Monday, May 12, 2014

THEMATIC CONNECTIONS


(I would like to thank Tony Robinson for opening my eyes to the incredible idea of thematic connections).
WHAT IS A THEMATIC CONNECTION?
A thematic connection is the process of making connections between passages that share similar themes, circumstances, events, situations, words, or phrases. 

When you make these thematic connections Yah teaches us things that you would not see without the connection. He wants to teach us His ways, and this is one of His most powerful ways. The easiest way to make thematic connections is to look at metaphors, similes, and parallelisms. 

When Yeshua spoke in parables He was using metaphors and similes and the people had difficulty understanding Him because they couldn’t make the connections. The following is a simple example of one of the most well known quotes of Yeshua. When He said for example: “I am going to destroy this temple and raise it up again in three days”, He was using a metaphor. He was referring to His body, but they missed the connection. This simple idea you will find throughout the scriptures. Learning about these words and connections takes our bible learning experience from black and white to colour. Failure to make these connections is one of the reasons why the christians and Orthodox Jews fail to see the Messiah in the Tenakh. They don’t read His Word, therefore they don’t follow His Word. He does not reveal Himself to them simply because of their disobedience (John 14:21). If they loved Him as they proudly proclaim, they would keep His commandments and He would reveal Himself in Living colour. The reality is; they do NOT LOVE HIM (John 14:15)

The whole idea of thematic connections, metaphors, similes, and parallelisms is to give us a new understanding of the words or phrases. Let’s have a very brief look at these three types of connections.

Metaphor
When we use metaphors in scripture it means something is something. It is a statement. example: John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches” Ps. 119:105 “Your word is a lamp unto my feet”.

Simile
When you use a simile it means something as something or like something. Example: Isa. 40:6-7 All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. 7 The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. In those verses we get the clear understanding that life is short. Jer. 23:29 “Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?” Yah shows us that a fire destroys just like a hammer destroys. These are similes.

Parallelism
Using parallelism is another way to make a thematic connection. Parallelism in its simplest form, occurs when the writer states something twice using different words. This often looks like poetic repeats; however, we can learn many associations (thematic connections) from these parallelisms. Example:
Ps. 33:9 “For He spoke, and it came to be; He commanded, and it stood firm” Note the elements connected are equal to each other. He spoke—-He commanded. It came to be——It stood firm. 

These famous verses in Amos say it all. Amos 8:11-12 “Behold, days are coming,” declares Yahveh, When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of Yahveh. “And people will stagger from sea to sea, And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of Yahveh, But they will not find {it.}”

It’s all about word association, connection, and context. Words, phrases, events, situations, in various verses are connected thematically by similar meanings in other verses. This connection takes simple words and turns them into the Living Word. That is why our bible is often called the Living Word. 

A thematic connection takes place when we are reading something in scriptures and we see a certain word, event, situation, circumstance, or phrase that at some later time when your reading a totally different scripture, see the same thing. It is by Yah’s divine design that these connections take place throughout scripture. You might say thematic connections are the underlying: themes, main subjects, specific words, ideas, circumstance, or events connected in various scriptures in a supernatural manner. In many cases Yah will connect multiple times in the stories in scriptures so that you will grasp the wisdom of His Word and look deeper into it with every passage you read. We will see the literal words turn into a slide show with 3D clarity right before our eyes by recognizing the metaphors and similes in the text.

Yeshua’s death, burial and resurrection pointing back to the shadows in the Old Testament. 
We read in the renewed Testament where Yeshua tells the people that He was revealed to them in the torah and tenakh if they looked for Him.
Luke 24:44  Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled. Yeshua expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning “all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms concerning Me”. He was telling the people if you want to learn about me and know who I am, you need to go look at the law, prophets and psalms.
Ps. 40:6-8 “Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required. 7 Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. 8 I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.” Here we see Yeshua speaking through the psalmist prophetically. 
Rom. 1:1-2 “Paul, a bond-servant of Messiah Yeshua, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Hebr. 4:2 “For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard”

The sum of it all is. Rev. 19:10 Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Yeshua; worship God. For the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.” The testimony, the message, the topic, the subject of the spirit of prophesy is Yeshua. The motivating force behind what all the prophets wrote was the Spirit of Yeshua. 
Col. 2:16-17  Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day — 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Messiah The tenakh teaches us about Yeshua through the shadows of things to come, like the New Moon, Feasts, or Sabbaths. The torah is pointing to the shadow of Yeshua’s coming. The shadow of Yeshua is seen in the torah but not the exact image. A shadow gives us a hint or clue of what the object creating the shadow is, but it won’t give us a distinct image. However, from the shadow we can determine a lot of things about the object if we look closely. This is the form of messianic prophesies in the torah and tenakh.
Hebr. 10:1a  For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come
Yeshua’s body is the torah which is casting the shadow. When we really understand torah we will be able to see Yeshua’s image clearly. 

Why does Yah use shadows?
He does so because He wants to reveal things when He is ready to reveal them. He wanted to hide certain things from Satan. The plan was salvation and Satan was not to know exactly what the plan was, that way he couldn’t mess it up. His timing is perfect (Eph. 3:1-13). If people knew His plan they was sure enough mess it up.

How does the torah teach us about death and resurrection?
Look for people in the torah who for all intents and purposes, should have died. People like Moses, Isaac, Joseph, Jonah, and Daniel. The verses subtly hint at their death but they do not die. His word paints a picture of their death, yet they do not die.
If we learn the thematic connections in the torah and tenakh we will realize that there are many shadows of Yeshua death, burial and resurrection found there. All we have to do is look for them. What He said and quoted in the Renewed Testament also takes us back into the tenakh. 



JOSEPH’S LIFE AND HIS MESSIANIC TYPE 
The story in Genesis. 37-50 is all about Joseph. It is a messianic prophesy. By connected the dots of various scriptures, we will see in the life of Joseph, the life of Yeshua. We will find all kinds of similarities in Joseph’s life with that of Yeshua. Joseph was for all intents and purposes a picture (shadow) of what was to come many years later when Yeshua arrived on the scene. In the following we will start from scratch and make some thematic connections in regard to Joseph and his life as a shepherd, then we will see the prophetic picture of his death, burial and resurrection and much more. As we go along we will go deeper and deeper into the meanings associated with these connections. The singular words will come alive right in front of you. 
The pictures shown in all of this are incredible, yet if you never knew the connections, you would have missed it all. Joseph was a TYPE of Yeshua. Joseph was resurrected from death to life as seen in these thematic connections. The story of Joseph is a rehearsal for the coming Messiah many years later. This type of thing (pun intended), is seen throughout our incredible Living Word.

I believe the following MYSTERY that Yah has revealed to us through His supernatural thematic connections is one of the greatest mysteries of our Living Word.

We will put together the mystery of Joseph as a type, intermingled with his father Jacob, awl his brothers, especially his brother Judah, and the woman Tamar. The story is like a flourishing tree with branches extended outward providing spiritual nourishment (delicious fruit) for all who have ears to hear and eyes to see. That is the tree (torah) that we first saw in the Garden Of Eden, and that is the same tree that will be available for Dad’s elect in the Heavenly New Jerusalem with the rivers of the flowing Ruach haKodesh providing its life.

Let us begin this mysterious thematic messianic prophesy. 
These thematic/prophetic/types, connections are in no particular order.

1 Joseph’s name.
The first blatantly obvious thematic connection jumps right off the page. The main character of this mystery is named Yoseph (Joseph). Yeshua’s fathers name was Joseph, coincidence? Yoseph’s name means: add, increase, many heads, or added to me. Yoshuah’s fathers name was “Nun”. Nun is the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. What happened to Yeshua on the 14 th day of Nisson? Yeshua Ben Nun means “Son of Life”. Nun represents fifty in Hebrew. Fifty represents the Jubilee year, Shavuot. Is this all coincidence?

2 Joseph sent out as a shepherd.
The Shepherd of Israel is a definite Messianic expression, an idiom. The shepherds theme dominates scripture when talking about the Messiah. Just as Joseph was sent by his father Jacob to see the welfare of the flock and his brothers (they were all shepherds), so the Messiah was sent by His Heavenly Father to see to the welfare of us, Yah’s flock. We are called the flock of God (Ezek. 34:31). Joseph was dispatched by his father Jacob to check on the herds and Yeshua was likewise dispatched by His father to find sheep that would hear His voice. Joseph was sent to his brothers by his father, “my father has sent me”, the same words (concept) Yeshua spoke to the religious Jews of His time. Gen. 37:13-14 Isra’el asked Yosef, “Aren’t your brothers pasturing the sheep in Sh’khem? Come, I will send you to them.” He answered, “Here I am.” 14 He said to him, “Go now, see whether things are going well with your brothers and with the sheep, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him away from the Hevron Valley, and he went to Sh’khem, 
Joseph was rejected and looked down upon by his own family, just as Yeshua was rejected and scorned by those who put Him in prison. Joseph was hated by his own brothers without a cause, just as Yeshua was hated by the religious Jews without a cause.

3 The stranger Joseph meets
When Joseph was sent to find his brothers a total stranger appeared out of nowhere and directed him to where his brothers were with the flocks. The man in Gen. 37:14-17 is thought by some to be either Yeshua Himself or an angel who sent him to his brothers. Nothing much is said about this man, he just seems to appear and disappear. He was part of this mystery. Gen. 37:15-17  A man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, What are you looking for?” 16 He said, “I am looking for my brothers; please tell me where they are pasturing the flock.” 17 Then the man said, “They have moved from here; for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.’” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.” At the remez level one could even consider this man being none other than Yeshua Himself representing Himself as the High Priest of the order of Melchezedek. 

