What did Jesus mean when he said that he was the Alpha and the Omega? The Greek letters, the Alpha and the Omega are the first and that last LETTERS of the Greek alphabet. The alphabet in any language is used to form WORDS. And the first and last LETTERS of the Hebrew alphabet are the Aleph and the Tav.

So I believe that Jesus was saying that he is the Aleph and the Tav in the SCRIPTURES. In other words, Jesus is saying that he is the written word of God that prophesies of him. Jesus told the children of Israel that they searched the Scriptures for ETERNAL LIFE and that the SCRIPTURES testify of ME. To say this another way, Jesus is saying that he is the living word of God, as in, the spoken word of Yahweh made flesh. Jesus is the light of the world who brings eternal life to those who believe and obey his teachings in the New Covenant written in the New Testament.

Let us read where Jesus said that the Scriptures speak of him. And then I will show you why I believe that by Jesus saying that he is the Alpha and the Omega was a CLUE for us to search the Scriptures for the untranslated Aleph and Tav verses. In other words, Jesus is saying that he is the two UNTRANSLATED  Hebrew letters, the Aleph, and the Tav, in the Hebrew SCRIPTURES which point to him. For you see, these two untranslated Hebrew letters, the Aleph, and the Tav, can be found from the FIRST verse in Genesis to the LAST verse in Malachi. And that I why Jesus said he was the FIRST and the LAST, the BEGINNING and the END, the Alpha and the Omega.

Please read John 5:39,40.

Search the SCRIPTURES; for IN THEM (The Tenakh and the Torah) you THINK you have ETERNAL LIFE: and they (The Scriptures, the Tenakh, the Torah, the Law of Moses contained in ordinances) are they which testify of ME.

40. And you will not come TO ME (The Alpha and the Tav, the spoken word OF Yahweh made flesh to be your Messiah), that you might have LIFE.”

Certainly, we can clearly see in the English translations of the Bible that the Scriptures PROPHESIED of the two comings of Jesus. But I believe there is a deeper meaning to what Jesus said about the scriptures speaking of him. What I mean by this is that there are hidden prophecies in the Scriptures that testify of Jesus. And Jesus gives us the KEY to the understanding of HOW to find everyone one of those hidden testimonies of Jesus in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Jesus said in Revelation 22:13 that he was the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet.

Revelation 22:13.

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

And to me, Jesus was telling us that in the Hebrew Scriptures he is the Aleph and the Tav, which are the first and last letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. So Jesus is telling us to search the Hebrew scriptures for the two UNTRANSLATED Hebrew letters, the Aleph and the Tav, the FIRST and the LAST letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

You see, Jesus spoke Hebrew and the Hebrew language was the native language of the children of Israel. Please read Acts 21:40 and Acts 26:14 where we can clearly see that Jesus spoke Hebrew. And we know that Abraham was a Hebrew. And thus the children of Abraham were all Hebrew people that spoke the Hebrew language.

So it stands to reason that Jesus also spoke to the apostle John in the book of Revelation in the Hebrew language. So, to me, Jesus said to John, I am the Aleph and the Tav. However, the Hebrew language was not the language of the Gentile people and that is why the New Testament was written in the Greek language. So John wrote the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.

But in Revelation 1:8 Yahweh the Father ALSO says that he is the Aleph and the Tav. So does this mean that Jesus is saying that he himself is Yahweh the Almighty God? No, not at all. Not when you understand WHAT the Aleph and the Tav symbolizes. And not when you understand that Yahweh becomes whatever he speaks forth to create. Please read the study DID GOD CREATE ALL THINGS OUT OF NOTHING?

Again, the letters of any alphabet are used to form WORDS. And in the beginning, Yahweh created the Aleph and the Tav FIRST. This means that it was Yahweh who created his WORDS first. And then from the words that Yahweh spoke out from his mouth, all created things came into existence. In other words, Yahweh alone and by himself existed in the BEGINNING before anything was created. To say this another way, Yahweh alone is the beginning and the ending of his creation. Yahweh created and Yahweh can destroy what he created if his creation is not pleasing to him.

Please read Hebrews 11:3.

