Hands in Job
Adam's Hand
Woman's Helping Hand
Difference Between Left Hand and Right
Creation of Man
The Lord's Hand
The Lord's Ways
David Writes about Hands
Lord's Hand in the Tabernacle
Manual Labor
Hand Cramps
Reason for Studying Hands


The human hands as the creation of God are full of symbolic meaning.  God made the hands and placed His stamp of approval upon them.  He gave each hand a unique identity.  No two sets of fingerprints are the same.  But do the fingerprints reveal anything other than strange patterns?  Each hand has 5 fingers, the number for grace.  Four fingers are weak, but the addition of the thumb provides strength, which is an illustration of grace, just as the Lord rules over the four seasons.  There are two hands, one to help the other.  With two hands there are 10 fingers, the number for the Laws of Establishment.  There are ten commandments in the Decalogue.  There are 15 finger joints in each hand, the number for a covering.  The hands cover objects which they grasp.  The hands are used for manual labor.  The fingers are used for writing, pointing, feeling, and touching.

There are strange lines in the palm, which are similar in everyone, and yet with subtle variations.  There are a multitude of marks in the palm.  Some appear to be symbols of crosses, pits, mounds, spots, and circles.  Is there intelligence in these markings?  What do they mean?  Did God intend for us to understand our own hands?  The hands are full of meaning that can be readily understood, once a vocabulary and analytical methodology is established.

But this may sound like palm reading and divination, which is expressly prohibited by the Word of God.  Why do palm readers use the vocabulary of Satan?  And why has Satan invested so much energy to develop lies about the parts and meaning of the hands?  Palm readers name the parts of the hand after demons like Venus, Saturn, and Apollo.  Satan did the same thing with the Solar System and Constellations.  When the devil invents a system of lies about something, he's obviously trying to hide something important.

The stars aren't evil and the hands aren't evil.  God never intended for Christians to be prohibited from looking at their own hands or understanding the signs of the Zodiac.  However, Christians who have been brainwashed with the devil's lies don't have a clue about the real meaning of the hands.  The only way to know who is right and who is wrong is to go back to the Bible and dig out the truth.  Bible Doctrine must be the vocabulary for understanding the truth.  The Bible contains the truth about hands, which will be demonstrated.  But, it turns out, that the hands have their own unique vocabulary and system of explanation. The study of the hands from scripture will be a new paradigm, which will require considerable study before it is mastered.

The rules of interpretation of scripture will be applied to the hands in order to establish a new vocabulary for Christians that is true and not based upon the devil's lies.  This is not an exercise in palm reading in the sense of divination and telling the future.  It is an exercise in understanding the divine creation of the human hand and its significance.  God's gifts, or special talents for an individual are recorded in the hands.  These will be defined from scripture.  God's will, authority, and help of the Holy Spirit will be shown. And the Right Man - Right Woman relationship will be revealed through the hands.

Explanations of the past will be given through the hands, but little, if any, foretelling of the future will be given.  The hands are an excellent record of the past, but the future belongs to God.  Definitions of personality and mental problems will be given through the hands.  Laws of Establishment function will be explained through the hands, but Spirituality will not.  The hands are physical - not spiritual.  So why bother to study them?  Because the Christian has a physical body in this life and will not be free from it until death or the Rapture.  And the Christian must work for a living and be associated with Right Man or Right Woman, who are physical.  And, the hands from this life along with all their marks and scars, will be part of the Resurrection Body for all eternity.  That reason, alone, lends credence to investigating the meaning of the hands.

Note of caution:  The explanation of the "Hands in Scripture," like the "Numbers in Scripture," is uniquely defined here.  That means that not a single theologically accurate reference can be cited in known literature.  The vocabulary of palmists will not be used; and the Christian would be advised to steer clear of these people.  Even when these people think they understand the truth, it may be a Spiritual lie.  A soulish truth can be a Spiritual lie.  However, there is a branch of psychiatry, which is based upon sound medical practice and statistical evidence, that has discovered the relationship between the hands and cognitive processes.  This discipline has empirical evidence to substantiate conclusions.  In many cases the linkage between the teachings of the Bible and the findings of this discipline are easy to recognize.

Another piece of advice:  The Holy Spirit is the teacher of the Christian.  For those who are not saved, Salvation is more important than reading about hands.  It is important to study Bible Doctrine in the Filling of the Holy Spirit, which requires Rebound.  Don't approach this study or any Bible Study without the Filling of the Holy Spirit.  Those who are not filled with the Holy Spirit are in the Cosmic System.  Palm readers who are not filled with the Holy Spirit are in the Cosmic System.  The Christian must always obey the Holy Spirit even when studying under a reputable pastor-teacher.  Since the Holy Spirit is our teacher, that prohibits counseling.  The Holy Spirit is our counselor.

"But our tutor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and He will remind you of all that I said to you. (John 14:26)
Even if a palm reader does know the truth, he or she (especially she), does not have a right to counsel, which includes telling the future or giving advice.  If a palm reader is not filled with the Holy Spirit, that person is subject to demonism.  Demons lie.

