Saturday, December 10, 2016

Why did Jesus weep when Mary was upset that he was not there when Lazarus died? John 11:35

John 11:35 Jesus wept. 

Why did Jesus weep?  As we read in John chapter 11, Jesus was troubled and wept after Mary had come falling at his feet in grief saying:
John 11:32 Therefore, when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died."
The near automatic response to why Jesus wept is that he was also sad that Lazarus had died. But there may be another better reason that is hidden in the teaching for this chapter.

If you examine this chapter, its focus is to teach that those believing in Jesus will never die, but be will be risen on the last day (see v24,25,26,27,40,42,45...). Jesus knew Lazarus was dead but had called this sleep (v11). He would not likely be sad for someone that was not dead. Is there another reason he would be sad?

Consider reading the story with the possible understanding that Jesus wept because he was sad and troubled people did not yet understand what he had taught them. He was weeping for those that did not yet believe and very possibly because, they believed when he was there, but lost their belief when he was gone. I came up with this possibility after looking at the Bible's like referenced verses for chapter and verse 11:35.

I'm writing this post to again demonstrate the power of using the Bible's like referenced verses to gain a better understanding of any verse in scripture. Like referenced verses contain at least a small thread of common meaning running through all of them. By discerning a common theme, we can use it to help us understand or confirm the meaning of any verse we are looking at. In this case, John 11:35 "Jesus Wept".

Below I have listed all the Bible's 11:35 verses and have taken some time to ponder over them looking for a common meaning.  After my short analysis, I believe a strong clue to the answer is in these verses. Note how the underlined statements speak of something that was learned or achieved or was lost or taken away.  In each case, people had something, but it was now gone.
Lev 11:35 '…on which part of their carcass may fall becomes unclean;…they are unclean and shall continue as unclean to you.
Judg 11:35 … daughter! You have brought me very low,…for I have given my word to the LORD, and I cannot take it back."
1Kin 11:35 but I will take the kingdom from his son's hand and give it to you, even ten tribes.
Dan 11:35 "Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time;…
Luke 11:35 "Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness.
Heb 11:35 Women received back their dead by resurrection;..others were tortured…so they might obtain a better resurrection;
When you examine these verses it is very quickly observed that three of them speak of taking things back (Judges, Romans, Hebrews). This is not such a common expression that you would expect it to be found in a small set of random verses taken from scripture, so it is a fair clue about a possible common aspect to the theme of these verses. Next, we look to see if this clue somehow applies to the other verses in the set? It takes some analysis, but eventually I conclude that the other verses also speak of things going from clean to unclean or from light to dark (Lev, 1Kings, Daniel, Luke). It seems the common thread of meaning in these verses is about someone going from believing to unbelief or from clean to unclean. How might this apply to the Lazarus story?

Why did Jesus weap?  I believe it was because Jesus had taught both Mary and Martha and other disciples that those who believed in him would not die. They exclaimed that they did believe this. But now, when Jesus was not with them, they had lost that confidence or belief in what Jesus had taught them. It seems to be that Jesus was sad and troubled at their unbelief.

Of course, I might be incorrect in my analysis and each person can evaluate this possibility on their own. More importantly my purpose was to explain and give a good example of how the Bible's numbering perfection and Like Referenced Verses is a valuable tool in our Bible study. This blog has many other examples and explanations of how Like Referenced Verses can be used. I hope you get a chance to explore them yourself the next time you need to gain deeper understanding about a verse of scripture.


NOTE: The following three 11:35 verses were not part of my analysis because they are more difficult to discern how they might share a common theme. When I look at like referenced verses, there are always a few that I find I can't attribute to a similar theme. I accept this as a normal aspect to all patterns I look at. 30% or so do not fit.
Num 11:35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people set out for Hazeroth, and they remained at Hazeroth.
Neh 11:35 Lod and Ono, the valley of craftsmen.
1Chr 11:35 Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Definition of number 2 is about Jesus, Love, being joined together and a redeemer has come for us. 2nd book, Exodus Moses delivers God's People 2:22 Bible verses

Just a quick post to share one of the best examples of the Bible Like Referenced Verse Sets that help us understand the meaning of God's numbers. As I've mentioned in many other blog posts, like referenced verses of the Bible have a common theme of meaning running through them. When the chapter and verse numbers are the same, such as in the Bible's 2:22 verses, we find themes that are very reflective of the symbolism of that number (IE number 2).

The number two is symbolic of these types of things; Jesus (who is 2nd to God); a redeemer who is sent to ave us; things joined together or things in pairs, love and other similar themes. Of course, like all numbers, each has positive and negative symbolism, so number two can also be related to things opposite to these meanings such as; things that take us away from God, things that don't love, things being separated or torn apart, etc.

I've explained the meaning of God's numbers 1-10 in several other places in this blog.

