THE WORD OF GOD. 37.
We now come to the most sublime number of all, 37, but as this number verifies fundamental
truths concerning the. Godhead, a brief exploration of what the Bible teaches about God is essential
for the help of those who have no knowledge of this vital subject.
Firstly remember, God is Spirit. John 4:24.
The New Testament clearly teaches that the Godhead consists of the LORD God, the Almighty,
His only begotten Son, (John 3:16. Colossians 1:15), and the Spirit of God.
Now, in due time, the Son of God, The Word, (Greek LOGOS), John 1:1, came to this word,
was clothed in human flesh, and suffered and died in the flesh. His blood shed as the price of our
Redemption, 1 Peter 1:18-19. 'Redeemed with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without
blemish and without spot. His soul delivered from hell, Acts 2:31, and His resurrection the surety of
our own, Romans 6:4-5 and 1 Peter 1:3-4, which is 'An inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and
that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.'
Anyone who denies the Deity of Christ has never even begun to realise the sacrifice of the
Saviour, and can have no understanding of John 3:16-17.
As briefly recorded before the number 3 signifies Divine Perfection, or Godhead, and 7 His
Seal, and the combination of the two is, that most sublime of numbers 37.
It signifies THE WORD OF GOD sealing vital truths of the written Word, and revealing Him
who is the LIVING WORD.
You will have noticed how God, when expressing key truths, carries the number to the third
place, such as 888, 666, and 999.
This number 37 itself has a deep significance in that it unifies the product when multiplied by
three, or a multiple of three. Thus 37x3 is 111, 37x6 is 222, 37x9 is 333.
This is the only number which so unifies the product, a perfect pointer to Christ, the Son of God
who alone can unify men of every nation and tongue, and thus bring peace on earth, and goodwill
In John 1:1 we read, 'In the beginning was the Word.'
And here we have the KEY to this sublime combination of the three and the seven, and in this
word LOGOS we have the numbers expressed in their highest form 373 as follows, L=30, O=70,
G=3, O=70, S=200.
A further verification of this clue to the Godhead number of Christ is found in Colossians 1:15.
He is expressed as the 'Image of God'.
Now the Greek here for IMAGE and GOD, has the numerical value of 1,369 or 37x37.
We read in John 1:1-3. 'And the Word was God, the same was in the beginning with God, All
things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.' And in
Colossians 2:9. 'For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.', and Colossians 1:16,
following the verse above, 'For by Him were all things created.'
Let someone explain how this fact was numerically sealed in Genesis 1 some thousands of years
before 'the WORD was made flesh' John 1:14, by marvellously weaving His Godhead number 37
into the very words of the Hebrew text, 'In the beginning God'.
We saw the hidden significance of that text whose. Gematria was 999, but now hidden within
the number itself we find the first verification of the truth of John 1:3. 'All things were made by
Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made,' because 999 is 3x9x37, or 27x37.
The whole thing is significant whichever factors you look at.
If you add the three nines you get 27 again, and 27 is the cube of three, or three taken to its
highest place. And so the WORD 37, is revealed, in the highest place, 27, 3x3x3, as stated in John.
Now take 777, the gematria of the three nouns of Genesis 1:1, 'God', 'Heaven', and 'Earth'. What
does this further reveal?
Why. The WORD in the midst of the creative acts, again verifying John 1:3, for 777 is 37x3x7.
Remember I said there were exactly seven Hebrew words in the whole verse Genesis 1:1 and
the astounding fact is revealed that God has sealed it with over 30 combinations of 7's and 37's. And
that is not all, for if we add the gematria of those seven words, they total exactly 2,701, which is
73x37, the significant result being that they can be turned upside down, as it were, and still present
the same truth.
Note also that the gematria of LOGOS, 373, has exactly the same and however we twist them
the figures 37 confront us. It seems the Holy Spirit is impressing in these numerics the fact that
'THE WORD' is the very centre of the whole plan of God. Colossians 1:16. 'All things were made
BY HIM, and FOR HIM.' Now for the benefit of those who will not acknowledge the fact that Jesus
Christ is the very Word, (LOGOS), and so the actual Creator as clearly stated in Colossians 1:15-16,
let us see further what the Spirit has hidden in His Name.
In Matthew 1:21, the passage we examined in the section The Birth of Christ, we noted how the
angel declared His name was to be Jesus, and in the section Resurrection, we have seen how the
gematria of that name Jesus, 888, seals Him as the Resurrection and the Life, but He was more than
this as the Scriptures very plainly, and definitely teach.
Now see how God has marvellously placed these vital truths within the very numbers of His
name. Not only are the facts here in figures, but only a miracle on the part of God could put them
Remember, 888 is 24x37.
Take first the 24. In the opening words of the New Testament we see that Jesus was called the
Son of David, as prophecy had declared He would be and incredible though it may seem, 24 is one
Hebrew value of David, (spelt two ways).
'The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.' John 1:14. He became the man Christ Jesus in
the world, this is also contained in the 24 as 6 and 4, six representing man, and four the world.
