NUMBERBITE

daily number thingies that are easy to digest

Professor Ian Mallett

Dear Doves,

I believe the Lord has laid it on my heart to share some of the wonders of His mathematics in small soundbites, or rather numberbites, to enable more believers to understand God's use of numbers and to encourage them to seek His hidden treasures. I am not a 'professor' in the accepted sense of the word but my dictionary says a professor is one who openly declares belief in certain doctrines. It is my heart's desire to teach God's children some of these hidden wonders and I hope that you Doves will find blessings and inspiration through these daily offerings.

NUMBERBITE #0004 2006-10-09

The Grace of Jesus

The last verse of the Authorised* King James Bible, Revelation 22:21, reads:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. A-men.

- A simple but very beautiful closing verse that speaks of the GRACE of JESUS. It is generally accepted that the number 5 represents 'GRACE' in Bible numerics. I will not attempt to explain the reason why because this is a branch of Bible numerics in which I've haven't had any personal revelation, but I am happy to go along with it at least. This site offers a good explanation:

Many of you will already know that the Greek gematria of JESUS is 888. Now that we know that the number of 'GRACE' is 5 and that the Greek gematria of JESUS is 888, let's take a look at the English gematria of Revelation 22:21 -

THE   200 + 8 + 5 = 213

GRACE   7 + 90 + 1 + 3 + 5 = 106

OF   60 + 6 = 66

OUR   60 + 300 + 90 = 450

LORD   30 + 60 + 90 + 4 = 184

JESUS   10 + 5 + 100 + 300 + 100 = 515

CHRIST   3 + 8 + 90 + 9 + 100 + 200 = 410

BE   2 + 5 = 7

WITH   500 + 9 + 200 + 8 = 717

YOU   700 + 60 + 300 = 1060

ALL   1 + 30 + 30 = 61

AMEN   1 + 40 + 5 + 50 = 96

The total gematria for the verse is 213 + 106 + 66 + 450 + 184 + 515 + 410 + 7 + 717 + 1060 + 61 + 96 = 3885

We can express the number 3885 in terms of the product of two numbers in a variety of ways, the most significant of which must be 7 x 555. The number 555 is the number of 'GRACE' intensified.

The gematria value 3,885 is a multiple of that wonderful number 37 (3 x 5 x 7 x 37). With any number having 37 as one of its prime factors, commas can be replaced by a plus sign to produce another number that is still divisible by 37. In this instance 3,885 when 'clustered' is 3 + 885 = 888 JESUS !! (888 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 37)

The text of this last verse of the Bible speaks of the GRACE of JESUS and the gematria speaks of GRACE and JESUS also! It really is very remarkable indeed, especially given the position of the verse, i.e. the very last.

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* Authorised: The gematria of 'Authorised' is 1 + 300 + 200 + 8 + 60 + 90 + 9 + 100 + 5 + 4 = 777 - Surely this is an endorsement from God - His Seal of Approval (777 = 3 x 7 x 37)

Praise the LORD, the Wonderful Numberer, JESUS CHRIST!

English gematria values based on the Hebrew and Greek systems.

 A 1 J 10 S 100 B 2 K 20 T 200 C 3 L 30 U 300 D 4 M 40 V 400 E 5 N 50 W 500 F 6 O 60 X 600 G 7 P 70 Y 700 H 8 Q 80 Z 800 I 9 R 90

All Scripture quoted as it is written in the Authorised King James Version of the Holy Bible