Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bible's Symbolism #23 = God With Us; "where 2 or 3 are gathered, I am in their midst"

Theme for 23 - "God is with Us" - For example:
in Matthew 18:20 it declares "where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."

Number 23 is broadly about things being together, but it is very often related to scripture telling us God is with us. The evidence for the theme for 23 is one of the strongest number evidences seen.

The best evidence is the 23,000th verse of the Bible telling us in the last days people will seek out the Jews because God is with them.
Incredibally, every 1000th verse of the Bible has very special meaning associated with the number. The 23,000th verse helps us understand the symbolic meaning for number 23. We confirm our understanding of the 1000 verse symbolism through a preponderance of other numeric evidences that also confirm the same meaning.
  • Zechariah 8:23 "...ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you." 


Other scriptual evidences that reveal this God with you theme for #23 are;

    • The 23rdPsalm -- the Lord is our shepherd - v4 I fear no evil, for You are with me;..;  
    • Matthew 1:23 ...THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."; 

See any bible passages that have the numbers 2 and 3 in the text. Also watch any verses with chapter or verse numbering of 23 - especially verses with both chapter and verse 23 (23:23). Verses about two or three people such as "where two or three believers are", God is in the midst -
      • Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
      • Ecc 4:12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three is not quickly torn apart.
      • Matt 20:30 ("23") And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" (ref 20:30=23, and the 23823rd Bible verse) (Two blind men with Jesus in their midst)
      • 2Kin 9:32 Then he lifted up his face to the window and said, "Who is on my side? Who?" And two or three officials looked down at him. (Interesting this is the 322nd chapter and is verse 32. In Gematria the orders of numbers is not important)
      • Amo 4:8 "So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD. 


Verses with like chapter and verse (23:23) 

      • Exodus 23:23 "For My angel will go before you..." and 
      • Jerimiah 23:23 "Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off?"
      • Acts 23:23 ..."...Get two hundred soldiers ready by the third hour of the night
      • 1Sam 23:23 ..learn about all the hiding places where he hides himself and return to me with certainty, and I will go with you;


For those who like the even more curious examples look at

      • The 23233rd Bible verse: Matt 4:23 Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom
      • Malachi 3:2 which is the 23123rd verse and the 33rd verse (two threes) of Malachi, and whose text speaks directly of Jesus return "But who can endure the day of His coming?". 
      • 23 and "NOT with JESUS"? Mrk 14:30 And Jesus *said to him, "Truly I say to you, that this very night, before a rooster crows twice, you yourself will deny Me three times."  (see also Mark 14:72, 14:30)
      • Speaking in tongues (God with them?) - 1Cor 14:27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;
      • 2Cor 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. EVERY FACT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES.
      • Luke 11:23 "He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters. (notice this verse #23 speaks of Jesus and two others)
      • Matt 4:22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. -- (Interesting this is the 23232nd Bible verse in the 933rd chapter [33=2 3s]).
When you run across the number 23 in scripture be watching for this important theme. Also consider this theme for the number 32 which is directly related to 23.


Monday, November 09, 2009

The Myan end of the world date of 2012 - Is 2012 in the Bible?

How can we find 2012 in the Bible?
This page has been put together because there is such interest in the year 2012 in the world that it seems right to look into God's number pattern to examine what comparisons we might find between God's patterns and this interesting date. Although I have my own opinions about what the Bible might be saying about 2012, the facts presented here are for the reader to draw their own conclusions on. Although I am personally convinced that God's numbers often line up with historical dates, I cannot be sure when this occurs, and if so, what does any apparent relationship mean. My book is about patterns found in the Bible and I suggest that it is the patterns shown by the numbers that most often lead us to understanding.

While reviewing these examples of 2012 in the Bible, look for patterns in related numbers and what overall themes you observe. In the example below of 20 verses having a chapter and verse reference of 2012 you will find a pattern of common themes throughout these verses. All like referenced verses appear to have some common theme running through them but it is not always easy to discern exactly what it is. As is seen in the 15:17 verse example shown below, it is not unusual to find number combinations, that when put together, seem to have relationship with historical dates. Again, you be your own judge as to how verse examples presented here might relate to 2012.

