Summary: THIRTY is the number for THE BLOOD OF CHRIST & DEDICATION: Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for THIRTY pieces of silver. FORTY YEARS OF PROBATION BY TRIAL as Israel wondered in the Wilderness for FORTY years.
# 25 ~ "THIRTY ~ FORTY" ~ BIBLE NUMBER MEANINGS 4-21-12
THIRTY is the number for THE BLOOD OF CHRIST & DEDICATION:
The number thirty is found in our KJ Bible 198 times.
Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for THIRTY pieces of silver.
Matthew 26:14-16 then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
Matthew 27:1-10 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. 5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. 6And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. 8Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. 9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; 10And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.
This teaches that THIRTY is the number for THE BLOOD OF CHRIST. REDEMPTION is through the BLOOD of Christ.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have REDEMPTION through His BLOOD.
* Christ came to redeem men from the law.
Galatians 4:4-5 God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to REDEEM** them that were under the LAW.
"REDEEM", according to the dictionary means, (To recover ownership of, by paying a specified sum)
Remember; TWENTY is the number for REDEMPTION, TEN the number for the LAW when added together is THIRTY, the price of REDEMPTION from the LAW, which was the BLOOD of CHRIST.
And another thought is, TWENTY FIVE is the number for FORGIVENESS OF SINS and FIVE is the number of GRACE, this also amounts to THIRTY.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have REDEMPTION through His BLOOD, the FORGIVENESS of sins, according to the riches of HIS GRACE.
Notice, it says "In whom we have REDEMPTION through His BLOOD" (WE HAVE) present tense, not going to have, but we have it now.
* The THIRTIETH time the name of Noah is found is in:
Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; --
Paul said in Ephesians 5:2 -- Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.
So the THIRTIETH time Noah’s name is mentioned there is a picture of the BLOOD OF CHRIST being shed.
* The number THIRTY is also connected with the LIFE of CHRIST: - DEDICATION
Jesus began His public ministry at the age of THIRTY.
Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age - -
According to the law of God, the Priests could not serve in his capacity until he was THIRTY years of age. This was the AGE OF DEDICATION for offering the BLOOD upon the altar. Numbers 4:3 From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
Jesus is our High Priest and to fulfill the plan of His Father, He would not, and could not, begin His public ministry younger than THIRTY years of age, thus fulfilling the requirements of PRIESTHOOD.
* John the Baptist was of the priestly tribe. -- Which was the tribe of LEVY.
His father was a Priest, named Zacharias, he had been praying for a son; let’s remember that both he and his wife Elisabeth were now well stricken in years.
Luke 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.