The Number 1000 ...
The number 1000 in God's Word is a number of complete or perfect totality. Number one-hundred is a number of simple totality. Wherever you find number One Thousand in scripture look for it to be associated with things that are completely finished or totally unfinished. People's salvation is often associated with #1000. This can be seen in the one-thousandth chapter of the Holy Bible - John 3. In this chapter we see a confirmation of the perfect solution to the salvation of man...
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
At the exact location of the 1000th verses of Bible books, there is a consistent pattern where the text reflects a transition in meaning about God saving his people. Only eleven of the sixty-six books contain more than 1000 verses (Gen, Exo, Num, Job, Psa, Isa, Jer, Eze, Matt, Luke, Acts). Noticing these transitions in the messages of scripture, helps point out important events in the Bible that might otherwise go unnoticed. God has intentionally used book, chapter and verse numbering to help us interpret the text.
Worth Mentioning: Many everyday readers of the Bible quickly dismiss wanting to learn about the Bible's numbers and typically say "I'm terrible at math and numbers so I could not learn Bible numbers". I'm terrible at math and numbers as well, but everyone can understand number patterns and that's what's most useful about numbering. IE: knowing every 1000th verse of the Bible has a special meaning is a bit of knowledge everyone can explore for themselves. Don't be afraid of numbering. I believe, one day soon, every Bible will be printed with information explaining what verse sequence numbers tell us about the text.
Why does this matter?When you realize there are important patterns such as secret section divisions God has woven into the Bible, you will begin to search them out. Learning about them will cement your belief the Bible is truly a more divinely inspired book than anyone could have imagined. Thus, these evidences inspire us to search the Bible knowing it is the actual "Word of God" that has hidden meanings and clues to interpretation to be found everywhere you look. After confirming these patterns for yourself, you might consider the Bible a truly "supernatural" book in the most healthy way. Supernatural, meaning it is not of human creation, but created by the creator of all things...God!
Note: In case you are wondering...I have never found a "hidden meaning" in the Bible's text that contradicts any aspect of scripture commonly known by Christians today. But the numbers do often reveal how to interpret text where we sometimes are not sure of what God is saying to us. Often, numbers in scripture reveal new truths about God's word and our world that were not previously known.
About this postThis post reveals the Holy Bible's cross book verse numbers have compelling meaning and that you will find a common theme running through verses with the same cross book verse numbers. The examples I include below reveal how the 998th, 999th and 1000th book verses have a common meaning related to the LORD saving and caring for his people (often, related to saving both the Jews and the Gentiles). I've included three verses from each of eleven Bible locations to help confirm each occurrence is not a result of an accidental similarity of meaning.
To learn more about common themes running through Bible numbers see this link: The Most Compelling Evidence for a Supernatural Bible - 1000 verse sections
If you are new to this blog, you should know it is about presenting compelling and demonstrable evidence the Bible's numbers all have important meaning and that they are a wonderful aid to interpretation. That might not be news to you, but what's more incredible about the Bible's numbers is that even the book, chapter and verse numbers are divinely assigned and share the same common meanings as numbers in the text. Additionally, there are many God inspired types of numbers assigned to each Bible verse that are not printed in the Bible's we use today.
NUMBERS NOT PRINTED IN OUR BIBLES: First, there is a "Book Verse" number (BKVerse #) assigned to every verse of the Bible. This is simply a sequence number of each verse within a book. For example, the 777th verse of Genesis is Gen 28:3 "...God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou may be a multitude of people". #777 is a number of perfection and this verse's text reveals a special message of blessing and salvation for God's people. --- A second meaningful, but hidden number type is the cross-Bible verse sequence number (BVerse #). There 31,102 verses in the Holy Bible so the cross Bible verse number will be a number between 1 and 31,102.. A fun example of the Bible's cross bible verse number is the Bible's 3700th verse which happens to be in the book of Numbers is Num 3:7 "And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle". A verse about the Levite priests who will serve the LORD.
The Bible's 998th, 999th and 1000th Book VersesIn the example evidences below, I've included the 998th-1000th verses of all eleven Bible books that have more than 1000 verses. Bible numbers all have meaning. The meaning of number 998 and 999 throughout the Bible is about events coming just prior to last things; that will happen; that have happened; or even last words spoken about some topic. The number 1000 throughout the Bible is always associated with some sort of a transition event or division. That is, the number 1000 is always associated with a type of division in the text or message.
In these examples, you should clearly see a transition in things that are happening in the text. For example, in the 1000th verse of Matthew (27:15) the trial of Jesus has ended and Jesus is then sent to his crucifixion. In the 1000th verse of Job (40:5) Job finally stops speaking and God begins challenging him from a voice in a whirlwind.
What to Look For and Experience
Of course, any of these examples might be explained in a contrived way to fit the author's impression of what the 1000th verses are all about. But what makes them truly compelling evidence's these are "God inspired" associations is that they are not from contrivable locations in scripture. Anyone can confirm they are truly the 1000th verse locations of Bible Books and these eleven examples include those from every book of the Bible containing 1000 verses.
What's left for you to evaluate is that these verses do, in fact, show they actually point out major transitions in the message of the text. That is, where before you might not have previously noticed, now that they are pointed out, these 1000th verse locations help reveal important events of the text that help us better understand its meaning.
Have fun seeing the miracle of numbering in God's Holy Bible?