Hands in Job

The study of hands is perhaps as old as history.  Hands were understood in Job, which is the oldest book in the Bible.  Elihu, the Judge, discussed the analysis of hands with Job during his illness. When Job got sick, the hands were one of the things consulted.  The insight into hands offered by Elihu was obviously common knowledge shared by Job and the other four men who came to try to help Job.  No one tried to refute Elihu's observations.  This indicates that Job's helpers were pursuing a Spiritual solution to Job's illness.  They, therefore, consulted the hands as a part of their diagnosis.  Elihu said:
"He sets a seal on the hand of every man,
That all Right Men may come to a knowledge of His creative work. (Job 37:7)
God sets His seal on the hand of every man.  The word for setting a seal is the Hebrew <t^j* (chatham), which means to seal; to affix one's seal in attestation of a covenant.  A seal was made by placing a signet ring in warm wax.  The seal that God sets upon the hand of every human that He creates are the fingerprints, which uniquely identify every individual.  No two sets of fingerprints are the same.  God creates the hand and then places His stamp on it.

Fingerprints have their own unique, symbolic vocabulary.  There are only a few different types of fingerprint symbols.  For example, there are eyes, arches, tents, and loops.  Law enforcement agencies have done an excellent job of classifying the basic symbols in fingerprints.  The key to understanding fingerprints is which symbol appears on which finger.  Each finger has a unique meaning and the print on the finger explains God's creative purpose associated with that finger.  Fingerprints will be explained in more detail later.

The reason for God's seal is so "that all Right Men may come to a knowledge of His creative work."  The Hebrew word, vya! ('ish), is the word for the Right Man.  The word for simply a man would have been, 'adam, which is not used here.  The reason is that the hands are related to the Right Man - Right Woman relationship.  The hands of Right Man and Right Woman are related to each other and marked accordingly.  The Hebrew ud^y* (jada`), Qal infinitive construct means to come to know. And the Hebrew hc#u^m^ (ma`aseh), means creation or creative work.  It is a word for manufacturing something out of something.  God creates the hands in the womb from the cells that have been passed down from the parents.

God left His seal upon the hands so that humans could come to a knowledge of God's purpose, or calling.  This calling is not to be confused with the Spiritual Life.  The calling is given to unbelievers and is related to the Laws of Establishment.  Believers must also work under the Laws of Establishment, but they also have a Spiritual calling.  God gives people different abilities and gifts.  People are born with these gifts.  This is the meaning of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30).

Adam's Hand

The first man, Adam, was created with a body, soul, and spirit.  He was perfect.  However, he was flesh and bones and had to eat.
"And Jehovah Elohim caused to grow out from the ground every tree that is pleasant in appearance and good for food, and the Tree of Life in the midst of the Garden, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil." (Genesis 2:9)
 Adam ate fruit.  The fruit symbolized the genitals or Right Man and Right Woman.  Adam was created a husband, although he did not yet have his wife.
Genesis 2:16-17
16 And the LORD God commanded Adam, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it dying you will die.”
Palm LinesGod gave Adam a volition test to resolve the Prehistoric Angelic Conflict.  Adam could eat the fruit of any tree except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  That tree was the volition test.  Adam was supposed to obey the Lord's command.  Now, when Adam held up his hand with his thumb pointed up, the thumb represented the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  The thumb also represented Adam's volition.  Adam obeyed God and wore a path around the tree.  The path corresponds to the line on the palm of the hand around the thumb (illustration).   The line is labeled, Father, because it represents compliance with the will of God the Father, the author of the Plan of God.  It was God's will for Adam to not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  Adam was given a volition, which is Divine Institution Number 1.  The thumb represented his volition, or will.  When Adam complied with the will of God, he stayed on the strategic path around the tree.  Every day he walked around the tree in compliance with the will of God, he made the path deeper.

The consequences of disobedience to the LORD's command would be death, "dying you will die."  This meant that Adam would die spiritually and later he would die physically.

The LORD God commanded Adam.  This was a divine decree.  It meant that the LORD, who is God the Son, commanded Adam to obey the will of God the Father.  The next line in the hand represents the LORD, who is the Jehovah of the Old Testament and the Lord Jesus Christ of the New Testament.  The Lord Jesus Christ was the creator of all things in compliance with the will of God the Father.  The line that is labeled, the Son, begins on the top side of the hand next to the thumb.  The top side, when the hand is held with the thumb pointing up, represents authority.  The Lord Jesus Christ was given authority over all creation.  It was the Lord Jesus Christ who spoke to Adam in the Garden and gave him the command.  When Adam obeyed the command of the Lord Jesus Christ, he was also obeying the will of God the Father.  Thus, Adam wore another path through the Garden which was even further out than the first path around the Tree.  The second path through the Garden corresponded to the line labeled the Son.

If Adam disobeyed, he would die spiritually.  In spiritual death, he would no longer have Spiritual fellowship with God the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Godhead.  As long as Adam obeyed God, he traveled along a third path in the Garden that was even further away from the tree than the other two lines, but that line was different from the other two.  The third line did not originate on the thumb, or thenar, side.  It originated on the opposite side of the hand.  It came from an entirely different direction and represented a totally different dimension.  The third line is labeled, Holy Spirit, because it represents rapport with the Holy Spirit. The first two lines were rooted in authority, but the third line was rooted in love and rapport.  It came from an entirely different direction.  When Adam walked along the third line, he had reciprocal Love for God through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  Along the third line Adam entered into a Love relationship with the members of the Godhead.

Adam had three other lines in his hand that pointed toward his fingers.  Those three lines represented his trichotomous being with a body, soul, and human spirit.  Adam had a physical body that was perfect.  He had a brain with a photographic memory and a body to match.  He was a perfect specimen of humanity.  There were no enemies or diseases to attack his body.  The bottom line across his palm that pointed toward his little finger represented his body.  It represented the physical.

The next higher line above the Body Line represented Adam's soul.  The soul was his immaterial essence, or psychological cognition.  It represented Adam's superiority over all the animal creation.  Adam was the king of the earth.  He had higher intelligence and was the most successful of all earthly creation.

Adam had a third line above the Soul Line that represented the human spirit.  However, the hands are not spiritual; they are physical.  The third line was no so much spiritual as a representation of the provision of God for Adam.  That provision could be called Destiny.  In other words, there was a dimension to Adam that he could not reach by his own ability.  God gave him things.  Adam received things from God's Sovereign Design that he could never acquire by himself.

Woman's Helping Hand

Adam was perfect but not complete.  He was created a husband, but he did not have his Right Woman.
Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that Adam should be alone.  I will make him a helper corresponding to him." (Genesis 2:18)
The "LORD God said" is another divine decree in which the Lord Jesus Christ expressed and executed the will of the Father.  It was not good that Adam was alone.  "Not good" means there was no divine good production for the Right Man without his Right Woman.  That is, God had another purpose for Adam in Marriage.  The word, "alone," is a Hebrew prepositional phrase, le + bad, which means in a state of separation, or single.

The solution was that the LORD would make Adam "a helper corresponding to him."  The meaning of the Hebrew phrase is that the helper would be like Adam.  She would be a match for Adam and a helper.  The most difficult part of the description is the word, helper, which is correctly translated.  What is the helper to do?  Why does Adam need a helper?  Adam doesn't have to work for a living.  The explanation for this strange word is that it refers to Adam's other hand.  He has two hands.  One hand is dominant, like the right hand.  And the other hand helps.  "Helper" refers to the helper hand.  This is a metaphor. By now Adam, who was brilliant, had figured out that he had two hands.  The two hands were the way the LORD described Adam's Marriage.  The helper hand was his Right Woman.

The same phrase, "a helper corresponding to him," is found in verse 20.

Adam gave names to all the cattle, to the birds of the sky, and to every animal in the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper corresponding to him. (Genesis 2:20)
Adam noticed all the animals were in pairs just like his two hands.  And Adam was undoubtedly smart enough to figure out through observing the mating of the animals and the fruit on the trees that something was missing from his life.  His counterpart could not be provided by himself, however.  She had to be provided in destiny.  She would be to Adam like his left hand, which is the helper hand for a right-handed person.

Thus, the principle of creation is established.  The right hand stands for the Right Man, and the left hand stands for the Right Woman.  Each hand also may be divided into two halves lengthwise.  From the wrist, the thumb side of the palm represents the Right Man and the other side represents the Right Woman.  The Right Man has authority and resides on the authority side of the hand while the Right Woman represents love and comes from the other side of the hand.  The Right Man's side represents the left lobe of the soul and the Right Woman's side represents the right lobe of the soul.  The Right Man's thinking is based on authority, rules, and rationalism.  The Right Woman's thinking is based on love, abstraction, and intuition.

Difference Between Left Hand and Right

The right hand stands for the Right Man, and the left hand stands for the Right Woman.  Furthermore, Right Man symbolizes the leader, whereas the Right Woman symbolizes the follower, or responder.  Right Man - Right Woman fit together as male and female, masculine and feminine, action and response, authority and subject.  In language, Right Man is like the active voice and Right Woman is like the passive voice.  Similarly, the right hand of a right-handed person is the hand of action and and left hand is the hand of response.  The right hand represents the current state, while the left hand represents the past.  The right hand is the hand that has developed, and the left is the hand with which a person was born.  The left hand is dominant in left-handed people and all this is reversed.

Not knowing the difference between the left and right hand is an idiom for ignorance.  More specifically, the Lord uses it as an idiom for the ignorance of a child (Jonah 4:11) who has not reached the age of accountability (Deuteronomy 1:39; Isaiah 7:16).  This idiom is not casually thrown into the book of Jonah, which begins and ends with statements about the analysis of the left and right hand.  Jonah's behavior matches the fingerprint on his left forefinger.  The Lord knew this when He inspired the book of Jonah.  The last verse in the book is a punch line that reveals the Lord's sense of humor in the story of Jonah.