4 Joseph’s multi-colored coat
In those days it was common for the Semitic kings to have muti-colored coats. When Jacob had a muti-colored coat made for Joseph he was actually making a prophetic event come into existence. When Jacob had a special coat made for Joseph he was designating Joseph to be in authority over the whole family as soon as he died. Joseph, like Yeshua, would some day be a great leader.
Joseph's coat was torn and dipped in the blood of the lamb before the brothers presented it to Jacob for identification. Yeshua's coat was likewise torn and covered in the blood of the lamb of Yah. The temple veil was multi-colored. It consisted of red, blue, purple and white. 
A) Could Joseph's coat being ripped apart be prophetic of the temple veil being torn in two many years later when Yeshua died at Calvary? 
The answer is yes. 
B) Joseph's coat was soaked in the blood of a lamb, was that also symbolic of Yeshua the lamb being covered in bood?
Yes is the answer to that also.
C) Jacob was told that an evil beast murdered Joseph, was this coincidence?
No, Yeshua was also killed by evil beasts in the name of the Roman Empire.
Joseph was considered dead to Jacob figuratively, yet he did not die. Gen. 37:31-36 So they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood; 32 and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, “We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son’s tunic or not.”  33 Then he examined it and said, “It is my son’s tunic. A wild beast has devoured him; Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!” 34 So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days. 35 Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, “Surely I will ago down to Sheol in mourning for my son.” So his father wept for him.  36 Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh’s officer, the captain of the bodyguard.” Jacob thought his son was dead. He even connected death with Sheol.
Then we see what the brothers said to Jacob later on in Gen. 45:26-28 And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” But he was stunned, for he did not believe them. 27 When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. 28 Then Israel said, “It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.” 
Joseph is still alive. 

5 Joseph’s prophetic dream of the sheaves.
In Joseph’s prophetic dream his bundle rose up and the other sheaves bowed down to it. Gen. 37:5-7 Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. And he said to them, “Please listen to this dream which I have had;  for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf.” 
In Joseph’s prophetic dream, eleven stars representing his eleven brothers, bowed down to him, which is exactly what happened when his brothers came to Egypt for food supplies during the famine. In Josephs dream the sun would have been associated with the father, the moon with the mother, and the stars as the brothers. Gen. 37:9 Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, “Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me. In Joseph’s dream his family members bowed down to him, just as all will bow one day before Yeshua (Gen. 42:6 & 43:28). An interesting note should be made here in regards to the eleven stars. The official flag of the European Union is designed after the symbolism of the dream of Joseph. This is a well known international fact.

6 Joseph’s “in the pit” death connection. 
  The pit connection of Joseph’s story is by far the most revealing part, taking us into the deepest water of all categories of pashat, mid rash and remez levels of understanding scripture. The story is told of Josephs brothers being upset with him and throwing him into a pit (cistern) where they left him to die. The story goes as follows. 
Gen. 37:24 “and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, without any water in it.” When Joseph was thrown into the pit it was a picture of death, but because there was no water in the pit (cistern) Joseph did not die. It was a picture of his death, but not literally, only figuratively. 
When Joseph was put in the pit he was handed off from his brothers to the Midianites to the Ishmaelites, and eventually to Potifar, just as Yeshua was handed off from one authority to another, to another before He was crucified.
Ishmael, Abraham's child of flesh with Hagar, was the origin of he Ishmaelites, what is commonly called the Arabs. Most Arabs are Muslim. Muslim's have been treating their women as slaves for hundreds of years now and if they could, they would make all people who are not Muslim slaves, if they had it there way. Is it coincidence that they were involved with Joseph's being purchased as a slave?
Now let’s look at some verses that use the word pit in them and see what happens. 
In these verses we will see that the pit is a literal place, not a metaphor.
Job 33:18 and 22 “He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword. “Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers” Here we see Job’s soul and his life near the pit, associated with the executioners. Yah wants us to see that sometimes a pit is associated with executioners. Then He is showing us that a pit can be connected with perishing by a sword.
Prov. 1:12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit;” The pit is a literal place now associated with Sheol. 
So far we see that Yah wants us to know that a literal pit can be associated in scripture, with executioners, perishing by the sword or Sheol. All these things are about DEATH. This is a perfect example of how Yah wants us to understand when reading His word, that the thematic connections are there to reveal to us equality between events, places, people, things, etc. 
Isa. 14:19 “But you have been cast out of your tomb Like a rejected branch, Clothed with the slain who are pierced with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit, Like a trampled corpse.” 
2Sam. 18:17 And they took Absalom and cast him into a deep pit in the forest and erected over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled, each to his tent.” Now we can see how pit and grave are connected.
Ezek. 28:8 ‘They will bring you down to the pit, And you will die the death of those who are slain In the heart of the seas.” The pit and death are seen here.
Ezek. 32:23  whose graves are set in the remotest parts of the pit, and her company is round about her grave. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword, who spread terror in the land of the living.” Here we see pit, sword and grave connected.
Gen. 37:20 “Now then, come and let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!” Here we see pit and kill associated together.
Now lets look at some verses that show the pit figuratively.
 Prov. 23:27 For a harlot is a deep pit, And an adulterous woman is a narrow well.” The harlot here is connected to seduction, a deep pit, and a narrow well.
Ps. 35:7 For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.Pit here is referring to a soul, a life.
Ps. 143:7  “Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Thy face from me,
Lest I become like those who go down to the pit.” The soul is again connected to a pit.
The scriptures are painting us a picture of death in a pit without water. It’s not shown literally, but it is shown on the midrash level. Most, if not all of the messianic prophesies in the Tenakh, are shown in the mid rash level.
We have learned that Yah wants us to know that a pit can be associated with: death, the grave, Sheol, perishing, burial place, execution, and fallen by the sword. The pit is a place of death. From now on in scripture when we come across the word “pit” we will be reminded that it is associated with death. 
Our torah paints pictures with Hebrew words. Imagine now if you never knew the connection and various meanings of the word pit used in scripture. You would miss the deeper understandings hidden in the words, metaphors, and similes about the pit. Imagine if pit was used in scripture to convey a hidden meaning in passages that don’t directly refer to death, if you didn’t know that pit is associated with death, you would miss the message hidden between the lines. 
Imagine how important this idea is when you consider there are thousands of thematic connections throughout the scriptures with words just like pit. This is how Yah reveals Himself through His word pictures, His Living Word. 
In Hebrew it is very important to understand the context of the verse so you can use the appropriate meaning of the word in question, because the word can have multiple meanings, depending on that context. That is why it is so often said context means everything. We need to take our scriptures at the obvious literal level (pashat) and also at the midrash and remez level to get the fulness of the content. That’s why it’s to be called His Living Word.
Remember, in Genesis. 37:18-20 they wanted to kill him. In Genesis 37:23-24 it said there was no water in the pit. In Josephs story, he is put in the pit without water, which is a type of death (Gen. 42:13).
Myrrh
Now let’s go a little deeper in the well (pun intended). Gen. 37:25 Then they sat down to eat a meal. And as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing aromatic gum and balm and myrrh, on their way to bring them down to Egypt.” The Ishmaelites come along with a cargo of spices which included myrrh, a spice used mainly for burial. Do you see how Yah puts all these little things together in a way that makes everything come alive. 

7 Joseph sold out.
Joseph was sold out for shekels of silver like Yeshua was. Keep in mind, silver represents redemption. Gen. 37:25 “Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him up and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. Thus they brought Joseph into Egypt.” (see also Gen. 37:26 & 39:1). Joseph was sold for a price by his own brothers, just as Yeshua was sold for a price by Judas for 30 shekels. Yeshua the Messiah was also rejected by His brethren and countryman.

8 Joseph’s identity stolen
Josephs identity was hidden for about thirteen years, just as Yeshua’s true identity was not revealed until He was considered in His thirteenth year. (In the mid east ones year of age is considered to be of the nest year. Example: When a child turns twelve, the day after his twelfth birthday he is considered in his thirteenth year). Joseph was tested for thirteen years. He had no like minded friends or family to fellowship with in the pagan land. That should be familiar to anyone who has come to learn the truth of the Torah.
When Potiphars wife tore off Josephs robe when she tried to seduce him, she stole his identity. Yeshua’s identity has been stolen and hidden from the pro-claimed Christian churches and Orthodox Jews now for thousands of years. The Pharaoh had a special robe put on Joseph because He was royalty. Jacob had a special multi-colored robe made for Joseph, just as Yeshua will wear the robe of righteousness when He returns to judge the people of the world. 

9 Joseph’s lack of defence
Nobody came to defend Joseph when he was accused of raping Potiphars wife (Gen. 39:7-18).  Was Joseph guilty of the crime he was accused of? No. Was Yeshua guilty of the crime He was accused of? No. No one truly defended Yeshua when He was on multiple trials just prior to His death.

10 Joseph’s representation of his king (Pharaoh)
Joseph was seventeen when he was sold and thirty when he was brought before Pharaoh. Gen. 37:2 Here is the history of Ya‘akov. When Yosef was seventeen years old he used to pasture the flock with his brothers, even though he was still a boy. Gen. 41:46 Yosef was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh king of Egypt; then he left Pharaoh’s presence and traveled through all the land of Egypt.” There is something else here that we need to pay close attention to. That something is the number “three” in scriptures. Life, death, and resurrection are almost always what that number represents. Whether it is 3, 30, 300, or 3000, it is almost always connected to life, death and resurrection. That number is a key to many shadows in the Good Book. In the beginning it was on the third day that things came to life on earth. Every time you see the number three you should pay attention and see if death, burial and resurrection are pointed to. We know that Yeshua was also about thirty years old when He came as the King of the Jews. We should also take note that Joseph gave his younger brother Benjamin 300 pieces of silver (Gen. 45:22). As you may recall, Tamar was Benjamin's niece; Yeshua came through the line of Tamar. Could Joseph have been using gematria here as prophetic of Yeshua's birth, death and ressuection? Another remez connection here shows us that Joseph was seventeen when he was sold as a slave and Jacob spent seventeen years in Egypt (Gen. 37:2; 47:28).

