Saturday, May 21, 2022

Why Does the Bride Circle Around her Groom Seven Times?

By Maria Merola

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, September 2015

In this study, we are going to uncover some very profound truths that are hidden within the creation of the cosmos. What forced me to learn these hidden truths, is when I began to seek YaHuWaH in 2015, asking him about the Flat-earth.

What follows is a deep study on what the Father taught me when I asked him about whether or not the earth is flat. The first thing he showed me, is that the earth is likened to a pregnant woman in Matthew 24:8 & Isaiah 66:7-9. 

Therefore, the earth is a prophetic picture of the bride of Messiah. In an Ancient Hebraic Wedding custom, the bride (just like the earth) CIRCLES around the bridegroom (who is like the sun), not the other way around! 

In Malachi 4:2, our Messiah Yahuwshuwa is called “THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.” 

In John 8:12 & 9:5 Yahuwshuwa referred to himself as “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!” 

The Hebraic Wedding tradition of the bride circling the groom SEVEN TIMES comes from the story of Ancient Yisra’el CIRCLING the walls of Jericho SEVEN TIMES, and thus entering into “The Promised Land!” 

In other words, the bride will finally enter into the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in the SEVENTH MILLENNIUM when the bridegroom returns! 

Thus, we can see that the earth is a representation of the bride, and the sun is a representation of the bridegroom coming out of his chamber, which in Hebrew translates as “WEDDING CHUPPAH!” (Psalm 19:5; Joel 2:16).

Therefore, the Heliocentric model is indeed biblical, as it paints a prophetic picture of Messiah and his bride! 

Why Seven Times? 

There are SEVEN FEASTS that we are commanded to keep each year, and it takes ONE FULL YEAR for the earth to circle around the sun!!! 


In keeping with this pattern of seven annual festivals, you will be surprised to find out that the Hebrew word for “circle in Isaiah 40:22 is the word “chuwg,which the Hebrew Lexicon defines as “A sphere!

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that sits upon the circle [sphere, chuwg] of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in.

The above verse has hidden wedding language in it, as we shall soon discover. The Hebrew word for “sits,and also “to dwell inis the very same Hebrew word as follows:

#H3427 yashab yaw-shab' a primitive root; properly, to sit down (specifically as judge in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry:--(make to) abiding, continue, cause to dwell, endure, establish, habitation.

Therefore, we can accurately read this verse as follows:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that marries upon the circle [sphere, chuwg] of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to marry in.

*Explanation: the earth dwells inside the solar system, which is the firmament. The firmament is not a dome that covers the earth. The firmament is the huge expanse we call “Outer Space. Below is a graphic explaining the firmament.

In other words, we are seeing that the bridegroom wants to marry the remnant of his bride that are in the earth, and he has prepared for her a tent or a tabernacle to dwell in!

But wait! It gets even better! The root word for “chuwg, is as follows:

#H2287 chagag khaw-gag' a primitive root (Compare 2283, 2328); properly, to move in a circle, i.e. (specifically) to march in a sacred procession, to observe a festival; by implication, to be giddy:--celebrate, dance, (keep, hold) a (solemn) feast (holiday), reel to and fro. 

#H2328 chuwg khoog a primitive root (Compare 2287); to describe a circle:--compass, a sphere.

#H2329 chuwg khoog from 2328; a circle:--circle, circuit, compass, sphere.

Now, here is where it gets really interesting. In the book of Joshua, the children of Yisra’el were commanded to march around the city walls of Jericho once every day for seven days. But on the seventh day (which is the weekly Sabbath), they were commanded to march seven times!

Therefore, Yisrael marched around Jericho for a total of 49 times in one week! What else does this remind you of? Do you remember the prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27 where the malak (angel) told Daniel about a prophecy that lasts for “Seventy Weeksor 490 years? How about when the disciples asked our Messiah how many times we should forgive our brother? What did he tell them? He said “Seventy times seven! or 490 times!

What about the Sabbatical Years that we are commanded to keep in Leviticus 25? We are commanded to keep a weekly Sabbath every seventh day. We are also commanded to count every seventh year as a Sabbatical or a Sabbath for the land itself. A biblical year is 360 days (which is how many degrees there are in a perfect circle). By multiplying 7 x 360, we get 2,520 days in a Sabbatical Year, or Shmitta.

7 years x 360 days = 2,520 days.

This means that every seven years, we are commanded to keep 360 Weekly Sabbaths, and 49 annual Sabbaths or festivals!

We are also commanded in Leviticus 23:15-22 to count “Seven Sabbaths from the day after the weekly Sabbath following the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The following day after we count “Seven Sabbaths(49 days), we come to the fiftieth day, which is called “The Feast of Weeks or “Shabuwoth (Shavuot in Modern Hebrew). 

Why the repeating cycles of sevens?

