THE ARITHMETIC OF GOD #7
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Number of the Beast "SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX"
Let's talk about the number of the BEAST, 666. In Revelation
13:18, "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the
number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his
number is SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE AND SIX."
In Revelation 13:8: "And all that dwell upon the earth shall
worship him, whose names are not written in the book of Life of
the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." Here we are
told that the number of the beast is "SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE AND
SIX," or 666. We are also admonished to count the number of the
beast. This could be impossible without the knowledge of the
Bible system of numbers.
To understand this, one must give himself to the study of
the Bible and the Bible system of numbers. For over 30 years, I
have studied the Bible and I have found that through my study of
the Bible a very important factor of numbers has been brought
forth. I've looked up every way, shape and form, that I might
know the number of the Beast. I believed that somewhere in the
Bible itself the key was to be found and I wanted to find that
key, that I might unlock the door, that I might know the coming
of Jesus Christ. And as I studied, prayed and fasted and sought
the Lord Jesus, one day in the little church in the country where
I was abiding at night, Jesus brought this revelation unto me. I
know that this key, this Jesus Christ that I worshipped,
glorified and was a slave to, would unlock the mystery for me. I
never found it until He first, Himself, Jesus, Christ, made me to
understand the numbers of the Bible. He opened up a revelation of
each number. Having learned the significance of many of the Bible
numbers, one night while I was there in the little church, I ran
across the count that satisfied me and would satisfy any Bible
This count was found in Revelation 17:9-14. While Revelation
13:18 which tells us of the number of the beast starts with the
expression, "Here is wisdom." Revelation 17:9 begins, "And here
is the mind which hath wisdom." In this statement, "Here is
wisdom." there are 14 Greek letters. This is the number for
SALVATION. Only those with salvation possess the wisdom to
understand the MYSTERY of God's Word. Yes, with salvation they
will understand. They will then be filled with the Holy Ghost as
it tells you in Acts 2:38. He said, "Repent [salvation], and be
baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ, for the
remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy
Ghost." The word is God. "In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)
The words "And here is the mind that hath wisdom" have 19
Greek letters; this is the number for FAITH. Faith is necessary
to the understanding of the Word of God. Now, let us read the
whole passage. "And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven
heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there
are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is
not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is
of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And ten horns which thou
sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but
receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one
mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome
them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that
are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful."
Now let us find out about the numbers: seven heads, seven
mountains, one woman, seven kings and five that are fallen, one
is and one is not yet come, and eight the beast that was and is
not and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Ten horns, one
hour, and hath one mind and give their power to the beast, 600
for the war and the ten kings that made war with the Lamb. That
totals 666, the number of the BEAST. Notice the numbers five,
eight and ten. These numbers correspond in the order in which
they are found in the list. There are 14 numbers in the list
which I just gave you and they all add up to 666. The fifth one
is five, the eighth one is eight, and the tenth one is ten. These
three numbers - five, eight and ten - add up to 23, which has
been found to be the number for DEATH.
In Revelation 13:5, where the beast is mentioned the 14th
time, we find that the penalty for refusing to worship the beast
will be death. "And there was given unto him a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to
continue forty and two months." In this place the BEAST is
mentioned the 14th time, and the 14th time he is mentioned we
find that the penalty for not worshipping his image will be
death, death of the soul, loss of salvation.
The 14th time the BEAST is mentioned corresponds with the
numbers in the list which add up to 666. The numbers that
correspond with themselves - five, eight and ten - add up to 23,
the number for death, the penalty for not worshipping the image
of the beast.
There are 14 numbers in the list. Fourteen is the number for
salvation, and the BEAST will make war with those who have
salvation. "it was given unto him to make war with the saints,
and to overcome them:" That is Revelation 13:7.