11 Joseph’s authority over the world.
The Pharaoh had given all his authority in Egypt to Joseph just as all authority will be given to Yeshua on heaven and on earth when He returns. When we get to see Yeshua again He will be in charge of the world just like Joseph. Joseph controlled the known world at the time of the famine in Egypt and Yeshua will one day control the world when He returns. 

12 Joseph’s seven years of famine.
The seven years of famine (tribulation), as in Josephs time are coming back and Yeshua will provide us with everything we need to survive during that tribulation period, Exodus Part 2. When Joseph was controlling the food supply in Egypt during the famine, in the first year the people used up all their money (Gen. 47:13-20). In the second year the people lost their ability to make money. They had to sell their livelihood (animals, material goods, etc.), to survive a little longer. In the third year the people lost the sovereignty of their land and they became enslaved to Pharaoh. This is exactly what is going to happen in the first three years of the tribulation. As it was in the beginning so shall it be in the end. 
13 Joseph preparing a place for his family
Joseph went ahead and prepared a place for his family, just as Yeshua has gone ahead and prepared a place for us in Heaven. John 14:2In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”

14 Joseph lives (his resurrection)
What was the Good News (pun intended), the brothers bring to Jacob? “Joseph is alive” This is about resurrection. For all intents and purposes Joseph was dead but now he’s alive.
Gen. 37:31-36 So they took Joseph’s tunic, and slaughtered a male goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood; 32 and they sent the varicolored tunic and brought it to their father and said, “We found this; please examine it to see whether it is your son’s tunic or not.”  33 Then he examined it and said, “It is my son’s tunic. A wild beast has devoured him; Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!” 34 So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins, and mourned for his son many days. 35 Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, “Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son.” So his father wept for him.  36 Meanwhile, the Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh’s officer, the captain of the bodyguard.” Jacob thought his son was dead. He even connected death with Sheol. Do you see how Yah puts all these little things together in a way that connects everything. Yah is showing us the end from the beginning in very subtle ways sometimes because He wanted it hidden. Jacob was told by his sons: “Your son lives” like the second miracle Yeshua performed in the Galilee with the man and his son that was sick. Gen. 45:26-28 And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and indeed he is ruler over all the land of Egypt.” But he was stunned, for he did not believe them. When they told him all the words of Joseph that he had spoken to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived. Then Israel said, “It is enough; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.” John 4:51 And as he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living. It was prophetic. Some day all people will bow down before Yeshua. Now how about we go even deeper into the water. Does the word “resurrection” come to mind here??? 
The story in Genesis. 37-50 is a messianic prophesy. The pictures shown in all of this are incredible, yet if you never knew the connections, you would have missed it all. Joseph was a TYPE of Yeshua. Joseph was resurrected from death to life as seen in these thematic connections. The story of Joseph is a rehearsal for the coming Messiah many years later. This type of thing (pun intended), is seen throughout our incredible Living Word.

15 Joseph as a slave
Joseph was the first slave in Egypt. Yeshua came as a bondservant (slave) to save His people Israel. 

16 Joseph is a shepherd
He was a slave, but was also a shepherd. Yeshua came for His Lost Sheep of the tribe of Israel, as a shepherd. 
When Jacob blessed Joseph he spoke these words: Gen. 49:24b "From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

17 Joseph was called a STONE of Israel.
As we see in the previous verse, Joseph was called a stone of Israel, just as we know Yeshua is the cornerstone of Israel.

18 Joseph’s connection with Judas.
We should note that Josephs brothers ate a meal when he was in the pit and just like Judas they betrayed him for 30 shekels.

19 Joseph’s prophetic dream of Pharaoh’s cup bearer and baker and the number three.
Joseph helps the Pharaoh’s cupbearer, and baker with their dreams, yet they forgot all about his helping them for years after wards (Gen. 40:9-24). 
Gen. 40:12-13 Then Joseph said to him,“This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days; 13 within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office; and you will put Pharaoh’s cup into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.”
Gen. 40:16-19 When the chief baker saw that he had interpreted favorably, he said to Joseph, “I also saw in my dream, and behold, there were three baskets of white bread on my head; 17 and in the top basket there were some of all sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.” 18 Then Joseph answered and said, “This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days; 19 within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head from you and will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your flesh off you.” 
Gen. 42:17 So he put them all together in prison for three days." 
Can you see the use of the number three so prevalent in these verses, all connected to Yeshua’s three days of death and resurrection? 
Here we see the cupbearer and baker all connected to Joseph. Now let’s go a little deeper and we will see that both the cupbearer and Joseph had important positions. Both Potiphar and Pharaoh were angry with their servants. Joseph and the cup bearer and baker were all thrown into prison. Both the cupbearer and baker had dreams and Joseph just happened to be an expert in dreams and their interpretations, like Daniel. Both Joseph and the cup bearer were exalted again into high positions of the Pharaoh when the smoke cleared. Yah is trying to show us that all three of these (pun intended) were thematically connected. 

19a) What is the significance of the jobs of the cup bearer and baker?
The cup bearer provided the Pharaoh with wine. The one who took the wine was restored back to the kings side. After the third day Yeshua was restored back to the kings side. 
The baker provided the Pharaoh with bread. This wine and bread are of course symbolic of Yeshua’s Last Supper, the wine and the bread, the body and the blood. 

19b) Why do you think that the stories in the torah concentrated so much on a cup bearer and baker?
The writer did so because they were shadows of things to come in connection with the Messianic Messiah?

19c) What was the cup-bearer?
The cup-bearer was a servant of his most high Pharaoh. Wasn't Yeshua a servant of His Most High Father?

19d) What did Yeshua say to the criminals executed with Him at Calvary?
Luke 23:42 And He was saying, “Yeshua, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” Isn’t that what Joseph said? Gen. 40:14 “Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house."

19e) How is the baker executed?
The baker was hung on a tree. (Gen. 40:19)
How deep can we go? How far out on that branch of connections can we climb?
As you can see the tree we were on has now taken us way out into the branches of remez and mid rash. These are deep understandings that are rarely ever uncovered. 

19f) What is the significance of the basket in regard to the baker, to Jonah and Isaac?
The baker has a dream that there were baskets (made usually of vines, thorns or reeds) on his head. Didn’t Yeshua have a weaving of thorns on His head?  The bakers basket was a shadow of what would happen to Yeshua many years later. We can even see a clear connection here with Jonah. Jonah 3:5 “Water encompassed me to the point of death. The great deep engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head.” Remember the idea of the pit been associated with death, wow!! 

19g) Are you ready for more? What was the name of the town Yeshua was born in?
Yeshua was born in Bethlehem, which means bread basket.

Do you remember any other significant Messianic figure in the Torah connected with a bread basket?
Let’s think ahead now to the story of Moses. Moses was put in a bread basket and floated down the Nile river. She put the baby in a bread basket in the river; it should have never lived, but it did. The basket she put him in should have been his grave. It was symbolic of a tomb of death. There is no conceivable away that a child could survive such an endeavour. Moses was yet another Messianic type that we have just barely touched base with. We will delve into more details of Moses as a type of Yeshua in another section.

19h) What did Joseph say to the cup bearer when he was set free?
Remember me, keep me in mind. Gen. 40:14 “Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.” When Joseph told the cup bearer to remember him (Gen. 40:14) he put his faith in a man rather than Yah, and he spent two extra years in prison because of his lack of faith in Yah’s provision. Neither the cup bearer or the baker appreciated Joseph’s help. Does that sound familiar? Some day people will remember those of us who explained to them about the Jewish Messiah Yeshua.

20 Joseph looked after the captives in prison (Gen. 39:22)
When Joseph was sent to prison, he, like Yeshua, spoken of by the great prophet Isaiah, helped the captives. "To proclaim liberty to captives" And freedom to prisoners;" (Isa. 61:1b)

21 Joseph connected with the Egyptian man King David helped
1Sam. 30:11-12 Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided him water to drink. 12 They gave him a piece of fig cake and two clusters of raisins, and he ate; then his spirit revived. For he had not eaten bread or drunk water for three days and three nights.” This was the story of an Egyptian man that David came across in the middle of nowhere. David provided this man, who was almost dead, with bread and he revived. Egypt represents the religious system. He was dying for all the world, just like Yeshua, but he was revived. 

Wasn’t Joseph an Egyptian?
Here we go again. Joseph is hinted at in this passage, and Joseph of course is the shadow that points us to Yeshua. In just a matter of a few simple verses we see a thematic connection between Moses, the Pharaoh’s cupbearer, the Egyptian man, Joseph and Yeshua. That’s why we say His Word is “active and sharp as a two edged sword”. His Word is alive. 

22 Joseph connected with Tamar
Judah was Josephs brother. He came up with the idea to sell Joseph (Gen. 37:26-27) and lie to their father, so they took the blood of a kid of a goat and put it on Josephs torn multi-colored coat. Now let’s look at a very deep connection. Judah had a daughter-in-law named Tamar (Gen. 38:11). Gen. 38:14-27 tells us the story of Judah having intercourse with Tamar, whom he thought was a harlot. A mystery is revealed when we realize the parenthetical interruption here with the story of Judah and Tamar, a story within a story. Judah was a widower when he went into Tamar, a half Canaanite woman. Judah met a mystery woman playing harlot, Tamar, and seduced her. When Tamar was accused of being a whore she said to those who accused her of this: “do you recognize these things, who's’ things are these”, the same words Judah said to his father Jacob when the brothers showed Jacob Joseph's bloody coat. When Jacob was told many years earlier that his favorite son was killed by a wild beast it almost killed Jacob. Jacob was never the same man after that. Here we see Yah teaching Judah a lesson that he would never forget. Judah was paying the price for the grief that he caused his father many years previous. Judah was paying the consequence of sin. Judah was about to judge Tamar and sentence her to be stoned to death because she supposedly played the part of a harlot, and Judah himself was being judged by Yah. When Judah said to Tamar: “she is more righteous than me” he realized that after all those years he was being judged by Yahveh for his deeds of the past. She was putting into play a type (thematic connection) that Judah never picked up on. The blood that he was part of in the lie of Josephs death came back to bite him when he was made to look a fool in regard to Tamar’s intervention. We know that Yeshua comes through the blood line of Judah and Tamar so the story is no doubt mysterious.

