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Studies on numbers and research on the so-called “Number Theory” or Numerology are countless in the English world. Books on the numbers in the Bible are many, especially after we entered the current digital age.
However, due to the influence of post-modern atheist cultures, the Bible and Science are like a married couple, having slipped from their original harmony to the current divorced state. As a result of this divorce, numbers either remain only as symbols to express quantities in scientific formulas, or become tools in the hands of those who practice heathenism and occults.
Among Christians, numbers are either misused for the date-setting of when Jesus will come back or when He will rapture His Church, or are taken away from the Bible to such an extent that every effort is made to avoid mentioning or dealing with numbers — as if anyone doing so will wander into the path of heresy.
All this is due to our ignorance of the correct and important roles that numbers play in the Bible. Moreover, most people have long forgotten that both Hebrew and Greek alphabet letters have double uses — they can be used to either spell out and record thoughts and things or they can be used to count the quantity of things or their sequence.
Up to now, two men have made great efforts in recognizing and utilizing this letter-number relationship in Hebrew and Greek for confirming and correcting traditional interpretations of the Bible. One is Del Washburn living in Western USA, and the other is James Harrison in Eastern Canada. Del Washburn has coined a new term Theomatics to combine the terms Gematria in Hebrew and Isopsephia in Greek. James Harrison has proposed three rules of transforming numbers into a simpler and more meaningful form, one of which is what he calls “Trinity Function.” In this and other books published by the author, Taichuan Tongs, Theomatics is used as a general term to refer to all studies involving numbers in the Bible.
Under the amazing guidance of the Holy Spirit and the help of other believers, the author has discovered nine sets of numerical roots using James Harrison's Trinity Function or “Trinity Root Function” (TRF) as it is called in this book. It is also found that these nine roots of numbers correlate well with nine basic natural numbers from 1 to 9.
Moreover, based on the concise and simple structural relationships between numbers and their corresponding roots, God's entire redemption blueprint and the core teaching of the Gospel can be presented fully at one glance. We cannot help but praise God from the bottom of our hearts for such a wonderful and amazing design!
On the eve of Jesus Christ’s second coming, this book is published to help all those who are willing to diligently seek the truth. On one hand, we hope the book will prevent more Christian watchmen from falling into the pit of “guessing the day and hour” of the Lord’s coming; on the other hand, the book could help everyone to pay closer attention to the core teachings of the Bible and to accept Jesus as the only Savior of mankind, especially at this moment of time before His imminent return.
A few words about the series title: By “End Time Series” it does not only mean that the messages presented in these six books are concerning the end of the world or the Day of the Lord's coming. Far more than that, the title also carries with it a much deeper meaning, i.e. the messages presented in the series came into shape and were sent out on the eve of the Lord's coming. Our messages are meant to help people to see that the concept of “the Last Days” in the Bible really encompasses the entire Jubilee Millennium, spanning from Jesus' first coming up to His second coming. All six books of the series are built on this basic foundation which is crucial for a thorough understanding of the truths concerning the End Time. Our hope is that everyone reading these books will eventually come up with a clear, correct and panoramic picture of the Bible's gigantic puzzle.
This book is a direct English translation of one of the following 10 books that have been published in Chinese by TheoLogos Publications already:
0. Waking Up at the Midnight Cry
1. Numbers & Roots of Numbers in the Bible
2. The Sword for the End Times (Book I): Dividing Truths in Daniel & Revelation
3. The Sword for the End Times (Book II): Dividing Truths in Gospels & Other Bible Books
4. Daily Gathering of Manna (Book I): Touching Pivotal Issues in the Bible
5. Daily Gathering of Manna (Book II): A Unified View of the Four Gospels
6. Daily Gathering of Manna (Book III): Gleanings from the Whole Bible
7. Cracking the I Ching Code with the Bible: Does the Book of Change Contain End Time Messages?
8. How to Read the Bible at the End Point: For Beginners
9. Manna on the Sixth Day
To allow more readers to see these publications, we encourage others to translate them into languages other than Chinese and English. Please contact us for royalty information.
