While I was in worship this evening I happened to notice the well-known verse of 1John 1:9 that says ”If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. I noticed how perfectly it seem to fit the symbolic meaning of the number 19 in the Bible. I’ve written in many other blog posts how the Bible’s chapter and verse numbers are divinely inspired, and how you can take chapter along with a verse number, from any verse, and combine them together to help understand the meaning of the combined number. For example using a verse reference of 1:9, if you take the number one from the chapter and the number nine from the verse this would help you know the meaning and symbolism for the number 19. As crazy as this sounds it’s very provable this is by God’s design and in this blog post I’ll give evidence that will help demonstrate this concept.
Note: if this is the first AmazingWord blog post you’ve read this concept is going to be very new and sound totally impossible. Rather than try and again go over my findings on Bible numbers, what they mean, and how the Bible is divinely numbered, I refer you to examine my other blog posts or my website at www.AmazingWord.com for more information.
Number Meanings are Progressive
To help the support understanding the meaning of number 19 it’s useful to understand that the symbolism for numbers has progressive meanings, and in a sense, a series of numbers tell a story. That is, as you understand the symbolism for numbers one through ninety-nine you’ll find that number one begins with meaning about God and number ninety-nine is the last number before totality and has symbolism about last things or ends of things. All the numbers between one and ninety-nine have a progressive series of meanings that lead from basically the existence of God till the end of God’s story from 1 to 100. Knowing numbers have progressive symbolism, let’s use that to help illuminate how the number 19 fits a meaning of confessing sin and being saved. The symbolism related to number 18 through 24 speak of the existence of sin through the day of the Lord where sin will be punished.
- · Number 18 is related to number 666 or 6+6+6 and is symbolic of sin or evil in the world.
- · Number 19 relates to our need to confess our sin to be saved.
- · Number 20 relates to knowing that the Messiah is coming to save us.
- · Number 21 speaks of actually being saved or made clean/consecrated. IE 777/7+7+7.
- · Number 22 relates to Jesus the suffering servant who is the one who comes to save us
- · Number 23 God with us. IE “where two or three are gathered God is in our midst”.
- · Number 24 refers to the "Day of the Lord". A day of judgment (24 hours).
Symbolism for Number 19
I define the symbolism for number 19 as being related to sin and our need to confess it to be saved. If we assume 1John 1:9 relates to the number 19, this verse would apparently be a great clue to the meaning and symbolism for the number:
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Researching Number Meanings
When I’m researching to understand the meaning of a number there’s many different evidences I look at to confirm what I think it might symbolize. For example, researching the number 19, I would consider verse 19s in the Bible; chapter 19s; the 19,000th verse of the Bible; anywhere the number 19 is used in the text of the Bible: and even the 19th items in lists if I can find them. For me to believe I have a good idea of symbolism for a number all these items should point to the same general meaning.
Do the Bible’s 1:9 verses support my conclusion?
My objective of this writing is to briefly explain what I think number 19 symbolizes and gives some evidence for it. I’m not going to attempt to go over all of these different kinds of evidences here. I invite you to research some of these items yourself if you’re so inclined.
So let’s look at the Bible’s 1:9 verses -- there’s 65 of them. I’ve reviewed each of them and selected some of the most obvious examples that support what I believe the definition to be. The ones not shown here support the definition but in less obvious ways. I don’t include all of them here because I’ve found that trying to present too many evidence examples seems to confuse rather than to clarify the concept.
Concluding, below I’ve listed a series of the Bible’s 1:9 verses that all seem to confirm that number 19 relates to sin against God that is either gone without being confessed, or sin that has been confessed before God and atonement made. Unconfessed sin results in punishment were confessed sin with atonement results in salvation. In the Old Testament atonement meant sacrifices, in the New Testament atonement means accepting God’s sacrifice of Jesus Christ as atonement for sin.
- 1Joh 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- Jer 2:35 Yet you said, 'I am innocent…Behold, I will enter into judgment with you Because you say, 'I have not sinned.'
- 1The 1:9 For they themselves report…how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,
- Heb 1:9 "YOU LOVED RIGHTEOUSNESS AND HATED LAWLESSNESS; THEREFORE…YOUR GOD HAS ANOINTED YOU…"
- Gal 1:9 …if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!
- 2Pet 1:9 For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.
- 2The 1:9 These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
- Jer 3:6 Then the LORD said…"Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill…and she was a harlot there.
- 2Cor 1:9 …we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
- Amo 1:9 "For three transgressions of Tyre..I will not revoke its punishment, Because they delivered up an entire population to Edom…
- Nahm 1:9 Whatever you devise against the LORD, He will make a complete end of it. Distress will not rise up twice.
- Jude 1:9 But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil…said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
- 1Tim 1:9 the law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious…
I these examples demonstrate how these like referenced verses really do point to a similar thread of meaning about sin and the need for atonement for it. Of course, my concept of the meaning for number 19 might be incorrect, but I think it’s in the general area of being accurate. I love feedback and encourage anyone who looks at this information to let me know what they think. And if you think this is all wrong, let me know that too. In addition to looking at this specific definition for number 19, remember that if you have a desire to understand the meaning of any number, use these kinds of steps to help the Bible lead you to the meaning God has placed around numbers.