23 Joseph found favor in th eye's of Adonai (Gen. 39:4)
Do you recall who else found favor in the eye's of Yah? Noah, a very special man who was obedient to Yah in every way was, like Yeshua and Joseph, special. Here we see a connection in a type of Yeshua found in both Joseph and noah. 

24 What did the Pharaoh say to the people about the greatness of Joseph 
The Pharoah made his opinion very vlear. Gen. 41:38-40 Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit? 39 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are. 40 “You shall be over my house, and according to your command all my people shall do homage; only in the throne I will be greater than you.
Isn't this exactly what Yeshua did when He came to look after the affairs of His father's house? Yeshua said only the Father is greater than He. 

25 What happened when Joseph was leader in the land?
There was a great famine in the land for seven years. Didn't Yeshua say through the prophet Amos there would be a spiritual famine in the land at the time of the end? Amos 8:11-12 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather afor hearing the words of the LORD."

26 Didn't the Pharoah sent his people to Joseph when they cried out when there was a famine in the land?
Here we see multiple connections that jump off the page. Gen. 41:55-56 So when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried out to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you, you shall do.” 56 When the famine was spread over all the face of the earth, then Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.

26a) The people cried out to Joseph for bread; who was/is the bread of life for all the people of the world? 
Yeshua

26b) Where was Yeshua born? 
He was born in the breadbasket of the world, known as Bethlehem.

26c) Where else do we see the "whatever he says to you, you shall do.” idea in scripture?
When the people gathered at Shavuot (Pentecost) at the foot of Mt. Sinai they told Moshe that they will do whatever Yahveh wants them to do as His bride.

26d) What did Joseph do when the people cried out for food?
He did exactly the same thing Yeshua did when Yeshua opened up the storehouse of the torah and tenakh as spiritual (lifes instructions) food for His starving people. 

27 Joseph knew the things that were on the hearts of his brothers when they came to him.
Joseph said. Gen. 42:23a They did not know, however, that Joseph understood," Yeshua knows exactly what is on the hearts of everyone. He knew them even if they didn't know Him. Remember when He told the Samaritan woman about her life?

28 Why did Joseph say to his brothers: "‘Why have you repaid evil for good?"
He was teaching them a lesson they would never forget. Gen. 44:4 They had just gone out of athe city, and were not far off, when Joseph said to his house steward, “Up, follow the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?"

29 Where did Joseph's mother Rebekah die?
She died in Bethlehem, where Yeshua was born; coincidence? (Gen. 48:7)

 30 Where was Joseph raised?
Jacob raised Joseph in a town called Succoth, east of Jordan (Gen. 33:17). It was also the first place the Isrealites camped after leaving Egypt. Yeshua came to Tabernacle with us (was born) in a sukkah (booth) during the Feast of Sukkot. 

Summary
The life of Joseph was no doubt a prophetic picture of the life of Yeshua. We see that pretty much everything that happened to Joseph, happened to Yeshua. We see two similar stories that happened to two different people at two different times in history connected thematically.  I know of no other biblical character that is a better type of Yeshua than Joseph. Again we see Adonai showing us the end in the beginning. His hidden connections in scripture exposed to those who love Him and keep His commandments (John 14:21). (May 13/14)

THE MYSTERY REVEALED  
The mystery we have been talking about has taken us out to the far edges of the tree of life, our torah. We have been able to pick ripe spiritually beautiful healthy fruit seldom made available unless you are willing reach up and out there. The mystery of Yeshua hidden in the words of the torah, the mystery of the man in the desert, and the mystery woman Tamar who hid her identity and played the part of a harlot. The mystery is revealed in the story of Joseph, all his brothers, Jacob, Judah, and Tamar. 
Many religious Jews deny their is anything in the torah that talks about the Messiah, yet this story of Joseph is clearly a type of Messiah. Similar connections, as we will see later on, can be made in the life of Moses, Jonah, Daniel, Samsom, King David and Isaac.
In Gen. 37:14 where it says “Hebron valley” it is a questionable translation in most bibles.  Gen. 37:14 He said to him, “Go now, see whether things are going well with your brothers and with the sheep, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him away from the Hevron Valley, and he went to Sh’khem,” 
It doesn’t mean “valley” only. It can also be translated as “mystery”. It could and should read “So he sent him away from the Hebron mystery, and he went to Sh’khem”. The mystery is referring to the Joseph Yeshua type and the parenthetical story of Jacob and Tamar being revealed here at the beginning of time.
When Joseph was sent to his brothers and was rejected by them (they wanted to kill him). He was cast in a pit, sold out, and eventually raised from the pit. In the end, through the office of Viceroy of Egypt, Joseph was in charge of the world when his brothers came to buy food. 
They wanted Him dead also and put a price on His head. He was put in a pit (grave) and was raised out of the pit. The next time we see Him He will be in charge of the whole world. This is a classic Messianic Remez level theme. Gen. 37:12-14 Then his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock in Shechem. 13 Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them.” And he said to him, “I will go.” 14 Then he said to him, “Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.”  Joseph went to see to the welfare of the flock and his brethren is the beginning of the theme of the Messiah’s redemption. The Messiah is sent from the Father for the same purpose. 

In the end
Yah promised Jacob that He would look after his family and his people. He promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that He would take their descendants into the Promised Land. In the same manner Yah has promises His remnant, the people of the book, Jacob’s descendants (those who are born again into Yeshua/Israel), that we will be taken into the Promised Land in the Heavens when the end comes. What Dad has done in the past He is going to do with the descendants. Yah will deliver His people in the end just as he delivered His people Israel at the time of the Exodus. If we have eyes to see and ears to hear this truth we need not ever fear the end times because Yah has promised to look after His people Israel, those who have prevailed, those who have been overcome by the Father.

Joseph’s story is a story of redemption, like Yeshua. In the story of Joseph we see a type of Yeshua being recognized in the last days. The religious Jews who claim and believe Yeshua has still not come are like the brothers of Joseph who did not recognize him until he was in control of the entire world. Yeshua, like Joseph, will finally reveal Himself to the religious Jews. They will all realize their brother was there all the time, they just didn’t recognize Him. They will all be ashamed of their actions of the past when they first rejected him. They will repent of their past and accept him with open arms as the Messiah. When they do so they will all say “Baruch haba bashem Adonai”, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of Adonai” (Ps. 118:26).

The big difference between those days of Joseph and the days to come is that the anti-Messiah will counterfeit what the man of God, Joseph did. The great counterfeiter alive and well establish din the pagan churches today, will once again control the people with the help of witchcraft. Joseph did what he did because Yah’s holy spirit lead him to do so, but in the end the anti-Messiah will try to do the same using his powers of the dark side. In fact the anti-messiah spirit has been doing this for many years now in the name of christianity. He will try to duplicate what the Ruach Ha Kodesh did with Joseph. The people will use up all their money to survive. They will loose all investments and money will become worthless. Then they will have to get rid of every material thing they have to trade for food of sorts, until that runs out. Then during the third year they will sell themselves to the anti-Messiah system and become slaves to the world like they were in the first place. The anti-Messiah will then direct them to do whatever he says in order to survive. They will continue to be his puppets till the day they die. The people who believe in Yeshua will be provided for like Jacob’s family because we are indeed part of the family of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Israel. 

King Solomon, the wisest man said to have ever walked the face of the earth once quoted: Eccl. 12:13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.

The lessons being taught here are very important and the prophesy of Yeshua’s coming revealed in the Torah are what Yeshua was referring to when He said later in John 5:46-47  (written in RED) “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.  “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” So now we can see the “mystery” revealed in Hebron. 

HOW DOES ALL THIS RELATE TO US AND OUR WALK WITH YESHUA?
Josephs brothers sensed an anointing and they wanted to come against it. Anyone in the Hebraic Roots movement recognizes this same thing happening in our lives. Why you may ask? This anointing is recognizable in the spirit realm, even though they may not understand. 
We, like Israel of old, are to be a storehouse of the living word (oracles), just like at the time of Joseph. Gen. 47:23
Those of us who have found the truth, will come out of the world and make Exodus to be with Yah in the Promised land, the New Jerusalem. Yah took Joseph out of prison. When we were born again we were taken out of the world and placed into the prison of the world. Then because we are born again, we lose all our friends, biological family, relatives, and meet a whole new spiritual family that will be with us for eternity. Yah will remove us from this earthly prison soon, just like He did Joseph.
Ephraim will some day be revealed, a lot of people among many nations and the world will get a surprise. Judah cant recognize Josephs descendants today, just like Judah couldn’t recognize Joseph back then, but they are there hidden among us.
Joseph had his father Jacob move to the land of Goshen which is on the outskirts of the main population areas in Egypt. There they were protected, yet not part of the world of Egypt. We are also to be in the world but not part of it, like Jacob (Gen. 47:4).

