Winds of the WORD : Significance of East , South, West , North in the Scriptures

Every word in the Holy Scriptures is significant! When we

Alexander Cruden's Complete Concordance to the...

Alexander Cruden’s Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures. First published 1737. The first entry, for example, ‘abase’ appears in the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) four times; in the books of Job, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The header of the column of the first entry, ‘abi’, is the first three letters of the last entry on that page. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

look up the words in a Hebrew and Greek concordance, a whole new

world, like Heaven, opens up. Our Savior said to search the

Scriptures, for they tell of Him. That is the secret!

Let us look at east.

  • The east is the front or forefront, like the tribes ‟    … of Judah, Zebulon, and Issachar front order in

the desert, camping on the east toward the sunrise (Numbers 2) “.

  • East in Hebrew is qedem, qadam, or qadim, the forepart, aforetime, also eternal:

Psalm 78:26, “He stirred up the east wind in Heaven”.

  • The root qadam is to project, precede, anticipate, hasten, and

meet.

  • We may meet or anticipate The Prince in Ezekiel‟s temple

(chapter 46), who alone will enter and leave by the east gate.

  • Again, in the next chapter, Ezekiel sees water flowing eastward from the house facing east. The gate will be shut and only The

Prince, who is to sit there to eat his meal, will enter on Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh (1st of the month).

  • At the gate facing east, is where Ezekiel sees the glory of the El of Israel approaching from the east. (43:1)
  • Also, when YHWH returns, in Zechariah 14: 4, His feet will stand on Mt. of Olives, which lies to the east of Jerusalem.

South is on the other hand of east:

  • yamiyn , from yaman, to be right handed or locally south (right of East) or teman, the

    English: Coast of Malta.

    English: Coast of Malta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

south, a being on the right hand of a person facing the East.

  • Blessings and agreements were always done with the right hand. YHWH did not allow David to be “handed” over to King Saul, and

in 1 Samuel 23:v.19, we see David hiding south of Yeshimon, after  entering covenant with Jonathan, Saul’s son.

  • Also, in covenant,  the tribes camping on the south, to set out second, were Reuben,  Simeon, and Gad.
  • In the tabernacle, the  7-Lamp or Menorah, symbolic of Messiah,  is put opposite the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south.
  • YHWH made the Great Bear, Orion, the Pleiades, and the hidden constellations of the south. (Job 9:9) We see this covenant use

of south also in Job 39:26, Psalm 78:26, Song 4:16, Ezekiel  20:6, Zechariah 6:6 and 9:14.

  • Negeb, as in the desert or southern district Judah or Egypt means to be parched, and is the dry south used in

Genesis to Zechariah.

  • Interesting to note the switch from  negeb to darom in Ezekiel 40:24, where Ezekiel is led south

to a gate that faced south, and was led through that gate.

  • Through Ezekiel 42:18, darom is the south or southwind. Then south switches back to negeb the dry/desert to Obadiah 20.
  • YHWH is the Judge, lifts up one, puts down another.
  • In  Psalm 75:5-8, the boastful are told they will not be raised to  power by those in the east, the west, or the desert.

The word for desert or south is midbar, meaning pasture or open field,  where cattle are driven, or wilderness. We are the sheep of His Pasture!

  • Note the north is omitted here.

YHWH has and will gather those He redeems from the power of  the foe, from the east, the west, the north and from the sea.

We  wander in the desert, and in our trouble we cry to YHVH, and He

rescues us from our distress. (Psalm 107:2-6)

  • The sea is the word Yam, to roar, the noisy surf of the sea, the Mediterranean, or large river, a basin, or the west or south.
  • Upon Messiah’s return it is said the sea will come from west, to the east, to split Mt. Olives, and half the mount will move south. We will

    The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded...

    The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded by angels, by Giaquinto, 1750s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

flee to the valley, and then YHVH Elohim will come to us with  all the holy ones. (Zechariah 14:5)

  • Sea is symbolic of the mikveh cleansing of immersion or washing for spiritual purity.
  • Yeshua spoke about how the Queen of the south, Queen of Sheba, will rise up in the Last Day, and came from the utter-

most parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon.

  • Notos is the Greek for south, and implies south or southwest wind, or southern quarter.
  • Southwest winds also bring the rain, symbolic of the Holy Spirit, and cleansing of our sins. We can note this

in Acts 27:12 with the use the word lips, from leibo, to pour a libation, for south. Lips implies the south (-west) wind

bringing rain:”…harbor of Crete facing southwest …” pouring  the Holy Spirit, during the travel of Paul.

  • Genesis 12:8 makes first mention of west, after YHVH appears to Abram,” and he moved from (where he made the altar)

to a mountain, having Beth-El on the west…and there he called  on the Name of YHVH.

