Bible Numbers 2.0

The Church At The End Times

In the days of the Apostles not many churches were wealthy, powerful, or well educated (1 Corinthians 1:26). This development did not occur until centuries later with the formation of the large Christian denominations: Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and other eastern churches. But the Laodicean church in Revelation 3:14-22 is different even from these because Revelation is the book about the end times.

And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: "The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.1
Και τω αγγελω της εν Λαοδικεια εκκλησιας γραψον Ταδε λεγει ο Αμην ο μαρτυς ο πιστος και αληθινος η αρχη της κτισεως του θεου Οιδα σου τα εργα οτι ουτε ψυχρος ει ουτε ζεστος οφελον ψυχρος ης η ζεστος ουτως οτι χλιαρος ει και ουτε ζεστος ουτε ψυχρος μελλω σε εμεσαι εκ του στοματος μου οτι λεγεις οτι Πλουσιος ειμι και πεπλουτηκα και ουδεν χρειαν εχω και ουκ οιδας οτι συ ει ο ταλαιπωρος και ελεεινος και πτωχος και τυφλος και γυμνος2

Cut 10 words from the beginning and start from the 11th. Drop 20 words from the end of verse 17. The numbers Numerics Gematria pinpoint the most essential part of Jesus' warning, and it is a terrible warning.

By dropping the introductory words, And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The words of..., the warning becomes universal to all churches, all believers for all of history. This is actually true of all the seven churches mentioned in Revelation. None of these warnings can be ignored by any believer.

Jesus first begins by stating who he is, and what he represents. In this case, the church is not carrying on Jesus' mission.

The Amen. The word we know as αμην in the Greek came from a Hebrew word meaning something that is firm or figuratively trustworthy and true.3 Since Jesus later uses the word true to further describe himself, this must mean firm. Jesus is steadfast and unchanging like God. Jesus is the yes for all that God stands for (2 Corinthians 1:20). Either the church is completely silent, or is only a partial representative of God.

The Witness. Jesus' testimony is prophecy (Revelation 19:10). The church has no witness, prophecy or spirit.

The Faithful. Jesus was obedient to God, even to death (Philippians 2:6-8). The church is disobedient.

(The) True. The church has replaced what was true with what is false (Matthew 15:8-9).

The Beginning Of The Creation Of God. Jesus mentions this because it is something the church has forgotten. The church holds to the theory of the Trinity, confusing Jesus and God. In the Bible, Jesus and God have always had different roles and descriptions. The exact relationship is never articulated/defined. One has to be indoctrinated into the theory of the Trinity in order to begin interpreting everything read in the Bible to assume it means something else.

Six times in the Old Testament the phrase everlasting to everlasting is used to describe God. No such description exists in the New Testament for Jesus. Many New Testament verses confirm Jesus is eternal and created everything, but none definitively say he had no beginning and was not created. Hebrews 1:9 makes it clear there were others with Jesus. Thus Jesus is not God.

Jesus is well aware of their works. He does not say they have abandoned their first love (Revelation 2:4). They are not a dead church (Revelation 3:1). Thus the works which are neither hot or cold refer to something else. And since something lukewarm in the mouth is not always cause for disgust this is not a matter of taste either. One would only spit something out because of disgust, or because it was useless (Matthew 5:13). Perhaps this best describes the works of this church.

Works are not considered separately from the church. They are the church. As a result, not only are the works rejected, but so also is the church itself.

The numeric section ends with just two thirds of the church's statement on itself: I am rich, I have prospered-. The last part, and I need nothing is actually already covered with the first part. This is a self-satisfied church that doesn't know its true state. And this statement is also what Jesus rejects.

Why don't the numeric features include the rest of Jesus' advice? Because some of Jesus' statements about himself at the outset already describe what needs correction. (The purpose of the numeric features is to highlight important topics for the believer. All the believer has to do is read the rest of the context. That's easier than working with numbers Numerics Gematria.)

