Article Thirteen

Presented by P. R. Reid, a bond servant of Yeshua HaMashiach

January 15, 2023

“Scriptural Government”

We will employ the following hermeneutical tools in this article:

  • The Rule of First mention
  • The Rule of Complete mention
  • Covenant language i.e. “keep my commandments”
  • His perfect will for creation
  • Ancient Hebrew pictograph
  • Simple gematria

The four levels of interpretation are called: Pashat, Remez, D’rash & Sud. The first letter of each word P-R-D-S is taken, and vowels are added for pronunciation, giving the word PARDES (meaning “garden” or “orchard”). Each layer is deeper and more intense than the last, like the layers of an onion.  (

The Lords Prayer

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

 your kingdom come, your will be done,

    on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts,

    as we also have forgiven our debtors.

 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

  • The topic of this teaching is “Scriptural Government.”  The task laid before me is to determine exactly what that means.  In my opinion, I am certain that it was the intention of our Creator to have the same form of government on earth as it is in heaven.  In fact, we just read those very words from the mouth of Yeshua.
  • I am also certain that His “Scriptural Government” is set before us in the form of the Book of the Covenant.
  • Ge. 1:2:  “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”
  • The word to examine is “void.” The Hebrew word for “ void” is בֹּהוּ.  Bohu is defined as by an unused root (meaning to be empty); a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin:—emptiness, void.
  • It means the earth was a vacuum and needed to be filled with something.  That something was The Father, light.  Keep in mind, we are talking about two separate realms.  It will be the Aleph Tav, Yeshua, who will fill that vacuum with The Fathers light.  If we consider that “light” is the Book of the Covenant then we know that this is His “Holy writ.”
  • Recall the first word of Scripture, Bereshit, explains His perfect will for mankind.  Looking at this word in the Hebrew we see the word “covenant” and “fire,” speaking to the Covenant of Pieces.
  • בְּרֵאשִׁית

His “Scriptural Government” is found within the Book of Covenant, the capstone of which is the Ten Words.

