18. The treasures in God's Word (1)

The Word of God is full of hidden treasures and that makes it even more exciting to read. There is always something new to be discovered and unveiled. I would like to share one thing that I discovered which was very interesting to me and I am sure it would be for you too.

This interesting treasure was unveiled to me by Roger Price, a late biblical teacher from England and confirmed by a book on biblical numbers that I have of Martin van der Merwe.

To start off with, I am sure you know that the Greeks used their alphabet to count. For example Alpha, Beta etc. Every letter therefore had a numerical value.

Now when Jesus was crucified Pilate posted a sign over Him, which read 'Jesus of Nazareth' (John 19:19). There is therefore a numerical value for this name written on the sign.

Interestingly enough the numerical value for Jesus is 888. Let's pause there for a second. The value 888 symbolizes the resurrected Christ. This number is also the fulfillment of the Lordship of Christ. It also refers to His resurrection and the fullness we receive by the saving grace of the Blood of Jesus.

Now the interesting part is that the numerical value for 'Jesus of Nazareth' is 2197. This is also the number for the Greek name of 'satan'. Satan? You might ask. How on earth can Jesus of Nazareth have the same number as satan, His arch enemy?

To complicate this further look at Revelations 12:9 "This great dragon - the ancient serpent called the Devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world - was thrown down to the earth with all his angels."

Satan is therefore referred to as the serpent. He was the serpent from the beginning (Genesis) and he will remain the serpent till the end (Revelations).

In other words, if the number for 'Jesus of Nazareth' is the same as the number for 'satan', and if Satan is the serpent then Jesus also became the serpent. But how is that possible? How can Jesus, Our Savoir be the serpent? I will tell you next week.

But the message for now is this, isn't the Bible amazing? Every word in it can be explored further. Everything falls into place as it should. Nothing and I mean nothing is simply written there. Everything was inspired by God, every single word of it. Don't you think it is worth spending some time on? Come on, spend some time in the Word, it is truly a treasure!

Thank you God for Your amazing treasure. Thank you that You reveal more and more to us the more we study it. We love You! Amen

1 comment for “18. The treasures in God's Word (1)”

  1. Gravatar of Louina MaraisLouina Marais
    Posted Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10:16:23 AM

    How am I going to wait untill next week?

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