Daily Tidbits 5/24 – Human Heart

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Mankind was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), whose image/character is revealed in His Word who became flesh (John 1:1-14).  Jesus is THE image of God  (Hebrews 1:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:15-16) who is love (1 John 4:8).

Embedded within the human body is the Word.  Following is an example of this displayed in the heart.

Heb 10:5  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb 10:6  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Heb 10:7  Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

Psa 40:8  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Deu 30:14  But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

Rom 10:8  But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

 Heb 10:16  “This is the covenant which I will covenant to them after those days, says the Lord: Giving My Laws on their hearts, and I will write them on their minds;”

Psa 40:8  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law {תורה ‘torah’is within my heart.

The Word of God is His ‘heart.’ The Hebrew word תורה ‘torah’ is commonly translated as ‘law’ but is more properly defined as God’s will or heart/mind, His message to mankind…His ‘love letter.’

We are to sanctify the name of God in our hearts (1 Peter 3:15) by abiding in His love (Romans 11:16; John 15:1-10).

The Hebrew word translated as heart in Psalm 40:8 is מעה ‘me`ah’ which is not the normal Hebrew word for heart (לב ‘lev’ – source of the English word love).  מעה ‘me`ah’ means the “insides” or internal organs.  Pictographically it can be depicted as “see” {ע ‘ayin’} the “mystery”  {מה ‘mah’}.

To begin this ‘parable,’ let us go back to the beginning.

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

In the beginning, the Light came out of darkness and waters (or that which can’t be seen). This points to the Hebrew word מה ‘mah’ which means the ‘unknown,’ seen in nature in the seas.

mah

Scripture speaks of the Word/Jesus as the Light (John 8:12; 9:5; 12:46; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 6:23).  This Light gives man life, harkening back to the light that came forth out of the darkness in the beginning.  In order for man to be alive, they must breath in their lungs and blood pumping through their hearts…

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Joh 1:5  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Joh 1:9  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Our bodies are His Temple (Ephesians 2:21-22; 5:30; 1 Corinthians 6:19) in which the eternal organs in our bodies are a shadow picture of the Kingdom of heaven.   In the book of Revelation (Chapter 4) John is shown a vision of the Throne of God which is displayed in our bodies in parable form.  Around His throne are 4 living creatures (Revelation 4:6) which represents the 4 chambers of the human heart.  Around the throne and the 4 living creatures are 24 elders (Revelation 4:4) representing the 24 ribs surrounding the human heart.  The Hebrew word for heart is לב ‘lev’ which literally means the “authority inside” as the heart is the ‘throne’ of man’s mind.  When our hearts are circumcised (Deuteronomy 10:15; 30:6; Jeremiah 32:39-40; Ezekiel 11:19-20, Colossians 2:11-13; Hebrews 4:11-14; Luke 24:31-32)  God is enthroned (Romans 10:8-10).

Another depiction of the heart being a throne are the coronary vessels which surround the heart, resembling a crown of thorns.  The word coronary means a crown.

Rev 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
Rev 4:2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
Rev 4:3  And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Rev 4:4  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
Rev 4:5  And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Rev 4:6  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
Rev 4:7  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
Rev 4:8  And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Rev 4:9  And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
Rev 4:10  The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Rev 4:11  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

From the heart blood is pumped to the Lungs.  The etymology of the English word ‘Lung’ traces back to the meaning of Light.  In our bodies our lungs have 7 vascular bundles called nodes.  These correspond to the 7 Spirits of God (Revelation 4:5; Isaiah 11:1-3) before the throne.  These 7 Spirits are pictured in the earthly Tabernacle/Temple by the Menorah.  The Menorah is a picture of the Tree of Life,  the Light of the world which sat before the throne of God in the Tabernacle/Temple.

Rev 4:5  And out of the throne come forth lightnings and thunders and voices. And seven lamps of fire are burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God;

The lightning corresponds to the electrical activity of the heart.  The thunderings are the ‘Lub Dub‘ of the heart.  This imagery connects with storms and whirlwinds which has an interesting connection to the concept of God’s Torah being put in the heart of man.

