22,273 is a seemingly random number mentioned exactly once in the Bible. It is in the least-read book of the Bible titled, ho-hum – Numbers. But man, when we look at all the ties that this number represents in both the old and new testament, you will be astonished. It just may be the most important number in the whole Bible for the chosen; it is about Choices!
“So Moses numbered all the firstborn among the Israelites, just as the Lord had commanded him; and all the firstborn males from a month old and upward as numbered were 22,273 [273 more than the Levites].” Numbers 3:42-43Amp version.
I am breaking precedent for my regular readers and going straight to the Spiritual topic, not the usual two-part story. This blog goes straight to those who profess to be Christians, my normal 2 or 3 of you that read blogs nowadays that cover spiritual topics are welcome to read, but understand it is a message not for you this time. It would be near impossible to share some findings that even rattled the numbers in my brain without mentioning this first. I am not writing the two parts and giving you a choice to skip the Bible stuff; it is too important in this stage of American history, perhaps world history. Ironic, isn’t it, that a writing about choices reduces the option to choose? You can stop now or continue on, though, your choice with a warning you may be offended.
Controversial statement number one, Did you know that God is Pro-Choice?
Since the very beginning, God made it really, very simple as depicted in the most told story ever about Adam and Eve. Do anything you want, and your life will be filled with harmony, and you can walk with ME. Only one rule to decide a yes or no vote on – Do or DoNot eat the forbidden fruit!
Go ahead and choose to mock the Bible as an old fable book, mock God, do a tiktok overdub with cardi-b’s song, curse at me, whatever. With that one decision, Eve and Adam both not only created separation from God; it also introduced death. It was the very opposite of God’s intentions when he started off in Genesis 1:1 of “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God doesn’t just speak through only Bible words, stories, historical happenings, etc.. He also speaks in un-noticeable ways IF you are paying close attention to numbers. Some have negative opinions on numbers, which I agree with if you take it to be a way to make most of your decisions like a horoscope, but if you view it in light of God expanding our faith and trust in Him, then reach far. We all started the year thinking 2020 was going to give everyone great vision, instead, it seems to have blinded more people than improving their sight, let alone increasing their faith. I beg to differ for some of us.
I find it not just fascinating but something that stretches and increases faith for those like me that have had my doubts throughout life. I believe God wants EVERYONE to come to the knowledge of truth. God is very much Pro-Choice (meaning not forcing us to do or not-do things), but we have to search for the whole truth to find it sometimes. Take some time to look at the fascinating writing of the scriptures, which originally was written in Hebrew and Greek from the term Gematria.
Listed below are just a few #22 & #73 snippets from the Gematria link:
There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Each letter also has a numeric value. Hello on the 22,273. Does 2020 mean anything? The year is not stated exactly, but in the Bible, a guy named Isaac got married around 2020 BC and had twins named Esau and Jacob. Jacob later was given a new name by God – Israel. History wise in the Bible, the Israelites were the chosen people. Numbers speak of the combination of Jewish people and gentiles being united by the redemptive price of Jesus dying on the Cross. We will not debate that today, but if you want to know more about Why Christ-followers should support modern Israel in 2020 read here. I believe it is crucial for the continued blessing poured out on The United States for this nation to have a strong-supportive and prayer-filled relationship with Israel.
22 in Biblical numerology represents Sonship and light. Anyone who chooses to be a disciple of Christ is considered a son/daughter of His. Right? We are to be the light of the world. 22 is very significant yet is an under-rated number. I use several references to establish my numbers definitions. Most numbers have multiple meanings and are not to be used as an absolute. They are worth thinking about and examining in light of specific circumstances in our own life and others. Sometimes it may have a much larger scale; let’s call it a hidden message for the enlightened. One of the best sources that examine multiple other Bible Numbers interpretations is this one written by Stephen A. Jones.
22 is also representative of God’s love for man and the edict to BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY. Jacob blessed one of his sons, one of the 12 of which the 12 tribes of Israel were named after, named Joseph as a “Joseph is a fruitful bough.” Maybe it is a coincidence that it’s Bible reference is Gen. 49:22? Maybe, but it does indicate God is Pro-Life.