Number five stands for Grace and only those with grace will
refuse to worship the image and will allow themselves to be put
to death. Number eight stands for the new birth and the ones who
will suffer death for refusing to worship the beast and his image
will be born-again people. Number ten stands for the Law, and the
Law forbids the worship of images. In what I have just said the
number seven is found four times. Number four stands for the
natural man, one who belongs to the old creation. Number seven
stands for completeness or to bring a thing to an end.
The reign of the beast will bring to an end the rule of the
natural man. Never after this will an unsaved man rule or
reign on this earth after that. Jesus and the glorified saints
will rule the earth.
Number four and number seven add up to 11, the number for
judgment. Upon His return to earth, the Lord will execute
judgment upon the beast and his setup. "And I saw heaven opened,
and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called
Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make
war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many
crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he
himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and
his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in
heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen,
white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that
with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with
a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness
and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his
thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. And I saw
an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice,
saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and
gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That
ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the
flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that
sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both
small and great. And I saw the BEAST, and the kings of the earth,
and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that
sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken,
and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him,
with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the
beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast
alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant
were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which
sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled
with their flesh." That is Revelation 19:11-21.
It has been seen that there are 36 references to the beast
in the book of Revelation and all the numbers from one to 36 add
up to 666, the number of the beast. This is two counts that add
up to 666, the number of the beast. It has been seen that 66
stands for idol worship; number 600 stands for warfare.
In Revelation 13:15, we find that there will be an image
made of the beast. When 66, for idol or image worship, is added
to 600, for warfare, they total 666, the number of the beast.
This is three counts.
In 2 Thessalonians 2:4, we find that the man of sin or beast
will exalt himself above God. Here is Pride. In Revelation 13:2,
we read there the dragon or devil will give him his power. Then
in Revelation 13:7, we read where he is to make war on the
saints. When six for the devil, 60 for pride, and 600 for warfare
are added, that makes 666, the number of the beast. That's four
In Revelation 17:11 we read that the beast will go into
perdition. We have found that the number for perdition is 44. In
Revelation 19:19-20, we find that he will be overcome and cast
into perdition, at the dawning of the day of God Almighty. Read
Revelation 16:13-14; this will bring to light the true character
of the beast. When 22 for light, 44 for perdition and 600 for
warfare are added, they make 666, the number of the Beast. This
is five counts.
In this same connection, the devil is to be bound and the
Lord comes back at this time, and when we add six, the devil's
number, 18 for binding or bondage, 42 for the coming of Jesus,
and 600 for warfare they total 666 again! This makes six counts.
Six is the number for the devil who will give to the beast
his power. In the last count we have the devil's number which is
six. The battle or war is seen in Revelation 19:11-21. And 600 is
the number for warfare. The Lord returns in this same connection,
and 42 is the number of the Lord's coming. The devil will be
bound, and 18 has been found to be the number for binding or
bondage. Leave out any one of these factors and the numbers will
not add up to 666, the number of the beast who gets his power
from the devil.
The devil is to be overcome at this time. All these things
tie up with the coming of Jesus, the Battle of the great day of
the Almighty or Armageddon, the overthrow of the beast, the
binding of Satan - all in the same connection. So Jesus must
return before the devil is bound. This shows that Jesus must
return before the 1000 years. Thus the devil is bound before the
1000-year reign, so that the coming of Jesus is pre-millennium.
This shows the value of the Bible system of numbers. They
establish the truth in such a way that there is no other way of
answering it. Post-millennium, ante-millennium, or anything else
cannot possibly adjust the numbers system to its theory. It has
got to be pre-millennium just as the numbers bring it to us.
If they think they can change it, let them try. I have
brought it forth with the numbers system. Oh, I didn't do it on
my own! I did it by Jesus Christ of Nazareth! Only that which is
true and scriptural can be made to conform to this Bible system
of numbers. Yours truly, Brother Don, has long thought that there
was some way revealed in the Bible to definitely establish what
is true, and in a way that the opponents of the truth would be
baffled. I have found just that in this Bible system of numbers.
Thank You, Jesus!