TheoLogos Publications
February 27, 2012
P.S. This English version is a direct translation of the Chinese book in order for more people to have a chance to read it. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible, American King James Version (AKJ), produced and released by Stone Engelbrite into public domain on November 8, 1999.
Preface
Ever since people began interpreting the Bible, there have always been two camps, the literal and spiritual interpretations, and the two sides have been debating much to this day. As humankind walks into the age of computers, modern technologies have facilitated us in a new realm of Bible studies — numerical interpretation of the Bible.
As we all know, the Old Testament of the Bible was written mainly in Hebrew while the New Testament was penned in Greek. The common feature about these two languages is this: Each alphabet naturally corresponds to a certain numerical value. This way, each word in the Bible can be expressed with a certain number, or theomatic value as we call it in this and other books. This is simply the sum of the numerical values of all the letters involved. For this reason a numerical value for any verse in the Bible can be computed.
This letter-number interchange reveals an inseparable link between the Bible and numbers. Such a letter-number interlinear feature in Hebrew and Greek does not exist in many other languages. As a result, this becomes a solid and objective basis for the uniqueness of the Bible and the numerical interpretations of the Bible.
The objectiveness of a certain number is hard to deny. Perhaps you do not agree with a certain literal interpretation of a Bible verse, or you can reject the verse's spiritual meaning, however, it is hard to ignore the exact and hard fact about a certain number that is associated with the verse. With the precondition that a number is exact and does not change, its objective existence forces us to seek the number's true meaning. Therefore, the advantage of numerical interpretation of the Bible is this: Let the numbers speak for themselves. This is impossible for the literal and spiritual interpretation of the Bible.
Moreover, because of the amazing guidance of the Holy Spirit, an unprecedented fact has been discovered: For each number there is a certain number that can be called the “root of numbers” that goes after it. In addition, there is a total of nine sets of these numerical roots that happen to correspond to the nine basic natural numbers, just like what you see in the pyramid on the cover of this book.
Do not belittle those numbers and the simple pyramid structure which they are presented in. In essence this pyramid of numbers is showcasing in the simplest and the most concise form what is the integral thread of the Bible, and the core message of the Gospel and God's entire redemption blueprint. If you can perceive the mysteries hidden in this configuration, your faith's foundation can be deeply rooted in the unmovable spiritual rock of Jesus Christ.
We truly believe that every genuine truth seeker will greatly receive the merciful anointing and uplifting through the inspiration and revelation of numbers and roots of these numbers in the Bible.
Chapter 1: Meanings of the First Nine Natural Numbers
First, let us look at the meanings of the nine basic natural numbers 1 through 9. No matter how many numbers there are under the sky, they are all made up of these nine numbers and 0.
The number 1 represents God the Father in the Trinity.
The root of the Hebrew word for 1 comes from a verb which means “to unify” — this indicates that what God cares for is the normal harmony between the Creator and His creation.
This number mainly has the following three levels of meaning:
Oneness: “... The LORD our God is one LORD.” (Deuteronomy 6:4)
Unity: “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30)
Preeminence: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:13) The Greek words for both “the beginning” and “the first” derive from the same root which means “to be first.”
The number 2 represents God the Son in the Trinity.
Its meaning also has three levels:
Separation: “And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:4)
Repetition: “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.” (Revelation 20:14)
Witness: “... in the mouth of two or three witnesses...” (Matthew 18:16)
The number 3 represents the Holy Spirit in the Trinity.
Because the number 3 is a spiritual and heavenly number, things of the heaven and in the spiritual realm are all connected with this number.
There is a saying, which goes like this: “three strikes and you are out.” Whether you believe it or not, all things and all events in heavens, on earth and in between are actually controlled by the invisible spirit of God.
The number 4 represents God's creation.
