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The Shabbat: Times of Refreshing From the Presence of YHWH

The Shabbat: Times of Refreshing From the Presence of YHWH

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This study features Tehillim/Psalm 92 and the age-abiding Shabbat. In this meditation, we are blessed to share significant, spiritual edification surrounding the relationship between the Shabbat, the Name of YHWH, and the people of the Most High being set apart for His eternal purposes.
This study features Tehillim/Psalm 92 and the age-abiding Shabbat. In this meditation, we are blessed to share significant, spiritual edification surrounding the relationship between the Shabbat, the Name of YHWH, and the people of the Most High being set apart for His eternal purposes.

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Myrbdl Myrpomh

Ha’Misparim La’Debarim
The Numbers of the Words

The Shabbat: Times of Refreshing From the Presence of hwhy
by Craig Peters

a Our Creator knows we need complete rest to perform at maximum efficiency. The
Shabbat is a Day of rest and refreshing; it is a time set apart by hwhy so that the people of the Most High would be blessed, enlightened, and rejuvenated. And of major importance, the Shabbat is a Day of Thanksgiving to the Most High. Those who uphold the Shabbat by memorializing His Creation are (and will yet be) blessed in return beyond measure. Those who desire to walk in the light1 and to experience the Spirit of the Mashiach/Messiah shining still more light upon the prophetic and age-abiding Torah2 must also recognize His Presence indwelling the Seventh Day and upholding the covenant-promise to set apart all those who so honor Him. This study will feature Tehillim/Psalm 92 and some of the Hebrew misparim (numbers) that directly relate to this special song—a song which the Spirit has inspired to teach us more about the Seventh Day Shabbat and the sovereign Creator who fills this Day with His Light-giving Presence/Shekinah Splendor. Within Tehillim 92, we will see there are many references to the Shabbat, both direct and indirect. Tehillim/Psalm 92
A Psalm, a Song for the Shabbat Day

1 It is a good thing to give thanks to hwhy, and to sing praises to Your Name, Most High; 2 to show forth Your chesed/lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness in the night, 3 with an instrument of ten strings, and with the psaltery; with a solemn sound upon the harp. 4 For You, hwhy, have made me glad through Your work: I will triumph in the works of Your hands. 5 How great are Your works, hwhy! Your thoughts are very deep. 6 A senseless man does not know;3 neither does a fool understand this: 7 when the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed to the age. 8 But You, hwhy, are on high for evermore. 9 For behold, Your enemies, hwhy, for behold, Your enemies will perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
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John 12:35-36, 1John 1:6-7 2Corinthians 3:12-18, Colossians 2:2-3 3 Translation per the ISRV (see postscript for more information).

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10 But my horn You have exalted like the wild–ox: I am anointed with fresh oil. 11 My eye also will gaze on my enemies; my ears will hear of the evil–doers that rise up against me. 12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm–tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 They are planted in the House of hwhy; they shall flourish in the courts of our Elohim. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and green: 15 to show that hwhy is upright: He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
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This study endeavors to show some of the intent which hwhy has in directing His people to recognize the Rest He has given to all people by placing His Presence within the Seventh Day. And within the study, we will refer to Tehillim/Psalm 92 at many junctures. Those who truly desire the most revelation from the Spirit of hwhy will not want to miss the light He shines upon His Word as we honor Him and uphold the sanctity of His awesome Presence which Elohim has forever placed within the Seventh Day. The Shabbat: Times of Refreshing From the Presence of hwhy When speaking to all Yisrael of the risen Messiah, the apostle Kepha/Peter spoke what must be one of my favorite texts in the entirety of Scripture: 19 Repent, therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that so there may come times of refreshing from the Presence of hwhy 20 and that He may send the Messiah who has been appointed for you, even eSwhy … Acts 3:19-20 As we walk by the Spirit, we so often enjoy the reality of this Scripture: hwhy is so blessed to send forth times of refreshing from His Presence, if we are willing to accept and abide in the rest He offers. So many times, ancient Yisrael was not willing to honor the Shabbat and Feasts of hwhy and they flatly refused His Rest on many occasions.4 Yet for all those who uphold and honor the Shabbatot5 and Moedim6 of hwhy, such rest and such times of refreshing will be known and experienced on a continual basis. Not coincidentally, the place value (pv) of the phrase “from the Presence of hwhy” adds to 92:
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Isaiah 28:12, 30:15, Jeremiah 6:16 (the Hebrew plural of Shabbat) 6 (the Hebrew plural of Mo-ed/Feast—the word translated “seasons” in Genesis 1:14)

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= hwhy 92 = (5) h + (6)

ynplm = Mi-leef-nay hwhy = from the Presence of YHWH
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w + (5) h + (10) y + (10)y + (14) n + (17) p + (12) l + (13) m

