Bible Codes About
Jesus' Birth, Ministry,
Death and Resurrection
Christians around the world will be celebrating the birth of Christ in December. We thought it would be timely to compile some of the fascinating codes about Jesus' birth, ministry, death and resurrection into an article and four companion YouTube videos. In this article, we cover seven codes for each topic, while the videos present ten codes each.
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1. Christmas is a gift to him and to the mother.
King Solomon reigned gloriously in Israel nearly a thousand years before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and yet many details of the Savior's miraculous birth are encoded in the center of Solomon's book of Proverbs. It might even be called history's most impressive—if obscure—Christmas card.
In this quiet backwater of the Old Testament, where sound advice on righteous living was set down by the wisest and wealthiest king in history, scores of codes cluster around the focal code, "Christmas is a gift to him and to the mother."
Lengthy ≈ Improbable
Unlike the codes presented by most other researchers, the ones presented in this article are very unlikely to be due to chance. Why? Because they are lengthy multi-word codes. Sometimes they are multi-sentence codes. The longer a code is the more unlikely it is to just be a coincidence.
We Begin Where Others Stop
We start by looking for occurrences of a single word code. Most other researchers stop there. We go on and check to see if that single word is part of a phrase or a sentence or more than one sentence. The resulting codes are single continuous equidistant letter sequences (ELSs), not single words within a matrix.
Take the first code presented. Just finding "Christmas" wasn't remarkable. But to find that it is part of "Christmas is a gift to him and to the mother" is truly remarkable.
2. Holy newborn child.
Continuing in the cluster is the code "holy newborn child," which sounds like a passage in Luke, "So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35b, NIV)
3. What is he? The gift, Jesus (Yeshua).
Echoing the focal code of the cluster, this code speaks of Jesus as a gift. While all children are a gift, Jesus was the extraordinary gift through whom God would extend His grace and forgiveness to mankind.
4. In the King of Light is a gift.
Continuing the concept of a gift from the focal code, this code may refer to Jesus as the "King of Light." The Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians admonishing them to give "joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light." (Colossians 1:12b, NIV)
5. Mary is the mother of God.
This code appears in the Genesis-Exodus cluster, and speaks of Mary as "the mother of God." Matthew was quoting from the Prophet Isaiah when he wrote, "'The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' (which means 'God with us')." (Matthew 1:23, NIV, and in Isaiah 7:14)
6. Son of a Virgin.
The prophet Isaiah foretold, "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14, NIV) In Luke 1:26-38, Mary is told she will conceive a son by the Holy Spirit, though she is a virgin. This code is part of the extensive Isaiah 53 cluster.
7. God is for them, and long live the exalted flame. God is Jesus.
Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God's Spirit is described as a flame. Since Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, it makes sense to find a code that may describe him as an "exalted flame." And again we see God and Jesus described as one. This code is also found in the Isaiah 53 cluster.
1. Jesus will mend my people—he will turn,
and they will kneel (in prayer).
The Gospels are full of accounts of Jesus healing (mending) people. One example is the woman who touched the hem of Jesus' garment and was healed from 12 years of bleeding and illness. (Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, and Luke 8:43-48)
Jesus also mended people's lives by forgiving them of their sins and transforming their way of life. Consider the woman at the well. Jesus confronted her about her sin, and not only forgave her sin, but redirected her way of life. (John 4:1-26)
2. The messiah Jesus (Yeshua) will mourn for them.
Twice in the New Testament, we are told Jesus wept. In Luke 19:41, he wept over Jerusalem, and in John 11:34-36, he wept when Lazarus died.
3. Jesus (Yeshua) deals with the bent and distressed.
This code is descriptive of Jesus' healing ministry to the physical ill and the spiritually distressed. In Isaiah, there are seven passages that pose questions about God. Essentially, they ask the question, "Who is like God?" We decided to look at Jesus (Yeshua) ELSs that touch down in those verses. This code was found in Isaiah 40:12-14:
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counselor? Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding? (NIV)
4. Jesus is like fast flowing living water.
When Jesus was speaking with the woman at the well, He told her she could have living water.
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water. . . . Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4:10, 13-14, NIV)
5. Gushing from above, Jesus is my mighty name, and my clouds rejoiced.
Where? At the mountain, said Levi. Their light came. God is in it.
This code bears many similarities to the Gospel accounts of Jesus at the Mount of Transfiguration found in Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, and Luke 9:28-36. This 40-letter-long code spans a section often referred to as "The Suffering Servant" or "Man of Sorrows." The code spans this entire passage, beginning with Isaiah 53:12 and winding back to the end of Isaiah 52:12.
6. What was he discussing? Long for Yeshua (Jesus)
and please meet the Lord.
