Myrbdl Myrpomh

Ha’Misparim La’Debarim
The Numbers of the Words
by Craig Wm. Peters

His Name is Great in Yisrael
Elohim is known in Yahudah; His Name is great in Yisrael!
Tehillim/Psalms 76:1

a In this study, the Spirit not only reveals the importance of honoring the Name
among all those who are, or who would be, numbered within the nation of Yisrael, but also revealed is the meaning of hwhy dwelling in the bush that burned but was not consumed at the time He first appeared to Mosheh when coming down from heaven to deliver our forefathers from bondage in Egypt. And a final, allimportant point will be made in recognizing the zeal of hwhy which blazed to establish Yerushalayim on Mount Tziyon as a praise in all the earth. For that same zeal will be kindled in these Last Days to the end that hwhy is King over all the earth; in that day and at that time, hwhy will be the only One and His Name the only one. On the Shabbat of 3/31/2012, a meditation was given which has many implications for identifying just who Yisrael is and for confirming the special purpose hwhy had in choosing our nation to fulfill His eternal will. And as hwhy gathers the outcasts of Yisrael1 into His Kingdom, the sons of light are manifesting His great Name and His salvation to the ends of the earth. Through the great truths seen in this present study, the Spirit of hwhy would further teach us about the relationship between honoring His Qadosh2 Name and walking in “the ancient paths”—paths for which we are commanded to seek and to ask: Thus says hwhy: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the ancient paths: “Where is this, the good way?” and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, “We will not walk therein.” Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 6:16 Many prophets are seen both asking and seeking for these paths themselves,3 or else they are seen and heard instructing the sons of light to ask and to seek in like manner.4
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Psalm 147:2, Isaiah 56:8, John 10:14-16 “Qadosh” (or “Kadosh”) is the transliteration of the Hebrew word ( Swdq ) which means “set apart” and which is most often translated as “holy.” 3 Exodus 33:18, 2Kings 2:14, Psalm 25:4-5, 86:10-12, Hosea 6:3, 10:12, Zephanyah 2:3, Philippians 3:7-14 4 Jeremiah 6:16 > Matthew 7:7-12 > 6:33 > 11:28-30

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“I Am That I Am” Appears to Mosheh When hwhy first appeared to Mosheh on Mount Sinai, He revealed the greatness of His Name. While many are already quite familiar with this account, it is still important to number among those who are always willing to ponder a Scripture time and time again, especially as we learn the Hebrew language reveals the infinite riches of the wisdom and knowledge of hwhy which are hidden in the Mashiach.5 For as soon as our Messiah shines His light and cabode6 upon the Torah,7 we are once more blessed to see new and overwhelming revelation out of “the old”8—the ancient paths of His infinite, immutable wisdom and knowledge revealed in the Torah. Now to the Scripture account where hwhy declares His Name and sovereign existence: 13 And Mosheh said to Elohim, Behold, when I come to the children of Yisrael, and shall say to them, The Elohim of your fathers has sent me to you; and they will say to me, What is His Name? What shall I say to them? 14 And Elohim said to Mosheh, I Am that I Am: and He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Yisrael, “I Am” has sent me to you. Exodus 3:14-15 In Hebrew, the phrase “I Am that I Am,” looks like this:
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hyha rva hyha = I come to be that I come to be = I Am that I Am
Ayeh I AM asher that Ayeh I AM

Only hwhy can say “hyha”, that is, “I ( a ) Am ( hyh ),” or “I (ever) Exist,” for He alone possesses immortality.9 And only hwhy can say “hyha rSa hyha”—“I come to be that I come to be,” or “I do/become whatever pleases Me—according to My good pleasure and My age-abiding purposes.”10 This reveals some of the meaning and importance of the Name of hwhy,11 and in seeking more of His Word and ways, we also do well to ponder the misparim/numbers for the phrase “I Am that I Am.” We obtain the misparim for this phrase as follows:12