Anyone can see that the Bible System of Numbers is baffling
to infidels, and atheists, and modernists. They would be willing
to admit the same. But the same system exposes their theories and
private interpretations concerning the position of the Bible. Now
what will they do? Throw away the invincible weapon against
infidelity and modernism? Or will they accept the same and give
up their false position on prophecy? Children of God, Jesus gave
me a revelation. Hallelujah! Oh, it is the truth. In Spirit and
Confirmation of the Ark and Flood
These are notes which I would like to add to this book for I
feel they will be of great importance to you in further studies
that you may wish to make. First, however, I wanted to put the
numbers in order as they are given in this book by the Lord God.
Glory to God. Hallelujah!
I am going to bring forth now some other things that I
believe, as I have said, should be brought forth pertaining to
the numbers. The Bible account of Noah's Ark and the Flood has
been denied, ridiculed and laughed at by the enemies of the
Bible. The Bible writers have been accused of borrowing their
accounts of the flood from Babylonian myths.
Since the flood actually took place, and since Noah built
the Ark, then it is only natural that different nations of people
would have some traditional story about the same. But the Bible's
account is the true and accurate account, and it was given by
Divine inspiration. This is abundantly confirmed by the use of
the Bible numbers, and in a way to baffle the wisdom of this
world. The accuracy and precision with which the Bible numbers
fit into the account of the Ark and the Flood is something which
the wisdom of this world cannot gainsay. Any man who will say
that these things are accidental will only expose his own
ignorance and lack of reasoning. It has already been shown in
this work that I have received according to the Lord through the
numbers that the 24th time the Ark is mentioned is where Noah and
all in the Ark came out after the flood.
You will find that in Genesis 8:18,19. It has been shown
that the numbers from one to 24 add up to 300 and that the Ark
was 300 cubits long. That is in Genesis 6:15. Second, it has been
shown that the eighth time the ark was mentioned is where God
called the eight members of Noah's family into the Ark. That is
in Genesis 7:1. Third, it has been shown that the seventh time
the Ark was mentioned it was the 17th day of the month. That is
Genesis 8:4. Fourth, it has been shown that the 27th time Noah's
name is mentioned it was the 27th day of the month. See Genesis
Fifth, number 12 has been shown to be the number connected
with Divine Authority, and the 12th time the Ark is mentioned is
where they went in the Ark by God's Divine command. That is in
Genesis 7:15, 16. Sixth, it has been shown that the number 11 is
connected with judgment. It has also been shown that the judgment
of the flood came after the birth of the 11th generation: Shem,
Ham, and Japheth.
Seventh, it has been shown that the number 23 is connected
with death. The 23rd time Noah's name occurs is where it tells
about everything dying except Noah and those with him in the Ark.
The tenth time Noah's name occurs is where God tells Noah that He
is going to destroy all flesh because of man's sins. (Genesis
When 13, the number for sin, is added to ten for the tenth
time Noah's name is found that again makes 23, for death. Eighth,
the number eight has been shown to stand for the new birth or new
beginning. God spared eight persons in the Ark to repopulate the
earth a new or the second time.
Ninth, it has been shown that five stands for grace and the
fifth time Noah's name occurs is where it is said, "But Noah
found grace in the eyes of the Lord." (Genesis 6:8)
Tenth, number seven has been shown to stand for completeness
and perfection. The seventh time Noah's name is found is where it
is said, "Noah was a just man and perfect in this generation."
That is Genesis 6:9.
Eleventh, it has been shown that Noah prepared an Ark for
the saving of his house by the which he condemned the world and
the 11th time Noah's name is found is where he made the Ark as
God commanded him and in so doing condemned the world. See
Twelfth, it has been shown that 12 stands for Divine
Authority, and the 12th time Noah's name is found is where God
called to Noah and his family to come into the ark. They went in
as God commanded them. See Genesis 7:16. This has already been
Thirteenth, it has been shown that 13 stands for sin. The
flood came upon man because of his great sin. The 13th time the
Ark is mentioned is where it says, "And the flood was forty days
upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the Ark,
and it was lift up above the earth." (Genesis 7:17)
Fourteenth, it has been shown that 14 stands for salvation.