ABRAHAM OFFERING ISAAC
Let us have a look at a familiar story of Abraham offering up his son Isaac to Adonai on Mount Moriah and make some connections. It appeared that Isaac was going to be killed for a sacrifice, but he wasn’t. It was a figurative death and resurrection as revealed in a parable in Hebr. 11:17-19. 
Gen. 22:1-14 Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” 3 So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4 On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a distance. 5 Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.” 6 Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son, and he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together. 7 Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” 8 Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together. 9 Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood, and bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” 13 Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. 14 Abraham called the name of that place The LORD Will Provide, as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the LORD it will be provided.” When Abraham was willing to offer up his son Isaac it was a prophetic picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Messiah. Just as Abraham was willing to offer up his son, so to was Yah willing to offer up His son. To understand the beautiful thematic connections here, all you have to do is think of Abraham as Yahveh and Isaac as Yeshua. The picture will become loud and clear in only a few moments. Note that it took Abraham and Isaac three days to get to Mt. Moriah (Gen. 30:36).
 Hebr. 11:17-19 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; 18 it was he to whom it was said, “IN ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS SHALL BE CALLED.” 19 He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.” Did Abraham really have enough faith to believe that Adonai would allow Isaac to be killed for a sacrifice, and then turn around and bring him back to life? Now that’s faith.
“Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac,  
Does this sound familiar? 
1 Yah took His son and offered Him up as a sacrifice for the sins of the world to be forgiven. 
2 Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. Isaac was carrying the wood that he was about to die on as a sacrifice. Yeshua carried the wood stake that He was going to die on.

ABRAHAM AND SARAH'S CONNECTION WITH THE SHUNAMMITE WOMAN
Abraham and Sarah were very old when Sarah gave birth to Isaac. 
Where else in the scriptures do we have a story about a barren old man and old woman who want to have a child? 
The Shunammite woman (2Kgs. 4:14-17).
2Kgs. 4:14-17 So he said, “What then is to be done for her?” And Gehazi answered, “Truly she has no son and her husband is old.” And he said, “Call her.” When he had called her, she stood in the doorway. Then he said, “At this season next year you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant.” And the woman conceived and bore a son at that season the next year, as Elisha had said to her.”
1 Abraham and Sarah were prominent people just as the Shunammite was. 2Kgs. 4:8 Now there came a day when Elisha passed over to Shunem, where there was a prominent woman, and she persuaded him to eat food. And so it was, as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat food.  
2 Abraham and Sarah were very hospitable people. They were very friendly to the three men (angels who came to their house) just as the Shunammite woman was (Gen. 18:1-8). 2Kgs. 4:9-10 And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God passing by us continually. “Please, let us make a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lamp stand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there.”  
3 In both of the following cases the Shunammite woman and Sarah stood in or were at the doorway of their dwelling places.
2Kgs. 4:12 Then he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” And when he had called her, she stood before him. 
Gen. 18:9 Then they said to him, Where is Sarah your wife?. And he said, Behold, in the tent”
Why do you think the scriptures have those little details?  He wants us to connect those two stories when we read about them.
4 In the following verses both old women were given a promise that they would bare a child at a specific time (moed), the time of the Feast.
2Kgs. 4:16 Then he said, “At this season next year you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant.”
Gen. 18:10 And he said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.” Gen. 21:2 So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
5 In both cases the women express unbelief in the promise given them. 
Gen. 18:12 And Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have become old, shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?”  
2Kgs. 4:16  Then he said, “At this season next year you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant.”
2Kgs. 4:17 And the woman conceived and bore a son at that season the next year, as Elisha had said to her. 
6 Now lets look at another obvious connection. Each woman bore a son.  
2Kgs. 4:17 And the woman conceived and bore a son at that season the next year, as Elisha had said to her. 
Gen. 21:2 So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.”
Look at all the dots we have connected with relatively few verses, isn’t it amazing?

ABRAHAM’S SEED
A good simple example of a thematic connection can be found when we look at what happened to Abram when he offered up his son Isaac for a sacrifice. Yah told Abram that “his seed shall possess the gate of their enemies” . Gen. 22:15-17 Then the angel of Yahveh called to Abraham a second time from heaven,16 and said, “By Myself I have sworn, declares Yahveh, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies
Then we read in Jgs. 16:3 that Samson (one of the seed of Abram) did exactly that; he “took hold of the doors of the city gate, and the two posts, and pulled them up along with the bars. Then he put them on his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron.” (Jgs. 16:3) Abram’s seed (Samson) literally possessed the gate of the enemy. Jgs. 16:3  Now Samson lay until midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two posts and pulled them up along with the bars; then he put them on his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron.” Samson literally took the Gaza gate and carried it over twenty miles to  the top of the mountain opposite Hebron.
Sometimes the scriptures don’t give you all the information you need to fully interpret it until you make the thematic connection. Then the scripture comes alive.

ABRAHAM’S EXILE
Let’s look at the story of Abram’s decent into Egypt. Gen. 12. Gen. 12:10-16 “Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land. 11 It came about when he came near to Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “See now, I know that you are a beautiful woman;  12 and when the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 “Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that I may live on account of you.” 14 It came about when Abram came into Egypt, the Egyptians saw that the woman was very beautiful. 15 Pharaoh’s officials saw her and praised her to Pharaoh; and the woman was taken into Pharaoh’s house. 16 Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels. 
Yah made two main promises to Abram. One was that his seed would multiple and the other was that he would be able to enter into the Promised land. 
Then as the story goes, the people enter into the promised land and there is a famine. Abram had a problem, he had to explain to his people why the God that he served would put them is such a situation. They had to sojourn to Egypt for food (verse 10). 
What other story in scripture does this remind you of; “a famine causing people to go to another land”?
It was Jacob who had to leave his land and go to Egypt to survive (Gen. 46). Gen. 46:3-7 And He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there. 4 “I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes.” 5 Then Jacob arose from Beersheba; and the sons of Israel carried their father Jacob and their little ones and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.  6 And they took their livestock and their property, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and came to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him: 7 his sons and his grandsons with him, his daughters and his granddaughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt. See the thematic connection. 
Now lets look for another. In this same story we see that they had to “sojourn” to Egypt. Sojourn is to temporarily go somewhere. So not only did they have to leave the land, but they had to temporarily go somewhere in both instances. In both cases the famines were characterized as “severe”, this too is a connection. Yah wants us to put these two separate stories together for a reason. 
Now lets look at something else. Abraham and Sarai go into the land and Abraham tells Sarai, because she is so beautiful to look at, to pretend she is his sister, so that Abraham doesn’t get killed in order for some prominent man to take her as his bride. 
Because of Sarai’s beauty the Pharaoh wants to take Sarai into his harem. In the same manner the Pharaoh did not know that the nation of Israel was betrothed to Yah. He didn’t know Sarah was Abraham’s wife. Do you see another connection? If Pharaoh would have taken Sarah into his harem she would have been like all the others, a slave to him. Here we see the prophetic parallel of the children of Israel being put into slavery in Egypt.
In Genesis 12:17 it says Yah sent plagues on Pharaoh's house on account of Sarai. Gen. 12:17 But the LORD struck Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. Yah sends plagues to release Sarai. 
Does this story sound familiar? We know that the story of the Exodus included Yah sending plagues on the Pharaoh's people so the Israelites could be released.
Now lets keep looking. Remember that Pharaoh gave Abram all kinds of camels, female donkeys, male and female servants, sheep, and oxen when he sent them away (Gen. 12:15). The Pharaoh gave Abram and Sarah a great deal of his wealth. Do you remember what happened at the time of the Exodus when the Egyptians gave their clothing, gold, silver, etc. to the Israelites before they left Egypt (Exod. 12:35).
If we seek these thematic connections whenever we read scriptures Yah will reveal things to us that will walk us through scriptures as if watching a movie. Each Hebrew letter is a word picture. Each Hebrew word connects the word pictures and when we get the thematic connections the individual pictures become slides. We put the slides together and we see a movie in living color. 
Now lets review the story of Abraham. Why are there so many thematic connections in just a few verses? What is Yah trying to show us?
The obvious answer is that Abraham’s life was a prophetic picture of what will happen to his decedents in the future. As we read about Abram’s life we are seeing a blueprint of the nations to come, a prophetic picture. Yah tells us the end from the beginning. Isa. 46:9-10 “Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’; 
If you recall, Abraham once again separated himself from his wife later on when he was in the land of Gerar when he was dealing with king Abimelech (Gen. 20). Gen. 20:1-5 “Now Abraham journeyed from there toward the land of the Negev, and settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar. 2 Abraham said of Sarah his wife, “She is my sister.” So Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. 3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, “Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married.” 4 Now Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, “Lord, will You slay a nation, even though blameless? 5 “Did he not himself say to me, ‘She is my sister’? And she herself said, ‘He is my brother.’ In the integrity of my heart and the innocence of my hands I have done this.” 
Gen. 20:5  “Now therefore, restore the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.” In this verse we get confirmation that Abraham was indeed a prophet. Most people don’t realize that Abraham was a prophet. Nowhere in the entire Book of Genesis will you see Abraham saying: “thus says the Lord”, yet he was truly a prophet. If you watch Abraham’s life you will see prophetically what will happen in the future. That makes him a prophet. Yah uses the life of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Samson, all of the judges, etc. as prophetic pictures of what will later take place. If we look closely at the lives of these great men we will see the prophetic pictures of Messiah’s coming, the work of the holy spirit among the nations, and the end of the world. The thematic connections seen throughout the story of Abraham and Sarah are so significant because Abraham was indeed a great prophet. Thematic connections in scriptures are all wonderful, but thematic connections in regard to Yah’s prophets makes them even more significant. 
Prophesy is so important because in it we can see the future events. In these stories we can often see what will take place in the future. These thematic connections are part of the “end being revealed in the beginning”, that Yah talks about. Many look for all kinds of deities and worship all kinds of idols to find out what will happen in the end, but Yah is the only deity that has already revealed to us in scriptures written thousands of years ago, what will happen in the future. Which god has told history before it even begins? How pragmatic (sensible and realistic) can Yah get? Our Yah deals with things in a very practical, sensible, and realistic manner so that all those willing to read His Word will be blessed with divine wisdom. Only one God can tell His people the end before the beginning even takes place. That God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. There is only one God who is all powerful, all knowing and who is love, His name is Yahveh, He is our Dad. Why does He do this? The answer is simple, because He loves us and wants to have a personal relationship with each and every one of us. He wants our fellowship. If we love Him, we will simply do our best to keep His commandments just as He said to. John 14:15 (written in red) “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” If we are obedient to His word it proves we love Him. If we are obedient, and ONLY AFTER we prove our obedience, will He grant us His Ruach Hakodesh (holy spirit to guide us). Acts 5:32 “And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.” That is the simple explanation that reveals why so many so-called christians receive no revelation. They are not obedient to His Word. 
MOSES, A TYPE OF YESHUA, ANOTHER SHADOW
In the following teaching I will reveal some thematic connections between Moshe (Moses) and Yeshua. Moses was a type of Messianic shadow pointing to Yeshua’s death, burial and resurrection thousands of years later.
When we look at the life of Moses it teaches us about Yeshua. 
Moses was a promised deliverer. Moses birth was very similar to Yeshua’s. In both cases the baby should not have survived. In both cases all male babies were to be killed. Yeshua said John 5:46-47 “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. 47 “But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” When Moses wrote about his own birth, he was prophetically writing about Yeshua’s birth. The fact that the Pharaoh at the time of Moses was killing all the male babies was prophetic of what would happen many years later when Yeshua was born. When Herod was killing the male babies it was a sign that the Messiah had been born, even though it was hidden. When you understand thematic connections you will constantly see the tenakh connected to the Renewed Testament. 