Colossians 2:2-3; Mashiach = Messiah The Hebrew “cabode” ( dwbk ) means “weight” and implies the greatest honor and splendor. 7 2Corinthians 3:11-18 8 Matthew 13:52 9 1Timothy 1:16 10 Daniel 4:35, Isaiah 46:10, Revelation 4:11, Psalm 33:11, 135:6 11 Job 26:14, Malachi 3:16, Romans 11:33 12 For more thoughts surrounding the Name of hwhy beyond what are shared in this present study, see the article “The Prophet Mosheh and the Name of YHWH” at this website: http://www.scribd.com/doc/23092363/The-Prophet-Mosheh-and-Name-of-YHWH
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<< == I Am that I Am
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21 = (5) h + (10) y + (5) h + (1) a = I Am 501 = (200) r + (300) S + (1) a = that 21 = (5) h + (10) y + (5) h + (1) a = I Am
==== 543 And we will immediately see why the number 543 is a value of such amazing significance. In Hebrew, the name of Mosheh has the following misparim value: ← ← ← 345 = (5) h + (300) S + (40) m = hSm = Mosheh = Moses But if the number 345 is reversed, notice we return, once more, to the number 543—the misparim of the Hebrew phrase, “I Am that I Am.” Consequently, we can safely say the One who is “543”13 called “345” (Mosheh) to further reveal His Name and His Torah. And yet, there is still more to leave us in awe of the Most High! We are yet further blessed to see that, if the Hebrew letters which compose the name of Mosheh (hSm) are written in the reverse order, we obtain the Hebrew word “ha’Shem” (MSh), a word which translates into the phrase meaning “the Name.” For those who are in the beginning stages of learning Hebrew, we further explain that while m (mem) and M (mem) look different, they are still the same Hebrew letter. The latter mem (M) is called the “mem sofeet” because its form/shape is altered whenever it takes the last position in a Hebrew word. And having the same three letters as the name of the prophet, the misparim for the phrase, “the Name” (ha’Shem) is, of course, equivalent to the misparim of Mosheh: ← ← ← 345 = (40) M + (300) S + (5) h = MSh = ha’Shem = “the Name” Given the ministry of Mosheh was empowered by the Spirit to more greatly reveal the Name of hwhy, we assert it is far beyond the amazing to see that the prophet’s name reversed is “ha’Shem,” the Hebrew word which means “the Name.” And once more, we are given great blessings of encouragement upon realizing the Sovereign Hand of hwhy—so often hidden to us in our human frailty and shortsighted, mortal vision—is nevertheless there whether it abides seen or unseen.14 His ways are past finding out15 even as the shaliach16 Sha’ul wrote:
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(the ever-existent, immutable Elohim) Mosheh was named by a pagan princess of Mitsrayim/Egypt! Exodus 2:1-10 Psalm 145:3, Romans 11:33 (i.e., apostle; literally, “sent one”)

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O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of Elohim! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:33 We will see there are numerous other connections to be made with the numbers 543 and 345, and these are relationships which can be nothing less than inspired by the Sovereign Hand and Providence of the One whose mind possesses infinite wisdom and foreknowledge and whose Being is filled with infinite love and kindness. His Name is Great in Yisrael Most translations render Tehillim/Psalms 76:1 as follows: Elohim is known in Yahudah/Judah; His Name is great in Yisrael. Tehillim/Psalms 76:1 This is the translation seen in our opening Scripture just under the title of the study. And whenever we can ponder a text in the original Hebrew, the Spirit of hwhy will often reveal still more of the wisdom and knowledge which are hidden in the Messiah17—even He who is the Word made Flesh.18 In the Hebrew, the above Scripture looks like this:
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Myhla
(is) Elohim

hdwhyb edwn
in Yahudah ← Known ← ←

wms
(is) His Name

lwdg
great

larvyb
in Yisrael

We pondered earlier how hwhy appeared to Mosheh on Mount Sinai in the burning bush. In Hebrew, “Sinai” ( see-nigh´ ) adds to 130:
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130 = (10) y + (50) n + (10) y + (60) o = ynyo = Sinai
And at the time He first appeared to Mosheh, hwhy indicated the sign that He had truly sent the prophet was this: After Yisrael had been delivered from Egypt, he would return and serve Elohim on that same mountain: And He said, I come to be (hyha) with you; and this shall be a sign to you, that I have sent you: When you have brought forth the people out of Egypt, you will serve Elohim upon this mountain. Exodus 3:12
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Colossians 2:3, 2Corinthians 3:14-16 John 1:1-4, 14

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A significant part of Mosheh’s service involved being a mediator between hwhy and the people as the Most High established His covenant—a covenant already made with Abraham, Yitschak, and Ya’acov19—with all Yisrael.20 So hwhy not only first made Himself known to Mosheh on/at Sinai, He further thundered the Ten Words at that same mountain to reveal Himself, to make Himself known, and to established His covenant with all Yisrael. We emphasize the significance of all this because hwhy does likewise: The Hebrew word for “Known” in Tehillim 76:1 is edwn (no-da).21 And in Tehillim 76:1, the Spirit reveals hwhy is especially taking us back to the revelation made to Mosheh at the burning bush. The Spirit shows us this is the case since, like Sinai (seen just above), this word for “known” also has a misparim value of 130!
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130 = (70) e + (4) d + (6) w + (50) n = edwn = No-da = Known
As He revealed Himself to the nation at Sinai (130), Elohim became more greatly known (130) in Yahudah, and in all Yisrael.22 Yet through the numbers seen in Tehillim 76, we believe the Spirit is especially calling our attention to the very start of this process. We are being led to remember that special time when hwhy first appeared to Mosheh. We say this because of the next misparim value which the Spirit reveals. It had been some years since hwhy had made me aware the misparim for Yisrael was 541:
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541 = (30) l + (1) a + (200) r + (300) s + (10) y = larsy = Yisrael
But on the Shabbat of 3/31/2012, the writer was led to the “Song of Deborah”23 and he was reading some of its beginning lines24 in the Hebrew when the Spirit revealed a most awe-inspiring connection. On this special Day, the word “Yisrael” was seen in the Song of Deborah with the beit preposition ( b ), in this case, meaning “in:”25
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= larsyb = b’Yisrael = in Yisrael 543 = (30) l + (1) a + (200) r + (300) s + (10) y + (2) b
This had to be one of the simplest, yet most awe-inspiring revelations of His greatness I had ever been blessed to see! Not only does the word b’Yisrael (in Yisrael) have the precise misparim value as “I Am that I Am” (543), but upon

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Genesis 15:18-21, 17:1-8, 19, Exodus 2:24, 6:4-8 Shemot/Exodus 19:1-8 and onward through the following chapters of the book. 21 We note that the first syllable of this word even sounds like our word for “know.” 22 Shemot/Exodus 34:32, Leviticus 26:46, 27:34, Nehemiah 9:13 23 Shophetim/Judges 5:1 24 Shophetim/Judges 5:2 25 The beit preposition can mean any of the following: in, by, with, from, against.

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turning to the Psalms, this word ( larsyb ) would wind up being the very same Hebrew word as that which is seen in Tehillim 76:1:
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Myhla
(is) Elohim

hdwhyb edwn
in Yahudah

Known
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wms
(is) His Name

lwdg
great

larvyb
in Yisrael

So this would be the literal rendering of the text, taken directly from the Hebrew: Known in Yahudah is Elohim; in Yisrael, great is His Name! Tehillim/Psalms 76:1 The start of hwhy making Himself known (130) “in Yisrael” (543), at that time in history, was at Sinai (130) where He declared to Mosheh, “I come to be that I come to be” (543). The Bush That Burned But Was Not Consumed Given that we have 130 (=Sinai) and 543 (=I Am that I Am) in the same Hebrew text (Tehillim 76:1), we hear Ruach ha’Qodesh26 calling us back to the momentous event when hwhy first appeared to Mosheh at Mount Sinai, making Himself known as the One who ever lives and ever does according to His good pleasure. What was hwhy showing Mosheh as He appeared to him in a bush that burned but was not consumed? A number of texts will bear out the truth of the following statement: The burning bush signified the unstoppable, burning zeal of hwhy of Hosts that was now kindled to keep His covenant and perform His Word as He came down to fulfill His sovereign will.27 Yeshayahu (Isaiah) directly refers to the zeal of hwhy that burned as Elohim came down28 to deliver His people out of Mitsrayim. Referring to the zeal of hwhy which burned to deliver Yisrael from bondage, the Spirit said this through the prophet: 11 Then He remembered the days of old, Mosheh and His people, saying, Where is He that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of His flock? Where is He that put His Set-Apart Ruach in the midst of them? 12 that caused His majestic arm to go at the right hand of Mosheh? that divided the waters before them, to make Himself an everlasting Name? 13 that led them through the depths, as a horse
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(the Set Apart Spirit) See Isaiah 9:7, 26:11, 37:32, 42:13-15, 59:16-18, 63:11-15 28 Exodus 3:7-8

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in the wilderness, so that they stumbled not? 14 As the cattle that go down into the valley, the Spirit of hwhy caused them to rest; so You led Your people, to make Yourself a Name majestic. 15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of Your separateness and of Your weight/splendor: Where are Your zeal and Your mighty acts? The yearning of Your heart and Your compassions are restrained toward me. Isaiah 63:11-15 Recounting the zeal of hwhy that burned against His enemies while saving His people with a yearning heart of compassion (and praying for those very things to be manifested once more in his days), Yeshayahu thus spoke of the redemption from Egypt. hwhy became known—first to Mosheh and to all Yisrael, and then to Egypt and to all the world—by the judgments He executed on Egypt and its false gods.29 Elohim became known through the judgments which brought about redemption of Yisrael’s firstborn30 from the hand of the enemy.31 Of making Himself known in the judgments which fell on Egypt, hwhy said this to Pharaoh: 15 Now if I had stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, then you would have been cut off from the earth. 16 And for this reason I have raised you up, in order to show you My power, and in order to declare My Name in all the earth. Shemot/Exodus 9:15-16, ISRV And King David wrote likewise: Known (edwn )32 is hwhy by the judgment which He executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion, Selah Tehillim/Psalm 9:16 Zealous For Zion—hwhy Acts For His Name’s Sake The Spirit reveals the zeal of hwhy—that burned to deliver Yisrael from the affliction of bondage in Egypt—was nothing less than His zeal to establish Tziyon as a praise in all the earth. Thus says hwhy of Hosts: I have been zealous for Yerushalayim, and for Tziyon with great zeal. Zechariah 1:14
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Exodus 12:12, Jeremiah 32:20-21, Exodus 9:13-16 Exodus 4:22-23 31 Psalm 107:2 32 The same Hebrew word seen in Tehillim 76:1. And we emphasize: Known / edwn = 130 = ynyo / Sinai

