Sent in the Name of the Father
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will
send in my name, he shall teach you all things,
and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace
I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:26f (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
|Shalach: To Send|
|Shama: To Hear,|
|Shamar: To Keep,|
|Sus: To Rejoice|
|Sha'al: To Ask|
It should come as no surprise to find the most lucid and brilliant application of Alphabetic KeyWords shining forth in John,
the Gospel of the Word. But in truth, nothing could prepare a soul for the overwhelming glory revealed here. As
I write, my heart trembles and tears cascade down my cheeks! The Gospel of John contains the greatest density of Alphabetic
KeyWords found in any Book of the Bible. A thousand years before the Apostle was born, God prophetically anticipated the
entire tone, most of the themes, and even many of the unique phrases of his Book in the Alphabetic Verses,
most notably Psalm 119, the great Alphabetic Psalm of the Word. Case in point; the promise of Divine Peace and Joy
given through the power of the Holy Spirit:
- AV Ps 119:165 Great peace (shalom) have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
- AV Ps 119:162 I rejoice (sus) at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
Great spoil indeed! We have received the very Key to God's Treasure House bursting with the unlimited wealth
of His Divine Wisdom and Knowledge. O how I love His Word! Rejoice!
The coordinated theme of love appears in four Alphabetic Verses corresponding to Shin, more
than in those of any other Letter. This links directly to the extreme dominance of love in John which contains 59%
of all instances in the Gospels and Acts. Moreover, it is interwoven with another KeyWord of primary significance, shamar,
which means to keep, to guard, to preserve from harm:
- AV Ps 145:20The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.
- AV Ps 119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
This KeyWord expresses another dominant theme in John's Gospel, also is intertwined with the theme of love,
as seen in these representative verses:
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me,
he will keep my words: and my
Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
John 14:23 (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:15 (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's
commandments, and abide in his love.
John 15:10 (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
This naturally links to another KeyWord, shama, which means both to hear and to obey:
- AV Lam 3:61 Thou hast heard (shama) their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me.
God used both of these KeyWords in the final verse of Ecclesiastes:
Let us hear (shama) the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and
keep (shamar) his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into
judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (Spoke 21, Cycle 1)
And this returns us to the Gospel of John, where the theme expressed by shama (hear) is both prominent and
interwoven with shalach (send):
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him
that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God:
and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have
life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil,
unto the resurrection of damnation. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just;
because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
John 5:24ff (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
And now that we have the basics in place, we can behold the true glory of what God has done in His Word.
The following passage, spanning a mere sixteen verses, contains the following themes based on seven Shin KeyWords:
send (shelach, 2x), name (shem, 3x), keep (shamar, 4x), peace (shalom, 2x), dwell/abide
(shakan, 3x), ask (sha'al, 2x),
hear (shama, 1x). And besides all this, there are eight references to the coordinated theme of love!
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater
works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will
I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that
he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him
not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave
you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:
because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me,
and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth
me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him,
not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and
said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him,
and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine,
but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which
is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:12ff (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
Next article: Kept in the Name of God (from page 360 of the Bible Wheel book)