“Make your preparations – I am sending My Word, My Sword!”

Thank you to Ben Kay for informing me of this prophetic word brought to his attention at Plymouth’s Day of Prayer for the UK organised by Lydia Fellowship International on 8th September. Emailing me Friday 14th he writes, Des Branagh attended the day of prayer and realised that a prophetic word he received from the Lord on 27 August 2018 may have been relevant to this time of prayer. However, he was hesitant to share the word during the meeting but instead forwarded the word afterwards, which immediately resonated with my heart.”

Ben advises this word has been tested in Des’ local church and so permission has been given to share it more widely (colour and image RB’s):

Make Your Preparations – A Prophetic Word given to Des Branagh at 3am on 27th August 2018

You have seen the Earthquakes.
You have seen the Forest fires.
You have seen the Storms.
You have seen the Droughts.
You have seen the Floods.

I have been shaking the earth.
I have been sending arrows of fire to the forests.
I have been calling the winds and stirring your comforts.
I have been sending my chariots to collect and transport the waters of the deep.
My chariots have with wings traversed the mountain ranges, and at my command they have deposited the waters of the deep to your lands to cause flood and chaos.
I have been changing the highways of the sky to block the natural gentle rains and I have allowed your lands to suffer droughts.

All of this you have seen and experienced yet you continue with your eyes closed and your ears deaf to my warnings.

My written word has been ignored, my faithful ones have been trodden over beaten and martyred even to this very day.
The nations of Europe and the High Councils of the EU have trashed My word. With their arrogance they have made decrees that fly in My face and contradict My word. They have called what I declared as evil – good, and what I have declared good, they have called evil. They have applauded homosexuality and same-sex marriages.
Know this – I have seen and I have heard!

I have seen your evil immorality.
I have seen your murderous hands at work in the destruction of the unborn child.
Know also this – I have heard their defenceless cries and I continue to hear their cries!
I know each name of these precious little ones who are made in MY IMAGE.
Each defenceless cry is another attack on MY IMAGE as they have been ripped from their mother’s womb. I have HEARD THEIR CRIES.

To the Nations of Europe:
Germany – you have murdered My people. The apple of My eye.
France – you have removed Me from your children. No longer am I revered in your schools and homes.
Italy – I see the evil committed within the ranks of your religious priests. I detest these deeds.

To the faithful – I call you to Battle, I call you to take hold of the Sword of the Spirit, and to pray for your leaders. Pray that they see! Pray that they hear! Pray that they will understand and call their people to repentance!

Britain My hand rests on you.
I have made clear to you through signs on the earth of My anger because of your rebellion and sinfulness.
Through prophecy I have exhorted you in your churches to walk in My word and I have exhorted you to make preparation for the days that I am about to bring upon you.
I now have this to say to you:-
I AM SENDING MY WORD! MY SWORD!
There is not anything that can come against My word. There is no weapon that is formed, no kingdom more powerful that can overthrow MY WORD. With insects I brought down the might of Egypt.
I AM SENDING MY WORD and MY WORD WILL ACCOMPLISH ALL THAT I SEND IT TO DO!
IT WILL NOT RETURN NOR WILL I RECALL IT! UNTIL IT HAS FULFILLED MY PURPOSES.

Make your preparations for I am coming quickly.
Britain – I remember your zeal for Me in times past. How you took My word to China to India to African and other far off places.
I remember how you did not follow abominations of Rome. You have within your borders men and women of faith even in this day. So I will stand with you in your battle.
Make your preparations for I AM COMING!

Prophecies on the spiritual significance of hurricanes striking the USA – part 2

In my first blog of 2012, Points to Ponder 2011-12 and Biblical, Historical, Financial Cycles I covered William Koenig’s investigation into the work of financial analyst Eric Hadik.  I’ve since referred to this accredited Christian journalist at the White House for his coverage of the Middle-East from a thoroughly biblical perspective. We now need to consider this in some depth:

In considering connections between President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ for Israel-Palestine and Hurricane Florence for last Friday’s Inside The White House report, Bill  returns to his prime mission and discovery as a ‘watcher’ (emphasis mine)

‘Virtually every major hurricane since the beginning of the Israeli-Palestinians’ peace process in Madrid, Spain, held from October 30-November 1, 1991, have corresponded to White House involvement in Israel’s land. These have all occurred at the time U.S. presidents were actively pressuring and/or inducing Israel to make peace with the Palestinians by agreeing to give up large parts of Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem for promises of peace and security.’

He itemises many things demonstrating President Trump is the best friend Israel has ever had in the White House, as well as giving a timeline of his administration’s peace efforts and public comments in the last two weeks whilst Florence developed. Bill also notes Trump will now have been president during four of the costliest hurricanes in US history, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria during the month of Elul in 2017.

Extracts From This Month’s Timeline:
  • Tues 4th – US Ambassador to UN Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‘deal of the century’ can happen if Abbas comes to the table – Fox News – Tropical Storm Florence became Hurricane Florence
  • Wed 5th – Emir of Kuwait visits White House as Florence was continuing to develop. Last year on September 7, President Trump had a joint press conference with the emir as Hurricane Irma was developing into a record-setting Atlantic Hurricane…Florence becomes major hurricane as Category 3 storm. At of 125 mph is five mph away from Cat 4.
  • Thur 6th – Remarks by President Trump in Rosh Hashanah National Press Call with Jewish Faith Leaders and Rabbis; committed to an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that he thinks can be made – White House transcript
  • Sat 8th – Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt presents details of the Thinking Behind the Mideast Peace Plan – JNS (Tasked by Trump to help reach the “deal of the century,” Greenblatt serves as one of Trump’s top Middle East envoys and has herculean task to help negotiate peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Sun 9th – late afternoon Florence became a massive Hurricane 4 storm.
  • Mon 10th – Closure of the PLO Office in Washington is an attempt to force Palestinians to peace talks https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/09/285812.htm
  • Mon 10th Sept John Bolton at the Federalist Society speaks against International Criminal Court and defends Israel (C-Span)
  • Wed 12th – Envoy Greenblatt’s Twitter comments on Trump peace plan.
  • Wed 12th – shift in Florence’s path is ‘bizarre’ could bring ‘catastrophic flooding’ to Southeast – ranks as one of weirdest hurricane/tropical storm tracks! (Part 1  has details)