Psa 40:7  Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
Psa 40:8  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law {תורה ‘torah’} is within my heart.

The root of the word תורה ‘torah’ is יר which has the meaning of an arrow being thrown as lightning in thunderstorm.

yar arrow

Scripture speaks of the throne of God being in heaven (Revelation 4:2-3; Matthew 5:34).  Further connecting the throne of God in heaven to His throne in the human heart is the colors of blood and the sky.  The color blue, connects blood to heaven.  Blood is blue until it receives oxygen from the lungs.  The sky is blue except for the times of dawn and dusk.

The human heartbeat is linked to the movement of the sun through the heavens. At sunrise the sky appears red which links to the blood of the heart.

This word comes from דם ‘dam’ meaning blood.

דם ‘dam’ literally means waters from the door, as in the living waters that come forth from the Temple, or the living waters of blood that come forth from the heart.  The sun moving through the zodiac is also a picture of this.  Psalm 19 speaks of the sun following the path of the zodiac and coming forth from ‘his canopy’ representing the Temple.  A healthy heart pumps on average 72 times a minute, the sun moves a degree through the ecliptic every 72 years. Amazingly, some believe that the Human Heartbeat is based on the Fibonacci pattern.  Even more astonishing, it seems that the beating of the human heart corresponds with the movement of the sun through the ecliptic.

Patterns in Nature

“The ‘circle’ traced by the earth’s axis around the north ecliptic pole is not smooth but wavy, as the moon’s gravitational pull causes the earth to ‘nod’ about once every 18 years (currently 18.6 years), a movement known as nutation. The circle therefore contains about 1440 waves, since 18 x 1440 = 25,920. Note that the average human heartbeat is equal to 72 beats a minute, and on average we breathe about 18 times a minute. 72 years (= 6+60+6 or 6×12) is said to be the ‘ideal’ lifespan of a human being, during which time the sun moves through one degree of the zodiac in the precessional cycle. A human breathes 72 times in 4 minutes, the time required for the earth to turn 1 degree on its axis. In 24 hours (86,400 seconds) we breathe 18 x 1440 = 25,920 times, equal to the number of years in the precessional cycle.

Each human heartbeat takes about 8 tenths of a second. The time-periods occupied by each of the five cardiac phases, reckoned on the basis of one hour, are as follows: auricular systole, 432 seconds; ventricular systole, 1296 seconds; repose of the entire heart, 1728 seconds; diastole, 3024 seconds; and ventricular diastole, 2160 seconds. There are on average 4320 heartbeats in one hour, 8640 beats in 2 hours, 12,960 beats in 3 hours, 17,280 beats in 4 hours, 21,600 beats in 5 hours, and 25,920 beats in 6 hours.

Messiah was on the cross for 6 hours in which the heartbeats 25,920 times.  In 24 hours (86,400 seconds) we breathe 18 x 1440 = 25,920 times, equal to the number of years in the precessional cycle.  This precessional is known as the ‘Great Year,’ the time in which it takes the sun to move through all the constellations on the Spring equinox (known as an “age” αἰῶνος ‘aions’).

Eph 3:21  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Vincent Word Studies on Ephesians 3:21:

Throughout all ages, world without end (εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς τοῦ αἰῶνος τῶν αἰώνων)
Lit., unto all the generations of the age of the ages. Eternity is made up of ages, and ages of generations.

Scripture declares that God has put eternity in our hearts.

Ecc 3:11  He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has set eternity {עלם ‘olam’} in their heart, without which man cannot find out the work that God makes from the beginning even to the end.

αἰῶνος ‘aions’ is used in the Septuagint to translate the above Hebrew עלם ‘olam’ as both have identical meanings.  The literal meaning of עלם ‘olam’ is “beyond the horizon” as the horizon was seen as the area “beyond the field of vision of time or space.”  Here we see a fascinating connection between the heart, the horizon and eternity.

