Jesus the Aleph Tau – God Gave His Best
During Old Testament times, the Burnt Offering was to provide for the atonement or reconciliation with God. The Burnt Offering was the only way sinful human beings can approach a holy and just God. God deliberately made a way for His people to be able to come reconciled and made acceptable to Him, see Leviticus 1:1-17.
It is interesting to note that for a person to secure atonement or reconciliation with God through the substitute sacrifice, the sacrifice has to be the very best that person can afford.
The very rich needed an offering sacrifice of a male bull without defect. The average people offered the sacrifice of a male sheep or goat without defect. And the poor by offering the sacrifice of a dove or young pigeon. The sacrifice had to be the best one can afford, an unblemished and perfect specimen.
In short, it must cost something!
The sacrifice was then killed and totally consumed by fire. This is a symbol that the sacrifice paid the full ransom to free the person offering from sin and death; the sacrifice bore the full punishment of God’s justice and judgment that was due to the sinner.
We now know the Burnt Offering is a foreshadow or prophetic pointer to Jesus Christ, a picture of Christ dying as the substitute sacrifice for us. At the cross, Jesus bore the full justice and judgment of God against sin paid the ransom price to deliver us from sin and death. And Christ secured the atonement or reconciliation with God for us.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.
Remember that Hebrew reads from right to left. The ancient Hebrew pictograph for the letter Aleph is an Ox head, meaning strength or God, as in “the Lord is my strength”.
The pictograph for the letter Tau is two crossed sticks, meaning a mark or covenant.
Therefore, when Jesus says, “I am the Aleph and the Tau,” what He is saying is that He is the MARK of GOD, or God’s signature; on His Offering nevertheless.
Jesus is God’s very best, His only begotten and beloved Son. But only this time instead of the sinners giving the offering, it is God Himself who provided for the offering. And this very rich God gave His very best; the bull, the Red Heifer whom He greatly loved.
It cost our Heavenly Father dearly.
In business contractual law, when repaying a debt, the signature of the payer is required on the repayment. When we see Jesus on the cross, we see He is the repayment; and we see God’s own signature on Him.
Know that you are so precious and priceless in God’s sight. He gave His very best, His beloved Son with His signature on; He paid everything; it costed Him all. That through His sacrifice, you can have eternal life in great blessings and in abundance.
Alaf-Tau - Jesus' Signature
Alaf-Tau - Jesus' Signature
Not many people recognize Hebrew, much less know the real meaning of the Aleph Tau, the first letter and last letter of the Hebrew alphabet; In English, Aleph Tau would be like letter A and Z or Alpha and Omega in ancient Greek. (Hebrew reads from right to left)
So what does Aleph Tau mean or stand for?
Actually, Aleph Tau alone does not mean anything in particular in the ordinary sense.
However, it was strangely peppered throughout the Bible. For ages during Old Testament times, people and even scholars were stumped and were clueless by the presence of “Aleph Tau”.
The Word of God is a spiritual book, it contains revelations that only spiritual people can see.
For example, the very first verse in the Bible in Genesis 1.1, it is generally translated as:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
However, in the original Hebrew, it reads as:
Highlighted in the middle; when God was referred to, elohim et, aleph Tau was followed behind, and was untranslated. It simply cannot be translated because it is like our English letters A & Z in the middle of the sentence. No translation will ever make any sense.
In another example, Zechariah’s prophecy on the future deliverance for Jerusalem;
Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died.
The me whom they have pierced, between me and whom, Aleph-Tau appears. The verse then could be read as:
Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me the Alaf- Tau whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died.
Again, no translation of Aleph-Tau will make sense unless you have the revelation of who the Alaf-Tau is and that is Jesus the Alaf Tau.
But the light finally came on in New Testament times and the veil was finally removed.
I am Alpha and Omega—the beginning and the ending,” says the Lord. “which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Jesus declared Himself as the Alpha and the Omega-the beginning and the end.
And in Revelation 22:13, the final chapter of the entire Bible, our Lord Jesus Christ finally revealed that He is the Alpha and Omega!
I am Alpha and Omega—the beginning and the end, the first and the last
I so love the “I AM” Jesus referred Himself in the Bible.
While the book of Revelation may be written in Greek, Jesus would have spoken in Hebrew, which means He would have actually said "I am the Aleph-Tau – the beginning and the end."
Jesus is the start and the finish of everything!
Looking back it all now make sense now.
In Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God (Aleph Tau-Jesus Christ) created the heavens and the earth…”
Zechariah 12:10, “They will look on me (Aleph Tau-Jesus Christ) whom they have pierced …”
So whenever you see an Aleph-Tau in the Bible, it is the personal signature of our Lord Jesus Christ Himself!
However you will not see it appear in the English translation of the Bible because it was never translated for us.
No one will and can ever use it because it simply cannot be used, only Jesus is big enough that can encompass the entire beginning and the end. So cool right! And since we know the very first verse in the Bible, you want to know the last verse?
"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Alaf and the Tau) be with you all. Amen". Revelation 22:21
And grace means unmerited favour, blessings, granting goodwill, sanctification, kindness, mercy, love, willingness, cheerfully giving, etc...
My dear brothers and Sisters, if you are faced with whatever tough season or trouble, know that Jesus is the Aleph and the Tau he is the Alpha and Omega, He is there with you at the beginning and the end. No weapon formed against you (us) will ever prevail, you know why?
Because Jesus Christ our Lord has the final word!
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
So in light of what we have presented with regards to the Alaf-Tau throughout the scriptures this verse can be better translated as:
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee (Is raising it against me Jesus the Alaph-Tau) in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me (Jesus the Alaph-Tau), saith the Lord.