Creation of Man

God created man in the image of God.
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27)
Palm LinesGod is immaterial essence in three persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The three lines of the Trinity are reflected in the hand of man.
The Lord God sculpted man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils a breath giving (the spark of) life; and man became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7)
Adam was created trichotomous with a physical body, a soul, and a human spirit.  Adam's body, soul, and spirit corresponded to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  There were three lines that ran lengthwise through Adam's hand that represented the body, soul, and spirit.  Thus, there were 6 lines in Adam's hand, where 6 is the number for man, who was created on the 6th day.

The major lines on the palm and the fingerprints are formed during pregnancy.  The line around the thumb that is labeled, Father, begins to form on the thenar (thumb) side of the hand during the eighth week of pregnancy.  This is a sign that the child is being created per the Plan of God the Father.  The creases between the palm and fingers appear in the ninth week, and the line labeled, Body, begins to be visible.  In the tenth week, the lines labeled, Soul and Spirit (Destiny), begin to be visible.  In the twelfth week the line labeled, Holy Spirit, begins under the first and middle fingers.  By the thirteenth week the line labeled, the Son, becomes visible, and the Holy Spirit line becomes visible.  By the 15th week, all major palmar lines are clearly visible.  Spontaneous movement of the hand has not been reported until about the middle of the 11th week of pregnancy, and fetuses begin to tightly grasp at 16 to 20 weeks.4  Thus, creation of the lines in the hand occurs due to God's creation rather than mechanical movement.

God does not create human soul life, however, until birth.  The hands with their major lines were formed or fashioned as a potter fashioning clay inside the womb.  Jeremiah's body was formed inside the womb, but his human soul life was added outside the womb.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you;
I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5, NAS)
This is extremely important.  The hands are not due to a random gene combination but are under the control of the the Lord, who creates the hands per the Sovereign Divine Design of God.  Thus, the hands are God's Sovereign creation.  The hands were created without condition.  God made them to fit His purpose.  Therefore, He will fulfill the purpose of His creation on the basis of his Sovereignty without the help of man.  Man's volition will never be compromised in the process.  If the markings of the hands reveal God's Sovereign Design, such as Right Man - Right Woman, then God will fulfill His Design unconditionally.  Nothing can stop the Sovereign Design of God.  The lines in the hand were completed before soul life existed.  Therefore, the person had nothing to do with them and can do nothing to help or hinder them from occurring.  God will accomplish His Sovereign purpose for the individual, and the individual can relax and enjoy the ride.  Right Man - Right Woman is part of the Sovereign Design of God.

The Lord's Hand

Jerusalem in the Lord's PalmThe Lord explained explained His intimate connection with Zion, or Jerusalem.
"Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are in My view continuously." (Isaiah 49:16)
The Lord said Jerusalem was inscribed in the palms of His hands, and its walls were in His view continuously.  The walls of Jerusalem form the outline of a palm as shown in the map of ancient Jerusalem with a hand superimposed upon it.  The lines through the palm are not exact replicas of lines through a normal human palm, but they are obviously the lines of a palm.  The Temple Mount corresponds precisely to the mounts, or raised places, under the first and second fingers, and Mount Zion corresponds to the mount under the third, or ring, finger.  The Temple Mount is in the area of the palm that corresponds to religious expression.

The divine design of a city corresponds to the plan for the Client Nation from the layout of the Camp of Israel.  Therefore, the tribes of Israel are represented by the different parts of the city.  Ephraim and Manasseh, which symbolize the double blessing,  represent the left and right sides of the palm.  Ephraim, under the thumb, corresponds to the masculine side of the palm, and Manasseh corresponds to the feminine side of the palm.  Reuben, the adulterer, is on the side of the palm under the little finger, which is the area that shows up marriage and adulterous relationships.  And Gad is in the area of the palm associated with defense or resistance.  The Gershonites are near the Dung Gate, which is where the garbage was taken out into the Valley of Hinnom and burned.  Zebulun, who went down to the sea, is near the Gihon Spring and the Fountain Gate.

The City of David is under the third finger, which is associated with vindication, or justice.  The Lord vindicated David.  Solomon's Palace is under the second finger, which represents management.  The Horse Gate was near the middle finger.  The middle finger represents Judah, the ruling tribe, who was the military leader.  A horse represents war and a male phallic reversionist.  Solomon was the later.

Issachar is near the East Gate, which is associated with the rising and setting of the Sun.  Issachar was symbolized by the donkey, the pack animal of Israel, and represented trade as well as going out and coming in of the military.  Issachar is also near the Muster Gate, for raising the army.

Naphtali is near the Sheep Gate.  Naphtali is symbolized by the doe, the symbol of peace.  Sheep are also peaceful animals.  Dan is on the top side of the hand (the thumb side) in the area where the Line of the Son begins.  The Line of the Son represents authority because all authority was given to the Son (Matthew 28:18).  Dan symbolized the federal judiciary of Israel.

