In data science, there is effort undertaken to try to understand the numbers of the numbers or the meaning behind the data. This is a simple way of saying we look at the data surrounding numbers to see if something special or unique is evident in the numbers of the numbers. Sometimes, we find patterns and relationships. Looking at the numbers of the numbers takes time, patience and a lot of discernment. Mathematical algorythms can be written that try to automatically mine any unique or hidden information. I choose to use human understanding (as flawed as mine might be) to discern these things. I don’t believe a computer program can discern God’s will or divine plan, hidden in plain sight. At least not when it comes to prophecy and Jesus Christ’s book of Revelation. I am not saying that I have all the answers…far from it. We see through the veil darkly and only a shadow of those things to come. However, God has given us his will through his word from the Holy Spirit. It is truly unfortunate that the church, as a whole, has collectively skirted the understanding, teachings and prophecy contained in this treasure-trove of a book in the Bible. The book of Revelation is probably the least read and most overlooked book in the entire Bible. As I stated at the beginning, very simple mathematics and counting helps us understand how concepts are interconnected and arranged in a manner that simplifies the context of the content.
- Revelation Meta Data.
- Strategic threefold placement of “I come quickly.”
- Strategic number of verses, by evil subject.
Revelation MetaData: a set of data that describes and gives information about other data.
The book of Revelation (KJV) has:
Pages: 28 = (4×7) = God’s Foursquarenss of balance and symmetry or a double measure of equal weight or importance (x) God’s divinely determined completeness to purpose or plan.
Chapters: 22 = (10+12) = God’s divinely determined physical allness or completeness regarding things of the earth + God’s divinely constituted organization either in heaven or on earth.
- Total Verses directly spoken by Jesus Christ: 63 verses. (3x3x7). Double intensity/emphasis x divine purpose or plan. Jesus Christ says what he means and means what he says.
- Total Verses directly spoken by Jesus Christ to John, the Apostle: 12 verses. (Rev. 1:8, 1:11, 1:17, 1:18, 1:19, 1:20; 16:15, 22:7, 22:12, 22:13, 22:16, 22:20). (3×4). Jesus Christ speaks EXACTLY 12 verses to John, the Apostle. This represents God’s divinely constituted organization either in heaven on earth.
- Total Chapters directly spoken by Jesus Christ to the Church Christians in Asia-Minor: 2 chapters. (Rev. 2-3). God is solidly confirming a matter with a double of meaning.
- Total Verses directly spoken by Jesus Christ to the 7 Church Christians in Asia-Minor: 56 verses. (4+4×7).
- Total words Christ speaks intended to be heard by evil men during Tribulation period: 24 words. There is only one (1) verse in the entire book of Revelation where Christ speaks directly to evil men once the Tribulation starts. Rev. 16:15 states, “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed in he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.” Count the number of words, there are exactly twenty-four (24). The placing of this verse is extremely strategic by the Holy Spirit. When you read the content surrounding this verse, you will notice that it is right before the last vial plague is poured into the air and God says, “It is done.” The context of verse 16:15 also comes right before the beast/antichrist gathers the armies of the world for the battle of Armageddon. I believe the main audience intended or this verse is evil men. Christ knows that his return (2nd coming) is imminent at the Day of the Lord (battle of Armageddon). Armies of the world are gathering as Christ makes this last statement to evil men. It is a final warning. “I am coming like a thief”. Men aren’t paying attention or looking for Christ or his return. They don’t care. They want nothing to do with him. He warns them that they are evil and clothed in a sinful nature, and when he returns he will see their evil nature and their consciences will convict them (shame) of their unrighteousness. However, the verse has a dual reference in it. How can that be? The verse, I believe, is also intended for those Tribulation Saints who are struggling to withstand the beast, his mark, name, number and worship. In the middle of verse 16:15, Christ promises a blessing for those who are maintaining the struggle, those that are watching for him and waiting for his second return. Through their acceptance of his offer of salvation, their clothing is that of righteousness (and not of sinfulness). Christ is urging the Tribulation Saints to keep the faith and not to lose it or fall into the lies and temptations of the beast’s kingdom. What do we know about the number twenty-four (24)? It represents God’s doubled or abundant organizational arrangement. These twenty-four words are more than adequate to warn evil men and to encourage the Tribulation Saints.
Strategic Threefold Placement by Jesus Christ that “he comes quickly, or like a thief.”
- At the very beginning of Revelation, in 2:5, Jesus Christ makes the statement, “Remember therefore from whence thou are fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out his place, except thou repent.” (Emphasis added). The context of this statement is for the Christians at the Church at Ephesus. As such, it is also intended for Christians of all ages; past, present and future.
- Oddly, about two thirds of the way into Revelation 16:15 states from Jesus Christ, “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.” (Emphasis added). This verse sticks out to be noticed because it appears to be completely out of context with all the verses surrounding it. It is placed, just prior to the verses containing information about the seventh angel’s last vial being poured out upon mankind. The odd placement of this verse screams out … ‘Hey, the vials of wrath are almost done, there is only one more to go. Your time is running out. I am coming quickly. Evil mankind, your window of opportunity to repent is quickly closing. If you are redeemed in me, hang onto to what you have received from me, don’t lose your faith, keep watching for me, I will be here shortly.’ The placement of verse 16:15 is extremely strategic because of who it seems to be intended for and what follows shortly after it in terms of the completion of wrath. Notice, this verse contains EXACTLY twenty-four (24) words. Jesus Christ is abundantly making it clear that God’s divine organizational arrangement or plan has him scheduled to arrive or coming very soon.
