Basic Christian: Common Number Use And Meaning In The Bible

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Welcome To Basic - BasicChristian.infoThe Basics of Christianity . and then some .A Christian center with FREE Resources, Information and LinksTestifying of God, Heaven and of good things through Jesus Christboth now and yet to come!Common Number Use and Meaning in the BibleThere are a handful of numbers that commonly reoccur throughout the entire Bible, while othernumbers generally do not occur at all. Their usage and grouping is far to ordered and to consistentthroughout the Bible to be considered irrelevant or incidental. Following is what is considered to betheir common meaning.Topics1 Oneness, One God, one family, one Relationship2 Witness, Two Establishes the event as Fact3 Fellowship, Triune (Trinity) Nature of God4 Earth, the Physical realm, Earth and the things of it5 Grace, (Individuality) Overcoming Obstacles in Life6 Incomplete, Man's Number, Man without God is Incomplete7 Complete, God (1) (6) Man Completeness8 Newness, New Beginnings, New Day, New Outlook, Jesus' Number9 Ordained, Fullness of God's Ordained Plan (3) x (3) 910 Trials, Temporary, a temporary affliction12 Family, the family - tribe as defined by God13 Evil, man attempting to be equal with God, Satan's number40 Permanent, Life Change, a permanent new way of life70 Administration, Government a functioning, shared and dispersed authority1000 Blessing, a multitude of blessings and opportunities provided by GodExamples of Bible TypesBronze - Brass, Sin is present and needs to be judged and removedGold, God's Presence & Glory is now visible after sins removalNets - Snares, an Entanglement, a Trap, a restriction on our good intentionsSilver, Redemption Blood - the price and sacrifice of redemptionWood - Trees, Man, the works and abilities of Man apart from God

OneOne: Oneness, One God revealed to us as the Father, the Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, one relationshipwith God, one life, also the oneness and the commitment of the Husband and Wife relationship.Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one (Church) body, and one (Holy) Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope ofyour calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and throughall, and in you (Christians) all.Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is,God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.Mark 12:32 And the scribe said unto Him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God;and there is none other but He:Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcisionthrough faith.1st Corinthians 8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice untoidols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: andthey shall be one flesh.TwoTwo: Witness, Biblically it is required by the Jews to have two people witness an event before it isestablished as fact particularly in Biblical or Legal matters. Peter and John both went to the tomb to"witness" and establish the fact of the vacant tomb and of the Resurrection of Jesus.Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in anysin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matterbe established.John 20:4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple (John) did outrun Peter, and came first tothe sepulchre. . John 20:8 Then went in also that other disciple (John), which came first to the sepulchre,and he saw, and believed.Revelation 11:3-4 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousandtwo hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees, and the twocandlesticks standing before the God of the earth.Three

Three: Fellowship, the three measures of fellowship and hospitality, embodied in the triune 3 in 1relationship of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is confirmed by the Holy Angels whoproclaim "Holy, Holy, Holy" designating that each the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are eachreceiving Praise, Honor and Worship.Genesis 18:6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready (for fellowship)quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.Luke 13:20,21 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which awoman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.Here the hidden leaven is a type of sin and is interfering with the pure fellowship of the kingdom ofGod.Isaiah 6:3 And one (Angel) cried unto another (Angel), and said, Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts:the whole earth is full of His glory.Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts (Angel - Spirit beings) had each of them six wings about him; andthey were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord GodAlmighty, which was, and is, and is to come.Angels in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are recorded as saying, "Holy, Holy, Holy, is theLORD" this is in reference to God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.FourFour: This physical world, the earth, and the things of it i.e. the four corners (quadrants) of the earth.An Earthly (worldly) focus vs. the Heavenly focus we are supposed to have. In the garden of Eden fourrivers go out throughout the whole earth, likewise four winds and the four directions of North, South,East, and West.Genesis 2:10-14 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, andbecame into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land ofHavilah, where there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And thefourth river is Euphrates.God is still gathering together His people unto Himself and out of this world and it’s worldly system.Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gathertogether his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.Revelation 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holdingthe four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

