THE ARITHMETIC OF GOD #6
Tabernacle or Dwelling Place "FORTY-EIGHT"
So let's go on to 48. I'd say 48 is a number connected with
a Dwelling Place. In Exodus 25:8 we read where God said to Moses
concerning Israel and the Tabernacle, "And let them make me a
sanctuary; that I may dwell among them."
By reading Exodus 26:15-25 we find that there are 48 boards
in the Wall of the Tabernacle. Twenty on the south side, 20 on
the north side and eight on the west end. The east end was closed
with a covering of cloth called the Door.
In Joshua 21:41 we read, "All the cities of the Levites
within the possession of the children of Israel were FORTY and
EIGHT cities with their suburbs." So the Levites had 48 cities in
which to dwell.
As I have stated before, in some places I give only enough
to justify the number (not I but the Lord). There are many other
places where these numbers all come together.
The Wrath of God "FORTY-NINE"
Now let's take 49. It is the number connected with the Wrath
of God, and it is related in some ways to the great tribulation.
The word "Dragon" has been shown to occur 13 times in the book of
Revelation and there are 36 references to the beast, and when
these two numbers are added, the sum is 49. This is the number I
am concerned with now.
In Revelation 15:6-7, John said, "And the seven angels came
out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and
white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven
golden vials full of the Wrath of God, who liveth for ever and
Now in this statement there are 49 Greek words. There are
seven angels, with seven vials, which are full of the Wrath of
God. When seven is multiplied by seven, the product is 49. By
reading the 16th chapter of Revelation, it will be seen that the
beast and those who worship him and the dragon will be connected
with these seven last plagues brought by the seven angels.
The 49th time the word "Earth" is found in Genesis is where
it is said, "And it came to pass after seven days, that the
waters of the flood were upon the earth." (Genesis 7:10) The
flood came because of the Wrath of God upon that generation.
The Security of the Believer "FIFTY-FOUR"
Fifty-four is the next number that the Lord would like to
bring forth and it is connected with the Security of the
Believer. Yes, the Lord did say that number 54 is the number
connected with the Security of the sons of God. It is 26 for the
Gospel, plus 28 for Eternal Life. It is 12 for Divine Authority,
the power by which we are saved and kept, and 42 for the Coming
of Christ Jesus, until which time we are kept. "Being confident
of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you
will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." That's
It was His Divine Power which began the work in the sons of
God. It is His power that will perform it until the Coming of
Christ. "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I
pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved
blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is
he that calleth you, who also will do it." That is I Thess-
Here again it is stated that the children of God are
preserved by His Divine Power until the second coming of the
Lord, "Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto
salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." That is I Peter
1:5. It is seen that it is the power of God which keeps us unto
the coming of Christ. When 12, for Divine Power, is added to 42,
for the coming of Christ, they total 54, for the Believer's
Paul said that he who has begun a good work in the believer
would perform it, or as some translations read, findeth or
complete it at the Day of the Lord.
Peter said that we are kept by the power of God unto
salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In Romans 8:19
we read, "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for
the manifestation of the sons of God." In Romans 8:23 we are told
that we groan within ourselves waiting for the Redemption of our
When 12 (Divine Power, which keeps us), 22 (manifest or
making light the Son of God) and 20 (the Redemption of our
bodies) are all added, they equal 54, the number for the Security
of the children of God. By actual count there are 54 Greek words
in our Lord's statement about the security of His sheep. "My
sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I
give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither
shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave
them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them
out of my Father's hand." That is John 10:27-29. The translation
of this passage from Greek has exactly 54 English words. If Jesus
was not speaking concerning the security of His people, then
these words are meaningless.
In the Bible specification of the Tabernacle there are
exactly 54 Pillars in the Court. On these 54 pillars there were
hangings five cubits high. See Exodus 27:18. Number five stands
for Grace. Here is a picture of God's people being shut in on
every side by Grace, and that hanging five cubits high hung on 54
pillars of the Court.
