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Written by Victoria Radin   

Behold, the Sword of the Spirit!


In Hebrew, each letter of its alphabet is assigned a number, thus creating a numerical value to words and phrases based on their constituent letters. The spiritual interpretation of each number is called gematria. It is believed that words and phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other or bear some relation to the number itself, a person's age, the calendar year, etc. Both Christians and Jews alike have analyzed the possible prophetic meaning of the current year (5777) since it is believed to be the conclusion of a Jubilee year, which has its own special prophetic implications.

The first segment of the year 5777, is the number five. The Hebrew word for the number five is “ha-mesh”, described as symbolizing the “hand of G-d (hamsa)” or “divine protection”. The Christian interpretation is “divine grace”. The number “5” in Hebrew is assigned to the letter “hey” (equivalent to the English letter “h”). The letter hey signifies to “Behold” or “Pay attention”. In gematria, “hey” is the symbol for “the breath of G-d”. Thus, the person reading the number five is admonished to pay attention to what is being said by the “breath of G-d” or being done by “the hand of G-d”.

The Hebrew word for the number “7” is “sheva” which is also the word for “a sworn oath”. The fact that “7” is repeated three times following the number “5” indicates that it is an oath with a triple witness. In Hebrew, the number “7” is assigned to the letter “zayin” and in gematria means “sword”. It can be interpreted in a number of ways. It is the weapon of the Spirit of G-d and implies fullness in the spirit realm. 

The gematria of 5777 would indicate that G-d is bringing something to completion. One Christian interpreter suggested that this year would be ‘the year of clashing swords’. Most probably it symbolizes a conflict in ideologies in several realms reaching ripeness. In whatever way it develops, we know that G-d is at the root of the prophetic events currently unfolding.

The Prophetic Year 5777

The year began with the death and funeral of Shimon Perez on September 30th two days before the start of the New Year (Rosh HaShanah), bringing an end to the era of the founding fathers. Shimon Peres was considered to be the last living link with the heroic generation that founded modern-day Israel in 1948 as a secular nation with a Jewish identity. NBC News reported that delegations from 70 countries of the world attended to ‘pay their respects’ to Peres.

Following this historic event, a month later, on Cheshvan 7, 5777 (November 8, 2016), a new president was elected in the United States who greatly favors Israel. The rabbis believe he was elected (against all odds) to protect Israel and help Israel build the Third Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. In fact, the Sanhedrin sent a letter to the newly elected Donald Trump and to President Vladimir Putin of Russia requesting their help in building the Temple.

Cheshvan is the only month in the Hebrew calendar during which there are no holidays. It is taught that Cheshvan is “reserved” for the time of Messiah, who will inaugurate the third Temple during the eighth month. The significance of the number eight in gematria is “man transcending the natural world, or new beginnings”. 

Most interesting in the gematria of 5777 is its connection to the election of Donald Trump who has 7 members in his family, 5 children and will be 70 years, 7 months, and 7 days old on Inauguration Day, Cheshvan 7, 5777. As the 45th president of the United States, many believers pointed to Isaiah 45 (although chapter and verse numbers did not originally exist in the Bible), wherein G-d made Himself known to King Cyrus of Persia and promised to give him treasures of darkness and hidden riches. 

“Thus says the L-rd to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held… I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the L-rd, who call you by your name, am the G-d of Israel. I have even called you by your name; I have named you, though you have not known Me.” (Isaiah 45:1a, 3 & 4b)

The suggestion is that Donald Trump had long ago been commissioned by G-d to protect Israel and help them build the Third Temple. G-d has, indeed, introduced Himself to Donald Trump through the many evangelical preachers who formed a spiritual support group for him during the transition period between election day and inauguration day. It can also be attested that G-d has given him natural treasures and riches and may be about to give him spiritual treasures and riches as well. The prophet Ezra, who was the first to heed Cyrus’ call to return to Jerusalem to build the Temple, recollects the words of Cyrus.

“…the L-rd stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, ‘Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the L-rd G-d of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May his G-d be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the L-rd G-d of Israel (He is G-d), which is in Jerusalem.’” (Ezra 1:1-3)

Before Trump’s inauguration could take place, Satan struck a blow meant to cripple Israel. On the day before Hanukkah, the United Nations voted to condemn Israeli settlements and proclaim them illegal by International Law. The U.S. under the Obama Administration refused to veto this outrageous “law”. 