This shows us hwhy will always be pleased to send forth times of refreshing on His Shabbat. It is not mere coincidence that Psalm 92 features the Shabbat and that the phrase “ hwhy ynplm / Mi-leef-nay hwhy = from the Presence of YHWH ” adds to the very same value. On the Seventh Day, we experience times of refreshing from the Presence of hwhy which He has placed by the Spirit within this special, Set Apart Time. So in addition to receiving much needed physical rest on the Seventh Day, hwhy further gives us the light of His Presence—by which Spirit of the Mashiach shines upon the Torah and we are refreshed with revelation and truth from the Word: 12 Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech, 13 and are not as Mosheh, who put a veil upon his face, that the children of Yisrael should not look steadfastly on the end of that which was passing away: 14 but their minds were hardened: for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains, it not being revealed that it is done away in the Messiah. 15 But unto this day, whenever Mosheh is read, a veil lies upon their heart. 16 But whenever it shall turn to the Sovereign, the veil is taken away. 17 Now hwhy is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of hwhy is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the splendor of hwhy, are transformed into the same image from splendor to splendor, even as from the hwhy, the Spirit. 2Corinthians 3:12-18 In the above text, the apostle Sha’ul is saying that no one can understand the Torah to its fullest apart from the light and splendor that the Messiah shines upon it. And the One who declared Himself to be the Sovereign of the Shabbat7 shines the Light of Shekinah splendor ever so brightly within the Father’s Set Apart Day. Because they are walking in the light of the Messiah, those who uphold the Shabbat will progress with miraculous understanding of His Word and ways, and hwhy will be magnified as He works to fill the entire earth with His great light and splendor.8 There is much more to understand about the Shabbat and, as we progress in the present study, we pray this work helps any New Covenant believer in the Messiah to realize that those who are authentic subjects of the Savior’s Melchizedek Priesthood will also learn to embrace, uphold, and love the Shabbat Day over which eSwhy still rules as the Absolute Sovereign.9 We pray you will know and experience the times of refreshing that come forth from His Presence on the Seventh Day.
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Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, Luke 6:5 Numbers 14:21, Psalm 72:19, Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14 (also see Isaiah 60:1-3) 9 Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, Luke 6:5, Hebrews 13:8

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To Show Forth Your Chesed/Lovingkindness in the Morning Tehillim/Psalm 92 opens with a directive to all those who worship the Elohim of Yisrael: it is instruction which indicates we should weekly show forth gratitude towards hwhy for His chesed/lovingkindness and faithfulness: It is a good thing to give thanks to hwhy, and to sing praises to Your Name, Most High: to show forth Your chesed/lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness in the night. Psalm 92:1 Many people would shudder at the thought of Thanksgiving coming and going without taking special time during that day to pause and give thanks for the many blessings which have been bestowed upon us from Above. And many of those same people would account not doing so as ingratitude of the highest order. We believe it is never wrong to offer true, heartfelt thanksgiving before our Creator.10 Yet for the purposes of offering Him thanksgiving which proceeds from a grateful heart, hwhy holds forth His weekly Shabbat with exceedingly higher regard than the November Thanksgiving—a day celebrated only once in the year by many in America. The Seventh Day is a once-a-week, Day of Thanksgiving, and unlike the yearly occurrence in November, the Shabbat is of significantly greater importance. Now enters the amazing, Elohim-breathed, and infinitely inspired Word of hwhy on the matter. Within the Hebrew text of Tehillim 92, we have a word which has the very same value as the psalm in which it appears. And this inspired result (seen just below) shows how highly we are to regard the age-abiding dox/chesed/lovingkindness of hwhy, especially on His Shabbat. This is the dox/chesed/lovingkindness which He has commanded “to a thousand generations.” 11 The Hebrew word for kindness, or lovingkindness, is translated “mercy” in the King James Version; and the original word looks like this:

dox chesed/lovingkindness
We look, once more, at the opening text from Psalm 92: It is a good thing to give thanks to hwhy, and to sing praises to Your Name, Most High: to show forth Your dox/chesed/lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness in the night. Psalm 92:1
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1Thessalonians 5:16-18 Deuteronomy 7:9, Psalm 105:8

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In Hebrew, the phrase “Your lovingkindness” is only one word. It is the word dox/chesed/lovingkindness to which has been appended the CAPH SOFEET (K)—a suffix meaning “Your” in Hebrew grammar:
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= Kdox = Chas-deka = “Your chesed/lovingkindness” (Psalm 92:1) And as indicated above, the misparim value (mv) of this word is exactly 92:
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(mv)

