Bechukotai — Olam HaBa

Three Periods

According to the rabbis, the “world” is divided into three periods of time, i.e. the first 2000 years are without form and void (Tohu Va’vohu), followed by 2000 years of Torah, and will conclude with 2000 years of the Times of Mashiach:

Tohu Va’vohu תֹהוּ וָבֹהוּ 430
Torah תּוֹרָה 611
Times of Mashiach יְמוֹת הַמָּשִׁיחַ 819

The average number for each period is 620, which three periods parallel Abraham, David, and Mashiach.

The period of Tohu Va’vohu (without form and void) brought about Abraham; the period of Torah culminated with the reign of King David, and the Times of Mashiach are prolonged from the first coming until the second coming of Mashiach:

Abraham אַבְרָהָם 248
David דָּוִד 14
Mashiach מָשִׁיחַ 358

Olam HaZeh and Olam HaBa

Olam HaZeh עוֹלָם הַזֶּה is This World, Olam HaBa עוֹלָם הַבָּא is the World to Come, according to the general principle that there is always an intermediary between two dichotomies, the period of time connecting Olam HaZeh and Olam HaBa is called the Times of Mashiach יְמוֹת הַמָּשִׁיחַ.

Olam HaZeh is of the number 6, i.e. 6000 years; Olam HaBa is of the number 8, i.e. life eternal, the new heaven and new earth, Times of Mashiach is the one thousand year reign therefore is of number 7, the intermediary between number 6 and number 8.

HaOlam HaZeh הָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה has a gematria of 168, which is 6 x 28; it is the multiple of 6.

Olam BaBa is the ultimate destination, therefore it is לְעוֹלָם הַבָּא, to Olam HaBa, the gematria is 184, which is 8 x 23, where 8 is of the next world, and 23 is the gematria of living חַיָּה, i.e. life eternal.

Times of Mashiach יְמוֹת הַמָּשִׁיחַ has a gematria of 819, which is 7 x 117, it is the multiple of 7, the intermediary between 6 and 8.

The purpose of creation is for man to dwell in Olam HaZeh so that he can work toward Olam HaBa, this is the secret of Hebrew letter Bei (ב), meaning “in”, and Hebrew letter Lamed (ל), meaning “to”, the secret of the 32 paths of wisdom, the first and final letter of Torah:

In this world בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה 165
Time of Mashiach יְמוֹת הַמָּשִׁיחַ 819
To the world to come לְעוֹלָם הַבָּא 184

1168 is exactly 8 x 146, the gematria of Olam עוֹלָם, i.e. world of transcendence, this comes to teach us that the whole process is for the ultimate destination in Olam HaBa.

Olam HaBa is called the World of Truth, 9 is the small gematria of truth אֱמֶת, the gematria of Olam HaBa times 9 is exactly the gematria of new heaven and new earth:

Olam Haba עוֹלָם הַבָּא 154
New Heaven and New Earth הַשָּׁמַיִם הַחֲדָשִׁים וְהָאָרֶץ הַחֲדָשָׁה 1386

The sum is exactly 10 times the gematria of Olam Haba עוֹלָם הַבָּא, which is also the gematria of Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל, when 1000 is counted for Alef, for all Israel have a portion of the world to come.

Three Blessings

We can now understand the three blessings promised by God as the reward for keeping the commandments:

Blessing #1:

וְנָתַתִּי גִשְׁמֵיכֶם, בְּעִתָּם Then I will give you rain in due season…(Lev 26:4)

Blessing #2:

וְנָתַתִּי שָׁלוֹם בָּאָרֶץ And I will give peace in the land…(Lev 26:6)

Blessing #3:

וְנָתַתִּי מִשְׁכָּנִי, בְּתוֹכְכֶם And I will set my tabernacle among you…(Lev 26:11)

At the simple, plain level, they are all physical blessings; at the deeper level, they correspond to the three keys that God has retained in His own hands and not entrusted to the hand of any angles, namely, the Key of Rain, the Key of Childbirth, and the Key of the Resurrection of the Dead, which in turn correspond to the three time periods, as follows:

Rain גֶּשֶׁם is the same root as physicality גַּשְׁמִי, this is Olam HaZeh. The resurrection of the dead is that which transitions Olam HaZeh into the Times of Mashiach, also known as the first resurrection (Rev 20:5). This is the Key of Rain.

The Times of Mashiach is where world peace שָׁלוֹם is finally achieved, also known as the 1000 years reign followed by the final resurrection of the dead (Rev 20:5). This is the Key of the Resurrection of the Dead.