  • Here, and through to 1Chronicles 9:24, the word for west is yam, again, which means roar of the sea, or the

Mediterranean Sea, which we saw with „south‟. Then in  1Chronicles 12: 15 through to Isaiah 45:6, west changes from

yam to marabah, region of evening sun or shading, perhaps  implying darkness or lack of knowledge of YHVH:

“I am YHVH, and there is none else, there is no Elohim beside Me: I dressed you, though you have not known me. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I am YHVH and there is none else.”(Isaiah 45:5, 6)

Isaiah 49:12, talking about the return of the remnant,  switches back to yam or sea/water/Spirit:” See, these shall come  from far: and, see, these from the north and from the west…”

(Now north is mentioned, as we are redeemed from darkness, as we  shall later see). YHVH is always into cleansing, as even  Yeshua had John immerse Him, for “a new life “ Spirit- filled miracle, signs, wonder Ministry.

Isaiah 59:19 switches back to marabah/sunset: “So shall they  fear the Name of YHVH from the west, and His Glory from the  rising of the sun.” (The whole earth shall be filled with the

knowledge and Glory of YHWH). All Ezekiel passages 41:12 – 48:34  use yam/sea, at the west sides or west gates of the Temple and  Jerusalem, implying the washing of purity. Then in Daniel 8:5,

talking about the he goat coming from the west, uses marabah!

English: Map in English of the Mediterranean S...

English: Map in
English of the Mediterranean Sea, with the borders and the name of the
States following the ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3 code. Français : Carte en
anglais de la Mer Méditerranée avec les frontières et les noms des États
suivant le code ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“… (YHVH) shall roar like a Lion: then the children of Yisrael

(Efrayim) shall tremble from the west (yam)” (Hosea 11:10),

spiritually and physically returning, using the sea.

Verse: Leviticus 1:10-11

If his offering is from the flock, whether from the sheep or from the goats, for a burnt offering, he must offer a male without defect. He is to slaughter it on the north side of the altar before YHVH; and the sons of Aaron, the cohenim, are to splash the blood against all sides of the altar.

YHVH calls to Moshe from the Tabernacle or Tent of Meeting to  instruct Aaron and sons to kill the sacrifice on the north side of the altar. What is the significance of north?

  • North, in Hebrew is tzaphon, hidden or dark derived from tzaphan, to hide by covering over, to protect, reserve. The sacrifice on the dark gloomy side covers and protects us and keeps us to  Judgement Day!
  • YHVH instructed Moses, in Exodus 26:35, to put the golden table with poles with the Bread of the Presence on the north side, (“in His Presence always”) (v. 29), outside the curtain or

veil, a foreshadow of the body of Yeshua broken for us, and placed on  the north side of the city, Golgotha, place of the Skull.

  • When King Achaz of Judah made a bronze counterfeit altar because he gifted the gold to King Ashshur, he still had Uriah the priest sacrifice on be His fulness light bread sweet incensethe north side of the altar. Do you think YHVH was

pleased? (2Kings 16:8-14) May we be obedient!tabernacle.jpg2

From the examples above we can see significance to east, south,  west, and north in the Holy Scriptures, and learn of Him! Continue to  study to be worthy and ready in season and out. Follow the example,

pick a word from a verse, and it may take you on a new adventure!

So shall they fear the Name of YHVH from the west, and His Glory from the rising of the sun.” (The whole earth shall be filled with the knowledge and Glory of YHVH).
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Ben Abbadan, Perdition’s Son

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Thy Name: those that Thou gavest Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the Scripture might be fulfilled. ~ John 17:12 [King James Versionperdition.jpeg1

When I was with them, I guarded them by the power of Your Name, which You have given to Me; yes, I kept watch over them; and not one of them was destroyed [except the one meant for destruction, so that the Tanakh might be fulfilled] (Jewish Complete Bible).

Who or what is this ” son of perdition“?

  •  Perdition is translated as ‘destruction’ , ruin ,  a state of character and destiny, implied for all those who oppose nor choose Elohim Almighty God!
    • The son refers to the Hebrew concept of ben, son of beliya’al, son of hasatan, son of Satan.
    • perdition” only appears in KJV [King James Version]! *****
    • Hebrew concept is “abbadan” , to perish or wander off, be lost, as seen in lost sheep of Israel, Jeremiah 50:6,

    “My shepherds made them go astray, turning them  loose in the mountains. As they wandered from mountain to hill, they lost track of where their home is.” ~ Yirmeyahu – Jeremiah 50:6 [Jewish Complete Bible]

     