The Hebrew word for the word “sevenis as follows:

#H7620 shabuwa` shaw-boo'-ah or shabuan {shaw-boo'-ah}; also (feminine) shbu.ah {sheb-oo-aw'}; properly, passive participle of 7650 as a denominative of 7651; literal, sevened, i.e. a week (specifically, of years):--seven, week

#H7650 shaba` shaw-bah' a primitive root; propr. to be complete, but used only as a denominative from 7651; to seven oneself, i.e. swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times):--adjure, charge (by an oath, with an oath), take an oath, straitly, (cause to, make to) swear. 

This reminds us of the promise given to the divorced wife (Yisra’el) that our Messiah has been sworn into office as the eternal High Priest (Melchizedek) with an oath. Unlike the Levitical Priesthood after the sons of Aaron, (who were not installed with a wedding oath):

Tehilliym (Psalm) 110:4 The YHWH has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. 

Abrym (Hebrews) 9:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, YHWH sware and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek:)

Abrym (Hebrews) 9:22 By so much was Yahuwshuwa made a surety of a better covenant.

Now, why did I explain all of this? Because the pattern that YaHuWaH is showing us, is that his covenant with his bride is an everlasting covenant, which has a continuous repeating cycle of 70 x 7 or 49, taking us to a Year of Jubilee every 50th year.

At our Messiahs first coming, he began his ministry in a Jubilee Year (see Luke 4:18-21; Isaiah 61:1-3). At his second coming, he will redeem his bride also in a Jubilee Year! We know this, because the phrase “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH,is language that is used in a Jubilee Year, which always falls on Yom Kippur!

But why is this significant? Because YaHuWaH established his covenant with his bride with repeating patterns of sevens. It is because the number “seven represents “covenant! Hence, the reason why there are continuous cycles of “sevens,is to show us his everlasting covenant that never fails.

Every 360 days, (which is a biblical year), we are commanded to keep seven annual festivals. Within this 360 days, the earth (symbolic of the bride), makes a full revolution around the sun (which represents the bridegroom). If we divide 360 by 12, we get twelve 30-day cycles. The bride has a monthly fertility cycle wherein she can produce children. But something happened following the flood in the days of Noah. 

The flood caused the earths poles to shift, and the earths rotation now takes 365 days to make a full revolution around the sun. However, in the last days, (during what is called “The great tribulation), our Messiah told us that “The days shall be shortened!This means that during the ministry of the Two Witnesses, the Great Tribulation will last for 1,260 days. If we divide 1,260 days by 360, we come to exactly 3.5 years of tribulation. This amounts to half of a Sabbatical Year (half of seven years).

Why does the Great Tribulation last for 3.5 years instead of seven years? Because it is called “Jacobs Time of Trouble,and Jacob ended up with two sister brides instead of the only wife he loved (Rachel). This caused his house to be “dividedby strife, jealousy, and enmity (hostility). Therefore, to “repairthe divided house of Jacob, our Messiah allowed his ministry to be “cut in halfin the middle of Daniel’s 70th Week!

You see, our Messiah had to “Stand in the gap and repair the breachbetween these two divided houses of Jacob (Yisrael). And in order to do that, he had to “Divide Daniel’s 70th Week,resulting in his own ministry lasting for 3.5 years (Luke 4:25). The two divided houses of Yisrael (Jacob) will then repair the breach that they caused, by finishing the last half of Daniels 70th Week!

This is why in Revelation 11:4, they are called “The Two Olive Trees & the Two Lampstands.This explains why YaHuWaH designed the earth to make a full revolution around the sun, every year, and within that year, there are seven annual festivals. And within each Sabbatical Year (Shmitta) there are 49 annual festivals and 360 weekly Sabbaths.

Now we can begin to understand why the bride circles the groom seven times in an Ancient Hebrew Wedding! This symbolic act is meant to show the bride that her bridegroom has purchased her with his own blood, and this is why she “gravitates towards him. Now, we can understand why YaHuWaH created gravity! 

Gravity is when a smaller object is attracted to a larger object! The more atomic mass or weight an object has, the greater the gravitational pull. That being the case, the bride is lower in status (smaller) than her great and mighty king. Therefore, the bride is meant to gravitate towards her groom, just as Eve was told that she would desire her husband, and that he would rule over her:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.

The Hebrew word for “desire is defined as follows:

#H8669 tshuwqah tesh-oo-kaw' from 7783 in the original sense of stretching out after; a longing:--desire

#H7783 shuwq shook a primitive root; to run after or over, i.e. overflow:--overflow, water

From the definition for “desire we are reminded that the bride longs to run after the bridegroom:

Song of Solomon 1:4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his chambers [chuppah]: we will be glad and rejoice in you, we will remember your love more than wine: the upright love you. 

The word “drawis #H4900 “mashak,which means “to stretch out, to march, to continue.We are reminded that the sun continually draws the earth towards itself with a powerful gravitational pull, and this keeps the earth spinning, and rotating, hence keeping a continuous cycle of the weekly Sabbaths, as well as seven annual festivals!

