The numbers of Pi hide a message about the Messiah, linked to the gematria in the first verse of the Bible, Genesis 1:1.
The celebrated scientist Carl Sagan speculated that God might have hidden messages in the numbers of Pi.
To calculate Pi, measure the circumference of a circle and divide by its diameter. The number is 3.14159 ... and so on ...
Now, in the computer age, the number has been calculated to more than 10 trillion places, and there is no end in sight. Could there be signs in the string of numbers? Interesting question.
There are websites where you can enter numbers of your choosing, and see where they show up in Pi, and what comes before and what comes after. Here is one such website : www.angio.net/pi/piquery. We'll use it to check things.
The first sentence in the Bible reads: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The original text was written in Hebrew. "Bereshit bara Elohim et ha-shamayim ve'et ha-aretz."
Every letter of the Hebrew alphabet has a numeric value. Apply the numeric value of each letter, and we come up with a value for each word.
Note: The value of these two words is 999. The value of these three words is also 999. The value of these three words is 888. The value of these three words is 777.
That's remarkable isn't it? 777 ... 888 ... and 999 (twice)
Let's use the pi tracker to find these numbers. First 999 ...
Amazingly, 999 occurs for the very first time in Pi, followed by 999.
999 twice. Just like the two sets of words in Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew.
Before we look for the other numbers, 888 and 777, let's examine a small mystery in the Hebrew Bible.
Starting in Genesis, and occuring more than 6,800 times in the Hebrew Scriptures, there is a 4-letter word that represents the name of the LORD. It is spelled yud heh vav heh. Jewish people make no attempt to pronounce this word. When reading, they say the Hebrew word for LORD ... "Adonai". The word is a hint of the name of the LORD.
About 2,200 years ago, Jewish scholars translated the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek. The first occurence of the 4-letter word that represents the name of the LORD is in Genesis chapter two.
"This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven." In Hebrew: "B'yom asot Adonai Elohim eretz v'shamayim"
"The LORD God" ... Adonai Elohim. This word yud heh vav heh is spoken as "Adonai".
When the Jewish scholars translated the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek, they wrote: ... I imera episeh Kyrios o Theos ton ouranon kai tingin
The 4-letter word that represents the name of the LORD was transcribed as KYRIOS. Kyrios is the Greek word for LORD. And so they continued throughout what is called the Septuagint translation.
Yud heh vav heh in the Hebrew Scriptures was always transcribed as Kyrios (LORD) into the Greek.
The New Testament was written by Jews. They wrote in Greek, because Greek was the most widely spoken language in the world at that time. The New Testament quotes the Old Testament hundreds of times.
Whenever they quoted from the Old Testament and the Hebrew word yud heh vav heh was in the text, they never attempted to use Greek letters or to make up a Greek version of the 4-letter word that represents the name of God.
It is a modern-day mistake for English speakers to substitute letters like JHVH or YHWH and come up with made-up words like Jehovah or Yahweh.
In the original Greek text of the New Testament, the Greek word for LORD is used ... KYRIOS.
In Greek, just like Hebrew, every letter of the alphabet has a numeric value. The numeric value of Kyrios is 800. Remember that number ... 800.
The message of the New Testament was that the Messiah had come. His name was Yeshua in Hebrew. Yeshua was translated into Greek as Iesous.
Apply the numeric value of each letter of the Greek alphabet and we come up with a value for Iesous ... 888. Do you remember that number from Genesis chapter 1 verse1? 777 ... 888 ... and 999
The very first occurence of 888 in Pi is followed by 800. 800 is the numeric value of Kyrios ... LORD. Iesous (Jesus as we would say in English), is the LORD.
This is either a huge coincidence or it is in Pi through the foreknowledge of God.
That was the message of the apostles ... this name you only know as a hint, this name of the LORD ... is Jesus. It's the only name by which you may be saved.
Now for 777. It's in the string of numbers in Pi, of course. But there doesn't seem to be anything significant about it's very first occurrence in Pi ... nothing obvious in the numbers before or after that might indicate something. However, we are going to see 777. And in a very interesting way.
Let's move right up to date. This is the Hebrew year 5776. 5776 can be expressed as ... 8 x 19 x 19 x 2. And if we enter these numbers ... 8 19 19 2 ... into the Pi tracker ... the string first shows up in Pi followed by 777 77 555. 7 five times. And then 555.
Very unusual. Is that saying something about the days we live in?
This string ... 8 x 19 x 19 ... is interesting. 8 is a number that represents new life, new beginnings. Mount Zion in Hebrew is "Har Tzion". The numeric value of Har Tzion is 361, which is 19 x 19.
Mount Zion is in Jerusalem. Jesus died in Jerusalem, at Passover.
50 days later was the Feast of Shavuot ... also called Pentecost. The followers of Jesus were together on Mt Zion and the Holy Spirit came on them with power. They were dramatically changed.
The Bible reports: "And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:4) In the Greek: "Kai eplistisan pantes pnevma tos agiou"
Apply the numeric value of each letter of the Greek alphabet to each word of the Greek of this text and we get a total of 2888. 2888 is 8 x 19 x 19
19 is the eighth prime number. In a way, we could also see this as 8 x the 8th x the 8th ... a hint of 888 and a hint of Jesus.
Now, this is the Hebrew year 5776. 5776 is 8 x 19 x 19 twice, repeated, occuring again.
God had 2000 years of dealings with Israel. Then the Messiah came ... He was a Jew. He came to the people of Israel.
The first to believe in Him were Jews. His name in Hebrew was Yeshua. In Greek, Iessous. The numeric value of Iessous in Greek ... 888
2000 plus 888.
Now, God has had 2000 years of dealings with the gentiles. Jesus said He is going to return. This same Iessous. 2000 plus 888
2888 plus 2888 is 5776. And here we are now in the Hebrew year 5776.
Will we see a spiritual outpouring in Jerusalem? Is this a truly significant time in the redemptive history of Israel?
With understanding of Hebraic thought and awareness of design elements in the Scriptures, we take you on a journey of growth in Christ Jesus.
The seminar “Bringing sons to glory” starts with Session 1: “You are gods” What did Jesus mean? ... and continues through the Psalms of Ascent.
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