Sacred Geometry: Gematria & Isopsephia
The Gospels use these 3 ancient Greek practices extensively. Its parables contain “signs and mysteries” one after the next. This can best be shown with the “miracle stories” that involve numbers.
This essay will demonstrate that each gospel story is a gematria parable. Each gospel verse a drawing instruction, using clever puns and wordplay to describe the invisible signs.
A translation of the Greek text reveals all the ironic wording lost in paraphrased translations, and you’ll see how the signs for God the Father, his Son, and the Holy Spirit form a Trinity. You’ll see the signs of Heaven, Hell, and Eternal Life, as well as how Jesus performed every sign miracle.
“You have been given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those, the ones outside, everything is given in parables;”
Here, Mark hinted there was a hidden meaning (a mystery) to this and his other parables. For almost 2,000 years, we have all been outsiders to the mysteries of Christianity by only seeing a literal interpretation of every gospel story we read or hear. But the true mysteries of the Kingdom of God have always been available to us within the Bible.
See what you hear: with what measure you use, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear, shall more be given.
The word “See” in the above verse is mistranslated in most bibles into a colloquial warning such as “pay attention to what you hear.” The Greek word blepete, however, is a command to “see.”
Biblical scholars reasoned surely no one can see words; they hear them… so instead of translating the word literally, they translated it to what they thought Mark meant. Their fundamentalist agenda and ignorance of gematria and sacred geometry render Mark’s play on words invisible.
But there is a way to literally see the words if you do what the verse says:
- Measure (make a “sign”) for every “key word” in a story
- Use that “sign” wherever that word is used in the gospel
- Measure (plot) those signs to a graph
- The stories become visible! (measured out to you)
Christian Sacred Geometry
Every major gospel story is a Sacred Geometry riddle with a beautiful Sacred Geometry solution that proclaims the “raised Jesus”! The “mysteries” of Christianity are revealed in its gospel stories.
I will also show in “Part 2” a more advanced and sophisticated style of Sacred Geometry to reveal the number and name of “the beast” (many times).
The New Testament contains 27 books consisting of 21 epistles, 4 Gospels, a book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation. All were written in Greek.
The 4 Gospels claim to be an eyewitness account of the LIVING Jesus’ actual words and acts. The Book of Revelation claims to be an eyewitness vision of the actual words of the RAISED Jesus. The common denominator of these books and many of the epistles is the claim that they contain “mysteries.”
So, what does that mean?
It means these New Testament stories about the living and raised Jesus are sacred geometry riddles. These “mysteries” are made possible by the inherent properties of the Greek alphabet and the numerical magic that flows from it.
The 24 letters of the Greek alphabet has an 8-8-8 structure. The 1st row of 8 letters represents units, the 2nd row of 8 letters represent tens, the 3rd row of 8 letters represent hundreds.
If you look inside any Greek dictionary you will see this 8-8-8 letter-number table. Every literate Greek person alive during the time of Christ knew it.
It’s also interesting to note that the total of all 24 letters in the Greek alphabet is 3,999; a number alluded to in Mark 8:9.
The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. About four thousand were present.Mark 8:8-9
Isopsephia and Gematria
The Greek alphabet was invented almost 1,000 years before the birth of Jesus. At the time it was invented, every one of the 24 letters in the Greek alphabet represented a number and a sound.
Since every name and word in the Greek language had a corresponding numerical value, words could be expressed as numbers (Isopsephia) and vice-versa (Gematria). This made the Greek alphabet a public code.
The number value of “Jesus” (Iēsous in Greek) is “888”. The circle below has a circumference of 888 units, the same value as the 8-8-8 table structure inscribed inside it.
The Number of the Beast
Some Christians become troubled by the concept of numbers and their meaning in the Bible; they’ve been put off by people who’ve told them it has to do with numerology or mysticism.
But note, Revelation 13:17-18 in the New Testament tells us to calculate the number of the beast, and it’s the number of his name, that it’s wisdom, and if we have understanding, we will calculate the number.
No one will be able to buy or sell, except one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.Revelation 13:17-18 | NASB
So let’s calculate.
As far as I can tell, there’s only one Greek word in the NT that has a numeric value of 666: Paradosis
As the Isopsephia (the practice of converting words into numbers) of “paradosis” is:
|P = 80||Alpha = 1||Rho = 100|
|Alpha = 1||Delta = 4||Omicron = 70|
|Sigma = 200||Iota = 10||Sigma = 200|
Total = 666
Paradosis means “tradition”, and it occurs 13 times in the NT, and they all give the impression that tradition is something God’s people need to overcome.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.Colossians 2:8 | NIV
“Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?”Matthew 15:2-3 | ESV
Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness.1 Timothy 4:7 | ESV
Now, without knowing the true sentiment of “anti” in the Greek of the NT, it could be difficult to see what “tradition” has to do with locating one of the antichrists. And this is because when people see the word Antichrist in English, their usual reaction is that this is a person who is “against” or “opposed to” Jesus.
But that’s not the meaning of “anti” in the Greek of the NT. The meaning is “instead of,” “in place of,” or “as a substitute for,” putting things in a different light.
If we look for the Antichrist or even many antichrists as people who stand opposed to Jesus, then we’d likely look for them outside the church community.
In recognizing that the Antichrist’s spirit seeks to place themselves in the role of Jesus, we have to consider that such people may easily exist within the church (including Christian) community.
As the test is not their presence in a church, the test is whether they present Jesus as their Lord Christ, the one and only Savior. The test is whether they strive to draw people to themselves or Jesus.
The Christian life isn’t about religious rituals and traditions, and it’s also not about skillful performers living in the limelight. The Christian life is about a relationship with Jesus, a life directed daily in his spirit.
This knowledge brings Revelation 13:18 into greater focus, allowing us to understand perhaps what “666” symbolizes (being “tradition” or “ritual”), telling us more about the occults affinity for the number. And understanding the original sentiment of “anti” helps us know better how to recognize one of the antichrists.
- English / Hebrew / Greek = Gematria Value
- Tradition / Masoret / Parádosis = 666
- Jesus / Yeshua / Iēsous = 888
- Christ / Messiah (The Anointed One) / Christos = 1480
Another aspect of 666, and the one that I believe informs the Satanic use of the number, is that 6 represents man, on the 6th day, etc. so stopping at 6 and not recognizing a 7 falls in line with Satan. It represents a closed system in which man tries to manipulate and control every aspect holding no reverence for God.