The Deception of Outward Appearance – Isaiah 53:2c – Focus 36

Michale Dudash

Isaiah 53 has been a key passage for centuries highlighting the role of Yeshua Messiah.  Jewish scholars have wrestled with it’s meaning. But, as we have already discovered the words chosen disclose His role and character precisely.

We will dig into the next to last piece of verse 2.

For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. Isaiah 53:2

Let’s start with FORM.

Form: Strong’s #8389 – to’ar from #8388; outline, i.e. figure or appearance:— beautiful, × comely, countenance, fair, × favoured, form, × goodly, × resemble, visage.

Strong’s #8388 tâʼar, taw-ar’; a primitive root; to delineate; reflex. to extend:—be drawn, mark out.

The Hebrew spelling looks like this: Form pw And reading from right to left, here are the letter definitions:

Tav 400 = the Outcome of Trial and Testing.  Picture: a Rough Cross.  Means: Cross, Covenant, Seal, Mark, a Sign, Ownership, Finished or Complete.

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.)

He had no Sign or Mark (Tav) in His appearance that He was God (Aleph).  There was no indication that He was the completed Covenant (Tav), the Head over all (Resh).

Also, worthy of note, both the Aleph and the Tav appear in this word. The first and last letter of the alephbet.  As translated in Greek – I am the Alpha and Omega — I am the Aleph and the Tav.  Our Yeshua Messiah, King of kings and LORD of lords is certainly the only One who can meet this criteria.  He is the Head of all things and the fulness of the Covenant.

“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God.  Isaiah 44:6

Wow, let’s see what that weird word COMELINESS means.

Comeliness  Strong’s #1921 – hâdar, haw-dar’; a primitive root; to swell up (literally or figuratively, active or passive); by implication, to favor or honour, be high or proud:—countenance, crooked place, glorious, honour, put forth.

And it is spelled like this: Comeliness  Reading from right to left the letter meanings are:

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

Dallet  4 =  Earth or creation.  Means: Door, Gate, Impoverished man, to come from indicates a pathway, a place of decision, or an entrance to life or death. 

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.)

He was the Head (Resh) of all Creation (Dallet), the Door of Revelation and Grace (Dallet-Hey) for every Impoverished man.(Resh) He was the One who would give us His fulness and eradicate our Insufficiency and Poverty forever(Resh).

 

Let’s put it all together:

He had no sign or mark in His appearance that He was God.  There was no indication that He was the completed covenant, the head over all of creation, the door of revelation and grace for every impoverished man. He was the One who would give us His fulness and eradicate our insufficiency and poverty forever.

He didn’t come with trumpet blowing or a public relations team handing out fliers.  He didn’t demand notice in any way.  He came humbly with a heart to serve and to show us the Father.  Let us join with the angels of heaven and proclaim:

“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”  Revelation 5:12

We will finish this verse next time, but spend some time in worship of the One who gave His all for every single one of us.

Shalom ♥

 

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