In the Court of the Tabernacle there is a picture of the
sheepfold about which Jesus was speaking when He said, "there
shall be one fold, and one shepherd." (John 10:16) In the passage
in John 10:27-29, Jesus made seven positive statements concerning
His sheep. (1) He said that they heard His voice, (2) He said
that He knew them, (3) He said that they followed Him, (4) He
said that He gave them eternal life, (5) He said that they shall
never perish, (6) He said that none could pluck them out of His
hand, and (7) He said that none were able to pluck them out of
the Father's hand. All the words in these seven statements are in
the indicative mood both in the Greek and in the English. The
indicative mood expresses a positive undoubted fact.
To insert any "if" into any of these statements and make
them conditional statements would be to change the mood from
indicative to suggestive and thus change the meaning of the Bible
words. This is what the Apostate teacher does when he says "if"
they follow Christ they shall not perish. Jesus did not have the
word "if" in any of these statements.
He did not say "if" My sheep follow Me, but He said, "they
follow me:" There is a positive statement to the effect that the
Lord's sheep do follow Him. He also said in the same chapter, "a
stranger will they not follow," That's found in John 10:5. Not
only did the Lord say they would follow Him; but He stated that
they would not follow a stranger, and then He gave the reason why
they would not follow a stranger. For one to argue that they will
sometimes follow a stranger is to say they will do something
which Jesus said they would not do.
Not only did Jesus say His sheep would not follow a stranger
and then give the reason why, but He also gave the reason why the
Pharisees did not follow Him. He said to them, "But ye believe
not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep
hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:" The very
fact that the Pharisees did not follow Him would serve to prove
that they were not of His sheep, because His sheep followed Him
and heard His voice. Those who do not follow Him, do not follow
Him because they are not of His sheep. It's as simple as that.
Number 60 is seen to be the number that is connected with
PRIDE. In the Bible, the Image which Nebuchadnezzar built to be
worshipped was 60 cubits high. In Daniel 3:1 you will find this.
In the second chapter of Daniel we find that Nebuchadnezzar had a
dream in which he saw a great Image.
This Image's head was of fine gold. Its arms and breasts
were of silver, its belly and thighs were of brass. Its legs were
of iron, and its feet were part iron and part clay.
Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar that he was the head of gold. The
next thing about which we read is the erection of this image of
gold by Nebuchadnezzar. This indicates that the statement of
Daniel to him about him being the head of gold lifted him up with
Pride and caused him to make this image.
In speaking to Belshazzar concerning Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel
said that his heart was lifted up and his mind was hardened with
Pride. You can find this in Daniel 5:8-20.
So it was PRIDE that caused Nebuchadnezzar to build this
Image that was 60 cubits high. That ought to take care of number
60. There are other references in the Bible pertaining to 60, but
this is all Jesus gave to me for this revelation.
Image or Idol Worship "SIXTY-SIX"
Let's go on to 66. Sixty-six is the number that is connected
with Image or Idol Worship. Nebuchadnezzar made an Image of gold.
"whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six
cubits:" That's Daniel 3:1. Notice the two numbers 60 and six are
connected with the Image which Nebuchadnezzar erected to be
worshipped. Jeremiah prophesied that Judah would be taken captive
and remain for 70 years. This was because of the tribe's Idol
Worship. That is found in Jeremiah 25:4-11. The cause of this
captivity and the length of time they would stay in Babylon was
foreshadowed by the number who went down into Egypt with Jacob.
"All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of
his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were
threescore and six; And the sons of Joseph, which were born him
in Egypt, were two souls: all the souls of the house of Jacob,
which came into Egypt, were threescore and ten." That is in
Genesis 46:26, 27.
Now in this passage of scripture the numbers 66 and 70 are
found connected with the going down of the House of Israel into
Egypt. These two numbers correspond with the numbers for Idol
Worship, which is 66, and with the number of years they remained
in Babylonian captivity because of their Idol Worship, and their
acts of disobedience. Could this have been accidental or was it
according to the divine pattern?
Israel's Captivity and Return "SEVENTY"
Number 70 is Israel's Captivity and Return. Seventy is the
number connected with Israel's captivity and return. Under the
discussion of number 66, number 70 was brought in as the number
of years the people of Judah were to stay in Babylonian
captivity. That can be found in Jeremiah 25:4-11.
In 2 Chronicles 36:19-23 we read, "And they burnt the house
of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the
palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels
thereof. And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away
to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until
the reign of the kingdom of Persia."
