Original Art of Mighty God

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Original Pastel Art by Marla Jean Clinesmith. Art is 8.5″x8.5″ matted under glass in a 21″x17″ frame. The mat has two windows, a large one for the art and a small one for an abbreviated explanation.

Explanation of Mighty God

Mighty God


L

Lamed

Authority

a

Aleph

Strong

r

Resh

Man

v

Vav

Establish

B

Bet

House

g

Gimel

Lift up

The One who would gather and lift up the house established for man with great power, strength, and authority.

a

The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.

L

The ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.

g

The ‘Gimel’ is the picture of the upraised head of a camel and means walk, carry, lift up, or pride.

B

The ‘Bet’ shows the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or establish. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.

r

The ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, chief, highest, top, beginning, or first.
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Mighty God

Mighty God


L

Lamed

Authority

a

Aleph

Strong

r

Resh

Man

v

Vav

Establish

B

Bet

House

g

Gimel

Lift up

The One who would gather and lift up the house established for man with great power, strength, and authority.

a

The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.

L

The ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.

g

The ‘Gimel’ is the picture of the upraised head of a camel and means walk, carry, lift up, or pride.

B

The ‘Bet’ shows the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or establish. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.

r

The ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, chief, highest, top, beginning, or first.

Print of Mighty God #2

Prints are mounted under mats (not pictured online) with a backer. Sizes shown are for the outside of the mat and fit common frame sizes. The 12×12 mat is white. The 12×16 mat is light gray and has two openings: an 8×8 for the art, and a 2½x5 for the explanation.

Explanation

Mighty God


L

Lamed

Authority

a

Aleph

Strong

r

Resh

Man

v

Vav

Establish

B

Bet

House

g

Gimel

Lift up

The One who would gather and lift up the house established for man with great power, strength, and authority.

a

The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.

L

The ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.

g

The ‘Gimel’ is the picture of the upraised head of a camel and means walk, carry, lift up, or pride.

B

The ‘Bet’ shows the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or establish. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.

r

The ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, chief, highest, top, beginning, or first.
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Armor of God

Armor of God


In Ephesians 6:10-20, we are told to wear the Armor of God. Here we can use the Ancient Hebrew letters to gain a better understanding of each piece of the armor.



Helmet of Salvation (Yeshuah)


h

Hey

Behold

E

Ayin

Look

v

Vav

Nail

S

Shin

Separate

y

Yud

Hand

As pictographs, the letters combine to mean ‘Behold, see how a hand will save or separate by a nail.’ But it is actually a compound word consisting of ‘Ya’ (God) and the root word ‘shuah’ (to rescue). In the Armor of God, the Helmet of Salvation is Yeshuah, the one who secures our rescue or salvation.
yThe ‘Yud’ in pictograph form shows an arm and a hand. The picture can mean to work, throw, worship, or it can simply mean an arm or hand.
sSThe ‘Shin’ may be depicted differently depending on the time period, but represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.
vThe ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.
EThe ‘Ayin’ appears as an eye. It relates to the function of the eye, understanding, or knowledge.
hHThe ‘Hey’ appears as a man waving his arms. It relates to pay attention, hehold, reveal.

Breastplate of Righteousness (Tsedek)


Breastplate of Righteousness

q

Quph

Follow

D

Dalet

Journey

F

Tsade

Seek

As part of the Armor of God, the Breastplate of Righteousness represents seeking a journey that follows God.

F

The ‘Tsade’ represents a man searching or seeking and means hunter, catch, or desire.

D

The ‘Dalet’ represents a tent flap or door as going in and out of a door or a journey.

q

The ‘Quph’ character appears like the back of man’s head or a sunset and means last, behind, following, revolving or cycle of time.

Belt of Truth (Emet)


belt of truth

t

Tau

Covenant

M

Mem

Water

a

Aleph

Strong

The Belt of Truth is an important item in the Armor of God used in spiritual warfare. The Aleph and Mem together create the word “Mother,” the strong water that nurtures and holds a family together. The word “Truth” means to nurture the covenant.

a

The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews feared the waves or waters of the seas, so the letter often meant chaos, mighty, or blood. On the other hand, water sustained life and in this instance, it carries that meaning.

t

The ‘Tau’ is used as a man’s mark, either like a signature on an agreement or even a crossed sticks on the ground to mark a boundary point. Either way, it is associated with an agreement or covenant between two people or between man and God.

