May 23, 2012

Biblical Numerology


Do we believe in Numbers?

Biblical numerology is the study of numbers in the Bible.

Two of the most commonly repeated numbers in the Bible are 7 and 40.


The number 7 signifies completion or perfection (Genesis 7:2-4; Revelation 1:20).
 It is often called “God’s number” since He is the only One who is perfect and complete (Revelation 4:5; 5:1, 5-6).

The number 3 is also thought to be the number of divine perfection:
The Trinity consists of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The number 
40 is often understood as the
“number of probation or trial.”

For example:
the Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deuteronomy 8:2-5); Moses was on the mount for 40 days (Exodus 24:18); 40 days were involved in the story of Jonah and Nineveh (Jonah 3:4); Jesus was tempted for 40 days (Matthew 4:2); there were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3).


Another number repeated in the Bible is 4, which is the number of creation:
North, South, East, West; four seasons.


The number 6 is thought to be the number of man:
Man was created on the 6th day; man labours 6 days only.
Another example of the Bible using a number to signify something is the number 666, the number of the Antichrist in Revelation chapter 13.

Whether or not the numbers really do have a significance is still debated in many circles.


 The Bible definitely seems to use numbers in patterns or to teach a spiritual truth.

However, many people put too much significance on “Biblical numerology,” trying to find a special meaning behind every number in the Bible.

Often a number in the Bible is simply a number.

God does not call us to search for secret meanings, hidden messages, and codes in the Bible.

 There is more than enough truth in the words and meanings of Scripture to meet all our needs and make us
“complete and thoroughly equipped for every good work”.
 (2 Timothy 3:16).

Hebrew Number Table:

No.
Meaning
1
Unity; New beginnings
2
Union; Division; Witnessing
3
Divine completeness and perfection
4
Creation; The world; Creative works
5
Grace; God's goodness; Pentateuch (first five books)
6
Weakness of man; Manifestation of sin ; Evils of Satan
7
Resurrection; Spiritual completeness; Fathers perfection
8
New birth; New beginnings
9
Fruit of the spirit; Divine completeness from the Father
10
Testimony; Law and responsibility
11
Disorder and judgement
12
Governmental perfection
13
Apostasy; depravity and rebellion
14
Deliverance; Salvation
15
Rest
16
Love
17
Victory
18
Bondage
19
Faith
20
Redemption
21
Exceeding sinfulness of sin
22
Light
23
Death
24
The Priesthood
25
Repentance; The forgiveness of sins
26
The Gospel of Christ
27
Preaching of the Gospel
28
Eternal life
29
Departure
30
Blood of Christ; Dedication
31
Offspring
32
Covenant
33
Promise
34
Naming of a son
35
Hope
36
Enemy
37
The word of our Father
38
Slavery
39
Disease
40
Trials; Probation; Testings
42
Israel's oppression; First advent
44
Judgement of the World
45
Preservation
50
Holy Spirit; Pentecost
60
Pride
66
Idol worship
70
Punishment and restoration of Israel; Universality
100
Election; Children of the promise
119
Spiritual perfection and victory 7*17=119
120
Divine period of probation
144
The Spirit guided life
200
Insufficiency
600
Warfare
666
Antichrist
777
Christ
888
Holy Spirit; The sum of Tree of Life
1000
Divine completeness and Fathers glory
4000
Salvation of the world through the blood of the Lamb 
( Those who chose between Christ and Antichrist)
6000
Deception of Antichrist; Second advent
7000
Final judgement; Zadok
144,000
Those numbered of Israel

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