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We’ve learned the significance of Numbers in the Hebrew text and their pertinence to understanding the Deeper, Hidden, Message waiting to burst open to those who will but prick the skin of it’s fruit! Now, as if to tantalize us into a feeding frenzy – this Torah portion opens with a number that will unravel the Mystery of the Bride’s Redemption! Let’s go!
And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: [these were] the years of the life of Sarah.
ויהיו חיי שרה מאה שנה ועשרים שנה ושבע ַ ׁ ְ ָׁ ִ ׂ ֶ ְ ָׁ ָ ֵ ָ ׂ ַּ ּ ְ ַּ ֶ ָ ְ ָ ָ ֵ ִ ׁנים שני חיי שרה׃ ָֽ ֵ ְ ָ ׂ ַּ ֵׁ ִש ָ
Vayihyu chayey Sarah me'ah shanah ve'esrim shanah vesheva shanim shney chayey Sarah. You’ll notice the title of this portion is taken from the last two words: Chayey Sarah. Translated literally, it says: The Life of Sarah was: (127 years). There is a powerful connection to our day that must be investigated. *Note the first phrase:
VaYihyu. The word ‘Va’ is a conjunction – and. The next word YIHI, Yod, Hey, Yod, is a Palindrome – a word spelled the same forward & backward. [Ex. DAD] It is translated as: “and there were…” or “and they became…” However, by changing the vowel points it can also mean; “and they will be…” Literally, past, present, future! Was, Is, Is to Come! This phrase is clearly connected to Rev. 1:8, 4:8, the Alpha & Omega (Aleph-
Tav) Messiah! Thus, the years of Sarah’s life connect her to the Messiah, Who was and Is, and Is to come, but, also connects her to the Bride’s past, present & future. This connection can be seen in the life of Isaac who was a forerunner of Messiah. Even though her son, his life becomes a picture of redemption. For instance, in Gen. 22:13, the phrase, “and he offered him up”,
ּ ֵ ֲ ַּ ויעלהוv’ya alehu, has a numerical value of 127! Sarah is 90 years old ַ
when told she will have a son (Gen. 17:17). Thus, 91 at Isaac’s birth. 91 is the numerical value of #436, ' אלוןelown, terebinth or long-lived tree. The root is #352, ayil, a male ram for sacrifice. It (91) is also the gematria of the word, #4397, malak, angel, messenger, #4427, king, and #4432 Molek, a pagan god of the Amorites who required child sacrifice. Thus, her age at birth reminds us of a King who would be offered as a Sacrifice upon the Covenant Tree! It also reminds us of a counterfeit who would seek to become both god and king in the mode of Lucifer – the Anti-Messiah! Gen. 23:1 Incidentally, the numerical value of the first 4 words:
ויהיו חיי שרה ָ ׂ ַּ ּ ְ ַּ ָ ֵ ִ
616 = ,מאהthe same as the phrase, “HaTorah”, The Torah! If you ֵָ
add their simple value, 6+1+6 = 13, the Bride. The number 13 is the gematria of the word, ‘Ahavah –aleph, hey, bet, hey – meaning love, beloved, darling. Thus, these years of Sarah, 127 represent the Beloved Bride of Torah! • Chayey, #2425, hayay, to live, the length of a person’s life. It is identical in form to #2421, hayah, to be alive. It connotes reviving and/or healing, preserved and the Torah which keeps one Hayah – living! Another cognate is #2332, Chavah, Eve, the first woman, meaning, living, making alive. Thus, a thread connecting Sarah to the Resurrection and Restoration of Eve is seen! The root is seen in #2416, Chay, life, living, green things. From #2421, חיהto live, to have life, to live again, to restore, to make alive, to call back to life. It is akin to #2331, kha-vah, ,חוהto tell, declare, show, make known, to breathe. This is the name given to Eve. It is a
prophetic word declaring that she would reveal, declare, and make known, again – the breath of Lives – the Word within her! Gen. 3: 15, 20. The reference to Chay, life, twice is a hint at the resurrection where one lives again! Let’s look the 3 Hebrew letters forming this word: Chet, Yod, Hey. • Chet, ,חthe 8th letter (new beginnings). It is the number of life and the number of Light! It is comprised of two letters, the Vav,
6) , )וthe Yasher Light that descends from YHVH and