Controversial statement number Two: Did you know God is Pro-Life? God is not worried about overpopulation, so why are you? Killing babies to stop it is not of God.
73? See the Gematria link shown earlier for the amazing significance of #73 in the Hebrew text, which I honestly barely understand. Consider these modern day significances of #73:-
1973 – Israel had a miracle save the country in the Yom Kippur war (Discussed in the doc earlier) where ‘Only a miracle of God could save Israel and God came through just in time.’
Jan. 22, 1973 Roe Vs. Wade was passed by the supreme court.
Jan. 2, 1973 Joe Biden sworn in as the youngest senator ever, 47 years ago. (see 273?) He became the 47th vice president in 2008.
47 years after starting in politics, he touts that he will make roe v wade ‘the law of the land’ quotes by Joe Biden
On the opposite side, though, was some good news for Pro-Life God:
On February 22, 2019, the Trump administration cut some funding for Planned Parenthood. Now if we can get congress to switch funding from their to Help Pregnancy Centers, real solutions for helping women and babies could be applied in a greater way.
On 2’73 – A joke or not a joke? Billion Dollar Babies album and the song ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ was released.
Not a joke An active update every second abortion counter shows the number of abortions in the U.S. and worldwide – 62million U.S., 19million black babies in U.S. 1.5billion babies worldwide – Abortion Counter
God is serious about anti-slavery, babies, firstborns, and he showed it with the 22,273 reference.
Allow me to tell you more: – When Moses was called to free the Israelites from Egypt after being enslaved 400 years, God sent 9 plagues that wiped out all the trees and landscape and domestic animals. ALL were warnings to Egypt’s leader to let the people go. The most powerful country and army in the world did not heed the solemn warnings. Finally, in #10, God did the unthinkable and killed every firstborn member of every Egyptian family. It was the infamous ‘Passover’ that saved the Jewish firstborns but wiped out the heirs of Egypts fathers. A serious blow to the pyramid builders that worshipped their dead kings while hoping that mummy-fying would give them eternal life.
After all that the Israelites witnessed – the 10 plagues, the red-sea being parted, and bunches of other miracles, the people were freed. Somehow, somehow, despite all of the miracles and deliverance, Moses went up to Mt. Sinai and returned with the 10 Commandments. He found that because he was gone 40 days, some deceived leaders convinced the people that God and Moses didn’t really care about them. They turned away from God and built a golden cow. So Moses stood at the entrance to the camp and shouted, “All of you who are on the Lord’s side, come here and join me.” And all the Levites gathered around him.” Exodus 32:26 NLT
The choice was given to the 600,000 people (some translate that as 600k men + women & children) to choose between a gold cow and God. Amazingly as Moses stood at the gate, only the Levites crossed over the line to be with Moses. The rest made the choice to worship the golden cow. The Levites chose God. I hate to point this out lest it is misconstrued, but after the vote was taken, the Levites were instructed to execute their brethren that chose the cow. 3,000 of them were slain. Please don’t read that as saying I, in any way, condone revenge-seeking by anyone. That is God’s job alone. God had enough of the rebellion and had no choice but to be ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy.’ Peter was told in the New Testament to put his sword away, nuff said I hope.
For those who don’t know, I provide a detailed explanation of who the Levites were here in Stuff about the 12 tribes and Levi. – Levi was one of the worst of the son’s of Jacob; he was known as a violent vengeance seeker. But, this significant moment changed God’s view of the Levites. They had learned from their father’s mistakes that violence by people was a bad thing. So they were rewarded by being singled out as God’s favorite and He made them priests.
Later, God had Moses count all the tribesmen and listed them in Numbers 3, 8600 of one, 6200 of another, all even numbers including an exact 22,000 Levites. Then they added up all the newborn males total; there were 22,273. This writing sums up the significance of those findings.
