Yeshua the Messiah [Jesus the Christ] is at the center of all things. Our calendars extend out to the past and to the future around His birth and His resurrection here on earth. Everything points to Him, and if we would look into Scripture, we will find that even mathematics is centered upon Him.
Christ is not just enough; He is more than enough. “’I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty’” (Revelation 1:8 NKJV).
Jeshua created all things and put them together in a logical and mathematical way. Not only does Jeshua know the answer to every math problem, but He created the foundation by which the answer could be proven. God is a God of order. Yeshua has a purpose for everything.
Christ Jesus created all things, so surely He can change all things. “Christ made everything in the heavens and on the earth. He made everything that is seen and things that are not seen. He made all the powers of heaven. Everything was made by Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16 NLV).
Throughout Scripture, we can see patterns and processes that are founded on mathematics. There is meaning behind numbers and a purpose in how they are used in Holy Scripture. We must be careful not to be deceived by false numerology teachings, but we must seek the truth found in the Word.
Just because it sounds good doesn’t mean it’s right. “…watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive” (Romans 16:17-18 ESV).
The number forty in Scripture has the meaning of cleansing and purification. God cleansed the earth of evil with forty days of rain upon the earth. Never think that there is not meaning behind everything the Lord allows and that the Lord does. The sovereignty of God is complete to every detail.
We have to walk through the wilderness before we can step into the promise. “And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not” (Deuteronomy 8:2 NKJV).
Jacob, who was later renamed to Israel by whom many believe was the Messiah incarnate, had his body embalmed for forty days after he died in Egypt. This was done to prevent his body from being corrupted before he was moved and buried in what would become the nation of Israel.
“So the physicians embalmed Israel. Forty days were required for him, for such are the days required for those who are embalmed” (Genesis 50:2-3 NKJV)
With time there are three: past, present, and future. With space, there are four: east, west, north, and south. Time and space together are seven, the number of completeness and perfection, signifying the week of Christ’s creation. Time multiplied times space is twelve, the months in a year, the tribes of Israel and the Apostles for Christ.
Jesus intends for us to have a faith that takes hold of His power. “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases” (Luke 9:1 NKJV).
With God, we have the trinity, and there is a trinity of trinities in each person of the trinity. For example, the Holy Spirit has three branches: wisdom and understanding, counsel and might, and knowledge and fear of the Lord. The three branches give balance to the lampstand of the Holy Spirit.
You don’t need to search afar to discover more truth, but pray the Holy Spirit would reveal all that is before you. “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:2 NKJV).
When we look at the power of three, we find the mystery of forty unraveled. There is one God, three in person, extending nine gifts of the Spirit, founded on the twenty-seven elements of the Word (22 Hebrew letters with five that are different at the end of a word). Added up together is the pure number of forty.
The new family on earth in Noah was purified for forty days. The man Israel was purified for forty days. Moses was purified shepherding in the desert for forty years before being called by God to rescue His people. Later, Moses fasted and was purified on the mountain for forty days before receiving the Covenant in stone from God.
“And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights” (Genesis 7:12 NKJV).
“[Moses] was there [on the mountain] with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments” (Exodus 34:28 NKJV).
The nation of Israel was purified for forty years in the desert. Later the Lord delivered the nation of Israel over to the Philistines for forty years before sending Samson to deliver them. All these purifications of forty were pointing to the Messiah. Jeshua fasted for forty days in the desert before He came up against Satan.
“Again the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord delivered them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years” (Judges 13:1 NKJV).
“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry” (Matthew 4:1-2 NKJV).
Hundreds of years before the Messiah Yeshua was born, the prophet Ezekiel was shown the new Temple that would someday be built here on earth. It is by no accident that the length of the sanctuary that leads to the inner room called the Holy of Holies is exactly measured at forty cubits. The measure of purification before reaching the Lord.
“Then he brought me into the sanctuary…and he measured its length, forty cubits… Also he went inside …beyond the sanctuary; and he said to me, ‘This is the Most Holy Place’” (Ezekiel 41:1-4 NKJV).
It is by no accident that the triune God made man in the pattern of three: The flesh, the soul, and the spirit. It is by no accident that the form of our body has four limbs. Friend, learn to let your mind be open to the possibilities of heaven, and it will be there the Holy Spirit can teach you.
Stop saying that as long as you are in this flesh that you will sin. That is a defeatist attitude, and you are telling God what He cannot do in you. “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23 NKJV).
Child of God, God is sovereign, and God has a plan. We don’t have to try and unravel a thing but simply be content in knowing all that He is doing. When we realize He has a perfect plan, we will learn to see what He is trying to accomplish in our lives that often seem so imperfect. Trust your heavenly Father.
In whatever situation you’re in, know that God is sovereign. “The Lord does whatever he wants in heaven or on earth, on the seas or in all the depths of the oceans.” (Psalm 135:6 GW).
Blessings to you,