Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas and #25 - Bible patterns show 25 is about Jesus appearing

Many have wondered over the years why we celebrate Jesus birth on December 25th? We believe shepherds would not be in the fields in a cold month like December, nor would everyone be expected to travel during these cold/even snowing days during winter, but what if there is a good reason for celebrating Christmas on the 25th?

Some claim Christmas is celebrated on the 25th after a pagan holiday but that is speculation. The patterns of number symbols in the Bible give us lots of evidence that the number 25 is symbolic of God/Jesus appearing on earth before men. I suspect we celebrate Christmas on the 25 because it is a celebration of Jesus, Son of God, appearance on earth - the biggest clue to this is the 25,000th verse of the Bible - 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". In the next verse baby Jesus is officially/publicly brought to the temple.

Below are some tweets I've shared on this subject - in them you will see that Jesus/God appeared at other times related to #25 in the Bible. These are just a few of the evidences for #25 being about appearances of Jesus/God on earth...

Tweets about Christmas/#25 and Jesus...consider reviewing them in reverse order (bottom to top)
#Christmas and #25 (2 and 5); Numbers in text have meaning; 5 loaves/2 fish seem to say #Jesus is revealing he is God/messiah #jesustweeters
#Christmas and #25 - 25 related to seeing #Jesus; Mark 6:38 He said "How many loaves do you have? Go look!" they said "Five, and two fish"
#Christmas and #25 - 25, 52, 5/2 related numbers - John 6:9 a lad is here with five barley loaves and two fish - Lad = Jesus? #apologetics
#christmas and #25 - 25 is about appearances of #Jesus before men - I suspect 5 loaves and 2 fish is a related symbol - #jesus appearing
#Christmas/#25 seems more about Jesus appearing than his birthday; The 25125th verse - Luke 5:17 #Jesus teaching there before the Pharisees
#christmas and Bible patterns for #25 - The "25025"th verse - Luke "2:51" #Jesus went down to Nazareth; "appearing" #theology #jesustweeters
#christmas and #25 -= #Jesus/God appearances - the 2525th #Bible verse - Exo 34:28 Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights
#Christmas, the #Bible and #25 - the 2500th Bible verse - Exodus 34:3 - no man is to be seen on the mountain - where God is appearing #Jesus
#25 and #Christmas - #Bible's 25,000th verse - 25,000 Luke 2:26 Simeon promised he would SEE the messiah before death - v27 Baby Jesus comes
#Christmas December 25th not likely day for #Jesus birth; #Bible patterns seem to demonstrate #25 is about appearances of God #jesustweeters

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

#6, #66 and #666 - numbers of sin, repentance, evil, and wickedness

#666 - a number of great sin and repentance

The Bible’s number 6 is found related to sin and repentance from sin. One good evidence for this theme can be found in Joshua, the 6th book of the Bible, that shows Israel finally prepared to accept God’s ways and enter the promised land -- repenting. I often refer to #6 as the “crossing over” number as there are many references to crossing over in text related to number six. In Joshua, Israel crossed over the Jordan and in Genesis 6 God was finished with man and sin and began preparing Noah and his family for crossing over (the flood) to save them from sin. Crossing over water is symbolic of redemption. #666 can be seen as a super six number and is often found related to evil. For some evidences of the theme of #6, consider the following few examples of the Bible's 42 verses with chapter and verse number of 6:6. I contend it is no coincidence these verses and their text are associated to #6 and #66...

Gen 6:6 The LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.

Exo 6:6 "… 'I am the LORD…I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
Num 6:6 'All the days of his separation to the LORD he shall not go near to a dead person.
Judg 6:6 So Israel was brought very low because of Midian, and the sons of Israel cried to the LORD.
Neh 6:6 …"It is reported among the nations...that you and the Jews are planning to rebel...
Est 6:6 …And Haman said to himself, "Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?"
Psa 6:6 I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim....
Jer 6:6 …"...cast up a siege against Jerusalem. This is the city to be punished
Eze 6:6 "all your dwellings, cities will become waste and the high places will be desolate...
Mrk 6:6 And He wondered at their unbelief..
Rom 6:6 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him… that we would no longer be slaves to sin;
Heb 6:6 and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance

If you can imagine the above verses and how they might be related to sin and repentance, now consider the more intense number for the same themes - #666.

The 666th verses of Bible books show the theme of 666 to evil and repentance

Of course, we know 666 is a number for evil and sin as seen in the verse - Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. But there is much more evidence  to be found for the theme of #666. With the above verses of the Bible showing a relationship of number six to sin and repentance, consider the following examples where #666 is related to even more intense sin and repentance – often evil and wickedness.

There are 22 verses in the Bible that have a cross book verse number of #666, and like so many other number patterns in the Bible, this set of related verses reveals a consistent theme of the number six to which they are associated. These are the 666th verses of their respective books. I’ve only shown a few of the best examples, but if you investigate further you will find the pattern continues in one form or another throughout all 22 of these very interesting verses.

Deu 25:11 "If …a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one…puts out her hand and seizes his genitals

1Sam 25:17 …for evil is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a worthless man…
1Kin 18:42 So Ahab went up to eat and drink…he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees (scared to death)
Job 29:3 His light I walked through darkness;
Jer 27:16 …they are prophesying a lie...
Matt 20:18 "…the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,
Mrk 16:8 They went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had gripped them
Act 19:4 Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus."

These above evidence verses are not designed to convince, but rather peak your curiosity to consider the possibility of the miracle of God’s divine numbering in the Bible – and in the world. You can’t experience this in a deep way without doing your own exploring in scripture. The easiest way to begin to investigate the theme for #6 and #666 is to ponder the overall theme of chapter sixes in the Bible and see how they relate to the concepts of sin and redemption.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

In 1517 Martin Luther Posted the 95 Thesis on the Church Door (Reformation Day, Oct 31st)

In 1517 Martin Luther Posted the 95 Thesis on the Church Door (Reformation Day, Oct 31st). Was this event predicted in the Bible? It appears so...a prophetic verse that points to a very important event in the history of the Christian church.
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.
Notice how the text of this verse with reference of 15:17 seems to match with the historical event that took place in the year 1517....

Reformation Day is the Christian holiday we celebrate Martin Luther's act of reformation - it is commonly celebrated on the 31st of October of every year but there are disputes as to the actual day of this act of Luther in posting the 95 thesis. I believe it is no coincidence that many celebrate Halloween on this same day and suspect it is a way to distract from this amazing Christian date in history. It seems very similar to how December 25th-Christmas, the celebration of the appearance of Jesus on earth (not necessarily the day of his birth) is claimed by many to be the improper date to celebrate. There are many evidences in the Bible strongly suggesting #25 is associated with many appearances of the Lord. The primary of these evidences is the 25,000th verse of the Bible where baby Jesus is first presented publically as the messiah at the temple. See the verses beginning at Luke 2:25(25)-26, 27 - Luke 2:26 is the 25,000th verse. The 2500th verse also points to an appearance of the Lord on earth--Exodus 34:3-8 encompasses this event of Moses going before the Lord who appeared to him (34:3 is the 2500th verse). Matthew 1:25 speaks of Jesus birth and Matthew chapter 25 is about the coming of the Bridegroom - Jesus. God is in control of this world more than we can possibly imagine and I suspect he causes some things to be that we thought are the work of men. I believe October 31st is the true Reformation Day, December 25th is God's intended day for celebrating his appearance; and that numbers throughout the Bible are of his creation, not ours.
This verse at Deuteronomy 15:17 is evidence the Bible contains numbers corresponding to dates in history. Although not proof, it is very interesting. This noteworthy verse in Deuteronomy tells of a seemingly strange custom, but when we see how it lines up with one of the most significant events in Christian history, we can get a glimpse of a reason the text was worded in the sort of strange way it was. God so often hides deep meanings in his word just below the surface of the text so he may reveal it to the diligent - when he decides it is time to do so. In this verse, the word "ear" used in the original translation may also be associated with posting a "notice". It would make sense this scripture is saying the servant who desires to be a bondservant is to post a notice on the door of the ownwer's house so others may be fully aware he is now a bondservant of his own will. Although this verse seems prophetic, it is not worded as a statement of prophecy. The text appears intentionally phrased to catch our attention so one day we might realize this passage's chapter and verse reference are not accidental. God wanted us to one day know he deliberately numbered chapter and verses to perfection to prove without doubt he is the author of the Bible.

Monday, October 11, 2010

This blog makes an impossible claim about the Bible....but...

