I often write about how Biblical number patterns help us to understand the scriptures (see other blog posts) and this article again helps us to see the scripture's perfection and consistency in numbering as well as helping us understand the meaning in the related text. This article focuses on The Day of the LORD which is the Bible's way of warning us of Jesus promise to one day return to judge. This day is associated with #24 in the Bible and we will see this number also relating to the verses with chapter and verse of 1:14. Evidence of the symbolism of twenty-four can be seen in Matthew "24:42" which is the 24,000th Bible verse (KJV, NIV, NASB..) that warns us to keep watch for the "Day of the LORD". The chapter and verse reference as well as the reference to this specific day in the text provides pretty compelling evidence of God's intended symbolism of number 24 to this day of Judgment...
Matt 24:42 "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. (24,000th Bible verse)
The pattern of #14, #24 and chapter and verse reference 1:14
Biblical number patterns show every chapter and verse number has meaning and also that the combination of them also has related meaning and the text of every verse helps demonstrate that related symbolism. Bible numerics show that #14 is related to Jesus, King and Redeemer (for example, Rev 14:14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand). A combined chapter and verse of 1:14 appears to also represent the symbolism of #24 (1+1 and 4). Even if you are doubtful regarding the chapter and verse number meaning, you can also see the perfection in Bible numbering by considering the consistency of symbolism with the Bible's chapter #1 verse #14 verses.
When looked at as a set, the Bible's 1:14 verses give us an understanding of things that will happen on the coming Day of the Lord (see 1:14 of Zep, Oba, Amo, 2The, 2Cor for Day of the Lord references). As I look at them I see; The Day of the Lord foretold; a picture of the day itself; and how Jesus comes to live on earth as these events unfold. Examine the pattern of 1:14 verses yourself to draw your own conclusion. If you take the time to look them up, every chapter and verse combination in the Bible has a thread of common theme running through them and knowing them is a great help to Biblical interpretation.
The Day of the Lord is foretold
3Joh 1:14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face…Zep 1:14 Near is the great day of the LORD, Near and coming very quickly; Listen…Jer 1:14 …the LORD said…Out of the north the evil will break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.Amo 1:14 "So I will kindle a fire on the wall of Rabbah And it will consume her citadels Amid..a storm on the day of tempest.Nahm 1:14 The LORD has issued a command…I will cut off idol and image…I will prepare your grave, For you are contemptible."
2Pet 1:14 knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear…
Jesus comes on the Day of the Lord
Jude 1:14 …Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,Rev 1:14 His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire.2The 2:2 that you not be quickly shaken…to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.2Kin 1:14 "Behold fire came down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of fifty with their fifties…Eze 1:14 And the living beings ran to and fro like bolts of lightning.Mal 1:14 "…for I am a great King," says the LORD of hosts, "and My name is feared among the nations."Oba 1:14 "Do not stand ..To cut down their fugitives; And do not imprison their survivors In the day of their distress.
Jews come to Jesus?
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.Hag 1:14 the LORD stirred up…the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,Joel 1:14 …Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And cry out to the LORD.Jnah 1:14 Then they called on the LORD and said, "We earnestly pray, O LORD, do not let us perish…Judg 1:14 Then it came about when she came to him…she alighted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, "What do you want?"
1Kin 1:14 "Behold, while you are still there speaking with the king, I will come in after you and confirm your words."2Cor 1:14 …that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.Zech 1:14 …Thus says the LORD of hosts, "I am exceedingly jealous for Jerusalem and Zion.
Related concepts that point to Jesus the Savior of the World, redeemer
Gen 1:14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night…(Lord Jesus is the Light of the World who saves us)Luke 1:14 "You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.Mrk 1:14 Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God,1Tim 1:14 and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus.Col 1:14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Song 1:14 "My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms In the vineyards of Engedi."2Chr 1:14 Solomon amassed chariots and horsemen…he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem.Job 1:14 a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them (when disaster struck)