Bill concludes on the delivery of the ‘peace plan’: ‘Originally, President Trump was to present his plan to the UN on Sept. 25. Haley said last week that there is not a specific date; it may be later. Doesn’t mean he still won’t. Something is up in the heavenlies.’

He notes that ‘Isaac’ has become a hurricane and heading toward the Lesser Antilles. Last time a storm named Isaac formed was the day the Republican Platform Committee endorsed two state plans in August 2012 and caused the 2012 Republican Convention to cancel their first day.

Prophecies on the spiritual significance of hurricanes striking the USA – part 1

The Weather Channel: why climatology doesn’t have much of a say in Florence’s unusual track (click image for link).

Not following news programmes over our long weekend other than for a quick-scan of William Koenig’s newsfeed, I did however notice one about Hurricane Florence making a ‘bizarre’ change of course approaching America’s eastern seaboard.

This curious fact is reminiscent of the profound prophetic word Revd Dr Sharon Stone brought in 2012 about the special significance of Hurricane Sandy in changes the Lord is bringing to the influence of Christian history and giving a new spiritual direction and changing the course and identities of nations. The last part, on returning the UK and USA to their national identities, was unwittingly announced years later by President-elect Donald Trump (see Fulfilled Prophecy #15).

So now I’m back at my desk, let’s walk through a few related items in reverse order that have popped up. The latest come from Veronika West, which you may wish to share for purposes of prayer and intercession:

1 – the latest visionary word she posted approx 8am today (note: important clarification re the Tribulation of Bible prophecy):

A WORD OF SOBER WARNING: I SAW 7 MIGHTY WHIRLWINDS SIT UPON THE PALM OF HIS HAND AND THEN BEING RELEASED UPON THE NATIONS!

‘Last night just after midnight I was woken suddenly by a what I can only describe as a vision/dream it was very short and to the point.

‘In this vision/dream I saw the two hands of God coming together and being brought up to his mouth and then I saw Him blow forth into his closed hands and then He opened them and a GREAT WHIRLWIND sat upon the palm of His hand. Now As I looked at the Whirlwind sitting upon His hand suddenly I saw the Whirlwind begin to lift up and move forward and then I saw the Whirlwind being released upon the Nations of the earth. As I stayed Watching intently I saw again the hands of God come together and I watched as He blew into them and yet again another Whirlwind was formed and it sat upon the palm of His hand, I watched as the Whirlwind grew in size and in great power as it sat upon His hand then I watched as the Whirlwind once again lifted up and it was released upon the Nations. Now I watched in the vision this taking place “7 times”, then I looked and I saw 7 MIGHTY WHIRLWINDS moving upon the earth and then I heard these words,

“MY WHIRLWINDS COME TO AWAKEN THE SLEEPING AND STIFF-NECKED NATIONS, MY WHIRLWINDS COME TO MAKE WAY, MY WHIRLWINDS COME TO SCATTER, TO SHAKE, TO SEPARATE, TO SIFT AND SHIFT THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH, FOR THE DAYS ARE COMING WHEN THE RIGHTEOUS WILL CRY OUT “THESE ARE THE DAYS OF ELIJAH”, BUT THE WICKED WILL CRY OUT “THESE ARE THE DAYS OF NOAH” AND MANY SHALL LOOK FOR A WAY OF ESCAPE AND FIND NONE!”

‘Suddenly I woke up and found myself praying fervently in the Spirit, as I began to inquire of the Lord again I heard the Spirit say, “THE WHIRLWINDS OF MY SPIRIT WILL GATHER THE WHEAT AND SCATTER THE TARES, THE WHIRLWINDS OF MY SPIRIT WILL CAUSE A GREAT SHAKING, SIFTING AND SHIFTING TO TAKE PLACE IN THE NATIONS, WATCH! FOR A DIVINE DISRUPTION HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED UPON THE NATIONS”!

‘Then it was quickened to me by the Holy Spirit the Word I gave concerning the USA. Please read and PRAY!! (A Word for the USA refers)

‘PS: I DO NOT BELIEVE that this is speaking of the Great Tribulation, but rather this is speaking about the GREAT SHAKING that is now taking place in the Nations. THIS IS THE HOUR OF A GREAT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING UPON THE EARTH. I see and feel THE WHOLE EARTH IS BEING PURGED AND PURIFIED….!’

Whirlwind

2 – Note especially the graphical allusion, which I’ve underlined in Veronika’s previous posted last night:

AN URGENT WORD FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…; WATCH! FIRST THE SHARP SICKLE OF TRIUMPH NOW THE SHARP SICKLE OF DIVINE JUSTICE AND JUDGEMENT SHALL FLY ACROSS THE NATION”, says God…!

