Posted by: biblestudyseattle | July 19, 2020

Curious numbers

In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.  You will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord, my God, will come, and all the holy ones with Him!”  Zechariah 14:4-5

“And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:”  Revelation 7:4

“Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.”  Revelation 14:1

We have two mentions of the 144,000, and Zechariah 14:4 talks about Jesus standing on the Mount of Olives with the holy ones.  Just add three zeros – 14:4[000]

“Their number who were trained in singing to the Lord, with their relatives, all who were skillful, was 288.”  1 Chronicles 25:7

“Now this is the enumeration of the sons of Israel, the heads of fathers’ households, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all the affairs of the divisions which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division numbering 24,000:”  1 Chronicles 27:1

Here David sets 288 musicians in service of the temple to prophesy as Solomon begins his reign and 288,000 soldiers.  Note that this happens before Solomon is crowned again: “And they made Solomon the son of David king a second time.”  1 Chronicles 29:22

Solomon is first crowned quietly, the second time publicly.  Could this be when Joseph reveals himself to his brothers?  288,000 is twice 144,000.  Could there be 144,000 Hebrew saints and 144,000 Christian saints?

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