Summary: FIFTY is the number connected with the Holy Spirit and His work.
# 28~ FIFTY~ & 1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence~ 5-12-12
BIBLE NUMBER MEANINGS
FIFTY is the number connected with the Holy Spirit and His work. FIFTY is found in our KJ Bible 179 times.
The Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost which was FIFTY days after the resurrection of Christ.
In Leviticus 23:9 -11& 15-16 there is a beautiful and enlightening Picture of Christ and the coming of the Spirit FIFTY days after His resurrection.
9And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 10Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: 11And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. -- This is a picture of the resurrection of Christ, which took place on the FIRST DAY of the week, or the morrow after the Sabbath.
Matthew 28:1-2 In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
5-6-- Then the angel said to the women, Fear not ye: for I know ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen.
I Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Therefore, the waving of the FIRSTFRUITS of the harvest on the day after (our Sunday) the Sabbath (Our Saturday) was a picture of the Resurrection of Christ.
Also in the passage in Leviticus 23:15 -16 we have the outpouring of the Holy Spirit typified.
15And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, (Sunday) from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths (49) shall be complete: 16Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath (that is, the FIRST day of the week, Sunday) shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
This point to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit Who came on Pentecost, FIFTY days after Christ arose from the dead.
There were FIFTY taches of gold connected with the linen curtains in the Tabernacle of the Old Testament.
There were TEN linen curtains, fastened together, FIVE in one group, and FIVE in another group.
These TWO groups of FIVE each were coupled together with the FIFTY taches, as we’re told in Exodus 26:1-6.
The taches came over the veil in Exodus 26:33. This represents the crucifixion of Christ. Hebrew 10:19-20 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; -- This connects the work of the Holy Spirit with the work of the Cross, and with the GRACE of God, represented with the number FIVE.
We’re told in Exodus 26:12-13 -- That the court of the Tabernacle was FIFTY cubits wide.
In the west end there were TEN pillars. Between these TEN pillars there were NINE spaces in the hanging that was FIFTY cubits long.
Listen, NINE represents the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT. The FRUIT of the SPIRIT (9) comes through the work of the HOLY SPIRIT (FIFTY), even as the NINE spaces are found in the curtain of FIFTY cubits length.
The number FIFTY is also connected with Israel’s return and restoration to their land which God gave them.
The FIFTIETH year was a year of Jubilee unto the people of Israel. It was a year when every man returned and repossessed any land that he may have had to sell because of debts. This way the land always remained within the tribe it was assigned to.
Leviticus 25:10 And ye shall hallow *(keep -- proclaim) the FIFTIETH year, and proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a JUBILEE unto you: and ye shall return every man to his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
The final and complete return of the Israelites unto their land is connected with their receiving the Holy Spirit.
Ezekiel 39:25-29 Therefore, thus saith the Lord God: Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the WHOLE house of Israel (all twelve tribes), and will be jealous for my holy name; after they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses against ME, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid. When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; then shall they (other nations) know that I am the Lord their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their OWN LAND, and have left NONE of them ANY MORE there. Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have POURED OUT MY SPIRIT upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God.