‘While in Worship this morning as I was praying for the Nations of the Earth suddenly I clearly heard the Spirit of God say, “Daughter TELL THE NATION OF AMERICA TO GET READY, TELL THEM TO WATCH AND PRAY! FIRST THE SICKLE OF TRIUMPH NOW THE SICKLE OF DIVINE JUSTICE AND JUDGEMENT SHALL FLY ACROSS THE NATION, TELL MY PEOPLE TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN AND THAT WHICH I HAVE PROMISED WILL NO LONGER TARRY BUT SURELY IT SHALL NOW COME TO PASS IN THIS NATION, FOR EVEN NOW MY GOVERNMENTAL HAND IS MOVING UPON THE WHITE HOUSE, UPON THE HOUSES OF CONGRESS AND UPON THE COURTS OF JUSTICE, WATCH! AS MY SPIRIT OF TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD COMES LIKE A SHARP SICKLE MOVING SWIFTLY, SEVERELY AND SUDDENLY UPON THE HEADS OF THE WICKED, LISTEN! FOR THE SOUND OF RIGHTEOUS RETRIBUTION WILL BE HEARD GOING FORTH ACROSS THE LAND, WATCH AND PRAY BELOVED, FOR THOSE WHO HAVE VIOLATED MY LAWS AND MY STATUES AND THOSE WHO HAVE KILLED THE UNBORN AND THOSE WHO HAVE BOWED DOWN TO THE IDOL OF BAAL IN THIS NATION WILL NOW BE GATHERED UP LIKE RIPE GRAPES ON THE VINE AND THEY SHALL BE TRODDEN UNDER-FOOT, WATCH AS THE SHARP SICKLE OF MY JUSTICE AND JUDGEMENT NOW FLIES FORTH ACROSS THE NATION OF AMERICA”!

‘Friends, when I heard those words a powerful vision opened up before me where I saw a golden sickle coming out of the heavens and begin to fly forth across the land of America. Now as I watched the sharp sickle fly, suddenly the Holy Spirit quickened to me a powerful word and vision I received in July 2016 just a few months before the Presidential Elections. In that vision I too saw a sickle fly across the Nation, it was the “SICKLE OF TRIUMPH”. The Spirit of God showed me in that powerful vision the face of Donald Trump engraved upon the sharp sickle and I was shown that a GREAT SHIFTING AND SIFTING was about to take place over the Nation. PLEASE SEE WORD; “SICKLE OF TRIUMPH”;’

3 – Note the hurricane’s REVISED, sickle-shaped tracking as estimated by The Weather Channel on charts published Saturday:

4 – Friday’s late-night report Koenig’s Eye-View From The White House, quoted two noteworthy news items from Wednesday, as follows (emphases mine):

Hurricane Florence path shift ‘bizarre,’ could bring ‘catastrophic flooding’ to Southeast (Source: USA Today – Sept 12)

‘The weird saga of Hurricane Florence, which has already carved an unprecedented path across the Atlantic, is forecast to persist with a strange stall and trek along the Southeast coast.

Instead of roaring ashore and quickly heading inland and weakening, as most storms do, Hurricane Florence should instead “stall near the coast and then parallel southwestward toward Georgia,” Weather Channel meteorologist Greg Postel said. “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

‘AccuWeather meteorologist Marshall Moss said Florence’s track is unique. “It was located farther north in the Atlantic than any other storm to ever hit the Carolinas, so what we’re forecasting is unprecedented,” Moss said.

‘Also, most storms coming into the Carolinas tend to move northward, and this storm looks like it’s going to stall over the region, Moss added.’

Hurricane Florence Joins the Ranks of Weirdest Hurricane and Tropical Storm Tracks (Source: Weather Channel – Sept 12)

‘Florence’s path has already been a weird one and it’s forecast to get stranger through the end of this week.

‘Many hurricanes follow very clear tracks, for example, a curve around the south and west sides of the Bermuda-Azores high in the Atlantic Basin, or just a straight buzzsaw through the Caribbean Sea. In these cases, the atmosphere’s steering flow is strong and persistent enough to keep the hurricane on a steady path. Forecast tracks of those are, straightforward.

‘Then, you have others like Florence.:

Late last week Florence was in a spot that’s typically far enough north for a hurricane to curve out to sea and not impact the United States. In fact, no tropical storm or hurricane in recorded history has passed within 100 miles of Florence’s location last Friday and still made a United States landfall.’

Also that day, MSNBC’s meteorologist Bill Karins gave a warning of a ‘big change’ in the storm, as reported over here in depth by the Daily Express.

Even more astonishing than all this are William Koenig’s observations over the last three decades of a correlation between severe storms and every US administration’s interference with the land of Israel. We’ll consider this in Part 2 >>

The mystery of the seven stars

Thank you Jo for this heavenly scriptural meditation. May all who read be deeply blessed…

The Kingdom

It’s winter here in New Zealand and Matariki, the Maori New Year.  Matariki is marked by the appearance of the Pleiades Star Cluster.  In the night sky, the Pleiades can be spotted with the naked eye as a dim cluster of stars above Orion’s left shoulder.

Matariki-southernFor the Maori, Matariki literally means “eyes of God” (Mata Ariki) or “little eyes” (Matariki.)  They’re not far wrong, for the prophet Zechariah, writing about his vision of a lampstand with seven lamps, tells of the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth.

“Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel?” Zechariah 4:10

Job 38:31-32 declares that only the Lord can ‘bind the chains of the beautfiul Pleiades’ and bring them forth in their season.

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Amazing geometrical symmetry of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 (cont’d)

Now, where’d I got to a fortnight ago today…my drafting this suddenly interrupted upon spotting that what I was doing had gone public!

That Thursday, I’d kept seeing a weird status displayed across all open tabs of the two browsers I keep open. It took ages to update screens when visiting any site as cursors constantly rotated like spinning tops, instead of letting the tabs stop at a normal, stable display.

