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Noon Yood Qoof
Cain is the world's first and most notorious murderer. What could he possibly have to do with the Messiah?
I'm glad you asked.
Cain is composed of the three Hebrew letters – Qoof, Yood, and Noon. Let’s investigate the mysteries revealed by the pictures and numbers of these three Hebrew letters.
Following on the heels of the promise made to Eve in Genesis 3:15 that a deliverer would come through her seed, we learn that a child is about to be born.
The fresh promise from God that salvation and restoration would come through the seed of Eve must have filled Eve with buoyant hope.
She would bear a son, could he be the Promised One?
Cain was the first child born on earth, the first creature that was not fashioned by God as a result of a direct creative act, but rather the offspring of Adam.
They named him CAIN and he was destined to be a Prince among men, the very first son of Adam.
His name was a testimony to the promise that was continually on the minds of both Adam and Eve. When would a deliverer come and remove the curse of sin?
Soon after Cain was born, Eve bore a second son. Could he be the Promised One?
They named him ABEL. It was immediately apparent to Adam and Eve that Abel had a heart for God.
Two sons, one promise, the odds seemed favorable to Adam and Eve and I am sure they hoped that through one of these boys might come the fulfillment of the promise that would put an end to the thorns and the thistles that had become the ever present sign that they were no longer in the Garden of Eden.
As it turned out, these boys were not from the seed of Eve, they were Adam's sons and carried in their very nature the corruption of Adam's seed. The nuances of the promise made to Eve as recorded in Genesis 3:15 that it would be through her seed had probably not penetrated her hopeful and expectant mind. It was a mystery that would unfold in time, and as it turned out, lots of time.
The insidious nature of the corrupting inheritance of sin all came into tragic focus when Cain killed his brother Abel.
Consider the name of Cain in light of the biblical account and you will be stunned by the meaning of the name that was also a prophecy.
There is much that could have been interpreted as hopeful in the name of Cain and in his numbers.
Instead, it turned out to be a moniker of death, failure, abandonment and the mark of the serpent.
There is also a great lesson for us as we continue on with this most amazing inquiry into the promised Messiah.
The lesson is that the revelatory meaning in a name or word must always be viewed in the context of Scripture. You may think you know what it all means prophetically, but the final arbitrator must always be the context of Scripture.
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Noon Yood Qoof
Qoof 100 Behind, the last, the least BACK OF HEAD
Yood 10 Work A Deed, To Make HAND
Noon 50 Activity, Life FISH
Pictorial Translation of CAIN
The first letter in Cain's name ended up summarizing the entire sad affair that became the testimony to his life. God had graciously interceded into the bitterness that was building up in the life of Cain with a warning that sin was crouching at the door. The roaring Lion was waiting to devour its prey.
Qoof is pictured as the back of the head. When do you see the back of someone’s head? You see it when you're following them or when they are leaving. Qoof has the idea in it of circling and can mean to cycle or go around in circles. Does that not describe the destiny of Cain?
Yood is pictured by a Hand and has the meaning of doing a deed. The deed can be good or bad.
Yood is the 10th letter of the Hebrew Aleph-Beyt and a good way to remember the picture is to be reminded that God wrote the Ten Commandments with His own hand.
Chief among those commandments and the most serious as it regards man’s responsibility to other men is the 6th commandment, “Thou shalt not murder.”
Noon is pictured as a fish and it has the meaning of life and activity.
Interestingly one of the most prominent words that begin with the letter Noon is the Hebrew word ni-dach. It means to expel, to reject or to thrust out to wander.
Cain extinguished the (NOON) life of his brother Abel and because of this (YOOD) deed he was destined to become a wanderer in the earth, never staying anywhere too long always showing the last place he stayed the (QOOF) back of his neck.
Instead of a Prince among men, he became the (QOOF) least and the last.
Is this one of the picture meanings that emerge from the three Hebrew letters that compose the word, Cain? It certainly could be.
Is there another meaning?
A Messianic meaning?
To find out stay tuned to the next episode that explores the prophetic Messianic clues hidden in the pictures and numbers of the name of the first human baby born on earth.
Thank you for your interest in this article.
Until next time, Keep Looking Up!
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