The Numerate Believer

I am sure many people must have heard, especially from preachers, things like five is the number of grace, seven is the number for perfection and eight is the number for new beginnings e.t.c.

I know many Christians who believe in the spiritual significance of certain numbers, like once I was told that because we were in the month of May and it is the fifth month, we were in the season of God’s grace. The question now becomes, what happens when we get to June and I was unable to take advantage of ‘this season of grace’.

As Christians, we must realize that whatever beliefs we choose to uphold would have to be founded from proper bible teaching. So where do we get these number thing from, because to be honest I have heard a lot of stories and I am sure if you have been a Christian for a while you would have too.

I decided to read up on the number thing, then I got a shocker, just when I thought we only had one to ten, it turns out we have way more numbers than you think.

The table below shows biblical numbers and their meaning;

It’s Meaning….
1 Unity; New beginnings
2 Union; Division; Witnessing
3 Divine completeness and perfection
4 Creation, world
5 God’s goodness; Grace; Pentateuch (first five books)
6 Weakness of man; Manifestation of sin; Satan
7 Resurrection; Spiritual completeness
8 New beginnings
9 Divine completeness from the Father; Fruit of the spirit
10 Testimony; Law and responsibility
11 Disorder and judgment
12 Governmental perfection
13 Apostasy; depravity and rebellion
14 Salvation; Deliverance
15 Rest
16 Love
17 Victory
18 Bondage
19 Faith
20 Redemption
21 Exceeding sinfulness of sin
22 Light
23 Death
24 The Priesthood
25 The forgiveness of sins; Repentance
26 The Gospel of Christ
27 Preaching of the Gospel
28 Eternal life
29 Departure
30 Dedication; Blood of Christ
31 Offspring
32 Covenant
33 Promise
34 Naming of a son
35 Hope
36 Enemy
37 The word of our Father
38 Slavery
39 Disease
40 Probation; Trials; Testing
42 First advent; Israel’s oppression
44 Judgment of the World
49 Preservation
50 Holy Spirit; Pentecost
60 Pride
66 Idol worship
70 Punishment and restoration of Israel
100 Children of the promise; Election
119 Spiritual perfection and victory
120 Divine period of probation
144 The Spirit guided life
200 Insufficiency
600 Warfare
666 Antichrist
777 Christ
888 Holy Spirit; The sum of Tree of Life
1000 Divine completeness and Fathers glory


The problem with the list above is that there is no sound biblical basis for most of the numbers listed and their meanings. The major issue I feel many of the people who insist on attaching special significance and emphasis to numbers, that the bible doesn’t, is the desire to know and hear God by all means.

To be honest, the first thing I feel you have to settle in your mind about hearing God and knowing him is that he wants you to hear and to know him.

The first thing you have to settle in your mind about hearing God and knowing him is that He wants you to hear and to know him. Click To Tweet

God is not playing games and hiding from you. He is not putting out puzzles and seeing if you are wise enough to decipher them. He is willing and eager to be known by you. He seeks a relationship with you more than you seek to know him. He seeks to lead you and talk to you more than you desire to be led by Him.

God is not playing games and hiding from you. Click To Tweet

The second thing that is important to realize is that the only sure way to know God is through his word and by word I mean more specifically the testimony of the man Jesus Christ, because he is the word of God (John 1: 14-18).

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

So from the biblical reference, we must realize that, we know that God has chosen to be known through his son Jesus and not through numbers. So even if you get a vision and you are told in the vision that 1 million is the number of purity, you must bring this vision under the scrutiny of what the word of God says.

Please stop saying this number signifies this in the realm of the spirit and this one represents that, go and read your bible, get a church where Jesus Christ and his work are upheld.

Please stop saying some specific number signifies this in the realm of the spirit and this one represents that, go and read your bible, get a church where Jesus Christ and his work are upheld. Click To Tweet

God bless you!!

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