General, Hebrew Letters

Patach Dalet – The Open Door

Peh = 80

Each year leading up to Rosh Hashanah I look into the prophetic significance of the Hebraic year. This year, 5780 on the Hebrew calendar, began September 30, 2019. Not only did we begin a new Hebraic year but a new decade. Hebrew letters are used as numbers. The Hebrew number for 80 is the letter peh.

Peh represents breath/breathe and mouth. The shift from ayin (70) to peh (80) that took place in September 2019 came with an entirely different spiritual significance. Ayin is about the eyes where peh is about the mouth.

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Hebrew words which coincided with the ayin season where eved (serve/servant), ayin (eyes/fountain). We are transformed by that which we fix our gaze upon. As we gaze upon the Lord, high and lifted up we are transformed by His grace, His presence, and His glory. The ayin season was about getting in the cleansing fountain of God’s Spirit and allowing Him to transform how we see things.

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Peh is about the mouth; what goes in and comes out.  Peh is about what we taking in and what we are speaking out. Yet Peh is so much more. One peh word I can’t get away from is the word patach which is translated as entrance, open or opening. It is also used in reference to a doorway or gateway. Patach always means open. So whether we are referring to a gate, a door or a mouth it is one which open.

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Other words for open are:

              • revealed
              • accessible
              • clear
              • unblocked
              • exposed
              • unlocked
              • exposed
              • not closed
              • revealed
              • unfastened

Something is open which in prior seasons was closed. Another way to put it might be that something is revealed that before now had been hidden or concealed.

Patach is connected with the Hebrew word mapetach. Mapetach is the word for key. The scripture verse that comes to mind is Isaiah 22:22 which refers to the governmental shift from Shebna to Eliakim during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah. This particular verse is quoted by Jesus in His word to the Ekklesia in Philadelphia in Revelation 3:7-13

To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. Rev 3:7

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Screen Shot 2020-08-06 at 4.06.13 PMThe Lord is opening doors and closing others. He is the one with the key (mapetach). He has the authority to open or reveal something or close it and keep it inaccessible. We are in an hour in the history of the Ekklesia in which we an open door (patach dalet) has been placed before us.

Heaven is being revealed. The doorway to the house of the Lord is open and accessible. People are having heavenly visitations and spiritual encounters which in prior generations was unheard of. This truly is a day of visitation. Do we have eyes (ayin) to see it. Are we open (patach) to receive that which is being revealed by heaven?

The key to heavenly access is the cross of Jesus Christ

Hebrews 10:19-22

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Jesus holds the key (mapetach) and has opened (patach) the way into the very presence of God, through the veil that was torn, His flesh. Jesus opened a door that no man can shut.

Heavenly Father, open our eyes (ayin) that we can see the open (patach) door (dalet) that you have placed before us. And grant us the grace to enter in, in Jesus’ name. Amen