Numbers play a significant part in understanding the book of Revelation, but can you explain what the importance is of number 144? For example 144,000 Jewish virgin saints, and 144 cubits as the length of the New Jerusalem
The meaning of the number 12 in Scripture is God’s perfect rule through human agency or government. We see that meaning reflected in 12 apostles and 12 tribes of Israel. Furthermore in Hebrew, to double a number implies added emphasis (i.e., 12×2=24) and to multiply a number indicates the highest emphasis (i.e., 12×12=144). We see this rule at work in places like Matthew 18: number 144 Continue reading
Does The Bible Tell Us Jesus heals the broken hearted? If so where can I find it?
In speaking of Jesus, the Lord declares this to Israel:
Ezekiel 34:15-16 (NKJV)
15 I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord God. 16 “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
This is the Lord’s promise to bind up the broken, but it’s spoken metaphorically. As a shepherd binds the wounds of a sheep, so will the Lord bind up His people, healing them by giving them a new, resurrected body. This is the essence of the phrase “to bind up the broken.” Jesus heals the broken hearted Continue reading
We pick back up in the Gospel of John on the fourth day of Jesus’ first week of ministry with Philip finding Nathaniel and telling him about the arrival of the Messiah.
Philip tells him he has found the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth the son of Joseph. Which Nathaniel, in turn, asks could anything good could come out of Nazareth? Philip responds, come and see. And Nathaniel chooses to come to Jesus. Notice Jesus did not come to Nathaniel. Nathaniel had to come to Jesus. Nathaniel had to make a decision to come to Jesus so that He could have that experience of knowing Him. Then as the encounter begins, Jesus initiates the conversation. Continue reading