Tabernacle מִּשְׁכָּן represents the ultimate purpose of creation which is for man to dwell with God on earth, the Olam HaBa (Rev 21:3), corresponding to the Key of Childbirth, i.e. the new life which is eternal.

The gematria:

This World Rain גֶשֶׁם 343
Olam HaZeh עוֹלָם הַזֶּה 163
Intermediary Resurrection of the dead תְּחִיַּת הַמֵּתִים 1313
Peace שָׁלוֹם 376
Next World Tabernacle (new life) מִּשְׁכָּן 410
Olam HaBa עוֹלָם הַבָּא 154


Adding 1 as the unifier, 2760 = 276 x 10, where 276 is the triangle number of 23, and 23 is the gematria of “living” חַיָּה, also the primordial name of Eve before the sin, symbolizing of the eradication of all sins and restoration of life to eternity, the final redemption, which was also alluded to by the 276 saved souls in Acts 27:36.

Olam HaBa

Olam HaBa is the fruit of Olam HaZeh, as such the two are the one and the same. Olam HaZeh is the potential, and Olam HaBa is the actualization of the potential. The reason we don’t see Olam HaBa is because it is veiled in Olam HaZeh known as nature.

Olam HaBa is spiritual, the Life eternal; while Olam HaZeh is the nature that conceals it:

Life חַיִּים 68
Nature הַטֶבַע 86

In the same way the spiritual realm mirror the physical realm, so does 68 mirror 86. The sum 154 is exactly the gematria of Olam HaBa עוֹלָם הַבָּא.

If we are to cut the gematria in half, the spiritual life becomes 34, and the physical nature becomes 43, which are the ordinal number of Spirit and Flesh, each being the mirror image of the other, as follows:

      Ordinal number
Life Spirit רוּחַ 34
Nature Flesh בָּשָׂר 43

Olam HaBa is where the rewards for the commandments are revealed. Torah commandments are symbolized by number 613, the mid-point number of 613 is 307, and the mid-point number of 307 is 154, the gematria of Olam HaBa, with 77 being the half of 154.

The 613 commandments are encapsulated in the 10 commandments, and the 10 commandments are encapsulated in one quintessential commandment, as will be revealed below.

The 10 commandments are recorded twice in Torah, once in Ex 20:2-17 and once in Deu 5:6-21, starting each case with Anochi אָנֹכִי, meaning I am.

Astonishingly, the 77th word in the 1st account is Zachor זָכוֹר, and the 77th word in the 2nd account is Shamor שָׁמוֹר, and both commandments are about Shabbat, hence Shabbat is the one quintessential commandment of all commandments.

זָכוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ Remember (Zachor) the Shabbat day, to sanctify it. (Ex 20:8)
שָׁמוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ,כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוְּךָ, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ Keep (Shamor) the Shabbat day to sanctify it as the LORD your God has commanded you.(Deu 5:12)

77 + 77 = 154, the gematria of Olam HaBa עוֹלָם הַבָּא.

Shabbat is compared to 1/60th of Olam HaBa, hence the secret of Olam HaBa can be learned from Shabbat.

Six days you shall work, but the seventh day is the Shabbat. Olam HaZeh is the six days, Shabbat is the Times of Mashiach, thereafter is the 8th day, Olam HaBa.

Zachor (remember) is masculine and spiritual; Shamor (keep) is feminine and physical, the secret of the number 77:

      Ordinal Gematria
Remember Spirit רוּחַ 34 214
Keep Flesh בָּשָׂר 43 502
  77 716

The sum of the gematria is 716, and the average number is 358, the gematria of Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ, this is the secret of how to keep Shabbat.  “Keep the Shabbat day to sanctify it as the LORD your God has commanded you”, i.e. not as men have commanded you, as it is written:

וַיֹּאמֶר אֲדֹנָי, יַעַן כִּי נִגַּשׁ הָעָם הַזֶּה, בְּפִיו וּבִשְׂפָתָיו כִּבְּדוּנִי, וְלִבּוֹ רִחַק מִמֶּנִּי–וַתְּהִי יִרְאָתָם אֹתִי, מִצְוַת אֲנָשִׁים מְלֻמָּדָה


Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths, And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men (Isaiah 29:13)

The “commandment of men” מִצְוַת אֲנָשִׁים is that which taught by the wisdom of men, which must give place to the Torah of Mashiach, when Mashiach is revealed and the Torah is taught anew.

The gematria of “commandment of men” spelled out in full is 1299, exactly the same gematria of Torah of Mashiach תּוֹרָה שֶׁל מָּשִׁיחַ, as follows:

Commandment of men מִצְוַת אֲנָשִׁים  
Spelled out with “Yud” מם צדי ויו תיו אלף נון שין יוד מם 1299
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