Also see: Unraveling the Codes:
What about, "Consistency, scribal mother-vowels,
and the importance of the bible numeric?"
(Part four of four parts)
(Side note: Many months have passed since I wrote these words, and I am far more confident today than I was then---and am increasingly so! Please keep this in mind as you read
about my own personal struggles.)
In my opinion, the bible numbers constitute the greatest of all evidence for divine authorship of the bible. Perhaps soon, the bible codes may eclipse the bible numbers. However, I do not believe that even the bible numbers will give one ultimate assurance
that God is God, and that Yeshua is His Messiah. Faith will not be sight until we see Him face to face.
I struggled 12 years with terrible unbelief before the revelation in the numbers began. I was finishing 5 years of institutional bible training, and even then doubts were assailing me as to the very being of God! Sweat damped by forehead many a time, and fear
crippled me. Then, after 12 years of struggle, and of reading various Christian apologetic books refuting evolutionary theory---but all to no avail---then I realized that I was not struggling with logic, but demons! The evidence for Christ was overwhelming; thus, I slowly
realized that the fears were unfounded and illogical. When I finally began to resist these lies in Jesus' Name, and these "what if's" in the power of that Name, it was then that these evil spirits departed. After I was set free, three years later,
unplanned by me, the revelation in the numbers began, (on Oct. 22, 1991).
Are you struggling with faith in God?
Here are some suggestions:
Read good apologetic books that defend the faith
However, know that books that defend the faith are limited in usefulness---not because their arguments are weak---but because you are in a fight for your soul with unseen evil beings more intelligent then yourself that are bent on your destruction!
Obey the bible's instruction: "Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you." This seems hard to do when you are doubting the very existence of demons in the first place! However, once you are sure of the truth (because of your study
of proofs for God's existence, see #1), then resist the devil by submitting to God's will, (thereby giving the devil no room to accuse you), and then resist these "what ifs" by quoting the word of God back to the devil. Say: "God is real! It is written,
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,"'" etc. When the evil spirit is sure that you are resolute and determined to hold your ground of faith, then the demons will leave you alone and seek some other recourse to hinder you. Worry about
that later when it comes!
If you are not a Christian, then the first thing you must do is to "submit to God" by making Jesus your Lord and Savior. Jesus died on the cross to pay for your sins as your substitute. This is good news! The wrath of God fell on Jesus (the
flawless lamb of God). It will not fall on you if you believe this good news, and follow Jesus, who rose from the dead, and ascended up to heaven to the right hand of God, and there awaits all enemies to be put under His feet.
I know that unbelievers view the above as a cop-out, or self-brainwashing. But, the fact of the matter is this: God is real, and demons are real, and the unbeliever is completely blinded by demons. The bible numbers and codes, along with many other proofs from
the bible, and from nature, prove His existence. To believe otherwise is strong-delusion; for GOD IS!
Also see: Unraveling the Codes:
What about, "Consistency, scribal mother-vowels, and the importance of the bible numeric?"
See also Do long bible codes prove that they are valid?
(Also, "Why I do not use the scientific method to find bible codes!"
And, "A confession about the inherent weakness of bible codes.")
the purpose of bible code pictograms?