Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rev 20:1 - The angel holding the key to the abyss is none other than Jesus himself

The Bible’s DNA like number references help us in interpreting the text. Revelation 20:1 mentions an angel that holds the key to the abyss. Although some imagine this to be Jesus, others are not sure – the angel is unnamed. How can we be more sure if this is Jesus or not? The repeating theme running through the Bible’s 20:1 verses (24 of them) most often refers to the Lord Jesus himself. This would seem to point to him being the angel of Revelation 20:1.

Rev 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.

Following are some examples of the 20:1 referenced verses that point to Jesus. As I have mentioned in other blog posts, the apparent common themes running through like referenced verses are so often compelling, that the more we examine them, the more we can be confident they help translate each other. That is, by identifying the similar pattern, we can look for the pattern to give us clues to what other like referenced verse text refers to.

Including Revelation 20:1, following are 12 pretty obvious 20:1 examples that point to Jesus being the one spoken of – other verses also point to Jesus, types of Jesus, or sometimes types of leaders that are opposite (evil) examples of Jesus types.  Many other patterns associated with the Bible’s number 20 seem symbolic of anticipation of the coming messiah to save - so this common pattern of 20:1 verses with Jesus seems also consistent with that same theme.

As always, confirm this pattern for yourself, because I’m simply telling about what the scriptures appear to be saying – I’m not claiming what I say is right because I know I am often mistaken in my perception of what patterns say. I am basically convinced the repeating pattern exists, so hopefully am pointing readers to observe the patterns and discern their meanings for themselves .

Lev 20:1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Deu 20:1 …do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you.
Josh 20:1 Then the LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,
Judg 20:1 Then all the sons of Israel…assembled as one man to the LORD
2Kin 20:1 …"Thus says the LORD, 'Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.' "
Psa 20:1 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!
Isa 20:1 In the year that the commander came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him and he fought against Ashdod and captured it,
Eze 20:1 Now in the seventh year, in the fifth month, on the tenth of the month, certain of the elders of Israel came to inquire of the LORD,
Matt 20:1 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
Luke 20:1 On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,
John 20:1 …Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb…and saw the stone (Jesus, the Rock) already taken away from the tomb.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The pattern of 7:14 verses -- calling to God's people to be saved...

The Bible's 37 "7:14" referenced verses all have a theme running through them about how nations are called to enter his kingdom - some listen and enter, and others are lost. As our best known example of one of these verses, many of us know 2Chronicles 7:14 where the Lord God tells his people (the nation) to call to him and he will save them...
2Chr 7:14 ...if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
You will find a similar theme in the Bible's other 7:14 verses --- The miracle of like referenced verses containing a common theme can be seen in the Bible's 7:14 verses. The patterns of Biblical numerics shows the 7:14 verse reference is also related to God's number 777 that has a related theme about salvation offered by God. Further demonstrating this number/theme relationship is the total of 37 "7:14" verses in the Bible - 37 is another number relating to 777 (three sevens - 7&7&7). The pattern of these 7:14 verses is about peoples, nations, or groups being called by the Lord to enter his kingdom - or about those called who are not entering. See if you don't see these themes running in the examples I've shown below. If you ponder these examples for awhile, I think it will be difficult to dismiss this number/theme relationship as a product of coincidence. The Bible's book, chapter and verse numbers are precisely how the Lord intended them.

7:14 verses showing a common theme of nations/peoples called to God's kingdom...
Gen 7:14 they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, all sorts of birds. (all the saved creatures, called by God, entering the ark) 
Exo 7:14 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pharaoh's heart is stubborn; he refuses to let the people go. (a nation not being allowed to enter the kingdom)

Deu 7:14 "You shall be blessed above all peoples; there will be no male or female barren among you or among your cattle. ("blessed" seems a reference to being saved wherever it is used)

2Sam 7:14 "I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,

Isa 7:14 "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

Jer 7:14 therefore, I will do to the house which is called by My name, in which you trust, and to the place which I gave you and your fathers, as I did to Shiloh.

Eze 7:14 'They have blown the trumpet and made everything ready, but no one is going to the battle, for My wrath is against all their multitude.

Dan 7:14 "And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and {men of every} language Might serve Him. ....

Mic 7:14 Shepherd Your people with Your scepter, The flock of Your possession Which dwells by itself ....

Zech 7:14 "but I scattered them with a storm wind among all the nations whom they have not known. Thus the land is desolated behind them so that no one went back and forth, for they made the pleasant land desolate."

Matt 7:14 "For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Mrk 7:14 After He called the crowd to Him again, He began saying to them, "Listen to Me, all of you, and understand:

John 7:14 But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach.
(calling his people to him)

Rev 7:14 ... "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

In a bit of a different way, the Bible's 14:7 verses reflect a similar theme...
Psa 14:7 Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.

Prov 14:7 Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.

Eze 14:7 ".. anyone of the house of Israel or of the immigrants who... separates himself from Me... I the LORD will be brought to answer him in My own person.

Hos 14:7 Those who live in his shadow Will again raise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. His renown {will be} like the wine of Lebanon.

Luke 14:7 And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor {at the table,} saying to them,

John 14:7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him."

Rev 14:7 and he said with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters."
Don't worry if you don't see the theme in all the examples, but do let the examples that do fit, cause you to wonder if God really could have inspired biblical references - of course God could have done this - the question is simply if he did?

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Num 22:24 the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path...with a wall on each side

I've explained in other blog posts that evidence is overwhelming that like referenced Bible verses contain a similar theme running through them, and is strong support the Bible is supernaturally structured with every chapter and verse related in some way to a theme found in the text. This post is more evidence of these strong patterns that are found in every chapter and verse combination in the Bible.

13 of 17 of the Bible's 22:24 verses contain a parallel theme of dispute, contention or anger - the other 4 may as well...

See for yourself if you don't see a preponderance of evidence that the vast majority of the Bible's seventeen 22:24 verses contain some reference to disputes, anger or contention of some kind. I've arranged all 17 of these verses (shown below) in order of relative clarity of reference to this theme. I was led to this discovery through the verse at Numbers 22:24 where the LORD (Jesus) was confronting Balaam and blocking his path - Jesus is the narrow door...Luke 13:14 "...enter through the narrow door". By recognizing this pattern, it helps show how verse 22:24 combination's often contain examples of how Jesus sometimes confronts us and blocks our path -- and yet at the same time is still there to save us.

The Bible's 22:24 verses
Num 22:24 Then the angel of the LORD stood in a narrow path of the vineyards, with a wall on this side and a wall on that side.

Prov 22:24 Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,

Exo 22:24 and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword…

Luke 22:24 And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one…was…greatest.

Deu 22:24 then you shall bring them…you shall stone them to death…

Act 22:24 the commander ordered him to be…examined by scourging so that he might find out the reason…
Eze 22:24 …'You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.'

1Kin 22:24 Then Zedekiah…came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek…

Psa 22:24 For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted

Josh 22:24 "…we have done this out of concern…"What have you to do with the LORD, the God of Israel?
Lev 22:24 …anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut, you shall not offer to the LORD…
2Sam 22:24 "I was also blameless toward Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.

Jer 22:24 "As I live," declares the LORD, "even though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were a signet ring on My right hand, yet I would pull you off;

Some less obvious examples in the set...
Isa 22:24 "So they will hang on him all the glory of his father's house, offspring and issue, all the least of vessels, from bowls to all the jars.
Gen 22:24 His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah and Gaham and Tahash and Maacah.
Job 22:24 And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,

Number Symbolism
In addition to the obvious relationship in number/text themes, it is also interesting that the symbolism for #22 is that of Jesus the lamenting servant who came to save us; and number 24 is often related to the "Day" of the LORD (Matthew 24:42, the 24,000th Bible verse). It is not difficult to see the symbolism for both these numbers in the text of the Bible's 22:24 verses.

Monday, April 04, 2011

The pattern of obedience/servant/telling others theme in the Bible's 5:15 verses

Bible verses with like chapter and verse number contain a common theme...
Rather than try and explain the impossible notion that the Bible's chapter and verse numbers are divinely inspired - examples showing the pattern are often the best evidence for those that take the time to ponder this miracle of God's Word.

There are 38 verses in the Bible with a verse reference of 5:15 and I've included 23 of them below as examples that reveal a common theme running through them in the Bible's like numbered verses. It is natural to at first dismiss the pattern revealed as coincidence, but if you examine them many such examples found throughout my website/blog, the possibility of all these happening by chance begins to become more difficult to believe than comprehending that God has divinely put a DNA like numerically identified structure in every part of the scriptures.

Note how the examples I've included reveal a repeated theme of the command in God's Word for us to obey; humble ourselves; and serve him. That it is no use for us to live for ourselves since we cannot take anything with us to his kingdom. Observe the verse texts about how we are commanded to obey and serve God - as well as those about believers that did just that...The other 5:15 examples not included here reflect the pattern as well, but not in as obvious a way.

Examples of the obedience/servant/telling others about Jesus pattern in 5:15 verses

2Cor 5:15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.

Mic 5:15 "And I will execute vengeance in anger and wrath On the nations which have not obeyed."

Deu 5:15 ' were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand... therefore the LORD your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day.

Isa 5:15 So the common man will be humbled and the man of importance abased,...

John 5:15 The man went away, and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

Matt 5:15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. (telling others about Jesus)

Prov 5:15 Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well. (commands to obey)

Eph 5:15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,

Gal 5:15 ... take care that you are not consumed by one another.

Josh 5:15 ..."Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so. (obeying as he was commanded)

Lev 5:15 "If a person acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against the LORD'S holy things, then he shall...

Ecc 5:15 As he had come naked from his mother's womb, so will he return as he came. He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand. (we are to live for Jesus, not ourselves)

2Kin 5:15 ..."Behold now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; so please take a present from your servant now." (realizing God and becoming a servant)

Ezr 5:15 'He said to him, "Take these utensils, go and deposit them in the temple in Jerusalem and let the house of God be rebuilt in its place."

1The 5:15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.

Lam 5:15 The joy of our hearts has ceased; Our dancing has been turned into mourning. (humbled and not proud)

Hos 5:15 I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.

Jam 5:15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. (humility will be rewarded)

Rom 5:15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.

Amo 5:15 Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Mrk 5:15 They came to Jesus and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, ... (a changed/humbled heart)

Act 5:15 to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them. (serving Jesus and presenting others to him)

1Tim 5:15 for some have already turned aside to follow Satan. (those who have not obeyed)

You might be wondering - there does appear to be a pattern here, but the verse text are not all consistent with a total common theme? True, common numbers associated with like referenced verses does not imply they have the same message. Instead, it appears that the theme associated with like numbers reflects only a common subtheme that is running through the verses. There are many different DNA like numbers associated with each Bible verse, and it appears that if you could decode the numbers (I don't think we ever will), you would find the symbolism for the set of numbers associated with a verse totally corresponds to messages in verse text. I suspect if we knew the code we might even reconstruct the verse text using it's associated numbers. It is as if the Bible's text is 100% verifiable through its numbers.

What use is all of this?
Since numbers validate text then the numbers assist in; interpreting the text; confirming missing or added passages; validating missing/added books; and I suspect provide a map for pieces of knowledge we never knew were in the Bible - IE maybe even in doing things such as finding the location of archeological sites we have been looking for.