The beating of the heart is seen in the Hebrew word פעם ‘pa`am.’

פעם ‘pa`am’ is also translated as bell, as in the bells which were worn on the hem of the robe of the High Priest.  Beside each bell was a pomegranate.  When cut in half, the pomegranate looks like a human heart.

pomegranate heart
According to the National Geographic’s ‘Incredible Human Machine’ it takes 72 muscles for man to speak.  The Hebrew word for time, עת ‘et,’ means to see the mark.  What is the mark?  It is when the sun rises directly east (קדם ‘qedem’ ‘sun of blood’) at the time of the תקופה ‘tequphah’ which literally means the ‘sun speaks.’  The תקופה ‘tequphah’ points to Spring.

According to Ecclesiastes 1:5-6, the sun moves upon the wind/spirit again linking to the blood which flows through the human body and the living waters which flow forth from the throne of God (Revelation 22:1).

The path of the sun through the zodiac comes from the following Hebrew word:

According to the Revelation 22:1-2, the river of life that comes forth from the throne of God, is linked to 12 fruits of the tree of life.

Rev 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Rev 22:2  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Rev 22:4  And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

The word for the constellations/zodiac in Hebrew is מזרות ‘mazzaroth’ which traces back to the Hebrew word נזר ‘nazar.’

What was on the crown of the High Priest?  The sacred name of God (Exodus 29:6; 39:30)  According to Josephus (Wars of the Jews Book 5 Chapter 5 Section 7) the sacred name consisted of 4 vowels which are pronounced with our breath.  The Hebrew word for ‘name,’ is שם ‘shem’ which means breath/wind.  It is the root for the word שמים ‘shamayim’ which means heaven.  שם ‘shem’ is also the root of the word שמש ‘shemesh’ which means the sun.  Every breath we take we are proclaiming His Name.  Each breath we take brings oxygen into our lungs which brings life to our blood and to our cells.

Blood/DNA is further linked to the sun through the equinoxes (tequphot).  The word for ‘equinox’ in Hebrew is תקופה ‘tequphah.’  It literally means the mark/cross of the sun.  At the Spring תקופה ‘tequfah’ (equinox) the sun is at 23 degrees in the Tropic of Cancer.  At the Autumn תקופה ‘tequfah’ (equinox) the sun is at 23 degrees in the Tropic of Capricorn.  23 +23 = 46.  46 is the number of chromosomes in the human body that stores our DNA.  The chromosome is also in the shape of a cross/ת ‘tav.’

As mentioned before, the word for ‘equinox’ in Hebrew is תקופה ‘tequfah’ which has the following pictograph meaning.  The cross (ת ‘tav’) reveals (ה ‘heh’) the sun on the horizon (קוף ‘qof’).  The letter ק ‘qof’ spelled קוף ‘qof’ in Hebrew is pictographically displayed as the sun rising on the horizon.  So then the word תקופה ‘tequfah’ has embedded within itself the point of the equinox.  It is at the cross of the horizon which is exactly East.  As the sun moves through its course in the sky it will rise directly East at the spring and fall equinoxes, making a cross in the sky each year.

The Hebrew word for time further displays this “cross” imagery as the Hebrew word for time which is עת ‘et.’ Pictographically עת ‘et’ means to see ע ‘ayin’ the cross ת ‘tav.’

As mentioned before, the movement of the sun throughout the year is a ‘macrocosm’ of the daily movement of the sun.  This daily and yearly movement of the sun portrays the “Word of the Cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18).  The morning rising of the sun which corresponds with Spring portrays the birth and re-birth of the Messiah from the dead.  The mid-day sun which corresponds with Summer portrays the lifting up of the Messiah on the cross (John 3:14; 12:32) and later His exaltation (Philippians 2:7-9).  The setting of the sun corresponds with Autumn in which the light of the world (John 9:4-5; 11:9) fades away into darkness which is displayed by nighttime and Winter portraying the Savior’s death.

