September 15, 2009

Lesson 4: Hebrew Bet

This is the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
It is called "Bet" or "Beth" and it looks like this:
During proto-canaanite time long ago, this letter originally looked like a house or a tent.
This letter symbolizes: House, Tent, or a Family or Household.
It also means the number 2. Alef is 1.
It also symbolizes "INside, within or amid."
This letter still looks like a house... you can see the floor in the straight horizontal line, the wall and the ceiling. The empty space at the left is the entry or door. It is always open, never closed!

Bet is ALSO the first letter of Genesis 1:1 from Beresh't. IN the beginning.... you don't have to understand the whole Hebrew, just find the first letter on the right! (Remember Hebrew is read from right to left)

בראשית ברא אלהים את השמימ ואת הארץ
the earth. and the Heavens --- God created In the beginning

The House of our Father is where everything began.
Let's take a look at scriptures to get some hints of the importance of Bet:
John 14:2
In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
Matthew 4:17
From that time on Jesus began to preach, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near."
John 3:3-6:
In reply Yeshua declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of Elohim unless he is born again.... I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of Elohim unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit."
2 Corinth 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Messiah, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
Revelation 11:13-14
I am the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may enter the gates into the city."

So imagine yourself as a little person standing next to the letter Bet ב near the door waiting to enter the Kingdom of Elohim! You stand ready to enter the gate into the Holy City as a born again believer filled with the Spirit of Elohim, because you trusted Yeshua who is the mediator between two different worlds, the heavenly and the physical. In order to enter this Kingdom, we must let Yeshua enter into our hearts first. He is in us and we are in Him. Thank you Elohim for your grace and the free gift of salvation that is Yeshua!

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