Also, I’d been getting unusual delays in saving work, even at 35M/s broadband. Maybe cross-talk between proxy servers had changed a status setting as I was saving and the draft got into the public domain. Maybe it arose from heightened cyber-security agencies’ activity against Russian interference/denial of service attacks in response to recriminations on their role in chemical attacks in England and Syria. Only once during many years blogging has a draft been accidentally published – and this time it was just as annoying!

Fortunately, I’d got to the end of saying how Hebrew and Greek alphabets can be used numerically. Now let’s continue:

LETTERS = NUMBERS : SENTENCES = SUMS & TOTALS = SHAPES & PATTERNS.

Previously, we learned about the astonishing inclusion of mathematical constants of ‘pi’ and the exponential form ‘e‘ – ratios of circles’ circumference/diameter ratio; the base of natural logarithms and rate of growth shared by all growing processes – each within the first verse of Genesis and John respectively, as revealed when applying the same mathematical operation of multiplication and division to their letters and words, NO MATTER IN WHICH ALPHABET; that is, using this ‘conversion’ ratio:

[(All letter values multiplied together) x (Number of letters)] / [Numerical values of all words multiplied together) x (Number of words)]; or as Dr Paul Bluer in Bible Maths:

Jonathan R Hill writes on page 39 of Unlocking The Sign Miracles of John,

‘Apply this ratio to Genesis 1:1 and ‘pi’ is revealed accurate to four decimal places. Apply the same ratio to John 1:21 and ‘e‘ is revealed, again accurate to four decimal places. Remember that Genesis and John were penned by two different authors in two different languages, hundreds of years apart (if not over a thousand: RB) These fundamental scientific and mathematical constants are markedly embedded within the two creation verses of scripture. Not only are they powerful witness to the creation of the heavens and of the earth but also to the One who created. In this way, the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible are authenticated as the authoritative media of God’s Word – as God Himself could have placed these mathematical constants there. No other explanation is possible.’ (Emphasis mine)

Verses:
  • ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ (Genesis 1:1)
  • ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ (John 1:1)
GEOMETRICAL SYMMETRY

In addition to the above, an exciting geometrical and, therefore, optical relationship exists between those two verses when all their letters have been changed to numbers and added up!

Then, using the principle of number triangles outlined in Post-Resurrection miraculous catch of 153 fish, the totals calculated for Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 can be regarded as snooker balls, or small squares, and positioned into geometrical shapes. The sum for the value of Greek letters of John 1:1 forms a perfect plinth, or trapezium, which exactly fits the triangular number that can be formed by the sum of the value of Hebrew letters in Genesis 1:1, viz:

The sum of Greek letter values is precisely 3,627 and the sum of Hebrew letter values is 2,701, which forms a perfect equilateral triangle (as erected by the construction of a Vesica Piscis, shown in that post). Each of its sides consists of 73 small squares that represent one unit in the ‘conversion’ value of alphabetical letters. It’s noteworthy that 73 is also the numerical value of the Hebrew word for ‘wisdom’! Furthermore, there are scriptures that assert the world was created upon wisdom, for example:

    • Book of Proverbs – ‘The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens’ (3:19).
    • Prophet Jeremiah – ‘He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom. (10:12).

John 1:1 reveals that Jesus was with God in the beginning and thus He was before all creation, and Paul similarly writes at Colossians 1:17. Given that precedence, then it’s logical that John 1:1 is seen to support Genesis 1:1 in this mathematically visual way!

SUMMARY

So far, we’ve learned the Bible has proven and demonstrable mathematical meanings buried within its text when letters are converted into numerical values. Moreover, many forms of mathematical operations and principles may be discovered, eg.

    • standard arithmetical operations
    • non-complex geometrical shapes
    • Venn diagrams
    • square root
    • factorials.

And that’s only when taking ordinary three-dimensional space into account. Also hidden within Genesis is a descriptive name of God and a direct link to the nature of Time! But that’s for another time…meanwhile, click to read what ‘coincidentally’ appeared today!!

Further Reading:

Dr Peter Bluer – A Challenge to Atheists (tap for link)

Amazing geometrical symmetry of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1

Introduction

Eighteen months ago I introduced readers to an astonishing mathematical revelation buried within the very first verse of the holy Bible and that of the Gospel according to John. Without the burden of numerical details I showed extracts from Jonathan R Hill’s Unlocking the Sign Miracles of Johnsummarising how the well-known mathematical constants of ‘pi’ and exponential ‘e’ are found. Also, I told of a most surprising ‘coincidence’ when reading that author’s explanation of those constants as featuring not only in the Bible but also in a well-known equation known as the Euler identity or formula, and receiving a mathematician’s blog on the equation’s pure, breathtaking mathematical beauty!

Recap
  • Hill’s book refers to the ‘Consummation of the Age’ (and on its ‘mathematical foundation’), typologies, numerical aspects of Hebrew and Greek alphabets and calculations of time periods, ‘end-time’ prophetical significance of the miracles.
  • He uses the ancient practice of substituting letters of ancient alphabets with their  standard designated and ordinal (sequential) values ( as shown below )
  • Typology & Numerology subhead (p 18) ‘…fundamental doctrine is never to be derived from types or numbers; they should only be used to illustrate and illuminate existing meaning of the surface text. No new teaching should be asserted based on numbers or types alone. (emphasis mine)
  • (p 20) ‘God does not stop with types, as each letter of the two original languages of the Bible, Hebrew for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament, encapsulates a numerical value. Words and collections of sequential words have a mathematical identity which, therefore, extends the surface narrative. Any agreement between this underlying numerical pattern and the surface meaning or doctrine, affixes considerable authenticity to the textOnly a personal, supernatural God could inject such intrinsic connectivity within a book written in two languages with different alphabets, by multiple authors and across two millennia‘ (emphases mine).
  • ‘The existence of a relationship between the surface meaning of the text, the type and the underlying mathematical value has long been known in Jewish Rabbinic tradition’ – page 160 Wiki Pardes (Jewish Exegesis).