Going back to the number 72 is the time in which Messiah was in the grave.  Jesus was in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights, 72 hours.


Mat 12:40  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Further connecting the 72 beats of the heart to the 72 hours of Messiah in the grave is the physical cause of His death, which was a broken heart.

Medical Aspects of The Crucifixion: The Agony of Love

“With the knees flexed at about 45 degrees, the victim must bear his weight with the muscles of the thigh. However, this is an almost impossible task-try to stand with your knees flexed at 45 degrees for 5 minutes. As the strength of the legs gives out, the weight of the body must now be borne by the arms and shoulders. The result is that within a few minutes of being placed on the cross, the shoulders will become dislocated. Minutes later the elbows and wrists become dislocated. The result of these dislocations is that the arms are as much as 6-9 inches longer than normal.

With the arms dislocated, considerable body weight is transferred to the chest, causing the rib cage to be elevated in a state of perpetual inhalation. Consequently, in order to exhale the victim must push down on his feet to allow the rib muscles to relax. The problem is that the victim cannot push very long because the legs are extremely fatigued. As time goes on, the victim is less and less able to bear weight on the legs, causing further dislocation of the arms and further raising of the chest wall, making breathing more and more difficult.

The result of this process is a series of catastrophic physiological effects. Because the victim cannot maintain adequate ventilation of the lungs, the blood oxygen level begins to diminish and the blood carbon dioxide (CO2) level begins to rise. This rising CO2 level stimulates the heart to beat faster in order to increase the delivery of oxygen and the removal of CO2.

However, due to the pinning of the victim and the limitations of oxygen delivery, the victim cannot deliver more oxygen and the rising heart rate only increases oxygen demand. So this process sets up a vicious cycle of increasing oxygen demand-which cannot be met-followed by an ever increasing heart rate. After several hours the heart begins to fail, the lungs collapse and fill up with fluid, which further decreases oxygen delivery to the tissues. The blood loss and hyperventilation combines to cause severe dehydration. That’s why Jesus said, “I thirst.”

Over a period of several hours the combination of collapsing lungs, a failing heart, dehydration, and the inability to get adequate oxygen supplies to the tissues cause the eventual death of the victim. The victim, in effect, cannot breath properly and slowly suffocates to death. In cases of severe cardiac stress, such as crucifixion, a victim’s heart can even burst. This process is called “Cardiac Rupture.” Therefore it could be said that Jesus died of a “broken heart!”

1Co 1:18  For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.

The Hebrew word כח ‘koach’ which means power has a numerical value of 28.  28 is also linked to the cross.  The letter ת ‘tav’ is a picture of the cross.  ת ‘tav’ is spelled as תו ‘tav’ which consists of ת the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet and ו ‘vav’ the 6th letter giving the total of 28.

The Greek word for Passover, πάσχα ‘pascha,’ is translated as Passover 28 times in the New Testament.  Messiah became our Passover on the cross (1 Corinthians 5:7; Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 5:6, 12).

The תו ‘tav’ – Passover connection is further seen in Ezekiel 9.

Eze 9:4  And Jehovah said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark a mark {תו ‘tav’} on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.
Eze 9:5  And He said to those in my hearing, Pass over in the city after him and strike. Do not let your eye spare, and do not have pity.

Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,
Rom 1:4  who was marked
{ὁρίζω ‘ horizō’} out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;
 

G3724
ὁρίζω
horizō
Thayer Definition:
1) to define
1a) to mark out the boundaries or limits (of any place or thing)
1b1) that which has been determined, acc. to appointment, decree
1b2) to ordain, determine, appoint
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3725

ὁρίζω ‘horizō’ is the source of the English word ‘horizon.’  This connection to the horizon is seen in the equinox/’tequfah‘ of the Spring which displays the image of the cross.

The meaning of this word corresponds to the Hebrew word תור ‘tor.’  It is only through the resurrection that we will be formed into His image.