In terms of common knowledge of physics, two points connect in a line, like a road between two places; three points form a 2-dimensional surface, like the sea; four points can be used to construction a 3-dimensional space, allowing vehicles to run, ships to travel and planes to fly — this 3D space can contain all things that are visible to our naked eyes.
However, the most important of all is that the number 4 points to the “living” created beings in heavens and on earth, including angels that were created in the first place, especially the fallen angels.
The number 5 represents the normal and intimate relationship between God and His created beings, just like the harmony between the thumb and the four fingers of our hand. This number especially speaks about believers' free will to live and walk with God in Christ. Normally we give this number a special name called “grace.”
However, on the negative side of this number 5, it also helps us to understand the abnormal relationship between creation and the Creator. For example, beside the five wise virgins, Matthew chapter 25 also tells us the five foolish virgins. Another example is found in Luke chapter 16, where Jesus tells a parable about a tormented rich man in hell who has five unbelieving brothers on earth.
The number 6 represents all mankind because according to the book of Genesis, the males and females made after God's image were created in the evening and morning of the 6th day.
Biblical language study tools tell us, the standard English concordant word* for the number 6 in Hebrew is “elate.” This implies that the new man coming out after the image and likeness of God on the 6th day is the result of God's union with mankind which makes His created beings rejoice in spirit and feel like everything is made new.
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* “Standard English concordant word” refers to a single English word that is closest in meaning to its corresponding Hebrew or Greek in the Bible. This work has been heralded and carried on by Concordant Publishing Concern since 1909.
The number 7 represents complete perfection as the root of the Hebrew word for 7 means “to be complete.” It brings all perfected people into God's kingdom to enjoy eternal rest.
In all the creation naratives in Genesis, every day ends with “there was evening and there was morning” except for the seventh day. Therefore, the seventh day is quite different from God's creation six days. The difference is, the seventh day may or do likely have some sort of association with the so-called “evening”, but once it connects with “morning” again it will never go back to the dark “evening” that is tied up to the first six creation days.
In addition, the number 7 also carries the meaning of “battle” in it. This indicates that for all those who want to enter into rest with God must go through a process of spiritual battling. To reninforce this truth, the Bible talks about “seven demons” and teaches that it is a must and a necessity to ward off the devil's interference before a saint of the Lord can enter into a full rest.
The number 8 represents resurrection. This is the core concept that the Bible intends to proclaim. Biblical language study tools point out that the root of the Hebrew word for 8 comes from a verb which means “to shine.”
Right from the beginning Genesis shows us this: “And God saw the light, that it was good...” (Genesis 1:4) This light of the first day takes concerted action with the resurrected light of the 8th day one after another, repeatedly testifying what the Lord said: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Revelation 22:13)
It is worthwhile to mention that “the first day of the week” in the Bible not only refers to the seventh day but also points to the eighth day of the resurrection. In reality, the essence of the seventh day is the same as that of the eighth day—both represent a day with no connection whatsoever with the darkness of evening. In other words, both are associated with the “shining” broad light of day.
The number 9 represents the final conclusion because it is the last one of the nine basic numbers. In other words, it signifies the final resurrection moment for all humanity — what follows and is presented before everyone is the great, grand conclusion. This is like a TV series. No matter how long the whole show is, there is always the moment for the final conclusion.
At the same time, 9 also represents the final completion of the Holy Spirit's work on the saints. Therefore, Paul shows us in the book of Galatians that one fruit of the Holy Spirit could have these nine tastes: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control — all these words are feminine, indicating that all new persons hidden in Christ have become a born-again new creation that has thoroughly put off the sin of arrogance and earthly lusts.
In terms of Arabic numbers, the inverted 6 becomes 9. Therefore, when an old man who puts his feet high up in the air has been turned upside down and becomes a new man who willingly honors God as his head, then God's will and the work of the Holy Spirit are indeed made complete.
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The above is taken from our book "Numbers and the Roots of Numbers in the Bible". Please go to 1.1459919.com to learn more about this book.
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