It is the only church where Jesus recommends they buy from him (Revelation 3:18). Nowhere is this said to any other church. How can one buy faith or religion? This incongruity describes this church's problem. All it knows is money and buying or selling. It is so steeped in economic ideology Jesus can only speak to it in the same language. And it is the only church where Jesus is outside (Revelation 3:30). He is not in this church.

Clearly this is a prophecy of the end times. Only today is the economy the main concern of governments and world organizations.

1      2               3      4                          5
60     78              60     501                        60
1      2  3   4  5     6      7   8  9   10   11   12    13
60     1- 30- 7- 40    60     30- 1- 80- 100- 200- 90    60
the    Amen,           the    witness                    the

6                         7            8
419                       20           235
14  15 16  17   18  19    20  21 22    23  24  25 26 27 28  29  30
70- 9- 90- 100- 60- 90    10- 1- 9     1-  20- 7- 8- 9- 40- 60- 90
faithful                  and          true,

9      10                 11            12
7      488                197           904
31     32  33  34   35    36   37 38    39  40   41 42  43 44   45
7      1-  80- 400- 7     100- 7- 90    10- 100- 9- 90- 5- 600- 90
the    beginning          of the        creation

13              14                15               16
360             273               74               350
46   47  48     49  50 51  52     53  54 55 56     57  58  59
100- 60- 200    8-  5- 60- 200    60- 9- 4- 1      90- 60- 200
of the          God,              I have known     of you

17         18              19             20
101        89              169            365
60   61    62 63  64 65    66  67   68    69  70   71   72
100- 1     5- 80- 3- 1     60- 100- 9     60- 200- 100- 5
the        works,          that           neither

21                           22         23
1330                         14         365
73   74   75   76  77  78    79 80      81  82   83   84
500- 200- 400- 80- 60- 90    5- 9       60- 200- 100- 5
cold                         you are    nor

24                     25                      26
351                    485                     1330
85 86 87  88  89 90    91  92  93 94  95 96    97  98  99  100 101 102
6- 5- 90- 100-60-90    60- 300-5- 20- 60-40    500-200-400-80- 60- 90
hot.                   I owed                  cold

27          28     29                          30
97          7      351                         1050
103 104     105    106 107 108 109  110 111    112  113  114  115  116
7-  90      7      6-  5-  90- 100- 60- 90     60-  200- 100- 600- 90
you were    or     hot.                        Thus

31              32                              33
169             660                             14
117 118  119    120  121 122 123 124 125 126    127 128
60- 100- 9      400- 20- 9-  1-  80- 60- 90     5-  9
because         lukewarm                        you are

34             35                   36
20             365                  351
129 130 131    132 133  134  135    136 137 138 139  140 141
10- 1-  9      60- 200- 100- 5      6-  5-  90- 100- 60- 90
and            neither              hot

37                   38                            39
365                  1330                          675
142 143  144  145    146  147  148  149 150 151    152 153 154 155 156
60- 200- 100- 5      500- 200- 400- 80- 60- 90     30- 5-  20- 20- 600
nor                  cold,                         I am about

40         41                         42         43
95         140                        15         360
157 158    159 160 161 162 163 164    165 166    167  168 169
90- 5      5-  30- 5-  90- 1-  9      5-  10     100- 60- 200
you        to vomit                   out of     the

44                                   45             46
531                                  290            169
170 171  172 173 174 175  176 177    178 179 180    181 182  183
90- 100- 60- 30- 1-  100- 60- 90     30- 60- 200    60- 100- 9
mouth                                of me.         Because

47                       48             49
132                      169            599
184 185 86 187 88 189    190 191 192    193 194 195 196 197 98 199 200
20- 5-  3- 5-  9- 90     60- 100-9      70- 20- 60- 200-90- 9-  60- 90
you are saying           that           rich

50                51            52
53                20            543
201 202 03 204    205 06 207    208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 17
5-  9-  30-9      10- 1- 9      70- 5-  70- 20- 60- 200-100-7-  10- 1
I am              and           I have become rich4

Numeric Features

Primary Features

(Derived from Revelation 1:8 and grouped for easy reference.)

