Hebrew Vision News Exclusive
by Miykael Qorbanyahu aka The End Time Scribe
And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen, and it was a very great company.
With this week’s parashat we come to the close of Genesis, the first of the five books of Moshe. It has now been seventeen years that Yisrael has sojourned in the land of Mitzrayim. During this time of their dwelling in the African lands of Ham, which have interestingly been marked by a brief era of peace, Yisrael has gradually began to assimilate into Kemetic society and engage in the activities and practices of the surrogate land of their temporal residency. Yet, prior to Yisrael’s national syncretization of cultural and social elements, what we witness take place in this concluding portion of Genesis is the fertilization and gestational period of a family, or tribal society, leading to its birth as a full-fledged nation in the following book of Exodus. The seed of the seventy Israelite souls planted in Mitzrayim will soon exponentially develop, with regards to its population, within the matrix of Africa which formally begins here with this portion Vayechi. As such, this event is in full prophetic alignment with the promise made to our great forefather Abraham who was told by the Most High that
…I shall make you bear fruit exceedingly, and make nations of you, and sovereigns shall come from you.
As we have earlier discussed about the providential plan of יהוה and how it actually shapes the reality of those who align with it according to the will of the Creator, we will soon see it again at work in the embryonic life of national Yisrael while in Mitzrayim. Howbeit, at this juncture of time-space what we are beholding here is how the prophetic Word of the Most High would again manifest in the lives of the patriarchs, as Yoseph before his passing comforts his brothers yet again at a very pivotal time in light of their actions towards him, which were filled with bad intentions, yet actually ended up working together for the good of all. Suffice it to say that this principle has far reaching implications as relates to the full sovereign control of יהוה over the entire creation is a matter that is considered axiomatic in Hebraic cosmology. What is more, the influence of sovereign control is intended to be accessed and utilized by Yisrael, in justice and righteousness; as at the very beginning of Genesis we are told that Adam was given the capacity to rule over everything that was created, which starts with him first governing and mastering himself. Though at this point in the story of Genesis, the sovereign rulership of Yisrael lies dormant in the life of this newly fertilized seed of a nation, it will take the passing of several generations for the full potential of this sovereign reality to be made manifest which becomes more apparent in the parashiot to come.
As destiny would have it, this portion of Torah also presents the entry into ancestor-hood of both the patriarchs Yisrael and his beloved son Yoseph. With their transition, a new epoch in the life of Yisrael as a people is set into motion in which the next generation was required to discover, engage and enact its mission, purpose and vision on the map of existence. This discovery would require, preliminarily, an intensive set of events to take place which would result in the refinement of their collective consciousness.
A major event which transpired in the process leading to this watershed moment for Yisrael was, in fact, the death of the patriarch Yisrael. Yet, just as impacting as this event was, so also was the matter of that which took place prior to his passing, as he summoned his children together and spoke to them of their future at the end of days, as well as informed them of how they were to carry him from the land of Ham to the Promised Land where he was to be buried in the cave of Makhpelah with his ancestors. This coded message, which we will reveal in its full meaning at the end of this writing, is further expounded upon in the book of Jasher and reveals a most powerful set of instructions given by Yisrael to his twelve sons:
And on the next day Jacob again called for his sons, and they all assembled and came to him and sat before him, and Jacob on that day blessed his sons before his death, each man did he bless according to his blessing; behold it is written in the book of the law of יהוה appertaining to Israel. And Jacob said unto Judah, ‘I know my son that you are a mighty man for your brethren; reign over them, and your sons shall reign over their sons forever. Only teach your sons the bow and all the weapons of war, in order that they may fight the battles of their brother who will rule over his enemies.’ And Jacob again commanded his sons on that day, saying, ‘behold I shall be this day gathered unto my people; carry me up from Egypt, and bury me in the cave of Makhpelah as I have commanded you. Howbeit take heed I pray you that none of your sons carry me, only yourselves, and this is the manner you shall do unto me, when you carry my body to go with it to the land of Canaan to bury me, Judah, Issachar and Zebulun shall carry my bier at the eastern side; Reuben, Simeon and Gad at the south, Ephraim, Manasseh and Benjamin at the west, Dan, Asher and Naphtali at the north. Let not Levi carry with you, for he and his sons will carry the ark of the covenant of יהוה with the Israelites in the camp, neither let Joseph my son carry, for as a king so let his esteem be; howbeit, Ephraim and Manasseh shall be in their stead. Thus shall you do unto me when you carry me away; do not neglect any thing of all that I command you; and it shall come to pass when you do this unto me, that יהוה will remember you favorably and your children after you forever.
