Summary: TWENTY-SIX is the number pointing to the GOSPEL, and the gospel is "the death, burial and resurrection" of our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. TWENTY SIX is found in our KJ Bible three times, and it’s found as "twenty and six". The number THIRTY-NINE is
#24~TWENTY SIX- THIRTY-NINE - FORTY "a" ~ Bible number meanings ~ 4-14-12
TWENTY-SIX is the number pointing to the GOSPEL, and the gospel is "the death, burial and resurrection" of our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. TWENTY SIX is found in our KJ Bible three times, and it’s found as "twenty and six".
In II Corinthians 11:23-27 Paul listed TWENTY-SIX different afflictions which he had endured as a minister of Christ for the GOSPEL.
Let me say once again that I obtained much of this information from reading behind Evangelist Ed Vallowe as well as many others.
Soon we’ll be leaving the study to do with Bible number meanings if the Lord be willing.
Paul tells us what the "gospel" is in;
1st Cor.15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Let us be sure and notice verse 2, By which also ye are saved,
No one can be saved any other way, By which also ye are saved, no one is saved by being a good person, by paying tithes, by being baptized, by joining a church, we read here that a person is saved by hearing and of coarse believing the GOSPEL.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
ƒÞ And let me remind us that there’s not another gospel.
Galatians 1:6-10 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
1st. cor.15:3-4 tell plainly exactly what THE gospel is.
Paul states that the GOSPEL that he had declared was "how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He arose again the third day according to the Scriptures."
Notice not according to what some person said, but according to the scriptures.
The scriptures Paul is talking about is the O.T., Christ died like the O.T. scriptures said He would. - It’s important that we understand "according to the scriptures"
Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. --His death--
Zechariah 12:10 and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
*** 4 And that he was buried, according to the scriptures ---
Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. BURIED
Jesus said in Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
*** and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
David is praising God in PS. 16: 9 & 10
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; (grave) ----- and then David makes a prophetic statement concerning Christ in the last part of verse 10.
-- neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
On the third day, when the women came to embalm the body, the Lord Jesus had already risen from the dead, totally free from physical decay, corruption.
The Lord Jesus knew that God the Father was not going to deliver Him from the ordeal of death.
John 12:27- 28 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28Father, glorify thy name.