Asher is on the top side of the hand between Dan and the thumb.  This area is a mount that corresponds to offense and aggression, which may also be linked to leadership.  Asher represented royalty.  Benjamin is represented by the thumb, which corresponds to the will.  Men of the Tribe of Benjamin were fierce warriors who conquered and divided the spoils of victory.  The protruding thumb is a sign of domination.

The Lord's Ways

The Lord's WaysJust as there are three major lies that run lengthwise through the palm, there are three highways that run from north to south through Israel.  The highways represent strategic paths through life.  Israel was in a strategic location.  People didn't travel east and west across the Arabian Desert.  The caravan routes from Babylon to Egypt went through Israel.  The three main highways through Israel were:  The Kings Highway, the Highway to Shur, and The Great Trunk Road.  The King's Highway was east of the Jordan River.  The Great Trunk Road ran from Damascus around the Sea of Galilee and along the Mediterranean coast through Gaza to Egypt.  And the Highway to Shur was in the middle, west of the Jordan River.

Abraham's JourneyThe King's Highway ran from north of  Damascus to the Gulf of Aqaba.  It was the strategic path that Abraham followed when he left Haran and traveled to Canaan to receive his destiny.  However, he exited east of Hazor to go into Canaan.  The King's Highway was followed by Israel on the final leg of the journey into the Promised Land.  All the cities in Numbers 21:27-30 lie along the King's Highway.  It was used by Jacob in his flight to and from Haran.  On his return he took the Penuel exit where he reached his personal destiny and was named Israel (Genesis 32:24-32).  The King's Highway was also used by Eliezer to bring Rebekah from Haran, the city of Nahor, on her personal destiny to marry Isaac (Genesis 24:10, 62-64).  Thus, the King's Highway represents the Line of the Spirit, or Destiny, in the palm.

The Highway to Shur is named in Genesis 16:7, where the Hebrew, derek, means road, way, or highway.  Shur was the name of a desert in the Negev. The road to Shur was a major highway, which linked Sinai with Canaan.  In the northern Negev it links an important series of wells and connects the major towns from Kadesh-barnea and Beersheba to Hebron, Jerusalem, Shechem and Megiddo.  It was used by Abraham on his trip down into Egypt.  Abraham lived in Hebron and the cities along this highway on his way to becoming very prosperous.  The Highway to Shur was used by Caleb, Joshua and the others to spy out the land.   However, at the time the nation of Israel was not ready to take the high ground and become successful.  It was also used by the Levite from the hill country of Ephraim around Shiloh when he went down to retrieve his concubine from Bethlehem (Judges 19:1-2; 10-15).  Like Abraham's trip to Egypt, his trip was not a success.  It led to civil war with the Benjamites.  Thus, the Highway to Shur corresponds to the Line of the Soul, or Success, and represented success or failure.

The Great Trunk Road is called the Highway of the Sea (Isaiah 9:1; Matthew 4:15), where the Hebrew, derek, and the Greek, hodos, mean road, highway, or way.  And the Sea refers not to the Mediterranean, but to the Sea of Galilee.  The Great Trunk Road runs through the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali (reference Tribes of Israel map), which are mentioned in Isaiah 9:1 and quoted in Matthew 13:15.  Isaiah 9:1 predicted that the Messiah would come in the land beside the Highway of the Sea, which is the land beside the Sea of Galilee.  The coming of the Messiah was the incarnation of the Son of God in which a body was prepared for the Lord.

Therefore, when He entered the world, He said,
"Sacrifice and offerings You have not desired,
But a body You have prepared for Me; (Hebrews 10:5)
The Great Trunk Road, the Highway of the Sea, is associated with the body of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who was from Nazareth and lived in the region beside the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:12-16).  Thus, the Great Trunk Road corresponds to the Line of the Body, which is associated with the Hypostatic Union, the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ.

David Writes about Hands

After David sinned with Bathshebah, he Rebounded and began to learn through punishment.  As he executed the Spiritual Life, he became very happy and received great blessing.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. (Psalm 16:6)
"Lines" is the Hebrew chebel, which means line or chord and refers to measuring lines.  This is a metaphor for the grace blessings that God gave David, which included conquering his enemies.  David described his inheritance as dazzlingly beautiful, where the word, "beautiful," is shaphar, which means to be beautiful.  It is from an Arabic word which means to remove the veil and shine.  The metaphor as written literally applies to the hands just as well as to a measuring line for land.  In verse 11, the hands are brought in.
You will make known to me the path of life;
Fulness of Happiness is in Your presence;
Pleasures are in Your right hand forever. (Psalm 16:11)
The "path of life" is another metaphor for the strategic advance in the Spiritual Life.  The word for life is chajjim, which is plural and means lives, which refers to both physical life and Eternal Life.  The "path of life" is another name for the Line of the Father, which is also known as the Line of Life.  How does the Lord reveal the path of life?  One of the ways is by inscribing the Life Line in the palm of the hand.  The markings along the Line of Life are in time sequence and can be correlated to specific years of a person's life, which relates back to the measuring lines.  David received full Happiness from fellowship with God.