With these final set of instructions, a most profound pattern was established for the gestating nation of Yisrael by their father. The patriarch of the twelve tribes, in his old age with failing health and fading vision, is just able to peer into the unseen realms of the Spirit one last time before he lays down to sleep with his fathers. What he perceives and informs his sons of is a mystery that few have come to truly understand in terms of the principle as expressed by the Hebraic idiom of as above, so below. For it is in the depths of this sod meaning of Scripture, which provides the twelve sons of Yisrael with a most profound formation, that both the manifestation of the Kingdom of יהוה and the Shekinah is able to be established on the Earth. In fact, it was this same vision that was given to the Mesopotamian soothsayer Bala’am while he looked down on Yisrael to pronounce a curse on them in the book of Numbers that caused him rather to proclaim How good are your tents, O Ya‛aqoḇ, your dwellings, O Yisra’ĕl!
To understand the depths of this vision and the instructions given by Yisrael, we must, in fact, turn to the book of Numbers to see what the vision is about and what its instructions entail. In the second chapter of Numbers, we find that Moshe is given instructions to order the twelve tribes in the wilderness in an encampment around the Tabernacle. Here, the Torah records these words:
The children of Yisra’ĕl are to camp, each one by his own banner, beside the sign of his father’s house. Let them camp around the Tent of Meeting at a distance.
It is important to note that the mentioning of directions and signs are crucial to the decoding of this mystery. For it is through the signs and the directions that we are able to ascertain the revelation of the symbolic representations of the code. Also significant to be aware of is what Yisrael instructed his sons to do in light of departing from Mitzrayim for the purpose of his burial. In comparison with their future departure from Mitzrayim, we find that it is interestingly the same orders that are later given by Moshe to the Yisraelites while embarking on their sojourn in the wilderness. Yet, for the twelve sons of Yisrael, the sarcophagus of Yisrael was to be in the center of the company making this ceremonial trip, which provides us with an original pattern that serves as the prototype for the wilderness journey of the Yisraelite nation upon their exodus from Mitzrayim two centuries later.
Like Yisrael in the center of his the procession to his burial, located in the center of the encampment of Yisrael while in the wilderness dwelled the Tabernacle structure with the Ark of the Covenant being the central focus of the Tabernacle. Located directly around the Tabernacle structure is the tribe of Lewi, the bearers of the Ark, with the remaining tribes encircling them in their respective positions by their banners. This arrangement corresponds to the original pattern given by Yisrael to his sons as they proceeded from the land of Ham to the land of Kana’an. In both circumstances, we see that the following tribes are commanded to encamp together according to the respective sides that they were assigned. Those encampments are as follows:
To the East of Yisrael’s sarcophagus and the Tabernacle (Numbers 2.3-9) are the tribes of
To the South are the tribes (Numbers 2.10-16) of
The tribe of Lewi is found in the center of the encampment (Numbers 2.17).