And the stupendous truth is that man could have no part in this incarnation for He was still the
very WORD of GOD, clothed in human flesh, as shown in the name Jesus which still retains His
Godhead number 37.
Further, what of the second Name given to our Lord, that of Christ, meaning Anointed?
We saw, in that chapter Resurrection, how the gematria of Christ was 1,480 and that it contained
The Resurrection number 8, but as we examine it further we see that it also has 37 revealing Him as
The WORD, and the number 5 representing Grace, the free gift of God, 1,480, is 8x37x5.
Now combine these two precious names.
First Jesus Christ. The gematria is 2,368 or 37x8x8 and these figures have further wonder for us.
37 the Word. 8 The Resurrection, and 8 The Life.
Second, His own special Title the Son of Man whose gematria is 2,960 or 37x2x5x8, and shows
Him as The Word 37, the Witness 2, of the Grace of God 5, by the Resurrection 8.
Marvellous beyond words is this revelation, as it were, of the Holy Spirit.
In Colossians 2:9 we read these stupendous words, 'For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the
This word, 'Theotes', Godhead does not occur in any other place in the Bible. The reason for the
Holy Spirit using it is obvious. for its gematria is 592 or 37x2x8. The WORD was God 37, 'the
faithful Witness' 2, and 'the first begotten from the dead' 8. Revelation 1:5, 'from Jesus Christ, who
is the faithful witness, and the first begotten from the dead.'
What I am especially emphasising is the fact that the retention of this 37 with the number 8
amounts to a miracle as I shall show later when we examine some figures which have both these
factors. And I want the person who wants facts, (and facts which amount to a miracle), to carefully
grasp what I am showing. The fact that these numbers are there in the titles of our Lord.
On the surface this may not strike the reader as anything wonderful, but if we had no other
evidence that Jesus was the Son of God, and that these names were God-breathed, as are all the
Scriptures, we have it here.
The Word of God says, Luke 16:31. 'If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they
be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.' How true this is. Is it true of you?
If you want evidence. If you must have proof, that Christ was the Son of God, that He is the
Resurrection and the Life, here is proof.
In John 11:25 Jesus declares, 'I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though
he were dead, yet shall he live.'
If Jesus then is the Resurrection, here is His guarantee that you also will be raised to life eternal
if you simply believe and accept Him as your Saviour, who died in your stead.
Let me now show how what we have seen concealed in the titles of our Lord constitute a
miracle. Remember no one can alter the numeric value of a name, or word, that is, every letter in
the Greek has its fixed value. Let me further elaborate by listing the values in the name of Jesus in
Greek, they are I-10, E-8, S-200, 0-70, U-400, S-200, Total 888 or 37x8x3.
I think I have given ample evidence that 8 is the Resurrection number, and that 37 is the
Godhead number of Jesus, but here is where the miraculous begins.
Only ONE number in 296 can have both factors of 8 and 37. In other words the first number
that will divide equally by 8 and 37 is 296, and before you would find another number that would
equally divide you would have to carry on for another 296 numbers, and so on.
So, that to find a name of which the numeric value would be such as to divide by 8 and 37
equally, you would have only one chance in 296. But to find one person, with two names that would
divide thus, would be very, very rare indeed. Actually the chances are 1 in 87,616, according to the
Law of chance, or averages.
Now then. Here is a Person not only with seven names or titles all bearing the factor of 8, (1 in
2,970,152), but also with at least four titles, (not including the twin title of Jesus Christ), which
have the two factors of 8 and 37, (1 in 7,656,563,456)!
Further the chances of one Person bearing four titles with factors of 8 and 37, and also of having
three titles bearing factors of 8 is, 1 in 1,498,400,489,472!
Someone will say I do not understand all these numbers!
Well, you do not need to understand, just look at the immensity of it all and grasp that It is a
Let me give you a brief illustration.
If the earth's population were about two billion one would need to have about 750 earths each
with that number of people on it, to have a reasonable chance of finding even ONE SINGLE
PERSON whose names would reveal what I have demonstrated are present in the names and titles
of our Lord, assuming of course that each had a similar number of titles!
This is but ONE of the numerous designs found in the Bible and any one can check these
figures, and if one has a little knowledge of Greek, the title values, but God does not leave it just
there either, for like many of the designs in seven's, there are again patterns within the pattern.
Now let me give you those figures between 1 and 3,000 which have those factors of 8 and 37.
There are only TEN of them.
592 . . . . . Theotes
888 . . . . . Jesus
1480 . . . . . Christ
2368 . . . . . Jesus Christ
2960 . . . . . Son of Man
Five of these are actually the numeric value of His titles and the numbers which apply to Him
are worthy of note. Again the casual reading of this may not reveal anything unusual, yet here is
seen the finger of God, not only in design, but verifying vital truths.
Theotes 592 37x8x2 Very God
Jesus 888 37x8x3 Very Man
Christ 1480 37x8x5 Our Passover
Son of Man 2960 37x8x10 Son of Man
Total 5920 37x8x4x5 The Climax
This last number 5,920 being the exact total of the phrase in Matthew 25:B, 'Behold THE
BRIDEGROOM cometh go Ye out to meet HIM.
