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Thursday, May 19, 2011

I have set the Lord always before me: Surely he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved - Psalm 16:8

I have set the Lord always before me: Surely he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved - Psalm 16:8

This passage is one that I wanted to bring to your attention from the inspired pen of David. There are many important aspects to this verse, but I wanted only to talk about one.

Psalms is a very special book with lots of complexities and it is one that we need to look at closely and carefully because it is full of information if we are just willing to see it. Not only is the information itself important, but also how it is presented and organized.

God gave the writers of Psalms inspiration and it comes out in many ways. Some of the important things that many have seen in Psalms are the various literary devices that are used to convey ideas. For example, many of us may know about acrostics.

It is the idea that there are these 22 verse segments where each letter of the Hebrew alphabet begins the first word of the particular section. Psalm 119 is the prime example. There are others. They indicate a kind of literary completeness or perfection. There are others. We also have broken acrostics that show a sense of evil or incompleteness like in Psalm 9-10.

We also find that there are other numerical features that are very interesting in the Psalms whose meanings we are still trying to understand better.

One of them is found in this verse I have given here, Psalm 16:8. The first things about this verse right away is an association with the number 8. Note Psalm 16 and verse 8. This is not the only association with the number 8 for this verse.

In the original Hebrew, there are 32 letters to this verse. They are:

שויתי יהוה לנגדי תמיד כי מימיני בל אמוט

It is really interesting to see these relationships used with numbers because they have meaning; it is just there for us to find out the truth.

Note that this verse, written by David, has a three-fold relationship with the number eight to it being the 8th verse, of the 16th chapter with 32 letters. Note that we know that the number 888 is associated with Jesus Christ.

Look at the subject of the verse, talking about the Lord being at the right hand. This verse seemingly has messianic overtones.

To close, the book of Psalms is full of such ideas and we need to study this book more because it has true information in it which can help us now and into the future as it has great prophetic significance.
Finally, join with me in praying this verse to remember that if we always set the LORD before us, we will always have the right orientation to things, knowing that the Lord both gives and takes away, Blessed be the name of the LORD.

The value of the letters of the name Jesus and its correlation to the book of Revelation

I learned something a long while ago about the name Jesus. It has a numerical value that is quite remarkable. The name “Jesus” in English comes from the Greek name Ihsouz (Iesous). In the Greek language, each of the letters possesses a numerical value. Here are the numerical values for Ihsouz

I - 10
h - 8
s - 200
o - 70
u - 400
z - 200

Total – 888

There are definitely numerical relationships which can teach information and point us to Christ in more ways that we may realize.

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With every good wish,

Samuel Martin

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