This article will tell us about what a Covenant means, and even more so what a Covenant with God means. Because we don’t know Covenant.
If we did, it would change every area of our lives. Not a day, hour or minute would go by that we weren’t thankful for what Yeshua did for us. We would wear it like a robe; it would be all over our faces. His Light would shine out of us.
Therefore, we need to learn and know this Covenant that resides inside us. Yeshua expanded His Covenant to include the inside of mankind––the ever expanding Kingdom of God. His Covenant (Torah) is now on the inside of each person who chooses to believe in Him, and currently we are all ignoring it/Him.
Spirit & Blood
"For the life (spirit) of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given the blood for you to make atonement for your spirits (or lives) on the altar, for it is the blood that makes atonement for the spirit (or life)." Vayikra (Leviticus) 17:11
Although we don’t see this statement by God until Vayikra (Leviticus), it has always been true. We find the truth about the blood in the Hebrew language.
The Hebrew word for blood is dam (dom). Adam (Aw-dom) means first blood (the first letter, alef, means first), and adamah means soil (the ancient meaning being where first blood comes from). The soil from which Adam was created has the root word blood (dam), as well as all these words.
Damah means of the blood, and is usually translated into English as image or likeness. Making mankind in His image or likeness doesn’t mean that we look like God, it means He created us as spirits with a flesh and blood body, because He is Spirit and He gave us His Blood.
Yeshua’s Spirit is now inside each believer. The word Life is nefesh in Hebrew, and as you’ve probably already read previously, actually means a spirit with a flesh and blood body (also translated as soul), so it is tied to ruach, which is Spirit. The ruach is intertwined with nefesh when Yeshua has given a spirit His Life.
A closer look tells us that Yeshua’s Nefesh and Ruach are intertwined, and in His Blood. So if His Nefesh/Ruach is inside us, then His Blood is inside us, because Life (spirit) is in the Blood (Leviticus/Vayikra 17:11).
In other words, Yeshua’s Spirit is in Life which is in His Blood, and our own spirits are in our blood––so that means God’s Spirit is in our Blood enveloping our spirits giving us His Life.
The Hebrew language gives us so much more information. Blood is tied to creation and to Life, therefore blood must also be used to atone for mankind’s spirits (lives).
The Original Altar
The Threshold Blood Covenant goes back to the beginning of family life, which in fact is the first family of Adam and Chavah (Eve). It was known to Adam, for God had to teach this Covenant to him to pass onto future generations.
Something (temporary) had to be done for Adam and Chavah after they fell from God’s grace. From the moment Adam and Chavah sinned, God had the tools and rituals ready for them that would be needed to worship Him properly––He called it His Way (although first mentioned in Genesis 18:19, it was by no means the first time God referred to His Way to Adam and Chavah).
This Threshold Blood Covenant was an animal sacrifice done in the doorway, gate or threshold of a home. The Hebrew word for gate is sha’ar (שא’אר) which means a gate or a door. Before God began to tell His people that they could only sacrifice (worship) where He would put His Name, the first altar of God for the Hebrew was his own doorway, or threshold.
God is the One Who initiated this Covenant, and the beginning of the rite of the Threshold Blood Covenant goes back to the very beginning of time––most of which is not recorded in the Bible. However, although we aren’t actually told where these altars were in Scripture until Shemot (Exodus) 29:11 & 33:10, we can see a few examples of this threshold altar in several more places afterwards, such as Vayikra (Leviticus) 1:5 & 3:2; Devarim (Deuteronomy) 12:13-15, 12:21 & 16:5; Ezekiel 46:2. There are many more examples and once you know about them, you will begin to see even more verses where this altar was in fact on the threshold of the Yisraelites’ homes (or tents).
The Threshold Blood Covenant
We can find hints of this Blood Covenant rite here and there sprinkled throughout Bereshit (Genesis), such as in verses 4:3-7 where we see that Cain and Abel knew about sacrifice and offerings to Yahweh. They knew because Adam and Chavah knew, because God taught them in order to preserve them as a people (Bereshit 3:21). In Bereshit 8:20 we see Noach building an altar to God, so he also knew about the Threshold Blood Covenant. In Bereshit 12:6-7 we have a little more indication where Abraham was building an altar to Yahweh at the Terebinth tree, where he had pitched his tent. So he too knew about the Blood Covenant. God intended His people to pass these things down to each new generation, which they did in fact do.
