Bible Numbers 2.0

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Bible Numbers 2.0 is the next level in Bible Numerics and will present Bible Numerics/Gematria in a way never before seen. A few basic rules developed from God’s signature will be consistently applied to the rest of the Bible to find the passages He has marked. These verses all have similar numeric patterns like a fingerprint. Unlike other websites, the same techniques are applied over and over even spanning entire chapters of the Bible.

Why Have A Proof For God?

The Bible is all about proof. The ten plagues on Egypt were proof. God descending on Mt Sinai in view of the whole of Israel was proof. God’s glory filling Solomon's temple was proof. Elijah proved it when God sent down fire to accept his sacrifice. The miracles Jesus and his disciples did were proof.

Jesus said,

And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover. (Mark 16:17-18)

He also said,

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. (John 14:12)

Where are the great miracles today? Where is the proof today?

Paul wrote,

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; (Romans 12:6)

Prophecy is in proportion to faith. Where are the prophets today? No prophets would imply no faith.

He said to them, Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. (Matthew 17:20)

Can it be there is no faith today?

I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth? (Luke 18:8)

This rhetorical question makes it clear there is real danger faith will either completely disappear or become extremely rare on earth. The parable of the kingdom as a fish net makes one of the reasons clear (Matthew 13:47-49). There are unbelievers mixed in hindering the growth of believers, and only at the close of the age will it be clear who is who.

What is the believer to do?

Awake, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God. (Revelation 3:2)

If faith is on the point of death how is it to be strengthened?

Proof of Jesus' resurrection armored the disciples to face persecution and death. As seen in the Bible, proof strengthens faith. Proof has a part to play in the believers life.

Now we come to a real conundrum. We want proof to strengthen faith, but we have no proof to start with because we need faith for miracles. The Pharisees asked Jesus for a sign (i.e. proof).

But he answered them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah." (Matthew 12:39)

How many people witnessed Jonah's miraculous regurgitation from a whale after three days? The Bible does not say. If there were any witnesses, they were very few. The same happened with Jesus' resurrection. Because the people of Jesus' day did not believe properly, they missed the resurrection (proof). Jesus even upbraided his disciples for their hardness of heart (Mark 16:14). They could have missed it too!

According to Jesus, this was the only sign a generation that failed in faith (belief) would get. In other words, improper belief leads to proof they either miss, or cannot accept. There is also the possibility of a substitute proof which they miss or reject out of hand.

The proof presented here is because there seems to be no great miracles and prophets today. It is meant to turn people back to reading and studying the Bible with respect and trust so that faith can grow.

So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

Salvation and spiritual growth does not come from this proof. The proof is presented here only to assure you that the message in the Bible is true, and that your life depends on reading and studying the Bible. Don't get caught up in the proof! This proof was meant to kickstart your faith in the Bible and God.

Proof is extremely specific. This proof does not prove a specific denomination, church, group, or sect/cult is right or wrong. It proves God’s message is true. To know whether any particular branch of Christianity (including this author) is legitimate, you will have to compare their teachings with God’s message in the Bible.

If you are already convinced of the Bible's worth, then by all means skip this proof and get to studying it, and applying it to your life. (Great shortcut.) If you are not a believer and want to know if the Bible is worth reading, hopefully this substitute proof will convince you the Bible is really from God. If you think you may have missed something in your Bible studies, or want to expand your knowledge and perspective on what the Bible teaches, see the affiliated website: Bible Issues.

Miracles are of the greatest benefit to those closest to them. Other believers can share in the joy of a miracle when they hear of it. But as the circle widens over time and distance, miracles become less real. This makes the proof (or miracle) presented here completely different. It is something that can be shared over and over. Anyone going through it can see for themselves it is real, and that it confirms God’s message is in the Bible. This is something you can make your own and have forever, unlike miracles that happened long ago, or miracles that happened to someone else.

Bible Numbers 2.0

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. (Matthew 10:30; see also Luke 12:7.)
–so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six. (Revelation 13:17-18)

These two verses are the closest Bible references people use to justify the use of gematria or Bible numerics. It is the use of letters as numbers. The practice goes back into ancient times. (see Smith's Bible Dictionary under the entry Number.)

Note that the Bible reference above does not say reckon the number of its name (even though there is a number to its name), but to reckon the number of the beast. If it did, this would be hard scriptural evidence for gematria/numerics. But since it does not, or has to be construed to mean reckoning the number of its name there is the possibility gematria stands on its own without scriptural support. On the other hand, one could reason that wisdom is never about just doing one small thing. It wouldn't be wisdom if it was only for reckoning the number of the beast. Since there is a number to the name, then wisdom should be able to reckon it too. This makes wisdom and understanding absolutely essential if anything is to be obtained from gematria/numerics. At the very least, this demands a systematic approach.

But does, or would God use something like gematria/numerics? Would He hide numbers in the message of the Bible?

