day 3 – Daniel the burden-barer

The Lord opened my eyes to see the beauty of His Son Jesus while reading Daniel Chapter 10. – Day 3 – Verse 3 – Third letter of Hebrew Alphabet – Gimel


“I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.” Daniel 10:3 

Gimel - 3rd Hebrew letter Word Picture: Camel Meaning: to lift up, transport, kindness, service, burden-barer
Gimel – 3rd Hebrew letter
Word Picture: Camel
Meaning: to lift up, transport, kindness, service, burden-barer

Custom – mourners do not speak and stay inside.

Anointing oil is for joy – Daniel stayed “within” in prayer; he was burden for his people.

Jesus was hungryBurden- barer “And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.”Matthew 4:2 (ESV)


“Though he (Daniel) was now a very old man, and might plead…” quote from Matthew Henry 

Jesus “denied Himself, and did not plead…He chose to “lift up” prayer and devotion.


In Jewish lore, the letter Gimel, reflects a person who is running (can you see the two legs?) after someone to show them kindness.


If you have ever been to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, most likely you would have seen a camel waiting at the top of the descent, offering tourists the opportunity to take a ride.

Hard working - burden-bare Camel
Hard working – burden-bare Camel

The camel pictured here, was the same camel waiting for our group to come in 2011 and 2014. One look at his callous knees, and the amount of times he has to get up and down, I think you would agree, it is an act of kindness on his part.

I have often thought of this hardworking burden-barer, wondering if he will find a special place of honor, and rest beside the throne in our Kingdom heaven. I would like to believe his reward will be great for faithfully serving pilgrims over the many years.

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May your day be filled with joy in the knowledge of the One Who left His throne to run after us with His acts of kindness and love. Jesus, Who bore our burden all the way to Calvary. 

Whom is This? The heart of Daniel – Day 2

The Lord opened my eyes to see the beauty of His Son Jesus while reading Daniel Chapter 10.  – Day 2 – Verse 2 – Second letter of the Alphabet – Bet


 

“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks.” 

Daniel 10: Verse 2.

Daniel was “heartbroken”.

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 (ESV)


“Note, Good men cannot but mourn to see how slowly the work of God goes on in the world and what opposition it meets with, how weak its friends are and how active its enemies.” quote from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible.  


Bet or Beit

The letter Bet is the first letter of written in the Bible (Torah). Genesis 1:1.

The Jewish sages or teachers, see the letter as a house with a roof, floor and a back, which blocks the view of all that comes before the letter. (As it is the first letter in Scripture, nothing else should come before Scripture).

The understanding is that the front of the letter, the door of the “house” are where the words of all the Scripture is “housed”, and inside the words are all the secrets of God’s wisdom.

Tent or House - photo captured at Megiddo in Israel - 1 Kings 4:12
Tent or House – photo captured at Megiddo in Israel – 1 Kings 4:12

As my heart’s desire was to capture photos to represent the Hebrew letters, this tent was set up at Megiddo (where Solomon housed his many horses) in preparation for a children’s afternoon play. I was delighted to “see” it on our first full day in Israel:)

blessings, 

denise

ps: Hebrew reads right to left; my “tent or house” is visually backwards to the letter, but it was too pretty to pass by:) 


 

Whom is This? The beauty of Jesus in Daniel 10

The Lord opened my eyes to see the beauty of His Son Jesus while reading Daniel Chapter 10.


I has occurred to me, I have never explained each of the Hebrew letters and their word pictures. With that said, here goes, Jesus revealed in Daniel 10. 


“In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. And the word was true, and it was a great conflict. And he understood the word and had understanding of the vision. Daniel 10: Verse 1.

Daniel is beginning to tell his story of the revelation of the power of God and Jesus.

Alef - 1st letter in Hebrew Word Picture: Ox or Bull Meaning: Strength, leader, first power, sacrifice Can you see the horns of the Ox? Jesus is the strength, power of God. He is the picture of the Ox or Bull sacrifice.
Alef – 1st letter in Hebrew
Word Picture: Ox or Bull
Meaning: Strength, leader, first power, sacrifice
Can you see the horns of the Ox? Jesus is the strength, power of God. He is the picture of the Ox or Bull sacrifice.

“…like a lamb or an ox that is brought to slaughter…” Jeremiah 11:19 KJV


“…he understood…; so distinctly was it delivered to him, and received by him, that he could say he had understanding…It did not so much operated upon his fancy as upon his understanding.” quoted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible”


Lion Image: wallpapervortex.com