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While Zecharyah’s prophecy still awaits a future fulfillment regarding Yerushalayim and Mount Tziyon, the zeal of hwhy has long burned to establish His Word and to make known His ways and His splendor in all the earth.33 And the intent of hwhy to bring about this great increase of His Government—spreading His salvation to the ends of the earth through Yisrael—has never changed. And we should make no mistake, hwhy did not establish Tziyon as a praise in all the earth because of any righteousness He found in Yisrael; rather, He chose our nation for His Name’s sake. The zeal of hwhy was burning to uphold His word, to perform the oath34 which He had spoken to our forefathers Abraham, Yitschak, and Ya’acov. And this is exactly what hwhy testified to Yisrael through Mosheh: 4 Do not speak in your heart, when hwhy your Elohim casts them out from before you, saying, “For my own righteousness, has hwhy brought me in to possess this land”—whereas it is for the lawlessness of these nations that hwhy is dispossessing them from before you. 5 Not for your own righteousness, nor for the uprightness of your own heart, are you going in to possess their land but for the lawlessness of these nations is hwhy your Elohim driving them out from before you, and that He may establish the word which hwhy swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Yitschak, and to Ya’acov. 6 So then, you must consider that not for your own righteousness is hwhy your Elohim giving to you this good land to possess it, for you are a stiff–necked people. Deuteronomy 9:4-6 But hwhy is also very clear on still another point: He most certainly loved Yisrael and chose our nation to continue fulfilling His plan to make His Name and His ways known in all the earth. And this is the very thing which Elohim spoke to those He brought forth from bondage in Egypt: 7 hwhy did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people: 8 but because hwhy loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn to your fathers, has hwhy brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know, therefore, that hwhy your Elohim, He is Elohim, the faithful El, who keeps covenant and chesed 35 with those that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations. Deuteronomy 7:7-9 The love of hwhy for the forefathers was visited by His lovingkindness upon their descendants:
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Numbers 14:21, Psalm 72:19, Isaiah 2:1-5, 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14 Genesis 13:14-17, 15:18-21, 17:8, 26:3, 50:24, Exodus 33:1, Numbers 32:11, Deuteronomy 1:8, 30:20, 34:4, Tehillim 105:8-11, 1Chronicles 16:15-19, Jeremiah 11:5 35 Chesed (dox) = kindness/lovingkindness.

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And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their seed after them, and brought you out of Mitsrayim with His Presence, with His great power. Debarim/Deuteronomy 4:37 Many believers have become lifted up with pride because they do not understand the purpose in their election. Just as an elected official is no better than the constituents he is called to serve, so it is with the believer. The call to believe in and worship the Most High is a call to serve others. We are not better than the unbelieving, but we do have upon us a serious responsibility to love and serve them. We have been given the immense privilege and honor of knowing hwhy and His Messiah on this side of eternity,36 and instead of using this as a means of selfexaltation—as is seen on such a rampant scale throughout a great majority of the believing world—we should be learning to follow the Messiah in humble service to fellow believers as well as to all those under our care (or in our sphere of influence) in the unbelieving world around us. From the very start, hwhy has always intended to bless all nations though Abraham and his Seed, the Messiah.37 All those who are of Yisrael will have this vision and they will grow in the favor and knowledge of Elohim to fulfill it. And such sincere believers will also be, or they will eventually become, ambassadors to carry the knowledge of His Word, His shalom, His ways, and His splendor into all the earth. The zeal of hwhy burns to do this and He will not be turned back from His determination to see the earth filled to overflowing with His great splendor:38 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the splendor of hwhy, as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14 To that end, all the forefathers were intended to spearhead this plan of salvation by making known the greatness and the splendor of hwhy in all the earth. hwhy intended Yisrael to be a light to the nations.39 The beginning of that wisdom—by which hwhy would use them to teach His righteousness to the other nations of the earth40—was the fear/reverence of hwhy.41 Thus, Yisrael was commanded to avoid walking in the ways of the heathen.42 They were to influence and not to be influenced. While we see this plan occurred with some measure of significant success for a short while in the kingdoms of David43 and Solomon,44 this splendor
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John 20:29 Genesis 12:1-3, 17:1-6, 18:18, 26:4 38 Numbers 14:21, Psalm 72:19, Isaiah 2:1-5, 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14 39 Isaiah 2:1-4 40 Deuteronomy 4:6 41 Psalms 111:10 42 Deuteronomy 18:19, Jeremiah 10:2 43 2Samuel 5:11, 1Kings 5:1,7 44 1Kings 10:1-5

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was short-lived. But when the zeal of hwhy burns, He will not be turned back from fulfilling His ultimate determination. Having pondered these amazing spiritual principles, and having considered these instructive Scriptures, we may now have a better understanding surrounding the zeal of hwhy that burned, and which will burn once more, to establish Tziyon as a praise in all the earth. All that hwhy does, He does for His Name’s sake, to make His greatness known in all the earth and to bring His righteousness, peace, and joy to all nations.45 After the deliverance at Yam Suf,46 we are told the zeal of hwhy was burning to lead Yisrael into the Land of Promise and to plant them in His habitation on Mount Tziyon: 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away. 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of Your arm they shall be as still as a stone; till Your people pass over, hwhy, till the people pass over, which You have purchased. 17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance,47 in the place,48 hwhy, which You have made for You to dwell in, the Sanctuary, Sovereign, which Your hands have established. 18 hwhy shall reign to the Age and beyond. Shemot/Exodus 15:15-18 And this is what will occur, once more, in these End Times, as hwhy acts for His Name’s sake and makes His judgments known in all the earth. Concerning what now lies in the near future, we recall the text in Zechariah, the one quoted earlier, which spoke of the burning zeal of hwhy on behalf of Tziyon: Thus says hwhy of Hosts: I have been zealous (anq) for Yerushalayim, and for Tziyon with great zeal (hanq). Zechariah 1:14 In Hebrew, the word for Tziyon49 has a misparim value of 156:
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156 = (50) N + (6) w + (10) y + (90) u = Tziyon (Zion)
Yet to inspire our awe and reverence for the Most High, and to show us His unstoppable purpose in establishing Tziyon as a praise in all the earth, the Spirit of hwhy breathed the word for zeal to have the very same misparim value as that which is seen in the word for this mountain:
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156 = (5) h + (1) a + (50) n + (100) q = kanah = zeal / jealousy
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Romans 14:17 The Sea of Reeds, but incorrectly translated as the Red Sea. 47 Mount Tziyon! 48 Yerushalayim! 49 (which many will more readily recognize as “Zion”)

