by Ike Reighard

How God Counts: Numbers and Their Meaning
Ike Reighard
Revelation 1:19-20
October 2, 1994


Numbers are used in Revelation in a symbolic way.

I. The science of numbers.
Look at nature.
Scripture tells us that this world speaks of God. God is a God of order -- Decision and Balance
The heavens are run by a mathematical formula.
Astronomers know the movement of heavenly bodies for 1,000 years.
Chemistry, biology and nature itself are mathematical.
October 2, 1994 -- PM Service
46 chromosomes in a cell in a human.

**Little Boy -- $3.00 in one Pocket -- $4.00 in the other. What would you have? I would have on somebody else's pants.

II. The symbolism of numbers.
Numbers had a spiritual meaning in Scripture.

1. Unity
Deuteronomy 6:4 -- "Hear O' Israel the Lord our God is one Lord."
Zechariah 14:9 -- "The Lord shall be king over all the earth, in that day shall there be one Lord and His name is one." READ
Ephesians 4:4-6 -- "One body, one spirit..."
We do not worship three gods, but one.

2. Witness.
John 8:17 -- "The testimony of two men."
I make a motion; I second the motion.
Old Testament/New Testament -- Witness of God.
Jesus is the second person in the Trinity.
Revelation 1:5 -- Faithful witness.
Two angels at the tomb.
Two angels at the Mount of Olives witnessed to the Man of Galilee.
READ Revelation 11:3 -- The two witnesses.
Jesus sent the 70 out to witness two by two.

3. Holy Trinity.
Matthew 28:19 -- Baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 6: Seraphim cried, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of hosts."
Holy Father
Holy Son Triunine Person
Holy Spirit
Man, Spirit, Soul and Body
READ 1 Thessalonians 5:23
**Time is triune -- Past, Present, Future.
**Space -- Height, Width, Depth

4. World.
Earth -- Creation
Isaiah 11:12 -- "..four corners of the earth."

A flat earth? No.
Four points of a compass -- N, S, E, W
Ezeki ...

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