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God's Numbers #2

The Eternal is a Mathematician


GOD'S NUMBERS - 6, 8, 9, 10,

by Don Kistler (1976)


Satan -- His Influence "SIX"


     Six is the number connected with Satan, the Devil; his
influence on man and his evil deeds and false worship. "Against"
is found six times in connection with the believers' warfare with
the devil. "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil, For we wrestle not
against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against
spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:11 & 12)
     In Matthew's account of the temptation, the word "Devil"
is found four times, the word "Satan" once and the word "Tempter"
once, making six times that the devil is referenced. (Matthew
4:1-13)
     The sixth time Job's name occurs, in Job 1:9, it is
connected with Satan. "Then Satan answered the Lord, and said,
Doth Job fear God for nought?"
     The sixth commandment was "thou shalt not kill." (Exodus
20:13) "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your
father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning," (John
8:44) The sixth commandment was against murder. Jesus called the
devil a murderer from the beginning. The statement, "Ye are of
your father the devil," is six Greek words.
     When Israel made the golden calf they did six things: "(1)
they rose up early on the morrow, (2) and offered burnt
offerings, (3) and brought peace offerings; (4) and the people
sat down to eat (5) and to drink, and (6) rose up to play."
(Exodus 32:6)
     The children of Israel lusted after six things in the
wilderness:

"And the mixed multitudes that was among them fell a lusting: and
the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give
us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt
freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the
onions and the garlick." (Numbers 11:4 & 5) 

     When Haman's name occurs the sixth time in Esther 3:6, he
plans to kill all theJews. The hand of the devil tried to destroy
God's chosen people, the nation through which Jesus was to come.
     The 12 years of Omri's reign was divided into two periods of
six years each. He reigned six years in Tirzah and six years in
Samares, and then it is stated, "But Omir wrought evil in the
eyes of the Lord, and did worse than all that were before him."
(I Kings 16:22-25)
     The image of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 3.1-5) set up to be
worshipped was six cubits broad and they played six kinds of
musical instruments when the people were called upon to worship
the image. Balshazzar and his lords praised the gods of gold,
silver, brass, iron, wood and stone. (Daniel 5:4)

     In I Corinthians 5:1-5, Paul told the church at Corinth to
deliver over to Satan the fornicator who had his father's wife.
In I Corinthians 5:11, he lists six kinds of men with whom they
were not to eat. "But now I have written unto you not to keep
company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or
covetous, or idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an
extortioner; with such an one no not to eat."
     Ephesians 2:1 and 2 states, "And you hath he quickened, who
were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked
according to the course of this world, according to the prince of
the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children
of disobedience:" 
     Peter mentioned six things which the believer had done in
time past, "For the time past of our life may suffice us to have
wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in
lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings,
and abominable idolatries." (I Peter 4:3)

     At the sounding of the sixth trumpet, men are found
worshipping six false gods, "And the rest of the men which were
not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of
their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of
gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which
neither can see, nor hear, nor walk." (Revelation 9:13-20) 
     In Revelation, John is shown the judgment of the great whore
which setteth upon many water. This whore is called a woman six
times in chapter 17:3, 17:4, 17:6, 17:7, 17:9 and 17:18. She is
said to be "that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the
earth." "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY
BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE
EARTH." The word "Babylon" is found six times in the book of
Revelation (14:8, 16:19, 17:5, 18:2, 18:10 and the sixth time in
18:21). This woman is said to be adorned in six things, "And the
woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with
gold and precious stones, and pearls, having a golden cup in her
hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:"
(Revelation 17:4) Revelation 18:16 is where she is called a city.
     Six things are said about her, "And saying, Alas, alas, that
great city, that was clothed in (1) fine linen, and (2) purple,
and (3) scarlet, and decked with (4) gold, and (5) precious
stones, and (6) pearls!" 
     The sixth time the one thousand years is mentioned in
Revelation 20:1-7, it is connected with Satan. "And when the
thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his
prison."
     In many places six Greek words are used in connection with
the devil. "And one of you is a devil?" (John 6:70) "Ye are of
your father the devil." (John 8:44) "These are not the words of
him that hath a devil." (John 10:21) "Can a devil open the eyes
of the blind?" (John 10:21) "the devils also believe, and
tremble." (James 2:19)
     In Luke 5:21, the scribes and Pharisees accuse Jesus of
blaspheming, and they ask, "Who is this which speaketh
blasphemies?" This has six Greek words and also six English
words. Pilate asked the chief priests, "Shall I crucify your
King?" And they answered by saying, "We have no king but Caesar."
(John 19:15)