Hebrew Alphabet per J R Hill (drag to enlarge)

Greek Alphabet per J R Hill (drag to enlarge)

Dr Peter Bluer – A Challenge to Atheists (tap for link)

CONTINUED HERE (somehow the ‘publish’ button got hit whilst editing! I apologise.)

A post-Resurrection miracle as a ‘mystery’ now revealed – part 2

His disciples came to Jesus and said, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” and He replied, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him (and her) more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore, I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand…” (Matthew 13:10-13 NKJV)

Definition: ‘Mystery’, Greek musterion (moos-tay-ree-on; Strongs #3466). From mueo, “to initiate into the mysteries”, hence a secret known only to the initiated, something hidden requiring special revelation. In the NT the word denotes something that people could never know by their own understanding and that demands a revelation from God. The secret thoughts, plans and dispensations of God remain hidden from unregenerate mankind, but are revealed to all believers. In non-biblical Greek musterion is knowledge withheld, concealed or silenced. In biblical Greek it is truth revealed (Col 1:26). NT musterion focuses upon Christ’s sinless life, atoning death, powerful resurrection and dynamic ascension.’ [New Spirit-Filled Study Bible]

Prophecy: “2018: I will impart to My Prophets the ability to see clearly My Numbers…” (delivered by Leisa Ebere, read in full here).

The above, ancient meaning of ‘mystery’ is rarely understood and appreciated, even by those solidly grounded in scripture. As told in my testimony, my pre-Christian life got immersed in that esoteric knowledge, and so I’m experienced in this matter and can attest that the difference between that discipline and holy revelations from the Almighty is like the contrast between His Light and the devil’s darkness.

MATHEMATICIANS’ MYSTERIES

Roger Penrose, “The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe”, Knopf (2005)

Therefore, the modern definition of ‘mystery’ as an unsolved puzzle, or something difficult or impossible to explain is comparatively trite!

Even the eminent mathematician-physicist Sir Roger Penrose tends toward a circumscribed perception of reality when using this term, as quoted and discussed in RTU’s Three Worlds, Three Mysteries.

According to its author Joseph, Penrose posits the existence of three “realms” existing around us and “which brings three mysteries” that raise interesting questions on how the world should be viewed. These realms are the physical, mental and Platonic mathematical worlds:

Of course, such hypothetical mysteries cannot equal the much deeper ‘mystery’ of revelatory scripture! Yet in positing that mathematical entities don’t belong in space or time and are eternal and unchanging, Penrose is approaching our understanding of the mathematical aspects of the Bible. His recent thoughts upon consciousness originating at a quantum level may approach ideas I’ve broached in the convergence of science and scripture.

JESUS POINTS TO MATHS

Continuing from Part 1 on Apostle John’s account of the miraculous provision of 153 large fish and the re-blog of New Zealander Joanne Rolston’s posts on it, we learn that she asked Jesus direct on why such specific details are noted. Let me quote some pertinent parts of her highly personal account:

I asked the Lord about the meaning of the 153 fish in John 21:10, and I was given a maths answer. Amazingly I grasped the explanation. Having to learn statistics in order to get my Diploma of Business helped. I had to overcome a lot to learn the math behind statistics…(including) my loathing for maths. Fortunately, I have a very patient husband who helped me with the mechanics of maths in statistics.

“But I kept complaining to God. “Why do I have to learn this?” I protested, “We’re never going to use it in our business!”

“Make friends with maths” the Lord told me. Not reconcile myself to maths, not become acquainted with maths; He wanted me to believe I could learn maths and take an interest in it! It was a big ask. In a Father’s instruction, He says;

“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)

So we read that Joanne progressed and mentions Factorial numbers and Venn diagrams as being the first things she learned in statistics. These were the basis of all the wonderful things she was later shown about that ‘action replay’ fishing trip by seven of Jesus’ disciples.

She succinctly explains the unusual significance of the 153 fish by maths of factorials and square root of the third prime number (3), as well as geometrical constructions and proofs in diagrammatic forms, PLUS their relevance to the triune relationship of God, Christ and mankind.

Now examine these facts more closely and delve deeper into the ‘mysteries of the kingdom’:

That historic catch’s mathematical meaning is a surprising shock to we moderns but, in the immense sweep of history, such intellectual knowledge was a relatively ‘recent’ development to those living in the inter-Testamental times of the Graeco-Roman world. The principal propositions, or theories and proofs, of geometry had been compiled by Euclid of Alexandria about 300 years before Jesus’ life. To give us some perspective, this is the same period since the accession of George I (1714) and the appearance of John and Charles Wesley to lead a major evangelical revival, from which was born the fourth largest church denomination in England, Methodism (in Oxford, 1729).

Fascinating Fact: the first proposition of Euclid’s Elements of Geometry is to construct an equilateral (three sides of equal length) triangle by describing a Vesica Piscis (known as ‘Vessel of Fish’!) with a pair of compasses. It’s done by drawing one circle and then a second one exactly the same size, but with its centre on the circumference of the first.

The common, overlapping area looks like a canoe and the ratio of its length to width is 265:153, which closely approximates the square root of 3 as calculated by Archimedes of Syracuse.

