Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Think Of Nines

A strange phenomenon is observed in the scriptures. Many important Bible themes are associated with the number nine. The nine Beatitudes (Matthew 5). The nine fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5). The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12).

A run-down of the books of the Bible also proves fascinating:

Genesis 9 – God’s rainbow covenant with Noah.

Numbers 9 – The providence and protection of the cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.

Deuteronomy 9 – The sum of Moses’ ministry.

Job 9 – The cry for a mediator/daysman betwen God and man.

Psalm 9 – The inevitability of judgment and recompense.

Proverbs 9 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 9 – The sum of Solomon’s experience with worldly delights.

Isaiah 9 – The prophecy of a child deliverer become King.

Jeremiah 9 - The sum of the weeping prophet’s lament.

Daniel 9 – The prayer of the greatest intercessor.

Amos 9 – Glorious restoration of spiritual Israel in a Golden Age.

Zechariah 9 – Jesus coming into Jerusalem meek and lowly upon a donkey and having salvation.

Matthew 9 – Jesus spreads blessing all around Galilee.

Mark 9 – At the transfiguration mount Jesus is declared most pleasing Son of God.

Luke 9 – The miraculous feeding of 5000. Take the problem to Jesus.

John 9- A teaching on spiritual blindness.

Acts 9 – The conversion of Saul/Paul on the road to Damascus.

Romans 9 – The mystery of mercy revealed.

1 Corinthians 9 – Honest credentials of ministry/apostleship.

2 Corinthians 9 – The bounteous condition of a cheerful giver.

Hebrews 9 – The all-sufficient, once- and- for- all propitiation at Calvary.


Are we starting to get a picture here?



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