Then he says, "Pleasures are in Your right hand forever."  This, of course, means that the Lord is handing David blessings that are the sources of wonderful pleasure.  But David says, "Your right hand."  He is very specific.  Now, this is not just flowery language.  The right hand is different from the left.  The left hand contains the record of escrow blessings, and the right hand contains the blessing that have actually been received.  Jerusalem was in the Lord's hand, and David received Jerusalem as an inheritance.  The Lord's right hand hand is also inscribed in the Tabernacle.  The metaphor here is that the Lord has pleasures for David in His right hand, and He places those pleasures symbolically in David's right hand.  Although this verse is a poetic metaphor, it is literally a description of the hands.

David's use of right hand here and in verse 8 where he said the LORD "is at my right hand" indicates that he knows his right hand from his left.  If he had not meant to differentiate, he could have said, "the LORD is beside me."  Further, "path of life" is in the same verse with "right hand."  It is important to use "right hand" rather than left because David is advancing to the high ground in the Spiritual Life, and he is receiving blessing in his right hand.  However, how much David really knew is not the issue here because the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit.  Since the Bible is inspired, it may be true literally, figuratively, and Spiritually.  What the Holy Spirit communicates will be true whether the human author understood the significance or not.  What the Holy Spirit is communicating in Psalm 16:11 is clearly about hands.

Lord's Hand in the Tabernacle

Tabenacle Right Hand in Tabernacle

The Lord's right hand is inscribed in the Tabernacle.  The right picture shows the Lord's right hand in the Tabernacle.  The left picture shows the mirror image of that hand as it would appear looking up.  Every part of the Tabernacle corresponds to parts of the Lord's hand.  The Brazen Altar, which represents Christ, our sacrifice for Salvation, is represented by the end phalange of the thumb.  The Laver, which represents Christ our Sanctification, represents the second phalange of the thumb.  There are two articles of furniture in the Outer Court, which correspond to the two phalanges of the thumb.  The articles of furniture are like rings on the Lord's fingers.Tabernacle Rings

The first finger corresponds to the Lampstand, which represents Christ our Light.  The second finger corresponds to the Ark of the Covenant, which represents Christ, our all and in all (Ephesians 1:23; Colossians 3:11).  The fingernail, which covers the finger, represents the Mercy Seat, which represents Christ, our propitiation (Romans 3:25; 1 John 2:2).  The third finger corresponds to the Altar of Incense, which represents the Christ our intercessor, who requests God's vindication or justification.  It represents Justice.  The little finger corresponds to the Table of Shewbread, which represents Christ, the bread of life and the perfect humanity of Jesus Christ in hypostatic union.

Tabernacle Hand Floor PlanThe palm of the hand fits into the Outer Court, which is associated with Salvation and Rebound, while the fingers fit into the Holy Place.  The middle finger extends into the Holy of Holies.  The three mounts at the rear of the palm next to the wrist correspond to the three pathways between the 4 posts of the Gate.  The three mounts are the Masculine Mount (blue), the Mount of Evangelism (purple), and the Feminine Mount (green).  The Laver sits in the hollow of the palm, which is the Mount of Capacity for Life.  The mounts of the four fingers correspond to the pathways between the 5 posts of the Door.

The lines in the palm of the hand (upper left picture) correspond to the strategic pathways through the Tabernacle.  The Gate, which is the only way into the Tabernacle, represents the entrance into Eternal Life, or Christ the way (John 14:6).  There are 4 posts in the Gate, which represent four strategic paths associated with Salvation.  The first path is the Line of the Father.  No one can be saved unless the Father draws him (John 6:44, 65; Jeremiah 31:3).  The second path is the Line of the Spirit (or destiny), which represents Jesus Christ the promised Messiah (Isaiah 9:6).  Christ had a royal destiny, and Christians share His destiny.  The third line is the Line of the Soul, or success, which represents Christ, the King in His Millennial reign (Isaiah 9:7).  The fourth line represents the perfect humanity of Jesus Christ in hypostatic union, who was qualified to bear the sins of the world (Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 5:11-13).

The Door controls access to the Holy Place and Holy of Holies.  The Door represents the Lord Jesus Christ, our entrance into the Spiritual Life (John 10:7-9).  The 5 posts in the Door represent grace and the 5 strategic paths into the Holy Place and Holy of Holies.  The 5 lines of the palm which correspond to the 5 posts are:

  1. Line of Light - this line connects the Line of the Father to light of the first finger (John 1:4, 9; 8:12).
  2. Line of Holy Spirit (Heart) - often ends between first and second fingers or on the forefinger mount (Ephesians 2:18).
  3. Line of the Spirit (destiny) - connects along the middle finger through the veil (Hebrews 10:19-20).
  4. Line of the Soul (success) - connects to the third finger - represents vindication through Christ our Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25)
  5. Line of the Body - access through the Door is through faith, which is symbolized by the bread, the Spiritual food (Romans 5:2)
The Lord's hand is inscribed in the Tabernacle.  Christians are "predestined to conform to the image of His Son" (Romans 8:29).  Therefore, the definition of the Lord's hand in the Tabernacle also applies to the believer's hand.