God’s Way of Life began with, and included this Threshold Blood Covenant. The details were eventually mapped out in His Word as His Commandments and His Feasts, but this Threshold Blood Covenant and all that it entails was originally passed down from the beginning of time, from generation to generation until Noach’s time. And then Shem passed it onto his future generations.
This Blood Covenant was God’s commitment to develop His continuing relationship with Adam and Chavah (Eve), even though they brought sin into the Earth. This Blood Covenant implied an interaction between its partners, which began a growing process. As it states in Vayikra (Leviticus) 17:11 & 14, Blood is literally the spirit (life). When blood is used in Covenant it is an outpouring as the pledge and gift of life (spirit), and it is an interchange as the (Spirit) Life Covenant between those who shared its substance in ritual (God and the recipient).
This Threshold Blood Covenant was also known as a Covenant welcome and was often used for a guest who was to become as one of the family (or adoption), or later on to a bride or bridegroom in marriage. It marks every stage of the progress of family life, from one pair to a community and to a kingdom, in all its relations with them.
The custom was that the receiver would cross over the blood on the threshold of the home, thereby becoming a part of the family of that house. By the outpouring of blood on the threshold of the door or gate, and by staining the doorway itself with the blood of the Covenant, it was known to be an invitation to be welcomed into the family of that house. This Threshold Blood Covenant was bound not only by the very lives of these participants, it was also bound by God. The Threshold Blood Covenant is the whole basis of God’s Way of Life.
Eventually the sacrifices that were done on the threshold of the house came to be done first wherever God placed His Name, and then at the gate of the Tabernacle and then the gate of the Temple (Shemot/Exodus 29:42 & Vayikra/ Leviticus 1:3). In the wilderness, before the Tabernacle was built, the sacrifices were still done in the doorways of the people’s tents (Shemot 33:10–– remember, worship was the sacrifices the people offered to God, so they worshiped in the door of their tents).
The door (or gate) represented the Temple, and the threshold was an altar of God. The Hebrew letter and word dalet (which means Door or Way) is connected to the Temple, and to the most exalted One, Yeshua. For Yeshua is the Door or Way to God. He is the Way (John 14:6). God still expects us to cross over the Blood of Yeshua into Eternal Covenant with Him (leaving our former lives behind).
Yeshua came to restore His original Blood Covenant back to what it had been from the beginning. God can reveal unknown-to-us conditions of His Covenant at any time, but His Covenant can never be terminated nor be caused to be made void, nor can it be replaced. And it cannot be changed. God’s original Threshold Blood Covenant will always be. Yeshua is that Threshold to which all offerings are brought. God’s Torah will always be until all things are restored (Revelation 21:5). God’s Blood Covenant has always been perfect from the beginning of time.
Passover or Crossover
God is the original Hebrew (Ibriy). Ibriy means to cross over to the other side, and not only are His people expected to cross over the Blood into Covenant with Him, He crossed over and between the pieces into Covenant with us first as we see in Bereshit (Genesis) 15:17. This is God’s way of initiating and sealing His Covenant with someone.
Now it is our turn to cross over and become Ibriy too, as we cross over the Blood of Yeshua into Covenant with Him.
When we read about God crossing over the blood and between the pieces, He is doing the exact same thing as He did in the Pesach (Passover), the day before the Yisraelites were taken out of Egypt on Matsot (Unleavened Bread). No special directions were given as to the place or manner of the Pesach sacrifice, because of the very term passover or threshold crossover, it had been understood by all Hebrews. This was something that had been passed down from generation to generation, since Adam and Chavah. On the eve before the Exodus, the Hebrews knew exactly what was happening.
God did not invent a new rite at every stage of His progressive revelation to His people. He took this Threshold Blood Covenant of friendship with which they were already familiar, and revealed to Yisrael (Israel) a deeper significance in its use and relations to Him.
In essence, this Threshold Blood Covenant is the same as the Pesach Blood Covenant, but something more was revealed at each phase of life, as was something more revealed at the Pesach (Passover). At each stage of Yisrael’s lives, God revealed another element in His Plan of Salvation for all mankind.
The yearly Pesach sacrifice was a miqra (rehearsal) for the actual event––God came to Earth as Yeshua (Jesus), and sacrificed Himself. God completed Phase One, so to speak, by coming to Earth the first time, in His fleshly body as Yeshua (Jesus). He made perfect His Spring Appointed Seasons (as well as Yom Kippur), the final event being His giving of His Spirit on Shavuot.