A.1Numeric total: 17255 = 5 x 7 x 17 x 29. (See feature 2.3.)

A.4Number of words: 52 = 2 x 2 x 13. (See feature 2.1.)

A.5Number of letters: 217 = 7 x 31. (See feature 2.2.)

B.2.2Every other verse (even): 7163 = 13 x 19 x 29. (See feature 1.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 7987 = 7 x 7 x 163. (See feature 4.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 9268 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 331. (See feature 4.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 7399 = 7 x 7 x 151. (See feature 6.3.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 3850 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 11. (See feature 6.1.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 3549 = 3 x 7 x 13 x 13. (See feature 6.2.)

Verse Features

1Even positioned verses: 7163 = 13 x 19 x 29.

Words And Letters

2.1Number of words: 52 = 2 x 2 x 13.

2.2Number of letters: 217 = 7 x 31.

2.3Numeric total: 17255 = 5 x 7 x 17 x 29.

3.Words with an even number of letters.

a) 2  4   6   8   10  14  15  17  18  20  21   22  23  24  25  26   
b) 78 501 419 235 488 273 74  101 89  365 1330 14  365 351 485 1330 

a) 27  29  33  35  36  37  38   40  41  42  44  47  49  50  52  
b) 97  351 14  365 351 365 1330 95  140 15  531 132 599 53  543 

Position total: 855 = 3 x 3 x 5 x 19. Word total: 11479 = 13 x 883. SF: 896 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7. SF: 21 = 3 x 7. (No matching feature with words having an odd number of letters.)

4.1Odd positioned letters:

60 30 40 30 80 200 60 9 100 90 1 1 7 9 60 7 80 7 7 10 9 5 90 60 8 60 
60 4  90 200 1 80 1 100 60 100 500 400 60 5 60 100 6 90 60 60 5 60 
500 400 60 7  7 5 100 90 200 600 60 9 20 1 60 5 10 9 200 5 5 100 90 
200 5 200 80 90 5 20  90 5 5 1 5 100 200 100 30 100 90 60 60 9 5 5 
90 100 70 60 90 60 5 30 10 9  5 20 200 7 1 

Total of letters: 7987 = 7 x 7 x 163.

4.2Even positioned letters:

1 7 60 1 100 90 70 90 60 10 9 20 8 40 90 1 400 100 90 100 90 600 100 
200 5  200 9 1 60 100 5 3 60 9 200 5 200 80 90 9 200 5 5 100 90 300 
20 40 200 80  90 90 6 90 60 60 100 90 100 400 9 80 90 9 1 60 100 6 
90 60 60 100 500 400  60 30 20 600 5 30 90 9 10 60 90 60 1 60 30 200 
100 20 3 9 60 9 20 200 9 90  9 9 1 70 70 60 100 10 

Total of letters: 9268 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 331.

5.1Odd valued letters:

a) 2  4  8  15  21  22  23  25  27  31  32  35  37  41  43  50  54  
b) 1  7  1  9   1   9   1   7   9   7   1   7   7   9   5   5   9   

a) 56  61  62  64  65  68  72  79  80  84  86  93  103  105  107  
b) 1   1   5   3   1   9   5   5   9   5   5   5   7    7    5    

a) 119  122  123  127  128  130  131  135  137  145  153  158  159  
b) 9    9    1    5    9    1    9    5    5    5    5    5    5    

a) 161  163  164  165  174  183  185  186  187  188  192  198  201  
b) 5    1    9    5    1    9    5    3    5    9    9    9    5    

a) 202  204  206  207  209  215  217  
b) 9    9    1    9    5    7    1    

Letter total: 357 = 3 x 7 x 17.