Manual Labor

The hands represent work in a profession or manual labor under the Laws of Establishment.  After Adam was kicked out of the Garden of Eden, he had to work for a living under the Adamic Covenant (Genesis 3:17-19).  Adam's descendants also had to work (1 Thessalonians 4:11).   The Lord may bless the work of the hands (Deuteronomy 16:15, 24:19, 30:9; Job 1:10) or curse the work of the hands (Deuteronomy 31:29; 1 Kings 16:7; Ecclesiastes 5:6; Haggai 2:17).  Before the Noahic Flood the work of man's hands was cursed and there was hope that Noah could bring rest (Genesis 5:29).  The lazy person who refuses to work may die the sin unto death (Proverbs 21:25).  The artist creates beauty with the work of his hand (Song of Solomon 7:1); but the evil person may create idols with the work of his hands (Jeremiah 25:6-7).  Pottery is the work of the hands (Lamentations 4:2).

God gives people different abilities and gifts.  People are born with these gifts.  This is the meaning of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30).

The hands are physical.  They are not spiritual.  They represent function under the Laws of Establishment - not the Spiritual Life.  The spiritual cannot be seen in the hands.  However, the hand also represents soulish functions, such as thoughts, beliefs, and emotion.  They reveal the cognitive processes.  The Destiny line is related to the Laws of Establishment.  It is God's provision for believer or unbeliever.  There is also a Personal Sense of Destiny in the Spiritual Life, which will not show up in the hands.  Having said this, the hands may, nevertheless, reveal physical and soulish functions that run concurrently with the Spiritual Life.  For example, a period of separation from the world may show up in the hands because a person is isolated from others, who are physical relationships.  When a person is living the Spiritual Life, the person is still in his physical body.  Whereas, events in the Spiritual Life will not show up in the physical hands, other events that happen at the same time will appear.

Hand Cramps

Hand cramps have psychological and spiritual meaning that can be fairly easily unraveled by a person who knows his left hand from his right.  Most people don't.  Hand cramps are painful strokes from God about a serious problem.  Although they may be exacerbated by over-exertion, hand cramps still have underlying meaning that can be understood.  Cramps are like a slap (or stroke) from God that are meant to be painful to get the attention.

First, the hands symbolize service, the feet symbolize a person's stand, and the legs symbolize a person's walk.  A cramp in the right (dominant) hand symbolizes an action the person has taken, while a cramp in the left (helping) hand symbolizes a response.  The part of the hand with the cramp provides an additional clue.  Look up the meaning of the part of the hand and correlate it to an issue in life.  For example, a cramp in the left forefinger may symbolize offering a helping hand as a response of the ego.  The person may have received an offer of help from an evil person.  A cramp in the right hand may be associated with an overt action that the person has performed.  A cramp in the right forefinger could be associated with the expression of the ego, how a person is letting his light shine.

Reason for Studying Hands

The hands are not spiritual.  Spiritual guidance is not obtained from studying hands.  Spiritual guidance is obtained through the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the daily Metabolization of Bible Doctrine.  Now, the scripture is filled with verses about hands.  In the ordination of the Levitical Priests, the thumb and big toe were anointed with sacrificial blood.  The High Priest used one finger for sprinkling blood.   The hands and feet of the Priests were washed in the Laver.  The Ten Commandments were written by the finger of God (Exodus 31:18; Deuteronomy 9:10).  Jesus Christ wrote with his finger on the ground (John 8:6).  Rings were worn on the fingers.  Blood on the hands symbolized a murderer (Genesis 4:11; Isaiah 59:3; Proverbs 6:17; Ezekiel 23:37, 45).  Esau's hands were hairy, and Jacob's were smooth (Genesis 27:11, 15-16, 23). During the period of the Gospels (Hypostatic Union) and Precanon period of the Church Age, healing was accomplished through the laying on of hands (Mark 6:5; Luke 4:40; Acts 28:8).  In ordination the laying on of hands continues into the Church Age (1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6).  The laying on of hands is part of the study of hands.  It is the subject of much confusion among Christians who don't understand what the scripture teaches about hands.

The understanding of the lines and parts of the hand were clearly understood by Job and Isaiah.  The LORD invented palm reading - not the devil (Isaiah 49:16).  Jerusalem was engraved in the hand of Nebuchadnezzar (Ezekiel 21:22).  Neither of these verses can be understood without an understanding of hands.

Anthropopathisms about the hand and fingers of God are used many times in scripture.  Unless human hands are understood, the anthropopathisms cannot be understood.  And the writers of scripture used metaphors and comparisons about hands frequently.  Peter, Paul, and John not only waved their hands when they talked, they wrote with hand waving language in scripture.  The "old man" that Paul uses for a person's unregenerate identity is the same as the id and is represented by the little finger.  The motivation of the world in lieu of response to the Love of God in 1 John 2:16 is a description of the palm of the hand.  The lusts of men contrasted with the will of God is a description of the thumb and the area of the palm that adjoins it (1 Peter 4:2).

