Friday, March 18, 2011

3/18/2011 - Investigating the pattern of 3:18 verses

As I have mentioned in other posts, like referenced verses have similar themes running through them, but they are not always fully obvious to observe. Thinking of today's date "3/18/2011" I thought I would check out the Bible's 3:18 verses (43 in all) to try and observe the pattern. I believe I see a pattern emerging but not so sure I can yet explain it. Since it was about today's date, rather than save further study for another day, I thought I would put it up as a post in case others might want to look for themselves. This is a work in progress.

Remember that every number and pattern has at least two sides to it - a positive and a negative side. I have divided examples of these groupings below.

Pattern of the positive side: appears to be the salvation of Israel. The pattern of number 318 shows itself in this and other places to be likely related to #39 (3 & 1+8) which is a number I believe is related to Israel who has yet to complete their 40 years of wandering before they enter the promised land (40-1=39). The verses seem to speak of how the Lord has finished the task of saving his people - it was done by his work on the cross as was promised long before it happened.

Pattern of the negative side: Appears to be about the judgment to those who have ignored and who do not obey the Lord. The ones who have turned their back on him. Seems to represent Israel and others who rejected Jesus, the Son of God who gave his life as a sacrifice for our sin. In an type of opposite to the positive side, this negative side seems like a final decision/judgment to those who turn away.

As I mention, the study of the pattern of 3:18 verses remains a work in progress. I invite you to examine the verses for yourself to see if you observe a pattern.  I have not looked at them yet, but you should find similar pattern's in any 318 type number - look at 31:8, 18:3, and other combinations of the number.

Making things Complete—Finishing a purchase

Ruth 3:18 Then she said, "Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he has settled it today."

1Pet 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, {the} just for {the} unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

Exo 3:18 "They will pay heed to what you say; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt and you will say to him, 'The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please, let us go a three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.'

Act 3:18 "But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.

Judg 3:18 It came about when he had finished presenting the tribute, that he sent away the people who had carried the tribute.

Deu 3:18 "Then I commanded you at that time, saying, 'The LORD your God has given you this land to possess it; all you valiant men shall cross over armed before your brothers, the sons of Israel.

Jer 3:18 "In those days the house of Judah will walk with the house of Israel, and they will come together from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers as an inheritance.

Zep 3:18 "I will gather those who grieve about the appointed feasts-- They came from you, {O Zion;} {The} reproach {of exile} is a burden on them.

Dan 3:18 "But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."

1Sam 3:18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him."

2Sam 3:18 "Now then, do it! For the LORD has spoken of David, saying, 'By the hand of My servant David I will save My people Israel from the hand of the Philistines and from the hand of all their enemies.' "

Gal 3:18 For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise.

Rev 3:18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

Hab 3:18 Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

2Kin 3:18 'This is but a slight thing in the sight of the LORD; He will also give the Moabites into your hand.

Joel 3:18 And in that day The mountains will drip with sweet wine, And the hills will flow with milk, And all the brooks of Judah will flow with water; And a spring will go out from the house of the LORD To water the valley of Shittim.

Prov 3:18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

2Cor 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

2Pet 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Eph 3:18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

Jam 3:18 And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

2The 3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


Job 3:18 "The prisoners are at ease together; They do not hear the voice of the taskmaster.

Heb 3:18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient?

Mal 3:18 So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

Eze 3:18 "When I say to the wicked, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

Philp 3:18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, {that they are} enemies of the cross of Christ,

1Cor 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.

Gen 3:18 "Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you will eat the plants of the field;

Nahm 3:18 Your shepherds are sleeping, O king of Assyria; Your nobles are lying down. Your people are scattered on the mountains And there is no one to regather them.

Ecc 3:18 I said to myself concerning the sons of men, "God has surely tested them in order for them to see that they are but beasts."

Isa 3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, headbands, crescent ornaments,

Lam 3:18 So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my hope from the LORD."

Let me know if you see a pattern that I don't or even if you don't think there is a pattern here at all!

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