5.1.1The number of all odd valued letters in the text: 65 = 5 x 13. (No feature with even valued letters.)

5.2Even valued letters:

a) 1  3  5  6  7  9  10  11  12  13  14  16  17  18  19  20  24  26  
b) 60 30 40 60 30 80 100 200 90  60  70  90  100 60  90  10  20  8   

a) 28  29  30  33  34  36  38  39  40  42  44  45  46  47  48  49  
b) 40  60  90  80  400 100 90  10  100 90  600 90  100 60  200 8   

a) 51  52  53  55  57  58  59  60  63  66  67  69  70  71  73  74  
b) 60  200 60  4   90  60  200 100 80  60  100 60  200 100 500 200 

a) 75  76  77  78  81  82  83  85  87  88  89  90  91  92  94  95  
b) 400 80  60  90  60  200 100 6   90  100 60  90  60  300 20  60  

a) 96  97  98  99  100  101  102  104  106  108  109  110  111  112  
b) 40  500 200 400 80   60   90   90   6    90   100  60   90   60   

a) 113  114  115  116  117  118  120  121  124  125  126  129  132  
b) 200  100  600  90   60   100  400  20   80   60   90   10   60   

a) 133  134  136  138  139  140  141  142  143  144  146  147  148  
b) 200  100  6    90   100  60   90   60   200  100  500  200  400  

a) 149  150  151  152  154  155  156  157  160  162  166  167  168  
b) 80   60   90   30   20   20   600  90   30   90   10   100  60   

a) 169  170  171  172  173  175  176  177  178  179  180  181  182  
b) 200  90   100  60   30   100  60   90   30   60   200  60   100  

a) 184  189  190  191  193  194  195  196  197  199  200  203  205  
b) 20   90   60   100  70   20   60   200  90   60   90   30   10   

a) 208  210  211  212  213  214  216  
b) 70   70   20   60   200  100  10   

Letter total: 16898 = 2 x 7 x 17 x 71.

6.1First letter of each word:

a) 1  2  6  7  13  14  20  23  31  32  36  39  46  49  53  57  60  
b) 60 1  60 30 60  70  10  1   7   1   100 10  100 8   60  90  100 

a) 62  66  69  73  79  81  85  91  97  103  105  106  112  117  120  
b) 5   60  60  500 5   60  6   60  500 7    7    6    60   60   400  

a) 127  129  132  136  142  146  152  157  159  165  167  170  178  
b) 5    10   60   6    60   500  30   90   5    5    100  90   30   

a) 181  184  190  193  201  205  208  
b) 60   20   60   70   5    10   70   

Total: 3850 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 11.

6.2Last letter of each word:

a) 1  5  6  12  13  19  22  30  31  35  38  45  48  52  56  59  61  
b) 60 40 60 90  60  90  9   90  7   7   90  90  200 200 1   200 1   

a) 65  68  72  78  80  84  90  96  102  104  105  111  116  119  126  
b) 1   9   5   90  9   5   90  40  90   90   7    90   90   9    90   

a) 128  131  135  141  145  151  156  158  164  166  169  177  180  
b) 9    9    5    90   5    90   600  5    9    10   200  90   200  

a) 183  189  192  200  204  207  217  
b) 9    90   9    90   9    9    1    

Total: 3549 = 3 x 7 x 13 x 13.

6.3First and last letters together: 7399 = 7 x 7 x 151.

7.1.1Letters whose word positions add up to an odd number:

1 3 4 5 6 7 9 20 30 40 70 80 90 300 400 500 600

The total of all their letter positions: 14994 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 7 x 17. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

7.1.2Letters whose word positions add up to an even number:

8 10 60 100 200

The total of all their letter positions: 8659 = 7 x 1237.

7.2.1Letters where the sum of the words they appeared in is an odd number:

3 5 6 9 60 90 300 600

Total of their letter positions: 12635 = 5 x 7 x 19 x 19.