Other Worldly Numbers in the Bible (911, 1517)
As other evidence that seems to show how biblical text might be related to historical dates consider the following examples possibly related to historical events of 911 and of Martin Luther posting the 95 thesis in 1517.

911 Punishment to Nations
911 is a verse of warning about the end. Eleven is associated with warning and numbers along with eleven give some indication of what the warning is about. Nine is a number related to persevering until the end and about events leading up to the end so 911 would theoretically be a number of warning about the end to come. Daniel 9:11 is my favorite 911 verse as it is also the 22,000th verse in the Bible. 22,000 is a one of a kind number of Jesus so these two numbers lining up might have something important to say. If you examine Daniel chapter nine it is about the nation of Israel and how they have sinned against God. Daniel 9:11 seems the key verse to this chapter.

Dan 9:11 "Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him.

If you examine the Bible other 9:11 verses as well as other 911 related numbers you will clearly see a theme of punishment of nations among related verses.

1517 Posting a Notice of Bondservice
I've documented this in other places so I will briefly summarize this potential association between the year 1517 and the verse reference at Deuteronomy 15:17. It was in 1517 that Martin Luther posted the 95 Thesis on the church door and it happens that Deuteronomy 15:17 says that a servant who has become free but desires to remain and become a willing and voluntary bondservant must declare this decision by taking an awl and piericing his ear to the door.

Deu 15:17 then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.

We are not quite certain exactly what this means but the original language suggests that the ear may have something to do with posting a notice so we can clearly see the relationship of the act done by Martin Luther to declare he will only submit himself to God as directly comparible to the instructions in Deuteronomy 15:17. You can decide for yourself if you believe this is intended or coincidental.

The 20:12 Like Referenced Bible verses found in 20 Books
It is interesting that there are 20 verses in the Bible with a chapter and verse reference of 20:12. The number 2012 begins and ends with 2 and numerical patterns in the Bible reveal that the number resulting from putting the first and last digits of any number together has meaning. This helps us see 2012 seems also related the number 22 whose theme is of Jesus the Suffering Servant. The Jesus who; came to earth to tell us about God's plan; the one who suffered and died on the cross; who was resurrected; and who will one day return to take those who trust in him to their promised inheritence. Note the different ways you can see these aspects of Jesus in the twenty chapter 20 verse 12 verses. These seem strongly to include references to the return of the Lord and to judgment he promised to carry out when he returns. The 20th and last of these verses at Revelation 20:12 seems particularly related as it specifically refers to the Day of the Lord. The Day of the Lord is most often related to the number 24 and it is also interesting that 20 times 12 = 240, a factor of 24 (see reference to Matthew 24:42 which is the 24,000th verse).

1--Gen 20:12 "Besides, she actually is my sister, the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother, and she became my wife; (the church)

2--Exo 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

3--Lev 20:12 'If there is a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed incest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.

4--Num 20:12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them."

5--Deu 20:12 "However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it.

6--Judg 20:12 Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this wickedness that has taken place among you?

7--1Sam 20:12 Then Jonathan said to David, "The LORD, the God of Israel, be witness! When I have sounded out my father about this time tomorrow, or the third day, behold, if there is good feeling toward David, shall I not then send to you and make it known to you?

8--2Sam 20:12 ...when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa from the highway into the field and threw a garment over him when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.

9--1Kin 20:12 ...he said to his servants, "Station yourselves." So they stationed themselves against the city.

10--2Kin 20:12 At that time Berodach-baladan a son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

11--2Chr 20:12 "O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You."

12--Job 20:12 "Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,

13--Prov 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The LORD has made both of them.

14--Jer 20:12 Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous, Who see the mind and the heart; Let me see Your vengeance on them; For to You I have set forth my cause.

15--Eze 20:12 "Also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

16--Matt 20:12 saying, 'These last men have worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the scorching heat of the day.'

17--Luke 20:12 "And he proceeded to send a third; and this one also they wounded and cast out.

18--John 20:12 and she *saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. (Jesus had risen)

19--Act 20:12 They took away the boy alive, and were greatly comforted.

20--Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.