To the West are the tribes (Numbers 2.18-24) of
To the North are the tribes (Numbers 2.25-31) of
Taking these together, we further understand these configurations based on the revelations provided to us in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation. In the book of Ezekiel we are told that the prophet perceived a vision of four living creatures. He describes the vision as follows:
And I looked and saw a whirlwind coming out of the north, a great cloud with fire flashing itself. And brightness was all around it, and out of its midst like glowing metal, out of the midst of the fire, and out of the midst of it came what looked like four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. And each one had four faces, and each one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calves’ foot. And they sparkled like the appearance of polished bronze, and under their wings on their four sides were the hands of a man. And each of the four had faces and wings – their wings touched one another. They did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward. And the likeness of their faces: the face of a man, and each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, and each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle. Such were their faces. Their wings were spread upward, two of each touched one another, and two covered their bodies.
The Revelation records similar words;
And immediately I came to be in the Spirit and saw a throne set in the heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a ruby stone in appearance. And there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. And around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, dressed in white robes. And they had crowns of gold on their heads. And out of the throne came lightnings, and thunders, and voices. And seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of Elohim. And before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures, covered with eyes in front and in back. And the first living creature was like a lion, and the second living creature like a calf, and the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. And the four living creatures, each having six wings, were covered with eyes around and within. And they do not cease, day or night, saying, “Set-apart, set-apart, set-apart, יהוה Ěl Shaddai, who was, and who is, and who is coming!” And when the living creatures give esteem and respect and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and bow before Him who lives forever and ever, and they cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “You are worthy, O יהוה, to receive esteem and respect and power, for You have created all, and because of Your desire they are, and were created.”
What is being shown in both of the visions of Ezekiel and Yochanan, which were written in the apocalyptic genre, is the prophetic fulfillment and perfection of the exact same instructions that were given by Yisrael to his sons and Moshe to the nation in the wilderness, which is the reflection of the celestial court of Heaven on Earth, the encampment of Yisrael around the Ark of the Covenant. This reality that is being described is the correspondent establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
What is most interesting is that the instructions for this structure given at both of these incidents involve the nation of Yisrael departing from Mitzrayim and ascending, both spiritually and physically, back to the Holy Land of Yisrael. This is because what is to be achieved in this process of establishing the Kingdom is what Yisrael has been called to do from the very beginnings of their infantile existence in the loins of Adam when he was taken from the dust of the earth, and placed in the garden; separate from the profane, secular and mundane in society. For it is through the process of separation and consecration that Yisrael is able to enter a higher state of consciousness which will then provide them with the vision necessary to carry out their national purpose and mission; the establishment of the Kingdom. Yet before this purpose and mission is described in detail, let us first set out to understand the vision.
The four living creatures in the visions of Ezekiel and Yochanan corresponds to the four head tribes as they are found at each of the four cardinal directions that were given by Yisrael and Yoseph to the nation. From the image to the left, we see that Yahudah is the Lion facing East, Ephrayim is the Ox facing West, Dan is the Eagle to the North and Reuben is the Man to the south. This arrangement is intended to serve as a reflection of the celestial court and throne room of יהוה as the Ark of the Covenant is representative of and said to contain the Shekinah presence of the Most High in the center of the tribes. The tribe of Lewi surrounding the Tabernacle which contained the Ark are indicative of the seraphim angels who stand immediately before the Throne of the Most High. Whereas the twelve tribes divided by threes arranged around the Tabernacle are symbolic of the kerubim, or the four living creatures also surrounding the Throne who ceaselessly give praises and esteem to יהוה. The surrounding multitudes on the exterior of the procession are comparable to the ofanim who are the other heavenly hosts who join in for the great acclaim and praise of יהוה.
