Numbers (or mathematical figures) are never used promiscuously in the Bible,
but rather take on spiritual meaning and
significance; and for the searcher after truth there is found "the treasures of wisdom
and knowledge" (Proverbs 25:2).
All creation is stamped with the "Seal of God" in numerics. God has made man
himself a creature of time and therefore, a creature of number.
Therefore, it is consistent with the very nature and being of God that His Book, the Holy
Bible, should be stamped with this same "Seal" - Biblical numerics.
God is consistent throughout His Book, and though the Bible was written by
various men of God over different periods of time and generations, there
is manifest throughout all the Bible, the same marvelous meaning and harmony
in the use of numbers. This begins in Genesis and flows through each book and
consummates in Revelation. All this confirms the fact of Divine Inspiration
(II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21).
The simple numbers of 1 through 13 have spiritual significance
Multiples of these numbers, or doubling and tripling, carry basically the same meaning
only intensifying the truth. It is important to note that
the first use of a number in scripture generally conveys its spiritual meaning
throughout the rest of the passage.
Since God is consistent, the meaning of a number in the book of Genesis remains the
same all the way to the book of Revelation.
Sometimes the spiritual significance of a number is not always stated; it may be
hidden or seen by comparison with other scriptures.
Finally, since there is good and evil as well as true and counterfeit, both Godly and
Satanic aspects can be seen in numbers.
Below is a list of numbers written in the Bible with their meanings.
||Earth, creation, world
||Grace, cross, atonement, life
||Man, beast, Satan
||Completeness, finality, fulness
||Law, government, restoration
||Incompleteness, disorganization, disintegration
||Divine government, apostolic fulness
||Rebellion, backsliding, apostacy.
||Priestly courses; governmental perfection
||Consecration; maturity for ministry
||Probation, testing, closing in victory or judgment
||Pentecost, liberty, freedom, jubilee
||Prior to increase
||Separation, cleansing, purification
|One hundred twenty
||End of all flesh, beginning life in the Spirit
|One hundred forty-four
||God's ultimate in creation
|One hundred fifty-three
||Revival, the elect
|Six hundred sixty-six
||Antichrist, Satan, the damned Triplicate 666
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