Sunday, July 08, 2018

The Bible's Like Referenced verses clarify and embellish the scriptures (1:44)


The Evidence of Like-Referenced Verses

See also post: Compelling evidence for biblical inerrancy - Like referenced verses 1:14

One of the many ways you can confirm for yourself the inerrancy of Scripture is to examine any set of like referenced verses in the Bible looking for a similar theme running through them. I find most often that about 33% have a very clear related theme, another 33% have a somewhat clear theme and then the remaining ones have a common theme that's a bit more difficult to discern.

FINDING THE COMMON THEME

When looking at a set of like referenced verses, very often there are two to three that are strikingly similar in theme that will get you started in determining the common theme for the set. Sometimes you have to look at surrounding verses to understand the context of a of any single verse you're looking at. Once you become confident like referenced verse pattern exist, you will worry less about a couple of verses that don't seem to fit the pattern. Like any other scripture study, God always leaves us with lots of room to dig for deeper truths in his word.

HOW COMMON THEMES CONFIRM BIBLICAL INERRANCY

Here's some of the ways that like referenced verse similarities help confirm the inerrancy of the Bible:
  • VERY CLEAR THEMES: 100% of the time there is a similar theme in more than half the verses.
  • LITTLE POSSIBILITY OF COINCIDENCE: You will notice how the themes are very specific and not likely to be a product of chance. Since the numbering of the verse set relates to the contents of the theme, it removes doubt that the theme is just a product of your imagination or chance. These are God defined themes and numbering.
  • CONSISTENT ACROSS OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS: The themes run across the old and new Testaments declaring that this pattern exists across the entire volume of the Bible. The Old and New Testaments are two parts of a single word of God.
  • CHAPTER/VERSE NUMBER SYMBOLISM RELATES TO THEME: The numbering of the chapter and verse fits with the theme that runs through the set. In the following set of "1:44" verses we can see the number 14 which relates to Kings and Jesus the King.
  • THEME UNDERSTANDING HELPS VERSE INTERPRETATION: We find that by understanding the theme, it helps us to more clearly see how it applies to other verses with the same chapter and verse.
Note: In any of God's patterns there is both a negative and positive meaning to every theme. For example, in the following sets of verses, some are about being in the presence of the king while others are about not being in the presence of the king. Numbers and patterns have both positive and negative associations.

THE BIBLES LIKE-REFERENCED 1:44 VERSES

Following are explanations for the Bible's 1:44 like referenced verses. These are all 7 of the Bible's "1:44" verses.

  • Luke 1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. (John the Baptist reacting to the presence of Jesus)
  • 1Kings 1:44 And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule: (Riding in announcing Solomon as the new king)
  • John 1:44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. (Jesus finding Philip saying "follow me")
  • Mark 1:44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. (The healed leper being told not to announce what Jesus did, but he did so anyway)
  • 1Chronicles 1:44 And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
  • Numbers 1:44 These are those that were numbered, which Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his fathers. (stating that Moses and Aaron were then God's chosen leaders of Israel)
  • Deuteronomy 1:44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah. (The LORD telling them how he had told them not to go - "I am not among you")

For further Study - The count of like referenced verses has meaning

It is worth mentioning, I am convinced even the count of verses with the same chapter and verse reference has meaning. There is a total of seven 1:44 verses in the Bible. I don't believe this is an accident but it's not now obvious to me how it fits the patterns. One of the best evidences of this is the count of the Bible's 22:22 like-referenced verses - There are 22 of them. Number 22 is symbolic of Jesus, the suffering servant. An example is Ezekiel 22:22 As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you. Another is -- Luke 22:22 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!

Concluding

If you study the Bible's like referenced verses you will become more convinced than ever that the Bible is the God-Breathed word of God. Start by studying the Bible's 3:16 verses for some great surprises:
  • John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
  • 1John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
  • Mal 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
  • 2Cor 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
  • 1Cor 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
  • 2The 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.


     









Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The Bible is divinely numbered by book, chapter and verse. What if your mind just can't believe the evidence? Cognitive Dissonance






Don't know what to think about numerical patterns in the Bible?

Be aware that our minds sometimes can't accept what it does not believe is possible. It makes no scientific sense and literally seems impossible that God could have numbered the Bible. But the evidence loudly declares the Bible is perfectly written and numbered in an amazing DNA like way.

