Christ's Sacrifice, hidden in the very word
The word "turah" or as it is incorrectly know to many as "law" (Strong's H#8451) often refers to the Old Testament, and can specifically refer to the first five books written by Moses. One of the most enlightening events of a born again believers life is the moment he or she discovers that the Lord Jesus Christ is interwoven into the entire Old Testament. It is said that Jesus can be found on every page of the Old Testament. Well He can also be found before you even open the book!
For a more in depth understanding please see our article 'What do we mean by the word Turah'
Christ's Sacrifice, hidden in the very word "Turah"
The Hebrew word "Turah" is correctly translated as instructions in the English language. Much is lost in the translation, as they say. To understand what is lost, we must first realize that each character of the Hebrew language has a meaning. The word "Turah" is split up by character (Hebrew is read right to left) as follows:
If the meaning of each letter in the word "Turah" are combined to make a sentence, an amazing truth is revealed:
Tau + Uau + Raysh + Hay = a cross, nail, the head, window
"Head" means "the highest" as in "the head of the household." "Window" means "to see clearly" or "to reveal" as in "a window to your soul."
So, the combined meaning of the letters of the Hebrew word "Turah" are:
[To] a cross, [is] nail[ed], the highest, is revealed [in the Turah].
The Turah reveals the King of Kings, nailed to a cross.
Or if you want to keep the literal "head" for Raysh, you get:
Nailed to a cross, at his head, it is revealed
"Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF ISRAEL." - Matthew 27:37 -Matthew Shen Tov Version
Nailed to a cross, the head [of the corner], is revealed
"Jesus looked directly at them and asked, 'then what is the meaning of that which is written: "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone [the head of the corner]"?'" - Luke 20:17
Nailed to a cross, the head [of the Church/Assembly], is revealed
"Christ is the head of the church/assembly, his body, of which he is Saviour." - Ephesians 5:23
As you can see, God has revealed His redemption plan in places many had not even thought to look.
Imagine what further inquiry would reveal.
Paul tells us, "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made..." (Romans 1:20)
All we have to do is truly look, and everywhere we look, we will see God, the Creator. What an honour!