**The Bible is unique in that it is the number one best seller in the world. The British Bible society has estimates 5-7 billion copies of the Bible have been sold throughout history.**

**Professor Peter Stoner was the chairman of the Mathematic Department at Pasadena City College. In his book, Science Speaks, Prof. Stoner outlines a mathematical probability. ****

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**Professor Stoner outlines the mathematical probability of one person in the first century fulfilling just eight of the most clear and straightforward Messianic prophecies.**

**We find that the chance that any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 1017. ****That is 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000, one hundred quadrillion.**

**Example, ****there was a $1.6 billon lottery jackpot in October 2018, and the odds of winning it were merely 1 in 302,575,350. The odds were staggering to say the least.**

**Stoner went on to calculate the probability of one person fulfilling 48 prophecies: 1 in 10157. This is what separates Biblical Christianity from all other religions in the world.**

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**The Bible stands alone because it contains Messianic prophecy, prophecies concerning the first coming of Messiah. Mathematical prophecies, and Bible prophecy.**

__No__** other religious book in the world contains such prophecies. You will not find that in the Quran, the Hindu Vedas, or the book of Mormon. Why? They are false text. **

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**Let us look at a few examples of biblical mathematics and how God uses numbers to communicate an absolute truth. To convey the message of prophecy.**

**1 Kings 6:1 is a mathematical prophecy concerning the exodus from Egypt and the Jews coming into the land of milk and honey. The Bible gives us the year of the Exodus from Egypt.**

**Solomon begins building the first Jewish Temple. This was 480 years after the children of Israel leave Egypt and settle in the land. This is in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign.**

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**The math here is clear. Israeli Archaeologist say Solomon began his reign in 971 B.C. The fourth year of his reign would be 967 B.C. So, if we add 480 to 967, we have 1447. The year of the Exodus.**

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**2. John 21:11 is an amazing passage. We see numbers here. It is an off number. He could have rounded it off and says 150. He did not. He said 153. Why? It needs to add up. The number 153 corresponds to the Hebrew, **

**אני אלוהים**.

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**Another example of mathematical prophecy is Matthew 1:17 concerning the generations between Abraham and Jesus the Messiah consisting of the number 14. **

__Seven__** is the number of perfection in Scripture. God created the world in six days, (Gen 1:31), and on the seventh He rested, (Gen 2:2), the Shabbat or the Sabbath. God gave Israel seven feats in Leviticus 23.**

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**When we multiply seven by two, we have 14. What is the significance of the number 14 in the Bible? ****It can imply ****a double measure of spiritual perfection or symbolize deliverance and salvation****.**

**From Abraham to David is 14 generations, from David to the Babylonian captivity is 14 generations, and from the Babylonian captivity to Jesus is 14 generations. **

**We have 42 generations in all that show the three major periods in Israel’s history, a Theocracy, a Monarchy, and A Hierarchy. What is significant with the number 42?**

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**Before the Messiah Jesus rules the world in a divine Hierarchy during the Millennial Kingdom the world will be ruled by the Antichrist during the 70th Week of Bible prophecy.**

**The Antichrist will rule for 42 months according to Revelation 13:5. Forty-two months is three- and one-half years, the last half of the tribulation period.**

** ****The number 42 are recorded 14 times in 14 King James Bible verses. The book of Nehemiah (4 times), Ezra (3) and 2 Kings (2), and Revelation (2). We read in Revelation 11:1-2 Gentile forces control Jerusalem under the beast for 42 months.**

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**The greatest mathematical prophecy in Scripture is the 70 Weeks of Daniel prophecy describes God’s dealing with Israel and divided into two parts, 69 weeks and 70 weeks. **

** The 69 weeks have already been fulfilled from Nehemiah to the death of the Messiah. Nehemiah 2 is the commencement of the 69 weeks and the death of Jesus the end of the 69 weeks.**

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**L. Daniel 9:26 tells us at the end of the 69th Week the Messiah is cut off, in Hebrew it is ****לחתוך**, **to sever,cut off, die **

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**From Nehemiah rebuilding the streets and walls of Jerusalem in Nehemiah 2 to the death of Jesus the Messiah in Daniel 9:26 is 483 prophetic years, or 183,880 days between Nehemiah 2 and Daniel 9:26.**

__One__** week is still future, the 70th Week. A final seven-year period of tribulation called the Time of Jacob’s trouble, (Jer 30:7). That will happen sometime after the Rapture. **

**Finally, the number 7 appears 463 times in the King James Bible. It appears 57 times in the book of Revelation. There are 7 Churches, 7 letters, 7 spirits, 7 lampstands, (Menorahs).**

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**There are 7 stars, 7 seals, seven trumpets, 7 vials, (bowls), 7 eyes, 7 angels, and 7 thunders. The tribulation period is seven years in length based on the Jewish lunar calendar.**

**The Jewish Lunar calendar is a 360-day year with 30-day months. the tribulation period is seven years. If we take 360 x 7=2,520. two thousand five hundred and twenty days is seven years.**

**If we divide 2,520 by two, we come up with a number found in Scripture in Revelation 11:3 and Revelation 12:6. The first and last half of the tribulation period. **

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**We find these numbers using Jewish colloquialism in Daniel 7:25; 12:7; and Revelation 12:14. Biblical mathematics helps us to understand Bible prophecy. **

__In__** closing God uses numbers in Scripture to communicate an absolute truth. Biblical mathematics helps us to understand Bible prophecy and where we are in God’s prophetic program.**

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**The Rapture of the Church is so close at hand, and we must win as many to the Lord as possible as we are running on borrowed time. Come soon Lord Jesus. **

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