Dreams & Visions
Bah Chah Lom (meaning) In Dreams
By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk
וַיָּבֹא אֱלֹהִים אֶל־אֲבִימֶלֶךְ בַּחֲלוֹם הַלָּיְלָה וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ הִנְּךָ מֵת עַל־הָאִשָּׁה אֲשֶׁר־לָקַחְתָּ וְהִוא בְּעֻלַת בָּעַל:
And Abraham journeyed from there toward the Negev, and lived between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister; and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, you are but a dead man, because of the woman whom you have taken; for she is a man's wife. But Abimelech had not come near her; and he said, Lord, will you slay also a righteous nation? Said he not to me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother; in the integrity of my heart and innocency of my hands have I done this. And God said to him in a dream, Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart; for I also kept you from sinning against me; therefore I did not let you touch her. Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for you, and you shall live; and if you restore her not, know you that you shall surely die, you, and all who are yours. Therefore Abimelech rose early in the morning, and called all his servants, and told all these things in their ears; and the men were very afraid. Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us? And in what have I offended you, that you have brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? You have done deeds to me that ought not to be done. And Abimelech said to Abraham, What did you see, that you have done this thing? And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake. And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said to her, This is your kindness which you shall show to me; at every place where we shall come, say of me, He is my brother. And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and women servants, and gave them to Abraham, and returned to him Sarah his wife. And Abimelech said, Behold, my land is before you; live where it pleases you. 1 And to Sarah he said, Behold, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver; behold, he is to you a covering of the eyes, to all who are with you, and with all other; thus she was reproved. And Abraham prayed to God; and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bore children. 18 For the Lord had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife, Bereisheit 20.1-18.
In the above Passukim / Verses is the first and second times in Ha Torah and in the Bible where the Word בַּחֲלוֹם Bah Chah Lom, meaning, in a dream occurs. The Gematria of בַּחֲלוֹם is 86 when using the normal Gematria. The Gematria increases to 646 when using the ם Final Mem as a final Letter.
Dear Ones notice page 53 in my book Gematria And Mysticism IN GENESIS. Notice the Word אֱלֹהִים Elohim, God is the Gematria 86. Now notice the special relationship between the one who dreams and God our Creator.
The next time that you receive a Dream stop and consider it. Why did I have this dream. Is this Dream a Vision from our Creator? Is this dream a nightmare, a hallucination? Explore the Dream. Think on it. Don't pass it by. Ask, What is the message? What is the purpose. Dear One it is important be sensitive to Dreams. Dreams are often a communication from God. Dreams can and often do carry important messages.
Receiving a Dream from God is an awesome experience. Some of our Classmates are greatly blessed. May they live and be well. May they be protected.
Blessings, Love and Peace,
Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk