Is Numerology Biblical?
Numerology is simply the study of the meanings of numbers. Psychics and all sorts of men have given meanings to the digits 1-9 and different inferences have been brought out of them.
The bible also alludes to the truth that numbers have meaning. The bible is filled with numbers and they are not just to fill the spaces in the bible as they have specific meanings. Dates, measurements and ages gave numbers a large space in both the old and the new testaments of the bible.
Many have argued that these are just specifications with no meaning. That would contradict what Jesus said in Matt 5:18, that one jot or one tittle in God’s word shall not go unfulfilled.
A jot or tittle refers to a tiny part of a thing and numbers is definitely bigger than a jot or tittle in the bible. Paul, later on, tells us that the entire scriptures are by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and this includes the numbers therein. The book of Revelation further seals it with a direct use of numbers to represent things. 666 is classic.
Numbers, just like every other thing, gets its meaning from the bible and not from any other form of knowledge. A careful study of the digits 1-9 in the Bible reveals what they mean. You can do a study of it, but I will highlight the meaning of some numbers here:
1- God: No other! (Deut 6:4)
2- Witness: One other, Minimum number of witnesses (Deut 19:15), Abraham’s covenant were witnessed by God and Abraham alone.
3- Unity/Trinity: Baptism of Jesus, 3 compartments in the Tabernacle of Moses, 3-fold things (Pro 22:20)
4- Balance: 4 faces of the creatures in Ezekiel 1, 4 Gospels in the Bible, 4 creatures before the throne of God (Rev 4:6).
5- Grace: In Isaiah 9:6, Jesus has 5 names, David confronted Goliath with 5 stones, the 5th time Noah’s name was mentioned in the Bible, he found Grace! He gave gifts unto men- 5 fold ministry
6- Carnality/Man: Man was created on the 6th day, number of men (Rev 13:18)
7- Perfection: 7 days of creation/rest/Sabbath, 70 weeks of Daniel, 7 colors of God’s covenant with Noah in the Rainbow, the wall of Jericho came down on the 7th day, 7 days in a week, 7 bowls of wrath of God in Revelation, 7 spirits of God, 7 candles of the menorah.
8- New Beginning: Jesus rose on the 8th day, 8 people survived the flood of Noah, Jesus appeared 8 times after resurrection, 8 men wrote new testament, Jewish babies are circumcised on the 8th day.
9- Finality/Completeness: 9 fruits of the Spirit, 9 Gifts of the Spirit, 9 favoured widows in the entire bible, 9th hour is for prayers, Matt 27:45, Acts 3:1
Numerology is not psychic or fictional, it is biblical and it must be seen through the eyes of the Spirit and not any other way. God can speak to us through numbers like He did to many in the Bible, but we must not stretch the meaning beyond the Bible into things like zodiac month signs.
It is simply meant to aid our prophetic insight into the spirit. Numbers are not dead, only the Spirit makes them alive!