     In the works of the flesh as given in Galatians 5:19-21, the
sixth one is "witchcraft." Paul called Elmis, the sorcerer, "A
child of the devil." The book of Galatians was written for the
purpose of counteracting the evil influence of false teachers who
were trying to bring the Galatians under bondage of the law
again. The word "bondage" is found six times in that book. They
are in chapters 2:4, 4:3, 4:9, 4:24, 4:25 and 5:1.
     Some time ago I was asked how to connect the six things in I
Timothy 3:16 with the devil. The divisions in the verses are as
follows, "And without controversy great is the mystery of
godliness: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, JUSTIFIED IN THE
SPIRIT, SEEN OF ANGELS, PREACHED UPON TO THE GENTILES, BELIEVED
ON IN THE WORLD, RECEIVED UP INTO GLORY." The first of the
statements is, "God was manifest in the Flesh." John said, "For
this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy
the works of the devil." (I John 3:8) The second statement is
"Justified in the Spirit". Immediately following the descent of
the Spirit upon Jesus, He was led up by the Spirit into the
wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (Matthew 3:17-4:11) The
third statement, "seen of Angels," stands for resurrection. The
devil made Judas betray Jesus into the hands of the chief priest
who put Him to death. God raised Him from the dead.... The angels
were at the tomb to witness His resurrection. (Luke 24:1-6) The
devil set about to cover up the evidence of His resurrection by
having the guards bribed to tell that while they slept the
disciples came and stole Him away. (Matthew 28:11-15) If His body
was stolen away while they were asleep, how did they know who
stole Him? The fourth statement is "preached unto the Gentiles,"
"For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which
in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like
things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: Who
both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have
persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all
men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be
saved, to fill up their sins awway: for the wrath is come upon
them to the uttermost." (I Thessalonians 2:14-16) The fifth
statement is, "believed on in the world," The devil tries to keep
people from believing on Jesus, "But if our gospel be hid, it is
hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath
blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of
the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should
shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) The sixth statement is,
"Received up into Glory," Jesus' ascension to heaven was
manifested by His triumph over all principalities, powers and
dominions. (Ephesians 1:19-21, 6:11, 7:12)

     In Luke 17:28, Jesus mentioned six things in connection with
the wicked in Lot's time. "Likewise also as it was in the days of
Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they
planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of
Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed
them all."

     Revelation 13:2 states that the dragon, who is the devil,
will give to the beast his power. There are 36 references to the
beast in the book of Revelation. When added together, one to 36
total 666. Revelation 13:5 states that power is given to the
beast to continue 42 months. Six, the number of Satan, added to
36, the number of times the beast is mentioned, equals 42, which
is the exact number of months the beast will continue. 

     In the face of such evidence who can deny that six is the
number connected with Satan's influence?
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New Birth - "EIGHT"


     Eight is the number of the new birth. (And for CONVERSION,
as being born of God in most cases of context is when we become
immortal; but 8 represents both BEING BEGOTTEN AND BEING BORN -
Keith Hunt)

     It is twice four, the number for the first creation. In the
new birth one becomes a new creature.
     In our Lord's conversation with Nicodemus on the subject of
the new birth the word "born" occurs eight times. (John 3:3-8) In
the statement, "So is every one that is born of the Spirit." the
word "born" occurs the eighth and last time. The original Greek
uses eight words. There are eight Greek words in the statement,
"and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3:6) Paul
used eight Greek words when he said, "And last of all he was seen
of me also, as of one born out of due time." (I Corinthians 15:8)
(In this instant Paul does use the example of a baby being born
before its time, to represent his conversion - Keith Hunt)
     There are also eight Greek words in the statement, "and
every one that loveth is born (begotten - or converted) of God,"
(I John 4:7)
     Colossians 3:9 shows eight things are connected with the new
man, "Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old
man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed
in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there
is neither Greek, nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in
all."
     A believer receives new birth (newly begetton - conversion -
Keith Hunt) through the divine nature of God. "Whereby are given
unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye
might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the
corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this,
giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue
knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance
patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly
kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity." (2 Peter
1:4-7)
     There were eight people in the ark for the purpose of
replenishing the earth after the flood. (I Peter 3:20)
     David, the second king of Israel, was the eighth son of
Jesse. (I Samuel 17:12-14)
     Isaac, Abraham's second-born son, was a child of promise.
The children of God are children of promise. "Now we, brethren,
as Isaac was, are the children of promise." Isaac, the
second-born, was typical of those who possess the New Birth. He
was circumcised when he was eight days old, "And Abraham
circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had
commanded him." (Genesis 21:4) 
     There are exactly eight Greek words in this statement, "Now
we brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise." To be a
child of promise you must have the new birth. (Galatians 4:28)
(You must have the new begettal and conversion - Keith Hunt)

     In Exodus 25:8, God said to Moses, "And let them make me a
sanctuary; that I may dwell among them." The tabernacle
represented a dwelling place for God among His people. God dwells
in one who is born again. "Hereby know we that we dwell in him,
and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit." (I John
4:13) 
(God dwells in those begotten by Him - converted - Keith Hunt)

