(and the meaning of other numbers)
We know “God’s Word” has countless
revelations if we only ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to us what He is saying.
When His light is shed, it opens our understanding.
My prayer for many years has been “to show me the Hidden Things”.
Some will say, “just live what you know and you will do well” and that is true to a point.
However, it is my belief that when we see something that has eluded us for years and suddenly we discover a passage that speaks to us it can be a refreshing wind.
“These hidden things” when found give you a new hunger! Whenever we see a new piece of God’s truth being revealed to us it will drive us deeper into the things of God.
Likewise numbers also have (pardon the pun) innumerable meanings when applied.
Numbers can be manipulated to prove or disprove just about anything in the Scriptures. However, we do know that our God is the creator of physics, geology, and every type of science, including that of mathematics.
There is a study of “Metrology” which is the science of weights and measurements
For instance certain words dictate a measurement, distance or weight used in the Bible.
A Hebrew Cubit = about 18 inches
A Reed = 8.75 feet
A Sabbath Day’s journey = 2,000 cubits or 1,000 yards
A Furlong = 1/8 th of a mile or 220 yards
A Talent = 93 lbs. 12 ounces (considered to be 100# or about that of what a man can lift
A Denarius (Gk) = The daily Wages of a laborer
When you come to these words and you apply them, the passages will become more real and will be invaluable to you in your study.
Years ago, the Lord spoke to me regarding the importance and significance of the Number “120”.
And He said,
“The number 120 signifies the passing away the age of the flesh and the beginning of the age of the Spirit”.
Each time you see the number 120 in the Bible, you will see how this “Definition” will apply and enhance your perception of what is taking place in that particular passage.
A Jubilee is a 50-year Jewish cycles
that removed every man out of captivity & into his own land.
120 of these Jubilees (50 years) = 6,000 years of man.
There are several other examples of the number “120” that can easily be applied.
The Number Two also has Significance
The number “two” has broad significance to both the Jew and to the Gentile!
In the Tenach for the Jew and the Bible of the Christian there are several hidden references to the Jew and the Gentile.
Two = Jew and the Gentile, what will become The One New Man, spoken of in Eph 2:15.
Two Witnesses, Enoch and Elijah (the first Gentile & the first Jew who were
God without dying a physical death. Who later show up in Revelation 11:3-12
2. The creditor came for the widow’s two sons, symbolic of the Jew & the Gentle.
2nd Kings 4:1
3. The Two Olive Trees (the cultivated & the uncultivated olive trees) Romans 11:24
4. The Two Fish (2 fish & 5 loaves) The Jew, The Gentile and 5 the number of Grace.
(Grace on the Jew and the Gentile).
5. The two thieves on the cross with Jesus. Matt 27:38 and Mark 15:27 Meaning, that Jesus
died for the Jew and the Gentile who were both guilty of sin.