7.2.2Letters where the sum of the words they appeared in is an even number:

1 4 7 8 10 20 30 40 70 80 100 200 400 500

Total of their letter positions: 11018 = 2 x 7 x 787.

7.3Letters where the sum of their positions is an odd number:

1 4 6 7 8 9 10 20 40 60 70 90 600

Total of their word positions: 3666 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 47. SF: 65 = 5 x 13. (No corresponding feature with letters where the sum of their positions is an even number.)

8.1Sort the letters according to the sum of the word positions in which they appeared. The upper half of the ranked list:

70 10 30 20 1 200 9 100 5 90 60

Total: 595 = 5 x 7 x 17.

8.2Sort the letters according to their number of appearances in the passage. The upper half of the ranked list:

80 30 7 20 1 200 9 100 5 90 60

Total: 602 = 2 x 7 x 43. SF: 52 = 2 x 2 x 13.

8.3Sort the letters according to the total of the word sums they appeared in. The lower half of the ranked list:

4 3 300 8 40 6 10 7 70 30 600

Total: 1078 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 11.

9.All letters from the lower half of the Greek alphabet:

a) 2  8  21  23  32  56  61  65  123  130  163  174  206  217  64  
b) 1  1  1   1   1   1   1   1   1    1    1    1    1    1    3   

a) 186  55  93  107  62  127  50  135  137  145  153  158  159  161  
b) 3    4   5   5    5   5    5   5    5    5    5    5    5    5    

a) 43  165  72  185  79  187  201  84  209  86  85  136  106  31  
b) 5   5    5   5    5   5    5    5   5    5   6   6    6    7   

a) 4  35  103  105  37  215  25  49  26  128  164  68  131  183  15  
b) 7  7   7    7    7   7    7   8   8   9    9    9   9    9    9   

a) 27  80  188  192  198  22  202  204  119  207  122  54  41  166  
b) 9   9   9    9    9    9   9    9    9    9    9    9   9   10   

a) 39  129  20  216  205  121  154  194  184  211  155  94  24  160  
b) 10  10   10  10   10   20   20   20   20   20   20   20  20  30   

a) 152  173  3  203  178  7  96  28  5  125  168  172  47  18  176  
b) 30   30   30 30   30   30 40  40  40 60   60   60   60  60  60   

a) 89  179  181  91  6  132  51  
b) 60  60   60   60  60 60   60  

Position total: 12038 = 2 x 13 x 463. (No equivalent feature with the upper half.)

10.Since there are 217 letters (7 x 31), take every 31st letter:

31 62 93 124 155 186 217
7  5  5  80  20  3   1

Total: 121 = 11 x 11.

Conclusion

The numeric features mark this passage as an important message for believers at the end times. It is the only one of the seven churches singled out for expulsion. Wealth and prosperity are not necessarily signs of God’s favour. And dependence on the physical is reliance on shifting sand. To say, We need nothing is a sign one has entirely missed the mark.

As the prophet Jeremiah warned Israel in his day,

Do not trust in these deceptive words: This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD. (Jeremiah 7:4)

So Jesus' angel warns believers not to take confidence in their church saying, This is the body of Christ or This is the Church.

Note 1English reference quotes are from the Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson Inc., 1972.

Note 2The Hebrew or Greek text is from Bibleworks 3.0 by Hermeneutika, Michael S. Bushell, 1995, translated into HTML entities. Vowel marks and punctuation from the Hebrew have been removed. Greek accent marks and punctuation have also been removed.

Note 3Strong's Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible, by James Strong, Riverside Book & Bible House, Iowa.

Note 4The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures, by New World Bible Translation Committee, Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York, Inc., 1969 (This is not to advocate for the Jehovah's Witnesses or to support them. It is listed because the book was a Greek-English interlinear easily obtainable at a time of limited means and when interlinear books were expensive and difficult to find.)

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