The number patterns could not be coincidental, nor could they be the work of men. But they exist. The only explanation for this is that we must question our belief that the Bible is the product of men.

Cognitive Bias, Normalcy Bias, Cognitive Dissonance and other psychological studies explain to us how our minds can get stuck and prevented from taking in proven truths.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases
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How to Overcome our Biases?

What to do about this bias we may observe in ourselves? Seek more evidence for truth that either confirms or denies the evidences. If the evidence keeps pointing to what you can't believe, keep seeking to understand what's going on by looking at more examples.

After I discovered the evidences that God numbered the Bible, it still took me two years of intense study to finally convince my mind the impossible was true. I could stop doubting myself  -- God had numbered the Bible.

Hopefully I present enough solid evidence in these pages to greatly shorten your personal discovery of this truth.

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR BIBLICAL INNERANCY: Like Referenced verses 1:14 -- The Great Day of the LORD is Near


The Bible's Chapter and Verse Numbers have Divine Meaning


 Preposterous!

What I'm presenting below, of course, sounds impossible given that everyone knows the Bible was written by about 40 different authors over a period of 2000 years. There's incredible evidence we have that confirms it a ridiculous thought that the Bible is divinely numbered and the numbers have common meanings throughout it. Preposterous!  ... But remember what scripture reminds us...
Luke 18:27 ...The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Simply put, the clear and obvious evidence for a divinely numbered Bible defies our logic and knowledge about how the Bible was written. The number/text evidence demands we conclude only a supernatural God could have accomplished what we know to be impossible.
Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
I believe those willing to risk some time investing this impossible claim will be rewarded with a completely new awareness of the miracle of God's Word. With this knowledge you will experience great new revelations about scripture with every reading. I hope you take a few minutes to ponder this amazing possibility.

The Bible's 1:14 Like Referenced Verses --Jesus the King Comes to save us

As I have explained in other AmazingWord Blog Posts, the Bible has been divinely numbered, with every number having symbolic significance. This means chapter and verse numbers reflect themes found in their text.

Because of this numbering/text relationship, you can observe common themes across scripture verses with like referenced chapter and verse. In addition to this being strong evidence for a God-authored inerrant KJV Bible, it becomes an aid to interpretation.

Number 14

The number fourteen has symbolism related to the warrior and King, Lord Jesus who will one day come to save his elect. Passover is the celebration of the Lord passing over those marked for God and killing the first born son of those in the land. Passover is celebrated on the 14th of the Jewish month.

The Like Referenced 1:14 Bible Verses

By looking at the Bible's 1:14 verses we experience an intense awareness of Jesus the King. These verses each help build a picture of this Jesus and how fearful we should be of him, but also, what a great blessing it is to be under his protection. These 1:14 verses also confirm to us the prophecy is true about Jesus future return. Using the like referenced verses, God confirms to us in a very Godly structured and perfect way (as opposed to random verses) that this is one of his important messages to us.

Below I have sorted and grouped the Bible's 1:14 verses in such a way as to help point out the themes found in this collection. The entire set speaks in some way about Jesus return or events surrounding his return. In some cases they instill upon us the need for his return. Of course, these are my opinions. Like any Bible study, I know others will develop their own sense of what the collection teaches. The most important take-away is to realize like referenced verses do contain some thread of a common theme running through them.
(Other posts in my blog or on my website provide many other examples of like-referenced verses)
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Teaching us of the Lord's return to save his people (past and present)

  • Zep 1:14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
  • Jude 1:14 ...saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
  • 2Kin 1:14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties...
  • Rev 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; (Jesus as he returns for us)
  • Eze 1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
  • Jer 1:14 Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
  • 2Cor 1:14 ...we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our's in the day of the Lord Jesus.
  • Mal 1:14 ... for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.
  • Zech 1:14 ...Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
  • Josh 1:14 ...but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valor, and help them;
  • Amo 1:14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah... with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:
  • Oba 1:14 ...neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
  • Jnah 1:14 Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life...
  • Nahm 1:14 ...out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.
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Jesus has come to us as a man

  • John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
  • Luke 1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
  • Mrk 1:14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
  • 1Kin 1:14 Behold, while thou yet talkest there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.
  • 2Chr 1:14 And Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen: ... which he placed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
  • 3Joh 1:14 But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. ....
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The Saving Redemption of Jesus (as in the Passover)

  • Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
  • Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: (speaking of the signs of his future return?)
  • Lam 1:14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand... the LORD hath delivered me into their hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.
  • Joel 1:14 Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,
  • Hag 1:14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel ... and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest,... and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,
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Speaking of the persecuted which the Lord returns to give justice to?