The writings on this blog make a totally impossible claim that I've observed a pattern in the organization in the Bible (NASB, NIV, KJV structured Bibles) that shows an absolute perfection in number themes in the text - and more incredibly in book, chapter and verse numbering. Of course, history says chapter and verse numbers were added just 6-700 years ago so it could not possibly be a product of supernatural origin, but no matter what we imagine to be possible, the numbers declare their own perfection. At this time virtually everyone dismisses the evidence presented in this blog and on my website as coincidental. My experience is that presenting more of the mountains of evidence I can present seem to create more doubt than confirmation. So, before you dismiss the premise and if you are truly are interested in new understandings of scripture, consider and even ruminate/ponder deeply if you think the following two simple evidences of this perfection should be cast off as coincidence. You can confirm them for yourself if you want to take the time:

EVIDENCE #1 -- Psalm 117 is the 595th and exact center of 1189 Bible chapters. What makes this chapter truly special is that it is the shortest chapter in the Bible as well as being the only two verse chapter of the Bible. To confirm the special nature of this chapter, both verses declare "Praise the LORD". The chapter that splits the Bible in two, the centerpoint chapter, points to the LORD. Did this placement happen coincidentally? If you can't quite go there, a bit more thought will begin to show you the only way this could happen is through supernatural means.

EVIDENCE #2 -- John 3:16 is commonly considered by Biblical scholars and laymen alike to be the most key verse of the Bible - "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." (NASB) Likewise, John chapter 3 that contains this verse is very often said to be the key chapter of the Bible. Is it coincidence that this is the 1000th of 1189 Bible chapters? Josephus said number 1000 is God's number of perfection. Does your heart tell you this happened purely by accident? If not accident, the only explanation I can think of is that God simply made this happen - we can't really understand how this is possible, but the Bible says "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?"  (777th chapter) Jeremiah 32:27

These two evidences are not proof, but just very strong clues that should cause you to wonder if the claim of the Bible's numerical perfection is possible. Numbers of all kinds are precise, and like sophisticated encryption algorithms, can verify their own accuracy. Read through some of the messages of this blog and I think you will begin to confirm for yourself that God's Word is truly his supernatural and perfect word.

Norm Patriquin

Sunday, October 03, 2010

God's Number 37 - theme tells of perfection/sanctification/being saved...

When you see anything related to number 37 (and its reverse 73) think about number 777, perfection, sanctification, consecration, truth and Jesus. Thirty-seven can bee seen like three sevens - 777 - which has similar meeting. Examples speak for themselves and should make you wonder about this impossible claim...The 3700th verse of the Bible finds the Lord selecting the Levites to be the tribe of Priests who are to be holy and set apart for serving God - not coincidentally, this is also the 3rd chapter and 7th verse (37) of the book of Numbers.This is just one of the Bible's many examples showing how number 37 is related to being saved/raised up or being holy or perfect. Like all God's numbers, opposite meanings can also be found associated with them, so with #37 so you will find themes of not being saved or being defeated/destroyed.

One very compelling example of the consistent theme association with number 37 are the contents of the seven chapter thirty-sevens of the Bible. Each of these chapters speak of being saved, made perfect, lifted up or opposite themes such as being thrown down or not being saved. It seems no coincidence there happen to be seven chapter thirty-sevens:

Gen 37 -- Joseph thrown into a pit but is lifted out of it (saved)

Exo 37 -- Perfection of furniture in tabernacle - things of Pure Gold, made perfect, annointing oil....

Job 37 -- God comes down, we cannot comprehend a perfect God - the 13,777th Bible verse is Job 37:7 he seals the hand of every man....

Psa 37 -- The Lord will save his people - Psalm 37:37 says "Mark the blameless man" (saved)

Isa 37 -- God will save Jerusalem - the 733rd verse of Isaiah - Isa 37:35 'For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David's sake.' "

Jer 37 -- Jerusalem was saved when the siege was lifted and Jerimiah was also saved from death - Jer 37:21 King Zedekiah commanded - they commit1 Jeremiah to the court of the guardhouse and gave him a loaf of bread daily (interesting c37 x v21 = 777 and both numbers reflect 3 sevens).

Eze 37 -- The dry bones vision of Israel who will be saved - Eze 37:28 "And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever."

I know how impossible this all sounds but consider in the 777th Bible chapter Jerimiah 32:27 says "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?", and the 37th verse of Luke (1:37) says "For nothing will be impossible with God.". Don't be surprised when you see that God has done the impossible - Like God, his numbers and the Bible's perfection are beyond our comprehension.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

God's payback promises - "Vengeance is mine" and "the hairs on your head are all numbered"

What things do the following verses have in common?
Matt 10:30 "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Heb 10:30 For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." ..
If you noticed they were both declarations or strong promises, you are correct; and you may have noticed these both have a chapter and verse reference of 10:30 which virtually everyone dismisses as inconsequential, but the Bible's fifteen 10:30 verses have a story to say if you know what to look for.

On my website and this blog I give example after example of how the Bible's numbering demonstrates itself to be not only inspired, but also help us to interpret scripture. As I get older and hopefully a bit wiser, I spend less time trying to convince people of the miracle of the Bible's numbers and more time simply showing them - so this post provides an example of God's pattern in scripture and lets you ponder the evidence for yourself

THE EXAMPLE: Like reference Bible verses have a theme running through them that helps in their interpretation and the message in this set has literally changed the way I see life. Praise Jesus!

How can that be? How can the Bible change one so suddenly? It happens when you know the Bible to be the exact word of God and then discover new truths in the text. The experience created in you due to the new truth is as compelling as touching a hot stove and concluding it burns! - the experience of truth changes us.

My experience came when I one day realized how the theme in these verses tells us of the completeness of God's vengeance, That day I let go of a huge part of my need to get back at others for their wrongs. You have to ponder the Bible's 10:30 verses to really take this in, but if you take the time you will find that one after another this set of verses tell how God's payback is not a general payback at all - God says he counts everything down to the hairs on our head. Nothing is missed. Related to the same set of verses, God demands,"Vengeance is mine!" - to me, this is an extreme command, not simply a suggestion. He means it! God, both pays back evil for evil and good for good. - precisely. When I comprehended this, I concluded that if God really does keep track of everything, I'm not trusting God if I hold grudges or try and make people pay for their mistakes in any way. It's as if God is recording every little event in his computer and tallying them up until debts become due on the last day.

There are just fifteen 10:30 verses in the Bible and I've included the most compelling 6 of them here. You can see how each of them tell of God's preciseness in his promises and statements. You will find that every 10:30 verse contains precise and unmistakable statements and I believe this was done intentionally so we would take in the point - God counts everything. The other nine examples not shown here show the same pattern (except for one I can't yet figure out). Like everything we study in the Bible, only God knows how it all fits together - we will never interpret it exactly, but we can see and interpret patterns. Even if you don't see God's counting in each of these examples, let the examples you do see help you conclude for yourself. That is, don't throw the concept out because you can't line up every example...we virtually never completely understand God's word and God's numbering is no different.

The Bible's 10:30 Vengeance and payback verses...
Matt 10:30 "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. (don't fear, not one sparrow falls to the ground apart from God..)

Act 10:30 ..."Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house..on the 9th hour, (PRECISELY: 4 days, 9th hour)

Mrk 10:30 ...he will receive a hundred times as much (PAYBACK—100 times as much)

Josh 10:30 The LORD...struck..every person..with the edge of the sword... he did to its king just as he had done to the king of Jericho. (PAYBACK—equal for equal)

2Kin 10:30 The LORD said..."Because you have done well in executing what is right...your sons...shall sit on the throne of Israel." (PAYBACK—Because you did this, I will ….)

Heb 10:30 For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." .. (God is counting)

You will find the 9 other examples in these books: Genesis, Numbers, Ezra, Nehemiah, Proverbs, Isaiah, Luke, John, 1Corinthians and Hebrews. The Bible's 10:30 verses have an amazing message and are also one of the best examples I've seen to show the pattern across like referenced verses. Want another compelling example; see the Bible's 3:16 verses and notice the amazing theme running through them...for God so loved the world...

In those times when you are puzzled about the meaning of a verse of scripture, it's worth looking at other like referenced verses to get ideas about what it may mean.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Key Bible Chapters that also point to God's Number Symbolism

This post shows some very well known and key chapters off the Bible and also that they have cross-Bible chapter numbers that give compelling evidence for the supernatural creation of scripture. Nothing is impossible with God - we know chapters and verses of the Bible were added only 700 or so years ago and in our human understanding we "know" they are arbitrarily assigned for reference alone. But the examples provided below and evidence in all other of the Bible's numbers show that even though men penned the numbers, it had to be a sovereign God that insured the Bible was numbered according to his supernatural inspiration and the numbers precisely relate to the context of each book, chapter and verse. The Bible's numbering is inspired like all other Biblical text and in fact, confirms the text of the Bible is exactly as God intended.

