Project 3:16 continues with Numbers!

Posted: April 24, 2010 in Blessings, Christian Beliefs, Project 3:16, The Bible, Writing

Numbers 3:16 And Moses numbered them according to the word of Jehovah, as he was commanded.

 Numbers are important they always have been. Even in Biblical times numbering was very important, in fact there are a number of numerical codes that run through the Bible. There is a significance of coded Sevens from the start to the finish; in the Original Hebrew language English words are hidden one letter at a time equidistant from each other. These words are of modern people, places or things. Revealing that the Word of God truly was God Breathed through man when the books of the Bible were written.

The Israelites used weeks and years to keep track of festivals they would celebrate. In biblical times they used a 12-month calendar and each month had 30 days. Israelites would have both a weekly Sabbath that they would keep on the 7th day of each year and a Sabbath year where certain fields would go unused every 7th year. This kept the soil at optimum growing levels for superior crops.

 In this Age which Christians refer to as the Church Age people use numbers extensively as well. We use them to keep track of holidays sure, how many hours we’ve worked, how much money we’ve earned. Also we use money to keep track of health issues, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, heart rate, radiation counts for X-Ray technicians and hospital workers and so on.

We also use numbers to keep track of our financial records, our credit rating, our banking accounts, how much we’re in debt.

Speaking of which we’re all in massive amounts of debt and I am not talking about to the government.

We’re in debt to Jesus Christ; he bought our chances of salvation and eternal life by dying for all of our sins. And many people repay that debt by ignoring him intentionally or otherwise. However Jesus Christ has never ignored you and He will never ignore you, He cares about you in a way only God can.

 

Psalms 139:13-16 says: You made all the delicate inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous- how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book; every moment was laid out before a single day was passed. (New Living Translation) NLT

Jeremiah 1:5 says: I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart.

Jeremiah 29:11 says: “I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Psalm 32:8 says: The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life I will advise you and watch over you.”

Ephesians 1:4-7 says: Before the creation of the world, he chose us through Christ to be holy and perfect in his presence. Because of his love he had already decided to adopt us through Jesus Christ. He freely chose to do this so that the kindness he had given us in his dear Son would be praised and given glory. Through the blood of his Son, we are set free from our sins. God forgives our failures because of his overflowing kindness.

God cares about us so much that he’s already counted each of our days. He’s followed our life from beginning to end and he knows us so completely that our knowledge of our self is just a shadow.

Don’t you want to be numbered as a saint in Heaven? Don’t you want to live forever with your creator and Heavenly King?

I hope you do.

In Christ,

Ross

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