|It will take a concerted effort, determination, and enthusiasm, for a person to grasp the meaning of what we are seeing here. It will take the Church a good part of eternity before all the saints in heaven are fully able to digest the sum total of what existed in the mind of God ~ when He designed and orchestrated the mathematics of His eternal Word.
It is impossible to calculate both the importance and significance of this subject, as it relates to man's understanding of God and the Bible. The implications are staggering.
The Tree of Life in the Midst of the Garden
- One subject that has always been fascinating, but one that we had never really looked into seriously for many years, concerned the trees that God planted in the garden of Eden, particularly the tree of life. It came somewhat as a surprise that the tree of life is actually mentioned numerous times in the Bible. A close examination of these references yielded an outstanding theomatic consistency with the number 240.
- The Number 240
Let us begin by looking at the very first time in the Bible, where it talks about the tree of life. There were actually two trees that God placed in the garden of Eden ~ the tree of life, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It was from eating the fruit of the second tree, that caused our first parents to fall and become sinners.
"And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:8,9).
The Hebrew words "and the tree of life," actually consist of two words. The conjunction "and" is a single Hebrew letter that joins right to the word "tree." The word "and tree" has a numerical value of 166, and the word "of life" has a value of 73. Together they equal exactly 239, which is within the cluster of one number of 240.
And here is the Hebrew word for "of life" or "life" by itself. It has a value of 73, and also falls within the cluster, this time of just the number 24.
When God created man, the text states that "he breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being."
When the Lord breathed into man's nostrils, He breathed into him from His very own spirit. Now what is important to point out here, is that the Hebrew word for "breath," is the same exact word as "spirit." Is it any surprise then, that the most significant and sacred words possible in relation to the Lord Jehovah creating man, produce the following feature in theomatics?
After the serpent deceived Eve, the Lord pronounced his judgement. "Upon your belly you will crawl and dust you will eat all the days of your life." Here is the one Hebrew word translated "your life."
After God kicked man out of the garden, here is what happened.
"And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever."
AND LIVE ... 24
Gen 3:22 yev
Thus we find that every major key short word in the Genesis account, comes out to 24 theomatically.
But what we are going to find out next, from this point on, is not only do we see the number 24 on short significant words, but every single reference also contains a multiple of 240! A Number that size is certain to be far more impressive ~ from a statistical math/probability standpoint.
The number 24 is very significant in the Bible ~ in matters that relate to eternal destiny and eternal life. For example, in the book of Revelation, it talks numerous times about the twenty four elders who are around the throne of God in heaven (Rev. 4:4). The number 24 is mentioned in other parts of the Bible as well.
When one spends years in research, and studies this phenomena, certain things become immediately apparently because they happen so regularly. This is especially true with the numbers 24 and 240.
Now in looking through a computer concordance, it will be discovered that there are eleven verses in the Bible that use the words "tree of life." Additionally, there are a number of other references that refer specifically to the tree of life, but use just the word "tree" and not the word "life."
Gen 2:9, Gen 3:22, Gen 3:24, Pro 3:18, Pro 11:30, Pro 13:12, Pro 15:4, Rev 2:7, Rev 22:2, Rev 22:14, Rev 22:17
We will begin looking at all of the above, but first here is an important comment.
Scientific Note: Now in order to perform an objective and scientific analysis of any theomatic pattern in the Bible, every single instance that refers to a particular word or topic ~ must be examined. One cannot arbitrarily "pick and choose," i.e. show what works, but ignore what does not work. Every single possibility must be identified in advance and then objectively analized, and the "hits" recorded right beside the "misses." Then and only then can one determine whether or not a real phenomena exists, and whether or not he is dealing with either design or random chance.
Now let us look at these occurrences and see what happens with various words and short phrases. Let us go back and look at this from the beginning, from the first reference.
"... and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil" (Genesis 2:9).
AND THE TREE OF LIFE IN THE MIDST ... 240 x 3
OF THE GARDEN
Gen 2:9 Ngv KvTb MyyH siv
AND THE TREE OF LIFE ... 240
Here is the second occurrence which consists of but five Hebrew words. The example shown is straight out of the text as the words appear. It sounds awkward in English, but makes sense in Hebrew.
"And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever" (Gen 3:22).
Now here is the third ocurrence. Look at these next features! The reason they work out to 2400 and 240, is because the emphasis is on guarding the tree of life.
"So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and the flaming sword flashing about to guard the way of the tree of life" Gen 3:24).
THE FLAMING SWORD FLASHING ABOUT ... 2400
TO GUARD THE WAY
Gen 3:24 'krd Ta rmwl TkpvTmv bre tvl
THE FLAMING SWORD FLASHING ABOUT ... 240 x 5
'Tkp Tm bre tvl
What is interesting above, is that even though the examples shown are outstanding, when the words "tree of life" appeared in the phrase, it did not work out to 240. But there is still structure present ~ based on 24. The following four examples come from but the last three Hebrew words and the Hebrew particle proceeding them (untranslatable.)
