Summary: It would have been impossible for men of different minds, surroundings and circumstances, and so widely separated by many hundreds of years in point of time, to have written unaided, books which one and all exhibit the same use of numbers as a means of
# 1 ~ THE MEANING OF BIBLE NUMBERS ~ INTRODUCTION 9-29-11
To day we¡¦ll begin a study on the subject of ¡§Bible numbers¡¨, God is the Great mathematician as we¡¦ll soon see in this study, I¡¦m sure that this study will be a help and blessing to us and will cause us to be drawn closer to God, I believe it will strengthen or faith.
As we get into the study it will be evident that man could not have thought of all this, it¡¦s so vast that only God could have put it together.
Let me say here at the very beginning, that I got a lot of this information through reading Brother Ed Vallowe¡¦s writings and others.
It would have been impossible for men of different minds, surroundings and circumstances, and so widely separated by many hundreds of years in point of time, to have written unaided, books which one and all exhibit the same use of numbers as a means of revealing deep spiritual truths, and which preserve so uniformly the same meanings to these numbers in their books which are of entirely differing character and subject matter.
The spiritual application to certain numbers proves that there is only one solution, and that is the solution given by God's Word itself:
2nd. Peter 1:21
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Therefore One Supreme Mind must have been the Author of all the books of which the Bible is composed. The Holy Spirit was the One sole Writer of the Word of God from beginning to end, though many human pens were used in the actual transcribing of it.
The accurateness of these numbers is another undisputable fact that we have the very Words of God Himself, the skeptics and God deniers find themselves in a predicament, as they can not explain these bible number facts.
The world has reached a stage in history when everyone is number conscious. Every wage earner has a Social Security number.
The men & women in the armed forces have their service numbers, and when their dead bodies are found, they are identified by their numbers, I still remember mine today.
Every life insurance policy, sick and accident, or hospital policy, has its number. When food was rationed during World War 2, every ration card bore a certain number. Cars and trucks are identified and traced, both by the numbers on the license plate, and by the serial number of the motors & other places.
Football and baseball players have their numbers on the back of their uniforms by which each player can be identified.
We have Zip code numbers for our mailing, Area code numbers for long distance calling; practically numbers regulates our whole life, for instance; listen to these numbers as I use them to illustrate the importance of society¡¦s use of numbers almost daily.
Margaret and I were married 12-22-1961, we had 2 sons, born 6-28-1964 and the other in 6-8-1966, I was killed in a car wreck on 4-9-1983 when he was 16 years old, and because of that I found my self in church after 1 Sunday had passed.
I joined the Marine Corp when I was 17 years old on 3-16-1960; I completed my 4 years of active service and was honorable discharged on 3-16-1964. When Margaret and I left California, I drove a 1964 Chevy, we traveled about 2800 miles to get here, and it took us about 4 or 5 days as we slept at night.
We have many numbers in this explanation, people use numbers daily in a number of various ways.
We use numbers to do with practically every thing in our lives and have become so accustom to it that we think nothing about it.
I read that 90% of all the scientists who have ever lived are living today, and that more mathematics has been created since the year 1900 than in all the other centuries of history. In this fast age of space Numbers have become part of our life.
In the Bible, numbers are used to reveal spiritual truths¡Xand one of these truths is by (the actual use of the number)¡Xalso by the (number of times a special word or phrase is used) ---also by the (numerical value of a word or phrase).
God has been called "The Great Mathematician¡¨ and is said to do everything after a plan and by number, weight, and measure. If God is the Author of the Scriptures and the Creator of the Universe, and He is, then the Word of God and the Works of God should and will harmonize.
In Revelation 13:18 the Lord has revealed a clue to the meaning of numbers.