The Numbered Bible - A Strange IdeaIf you are unfamiliar with my writings this message will at first seem like it's coming from a well- meaning, but foolish student of God's Word. Fortunately, I don't feel a burden to convince any readers that what I say is true. Instead, I simply point out observations and evidence I believe is impossible to deny and let those who look at it decide the value for themselves. I've never before written about this layer of messages in scripture so I'm pretty sure the discovery will be new to you as well.
Layers in the BibleWe are all aware of sections of the Bible that contain messages within them. The largest section we are all aware of is that each book of the Bible has a message for us. At this level of sections, we have 66 messages for us. Next, we have chapters within books and each chapter has a message for us. That's another 1,189 different sections of scripture we can study. At even deeper levels we can find sections of scripture in chapters and books that have specific message for us. These sections often even cross chapter boundaries. You might know of more "sections" of scripture that contain messages. But there are more divisions of scripture hidden below the surface and we can be sure they are God given because he as divided them up for us.
If you study scripture for awhile, you will discover that that there are many layers of messages that overlay one another. If you had a way to peel one layer of scripture out of the way, another layer would appear. That is, if you removed all book and chapter divisions from the Bible, you might find entirely different divisions beneath them. In other posts I have explained one layer of 1000-verse divisions that make up 31 different sections of the Holy Bible. This is 31 one-thousand verse sections of the Bible's 31,102 verses. Of course, they are the same verses as before but seeing their new beginning and end points reveals new messages.
See post "The Most-Compelling-Evidence-For a Supernatural Bible" to learn about the Bible's 31, 1000-verse divisions of the Bible.
Of course, no human could write such a book, but over my almost 20 years of pouring over the Bible's patterns, I am 100% convinced these God-defined sections are real. Here, I'll describe a set of message divisions in scripture that are designated by counting every 100th set of verses in the New Testament. I've done the counting for you and below I've provided the first verse of every 100 section of verses in the NT.
7,956 NT Verses Make Up 80 of a New Type of Chapter Divisions
There 7,956 verses in the Holy Bible's New Testament. (BTW, I refer to the Holy Bible to differentiate it from other books in the world that have decided to declare themselves as a bible. There is only one Holy Bible, written by our supernatural God. I use the word supernatural to indicate it was written by an intelligence that is outside our known world/universe.) These 7,956 verses make up 80 different century-type sections of the NT.
I'm not going to try to explain how each of these sections compose aa separate set of messages to us in scripture. Instead, for this first introduction to them, I invite readers to consider the first verse of each of these divisions as if it was the first verse of a numbered "chapter" level in the Bible. Take a moment to think about how each of these might start their own layer of meaning. Imagine that the first and last verses in a section are bookends to a message. You will find that the first verse or so will often introduce the message in the section. Trying to ignore the messages you already know about these same scriptures, read the section with a open mind to some other aspect of these verses that come together to communicate to us.
For the first look at these sections, I suggest looking at these 100th verses to notice how they most often make a point or create some sort of transition in the scripture text. Often, they point out a significant event where something is happening. Even, without examining the other verses I think you can see that these 100th verses of the New Testament are special. Any very importantly, they are not arbitrary verses I've taken out of scripture. They are common in that they each the first of a 100-verse section of the Bible. God made it that way.Just looking at the first verse of every 100-verse section gives strong evidence these one-hundred verse divisions mark significant break-points in the New Testament.,
One day, I believe we will all be looking at Bible's that contain many more numbers in them that point out the DNA like complexity of God's Word. Sometimes I wonder if God will not generally reveal them to his people until we are in his kingdom. Can you imagine, when we arrive, the first thing we might be given is a new copy of his Numbered Holy Bible with instructions that our study of scripture has just begun.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.Look at the 100 section verses below to consider them as significant milestones in God's Word.
I've highlighted a few of these verses as some of the best examples showing how the 100th verses seem to begin a new direction or intersection in scripture. The number at the left is the count of verses in the New Testament.
001 Matt 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of
101 Matt 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
201 Matt 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
301 Matt 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
401 Matt 13:6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
501 Matt 15:12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
601 Matt 18:18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
701 Matt 21:19 And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
801 Matt 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
901 Matt 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
1001 Matt 27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
1101 Mrk 1:30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.
1201 Mrk 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
1301 Mrk 6:38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
1401 Mrk 9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
1501 Mrk 11:5 And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?
1601 Mrk 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
1701 Mrk 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
1801 Luke 1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
1901 Luke 3:20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
2001 Luke 5:38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
2101 Luke 7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
2201 Luke 9:44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
2301 Luke 11:40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
2401 Luke 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
2501 Luke 16:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
2601 Luke 19:14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
2701 Luke 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
2801 Luke 23:10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.
2901 John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
3001 John 3:25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
3101 John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
3201 John 7:17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
3301 John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
3401 John 11:22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
3501 John 13:15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
3601 John 16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
3701 John 19:20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
3801 Act 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
3901 Act 4:23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
4001 Act 7:29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.
4101 Act 9:29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.
4201 Act 12:8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
4301 Act 15:3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
4401 Act 17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
4501 Act 20:19 Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:
4601 Act 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
4701 Act 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
4801 Rom 1:15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
4901 Rom 4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
5001 Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
5101 Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
5201 Rom 16:9 Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.
5301 1Cor 4:12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
5401 1Cor 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?
5501 1Cor 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
5601 1Cor 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
5701 2Cor 3:4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
5801 2Cor 8:13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
5901 2Cor 13:2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
6001 Gal 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
6101 Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
6201 Eph 6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
6301 Philp 4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
6401 Col 4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
6501 1The 5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
6601 1Tim 3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
6701 2Tim 2:18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
6801 Phle 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
6901 Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
7001 Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
7101 Heb 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
7201 Jam 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
7301 1Pet 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
7401 1Joh 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
7501 1Joh 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
7601 Rev 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.
7701 Rev 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
7801 Rev 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
7901 Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Not for you today?I realize this post may represent a new and incomprehensible, if not unbelievable, possibility in God's Word. Never-the-less, I feel it is something I needed to write down for those coming behind me. If it's too wild a thought for you, consider saving it away for some future day when something might prompt you to consider again the possibility.
God Bless you,