the Zayin, 7) , )זthe Chozer Light that returns to Him. 7+6=13 the number of the Bride who received the Light/Word/Seed (Gen. 3: 15, Lk. 1:31). 13 is also the gematria of the word ECHAD – ONE! It was the letter ,חwhich formed the doorposts upon which Israel placed the blood of the lamb! • Yod, , the 10th letter, the number of completion and governmental perfection. Yod is the atom of creation, the beginning of all letters. • Hey, ,הthe 5th letter, the number of grace. It represents the released breath of YHVH. It means to behold, to look – revelation released. Thus, these 3 letters imply there is a new beginning for the Bride when the Light of YHVH passes through the open door (womb) and receives the atom of creation, the completion of all things to those who are obedient to receive the breath of YHVH, the revelation of Messiah! This is exactly what happens to Sarah, whose womb was dead, hears the Torah of YHVH and receives seed causing the womb to live again! We see the same picture in Mary the mother of Yahshua! The womb of flesh is dead, yet the seed of the Word brought life! Sarah, #8283, a noblewoman, princess; from the root #8323, sarar, to reign, hold dominion. This is an analogy of the Bride today, which as a “noblewoman” “the Second Eve” should hold dominion in the earth.
Her name is cognate with #8280, sarah, to persist, to persevere. However the root is a two-letter stem, Shin-Resh, #8270 Sor, meaning naval, or umbilical cord, and is the root word of BA-SAR – Flesh, or Gospel! Thus, Sarah again is connected to the birthing of the Man of Flesh who will spread the Gospel – good news, tidings of Salvation – Yahshua! Furthermore, the life span of Sarah is conspicuously noted. 127 years. As we’ve studied before she represents the Bride/Eve and her life span reflects the period of time between her Redemption and her wedding. For instance, it is 180 days between Pesach and Tabernacles and vice-versa. Now, there remains today a controversy between when the next step – that of counting the Omer begins. Some say the Sabbath after the Pesach could mean the High Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Personally, I believe it refers to the first weekly Sabbath. This would fulfill the Yom haBikkurim/Early First Fruits of the Resurrection mentioned in Eph. 4:8, and add clarity to such New Testament verses as: Jn. 20:1, 17 – 19. Yahshua purchased his bride on the 3rd day after His execution – the 17th of Nissan/Aviv, from there the Counting of the Omer begins for 50 days until the Sinai/Pentecost betrothal. 180 - 53 = 127, the number of the days of her purification until the actual wedding ceremony begins at Tabernacles, Tishre 15! This pattern fits the Creation Calendar where the Sun is created on the 4th day – Wednesday and Ex. 16 where the Manna is first given on the 4th day – Wednesday, making the Sabbath the 7th day! Another interesting note: This is the 5th Torah portion, it begins at the 55th paragraph of Torah and the gematria of Sarah, 505 = !שרהFive is the value of Grace, Favor merited by obedience as seen in Gen. 6. There is another peculiar occurrence of 5 in Torah. Ex. 13: 18, which describes how Israel came out of Egypt. … The children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt. Look at the word harnessed, #2571, חמשchamush, by fives, it is also related to #2555, hamas, violence, war, warlike, #2556, leavened. We know Israel left Egypt without physical leaven, thus these words tell us Israel was obedient to leave (grace) Egypt, the place of Sin and yet had to contend with the spiritual Violence and warfare of leaven/Sin while in the Wilderness. Again, this connection reminds us of Israel – The Bride – and their
redemption and restoration and points toward a future encounter with the Outcasts of Israel who will [at the beginning of Great Tribulation 3 ½ years] leave Egypt (the world) fleeing a future Pharaoh a.k.a. The AntiMessiah. Because of their obedience to YHVH, Grace will abound again! Ironically, 505 is the gematria of the phrase: Kali masqeh, drinking vessel. 