1Jn 3:1  See what manner of love the Father has given us, that we may be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.
1Co 1:18  For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.

 

Believers look to the Word of the cross.  The Word of the covenant.  Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17) when the Word is put in our hearts (Ezekiel 36:25-27; Ephesians 3:17; Galatians 4:6).

Rom 10:8  But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

 

Living Waters

living waters blood

From the broken heart of Messiah, blood and waters flowed forth bearing record that Jesus is the Son of God that we might believe with our hearts and overcome sin and death.

Joh 19:34  But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1Jn 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1Jn 5:6  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
1Jn 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1Jn 5:8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Messiah Jesus is the Living Waters (John 4:10-14; 7:37-39).

Rev 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Rev 22:2  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:14  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Psa 36:7  How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings {This points back to Genesis 1:2-5 and the Spirit hovering over the waters}
Psa 36:8  They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures { עדן ‛eden’}
Psa 36:9  For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Notice the connection between the coming Kingdom of Messiah and the beginning.  The Spirit hovering over the waters, the living waters from His throne, Light springing forth…

Who abides in His shadow? Zion

Psa 36:7  How precious is Your mercy, O God! And the sons of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
Isa 51:16  And I have put My Words in your mouth, and covered you in the shade of My hand, to plant the heavens and found the earth, and to say to Zion, You are My people.
Isa 51:3  For Jehovah comforts Zion. He comforts all her desolations, and He makes her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of Jehovah; joy and gladness shall be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of singing praise.
Eze 47:1  And He made me turn back to the opening of the house. And, behold, water came out from under the threshold of the house eastward. For the face of the house is east, and the water came down from under the right side of the house, at the south from the altar.
Psa 36:9  For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.

The Hebrew word for fountain is מקור ‘maqor’ which is also the word for the giving of birth. Out of the side of Messiah came forth water and blood to give birth to His Bride.

makor
1Jn 5:5  Who is the one overcoming the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1Jn 5:6  This is the One coming through water and blood, Jesus Christ; not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the One witnessing, because the Spirit is the truth.
1Jn 5:7  For there are three bearing witness in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
1Jn 5:8  And there are three who bear witness on the earth: The Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and the three are to the one.

The Spirit, the water, and the blood are one.  The Spirit is likened to the living waters (John 7:37-39), the living waters come forth from His throne (Revelation 21:6; 22:1-2, 14)  How does the blood connect to this?  Our bodies are a picture of His Temple.  His throne = the human heart from whence flows the river of life (blood)…

Heartbeat

heartbeat

Each time that we feel our heart beat it is pumping the waters of life which makes a sound similar to תודה ‘to-dah’, , תודה ‘to-dah’  which means “thank you,” “thank you” and each breathe we take proclaims His name.  When we inhale it sounds like “Yah,” when we exhale it sounds like “way”….תודה יהוה ‘todah Yahweh,’ תודה יהוה ‘todah Yahweh, “thank you Lord, thank you Lord” our bodies are proclaiming all day everyday.

Col 3:16  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace {χάρις ‘charis’ “thanks” – 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14; 8:16; 9:15} in your hearts to the Lord.

God is enthroned on the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3), shone in every beat of the human heart.

Psa 65:1  To the chief musician. A Psalm and Song of David. To You silence {דומיה ‘dumiyah’} is praise, O God, in Zion; and to You is a vow paid.

דומיה ‘dumiyah’ means silence, as in the silence of a creature whose blood has been shed.  Interestingly, in an ‘anechoic chamber’ in which sound is essentially removed, the room is so quiet that a person standing inside will hear only their heart beating and their lungs breathing.  “In the anechoic chamber, you become the sound.”  In this silence, we can hear our bodies give thanks to God through every heartbeat and breath.

dumiyah

lub dub

Scientists speak of the sound of the heartbeat as a ‘lub dub.’  “Lub” corresponds with the Hebrew word for heart, לב ‘lev’ and “dub” corresponds with the Hebrew word דב ‘dav’ which means the “door of the tent”.  What causes the ‘lub-dub’ sound that the heart makes?  It’s the sound of the blood hitting the walls of the valves as they close.  The word ‘valve’ comes from the Latin word ‘valva’ which means a “revolving door”.  Further connecting these concepts is the Hebrew letter ד ‘dalet’ which means the door and has the numerical value of 4, corresponding with the 4 valves/doors of the heart.

