Jesus Christ the Fiery Serpent

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

Posted on February 3, 2013




Exodus {3:13} And Moses said unto God, Behold, [when] I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? {3:14} And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

I am

The Pictographs


Yud, which appropriately has a 'Y' sound in English. The 'Yud' in pictographic form depicts and arm and a hand, and has the various meanings of 'Work' or 'Throw' or 'Worship'. However, the picture itself can also be employed in these instances, therefore the meaning can simply be 'Arm' or 'Hand' or both 'Arm and Hand'.

Hey   Hey The next letter would be the 'Hey', which once again has the English sound 'h', just as we would imagine. The 'Hey' in this picture is that of a man standing up, with his arms held up in the air as if to say "Hey, look!" It represents the act of getting one's attention for a specific purpose. So the various meanings of the letter are about what you might expect, suggesting 'Look' or 'Reveal', but it can also mean 'Breathe'.

  Vav The third letter is the 'Vav', which can have the English sound 'v', as by now you would expect, but the ancient form of the Vav carried a 'w' sound, and was called the 'waw'. But the Vav also can sound like an 'O' or a 'u', making it a very versatile letter. It's both a consonant and a vowel, depending on how it it used. You can see from the picture that it represents a tent peg or nail, and it has the meaning of 'Add' or 'Secure' or 'Hook'. But as with the other pictographs, it can also simply mean 'Peg' or 'Nail'.

  Hey Okay, finally we have the last letter of God's name, another 'Hey', which once again depicts someone trying to get our attention. As with the other 'Hey' above, this again means to 'Look' or to 'Reveal', or alternatively can mean 'Breathe'. At first it may seem wierd that we would have two Heys in such a short name, and in the modern Hebrew letters one wouldn't suspect the reason for this. But in a moment it will make plenty of sense.

The Hand and The Nail

When we consider all of the potential meanings of the individual letters above, there is really only one sensible pattern that emerges that relates to God. The potential meanings are included in the chart below;


Yud A Man's Arm and Hand Work, Throw, Worship, Hand, Arm
Hey Man with Arms Raised Look, Reveal, Breathe
Vav A Tent Peg or Nail Add, Secure, Hook, Peg, Nail

Hey Man with Arms Raised Look, Reveal, Breathe

I almost feel like we need a drum roll before this last part is revealed, because the redemptive plan of God that defines the entire Bible is contained in His name 'Yahweh'. From the pictographs, it is clear that God is conveying the following revelation, which in our English construct would be stated as;

"Behold the Hand, Behold the Nail"

There, in the very name of God himself, we find the prophecy of our Eloheem, Jesus, at the cross. The very name of the Father carries the burden of the Son, once again written into His Word from the very beginning of creation.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.