Super Bowl 2013, part 9
by our anonymous Really Good News reporter
Now let’s look at some more Biblical numbers and their meanings before proceeding further. The #22 relates to the sons of light, while #7 is associated with completion, or perfection, while the #32 means covenant and finally, #16 symbolizes love. The reader is encouraged to spend time at the following website, examining why these numbers have the meanings that they do. We are certain that you will enjoy this smorgasbord of tasty delights for your digestive juices to process as you read further in this sports report.
In Scripture, Moses was instructed to make a candlestick with 7 branches and 22 almond knops (Exodus 25:31-35). The candlestick was to be made of beaten gold. Gold represents the divine nature. The word almond is related to the eyes and it means “to awaken.” A picture of the candlestick can be seen below. Note the 7 branches, each with a flame (light) at the top and the 22 almond knops, arranged with 3 on each branch and 4 on the main stem.
As we mentioned above, the number 16 is associated with love and one of the clearest examples of this is found in Paul’s great love chapter in 1Corinthians 13, where 16 characteristics of love are listed. This list is a very good definition of “perfect love,” it would seem. John tells us in his first epistle that perfect love casts out fear. Put another way, perhaps we could say that love that is not yet perfected is incapable of casting out fear.
Because this writer believes that our Father is in control of every detail and that every detail is designed to demonstrate His love and intricate involvement with His Masterpiece called man, then this writer also believes that our Father placed the idea within the Greek (original New Testament language) culture to make [ordain that] pi ( π ) [would be] the 16th letter of their alphabet.
Pi is, of course, not only an ancient Greek letter, but a mathematical symbol used for calculating the circumference of a circle. (As referenced earlier, Galilee means circle or circuit). The value of pi is generally stated as 3.14 for ease of illustration, even though its value is infinite (3.14159……. etc.).
Combining this understanding with the fact that pi is the 16th letter, lets us surmise that pi is being used to demonstrate our Father’s love for His creation. Because we also know that pi is an infinite number, then we can also see that our Father’s love for His creation is infinite, or, without end. Now that’s really, really good news.
Now let’s return to our candlestick reference earlier. The candlestick had to be made of beaten gold, which is the divine nature. Jesus had to be beaten to fulfill the lawful requirements as the candlestick in each of “our” tabernacles/temples.
Pure (Katrina means pure) olive oil was used in the bowls for the light in Exodus 27:20. Leviticus 24:2 says the pure olive oil had to be beaten. Jesus entered the Garden of Gethsemane, Garden of Gethsemane means “olive press.” After Jesus left the Garden, He was beaten. Jesus was both the candlestick and the pure olive oil. Remember, Jesus came to fulfill the law. Everything that happened to Jesus in the whole crucifixion drama was a fulfilling of the law. The perpetrators had absolutely no idea that as they were doing this, that they were actually fulfilling the requirements of the law as put forth in the Old Testament.
In our initial candlestick reference it was shown that there are 22 almond knops and 7 branches. When 22 is divided by 7 the quotient is 3.14…, or pi, aka Jesus’ infinite love.
John 7:37 tells us that “Jesus stood” on the last day, the great day of the Feast of Tabernacles and said that if any man thirst, let him come unto Jesus. This was the 8th day of that feast and it symbolized His 8th day resurrection from Palm Sunday the following spring. The 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles is always on the 22nd day of the 7th month.
Jesus is the gold candlestick(s) in our heart, waiting for the moment when He manifests as our Jubilee, or, forgiveness of all of our debts. This law of Jubilee was a cycle that was to occur at the end of every 49 years. Thus would begin the 50th Jubilee year in which all debts were cancelled. In other words, there was a reset to “ground zero.” Jesus demonstrated the “Mother of all Jubilees” at the cross when He said “It is finished” because He cancelled all debt for all time.
The opposing coaches in this year’s Super Bowl were the Harbaugh brothers, John and Jim. John is 50 and he coached the Ravens. His brother Jim is the 49er coach and he is 49. For those who don’t follow football, the San Francisco 49ers just completed their 42nd year playing in Candlestick Park. In the first chapter of Revelation we find seven candlesticks (each one with seven branches). This makes a total of 49 flames (7×7). Jesus/Joshua is the original 49er and California is called the Golden state.
Yahweh first appeared to Moses in Exodus 3:2 as a “flame of fire.” In Obadiah 1:18, the house of Joseph is a flame and the house of Jacob is a fire. Hebrews 1:7 states that the Lord’s ministers are a “flame of fire.” Three different times in the Book of Revelation, Christ is portrayed as having eyes that look like a flame of fire. The last time is found in Revelation 19:11-13, when He is also described as having His vesture dipped in blood. This is clearly a double witness of Joseph, the one whose vesture was dipped in blood when the brothers sold him into bondage to the Ishmaelites.
In the account in Revelation 19:11-13, we believe that the one with the eyes as “a flame of fire” is Joshua, the Son of Joseph, riding on the heavenly, white-winged horse (Pegasus) as the embodiment of the second dove in the lawful healing of leprosy, which is our mortal condition because of sin (Leviticus 14:1-7). We will enter the Chinese “year of the horse” on January 31, 2014, which is two days prior to Super Bowl #48 on Groundhog’s Day.
Joseph Flacco, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback, was this year’s Most Valuable Player and he was “lifted up” on his teammate’s shoulders in triumphant celebration, following the recent victory in New Orleans. The 49ers coach’s middle name is Joseph.
The word flame in Hebrew means “tip of a spear.” The 7th bleeding of Jesus on the cross was inflicted by the tip of a Roman spear. Could it be that this was the igniting of a Pilate/pilot light as our Lord was then laid in the tomb/womb of Joseph’s grave?
Now let’s see if the Baltimore Ravens came into the game with any additional Son/sun light connections. We need look no further than the city newspaper for their metro region. It is called the Baltimore Sun. Note the slogan just above the paper’s name that says “Light For All.” Could it be stated any more clearly? We only need more Sun/Son to shine from within our hearts so that the bright Rays of Light might be seen coming out of our mouths. Therefore we are suggesting one tiny change for editorial purposes in this paper’s name. We hope the publishers won’t mind if we call it the Balti-More Son.
So, now we see that this game was a win-win right from the very start. Both sides were coming from the direction of Sonlight and this is necessary because we are being molded into children of the day and not the night. So the light of the much larger version of the Crescent Moon City is going to experience some real awakening of Son-light in the coming days. (To be continued.)