“Through faith, we UNDERSTAND that the worlds were framed BY the WORD OF God (Or by the SPOKEN word of God) so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

Let us read Genesis 1:1-4 from the LITERAL translation so you can see that God CREATED the Aleph and the Tav. And then BY the WORD OF God, Yahweh CREATED the LIGHT by SPEAKING this living word out from his MOUTH. Please click on the blue link and read from the online Hebrew / English Interlinear literal translation of the Textus Receptus manuscript. From which also the King James Version was translated.

Genesis 1:1-4. LITERAL

“In beginning Elohim he created >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת heavens and >>וְ אֵ ת  the earth

2. And the earth she BECAME chaos and vacancy and darkness over faces of abyss and Spirit of Elohim vibrating over faces of waters

3. And Elohim he is saying HE shall become LIGHT and he IS BECOMING light

4. And Elohim he is SEEING >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the LIGHT that good and Elohim he is separating between the light and between the darkness”

So then, from the literal Hebrew / English Interlinear translation, we can see the Yahweh CREATED the Aleph and the Tav. And then SPOKE the Aleph and the Tav out from his mouth to create the heaven and the earth. We can also see the first prophecy of Jesus as being the LIGHT of the world that shall be coming into existence from the time that this prophecy was given in Genesis 1:3,4.

Now, in many prophecies of Jesus there is often a historical fulfillment and then there is the future fulfillment. In other words, God creating the physical LIGHT was a shadow or figure of the coming of the Messiah to become the SPIRITUAL LIGHT of the world. Let us now read the LITERAL translation of John 1:1-4 so that you can see that the Greek word “LOGOS” that is translated as the Word with a capital “W” in most every other translating is translated as the SAYING of God.

John 1:1-4 from the LITERAL translation.

“In beginning was the SAYING and the SAYING was TOWARD (Or WITHIN) the God and God was the SAYING.

2. This (Or the SAME, speaking of the SAYING) was TOWARD (Or WITHIN) the God

3. ALL through SAME became and apart from SAME not yet became ONE which has BECOME

4. In SAME (Speaking of the SAYING) life was and the life was the LIGHT of the humans.”

I just wanted to show you that the “word” in John 1:1-4 that became FLESH is the LIGHT that was prophesied to come into the world in Genesis 1:3,4.

Now let us take a look at some very familiar verses from the Old Testament Scriptures that we KNOW refer to Jesus our Messiah. We all know that Jesus was PIERCED in his side by the spear of the Roman soldier. And we all know that the Jews had the Roman soldier crucify Jesus their Messiah. We also know that the hands and feet of Jesus our messiah were PIERCED as well.

For the rest of these Aleph and Tav verses, I will not hand type from the literal translation. But rather I will use the English translation. However, in the English translation, we do not see the UNTRANSLATED Aleph and the Tav. So I will place this symbol >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת where the two untranslated Hebrew letters, the Aleph and the Tav, appear in the Hebrew text. And then you can click on the blue link and read the LITERAL translation for yourself.

Please read Zechariah 12:10.

“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”

So you can see that the >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת is a HIDDEN PROPHECY of the coming Messiah whom we, as Christians, know to be Jesus. Now, both the Trinitarian Christians and the Oneness Christians use this verse to try and prove that Jesus is Yahweh himself. For you see, in the English translation it appears to be Yahweh speaking in the first person saying that they will look upon ME whom they have pierced. But in the next phrase, it says that they shall mourn for HIM. And also, when we read the LITERAL translation we can see that it is the >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  who is speaking in the first person as a PROPHECY. For you see, there are some other Hebrew words that were not translated in the King James Version.

Please read Zechariah 12:9 from the LITERAL translation.

“And he BECOMES in the day the HE I shall see to exterminate >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת all the nations one coming on Jerusalem.”

In other words, the PROPHECY of the >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת will BECOME into existence as the Messiah, the HE. And the >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  Messiah, Jesus, shall execute to WRATH of Yahweh to fight against the nations that come against Jerusalem in the last days. And they shall look upon ME >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת   Messiah, Jesus, whom they have pierced and they shall mourn for HIM >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  their Messiah, Jesus, whom their forefathers caused to be pierced.

