The Lamp (SHIN)

SHIN is the 21st letter in the Hebrew language representing God's divine power and provision. This letter is linked to His two prominent names, El Shaddai, and Shalom, the God of Peace. The Name Shaddai is made from the word dai, meaning sufficient or enough.. As the unlimited ONE, He has fixed the limits and set the boundaries of all things in His creation. The numerical value of Shin is 300 representing divine deliverance. The shape of the letter is likened to three heads. To the Jew, it is the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To the New Covenant believer it is the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Shin letter can be inverted to mean corruption concerning the true worship of God in a false system . In its pure form, it speaks of the Glory of God, but when mankind lowers himself to a self -centered worship it is the emblem of false religion, the god of this world.

In Deut 16:11, God chose Jerusalem to place His Name there. The three valleys that surround the ancient city declare His Name. From an aerial view from the sky, the Shin is formed in the valleys of Jerusalem as HIs divine power is manifested in His eternal city.

The Lamp