(Thought I would share this article I wrote)
Recently, I have discovered a “new” way to look at Biblical text.
Ironically, it is by referring to the oldest pictographic Hebrew/Aramaic langauge – thus relying less upon westernised translations – in other words, none of its original provocative challenges are lost.
It reveals some amazing insights into a more practical relationship with the Father because it is based upon the argument that these pictographs (known as the Otiot or Sacred Signs) were the very same ones that YHWH Himself inscribed upon the stone tablets for Moses (making them, arguably, the oldest written form in the World). And having been written by the very hand of the Father Himself, they speak His langauge, and should be seen from His point of view … that will become clear as we delve into the details of what is being said.
Let us jump straight into the word study of the English “choose” which has been translated from the Biblical Hebrew word “Bahar” (pronounced ‘bar-hair – with the H making a guttural sound).
It is known as a root word (which will be explained in another article), made up of three Paleo-Hebrew pictographs – Resh Chet Beyt (read from right to left).
These are basically descriptive images – Resh=Head Chet=Fence Beyt=Tent or House.
But the description tends towards function – or, what the object does, not what it is. And because we are looking at a Biblical word each pictograph is a function relating directly to the Father.
Hebrew is read from right to left, but often the foundation of the word begins in the middle … so that is where we will start – with Chet.
Chet means to “divide, separate, surround, protect”, and “select” (which would be appropriate in this study). Its supernatural description is “selecting and operating the Spiritual Gifts”.
The other two characters support Chet:
Resh – “first, chief, top, thoughts” and “think”. Supernaturally, “who is the head of me – the Father, or the deceiver?” With any choice to be made this question is vital, and must be answered from the outset.
Beyt – “intimate relationship (as in the family), internal perception, inside” then supernaturally this stands for Yahshua, the Son … more precisely, through Him I become an adopted member of the family.
Biblically speaking, “choice” is one of the most potent of the Fathers attributes (Genesis 1:1,3,5,6 …)- which He has put into us! This means that, like the Father, when I make a choice the World changes!
Also, even though I was created to worship the Father (Revelation 4:11), I have the choice not to do so! Therefore, I must be confident as to “who is the head of me?”.
So, we now see how well each character fits into each other giving us an understanding that is grounded in the eternal, and challenging us now on earth to be “doers” and not just believers (James 1:22).
When a choice needs to be made, first we gather together the different options – select then separate them from anything irrelevant. Here I get to know exactly what is on offer. “Chet” contains guaranteed Spiritual assistance in the operation of the Gifts, but that depends upon “who is my head?” … which comes from “Resh”. In other words, if the Father is my Head then the appropriate Spiritual Gifts will be available – the guarantee here is that whatever choice is made the Father will be glorified – because He is my Head.
This neatly steers us into the intimacy of “Beyt”.
Choosing the appropriate option comes from within “Beyt” – an internal perception, where the Son is found. Here the supernatural nature of “choice” manifests its most potent result – on earth and in heaven. When the choice is finally made, the eternal relationship within the Family – Father, Son, Holy Spirit … AND my brothers and sisters in Christ – actually becomes more apparent to me – more “real”!
If you think I have erred by adding the adopted children of God to the Holy Trinity, remember that once this temporary time of the old World is complete there will be a wedding feast in the new one for the Bridegroom and the Bride … and the Bible states that when that happens the two will become one (Genesis 2:24, Revelation 21:9).