Now, we all know or at least we all SHOULD know that we, as Christians, are made heirs of the PROMISE of Abraham through our faith in Jesus as the atonement of our sins. Let us read Galatians 3:29 to refresh your memory.

Galatians 3:29.

“And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's SEED, and heirs according to the PROMISE.”

In other words, Yahweh promised the New Covenant WHEN he PROMISED Abraham that he would make him the father of MANY nations. Now let us read Genesis 17:7 to see the hidden prophecy of Jesus through the untranslated >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת.

Genesis 17:7.

“And I WILL establish my >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  COVENANT (Or I will establish my Messiah, Jesus, NEW COVENANT) between me AND your SEED after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you, AND to your SEED after you.”

In other words, the covenant of PROMISE to Abraham is a type, figure, or shadow pointing to the New Covenant of PROMISE that would be established in the shed blood of the Messiah, Jesus. So there was one fulfillment in history with Abraham. And the future fulfillment is recorded for the world to read in the New Testament.

Please read Galatians 3:16-19.

“Now to Abraham and his SEED were the PROMISES made. He says not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your SEED, which IS Christ.

17. And this I say, that the COVENANT (Speaking of the NEW Aleph Tav Messiah, Jesus, Covenant), that was confirmed before of God IN Christ, the law (Of MOSES), which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the PROMISE of none effect. (In other words, the (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  COVENANT of PROMISE, as in, Yahweh’s Messiah, Jesus, NEW COVENANT) was made IN Christ 430 years BEFORE the Law of Moses ever came to be)

18. For if the inheritance be of the law (Of MOSES), it is no more of PROMISE: but God gave it (the >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Messiah, Jesus, NEW COVENANT) to Abraham by PROMISE.

19. Wherefore then serve the law (Speaking of the CEREMONIAL Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES)? It (Speaking of all the CEREMONIAL Laws of Moses contained in ORDINANCES) was ADDED because of transgressions, TILL the (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Messiah, Jesus,) SEED should come to WHOM the promise was made; (In other words, Abraham is a type, figure, or shadow of Jesus much like the first Adam pointed to Jesus) and it (The New Covenant) was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.”

Now when God made the covenant of PROMISE to Abraham he made the SIGN of this covenant to be CIRCUMCISION if the flesh made with human hands. And again, we cannot see this hidden prophecy in our English Bibles. But the SIGN of the NEW Covenant is the >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Messiah, Jesus, SIGN.

Genesis 17:9-11.

“And God said unto Abraham, You shall keep my ( >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Messiah, Jesus) covenant, therefore, you, and your seed after you in their generations.

10. This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your seed after you; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

11. And you shall circumcise >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the flesh of your foreskin; and it (Or and HE, >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Messiah, Jesus) shall be a token (Or a SIGN) of the covenant betwixt me and you.”

So then, the SIGN of the covenant of PROMISE that was given to Abraham is CIRCUMCISION in the flesh made with hands. Now let us read Deuteronomy 10:16 where Yahweh tells the children of Israel to circumcise the FLESH of their HEART so that they will no longer be a STIFFNECKED people. Again, the Aleph and the Tav is hidden to us in the English translation.

Please read Deuteronomy 10:16.

Circumcise therefore (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Messiah, Jesus) the foreskin (Or the uncircumcision)  of your HEART, and be no more stiff necked.”

The Hebrew word translated as foreskin ALSO mean uncircumcision. Now let us read the fulfillment of this prophecy in Genesis 17:9-11 and Deuteronomy 10:16 found in the New Testament as Jesus being the circumcision of our heart that is NOT made with hands to those who BELIEVE. In other words, Jesus FULFILLED the law of circumcision to become the SIGN of the true circumcision of our HEART to all of us who BELIEVE in Jesus as our Savior.

Please read Colossians 2:11.

IN WHOM  also you ARE CIRCUMCISED with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh BY the circumcision OF Christ:”

And this SECOND circumcision of the HEART was prophesied in Joshua chapter 5. You see Joshua was the successor of Moses. And God gave the task of bringing the children of Israel into the promise land to Joshua who is ALSO a type of figure of Jesus.