92 = (20) K + (4)d + (60) o + (8) x = chas-deka

Does anyone who believes in the Most High imagine we can offer enough thanksgiving to hwhy for His great chesed/lovingkindness toward us, or toward the entire House of Yisrael? Yet offering such thanksgiving is one of the most important aspects of upholding the Shabbat. It is the very first aspect of thanksgiving set forth in Tehillim/Psalm 92! As the word “ Kdox/Your chesed/lovingkindness ” adds to 92, this shows us the great preeminence which hwhy has given to this act of thanksgiving on His Shabbat. This goes far beyond the foundational command of simply desisting from works of labor on the Seventh Day, as important as such cessation is.12 In creating all things, hwhy has set forth—and shown to all—His great lovingkindness to the sons of men.13 So the command of hwhy for us to uphold the Shabbat by offering to Him sacrifices of thanksgiving on His Set Apart Day is well within reason. And as Sha’ul would say, it is our reasonable service.14 Failure to do so, however, is seen by hwhy as ingratitude of the tallest order and that ungratefulness led Yisrael of old to suffer severe, extended judgment and captivity.15 The Shabbat: Declaring hwhy to be the Most High Elohim—the Creator of All The Hebrew word “ Myhla / Elohim ” is used exclusively for hwhy in the Creation account because this word (which is actually a title) speaks of the Creator’s all-out power to make, to perform, to do, to create. That hwhy made all things by His great and indescribable wisdom16 is spoken of by the prophets in many places: He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom (hmkx), and has stretched out the heavens by His understanding. Jeremiah 10:12, ISRV
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Exodus 20:8-11 Psalm 136:5-9 14 Romans 12:1-2 15 Deuteronomy 28:47-48, Jeremiah 17:19-27, Nehemiah 13:17-18 16 Tehillim/Psalm 104:24, Mishle/Proverbs 3:19-20

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Yet this truth is quite punctuated by the remarkable fact that the first verse of Genesis (B’reshit) adds up to a misparim/gematria value of 2,701:
296 407 395 401 86 203 913

Urah
the earth

taw
and specifically

Mymsh
the heavens

ta
specifically

Myhla
Elohim

arb
created

tysarb
In the beginning

913 + 203 + 86 + 401 + 395 + 407 + 296 = 2,701 (mv) But 2,701 is the product of 37 with 73: 37 x 73 = 2,701. So how does this speak of and emphasize the great wisdom by which Elohim created all things? This is so because 37 and 73 are the place value (pv) and the misparim value (mv) of the Hebrew word for wisdom:
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(pv) (mv)
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37 = (5) h + (13) m + (11) k + (8) x = hmkx = wisdom

73 = (5) h + (40) m + (20) k + (8) x = hmkx = wisdom

The place value for “wisdom/chokmah/hmkx” is 37 while its misparim/gematria value is 73! And this is precisely why/how hwhy inspired these two numbers to be so intricately woven into the very fabric of the Hebrew text (Genesis 1:1) introducing His Creation!18 Is it mere coincidence that the misparim for the text of Genesis 1:1 adds to 2,701, and is it mere coincidence that this number is the product of 37 and 73? 37 x 73 = 2,701 This is not at all coincidental! Both of these values, 37 and 73, speak of the great, powerful, and sovereign wisdom with which the Mind of hwhy pulsates! And it is this wisdom which He has manifested in so many marvelously ways throughout the Creation.
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So the Shabbat is about hwhy—the One, True Elohim; it is about worshipping Him and honoring His greatness as the Creator of All. It is about honoring His Presence— placed by His Ruach/Spirit abiding within the Sanctuary in Time that He has chosen to call “ha’Shabbat,” the Shabbat. In upholding the Shabbat, we are/should be acknowledging hwhy to be the Most High—the One who is over, before, and above all things: He is the Sovereign Creator. The Shabbat is His Qadosh/Set Apart Day and we are dishonoring Him if we ignore it. Tehillim 92 declares hwhy to be “the Most High:”
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These values may be verified using the Misparim and Place Value charts at the end of this study. See the study “Tehillim/Psalm 111 and the Beginning of Wisdom:” http://www.scribd.com/doc/96921832/Psalm-111-and-the-Beginning-of-Wisdom

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It is a good thing to give thanks to hwhy, and to sing praises to Your Name, Most High … Psalm 92:1 In Hebrew, “Most High” is the word “Nwyla / Elyon.” The Shabbat is a major component in hwhy being exalted as the Creator, who is far above all other elohim. In psalms subsequent to Psalm 92, we read hwhy is exalted above all elohim (i.e., above all false gods): For hwhy is a great Elohim, and a great King above all elohim (Myhla-lk-le). Psalm 95:3 For great is hwhy, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all elohim (Myhla-lk-le). Psalm 96:4 For You, hwhy, are most high (elyon) above all the earth: You are exalted far above all elohim (Myhla-lk-le). Psalm 97:9 The phrase, “above all elohim,” is shown above and below in Hebrew:

Elohim


all


above

Myhla-lk-le = al-kal-elohim = above all elohim
So what does this have to do with the Shabbat and hwhy being “El Elyon,” the Most High Elohim? Simply put, the Hebrew phrase, “above all elohim,” has a place value of 92:
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92 = (13) M + (10) y + (5) h + (12) l + (1) a + (12) l + (11) k + (12) l + (16) e This takes us back to Psalm 92 and the Shabbat. Nor is this coincidental. The Shabbat designates hwhy as the Most High Elohim—the uncontested Ruler of All, the One who is, alone, exalted far above all elohim. The Shabbat is an essential aspect of True Worship because this Day designates hwhy as the Sovereign Creator, the Ruler over all His Creation, the One who is above all elohim.
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It was earlier mentioned that, within Tehillim 92, there are many references to the Shabbat, both direct and indirect. In regard to a direct reference, the Shabbat has been set forth as a memorial of Creation:

