mene-tekel code primarily speaks of the death of Jesus in contrast to that of
Belshazzar, "son of Nebachadnezzar." However, it was again fulfilled
symbolically in Saddam when the statue
of Saddam was toppled. Saddam fancied himself as another Nebachadnezzar; Iraq is ancient Babylon. As a matter of fact, Saddam recently rebuilt Babylon
and even held some council meetings in the very hall where the hand appeared on the
wall and wrote those four mysterious words foretelling the death of,
Belshazzar, ("son" of Nebachadnezzar). (See the mene-tekel
Even though the mene tekel code is initially
about Belshazzar and his execution, nevertheless, I anticipated that Saddam
would likewise be slain for the following reasons:
Iraq is ancient Babylon, the scene of the bible code.
Saddam rebuilt this ancient city---the first to have ever
done so since it was destroyed thousands of years ago.
He held council meetings in the very palace hall where the
hand appeared writing on the wall---"mene, mene, tekel, uparsin,"
in 539 BC.
Saddam compared himself to Nebachadnezzar, thereby
provoking God even further.
Saddam (and sons) was notoriously wicked, and fully deserving of the
awful condemnation and mockery that the bible code heaps upon this enemy
of God, (i.e., Belshazzar/Saddam).
Saddam hated the Jews, and sought their destruction just
as Nebachadnezzar did. (The encoded numbers
within the mene-tekel bible-code clearly connect the fall of
Babylon as being punishment for destroying Jerusalem.) As a matter of
fact, one justification for the coup that took Iraq in 1968 was that
the then government of Iraq did not join in the all out war against
Jerusalem in the 1967 war!
The gulf war of 1991, with the Iraq's scud missile attacks
against Israel, the burning of the oil wells,
and the gathering of all nations to attack Babylon (Iraq), also had prophetic
implications, so why not the bible code as well.
The World Trade Towers fell less than two months after I
published the mene-tekel code, (and a year after publishing the
hand-code), and this tragedy bore a subtle resemblance
to statements within the code. But, how much more would the death of
Saddam fit this lengthy bible-code prophecy since it would be much more
clearer in its fulfillment, and also because the United States itself made
the connection between Saddam and the Twin Towers. (See Three Prophetic Signs on
the anniversary of Trade Center Disaster.)
The codes were found and interpreted by God's power, hence
God has a purpose for why He reveals them at this time.
Hence, they are a warning for now, not just a sign that He was in control
of past historical events.
There had already been a build-up numerically to other
events to do with the fall of Saddam's Babylon (Iraq), so it made sense to
see the code literally fulfilled according to what the code says,
and not just the numeric of the code.
And so, it was logical that I should expect the mene-tekel code to
be fulfilled in the death of Saddam and perhaps his sons; (just as Haman
and his sons were also slain.) Moreover, the feast of Purim literally
means the feast of (casting) "lots," which is full harmony
with the mene-tekel code with its emphasis on being "numbered" for
disaster. They even used a game of chance (a deck of cards) with Saddam and
sons on it to help identify and capture him! Surely, the writing was on the
wall for Saddam and sons that day, Purim, 2003!
Despite all this, I had plans to nevertheless remove the bible codes on
Sept. 1, 2003 (360 x 2 days after the World Trade Center) if Saddam was still
alive, since the code clearly prophesied about Saddam's literal (not
just figurative) death, or so I thought. I supposed that the bible codes must
meet the rigors of literal fulfillment, and not merely in figurative fulfillment,
(as in the image/statue of Saddam falling). The literal fulfillment
of the code was
necessary for the courage to keep this codes-site on the Net. (As a search through various
articles will show, for many years now I have struggled with whether to
keep this site up. Though the codes are real, most abuse them, and I did not
want to be party to that. Be
The reason I chose to remove the codes '360 x 2 days' after
the Two Towers fell was because I had decided the previous year that I would
take them off 360 days from the Twin Towers. I then extended it to 390 days,
(which is also a 360-day year, except with a leap
month). I was much perplexed, and my wife and I prayed and fasted many days. The codes
only narrowly escaped being taken off at that time, though I did burn all my notes, thinking that that would some how help
me make up my mind once for all! Nevertheless, at that time I decided to give the codes
one more year---and see if they bore any good fruit, then, if not, 'I would cut them down'. (I did end up taking
them off anyway for a brief 10 days in
Thus, it seemed logical to test the codes by this request. "If
Saddam is not literally dead by Sept. 1, (360 x 2 days after the Twin Towers),
then I would remove the codes. Nevertheless, I knew in my mind that I might
well delay another month in actually removing them (i.e., Oct. 1, 2003), just
as I did the previous year. And as it turns out, (which I only noticed a few
days ago), Oct. 1, 2003 is exactly1335
days from when the mene-tekel code first began to be unraveled to
me. (The first words I decoded was the acrostic, "The One putting him to
death," which back-word reads, "the one encrypting them," [i.e.,
'concealing the words of the code']). (See Daniel 12:9,12, "Go
thy way Daniel, for these words are concealed[same
Hebrew word] and sealed until the end time...How
blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1335th
day," [NIV]. Note, too,
the 1290 + 1335years spoken