There were 14 kinds of clean animals saved in the Ark. It was the
same of every clean fowl, and of every clean beast. "And the Lord
said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the Ark; for
thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every
clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his
female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his
female." See Genesis 7:1, 2. Seven males and seven females would
be 14 clean animals or fowls. This is the number for salvation.
And the animals, being clean animals, create the picture of the
condition of the ones before God who are being saved. Hallelujah!
Fifteenth, the length of the Ark has been shown to be the
distance around the court of the Tabernacle. The width of the Ark
has been shown to be the width of the court of the Tabernacle.
The height of the Ark has been shown to be the length of the
court of the Tabernacle.
The Ark had three stories; the Tabernacle had three parts -
the court, the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. See Genesis
6:15 and Exodus 26:15-20, also Exodus 27:9-18.
Sixteenth, the name of Noah is mentioned the 13th time
where he took of the clean animals and offered sacrifices upon
the altar which he built. See Genesis 8:20. Number 30 has been
seen to represent the blood of Jesus which was shed for the sins
Seventeenth, just two words after the Ark is mentioned the
24th time, Noah's name occurs the 13th time and Noah is found
officiating as a priest and offering sacrifice. See Genesis 8:20.
The number 24 is connected with the priesthood (in 2 Chronicles
24:1-19), and the number 30 is connected with the Blood of Jesus
(in Matthew 27:3, 4).
Eighteenth, the number 29 has been seen to connect with
departure and the 29th time Noah's name occurs is where he went
forth out of the Ark. That is in Genesis 8:19.
Nineteenth, the Ark rested on the mountain of Ararat on the
17th day of the month. It has been shown that Jesus arose from
the dead on the 17th day of the month. See Genesis 8:4.
Twentieth, the earth is mentioned the 49th time in Genesis
7:10: "And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of
the flood were upon the earth." The flood was indicative of God's
wrath upon the earth. In Revelation 16:1, the angels with the
seven vials were told to go their way and pour out the vial of
God's wrath upon the earth.
Twenty-first, the number four has been shown to stand for
the natural man of the flesh. In Genesis 6:12 we read, "for all
flesh has corrupted his way upon the earth." In speaking of the
Days of Noah, Jesus said, "And as it was in the days of Noe, so
shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat,
they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage,
until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came,
and destroyed them all. 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." That is Luke 17:26-29.
Twenty-second, we have four things mentioned which they were
doing in that time, and four represents the flesh which had
corrupted his way upon the earth.
Twenty-third, in Genesis 7:10, it is said, "And it came to
pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the
earth." Just following this statement, it tells about all dying
except Noah and those in the Ark with him (verses 21-23). In this
place the Ark is mentioned the 15th time, coinciding with the
number of cubits that the water had prevailed upward.
I challenge any man to count up letters and words and names
and show where Brother Don has in any way misrepresented these
things. In the face of so much numeral evidence connected with
Noah, the flood and the Ark, how can any man be foolish enough to
deny the Divine inspiration of the account of the flood?
An atheist wrote me one time and he said that with one
little window in the Ark for ventilation, everything in the Ark
would have smothered to death in an hour's time. There was no
evidence that the window was ever opened until Noah opened it to
let the raven and dove out. That is in Genesis 8:6-12. So the
window was not used for ventilation. There must have been some
other means by which the Ark was ventilated. Enough is given in
the Divine record to prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt that
the account of the flood and of the Ark is true. But God did not
take up any unnecessary space in His Word to gratify all the
curious and deprived mankind. That in itself is a mark of Divine
inspiration. Had this record been the work of man, he would have
wasted many pages seeking to gratify all the curiosity of the
lost man. Children of God, I know that the God above wrote only
those things necessary to the salvation of eternal life of man by
the wisdom and knowledge of His precious Word, which is governed
by the numeral system of the Holy Bible.