To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah,
until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay
desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
"Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the
Word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be
accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of
Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom,
and put it also in writing, saying; Thus saith Cyrus king of
Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the Lord God of heaven
given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in
Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his
people? The Lord his God be with him, and let him go up."
So at the end of 70 years in Babylon's captivity, there was
a partial and a temporary return of the Jews to their land. The
number seven stands for completeness, and if the number 70 was
connected with Israel's partial or temporary return, then 70
times seven should be the number connected with ISRAEL's complete
and final return.
(Which will be the final return out of captivity from their
enemies during the last 42 months of this age, as I expound in
all the Bible prophets on this website - Keith Hunt)
Ninety-nine is to be connected with a Seal or Sealing, for
in Genesis 17:24, we learn that Abraham was circumcised when he
was 99 years old. Then in Romans 4:11 we read where Paul said he
received the sign of circumcision, a seal of righteousness of the
Faith while he was yet uncircumcised. That seems to be all that
the Lord gave for this number at the present time. Much more can
be revealed by studies of the Word of the Living God.
The Elect "ONE HUNDRED"
Let us go on to 100. One hundred is connected with election,
and it really signifies those who are the Elect. God chose or
Elected that Jesus should come of the lineage of Arphaxad, the
son of Shem.
By reading Genesis 11:10-27, it will be seen that Abraham
was in the lineage of Arphaxad. In Genesis 11:10 we read, "Shem
was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the
flood:" Here the numbers 100 and two are connected with Arphaxad.
It has been seen that two is connected with Division and
Separation. Here is the line from whom Jesus should come. Isaac
was an Elected or Chosen person. God said to Abraham, "in Isaac
shall thy seed be called." (Genesis 21:12) In Romans 9:7-12, Paul
connects Isaac and Jacob with the doctrine of Election: "Neither,
because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but,
in Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the
children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the
children of the promise are counted for the seed. For this is the
word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a
son. And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by
one, even by our father Isaac; (For the children being not yet
born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of
God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him
that calleth;) It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the
Here we see Isaac and Jacob connected with God's Election,
and Isaac is especially said to represent the children of
Promise. "Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of
Promise." Isaac was born when Abraham was 100 years old, "And
Abraham was an HUNDRED years old, when his son Isaac was born
unto him." (Genesis 21:5)
In this place the name of Isaac occurs the fifth time. It
has been seen that five stands for Grace. So we have both
numbers, 100 and five, connected with the birth of Isaac. Here we
have the Election of Grace. (See Romans 11:5.)
The number 100 is also connected with Isaac in Genesis
26:12. "Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same
year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him." In the parable of
the lost sheep, Jesus used the number 100. "How think ye? if a
man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doeth
he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains,
and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find
it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than
of the ninety and nine which went not astray." That's Matthew
18:12. Jesus called the Elect His sheep. "And other sheep I have,
which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they
shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one
shepherd." That is found in John 10:16. "My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal
life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck
them out of my hand." That is John 10:27, 28. "Now we, brethren
as Isaac was, are the children of Promise."
Calling on the Name of the Lord "ONE HUNDRED FIVE"
All right, let's go on to the next number. Praise God, what
perfection! The next number to talk about is 105. The number 105
is connected with Calling on the Name of the Lord. "And to Seth,
to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos:
then began men to call upon the name of the Lord." That's Genesis
It has been shown that 14 is the number for Salvation and
that all the numbers from one to 14 add up to 105. Romans 10:13
states, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall
That is all the Lord gave to me on this number, but it seems
to be sufficient for number 105.
Warfare "SIX HUNDRED
Number 600 in the Bible is connected with Warfare. "And he
took SIX HUNDRED chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt,
and captains over every one of them." That is in Exodus 14:7. Six
hundred soldiers of the Tribe of Dan were sent to capture the
city of Laish. That's in Judges 18:7-11. Six hundred of the
soldiers of Benjamin escaped slaughter by fleeing into the Rock
of Rimmon. That's also in Judges 20:46,47. The head of the spear
of Goliath, the Philistines' Champion, weighed 600 shekels of
iron. See I Samuel 30:1-18.
I believe from all this that we might safely come to the
conclusion that the number 600 represents Warfare, for this was
all that was revealed to me by the Lord of this number hidden
from the foundation of the world.
To be continued