PREMISE... Like reference Bible verses have a theme running through them that helps in their interpretation. For example, the Bible's 10:30 verses are shocking in what they say about God's vengeance...It will be precise beyond our imagination!
Two verses that are related in theme when you understand what to look for...
Matt 10:30 "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.You have to ponder the Bible's 10:30 verses to really take this in, but if you consider the pattern of how these verses are written you will notice as a group they all have a context that includes a preciseness of God. This post attempts to explain why we can associate the common message found in the following well know, yet not considered similar 10:30 referenced verses. By examining the pattern of the text in the verses and considering how that pattern then might then apply to Hebrews 10:30, we can guess that God is telling us of how precise his payback is - we can never again consider it a general statement that God will one day right wrongs done to us. Rather, he is keeping records of every detail and he will eventually payback every wrong as well as reward every little good detail of our life. What a great thought we can relax in.
Heb 10:30 For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." ..
The Bible's 10:30 Vengeance and payback verses...
In the following commonly referenced 10:30 verses notice how they all include very specific statements about details of what is being told. These examples are of six of the total fifteen 10:30 referenced Bible verses (You will find the 9 others in: Genesis, Numbers, Ezra, Nehemiah, Proverbs, Isaiah, Luke, John, 1Corinthians and Hebrews.). These are the most striking examples, but the ones not shown reveal the pattern as well.
Matt 10:30 "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. (don't fear, not one sparrow falls to the ground apart from God..)
Act 10:30 ..."Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house..on the 9th hour, (PRECISELY: 4 days, 9th hour)
Mrk 10:30 ...he will receive a hundred times as much (PAYBACK—100 times as much)
Josh 10:30 The LORD...struck..every person..with the edge of the sword... he did to its king just as he had done to the king of Jericho. (PAYBACK—equal for equal)
2Kin 10:30 The LORD said..."Because you have done well in executing what is right...your sons...shall sit on the throne of Israel." (PAYBACK—Because you did this, I will ….)
Heb 10:30 For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." .. (God is counting very precisely and tells us it is his right to take out vengeance, not ours.).
You will find the 9 other examples in these books: Genesis, Numbers, Ezra, Nehemiah, Proverbs, Isaiah, Luke, John, 1Corinthians and Hebrews.
There's many other evidences for this number/text association which you might investigate for yourself -- two of them are the 1030th cross book verse numbers (counting from the first verse in a book to the last one); Matt 27:45 Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour; Luke 22:"59" After about an hour had passed, another man ..." (notice the verse reference is #59 - Is it coincidence this is as close to "about an hour" as you can get?)
The Bible's 10:30 verses have an amazing message and are also one of the best examples I've seen to show the pattern across like referenced verses. Read on to see another compelling example of the 1030th Bible chapter:
The Bible's 1030th chapter...an amazing confirmation of the message of 10:30
When you observe a pattern between one of God's numbers and its text, then you can expect to find a related pattern wherever this number is used. It's incredible confirmation of the perfection of God's Word. I've known about the pattern of the 10:30 verses for a long time, but it was just in the last couple of hours I realized how the Bible's 1030th chapter also reflects the same theme of preciseness, counting and pay back.
Like looking at one of those hidden pictures inside another picture, once you know what to look for, you can't help but see the pattern. Acts chapter 12 is written in text that describes things in abnormally specific detail in every verse. You would not notice the anomaly except that it is so much different than things are explained in other Bible chapters and in the extreme consistency of how this detail shows up in every verse. Notice the detail in the first verse...
Act 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.Do you see the repeated specifics mentioned in this first verse. Nearly every item has a couple of words of further explanation. This one verse would not be so unusual until you observe the same type of detail in what appears to be every verse of the chapter. I suspect this 1030th chapter is further evidence of the relationship of preciseness that is found associated with number 1030. I've tried to highlight some of the details in the verse text below...(to keep the example short I've only shown every 3rd verse of the chapter. This is an attempt to show that I'm not contriving the example).
Act 12:1 Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.Hope you noticed how the wording is somehow written in more detail than the average Bible text. This example is not only fairly easy to observe, but it also demonstrates how God develops his patterns in ways that we would never expect. This example is not of numerical preciseness, but one we have to observe through the close observation of how words are used. It's a good example of why the Bible can never be analyzed by computer - only a searching human mind will detect the evidence.
Act 12:4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people.
Act 12:7 And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And his chains fell off his hands.
Act 12:10 When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
Act 12:13 When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.
Act 12:16 But Peter continued knocking; and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.
Act 12:19 When Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led away to execution. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and was spending time there.
Act 12:22 The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!"
Act 12:25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark.
If God says he counts the hairs on our heads and associates that with the preciseness number of 1030, imagine what this implies when God associates "Vengeance is Mind" with the same number? Ever since I've come to accept this preciseness of God, I am so much less tempted to try and exact my own vengeance for even the smallest wrong done to me. If God is tracking these wrongs so precisely, I am showing great distrust of God when I try to exact my own vengeance - I can relax and know that God will consider every detail in the end.
In those times when you are puzzled about the meaning of a verse of scripture, it's worth looking at other like referenced verses to get ideas about what they may be saying.www.amazingword.com