It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. (Proverbs 25:2)

Apparently God does hide things (see also Jeremiah 33:2-3 & Daniel 2:22). Taken together with the verse from Revelation this seems to indicate gematria/numerics could be one valid field of Bible study. To search things out means methodically and thoroughly (Acts 17:11) and agrees with Revelation 13:17-18.

This site is called Bible Numbers 2.0 because everything is approached systematically. It is different from all other numeric websites. This is the next level in numerics/gematria. Unlike other Bible Numeric/Gematria sites, this one actually proves God exists. God has marked or signed passages in the Bible to show His great acts in history throughout the world. (This includes the story of Abraham and Isaac being given the land of Canaan, and the rejection of Ishmael as Abraham's heir. See: The Imperial Number.) This signature also marks spiritual truths, the life, ministry and teachings of Jesus, and warnings of the end times.

If you want to know what these spiritual truths are, learn Jesus' teachings, and know what will happen in the end times, you will have to read those sections of your Bible. You won't find them here in the numeric proof. You'll find only a few snippets here.

What is this signature? They are numeric features based on two verses (Exodus 34:6-7 and Revelation 1:8). Revelation 1:8 gives the instructions for finding numeric features in Exodus 34:6-7. The features are so complex they can only have been inspired by God. And unlike practically all other numeric studies, these features demonstrate order and structure. This is how we know there is reason behind them.

This is not random chance and coincidence. It was designed! And only God could have done it.

Not only can God’s signature be found through the Bible, it can also be found in English texts on the founding of modern Israel, and in a small portion of the American Declaration of Independence. There is also a number study on Exodus 34:6-7 from the Chinese Bible! (Yes! A number system for Chinese characters has just recently been discovered.) This will be one of the most extensive and in-depth Bible Number studies ever presented. The discovery in Chinese is God’s way of showing us He is still speaking today.

Not only is God still speaking, but He has given many prophecies specifically for our time. One of these prophecies concerns China and America. It is a message also for the world in general, even for unbelievers, and a message of assurance to believers. The amazing part is that Isaiah 18 has numeric features in three languages: Chinese, English and Hebrew. (No gematria, Bible Numeric, or number study has ever been presented in three different languages!)

What might the Chinese say about God? 朱宗元's essay explains God as a single unique being (not a trinity), the creator and only one worthy of worship.

There is even a relation between John 1:1-37a and the first part of the Dao De Jing.

And finally there is a major number study covering over 90% of the book of Revelation. The numbers are so similar to Exodus 34:6-7 only God could have inspired them. Discovering these features would have been almost impossible without a computer. This makes the book of Revelation a book for our time. The numeric features highlight the urgency of this prophetic vision. Revelation is a book you must study. (Numbers will not teach you what is going to happen in the near future. Studying the book of Revelation will. For more information, see the affiliated site Bible Issues and the study on Revelation.)

And to answer those skeptics who think this is all coincidence, numeric experiments will also be carried out to demonstrate why it's unlikely to be random chance. Experiments will also show whether such features exist outside the Bible, or if they can be manufactured. (You can try, but there's no guarantee you'll find anything.)

Complex numeric features authenticate the original message behind our Bible, show God’s work in history, tell the story of God’s creation and the redemption of creation.

Is this solid proof for the existence of the God of the Bible?

Full Disclosure: The mathematical laws God established at creation cannot be ignored. (They are a part of what God called very good [Genesis 1:31].) These laws state that numerical features will be found somewhere, sometimes in all literature. What these laws cannot do is examine the meaning of what is discovered. That is up to you. What you want to believe is your choice. After any proof or miracle, it is up to you. That is why there is still a need for faith (Hebrews 11:6).

God said His word will be accomplished. It will not fail, and it will not return to Him empty. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that God is Lord over all. (Isaiah 45:20-25,55:11)


(Don't waste time with randomly presented features and techniques that have no explanation or support. That is not wisdom or understanding. That is chaos. Don't bother following words linked together just because they have the same value. Many words have the same value! And don't bother with The Bible Code (also known as ELS) which actually proves nothing! The very best will be presented here.

Let the text speak for itself. Don't cover the original meaning with the made up meaning of numbers. The numbers are supposed to confirm the text, not change the meaning.

It's not about us, or about magic. It's not about the Kabbalah and it's not about the Tree of Life. It's about God and what He wants us to know and do. God operates on many levels simultaneously. Even in foolishness, His actions are more than anything we can imagine (1 Corinthians 1:25). If gematria is some sort of foolishness on God’s part, remember not to get caught up in the numbers. The numbers are not part of the central message. They are not essential. Put them aside after you've read this. You can always keep these pages as a reference and turn back to them if you have to. Go back to reading the Bible, studying it, meditating on it, and applying it to your life and world.)


Follow the links at the bottom of each page to see how everything develops and fits together 😋 , or select topics of interest from the links on the left of each page. (All pages are now listed in the menu on the left.)

Original basic version was first posted at http://www.accessv.com/~rjchin (site no longer active).



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