Matt 5:18 "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

If you can temporarily set aside your belief that the Bible's numbers are of men, consider the possibility that the below provided evidence shows how symbolism of cross-Bible chapter numbers fit precisely with the themes found in the text. This short list shows compelling examples that help us understand the perfection of the Bible. At first you might be tempted to dismiss these as contrived examples that are actually coincidence, but the key nature of these chapters along with very unique numbering associated with them should cause you to pause and consider that our God might be bigger than you imagine and has been more involved in the activities of the world than we ever imagined.

Consider the numbers associated with these chapters and the text related to them - could this all be coincidence?
  • John 3 - the 1000th chapter - Home of John 3:16 "God so loved the world...". A key verse of Christianity in the 1000th chapter - Josephus said #1000 is God's number of Perfection
  • Psalm 22 - the 500th chapter - Another key chapter with Jesus speaking in first person while hanging on the cross. #500 and #50 are related to the number of Jubilee - the forgiving of all debts which is what was accomplished with Jesus crucifixion.
  • Jerimiah 32 - the 777th chapter - 777 is a number of being sanctified; being saved; or made clean. In this chapter God says he will send Israel away to exile, but more importantly the Lord promises he will one day restore Israel - save them. For more evidence of #777 symbolism, see also Isaiah 6:7, the 17777th verse that speaks of Isaiah's being made clean. Also see 1Samuel 21:4, the 7777th verse that speaks of the holy consecrated bread (which was made perfect and clean).
  • Ecclestiaces 7 - the 666th chapter - A number we already associate with sin and evil - this chapter tells of the wickedness of men.
  • Haggai 2 - the 911th chapter - A chapter telling of the coming judgment of God where the Lord says "I will shake the nations". 911 is a God number that speaks of consequences to nations that fall away from him. Reference also Daniel 9:11, the 22000th verse, that declares judgment against Israel who has fallen away. See the Bible's other 9:11 verses for other evidence.
  • John 2 - the 999th chapter - #999 is a number related to events that take place immediately prior to the final judgment of the Lord. For example, the 23,999th verse tells about people who are taken up just before the "day of the Lord" - Matthew 24:41. John chapter 2 tells of the wedding that was taking place in Cana. The #999 cross-Bible chapter number theme suggests the chapter about the wedding is a parallel to the Wedding Feast the faithful will attend in the last days.
  • Matthew chapter 1 - the 930th chapter - #39 and it's corresponding number #93 (39 in reverse) are both found consistently associated with Israel in the Bible. It is as if #39 speaks of Israel who has not yet completed their "40 years" of wilderness wandering and remain stalled in their 39th year - not yet entering the promised land. This 930th and first chapter of the New Testament gives evidence for Jesus being the Messiah the Jews are waiting for. #930 suggests this chapter is precisely located and numbered to help prove to Israel who Jesus is. Another amazing evidence for the supernatural placement of this chapter is found in Psalm 117, the exact middle and only two verse chapter of the Bible. It contains the 1929th and 1930th Bible verses - the 929 and 930 in these two cross Bible verse numbers seem to point precisely to the cross-Bible chapter numbers that divide the Old and New Testaments. The 929th chapter is Malachi chapter 4 and the 930th is Matthew chapter 1. This is an incredible validation of the preciseness of scripture - an impossible coincidence that I believe one day will be one of the most amazing confirmations of the supernatural structure of the Bible.
These are just a few evidences, but I believe anyone that seriously considers the key nature of these chapters and how their numbers appear to specially highlight their contents, will have to wonder about what God has done and will have a difficult time dismissing them as coincidence. In these last days it seems God is revealing the Bible is more perfect than anyone has previously imagined.

Scripture says God says he can do anything, and the number evidence seems to indicate he has done what we could never have imagined in the Bible's numbering - they are all perfect and help us interpret and understand the scriptures - Jer 32:27 "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?"

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ecclesiastes chapter 7, the 666th Bible chapter warns of the wickedness of seeking pleasure

Numbers 666, 36 and 18 all have themes that point to sin, wickedness and affliction. Note that each of these numbers can result in the number 666; thirty-six is a way of expressing three sixes; and 18 is 6+6+6. One of the key evidences of this theme can be found in the 18th verse of Revelation 13 which tells us the number of the beast being six hundred and sixty-six. This is the 18th verse in the 1180th Bible chapter (also 18 related) which is a chapter about the beast coming up out of the sea - evil coming forth. The total of 18 verses in this chapter also relate it to number 18 and further confirms it is a chapter with a likely theme about evil. Another unseen evidence showing #36 and #666 relate to sin is seen in Genesis 3:6 where Eve first took the fruit and ate, and then gave it to Adam to eat -  it is the verse of original sin. Ecclesiastes 7 which is the 666th Bible chapter, also gives evidence of this theme. More importantly, knowing the theme of #666 helps us better understand how to interpret the chapter's text.  This post shows how the 666th chapter of the Bible warns us of seeking our own pleasure which leads to wickedness and death.
(Re Genesis 3:6 - I always find it interesting to note that Jesus is sometimes called the second Adam and similarly to how Adam accepted the sin initiated by Eve, Jesus took on our sins to save us from the death they bring.).

Ecclesiastes chapter 7 - the 666th Bible Chapter...
As I was reading the Bible the other day I noticed Ecclesiastes chapter 7 was the 666th chapter of the Bible, and knowing #666 is strongly associated with sin and the number of the beast, I decided to investigate to see if this chapter was also about sin and wickedness...I think it is. Let's begin by looking at the last verse of the chapter which suggests the sins of men:
Ecc 7:29 "Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices."
Some commentaries say this chapter is a contrast of wisdom and folly, but by realizing the cross Bible chapter number is 666 we have to wonder if it is more about wickedness than wisdom. As always, the first and last statements of a chapter are often key to understanding a chapter's overall theme. Verse #29 is not well understood and is translated in many ways, but I suspect it is telling us that God made us right and complete - without needing anything more for happiness. It says men are unsatisfied with what God has given us and continually seek more pleasure through their own inventions (devices). Appearing to confirm this, the first verse has a similar message - that instead of seeking things to make us feel better, it is better to live to seek a good name. It is not absolutely clear, but I think the reference to a Good Name is a reference to warning us that what is important is seeking to know and claim the name of Jesus as our savior. The reference to ointment is about the things we try to add to our life to make it more pleasant. These verses and the rest of the chapter warn us to be satisfied with the life we are given and abstain from seeking to improve what God has already made right. We can begin by realizing we are sinners from birth:
Ecc 7:20 Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.
The Bible says we are all sinners and cannot continually be good. It seems like it is a way of telling us we can't seek to make our lives continually pleasant - there is a time to be humble and mourn our situation. Our life will be filled with both good things and trials and we are to accept them both. We are not to avoid the unpleasant. We find another similar statement in the 28th verse - #28 has a Redemption Pattern theme related to "Jesus the King and redeemer" and this 28th verse says "there is but one man in a thousand that can be respected, but not one woman". Josephus said #1000 is God's number of perfection (John 3 is the 1000th Bible chapter) and this one man in 1000 could be a reference to Jesus, the Son of God who is without sin. The woman in this verse seems to represent all people on earth who can never achieve respect in God's eyes because of our sin. Men can never make themselves better or righteous through their own devices and verse 20 reminds us of our sinfulness before God and confirms there is no one on earth who is without sin. We need to be humble before God before we seek our own ways.
Ecc 7:2 It is better to go to a house of mourning Than to go to a house of feasting, Because that is the end of every man, And the living takes it to heart.
The chapter warns us to be mournful of our situation and not continually run after our own pleasures. If you read the chapter you will find verse after verse that confirms this message. As you study it, look for themes warning us about our desires for a better life and to avoid hardship - to seek wisdom instead. God desires us to be wise and looking towards our death when a good name is what will be of ultimate importance. What is a good name? I believe it is a reference to the only thing that will save us - that we have sought and found Jesus Christ as our redeemer. I have not researched this extensively, but it seems to me that when the Bible speaks of acquiring wisdom it is specifically speaking of us learning about Jesus. I suspect we can substitute the name of Jesus wherever we see wisdom mentioned in the scriptures.

The Bottom Line: We are to be watching for the Lord's return as we serve God in this life. The Redemption Pattern and Numeric Map theme for #29, and the 29 verses of this chapter both point to our need to be watching for the return of the Lord. It is at that time that a "good name" that will save us - and ointments and other inventions we have we have sought for a better life will have done us no good.

Monday, June 14, 2010

#29 teaches Jesus will return and save by faith in him alone...not by works

There are only 11 of the 31,102 Bible verses with a cross Bible sequence number that both begins and ends with the number 29 (the 2929th, 29029th, 29129th,...29929th). The interpretative value of the Bible's DNA like numeric map demonstrates a consistent message running through the text of each of these 11 verses -- that Jesus will return and save those who have placed themselves subject to him and based on their faith in him alone...and not by works...