THE WAY OF THE TREE OF LIFE ... 24 x 19
'Myyev Si Krd
THE WAY OF THE TREE ... 24 x 16
OF LIFE ... 24 x 3
THE WAY ... 24 x 26
There is so much other numerical structure present in these words and phrases, dozens of clear cut and discernable patterns all orchestrating together. For example, everything to do with man approaching God's presence and holiness, is based upon the number 26. The name JEHOVAH in Hebrew has a value of just 26. And we see from the above, where the word "the way," produces a multiple of 24 x 26.
It is difficult to try and explain much of what is being seen, without elaborating on every point, thus becoming bogged down in our discussion. Let's move on.
The tree of life is mentioned only four times more in the Old Testament. All four occurences are in the book of Proverbs, and they all produce a multiple of 240. Here is the first one.
"Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her" (Proverbs 3:18).
NOTE: The Hebrew article (letter heh), is untranslatable, and along with the untranslatable particle, is always a variable in the theomatic structure. (See Theomatics II, Pgs 38, and 537,538).
The second occurrence, is in chapter 11. The following feature consists of but four Hebrew words, but requires ten English words for the translation.
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise" (Proverbs 11:30)
THE FRUIT OF THE RIGHTEOUS ... 240 x 3
IS A TREE OF LIFE
Pro 11:30 "Mhhe Si qyds yrp
Here is reference number three. The last part of this verse has only four Hebrew words. The translation of the following may seem to be a little awkward, but the inherent meaning and theomatic pattern of 240 is clearly present in the structure.
"Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but a tree of life is longing fulfilled" (Proverbs 3:12).
A TREE OF LIFE IS LONGING FULFILLED ... 24 x 27
Pro 3:12 hab hvaT Myye Si
OF LIFE IS LONGING ... 240 x 2
The last occurrence from Proverbs is the following. Here again there are but four Hebrew words.
"A tongue that brings healing is a tree of life" (Proverbs 15:4).
A TONGUE THAT BRINGS HEALING IS A TREE OF LIFE ... 24 x 39
Pro 15:4 'Myye Si Nvwl aprm
Now let us jump to the Greek New Testament. Here is where we will see the 240 pattern literally explode. Let us start out by looking at the words of Jesus.
"To the one overcoming, I will give him to eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God" (Revelation 2:7).
TO THE OVERCOMING I WILL GIVE HIM TO EAT OF ... 240 x 26
Rev 2:7 tw nikwnti dwsw autw fagein'
The word in Greek, meaning "the one overcoming" has a numerical value of 1000, a very significant number to do with power and victory. However, in Revelation 15, it refers to the saints as the "ones overcoming" in the plural. These saints who overcome will be granted permission to eat of the tree of life.
Now let us look at the explosion of design from the rest of this verse.
"To the one overcoming, I will give him to eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God."
Normally in theomatics, we do not look at phrases more than three or four words in length. But there is inherent design in some of these longer phrases.
TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE WHICH IS IN ... 2400 x 3
THE MIDST OF THE PARADISE OF GOD
Rev 2:7 fagein ek tou culou zwhv o estin en mesw paradeisou tou jeou'
Here is the most distinct word possible.
Now here is another phenomena. The Greek word for tree, appears with the definite article, which either means "the" or is untranslatable. Throughout the theomatic structure, whenever one encouters the square of a number, that fact is very significant. The following is a multiple of 576, or 24 x 24.
Another interesting sidelight is this. Do you remember from the Hebrew where God breathed into the nostrils of man his spirit or breath, and we saw all the 24's. In John 3, the word spirit is translated as wind (or breath). In the verse from Revelation, the text states "The one having an ear let him hear what the SPIRIT says to the churches. To the one overcoming, I will give him to eat of the tree of life..."
Is the following expression any surprise either?
Needless to say, the topic of life and eternal life is saturated with the 24 design.
Let us return to the 240 design and the reference in Revelation. Above we saw how the phrase "the tree of life which is" was 240, and just the word "tree" was 240 as well. Here is the complete phrase. Look at this next example. Where is this tree of life?
"To the one overcoming, I will give him to eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God."
THE MIDST OF THE PARADISE OF GOD ... 2400
mesw paradeisou jeou
Here is an interesting fact about theomatics. The word "paradise" has a value of 871 in the above. This was necessary in order for God to make that phrase work out to 2400. But in another part of the Bible, the word "paradise" is spelled differently in Greek. When Jesus hung on the cross, and two thieves were hung with him, Jesus told the man on the right, "today shalt thou be with me in paradise."