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8 Remember the Shabbat Day, to keep it set apart. 9 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; 10 but the seventh day is a Shabbat to hwhy your Elohim: you shall not do any work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your man–servant, nor your maid– servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates: 11 for in six days hwhy made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the Seventh Day: therefore, hwhy blessed the Shabbat Day, and set it apart. Exodus 20:8-11 The Seventh Day has been designated as a time to remember the creative works of the Most High; it is a critical aspect of True Worship and on which is still mentioned even in the Book of Revelation.19 Thus, writing by the Spirit, the author of Tehillim 92 indicates we are to exult in the works of His hands—a direct reference to the Shabbat as a Memorial of Creation: 4 For You, hwhy, have made me glad through Your work: I will triumph in the works of Your hands. 5 How great are Your works, hwhy! Your thoughts are very deep. Tehillim 92:4-5 And when ancient Yisrael turned aside from keeping the Shabbat—the Appointed Time so pivotal to the True Worship of hwhy—the result was always the opposite: idolatry and apostasy set in, and our forefathers worshipped the works of their own hands: And I will utter My judgments against them concerning all their lawlessness, in that they have forsaken Me, and have burned incense to other elohim, and worshipped the works of their own hands. Jeremiah 1:16 That this false worship was quite related to forsaking the Shabbat is clearly seen when the prophet Jeremiah speaks the Word of hwhy to Yisrael regarding that very matter. And that warning was as severe as it could be.20 In the days of Jeremiah, Yisrael refused to repent of breaking the Shabbat and the Babylonian captivity would be the end result.21 The Shabbat: A Sign That We May Know He is hwhy Who Sets Us Apart When Sha’ul wrote to the Gentile converts of Ephesus, he indicated they had become part of the Commonwealth of Yisrael and that they were no longer aliens from the covenants of promise. Writing of that time before they had been brought to True Faith in the Elohim of Yisrael, the apostle said:

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Revelation 14:7 (compare Exodus 20:11) Jeremiah 17:19-27 21 Nehemiah 13:17-18

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… that you were at that time separate from the Messiah, alienated from the Commonwealth of Yisrael, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without Elohim in the world. Ephesians 2:12 One such covenant of promise relates to the Shabbat. hwhy stated His Shabbat was the sign (of the covenant) between Himself and the children of Yisrael to the Messianic Age and beyond: 12 And hwhy spoke to Mosheh, saying, 13 you speak to the sons of Yisrael, saying, Verily you shall keep My Shabbats: for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am hwhy who sets you apart. 14 You shall keep the Shabbat, therefore, for it is set apart to you: every one that profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days shall work be done, but on the Seventh Day is a Shabbat of solemn rest, set apart to hwhy: whoever does any work on the Shabbat Day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Therefore, the sons of Yisrael shall keep the Shabbat, to observe the Shabbat throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the sons of Yisrael for ever: for in six days hwhy made heaven and earth, and on the Seventh Day He rested, and was refreshed. Exodus 31:12-17 Kepha (Peter) also wrote about the promises made to the people of the Most High; these are promises that He would set us apart, making us partakers of His Spirit and, so, making us partakers of His very nature.22 What is so amazing about this Sign of the Covenant—called the Shabbat—is that this great connection is confirmed by the Hebrew misparim. The Shabbat is the sign (of the covenant) between hwhy and the sons of Yisrael that we may know He is hwhy who sets us apart.23 Not coincidentally, the Hebrew phrase “Elohey Yisrael”—meaning “the Elohim of Yisrael”—has a place value (pv) which adds to 92:
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= larsy yhla = Elohey Yisrael = Elohim of Yisrael
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92 = (12)l + (1)a + (20)r + (21)s + (10)y + (10)y + (5)h + (12)l + (1)a
Tehillim 92 is a song for the Shabbat, and having declared this Day to be the sign of the covenant between hwhy and Yisrael—the sign of His covenant to set us apart—it is not mere coincidence that the phrase “larsy yhla / Elohey Yisrael (the Elohim of Yisrael)” adds to 92. This setting apart is directly related to upholding/honoring His Shabbat.
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2Peter 1:3-4 Exodus 31:13

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The relationship between the Elohim of Yisrael and His Shabbat is one that is not only multifaceted, but it is also a connection that is quite unbreakable. The Shabbat is a sign between hwhy and the sons of Yisrael that we may know He is hwhy who sets us apart. We are powerless to set apart ourselves:24 this is something which must come from Above.25 We uphold the Shabbat as we seek first the Kingdom of hwhy and His righteousness, trusting that He will finish the work which His Spirit has begun in each one of us.26 This is the Covenant-Promise which believers in the Messiah have as we trust in hwhy to set us apart and to make us more like Him by writing His Torah upon our hearts and minds.27 That the phrase “ larsy yhla / Elohey Yisrael / the Elohim of Yisrael” adds to 92 shows us He is ever mindful of the Covenant-Promise which is forever related to the Seventh Day and His unbroken commitment to set us apart: it is by His doing that we are given the victory and it is by His doing we are made to be the head and not the tail.28 Recall that it was Jacob who was renamed to Yisrael.29 And hwhy shows us the patriarch kept the Shabbat as He indicates we, too, will be blessed to ride on the high places of the earth, provided we truly uphold the Seventh Day as did our forefather, Jacob.30

