Have you ever encountered a number in your dream and sensed that it was significant?
Believe me, this is not an accident.
The Bible is filled with numbers that have specific interpretations in and of themselves. You just have to learn what God is saying using these mathematical figures.
I’ve learned by reading books about this type of numerical data; however, to remember the symbolic meanings is a different tune. I like to see pictures in my head that will remind me. And so, here are some of my examples for numbers 1 through 10.
- When I think of the Number 1, I harken my heart to the fact that there is only ONE God and the importance of unity in the body of Christ. (Mark 12:29)
- For Number 2, I imagine a scale, with a judge who decides between TWO verdicts separating the innocent from the guilty. (1 Kings 3:25, 28)
- Number 3 makes me think of the Trinity, THREE persons in one God all revealed in the obedience of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19)
- Number 4 strikes a chord with the earthly elements and directions. There are FOUR elements (water, fire, air and the earth) and FOUR directions (north, south, east, and west). It reminds me of the kingdoms of the earth, who rules and reigns those nations, and how it affects the people in our world. (Revelation 11:15; Matthew 34:21)
- With Number 5 I picture the miracle of multiplication. It started with only FIVE loaves and two fishes but with it… Jesus fed FIVE thousand. Surely FIVE means abundant grace. (Matthew 16:9)
- Since God made man on day SIX and the Antichrist is represented as 666, I always reflect on the Number 6 as meaning the carnal and fleshy nature of mankind. (Genesis 1:26, 31; Revelation 13:18)
- Because God rested on day SEVEN, I am reminiscent of Number 7 as the day God rested. He completed His work and all was finished. (Genesis 2:1,3)
- Male Jewish children were circumcised on day EIGHTH day of their life. Therefore, Number 8 is a cutting away of the old covenant, putting off the sinful flesh, and the beginnings of new life. (Acts 7:8; Colossians 2:11)
- There are NINE fruits of the Holy Spirit. Fruit is ready during the harvest; therefore NUMBER 9 can refer to harvest, fruition, and even judgment because people will be judged when God’s harvest time arrives. (Galatians 5:22; Matthew 13:29-30)
- For Number 10, the best example that comes to mind is the parable of the Ten Virgins who were in waiting for the coming of the Lord. Five had prepared, collected oil and were readily accepted. However, the other five were not, and they were rejected. Therefore, TEN refers to a measure, a test or trial for the purposes of accepting or rejecting something. (Matthew 25:1-3)
With these pictures, can you now guess what each number means? This definitions probably seem like a lot to study, but if you see the numbers as the images reflecting their hidden meanings, you will have better recall.
Another way to practice is with a test and see how you score.
Therefore, go ahead and take the Dream I.Q. Quiz #2 on Numbers. It should only take a minute or two.
There are a few more things to learn about deciphering number symbols, but you now should be familiar with the first basic ten numbers.
So how did the quiz go? Was it helpful to learn your symbolic numbers this way?