In the end, Numbers 3 throws out this seemingly useless figure and a notation that God took those extra 273 and had them bought with a redemption fee of 5 shekels each. God said, ‘the 273 firstborn Levites are all mine.’ The 273 were given a special place in God’s eyes and in history. They were fully redeemed, and a seemingly random number of people were granted SONSHIP.
So What average Joe!! What does the number #273 have to do with anything in the New Testament or modern times? The answer is 153+120 = 273. Say What?
I’m a google search freak. What else do you do when you see random numbers in the middle of the night and then find amazing and astonishing ties to number? Google it! You google discoveries to see what else you can discover behind the next onion peel. Several months ago, I explored the oddity of #273. I googled ‘bible 273’. Up popped as the first (and ONLY) thing that had anything to do with the #273. You can read the strange coincidental story of a guy named Miles Albright by clicking on this highlight.
It especially caught my eye at the start of the story, where he said his protege was Rick Joyner. Ironically it was six years ago that I signed up for a sold-out writing course. At the last minute, a cancellation allowed me to go to it in Moravian Falls, NC, the day I signed up for the seminar. Unexpectedly, the same guy named Rick Joyner taught the camp, and we ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner together daily. In routine conversation, Rick brought to light ‘things’ I had never heard before and set me on a journey to look for and listen to God’s words/voice. For this not-quite-average-Joe numbers caught my attention at times, revealing knowledge of God that was new to me. Also, ironically, I did another google search and found Miles Albright happens to live in the town of Huntsville, Alabama. I worked for nearly 20 years for a company headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, visiting there several times a year. The google hits had my undivided attention!
This quote from the article sums up 153+120 = 273
“This is the number of the Church – the Jew and the Gentile joined together into the “one new man.” The 153 great fish (of John 21:11) are symbolic of the Gentile nations being harvested at the end of the age, and the 120 Jews in the following chapter (Acts 1:15), is the Church. Added together they are the “273”, the “church of the firstborn whose names are written in heaven.” (Hebrews 12:23) – Miles Albright
The number 153 looks like just yet another out of place random number in the Bible. IF you have not noticed by now, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A RANDOM OUT OF PLACE WORD OR NUMBER IN THE BIBLE. And you know what else, GOD WANTS SO BAD TO GIVE YOU MORE FAITH IN HIM. HE GOES OUT OF HIS WAY TO REVEAL THINGS TO US.
There are lots of theories on what the random number 153 means. For you fellow researchers you can read 20 amazing coincidence like theories about #153 here.
153 is a number I point out to everyone willing to listen, it was not new to me, but I was delighted to find another tie. John 21 is the last chapter of the Gospels and ends with a weird but not random visit from Jesus after he had risen from the dead while visiting with His remnant of followers. Let’s start and go with the simplest explanation that 153 was a lot of fish in one catch. It was the 2nd time Jesus helped Peter with his pro fishing business (as Jesus today helps all of us with our everyday job/businesses, He cares about every single thing we do). Then, add the theory that all 153 fish were of a different species. Do you think that Pete the expert fisherman’s FAITH INCREASED with the 153 tally of fish all being different? The odds would be like 1 in 2gazillion. It was a faith increasing miracle!
Read the rest of the chapter, and we see Jesus use numbers again when He asks Peter three times if He loved Him. Three, the exact number of times Peter had denied knowing Jesus whatsoever even though he was with Him for three years and saw Him die (which is why Peter and all Jesus’ followers hid while Jesus suffered and died on the Cross; they were afraid to stand with Him). Later He came back from the dead in three days. Peter needed to hear he was understood and forgiven by Jesus more than once. He was then given the by the Pro-choice Jesus the option to carry out a very difficult assignment that he knew in advance would end with his being martyred. Peter chose to be the rock
Next in chapter 1 in Acts, we see with a renewed fervor, hyped hope, and tremendously increased Faith, Peter and the other disciples all decided to hang out together for days to pray and wait for the promised extra power that Jesus said he would deliver. These were the first people to receive the power of the Holy Spirit. It included the original disciples and other Jewish men and women, too (breaking the old testament rules that excluded women from being fellow leaders in a church). There were 120 of them. It is too much of a coincidence to ignore the random 153 and 120 equaling 273. I agree with Miles that 153 represented the Gentile nations that became the new testament church’s non-Jew foundation.