The UN had planned a final deathblow to Israel, the “Paris Peace Conference” of 70 Nations, whose goal was to carve out a Palestinian State from the Land of Israel without Israel’s approval. However, President-elect Trump sent a clear signal that he would not tolerate the UN resolution declaring Israeli settlements illegal. And before the “Paris Peace Conference”, rumors began to fly that President Trump might withdraw the substantial U.S. financial support of the UN. The so-called “Peace Conference” fell far short of their goal to divide Israel and merely made suggestions as to what should take place between the concerned parties, i.e. Israel and the so-called Palestinians.

Speaking of Donald Trump, Henry Kissinger said that he is the first man in recent memory who doesn’t owe anybody anything for his victory. He is accountable only to the electorate [and to G-d]. On Donald Trump’s inauguration day, indicative of the same opposition that exists toward Israel, 70 Democrat members of Congress refused to attend in protest of his presidency even before it had begun. 

The number 70 symbolizes the world according to Genesis 10, which lists the 70 grandsons of Noah who spread throughout the whole earth (Genesis 9:19). The Hebrew sages wrote that in the End of Days, those 70 nations (the world) would rise up against Israel whose sons also number 70. In fact, while the 70 nations were meeting for the “Paris Peace Conference”, Jews all around the world were reading the first chapter of the Book of Exodus relating how 70 souls, the offspring of Jacob, went down to Egypt. 

“All those who were descendants of Jacob were seventy persons for Joseph was in Egypt already.”(Exodus 1:5)

G-d said that He would separate the Jewish people for Himself and they would not be counted among the nations:

“There! A people dwelling alone, not reckoning itself among the nations.” (Numbers 23 9b)

The gematria (numerical value) of Gog and Magog is 70. Gog and Magog represent the leader and the nations that will attack Israel. It is believed that the Gog and Magog war will usher in the Messianic era. The 70 nations, unified under Gog, will face-off against Israel. Israel, though only one nation, is composed of the 70 children of Jacob, as a counterpoint to the 70 nations under Gog.

The number 70 also has a sacred meaning in the Bible that is made up of two perfect numbers as it relates to time. Seven represents spiritual perfection and ten represents perfection of the spiritual order. Hence 7 x 10 signifies perfect spiritual order carried out with all spiritual power and significance. As such, it declares the culmination of a spiritual cycle and the beginning of a new era.

As we look forward in 2018 [5778] to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel [eight is the number of 'new beginnings'], the nations of the world should heed the lessons of the past, such as the fate of Germany in its attempt at the genocide of the Jewish people and of Great Britain after taking a stand against Israel at its founding. Germany was divided and Great Britain was divided up when it lost most of its vast empire. When the world attempts to divide the land of Israel and hurt the Jewish people, they are going after the family into which Yeshua (Jesus) was born and the city from which He will rule and reign for 1000 years when He returns.

The message for the year 5777 is:  Don’t mess with Israel!

“I will bless those who bless [Israel], and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)

 “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.” (Joel 3:1-2)

“It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” (Zechariah 12:9)

“The wicked have drawn the sword and have bent their bow …Their sword shall enter their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.” (Psalm 37:14-15)

Behold, the Sword of the Spirit of G-d has been released.

1. Also called Numerology by some

2. For instance, G-d changed Abram's name to Abraham. The "h" that was added (i.e. hey) signifies that the Spirit of God was added to his name and his identity. In the same way, Sarai's name was changed to Sarah, with the "hey" being added also.

3. The number 70 symbolizes the world, based upon Genesis 9:19

4.The Sanhedrin is the religious governing body in Israel.

5.Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the Maccabee's revolt against the oppression of the Greeks more than 2000 years ago. This is symbolic in that the UN has been oppressing Israel since its 'rebirth' in 1948, almost 70 years ago.

6. Observant Jews around the world read through the Torah (1st 5 books of the Bible) each year. They have divided the Bible readings into Parshas for each week of the year. Therefore, every Jew reads the same Bible verses in the same week throughout the year.

7. For instance, Israel spent 70 years in captivity in Babylon. There were 70 years from the birth of Yeshua to Jewish exile from the land by the occupying power of Rome in 70AD. In more recent history, Jews spent 70 years of captivity in Russia - 1919 to 1989.



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