Oh, I meant to throw this out earlier but ran out of time . . .I like to play around a bit with biblical numerology . . .nothing too deep, mostly just the basics . . .mainly with the numbers 1-12 but there are a couple others that surface a lot through Scriptures . . .11, 12, 30, 40 . . 50. .120 . . .I believe there’s a specific reason why the numbers are addressed as they have been. That it was 40 days and not 39 or 41. That there were 10 virgins, not 9 or 8.
We talk about the use of translations a lot. But I believe God didn’t rely on words, because words are limited to isolated groups of people. A word will have one meaning in one culture and a totally different meaning in another. So, I believe when God speaks, he uses other means . . .like . . .colors, numbers . . .elements (gold, silver, straw) objects (men are as trees) . . .mountains, rocks, pillars, rivers even . . .like the Jordan . . .did you all know that when the nation of Israel was crossing over the very first time and the priests feet touched the flooded river . . that Scripture states it rolled all the way back to a specific city . . .know what it is?
I’d tell ya but that’s not why I wanted to post right now. Ask me about it later if you’re interested. It’s extremely powerful, I promise!!
What I wanted to add “here” is connected to what I wrote above about our current generation now entering into the Sabbath day of God where the rules of the church that got us here are no longer effective because this is the last of the last days . . .this is the Sabbath day of the week, the last of the seven days predestined for this realm we live in to adhere to.
What I wanted to point out was something God said in Genesis 6.
1And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
I’m just going to put this out there . . .hang on if you can . . .
First verse . . . whenever I see the word “face” to me it signifies “identity”. Should a child go missing, the picture they post on your milk cartons is not a picture of their arm, torso, legs . . .it’s always a picture of their “face” because that’s how we’re “identified”. So . . .people multiplied on the “face” of the “earth”. Earth . . .dirt . . .natural . . .carnality . . .generally whenever earth is portrayed, it’s never a good thing. So “man” is multiplying, but not in God’s image . . .the identity of man’s carnality is multiplying.
All of what I’m sharing is a spiritual application by the way . . .just sayin . . .I’m not about to get into whether or not angels literally left heaven and slept with flesh and blood . . .but . . .what I “do” see is where carnal minded men, who are multiplying in that carnality, had daughters, offspring of carnality . … and those daughters slept with . . .had an intimate relationship with the sons of God . . .in other words, Spiritual truth became blended with natural reasoning . . daughters represents my “mind/soul/Eve” Sons of God represent my heart/spirit/Adam" When I take spiritual truth, mix it with my carnal mind, I produce giants as a result. Who are the giants? For me . . .it’s the religions of the world. They’re so big no one dares to question their validity.
But God makes a decree . . .which is the real reason I wanted to post here . . . the stuff leading up to this was just extra. I’m dropping bombs on many right now but doesn’t Hebrews talk about God doing some serious shaking???
So God makes a declaration . . .My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Spirit does not “strive” with flesh . . .flesh submits to spirit. However, IN THIS REALM our minds are in full operation. Problem is, we can’t use the same format in the spirit that we use in the flesh. Spiritual truth does not come by way of natural logic and reason. Ask Peter!! He’d tell ya! “Flesh and blood has not taught you this, but the Father who is in heaven has REVEALED this to you. . .” Yet our days shall be 120 years.
Question . . .for those who think this is meant to be taken literally, in all the geneologies through Scripture, how many men can you count that died at the age of 120? Any takers? I’ll tell you . . .one. Who? Moses. Why Moses? Because “he” represtented law. And the Old Covenant law was to harness the mind of men . . .that’s why when Jesus came, it was such a radical change. He walked in faith where the rest of us walked in logic. The two are like oil and water, sure, each has a specific use and purpose, but they just don’t mix.
Okay . . .it’s this 120 that I wanted to get to. I’m not sure how to put this in to script, I can see it, I just don’t know how to clearly “say” it. When Jesus came, it changed everything. It changed man’s vision of God, it changed God’s relationship with man. EVERYTHING was made by Christ, through Christ and For Christ. When God releases vision, it’s through Christ that he sees. Am I making sense so far? I think that’s why so many struggle with just the UR aspect because so many are still walking in logic of how they read Scriptures rather than in the Spirit from which the Scriptures were inspired.
In our church, there are three main things I stress . . .we have a little banner that people walk under when they come in with out even realizing it’s there. It’s the three fundamental truths God has led me into. One is . …lose your mind. Which simply is to say that we should walk in the spirit, listen with our spirit and worship from the spirit. Two . . .go through the wrong door. In order for me to embrace the idea that Jesus actually saved the world, I had to come to a place where I had to admit to myself that perhaps I was wrong about my original belief on what Jesus could and could not do. But lastly . . .have cross-eyed vision. Which simply is to live in love. For God so “loved” the world . . .
But I believe God has cross-eyed vision as well. So when he says the days of flesh will only be 120 . . .I believe he was using Christ as his measuring rod. How so? Well . . . it’s like this . . .everything pertaining to the tabernacle is a pattern of Jesus. I believe the 1000 year reign is not about a literal measurement of time, but it’s connected to the tabernacle measurements. The holy of holies was 10x10x10. That comes to a thousand. The holy of holies was the place of intimacy, it’s where the mercy seat rested over the ark containing the manna (Jesus) stone tablets (law) and Aaron’s rod that budded (prophets). The manna, law and the prophets were the three major componants that Jesus himself consisted of . . .it represents the “heart” of God . . .but that’s another story as well . . .
So . . .according to the tabernacle and it’s laws . .there was one particular one where everything charged against an Israelite was to be erased, everything they had to give away to pay off a debt was to be returned and any children they had to hire out as slaves for unpaid debts was to be returned as well . . .all this took place on the year of the Sabbath. Well . . .I’ve already jumped ahead . . .because we all know about the sabbath “day” of every week. There was a Sabbath “year” every seven years and then . . .there was a Jubilee . . .it was the fullness of Sabbaths. Jesus is not only the Sabbath, he is the Sabbath of Sabbaths . . .so . . .the Sabbath of Sabbath . . . the year of Jubilee, oh, that was also what he stood and proclaimed when he read out of the book of Isaiah “to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord” . . .that’s Jubilee.
It happens every 50 years . . .and THERE’S where I was trying to get. Take the 120 years God ordered for striving with flesh . . .multiply it times Jubilee which is 50 and the sum is . . .6000 . . .a Day is as a thousand years . . .6 days of labor, then the end of the 6th day has come, the day of rest is upon you!!! No longer do we get by with striving flesh . . .Rest has come, we have come to rest in his Rest.