The root word for “desire(shuwq) means to run after or over, i.e. overflow:--overflow, water.We get a hint from this definition, that the marriage supper will feature banqueting table wherein the bride will receive an abundance of oil for her head (anointing her as his queen); and an overflow of new wine which represents the overflow of joy, provision and abundance.

Tehilliym (Psalm) 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.

This also explains why the Samaritan woman at the well was offered overflowing waters that flow from her innermost being:

Yahuwchanon (John) 7:38 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 

This Hebrew word for desire (tshuwqah) is also related to another Hebrew word that means a full revolution of the earth around the sun annually:

#H8622 tquwphah tek-oo-faw' or tquphah {tek-oo-faw'}; from 5362; a revolution around the sun; course of time, lapse:--circuit, come about, end. 

The root word also speaks of rotation of the earth around the sun:

#H5362 naqaph naw-kaf' a primitive root; to strike with more or less violence (beat, fell, corrode); by implication (of attack) to knock together, i.e. surround or circulate:--compass, cut down, destroy, go round (about), enclose, round.

The Earth Gyrates or Rotates Around the Sun as the Bride Rotates Around the Groom

In the Greek Septuagint, (which is the Greek translation of the Tanakh or Old Testament) the word for “circle(chuwg) in Isaiah 40:22 is defined as a “gyros,which literally means “to gyrate, to rotate!It is where we derive the word “gyroscope,and the Greek sandwich we call a “Gyro.This is because the meat that is used to make the sandwich is cooked on a “rotisserie,(because it rotates), as it cooks the meat.

This website gives insightful information about what a gyroscope is, and it’s function: What is Gyroscope – History, Three Degrees of Freedom, Basic Properties

Gyroscope is one of the ‘must be’ navigational equipment that any floating vessel needs for finding direction. Every mariner knows its importance. Not limited to this, it also finds it uses in Smart watches, Smartphones, Gaming Industry and Cameras too. 

This post will discuss what is a Gyroscope, its history, three Degrees of freedom in gyroscope and basic properties ‘Rigidity in Space’ & ‘Rule of Precision.’

The History of Gyroscope 

The word Gyro-scope was initially termed in 1852 by Mr. Foucault. Mr Foucault was a French scientist. ‘Gyroscope’ is the combination of two Greek words ‘Gyro’ and ‘Scopien.’ Gyro in Greek means revolution and skopien means view. It is commonly known as Gyro also. 

Introduction to Gyroscope Fig. 1 – Introduction to Gyroscope 

The existence of Gyro lies on this earth from the time when the first ever electron started to spin on its axis. There are many examples of natural gyroscopes in the real world. 

The electrons around us spin at a very high speed and possess all the properties of a Gyro. Our Earth, in fact, is also an example of the natural gyro. Why ?? It is because our Earth has a mass, and it rotates at an extremely high speed (1000 miles/hour). It is this rotation which provides the stabilization to the Earth, and so our Earth’s north pole always points towards the North Star. 

What is a Gyroscope?

Any highly spinning object which has a mass is primarily a Gyro. For example – a fast spinning wheel, a fired bullet, propeller of a plane’s thrust engine, etc. But if we become a little bit more strict to the fundamentals, we can say that a Gyroscope is a mechanism which has a high spinning speed, mass and three degrees of freedom.

Three Degrees of Freedom in Gyroscope Fig. 2 – Three Degrees of Freedom in Gyro What are Three Degrees of Freedom in Gyroscope?

“Three degree of freedom” means that the gyro is free to take any position in space. However, in particular the three degrees of freedom can be listed as:

1.) It should be able to rotate on its axis. As the name suggests, This axis is commonly referred as Spin axis. 

2.) It should be able to drift on the Vertical axis. 

3.) It should be able to tilt on the Horizontal axis.

How Does a Gyrating Earth Resemble the Bride?

This term “gyrate,” (gyros) describes the rotation of the earth, but also the rotation of the weekly and annual Sabbaths, as they require the earth to make a revolution around the sun. The groom literally marries (dwells with) the bride, as he provides her with the light or illumination to see prophetically what his festivals mean to the both of them. The seven feasts are reminders of his “testimony,(Revelation 19:10), and all that he has done to redeem her.

The Hebrew word for “tent, literally means “a tabernacle, which is an allusion to the marriage of the bride and groom, as this will take place in a wedding chuppah! With our expanded understanding of these words, let’s read this passage of Scripture with more clarity:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 40:22 It is he that marries/sits upon the gyros [rotating sphere, chuwg] of the earth (the bride), and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to marry/dwell in.