Yah gave Moses three signs: 
1) That his staff would become a serpent (Exod. 4:2-4). Not only did it become a serpent, but Yah directed Moses to make a bronze serpent and put it upon his staff when fiery serpents bit the complaining Israelites in the camp in the wilderness. Yeshua compared His death of being raised on a stake to the staff of Moses being raised up, explaining it in this way. 
2) He would heal a leprous hand instantly (Exod. 4:6-7). Yeshua healed a man’s son in Cana instantly (John 4:53-54).
3) He would turn water from the Nile into blood (Exod. 4:8-9). Yeshua turned water into wine at the wedding in Capernaum (John 2:11).
4) Moses ascended and descended the mountain just as Yeshua did. Yeshua ascended and descended between Heaven and earth. 
John 3:14-15 (see also Num. 21:4-9) “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whoever believes may in Him have eternal life.”  John 8:28a Yeshua therefore said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He,” 
Do you recall what was supposed to happen to Moses when he was born? (Exod. 2:1-10)
He should have been killed as a first born according to the Pharaoh’s decree. Isn’t that exactly what happened with Yeshua she He was born?
What was supposed to happen to Moses when he was born?
He was supposed to be killed by the Pharaoh.
Where did Moses mother hide him? What did she do with him? How did she hide him?
She helped complete the picture of his death. She put the baby in a bread basket in the river; it should have never lived, but it did.
What is the significance of the bread basket?
The bread basket she put him in should have been his grave. It was symbolic of a tomb of death. There is no conceivable away that a child could survive such an endeavour. 
What was the name of the town Yeshua was born in and what does that name mean?
Yeshua was born in Bethlehem, which means bread basket.
If Moses in the basket floating down the Nile river was a picture of his death, what was it a picture of when the Pharoah’s daughter plucked him out of the water?
It was a picture of resurrection. Moses, like Joseph, Jonah, Daniel, and like Isaac, should have died, but he didn’t. The sign of resurrection was the sign of Moses, the sign of Jonah and the sign of the Messiah.

KING DAVID AND JOSHUA THEMATIC CONNECTIONS
Now we are going to look at a few interesting connections with King David, Joshua, and Yeshua. 
1a Let’s look at a connection in regards to spies. When king David was fleeing from Absalom, he had Johnathan and Ahimaaz, spying for him. One time they were going to David to give him a message and they were almost caught. In order for them to be protected a woman hid them in a well 2Sam. 17:18-21  But a lad did see them, and told Absalom; so the two of them departed quickly and came to the house of a man in Bahurim, who had a well in his courtyard, and they went down into it. 19 And the woman took a covering and spread it over the well’s mouth and scattered grain on it, so that nothing was known. 20 Then Absalom’s servants came to the woman at the house and said, “Where are Ahimaaz and Jonathan?” And the woman said to them, “They have crossed the brook of water.” And when they searched and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem. And it came about after they had departed that they came up out of the well and went and told King David; and they said to David, “Arise and cross over the water quickly for thus Ahithophel has counseled against you.” 
1b In the following verses you will see a very similar situation happening to Joshua. Rahab also had to cover a couple spies for Joshua when they came into Jericho. She covered them with flax shieves. Josh. 2:4-7 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.  5 “And it came about when it was time to shut the gate, at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.” 6 But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them in the stalks of flax which she had laid in order on the roof. 7 So the men pursued them on the road to the Jordan to the fords; and as soon as those who were pursuing them had gone out, they shut the gate.
2 As you recall King David was a shepherd. Ezek. 34:23 “Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.” The Son of David is to be the shepherd that tends to our Father’s flock, all of us who are “born again”. Yeshua of course is known as the Son of David, the great shepherd. Ezek. 34:30-31 “Then they will know that aI, the LORD their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are My people,” declares the Lord GOD. 31 “As for you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, you are men, and I am your God,” declares the Lord GOD.” Matt. 15:24 (written in red) But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
3 It is interesting to note that David received a royal robe from Jonathan, king Solomon’s son when they became covenant partners. 1Sam. 18:4  Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, including his sword and his bow and his belt” Do you recall when Yeshua was adorned with a royal robe just before He was crucified? 
4 In the following verses you will see the number three appear again. This time it is in connection with the story of David, who was a shadow of the coming Messiah. We must also take note that David was a shepherd just like Yeshua was a shepherd. 
1Sam. 17:13-14  The three older sons of Jesse had gone after Saul to the battle. And the names of his three sons who went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and the second to him Abinadab, and the third Shammah. 14 David was the youngest. Now the three oldest followed Saul, 15 abut David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s flock at Bethlehem.
5 In the following connection we will see something slightly different in nature. In this case words which are pronounced similar are used as a connection to a place. King David crossed the Kidron valley and headed for the Mount of Olives when he fled Jerusalem. 2Sam. 15:23  While all the country was weeping with a loud voice, all the people passed over. The king also passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over toward the way of the wilderness.” Yeshua crossed the Cedron brook after leaving His disciples and headed up to the Mount of Olives. John 18:1  When Yeshua had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples.
6 In this last example of a thematic connection between David and Yeshua we will see a picture of two men of authority who hung themselves. We will see that Ahithophel was a prophetic picture of Judas. In Hebrew “hung himself” or “strangled himself” is an idiom meaning they committed suicide, fell upon their sword (took their own life). David had a close advisor Ahithophel who hung himself. 2Sam. 17:23 Now when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and arose and went to his home, to his city, and set his house in order, and strangled himself; thus he died and was buried in the grave of his father.” Yeshua’s close advisor Judas hung himself on his own sword. Acts 1:18 (Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.” Judas fell into his own sword. He committed suicide.  

ADULTERY TEST…CUP OF BITTERNESS, GOLD DUST, AND CURSE CONNECTION.
In the following we will see thematic connections in regard to things pertaining to the adultery (jealousy) test spoken of in the Book of Numbers. The adultery test was used when a man thought his wife was having an affair, committing adultery. The woman would take the test handed out by the High Priest in the Tabernacle or Temple, and she would either die or be blessed as a result of her innocence or guilt. Tradition says that this test was rarely ever proceeded with. It appears the question of adultery was almost always dealt with without the priests test. In the following verses we will see connections from all over the scriptures, let’s have a look.
Num. 5:16-28 ‘Then the priest shall bring her near and have her stand before the LORD, 17 and the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel; and he shall take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water. 18 ‘The priest shall then have the woman stand before the LORD and let the hair of the woman’s head go loose, and place the grain offering of memorial in her hands, which is the grain offering of jealousy, and in the hand of the priest is to be the water of bitterness that brings a curse. 19 ‘And the priest shall have her take an oath and shall say to the woman, “If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, being under the authority of your husband, be immune to this water of bitterness that brings a curse; 20 if you, however, have gone astray, being under the authority of your husband, and if you have defiled yourself and a man other than your husband has had intercourse with you,” 21 (then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), “The LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people by the LORD’s making your thigh waste away and your abdomen swell; 22 and this water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your abdomen swell and your thigh waste away.” And the woman shall say, “Amein. Amein.” 23 ‘The priest shall then write these curses on a scroll, and he shall wash them off into the water of bitterness. 24 ‘Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness. 25 ‘And the priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, and he shall wave the grain offering before the LORD and bring it to the altar; 26 and the priest shall take a handful of the grain offering as its memorial offering and offer it up in smoke on the altar, and afterward he shall make the woman drink the water. 27 ‘When he has made her drink the water, then it shall come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse shall go into her and cause bitterness, and her abdomen will swell and her thigh will waste away, and the woman will become a curse among her people. 28 ‘But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and conceive children.
Do you recall the golden calf story when Moses came down the mountain and found the Israelites had made an idol of a golden calf. Moses was so infuriated with the people that he had them crush the gold used for the idol into dust. Then he had the people drink of the gold dust mixed with water. Those who were responsible for the golden calf being worshipped, died. They numbered about three thousand. Notice the number three coming up again. 
Have you ever wondered how the three thousand were picked out among the millions that were there at the time? As per the adultery test described in Numbers, the ones who were adulterers had their belly’s swell and their guts waste away, they died immediately. All those who were obviously sick after Moses made everyone drink the cup of bitterness (gold dust and water) stood out from among the crowd, were separated, from the camp, and died.
Exod. 32:15 And he took the calf which they had made and burned it with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water, and made the sons of Israel drink it. 
Exod. 32:28 So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day. 
Now let’s look at a verse in Job that is connected to what happened in Numbers and at Mt. Sinai. Job 21:20  Let their own eyes see their own destruction and themselves drink the wrath of Shaddai. What joy can they have in their family after them, given that their months are numbered? drink the cup of judgement Job is talking about a cup of the wrath of judgement of Yah, which is exactly what the adulterers did after worshipping the golden calf. 
Now let’s get into some deep water again. In Jeremiah we see a similar connection. Jer. 25:15-17 “For here is what ADONAI the God of Israel says to me: ‘Take this cup of the wine of fury from my hand, and make all the nations where I am sending you drink it. 16 They will drink, stagger to and fro and behave like crazy people because of the sword that I will send among them.’” Then I took the cup from ADONAI’s hand and made all the nations drink, where ADONAI had sent me”  Jeremiah is speaking of those proclaimed Believers in Yah who were adulterers in Babylon. They too had committed adultery with the foreign gods. This is all connecting back to the adultery test. 
Psa. 75:8 9 In ADONAI’s hand there is a cup of wine, foaming, richly spiced; when He pours it out, all the wicked of the earth will drain it, drinking it to the dregs.” A cup of wine rather than bitterness, for the wicked to drink from. Who are the wicked according to scripture, those who are fornicators, spiritual adulterers, lawless people. Now we see how the wicked are also connected with the cup of the adultery test. 
Then we look in Revelation and we find another cup spoken of, a cup of abominations that the whore is drinking from. Rev. 17:4 “And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality”,  The more we look, the more we will see these connections bringing various verses in various parts of the bible all together. 
Theres more to come. Isa. 51:17 Awake! Awake! Stand up, Yerushalayim! At ADONAI’s hand you drank the cup of his fury; you have drained to the dregs the goblet of drunkenness.” Isaiah is talking about a similar cup he calls a cup of fury, that the Jews were to drink of.
Then in the Renewed Testament we see Yeshua said: if its possible take this cup from me”. Mark 14:36  “And He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for Thee; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what Thou wilt.” Israel was the bride of Messiah and she had committed adultery. Yeshua came to restore the lost sheep of the house of Israel and He had to drink the cup of bitterness which was the curse all of mankind had received for its adultery, past, present, and future.

