Monday, April 25, 2016

Every number in the Bible has meaning: 32 Chapters have 15 verses and all have a common theme of resurrection/instructions

Evidences for a Perfect Bible

Just a quick observation for the day. I am always totally amazed at the obvious evidences the Holy Bible is divinely organized and numbered down to book, chapter and verse numbers. Even beyond that, even the number of verses in any Bible chapter has meaning. See for yourself...

The KJV and similarly structured bibles have 32 chapters having with 15 verses. The symbolism or meaning associated with number 15 is about promises/declarations from the LORD regarding being saved or resurrected. An example of this is that many refer to 1 Corinthians chapter 15 as the "Resurrection Chapter".

Number 15

Number 15 is also related to number 5 which is about promises, covenants/blessings and curses. I think of #5 and #15 has often having instructions, commands, declarations from God. When the examples include instructions, they are regarding our salvation.

To demonstrate the common themes across chapters with 15 verses, I've included my personal descriptions for these chapters. Note, these are developed over many years and I'm sure they need editing and refinement. In any case, use this list to confirm for yourself, through your own Bible study, how there is an amazing consistency of the theme of messages in chapters with 15 verses. You can also note how this similar theme may be found in the Bible's chapter number 15's:
(Note, Every number has both a positive and negative/opposite meaning, so some of these examples will demonstrate the destruction of those against the LORD. Be sure to use these as examples only. Use your own observations of each chapter's theme to confirm the common theme of messages running through the chapters.)

All the Bible's Chapters with Just 15 Verses:

  1. Josh  5 -- The LORD commands all from wilderness be circumcised (mark saved), Manna stops, The LORD appears
  2. Josh  14 -- The promised land given (restored) to Caleb as inheritance because he followed the LORD God if Israel fully
  3. Judg  12 -- 42,000 of Ephraim killed. Judges, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon judge Israel many years
  4. 1Sam  11 -- Ammonite's besieged Jabesh-gilead and wanted to cut the right eye out of every man as a reproach on all Israel. Jabesh sought out Saul to help save them.
  5. 1Sam  21 -- David alone and running from Saul - finding refuge and help
  6. 2Chr  14 -- Asa called and pleaded for help against a mighty enemy - So the LORD routed the Ethiopians
  7. Ezr  9 -- Ezra's Prayer recognizing Israel has been left an escaped remnant, before God in their guilt, for no one can stand before Him
  8. Est  3 -- Haman gets authority from King Ahasuerus to persecute/kill the Jews
  9. Psa  17 -- Taking refuge and trusting in the Lord to lift up and save
  10. Psa  92 -- Thanks and praise to the LORD for his saving them
  11. Psa  144 -- Prayer for the Lord to come down to earth and protect men who trust him
  12. Isa  47 -- Destruction of Babylon because they rejected God
  13. Isa  52 -- Awake, praise..The LORD has come and announces salvation today and now reigns in Zion
  14. Jer  19 -- The broken flask..The LORD promises to destroy the city and people because of their sacrafices to idols
  15. Eze  35 -- The LORD announces judgment and destruction on all Edom for their persecution of Israel
  16. Hos  5 -- The LORD declares he will punish and hide from Israel until they repent and seek his face
  17. Hos  10 -- #10-Last things--God’s judgment on Israel
  18. Amo  1 -- The LORD declares his destruction/judgment on Damascus, Philistia, Phoenicia, Edom, and Ammon for their sins
  19. Amo  3 -- The LORD declares destruction/judgment to sons of Israel for their transgressions
  20. Amo  9 -- God declares, "Are you not as sons to Me, O sons of Israel?". In that day I will destroy the sinful kingdom, Then, I will restore My people and they will rebuild the ruined cities
  21. Mic  5 -- The LORD declares a future date when he will return and rescue persecuted Israel and be their king
  22. Nahm  1 -- The LORD declares he will be a stronghold in the future day of trouble, resuce Israel and destroy their enemies
  23. Zep  2 -- Prophecies of desolations against the nations
  24. Hag  1 -- The Lord commands...consider your ways, stop living for yourselves, go build the House of the LORD
  25. Zech  6 -- Vision of 4 chariots-"the branch" shall branch out and build the temple of the Lord.
  26. Act  6 -- Complaints some are overlooked, Stephen/deacons selected, Stephen accused of sin, dragged before court
  27. 2Cor  9 -- Need to give spiritual gifts. He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. God will provide to those who glorify God and for their obedience to sharing our confession of the gospel of Christ
  28. 1Tim  2 -- Instructions to women regarding Godly living
  29. Titus  2 -- Commands for Godly living while waiting for Jesus Return
  30. Titus  3 -- subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,
  31. 3Joh  1 -- not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God
  32. Rev  20 -- Binding Satan for the pit, unbelievers to the lake of fire.


Pay attention to the numbers of verses in chapters you read and note how the symbolism for that number might help you better interpret the messages in the text.

20 Binding Satan for the pit, unbelievers to the lake of fire.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

God strongly reminds us he has not forgotten us in spite the events happening in our world

Hidden mysteries in the Bible – In difficult times God strongly reminds us he has not forgotten us in spite the events happening in our world. The message of the Bible's 11:11 verses confirms that God is faithful; does love us; is protecting us; and will take revenge on the wicked...

Num 11:11 So Moses said to the LORD, "Why have You been so hard on Your servant? …that You have laid the burden of all this people on me?