To further comprehend this arrangement, an ancient text said to be written by the patriarch Abraham known as the Sefer Yetzirah, the Book of Formation, also addresses this pattern. Addressing the principles and dynamics of creation, the text describes how it was through the use of the Hebrew alef-bet that the Creator brought each of the four dimensions of reality into existence. Every element and law governing their operation was established through the manifold wisdom and brilliance of the Most High utilizing the cosmic forces of the letters of the alef-bet so as captured in the first verse of the first chapter of the book of Genesis. As relates to this creative process, the text states the following:
He selected three letters from the simple ones, and sealed them as forming his great Name, יהו and he sealed the universe in six directions. Five.- He looked above, and sealed the height, with יהו. Six.- He looked below, and sealed the deep, with יוה. Seven.- He looked forward, and sealed the East, with היו. Eight.-He looked backward, and sealed the West, with הוי. Nine.- He looked to the right, and sealed the South, with ויה. Ten.-He looked to the left, and sealed the North, with והי . These are the ten ineffable existences, the spirit of the living God, Air, Water, Fire, Height and Depth, East and West, North and South.
Sefer Yetzirah 1.13-14
According to Aryeh Kaplan, the translator and interpreter of this most mystical book, this configuration informs us through the Hebrew language that the essential activities of creation which took place to establish an ordered existence were done so through three letters which make up the Tetragrammaton. In addition, we must be aware that the descriptive language used in the Scriptures also contains a prescriptive formula. This is because, according to Kaplan, the Hebrew language in the third person can also be read in the imperative. Therefore, when reading a certain passage from the Sefer Yetzirah, and the Scriptures, we can perceive that it provides not only descriptions but also prescriptions, or instructions, similar to those given by Yisrael to his sons and Moshe to the nation in regards to this process of formation.
What is being described and instructed by Yisrael and Moshe is, in deed, the opening of a circuit of energy that is to be conducted throughout the twelve tribes. This energy is the pure Spirit Matter of the Shekinah presence of יהוה. The instructions that both Yisrael and Moshe provided for the people was for the purpose of establishing a connection of the energy, vibrations and Light of Heaven to that of Earth. The keys to establishing this connection, however, requires a balancing of the poles of energy within each individual member of each tribe as well as each tribe fulfilling their purpose which would allow for the harmonious, balanced relationship to occur, which is all based on the precepts and principles of the Torah. This we see with the configuration of the tribes so as assigned their respective positions by the banners.
In confirmation of the extraordinary circuitry that is to be established through the conductivity of the Israelites in the Promised Land, Rav Berg in his incredible book The Energy of the Hebrew Letters, states that
The land of Israel is the energy center of our physical world, and the land of Israel Below [earthly] is affected by the land of Israel Above [heavenly]. The Israelites are the physical expression of the cosmic Malchut, while the land of Israel is the male polarity of Zeir Anpin [little faces or presence of יהוה/Shekinah]. When cosmic male (Zeir Anpin) and cosmic female (Malchut) are in harmony, a complete energy circuit is established, and at such times, the Israelites are connected to the land of Israel.
The Energy of Hebrew Letters, pg. 165
Interestingly, the human body is created to emit light. This ability is due to the scientific fact that, according to research, we are not only able to communicate with light but also, we are made of and from light. This capability is akin to the luminance of the moon in that we are able to reflect light from a greater source of energy that gives us the ability to illuminate our entire being. The process by which we are able to do such matters, based on what the Real World Physics website says, is based on a process called
…[bio]luminescence, in which light is produced from an object without it being heated. This is caused by the absorption of energy by appropriate materials. This energy can come from radiation in the x-ray or ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum, electron beams, chemical reactions, and so on. This type of electromagnetic radiation (i.e. light) production is a quantum phenomenon in which the absorption of energy (such as from ultraviolet radiation) “excites” the outermost electrons surrounding the nuclei of the atoms of the absorption material. As a result these electrons “jump” to higher energy states. But this higher energy state is unstable so the electrons return to their original unexcited state, and release their absorbed energy as a result, in the form of [bio]photons (i.e. electromagnetic radiation).