The wedding between the bride and the groom will take place in heaven, as the groom will catch away the bride, and elope with her, taking her to “His Fathers house, where he has promised to prepare for her a place to consummate their marriage (John 14:1-2). After seven days in the heavenly wedding chuppah, the bride and the groom will return back to earth (the home of the bride’s family). The bride and groom will fight together as a unified army in the Battle of Armageddon on Yom Kippur, as they return to earth riding on white horses (see Revelation 19). After the battle of Armageddon, the bride and groom will then celebrate for another seven days during the Feast of Sukkot or Tabernacles, with the bride’s family and all the wedding guests.

More Patterns of Sevens

There are also SEVEN COVENANTS, for the SEVEN CONTINENTS of the earth, which will culminate at the SEVENTH MILLENNIUM at THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB (Revelation 19:7). 

When the bridegroom returns, the bride will rejoice and dance around her bridegroom seven times to celebrate, because the SEVEN CONGREGATIONS will come together as one bride: 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 4:1 And in that day SEVEN WOMEN (SEVEN CONGREGATIONS) shall take hold of one man (Messiah), saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach. 

There are many Hebraic traditions that are built into the narrative of the Besowrah (Gospel) message. Our Messiah used many of these Ancient Hebrew customs when telling his parables.

“Circling is among one of the customs of the Yahuwdiym (Jews), as they circle while carrying the Torah on the festival of Simchat Torah, the holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Yahuwdiym (Jews) also circle with the Lulav and the Etrog on Sukkot, the Festival of Tabernacles. In the case of a Hebraic wedding, however, the act of circling becomes a personal affirmation performed publicly, as opposed to a communal act involving everyone. Circling at your wedding demonstrates your commitment to separating yourself as a couple from the community, while at the same time, joining the community as a married couple....” 

One of the serious errors of the Flat Earth narrative, is that the Heliocentric Model is supposedly patterned after “pagan sun-god worship.However, I would like to clear up this false notion by illustrating that the reason why pagan sun-worship is so egregious, is because the adversary has convinced humanity to worship the creation, rather than the Creator (Romans 1:25). Our Messiah is a prophetic picture of the sun, (as he is the light of the world). And since the devil is notorious for trying to counterfeit our Messiah, he wants us to believe that the sun is a prophetic picture of him, instead of Yahuwshuwa. 

Therefore, the Heliocentric Model is not pagan whatsoever, for it accurately paints a prophetic picture of the bridegroom and his bride. The Geocentric Model is a construct of Ancient Mystery Babylon & Roman Catholicism. The following website link provides historical background on the Geocentric Model, as it was first taught by the Ancient Sumerians, and then carried over into the Medieval Catholic Church. 

Does the Bible Teach Geocentricity? 

“The medieval Catholic Church maintained that the Bible taught geocentricity (i.e., that the Sun and planets revolve around the Earth) as opposed to what we now know as the Copernican idea of heliocentricity (i.e., that the planets all revolve around the Sun). This situation began when Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria restated the ancient Ptolemaic geocentric theory in the second century after Messiah, and was able to predict the motion of the celestial bodies with far greater accuracy than the existing theory of heliocentricity. Somewhere along the line, scientific dogma became enshrined in theological dogma, and passages in the Bible were found to consecrate Ptolemy’s theory. According to the theologians, man was the focus of YaHuWaH’s creative act, and therefore the Earth must be the center of YaHuWaH’s creation.”

Some of the information in this blog, was taken from the following website:

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Serpent Preaches the Gospel?

By Maria Merola

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, September 2012

The prophetic picture we see in the Hebrew word for “serpent” (nachash) gives us a hint that our Messiah was destined to destroy the power of this creature, who has caused the whole world to be deceived! 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:14 And Yahuwah Elohiym said unto the serpent [nachash], Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life: 

*Hint: the Hebrew word for “eat” in the above passage is “akal” and it means the following: to destroy, to burn up, to consume, to devour. 

That old serpent called “The devil” has been cursed to eating dust all the days of his life, and we humans are made from “The dust of the earth.” It's no wonder Satan desires to “devour” (eat, consume) YaHuWaH's people:

Aleph Keefa (1st Peter 5:8) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.

The term “fiery serpent” is therefore, an allusion to the idea that the serpent will either devour those who are disobedient, (by taking them with him into the lake of fire); or the obedient will devour and destroy the serpent by overcoming him by the blood of the lamb!

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:8 And YHWH said unto Mosheh, Make you a fiery serpent [saraph, nachash], and set it upon [Aleph, Taw & Waw] a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he LOOKS UPON [Aleph, Taw Waw], shall live. 

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:9 And Mosheh made a serpent of brass, [nachash nechosheth] and put it upon [Aleph, Taw & Waw] a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent [nachash] had bitten/struck [Aleph, Taw & Waw] man, when he BEHELD/LOOKED UPON the serpent of brass [nachash nechosheth], he lived. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:15 And I will put enmity [hatred] between you (the serpent/nachash) and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He [Aleph & Taw] shall bruise [crush] your head, and you shall bruise [crush] his heel. 

