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Spoke 4 - Dalet

Numbers, Ezekiel, Galatians


Birth of Christ in Us

My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you, I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you. Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

Galatians 4:19 (Spoke 4, Cycle 3)

Birth originates in Genesis 4. It is a powerful theme of Spoke 4 that appears in Ezekiel and Galatians. It is deeply related to the idea of formation (Yetser, S# H3336) as discussed in the Isaiah 26 article Perfect Peace.

As we all know from nature, Blood and Birth are inextricably interwoven - a fact also encoded in the intrinsic alphanumeric structure of the Hebrew language:

Birth

pic

Yalad

= 44 =

Blood

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Dam

Note that the number linking Birth to Blood is itself doubly reiterative of the Number Four, and that pic (Dam, Blood) is a fundamental Dalet KeyWord! There is no end to the converging lines in God's linguistic tapestry! Furthermore, both of these ideas are profoundly woven together in Ezekiel on Spoke 4. We read:

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite. And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.

And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.

I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare. Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil.

Ezekiel 16:2ff

This is a major theme that connects to the purging of Blood declared in Isaiah 4 (cf. Blood Stains). Continuing in Ezekiel, we see the Lord speaks of the great beauty His Wife acquired as she grew and developed under his care:

I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord GOD.

Tragically, God's Wife soon became a harlot, and ruined all that He had given her.

Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them, And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them. My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey, wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord GOD. Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.

Oh what wickedness we are guilty of! Thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the precious gift of His Holy Blood!





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