hwhy is the Elohim ofYisrael:
But is He Your Elohim? And is He Your Sovereign/Lord/Master? We have seen the phrase “ larsy yhla / Elohey Yisrael / the Elohim of Yisrael ” adds to 92, showing us how highly hwhy regards His Shabbat and His people. He has connected this title to the Shabbat (92) because the Shabbat is the sign of His covenant-promise to set apart His people. Yet these are not the only phrases that we find adding to 92 in the Hebrew language. The phrase “ Kyhla hwhy \ hwhy Eloheka \ YHWH your Elohim ” also adds to 92:
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= Kyhla hwhy = hwhy Eloheka \ YHWH your Elohim
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(mv) 92

= (20)K+ (10)y+ (5)h+ (30)l+ (1)a + (5)h+ (6)w+ (5)h+ (10)y

But the Messiah has declared31 Himself to be the Sovereign of the Shabbat.32 And so shall He be the Sovereign of the Shabbat across the Ages. In Hebrew, the word for “My Sovereign” is “ynda / Adonai.” And this word has a misparim value of 65. Yet this 65 matches the place value of “ Kyhla hwhy \ hwhy Eloheka \ YHWH your Elohim:”
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John 15:4-5 James 3:17 26 Philippians 1:6 27 Jeremiah 33:31-34, Hebrews 8:8-12 28 See the study “You Lift Up the Head of All the Congregation of the Sons of Yisrael:” http://www.scribd.com/doc/23343671/You-Lift-Up-the-Head-of-All-the-Congregation 29 Genesis 32:27-28 30 Isaiah 58:13-14 31 Hebrews 13:8 32 Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, Luke 6:5

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(mv) 65 = (10) y + (50) n + (4) d + (1) a = ynda = Adonai = My Sovereign/Lord
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(pv) 65 = (20) K + (10) y + (5) h + (30) l + (1) a + (5) h + (6) w + (5) h + (10) y
Simply put, hwhy will not set us apart if we have not made Him the Sovereign/Lord of our lives. And upholding the Shabbat is not optional if we are expecting our lives to acknowledge eSwhy to be the unchanging Messiah33 and the Sovereign of All.34 All New Covenant believers who seek for the Great Reward in the First Resurrection will fall short of the goal by breaking the Shabbat and so teaching others.35

hwhy is Jealous Over His Name and Over His Shabbat
It is not a popular topic. But Scripture is crystal clear regarding the vengeance taken on ancient Yisrael over their disobedience to hwhy in relation to the Shabbat. hwhy said that He would turn and become our adversary if we did not obey His Word/Torah.36 But just how severe was the judgment which fell on our forefathers for profaning the Shabbat? Imagine a woman so dainty and delicate she would not set her foot on the ground. Now imagine that same woman being so terribly hungry in a city besiege by a foreign army that she would eat her own child for lack of food. This is what was prophesied in the Torah, and that is what happened when Yisrael suffered from defeat at the hand of its enemies: 54 The man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children whom he has remaining; 55 so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children—whom he shall eat— because he has nothing left him, in the siege and in the distress wherewith your enemy shall distress you in all your gates. 56 The tender and delicate woman among you—who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness—her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, 57 and toward her young one that comes out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things, secretly, in the siege and in the distress wherewith your enemy shall distress you in your gates. Deuteronomy 28:54-57 As prophesied, starving men and women ate their children in the siege on Yerushalayim. And many other terrible things were suffered surrounding the captivity. Yet hwhy had long since warned Yisrael over the unrelenting judgments that would

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Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8 Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, Luke 6:5, Acts 10:36 35 Matthew 5:17-20 36 Leviticus 26:40-41