     There were eight groups encamped around the tabernacle:
four in the outward and four in the inward. In Numbers 1:52 and
53, God said, "And the children of Israel shall pitch their
tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own
standard, throughout their hosts. But the Levites shall pitch
round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath
upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites
shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of Testimony." 
     Ephesians 2:3 declares that we "were by nature the children
of wrath," With the statement, "that there be no wrath upon the
congregation of the children of Israel:" follow the meaning of
Ephesians 2:3, and you'll see what God meant in Numbers 1:52 and
53. The four groups on the outward arrangement represent the
unsaved man who is by nature a child of wrath. When four more
groups are added to the camp and are placed next to the
tabernacle, this is the new birth (new begettal - conversion -
Keith Hunt) which saved man from the wrath of God. The second
chapter of Numbers tells us about the four outward groups which
had to pitch outside the tabernacle. In Numbers 2:1 and 2:3-7, we
find the camp of Judah with three tribes on the East. In Numbers
2:10-16, we find the camp of Rueben with three tribes on the
South. In Numbers 2:18-24 it is stated that the camp of Ephraim
with three tribes was on the West, and in verses 25-31 it is
stated that Dan with three tribes was on the North. This makes
four camps which were pitched afar off. This outward arrangement
was given first. With this outward arrangement of four camps,
there were four more groups. These were the tribes of the
Levites. This arrangement is given in the third chapter of
Numbers. The familv of the Gershonites was on the West. (Numbers
3:23-26) The families of the Kohathites was on the South.
(Numbers 3:29-32) The families of the Merarites were in the
North. (Numbers 3:33-35) In the East was Aaron, Moses and the
sons of Aaron which made eight groups in all: four in the outward
arrangement and four in the inward. In the center of the whole
camp was the Tabernacle, God's dwelling place, among the people,
picturing Jesus in the heart of the born-again person (begotten
again persons - converted persons - Keith Hunt) "the hope
of glory" as in Colossians 1:27. (The begotten have the hope of
being born to glory when made immortal - Keith Hunt)

     In Ezekiel 36:26, God said to Israel, "A new heart also will
I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:" When three,
the resurrection, is added to five, grace, they total eight,
which is the number for the new birth (new begotten - Keith Hunt)
This shows how perfect the Bible system of numbers fit together
to form a God-perfect numeral pattern.
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Fruit of the Spirit - "NINE"


     The fruit of the Spirit follows the new birth just as
logically as number eight precedes nine. Jesus said, "make the
tree good, and his fruit good;" The tree, man, is made good by
the new birth  (BEGETTAL - Keith Hunt) and the good fruit which
is the fruit of the Spirit. As a result of the new birth, (new
begettal - Keith Hunt) "A good man out of the good treasure of
the heart bringeth forth good things:" (Matthew 12:33-35) The
fruit does not produce the tree; the tree is the result of a good
seed.
     Man is not made good by doing good, he must have a good
heart. He must be born again (begotten again - converted - Keith
Hunt) and then good works will follow, "by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his
workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,"
(Ephesians 2:8-10) Creation unto good works takes place in
someone who is born again, (begotten again - Keith Hunt) which is
represented by the number eight. Number nine, the fruit of the
Spirit, follows after the new birth.(the new begettal -
conversion - Keith Hunt) "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness.
ternperance: against such there is no law." (Galatians 5:22 & 23)
     The nine gifts of the Spirit are "For to one is given by the
Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by
the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit: to another
the gifts of healing by the same Spirit: To another the working
of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of
Spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another
interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the
selfsame Spirit, dividing ng to every man severally as he will."
(I Corinthians 12:8-11) 

"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren. I would not have you
ignorant." (I Corinthians 12:1) Up until Paul says that these
worketh the selfsame Spirit, there are nine references to the
Spiritual gifts of God. Jesus spoke nine beatitudes in His sermon
on the Mount. (Matthew 5:411) A comparison of those nine
beatitudes with the nine fruit of the - Spirit in Galatians 5:22
and 23 will show a striking similarity. 

     In the west end of the Court o the Tabernacle, there were
nine spaces between the pillars, "And for the breadth of the
court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their
pillars ten, and their sockets ten." (Exodus 27:12) the reader
would make ten straight lines on a piece of paper, he would find
there are nine spaces between the lines. The hanging cross at the
west end was 50 cubits in length and five cubits in height.
(Exodus 27:18) Number 50 is associated with the Holy Ghost, Who
descended on Pentecost 50 days after the resurrection of Jesus
Christ. So the number of spaces, which is nine, is connected with
the hanging, which was 50 cubits long, and represents the work of
the Holy Ghost, and the nine is the fruit of the Spirit. Now let
us study how these numbers in the hanging of the west end of the
court work together. "The length of the court shall be an hundred
cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five
cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass." (Exodus
27:18) Here is shown that there are nine spaces in the hanging of
50 cubits on ten pillars. When all the numbers from one to nine
are added the sum is 45. The height of the hanging was five
cubits. When this five is added to the 45, the sum is 50, which
was the number of cubits in the hanging cross at the west end of
the tabernacle. This is the conclusion that nine is the number
for the fruit of the Spirit.
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Law - "TEN"