2Cor. 4:7 …‘treasures in earthen vessels’…. It is the 127 days between Shavuot and Tabernacles represented by Sarah’s life that remind us we must PURGE the LEAVEN in order to meet our Messiah/Husband! Another Mystery Solved? II. There is another peculiarity that has confounded scholars for ages in this verse. It has to do with the usage of the word Shanah. Let’s explore this! • Shanah, #8141, שנהshaneh, year as a division of time. This word is used 3 times in Gen. 23: 1, rendered “time, times, time”. The Rabbis teach it is connected Daniel 12:7, where Daniel asks concerning his vision of the end times and is told that it will be a “time, times, and a half (time)”. The word used for time in Daniel is #4150, מועדmow`ed, an appointed time. Indicating a full year. The Hebrew year was 360 days. 3x 360 = 1080 + ½ year (180) = 1260 days or 42 months (of Tribulation) assigned to finish the Purging of the Bride! If you take the gematria of Shanah, shanah, shanayim, you get 1110. Subtract that from 1260 = 150! The number of the Hebrew word #3254, yasaph, (Yod, Samech, Pey), which means to increase, to do again, to continue, to repeat. It is the root of the name of Joseph, the Bones – DNA of whom were carried out of Egypt. It is no coincidence that Gen. 23:1 which lists the 127 years of Sarah’s life and Dan. 12:7 (127) are connected! I believe this is fulfilling Ezek. 37 where the dry bones that have been scattered to the winds are gathered again. It is the BONES OF JOSEPH! Incidentally, there is an ancient Hebrew book called Sepher Yetzerah, which says there are 231 gates of wisdom connected to Gen. 23:1 (231). If you add 231 + 127 = 358, which is the gematria of both Mashiach & Nachash! Messiah
& the Serpent. This exposes the battle between the two Seed-Lines first seen by Eve (Cain-Seth) then Sarah (Isaac-Ishmael). It is during the Greater Exodus that YHVH will again purge the Rebels (Serpent’s Seed) from among us! Ex. 20: 38. These numbers may seem insignificant and meaningless. Yet, if we add the 358 + 1110 + 1260 = 2728 the chronological (1502 BCE) year of Israel’s Exodus from Egypt! Let’s look at Shanah #8141, a year as a division of time. It is also related to #8138, sanah, to change, to disguise, bring about change. Further, it is closely related to #8146, saniy, a fem. noun meaning one who is hated, held in aversion. Thus, this period of time, times and a half time, and the 127 years of Sarah’s life are seen as holding events that will change the one who was hated (adulterous) to one who is Loved! Remember Sarah’s age at the birth of Isaac? 91. There is one more word whose numeric value of 91-I want to call attention too, #4483, mene, a verb meaning to number. It is seen in Dan. 5: 25 - 28. *READ! The Kingdom of Babylon – Confusion, is numbered & completed, weighed in the balance and found wanting. The Kingdom stripped from her. This is seen in Rev. 18, where Babylon the harlot is given double judgment for how she rewarded “My People”. Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. Mene is a unit of measure – 50 to 60 shekels. Tekel is the equivalent of Shekel. 60 + 60 = 120 the number of years (Gen. 6:3) assigned to man to on the earth. 120 x 50 (jubilees) = 6000. At the end of the 6000th year, the Shekel will be weighed out for Babylon, just as each Israelite is redeemed for a half-shekel. Babylon will be doubled yet will be found lacking. Yahshua is the Half-Shekel of redemption; the Bride is also a Half-Shekel. The two become one! Prophecy in the Burial Place? III. Gen. 23: 2 - 8 reveals another powerful hidden message. The burial of Sarah. Again, her death is connected to that of Eve, who “dies” after her encounter with the Fallen One. Sarah is buried at Kirjath-Arba, #7153, City of Arba, one of the Nephillim or City of Four. This doesn’t reveal much until you look at another cognate word # 7151, Qiryah, City of his strength – City of Yah? Another Cognate is #7150, qeriyah, a noun meaning proclamation or an oral
message. The close proximity to Jerusalem hints that this locale was intentionally chosen by the Fallen Ones as an oral declaration to show their ownership of the Gates of YHVH. Note the Number 4 = door or gateway. By purchasing this property Abraham is sending a message of his own, He will possess the gates of the enemy! This is the only piece of property actually owned by him, yet YHVH promises all the land to him. The seed is planted! Jn. 12: 24.Thus a beginning/restoration at Sarah’s/Eves’ death! This is exactly what happens in Gen. 3 where, upon Eve’s sin & death a Door (Messiah) is opened for the restoration/redemption of the Promise of YHVH to Adam. Gen. 13: 14, 15. *Remember the City of Four! Jots & Tittles/Hidden Clues. In verse 2b above, the Hebrew declares, “Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her”. Remember, Abraham is a shadow picture of YHVH.