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befall them if they refused to uphold and honor His Shabbat rest. Which brings us to a question: How is it that Yisrael of old was so terribly punished for spurning the Shabbat and believers today somehow imagine hwhy has relaxed His unchanging standards regarding this issue surrounding the importance of the Seventh Day? What kind of inconsistent, demented deity would severely punish His people for disobedience—scattering them among all the nations37—knowing that He would later just throw that standard out the window as though it had never existed? Of course, we understand hwhy did not throw anything out the window regarding the age-abiding importance of the Shabbat. The Messiah warns those who would follow Him that the Torah—which very much includes the Shabbat/Seventh Day—will be the Standard by which it is determined whether or not believers will be granted the Great Reward38— the resurrection of the body in the First Resurrection.39 Many miracle workers, we are warned, will be cast forth into outer darkness because they have spurned the Torah and the Shabbat of hwhy.40 But let us return to those thoughts about the punishment that came upon Yisrael in the days of old. Because Yisrael did not uphold the Shabbat, and because they kindled fires41 of lust,42 anger/strife,43 and greed44 on the Set Apart Day, through the prophet Jeremiah, hwhy solemnly warned the nation He would kindle a fire in the gates of Yerushalayim that would burn and not be quenched: 19 Thus said hwhy to me: Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, by which the kings of Yahudah45 come in, and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Yerushalayim;46 20 and say to them, Hear you the Word of hwhy, you kings of Yahudah, and all Yahudah, and all the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, that enter by these gates: 21 Thus says hwhy : Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Shabbat Day, nor bring it in by the gates of Yerushalayim; 22 neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the Shabbat Day, neither do any work; but you set apart the Shabbat Day, as I commanded your fathers. 23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. 24 And it shall come to pass, if you diligently hearken to Me, says hwhy,
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Leviticus 26:33, Deuteronomy 4:27, Psalm 106:27, Jeremiah 9:16, Ezekiel 12:15, 20:23, 22:15 Job 19:25-27, Psalm 19:7-11, Matthew 5:11-12 39 Matthew 5:17-20 40 Matthew 7:21-23 (iniquity = lawlessness) 41 Exodus 35:3 42 Jeremiah 7:9-15 43 See Isaiah chapter 58. 44 Amos 8:5 45 (“Yahudah” is the transliteration of the Hebrew word for “Judah”) 46 (“Yerushalayim” is the transliteration of the Hebrew word for “Judah”)

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to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the Shabbat Day, but set apart the Shabbat Day, to do no work therein; 25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, the men of Yahudah, and the inhabitants of Yerushalayim: and this city shall remain to the age. 26 And they shall come from the cities of Yahudah, and from the places about Yerushalayim, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt-offerings, and sacrifices, and meat-offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, to the House of hwhy. 27 But if you will not hearken to Me to set apart the Shabbat Day, and not to bear a burden, even entering at the gates of Yerushalayim on the Shabbat Day; then will I kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Yerushalayim, and it shall not be quenched.” Jeremiah 17:19-27 The above prophecy was fulfilled when the armies of Nebuchanezzar came up against Yisrael and Yerushalayim. Seventy years later, after Yisrael’s return from the Babylonian captivity, Nechemyah (Nehemiah) would recall these very words of Jeremiah (seen just above) and he solemnly warned the men of Yahudah who were profaning the Shabbat: 15 In those days, I saw in Yahudah some men treading wine–presses on the Shabbat, and bringing in sheaves, and lading donkeys; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Yerushalayim on the Shabbat Day: and I testified in the day wherein they sold food. 16 There dwelt men of Tyre therein also, who brought in fish, and all manner of wares, and sold on the Shabbat to the children of Yahudah, and in Yerushalayim. 17 Then I contended with the nobles of Yahudah, and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and profane the Shabbat Day? 18 Did not your fathers thus, and did not our Elohim bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? Yet you bring more wrath upon Yisrael by profaning the Shabbat. Nehemiah 13:15-18 The Name of hwhy is jealous and the Name of hwhy (as we have seen from the Covenant-Promise of Exodus 31:12-17) is closely connected with His Shabbat. In light of the connection between the Name of hwhy and His Shabbat, we also find the commandments regarding His Name (the Third Commandment47) and His Shabbat (the Fourth Commandment48) side-by-side in the Decalogue (“The Ten Words,” or the

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“Ten Commandments”). Furthermore, the Name of hwhy adds to 26 while the Hebrew word for light adds to 27:
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(pv) 26 = (5) h + (6) w + (5) h + (10) y = hwhy = YHWH
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(pv) 27 = (20) r + (6) w + (1) a = rwa = uhr = light
Yet once again, this result connects His Name (26) with His Shabbat as the light (27) of His Name/Spirit/Presence which hwhy has placed within this set apart Time reveals the misparim value (mv) of the Seventh Day (702): 26 (YHWH) x 27 (Light) = 702
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(mv) 702 = (400) t + (2) b + (300) S = tbS = Shabbat
Simply put, we cannot separate His Qadosh49 Name from His Qadosh Shabbat. Since this portion of the study relates to the wrath of hwhy and the vengeance He takes when His people spurn His ways, it is important to see that punishment is not unrelated to the connection between His Name and His Shabbat. Thus, the opening discussion, seen above, was provided as a necessary introduction. In a number of places, hwhy states His Name is jealous. One of those places is found in Exodus: … for you shall worship no other elohim: for hwhy, whose Name is jealous, is a jealous El. Exodus 34:14 In Hebrew, the last part of this text looks like this:
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awh anq la wmS anq hwhy yk
He jealous (is) El His Name jealous (is) YHWH For

The misparim value of this phrase is 747:
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56 = (5)

h + (6) w + (5) h + (10) y + (10) y + (20) k
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528 = (30) l + (1) a + (6) w + (40) m + (300) S + (1) a + (50) n + (100) q 163

= (1) a + (6) w + (5) h + (1) a + (50) n + (100) q

====== 747 (mv)