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Since both words have the same misparim of 156, we see hwhy emphatically teaching us and confirming that His great zeal will burn to fulfill His Word and make the splendor of His Name and His Kingdom known in all the earth. His great work will be known worldwide; specifically what He has done in fulfilling His Word and keeping His covenant to give the Land of Canaan to Abraham, Yitschak, and Ya’acov, and to their descendants! The central focus of this Land-promise— and what remains today the hot-spot of all the controversy—is nothing less than Yerushalayim, the city of the great King, setting on nothing less than Mount Tziyon. And in these Last Days, the zeal of hwhy will burn to establish, once and for all, Yerushalayim on Mount Tziyon; all this to the end that His great Name will be made known in all the earth: 1 But in the latter days it shall come to be, that the mountain of the House of hwhy shall be established on the head of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall go and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of hwhy, and to the house of the Elohim of Ya’acov; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.” For out of Tziyon shall go forth the Torah, and the Word of hwhy from Yerushalayim; 3 and He will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of hwhy of hosts has spoken it. 5 For all the peoples walk every man in the name of his god; but we will walk in the Name of hwhy our Elohim to the Age and beyond. Micah 4:1-5 I Am That I Am (543) is in Yisrael (543)! In appearing to Mosheh, the zeal of hwhy was now burning and, through His Name, He revealed Himself as the Sovereign over all. hwhy is the One who does according to His will in the heavens above and the earth beneath: He comes to be whatever He chooses in accordance with His good pleasure. It was the fullness of time and hwhy had come forth to fulfill His Word, to keep His covenant with Abraham, Yitschak and Ya’acov. It was the time of the great announcement that Yisrael would now be delivered out of bondage in Mitsrayim (Egypt) at Pesach/Passover!
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“in Yisrael” = larsyb = 543 = hyha rva hyha = I Am that I Am
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“I Am that I Am” (543) is literally “in Yisrael (543)”! This is an awe-inspiring revelation that hwhy will surely fulfill His intentions to make His Name great in and through Yisrael! hwhy would now use the deliverance out of Mitsrayim to make Himself known (130) to His people and to all the world. The Most High chose Mosheh and Aharon to spearhead the process and hwhy first revealed His burning zeal in the bush at Sinai (130). And the Spirit reveals many things of great significance through this undeniable number connection—a connection which shows us the foreknowledge and sovereignty of hwhy are so far beyond measure and so far past finding out! 1. His Name and eternal sovereignty (I Am that I Am, 543) are known and exalted in Yisrael (543) and this defines those who truly number among the faithful of that nation, be it now, in times past, or in the future. Those who are His people will know,50 love,51 and reverence52 His Name and they will proclaim the greatness of that Name in all the earth. Further, the greatness of His Name abides, at least in part, within the hearts of all those who are full-fledged citizens of the Commonwealth of Yisrael. His Name is in Yisrael (b’Yisrael) and those who are of Yisrael/in Yisrael will have His Name/Spirit burning within them. 2. Thus, those who refuse to honor His Name and His Torah—His Kingdom and His Righteousness53—are in danger of being rejected.54 And as the next section of this study conveys, those who do not/will not honor His Name have been kept, or are being kept, from doing so by the judgment of hwhy Himself. Yisrael Returns to Egypt: “My Name Will No More Be Heard” For some centuries, traditions of men have prevailed surrounding the Name of hwhy and its utterance among His people. One particular Jewish tradition—which is not in accordance with the immutable Torah—has taught its adherents that the Name of hwhy is “too holy to pronounce,” and that uttering His Name is being irreverent, or worse, it is even said to be blasphemous. But under the light of the Torah, such a view does not hold up under any amount of close or humble scrutiny. Our Mashiach came to repair the breach and to restore the ancient paths of the Torah.55 And as eSwhy magnified the Torah and made it honorable,56 He rejected all Pharisaical traditions which nullified the original commandments (mitzvot) of hwhy since such traditions violated the severe warnings of hwhy not to add to or take away from His Word:

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1Kings 8:43, Isaiah 52:6, Ezekiel 39:7 Psalm 69:36, 91:14, 119:32, Isaiah 56:6, John 17:26, Hebrews 6:10 52 Malachi 3:16, Matthew 6:9 53 Matthew 5:17-20, 6:9-10,33 54 1Chronicles 28:9, 2Chronicles 7:19-22, 15:2, Isaiah 1:28, 65:11-15, Jeremiah 17:13, Hosea 4:6, Jonah 2:8, 1Corinthians 9:27 (Sha’ul well knew the words of the Messiah: Luke 13:24) 55 Isaiah 58:12 56 Isaiah 42:21

