When people say that Yeshua (Jesus) is found throughout the Old Testament, they probably don’t visibly see him in the written Word in the little Hebrew letters of the Alef and Tav –– את (et). While writing out several verses in Hebrew the other day, three contained the Alef and the Tav, the ‘sign’ of Yeshua. The Torah and Prophets revealing what Yeshua meant when when he said, “I AM the Alef and the Tav, the beginning and end” in Revelation 22:13.
“But you shall serve the LORD your God; and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst” (Exodus 23:25).
ועבדתם את–יהוה אלהיכם וברך את–לחםך ואת–מימך והסרתי מחלה מקרוך
In the Hebrew, there are three Alef and Tav ‘signs’ of Yeshua in Exodus 23:25. The first comes before “the LORD” or et yod-hey-vav-hey. The second comes before “your bread” or et lechemcha. The third comes before “your water” or et mayimcha. According to the words of Moshe, Yeshua is the presence of yod-hey-vav-hey who we serve; he is our bread that came in the form of manna (John 6:35-50); he is our water that came from the rock (John 7:38, 1 Corinthians 10:4).
“Then Elisha prayed and said, ‘O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.’ And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes and he saw –– and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha” (2 Kings 6:17).
ותפלל אלישע ואמר יהוה פקה–נא את–עיניו וראה ויפקח יהוה את–עיני הנער וירכ והנה ההר מלא סוסים ורכב אש סבביבת אלישע
In the Hebrew, there are two Alef and Tav ‘signs’ of Yeshua. Both come before ‘eyes’. This means that when the prophet Elisha prayed, Yeshua opened the servant’s eyes to see the spiritual realm –– the mountain full horses and chariots of fire.
“Then I said, ‘Woe is me, for I am ruined. Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of Hosts” (Isaiah 6:5).
ואמר אוי–לי כי–נדמיתי כי איש טמא–שפתים אנכי ובתוך עם–טמא שפתים אנכי יושב כי את–המלך יהוה צבאות רכו עיני
In the Hebrew, there is one Alef and Tav ‘sign’ of Yeshua. It comes before “the King, the LORD of Hosts.” This means that the prophet Isaiah saw Yeshua as the King, the yod-hey-vav-hey of the heavenly hosts.
When combining the Alef and Tav ‘signs’ of Yeshua in these verses, Yeshua is the LORD, He is the bread of life, the living water, the one who opens our spiritual eyes, and the King, the Commander over the heavenly armies.
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