The pattern of Cross Bible Verses numbered 29n29

Number 29 is about Jesus return which includes his actions upon his return. The DNA like numeric map again demonstrates an amazing consistency in the text related to cross Bible verse numbers that begin and end with #29. These represent a sort of hyper or intense 29 related text. Notice how they over and over again speak of Jesus saving us through his grace which has nothing to do with our works/deeds. Three of these verses speak of women being subject to their husbands which, by their relationship to #29 seems to be telling us this is speaking of the church's needing to be subject to Jesus. Ponder that there are only 11 Bible verses that begin and end with #29 and 3 of the 11 (30%) of them fall on this very specific text. More evidence that God's DNA like numeric map is no accident.

BV(2929) Lev 8:11 He sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and anointed the consecrate them.
BV(29029) 2Cor 12:6 ...if I do wish to boast I will not be foolish...I refrain from this, so that no one will credit me with more than he sees in me...
BV(29129) Gal 3:26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
BV(29229) Eph 1:22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church,(Christ and the church?)
BV(29329) Eph 5:24 ...the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands...(again, Christ and the church?)
BV(29429) Philp 3:7 But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
BV(29529) Col 3:11 a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew,... but Christ is all, and in all.
BV(29629) 1The 5:7 For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.(29-6-29 and 6 is number of sin)
BV(29729) 1Tim 2:12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man,...(again, Christ and the church?)
BV(29829) 2Tim 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
BV(29929) Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds...but according to His mercy...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chapters Jesus will: 911--shake heavens; 912 come down; 913 measure Jerusalem

It seems logical that three Bible chapters in sequence might tell of Jesus return, but we don't notice this progressive sequence of chapter events when they cross book boundaries. When we understand the meaningful nature of the Bible's numbering, (in this case the cross Bible chapter numbers), we can use the guide of themes for these numbers to understand their contents. Bible chapter numbers help us see that Haggai chapter 2 followed by Zechariah chapters 1 and 2 are three successive chapters that give a picture of events leading up to, and following Jesus second return.

The 911th, 912th and the 913th chapter of the Bible appear to foretell the return of the Lord. Haggai 2, the 911th Bible chapter is the warning of his imminent return; the next and 912th chapter gives the vision of his actual return; and the following 913th chapter reveals the Lord on earth ready to take his first action of measuring Jerusalem. These three chapters and the ones surrounding them seem to be an agenda of events regarding the very last days.

The 911th chapter: Stern warnings of the Lord's return - "in a little while"
The following verses from Haggai chapter 2 help demonstrate how the chapter is about warning of the Lord's return. The phrase "in a little while" tells us it is about something yet to happen and may even be an indication of when (see note below).
"For thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land. v7 'I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:6-7
The closing verse of the chapter at 2:23 specifically mentions "that day" in reference to the day of the Lord helps us confirm the #911 related theme. (other Numeric Map related numbers also help confirm the theme).

Normally we would not notice a sequence of events in successive chapters crossing book boundaries, but when you begin to understand the Bible's perfect structure through the numeric map, you will see the Bible as a single volume with 1189 chapters which is separated into book-like sections. So, of the chapters are successive,  it would not be sprirising to find the next chapter telling of Jesus actual return - and that's exactly what we find in Zechariah chapter 1.

Note, the phrase "a little while" found in Haggai 2:6 happens to occur in 29 Bible verses which is more support for the theme of the numbers #911, #29 and #92. These 29 verses appear to all be related to the theme of #29 about the return of the Lord and can be separated into two categories related to timeframes of the first and second coming of Jesus - the time Jesus is on earth prior to his ascension, and the time until his return.  see definition for number #29 on web site for more about this.

We know in the last chapter of Haggai we read about the warnings of the Lord's, and now in Zechariah 1, the 912th chapter we read about his actual return - the vision of Jesus actually touching down on earth which is commonly called the second return of the Lord. Following is a conversation with Jesus from that chapter that shows this is a vision of real conversation between the Lord and Zechariah on earth. I would not read this as if it were a dream but rather as a real vision from God - as if God played a movie for him.

Zech 1:8 I saw at night, and behold, a man was riding on a red horse, and he was standing among the myrtle trees which were in the ravine, with red, sorrel and white horses behind him.
Zech 1:10 And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, "These are those whom the LORD has sent to patrol the earth."

The 913th chapter: Jesus first actions upon touching down to earth 
The next chapter in sequence is Zechariah 2, the 913th chapter which shows Jesus beginning to take his first action promised upon his return. Here are the first verses of this chapter that tell of Jesus going out to perform his first task:
Zech 2:1 Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.
Zech 2:2 So I said, "Where are you going?" And he said to me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see how wide it is and how long it is."
Zech 2:3 And behold, the angel who was speaking with me was going out, and another angel was coming out to meet him,
The 3 chapters tell of Jesus return and confirm the 911 theme of Haggai 2
Beginning with chapter #911 which is the last chapter of Haggai, these three successive chapters help confirm the 911th chapter is actually about the warnings of Jesus imminent second return that will begin with a shaking of the heavens. I suspect we are seeing many of these warnings in our world today - which seem to indicate his second coming is very near.
The 912th chapter: the vision of Jesus actual second return

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A supernatural likeness of the Bible's 6:12 verses reveal themes about sin, confession and offerings of atonement

I sometimes hesitate to write about how the Bible's chapter and verse numbers are God inspired and have a direct correspondence to the message in their text, but the evidence is sometimes so compelling that I feel it is worth sharing so others can see this numeric perfection for themselves. For those of you that are convinced this is impossible, remember that God says he does the impossible - then take a few seconds to check out the evidence for yourself.

There are forty verses in the Bible with a verse reference of 6:12... and at first glance they seem obviously related to sin and repentance, but as I happened upon them today, I observed one of them at Daniel 6:12 is one I also write about in relationship to the number 180 because it is both the 180th verse of Daniel, and has a message related to the theme of 180 which is that of turning direction. (when thinking of the 180 theme, compare it to a 180 degree angle which is two straight lines in opposite directions from each other). I then noticed that numbers in verse reference of 6:12 can be added to make 18 which I know to be related to #180 with the theme of sin and turning from sin. I know this sounds like number soup, but I think if you take a quick look at a few of the 6:12 evidence verses provided below you will observe the correspondence between the text of the verses and the number pattern. Interesting evidence for the theme for 18/180 is also found in Revelation 13:18 which speaks of the number of the beast being 666 which also can be seen as 6+6+6 or 18. The Numeric Map's perfection is also revealed by seeing how this verse relates to 18 by its presence in the 1180th chapter of the Bible, and is the 229th verse of Revelation - 2x9=18 (these number relationships may sound contrived, but 1000's of Biblical examples demonstrate these same gematria related numeric patterns).

The relationship of the verse reference number of  6:12 appears directly related in both textual theme and number meaning to numbers 18 and 180. Their themes are related to direction and can be revealed in text that tells of; turning in an opposite directions; changing direction; turning away from God - sinning; turning toward God - repenting; things opposing or opposite of each other; or still other turning/directional themes.

Below are 21 of the Bible's 40 verses with a reference of 6:12 that provide the most clear evidence for the text/verse reference relationship (ones not included here are also consistent with the theme). As you take a quick look at these 180 related verses, consider how strong their relationship to the 180 theme and how many of them are well known Bible verses related to sin, confession and offerings for sin. Even if you are tempted to dismiss these as just interesting coincidences - with the many other evidences I present about the Bible's DNA like Numeric Map, at some point the average person should begin to wonder if there is something supernatural about this numeric pattern in scripture.

Look for the 180 theme of turning direction or sin and repentence in these 21 verses with the 6:12 (18) reference number...

Things sinful or who have turned away from God
Gen 6:12 God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
Exo 6:12 But Moses spoke…saying, "Behold, the sons of Israel have not listened to me; how then will Pharaoh listen to me…
Prov 6:12 A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,
Amo 6:12 …you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,
Rom 6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts,
Rev 6:12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth

Confessing sin and seeking forgiveness-offerings for sin
Matt 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
Mrk 6:12 They went out and preached that men should repent.
1Tim 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith…you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Est 6:12 …Mordecai returned to the king's gate. But Haman hurried home, mourning, with his head covered.
Lev 6:12 'The fire on the altar shall be kept burning…he shall lay out the burnt offering on it, and offer up in smoke the fat portions of the peace offerings on it.
Num 6:12 and shall dedicate to the LORD…and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a guilt offering
Luke 6:12 It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.
2Chr 6:12 Then he stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands.

Turning an opposite direction, things opposed/opposite or toward.
Eph 6:12 …our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness…
2Cor 6:12 You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections.
Dan 6:12 …Did you not sign an injunction that any man who makes a petition to any god or man besides you…is to be cast into the lions' den?" The king replied, "The statement is true, according to the law…may not be revoked."
Ezr 6:12 "May the God who has caused His name to dwell there overthrow any king or people who attempts to change it
Jer 6:12 "Their houses shall be turned over to othersI will stretch out My hand Against the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD.
Deu 6:12 then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Judg 6:12 The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, "The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior."

The chapter and verse reference of any verse provides clues to its message and by examining other like reference verses your interpretation of scripture will be more accurate. I have found many times when I was not quite sure of what the text of a verse was about until I examined other verses with the same reference number. The Bible's Numeric Map is more than a curiosity - it is a guide to interpreting the Bible.

Monday, May 10, 2010

If you doubt God or Jesus - God's Word declares "if you seek me, I will let you find me". God is not interested in convincing you...

I understand that many people don't believe in God; or that Jesus is his only son; or that the Bible is God's inspired word. We can't truly believe until we have seen or experienced God. Why have we not seen God - because we have not looked.  God said he left evidence for himself everywhere we look, and he promised he will reveal himself to those that earnestly seek him out--God cannot and does not break his promises. There's plenty of evidence to be convinced there is a creator - more than enough to cause us to want to know more about him.  My favorite place to suggest where people might see evidence of God is to have them truly ponder the artwork of God in the animal world - can anyone truly imagine the designs, patterns and brilliant colors of nature simply evolved through random chance of how the DNA happened to line up? To dismiss these works of art, is to dismiss God.

Assuming God exists, I think everyone would agree he could convince the entire world of his existence in an instant if he desired to do so...(actually, one day he will, but then it will be too late to make a decision). God made the universe, and makes the rules, and has told us he will reveal himself to those that seek to know him. One way to look at why he might have decided this is to consider that if God did the supernatural events that would force us to accept him, he would be forcing people to want to be with him. That is not his plan nor his intention. Consider, if we were to seek our spouses in that way -to make who we desired love us we might drag them off to a cave and make them live with us -  or else! Or we could threaten them enough to force them to "love" us. That would be unthinkable to us - why would we assume a perfect God would force us to love him?

But maybe you don't reject God, but do reject Jesus?
But what if you don't reject God, but don't believe Jesus is his only son who he sent to save the world? Instead of learning about God's plan, you lived your life largely ignoring God and taking advantage of all the great stuff he provided for us.  So imagine the end comes in one form or another, and you are all of a sudden standing before Jesus...he asks "Why didn't you seek to know God?". Your answer is likely some form of "I was not concerned enough, or did not care enough about you to bother to look" - "I was busy with my own desires" - not much of an excuse. Not that any excuse will work - we made our decision for whatever reason and it will then be too late to change. The consequences of such a decision are unthinkable -  we have been warned.

How do find out about God?
God says over and over again in the Bible that we will only find him if we seek him with all our heart. That does not mean we need to believe in him to find him - but just that our hearts need to have enough desire to seek to learn about him. This assumes you have looked around the earth and concluded there must be a creator - a God that made everything. Your honest search will not come up lacking - God promises,  "If you seek him, he will let you find him".

Verses about this promise of God...

Deu 4:29 " will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

1Chr 28:9 "...the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.

2Chr 15:2 ...the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.

2Chr 15:4 "But in their distress they turned to the LORD God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.

2Chr 15:15 ...they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him earnestly, and He let them find Him...

Prov 8:17 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

Jer 29:13 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Jer 29:14 'I will be found by you,' declares the LORD...'

John 1:45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him...Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." (notice, Jesus did not find them, they found him)

Some other verses to ponder...there is still time...

1Cor 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

2The 2:11 ...For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,

Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

I don't think it is so unusual to doubt all these things, so that's not really a problem - we all have had serious doubts at some time. The problem is not in doubting, but in not caring enough to find out what the truth is.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Is the rapture or "catching up" a real and important teaching of the Bible?

Without trying to present all the places in the Bible that both model the future catching up/rapture of the godly and teach about it directly, I wanted to share a couple simple aspects as to why it is important...(taken from a comment I left on another discussion board)...

I'm confident for myself the rapture is a real and much looked forward to promise of Jesus. I don't think that believing in the Rapture is a deal breaking aspect of salvation, but do think there are very important aspects of the teaching that those who dismiss it may not be considering. When Jesus left he said he would return and that believers are to be watching for his return while serving and giving others our testimony so they might believe as well. Along with this, there is promised end times wrath with his return, and the reason for the catching up of the faithful is so they will not have to suffer this terrible wrath when it comes.

The word rapture is not in the Bible and even the word Bible is not there – no matter what we call it, the teaching is there. Knowing about this future catching up is important to help us be motivated to be saved. Biblical teachings today so often avoid the ugly consequences of not being saved which are stated over and over again in the text. People need to worry about these things as they are key to the message of the gospel. If you understand end times events, then not to have a rapture like event places even the saved under the terrible wrath of God. It all fits together.

One of many examples in the Bible of the modeling or foreshadowing of the catching up is how God provided safety to his people in Goshen at the first Passover. In Exodus chapter 12 the people were told to put the blood of a lamb (Jesus) on their doorposts as a sign of their faith so they would not be harmed by the angel of death which would pass over. God does not subject the faithful to his wrath and he will pass over again. Before then, the faithful who are on earth will be taken to a safe place to be kept from harm. This is a picture of the rapture.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Apprehension about Biblical Numbers – wonder and fear Numerology?

Virtually everyone I know, including myself at one time, has significant apprehension about investigating the Bible's numbers. The occult's misuse of numbers for thousands of years has people fearing they might be dragged off by evil if they even dare to begin examining the Bible with numbers in mind. At the same time, I think many people suppose the numbers in biblical text have some symbolism, but since they have really never been clearly explained, they are largely dismissed  as unimportant to Bible study. Can you imagine how happy Satan must be that he has good people running from one of the most helpful tools for understanding scripture? He's done a great job over the years of making sure we would not believe the concepts of the Bible's numbers should they ever be uncovered.

I think most people that have looked at a few of my writings about biblical numbers are at first surprised at how believable some of the examples are. The many evidences I present are quite compelling and should make the average person wonder if it is truly possible - how could the middle chapter of the Bible be the shortest and only two verse chapter? (Ps 117); how could John 3, home of John 3:16, just happen to be the 1000th chapter of the Bible?; how could maybe the most intense verse of the Bible on forgiveness of sin just happen to be the 17777th Bible verse? Isaiah 6:7  "… your sin is forgiven…".  Before our taboos take over and we catch ourselves wondering if this could be God's work – everything in us says it couldn't be true. It cannot be argued - everything we know about the Bible's creation declares, from our human perspective, the structure of the Bible and its numbers cannot be perfect. That's what I once thought, but the preponderance of evidence eventually overwhelmed my disbelief. The impossible appears to have happened. It should be no surprise…have you seen this Bible verse…

Jerimiah 32:27 "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?" (the 777th chapter)

My learning process…More than ten years ago now I began to catch glimpses of number patterns in the Bible because that's what my mind does - I'm one of those people that dosen't learn and understand things the same way others do. I have a diagnosed learning disability which includes, among other things, a truly terrible memory.  Like others with learning disabilities, it does not say we are not as smart as others, but rather that we learn differently. I suppose my brain has had to adapt to learn in different ways and those ways seem to allow me to notice patterns in things that others don't typically see. Anyway, for whatever reason, Long ago I began to notice what appeared to be patterns between the Bible's numbers in the text, and the meanings in the text itself. At first I did not believe what I was seeing - I would dismiss example after example until about three years went by and I could not dismiss what I saw any longer. As a course of normal Bible study, they were popping off the page too often to be by chance. It's been more than ten years now, and ever so gradually I've put together pieces of how the numbers fit and how they relate to the text. That's what my website and other writings are about.

So what do I believe about the Bible and it's numbers?
Matt 5:18 "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

I suppose many of us have wondered about the verse at Matthew 5:18 that declares the perfection of God's Word. A verse that says God's word is perfectly inspired and preserved by him. While most of us believers will agree and declare God's inspiration of his word, we then go on to teach it as if it's not inspired. We are continually trying to sort out what we don't understand through our own human thought, and then try to read things into what the original author must have meant. Our excuse - very often we dismiss this verse by saying the original manuscripts may have been perfect,  but we don't know if our Bible truly reflects the original writings. Others of us simply imagine the concept of inspiration to be a more general than specific revelation of God's thoughts.

Ask yourself…God said he would preserve his word – do we think that the creator of the universe cannot create and preserve one single book he left for us? I think most of us would never think that, but the question is…did he?

I believe God worked through the pens of men to create a perfect Bible and I cannot imagine men were aware of the level of perfection they were involved in recording. I believe, through men, God wrote every book of the Bible; caused the exact books he desired to be selected, ordered and brought together in exactly the manner and time he desired; and every book, chapter, and verse were numbered from the beginning and then God insured they were perfectly added to the printed word when the time was right. For myself – I know without any doubt this is true. How? The numbers reveal a perfect DNA like alignment with the text of scripture that cannot be denied once you observe it. The perfection of numbers mathematically confirms the preciseness of God's Word. Of thousands of examples I've documented, the two most easy to explain and comprehend are verses at Ruth 4:9 and Matthew 24:42.

Ruth 4:9 an amazing intersection of text and numbers…

Ruth 4:9 is a key verse where Boaz declares the people in front of him are "witnesses" that he has paid the price and purchased back Naomi and her possessions, including Ruth - A picture of Jesus redeeming his people with the price of his blood. I believe this very important verse has been supernaturally highlighted with God's numbers so that at the appropriate time, we could observe his perfection for ourselves. To explain this perfection of numbers - this is the 7200th verse of the Bible; the 72nd verse of  Ruth; in the 236th chapter (2x36=72); has a verse reference of 4:9 (4x9=36, x2=72) and most importantly, the theme of the text about "witnessing" is perfectly aligned with the #72 found throughout scripture to be associated with the same theme. How do we associate the number 72 and witnessing? There's too much evidence for this to explain here, but consider these related facts; the 2700th Bible verse (strongly related to #72) speaks of the ark of the testimony which is a witness to God. This verse at Exodus 39:35 simply says "the ark of the testimony and its poles and the mercy seat;" – a direct correspondence of text and number meaning at a precise and somewhat curious cross Bible verse number.  Another strongly 72 related verse is the 7700th verse of the Bible at 1Samuel 18:23. In gematria, the number 77 can be seen as two sevens (27),  or seven twice (72). In this verse Saul's servants testify to David "Behold, the king delights in you, and all his servants love you; now therefore, become the king's son-in-law.' " – another testimony to the sonship of David and alusion to Jesus, being the son of God. Is it beyond the probability of chance all these things line up accidentally.

Matthew 24:42 a second incredible intersection of text and numbers…
The 24,000th verse of the Bible appears supernaturally highlighted so that we might one day see God's perfection in his word and take in the impact of the importance of this specific message – The Lord will return – be truly on the alert for this day. There are an impossible six different levels of intersection with this verse's position in the Bible, the numbers related to this position, and the text that corresponds to the numbers. The six different numerical intersections are; 1) this is the 24,000th verse of the Bible; 2) is found in the 24th chapter; 3) in a chapter about the "DAY" of the Lord's return; 4) a day has 24 hours; 5) this verse is specifically about being on the alert for this DAY and says "Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming"; and 6) this is the 42nd verse of Matthew 24 and #42 is simply the digits for the #24 in reverse order. The laws of probability say the chances of these six different intersections occuring at one single verse location is billions to one. An impossibility in the scientific sense.

These two examples tell us - even though our mind cannot conceive this DNA like perfection of the Bible is even remotely possible (and no one would disagree), these and thousands of other examples of such number alignments declares it is so. We are faced with a difficult question – do we believe what we imagine to be true, or do we believe the numbers and the Matthew 5:18 declaration by God himself that his word is perfect. I believe any scientist that truly studies these facts cannot conclude anything other than perfection.

Why? Even if this perfection does exist, why does it matter to the average person?
There's too many different values to knowing the Bible's Redemption Pattern and Numeric Map to go into here, so I will just mention a couple of the most obvious ones. First, it confirms without any doubt the Bible's Old Testament and New Testament are two inseparable parts of one God authored book. If you are a Jew, this is a shocking statement - The same exact supernatural number patterns that are found in the Torah are also found in the New Testament. As a general believer, if you wonder if the Bible is accurate, you need not wonder any more. Secondly, the numbers in the Bible are as much a part of the text of scripture as the text itself. I believe the numbers are a type of Numeric Map to the text of the Bible. If you understand the numbers, then you can better understand the text because perfectly consistent themes are always associated with the same verifiable numbers. Another way of saying this is - The text associated with numbers help us understand number themes and the number theme associations, once you understand them, provide invaluable guides to interpreting the text.

Do I understand the numbers well?
One last comment…I hope no one thinks I claim to have a good understanding of God's Numbers, any more than I have a good understanding of God's Word. His word has proven over history to be a mystery of mysteries – we will never fully comprehend it. The numbers are the same – we can learn from them and use them, but I would never claim to have an "understanding" of them. I have simply observed the tip of the iceberg of a pattern that will forever reveal more secrets of God, as long as we continue to study it. I should add, although I cannot declare this with certainty, I strongly suspect God has allowed me to see these things so I can tell others. I don't think I'm any more perceptive than the millions of people who have already studied God's word for thousands of years, so I don't think this happens to be a discovery we just now stumbled over. I like to think that God has all along planned when and how these secrets would be revealed, and now is apparently that time.

I hope this all makes sense,
Norm Patriquin – May 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Symbolism for the Bible's #28 - Jesus our Great High Priest who intercedes for us

Jesus is our only way to eternal life. Through his death on the cross we can have access to eternal life by claiming Jesus blood as the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins. Number 28 points to this aspect of Jesus as our High Priest who intercedes with God on our behalf so we might have eternal life (John 3:16).

A major mention of the number 28 in the Bible's text is found in Exodus 26:2 that tells us of the curtain that separates men from the Holy of Holies - "The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain four cubits; all the curtains shall have the same measurements". The verse clearly tells of the barrier between God and men. This is the very same type of curtain which was torn in two (from top to bottom) when Jesus died on the cross. It is interesting that adding the chapter and verse reference of 26:2 produces the #28. This is also the 2238th Bible verse with first and last digits of the number being #28 which is a common type of number pattern found in the scriptures.

An example of this picture of Jesus as our High Priest can be seen in verse 28 of Matthew 27 where a scarlet robe is put on Jesus - it says "They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him". While those that did this were mocking him, they did not realize they were actually putting a royal robe on the Son of God - God himself. A robe appropriate for a Great High Priest. This verse is in the 956th chapter which is about the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World. The digits for number 56 found in this cross Bible chapter number suggest an association with #28 (2x28=56). The cross Bible sequence number for this verse of 24158 also supports this verse being related to #28.

A second example of a #28 related verse is Ephesians 2:18 (#28) which says "through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father". Like Matthew 27:28, it also tells us that Jesus our High Priest intercedes for us. Below are a compelling series of verses associating #28 with this theme.

The Bible's 828 Book Verses confirm the #28 theme...
Numbers 28 and 82 are both strongly related to each other and share the common theme. The number 828 is a combination of both numbers and has an especially strong theme related to both numbers. There are 16 books with an 828th cross book verse sequence number and each of the corresponding 828 numbered verses in these books somehow reveal this theme. They point to acts of the Lord interceding for us, or speak of how one intercedes for another. Some of these 16 examples below are more clear than others, but I've provided the complete set so those interested can examine for themselves if the preponderance of evidence in them shows a theme of intercession, or one standing up for another.

Gen 29:32 "...the LORD has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me." (because of the son, she shall be loved)
Exo 29:24 and you shall put all these in the hands of Aaron and ... (Aaron the High Priest)

Lev 27:3 '...your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver... (See 27:28 about the valuation of those set apart for the Lord) v28 ...anything which a man sets apart to the LORD...

Num 23:16 Then the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth ..."

Deu 30:12 "...'Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us...?'

1Chr 26:3 Elam the fifth, Johanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh. (gatekeepers guarding the temple - names suggest young men/priests standing between people and the temple of God?)

Job 34:14 "If He should determine to do so, If He should gather to Himself (Job's friend speaks of the power given to the almighty to redeem the whole world),

Psa 56:12 Your vows are binding upon me, O God;.(Psalm 56 the Psalmist puts his trust in the Lord for his redemption. Note chapter 56=2x28)..

Prov 29:4 The king gives stability to the land by justice,....

Isa 42:2 "He will not cry out or raise His voice, (the 721st chapter (28?) speaks of God's servant who will intervene for the people ..a bruised reed)....

Jer 32:43 'Fields will be bought in this land ..." (the Lord will intervene)

Eze 33:12 "... 'The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him ...' (an intercessor is needed)

Matt 24:15 "...when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION ...standing in the holy place (as if he was the intercessor),

Luke 18:33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; (Jesus intercedes for our sin)"

John 20:5 and stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. (witnessing the resurrection did really happen. Jesus died and rose for us. The wrappings might be related to a royal robe?).

Act 23:17 Paul ...said, "Lead this young man to the commander, for he has something to report..." (the young man intercedes for Paul).

Number 28 is related to #14 about Jesus the King as 14x2=28 and factors of numbers have direct relationships. This 28/14 relationship demonstrates how numbers can have similar and related meanings while themselves representing specific aspects of the overall theme. #14 and #28 are both about Jesus; #14 for Jesus the King; and #28 for Jesus the High Priest who intercedes for us.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

1John 4:9, 3:16 and Ruth 4:9 contain the same message and chapter and verse numbers directly relate them-The Perfect Bible...

There is an amazing intersection of numbers in three very unique verses which all have a strongly related message - God loved the world so much that he sent his only son, a redeemer, to pay the price for their sin and redemption. All who believe in him will be saved. (Even though the word "love" is not in the Ruth 4:9 reference, Boaz redeemed Naomi and here land because of his love for Ruth, the gentile). The most obvious association relating John 3:16 with 1John 4:9 is the exact nature of the text in 1John 4:9 to that of John 3:16; and that 1John 4:9 is the 30,613rd verse of the Bible - thus having the reference of 3:16 in this cross Bible verse number. Another clue is that by multiplying chapter times verse, you also come up with the number 36 - 4x9=36. Not shown here is that the Bible's other 4:9 verses have a similar message to this same theme.
These verses are compelling evidence for the Bible's DNA like Numeric Map that appears to map all the text of the Bible with themes reflected in book, chapter, verse and many other number combinations. Along with other compelling evidences on this web site, it is not reasonable to conclude all these associations can be a product of coincidence.
The following chart compares the verse numbering and text of each of these verses. The explanations of how the number digits fit the text in various ways are not a contriving of numbers to fit this example, but are demonstrated through 1000s of similar number patterns found throughout the scrip tires.
comparing verse numbering/context
John 3:16 1John 4:9 Ruth 4:9
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. 1Joh 4:9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. Ruth 4Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.
Text says God sent his only son into the world to save those who believed in him. Purchase price was his blood. Same basic message as John 3:16 Boaz, a Jesus type, pays the price to redeem Naomi and her land and Ruth, a gentile, becomes redeemed with Naomi.
3:6 verse reference relates it to number 36 which is a number related to "all things" or things related to circles, spheres, surrounded, etc. The Bible's 30,613 verse relating this verse directly to the John 3:16.
Also, chapter times verse is 36 and this is the 72nd verse of 1John. All these numbers relate this to the message of John 3:16 and of Ruth 4:9.
Is the 72nd verse of Ruth and the 7200th Bible verse. #72 is a direct factor of the number 36 (2x36). More evidence of this number relationship is documented in the cross Bible chapter number below.
1000th Bible chapter. Josephus says 1000 is a number of perfection. In the 1163rd chapter which again contains the digits 3-1-6 (3:16) relating this verse directly to John 3:16.
It also seems no coincidence this is in the 234th New Testament chapter and 2+34=36.
Is in the 236th chapter relating this verse to #36 and #72 (2x36).
Chapter times verse again is 36 (4:9=4x9).
26137th verse which contains the digits 3,1,6 as well as #37 which like #777 (3 sevens) is a number of salvation. Is significant that 26137 begins and ends with the digits #27/#72.
It does not seem coincidence that 3:16 can also be seen as #37 (3 & 6:1) also relating it to the number of salvation -777.
is the 92nd verse in John and the 2992nd verse of the NT. #29/#92/#99 are all numbers related to the coming of the Lord. There may be multiple reasons for this number relationship-it seems to indicate everyone will be judged on their belief of Jesus when he returns.
The basic message here is that the numbers associated with each of these verses tie them all to common numbers of 3:16.

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Friday, April 30, 2010

The Bible's chapter numbers are one of the best ways to confirm number symbolism

In my online Bible I have added a few short descriptions for Genesis chapters 1-10 that help show the relationship of the Bible's Redemption Pattern ten steps to the its first ten chapters, and first ten books. Follow the link and look at the descriptions at the top of each chapter to consider this number/text relationship.. 1

I've also added links to Job chapters 36-42 that show how the Lord's appearance in these chapters compare to the future Day of the Lord when Jesus returns. This is people's (Israel/Jew's) last chance to; realize Jesus is the Son of God; confess their wickedness; repent/turn from their sin; bow to Jesus; and be saved. This is an act of weakness before God - not one to be resentful of, but one that acknowledges our sinful status status before God. 35

Monday, April 26, 2010

Examine a fully notated online KJV bible with Numeric Map from any PC or mobil browser

I've made many notations to my online KJV Bible that is numerically mapped with quick access and many references. Consider using it while preparing your own Bible study as it has notes not found in any other Bible - ones that will make your studies come alive. It is a quick and easy to read online Bible even if you don't need to examine the numeric map. Every Bible chapter has a description and many verses are marked with notes that will enlighten your scripture reading.

A great Bible for your mobile browser without having to install a Bible directly on your device. Also, a mobile device eBook version is in final editing now and will be available in the next couple of weeks

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NEW DISCOVERY TODAY - The Bible's 7,200th, 2,700th and 7,700th verses all point to witnessing and testimony...

The Bible's 7,200th, 2,700th and 7,700th verses all point to a common theme related to #77/#27/#72 - Witnessing and testimony about Jesus who testifies for himself...The Savior of the World...

What began today as a writeup about a totally different thought, led to a realization I've overlooked for years and it is so obvious a number relationship that I'm not sure how I could have missed it - when these things happen, I simply call them "God things" as I strongly suspect he's in the timing of all these discoveries.

For years I've used Ruth 4:9, the 7,200th verse of the Bible, as my key evidence for the meaning of #72 and its related numbers #27 and #77 (two sevens). I've always associated these numbers with witnessing and testimony about Jesus and his act of redeeming his people. The verse text for Ruth 4:9 is very clearly about these themes, and the intersections of #72 related numbers in the Numeric Map for this verse is perfect beyond the possibility of coincidence.  Note how Ruth 4: 9 is very specific about witnessing and purchasing of Naomi and Boaz's future bride Ruth....

"Ruth 4:9 Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon". (NASB)

The intersections of the Numeric Map relating to #72 are:
  • the 7,200th Bible verse
  • the 72nd verse of the book of Ruth
  • the 236th Bible chapter (2x36=72)
  • the chapter times verse (4x9) = 36 which is 1/2 of 72 (more about #36 in the next item)
  • the number 36 found in 236th chapter and 4x9=36 relationships is related to #36 theme which is about the world, coverings, surrounded, circled, all-encompassing and other things that might be associated with 360 degrees. I suspect it relates here to - Jesus, the savior of the World.
I've always used Ruth 4:9 as my primary (but not only) evidence for #72/#27/#77 number themes.  #77 seems the core number for each of these. I think of #77 as a number related to Jesus, The Lamb of God who gave his life as ransom that we may be saved.  You can compare and contrast this to some other numbers associated with Jesus; #22 for Jesus the King and Redeemer; and #22 for Jesus the Suffering Servant. I think there are some variations in the specific themes for #27, #72 and #77, but they are primarily related to witnessing and testimony about the Lord. I will not try and sort that all out in this post because the new discovery is how verses at the Bible's 100th boundary location of these numbers all confirm the same theme.

The three verses are shown below - Note how the 7,200th, 2,700th and 7,700th Bible verses confirm this theme about witnessing and testimony of who who Jesus is - The Son of God and the savior of the world.  Number patterns revealed by the Numeric Map tell us that one hundred and one thousand verse boundaries are key verse locations having special meaning (a subject for another post), but this is evidence for that Numeric Map feature as well.

The Bible's 7,200th verse...
Ruth 4:9 Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.

The Bible's 2,700th verse....
Exo 39:35 the ark of the testimony and its poles and the mercy seat;

The Bible's 7700th verse (with 7701 included for clarification)...
1Sam 18:23 So Saul's servants spoke these words to David. But David said, "Is it trivial in your sight to become the king's son-in-law, since I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?" v24  The servants of Saul reported to him according to these words which David spoke.

Each of these key verses align on a 100th verse boundary and are all related to the #77, or two sevens. Each of them speak of witnessing (telling a report). The 2,700th verse ties them all to Jesus who will one day rule from the Mercy Seat.

I have to Praise the Lord Jesus for his amazing word! The Redemption Pattern and Numeric Map will be an invaluable tool for unlocking secrets of scripture once people begin to realize what it all means.

 Following are links to these verses in my Numerically Mapped online Bible:

Numerical Bible - Ruth chapter 4
Numerical Bible - Exodus chapter 39
Numerical Bible - 1Samuel chapter 18

Note: My references to "Bible" and Numeric Map apply to Bibles that are structured in book, chapter and verse numbering after the King James version. This includes other translations such as the NIV, NASB, LIT...etc...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Descriptions of the 28 chapters of Matthew line up with Numeric Map #1-#28

(if you want to quickly look at the descriptions for Matthew 1-28 jump to the bottom of this post)...