FiveFive: Grace (Individuality). King David picks up five stones and uses one to slay Goliath the giant with.God provides the grace for us to overcome the giants in our life.1st Samuel 17:40 And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook,and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and hedrew near to the Philistine.2nd Chronicles 5:6 He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to washin them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for thepriests to wash in.Matthew 14:19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves,and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples,and the disciples to the multitude.Matthew 25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.Matthew 25:15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every manaccording to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.SixSix: Incomplete, the current state of man as man is incomplete without God. Man was created on thesixth day. The Temple lamp is composed of six branches and the one vine depicting man's dependenceon God. The antichrist has the number 666 associated with him as he is totally incomplete, a "trinity"of incompleteness, the Antichrist is totally without God. Interestingly the Bible has 66 books, the Bibleis complete in knowledge of salvation for mankind but it is incomplete in recording on paper all thatGod has done in the lives or every single person who has ever lived, that information still remains withGod.Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male andfemale created he them. . Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it wasvery good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.Exodus 25:31,32 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestickbe made: his shaft [vine], and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side,and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:Jesus declares for us that He is the Vine and we are the Branches. Man (6) {attached to} (1) God (7)completeness.John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringethforth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Ruth 3:17,18 And she (Ruth) said, These six measures of barley gave he (Boaz) me; for he said to me,Go not empty unto thy mother in law. Then said she (Naomi), Sit still, my daughter, until thou knowhow the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.When Boaz gave Ruth the six Measures of grain it was a symbol to Naomi that the reunion was not yetcompleted.Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: forit is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred (600) Threescore (60) and Six (6) (666).2nd Chronicles 8:13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was Six hundred (600)and Three score (60) and Six (6) (666) talents of gold;King Solomon in the Old Testament is also associated with the number 666 as he is in part a "Type" or"Foreshadow" of the coming Antichrist. The Bible explains that Only Jesus is the rightful Ruler of theUniverse and that those who claimed the title before Jesus were Trespassers and that those who claimthe title after Jesus came are of the Antichrist. The first King of Israel was a man named Saul, his namemeans (Asked For) asked for by the people, and Saul as king was unfaithful and as unfaithful he is a typeof Satan. The second King of Israel is the King who God chose King David and his name means (Beloved).David is beloved of God, he remained faithful and is therefore a type of Jesus. After King David cameKing Solomon (Peaceful) he is a type of the Antichrist as the Antichrist will come claiming to bring peace.If you want to study the Antichrist and his coming worldly kingdom with worldly knowledge and a falsepeace it is necessary to study King Solomon and likewise a study of Jesus requires studying King Davidwhile a study of King Saul is helpful in studying of Satan.SevenSeven: Completeness. Seven depicts a complete event but it does not depict Holiness. TheDragon/Satan is depicted as having seven heads this is the complete Government system of Satan thereis no more to come but definitely this not a holy system. Man (6) (1) God (7) Complete or "perfect"as the Bible says "Be ye perfect" (complete). The Feast of unleavened bread last for seven dayssymbolizing the complete removal of sin.Genesis 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on theseventh day from all his work which he had made.Exodus 12:15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven outof your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soulshall be cut off from Israel.Matthew 18:21,22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, andI forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Untilseventy times seven.Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from himwhich is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

Revelation 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and onthe backside, sealed with seven seals.Revelation 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seventrumpets.Revelation 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the sevenlast plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, havingseven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.EightEight: Jesus, New beginnings. Seven is complete then the 8th is the new one. Seven days is thecompleted week the eight day is the new week. Jesus resurrected on the eight day (Sunday) of the weekto reveal the New relationship with man. The Hebrew male children are circumcised the eight day fora new (old-covenant) relationship with God. The disciple Thomas didn't believe the first day of theResurrection of Jesus but on the 8th day it was a new day for the new belief of Thomas in theresurrected Jesus.1st Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in thedays of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was calledJESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.Luke 9:28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James,and went up into a mountain to pray.John 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then cameJesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.NineNine: The Ordained, fullness of God's plan.Nehemiah 11:1 And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, tobring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.