To summarize – 22,273 combines the SonShip and Light of the foundation of Jesus’ Christian Followers today filled with both the original 120 Jewish Followers and the fully redeemed gentiles – not-so-randomly represented by #153.
Hebrews 12:22-23 TPT version describes us Sons and Daughters of Light/Levite priests (firstborns), beautifully: “And as members of the Church of the Firstborn, all our names have been legally registered as citizens of heaven! And we have come before God who judges all, and who lives among the spirits of the righteous who have been made perfect in his eyes!”
Controversial statement number Three – Hey Christians, chosen and favorites of God, do you know how much it cost to buy your redemption? It was a lot more than 5 shekels. It was Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. “All of you who are on the Lord’s side, come here and join me.” And all the Levites gathered around him.” Exodus 32:26 NLT
Here we of SONSHIP in 2020 have a choice to make. The vote by the 22,273 has become Crucial.
There are only two choices just as presented by Moses – A gold cow that today represents debauchery where the blessed nation has asked where Moses and God are? God and the Bible have been tossed out of our educational systems that started years ago in the college scene and has worked its way to the pre-school level. (Not kidding, read it here, PRE-SCHOOL AGE sex-ed) Immorality accelerated post-1973 as the legal killing of baby’s lives lowered the bar on morals. It has excelled to where sex-trafficking, child porn, are practiced and the candidates have offered legalizing prostitution and transgendering has been promised as a choice an 8-year old should be allowed to make on their own. In contrast, millions of babies have been killed in the U.S since 1973, and who would think that the title of Alice Cooper’s album in ’73 would be prophetic? as the number of abortions is in the billions category worldwide.
Here’s some interesting math, is it another coincidence – 222 x 273 = 60,606?
And some think because the leader doesn’t have the fruits of the Spirit in Gal. 5:22 very well, we the Sonshippers should either not vote for him or vote to write in to prove a point (an asinine suggestion from a prominent evangelical teacher). He also said we do not vote for the golden cow representatives. Still, He added, certainly do not vote for the rude guy that doesn’t represent Sonship. Some wish for a Moses delivery from our troubled times to include having it come from a perfect person with the deliverance.
How about looking at what in the world was happening in Exodus 32 by comparison? Moses recall (if written by today’s media) grew up a rich spoiled kid. He was immensely rich but gave it all up to deliver the enslaved Israelites to which they appreciated none of it. He had murdered a guy. Fled and hid for 40 years. He married a foreigner outside the Jewish religion and treated her badly, showing no respect for women. He had a terrible temper. He didn’t follow the rules, and when He did do what God said, he negated it by altering things a bit (recall the stick and stone mistake that kept him from ever seeing the promised land). And his speaking skills were not so good (he probably was a jerk and rude too, according to some people).
Sound like anyone we know?
We of the 22,273 foundation can no longer sit low and idly sit because ‘God will take care of the problems.’ When will we wake up and realize God is Pro-Choice? Therefore He does not force Himself on us, but He counts on His people to choose the right thing to do. He especially calls upon the Levite type people and Moses type leaders (with all their deficiencies, whether a Pastor or politician or whatever, we are all priests) to stand up for Him. This, at times, includes standing up against our brothers that are in error.
God is a revealer. A lot of people are saying I see 222 everywhere.
222 can have a lot of different meanings, as do many numbers combinations. They are not be looked upon like a horoscope or winning lottery ticket picker. Use it like any tool, word, prophecy, light bulb moment, to fully evaluate situations and ask God for it’s meaning to you if in a personal situation (which is 95% of the time, I am no prophet and many who say they are not either).
Daniel 2:22 says, “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.”
John The Baptist as written apparently has the gematric equivalent of 222. John was sent to prepare the way and tell people to be ready. He sounded the warning bell for action. He told people they needed to change their way of thinking. He called for repentance and brought revival.
Seems like 222 fits for this writing, most likely something else for others, including Sean Feucht.