Now let us return to the Hebrew of the Old Testament. In Revelation the tree of life was in the midst of the paradise of God in heaven. We saw where the words "midst of the paradise of God" was 2400. But in Genesis, God placed the tree of life in the midst of the garden of Eden.
The expressions "garden of Eden" and "garden of God," are saturated with the 24 design. Obviously Eden and paradise are talking about the same thing symbolically.
Now let us go to the second time the tree of life is mentioned in Revelation.
"... and on either side of the river the tree of life producing twelve fruits, according to each month" (Rev 22:2).
The tree of life was on either side of the river. It drew its source of life from the river.
ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER ... 240 x 4
Rev 22:2 potamou enteujen kai ekeijen
THE RIVER ... 240 x 4
John was shown this river in the previous verse. Look at this!
"And he showed me a river of water of life clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the lamb."
WATER OF LIFE CLEAR AS CRYSTAL ... 240 x 19
Rev 22:1 udatov zwhv lampron wv krustallon"
CRYSTAL ... 240 x 5
Now we would like to show you an awesome verse from the Old Testament, one that is extremely significant as it relates to the river and the tree of life. Look now at this from Psalms!
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper" (Psa 1:1-3).
Here now, are two previous references from Revelation. The same value of 240 x 4 is present.
THE RIVER ... 240 x 4
THE TREE ... 240 x 4
Here is one more perfect example of how theomatics fits concepts and numbers together. These are the words of Jesus.
"To the one thirsting, I will give him to drink of the fountain of water of life freely."
FREELY ... 240 x 4
Rev 21:6 dwrean
We just have to show one more. Here Jesus was speaking to the Samaritan woman at the well.
"If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, 'give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and He would have given thee living water."
THE GIFT ... 240 x 4
Joh 4:10 dwrean
THE LIVING WATER ... 240 x 9
This could go on and on. Let us jump to John chapter 7. Here is our last reference to the river.
"He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7:38).
LIVING WATER ... 2400
Joh 7:38 udatov zwntov"
The next reference to the tree of life in Revelation is later in verse 14 of chapter 22.
"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city" (Rev 22:14).
THAT THEY MAY HAVE RIGHT ... 240 x 21
TO THE TREE OF LIFE
Rev 22:14 estai ecousia autwn epi culon thv zwhv
THEY MAY HAVE RIGHT ... 2400
h ecousia autwn epi
And what is the reward for having a right to the tree of life? Those that do will be allowed to "enter in through the gates into the city."
Here is the fourth and last reference to the tree of life in Revelation.
"And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in from the tree of life and out of the holy city."
HIS SHARE FROM THE TREE OF LIFE ... 240 x 17
Rev 22:17 to merov autou apo culou zwhv"
Now there is one other reference to the tree of life, but the word "life" does not appear. Let us return to verse 2 of chapter 22.
"In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Rev 22:2)
The words "the leaves of the tree for the healing of the nations," is 240 x 17. Here is the most distinct portion possible.
THE LEAVES OF THE TREE ... 240 x 8
Rev 22:2 fulla culou'
THE LEAVES ... 240 x 4
OF THE TREE ... 240 x 4
Now to conclude this little presentation, we shall show an example from a parable Jesus gave, that will put the icing on the cake to this entire design. While the following passage is not indicated to be speaking concerning the tree of life, certainly the application is appropriate. And the theomatics? Well, you can see it all right here for yourself.
"Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit" (Mat 7:17,18).
GOOD ... 240 x 3
Mat 7:17 kalouv'
"Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for a tree is known by its fruit" (Mat 12:33).
A TREE IS KNOWN ... 240 x 7
Mat 12:33 dendron ginwsketai"
ITS FRUIT ... 240 x 6
The above examples are good, but less than spectacular (by theomatics standards). Looking at all of this from a logical and mathematical perspective, there should be little question of the fact that we are dealing here with design and not random numbers.
|It is very necessary to understand the fact that the mathematical probability of these examples, key words and phrases, clustering around multiples of a number the size of 240, is extremely remote. If the numbers were occuring at random, a person could never produce IN A COHERENT WAY, the results that are shown. In going through a text with random values for the letters and words, all they would ever be able to produce, are the "expected results" from sheer randomness. What you have just seen could never happen by chance, and would only occur if Someone WITH INTELLIGENCE deliberately planned and orchestrated it.
The critical key fact in examing the above data, is that for all the multiples of 240, the average length of each phrase was only 2.57 words (not counting variables such as articles and conjunctions). The multiples of 24 averaged only 1.67 words in length. These are extremely short phrases that provide few possibilities from which "features" could be derived if the numbers were random.
We have included some comments about the scientific proof aspect of theomatics, on the page Scientific Proof of the Discovery.
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