Summary: The number EIGHT always means a NEW BEGINNING a NEW ORDER OF THINGS. As the number SEVEN means completion, EIGHT signifies a new beginning; so 8 stands for the NEW in contrast to the old.
# 11~EIGHT~ BIBLE NUMBER MEANINGS 12-31-11
Today Lord be willing we'll bring a few thoughts to do with the number (8).
Before we begin let me say that I obtained much of this information from reading behind Brother Ed Vallowe and others.
It's my hope and prayer that as folks listen and read these great truths that they will be drawn closer to God and that their faith will increase as they realize that only The All Knowing God to do such a thing, that man simple could have never put all these facts together as we have them here in the meaning of Bible numbers.
* Before we get into the number EIGHT I want you to listen to this wonderful truth.
Christ was crucified on the 14th day of the first month,"Nissan" (7 + 7, or double completeness) which was also the 4th day of the week. "Wednesday".
He was in the tomb exactly 3 days and 3 nights. (RESURRECTION) He was resurrected toward the end of the next weekly Sabbath, "Saturday" the 17th (the number of victory).
The 17th was also the 8th day when counted inclusively from the 10th day, the day of His selection. Thus, the whole of these numbers shows Jesus' PERFECT (seven) sacrifice and His total COMPLETE VICTORY (SEVENTEEN) over death.
"EIGHT" IS FOUND 193 times in our KJ Bible.
The number EIGHT always means a NEW BEGINNING a NEW ORDER OF THINGS. As the number SEVEN means completion, EIGHT signifies a new beginning; so 8 stands for the NEW in contrast to the old.
The EIGHTH day is really the first day of a new week. --- the EIGHTH note of the musical scale, which is the same as the first, as I mentioned last time as we were talking about the number SEVEN, there are seven notes in the musical scale, all other sounds are only different pitches to these seven, so the eighth is simple a variation of one of the seven major notes.
There were EIGHT writers of the New Testament, who wrote of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.
The Scriptures were written by 40 different individuals; 40 is 5 (grace) times 8 (a new beginning). By the grace of God mankind has the opportunity for a new beginning
EIGHT is the number for the NEW BIRTH or the NEW CREATION.
FOUR is the number for the first creation and EIGHT is the number for a NEW CREATION.
There were EIGHT persons carried over from beyond the flood in the ark.
I Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
With those EIGHT the world was populated ANEW. This is a figure of a new beginning or a new order.
There are eight individual resurrections (other than the Lord Jesus, and the saints that arose when He was resurrected.
1 Kings 17:17-22--the son of a widow that lived in Zarephath
~ Elisha: TWO
2 Kings 4:30-37-- Son of the Shunammite woman.
2 Kings 13:21-- when a dead man was cast into the sepulcher of Elisha:
~ Jesus: THREE
John 11:38-44- - Lazarus raised after 4 days.
Luke 7:11-17- -- Widow's son raised during funeral.