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(“Qadosh” is the transliteration of the Hebrew word for “set apart”—often translated as “holy” or “sanctified.” This ist the word spoken by the seraphim in SIiahs vision )

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This phrase regarding the jealousy and punishment of hwhy—which He metes out for His Name’s sake—adds to 747. How the number 747 further relates to the Shabbat is better understood when we see the full value (fv) of the Hebrew word “tbS/Shabbat:”
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(pv)

45 = (22) t + (2) b + (21) S = tbS = Shabbat
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(mv) 702 = (400) t + (2) b + (300) S = tbS = Shabbat
======= (fv) 747 Jealousy over His Name, then, is quite related to the Seventh Day and the True Worship which belongs to hwhy, alone, on that Day. When hwhy arises to judge His people, He will be jealous for His Name and He will certainly punish all disobedience in regard to those who have refused to repent of lawlessness surrounding the Day of Rest. And if there is still any doubt about the vengeance the Most High will take in the Day of hwhy to vindicate His Name and His Shabbat, the Hebrew word for punishment/visitation50—dxp/pachad—also adds to 92:
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(mv) 92 = (4) d + (8) x + (80) p = dxp = pachad = punishment/visitation
We see this word used in many places. hwhy spoke this warning through Isaiah, the prophet: And I will dxp/pachad/punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. Isaiah 13:11 hwhy has brought severe punishment on His own people who have spurned His Shabbat, so we should not imagine the world will escape His judgments. Yet hwhy has declared He will never change.51 So how can believers today claim the Shabbat has been “abolished?” How can something so important to the Most High be dismissed after He has brought such severe, historical punishment on those of His people who disobeyed? After all, Sha’ul warned: whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction52 and admonition.53

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Psalm 59:5, Isaiah 24:21, 26:21. Note: The word dxp / pachad can also connote visitation in a good sense! hwhy visited Yisrael in Egypt and delivered them from bondage that they might keep His Shabbat! Exodus 3:16,4:31, Deuteronomy 5:15 In either case, though (whether the visitation is positive or negative), dxp / pachad eventually brings/results in rest! 51 Malachi 3:6 52 Romans 15:4 53 1Corinthians 10:6-11

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Face to Face I Speak With Him What believer would not want the fullest possible understanding of the Word of hwhy? We have many Bibles on the market today, many of which were designed to give those who study the maximum benefit. I like the title of the one called “The Open Bible.” Its study aids are designed to make the Bible an open book and easy to understand. But if we really want to have an open Bible, observing Shabbat and walking in the light hwhy gives on this Day is far more powerful than any study tool. The Shabbat leads us to having increased understanding of the Scriptures because simple, lovederived obedience leads to more light in the Spirit. We are promised this in many ways and through many Scriptures.54 Far in advance, it was announced the Messiah would be the Prophet like Mosheh. We are told that hwhy spoke with Mosheh face to face: And hwhy spoke to Mosheh face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant, Yehoshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the Tent. Exodus 33:11 In another place, hwhy indicates that He spoke with Mosheh mouth to mouth: … with him I will speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and the form of hwhy he shall behold. Wherefore, then, were you not afraid to speak against My servant, against Mosheh? Numbers 12:8 The Hebrew misparim/numbers surrounding the phrase “mouth to mouth” show us still more about hwhy speaking to His people in the light of His Presence—the Presence He has placed within the Shabbat:
(pv) 92 =
6

8
2 20 2

27
4 1

22
5 17

13
12 1 5

22
17

wb – rbda hp – la hp
6 2 200 2 4 1 5 80 30 1 5 80

(mv) 416 =

8 with him

207 I speak

85 mouth

31 to

85 mouth

Presently, we only provide comments on a few of the numbers seen above. Note that “I speak” adds to 27 (pv) and 207 (mv); these are the very same numbers seen in the Hebrew word for light:
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(pv) (mv)
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27 = (20) r + (6) w + (1) a = rwa = ur = light 207 = (200) r + (6) w + (1) a = rwa = ur = light

Deuteronomy 4:6, Psalm 111:10, 119:98-100, John 14:21, 16:13, Acts 5:32

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When hwhy speaks, we know that only light comes forth.55 Also, the place value for the entire phrase is 92—bringing us back, once more, to Tehillim/Psalm 92 and the Shabbat which Mosheh upheld as a major forerunner of the Messiah.56 The Light of His Presence provided to us as we honor/uphold the Shabbat is essential for any believer who wishes to walk in the revelation hwhy gives to those who obey Him. Having the light of Shabbat shining upon His Word explains, once more, why those who honor the Seventh Day are blessed with such a significant portion of the “Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”57 hwhy would not have spoken with Mosheh in an intimate fashion if he had been spurning the Seventh Day. But while hwhy spoke with Mosheh face to face and mouth to mouth, Yochanan tells us no man has seen the Father at any time.58 However, His only begotten Son has beheld the Face of the Father. Thus, while the face of Mosheh shined from dwelling in His Presence, the entire being of the Messiah emanated with blinding light. The Messiah was the Light of the Shabbat Presence in the Flesh; He was the Chesed and Truth of hwhy in the Flesh. And when the Messiah asserted “the Shabbat was made for man/Adam”59 we believe He knew the number connection now shown just below. Recall that the number 45 is the misparim value (mv) for “Mda/Adam/man:”
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(mv)