It is God's Ordained Plan that everyone would have a home in the Promise Land.Luke 17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?It is God's Ordained Plan that everyone is healed, of sin (leprosy), and that everyone Returns and givesthanks to God.It's interesting that man does have the freewill to override the Ordained Plan of God and that this is aTrial (10) for God as Ten Lepers were cured yet only one gave thanks at that time and that the land isdivided into Ten parts, yet many chose not to live in their inheritance in the promise land.Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italianband, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people,and prayed to God alway. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of Godcoming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said,What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial beforeGod.Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness,Faith, Meekness, Temperance: against such there is no law.There are nine fruits of the Holy Spirit listed in the book of Galatians 5:22-23. These are not the onlyfruits of the Holy Spirit other fruit is listed elsewhere in the Bible but this is a group of nine remindingus of God's Divine Ordained plan for each of us to bring forth His fruit in the ability and power of theHoly Spirit.TenTen: Trials, temporary difficulty that is to be overcome. Laban changed Jacob's wages "these 10 times"the Saints of Revelation are to be tested Ten days, yet in the end they will each get the victory. In a triala person is considered to have a double portion of God's Grace as Grace (5) x 2 (10) "Trials".Genesis 31:7 And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God sufferedhim not to hurt me.Genesis 24:55 And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at theleast ten; after that she shall go.Daniel 1:14,15 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. And at the end often days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat theportion of the king's meat.Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some ofyou into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death,and I will give thee a crown of life.

Psalms 33:1,2 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright. Praise the LORDwith harp: Sing unto Him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.Could it be that when we Rejoice and Praise the Lord during our times of difficulty and trials that it iscounted as music to the ears of God.TwelveTwelve: Family, Mankind/Humanity (6) x (2) (12) Family; the families and tribes of humanity arerepresented by their 12 leaders. Jacob's family had 12 men/leaders/Patriarchs, so did Ishmael's family,Likewise we the Family of the Church have our 12 Disciple Apostle leaders.Genesis 49:28 All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spake unto them,and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.Genesis 25:16 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by theircastles; twelve princes according to their nations.Luke 6:13 And when it was day, He called unto Him his disciples: and of them He chose twelve, whomalso He named apostles;ThirteenThirteen: Evil, man including himself as equal with God by bringing God down in stature and nature.Human Family (12) (1) God 13. Man is in the family of man which is separate and distinct from God.This would be evident in including Jesus in with the (12) Apostles. Jesus is never counted or numberedamong the apostles or disciples, as Jesus is always separate from them being their Master - Rabbi(teacher). The only group of humans Jesus is numbered with temporarily is the transgressors includingthe two who were crucified along with Jesus, but Jesus being righteous was separated from them in Hisdeath.John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve [daylight] hours in the day? If any man walk in the day,he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.The thirteenth hour is an hour of darkness.Genesis 14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.Ester 3:13 And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to causeto perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenthday of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.Matthew 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples[Jesus is never numbered among the disciples], He departed thence to teach and to preach in theircities.

Isaiah 53:9 And He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death; because He haddone no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.Note: It is occult mathematics to add Jesus into the count with humans. Jesus is Devine He is separate and distinct from humans. Forinstance - occult numerologist would claim that 2/3rds (.6667) of the three people crucified on that day received redemption (Jesusand one of the two thieves) however Jesus offered and gave to mankind of His Redemption. Jesus did not redeem Himself on thecross, Jesus did not need redeeming, it is mankind that needs the redemption (righteousness) that Jesus is offering to all sinners. Thecorrect Biblical numbers at the crucifixion are 50% - 50% [.50] and not the occult 2/3 (.6667) there was (one) Jesus and (two) sinners.One sinner chose Jesus and repentance while the other sinner continued to rejected Jesus. Two people representing two distinctdirections and destinations [heaven] salvation in Jesus or [hell] condemnation by rejecting Jesus.Jesus since the begging of time has always been Devine, Lord, God, King and Savior. Jesus did not bow down to Satan and Jesus didnot receive anything from Satan (John 14:30) not any knowledge, not any kingdom not anything. The use of Satanic (occult)numerology is completely inaccurate and irrelevant in referencing Jesus Christ.FortyForty: Permanent change, where 10 is a temporary trial 40 is a permanent life changing event. Jesusappeared to the disciples for 40 days after His resurrection this is a permanent life change for theChristian as we always have Jesus with us. There are many uses in the Bible for 40 and generally it is ina new and continued relationship with God. Like eating the Manna, Fasting, Praying, Resisting the Devil,and Seeing the Resurrected Jesus. Also 40 days of resurrected life change plus 10 days of resisting trialsand tribulation equals Pentecost (50) and the pouring out of Gods' spirit upon the believer.Genesis 7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; andevery living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.Exodus 16:35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited;they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.Exodus 34:28 And he (Moses) was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eatbread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the tencommandments.Mark 1:13 And He (Jesus) was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with thewild beasts; and the angels ministered unto Him.Acts 1:3 To whom also He (Jesus) shewed Himself alive after His passion by many infallible proofs, beingseen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:SeventySeventy is a number for Government and administration. A responsible government that is not adictatorship but is a power sharing, empowering, building up, system of representation.Exodus 24:1 And He said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu,and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off.

