Numbers Session #2 (19,20,35)

The Roaring Twenties (Numbers Series #2)       

1.) Nineteen = faith

  1. Hebrews 11 Mentions 19 heroes in the Faith Hall of Fame.
    1. We(3), Abel (4), Enoch (5), Noah (7), Abraham (8-10, 17-19), Sarah (11), Isaac (20), Jacob (21), Joseph (22), Moses (23,29), Joshua (30), Rahab (31), Gideon (32), Barak (32), Samson (32), Jephthah (32), David (32), Samuel (32), Women (35)
      1. Moses is the tenth one listed – 10 is the number for LAW.
      2. Abel is the second one mentioned 2 represents division – there was a division between Cain and Abel.
      3. Enoch is the third person mentioned – 3 represents the resurrection.
      4. Noah is the Fourth one mentioned – 4 represents the world, which God destroyed in Noah’s day.
      5. Abraham is listed fifth – 5 represents grace. He and his seed would be the heirs of grace.
      6. Jacob is mentioned eighth, 8 represents New beginnings. He was the second born of twins, representing the second birth, which is the place of new beginnings.
      7. Joseph follows Jacob and is Ninth (Genesis 49:22 fruitful bough) – 9 represents the fruit of the spirit. Fruit follows the New Birth.
      8. Women are mentioned nineteenth and in the 35th verse. 19 represents faith.
    2. Hebrews 11:3 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.  Romans 1:29-31 – lists the twenty-three charges brought by Paul the nineteenth is that they didn’t have understanding, therefore without faith. It is by faith that we understand.
    3. Paul’s discussion on justification by Faith in Romans 3:21 through Romans 5:2 faith is used by Paul 19 times.

The curtains in the court of the tabernacles were 100 cubits long on the North and the South, five cubits high (Exodus 27:9-18) 

  1. (5 = grace) 20 pillars on each side, leaving 19 spaces between the pillars)
    1. Nineteen connected to five = faith connected to grace

Ephesians 2:8= For by grace are ye saved through faith;

By Grace (5) are we saved (14) through faith (19)

2.) Twenty = redemption, waiting, and expectancy

  1. As a people, we are to look up for our redemption draweth nigh (Luke 21:28)
    1. 20 Dreams in the bible
    2. 20 visions in the bible
    3. The Vision of Zacharias concerning the birth of John the Baptist

(Luke 1:11-22)

Zacharias was doing his regular duties in the order of his course (Luke 1:8-10).

 An angel appeared and told him that his prayer had been answered.

The angel said: “Your wife shall bear a son, call him John,” meaning God is gracious.

Instead of rejoicing, he questioned. There is a thief called unbelief. At a time when you could be celebrating and rejoicing, this thief causes you to enter with doubt and cynical heart; thereby, you’ve been robbed of the joy of expectancy.

Zacharias wasn’t allowed to speak; his doubt and unbelief couldn’t stop the promise of God. The promises of God will be fulfilled in their season.

3.) Thirty-Five = Hope (1 Corinthians 13:13)

  1. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
  2. Faith = 19, Charity or Love = 16, (19 +16 = 35)
  3. Hebrews 11 – Women who received their dead to life again found in verse 35.
  4. II Thessalonians 2:16 – a good hope comes through grace
  5. Ephesians 1:7 – 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
    1. 5 -= grace, 30 = the blood = 35 hope
  6. Hebrews 4:9 There remains, therefore, a rest for the people of God. 
    1. Rest comes through redemption.
  7. Romans 8:23-34 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
    1. Redemption of the body is connected with HOPE.
    2. 15 = Rest + 20 (Redemption and Waiting with Expectancy); the sum is thirty-five (35) Hope.

We have this hope. 

Hebrews 6:19 NKJV 

19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 

II Corinthians 4:7 NKJV

7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

Numbers – A New Beginning (Recap)

Numbers Series #1 – Sermon Summary

  1. What’s with the numbers?

Daniel 8:13-14 (NKJV)

13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and anotherholy one said to that certain onewho was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerningthe daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?”

