Taking A Closer Look At “Torah”

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It is written:

John 5:39-You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.

The Old Testament Scriptures testify of Jesus Christ.

We see this in many ways. The prophecies of the Old Testament find their fulfillment in Jesus. Christ and His church under the New Covenant were foreshadowed in amazing ways through the Tabernacle and feast days of Israel. Various Old Testament personages served as examples of Jesus’ work and ministry in the world.

Yet even the very word “Torah” itself testifies of Jesus.

The word “Torah” means “law,” and had special reference to the Law of Moses (the first five Books of the Old Testament). Every Hebrew letter is more than just a representation of a phonetic sound: they also represent numbers, colors, music notes, and ideas.

With that in mind, look at what the Hebrew word “Torah” literally tells us:

“Even the word “Torah” itself, drawing on the concepts that lie behind the original Hebrew letters, , embodies some provocative elements: The Tav (originally, a cross), the Vav (a nail), the Resh (the head of a man), and the Heh, (the breath or Spirit of God). Thus, Man, with the Spirit of God, nailed on the Cross! This term was in existence well before Messiah walked on the earth. It is an interesting summary of the climax of God’s love story, which was nailed on a cross erected in Judea 2,000 years ago. The entire Biblical drama records the extremes our Creator has resorted to in order to redeem man—including you and me—from our predicament.” (Chuck Missler, Hidden Treasures in the Biblical Text, 303-309 (Kindle Edition); Coeur d’Alene, ID; Koinonia House)

Everything in God’s holy Word points us to Jesus Christ.

Friend, the God of creation itself loves you and sent His Son to pay your pardon. Will you not today accept His amazing love and be saved from sin?

Acts 2:38-Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. Amen.

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