Numbers 11:25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit thatwas upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit restedupon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two beforehis face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.Luke 10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto usthrough thy name.One ThousandOne Thousand: represents Blessings a multitude of blessings and opportunities provided by God. Thecoming Kingdom reign of Jesus here on earth is going to be highlighted as a time period ofunprecedented blessings as God pours out His blessings upon the people.Deuteronomy 1:11 The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are,and bless you, as He hath promised you!Psalms 105:8 He hath remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousandgenerations.Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our SaviorJesus Christ;Revelation 20:2-3 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, andbound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a sealupon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: andafter that he must be loosed a little season.Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and Isaw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and whichhad not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads,or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.Revelation 20:5-6 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. Thisis the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the seconddeath hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousandyears.Examples of Bible TypesLike Numbers in the Bible, people, places, colors and substances can also have a prescribed meaningand are designated as types for us. Types are like the parables that Jesus told and are intended to helpexplain and define for us in the physical realm the things of the Heavenly and spiritual realms includingthe things that are yet future, things that we cannot currently physically perceive.

Brass - BronzeBrass/Bronze - Sin: Were there is bronze it identifies that sin is present and needs to be judged removed. Bronze is a material that is capable of lasting in a fire it is a platform used where the sin isburnt and consumed in the judgment of fire.Revelation 1:14-15 His (Jesus’) head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyeswere as a flame of fire; And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice asthe sound of many waters.Here Jesus is seen by His beloved disciple John and it is depicted to us as Jesus is in the process ofJudging the world regarding sin with both the fire and the brass in appearance in the eyes and the feetof Jesus, additionally Jesus has the voice sounding "of many waters” likely referencing that Jesus speaksto people in every language.Exodus 27:1-6 And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; thealtar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits. And thou shalt make the hornsof it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks,and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass. And thou shalt make for it a grate ofnetwork of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof. Andthou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of thealtar. And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.The Tabernacle and the Temple are both constructed with outer courts of Bronze where sin is dealtwith and then passing into the inner rooms Gold is present signifying the visible presence of God. Thetwo materials, bronze and gold, are not mixed together nor are they even together in the same room,signifying that man is either in a relationship with God or man is in sin there is not a middle conditionof someone being both unjust and justified at the same time.1st Samuel 17:4 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, ofGath, whose height was six cubits and a span. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and hewas armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass. And hehad greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. And the staff of hisspear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and onebearing a shield went before him.Goliath the giant that David faced and defeated, was a giant encompassed from head to toe withsin/brass.GoldGold - God’s Presence/Glory: Where there is gold the sin has been dealt with and removed and nowthe Glory of God (Gold) is present and visible.Revelation 21:21-23 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: andthe street of the city (Heaven) was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. And I saw no temple therein:

for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun,neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.The streets of Heaven are paved with pure gold, how often we have heard about that. It is wonderfulto know that Heaven is actually paved with the visible Presence of God.Exodus 25:8-13 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all thatI shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even soshall ye make it. And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the lengththereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. And thoushalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crownof gold round about. And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four cornersthereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it. And thou shaltmake staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.Exodus 25:17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the lengththereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, ofbeaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.Genesis 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph