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.