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What is Biblical Numerology?

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By EMN Updated: Oct 06, 2013 12:05 am
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Jack T. Chakhesang

IT seems quite obvious that the Bibl uses numbers in patterns. Who can deny that 40 is significant? Jesus went into the desert for 40 days, and the Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years Whether or not this analysis of these number patterns is accurate is up for debate. But this debate is condensed from the Book Number in Scripture.One of the interesting feature of Hebrew and Greek is that in both written languages that there are no numeric characters. Where we have numbers and letters, they have only letters. So, in each language the letters are also used as numbers. In a small way, we do the same thing in English. For example, is “O” a zero or a letter in the alphabet? Is “I” a one or small “I’? When they are used, the context tells us which is which and we have mo problem understanding it. The same goes for Hebrew and Greek. They knew when they were writing numbers and when they were writing letters.
But the interesting is that when a word is written, it also has a numerical equivalent. For example, the word “Jesus” in Greek is “Iasous”{ Since each letter had a numeric equivalent, we can add up each number and get a value.
. There are many interesting games that can be played with the feature of Greek and Hebrew. and much of it is absurd. But much of it is interesting..
Whether or not the numbers really do have a significance is still debated in many circles. Nevertheless, the following are presented for you examination:
1. Te Number of Unity. Deuteronomy 6:4 says “Hear oh Israel, The Lord our God, the Lord is one. (Ephesians 4:5 “One Lord, one baptism.”
2. The number of Division. Deuteronomy 6:4: The Son who has two natures human and divine. There are two Testaments—the Old and the New. Man is Male and Female.. Romans 9 speaks of two vessels, one for honourable use and the othet for dishonorable use. Two types of people, sheep and goats. There are two ages, this age and the age to come (Matthew 12:32; 13:39, 40,49 and Mark 10:30.
3. The Number f Divine Perfection. The Trinity consists of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There are three qualities of the Universe. Time, Space and Matter. To rxist (except for God) all three are required. Each quality consists of three elements. Therefore, we live in a trinity of trinities.

4. THE THREE QUALITIES OF UNIVERSE ARE EACH THREE

Time is one yet three in terms of Past, Present and Future. Sapce is one yet three in terms of height, width and depth. Matter is one yet three. It is solid, liquid and gas.
So w4e all live in a trinity of trinities. Romans 1:20 says: “ For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being clearly understood through what has been made…..”
If you are a trichonomist then man is made of three parts: This mean body, soul and spirit. From this it follows that human abilities are three, defined by Thought, Word and Deed. And so, the divine attributes are threefold—God is Omniscient meaning Love and Holy; Omnipresent meaning Light and Righteous and Omnipotent meaning Sprit and Just.
So three bear witness to Spirit, Water and Blood (! John 5-8:).

CHRIST IS THREE SHEPHERDS
The Good Shepherd (John 10:14-15) – speaking of His own dearth. The Good Shepherd (Hebrews 13:20) speaking of His resurrection. And the Chief Shepherd speaking of His glory ( Peter 9:5,4).

THE THREE APPEARANCES
OF CHRIST
First is Past. He appeared (Hebrews 9:26) to put every sin away. In terms of the Present, it is appearing in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:24). And of course, for the future, He will appear (Hebrews 9:28) to those who await Him.

THE FATHER SPOKE FROM HEAVEN THRTEE TIMES
“This is my beoved Son in whom I am well pleased (Matthew 3 :17). Then “This is my beloved Son , with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him (Matthew 17:5. And “I have both glorified it (the Father’s name), and will glorify it again. ( John 12:28).
Anyway, be that as it may, bothg the Tabernacle and the Temple consisted of three parts—namely—the Court, The Holy Place and the Sanctuary. Regarding the Tabernacle, the Holy of Holies was a cube (10 cubits x 10 cubits x 10 cubits). Regarding the Temple .the Holy of Holies was a cube (20 cubits x 20 cubits x 20 cubits).

THE NUMBER OF CREATION
North, South, East West is complementary to the four seasons. The fourth Commandment is the first that refers to the earth. The 4th clause of the Lord’s Prayer is the first that mentions the earth. The materials of the tabernacle were four and so were the coverings and the ornamentations.