But He promised to make perfect the Last Phase of His Plan of Salvation for all mankind––His Spirit will return during His Fall Appointed Seasons to do this. And we know He will in fact complete His Plan because of His eternal Covenant with His people, Yisrael.
So we can now see that Sacrifice and offering did not begin with the Tabernacle, nor did it begin with the Passover. By the time the Passover happened, the Blood Covenant was the already established Threshold Blood Covenant.
By fulfilling Pesach, Yeshua also fulfilled (made perfect) Yom Kippur. It is well documented in the Jewish Talmud (Yoma 39b) that the Yom Kippur sacrifices were no longer accepted by God after Yeshua died on the cross (during the forty years afterward).
God Revealed Elements of His Blood Covenant
• God revealed to Noach (Noah), part of His original Covenant: this was the Rainbow. The Rainbow is actually a reminder to God not to destroy mankind and every living creature again with a flood (Bereshit/Genesis 9:14-15). Although He told this only to Noach, it is actually something that was just revealed about His already established Covenant, and it is a promise between God and all living creatures on the Earth. God left His glory rainbow as the reminder.
God’s glory is described as a Rainbow in Revelation 4:3 & 10:1, and Ezekiel 1:28, so the Rainbow we see after a storm is God’s glory! Scientists now know that the Rainbow is actually a full circle, which has recently been revealed to mankind, and is appropriate for our very cyclical God.
• God revealed to Abraham, part of His original Covenant: This was circumcision. To paraphrase what God said to Abraham: “The blood-covenant of friendship shall be consummated by your giving to me of your personal blood at the very source of paternity––thereby pledging to me yourself, and those who shall come after you in the line of natural descent.”
Yahweh promised Abraham that it would be his seed that would become a great nation––the Chosen Ones of God. They would be the nation that would bring forth God’s Messiah to save His people––Messiah (Savior) was to be God Himself (Isaiah 43:3, 60:16, Daniel 9:25-26, Hosea 13:4). Abraham’s seed was to be the continuation of the Blood Covenant––a continuation that was becoming clearer with each person in Shet’s (Seth’s) line of descent.
• Revealed at the Pesach (Passover): When it came time for the children of Yisrael to come out of Egypt, God gave His already established Blood Covenant new meaning. In essence, God was reminding the Yisraelites and saying, “By giving this Threshold Blood Covenant and putting the blood on your doorways, you have invited Me into your households and I shall be reminded of My Covenant with you.”
God was not only revealing additional information to the future reader of His Word, this was the current element revealed about the original Threshold Blood Covenant: God revealed of His Covenant that they were to remember God’s Blood Covenant always and that being Ibrim (Hebrews), they crossed over the Blood into Covenant with God––just as we are to also remember Yeshua and that we have crossed over Yeshua’s Blood into Covenant with God (Hebrews 10:20). Yeshua eventually became the living Pesach for all Hebrews and all grafted-in Hebrews. We have been grafted into and accepted into the family of God by Yeshua’s Threshold Blood Covenant Sacrifice.
Pesach (Passover) is the celebration of God’s Blood Covenant with His people.
• Revealed at Matsot (Unleavened Bread): The Hebrew word Matsot means a coming out (of Egypt), and it begins the next day after Pesach. The Yisraelites are to remember it was Yahweh who delivered them from Egypt. Today, this first day of Matsot is the day believers were delivered from sin (no matter when they were actually saved).
• The revealed element of Salt: A Salt Covenant is actually God revealing the eternal element of His already established Covenant between Himself and mankind. It is not a separate covenant. God revealed that salt (eternity) was to be added to every sacrifice so that mankind would know that His Covenant with the Hebrews is eternal (Vayikra/Leviticus Chapter 2).
• The revealed element of the Sandal: At this point, God revealed the inheritance element of His Covenant. Hebrews used sandals to mark the boundaries of their inheritance (property). Moving these boundaries was strictly forbidden by Divine Command, as set forth in Devarim (Deuteronomy) 19:14.
Along with the privilege of inheritance comes the responsibilities to be good stewards of our Father’s estate. This was God’s original intent for Adam and Chavah (Eve) in the garden of Eden. They were given authority and the responsibility to manage the garden and the Earth. But they lost this authority through disobedience. It has been a process to restore us to God’s original intent––back to His Way––and our inheritance. The Earth and the garden will again be given back to God’s people because of His eternal promise of inheritance.