- At the very end of Revelation, in chapter 22, Jesus Christ reveals the following:
- … “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” (Rev. 22:7). (Emphasis added).
- … “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Rev. 22:12). (Emphasis added).
- … “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20). (Emphasis added).
It is at this point, where Jesus’ Revelation is finishing up, He specifically says three (3) times that he “comes quickly”. This is a triple emphasis of intensity. He is repeating himself to drive home a point, and to continuing to remind people of his immanent return. Thus, Jesus opens up his book of Revelation with a statement that he will come quickly, strategically in the middle of Revelation he again indicates that he is coming quickly, and lastly, he repeats himself three times at the end of his book that he is coming quickly. Do you think he wants Christians to be prepared with clean garments and not to lose them? Do you think he wants Christians to look for his appearance and coming for them at the rapture/harpazo? When he does come for us, what spiritual state does he expect us to be in? In other words, which of the five churches in Asia-Minor do you NOT want to be referred to as being? Again, these verses come directly from Jesus Christ.
Strategic Number of Verses, by Evil Subject:
- Chapter 13 has 18 verses; (3×6=18), Intensity x Mankind’s evil. This chapter deals exclusively with the antichrist/beast, false prophet and evil mankind. Six (6) is the number of evil man.
- Chapter 17 has 18 verses; (3×6=18), Intensity x Babylon’s evil. This chapter deals exclusively with the evil of Babylon and Mystery Religion Babylon. Six (6) is the number of evil man.
- Chapter 18 has 24 verses; (4×6=24), Foursquareness of balance and symmetry x Babylon city’s evil. This chapter deals exclusively with the physical destruction of the evil city of Babylon. Six (6) is the number of evil man. The total of twenty-four (24) verses suggests doubled organizational evil. The use of “organizational” refers to evil because Babylon’s city is physical, and the capital of the beast’s evil kingdom and evil government. Balance and symmetry means that Babylon city is perfectly evil in its structure and framework. It is an evil city perfectly built on evil.
- Chapter 20 has 15 verses; (3×5=15), intensity and emphasis x Satan’s evil influence. This chapter deals almost exclusively with Satan and his evil influence and manifestation on earth. Five (5) is the evil number of Satan.
Commentary: These four (4) chapters deal exclusively with the manifestations of evil on earth; Satan’s evil, the beast’s evil, the false prophet’s evil, mankind’s evil, Babylon’s evil, and Babylon Mystery Religion’s evil. The number of verses in the first three (3) chapters is a multiple of six (6) which is the evil number of man. Combined, the number is 666 (evil mankind, evil beast, and evil false prophet). The number of verses in chapter 20 is a multiple of five (5) which is the evil number of Satan. These four chapters are excellent examples of God’s truth revealing itself in numbers upon numbers, meaning upon meaning, and truth upon truth. The subject matter of the chapters deal with evil. The actual number of verses used by the Holy Spirit in each chapter are multiples of evil and statistically describe evilness when applying God’s divine mathematics. Also, the fact that there are four (4) chapters means that these four chapters are perfectly balanced and aligned in representing ALL of evil, in all of its manifestations on earth. No evil is left out or omitted from any of these chapters, everything evil is covered. Thus, there is logical meaning in the descriptive information contained in verses, there is the mathematical representation of evil in the number of verses in each chapter, and lastly, the sequencing and structuring of these four (4) chapters automatically implies that all references to the manifestation of evil is properly represented. Numbers within number, truth within truth, meaning within meaning. Only the word of God, from the Holy Spirit could have constructed something so logical, structured and balanced and full of logical, mathematical and descriptive meanings.
The word of God is not finished yet regarding the reference to evil and Satan. There are a total of seventy-five (75) total combined verses in these four (4) chapters; (18+18+24+15) = 75. Satan and his evil influence, which is represented by the number five (5), are contained in all four of these chapters. Satan’s mathematical representation in all four chapters is represented as thus, ((5+5+5) x 5) = 75. The number five (5) is used four (4) times, once for each chapter reference. Satan’s number five (5) is added up three (3) times since his evil is behind the evil of men (the beast/antichrist, false prophet and Babylon (city and mystery religion)). The resulting statistical value of Satan’s influence behind man’s evil is fifteen (15), (5+5+5) = 15. The resulting use of three (3) fives also suggests intensity and emphasis of evil. Multiplying Satan’s influence behind man’s evilness (15) by Satan’s number five (5), results in the consummation of total evil, Satan’s and Mankind’s of seventy-five (75). 15 (Satan’s evil statistical influence behind men) x 5 (Satan’s direct evil statistical nature) =75.
Seventy-five (75) as the statistical consummation of evil is also represented in the logical, descriptive consummation of evil as represented in the seventy-five (75) verses stated above in the book of Revelation. THIS IS NOT A COINCIDENCE or a random, screwy thing that just happens to be correlated. God’s mathematics and logic have to equal one another, or they are not perfect. God does not create anything that is not perfect. SO MUCH TRUTH in just counting a few verses and applying God’s divine mathematics to them! Truth is a matter of perspective, from God’s perspective. You will arrive at the same truthful conclusion, whether you count, whether you use logic, whether you use God’s divine descriptive mathematics or just believe that what He says in his written word is true.