Barry Amundsen (26 May 2011)
"Joe Chappell 153 and ascencion day!"
Thank you for pointing out that June 3rd is the 153rd day of the year. I would point you to this above site for info on what the significance of 153 is. There is an excellent book that shows many amazing things about God's numbers. I took the liberty to excerpt from the above linked site:
The book is called "The Pattern & The Prophecy -- God's Great Code", written by mathematician James Harrison. This is one of the most comprehensive amongst books exploring the amazing numerical pattern of the Bible...

153 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ... + 17

And the number 17 is associated with Noah's Ark (it rested on the Mountain of Ararat on the 17th of the month) and the Lord Jesus' resurrection (on the 17th as well). Amazingly, the Greek noun for "fish" in "153 big fish" occurs in the whole Bible in 17 verses.

...To express 153 in a geometrical shape, it is like stacking
153 tennis balls on a three-sided base, with each side having 17 balls...


...What is the hidden message here? Well, the hidden message is the same as what the Bible claims in the surface text: Jesus rose from the dead on the 17th in order for us to resurrect (symbolized in 153) from the dead when He comes the second time. This is eternal life (symbolized in 969), promised before, enjoyed by us now, and fully realized in four aspects (spirit, mind, soul and body) in the future.