This code could be part of a conversation between people in a crowd where Jesus is teaching. Longing for Jesus had been a preparation for many before meeting the Lord.
7. And the Son of God loved you.
The Apostle Paul wrote,
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39, NKJV)
1. Where have they prepared Yeshua (Jesus) the Lord?
Prior to Jesus' death, a woman anointed his feet with a fragrant and costly oil and wiped his feet with her hair. Judas reprimanded the act as wasteful, but Jesus said to leave her alone. It was done as preparation for his burial. (Matthew 26:7, Mark 14:3, and Luke 7:37)
2. Indeed, stranger, Yeshua (Jesus) is poor, and my revenge is pure.
That Jesus was poor is supported by the Gospels. For example, Matthew 8:20, Jesus says, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head." (NASB)
This code could be part of a dialogue between conspirators leading up to Jesus' betrayal and crucifixion.
3. Jesus they besieged, but the Lord God declared the Gospel.
This code is very reminiscent of the passages of Scripture that describe the betrayal of Jesus.
When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, "As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified." Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. (Matthew 26:1-4, NIV)
4. The guilt offering, the son of man, humbled himself.
Jesus humbled himself as the offering for our sin. "And being found in appearance as a man, he [Jesus] humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!" (Philippians 2:8, NIV) "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'" (John 1:29, NIV)
5. Will cry out for the blood of the messiah.
In John 19:1-6, it describes how the bloodthirsty crowd called our for Jesus to be crucified,
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. . . . Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him." When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, "Here is the man!" As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, "Crucify! Crucify!" (NIV)
6. They hung (crucified) you, Yeshua (Jesus), for the ram.
This code is very direct in its language. It describes Jesus' crucifixion as a substitute for the sacrifice of a ram, which is the offering for atonement.
In Exodus 25:5a, "ram's skins died red" are a symbol of Jesus' shed blood. In Exodus 29 and Leviticus 8, instructions were given for Aaron and his sons to be consecrated for their priestly duties, and part of the ceremony involved the sacrifice of two rams. In Leviticus 19:21, a ram was designated as a guilt offering, and in Numbers 5:8, the ram is brought for atonement to be made.
7. But the Lord is for us the miracle of this death,
and the Father has dressed Yeshua's (Jesus') wound.
The "miracle of the death" and crucifixion is Jesus overcoming sin and death, and the result is the gift of salvation for the believer. As Jesus healed others, this code paints a touching picture of God dressing Jesus' wound.
1. I will permit them (f) an empty tomb.
You will strike the mother with a living god.
Rest, and have the son travel to the father.
"I will permit them [feminine gender] an empty tomb" may be referring to the women coming and finding the tomb empty. "Rest, and have the son travel to the father" might be a description of the resurrection of Jesus.
2. He rolled back a stone, and rendered them a sign of vigil in him.
"He rolled back the stone" might refer to the angel who rolled back the stone and who spoke to the women telling them Jesus was risen. A sign of vigil might refer to the women going to the tomb to anoint Jesus' body.
3. They conspired against me by sorcery.
He rolled back the stone that blocked the living.
Deuteronomy 18:9-13 forbids sorcery or divination. This code would imply that those who opposed Jesus may have used these methods. Again, "He rolled back the stone" might refer to the angel who rolled back the stone, and the "stone that blocked the living" is description of the stone blocking the entrance, which was rolled away to release the risen Christ.
4. I will remember the resurrection of Jesus, who is alive.
"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures . . ." (1 Corinthians 15:3-4a, NIV) The Apostle Paul continued through verse 8 stating that more than 500 people saw the resurrected Jesus after his death, and that most of them were still alive as of the writing of this epistle.
5. The son of man is alive, let him long live.
So indelible was Christ's life, death and resurrection to the apostles, that they ultimately chose martyrdom rather than deny his divinity.
6. He offended. The resurrection of Jesus. He is risen indeed.
During his life and in the centuries since then, Jesus has remained a controversial person. "He offended," may refer to those who, when angered by his teachings and ministry to the sick and poor, sought to kill him. The rest of the code may refer to the traditional greeting on Easter, "He is risen," and the response to that greeting, "He is risen, indeed!"
7. Father, the ascension of Jesus is heavenly.
This final code reminded us of Jesus speaking to his disciples, when he said, "So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy." (John 16:22, NIV)
This collection of 28 lengthy multi-word and sometimes multi-sentence codes is exceptionally improbable and presents a remarkable, sweeping description of Jesus' birth, ministry, death and resurrection. This is all the more true considering the very limited amount of research it took to uncover these extensive findings.
To view the companion videos, which present ten codes for each category, visit our YouTube video links page.
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