Confirmation of the Resurrection
Now, I want to confirm the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The
resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation stone of the
Christian faith and hope. Paul stated that Jesus Christ was
declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit
of Holiness by the Resurrection from the dead. See Romans 1:1-14.
When the resurrection of Jesus Christ is established, then the
believer's faith and hope are confirmed. If Jesus Christ did not
rise, then Jesus was no more than some other great religious
leader and teacher and our faith is vain. "And if Christ be not
risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain."
(I Corinthians 15:14) If it can be established that Jesus did
rise from the dead, then Jesus is lifted up far above all other
religious teachers and leaders. He is the Resurrection and the
Life. He is God. Oh, He is the everlasting unto the everlasting!
Other religious teachers may have put forth some great moral
principle, but they did not have the power over death and the
grave. Jesus Christ, however, by His Resurrection from the dead,
forever establishes His claim to be the Resurrection and the
Life. Not only did the writers of the New Testament confirm over
and over the Resurrection of Jesus, but their testimony is
abundantly confirmed by the Bible system of numbers.
It has been seen that the number three is connected with the
Resurrection over and over again and Jesus Himself predicted that
He would rise again in three days. "For as Jonas was three days
and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be
three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." That's
Matthew 12:40. Speaking of the temple of His body, "Jesus
answered and said unto them. Destroy this Temple, and in three
days I will raise it up." That is John 2:19.
When Peter's name occurred the third time in the book of
Acts, he stood up and preached on the outpouring of the Holy
Ghost and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Acts 2:14-36. In
that sermon on the resurrection of Jesus, Peter quoted from the
prophecy of David on the Resurrection of the Lord. In that
connection, he mentioned David's name three times. (See Acts
2:25; 2:29 and 2:34.)
The third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after
He had risen from the dead, the disciples had a catch of 153
fish. "Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of
great fishes, an hundred and fifty-three:" (See John 21:11.)
"This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his
disciples, after that he was risen from the dead." (John 21:14)
Jesus Christ was raised from the dead on the 17th day of the
month. In the Bible a day was reckoned from one evening to the
next evening, "the evening and the morning were the first day."
(See Genesis 1:5.) The Passover was observed in the evening of
the 14th day of the first month or at the beginning of the 14th
day. "In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the
Lord's passover." (See Leviticus 23:5.)
The night our Lord was betrayed He ate the Passover supper
with His disciples. "And when the hour was come, he sat down, and
the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire
I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer."
(See Luke 22:14, 15.) "And he took bread, and gave thanks, and
brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is
given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the
cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my
blood, which is shed for you." (Luke 22:19, 20)
In I Corinthians 11:23-25, it is stated that this is the
same night that the Lord was betrayed and was taken before the
Sanhedrin court and condemned. When it was day, He was taken
before Pilate and condemned and crucified. So Jesus died on the
14th day of the month and was risen three days later according to
the Bible record. That would put His Resurrection on the 17th day
of the month. This number has been proven to stand for Victory.
In His Resurrection, Jesus became victorious over death and the
When all the numbers from one to 17 are added they total
153, the exact number of fish caught on the day that Jesus showed
Himself to His disciples the third time after He had risen from
the dead. When 17 is multiplied by three, the number for the
Resurrection, the product is 51. When 51 is multiplied by three
for the third time Jesus showed Himself after His resurrection,
we again get 153, the number of fish caught that day.
When Jesus spoke to John on the Isle of Patmos, He said to
him, "I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive
for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death." See
Revelation 1:18. Here Christ made three statements about His
death, and His Resurrection from the dead. These three things are
followed by the word, "Amen;" and this is the third Amen in the
book of Revelation.