     The number ten represents the Law. There are ten
commandments in the law. (Exodus 20:3-17) The tenth reference to
Israel's Egyptian bondage came just before the first commandment.
"I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land
of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." (Exodus 20:2) This is the
tenth reference to Israel's Egyptian bondage. The next word after
bondage in this place is the first word of the ten commandments.
Those ten references to Israel's bondage are found in Genesis
15:13 and 14; Exodus 1:14; twice in 2:23; 6:5; 6:6; 6:9; 13:2;
13:14; and the tenth in 20:2.
     Abraham took the bondwoman for his wife after being ten
years in Canaan. Paul explains that Hagar represented the law,
"And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after
Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to
her husband Abram to be his wife." (Genesis 16:3) "Tell me, ye
that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it
is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the
other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born
after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which
things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one
from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage which is Agar."
(Galatians 4:21-25)

     The tenth time the word "sin" is found in I John is where it
is said, "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law:"
(NOTE: The word "sin" occurs in I John 2:2 and it's italicized,
added by the translators.)

     Exodus 26:1-3 shows there were ten linen curtains in the
Tabernacle, "Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten
curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet:
with cherubims of cunning work shall thou make them. The length
of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth
of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall
have one measure." The ten curtains represent the law .....
Number five is grace. "For he is our peace, who hath made both
one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between
us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of
commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of
twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile
both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity
thereby:" (Ephesians 2:14-16)

     The ten curtains were grouped together, five and five, and
the five narrow curtains were perhaps sewed together to make a
broad curtain and vice versa. Then there were 50 taches of gold,
"And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the
curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one
tabernacle." (Exodus 26:6) "And thou shalt hang up the vail under
the taches," (Exodus 26:33) In the ten curtains coming over the
tabernacle and the two broad curtains, making five each meeting
at the veil .... As a result, grace was brought to both the Jews
and Gentiles. This is seen in the two fives and the two broad
curtains, each made of five narrow ones hanging together with 50
taches. The overall picture shows the Jews and the Gentiles
meeting at the cross of Jesus, joined together by the Holy Ghost,
Who is number 50, and made one people.

     In Romans 4:15 it is said, "the law worketh wrath:" In the
works of the flesh, as listed in Galatians 5:19-21, the tenth one
is wrath.
     Christ was conceived during the law, "But when the fulness
of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman,
made under the law, To redeem them that were under the Law, that
we might receive the adoption of sons." (Galatians 4:4 & 5) The
Passover Lamb, which was a type of Christ (I Corinthians 5:7),
was taken upon the tenth day of the month. (Exodus 12:3)
The law provided for a kinsman to redeem the property of one who
had to sell his property because of poverty. And when Boaz
redeemed the property of Elimelech, and his two sons he took ten
men of the elders of the city to be witnesses for him. (Ruth
4:1-11) Here we see the righteousness of God being witnessed by
the law and the prophets. (For further references read Romans
3:21.)

     The following scriptures pertaining to the law have exactly
ten Greek words in them. "Think not that I am come to destroy the
law, or the prophets:" (Matthew 5:17) "For all the prophets and
the law prophesied until John." (Matthew 11:13) "The scribes and
the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:" (Matthew 23:2) "Take ye him,
and judge him according to your law." (John 18:31) "Except ye be
circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved." (Acts
15:1) "That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command
them to keep the law of Moses." (Acts 15:5) "Therefore by the
deeds of the law there shall no flesh justified in his sight:"
(Romans 3:20) "Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what
law?" This statement of ten Greek words is followed by five Greek
words. "Nay: but by the law of faith." (Romans 3:27) "But Israel,
which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained
to the law of righteousness." (Romans 9:31) "Wherefore? Because
they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the
law." (Romans 9:32) "For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou
shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn."
(I Corinthians 9:9) "Is the law then against the promises of God?
God forbid." (Galatians 3:21) "For all the law is fulfilled in
one word," (Galatians 5:14) And when the words "Thou shalt love
thy neighbor as thyself." were added there are 16 words: 16 is
the number for love. It often takes two or more English words to
translate a Greek verb. There are always more words than Greek in
many of the Bible verses. Since most of the learned Bible readers
understand Greek structure, there is no reason to go into further
explanation.

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Note:

Are you seeing clearly how God has woven numbers into His word.
Only the inspiration of God could place and use these numbers
from one end of the Bible to the other, in the way He uses them.
There is a God and His word is inspired!

Keith Hunt                        


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