45 = (40) M + (4) d + (1) a = Mda = Mda/Adam/man
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While we have seen the misparim for tbS/Shabbat equals 702, remember the place value for the Seventh Day was shown to be 45:
(pv)

45 = (22) t + (2) b + (21) S = tbS = Shabbat

Given the number connection seen above, how much more evident could it be that the Shabbat was made for man/Adam? And is it any wonder, then, that the One who calls Himself the “Sovereign of the Shabbat (45)”60 is also called by Sha’ul “the Last Adam (45)” and a Life-Giving Spirit? So also it is written, The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The Last Adam is a life–giving Spirit. 1Corinthians 15:45 The Last Adam, the Messiah, fully upheld the sanctity of the Seventh Day. And His Life-Giving Spirit—the very Spirit of His Presence that He has placed within the Shabbat—will ever empower all those who honor the Day over which He will always reign as the Sovereign and Most High Elohim.61
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Psalm 119:105 Deuteronomy 18:15-19 57 Ephesians 1:17 58 John 1:18 59 Matthew 12:7-8, Mark 2:27-28 60 Matthew 12:7-8, Mark 2:27-28 61 Hebrews 13:8

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Summary The Melchizedek Priesthood of the Messiah upholds the Seventh Day Shabbat. Mosheh (who most likely wrote Psalm 92) was a prophetic forerunner of the Melchizedek High Priest, the Messiah eSwhy. When properly understood, the Hebrew misparim/numbers really are the Commentary of hwhy over His Eternal Word. These numbers are unarguably Inspired and are intended to leave the people of the Most High overwhelmed and standing in awe of a loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful Creator. We pray this meditation, as well as this entire series of articles, will reveal the greatness of hwhy and His Messiah to all Yisrael and to all the world. t
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A Closing Note: True ministry emanates from the life a person lives. The author does believe in sitting down to “study out” a given topic so he can then simply turn around and teach it to others. This study came into existence across a lengthy period of time as the author was blessed (during times of personal study and seeking) with various revelations surrounding numerous words and phrases that either added to 92 (thus relating the truth of the Word to the Shabbat—the Day featured by hwhy within Psalm 92) or which related to number values particular to the Hebrew word tbS/Shabbat (i.e., 45, 702, 747, and 26 x 27 = 702). It was the author’s original intent to have this study completed before Sukkot of 2013, but schedule constraints—over which hwhy is acknowledged as absolutely Sovereign—did not allow that.
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The Hebrew ALEPH-BEIT Place Value and Misparim Charts (All Charts are Read From Right to Left)
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Misparim Value (MV)

Place Value (PV)
1 ……………….. 2 ……………….. 3 ……………….. 4 ……………….. 5 ……………….. 6 ……………….. 7 ……………….. 8 ……………….. 9 ……………….. 10 ……………… 11 ……………… 12 ……………… 13 ……………… 14 ……………… 15 ……………… 16 ……………….. 17 ……………… 18 ……………… 19 ……………… 20 ……………… 21 ……………… 22 ………………

Name

Letter

1 …….………………… 2 …….………………… 3 …….………………… 4 …….………………… 5 …….………………… 6 …….………………… 7 …….………………… 8 …….………………… 9 …….………………… 10 …….………………… 20 …….………………… 30 …….………………… 40 …….………………… 50 …….………………… 60 …….………………… 70 …….………………… 80 …….………………… 90 …….………………… 100 …….……………… 200 …….……………… 300 …….……………… 400 …….………………

ALEPH ………… a BEIT …………… b GIMEL ………… g DALET ………… d HE ……………… h VAV …………… w ZAYIN …………… z CHET …………… x TET ……………… j YOD ……………… y CAPH …………… K, k LAMED ………… l MEM …………… M, m NUN …………… N, n SAMECH ………… o AYIN ……………. e PE ……………… P, p TZADE ………….. U, u KOF …………….. q RESH …………… r SHIN, SEEN ……… s, S TAV ……………… t

A letter’s place value, or what some people call the ordinal value, is simply obtained by finding its numerical order, or position, within the ALEPH-BEIT. So, from first to last, we have ALEPH = 1 while TAV = 22. Below are provided more compact Place Value and Misparim Charts which readers may wish to print and cut out so you may more readily confirm the calculations in this document as well as finding the MV or PV of any Hebrew word.
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(11) k (10) y (9) j (8) x (7) z (6) w (5) h (4) d (3) g (2) b (1) a (22) t (21) S (20)r (19) q (18) u (17) p (16) e (15) o (14) n (13) m (12)l

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(20) k (10) y (9) j (8) x (7) z (6) w (5) h (4) d (3) g (2) b (1) a (400) t (300) S (200)r (100) q (90) u (80) p (70) e (60) o (50) n (40) m (30)l

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