All three symbols, triangle and circles with intersecting segment, feature in the ‘mystery’ of the 153 fish – note the use of equilateral triangle as this will be considered another time:

It’s noteworthy that John closes his Gospel account of Jesus’ main post-Resurrection appearances with this most tantalising morsel:

‘And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.’ (John 20:30)

That statement lodged indelibly within my soul when a teenager and I determined to set on a quest to discover the fullness of Jesus’ work. A lifetime later, I learn that ‘seal’ sets the scene for the last chapter’s account of the amazing fishing expedition. That is, it is a clear signpost of the next and final miracle’s deep significance to the early Church.

UNLOCKING THE SIGN MIRACLES OF JOHN – SIGN 8: 153 FISH

Jonathan R Hill, whose above-titled book explains how ‘pi’, the mathematical ratio of circumference and diameter of every circle is found in Genesis 1:1, and that of ‘e‘ (base of natural logarithmic and base rate of growth in all growing processes), are found in John 1:1, devotes a full chapter to ‘Sign 8’, the miraculous catch of 153 fish.

Consider this summary of his main points on Sign 8:

  • It is the 8th ‘sign’ miracle recorded by John and found in his book only. First and only post-Resurrection sign-miracle and last of the eight, thus reflecting the divinity of Jesus as ‘first and last’ and the ‘alpha and omega’! (I now recall hearing Him tell me during a ministry-team prayer, “I Am Alpha and Omega” – see below).
  • Time and death represented in this succession by number 7 is followed by 8, the number of resurrection (a new beginning, as blogged in January), underscored by 8 resurrections in scripture other than that of Jesus.
  • Jesus’ command to cast nets from the other side of the boat, the right, symbolises and prefigures God visiting the Gentiles and taking a people for His name.
  • The Greek word ‘ekklesia’ translated as ‘church’ means nothing more than ‘called out of’. Thus, the fish being caught out of the sea reflect the characteristic of the Gentile church as those who are ‘called out of’ the world.
  • 153 is of considerable mathematical and typological significance and represents the fullness of the Gentiles.
  • Key composites of 153 are 7 (spiritual perfection), 10 (numerical completeness) and 9 (finality) because (7+10) x 9 = 153 (= 9 x 17).

Jonathan makes many more deep connections between scriptures and Sign 8 and their importance to the Church and the Consummation of the Age. Building upon the 17-rowed triangle of the number 153 displayed in Jo-Blog’s Go Fish, this is how Jonathan describes this mathematical principle (drag to enlarge, noting number 153 forms an equilateral triangle of sides 17 x 17 x 17):

Triangular Numbers, courtesy Jonathan R Hill

ALEPH-TAV (ALPHA-OMEGA) HIDDEN WITHIN GENESIS 1:1

In Appendix I on the meaning of number 37 and its palindromic partner 73, Jonathan says both form the numerical value for the fundamental Hebrew word ‘wisdom’. He tells how this pair play a role in a multiplication, the result being the precise number of the Hebrew for the creation verse of Genesis 1:1. He goes on to relate this to 666 and a diagrammatic representation, which he interprets as meaning:

‘This transformation represents the dispensational truth that at the second coming of Christ, the dominant spiritual hierarchy of the world changes from 666, the number of the ‘beast’, to 12 – the governmental number of Israel. All this information including this powerful intervention of God is elegantly and visually encoded in the first verse of the Bible.’

That’s on page 202 and page 203 divulges this absolutely astounding mystery:

CONCLUSION

From this brief overview of well-researched data we can confidently conclude that the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven include mathematical principles as an important part of its transcendental wisdom. Selah!

If you liked that, you’ll like this: Amazing Geometrical Symmetry of Gen 1:1 & John 1:1

Further Reading:

HE IS RISEN! – Time and Quantum effects in Jesus’ Resurrection

First published on this blog and repeated annually:

In preparation for the Holy-days’ weekend Nina creates a tableau for contemplating Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. She’s inspired about what items to collect and arrange, usually including a rock with a central hole eroded by the sea and which we found on a beach. It serves as both the ‘skull’ and garden tomb of Golgotha. For example, the above display has a scarf as a ‘river of life’ flowing out of the empty cave/tomb below the cross. (In 2012 it gave an insight that I’ll share below.)

Maundy Thursday is celebrated as the night when Jesus and the lead-disciples ate an early Passover Seder, or meal (see video explanation). Following the meal, one disciple betrayed Him by leading Temple guards to capture Him at night for trial by a ‘kangaroo’ court of Jewish leaders.  It was a foregone conclusion that they’d demand authorisation of His death from Pontius Pilate, the Roman Prefect, or governor, of Judea.

If you’re unfamiliar with this true story and how it led to Jesus’ gruesome torture, death and burial followed by his amazing bodily resurrection and appearance to His disciples, read doctor Luke’s investigative account and the personal account of Jesus’ closest disciple John. (Later, a Jewish leader violently opposed to them but who encountered Jesus en-route to Damascus would write He was seen simultaneously by over 500 – read 1 Corinthians 15:6)

HEAVEN & HUMAN HISTORY’S PIVOTAL TIME

Jesus Christ died so that each of us may be forgiven for our sins. As a result of this new status, we can have direct personal access to Almighty God when we believe in Jesus Christ. As the Son of God, Jesus suffered on our behalf as our ‘scapegoat’.  That is, Jesus took the place of death that we deserved because of our sinfulness, for the shedding of a sinless one’s blood was the only way our status could be changed for us to gain personal salvation. Apostle Paul put it thus to the Romans:

8But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:8-11, NIV, see whole chapter.)

Now, when I was a new Christian I found that rather hard to understand – but it works! The theological term is ‘atonement’, or ‘substitutionary atonement’.  In bringing forgive-ness to the guilty, however, this can cause deep problems for those who’ve been the victim of crimes. After all, why should a killer find forgiveness by God? And what about the victim’s families, or the victim of abuse? They find it very hard if well-nigh impossible to forgive.

