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Friday, January 6, 2017

Vayigash | ויגש | “He approached”

By Maria Merola אריאל
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, January 2017

Towrah: Bereshiyth (Genesis) 44:18-47:27 
Nabiym (Prophets): Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 37:15-28 
Besowrah (Gospel): Yahuwchanon (John) 5:1-47 

Beloved of YaHuWaH, the life of the patriarch Yahuwseph (Joseph) is a prophetic picture of our Messiah and his gospel message being sent to the nations, just as Joseph was sent to Egypt.

This week’s portion is called Wayigash/Vayigash, (the Hebrew letter ‘vav’ in ancient Hebrew was a ‘waw’) and it means “he approached,” referring to Yahuwseph (Joseph) finally approaching his brothers to reveal his true identity to them.

Consider the fact that right now, our Messiah is “approaching” the House of Yahuwdah (Judah), especially those living in the State of Israel. He is approaching them, even during this time of persecution from the United Nations so that they may begin to draw near to him and to discover that (just like Joseph who was thought to be dead), he yet lives!

In Judaism, many Rabbi’s observe two different prophetic pictures of their awaited Messiah. They recognize the life of Joseph as being a prophetic “type” of Messiah, as they say that the Messiah would come just like Joseph, a “suffering servant.” Therefore, they say that when he comes, he will be “Messiah Ben Yahuwseph,” or Messiah, the son of Joseph.

Alternatively, other Rabbi’s observe a different type of Messiah. They see King David as a “type” of the conquering reigning king who will gather the entire House of Yisra’el together under one kingdom. Therefore, they say that when he comes, he will be “Messiah Ben David,” the conquering reigning king.

*Note: in prophetic language, if a person emulates the life of somebody else in scripture, such as a patriarch, they would say that he is the “son of so-and-so.” That is why our Messiah referred to himself as the “Son of David” as well as the “Son of Adam” or “Son of man.” Adam in Hebrew means “mankind.” 

Our Messiah was indeed from the lineage of the House of David (as seen in the genealogies in Matthew 1 & Luke 3), but he was not a direct son of David in the literal sense. The term “Son of David” was meant to call attention to the fact that he was the awaited Messiah who would come to conquer first and foremost sin, death and the grave. Had the House of Judah accepted him at his first coming, there would have been no need for a second coming. 

The main reason why the Jewish people as a whole rejected our Messiah at his first coming, is because they were expecting the “Messiah Son of David” who would free them from the Roman Empire and restore the Kingdom of Yisra’el at that time.

Little did they realize, that he would come the first time as the “Messiah Son of Joseph,” the suffering servant so that he could “go and prepare a place” for them, (John 14:2), just as Joseph went to Egypt to prepare a place for his family during the famine.

Yahuwseph’s (Joseph’s) name was changed from Yahuwseph (which means ‘YaHuWaH will add’) to an Egyptian heathen name “Zaphnathpaaneah.”

Zaphnathpaaneah means “Savior” in Egyptian, but it means “a revealer of a secret” in Hebrew!

Our Messiah has had a hidden name for the past 2,000 years as “Jesus” to the nations. But now, the secret is being revealed, that his real name is “Yahuwshuwa,” which means “YaHuWaH is salvation!” The name “Y’shua(Yeshua) is the truncated form of Joshua with the Father’s name (Yahuw) removed. In John 5:43 (which is part of this week’s portion), our Messiah declared that he had come “in his Father’s name! Calling him “Y’shua” (Yeshua) or Jesus does not declare the Father’s name!

In Zechariah 6:11, we read about the High Priest named “Yahuwshuwa,” (Joshua) whose name is called “The Branch,and he was given “silver and gold crowns upon his head! 

See the blog entitled: “My People Shall Know My Name!” 

Pharaoh gave Joseph another name, Zaphnathpaaneah, and it has a “double meaning,” just like everything else that was doubled in the life of Joseph!

Things that were doubled in Joseph’s life:

*Two dreams when he was 17 and his family rejected them.
*Two jobs in Egypt before becoming the governor of Egypt.
*Two dreams he interpreted for the cup-bearer and the baker.
*Two dreams he interpreted for Pharaoh.
*Two periods of seven years that he stored grain in Egypt.
*Two sons that Joseph bore to the Egyptian woman Asenath.
*Joseph received “a double portion” (one extra portion over his brothers) when his father Yisra’el/Ya’aqob blessed him (Genesis 48:22).

It was not until Joseph revealed his TRUE NAME to his brothers (Genesis 45:3), that their eyes were opened to him and they were restored as one family and one house!

Similarly, it is when the WHOLE HOUSE OF YISRA’EL (including born-again, grafted in gentiles) begin to call upon our Messiah by his TRUE NAME, that there will be unity & restoration in the house! 

Some people say that the way that we pronounce and spell his name is not important or it does not matter.

Beloved, ponder this for a moment: 

Song of Solomon 1:3 says that the bridegroom’s name is like “oil poured forth,” therefore do the virgins love him! 