  • Hell, or the realm of the dead, is “naked before him and destruction hath no covering” nor atonement per Job 26:6!
  • Beliyia’al : without profit, worthlessness, destruction, wickedness [ also evil, naughty, ungodly,wicked ], from beliy: nothing or destruction;
  • Ezekiel 31:15-18 speaks about the ‘torrents of beliyia’al‘ or the snares of death, cords of Sheol [hell]:
  • “I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him  down to Sh’ol with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water , shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.” ~ Ezekiel 31:16

  • 2 Thessalonians 2:3 speaks of ” a man of lawlessness”, God’s apocalyptic enemy:

    • “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition“. [KJV]

    • The Hebraic concept  of this son is a lost soul, destroyed, fearless of Yehovah Elohim God!perdition.jpeg2
    • We are not to be deceived by anyone!

    …That ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God! ~ Philippians 1:27b, 28 [KJV]

    • The lost will be cast into lake of fire along with beast and false prophet:

    Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world…11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven , and goeth into perdition.” [KJV]perdition.jpeg4

    But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. ~1 Timothy 6:9

    • Our enemies are destroyed by the Author of Life:
    • Nevertheless, Yehovah your Elohim will give them over to you, sending one disaster after another upon them until they have been destroyed. He will hand their kings over to you, and you will wipe out their name from under heaven; none of them will be able to stand against you…”! ~ continue reading, Deuteronomy 7:23-24 [JCB]

      • We also can be destroyed by the Author of Life:
      • “I AM going to stretch out my hand over you and deliver you as plunder to the nations; I will cut you off from being a people and cause you to cease from being a nation; I will destroy you. Then you will know that I AM Yehovah!” ~ Yechezk’el- Ezekiel 25:7 [JCB]

         

    • perdition” [RSV] is the Greek, apoleia: ruin, damnation, damnable, from ‘apollumi’, unending, eternal damnation

    2 Peter 3:7 ” But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men.”[KJV]

    • 1 Peter speaks about our inheritance only in Yeshua is IMPERISHABLE:

    Praised be God, Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, who, in keeping with his great mercy, has cause us, through the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah from the dead, to be born again to a living hope, to an inheritance that can not decay, spoil or fade, kept safe for you in heaven. ~ 1 Peter–Kefa 1:3,4 [JCB]

  • We will be raised incorruptible, 1Cor.15:42-44 :

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

  •       ” I believe Judas perished in his flesh, hung himself, an anti-God choice; he as many who will not choose Messiah, will damn themselves, rather than allowing God to judge them” -quote from the web
  • Scriptures fulfilled as mentioned in John 17:12 are: Psalms 22, 45, 69 and Zechariah 11:12, 13.

    Yoshiyahu repents upon hearing Deuteronomy 28:36. The scroll was found by Hilkiyahu the priest upon searching for silver in the ruined Temple, upon orders to repair.

    Yoshiyahu repents upon hearing Deuteronomy 28:36. The scroll was found by Hilkiyahu the priest upon searching for silver in the ruined Temple, upon orders to repair.

    • look at the other translations like JCB, Jewish Complete Bible!
    • a son of perdition ~ ben who separates himself from Torah!
    • From I Saw the Light Ministries: ” The “son of perdition” ~ the Anti-Messiah, oppose all, be a god, sits in the Temple, proclaiming himself god! Some say Basher of Syria? from Alawi sect of Islam, they already worship him! they do “kiss” Jesus, perform communion, abominations….

    Bashar Assad can be a son of perdition, an antichrist. England and America may eventually be invaded. Take all of this into major Fasting and Prayer. Ask GOD what HE wants you to do. WHERE does GOD want you to be ? What preparations does HE want you to make?”

  •   http://www.isawthelightministries.com/antichrist

But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. ~ Hebrews 10:39 [KJV]

  • In Daniel 7 & 11, one who will magnify self above all, refers to the anti-messiah! “Finally when he pitches the tents of his palace between the seas and the mountain of the holy Glory, he will come to his end, with no one to help him [Daniel 11:45, JCB]
  • Our hope is this:

Many of those sleeping in the dust of the earth will awaken, some to everlasting life and some to everlasting shame and abhorrence. But those who can discern will shine like the brightness of heaven’s dome, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever [Daniel 12:2,3 JCB]

  • Resources:
  • 1)  http://www.ISawTheLightMinistries.com A Endtime Ministry preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD to all nations before the Coming of Jesus the Christ. Commandment Keeping, Holy Spirit Filled.
  • 2) The Son of Perdition , a novel by Wendy Alec

O the ongoing mercies of Yehovah, for surely none of us is righteous. But if we only believe in His Son, the Messiah Yeshua, we become sons of the Living God, and receive life eternal with Him.

