El Gibbor is the name of God from Isaiah 9:6. The word "El" is a common name of God in the Old Testament, a shortened form of Elohiym and refers to Almighty God. The two letters that make up the word El in Hebrew are Alef and Lamed. These two amazing letters are created using other characters in the alphabet.
Alef is made up of three parts which combined have a numeric value of 26, the same numeric value as Yaweh, the name given by God to Moses. The primary value of Alef as it's own unique identifier is #1 indicating there is only 1 God, Master of the Universe. Alef begins the words Abba (Father) and Adonai (Lord). Interestingly, Alef has 3 parts but equals 1... anyone else see the concept of the trinity contained here?
Lamed is made of two parts (Vav and Kaf), which combined have a numeric value of 26, again Yaweh's number. Lamed is symbolic of the King of Kings. Jesus was both God and Man, two parts in one person, just like the letter Lamed. Vav symbolizes a nail or tent stake and Kaf is the symbol for the palm of the hand. Thus, Lamed's 2 parts depict the image of a nail in the palm of the hand as the symbol for the King of Kings.
Gibbor is a unique word, being able to be used both as a noun and as an adjective. In Hebrew, Gibbor means "champion, strong, valiant man, or warrior." Combined the words El and Gibbor together and you get, "Warrior God," "God our Champion," or perhaps "Strong God." With the additional understanding behind the letters creating the word "El," we know it is the King of Kings, who is our champion. Jesus is the Warrior God defeating the enemies of sin and death on behalf of man. He alone is strong to prevail. Jesus is God our Champion; a Strong God delivering His children from the hand of the enemy.
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