"Make sharp the arrows; hold firm the shields: Jehovah hath stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of Jehovah, the vengeance of his temple.
Set up a standard (banner- pole) against the walls of Babylon,"
(Jer. 51:11-12a, ASV)
The picture bible code of the signal-pole reads:
Concerning your beauty, itis being searched out by him.
And on account of its height the Manna, a Lion, and a Mina shall measure it!
And because of my rejection, now he is being rejected!
More than a piece (or, 'a pole'), he cut off;
she was severed in two!
Concerning her, wrath is pent-up from God!
They put God to the test!
Yet, God will test them, O' miracle-pole of Thomas;
More than a piece, he cut off; she was severed in two!
Against her, wrath is pent up from God! They put God to the test!
"You (too) ran from God!"
"Flee, O' Thomas, to the banner (of the cross)
--- to the Flawless One of God, Flee, O' Thomas!"
(Thomas remained shut up by God, having fled to the banner.)
(As a prophecy, every aspect of this bible code was fulfilled in the life of Thomas.
He is the pattern of all who doubt like him. Compare with John 20:19-31.)
Understanding the Bible Codes
The bible codes cannot be understood unless Christ is firmly fixed before ones eyes. All is a senseless riddle until one realizes that Christ is the key that unlocks each and every bible code. I know of no exceptions. The purpose of the bible codes is to
force you to rethink Christ throughout the Old Testament.
A look at three key words in this bible code: ("Signal pole," "siege," and "shut up")
How the "banner" (signal pole) speaks of both Babylon and Christ:
The instrument of death for both Babylon and Christ is said to be the banner-pole: For Babylon, it signaled the Persians to rally to Babylon and conquer her; but for Christ, it speaks of the cross.
How does it speak of the cross?
This word "banner/pole" is the same word for the "pole" that Moses lifted up the snake on in the wilderness (Num. 21:8), that whosoever should look upon it might be healed of their snake bite. Note that the word for 'banner-pole' may also
mean 'miracle.' Thus, the miraculous sign of the nail prints that were shown to Thomas (because of the cross/pole) is in parallel to the words, "O' great tree." Jesus was nailed to a pole/tree, and rose from the dead with the nail marks still in his hand as
an wonder and sign---especially a sign for the disciple Thomas, (Jn. 20:25). (See the acrostic.)
Recall the opening words of the (full) bible code:
"Amen! Amen! And the banner (cross) that heals them! Our oracle is a banner (cross) that brings healing!"
Jesus said: "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up," (Jn. 3:14). Thus, the pole applies to both Babylon and Jesus at the same time.
The "siege" speaks of both Babylon and Christ:
Again, one cannot possibly understand this bible code unless one realizes that the besiegement of Babylon in 539 BC, which was by the hand of God, was also a portrait of the besiegement of the Son of God upon the cross. The One who puts others to death is
also the one who Himself was put to death on the cross. This interpretation is in harmony with the rest of the bible. (Please read Ezekiel 4, as an example.)
The very word at the center of the bible code means, "to go
around," or "to besiege, or "to strike down." All three connotations are evident in the bible code; because, at the very time this writing was upon the wall, the Persians were 'besieging' the Babylonians, and that very same night, king
Belshazzar was 'struck down' dead.
Furthermore, the three middle letters (of the two matrixes) must be read 'around in a circle' seven times in order for this bible prophecy code to be unraveled. (That is, at normal one-letter intervals). Thus, just as this middle word "we-are-besieged,"
(written upon the palace wall), was encircled by the rest of the letters, even so was Babylon encircled at that very moment. (For now, we assume that the above [AD 1635] picture by Rembrandt [as influenced by Rabbinic tradition] was the actual layout of the words on the wall.
It matters little, however, how it was actually laid out then. The point is that, now, the format of these letters within a bible-code matrix must be arrayed like this.)
But why is the middle word "we-are-besieged!" encircled seven times?
The city, Jericho, fell to Joshua at the start of the conquest of the Promised Land. She became the prototype of all great cities that will eventually fall before the King of kings, Yeshua (Jesus). It, too, was besieged seven times
before her walls fell down: Jericho was "tightly shut up;" the 12 tribes of Israel encircled her seven times, each under their perspective banners. And so it is here with this bible code: There are 12 letters marching seven times around this one middle
word that means, "to go around"! (Cf., Josh. 6. For more about the astonishing numeric patterns here, including the numbers 390 and 430 of Ezekiel's besiegement [Ezk. 4], click here.)