What is being described above, as relates to the ability of humans emanating the Light of Life, is what we have previously written about in terms of the Work of the Merkabah/Chariot. This work was demonstrated by Yahoshua at the Mount of Transfiguration when he activated his true Light body, which is the primordial nature and appearance of humanity. The correlation of this experience to that of the procession of Yisrael out of Mitzrayim to bury their father, and during the exodus experience, is because the resulting reality of the nation following these instructions is to bring forth the divine presence of the Heaven on Earth and administer the rule of the Kingdom of יהוה. When this takes place nationally, all of Yisrael will be aglow with the Shekinah of יהוה emanating from their inner being.
Ultimately, this is a matter of cause and effect, or the call and response relationship between the Master of the hosts of heaven and humanity. In addition, the corresponding relationship between Keter/crown and Malkhut/kingdom is also at play in this process due to the circumstance of humanity requirement to ascend upwards on the Tree of Life, or the Ladder of Ya’aqob, in order to enter the higher state of Messiah Consciousness. What connects the nation of Yisrael to the higher consciousness, in principle, is symbolized in the Hebrew spelling and meaning of each letter in the Tetragrammaton. As the Vav connects the actions (yod) of the spirit above (heh) to the spirit beneath (heh), so too do our actions determine our connection to either higher or lower realities.
Being well aware of the potentials and propensities of his offspring, Yisrael in his final testament to his sons issues them a reminder of their roles and their potentials at the blessing of the twelve tribes. Here is where the Revelation of Genesis becomes even more translucently clear. With each declaration made to his sons, in light of their names, a most powerful reality is evoked given the metaphysical meaning of their names. When considering the matter of their personal authority and character, we discover that the purpose, mission and vision of Yisrael is to
To recognize a display’s pattern (Reuben) with the measurement [of] supporting bonds (Shimon) for the anointing of unifications (Lewi) through the acknowledge of the guidance through the door in the name(Judah) unto the transformations of light (Zebulun). This is done by a focused measurement of regenerative roles (Yissachar) and the determination to examine oneself (Dan) until one arrives at the complete fortune (Gad) of the continuation of holiness to fully extend all concepts (Asher) by recharging one’s domain with understanding (Naphtali) given that one has the capacity to attain the holy potential in the domain of displaying unity (Yoseph) in order to distinguish the potentialities of the house (Benyamin) unto the full measurement of the holy flow of principle (Yisrael) in the state of perpetual Unity (יהוה).
When this marvelous matter is established on Earth, it is because Yisrael, as a nation, will have followed the directives given to them and become the very image and reflection of the invisible and indivisible, eternal, self-existing One on Earth. This we see transmitted to Solomon by his father king Dawid in the haftarah for Vayechi. For it is with these instructions given by Dawid to his son that the reality of all realities is to be established, and the Shekinah of יהוה will undeniably be experienced on Earth. Prior to his assumption of kingship, Solomon is told to
…guard the Charge of יהוה your Elohim: to walk in His ways, to guard His laws, His commands, His right-rulings, and His witnesses, as it is written in the Torah of Moshe, so that you do wisely [in] all that you do and wherever you turn; so that יהוה does establish His word which He spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons guard their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their being,’ saying, ‘there is not to cease a man of yours on the throne of Yisra’ĕl.’
I Kings 2.3-4
This is the Revelation of Genesis. This is the fulfillment of the sons of Adam. This is the purpose, mission and vision for the twelve tribes of Yisrael. For we know that man was created to be the true Temple of יהוה, and that the Kingdom of Heaven is within. Even more, we understand at Hebrew Vision that it is our responsibility, as Yisrael, to make this reality manifest as the pattern of prayer given by Mashiyach Yahoshua ben Yoseph stated, Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Given this great principle, therefore, let us understand that the Ark of the Covenant, which houses the Shekinah and is contained within the Temple of Elohim, is physiologically correspondent to our mind when infused with and activated by the Torah. For it is when we realize that this is who we are and what we are to become as Yisrael, then the world will know that יהוה is Elohim and all the Earth will be united in the Name above all names, as all will bear witness and
See, the Booth of Elohim is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and Elohim Himself shall be with them and be their Elohim.