Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Jesus Christ - wearing a robe dipped in blood -- Purity/Righteousness and the Bible 333rd Book Verses


The Bible's twenty-nine 333rd book verses...

Even though we don't see them printed in our Bibles, just like all verses in each chapter are numbered, every verse in each book has a related sequential number associated with it. For example, the book of Hebrews has 303 verses which have the numbers 1 to 303 associated with them. Since every number has some relationship to the text it is associated with, we can use these "Book Verse Numbers" to help us validate and interpret God's Word.

In addition to the Book Verse Numbers helping us understand verse text, it is very enlightening to compare like numbered book verses across the Bible. That is, in the example below, we can compare the 333rd book verses found throughout the Bible to help us comprehend the symbolism we associate with a number and which is found in those verses. Book verse numbers are one of the first places I go when I want to understand the symbolism for any number.

Three, Thirty-Three and Three-Thirty-Three (3,33,333) symbolically often relate to righteousness and purity. I don't want to oversimplify the symbolism of any number, but a general way to look at number 333 is to consider that it is associated with being pure (or being made pure) or  righteous. On the positive side this number reveals the good side of righteousness and on the negative side it often reflects some aspect of unrighteousness.

SIDEBAR - Hebrews and number 33 -- Interesting that the book of Hebrews has 303 verses which associates the book with number 33. Like number 333, this number is symbolic of purity/righteousness and being set apart. (every Bible number has a meaning, even the count of verses in books and chapters). To help demonstrate this symbolism, the book of Hebrews is reminding believers to accept the better way offered through Jesus Christ and not to return to the old Jewish ways of being acceptable to God. That is - to be set apart from the old ways and to remain pure. Further evidence of number 3 and 33 being related to this symbolism is seen in Hebrews 3:3 "For He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, by just so much as the builder of the house has more honor than the house". I also don't think it is coincidence that the verse immediately following (3:3) is 3:4 and happens to be the 30,000th verse of the Bible in the 1136th Bible chapter and happens to be the 36th verse of the book of Hebrews. Heb 3:4 "For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God". (see another post for information about the Bible's 31 transitional 1000th verses).

See the #333 symbolism in the below examples

To understand the related symbolism of the Bible 333rd book verses, I've included them below and arranged them with the more obvious examples related to purity/righteousness/being set apart at the top of the list.

Note that Book verse numbers are simply one of many numbers associated with any Bible verse, so don't assume all the verses will have the same message. Instead, consider that verses associated with number 333 will likely contain some aspect of the symbolism of that number.

Consider the following 333rd book verses and how they consistently show some aspect of being separated, set apart or of righteousness/unrighteousness. Of course, my definition of the symbolism for number 333 may be incorrect, but the important point is that Book Verse Numbers help us comprehend a message that can be found in other verses having the same number. Lastly, as with any study of scripture, the symbolism may not be apparent to you in some of the examples so don't expect every verse text to line up nicely with the pattern. I suspect if we look deep enough, the number 333 has a God defined symbolism and the verse text associated with this number all contain it. I call this perfection, the DNA like perfection of the Bible's Numbering.

The "333rd" verses of 29 books of the Bible that contain them 

Rev 19:13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

John 7:49 "But this crowd which does not know the Law is accursed."

2Sam 13:38 So Absalom had fled and gone to Geshur, and was there three years.

Judg 11:13 …"Because Israel took away my land when they came up from Egypt.. therefore, return them peaceably now."

Psa 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.

Jer 13:13 then say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold I am about to fill all the inhabitants of this land--..--with drunkenness!

Act 9:40 ..Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body, he said, "Tabitha, arise."..

Gen 13:14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, "Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;

Lev 13:26 "But if the priest looks at it, and indeed, there is no white hair in the bright spot..then the priest shall isolate him for seven days;

Deu 11:17 "Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.

2Kin 12:16 The money from the guilt offerings and the money from the sin offerings was not brought into the house of the LORD; it was for the priests.

2Chr 17:4 but sought the God of his father, followed His commandments, and did not act as Israel did.

Prov 12:14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.

Isa 17:4 Now in that day the glory of Jacob will fade, And the fatness of his flesh will become lean.

Eze 16:35 Therefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD.

Dan 11:34 "Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy.

Matt 11:18 "For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon!'

Mrk 9:10 They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant.

 
Some more difficult to see related symbolism...
Exo 12:49 "The same law shall apply to the native as to the stranger who sojourns among you."

Num 7:87 all the oxen for the burnt offering twelve bulls, the rams twelve, the male lambs one year old with their grain offering twelve, and the male goats for a sin offering twelve;

1Sam 14:37 Saul inquired of God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will You give them into the hand of Israel?" But He did not answer him on that day.

1Kin 8:65 So Solomon observed the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly..before the LORD our God, ..

Job 14:21 "His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.

Luke 7:31 "To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?

Rom 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

1Cor 14:18 I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all;

 
Symbolism in these examples requires understanding of the references... 

1Chr 8:10 Jeuz, Sachia, Mirmah. These were his sons, heads of fathers' {households.}

Neh 12:5 Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,

Josh 13:30 Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities;

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