The Perfection of The Holy Bible's Numbering
There are 31,102 verses in the Holy Bible and if you number each verse from 1 to 31,102 these numbers can point you to amazing evidences God himself divinely numbered the Bible. Of course, we"know" this is humanly impossible, but at the same time know "nothing is impossible with God.
Mark 10:27 Looking at them, Jesus *said, "With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God."
The Number Twenty-Five -- We can learn what numbers mean (or symbolize) by watching what text they are associated with in scripture. The number 25 seems to be associated with someone coming into the presence of an authority. More specifically, we find solidly #25 influenced verses point to people coming before the physical presence of Jesus Christ. (By 'solidly #25 influenced' I refer to verses that strongly identify with '25' in their numbering). One of the best examples of a strong twenty-five verse is the 25,000th verse of the Bible. Below I have included it as well as the verse that follows:
BibleVerse 25000 - Luke 2:26 And it had been revealed to him by the
Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's
Christ. v27 And he came in the Spirit into
the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry
out for Him the custom of the Law,
In this passage of scripture, we find Simeon who had been told by the Lord he would not die until he had seen the promised messiah. In this 25,000th verse statement we see Simeon's promise coming to pass as Jesus is brought to the temple for presentation, purification and circumcision. Clearly, this is evidence for the number twenty-five being related to Jesus being publicly presented to the world.
Taken by itself, this evidence for the meaning of number twenty-five is not strong enough for anyone to stand on, but it is a good starting place to investigate its meaning.
If you would examine all verse twenty-fives in the Bible you would find (to a lesser strength) how the meaning of a presence of one before authority likely fits. Some of the strongest evidences for this verse twenty-five meaning can be seen in the following passages:
Num 6:25 The LORD make His face shine on you, And be gracious to you;
Dan 9:25 "So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
Dan 3:25 He said, "Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!"
Luke 2:25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
Rom 3:25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith... committed;
The Strongest Evidences - double association with the number twenty-five.
One of my most preferred ways to investigate the meaning of a number is to look at scriptures that are at least twice associated with the number. One of the best ways to do this is to look for verses where cross-bible verse numbers begin and end with the number.
BV(2525) Exodus 34:28 So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread or drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
BV(25025) Luke 2:51 And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
BV(25125) Luke 5:17 One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.
BV(25225) Luke 7:29 When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God's justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
BV(25325) Luke 9:23 And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
BV(25425) Luke 11:19 "And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? So they will be your judges.
BV(25525) Luke 13:6 And He began telling this parable: "A man had a fig tree which had been planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any.
BV(25625) Luke 16:4 'I know what I shall do, so that when I am removed from the management people will welcome me into their homes.'
BV(25725) Luke 18:36 Now hearing a crowd going by, he began to inquire what this was.
BV(25825) Luke 20:45 And while all the people were listening, He said to the disciples,
BV(25925) Luke 22:60 But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are talking about." Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
Hopefully I have demonstrated how we can search out the meaning of numbers in scripture as well as showing the consistency in the patterns of meaning for the number twenty-five. More importantly, by observing these perfect patterns and scripture/numbering associations you will have observed incredible evidence the LORD God himself could have been the only one who could have created this DNA-like perfection in the Word of God.