Repent and receive the joy of salvation!

Look upon Him lifted up on the stake for you, and receive your healing.

Yeshua nailed the Serpent to that stake, ending the curse of death & sickness, granting us eternal life if we would only believe in Him who the Father sent.

Yehovah is our provision, our healing, our banner, our peace, our righteousness, our shepherd; He is there with you always!

**originally published on Facebook under title, Son of Perdition. Edited version.

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Isaiah

Isaiah (Photo credit: Missional Volunteer)

What troubles you now that you have gone up to the housetops? You that are full of turmoil, a tumultuous city, and a noisy city…look  away from me; I will weep bitterly, don’t bother to comfort me… (Isaiah 22: 1-2 from a message of perplexity of the Master YHWH Righteous in the Valley of Vision)

Isaiah the Prophet still has a message from YHWH GOD for you who are hurt, going crazy with fear, hiding on the rooftops, fleeing with fear.  Your leaders have already given up and fled.  Your people are robbed and slain but not with the sword!  It is a day and time of trouble , trampling down, breaking down the walls and of crying to the mountains.  Your best valleys are full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in battle array at the gate.  ( v. 3-7)

Then YHWH removes the covering or protection of Judah, and you did look in that day to the former days, the good days, when King Solomon  built arsenals of weapons and armor at the house of the forest. (v. 8)

The city of David is now in disrepair, walls cracked and tumbling. A ditch is made between two walls to collect waters at the lower pool.  Homes within the walls are broken down to  support the outer part of the city.

     But you have not sought its Maker, neither

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English: designed by graphic designer/typographer Eliyahu Koren. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

seen Him that made it long ago. ( v. 11)

In that day the Master YHWH righteous called, and is calling now, for weeping, and for mourning, and for baldness, and for girding with sackcloth. (v. 12) But, instead we “see joy upon joy, slaying oxen and killing sheep, eating meat, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die.” (v.14)

     And it was revealed in my ears by YHWH tzevaot [LORD  of hosts], Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you until you die, says the Master YHWH tzevaot.  (v.14, and similar to “… the soul that sins shall surely die”… Ezekiel 18:20)

The stage is set, but there will be a way out.  YHWH says to Isaiah, ” Go get to this treasurer, a deputy of King Hezekiah, named Shevna”.  YHWH accused Shevna of selfishly carving out his own home in the rock, taking care of himself, rather than building shelters for the citizens. ( Sound familiar?) Shevna, whose name means growth, may have embezzled funds or been on the take with the Assyrian government.( Sound familiar again?)   See, O man, YHWH will throw you out, and will surely grab you. He will…toss you like a ball… Your chariot of glory will be the shame of your master’s house. …I will drive you from your office, and from your position He will pull you down .(v. 15-19)

Here He comes to save the day: ” And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call My servant Elyakim (El ,or GOD, of raising) , the son of Hilkiyahu (portion of YAH). ..I will clothe him with your robe, and strengthen him with your belt…give your government into his hand…he shall be a father to …Jerusalem, and the house of Judah…and the key of the house of David will I lay upon His shoulder; so He shall open, and none shall shut; and He shall shut, and none shall open. “ ( v. 20-22) Here we see a clear type of Yeshua Messiah and the  dual prophecy of the Messianic overseer of the 12 tribes in the restored House of David. Sounds a little closer to Revelation!

Here is the clincher: And I will fasten Him as a nail in a sure place; and He shall become a throne of glory to His Father’s House…they shall hang upon Him all the glory of His Father’s House…”(v. 23-24).  Similar to echoes of the Servant Songs of Isaiah,  YHWH shall and will raise a portion or remnant,  who shall reign with and share in the Glory in the Abba Father’s House.  We too shall receive a crown of glory and reign along side the KING of Kings and LORD of Lords.

This chapter should give us a hope in the salvation through the work of Yeshua Ha Moschiach, Jesus Christ

English: Solomon and the Plan for the Temple, ...

English: Solomon and the Plan for the Temple, as in 1 Kings 6, illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the Messiah, YHWH’s Anointed One , Mighty GOD, Prince of Peace , who was nailed to an execution stake, and took upon Himself, who was perfect, our sins, and reconciled us

We shall not die but live, if we believe in Him.

 

King Hezekiah on a 17th century painting by un...

King Hezekiah on a 17th century painting by unknown artist in the choir of Sankta Maria kyrka in Åhus, Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 22 : The Good Guys Do Win

See, O man, YHWH will throw you out, and will surely grab you. He will…toss you like a ball..(v. 18) Your chariot of glory will be the shame of your master’s house. …I will drive you from your office, and from your position He will pull you down.( Isaiah 22: 17 19)

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