Waiting is something we equate with sitting in traffic, put off by a light that refuses to turn green. Or it can be enduring lengthy stays in a doctor’s office, for an appointment whose time passed a half hour ago. These are negative, stress-related experiences we don’t like. We will discover today, however, that waiting is meant to empower us and fill us with joy and thanksgiving. Let’s get started.
I was reading out of 1 Corinthians 2:9 this morning:
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” NKJV
“Now what does this have to do with waiting?” you may ask. Well we find the answer in the cross reference, Isaiah 64:4
For since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him. NKJV
Notice the word ‘love’ is replaced with the word ‘waits’ or ‘waiteth’ in the King James Version. When I looked up that word here is what I found:
This is still a bit puzzling until you break it down to the meaning of each letter. Remember in Hebrew you read right to left.
That first letter is Chet, and this is what Chet means: It has a value of eight and eight means a new beginning. The pictograph of Chet is a fence or gate that cuts off to protect or separate.
The next letter is Kaf. The value of Kaf is twenty which stands for anointing or redemption. The pictograph looks like the palm of a hand or wing and means to bend down or surrender, to do good works with our hands in Yeshua.
Then the last letter is Hey. Hey stands for the number five, which means grace. The pictograph is a stick figure of a man with both hands upraised. It means behold or pay attention to, revelation. And when Hey is at the end of a word it refers to the previous letter as it’s source. So the revelation that it needs to pay attention to comes from surrender and doing good works with our hands in Yeshua.
I know this may be confusing, but let me see if I can help you by putting it all together.
The fruit of waiting is that, when we see ourselves separated and cut off from the world, protected by His redemption, and equipped to do the works of Yeshua because of our oneness with Him, we receive the revelation of what is available to help us.
This understanding is incredible, but there is more. I went to one of my favorite scriptures out of Isaiah 40:31 to see the significance of ‘wait’ there.
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. NKJV
Now wait here sounds the same, but it’s not. Wait is #6960 in Strong’s Concordance and here is it’s meaning:
In the Mirror Bible, I have, it relates ‘wait’ to being intertwined.
Let’s see what the letters mean:
The first letter is Qof. If Qof is in a word, holiness is also found there. Let’s look.
Qof has the value of one hundred which stands for the election of God or His chosen ones, set apart as holy. The meaning of Qof is holiness, consecrated, end of a cycle, final.
Next to Qof is Vav. Vav represents the number six or man. If you look at it, you can see that it resembles a nail or hook, and it means to secure or connect. Yeshua is considered the nail Who secured us in Him reconnecting us with Abba God.
Okay there that Hey again: the number five, meaning grace and the pictograph meaning revelation to behold or pay attention.
Let’s unpack this: To wait upon the LORD in this verse means to intertwine ourselves with Him. To receive the revelation Yeshua came to display, that man is connected or secured in God and His holiness through Yeshua. This revelation will enable us to rise up with wings like eagles, to run and not be weary and to walk and not faint.
In both of these, we can see that waiting is not a sedentary word. It is full of life and movement. It requires action on our part. When we see ourselves as one with Him, we are confident to do His works without hesitation. We move forward in strength, no longer bowing to the harassment of, “You aren’t good enough. You don’t have what it takes.”
Colossians 2:10 says we are complete in Him. Luke 1:37 says that with God, nothing is impossible. And in 2 Corinthians 2:14 it says that God is always leading us in triumph in Christ.
Thus, to wait means to finally see and internalize, Galatians 2:20
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” NKJV
It is time for each of us to wait on the Lord, see ourselves intertwined with His love and power, and be about our Father’s business. The world is waiting, and creation eagerly waits for the coming forth of the sons of God.