A middle-aged blogger who called herself ‘a female white southern christian’ wrote a blog titled ‘Why I am not voting for Trump.’ She rattled off 15 reasons sighting fake mantra such as ‘Trump has lied 22,000 times..’, Russian collusion, and creating disunity (even amongst Christians) as reasons to not vote for him. Aside from believing the grossly false narratives that were started 4 years ago is the irony of the #22,000. We must dispose of the false twist of scriptures saying, ‘we just need to be united.’
Jesus, while praying for unity as co-Christians, says unity, of course, is important. He also tells us to be very, very careful of both the deceivers and the deceived. WE are responsible for making sure WE are not deceived. “Be careful that no one misleads you, deceiving you and leading you into error.” Matthew 24:4 AMP. Paul often warns about listening to false teachers and provides instruction throughout his letters regarding correcting believers. Because of social media, the outside world has access to all conversations, many of which should be spoken in private.
Christians need to be careful to understand that our role is not to judge individuals on the outside world. (Read 1 Cor 5:12-13 – Actually, read all of 1 Cor 5 and 6 ) Still, our job is to expose it and leave judgment to The Holy God. This differs greatly from how we function amongst fellow believers where Jesus laid out explicit details on correcting and warning believers in Mathew 18, Luke 17. Paul was also no more Mr. Nice Guy when it came to dealing with weak immoral leaders. Aside from all of Corinthians, I implore you to read 1 Timothy 5:19-20, 2 Timothy 4:9-18, Galatians 2, Gal 5:12. Suppose you think Covid-19 church shut downs are because the devil is winning. Perhaps instead, God is shaking weak foundations of weak leaders who amazingly have advocated the side of the cow. He tells us to ‘take heed‘ regarding not letting anyone on the outside or inside lead us astray. He reminds us of the very important part just like the 273 Levites that were redeemed for 5 Shekels ‘For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.’ 1Cor6:20
As a side but significant note, 5 is the number for Grace. Galatians 5 explains the freedom that we have received in Christ, but freedom from what? What were we saved from besides death?
Cow worshippers do: 5:19-21 “Now the practices of the sinful nature are clearly evident: they are sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality (total irresponsibility, lack of self-control), idolatry, sorcery, hostility, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions (that promote heresies), 21 envy, drunkenness, riotous behavior, and other things like these. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
(— I note, all of the above are actions most of us practiced at one time, when redeemed and put in a role as a priest (of which all Christians are called and chosen to be), ouch, these should be gone. Politicians should, when appointed, avoid most, but they are not ministers. I emphasize that killing babies is the lowest of lows that tops all depravity. The shame is not on the women. Many have been coerced into desperate positions by rogue fathers, shamed parents,rapists, pimps; the shame should be on those who made abortion easy and from politicians funding it with tax dollars. It was all the many actions before the desperate stage that the Church must address first within, to clean up inside the church and then the world, and then shine a light.)
Sonship worshippers do VERSE 22 “But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
The flip side of our Firstborn Sonship states in Hebrews (the new testament book speaking to those who knew the old testament and law well) of forfeiting the favorite status on earth. “Make sure that no one is immoral or godless like Esau, who traded his birthright as the firstborn son for a single meal.” Hebrews 12:16 NLT
Christian – bought with the redemptive price of Jesus Christ shed blood for forgiveness. Firstborn. Favorite of God. Chosen of the 273. We represent Son/Daughter-Ship and are the light of the world (22). We are being challenged to either allow our promised land (the greatest Free country in the world today) to move further from God or take a stand – for the right to life, the protection of the abused, and the future of our children. How do you choose?
It may seem like we have 22,273 choices to make, but there are only two –
The Golden Cow party and the godless idolatry and immorality it embraces
The political party standing on the Biblical principles of God. Imperfect delivery or not.
A side must be chosen. A vote must be cast by every Christian. There is no hiding, writing in another candidate, or deciding to vote for the cow because the one guy is a ____________.
“Whoever is on the Lord’s side, come to me!” Moses.
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I’ve been drawn to the book if numbers for a week now, which has got me researching.
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