Below I've provided a list of most of the Bible's 38 verses that have a chapter and verse reference of 2:22. Observe them to better understand the hyper number 2 (#2 three times) and what symbolism the Bible's associates with this number. Watch for these in your Bible reading and they will help teach you how to discern the meanings of Biblical numbers.

2:22 verses -- God/Jesus saves his people

Dan 2:22 "It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
John 2:22 So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
Act 2:22 "Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know--
Luke 2:22 And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord
Jam 2:22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected;
1Pet 2:22  (Jesus)
Eph 2:22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
Ruth 2:22 Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, "It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his maids, so that others do not fall upon you in another field."
Gen 2:22 The LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.
Joel 2:22 Do not fear, beasts of the field, For the pastures of the wilderness have turned green, For the tree has borne its fruit, The fig tree and the vine have yielded in full.
Philp 2:22 But you know of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father.
Exo 2:22 Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, "I have been a sojourner in a foreign land." (but now have been redeemed)
Matt 2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee, (redeemed)
Josh 2:22 They departed and came to the hill country, and remained there for three days until the pursuers returned….

2:22 verses -- God’s people are lost (taken away) when they turn from the Lord

1Joh 2:22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
Isa 2:22 Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?
Rom 2:22 You who say that one should not commit adultery, (adultery=leaving your husband) do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
Prov 2:22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.
2Tim 2:22 Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Col 2:22 (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)--in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?
Judg 2:22 in order to test Israel by them, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk in it as their fathers did, or not."
Mrk 2:22 "No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins."
Rev 2:22 'Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds.
Jer 2:22 "Although you wash yourself with lye And use much soap, The stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord GOD.
2Pet 2:22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb, "A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT," and, "A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire."
Lam 2:22 You called as in the day of an appointed feast My terrors on every side; And there was no one who escaped or survived In the day of the LORD'S anger. …
Ecc 2:22 For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun?
Est 2:22 But the plot became known to Mordecai and he told Queen Esther, and Esther informed the king in Mordecai's name.
1Sam 2:22 Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
Deu 2:22 …He destroyed the Horites from before them; they dispossessed them and settled in their place even to this day.
Hag 2:22 'I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations; …

The Bible's numbering is an impossible miracle that the LORD God has prepared for us in His Word.  It looks coincidental for a long time even after you being observing their perfection. If you observe them, eventually, you will be surprised in a tremendous heart-felt way, how holy, the HOLY BIBLE truly is.


Monday, September 12, 2016

The Bible's Numeric Map: a set of clickable links presenting the most important concepts about God's perfectly numbered word

With almost 200 blog posts and hundreds of AMAZINGWORD.COM web pages, it's difficult to know where to begin reading to learn about how the Christian Bible is perfectly structured and numbered. Below I've listed a set of clickable links that present the most important concepts about what I call "The Bible's Numeric Map"...

Click any of the following links:
--> Every number in the Bible, including chapter and verse, has meaning
--> Not Four Spiritual Laws but Ten Steps of Redemption in the Bible
--> A quick look at the Bible's Redemption Pattern and Numeric Map
--> All the Bible's numbering has symbolism related to the text
--> Too many coincidences to be coincidence?
--> A Bible code validating the Joining of the Old Testament and New Testament
--> This blog makes an impossible claim about the Bible....but...
--> EVIDENCE #1: Bible Discovery will challenge your mind--Psalms 117
--> Most Easy to Confirm Compelling Evidences for a Perfectly Structured Bible
--> Ten verses demonstrate astounding perfection of the Bible
--> Evidence for inspired chapter/verse numbers: The 1440
--> Series DNA Bible - Evidence #1 - the center chapter of the Bible
--> Series DNA Bible - Evidence #2 - The Bible's Center Verse
--> Series DNA Bible - Evidence #3 - The 24000 verse and the Day of the Lord
--> Series DNA Bible - Evidence #4 - 1260 days of end times confirmed in Revelation 12:6 (1260)
--> Why does God hide things in his word...
--> I'm not a KJV Only Promoter
--> The Most Compelling of All Evidences that God Numbered the Bible
--> The Bible's 24000th, and 11 other verses with a special number pattern point clearly to the Day of the Lord
--> Self-test - Gods Ten Part Plan of Redemption found throughout the Bible replaces the four spiritual laws
--> #24 and "The Day of the Lord" is foretold; what happens that day; Jews recognize Jesus?
--> My new book The Bible's Redemption Plan and Numeric Map
--> Key Bible Chapters that also point to God's Number Symbolism
--> Chapters Jesus will: 911--shake heavens; 912 come down; 913 measure Jerusalem

Sunday, September 11, 2016

NEW! -- Three new lists of AmazingWord BLOG POSTS

Just added a new blog index page on my website containing three lists:

  • Blog Posts recommended reading for those new to AmazingWord or the Blog
  • List of all blog posts showing how often each post was read. Listed w/most read at top
  • List of some of the most recent blog posts

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Hidden lessons you can find in the Bible - The Bible’s 322nd book verses warn against trusting our salvation in worldly things

Great lessons in sets of like numbered verses. IE The Bible’s 322nd verses warn against trusting our salvation in other than the LORD Jesus Christ

There are 29 books of the Bible that have a 322nd verse, that is, there are just 29 King James Bible books that have at least 322 verses. Patterns in God's Word reveal that each different set of like cross-book verse numbers contain a discernible lesson for us. See the examples below to experience the amazing similarities in a single sub-theme found in verse sets.

Below I’ve shown 14 of them that all seems to contain a sub-theme about those that jeopardize their eternal life by trusting it to other than the LORD Jesus Christ. You can examine every unique set of verses with the same cross Bible verse numbers and discern a different lesson. This can also be done consistently with verses with like chapter and verse numbers.

When you examine all these 322 verses you gain a deeper understanding of how critical it is to depend on Jesus for salvation. These contain several examples of what happens to those who are deceived and put their trust in worldly things.

LESSON BKVerse #322: Death to those who put their trust in other than Jesus... 

Showing 14 of 29 verses with a cross book verse number of 322
Mrk 8:37 "For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Eze 16:24 that you built yourself a shrine and made yourself a high place in every square.
2Chr 16:7 …"Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God,…
Judg 11:2 ……"You shall not have an inheritance in our father's house, for you are the son of another woman"
Dan 11:23 "After an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, …
Psa 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
Prov 12:3 A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
Matt 11:7 As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak..about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? (men putting their trust in John)
Luke 7:20 …"John the Baptist has sent us to You, to ask, 'Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else?' " (men putting their trust in John, note this is very similar to the 322nd verse of Matthew – 11:7)
John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.' "
Act 9:29 And he was..arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.
1Cor 14:7 Yet even lifeless things… if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp? (a distinction in what/who we believe in?)
It is very interesting that the 323rd book verse at 1Cor 14:8 contains a like message. Compare 322 book verses to 323 bookverses... 1Cor 14:8 For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle? 
Rev 19:2 …He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality,…
Lev 13:15 "The priest shall look at the raw flesh, and he shall pronounce him unclean; the raw flesh is unclean, it is leprosy.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Bible's Isaiah 55:5 seems to point to the USA as a future unknown/unnamed nation Israel will call on

Where is America in the Bible’s End Times Events

America didn’t exist in the time period the Bible was being written. Even the continent of land it is on was not known, so how could the Bible describe a place that would be unknown until 2,000 years in the future? The Bible shows us how. There are very compelling evidences in Washington D.C. that point to it being a place prepared by God to play a major role in last days’ events. It’s possible we have already fulfilled our major role by supporting Israel and God’s people until this current time in history. In the 55th chapter of Isaiah we find a reference to a future nation what very well could be America.

The Christian Bible's Isaiah 55:5 speaks of a nation Israel will call upon and how that nation will come to the aid of Israel.

Isa 55:5 "Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you."

This verse appears to point directly to the United States of America.  Why do I believe this?  God prepared number that ties the USA with the Bible and then associated that number with the Biblical reference that prophesized about the nation Israel would call upon. Isaiah 55:5 links the number, "555," to an unknown nation whom Israel will one day call upon.  The number, "555" is also found associated with the Washington Monument:  a well-known symbol of the United States, a nation that was unknown during biblical times.  Further evidence also supports the tie between Israel and the United States through the number, "555."   Consider the following details:

·         The Washington Monument on the National Mall:
o   Monuments are typically location markers of important places; memorials are created to honor or remember individuals. Although many consider the Washington Monument to be a type of memorial to George Washington, the name identification of it as a "Monument" suggests it is considered both a memorial to George Washington as well as a location marker for Washington D.C., the capital of the United States. Furthermore, the Washington Monument has no marking or other references associating it with George Washington. It has all the characteristics as simply a place marker.
o   The Washington Monument is the tallest stone structure in the world.  It amazingly happens to be 555 feet tall. When it opened to the public in 1888, it was the world’s tallest man-made structure, until it was surpassed by the Eiffel Tower completed in 1889.. By law, no buildings in Washington D.C. are allowed to be taller than 555 feet. 555 is a key number associated with this monument.
o   The Washington Monument is the centerpiece of the USA National Mall:  I’ve written in other articles about a very definite cross that is revealed when you draw lines between the Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial, east to west, and between the White House and the Jefferson Memorial, north to south. The Washington Monument is located where these two lines cross, at the center of the National Mall. If you examine the specific area of the giant National Mall you will see this cross very clearly.  Of course, the cross is a universal symbol for Jesus Christ, Son of God; the God of the founders of the United States of America. The monument as well as the other Christian symbols found on the mall tell us it is a place where we can expect to find religious significance as it relates to the Holy Bible.
o   An inscription that is 555 feet up on the top of the Washington Monument includes the words in Latin stating: "Laus Deo" or "Praise Be to God". This inscription links the monument with references in the Holy Bible. Both places pointing to the number 555 also very specifically are praising