Shoes of Peace (Shalom)


M

Mem

Chaos

v

Vav

Establish

l

Lamed

Authority

s

Shin

Destroy

Destroy the authority that establishes chaos. In this illustration as part of the Armor of God, the Shoes of Peace indicate we need to to be walking or pursuing. If we do the walking, God will destroy the chaos ahead of us.

sS

The ‘Shin’ represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.

l

The ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

Shield of Faith (Emunah)


H

Hey

Behold

n

Nun

Life/Heir

v

Vav

Secure

M

Mem

Water

a

Aleph

Strong

The pictograph portrays getting our attention, ‘Behold’, the root of Em (mother or giver of life) who seeks to establish continual life or activity in us. Faith is the actions of our life that reveal our relationship with the life giver. Our faith brings a life that has purpose. When our actions come into agreement with the Lord, the enemy’s weapons cannot penetrate the Shield of Faith.

a

The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews feared the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

v

The ‘Vav’ pictures a tent peg or nail. It means to secure, connect, or establish.

n

The ‘Nun’ represents a seed or sprout and gives us the meaning of continuing to a new generation. It can have the meaning of continuing, perpetuating, sustaining, offspring, or heir.

hH

The ‘Hey’ pictograph represents a man with his hands in the air trying to get someone’s attention. It suggests look, reveal, behold.

Sword of the Spirit – The Word (Debar)


r

Resh

Man

B

Beyt

Home

D

Dalet

Door

The only offensive weapon is the Sword of the Spirit, which is The Word of God (Debar). Words, in the ancient thought process, had substance. Sentences were an ordered arrangement of ideas that ordered lives. The Word of God makes the enemy back down. The more a person is in command of the Word, the more effective soldier he will be.

D

The ‘Dalet’ represents a tent flap or door. It can also mean back and forth movement as in going in and out of a door or a journey.

B

The ‘Beyt’ depicts the floor plan of a tent. It means home, inside, or family.

r

The ‘Resh’ symbolizes a head, man, chief, highest, top, beginning, or first.

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Believe

It is interesting that the Hebrew words Aman (Amen/Believe) and Emuwnah (Faith) are linked as Aman is the root of Emuwnah. While Emuwnah is the actions in our life that reveal our relationship with the Life Giver; when we say Amen, we affirm that relationship. “And he (Abraham) believed in the Lord; and He accounted it to him for righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6)

Believe

Aman (ah-man’)

nMa

אָמַן

aThe ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.
MThe ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.
nThe ‘Nun’ represents a sprout and gives us the meaning of life and continuing to a new generation. It can have the meaning of continuing, perpetuating, sustaining, offspring, or heir.

I strongly agree with what God has shown me about the mystery of eternal life.

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Shalom

No word in the Hebrew language is more graphic in its pictorial form than the word Shalom! The idea that peace originates in multiple forms is seldom considered. However, Yeshua made it clear that His Shalom was different from all other when He told His disciples, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.” (John 14:27) The pictographs clearly demonstrate the uniqueness of God’s approach to peace.

Peace

Shalom (shaw-lome’)

MvLs

שָׁלוֹם

sThe ‘Shin’ represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.
LThe ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.
vThe ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.
MThe ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

Destroy the authority that establishes chaos.

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Truth

Truth (Emet)


Truth

t

Tau

Covenant

n

Nun

Life

M

Mem

Water

a

Aleph

Strong

The great mystery of life is within the covenant.

a

The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews feared the waves or waters of the seas, so the letter often meant chaos, mighty, or blood. Large bodies of water hold many unknowns or mysteries for an agrarian society.

n

The ‘Nun’ represents a seed or sprout and gives us the meaning of continuing to a new generation. It can have the meaning of life, sustaining, offspring, or heir.

t

The ‘Tau’ is used as a man’s mark, either like a signature on an agreement or even a crossed sticks on the ground to mark a boundary point. Either way, it is associated with an agreement or covenant between two people or between man and God.
 
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Peace

No word in the Hebrew language is more graphic in its pictorial form than the word Shalom! The idea that peace originates in multiple forms is seldom considered. However, Yeshua made it clear that His Shalom was different from all other when He told His disciples, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.” (John 14:27) The pictographs clearly demonstrate the uniqueness of God’s approach to peace.