The arrangement of the numbers that Jesus just gave you was
not coincidental; but was according to the Divine pattern and
purpose, even as the arrangement of the numbers is connected with
the account of Noah's Ark and the flood. These things were
arranged in this matter to confound the wisdom of men and to
confirm the truth of God's Word, and the Resurrection of Jesus
The Pre-Milllennium Position
Now, let's talk about the pre-millennium position. The
position of the Pre-Millennium and the Premillennialist as to the
return of Jesus and the first Resurrection and the return of
Israel to her land is proven by the use of the Bible numbers.
It has been seen that the number three is connected with the
Resurrection of the body. The third time the 1000 years are
mentioned is in Revelation 20:1-7. It is connected with the
Resurrection. "and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand
years" (Revelation 20:4).
In the next verse John referred back to this statement and
said, "This is the first resurrection." (Revelation 20:5) This
connects the first resurrection with the number three, the number
for the Resurrection of the body.
It has been seen that eight, not three, is the number for
the new birth, so this shows that the First Resurrection will be
the bodily Resurrection of the Lord's people which will take
place at the return of Jesus.
In Genesis 15:18, we read, "In the same day the Lord made a
covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this
land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river Euphrates." We
find the word "River" three times. This is the number for the
Resurrection of the body. In this verse the name Abram occurs the
42nd time. This is the number for the coming of Jesus, and the
Resurrection of the Lord's people will take place at the return
of Jesus in the air. This shows that Abraham and his seed will
not inherit the land under the Abrahamic covenant until after
Jesus comes and the Resurrection of Abraham and the saved has
In this connection the words of Boaz to the elders are full
of meaning. "Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon,
have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead
upon his inheritance," That is found in Ruth 4:10. Here the
raising up of the dead and the possession of the inheritance are
This same thought is brought out by Paul in I Corinthians
15:50, "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot
inherit the kingdom of God;" (See I Corinthians 15:50.) If you
will keep in mind the subject in this chapter, we can see what
Paul means. He was discussing the Resurrection of the Lord and
His people, and flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of
God. Then it must be resurrected or glorified people who can and
will inherit the Kingdom of God. This is the typical meaning of
Boaz in marrying Ruth to raise up the name of the dead upon his
inheritance. As Boaz was to raise up the dead upon his
inheritance in a typical way, so Jesus, of which Boaz was a type,
must raise up the dead in Christ before they can enter into the
inheritance, because flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom
It is those who have a part in the First Resurrection who
will live and reign with Christ 1000 years. Then it was not
accidental that 42, the number for the coming of Jesus, and
three, the number for the Resurrection, are found in connection
with the Abramic covenant, which involved the inheritance of
The third Beatitude is in keeping with the same ideal. The
third Beatitude is "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit
the earth." (Matthew 5:5) Here the number for the Resurrection of
the body is connected with the saints' inheritance of the earth.
This, as well as all we have already seen, puts the
inheritance of the saints and their reign after the Resurrection
which will be the First Resurrection.
Now let us get back to the First Resurrection. The First
Resurrection is mentioned two times. It is found in Revelation
20:5-6. This number has been seen to stand for division or
separation. The First Resurrection will be the separating
Resurrection. It will separate the saved and the unsaved dead. It
will bring the saved out of their graves to take part in the
1000-year reign. It will leave the unsaved dead in their graves
to be raised 1000 years later. John said that the dead lived not
again until the 1000 years were finished. In this place the
expression "thousand years" occurs the fourth time.
Four is the number connected with man in his creative or
natural state, hence an unsaved man. These dead will not be
raised until the 1000 years are over. The Greek translation shows
that there are 50 Greek letters in the statement. "But the rest
of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were
finished." It shows that the next statement, "This is the first
Resurrection." has 20 Greek letters. (See Revelation 20:5.) When
the 50 is multiplied by 20 that makes 1000, the number of years
we have in this verse. The expression "the thousand years" is a
translation of three Greek words which contain ten Greek letters
and those letters are "TA XILIA ETA." Let's multiply these ten
letters by the three words contained in them and we will get
1000. (Ten times ten times ten equals one thousand.)
