Mystery of God in the numbers of the Bible

Thomas asked me this question. I would like to share it with you. He sent it in an audio format. Let me play this for you. So, Thomas made an interesting observation. Comparing Jesus with Oxygen. Thomas, I never heard this before. You see, many times, we take oxygen for granted. Look at India today, people were cramming for oxygen. In my own medical center, I ran out of oxygen. All my oxygen cylinders are gone. The normal oxygen saturation in our blood is over 95 percent. But I have seen people whose oxygen saturation was in 70s. I thought they were going to die. Then I gave them the oxygen and miraculously he survived. The only thing that saved his life was oxygen. 

We should look at Jesus in the same way. People get offended when we tell them that Jesus is the only way to heaven. But the truth is he is like oxygen. Without oxygen, nothing preserves your life. Without Jesus, nothing can preserve your salvation. 

All the angels, all the saints, all the sacrifices, all my good works, all my lengthy prayers, all my wealth…nothing. Absolutely nothing saves me from eternal damnation. That is why we should go to the cross for our salvation. It is like an oxygen cylinder. 

      Thomas, you made another interesting point. That God created man on Day 6, and Jesus was on the cross for 6 hours, from 9 am to 3 pm. 6 is the number of man. Jesus staying 6 hours on the cross shows us that He did it for humanity. He was the Son of man sacrificing for us, the human race. Everything in the Bible came from God. Every single word, every single sentence, every single book, every single number came from God. And behind those numbers there is a message for us. 

     Especially in the prophecy, God has a meaning behind the numbers written in the prophetic books of the Bible. I believe God is a mathematician. William Blake drew a picture showing God like a mathematician. I like that. God as the first mathematician of our universe. He built this universe on Mathematics. Last time I was in London, I visited Westminster Abbey. There I saw a plaque in the memory of great physicist Paul Dirac. His famous equation was inscribed on this plaque. In 1928, British Paul Dirac wrote down on a piece of paper an elegant equation for the behavior of electrons, an equation that combined Einstein’s relativity with quantum physics. That equation predicted the existence of new subatomic particles. And lo and behold, the following year they discovered this new particle called positron. That is the mathematical precision God put into the structure of this universe. 

Dirac once said, “God is a mathematician of a very high order and He used advanced mathematics in constructing the universe.” Paul Dirac

 So, God put specific numbers in the universe, as you said, in Oxygen and carbon. He also put specific numbers in the Bible when he wrote it. It is our task to find the meaning behind those numbers. We should follow systematic theology when we analyze these numbers. We should rightly divide the Word of God. Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 2:15, ‘Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 

     When we interpret these numbers in the Bible, we should rightly divide the Word of God. That is my take on these numbers. These are just too many numbers in the Bible to talk about in one video. But over all, I would like to say that every number in the BIble has a meaning. If you read in the Book of Numbers, we see lots of numbers. The author informs us how many people are in each tribe of Israel. It gives us an estimate of total population of Israel. 

   In Revelation chapter 7, we see 14,000 people. 12,000 from each tribe of the sons of Israel. I think they are Jews because they came from the 12 tribes of Israel. God miraculously preserves them as they preach the gospel around the world.God would keep a tab on every one of them. We are no less significant in the sight of God. In Luke 12:7, Lord Jesus Christ said,

Think about that, God know the number of hairs on my head and on your head. I believe that. We talked about Paul Dirac, who predicted the existence of subatomic particles like positrons. He is a God who knows the position of positrons. Knowing the number of hairs on our heads is not a big deal for God. 

   Thank you for the question, Thomas. God bless you brother. Please share your comments. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel. Please help us to reach 10,000 subscribers to our channel. 

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