The word “nachash” in Hebrew is spelled with three letters: 

Nun = the seed, posterity, descendant (which is Messiah). 

Chet = the fence, the wall, to go outside the camp, to divide in half. 

Shin = sharp teeth, to eat, to devour, to consume. 

What is the message in these three Hebrew letters for “NaChaSh?” The Seed of the Woman (Nun), who is Messiah, would later on in history “Make the journey outside the city walls of Jerusalem” (Chet) to the Place of the Skull (at the base of the Mount of Olives), where Abraham also offered up his son Yitzchaq (Isaac). 

When Yahuwshuwa was nailed to Two Trees aka Two Crossed Sticks, he destroyed, devoured, consumed, crushed the power (authority, head) of the serpent! 

The ordinance of the Red Heifer, (according to Numbers 19) was to be enacted when the nation of Yisra’el had shed innocent blood. The morning before our Messiah was crucified, the people shouted “Crucify him!” 

They had shed his innocent blood, which is why he had to perform the ordinance of the Red Heifer! The Red Heifer was to be escorted “Outside the city walls” of Jerusalem (Chet), where he would be killed, and then burned [saraph] into ashes aka “devoured, consumed, burned” (Shin). 

The ashes had to be “beaten, crushed, and pulverized into powder” using hammers and rods (just like when they whipped him 39 times). The High Priest would then “wash his hands” next to the dead body of the innocent person, and over the Red Heifer; He would then declare the following words: 

Debariym (Deuteronomy) 21:6-7 “Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.”

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 27:24 Pontius Pilate “Took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person…” 

*Explanation: Pontius Pilate washing his hands instead of the High Priest, was showing us that the gospel message would (from here on out) go to the gentile nations, and would be taken away from the Kingdom of Yahuwdah (Judah) at that time in history. 

The ashes of the Red Heifer were to be collected into a “clean place.” Joseph of Arimathea donated his tomb, in which never a dead body had been laid, or in other words “a clean place!” The ashes of the Red Heifer had to be mixed with water, and made into a cleansing solution. 

The ashes of the heifer were used to cleanse the articles in the Temple; or to cleanse a person who had touched a dead body. Our Messiah not only portrayed the role of the Passover Lamb, but he also portrayed the role of the ashes of the Red Heifer that were burned/saraph, and then beaten (destroyed), just like the “head” (authority) of the serpent was also crushed! 

What does the head represent? The serpent’s teeth (fangs) are in his head, and that is where the poison comes from. The serpent also deceived the woman in the garden with his “forked tongue” and this means that his tongue (inside his head) was also “crushed!” 

The “heel” is an allusion to the inheritance that Jacob grabbed away from his brother Esau in the womb. YaHuWaH told Joshua and the children of Yisra’el “Every place upon which your foot shall tread, I have given it to you!” 

The land was their inheritance! We are commanded to “Tread upon serpents and scorpions!” (Luke 10:19). Our Messiah washed the “feet” of his inheritance, (his followers) in John 13. The Prodigal son received “Shoes on his feet” when he repented and returned to the Father! (Luke 15:22). He also received a “Double Portion Inheritance,” after squandering the first one. This, this word “NaChaSh” tells the story of the Gospel of Messiah!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Gospel of Moses in the Wilderness

By Maria Merola

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, September 2009

Many have misunderstood the mysterious account of the bronze serpent on the pole in Numbers 21:8-9. And yet, the entire gospel message was clearly being illustrated through this event, wherein the nation Yisra
el would to look upon, the one whom they would later pierce, so that they might live and not die. As humans, it goes against our finite understanding, when we ponder the reasons why Elohiym would instruct Moses to fashion an image that would later-on become an idol that needed to be destroyed by King Hezekiah in 2nd Kings 18:4. However, this all the more explains why the Almighty wants us to look upon something that would remind us of “The sting of sin and death(1st Corinthians 15:55-56), to bring us to repentance.

Reading Zacharyahuw (Zechariah) 12:10 in my Paleo Pictograph esword, the word “ME” is not there in the Hebrew text, but the Aleph & Taw is there instead! The entire chapter of Zacharyahuw (Zechariah) 12,  YaHuWaH is speaking of himself in the “first person” (singular), and this is what he says: 

“They shall LOOK UPON ME [ALEPH & TAW] whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for HIM as one mourns for his only Son!” 

This means that YaHuWaH himself, became the Son, the ALEPH & TAW, and was pierced for us! 

In Bamidbar (Numbers) 21, the entire chapter is about the children of Yisra’el murmuring and complaining against YaHuWaH and his servant Mosheh. To punish them, YaHuWaH sent “FIERY SERPENTS” to bite them. 

But what does this mean? Were these snakes literally on fire? 

For many years, I had often wondered what this phrase “fiery serpents” means, as I envisioned snakes that literally had flames emanating off of their skin. However, the English translators did the best they could with the Hebrew text, without fully understanding the meaning. It wasnt until years later, (when modern medicine discovered that snake venom causes its victims to feel as if they are literally on fire), that the meaning of the fiery serpents became clear to me. So you see, it was not the snakes that were on fire in Numbers 21! 