In Revelation 20:4 we read these words, "and reigned with
Christ a thousand years." There are four Greek words and 25 Greek
letters in this statement. When 25 is multiplied by four it
equals 100. The four words and 25 letters are followed by ten
Greek letters translated "a thousand years." When 100 is
multiplied by this ten we again get 1000. In Revelation 20:6 we
read, "he that hath part in the first resurrection" (this has ten
letters), "he that hath part" has five Greek words and 20 Greek
letters are in "the first resurrection." When we multiply ten and
five and 20 we again get 1000.
In Westcock's text there are 47 Greek letters in the
expression, "but the rest of the dead lived not again until the
thousand years were finished." But reference is given to a
footnote where the three-letter word "KAI" is found, and if this
word was added to what I am going to give next, it would also
have 50 letters, and the numbers would work out as they do in any
In Revelation 20:1-2, we read, "And I saw an angel come down
from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great
chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon that old
serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand
years." In this statement there are 42 Greek words corresponding
with the number for the coming of Christ Jesus, and showing that
the devil will be bound 1000 years at the Lord's return. This
puts the return of Jesus and the binding of the devil before the
1000-year reign. This is the PREMILLENNIUM Position.
Now, in Revelation 20:4 we read, "And I saw thrones, and
they sat upon them," The Goodspeed translation reads, "power to
act as judges was given to them". In this statement there are 11
Greek words and 53 Greek letters. Number 11 has been shown to
stand for judgment. The 11 Greek words in this statement stand
for the judgment about which we read in this statement. Now,
subtract 11 for judgment from 53, the number of Greek letters in
this passage, and we have exactly 42, the number for the coming
of Jesus, showing that at the coming of Jesus, His glorified
saints will be given authority to execute judgment over the
nations. "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?"
(See I Corinthians 6:2.) "But that which ye have already hold
fast till I come." (Revelation 2:25)
Notice what follows, "And he that overcometh and keepeth my
works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron;" See Revelation
2:26-28. This connects the ruling of the nations with the coming
of Jesus. The number we have found connected the judgment of the
saints with the coming of Jesus. I want to show the Jubilee year
and the 1000-year reign. In Leviticus 25:10 we find that Israel
had what is known as the jubilee year every 50 years.
In this year (Jubilee) every man returned to his own
possession and his own people. Now in the concordance it shows
that the Hebrew word "Yobal" translated "Jubilee" is found 20
times in the book of Leviticus. This corresponds exactly with the
number of Greek letters that have been found in Revelation 20:5,
and the order in which they occur in the two sentences in the
verse, 50 and 20. When the 50 (years) is multiplied by 20 (the
number of times the word "Yobal" translated "Jubilee"), we get
exactly 1000 (years).
In every man returning to his own possession in the Jubilee
year, we have the picture of Israel returning to her own land in
the 1000-year reign. The MILLENNIUM AGE will be earth's great
JUBILEE. Note, my children, that the word translated "Jubilee" in
Leviticus 25:9 is not "Yobal" but another Hebrew word. This
leaves just 20 times for the word "Jubilee" as translated
"Yobal". I wanted you to know that. There is always some sceptic
or doubter trying to change the Word of God.
As it has been proven the number 3 stands for RESURRECTION. And
there will be THREE resurrections. One at the coming of Christ -
all the saints from Adam to the time of Jesus' return - this is
the first resurrection. The second resurrection is at the end of
the 1,000 years (Rev.20) - for the millions, nay billions, who
never had salvation offered to them in their first physical
lifetime, and it will be their turn to be offered salvation. The
third resurrection will be those who refused salvation and are to
be given the second death when the earth is burnt up, just before
the new heavens and new earth come into being (last verse of
I have studies on this website that will fully explain and
expound the THREE resurrections.
To be continued