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“You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish from it, that you may keep the commandments of hwhy your Elohim which I command you … Deuteronomy 4:2 Whatever thing I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add to it, nor diminish from it.” Deuteronomy 12:32 So while many New Covenant believers have been disturbed over the unacceptable, Torah-nullifying Jewish tradition being considered,57 all those who trust in His Name should take heart: Nothing can stand against the counsel of hwhy 58 and nothing can hinder the greatness of His Name from being known to the ends of the earth! 59 hwhy is the One who has spoken the word, and He will see to it that His Name is memorialized “to all generations.”60 Instead of being overly vexed at a false Jewish tradition which shows no signs of being totally corrected any time before the return of our Mashiach, we must rest in the sovereign Hand of hwhy. The truth is, bondage and disobedience are associated with those who will not speak forth the Name of hwhy. Even though hwhy had long since delivered Yisrael from bondage in Egypt, in the days of Yeshayahu (Isaiah) and Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah), Elohim had to warn Yisrael not to look to Egypt for help and not to return to the land of Ham.61 However, there were many who did not heed the warning, and so hwhy would pronounce this telling judgment over those of Yahudah (Judah) who disobeyed Him by returning to Egypt: 24 Moreover Yirmeyahu said to all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of hwhy, all Yahudah that are in the land of Egypt: 25 Thus says hwhy of hosts, the Elohim of Yisrael, saying, You and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and with your hands have fulfilled it, saying, “We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink–offerings unto her: establish then your vows, and perform your vows.” 26 Therefore, hear the word of hwhy, all Yahudah that dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great Name, says hwhy, that My Name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Yahudah in all the land of Egypt, saying, “As hwhy lives.” Jeremiah 44:24-26
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(i.e., not speaking the Name of hwhy) Proverbs 21:30 59 Malachi 1:11,14 60 Exodus 3:14-15, Deuteronomy 7:9, Psalm 105:8 61 (Egypt is the land of Ham: Psalm 105:23,27), Isaiah 30:1-15, 31:1-6, Jeremiah 2:36-37, 42:7-22, 43:1 - 44:30

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This was the judgment of hwhy pronounced over those who would go back to Egypt. His great Name would no more be heard out of their mouths. So it is completely fitting that many who consider themselves to be part of Judah in our days still will not utter the Name of hwhy. Bondage and disobedience are associated with those of His people who will not speak forth the Name of hwhy. It brings peace and rest when we see the Hand of hwhy is completely sovereign over the entire situation: hwhy Himself will not let them speak His great Name who turn aside to the bondage of idolatry. So whether those in our days who refuse to speak His Name are in bondage, or whether they simply remain uninstructed in the Torah over the truth of this allimportant matter, in either case, we have only to walk in obedience and leave room for the Spirit of hwhy to do His marvelous work. Our only need is to be found in Him, loving others through intercession and prayer-service to them for the Most High;62 the zeal of hwhy of Hosts will then bring about whatever He wishes to see done in the way He wishes to do it!63 As far as the Name of hwhy being “too holy to pronounce,” we see numerous instances of the believing patriarchs, matriarchs, and Israelites who knew nothing of this false tradition and who continually spoke forth/uttered the great Name of hwhy: Adam and Chawah,64 Lamech the father of Noach,65 Noach,66 Abraham,67 Yitschak/Isaac,68 Ya’acov,69 Leah,70 Job,71 Mosheh,72 Joshua son of Nun,73 Naomi,74 Boaz,75 workers in the fields of Boaz,76 Channah,77 Samuel,78 King David,79 the prophet Nathan,80 King Solomon,81 Eliyahu82 (Elijah), Elisha,83 the
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1Timothy 2:1-4,8 Psalm 33:11 64 Genesis 4:1 65 Genesis 5:28-29 66 Genesis 9:26 67 Genesis 13:4, 15:2, 21:33 68 Genesis 25:21, 26:25, 27:27 69 Genesis 28:16, 32:9, 49:18 70 Genesis 29:35 71 Job 1:20-21 72 Exodus 4:1, 5:1,3, 7:16, 8:26, 9:1,13, 10:3, and many others. 73 Joshua 3:5,9 74 Ruth 1:8,21, 2:20 75 Ruth 2:4 76 Ruth 2:4 77 1Samuel 1:15,20,22, 2:1,21 78 1Samuel 7:3,5,12; 12:18, 15:22, and many others. 79 1Samuel 17:37,45, and many others including a multitude of songs to sing the Name of hwhy. 80 2Samuel 7:3, 12:1-15 81 1Kings 8:12 82 1Kings 17:1, 18:15, 21, 36 83 2Kings 2:2, 4, 14