Surely any one must acknowledge that not only is this the 'finger of God' but that this reveals
indeed the very SON OF GOD, and of Him the Word declares, Acts 4:12, 'There is none other
Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.', and neither is there any other
Name under heaven that could reveal such staggering evidence of Divine origin.
Can you begin to see the Mind of God behind all this?
Do you see that 'CHRIST' is the addition of God and man, and thus becomes our Passover? 1
Corinthians 5:7, 'For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.'
Can you see the vital truth expressed here?
God alone could not be our Passover, for blood had to be shed.
Mere man could not provide the efficacious sacrifice.
But Godhead, 592, clothed upon by flesh and blood, 888, could, and did, provide the perfect
And then note that the title the 'SON OF MAN' is the exact total of the three previous titles.
Why did Christ continually use this title?
I believe that in that title, as the numerics show, is revealed GOD, MAN, and REDEMPTION
Then what a marvellous climax, 5920, the sum total of it all.
Redemption is complete, we are invited to be ready, the bride is called out, the Bridegroom,
(Christ), comes for His Church, Bride), and we go out to meet Him.
We began this exposition with the words from Luke wherein he records, 'neither will they be
persuaded though one rose from the dead'.
Well if the Word of God has not convinced you that Jesus Christ our Lord is both the
Resurrection and the Life, neither will these amazing facts, but if they do not cause you to search
the Scriptures, (as those of Berea did), then I despair of your choice. Acts 17:11-12, says of them.
'They searched the Scriptures daily whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed.'
Two or three more instances of these designs will close this section and this interesting
verification of how the Word was the active agent in Creation through the Holy Spirit as stated in
Hebrews 1:1.2.10 is the first. I quote, in part. 'God . . . hath spoken by His Son . . . by whom He
made the worlds . . . laid the foundation of the earth . . . and the heavens the work of His hands.' The
Genesis reference is Genesis 1:2. 'And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,' and its
total value is 1,369, or 37x37.
Thus in a most striking manner is the Deity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ verified by this
And in a different way a marvellous truth is presented in Exodus 12 where God institutes a very
significant type of Christ in the Passover Lamb. The Hebrew word is pesach and its number is 148,
The figures of 148 equal 13 Sin. 37 the Word foreshadowed in the lamb. 4, the world which in
itself is remarkable, but it is only the shadow of what is beneath the surface.
The command in Exodus 12 is that the lamb had to be taken on the tenth day. Why the tenth?
Let us see. The word Passover equals 148. We have seen the picture of the Lamb of God in this
but it was only the earthly picture. God had a definite purpose in stating the tenth day, 10 represents
Now. If we take 148 and multiply it by 10 the amazing result is the perfect Passover 1480,
Christ as we have seen in the table just listed.
It is also significant that the figures of 1,480 still total 13, and we see again within the very
fabric of that word Passover the Lamb of God as sin offering for a lost world.
And for those who enjoy having their thoughts stimulated there is a choice little pattern found in
John 21:11. 'Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty
and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.'
Why one hundred and fifty three?
In this number 153 (17x9), we see a picture of the completed Church, Christ's Elect. Seventeen
stands for the perfection of spiritual order (the church). Nine for finality.
Compare the fact that every fish was brought safely to shore with the promise Christ made that
none should be lost. John 17:12.
Here is a remarkable example of how God had planned all things, even the exact number of fish
that were encircled in the net, a picture of the Gospel Net.
The Greek word for fishes is ichthues, value 1,224, 153-8's and shows the completed Church,
153, in the Resurrection, 8.
To amplify the picture, the net, Greek to diktuon, has a value exactly identical, 1224 or 153-8's.
Now note what took place when the fishes were safely drawn in. Jesus said to His disciples,
John 21:12. 'Come and dine.'
Picturing what is to follow, the marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Who would dare to suggest that all this was coincidence?
Remember if one fish had been lost from the net the whole picture would have been spoiled. It
had to be 153!
Another wonderful thing in connection with the picture also is as follows.
Seventeen is the Church number and if we put down all the numbers from 1-17 and add them up
we get 153 as our total, and 153 vocabulary words are used in telling the story.
How marvellous is the Finger of God behind the Written Word, and what treasures are hidden
for all who will search, for the examples which I have given here only touch the fringe of Bible
Some of the designs, especially in the seven's, are so far removed from co-incidence that the
chances of non-design calculated by the law of chance, are from millions to one, to hundreds of 127
billions to one!
Finally, it must be remembered that all gematria values are of the original Hebrew, or Greek,
words which of course excludes any possibility of a word being altered, in translation, to fit any
Surely this confirms in a most marvellous way, the fact that all Scripture is Inspired, God-
No human mind that ever lived could devise, and effect, such a means of sealing, or stamping
with seals, as it were, the whole Written Word. Only the wilfully blind can fail to recognise that the
whole Bible is the Work of a Supreme Master Mind.