"234 - A interesting twist"
So, I have never been a fan of watching and
listening to the “numbers.” Sadly some of this comes from all the
testimonials that I have slugged through on people seeing 1111: 11:11;
666s; 234, etc. Many of these “mini-prophecies” have not
However, the number of 234 used in our Sunday’s
message peaked my ears! And not for the reason that you
might think! Bob King my minister was unpacking Josiah and his
life and he was intrigued with how Josaih did a major repair of the
temple. He then went backwards through the kings and discovered
that the last time the temple was repaired was 234 years!
Then Pastor Bob challenged our church…what year would
it be if your subtract 234 for our year 2010? And I wanted to
stand up and scream 1776! (Thanks to Five Doves, I already knew
the answer) WOW again.
That is of course, where my pastor stopped with the prophecy angle, because our church does not talk prophecy. Sad.
let me pick up the line. Bob did proceed to challenged us
to think how a building built by George Washington would find itself in
HUGE disrepair if not consistently repaired over 234 years. AGAIN
WOW! What a mess the temple must have been in! Let’s
scratch the picture of a physical building and think of the moral state
of America. Now tie that in with the current state of the church
that this country is founded on and boom, you have that same image as
the condition of the Temple back when Josiah found it.
Couple interesting thoughts that might be important:
Joash was the previous king that did a major repair and was young when
he became king.
Josiah was also young when he became king.
Both of these kings came after very wicked kings (Josiah’s dad lived a
short two years, but it was his grandfather Manasseh that was extremely
OK, so, does it stop there? Well, I
am not learned enough in prophecy to make the jump, but it seems that
the imminent rebuilding of the 3rd Temple being 234 (probably, but not
certain) years from the founding of the USA could be an interesting
Either way, this was an interesting
use of “234.” Maybe my story can be filled in by another Dove;
one of the amazing things that can happen with this awesome forum.
I connected with Pastor Bob after the service and quickly brought up
the above to him. He seemed mildly interested. However,
when I tried to also deliver the message that there were 44 kings of
Israel and Judah, before they came to an end and we are on #44 of US
Presidents, I lost him. Then, I could see the “you are nuts” in