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singers in battle against Moab, Ammon, and Mount Seir,84 King Hezekiah,85 Yeshayahu (Isaiah),86 Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah),87 Ezekiel,88 Hosea,89 Joel,90 Amos,91 Jonah,92 Micah,93 Nachum,94 Habakkuk,95 Zephanyah,96 Haggai,97 Zecharyah,98 Malachi,99 and of course, eSwhy the Mashiach.100 And in addition to this multitude of faithful patriarchs/matriarchs, kings, and prophets, even pagan kings and queens spoke His qadosh Name: Pharaoh,101 the Queen of Sheba,102 and Cyrus king of Persia.103 Many Jewish sages taught (and teach) the Messiah will not come until all Yisrael upholds the Shabbat. While that may be the case, the Messiah stated He will not come back until the House of Yahudah says of Him, “Blessed is He that comes in the Name of hwhy.” Psalm 118:26/Matthew 23:37-39 The implication is inescapable that, in these Last Days, there will certainly be many who awaken within the House of Yahudah who not only believe in the Messiah of Yisrael, but who also uphold the Torah by speaking the Name of hwhy with reverence and awe. Shalom in the Name We have shalom in His Name because we have shalom when abiding in Him. Through Yeshayahu (Isaiah), hwhy indicates we have shalom-shalom (MwlS MwlS) when our minds are fixed on Him: You will keep in peace-peace (MwlS MwlS)104 the mind fixed, for he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

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2Chronicles 20:21-23 2Kings 19:15, 2Chronicles 29:30-31, 30:1,18,20 86 2Kings 19:6,20, 20:1,9,11,16, Isaiah 37:21-38 and many others. 87 Jeremiah 17:19-27, 26:12, 32:6-25, and many others. 88 Ezekiel 3:27, 11:1-13, 14:1-8 89 Hosea 4:1-3 90 Joel 1:14-15,19, 2:1,11-14,17-19, 26-32 91 Amos 5:16 92 Jonah 1:9-10, 2:1,2,6,7,9, 93 Micah 3:5,8,11, 4:1-5, 6:1-8 94 Nachum 1:2-3,7,9,12,14, 2:13, 3:5 95 Habakkuk 1:2,12, 3:1-2,8,18-19 96 Zephanyah 2:2-3,9, 3:8-9,12 97 Haggai 1:2, 2:1-23 98 Zechariah 1:1-21 99 Malachi 1:5-6,11,14, 3:16-17, 4:1-3 100 Matthew 6:9-10, John 5:43, 17:6,11-12, 26, Hebrews 2:11-12 101 Exodus 5:2, 8:8, 28, 9:27, 10:8,16,24, 12:31 102 1Kings 10:1, 6-9 103 2Chronicles 36:22-23 104 The Hebrew text actually uses the word twice to emphasize the strength and fullness of the peace which hwhy gives by His Name/Spirit.

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And in Tehillim/Psalms we read those who know His Name will put their trust in hwhy: And they that know Your Name will put their trust in You; for You, hwhy, have not forsaken those that seek You. Tehillim/Psalm 9:10 A significant part of trusting in His Name (and so having His peace/shalom ruling in our hearts105) is knowing that, by reason of His very existence (“I Am”), the sovereign will of the great “I Am” is overriding within and around every good and bad circumstance; hwhy even turns the evil that we encounter in this lifetime to bring us into the ultimate blessings He has for our lives, both now and in the Kingdom. After getting past the poor translations surrounding Yoseph and his being sold into Egyptian slavery, we can readily see how trust and shalom are so closely related to faith in the Name of hwhy: 1 Now these are the names of the sons of Yisrael, who came into Egypt (every man and his household came with Ya’acov): 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Ya’acov were seventy souls: and Yoseph was in Egypt already. Shemot/Exodus 1:1-5 The poor translation is seen in the last part of verse 5, which supposedly says Yoseph was already in Egypt. The Hebrew of this text looks like this:
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Myrumb
in Mitsrayim

hyh
came to be

Powyw
and Yoseph

Yet this word for “came to be” is the very same word hwhy used when stating “I Am,” or “I come to be:”

hyha
I come to be

The aleph prefix (a), seen just above, means “I.” And the letter aleph is the only difference between the two words “came to be/come to be” (hyh) and “I come to be” (hyha). So the Scripture in Shemot/Exodus 1:5 is not conveying Yoseph was in Egypt already. Rather, the Spirit is telling us the patriarch came to be (hyh) in Mitsrayim/Egypt via the Sovereign Hand of the One who states, “I come to be” (hyha). Yoseph came to be in Mitsrayim because his father, Ya’acov, loved him dearly and his other brothers were jealous of that relationship. He came to be in Mitsrayim because the Sovereign hwhy had revealed prophetic dreams indicating Yoseph would be a great ruler over men and because his older brothers hated him
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for those authentic prophecies. Yoseph came to be in Mitsrayim because his brothers acted on their hatred (some even wanting to kill him) and because they betrayed him, selling their brother as slave to a caravan of Midianites who were traveling to Egypt. Yoseph came to be in Mitsrayim because all these events and more were orchestrated by the sovereignty and overruling might of the One who states “I Am”—“I rule and reign in the affairs of mankind and I most assuredly bring about whatever pleases Me.”106 hwhy was the One who sent Yoseph before Yisrael into Mitsrayim: 17 He sent a man before them: Yoseph was sold for a servant: 18 They hurt his feet with fetters; he was laid in chains of iron. 19 Until the time that His word came to pass, the word of hwhy tried him. 20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of peoples, and let him go free. 21 He made him sovereign of his house, and ruler of all his substance; 22 to bind his princes at his pleasure, and teach his elders wisdom. Psalm 105:17-22 Knowing the Sovereign hwhy was ultimately the One who was working His great salvation in the midst of the earth, Yoseph had long-since found complete shalom in his extremely painful and trying circumstances. Yoseph knew the Name of hwhy, and the prophet knew the word of Elohim would not fail;107 the patriarch knew his dreams would surely come to pass. Thus, Yoseph would later speak of this great sovereignty to his brothers: 4 And Yoseph said to his brothers, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Yoseph, your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 And now, do not be grieved, and do not be angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for Elohim sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years has the famine been in the land: and there are yet five years, in which there shall be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And Elohim sent me before you to preserve you a remnant in the earth, and to save you alive by a great deliverance. 8 So now, it was not you that sent me here, but Elohim: and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and sovereign of all his house, and ruler over all the land of Mitsrayim. 9 Hurry, and go up to my father, and say to him, Thus says your son Yoseph, Elohim has made me sovereign of all Egypt: come down to me, tarry not; 10 and you will dwell in the land of Goshen, and you will be near to me, you, and your children, and your children’s children, and your flocks, and your herds, and all that you have: 11 and there I will nourish you; for there are yet five years of famine; lest thou come to poverty, you, and your household, and all that you have. Genesis 45:4-11