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Acts
Paul's final words with the Jewish leaders...In the last chapter of Acts, Paul has one last meeting with the Jewish leaders to win them over to Jesus. His final words to him were from the prophet Isaiah saying "you will listen but never understand (v26)
Act 28:22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.
Act 28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.
Act 28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.---------------------------
Act 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Job
Job Stops Speaking, just before LORD answers ... Job stops speaking in the 1000th verse and in the 1001st verse (v6) "Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind." The first 1000 verses of Job are about Job's plight and conversations with his "friends". This comes to an end in the 1001st verse where God steps in and takes control of the situation.
Job 40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Luke
Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.------------------------------
Job 40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Jesus turns over responsibility to deliver converts to the disciples... In this key 1000th verse (v29) Jesus appoints the kingdom over to the disciples as they leave the upper room and head for the Mount of Olives where Jesus is to be betrayed and taken captive.
Luke 22:27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
Luke 22:28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
Luke 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;------------------------
Luke 22:30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Exodus
Moses glorified, Israel blessed, and the building the Tabernacle begins ...Moses has just come down the mountain with the two tablets of the law and God's covenant with Israel. In the exact 1000th verse, Moses reveals God's plan for what the people should do and recommends they do it. In the exact 1001st verse, the work begins in building the Tabernacle/meeting place with God.
Exo 34:34 But when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded.
Exo 34:35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
Exo 35:1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them.---------------------
Exo 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Isaiah
The Nation of Israel (The Bride) is to deliver all the nations (Gentiles) to Christ ...With Israel now restored as a nation. in (v18) the precise 1000th verse, the nation of Israel (the bride) is assigned to deliver all the nations of the world to God's messiah, Jesus. They will be her adornments for when Jesus returns.
Isa 49:16 Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Isa 49:17 Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
Isa 49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.
Isa 49:19 For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Psalms
Psalm 69, Jesus on the cross, at the point of death, calls out to God save...This 69th Psalm is an image of Christ last thoughts on the Cross. Verse 3, the 999th verse of Psalms, we see Jesus life failing and he declares he waits for God to deliver him. Beginning with the 1000th verse and through the end of the Psalm, he calls out to God to save him and the people who will put their trust in him.
Psa 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Psa 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Psa 69:4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away.
Psa 69:5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Genesis
Hamor's plan to absorb Israel and take their land ends in disaster ...Hamor and Shechem were in agreement with a plan to make atonement for Shechem raping of Dinah. In the exact 1000th verse Hamor and Shechem leave to talk their leaders into joining their people with Israel. Beginning in the 1001st verse, the events take place causing all the men of their nation to be slaughtered.
Gen 34:17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
Gen 34:18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
Gen 34:19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honorable than all the house of his father.
Gen 34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Matthew
Jesus trial ends. Now, the final decision to crucify Jesus ... In the exact 1000th verse of Matthew, Pilate is ready to pronounce sentence on Jesus and the last option to free him is the annual tradition to release a prisnor of the people's choice. Beginning with the 1001st verse, we know Barabbas is set free and Jesus is sent to be crucified.
Matt 27:13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
Matt 27:14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
Matt 27:15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
Matt 27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Jeremiah
As Israel is being lead away in the exile, Jeremiah is offered his freedom ...In the exact 1000th verse of Jeremiah, the prophet Jeremiah being taken to Egypt with all of Israel, he is offered his freedom, he can be free and join them in Egypt or can leave them now and go wherever he wishes.
Jer 40:3 Now the LORD hath brought it, and done according as he hath said: because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.
Jer 40:4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, come; and I will look well unto thee: but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee to go, thither go.
Jer 40:5 Now while he was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people: or go wheresoever it seems convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward, and let him go.
Jer 40:6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land.
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Ezekiel
In Ezekiel 39:1-16, God sends Ezekiel to Gog to tell them of their terrible end .. The exact 1000th verse of Ezekiel is the last verse about Gog's destruction ending with the land being cleasned. In the precise 1001st verse Ezekiel is told of the greatest feast of sacrafices ever to occur will happen after Gog's destruction.
Eze 39:14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
Eze 39:15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
Eze 39:16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
-------------Eze 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
998th, 999th and 1000th verses of the book of Numbers
The Feast of Firstfruits are held 7 weeks after Passover (49 days) ... In the 1000th verse of Numbers the LORD commands a holy convocation of the feast of firstfruits be held with burnt offerings for a sweet savor to the LORD. This is an annual feast celebrating the end of the grain harvest. With a field representing the church, the grain represents the gathering of all the fruit of the field into the LORD's house.
Num 28:25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work.
Num 28:26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto the LORD, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:
Num 28:27 But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savor unto the LORD; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year;
Num 28:28 And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram,
I hope you were able to see the transitions of the messages in these examples. Thanks for taking the time to look!
-----------------------As a believer I never want to mislead anyone in their understanding of the Bible and feel God will hold anyone accountable who misrepresents his word. I take this seriously. I've deeply studied numbers and patterns in the Bible for almost 20 years and it was no lesss than two years after happening on my first discoveries before I could convince myself they were not a figment of my imagination.
If you find I'm wrong about anything I write, please do let me know. Of course, like anyone who reads God's Word, my interplretation of the text is subjective and may often be less than correct. But please do question any assumption I make about Bible patterns that can be demonstrated incorrect.
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