This phrase “fiery serpents” is poetic language for the phrase “poisonous snake,” as clearly defined in the Hebrew Concordance:

#H8314 saraph saw-rawf' from 8313; burning, i.e. (figuratively) poisonous (serpent); specifically, a saraph or symbolical creature (from their copper color):--fiery (serpent), seraph. 

Therefore this word has more than one meaning in Hebrew: 

1.) Something that burns or is burning. 
2.) A poisonous serpent whose victims feel as if they are on fire. 
3.) A six-winged Seraphim that looks as if it is on fire, because it radiates the light of YaHuWaH at the throne in heaven. 

Here are a few examples of the way the word “saraph” is used elsewhere in Scripture:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn [saraph] them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.  

Bamidbar (Numbers) 19:5 And one shall burn [saraph] the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn.

Judging from the context of Numbers 21, it is easy to see that the instructions that Yah had given to Moses was to fashion an image of these poisonous serpents, and to set it up on a pole as a “sign” of their future savior!

What do we need to be saved from? Who was the first one that caused humanity to sin in the garden? It was obviously the serpent! 
And what will our fate be if we continue to obey the serpent?

Our Messiah told us that the Lake of Fire has been prepared for the devil and his angels:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, you CURSED, into EVERLASTING FIRE, prepared for the devil and his angels.

If we obey the serpent, we will end up burning in everlasting fire!

Thankfully, there is only one antidote for the serpents bite. We know that the antidote for the curse of sin and death is the Sacrificed Lamb!

Recently, scientists have discovered that the blood of lambs contains an antidote against poisonous snake venom Sheep’s Blood Provides Rattlesnake Anti-venom.

Now we can begin to understand why YaHuWaH commanded Mosheh to make an image of a “saraph nachash” (a fiery serpent). It’s because he wanted Yisra’el to be reminded of the first sin in the garden, and how it brought the curse of sin and death upon humanity. He also wanted them to see a prophetic picture of their future savior who would “Became a curse for us,” so that he could destroy the power of the serpent.

In Numbers 19, YaHuWaH gave us an ordinance to burn [saraph] a perfect Red Heifer, which would later become a prophetic picture of our Messiah, as seen in the Aleph (the head of the bull or an ox). Whenever the nation of Yisra’el had shed innocent blood, the Red Heifer ordinance was to be enacted by the Priests in the Temple. 

The slain Red Heifer was to be “BURNED” or SARAPH! 

The Ashes of the Red Heifer was for the cleansing of the altar, and for those who had shed innocent blood, or who those had touched a dead body.

In Numbers 21:8-9, the Aleph, Waw & Taw is right next to the word “pole,” and it is also in front of the phrase “SHALL LOOK UPON!” 

The Bronze Serpent on the Pole is therefore a prophetic picture of our Messiah who “BECAME SIN FOR US, WHO KNEW NO SIN!” (see 2nd Corinthians 5:21). 

In this next verse, the word “POLE” means a “SIGN!” 

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:8 And YHWH said unto Mosheh, Make you a Seraph [FIERY SERPENT] and put it upon ALEPH, WAW & TAW [AS A SIGN] POLE: and it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, SHALL LOOK UPON ALEPH, WAW & TAW and LIVE. 

Bamidbar (Numbers) 21:9 And Mosheh made a SERPENT OF BRASS [NACHASH NECOSHETH], and put it upon a pole [AS A SIGN], and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten ALEPH & TAW [MAN/ADAM], when he BEHELD THE SERPENT OF BRASS, HE LIVED! 

*Note: The KJV says “any man” in Numbers 21:9. However the word “any” is not there in the text!

Therefore it should say: “If the serpent had bitten man [iysh or Adam], when he BEHELD [LOOKED UPON] the serpent of brass he lived!” 

Why a serpent of brass? How does one make a serpent of brass? To make an image, the copper/bronze must be BURNED IN THE FIRE!

This is a picture of the fiery serpent being devoured/destroyed in the fire!

Therefore, the image of the “BRONZE SERPENT ON THE POLE,” was a prophetic picture of our Messiah Yahuwshuwa who “BECAME A CURSE FOR US” (see Deuteronomy 21:3 & Galatians 3:13). 

The Serpent in the garden was “CURSED” above all animals on the earth, because he tempted Eve, and she ate of the “Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil.” She in turn, gave to her husband, and by ONE MAN (Adam) SIN ENTERED THE WORLD! (see Romans 5:12). 

The Apostle Yahuwchanon (John) accurately saw the bronze serpent on the pole as a prophetic picture of our Messiah, for the Hebrew translation of John 3:14 shows us the Aleph & Taw again! 