We just keep getting into deeper water with these remez and mid rash thematic connections. It seems to just go on and on and on. In Matthew we see two of Yeshua’s disciples asking if they can remain at His left and right side in the Kingdom of Heaven. Yeshua knew what was in the cup that He was soon to partake of, yet these two had no clue. Matt 20:22 But Yeshua answered and said, “You do not know what you are asking for. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” They said to Him, “We are able.”  Matt 26:42  “He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Thy will be done.  John 18:11 “Yeshua therefore said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?” Yeshua was taking the sin of the house of Israel upon Himself. They had committed spiritual adultery with other grooms and He was the one who had to represent them and receive the curse that came with the adultery of the nations. 
When we look back in Genesis twelve we see the story of Abraham making a covenant with the Almighty. The covenant was actually made after Yah put Abraham to sleep. Many believe that at that time Yeshua was considered the Angel of the covenant. The idea is that Yeshua walked between the two halves of the cut up animal sacrificed, representing both Abraham and Yah. Yeshua represented the Seed of Abraham because He stood in for Abraham and He represented the Father also. Yeshua represented Abrahams descendants forever. Yah knew that Abraham would break the covenant, that is why Yeshua represented Abraham. Abba knew that Yeshua would have to die many years later at Calvary because Abraham’s seed would break that covenant.
It’s not over yet, let’s keep going deeper. A little later on the stake, Yeshua is pressured to take the sour (bitter) wine of opiate. Matt. 27:47-48 “And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.”  48 And immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink”.
“It is finished”
The last words spoken by the Messiah on the tree were “it is finished”. It is finished is “calah” in Hebrew. Yeshua acted as the bride Israel and accepted the curse of their adultery. He accepted the cup of bitterness and the curse that went with it so that all mankind could be set free to be a proper clean bride of the Father. 
Gen. 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. The word used here is viakaloo. 
The root word of that is kalah (3615).
It is finished “viakaloo kalah” 
Matt. 2:14-15  And he arose and took the Child and His mother by night, and departed for Egypt;  15 and was there until the death of Herod, that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “Out of Egypt did I call My Son.” 
Hos. 11:1  When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.” In Hosea it’s referring to Israel as Yah’s firstborn son coming out of Egypt.
2Kings 2:13  He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;  14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. Moses parted the Red Sea in a similar way. The only way an adulteress could be considered clean again is if her husband died, as stated in Rom. 7:1-6. Then she was considered acceptable and once again clean. For a detailed explanation of this idea read the teaching on Calvary and one on John 19:30. 
We can’t stop yet, here we go again. As mentioned earlier, at passover the lamb that the high priest chose was staked at the temple mount for the public to inspect. All could inspect it for four days before it was offered up for sacrifice. The thousands of lambs would then be sacrificed, starting at around 9:00am. The shofar would sound to announce to the surrounding areas that the last lamb of about 250,000 (over 40,000 per hour) had been slaughtered. This would be about 3:00pm., the same time of day (twilight) when the evening oblations (sacrifice) always took place. The blood from the slaughter was in such volume that it shone in the brazen pans as the sunlight reflected on it. This red glow (shine) was evident from the hills a long distance away. The High Priest who had closely inspected the lamb, satisfied it was unblemished (perfect), would say: ”I find no fault in him” (John 18:38, 19:4, 6). The main lamb offering at the temple mount during Passover was made by the High Priest after all the others had been made, about 3:00pm., at twilight. Starting at about 9:00am the High priest was required (by tradition) to stand there for about six hours and supervise until all the lambs were sacrificed. It was exactly six hours that Yeshua hung on the stake before He died. After the High Priest offered up the last lamb the High priest would say “I thirst”. He would then wet his lips with water and proclaim that “it is finished”, meaning the slaughtering of all the lambs for Passover. It was exactly 3:00pm (twilight), when Yeshua gave up His Spirit and said His last words; “it is finished”. If you recall, as part of the Jewish wedding tradition the father of the groom to be would declare to his son “it is finished”, when the grooms house was complete. He was then able to go get his bride. 
Does this sound familiar?
Yeshua too was the last lamb sacrificed and He would have heard the sound of the shofar blasting as He gave up His life for us. Yeshua wasn’t killed for us, He died for us” Luke 23:44-45  “It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, because the sun was obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two.”  The analogy is so beautiful. The more we learn about the Feasts, the more analogy’s and thematic connections we see between Yeshua and everything associated with Him in the Scriptures. (see also Ps. 22:31). The analogy is so beautiful. 
Luke 23 was the fulfillment of Isa. 50:3  “I clothe the heavens with blackness And make sackcloth their covering.” John 19:30 Therefore when Yeshua had received the sour wine, He said,  “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”
The more we learn about the Feasts, the more analogy’s and thematic connections we see between Yeshua and everything associated with Him in the Scriptures. As a side note let’s have a quick look at another connection that is so nice. When Yeshua died on the stake on the ninth He spoke these well known words, but nobody seemed to get it. He said: Matt. 27:46 “About the ninth hour Yeshua cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” that is, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?The people who heard this thought He was calling out for Elijah. They thought He was begging for mercy. What they didn’t realize is that Yeshua was trying to reveal to the people there what was written in Psalm 22 about the Messiah being the deliverer. Ps. 22:1a “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Yeshua was pointing to scripture in the hopes that they would recognize Him as their Messiah just before He died. They did not.

DANIEL’S CONNECTION TO YESHUA
In order to understand the extent of Daniel’s connection to the Messianic figure Yeshua, we must take the time to read Dan. 6:1-28. Basically it is a story about Daniel’s life and all the things that happened during his life. Let’s have a look.
Dan. 6:1-28 “It seemed good to Darius to appoint 120 satraps over the kingdom, that they would be in charge of the whole kingdom, 2 and over them three commissioners (of whom Daniel was one), that these satraps might be accountable to them, and that the king might not suffer loss. 3 Then this Daniel began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom. 4 Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him. 5 Then these men said, “We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God.” 
Dan. 6:6  Then these commissioners and satraps came by agreement to the king and spoke to him as follows: “King Darius, alive forever! 7 “All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions’ den. 8 “Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.” 9 Therefore King Darius signed the document, that is, the injunction. 
Dan. 6:10  Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously. 11 Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God. 12 Then they approached and spoke before the king about the king’s injunction, “Did you not sign an injunction that any man who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, is to be cast into the lions’ den?” The king replied, “The statement is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.” 13 Then they answered and spoke before the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the injunction which you signed, but keeps making his petition three times a day.” 
Dan. 6:14  Then, as soon as the king heard this statement, he was deeply distressed and set his mind on delivering Daniel; and even until sunset he kept exerting himself to rescue him. 15 Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Recognize, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or statute which the king establishes may be changed.” 16 Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions’ den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “bYour God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.” 17 A stone was brought and laid over the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet rings of his nobles, so that nothing would be changed in regard to Daniel. 18 Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him. 
Dan. 6:19   Then the king arose at dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions’ den. 20 When he had come near the den to Daniel, he cried out with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you constantly serve, been able to deliver you from the lions?” 21 Then Daniel spoke to the king, “O king, live forever! 22 “My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they have not harmed me, inasmuch as I was found innocent before Him; and also toward you, O king, I have committed no crime.” 23 Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. 24 The king then gave orders, and they brought those men who had maliciously accused Daniel, and they cast them, their children and their wives into the lions’ den; and they had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones. 
Dan. 6:25   Then Darius the king wrote to all the peoples, nations and men of every language who were living in all the land: “May your peace abound!  26 “I make a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men are to fear and tremble before the God of Daniel; For He is the living God and enduring forever, And dHis kingdom is one which will not be destroyed, And His dominion will be forever. 27 “He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, 
Who has also delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.” 28  So this Daniel enjoyed success in the reign of Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.” 
Is there a sign in Daniel’s life that we can connect to the death and resurrection of Yeshua?
Daniel was supposed to die in the lion’s den but he survived. This is another shadow of death and resurrection.
Do we see any use of the number three in Daniel?
Daniel was one of three governors who rule dover the 120 provinces of the kingdom (Dan. 6:2). The people were told to pray to no-one other than King Darius for thirty days (Dan. 6:7 & 12). Daniel always prayed three times a day (Dan. 6:10). Daniel continued to pray three times a day even after the decree (Dan. 6:13).