Now we can understand that the oil that is lacking in the lamps of the foolish virgins is the “shemen of ha’shem” (the oil of his name)! 

This is why immediately after the 3.5 years of “Great Tribulation” (Matthew 24:29-31), the Congregation at Smyrna has to suffer tribulation for TEN MORE DAYS!

Smyrna means “strengthened for myrrh!”

Queen Esther was from the House of Yahuwdah (Judah), of the Tribe of Benjamin, and she too prepared herself with “oil of myrrh” (Esther 2:12), before going to meet the bridegroom!

In Esther 2:17, we read that the King loved Esther more than all the other virgins, because she prepared herself with “oil of myrrh!”

The Jewish people to this day have a Talmudic tradition where they say that the name of YaHuWaH is too holy to pronounce, so they call him “Ha’Shem” which means “The Name.”

The Congregation of Smyrna were commended by our Messiah for their “good works” but he tells them that they must suffer tribulation for ten days (Revelation 2:10).


I believe that Smyrna represents the remnant of the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) who have good works, because they obey the Towrah, but they won’t pronounce his name because of man-made traditions.

But the Congregation at Philadelphia will have an OPEN DOOR, to meet the bridegroom immediately after the 3.5 years of “Great Tribulation” for they will be “caught up” to meet him (1st Thessalonians 4:17) and then taken to the New Jerusalem (for a seven-day wedding), because they have NOT DENIED HIS NAME!

In the same way that the REVELATION of Joseph’s name brought the whole family back together again, so must the REVELATION of our Messiah’s true name take place before the RESTORATION OF THE WHOLE HOUS E OF YISRA’EL IS FULFILLED!

See the blogs below for greater insight into how the life of Joseph points to our Messiah:

In this blog, I entitled “Seven Skinny Cows Become SevenFat Cows: The Fullness of the Gentiles,” I give more insight into the dream of Pharaoh interpreted by Yahuwceph.

Shabbat Shalom, friends and family in Messiah!

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This Week’s Towrah Portion:

Vayigash | ויגש | “He approached

Towrah: Bereshiyth (Genesis) 44:18-47:27 
Nabiym (Prophets): Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 37:15-28 
Besowrah (Gospel): Yahuwchanon (John) 5:1-47  

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Maria Merola Wold


  1. Dear Maria Merola,
    It is with great pleasure to write after reading almost all your blogs. I am encouraged to write you and share that which I was led to be shown. But first I would like to say I believe whole heartedly that the name of our Father is in fact Yahuwah and his Son who is He for He was and is and is to come. The Son being Yahuwshuwah. For a long time I had felt this weird feeling in my heart that the name "Jesus" could not be the name of our savior. Because in acts 4:12 it says there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. This tells me 2 things one there is only one name by which we can call on to be saved and 2 no other man on earth has His name. The name Jesus is common name given to men. One day I fell to my knees and prayed a simple prayer "Father I want to know you for who you are". I immediately had the thought "research the name Jesus" I was like huh what but I did just that. I bought me a Strong's expanded exhaustive concordance and began my Journey to know His name. But what I didn't know is what I would find out. I was in prayer and fasting for a period of time and was led to find this. NOTE at the time I knew nothing of the Hebrew language system.

    in the beginning Yahuwah created all things in 6 days it is in numeric 1+2+3+4+5+6=21 in Hebrew as I was led to go high number low and high again and looks like this 10, 5, 6, which then I found psalms 119 which has the Hebrew language in it and reads in that order in twisted form as JOD HE VAV but further looking into His divine name I came across facts as to the recent addition to the letter "J" to most modern day alphabets as that letter never existed in that time period. I found the ancient Hebrew alphabet and thus found His name Yahuwah. I later found your site which confirmed all that I would come to find to be true and completely Spiritually led. I found in the parable of the leaven and other remembrance of His word this KEY1. Yahuwshuwah always referred Himself as the bread of life which took me to the parable of the leaven. KEY2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole is leavened. KEY3 leaven is yeast which helps bread to rise and makes it good to eat. KEY4 In three measures which means three measures of meal in "Jesus" Yahuwshuwah feeds five thousand in matt. Mark and Luke the three measures are as follows Yahuwshuwah always broke bread
    MATT 5 loafs 2 fish equals 7
    MARK 5 loafs 2 fish equals 7
    LUKE 5 loafs 2 fish equals 7
    we then get the number of perfection and completion 777equals 21 equals10, 5, 6,equals YAH HU WAW I was in complete shock so to speak when I was given this knowledge as I do believe it is now that it should be given to others to confirm in numeric form the written truth. I pray and hope that this encourages all who come across this to seek Yahuwah's wisdom rather than the wisdom of man for man without Yahuwah's wisdom and faith in Him is wicked. I have another to share at which time I will post to comments on your next blog. Grace and peace to you all.

  2. Another thing which I have come know by this name YAHUDAH is YAHUAH without the letter "D". What do you think?