Yahuwchanon (John) 3:14 And as Mosheh LIFTED UP [ALEPH & TAW] THE SERPENT in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up. 

The serpent was lifted up on the Taw, or the cross, as a prophetic “sign” for Yisrael, and for us today. As a matter of fact, the Hebrew word for “pole” in Numbers 21:8-9 also means “a sign, a signal.”

Something else that I find rather interesting is that the Hebrew word for “eat” in Genesis chapter 3, is as follows:

#H398 'akal aw-kal' a primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively), burn up, consume, devour (-er, up), dine, eat (-er, up), feed (with), food, freely, wise (-deed, plenty), (lay) meat.

If eating (akal) can also mean to burn, how can we look at the account in Genesis 3 with new eyes?

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat [burn], and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat [burn]. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat [burn]. 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:13 And the YHWH Elohiym said unto the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat [burn].  

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:14 And YHWH Elohiym said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, you are CURSED above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat [burn] all the days of your life.

The word “dust” in the above passage is also described as the material that YaHuWaH used to create mankind:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 2:7 And YHWH Elohiym formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 

#H6080 `aphar aw-far': a primitive root: meaning either to be gray or perhaps rather to pulverize; used only as denominative from 6083, to be dust:--cast (dust). 

#H6083 `aphar aw-fawr' from 6080; dust (as powdered or gray); hence, clay, earth, mud:--ashes, dust, earth, ground, morter, powder, rubbish.

As humans, we are created from the dust of the earth, and part of the curse, is that the serpent would have to “eat dust,” which can also mean to “devour or destroy” humanity!

Aleph Keefa (1st Peter) 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour.

Ultimately, that old serpent, the devil wants to see us burn alive in the lake of fire for all of eternity. I am reminded of what the Apostle Shaul (Paul) wrote in 1st Corinthians 7, when he used the word “burn” to describe desire or lust:

Aleph Qorintiym (1st Corinthians) 7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. 

The Greek Concordance defines the word “burn” as follows:

#H4448. puroo poo-ro'-o from 4442; to kindle, i.e. (passively) to be ignited, glow (literally), be refined (by implication), or (figuratively) to be inflamed (with anger, grief, lust):--burn, fiery, be on fire, try.

Yisrael was often described as burning with desire or lust for their idols (Numbers 11:34; Psalm 106:14). 

Tehilliym (Psalm) 106:14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted Elohiym in the desert.

In Romans 1:27, the Apostle Shaul (Paul) describes the sin of homosexuality:

Romans 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

It now becomes evident that the burning of fiery serpent on the pole, has a much deeper meaning than what many of us have originally thought. We can see that the word “saraph” (burning or fiery) pertains to the sensation that the victims of snake bites experience from the venom or poison. We can also see that the word “saraph” (burning or fiery) pertains to something that literally burns or is devoured, and destroyed, as seen in the word #H398 akal, which means to eat, burn up, consume, devour.

Could this be the reason why our Messiah allowed his body to be destroyed on the cross? 

Romiym (Romans) 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Can you now see why the Red Heifer had to be completely burned down into ashes, (and then beaten/pulverized into powder by the Levites)? Can you see how this is a picture of how our Messiah redeemed humanity by destroying the nature of the serpent that was passed onto us by the serpent himself? It makes sense that the bronze serpent on the pole was meant to show us the ugliness of our sins, causing us to repent!

For if we do not repent, and allow the nature of the serpent to be destroyed in us, we shall ultimately be cast alive in the Lake of Fire along with the devil and his fallen angels:

Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, THAT OLD SEPRENT, called THE DEVIL, and SATAN, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Caduceus of Hermes vs the Fiery Serpent of Moses

By Maria Merola

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, February 2014

Recently, there have been a few people that have written to me, asking about the difference between the Caduceus symbol (that is often associated with the Medical Industry), and the bronze serpent that was placed onto a pole fashioned by Moses in the Bible. It is a reasonable question, since there are a few similarities. However, the differences between these two symbols helps to paint a prophetic picture of the good news of our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa.

In the book of Numbers, we read an account in the 21st chapter, about how YaHuWaH sent fiery serpents to bite the children of Yisrael while they were sojourning in the wilderness. This was due to their sin of murmuring against the Almighty, and his servant Moses.

However, despite the fact that they were deserving of death, Yah instructed Moses to give them the antidote for these poisonous snake bites, which resulted in those who had been bitten being healed. To learn more, I highly recommend reading my other blog: Why Does the Bronze Serpent on the Pole Picture Messiah?

Therefore, we have two opposing messages in these symbols:

Caduceus = Two Serpents on One Pole. 

Cross of Messiah = One Serpent Destroyed on Two Poles/Two Trees. 

You will notice that the Caduceus features TWO SERPENTS, because the devil has infected BOTH HOUSES of Yisrael, (causing division). In the final days before the return of Messiah, that old devil called “The serpent” will attempt to UNITE these two kingdoms on ONE POLE/ONE SCEPTER under the One World Religion of Anti-Messiah. 