THE NUMBER OF GRACE
Redemption. Israel came out of Egypt 5 in rank (Exodus 13:18. David picked up 5 smooth stones to fight Goliath (! Samuel 17”40). The holy anointing oil was pure and composed of 5 parts.(Exodus 30:23-25).

THE NUMBER OF MAN
Man was created on the sixth day. The 6th commandment is “Thou shalt not murder.” Six words are used for man—Adam, Ish, Enoch,Gehver,, anthropos, amar. Also, 6 x 6 = 36 + 35 + 32—5 + 4 + 3 +2 + 1 = 666. And 666 is ther number of the Anti-Christ. This menas that the name of the Anti-Chris. This means that the name of the Anti-Christ in GHreek adds up to 666. This is a mockery of the Trinity.,

THE NUMBER OF SPIRITUAL PERFECTION
Seven days in a week. Seven colours in the spectrum. Seven of the Ten Commandments begin with the word “not.” There are 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 parables in Matthew, and 7 promises to the churches.
There are 7 “eternals” in Hebrews which are: A priest forever (1:6);. Jesus said, 7 things on the cross (1) Luke 23:34 Jesus said, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots; (2) Luke 23: 43) Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be in with me in paradise.” (3) About the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, Lama savaththani?” which means “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?{Matthew 27:48).
When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved standing near by, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son, (John 19:26). Later, knowing that all was now completed,, and so that the Scriptures will be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty,” (John 19:28). When He received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished,” (John 19:30). With that, He bowed His head and gave up the spirit.
And, Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, He breathed His last. “Hallelujah occurs 28 times or 4 x 7. Hosanna occurs 7 times. “Milk” occurs 49 (7 x 7) times. Abaddon occurs 7 times. After the order of Melchizedek occurs 7 times.

8 THE NUMBER OF NEW BEGINNING.:
Eight (8) people on Noah’s Ark (2 Peter 2:5); circumcision on 8th day (Gen. 17:12); God made 8 covenants with Abraham.
9. THE NUMBER OF JUDGEMENT. There are 9 Greek word derived from the root meaning judgment – dikay. The following words each occur 9 times in the Bible: abussos (bottomless pit); asebee (ungodly); aselgeia (lasciviousness); and astrapee (lightning). The gifts of the spirit are 9 in number (1 Cor. 12:8-10): the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of sporits, tongues, and interpretations of tongues.

10. THE NUMBER OF DIVINE PERFECTION. There are 10 commandments (Ex. 20); 1/10 of your income is a tithe; the were 10 plagues on Egypt (Ex. 9:14ff); 10X 10 silver sockets formed the foundation of the tabernacle (Ex 38:27); There are 10 “I AM”’s spoken by Jesus in John: (1) I am the Bread of Life (6:35); (2) I am the Bread of Life which came down from heaven (6:41); 3) I am the Living Bread (6:51); (4) I am the Light of the world (8:12); (5) I am One that bears witness of Myself (8: 18); (7) I am the Good Shepherd (10:14); (8) I am the Resurrection and the Life (14:6); (9) I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (11:25); and (10) I am the True Vine (15:1,5).

12 THE NUMBER OF GOVERNMENTAL PERFECTION.
There were 12 tribes of Israel; 12 Apostles, 12 foundations in the heavenly Jerusalem; 12 gates; 12 pearls; 12 angels. The measurements of New Jerusalem are 12,000 furlongs or stadia, while the wall will be 144 (12 x 12) cubits (Rev. 21:16-11).

40 THE NUMBER OF PROBATION OR TRIAL.
The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deut.8:~-5). Moses was on the mount for 40 days (Exodus 24:! 8); 40 days of Jonah and Nineveh (Jonah 3;4). Jesus was tempted for 40 days (Matt. 4:2).
153 In John 21 : 11, after the resurrection the disciples caught 153 fish. The word fish in Greek is ‘ixthus’ which has a numerical equivalent of 1224, or 8 x 153. Remember, which is Jesus Christ is 888. 153 people received a blessing from Jesus in the four Gospels (not counting the 5000 and examples like that).

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By EMN Updated: Oct 06, 2013 12:05:06 am