• The revealed element of God’s Lovingkindness: What is known as the Marriage Covenant is actually God revealing another aspect of His original Blood Covenant––the conditions of His Covenant. These conditions not only express what happens if one disobeys, but what happens if one does actually obey God’s Commandments, which is only one aspect of His Lovingkindness.
The conditions of this Covenant are God’s Commandments. God’s Commandments are His side of this Covenant (marriage contract) between Himself and those He has chosen for His bride. This Covenant tells Yeshua’s bride what He will do for her if she keeps her part of the Covenant. God gave His people the rules and regulations that would keep them protected and alive. They were never meant to be harsh, for His Lovingkindness far surpasses anything we might think is harsh. This element will completely manifest at the end of this age.
In Devarim (Deuteronomy) 28 all the blessings and curses are listed. Blessings for those who keep God’s Commandments, and curses for those who disobey His Commandments. As God’s children, we are to be holy––a set-apart people. Believers are supposed to be the one’s who know God and obey His Commandments.
God is a holy God, and His very nature cannot tolerate anything less than holy. His presence will literally consume (destroy permanently) anything or anyone who is not holy––there are many evidences of this in the Scriptures. It would be wise to read the Commandments of God so you know what God really expects of His people. Grafted-in believers are not exempt, as many have been taught.
God hasn’t changed. He is still holy, and we must still be holy to be in His presence, because He is holy (Shemot/Exodus 22:31; Vayikra/Leviticus 11:44, 19:2, 20:26 & Ephesians 1:4).
Every single element of God and His Covenant ties together.
A Restored Covenant
The first century Hebrew followers of Yeshua are who we should emulate. They did not follow a religion––they lived the life God intended, His Way of Life. The Hebrew and grafted-in believers did not live as two separate people groups––they lived as one people, following Yeshua’s Torah (Teaching).
Their whole lives were to serve their God, Yeshua (Yahweh) and nothing else mattered. They trusted Yeshua in every way because they knew He was their Creator––so He would know what was best for them. They trusted He would provide all their needs. They trusted that their will would come in line with His will, so they never prayed for anything that was not God’s will. If we are constantly searching and studying His Word, God’s desires become our own desires (see Shemot/Exodus 23:25-26 & 34:24). Knowing God’s will is knowing what the Torah entails (Devarim/Deuteronomy 27, 28 & 30).
• The element Yeshua revealed: Most believers think that when Yeshua came to the Earth He brought with Him a brand new covenant and a brand new religion, because that is what the New Testament suggests.
But according to Ezekiel 36:25-27, the only things that were to change was that God will put His Spirit inside His believers, whereas none of His people had this privilege before (except for a chosen few). Verse 27 sums it all up: “And I shall put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes and you will keep and do My judgements.” Therefore, believers are supposed to be walking in God’s statutes, and keeping and doing His Commandments (judgements).
Today, Messianic Jews call the New Testament the Berit Chadashah, which is proper because berit means Covenant, and chadashah means restored to a previous condition––a restoration of God’s original Covenant. Unfortunately, the Messianic Jews base this on the assumption that the word chadashah actually means new, because they believe the Christians and their new covenant is true. There is so much confusion surrounding this, and thus the reason for this book, which is to shed light on the real Truth.
Yeshua came to the Earth to RESTORE His Way (His original Covenant) to its previous condition––He did NOT bring a brand new covenant. This restored Covenant is what He taught to His disciples––His true Way (Torah).
Yeshua was a Hebrew teaching Torah, as it is written in the first six books of the Bible, to anyone who wanted to listen, hear and learn.
His teachings were different only because He was not teaching the traditions of man that the Parush (Pharisees) taught. Yeshua was teaching what was actually written in the Torah. And what He was teaching, God always called His Way (Bereshit/Genesis 18:19).
Read before or after Ezekiel 36:25-27 or Jeremiah 31:30-33, and see if you can find anything stating there will be a new covenant, a new religion, a new hierarchy, something called communion or even gifts of the Spirit––you will find nothing at all, not even in the Hebrew language.
The word made, or seal in Bereshit 15:17-18, is the Hebrew word karat, which means to cut in two and walk between the pieces. This is how God seals His Covenant with mankind. He simply sealed it––or will seal it at the end of this age. Yeshua came to restore His original Covenant, NOT cut a new covenant. The real element Yeshua revealed to His people, was eternal atonement for sin, which is Salvation (Redemption).