  • Hab 1:14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
  • Isa 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
  • Exo 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service...wherein they made them serve...
  • 2Sam 1:14 And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD's anointed?
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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Number 333 symbolism and meaning - Look at the Bible's 333 verses. The almighty presence of the spirit of God

I've mentioned many times in these posts about how like referenced verses have similar and related content and ran across another compelling example of this today. It seems worth sharing...

There are just 10 verses in the KJV and similarly structured Bibles that have a chapter and verse of 33:3. I've included these below. If you ponder them as a group you will find they all have something to do with the powerful presence of a a patriarch, king or Holy Spirit. In a couple of cases these verses speak of the opposite in their reference to improperly worshiping a false power (every number has both a positive and opposite negative meaning).

This is another strong evidence for a divinely numbered and structured Bible. This evidence reveals how perfect our Holy Christian Bible is. Even though many Christians believe the Bible is the Holy and inspired Word of God, at the same time they will effectively dismiss that same statement by explaining that it was the words of men that they were writing because of being inspired by God - or some other qualified explanation of what they think "inspired" means.

The precise DNA-like  perfection of how Biblical text lines  up with the Bible's numbers is incredible evidence that only a supernatural God could have developed such a book. It could not have been conceived by mere men. As much as this creates a quandary in us about how a book we know to be written by men could be supernatural, the perfection in number demands the conclusion - the Bible was written by God. It really does not matter that we cannot comprehend how or why God gave it to us through human hands.

The Bible's ten 33:3 verses...

Gen 33:3 And he passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Exo 33:3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
Num 33:3 And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.
Deu 33:3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
2Chr 33:3 For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
Job 33:3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
Psa 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.
Isa 33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.
Jer 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Eze 33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;

Praise the LORD! (Psalms 103:1-2 and Psalm 117:1-2 --- The exact middle verses and exact middle chapter of the Bible.)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Number Seventy (70) in the Bible - Revealed by the 70th verses




Jeremiah Chapter 25 (the 770th Bible chapter) 
V12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.


 As I have explained in other blog posts, the Bible's text for like numbered book verses has a theme that somehow reflects the definition and symbolism for number seventy. By calling them "book verses" I am referring to all the verses of a book sequentially numbered in the same way chapter verses are numbered.  For example, the 70th verse of the book of Revelation is Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Notice how this 70th verse of Revelation speaks of believers persevering until the return of Jesus Christ to reign and rule on earth.

If you carefully observe the 70th book verses, you will notice a common theme of things coming to fruition or about being prepared for when a time of completion comes. In addition to this study revealing a deeper understanding of the meaning of number 70, it also demonstrates the incredible supernatural perfection of numbering of the Bible.

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Number 70 – covenants – salvation – completion of times/events – becoming complete/saved


#70 AND ATONEMENT

Lev 4:20 …the priest shall make an atonement for them, and it shall be forgiven them.
Heb 5:3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
2Kin 3:27 Then he took his eldest son…and offered him for a burnt offering…there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to their own land. For example, the 70th verse of the book of Revelation is Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 

#70 AND COVENANTS

Ruth 4:7 …for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbor: and this was a testimony in Israel.
Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

#70 AND BECOMING COMPLETE/SALVATION/COMING OF THE LORD

1The 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Gal 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Zech 6:1 And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains;…
Lam 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Dan 2:49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.
Joel 3:18 it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine…a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.
Mic 6:1 Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
1Pet 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

#70 AND CROSSING OVER/DECISIONS

Matt 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Josh 4:11 it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests…
Deu 2:24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand… begin to possess it…
Est 4:10 Again Esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai;

#70 AND BEING CALLED

Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
2Tim 4:9 Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:
1Cor 3:23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
Act 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
Col 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
1Sam 3:6 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I…
Jer 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city…and I will bring you to Zion:
2Cor 4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

#70 AND WISDOM

Jam 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Prov 3:15 (Wisdom) She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
Philp 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

#70 AND JUDGMENT

Gen 3:14 the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle...dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Job 4:9 By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.
Eze 4:5 For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, 390 days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.