In 2012 I heard a Portsmouth prison chaplain address this issue with a concept taken from the criminal justice system: restorative justice. This involves an active dialogue between victim and offender, plus reparation.  And it has a sound basis in  theology. How?

Jesus was a guiltless victim, directly of those who wanted Him killed, and indirectly of everyone’s ‘fallen state’ of sinfulness, which could only be rectified by His death.

And Almighty God, the Father, is a victim too. How? He’s victim of humanity’s rebellion against Him. For example and especially over the way religious leaders murdered His son – how they seethed with rage when Jesus denounced them! (read Luke 20:9-19).  So, every victim can find an identity and affinity in both God and Jesus Christ in their situation. Hence, they can receive God’s own ability to forgive because He will help them choose to forgive those who’ve harmed them. [Lack of forgiveness may be the only thing that hampers God – see Matt 6:14-15]

A TABLEAU IN TIME

During contemplation upon the tableau illustrated above, an insight dropped into mind that the Resurrection created a distinct point in the flow of, or perhaps even a change in, Time itself. That is, the now termed ‘common era’ calendar is the medieval Christian one that counts years from the approximate birth of Christ as ‘anno Domini’. But in fact, a more powerful one would be the point at which things in heaven changed and thus affected our lives on earth and its ultimate role in God’s scheme of creation. This took place at the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His revival to life from death itself.

That such a concept may be valid can be found in the discoveries about the material of ‘The Shroud of Turin’, the shroud in which Jesus was thought to have been carried and covered during His interment. It is of most astounding significance when examined from the view-point of modern physics.

Apart from the supra-natural or spiritual aspect, that unique, singular event could have naturally happened by means of a ‘singularity’ (a theoretical gravitational effect associated with ‘black holes’, eg. as may have been the starting point of the creation of the universe, or ‘Big Bang’).

Don’t take my word for this but consider that of Dame Isabel Piczek (deceased 2016), famous as a monumental artist and award-winning figurative draughtswoman. Her highly detailed analysis of theories about how the image on the shroud was formed is authoritative, as in the first of several detailed articles here.

Also, as a physicist who may have considered implications from a quantum mechanics standpoint, her conclusions about how the image was formed are most intriguing: it seems that the image of Jesus can only have been created by its hovering equidistantly above and below his reclining bent corpse. Furthermore, this necessitated the body’s levitation – perhaps not an impossible feat during the moment of the Resurrection power-blast?  After all, the disciples had witnessed Jesus walking on water and were yet to see His levitating into the clouds!

Dame Isabel succinctly summarises:

We have a piece of cloth and it leads us to a mysterious gate which opens for us, and it lets us see a completely different world, an extraordinary world with extraordinary laws.

Consider these claims by reading those articles and watching this 19 minute of extracts from the DVD The Fabric of Time (with its own lead-in trailer). There’s also a discussion of her scientific opinion at In Case You Missed Isabel Piczek’s Wonderful Paper.

‘Coincidentally”, just after having read the last link and revised the preceding references to science (post published 5 years ago), I’m alerted to theoretical physicist Mehki’s new post on ‘black holes’ and ‘event horizons’ (see Looking to the Horizon). The discussion thread has a valuable contribution from ‘physicalrealityblog’ that’s pertinent to the Shroud site’s discussion of Dame Isabel’s analysis and indirectly reconnects it back into quantum physics!

2017: ‘Coincidentally’ amusing that bloggers ‘hidden’ on opposite sides of the world (Britain and New Zealand) were preparing items on the fabrics that Jesus Christ was buried with – the full-body shroud and the head linen – in Joseph of Arimathea’s private tomb. My post updated on Wed 12 April 2017 was scheduled on Thurs 13th for auto-publication Sun 16 April. On Good Friday 14 April Joanne Rolston published news of the ‘Sudarium’ in AB-solute Proof – The Blood That Speaks.

Read about bizarre anomalies in scientific instruments placed on the slab of stone in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre said to be have been where Jesus’ body lay: Scientists Who Opened Christ’s Tomb Detect Mysterious Readings That Support Shroud Theory

Link: The Shroud of Turin website

A Maundy Thursday Musing

The Cross at Ffald-y-Brenin, ‘miraculously’ provided and located as directed by the Lord.

Note: republished from 2016:

Reflections upon the events of Jesus’ betrayal and execution whilst we were on a Quiet Day’s ‘Appointment in Jerusalem’, added to my ongoing meditation upon His personal prayer made, not in the garden of Gethsemane, but earlier in the upper room at the close of their Passover meal (John 17). That ‘celebratory remembrance’ proved to be more than a ground-breaking event, it was truly a heaven-breaking-in pivotal time in human history in which Jesus offered up Himself as the Paschal Lamb not only for His first disciples, but also for everyone who would ever believe in Him – eg. you and me!

So my thoughts meandered around Jesus’ praying to Father that He’d “manifested Your Name” and for His disciples to see the glory He had with Father before the Beginning, as in my footnote to the prophetic word on Preparation for Enlargement.

The modern concept of ‘name’ fails to convey the depth of meaning and significance as understood in biblical times. I recalled Hebrew and Semitic studies scholar Dr Michael S Heiser’s (bio) referring at Exodus 23:20-23 to the Angel of the LORD as having what’s noted from Gideon’s encounter with Him (Judges 6:11-26); that is,

‘Yahweh’s “Name” in him…which gives a glimpse of the Hebrew Bible’s ‘Name Theology’ in which reference to “the Name” actually refers to Yahweh Himself…Thus, ‘Yahweh indicates He is in the Angel…yet in other passages, Yahweh and the Angel can be simultaneously – but separately – present [Old Testament Godhead Language].