I've added a full copy of a numerically mapped King James Bible to my website for those interested in investigating the Redemption Pattern and Numeric Map for themselves. It is not intended to compete with other online Bible study tools, but rather to provide number information not found in other Bibles. One of the features I use myself is the list of chapter descriptions included at the front of each book. I try to update these descriptions as I study as the original list started from a non-copyrighted one I found years ago. You can usually tell my newer descriptions as they tend to be longer than just a couple of words. Today I completed rewriting all the descriptions of the 28 chapters of Matthew and I think you might find them interesting. As I started out, I did not intend to make them fit the number themes of the Numeric Map, but I should have known they would if I did them correctly.

The list of descriptions for chapters in Matthew 1-28 might be worthy of printing off and keeping a copy in your Bible as I think it gives a good perspective of the overall message of the first book of the New Testament. Like everything in the Bible, it follows the Redemption Pattern which is about God's progressive plan of salvation. If you read through Matthew while keeping an eye on the chapter descriptions you will find a series of events and teachings that sequentially take you on the walk of the steps of being saved as well as a picture of past, present and future history. Past, in the sense that God's plan has been seen over and over again in the Old Testament in the stories of Moses, Joshua, Joseph, David and others. In the present, many of us believers are in the 9th step of the plan persevering and working to bring fruit to the kingdom while we await Jesus return. In the future, we can see in Matthew chapters 10-28 a picture of the events of the end times including Jesus return; people coming to him; rejection by the Jews; the saving of the remnant; as well as his final ascension to heaven/resurrection (chapter 28). The events of the future have been told to us in patterns of the past. Even if you don't see all these things, this list of the chapter descriptions for Matthew should help you better understand the messages of the book.

I must warn you, although I do believe these to be correct, I don't consider myself a Biblical scholar, so if you have feedback that might correct what I have written, it is more than welcome.

A couple of notes about the book of Matthew:
  • Matthew 1, the first chapter of the New Testament is the 930th chapter of the Bible. Interesting that it follows 39 books of the Old Testament (93/930 in reverse). This first chapter is written to let the Jews know first, that Jesus is the messiah they have been waiting for. Number 39 is a number for Israel and the 39 number symbolism seems to indicate that Israel never exited the wilderness wandering (#40) and is still looking for their messiah. #39 is also about #999 (3 nines) which lines up with the last days events where Jesus will restore Israel. 
  • Regarding the 930th chapter - for number junkies - Psalm 117:1-2 are verses of compelling evidence that ties the NT and OT together by associating Malachi chapter 4 with Matthew chapter 1. Psalm 117 is the exact center Bible chapter, and is the only two verse chapter of the Bible. It does not seem coincidence that these two verses that split the Bible chapters half, are also the 1929 and 1930th verses of the book of Psalms. Correspondingly, Malachi 4 is the 929th and last chapter of the OT, and Matthew 1 is the 930 and first chapter of the NT. The only two verses in the center of Bible chapters that both declare "Praise the Lord!", seem to point to the joining of the Old and New Testaments. They join the coming of Jesus to the end of the the Old Testament.
  • The list of generations in chapter one mentions three lists of 14 generations with fourteen being the key number. It is not actually a list of 42 (3x14) generations, but rather is three lists that intersect to show the genealogy of Jesus. Why fourteen? Because #14 is the number of Jesus the King and Redeemer and the number of Passover. The Bible's 14:14 verses show this with one of the best examples at Revelation 14:14 "Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand".
  • Also supporting symbolism for #14, in the 14th chapter of Matthew we learn Jesus is the King and Redeemer. This can be seen beginning in verse 28 (2x14) where Peter says "If it is you, command me...".  In verses 29-33 Peter calls out to Jesus to be saved; Jesus saves him; and those in the boat exclaim "you are certainly God's Son!". After that we find the people, who now realize he is the messiah, desperately reaching out to Jesus for healing.
  • Worth a second look - the 28th chapter of Matthew is about Jesus resurrection. #28 is an important resurrection number and this is a good chapter to help remember this number association.
  • It is not coincidence the book of Matthew has 1071 verses as this number reflects the number meanings for #17/#71 and #27/#72. Seventeen is a number for both cleansing and saving. The flood is full of number 17 symbolism as the rain started on the 17th day and the ark rested on the 17th day. Jesus was also resurrected three days after passover (14) on the 17th day. The water of the flood, like the living water of Jesus, both washes us and cleanses the land. The number 27/72 are numbers of witnessing and both reflect a more core number of 77 (2 sevens) which relate to Jesus testifying about himself to be the only way to eternal life. One of the most interesting evidences relating #72 to witnessing is Ruth 4:9 which is the 7200th verse of the Bible; the 72nd verse of Ruth; in the Bible's 236th chapter (2x36=72); and with chapter and verse reference 4:9 where 4x9=36 which is 1/2 of 72. The text associated with all these numbers: Ruth 4:9 Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon.". In this passage, Boaz is an image of Jesus. These are amazing evidences of the perfection of the Numeric Map.
  • Also regarding #27, it is in the 27th chapter of Matthew where Jesus, the Lamb of God, gave his life in the crucifixion. The act of redemption is associated with #77/#27/#72. Another good #77 related evidence can be read about in the full chapter of Psalms 77 -- v15 says  "you have, by your power, redeemed your people".

Chapter descriptions for #1 through #28 in the 28 chapters of Matthew (1071 verses)

Matt 1 - God sent his son - evidence to the Jews Jesus is the waited for messiah - 14 generations mentioned 3 times
Matt 2 - The Redeemer comes - Jesus birth, as prophecy declared, God has come to live among men
Matt 3 - Holy Spirit/holiness - like the Holy Spirit, John the Baptist comes before Jesus to announce his arrival
Matt 4 - Wilderness trials/testing/cleansing - the 40 days of trials and temptation of Jesus by Satan.
Matt 5 - Covenents/Rules - the Beatitudes, Blessed are…levels of blessings granted to progress in the Christian walk?
Matt 6 - Sin/seeking forgiveness - pray from your heart in a secret place to your Lord who can save you
Matt 7 - Guidance/Discipline - Jesus teaches about the Kingdom. Do not judge, ask, seek and you will find
Matt 8 - The Godly Remnant -the step of becoming obedient servants and receiving the Holy Spirit. Also about the unfaithful.
Matt 9 - Persevering/Serving - obedient servants are to follow Jesus without question and persevere as workers in the harvest
Matt 10 - Final/last things - commissioning of the 12 disciples and rewards that will come
Matt 11 - Warnings - Jesus warnings to those who do not recognize him, says to take on his yoke and be rewarded with rest.
Matt 12 - Authority/Judgment - Jesus is judged by the rulers. Many call to him but he says those who do his will are his family.
Matt 13 - Man's way vs God's way - men are confused and cannot believe - want to do what they believe is right. Jesus did not do many miracles in their presence
Matt 14 - Jesus, King and Redeemer - Disciples and others realize Jesus is The Son of God, and reach out to him and to touch his cloak, and are healed.
Matt 15 - Instructions/teachings - Jesus said the people honor me with their lips but teach the doctrines of men. The disciples ask him to explain...
Matt 16 - The Godly who will enter the Kingdom - Peter declares Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Matt 17 - Living Water/bread of life/lifting up/casting down - The Transfiguration, Peter, James and John taken up to see Jesus in his glory
Matt 18 - Great sin (666) - if your eye causes you to sin, cut it out
Matt 19 - Confession/dealing with sin - Only God is Good, the rich young ruler
Matt 20 - Great anticipation of the coming of the Christ - the return of the landowner, people's desires of the messiah.
Matt 21 - Messengers/Holy Spirit sent ahead to prepare for Christ's coming - two disciples are sent to prepare for Jesus entry into Jerusalem and Jesus comes and enters the temple
Matt 22 - Jesus the Suffering Servant - Jesus comes and speaks with authority, compares heaven to a King who gave a wedding feast for his son
Matt 23 - God with us - Leaders reject Jesus who says they will not see him again until they say "..blessed is he…". 39 verses-a number for Israel.
Matt 24 - The Day of the Lord - Jesus warns to be watching for the day, hour, time of his return (953)
Matt 25 - Jesus appearances on earth - The Ten Virgins go out to meet him. Five are condemned and five are given eternal life (5x5=25).
Matt 26 - A Number of God - The Last Supper - The Body of Christ, Jesus on trial
Matt 27 - Jesus, the Lamb of God - Jesus who paid the price for our salvation. His sentencing ,crucifixion and death as he foretold - The Lamb gave his life as ransom - #77 related - see Ruth 4:9, the 7200th verse(#27/#72/#77).
Matt 28 - The Number of Resurrection - Jesus resurrection, the empty tomb