As mentioned in another article, the Hebrew word chadashah (in the old Testament), and the Greek word kainos (in the New Testament) have been translated incorrectly in every version of the Bible. Rather than the English word new, both of these words actually translate as restore, with the Hebrew word giving a little more information: restored to its previous condition.
This means that God never intended to supersede His Covenant with a new Covenant; rather He came to restore His original Covenant to His people because they had strayed far from His Way (Torah) (see Grace, the Essence of Torah in Section.
What is being said in Jeremiah 31:30-33 is this Restored Covenant will not be the same as with their fathers in that they will no longer stray from it because Torah will be written on their hearts as a direct result of God’s Spirit dwelling inside them. The different things that are now a part of God’s Covenant were not new things, they simply had not yet been revealed.
These three things are:
1. There are no more offerings for sin, because Yeshua’s Blood took care of that for good (Ezekiel 36:33, Hebrews 10:12 & 18). 2. God’s Spirit now dwells inside each of His people which gives His Life to their dead spirits, literally raising them from the dead (Ezekiel 36:27).
3. God’s Torah will be written on the hearts of His people and they will automatically do what is written in it––because Yeshua will never stray from His Torah and it is His Spirit Who lives inside His people (Ezekiel 36:26-27 & 37:14, Hebrews 10:16).
God made these three things possible because His people kept breaking Covenant with Him. The first two of these have already happened, but the third thing is a process and will be complete when all things are restored (Revelation 21:5) at the end of this age.
For now, we must learn God’s Torah, because we cannot do what is written on our hearts until we know it. At the end of this age, when we arrive in Paradise, we will finally have our True Restored Covenant (Torah or God’s Teaching) completely written on our hearts.
As Yeshua’s Spirit (Blood) flows through our veins, and then through our hearts, Torah is written on our hearts a little at a time. The closer we come to Him, and the more time we spend with Him, the more of Torah will stay written on our hearts. By the time we arrive in Paradise, Yeshua’s Torah will be completely written on our hearts.
The Blood and Water
The Hebrew word for water is mayim, and the ancient meaning of this word is the Hand between the waters. The Hebrew word for blood is dam. The ancient meaning for this word is the Way of the water. In Hebrew, blood is sometimes referred to as water (depending on the content, one usually knows when it is truly blood).
Yeshua came by water and blood (1John 5:6). Blood, water (and hyssop) were used for cleansing for righteousness and purification (Vayikra/ Leviticus 14:51). Therefore Yeshua is our purification––when we immerse ourselves in His Spirit by His Blood, we are no longer unclean. However, there is a stipulation: we must keep His Commandments (Revelation 22:14).
The blood and the water that came pouring out of Yeshua (John 19:34) when He was pierced by the spear, was more than the telltale signs of death, it was the Water of Life (or the Water of the Life of the Covenant). The water and blood was proof that God had come in the flesh of Yeshua––and a sign that God’s Covenant had been completely revealed in its whole––Yeshua (Jesus) had accomplished what He came to do.
A Voice came out of the Temple in the Heavens and said, “It is done!” in Hebrew (Revelation 16:17 & 21:6), which is “Ze nigmar!” And Yeshua said these same words Himself, when He was upon the cross just before He gave up His Life (Spirit) in John 19:30; and when He spoke to Yochanan (John) in Revelation 21:6. It is said that these are the very same words that were spoken by the High Priest when the lamb was sacrificed for the atonement of God’s people on Yom Kippur.
1John 5:6-7 reads incorrectly in the KJV and the NKJV, because they are from newer manuscripts. The American Standard Version, English Standard Version United Bible Society and the Power New Testament (which are all from earlier manuscripts) all show 1John 5:6-7 as: “This is He that came by water and blood, even Yeshua haMoshiach (Jesus the Messiah); not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three who bear witness, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and the three agree in one.”
Often translated as side, the Greek word pleura is more accurately translated as rib. We do not actually know where Yeshua was pierced, other than in the rib area. Could it be that He was pierced on the left side––in His heart? If so, then Yeshua bleeds Torah and Covenant, and the Water of Life of the Covenant of God came flowing from Yeshua’s heart even in death––which was a sign that He would not remain dead. The Water and the Blood are Torah, God’s Covenant and Life (Spirit) (Psalm 22:14).