That’s remarkably similar to the principle of quantum entanglement (see On Engaging Time) – yet is in the Bible!  Jesus goes on to say that the divine “Name” represents His Presence, which is also God’s ‘Essence’.

So over silent lunch, my mind in ‘neutral’, an insight suddenly occurred and I noted it afterwards as an equation in my Bible’s rear fly-leaf.:

‘GOD’s NAME = HIS GLORY = EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM (KNOWN & UNKNOWN)’

Also, the last part is equivalent to:

‘NOT YET KNOWN  BUT BEING REVEALED IN AND ACROSS (ie. A +) TIME’

Now please note: in my mind I was going to write “in and throughout” but actually found myself writing “across”, which doesn’t make as much sense when considering the full continuity of time – BUT this change directly relates it to the Crucifixion.

From my earliest days of being ‘born again’ I’d heard about the Cross being pivotal in, and thus central to, human history. Now, however, I understood it’s existed throughout history from the very Beginning, and connected into the ‘mystery’ of ‘Fathers Own Objective’ that Apostle Paul revealed to the Ephesians, as noted in my intro to God’s Eternal Purpose.

I imagined the Cross’ horizontal beam s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g…r-i- g-h-t…a-c-r-o-s-s…t-i-m-e.

Next, I scribbled a cloud shape with arrows poking out of it to represent different epochs and wrote within its curvy outline, ‘Cloud of Unknowing’ (as in the title of the medieval book of Christian contemplative mysticism on the being and nature of God – see Wikipedia).

THEN right after jotting those notes and awaiting the first session after lunch, this famous Welsh hymn was played and I was transfixed by the chorus line,

“He can never be forgotten throughout heaven’s eternal days.”

Now, as I blog and search on Hebrew name theology I find a very informative article on ‘Ha Shem’ at Hebrew4Christians, to which is added this postscript:

‘The point of all this is to demonstrate that the “Name of the LORD” is none other than Yeshua (or Jesus). Yeshua = YHVH…The idea of “Name” means more that mere phonetics; it has to do with the deeds, acts, power, reputation and glory of God. Those who do not honor the Son do not honor the Father who sent Him (John 5:23). Denigrating Yeshua by even hinting that He is less than God Almighty is to desecrate the Name of God…’ (Divine Names Theology?)

The deep wisdom of that article is worthy of contemplative reflection. Yet it also speaks to me of another aspect of the Lord’s name relating directly to the Crucifixion, about which I mused this time last year and which is republished next.

Number 153, signs and symbols — The Kingdom

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For more on 153 click image to read Jo-Blogs’ Go Fish!

Joanne Rolston’s fascinating, friendly introduction to scriptural mathematics comes highly recommended for several reasons.

First, it’s been at the back of my mind since publication. Secondly, it refers to part of what I’d intended as a sequel to Astonishing Mathematics Within Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1. Thirdly, it fits the Nationwide Circuit Prophecy, “2018: I will impart to My Prophets the ability to see clearly ‘My Numbers’..”  Lastly, I anticipated a ‘right’ time and quieter schedule in which to re-blog this post.

Now, here’s what Jo writes:

‘I asked the Lord about the meaning of the 153 fish in John 21:10, and I was given a maths answer. Amazingly I grasped the explanation. Having to learn statistics in order to get my Diploma of Business helped. I had to overcome a lot to learn the math behind statistics. I’d failed at maths …’  Continue reading at Number 153, signs and symbols — The Kingdom.

[As well as visiting Jo’s blogs, you may wish to check out my hub on the convergence of Scripture & Science. ‘Coincidentally’, mathematician Joseph and theoretical physicist Mehki have recommenced blogging in tandem here and here at RTU. Update 10 April – for more also see A Post-Resurrection Miracle as a ‘Mystery’ Now Revealed – part 2.]

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Is God Imaginary?

Sy Garte’s post and Sheila Deeth’s comment surpass the concept of the conjunction of science and scripture to focus upon the metaphorical mirroring of maths and our Maker. Relish the truism behind an atheist’s jest.

The Book of Works

There are many essential equations that describe the physical reality of the universe. Einstein’s E = mc2 is probably one of the most famous, and also the simplest. In the 1920s, physicist Erwin Schrödinger developed an equation that is of prime importance in quantum physics and chemistry. I first learned about (and worked with) this equation in an advanced physical chemistry course in college. The equation is critical in understanding the behavior of electrons, molecules and the wave functions of physics. Here it is:

Schroedinger

It isn’t a simple equation at all – all of the terms have complicated meanings – but here I will only discuss one part of it.

Recently I saw an amusing post on Twitter by an atheist that was also in the form of an equation. It was this:

i2

This was a somewhat clever attempt by the poster to say something about God. The square…

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Advice to a reluctant agnostic

An excellent testimony and wise advice here to new believers in Christ.

The Book of Works

The following is from the Biologos website. A reader posted  a poignant question about a month ago, which I (and others) answered. My answer seemed to be well liked by many of the Biologos Forum participants, and I thought I would repost it here. You can find the original (along with some other answers to the question posed) at the Biologos.org site.

The following is unedited from the original, except for correction of a few typos.

Are there any former militant atheists on this forum? If so, how and why did you convert to Christianity? I’m a reluctant agnostic. I long to believe in God and to follow Christ, but I’m plagued with relentless doubt. I’m always worried that materialism is right and that nothing beyond the norm exists. If that is correct then there is no point in anything at all and I find that thought bleak and depressing. The…

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