Peace

Shalom (shaw-lome’)

MvLs

שָׁלוֹם

sThe ‘Shin’ represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.
LThe ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.
vThe ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to secure or hook. But it can also simply mean peg or nail.
MThe ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

Destroy the authority that establishes chaos.

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Name

Name


s

Shin

Destroy

m

Mem

Chaos

What destroys chaos. In Ancient Hebrew, everything was in the name because it described the character of a person. God revealed Himself through His name.

m

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

s

The ‘Shin’ represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.
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Immanuel

Immanuel


A

Aleph

Strong

L

Lamed

Leader

v

Vav

Connect

n

Nun

Life

M

Mem

Massive

e

Ayin

See

Together the Ayin, Mem, and Nun refer to seeing the masses of life or mankind. The Vav then connects us to the Aleph and Lamed which mean El or God. Therefore, Immanuel means ‘God with us.’

e

The ‘Ayin’ appears as an eye. It relates to the function of the eye, understanding, or knowledge.

M

The ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves and meant chaos, mighty, massive, or blood.

n

The ‘Nun’ represents a seed or sprout and gives us the meaning of continuing to a new generation. It can have the meaning of life, continuing, perpetuating, sustaining, offspring, or heir.

v

The ‘Vav’ represents a tent peg or nail and means to attach, connect, secure or hook.

L

The ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff with authority to push or pull sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, or move forward.

A

The ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.
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El Shaddai

God Almighty

El Shaddai ( ale shad-dah’-ee)

yds lA

אל שׁדי

AThe ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.
lThe ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.
sThe ‘Shin’ represents two front teeth and can mean sharp, eat, consume, separate, or destroy.
dThe ‘Dalet’ represents a tent flap or door. It can also mean back and forth movement as in going in and out of a door.
yThe ‘Yud’ in pictograph form represents an arm and a hand. The picture can mean work, throw, worship or it can simply mean arm or hand.

The ‘Aleph’ and ‘Lamed’ form the root word ‘El’ which means God or strong controller. The ‘Shin,’ ‘Dalet,’ and ‘Yud’ form another root ‘Shad’ meaning breast. Together they reveal the One mighty to nourish and supply all our needs.

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Elohim

God or gods

Elohim (el-o-heem’)

MyhlA

אֱלהִים

AThe ‘Aleph’ is the picture of an ox head and illustrates the strength of an animal. It can mean strong, power, or leader.
lThe ‘Lamed’ is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. The shepherd used the staff to exercise authority over the sheep to direct or lead them. It can mean teach, lead, yoke, move forward, or authority.
hThe ‘Hey’ pictograph represents a man with his hands in the air trying to get someone’s attention. It suggests look, reveal, behold.
yThe ‘Yud’ in pictograph form represents an arm and a hand. The picture can mean work, throw, worship or it can simply mean arm or hand.
MThe ‘Mem’ illustrates water or waves. As a nomadic people, the Hebrews did not understand the waves or waters of the ocean. So the letter came to mean chaos, mighty, or blood.

Look! The strong Shephard gives us passage from raging waters into still waters. Elohim is used to denote both the one true God and the lesser gods.

What’s in His Name?

  • See how Ancient Hebrew Word Pictures add depth and clarity to Isaiah’s prophetic description of the coming Messiah.
  • Enjoy creative, contemporary renderings inspired by “His name shall be called…”
  • Share in the insight brought about by the sophistication and clarity of the Hebrew language in its ancient form.
The Hebrew language has carried the eternal message of hope and expectation through millennia of time transcending boundaries of culture, persecution, war and peace. Its unique place as God’s choice to be the repository of the record of God’s interaction with man has given it special prominence in the hearts of those who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowing and understanding the intricacies that dictate the relationship between the Creator and the created. Found tucked within the writings of the Biblical writer Isaiah, one prophetic sentence has captured the hearts and minds of readers and scholars alike for centuries. Over seven centuries before His arrival the prophet foretells of the coming of One as a child who will bring the long awaited peace which has been so elusive to mankind. That prophecy takes on even greater vibrancy when seen through the lens of the Ancient Hebrew language in its original pictorial form. What’s in HIS Name? will guide the reader through the prophetic titles of the coming Messiah of Isaiah 9:6 with the same pictorial Aleph Bet Isaiah used for writing, enhanced by contemporary artistic renditions of those Ancient Hebrew names.

A unique blessing awaits the reader of What’s in HIS Name?