Now let us do some comparisons.
1 The Babylonian rulers were contemporaries of Daniel.
The religious rulers were contemporaries of Yeshua.
2 The Babylonian rulers were jealous of Daniel’s wisdom.
The religious leaders in Yeshua’s time were jealous of Him.
3 Daniel knew he would be in trouble when he continued to kneel down and pray as he was accustomed, to and he was charged because of it.
Yeshua went as He was accustomed to, and kneeled down to pray at the Mount of Olives when He knew He would be arrested (Luke 22:39-41).
4 Daniel was a Jewish man brought before a heathen king.
Yeshua was a Jewish man brought before a heathen ruler.
5 False charges were brought against Daniel.
False charges were brought against Yeshua.
6 The rulers pressed King Darius to kill Daniel.
The religious leaders pressed Pilate to kill Yeshua.
7 King Darius tried his best to free Daniel from the lions den because he knew Daniel had been set up (Dan. 6:14).
Pilate tried to release Yeshua three times because he thought Yeshua was innocent (John 19). Not only do we see the obvious connection of the two rulers, but we can also see Darius was a prophetic picture of Pilate. 
8 When the rulers saw king Darius trying to find a way to set Daniel free they appealed to the law of the Medes and persians which stated: it is the law of the Medes and Persians that no decree or statute which the king establishes may be changed” (Dan. 6:14-15).
As per John 19:7 when the religious leaders saw that Pilate was going to set Yeshua free, they appealed to torah law which they said: “we have a law, and by our law He aught to die”.
9 King Darius fasted and could not sleep the night Daniel was thrown into the lions den (Dan. 6:18-19).
As per Matt. 27:19 the wife of Pilate suffered many things in a dream while she slept, because of Yeshua.
10 In Daniel 6:17 we see that Darius sealed the stone over the entrance to the lions den. This lions den should have been his grave.
In Matt. 27:65-66 we see Pilate ordering Yeshua’s sepulchre secured by sealing a stone. 
The life of Daniel was no doubt a prophetic picture of the life of Yeshua. We see that everything that happened to Daniel, happened to Yeshua. We see two similar stories that happened to two different people at two different times in history connected thematically. Again we see Adonai showing us the end in the beginning. His hidden connections in scripture exposed to those who love Him and keep His commandments (John 14:21).

JONAH 
In a couple verses in Matthew we will see a very interesting connection between Jonah and Yeshua that cannot be denied. In the story of Jonah, as you recall, he was thrown overboard into the ocean and assumed dead.
What happened to Jonah?
Jonah should have died when he was thrown overboard into the sea, but he survived. This was also a sign of resurrection, a thematic connection. 
Matt. 12:38-40 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” 39 But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; 40 for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Here we see Yeshua Himself teaching the signs in the torah, hinting at the shadows of Himself seen in the torah and tenakh. In the case of Jonah, you will see it is the ultimate shadow of Yeshua’s death and resurrection. There is something else here that we need to pay close attention to. That something is the number “three” in scriptures. Life, death, and resurrection are almost always what that number represents. Whether it is 3, 30, 300, or 3000, it is almost always connected to life, death and resurrection. That number is a key to many shadows in the Good Book. In the beginning it was on the third day that things came to life on earth. Every time you see the number three you should pay attention and see if death, burial and resurrection are pointed to. 
What should have happened to Jonah?
He should have died. The fish should have been his grave, but it wasn’t. Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights, exactly like Yeshua. The sign of Jonah is the sign of death, burial, and resurrection. When Yeshua was speaking to the people in Matt. 12:38-40 He was pointed the people to the sign of Jonah (a shadow of Himself), but they did not get it. Perhaps if they knew what we now know things would have been different. I would like to add that at least in those days the people had an excuse for not putting all the scriptures together in such a unique way. The problem is though that even to this day we have an entire religion called christianity that still thinks from what they call Good Friday at 3:00pm to Saturday evening is three full days. These people can’t even count to three never mind get the thematic connections of the number three.
More thematic connections
The following are a few very brief examples of more connections.
1 Gen. 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. When John says “in the beginning”, he is making you think of the beginning. When reading this we should immediately be thinking of all that was written in Genesis 1. We know Yeshua is the light of the world, and here we see John making that connection. John is trying to show us that in the beginning was the light of the world, just as when we are born again we are to be the light of the world.
2 Let’s look at another connection in regards to lust. 1John 2:15-16 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. Here we see John teaching us Torah. He was teaching about lust and fleshly desires which were described thousands of years earlier even prior to the written Torah. John is doing a midrash of Gen. 3:6. Gen. 3:6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. Even in the beginning, lust and the desires of the flesh were acknowledged. The fruit in the Garden of Eden was very desirable. They lusted for it. 
3 Matt. 2:14-15  And he arose and took the Child and His mother by night, and departed for Egypt; 15 and was there until the death of Herod, that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “Out of Egypt did I call My Son.” Hos. 11:1  When Israel was a youth I loved him, And out of Egypt I called My son.” In Hosea it’s referring to Israel as Yah’s firstborn son coming out of Egypt. In Matthew it is pointing directly at the Messiah and in Hosea it’s pointing directly at the Messiah’s people.
4 2Kings 2:13-14  He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; 14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. Moses parted the Red Sea in a very similar way. Exod. 14:21 “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.”
Now that the concept of thematic connections has been pointed out to you, it will open up themes, places, and hidden meanings that will reveal all the beauty of some of Adonai’s secrets. His hidden pictures are now made available to all with ears to hear and eyes to see. I hope you see His movies hidden right in front of us now in a way like never before.

DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION
The Old Testament is full of thematic connections pointing to the prophesy of a death, burial and resurrection, if we are able to grasp the thematic connections. We have not been taught this, so few people understand just how many connections there are between the Old Testament and the Renewed.
Luke 24:44-49  Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day; 47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 “You are witnesses of these things. 49 “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”  Here we see Yah again telling us to pay attention to what was long ago spoken and written by Moses and the prophets, so we can see what will come in the future.

SUMMARY
I hope that all the thematic connections revealed in the previous passages caught the attention of anyone who reads this. I hope that after seeing how slide show pictures can easily turn into 3D movies with the thematic connections, people will look more closely at the Living Word from here on. My hope is that anyone learning this basic idea will use it in all their scriptural reading from now on. I assure you it will open up doors and windows that have previously been closed. Anything that can help us better understand scripture is a good thing. Pursue this method in your endeavour for the truth and you will indeed be set free. 
Once we understand the connections idea we will see that the Old Testament is full of thematic connections pointing to the prophesy of a death, burial and resurrection of Messiah Yeshua. Although the idea of thematic connections I have explained can be used in all scripture, I have focused mostly on a particular subject dear to my heart. That subject is Yeshua and Messianic types of Him revealed to us in the torah and tenakh. This discovery (mystery), reveals to us exactly what Adonai meant when He said “if you keep my commandments I will reveal Myself to you” (John 14:21). We have not been taught this, so few people understand just how many connections there are between the Old Testament and the Renewed. Look closely at the following vera sand you will see Yeshua reminding us that He told us in the beginning what would happen in the end. 
Luke 24:44-49  Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah should suffer and rise again from the dead the third day; 47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 “You are witnesses of these things. 49 “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”  Here we see Yah again telling us to pay attention to what was long ago spoken and written by Moses and the prophets, so we can see what will come.
These connections are how Yah designed His scriptures to make the Word come alive. The Word is Living. These thematic connections can be seen whether one is born again or secular. No matter who you are, if you connect the scriptures thematically you will see the divine truth in His Word. Even a secular person, if shown, will see the prophetic connections clearly. This is why one must understand thematic connections especially when dealing with prophecies. Whether that person wants to believe in them or not is not the issue. The issue is that Yah has made these divine connections indisputable. If one is willing to see these connections, it’s pretty hard not to see just how much effort Yah went through for all of us to understand His living word.
“It’s not hard to do the right thing. It’s hard to know what the right thing is. Once you know what’s right, it’s hard not to do it.”
The literal translations that many people spend their lifetime trying to understand are very helpful, but the thematic connections are far more important. If you are willing to be obedient to His commandments and read these stories, Yah is willing to reveal these connections. John 14:21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to him.” 

The reason why most Orthodox Jews don’t see Yeshua as the Messiah, is because they have been unable to make these thematic connections. They don’t see the death, burial and resurrection taught in the tenakh or torah.
When you look closely you will realize that almost all messianic type figures in the tenakh are associated with the sign of resurrection. The Orthodox Jews know of these signs and shadows but they call them re-birth rather than resurrection. They refuse to acknowledge that this is all about Yeshua in the Old Testament. They refuse to accept the thematic connections that point it out. 
For those of us who are born again it is really quite simple to receive the spiritual blessings (revelations) of Adonai. All one must do is in faith, keep His commandments. If we do so we will be blessed, and He will provide us with a narrated movie from the Holy Bible, called The Greatest Love Story Ever Written. It is like no movie or story you have ever experienced, or will ever experience. Follow His Living Word and He will reveal many nuggets throughout His precious scriptures. He will disclose Himself to you IF you obey His commandments, just like the Good Book says. (put on website May 12/14)