14 And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.”

A question regarding “How Long” an angel is asking another about how long will this last? The name of that certain “holy one” is given in the Hebrew, Palimoni meaning “the numberer of secrets or the wonderful numberer”!

Numbers hold an important place in the words as well as the works of God. Is this by design or is this by chance?

Proverbs 22:5

It isthe glory of God to conceal a matter,

But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

We should be searching out the meaning of what God is saying!

There is no power in numbers, numbers have no authority over you. You can live on the 13thfloor on 13thstreet in apartment 13 and still be a lover of Jesus. Numbers cannot dictate whether you are blessed or cursed.  Numbers aren’t gods, they are simply a unit of measure, we don’t worship a number nor do we revere them.

Jesus said in Matthew 28:18… All Power is given unto me in heaven an in earth!

While there is no power in numbers, there is absolute power in the Word of God. (Hebrews 4:12)

God is a God of perfect order! I believe there is some deep meaning in understanding how God communicates.

For instance Matthew penned in the 13thverse of the 13thchapter of his book…

Matthew 13:13

13 Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

God speaks through parables, types, and symbols. This is done to conceal what He is saying, so that you must seek out through relationship the meaning. By not understanding how God communicates, we may just miss what He is saying altogether.

God uses numerical patterns over and over again. As I have studied this out, it has reaffirmed my belief and faith that God is simply an amazing God.

Example #1 –

There is a study called gematria or the numeric value of words!

Greeks and Hebrews used the letters in their alphabets as numbers.

In Greek alpha represents 1 and beta 2 up to iota which is 10! Kappa is 20, lambda 30 all the up to Omega which is 800! In reading a sentence in the Greek you are actually reading a mathematical formula as well.

Take the letters of any word or name and add them up for a total value of the word, that value is called the gematria of that word.

The Name, Jesus,in the Greek is Ἰησοῦς’ it is a perfect name and by mathematical design it adds up to 888 (8 X 111)

  1. Complete Flesh

Revelation 13:18

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

This is the mark of the beast. An animal or a beast has no concept of God. Spiritual or moral values mean nothing to an animal.

The number six represents a man without God.

666 = man, man, man, or flesh, flesh, flesh

The world system during the tribulation will be completely man-centered, man-dominated, man-controlled. Everything will be based on the thoughts, plans, actions, and desires of man in his worst form.

There is no room for God! Flesh and sinfulness is in total control, that’s why everyone will wear the mark!

  1. New Beginnings

The number eight is the number that God uses to illustrate Resurrection! It’s the number that speaks to New Birth, New Life, and New Creation. When God is being redemptive, when He makes things new again, brings them alive again, He likes to use the number eight.

We all love a new beginning, but nobody loves a new beginning more than God.

Revelation 21:5

Philippians 4:13

In order to understand why a new beginning is so important, you have to see how messed up things had gotten.

The first four words of Genesis… “In the Beginning God”

The Last four words of Genesis… “a coffin in Egypt”

How could we go from so great to so bad? Man and Lucifer entered.

The last words of the Old Testament… “I will smite the earth with a curse.”  (Malachi 4:6)

The last words of the New Testament… “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” (Revelation 22:21)

Who entered into the picture to go from a curse at the end of the old to a blessing at the end of the New? Jesus did!

Jesus = Ihsouv = 10+8+200+70+400+200 = 888

Jesus said in John 5:39

39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me

Yes they most certainly do, the scriptures testify of Him!

Examples: Other Phrases that equal “888”

I am the Lord, I change not Malachi 3:6
The Salvation of our God Psalms 98:3
The Mercy of the Most High Psalm 21:8
My Beloved Song of Solomon 7:13
The heavens declare the Glory of God Psalm 19:2
The third day John 2:1
They shall be comforted Matthew 5:3
The House of God 1 Timothy 3:15
Scriptures Equals 888
Immanuel (God with us) Isaiah 7:14


Closing: For a New Beginning you need to dial 888


Romans 10:13