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“Forever, O Lord,Your word is settled in heaven.Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides.They continue this day according to Your ordinances, For all are Your servants. Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life” (Psalms 119:89-93 NKJV).

LAMED (ל‎) is the twelfth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. It has the numerical value of 30. The ancient pictograph for LAMED (ל‎) looks like a shepherd’s rod or staff. Its ancient pictograph symbolizes to prod or urge forward, to direct, to control, to go forward, or a tongue. LAMED is unique as a Hebrew Living Letter ™, because it is the only letter to rise above the baseline.

As the twelfth letter of twenty-two, it is a central letter. LAMED is considered to be the heart of the Hebrew Alphabet. Since LAMED (ל‎) centrally towers over the living letters, it is said to represent the King of Kings (melekh hamelakhim). This concept is supported in that the previous letter KAF (כ‎) stands for the “Throne of Glory” (kisei hakavod) and the following letter MEM (מ) stands for “kingdom” (malkhut). The Hebrew Sages point out that the three central letters of the Hebrew Alphabet spell out “melekh” – king.

Since LAMED is central and raised above all other letters, it represents YHVH and the King of Kings. Additionally, the numerical value of LAMED is 30, which is the same value as the Hebrew word for “Judah.” This points to a connection between the Tribe of Judah and learning about YHVH.

Not only does the Hebrew Living Letter LAMED represent the King of Kings, but it is associated with the Great Shepherd’s golden shepherd’s staff (rod). One of the tools that each legitimate member of the Righteous Order of Melchizedek is being equipped with in this hour is the Great Shepherd’s golden shepherd’s staff. This Melchizedek Company is a group of priests and kings whose many facets correspond to the High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek - Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) Himself. As the Great Shepherd who is the Lamb in the midst of the Throne, Yeshua is extending His Golden Shepherd Staff offer to whosoever will at this time. Please do not take this offer lightly, because it comes with great authority and responsibility. Know that there are dire consequences for anyone who abuses the Great Shepherd’s golden shepherd’s staff, because the Great Shepherd of our souls is also the Righteous Judge (1 Peter 2:25; James 5:9). I say that Yeshua is extending His Golden Shepherd Staff, because Melchizedek kings and priest are directly accountable to Messiah Yeshua, and their golden shepherd staff and His are one.

In the “Letters of Rabbi Akiva,” the full spelling of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ LAMED is LAMED, MEM, and DALET (למד) and is read as short for the phrase: “a heart that understands knowledge” (lev meivin da’at). Therefore, LAMED represents the aspiration of a truly devoted pupil to learn from the mouth of a teacher. The literal meaning of the living letter LAMED is “to learn” or “to teach.”

On top of the living letter LAMED (ל‎) is the letter YUD (י), which alludes to the seed of wisdom. This divine imparted seed of wisdom descends from a person’s brain to their heart as well as the heart aspiring (ascending) to receive insight from the brain. One of the secrets of the form of the letter LAMED (ל‎) is the heart ascending in aspiration to comprehend the point of wisdom represented by the YUD (י) situated at the top of the letter LAMED (ל‎).

You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ LAMED. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

Written July 10, 2021Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!

Originally published 3 September 2015 (modified).



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ART: “Ascending to Comprehend God’s Wisdom – LAMED” by Robin Main

Created on 1 September 2015.


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