Satan is notorious for counterfeiting our Messiah, and his final showdown will involve attempting to unify all the world religions under himself. This will be the test that will separate the wheat from the tares; for those who are the true sheep of Messiah will not be deceived by this impostor. The true sheep have already been reconciled to Elohiym and to one another, for they do not succumb to the adversarys devises. 

Ephesians 2:16 explains:

Ephsiym (Ephesians) 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto Elohiym in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.

What is does the word “enmity,” mean? It means “strife, hatred, discord, hostility.” The first mention of this word “enmity,” is in Genesis 3:14-15:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise [crush] your head, and you shall bruise [crush] his heel.

The dividing of the Two Houses of Yisrael began with the unintended marriage of Jacob to Leah, which caused “enmity, jealousy, strife, hostility, discord.” However, despite the fact that Jacob was tricked into a marrying Leah, YaHuWaH had a prophetic purpose for bringing them together, because they were both “The firstborn.” 

Rachel is symbolic of the Kingdom of Yahuwdah (Judah) because she was married to Jacob “last,” as she was also the second-born of Laban. In the end of days, the prophet Zacharyahuw (Zechariah) foretold about the day when the Kingdom of Yahuwdah (Judah) will finally be saved, as they will finally behold their Messiah “face-to-face” (Zechariah 12:10). 

It will be this event that will bring about the unification of the Two Houses of Yisrael, which will result in the imprisonment of adversary, and all the strife, vexation, and envy that he has incited between these two kingdoms. The prophet Isaiah foretold of this day, when these two kingdoms will not longer have “enmity,” towards one another: 

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 11:13 The envy also of Ephrayim shall depart, and the adversaries of Yahuwdah (Judah) shall be cut off: Ephrayim shall not envy Yahuwdah (Judah), and Yahuwdah (Judah), shall not vex Ephraiym.

But Yahuwshuwa is a representation of the fiery serpent being destroyed on TWO TREES or TWO CROSSED STICKS, because he has ABOLISHED THE DIVISION of the Two Houses, making them ONE! 

Through this story in the book of Numbers, YaHuWaH was showing us a prophetic picture of ONE HOUSE of Yisrael being united under his ONE SCEPTER, UNDER ONE KING! 

The Caduceus also has wings, because Satan is a fallen angel that wants to be worshipped. The Greco/Roman Mythology character of Hermes (the Romans knew him as Mercury), carries a wand was a caduceus (a winged staff with two snakes wound around it). The Roman myth of Asclepius and the snake became known as Toxicological Symbols in Ancient Greece and Rome. Asclepius was supposedly “The god of healing and medicine,” (obviously a counterfeit of Messiah). 

The Caduceus on the left side of the above illustration represents the serpent in the garden who brought the curse of sin and death upon all of humanity. 

The Bronze Serpent on the right side represents the one who became a curse for us, having slain the enmity (hatred) of the serpent against all of humanity! 

The one on the left is a cursed idol, and an abomination. The one on the right tells the good news of Messiah, who destroyed the power of sin, death, and the curse of the serpent! 

The one on the left is poisonous, and leads to eternal death. The one on the right is the antidote for the poison, and leads to eternal life. 

The Dictionary defines this term “Antidote” as follows: A medicine or drug, or agent that counteracts or neutralizes the effects of a poison. 

Who is the physician that will heal his people? 

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 8:22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? 

The Antidote: 

1st Yahuwchanon (John) 3:8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of Elohiym was manifested, THAT HE MIGHT DESTROY THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL.

An antidote is often created by using the same substance as a virus or a poison, (in smaller doses), so that the human body will make new antibodies that fight off the virus if it should attack the cells. Our Messiah understood these things long before Modern Medicine, because he is our Creator! He used the poison of the serpent to create the antidote, which is the blood of the Lamb!

For many years scientists have explored ways to develop antidotes for the poisons of snakes. Years ago they used horses, but today many places use lamb or sheep to develop these anti-venoms that neutralize the effects of snake venom. 

They would inject a lamb with specified quantities of venom. The blood of the lambs would immediately go to work, producing antibodies to combat the venom. 

When the blood of the lambs have generated enough antibodies, those antibodies would be extracted from the blood of that lamb and an anti-venom would be formulated. 

When a person now is bitten by a similar snake, that same anti-venom is administered, and it neutralizes the effects of the venom within the victim. 

*Disclaimer: The Torah commands us not to consume blood of any kind, whether from an animal or a human (see Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 7:26-27; Acts 15:29). 

The fact that Scientists have found that sheeps blood contains anti-venom from a snake bite, is only meant to be a METAPHOR of Messiah Yahuwshuwas blood! 

This Scientific fact sends out a message to the world, that the only thing that can set us from from the Serpents bite, is the Blood of Messiah, Yahuwshuwa! See these news articles: