Friday, September 18, 2015

Is "King of Kings and Lord of Lords" tattooed across Y'shua's thigh?

For those who are new to Torah, here's something that will blow your mind: You know that passage in Revelation 19:11-16 that talks about how Y’shua will return as "King of Kings, and Master of Masters " (or “Lord of Lords”, “Sovereign of Sovereigns” – depending on your favorite Bible version) which is written upon His thigh?

Well, your former "Greek" mindset probably imagined a tatoo or something right? But the Hebrew mindset (which you now have!) sees something more realistic: He will be wearing His tallit (prayer shawl) … and the tzit-tzits (braid/knots/tassels) tied to the "four corners" of His garment will be falling WHERE as He sits on his horse? Across his thighs!!

What am I saying? Well, each letter of the Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value. Consequently, the knots of the tassels on the four corners of a tallit spell out the name of YHWH.

There are actually different trains of thought about this, depending on how the knots are tied. The Sephardics tie the knots in windings of 10, 5, 6, 5 which spells out the numeric values of יהוה (Yud-Hey-Vav-Hey) but the Ashkenazies use windings of 7, 8, 11, 13 which, adds up to 39, which is the numerical equivalent of Deuteronomy 6:4 which cites the Shema.

Regardless, the numeric values refer to the only ONE true Name of our ELOHIM – יהוה – the Name He gave to Moshe (Exodus 3:13-15)!

Revelation 19:11 And I saw the heaven opened, and there was a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Trustworthy and True, and in righteousness He judges and fights. 12 And His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns, having a Name that had been written, which no one had perceived except Himself 13 and having been dressed in a robe dipped in blood – and His Name is called: The Word of  יהוה.

14 And the armies in the heaven, dressed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations. And He shall shepherd them with a rod of iron. And He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of El Shaddai. 16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written: SOVEREIGN OF SOVEREIGNS AND MASTER OF MASTERS.


  1. Interesting the 'tattoo' word. I don't think that would be Torah observant or Kosher would it? But your, or Yochanan's description of Y'shua haMashiyach in all His Glory and Power and Might is beautiful!:-) Is He here the Miltha of YHWH?

    1. Thanks for posting! You're right - tattooes are NOT "kosher"...We are not to defile our bodies. But most don't seem to know that....

      In that passage, He is still the miltha (that is who He has always been), but also the Lion of Judah, the 'Arm of YHWH" (Is. 53:1) who will rule and reign for a thousand years (Rev 20:4-6).