ויבא אברהם ל ְפד לשרה ולבכת ׃ ּּֽ ַּ ֹ ַ ְ ָ ָ ִס ּ ְ ׂ ָ ְ ִ ְ ֹ ָה ָ ֹ ָ
‘ולבכתה ּ ָ ְְִּ ֹֽ
To mourn, #5594, caphad, to wail, lament, to beat the breast as a sign of grief for the dead! This is exactly what happens in Gen. 3! This is followed shortly by the words, Ve livekotah. In the Hebrew the Kaf here is diminished! The Kaf is the 11th Hebrew letter, the number for judgment. It represents both the palm of the hand and the sole of the foot. I.E. Authority & Ownership! The Sages teach that this shows we should show restraint in our grieving & mourning since as righteous men we understand the soul is immortal and therefore the loss of relationship with the other is not permanent. However, what is actually being shown is that by representing YHVH, Abraham is reenacting the Genesis account of the death of the Bride and the loss of Covenant authority and ownership! To be followed by the Redemption of the Bride and her restoration as the Noble Woman, Sarah! The Burial Price! IV. Sarah is buried in the Cave of Macpelah, #4375, ,מכפלהmeaning double or double portion. The Rabbis teach this is the same place Adam & Eve are buried! Two caves, one upon the other. Also within are supposedly, the remains of Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob & Leah! Again, this “doubling effect” is seen in Sarah’s life. Thus, the City of ARBA, could be translated: “The City of Four Couples”.
• 400 shekels? This is not thrown in here for spacing. 400 is the Hebrew equivalent of the letter Tav. The sign of the Covenant and the Seal of Creation. *Note Ezek. 9: 4-6, the Mark #8420, “Tav”, set upon the people spared in Jerusalem. Could Abraham’s 400 shekels be the beginning of the Marking of the Hebrews in the Land of Promise?!! • 400 is also the gematria of the Name Ephron, the one from whom the land was purchased. It is also the value of the word Shaniym, meaning two or to double as in the Double Caves of Macpelah. The ancient Rabbinical tradition calls Tav the Seal of God, the Seal of Truth, and the Seal of Creation. Emet, ( ,)אמתEmet (truth) also is an anagram of m'eth ( ,)מאתwhich can be read as, “From Aleph-Tav”. It was the death of the Aleph-Tav that purchased the redemption of Eve/Sarah/The Bride. 400 is the product of 8 and 50, the numerical equivalent of the letters Chet & Nun. Eight is the number of new beginnings while 50 is related as well, being the number of jubilee, release, restoration, return. Chet – Nun spells the word, #3651, kne, meaning thus, or so. It is derived from the verb meaning to stand upright or to establish. As an adj. it means correct, honest, upright. Thus, those who would experience New Beginnings, the Jubilee of their release & restoration, must Stand Upright (Yishar El – Israel) and establish the Kingdom of YHVH!
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