  • Scripture tells us that the male and female that were “made” on day six were given “dominion.”  Ge. 1:26 – 28:  “Then God said, ‘let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
  • Their mandate was to be fruitful, multiply  and have dominion.  They were supposed to establish His government on earth.
  • A mere ten generations from the male and female, violence has filled the earth.  Ge. 6:13:  “And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth (אֶת־הָאָֽרֶץ ).” **The earth was supposed to be filled with the “strength of the covenant” but instead it was filled with its absence. Recall that Noah is descended from the formed man of Ge. 2:7. He is not of the same lineage as the day six creation.
  • The male and female were given the assignment of dominion.  The subject of this dominion was to preserve the integrity of His creation.  Scripture tells us that they did fail in their assignment because the “earth was filled with violence.”
  • The Hebrew word for “dominion” is “rada,” רָדָה.  Rada is defined as follows: to rule, have dominion, dominate or tread down.  The numerical value of “rada” is 209; 2 + 9 = 11.  Eleven is a number that is associated with Yeshua.
  • Yeshua is the Hebrew name of Jesus and is derived from the root word Y’sha.  Y’sha is spelled with a Yud, Shin and Ayin and means “to be saved.”  The numerical value  of Y’sha is 380; 3 + 8 = 11.
  • The word “rada” is used 27 times in the Tanach.  There are 22 letters in the Hebrew Aleph Bet plus five ending, sofit, letters totaling 27.  The Hebrew letters are used to form words, His words. This is what the male and female were enjoined to do, teach His words.  Did they succeed or fail?
  • The Hebrew word for violence is “hamas,” חָמָס.  This word is comprised of the letters Chet, Mem and Samech.
  • Chet = a picture of a fence which means to divide, separate and private.
  • Mem = a picture of water which means liquid, chaos or mighty.
  • Samech =  a prop, hand or staff which means to support, twist or turn.
  • There is only one significant thing to “twist” which is The Fathers’ work of goodness.
  • In its ancient form violence means: “They have separated themselves from the “rules of the kingdom” and entered into chaos where His doctrine is twisted.”  
  • Armed with this understanding we can see clearly that the Scripture isn’t speaking to the act of physical violence, rather Scripture is showing the reader that in The Fathers eyes this violence, the violence that would cause Him to reverse creation, relates to his creation departing from His doctrine.  This was what Yeshua corrected during His first advent.  Jn. 7:16:  “Yeshua answered them and said, ‘My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.’”
  • The consequence of their failure was the reversal of creation, the flood.  Consider what the Rabbis believe which is this; if anyone speaks the Hebrew language  any where throughout the world is to maintain creation itself, the “Tikkun Olam, or “repair the world.”
  • Something else for us to consider is what was given to the man formed in Ge. 2:7:  “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”
  • What do you think this “breath” could mean?
  • This brings me to an interesting point.  What do you think our understanding of Scripture would be if the Hebrew letters had been translated according to the ancient understanding instead of manmade definitions?
  • For example: Bereshit!  ב ר א ש י ת  
  • Our translation of “In the  beginning” is correct if we are reading Scripture from a Greek mindset.  The letter Bet means in, with or on and reshit means beginning, hence the phrase, “in the beginning.”
  • The Bet means house, tent or family
  • The Resh means first, beginning or head
  • The Aleph means strength, power or leader
  • The Shin means consume, destroy, sharp or divine presence
  • The Yud means work, make or throw
  • The Tav means mark, seal or covenant
  • In its ancient form Bereshit would read:  “His family, that was from the beginning, would have power to destroy the adversary’s work while sealing those of His who were in covenant.”
  • Speaking to the Romans, the apostle Paul say in 8:34 – 36:  “Who is there to condemn us? For Messiah Yeshua, who died, and more than that was raised to life, is at the right hand of God—and He is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah? Shall trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: For Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”…
  • The apostle Paul clearly understood that the work of the adversary was to cause separation, chaos and the twisting of His doctrine.
  • Bereshit has everything to do with creation, that being the creation of a family for Yeshua, the Son.  This family will be given authority, perhaps even dominion, over the work of the adversary whose purpose from the reshit, the beginning, was to subvert the work of The Fathers goodness.
  • Praise, honor and glory be to His most majestic name that has brought mankind to this point in history, that is, where we have the understanding and ability to examine Hebrew words in their ancient form.
  • Yeshua had many objectives to accomplish at His first advent.  Reestablishing The Fathers doctrine is one of many. By this time in history there well established manmade doctrines being worshipped instead of The Fathers doctrine.  Yeshua came to make a stark distinction between the two.
  • In your opinion, do you think Yeshua came to “repair the world” or let it be further deteriorated? In the last two-thousand many more man made doctrines have cropped up.  Once again, it will take the leadership of our Messiah Yeshua to weed through them all and establish The Fathers truth.  We should all be on high alert whenever someone says, “I know its not in the Bible but…”  We should be ready to offer truth according to what is in the Scripture.
  • After the flood which was caused due to a separation between The Father and mankind, the earth was repopulated by the surviving eight souls, Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives.  In my opinion, Noah was a priest after the order of Melchizedek followed by his son Shem.
  • He would have been responsible for teaching the “rules of the kingdom” also known as The Fathers doctrine.  I think it’s safe to say that that the firstborn son of Shem would have carried on the priesthood and so on until Moses, the last priest after the order of Melchizedek, was transferred to Aaron, the first of the Levitical line of High Priests.  They may not have been called “rulers” as such, however they would have certainly been responsible for teaching the people His way.


  • Dominion means the male and female had rulership or kingship over Yahs creation.  This rulership would be prophesied over the tribe of Judah in Ge. 49:8 – 12: “Judah, you are he whom your brothers shall praise; your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you. Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bows down, he lies down as a lion; and as a lion, who shall rouse him? The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him shall be the obedience of the people. Binding his donkey to the vine, and his donkey’s colt to the choice vine, he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes. His eyes are darker than wine, and his teeth whiter than milk.”
  • There are at least three interesting points to be made regarding this prophecy or blessing.
  • The first point is the fact that Judah is the fourth son of Jacob which connects us to the fourth word of Scripture, the first appearance of the Aleph Tav.

 בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָֽרֶץ

  • Judah receives the kingship blessing even though he is fourth in order behind Reuben, Simeon and Levi.
  • The second  point is the spelling of his name Judah, יְהוּדָה.  His name is spelled with a Yud, Hey, Vav, Dalet and Hey.  The Yud, Hey, Vav and Hey spell the tetragrammaton used for the name of YaHaVah in Scripture, י ה ו ה, with the addition of the Dalet, ד.  This shows us that the fourth letter of the Aleph Bet, the Dalet, is the pathway of The Father.

Thirdly, the name Judah is used three times in this prophecy.  This speaks to the third day of creation and its seed bearing vegetation, Yeshua being the “pure seed.”  The numerical value of Judah is 30.  Can this be a coincidence?

  • The ultimate lawgiver will of course be our Mashiach, Yeshua. 
  •  Is. 9:6 – 7 prophesies even further:  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
  • Yeshua will be the ultimate lawgiver! Hallelujah!
  • The summary of Part One is this:
  • The dominion given to the male and female from day six of creation was a mandate from The Father to establish His “rule of law” to His creation as well as maintaining the integrity of creation itself.
  • The male and female failed in their mandate because a short ten generations later the earth was filled with violence, a separation of mankind and YaHaVah.
  • The promise is then given to Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, of a future “lawgiver.”