Please read Joshua 5:2.

At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make you sharp knives, and circumcise (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  Jesus CIRCUMCISION of the HEART not made with hands) AGAIN the children of Israel the SECOND TIME.”

Now please read Joshua 5:9,10.

“And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  REJECTING OF Jesus as the Messiah) REPROACH of Egypt from off you. WHEREFORE (Or for this REASON) the NAME of the place is called GILGAL unto this day. (Meaning the STONE ROLLED AWAY which is a figure of the resurrection of Jesus to take away the REPROACH or the SIN of the world. The word Egypt is a figure or type symbolizing the world)

10. And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  Jesus) Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.”

Now, the SYMBOLIC meaning of the Passover feast can be kept or more specifically BELIEVED by anyone on any day of the year. The feast of Passover is symbolic for being saved by FAITH in Jesus as the atonement for our sins. So to me, the remnant of the children of Israel will keep the TRUE MEANING of the feast AT the second coming of Jesus. For you see, that is when the sin of the world will be ROLLED OFF of THEM seeing that they have REJECTED their Messiah in this PRESENT world.

Can you not see the symbolism of the WALL coming down that has kept the children of Israel from entering into the promised land. The middle wall has already come down for us as BELIEVERS in Jesus in this present world. But that WALL will not come down for the children of Israel until they see the STONE ROLLED away. Again, the meaning of Gilgal is a circle of stones or a CIRCULAR STONE.

We, as Christians, are all familiar with Isaiah chapter 53 which teaches us about our suffering Messiah and how God laid the sins of us all upon Jesus our Messiah.

Please read Isaiah 53:6.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on HIM (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Messiah, Jesus) the iniquity of us all.”

And all Christians know that Jesus is the Lamb of God who was slain in the mind and plan of God before the foundation of the word. John the Baptist says of Jesus, Behold the LAMB of God who takes away the SINS of the world.

Please read John 1:29.

“The next day John sees Jesus coming unto him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, (The >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Messiah, Jesus)  which takes away the sin of the world.”

And that is WHY the feast of Passover was given to the children of Israel in the first place. The feast days are shadows point to Jesus as the Messiah. And the feast of Passover Lamb is pointing to the TRUE Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Exodus 12:6-8.

“And you shall keep it (HIM) up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it (HIM >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Passover Lamb, Jesus) in the evening. (Or between the evenings)

7. And they shall take of the BLOOD, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it (HIM >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Passover Lamb, Jesus).

8. And they shall eat (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Passover Lamb, Jesus) the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.”

When Jesus said that we must eat his FLESH, he was speaking of eating or BELIEVING that he suffered and died on the cross for our sins to become Yahweh's Messiah. The BITTER herbs signify the BITTER MOURNING of the REMNANT of Israel when they mourn for their Messiah whom their forefathers had crucified. So eating the flesh of Jesu simply means BELIEVE that he died on the cross for your sins. And when Jesus said that he is the living bread from heaven, he was speaking of the TEACHINGS of God that were given to him by Yahweh from heaven. In other words, we must first BELIEVE the teaching that Jesus died for our sins. And then we must OBEY what Jesus taught his disciples under the New Covenant. And the teachings of Jesus under the New Covenant that he taught his disciples are written down for the entire world to read in the New Testament of the Holy Bible. And one of these teachings is about the shed BLOOD of Jesus that was shed to ESTABLISH the New Covenant. This is WHY the children of Israel were instructed to apply the BLOOD of the Passover lamb to the door frame of their house as a SIGN.

Exodus 12:13.

“And the blood shall be to you for a TOKEN (Or a SIGN) upon the houses where you are: and when I see (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Jesus, Passover Lamb, the SIGN of) the BLOOD, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”

In other words, the blood of animals is no longer pleasing to God. And therefore, the SIGN of the  (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus BLOOD is the ONLY blood that Yahweh accepts for the forgiveness of sin.

Exodus 12:23-28.