דב ‘dav’ also means to whisper which is interesting to note as the normal sound of the heart is ‘lub dub’ but the heart can also make others sounds called ‘murmurs’ which is equated with ‘whispers.’  It is also interesting to note that the Hebrew word for breastplate (חשן ‘choshen’) comes from the root word חש ‘chush’ which means silence, the source of the English word ‘hush.’  לחש ‘lachash’ also comes from the root חש ‘chush’ and means to whisper, as well as prayer.

One of the words for ‘murmurs’ in Hebrew is רנן ‘ranan’ which also means joyful praise, further connecting the beat of the human heart to the praise of the LORD.

Another connection to the human heart and the throne of God is seen in the letter ש ‘shin.’ The ש ‘shin’ is embedded in the valleys in Jerusalem {Ben Hinnom, Tyropoeon Valley, and Kidron Valley}, where God’s throne (Jeremiah 3:17; Psalm 48:2) is located as well as in the structure of the human heart.  The lower left ventricle and the smaller right ventricle are in form of the letter ש ‘shin.’

heart shin

Heart – Desire

The heart is the seat of desire

Psa 37:4  Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

What is the will/desire of the Most High?  For His Word to be in our hearts.

Psa 40:7  Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
Psa 40:8  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

One of the Hebrew words for desire is אבה ‘aveh’ which comes from the root אב ‘av’ which means father.

abah desire

The English word desire, comes from the Old French ‘desirrer’, which means to wish, desire, long for.  It’s original sense is linked to looking at the stars.  Interestingly, this is also linked to אבה ‘aveh.’  As mentioned above, אב ‘av’ means father, and the letter ה means to behold or look at something.  The pictograph of the letter ה is a man with outstretched arms, looking toward something.  That thing, in ancient Hebrew culture, was the North star.  This is what the nomads used for guidance and direction.  When one looks at the North star what is seen?

The constellation Cepheus (the enthroned king) is located directly above the North star in the night sky.

cepheus 2

Desire is related to the English word ‘consider.’  Consider comes from the Old French ‘considerer’, which means to reflect on, study, consider.  Literally, it is referring to ‘observing the stars.’

Connecting back to the book of Job,  God asked the adversary if he had ‘considered’ Job.

Job 1:8  And Jehovah said to Satan, Have you set your heart (KJV considered) on My servant Job because there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil?

This phrase in Hebrew is השמת לבך ‘hasamta leebcha.’  Consider is linked to the heart.  Consider means to look upon, referring back to the throne seen above in the stars.

This is the desire of the Father
1Ti 2:3  For this is good and acceptable before God our Savior,
1Ti 2:4  who desires all men to be saved and to come to a full knowledge of truth.

The first letter of the Torah is ב ‘bet,’ the last letter of the Torah is ל ‘lamed,’ the last letter of the TaNaKH is also ל ‘lamed.’  Both forwards בל ‘bal’ and in reverse לב ‘lev’ the word for heart is seen.

H1079
בּל  (Aramaic)
bâl
BDB Definition:
1) mind, heart

The Torah/TaNaKH is the ‘heart’ of the LORD which He desires to form in our heart (Psalm 119:32; Isaiah 51:7; Philippians 2:8).

Psa 119:32  I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

Isa 51:7  Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

Php 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Php 2:13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Rom 2:28  For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Col 2:10  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Col 2:11  In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Col 2:12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Eph 3:17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Joh 15:10  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.
Joh 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Joh 14:21  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.
Joh 14:23  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.

 

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