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

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