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Jesus Christ, The Red Thread: Introduction and Foundation
Over time, a series of 56 articles on Jesus Christ will be put forth, one for each book of the bible. For example, I & II Chronicles will simply be called Chronicles, and therefore, will only count as one book.
Most Christians think that there are 66 books of the bible, but when you count correctly, it comes out to 56 instead. Numerically, it makes much more sense. 6 in the bible is the number of man as he is influenced by Satan, so having 66 books would indicate man as he is influenced by Satan doubled or established. Not good.
The factors of 56 are 7 x 8. Seven is the number of spiritual perfection and eight is the number of a new beginning and of resurrection. This way, the bible represents spiritual perfection times a new beginning.
Studying and applying the bible in your life is a new beginning with God's spiritual perfection.
The biblical significance of the number 40
"40 has long been universally recognized as an important number, both on account of the frequency of its occurrence, and the uniformity of its association with a period of probation, trial, and chastisement—(not judgment, like the number 9, which stands in connection with the punishment of enemies, but the chastisement of sons, and of a covenant people). It is the product of 5 and 8, and points to the action of grace (5), leading to and ending in revival and renewal (8). This is certainly the case where forty relates to a period of evident probation. But where it relates to enlarged dominion, or to renewed or extended rule, then it does so in virtue of its factors 4 and 10, and in harmony with their signification".
This is why the books of the bible are set up to have 40 books in the old testament and 16 in the new. It makes so much sense. It fits the biblical meaning of numbers perfectly.
Genesis through the gospel of John is the pure old testament.
Technically, chapter one of acts is still the old testament because the day of Pentecost in 28AD hadn't arrived yet. Chapter 2 marks the beginning of a new biblical administration, the administration of grace. However, in practice, the truths of Romans - Thessalonians weren't revealed until several decades later and the last and final book of the bible, the book of revelation, wasn't written until 90AD-100AD.
Thus, in doctrine and practice, the laws and thinking of the old testament was still strong in the book of Acts, along with the new doctrine and practice of grace by the apostles.
This is why the book of Acts is a transitional book between the old and new testaments.
Romans to Revelation is the pure new testament written in the age of grace. Romans - Thessalonians were written directly to the members of the body of Christ, which didn't begin until the day of Pentecost in 28AD in Acts 2:1-4.
So we have 40 books in the old testament and 16 in the new, which equals 56 books.
8 x 2 = 16. Since eight is the number of a new beginning and of resurrection, the true new testament represents a new beginning doubled, which means it's established.
- Genesis: the promised seed of the woman
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
- Exodus: the passover lamb
I Corinthians 5:7
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
- Leviticus: the high priest
And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;
- Numbers: the star to rise out of Jacob
I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
- Deuteronomy: the two laws - love God and love your neighbor
- Joshua: the captain of the lord of hosts [army]
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant?
15 And the captain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
Notice the connection and association to Jesus Christ in the new testament.
John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
Now back to the concept of captain.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working [energizing] of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought [energized] in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Because Jesus Christ is the captain or head of God's army, the head of the body of Christ, he is also over the prince of the power of the air, the devil, and all his lower ranking devil spirits.
That is why we can defeat our adversary the devil every time we believe what God's word says.
- Judges: the covenant angel named wonderful
- Ruth: the kinsman redeemer
14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.
15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
- Samuel: the root and offspring of David
- Kings: the greater than the temple
37 As the Lord hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne greater than the throne of my lord king David.
47 And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne greater than thy throne. And the king bowed himself upon the bed.
But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.
- Chronicles: the king's son
- Ezra and Nehemiah: the rebuilder
- Esther: the savior of God's people
- Job: the daysman [mediator]
Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.
- Psalms: the song
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
- Proverbs: the wisdom of God
- Ecclesiastes: the one among a thousand
Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.
- Song of Solomon: the bridesgroom of the bride
- Isaiah: the Jacob's branch
1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 And 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;
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
- Jeremiah: our righteousness
- Lamentations: the unbeliever's judgment
O Lord, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.
22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
- Ezekiel: the true shepherd
And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
- Daniel: the stone that became the head of the corner
34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
1 Peter 2
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
- Hosea: the latter rain
1 Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
- Joel: God's dwelling in Zion
So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
- Amos: the raiser of David's tabernacle
In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this.
15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
- Obadiah: the deliverer on mount Zion
17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord's.
- Jonah: our salvation
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
- Micah: the lord of kings
The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord on the head of them.
- Nahum: the stronghold in the time of trouble
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
- Habakkuk: our joy and confidence
- Zephaniah: our mighty lord
- Haggai: the desire of the nations
- Zechariah: our servant - the branch
Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.
12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord:
13 Even he shall build the temple of the Lord; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.
- Malachi: the son of righteousness
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
- Matthew: Jehovah's King
- Mark: Jehovah's servant
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
- Luke: Jehovah's man
29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
- John: Jehovah's son
- Acts: the gift of holy spirit
- Romans: the believer's justification
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
- Corinthians: the believer's sanctification
I Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
- Galatians: the believer's righteousness
- Ephesians: the believer's heavenly standing
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
- Philippians: the believer's self adequacy
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Definition of "content":
Strong's Concordance #842
autarkés: self-sufficient, sufficient
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (ow-tar'-kace)
Definition: self-sufficient, contented, satisfied, independent.
Cognate: 842 autárkēs (the adjectival form of 841 /autárkeia, "contentment") – properly, self-sufficient, content in the sense of being satisfied because living in God's content (fulness). This inward sufficiency is as valid in "low times" (suffering) as in "high times" (temporal prosperity). See 841 (autarkeia).
842 /autárkēs ("sufficiency within") occurs only in Phil 4:11 where it refers to positive self-sufficiency (inward adequacy) – i.e. that comes through the indwelling power of Christ.
[842 (autárkēs) comes from autos ("self") and arkein ("sufficient") meaning "self"-sufficiency, which is entirely God-produced.]
- Colossians: the believer's completeness
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
- Thessalonians: the believer's soon glorification
- Timothy: the faithful men
II Timothy 2:2
1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
- Titus: the fellow laborer
2 Corinthians 8:23
Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.
2 Corinthians 8
6 Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.
16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
II Corinthians 12
17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you?
18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?
19 Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but we do all things, dearly beloved,
for your edifying.
And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
- Philemon: love of a believer
Hearing of thy love and faith [believing], which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;
- Hebrews: the high priest for sin
Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
- Peter: the pastor
1 Peter 2:25
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Strong's Concordance #4166
poimén: a shepherd
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (poy-mane')
Definition: a shepherd; hence met: of the feeder, protector, and ruler of a flock of men.
4166 poimḗn – properly, a shepherd ("pastor" in Latin); (figuratively) someone who the Lord raises up to care for the total well-being of His flock (the people of the Lord).
[4166 (poimḗn) is closely associated with 1066 /Gedeṓn ("to feed the flock"), see Jn 21:15-17.]
- John: as we are
- Jude: the beloved
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
- Revelation: the king of kings and lord of lords
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.