The fingers are used for counting, and the number of each finger corresponds to the meaning of the number.  Thus, the fundamental definitions of numbers correspond to the fingers.  Grasping is a function of the hands, but Paul uses the word for grasping with the fingers to describe comprehending (Ephesians 3:18).  Thus, the cognitive processes are linked to the hands.  Grasping defines the double column advance in the military as well as response to the Love of God.  Thus, understanding the paradigm of the hands is useful for attaining Spiritual Rapport.

The study of the hands is more appropriate for mature believers than for beginners, since it is full of complicated analysis.  However, the individual elements of the study of the hands are quite appropriate for beginners.  For example, the study of the laying on of hands is a basic doctrine (Hebrews 6:2).  Yet, the apostates are full of confusion on the subject.  There is a right time to study the doctrine of hands; so there is no need to rush into it too early.  The study will require considerable investment of time.  A new vocabulary will have to be learned, and several different types of analysis, such as fingerprints, lines, fingers, mounts, colors, and markings will have to be learned.  Learning these things takes time and patience.  In the end a new appreciation for God's creation will appear, a more profound knowledge of the scripture will be grasped, and the individual will learn more about himself.


Divination is trying to determine the future apart from the revelation of the Holy Spirit.  Divination like magic is one of the dark arts of the Cosmic System, which attempts to discover hidden knowledge by interpreting omens or by supernatural powers.2   The vocabulary of divination is the vocabulary of the devil.  It is full of lies.  Those who practice divination, either giving or receiving, may become entangled in demonism.  For this reason, there was a very stern warning against divination in the Mosaic Law.  It carried the death penalty.

The classic palm reader practices divination, which is expressly prohibited by the Word of God.  The palmist uses the vocabulary of the devil and human viewpoint analysis under slavery in the Cosmic System.  The palmists themselves are duped by the devil, and they prey upon dupes who are seeking information outside the boundaries of the Spiritual Life.  Does this mean the palmists are ignorant and don't know what they are saying?  No, they are far from ignorant.  Many of the things they say are factual.  However, they are often half-truths, which are worse than lies.  They exalt the love of money and the goddess of love.  And they name the parts of the hand after demons that contradict the truth of Bible Doctrine.

The devil has taken over the study of hands and feet just as he took over the study of the Solar System and numerology.  God made the Solar System, and God made the fingers for counting.  So, why would the devil invest such effort to hide the truth of these things.  Whereas, the Solar System was named after the right demons to counterattack the truth of God, that is not necessarily the case with palmistry.  In palmistry, the names of the demons are not nearly as accurate.  So, there appears to be further confusion introduced by man.  It is time someone took back the Solar System, hands, feet, and numbers from Cosmic System.  They don't belong to the devil, and Christians should not be duped by his lies.  The Christian who does not understand these things has blind spots that enslave him to the Cosmic System.


The methodology that will be used in this study is the accurate analysis of the Bible based upon the rules of interpretation.  The Bible will be the source of all definitions and application.  Scriptures from the Mosaic Law, the Gospels, precanon period, and Church Age will be correctly interpreted based upon sound principles of exegesis and theology.  Not one smidgen will be included which contradicts true theology as defined by such men as Lewis Sperry Chafer.3

The theology of the hands and feet in scripture belongs to the Doctrine of Creation.  The hands are a part of creation just as the Sun and the Moon, rocks and trees, birds and bees.  The hands, like the Sun and the Moon, are in the Plan of God even though they are physical and not spiritual.  The hands reveal God's Sovereign purpose, and, as such, demand God's unconditional fulfillment.

This study is not about divination, although the subject will be explained later in more detail.  It is about the hands in scripture.  The paradigm of the hands and feet is a fundamental tool for understanding scripture and relationship of mankind with God.  To that end it is high time that someone laid the groundwork for future disciples.

For those who have doubts about this study and are under the authority of some other pastor, please consult him.  For Christians, don't forget to Rebound.  For those who have never made the greatest of all decisions to receive the gift of Eternal Life, please take a moment to consider your own Salvation.  It's simple.  It's free.  And it is a matter of personal privacy. The Spiritual Life is the only solution to the problems of the hands.



1.  Deleted
2.  C. F. Keil and F. Delitzch (James Martin, Translator), Commentary on the Old Testament, Vol. I, ISBN 0-8028-8035-5 (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Co.), 1978; 1st Book, p. 423; 4th Book, p. 184.
3.  Lewis Sperry Chafer.  Systematic Theology, (Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan Publishing House), 1947.
4.  Edward D. Campbell.  "Fingerprints & Palmar Dermatoglyphics," 1998. http://www.edcampbell.com/PalmD-History.htm

Released June 28, 2002 - Revised Revised Sept. 23, 2013

Author: Larry Wood
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