Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 -- The Jeremiah 49 Prophecy of Damascas destruction - Does the Bible's numbering point to 2015?

I am continually amazed at what the Bible's numbers seem to tell us. I have seen multiple examples where the Bible's numerics seem to relate specifically to dates in history. I wonder if the Jeremiah 49 description of the destruction of Damascus falling on some of the Bible's 2015 numerically related verses is not a coincidence. (KJV, ESV, NASB, NIV and similarly numbered Bibles) Following are two other historical events it seems to me Bible numbering predicted. :
  • Martin Luther and the 95 thesis in the year 1517 - Deu 15:17 Seems to be a verse that very likely describes the event in the year 1517 where Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis to the church door. He is declaring himself a bondservant and the action of nailing an ear to the door can be interpreted as nailing a notice to a door. This makes much more sense to me than nailing an ear to a door. 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.
  • Israel's Six Day War completes in 1967 prior to the 7th day - The Six Day War completed on June 7, 1967. Is it a coincidence this war was 6 days long and God tells us several times in scripture we are to work only 6 days and end on the 7th. This miracle war ended on 6/7/1967 and seems to be a God-planned event to happen on this particular date in history.  Exo 23:12 "Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease {from labor} so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.
I'm only presenting this coincidence(?) here because I happened upon it this evening. Many people believe this prophecy may very soon come true. Is it possible the 10 verses about this event are not coincidentally numbered with cross Bible verse numbers of 20150 through 20159 which is a number that can easily relate to our current year 2015? Is this a set of scriptures that history may one day point back to as if God would be telling us he predicted this event. As of today it has not happened, but this is a coincidence we can watch to see what happens for the remainder of 2015.

The Bible's prediction of the Destruction of Damascus
The Bible's 20150th through the 20159th (2015--0 to 9?) - Jeremiah 49:22-31
22 Behold, He will mount up and swoop like an eagle and sprout His wings against Bozrah; and the hearts of the mighty men of Edom in that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
23 Concerning Damascus. "Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, For they have heard bad news; They are disheartened. There is anxiety by the sea, It cannot be calmed.
24 "Damascus has become helpless; She has turned away to flee, And panic has gripped her; Distress and pangs have taken hold of her Like a woman in childbirth.
25 "How the city of praise has not been deserted, The town of My joy!
26 "Therefore, her young men will fall in her streets, And all the men of war will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD of hosts.
27 "I will set fire to the wall of Damascus, And it will devour the fortified towers of Ben-hadad."
28 Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated. Thus says the LORD, "Arise, go up to Kedar And devastate the men of the east.
29 "They will take away their tents and their flocks; They will carry off for themselves Their tent curtains, all their goods and their camels, And they will call out to one another, 'Terror on every side!'
30 "Run away, flee! Dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Hazor," declares the LORD; "For Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has formed a plan against you And devised a scheme against you.
31 "Arise, go up against a nation which is at ease, Which lives securely," declares the LORD. "It has no gates or bars; They dwell alone.

The Bible's 14:29 verses help us understand how the LORD will one day call us out of this world

KEY ASSERTION: All the Bible's numbers, including book, chapter and verse numbers have a related symbolic meaning. Whatever you find a number associated with will contain some relationship to the number themes. For example,  number 24 is often related to The Day of the LORD, so whenever you see number 24 associated with a verse you might expect to find some message in the verse about this day.  For example, Matthew 24:42 tells us - be on the alert for you don't know when this day will come (The 24,000th Bible verse).

In other posts on this blog I explain that Bible verses with like chapter and verse numbers will contain similar themes. This is not to say the verses will have the same message, but rather, number symbolism associated with chapter and verse numbers combine with other numbers related to a verse and together they reflect the overall message in the verse. Following are just a few of the types of numbers I've found associated with a verse...I'm sure there are more:
  • Book Chapter number
  • Chapter Verse number
  • Book Number
  • Cross Bible Chapter Number
  • Cross Bible Verse Number
  • Cross Book Verse
  • New Testament Book, Chapter and Verse number.
My point is that although there are many God given numbers associated with every Bible verse that together reflect the message in a verse, we can examine just the chapter and verse numbers and search other verses with the same numbers to discover a common theme running through the like numbered set of verses. But because every verse has many numbers associated with them, like numbered verses often have very different messages. Knowing the common theme running through the set of verses can help us more accurately interpret verse contents.

Examining a common theme found in the Bible's 14:29 verses

Number 14 generally is associated with Jesus the coming redeemer (see Revelation 14:1) and number 29 is similar to number 99 (2 nines) and seems to point to future events that will happen just before the end of some period (IE just prior to Jesus return).

Looking at the following few of the Bible's 15 verses with 14:29 verse reference, we see a very interesting common theme running through them. It appears they speak of times when the LORD calls to his people to come out, or come to him. Ponder how this or a related theme is reflected in these verses:


Matt 14:29 And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Exo 14:29 But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
2Sam 14:29 Then Absalom sent for Joab…but he would not come to him. So he sent again a second time, but he would not come.
Num 14:29 your corpses will fall in this wilderness, even all your numbered men…who have grumbled against Me.
Mrk 14:29 But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away, yet I will not."
Deu 14:29 …and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you
Isa 14:29 "Do not rejoice…For from the serpent's root a viper will come out, And its fruit will be a flying serpent.
John 14:29 "Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe.

So what does this common theme tell us?

There are many benefits to comprehending this common theme: A few I see are"

  • Shows God's repeated message throughout scripture - that he will one day call us out of the world and that we must have faith to go to him.
  • Helps us discern the deeper message in verses. IE That in Mark 14:29 we can better comprehend the consequences of falling away.
  • Shows that those not trusting God will fall in the wilderness
  • Warns us God is telling us in advance what is going to one day take place
  • Validates a common theme running through these verses
  • Validates that Bible numbering is inspired just like the text
  • Helps us see the incredibly specific detail of the Bible's perfection
Look through other posts on this Blog to see other examples of how the Bible's like numbered verses help us better comprehend God's Word.

April 2015