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Yoseph had found complete shalom in the realization the Sovereign hwhy was working His unstoppable will. Yoseph knew the Name of hwhy, and that Elohim would perform His good pleasure.108 And the shalom we have as we trust in His Name/overruling sovereignty brings us back to our pivotal text: “In Yisrael, great is His Name.”
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wms
Shemo (is) His Name

lwdg
gadol great

larvyb
b’Yisrael in Yisrael

Perhaps some readers will have noticed that the Hebrew letters which compose the word “shalom” (MwlS) are seen in the last four Hebrew letters of this line:
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wms Mwls
shalom

l

As can be seen above, not only are these the same four letters which compose the word “shalom,” but if we combine those letters (highlighted in blue) in the order they appear in this text, we get the Hebrew word which means “for His Name:”
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wmsl = lish-mo = for His Name
hwhy told David that his son, Shelomo/Solomon, would “build a house for My Name:”109
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ymsl
lish-mi for My Name

tyb - hnby
ba-yit a house yib-neh will build

awh
hu He

hwhy says “lish-mi” (ymsl), meaning “for My Name,” while we say, “lishmo” (wmsl), meaning “for His Name.” That the letters which compose the word “for His Name” (wmsl) are the same four letters (w-m-s-l) as those which compose the word “shalom” (M-w-l-s) is a complete message in itself. As we are ambassadors of shalom/peace,110 we are living “for His Name:” We walk in shalom/peace with hwhy111 and men,112 we represent the Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom, and we are then truly living/abiding in the House which He is building “for His Name” (wmsl). hwhy has built (and is still building) the House ( b ) of Yisrael for His Name and He is using that House to proclaim His greatness in all the earth. We can and should have great peace in knowing that hwhy will not fail to make known the
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Isaiah 46:9-10 2Samuel 7:13 110 Ephesians 6:15 111 Malachi 2:4-7, Romans 5:1, 14:17 112 Malachi 2:4-7, Mark 9:49-50 > Colossians 4:6, Romans 14:17, Hebrews 12:14

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greatness of His Name and He will not fail to uphold His covenant with Abraham, Yitschak, and Ya’acov. As revealed at the burning bush—along with all the events that followed soon afterwards—the fiery zeal of hwhy of Hosts will accomplish this! Like Yoseph, as we continually magnify His Name in our hearts and minds, we will also have the shalom that comes to those who love, believe, and honor His Qadosh Name. To a Thousand Generations In His Torah, hwhy has prophesied one thousand generations will unfold across the foreordained history of mankind: Know therefore that hwhy your Elohim, He is Elohim, the faithful El, who keeps covenant and chesed 113 with those that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations. Deuteronomy 7:9 114 Low estimates place this time span at some 40,000115 to 70,000116 plus years. And the Name of hwhy is His abiding memorial—a memorial of His greatness which He has commanded to all 1000 of these generations. Many today would tell us the Law has been abolished. But according the words and teaching of the Messiah,117 such persons endanger their reward in the Kingdom by breaking far more than the least of the commandments118 while also teaching others to do likewise. Scripture shows us the Torah is the Constitution of the Kingdom—a Kingdom which will span across the foretold 1000 generations and which will bring about a most blessed and unbroken increase of His Government and of shalom in all the earth.119 The Messiah warned that only those who keep and teach the precepts of the Torah will attain to reward and greatness in this coming Time of unspeakable joy and continual blessings. We love hwhy because He first loved us.120 And those who love His Name will speak that Name with honor and reverence since ha’Shem (the Name) is His signature over all that hwhy says and does. In Yisrael, great is His Name!
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(kindness/lovingkindness) And His great Name will be memorialized across all 1000 of these generations! Exodus 3:14-15, Psalm 105:8 115 (if one generation is taken to be 40 years) 116 (if one generation is taken to be 70 years) 117 Mathew 5:17-20 118 Mathew 5:17-20 119 Isaiah 9:6-7 120 1John 4:19

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