Blood is Life (Spirit) (Bereshit/Genesis 9:4, Vayikra/Leviticus 17:11 & Yochanan/ John 6:54). It is not only the life of a human, it is the Life of the Covenant of God––Yeshua’s Life. In other words, Blood represents God’s Covenant with His people––the Life He brought back to their spirits. Because all mankind comes from the descendants of Adam, all mankind has God’s Blood running through their veins.
When one sheds the blood of another person, God requires the blood of the guilty one because He made us in His image, which means we are not only spirits like God is Spirit, He gave us His Blood as well. God reminded Noah of this when the Ark landed on Mt. Ararat (Genesis 9:6).
The Blood is the sign of the Covenant of God. The Hebrew word for sign is et, and although it does not have a pronunciation in English, it is pronounced in Hebrew. Yeshua states He is the Alef and the Tav (which is et, the first and the last letters of the Hebrew alphabet), also known as the First and the Last (Isaiah 41:4, Revelation 8:1 & 22:13). Yeshua is the alef-tav, the et––the Sign of the Covenant, and thus His Blood is the Sign of the Covenant.
This sign, Yeshua, is a witness to all mankind that God came to Earth to dwell among His people in the flesh. Yeshua’s Blood is that sign and witness that He carried out all that the Prophets spoke of Him.
Quantum Physics Theory
Adam was made from the soil (Bereshit/Genesis 2:7)––but then again, the Hebrew word for soil (damah) comes from the root word dam, which means blood. If blood is Life, where did the blood come from? It had to be God. Adam was not only a dirt-man, he was a spirit-with-a-flesh-and-blood-body-man. We know that God exists outside of all dimensions of space and time, all at the same time–––so He can be present in the past, present and future all at the same time (see The Spiritual vs the World).
So is it possible that He went into the future, died for all mankind, spilling His Blood on the very ground from where Adam was created, and then went to the past to create Adam? You tell me––the Jewish Talmud states that Adam was created from the soil on the Temple mount, and this could very well be true.
In reality, anything is possible with God. Since Yahweh is Yeshua, Yeshua could well have used His own Blood to create Adam. And because believers have the Spirit of Yeshua living inside them now, within their veins (because Life/Spirit is in the Blood), then believers do in fact have God’s Blood running through their veins. It is something to ponder––remember, God is the One Who created what we call quantum physics.
Water is an Hebrew idiom for Torah, the Teaching of God (or the Word of God) (John 15:3 & Ephesians 5:26). The Word of God is the Covenant of God. Water can also be a symbol of immersion, which is also the immersion of the Spirit of God. The immersion in water as an outward sign that one has received Salvation (Redemption) from God, and is actually a ritual immersion for righteousness.
What the priests did was the washing of the feet and hands before they went into the Temple to worship. The full immersion was something that was done for cleansing for impurities such as in Vayikra (Leviticus) 15:13 or when Bathsheba was immersing after her monthly uncleanness (2Samuel 11:3).
In Vayikra 15:13 we find something interesting: the Hebrew word used for running water is mayim chaiyim which can mean fresh waters, but it can also mean living waters because chaiyim means life or living. Full immersion for righteousness eventually replaced the feet and hand washing, as we see Yeshua, the Living Water Himself, self-immersing for righteousness in John 3:26. He was demonstrating that He was the living waters that had come to bring Life to all who would believe in Him.
The walking through the Reed Sea (Red Sea) in Shemot (Exodus 14:22) was the immersion of the people of God––an outward sign they had chosen to believe in Him. As they did this, they were protected on both sides by the wall of water (God’s grace or protection––Torah).
As mentioned earlier, the Hebrew word for waters is mayim. The Hebrew word for heavens is shamayim (the root word being mayim). Adding the first letter of shin (sh) makes the ancient meaning the Destroyer’s Hand between the waters.
When God divided the waters from the waters in Bereshit (Genesis) 1:6, He separated the Heavens from the Earth waters even before the fall of the angels or mankind. He destroyed the waters by splitting them up between the Heavens and the Earth.
So the waters have been separated, but God will again bring them together. Water is symbolic of Torah, the Spirit, Salvation and Blood. All of these elements of life, water, spirit and blood will eventually come together as One in Messiah Yeshua. Yeshua is the Word of God (Torah), which is His Spirit and it is His Blood of the Covenant that brings Salvation.
Updated August 24, 2018
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