A Root Planted in Barren Soil Brings Harvest to the World — Isaiah 53:2b continued – Focus 35

dry ground

Yeshua could have been born in the palace of the King but a lowly manger in a dark stable full of animals was where He made His bed.  He was welcomed by humble shepherds but it would be two years before the three magi would come bearing Him gifts. Religion and law ruled the day but the love and life of God were a rarity.  Truth was buried under piles of added restrictions and methods.  “What a strange way to save the world.”

Here in the first part of Isaiah 53:2, seven hundred years before Yeshua’s birth, Isaiah perfectly depicts His birthing place: For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.

As an adult, people still proclaimed the ‘dry ground’ of His beginning:

The following day Jesus wanted to go to Galilee, and He found Philip and said to him, “Follow Me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”

46 And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”

Philip said to him, “Come and see.” John 1:43-46

Well, let’s get to it.  The first word we will look at is ROOT.  It is Strong’s #8328 and its primitive root is <#8327>. שָׁרַשׁ shârash, shaw-rash’; a primitive root; to root, i.e. strike into the soil, or (by implication) to pluck from it:—(take, cause to take) root (out).

Here are the letters from right to left. Root2 Shin, Resh, Shin

Shin  300 = Victory of good over evil, Holy Spirit.  Means: Teeth, Fire, the Fire of God to consume all His enemies, Devour, Destroy, Something Sharp.

Resh  200 = Insufficiency, Poverty. Picture: Head Means: Head, Chief, Beginning, Highest, Most Important, a Person, Human Reasoning vs. Obedience.  (When we allow human reasoning to be our master, our head, poverty of the Spirit results.)

 Shin  300 = Victory of good over evil, Holy Spirit.  Means: Teeth, Fire, the Fire of God to consume all His enemies, Devour, Destroy, Something Sharp.

Yeshua came to bring (Shin) Victory of good over evil.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit Fire of God to Destroy the works of the enemy.  He came as (Resh) Head over all to destroy the Human Reasoning of the Pharisees and bring about true Obedience to God’s word.

But, Yeshua didn’t come riding in on a white horse carrying weapons.  Let’s see how He would bring about victory as we look at ‘Dry’ and ‘Ground.’

The word DRY is Strong’s <#6723> צִיָּה tsîyâh, tsee-yaw’; from an unused root meaning to parch; aridity; concretely, a desert:—barren, drought, dry (land, place), solitary place, wilderness.

Here are the letters from right to left: Dry Tzade, Yod, Hey

Tzade 90 = Humility. Picture-Fishhook.  Means: Righteousness, to pull toward, Desire, Trouble, Harvest

Yod 10 = The outcome or completion of something. Means: Hand, Right Arm, Power, Right hand of God’s power, a Deed Done, To Work, to Cover, Allow, Hollow, Open Hand

Hey  5 = Grace.  Means: Revelation – 5 is the number of Torah, Behold, Give Attention – (at the end of a word: comes from letter before)

Yeshua came in (Tzade) Humility and Righteousness, drawing a Harvest for the Kingdom of God.  He came with (Yod) God’s Power and (Hey) Grace to Fulfill God’s assigned work.  His word and life drew (Hey) attention and Revealed the Truth.

Philippians 2:5-11 declares this fulfillment:  Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Okay, one more word for today: GROUND.  It is Strong’s <#776>  אֶרֶץ ʼerets, eh’-rets; from an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land):—× common, country, earth, field, ground, land, × nations, way, + wilderness, world.

And here are the letters from right to left: Ground Aleph, Resh, Tzade

Aleph 1= God – Echad – Unity, Unique (no other like it) Means: Ox head—Strength or Leader, Most Important, FirstThe Strength and Power of the leader

Resh  200 = Insufficiency, Poverty. Picture: Head Means: Head, Chief, Beginning, Highest, Most Important, a Person, Human Reasoning vs. Obedience.  (When we allow human reasoning to be our master, our head, poverty of the Spirit results.)

Tzade 90 = Humility. Picture-Fishhook.  Means: Righteousness, to pull toward, Desire, Trouble, Harvest

Yeshua came in (Aleph) the Strength and Power of a Leader born out of Unity with God.  He came to show us the poverty (Resh) of Human Reasoning and the value of Obedience to God through His own life.  And lastly, He came in (Tzade) Humility and Righteousness.

Thus, in this one little phrase “For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground, We gain this understanding:

Yeshua came to bring victory of good over evil.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit fire of God to destroy the works of the enemy.  He came as head over all to show us the poverty of the human reasoning and bring about true obedience to God’s word. But He also came in humility and righteousness united with God’s power and grace to reveal and draw attention to the truth and show us the value of obedience to God.

There is no other One like our Yeshua Messiah.  There is no other God.  He is perfect in every way and has provided all we need to walk in the fulness of life. Spend some time meditating on these truths and allow them to draw you closer to the Lover of your soul.

Shalom ♥

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