Thursday, May 06, 2010

Symbolism for the Bible's #28 - Jesus our Great High Priest who intercedes for us

Jesus is our only way to eternal life. Through his death on the cross we can have access to eternal life by claiming Jesus blood as the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins. Number 28 points to this aspect of Jesus as our High Priest who intercedes with God on our behalf so we might have eternal life (John 3:16).

A major mention of the number 28 in the Bible's text is found in Exodus 26:2 that tells us of the curtain that separates men from the Holy of Holies - "The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have the same measurements". The verse clearly tells of the barrier between God and men. This is the very same type of curtain which was torn in two (from top to bottom) when Jesus died on the cross. It is interesting that adding the chapter and verse reference of 26:2 produces the #28. This is also the 2238th Bible verse with first and last digits of the number being #28 which is a common type of number pattern found in the scriptures.

An example of this picture of Jesus as our High Priest can be seen in verse 28 of Matthew 27 where a scarlet robe is put on Jesus - it says "They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him". While those that did this were mocking him, they did not realize they were actually putting a royal robe on the Son of God - God himself. A robe appropriate for a Great High Priest. This verse is in the 956th chapter which is about the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World. The digits for number 56 found in this cross Bible chapter number suggest an association with #28 (2x28=56). The cross Bible sequence number for this verse of 24158 also supports this verse being related to #28.

A second example of a #28 related verse is Ephesians 2:18 (#28) which says "through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father". Like Matthew 27:28, it also tells us that Jesus our High Priest intercedes for us. Below are a compelling series of verses associating #28 with this theme.

The Bible's 828 Book Verses confirm the #28 theme...
Numbers 28 and 82 are both strongly related to each other and share the common theme. The number 828 is a combination of both numbers and has an especially strong theme related to both numbers. There are 16 books with an 828th cross book verse sequence number and each of the corresponding 828 numbered verses in these books somehow reveal this theme. They point to acts of the Lord interceding for us, or speak of how one intercedes for another. Some of these 16 examples below are more clear than others, but I've provided the complete set so those interested can examine for themselves if the preponderance of evidence in them shows a theme of intercession, or one standing up for another.

Gen 29:32 "...the LORD has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me." (because of the son, she shall be loved)
Exo 29:24 and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and ... (Aaron the High Priest)

Lev 27:3 '...your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver... (See 27:28 about the valuation of those set apart for the Lord) v28 ...anything which a man sets apart to the LORD...

Num 23:16 Then the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth ..."

Deu 30:12 "...'Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us...?'

1Chr 26:3 Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh. (gatekeepers guarding the temple - names suggest young men/priests standing between people and the temple of God?)

Job 34:14 "If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself (Job's friend speaks of the power given to the almighty to redeem the whole world),

Psa 56:12 Your vows are binding upon me, O God;.(Psalm 56 the Psalmist puts his trust in the Lord for his redemption. Note chapter 56=2x28)..

Prov 29:4 The king gives stability to the land by justice,....

Isa 42:2 "He will not cry out or raise His voice, (the 721st chapter (28?) speaks of God's servant who will intervene for the people ..a bruised reed)....

Jer 32:43 'Fields will be bought in this land ..." (the Lord will intervene)

Eze 33:12 "... 'The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him ...' (an intercessor is needed)

Matt 24:15 "...when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION ...standing in the holy place (as if he was the intercessor),

Luke 18:33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; (Jesus intercedes for our sin)"

John 20:5 and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. (witnessing the resurrection did really happen. Jesus died and rose for us. The wrappings might be related to a royal robe?).

Act 23:17 Paul ...said, "Lead this young man to the commander, for he has something to report..." (the young man intercedes for Paul).

Number 28 is related to #14 about Jesus the King as 14x2=28 and factors of numbers have direct relationships. This 28/14 relationship demonstrates how numbers can have similar and related meanings while themselves representing specific aspects of the overall theme. #14 and #28 are both about Jesus; #14 for Jesus the King; and #28 for Jesus the High Priest who intercedes for us.

5 comments:

  1. CLIFTON ROBINSON (GOOGLE) THANK YOU JESUS!!!

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  2. As today is my 28th birthday, I praise Jesus for all eternity with My Dear Abba Father!
    #GloryToGODinTheHighest

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  3. I believe 28th May 2017, ushers in a new dawn for me and those connected to me as it signifies a divine access into the riches of His Presence and affirmation of the realities of His Promises. Thanks a million for the insight to no.28.

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  4. I have always felt a close connection with GOD from my earliest memory, now I have even more clarity after learning about the significance of my birthday 7-28

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