Hebrew words have a numerical value called gematria. If the true gematria can be understood there is a ton of understanding available through parabolic symbolism.
During these days, it is easy to lose hope. We’ve watched apocalyptic movies; humanity has destroyed themselves but has devised a plan to live in outer-space and venture to other planets in search of other life-forms. Another view is a Mad Max travels through an apocalyptic wasteland oasis, dodging toxic effects in search of food while the dead are wandering around aimlessly, zombies, in search of peoples’ brains.
But God is always with us.
God gives us clues so that we can be encouraged during these days. If we look at life’s current face value we can get very side-tract and discouraged.
For us to be encouraged by God during this time we have to learn to see God in ways that we never thought to look for Him before.
It is the year 5781.
There are a lot of deceptions in the world that we need to recognize to understand what is truth to see how we have gotten so side tract in the past.
The world follows a secular calendar and not God’s calendar.
The year 2021 translates to be the year 5781. This year began on the Holy Day of Rosh Hashanah, beginning September 18, also called the Feast of Trumpets, where the shofar is blown because God is calling His people to Him. It is a time of harvest.
Not understanding much about gematria, I decided to look up and see what the Jews are saying to understand if there is something that I have not been seeing.
But I came across Perry Stone, a non-Jew who also observes the Jewish root of things.
I have never heard about Perry before, but he seems to be genuinely after God’s truth. I take everything with a grain of salt and give everyone a chance, so I decided to listen to his message.
I do agree with his interpretation of the numbers. I listened to this message on September 25th and it resonated with me as I realized that have identified each of these interpretations during these High Holy Days in my past blogs.
In Judaism, there is no such thing as coincidence.
Perry states that there are other ways you can interpret the numbers, but this is what spoke to him and me too.
The Seeing Eye (The letter Hei is #5)
I believe that the world has reached its “rock-bottom.” Because we have had a history of time of doing good and evil, we can look back and see what we did that was good and what we did that was bad. Because I believe we are in our “rock-bottom” the darkness is so thick that a spot of light can be seen a billion miles away making things more clear this coming year than they have ever been before.
I also agree with what Perry says, but I feel stronger about us being able to see with amazing clarity for this coming year.
The Plow (The letter Zayin is #7)
No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.Luke 9:62
I agree with what Perry says about the plow. We have to be focused and obedient to our calling that God has for those who are His. This letter can also mean a weapon meaning it is very important that we guard ourselves in every way with God’s armor since we are going to be tested in ways like we never had been before. God has given each of us a coat of armor and as long as we stay steadfast and obedient to Him there is no penetrating God’s armor.
Part of the armor God gives us is wisdom.
The Fence (The letter Chet is #8)
The other number is a fence. Perry says that this means a separation, which I agree with very strongly. If you have been reading my posts I have been talking a lot about a separation that is happening. God is defining His people. Good will be over here and bad will be over there. God is dividing us and making what is good compared to what is bad very clear. He is making a clear definition of who are His and who are not. Good and bad will be clearly defined and we also have to ensure we are either one or the other. No lukewarm. Now that good and bad will be so defined people will see the light as it has never been seen before. They will want it, like it, and follow it, so it is going to move like wild-fire.
The Ox (The letter Aleph is #1)
The last number is an ox. Perry says that an ox carries heavy burdens. I also agree with his interpretation for this coming year. As an ox carries heavy burdens so will the people of God since we will be burdened for the people who do not understand what is going on right now in the world. People have lost faith in God and become very selfish and distracted with themselves and with things that you cannot take to heaven.
This is a time of harvest and God is calling His people in a very big way. There is a lot of work to be done to ensure that we have done all that we could in our time here on earth to give people the opportunity to understand and see what God is doing.
A Final Note:
God is easy. What I mean is that God is really simple now. You don’t need to be religious to know the difference between good and evil, but the more we understand about life, history, and who we are, the more we will understand the purpose of life.
In my own nature, I am evil because if every bit of knowledge is taken away from me I will choose bad over good, therefore, anything good that I do or recognize is not from me.
Only God is good.
Dear friends, be amazed because we are in a very special time…
Shannie Alvarez — A Gentile with a Jewish Heart
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