I often refer to the number 11 as a number of warning and we can see this number 11 used in our world in the number 911 that is used as a call for help and also a number associated with God’s warning nations not following him of their upcoming pending disaster. In this post I’ll show how the Bible’s like referenced verses for chapter 11 verse 11 show us how God is also warning us of disaster to the wicked that don’t follow him and also is telling us that he will one day return for those who have been faithful. In this message where God is reminding us that he will take care of us, it seems at these times the people he is talking to are feeling condemned or forgotten and have little faith. This warning from God to the faithful is a warning not to lose their faith in him and what he has promised. He is strongly reminding us that he loves us in spite of the circumstances.

The Bible is Supernaturally Numbered to Help Us Interpret It

If you believe God truly can do anything then you can consider it possible that God might even have numbered every book chapter and verse of the Bible. In my twitter, blog and website posts I demonstrate God’s divine structure of the Bible in many ways. In this example I show how the Bible’s like referenced verses with reference 11:11 reveal and confirm God’s Word to us that the LORD will deliver his people and destroy the wicked.

Below I’ve shown 27 of all 31 Bible verses with a chapter and verse reference of 11:11.  Both these sets of verses contain the same theme but from two different aspects. The first shows how God will protect his people by destroying the wicked and at the same time delivering them. The second set speaks of the different ways in different events throughout Scripture where God comes to deliver his people. To help us understand the meaning of number 11 in the Bible, lets first look at some other Bible text associated with the number 11.

  • Genesis 11  - is the story of the Tower of Babel that had been created by Nimrod a rebel against God. In chapter 10 we see that Nimrod went forth into Assyria, and built Nineveh and Rehoboth-Ir and Calah and the great city Babel. The people of Babel had declared to make a city and a tower to heaven to make a name for themselves and so they would not be scattered across the earth. In this chapter 11 God came down to see this tower and the people and he decided to confuse their language and then did scatter them across the earth. Thus, here is a chapter 11 example where God came down to the people and foiled the wicked’s plans and destroyed their cities.
  • Psalm 11 – in this 11th Psalm we see a similar theme where the Lord tests the righteous and the wicked and how he rains terror down on the wicked. -- V5 The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates. v6 Upon the wicked He will rain snares; Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup. v7 For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.
  • Matthew 11 (the 11th chapter of the New Testament) - repeating this common number 11 theme, in Matthew 11 Jesus comes into Jerusalem and begins to condemn the cities who were no longer following him and says it would be more tolerable in the last days than it was for Tyre and Sidon in the time of Sodom and Gomorrah. V20 Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent. v21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. v22 "Nevertheless I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in {the} day of judgment than for you.
For more evidence as to the meaning of number 11 reflected in the Bible’s other Chapter 11’s, consider the theme and events of those chapters and how they might relate to this theme of God testing and preserving his people and destroying the wicked.

To help separate and clarify the two aspects of the theme associated with number 11 shown in the Bible’s 11:11 verses, I’ve separated the verses into two groups. First, those verses that show how God warned us of these events and the second how he carried out his promise in multiple points in Israel’s history.

God Warns the People he Loves them while at the same time they are feeling disciplined and left. He will return for them--

Num 11:11 So Moses said to the LORD, "Why have You been so hard on Your servant? …that You have laid the burden of all this people on me?
Luke 11:11 "Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he?
2Cor 11:11 Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
Rom 11:11 I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles…
Rev 11:11 after three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them…they stood up; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them.
2Kin 11:11 The guards stood each with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left the altar and ..around the king.
2Chr 11:11 He also strengthened the fortresses and put officers in them and stores of food, oil and wine.
Act 11:11 "And behold, at that moment three men appeared at the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from Caesarea.
Mrk 11:11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around..He left for Bethany..since it was already late.
John 11:11 …after that He *said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep."
Deu 11:11 "But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven,
Hos 11:11 (The Lord will roar like a Lion and God’s people will return to the land) They will come trembling like birds from Egypt And doves from Assyria..
Heb 11:11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.
Isa 11:11 Then it will happen on that day that the Lord Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, ..
Matt 11:11 "..among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 

God’s Destruction of the Wicked and those who have gone against Him –

Job 11:11 "For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.
Prov 11:11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
1Kin 11:11 the LORD said to Solomon, "Because you have done this, and you have not kept My covenant…, I will surely tear the kingdom from you…
Josh 11:11 They struck every person who was in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was no one left who breathed…
Jer 11:11 …thus says the LORD, "Behold I am bringing disaster on them which they will not be able to escape…they will cry to Me, yet I will not listen to them.
Lev 11:11 and they shall be abhorrent to you; you may not eat of their flesh, and their carcasses you shall detest.
1Sam 11:11 …Saul put the people in three companies…they came into the …camp..and struck down the Ammonites…. Those who survived were scattered…
2Sam 11:11 Uriah said to David, "……. Shall I then go to my lie with my wife? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing."
1Chr 11:11 These constitute the list of the mighty men…he lifted up his spear against three hundred whom he killed at one time.
Eze 11:11 "This city will not be a pot for you, nor will you be flesh in the midst of it, but I will judge you to the border of Israel.
Dan 11:11 "The king of the South will be enraged and go forth and fight with the king of the North. Then the latter will raise a great multitude, but that multitude will be given into the hand of the former.
Zech 11:11 (The LORD breaks his covenant with Lebanon – they will destroy each other) So it was broken on that day, and thus the afflicted of the flock who were watching me realized that it was the word of the LORD.



So what we’ve shown through these passages with verse and chapter number 11 is that only a supernatural God could have numbered the Bible in such a way as to leave hidden messages for us helping reveal and provide understanding of his word. The message in the 11:11 verses reveal in a very concrete way that this message is true and not to be mistaken – – God knows the wicked and one day will destroy them, and he knows his people Israel  and one day he will call them back as he promised long ago.