“For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Jesus, Passover Lamb) the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

24. And you shall observe (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Jesus, Passover Lamb) this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever.

25. And it shall come to pass, when you be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he has promised, that you shall keep (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Jesus, Passover Lamb) this service. (In other words, when Yahweh gathers the children of Israel back to their promised land at the second coming of Jesus, THEN the remnant of Israel will BELIEVE in the TRUE Passover Lamb, Jesus.)

26. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean you by this service? (Or what is the PURPOSE for this Passover Lamb? Or why was the feast of Passover given to the children of Israel in the first places?)

27. That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S Passover (Or you shall teach your children the MEANING of the feast of Passover is pointing to Yahweh’s Passover Lamb that he will one day sacrifice to deliver them from their sins. Teach them that Yahweh is their deliverer), who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Jesus, returns as the King of kings and the Lord of lords) smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

28. And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded  (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת the Jesus, Passover Lamb) Moses and Aaron, so did they.”

And most Christians understand that the Manna that rained down from heaven is also a shadow pointing to Jesus as the bread of life coming down from heaven.

Please read Exodus 16:30,31.

“So the people rested on the seventh day.

31. And the house of Israel called the name (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת  Jesus the BREAD of LIFE come down from heaven) thereof (Or name of HIM) Manna: and it (Or and HE) was like coriander seed, WHITE; and the taste of it (HIM) was like wafers made with HONEY.”

Again, when Jesus said he was the BREAD of LIFE he was saying that he is the TEACHING of ETERNAL life come from God down from heaven. White means PURE. So the manna is symbolic for the PURE teaching of God that is sweet to eat. The manna was food to eat for physical life. And the bread of life from heaven is the PURE TEACHING of Yahweh that if eaten will be spiritual food that will bring ETERNAL LIFE.

Now, to go along with the physical bread from heaven being NAMED Manna we also know that Jesus came in the NAME of Yahweh. Please read the study “WHAT DOES TAKING THE LORD’S NAME IN VAIN MEAN?” But for now let us read a verse in Malachi 1:6 where the children of Israel DESPISED or took the Lord’s NAME in VAIN.

Please read Malachi 1:6.

“A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I am a father, where is mine honor? and if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise MY NAME. And you say, Wherein have we despised your (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) NAME?”

Now let us read Exodus 20:7 where Yahweh gives the children of Israel the ten commandments. And the third commandment is a WARNING to the children of Israel for them to NOT take Yahweh’s NAME in VAIN.

Exodus 20:7.

“You shall NOT take the (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN; for the (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) NAME in VAIN.”

Also please read Deuteronomy 5:10-12.

“And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. (The LITERAL translation reads “The one observing instructions of HIM instructions of ME”. In other words, the ones obeying the teachings of Jesus under the NEW COVENANT which are the commandments of Yahweh himself that he gave to his Son to give to the children of Israel FIRST and then to the Gentile world)

11. You shall NOT take the (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) NAME of the LORD your God in VAIN: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) NAME in VAIN.

12. Keep the  (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) sabbath day to sanctify it (Or to observe Holy HIM), as the LORD your God has commanded you.”

Remember Jesus said that he was the first and the last, the beginning and the end. And I said that to ME, this means that we will find Jesus written in the Scriptures of the Old Testament from the FIRST verse in the FIRST book of Genesis to the LAST verse of the LAST book of the Tanakh in Malachi chapter 4 verse 6. Here are the LAST three verses in the last chapter of the last book or the Old Testament.

Malachi 4:4-6.

REMEMBER you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him  (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus the Messiah) in Horeb for all Israel, WITH the statutes and judgments. (Or I Yahweh have taught you about my Messiah, Jesus, in the law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES. In other words, the law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES is the SCHOOLMASTER to the children of Israel to lead them to the Messiah, Jesus)

5. Behold, I will send you  (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

6. And he (The Messiah, Jesus) shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I  come and (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) smite the earth with a curse.”

Remember that Jesus will execute the WRATH of Almighty God. So then, both Almighty God the Father AND his Son will come at the return of Jesus. But Yahweh, the Father will remain in the orbit of the earth while Jesus smites the earth with the WRATH of Yahweh.

Now to ME, some Christians, are ADDING to the word of God by their trying to keep BOTH the Old Covenant AND the New Covenant in order to receive ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. In other words, to me, the seventh day of the week Sabbath keeping Christians are ADDING BACK to what God has TAKEN AWAY by the cross of Jesus. And God warns us to NOT ADD to his word in Deuteronomy 4:2. And this is a dual prophecy where the fulfillment of the second part of this prophecy is the Aleph Tav NEW COVENANT.

Please read Deuteronomy 4:2.

You shall NOT ADD unto the word which I command  (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) you, neither shall you diminish ought from it (Or you shall NOT diminish HIM), that you may keep the  (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) commandments of the LORD your God which I command  (>>Aleph Tav אֵ ת Jesus) you.”

In other words, my dear brothers and sisters being deceived by the Hebrew Roots Movement, do NOT ADD BACK what Jesus TOOK AWAY and nailed to the CROSS.

Please read Colossians 2:10-17.

“And you are COMPLETE IN HIM, which is the head of all principality and power:

11. IN WHOM also you ARE circumcised with the circumcision made without hands (In the flesh of your HEART) in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.

13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him, having forgiven you ALL trespasses;

14. Blotting OUT the handwriting of ORDINANCES that was against us, which was contrary to us, and TOOK IT OUT OF THE WAY, nailing it to his cross;

15. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

16. Let no man THEREFORE judge you (For NOT KEEPING any of the handwriting of the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES that were taken out of the way by being nailed to the cross of Jesus) in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

17. Which are a SHADOW of things to come; but the body is of Christ.”

So then, the untranslated >>Aleph Tav אֵ ת HIDDEN prophecies of Jesus scriptures are SHADOWS pointing to Jesus. All the feast days, all the sabbath days, and all the CEREMONIAL Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES were ADDED UNTIL the Messiah came. They are SIGNS point to Jesus as the Messiah. Paul clearly teaches us in that the Law of Moses was a SCHOOLMASTER.

Please read Galatians 3:22-25.

“But the scripture has CONCLUDED ALL all under sin, THAT (Or in order that) the promise (Of the NEW COVENANT) BY FAITH of Jesus Christ might be given to them that BELIEVE.

23. But before faith came, we (Speaking of the children of Israel) were kept under the law, shut up UNTO the FAITH which should afterward be revealed.

24. WHEREFORE (Or for this very REASON that the children of Israel were kept under the law of Mose contained in ordinance UNTIL the promise of the NEW COVENANT came by FAITH of Jesus Christ is that) the law was our SCHOOLMASTER to BRING us unto Christ, that we might be justified BY FAITH.

25. But AFTER that FAITH IS COME, we are NO LONGER UNDER a schoolmaster.”

Meaning that neither the Jewish Christians or the Gentile Christians are UNDER the Law of Moses contained in ORDINANCES which are the CEREMONIAL laws. And the ceremonial laws are all the Sabbath days, including the weekly Sabbath days. The ceremonial laws are the dietary laws. The ceremonial laws contained in ordinances are all the feast days and the new moons. The ceremonial laws are the sacrifices offered to God under the Old Covenant.

Think of the Aleph Tav verses as being DUAL prophecies of the Messiah, Jesus. And SOME of them need to be INTERPRETED just like some verses of Scripture need to be INTERPRETED. For you see, not all of the Aleph Tav verses are as easy to see as the ones that I gave to you as examples in this study of God’s word. And since some Aleph Tav verses seem to make no sense there are some Christians who claim that NONE of the Aleph Tav verses point to Jesus.

I happen to disagree with those nay-saying doubting Christians. Just because we do not perfectly understand every single verse in the Bible does not mean that those verses have no significance. I believe that the Aleph Tav verses are worth the time to study and to search out their true meaning in the LIGHT of all the Aleph Tav verses. For you see, our interpretation of the Aleph Tav verse must ALSO agree with the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And for further study on whether or not Christians must keep the weekly Sabbath day please read the studies under the heading >>>WHAT IS THE TRUE SABBATH?<<<

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.