Truths Hidden in my Name
Born: 30, March 1960 --- 2, Nissan 5720
The Torah Portion that was read the week I was born was Vayikra. The scriptures were Leviticus 1:1-6:7. The Haftorah was Isaiah 43:21-44:23.
It is common Jewish knowledge that your purpose in life is encoded in your weekly Torah Portion when you were born. Therefore a careful analysis should be done of that particualr TorahPortion.
In summary the main features in the Torah Portion the week I was born feature: God calls to Moses and teaches him the laws of the Priests, the Temple, the sacrifices and the Festivals. The Haftorah features: Comfort because of Israel’s Restoration. God has called me to teach the Torah and to comfort others with the comfort I have been comforted with by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
If you were born in the days when Yeshua walked upon the earth or even in a Jewish Community today, who still holds to the tradition, your name would have been selected from your weekly Torah Portion. There are only two male names in the Torah Portion Vayikra which is Moses and Aaron. Moses name in Hebrew means drawing out of the water. He was rescued. He was a lawgiver. Aaron’s name in Hebrew means light bringer. I was rescued out from the world [Col. 1:12-13] and called by God [Jn. 15:16] to teach God's Laws [Mt. 5:19] and bring Light to those in darkness [Isa. 42:6-7].
My western name Troy derives from the ancient Greek city of Troy; also from an Irish surname meaning 'soldier. Again I see a connection with Moses as he grew up in Pharaoh’s house in Egypt and there learned to be a soldier. He would become a soldier in the Army of the LORD and fight to free God’s people.
The Hebrew letters featured in Troy טרוי are (Tet, Resh, Vav and Yod). Taken together and reading from right to left, they spell Troy.
Each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alephbet has a special meaning and a story to tell. My name reveals the following truths…
Tet is the ninth letter of the Hebrew Alephbet and has a Gematria value of nine. Tet means to surround, twist and basket. This letter is also associated with a serpent.
Resh is the twentieth letter of the Hebrew Alephbet and has a Gematria value of two-hundred. Resh means beginning, head, first and leader.
Vav is the sixth letter of the Hebrew Alephbet and has a Gematria value of six. Vav means nail, secure, join, hook, pierce and tent-peg.
Yod is the tenth letter of the Hebrew Alephbet and has a Gematria value of ten. Yod means work, deeds, worship and closed hand.
The name Troy means soldier, but taking the Hebrew Letters in consideration I learn…
The features coming out of the Hebrew Letters in my name are surround, twist, basket, serpent, beginning, head, first, leader, nail, secure, join, hook, pierce, tent-peg, work, deeds, worship and closed hand.
God came seeking to save those which were lost. He found me surrounded by darkness, a twisted up mind, a basket case influenced and led by the serpent. Yeshua who is the Beginning, who is head of man, who is First called me to be a Leader. Because of the nails, I am secure in God, joined and hooked to God. I understand when Yeshua was pierced in His hands and feet, He was steadfast like the tent-peg driven in the ground. The tent-peg was driven in part way to signify burial and resurrection. Now that I have been risen with Him, I am commanded to go forth and do the works of God. Go forth and do good deeds. Worship my Creator in Spirit and in Truth. And to hold tight to that which God has imparted to me.
ט ר ו י
10 6 20 9 = 45 4+5=9
Nine in the scriptures refer to truth. The Gematria value of truth in Hebrew is 441. When you reduce 441 down you get nine [4+4+1=9]. Nine is the only number that you can multiply by any number and it will always reduce to nine showing that truth is consistent. I am one that seeks truth. Psalms 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth. Again I see a connection in that I am called and chosen to teach the Law/Torah of God which is truth. As your name is, so you will be. Believe it and live it!
The Month of Nissan in which I was born...
Nissan is the first Hebrew month. It is sometimes known as Abib (spring or barley).
Nissan is a month distinguished by three things: buds in the land, the Blood of the Lamb and spring cleaning.
The tribe of Judah [means praise] is associated with the month of Nissan. Judah goes first into war as can be seen in Judges 1:2; 20:18. Judah was first in the order of procession while in the wilderness.
Nissan is the beginning of the month of direct light. See Isa. 60; Luke 2:32; Isa. 49:6 and Acts 26:18. Light speaks of revelation.
The 1st of Nisan was the day when Moses Tabernacle also known as the Tabernacle of Witness (Acts 7:44) was completed.
Passover is celebrated on the 14th of Nissan.
The week of unleavened bread runs from the 15th to 21st of Nissan.
Nissan is a month of deliverance (Acts 12).
Nissan is a time of “crossing over” (Red Sea, Jordan River in Josh. 4-5).
Nissan is a season where reproach is rolled away (Josh 5:9).
Nissan is a season of new provision (Josh 5:10-12).
Nissan is a season of new intimacy and new strategies with the Lord.
Nissan is a month of redemption.
Nissan is linked to the constellation “Aries” (ram or a lamb).
Nissan is the month of beginning of miracles.
Nissan is the month kings go to war (2 Sam 11:1).
On the 2nd of Nissan, Moses prepared the very first Red Heifer, in order to ritually purify the Jewish nation in preparation for the bringing the Paschal Lamb into the newly erected Sanctuary.
The Hebrew Letter Hey corresponds with the Month of Nissan
The Hebrew Letter HEY represents the number five [grace]. It is comprised of the letters dalet [door] and yod [hand].
יד = yod / hand [Gematria value is 14 which alludes to deliverance or salvation]
The Hebrew Letter hey [fifth letter] alludes to the Five Books of Moses, which were given to Israel on the Day of Pentecost.
The Hebrew word for light (owr) is mentioned five times in description of the first day of Creation [Gen 1:1-5].
In closing I see that even the corresponding Hebrew Letter hey connects with Moses and Aaron of which one of them I would have been named. Moses brought the Torah and Aaron the Light.
So I learn... as your name is, so you will be. Believe it and live it!
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