Do you believe in the Bible codes? Some do and some do not. Personally I believe that God has encoded the Old Testament and legitimate Bible Codes do exist. There are also many Bible codes that are not legitimate, mainly because they do not have great enough odds to be considered beyond chance and thus may just be random. For a further discussion of that topic see The Bible Codes.
How about a translation? Could God have encoded a translation? My first thought was that a translation could not be encoded because translations are not inspired. But on the other hand who am I to limit God and say that He could not do that--He can do greater things than we can think or imagine. And it stands to reason that if you had a group of earnest, righteous, Holy Spirit controlled translators, that even though translations are not inspired, God could conceivably guide and direct the translators by His grace to translate according to His will and thus a translation and even it's revisions could also be encoded.
So a few years ago I decided to search the KJV to see if I could find any "codes." I found a very interesting code that concerns the rapture and clearly shows its timing. The code is depicted above and if you click on it you can see it in full size.
The matrix puts forth the idea that the Day of Christ or the Day of the Lord will occur at the sixth seal. It also puts forth the idea that the rapture will also occur at this time in which the righteous will be taken and delivered from the wrath to come and the wicked, men without Christ, will be left to suffer the wrath of God. This sentiment is echoed in the phrase “be saved, O safe!” which again sets forth the idea that if you are saved you will be safe from the wrath to come. The matrix further contains information regarding one of the most prominent signs of the Day of the Lord, namely that the moon will be turned to blood.
As stated above the odds of a matrix have to be high enough to be considered beyond chance and thus legitimate. The r-value of statistically significant terms in this matrix without inclusion of surface text is 8.079, which yields odds of approximately 120 million to one. However there are other statistically significant occurrences in this matrix;
1. The entire matrix only includes 3431 letters, which is approximately ½% of the 739,167 letters in the KJV New Testament. In the matrix the term “sixseal,” which is only encoded 4 times in the KJV New Testament, appears with 6 sentences or long phrases of definitely related surface text such as “Hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” “We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds,” “The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” “Day of Christ” “Glorious appearing of the great God.” “The Lord delivered me.”
2. The words “saints” and “taken” are only encoded once in this matrix and they cross each other and the surface text of “We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds.”
3. The encoded word “left,” occurs right below the surface text “wicked men.” The phrase “wicked men” only occurs 2 times in the KJV NT and appears in this small matrix very close to “left.”
4. The terms “saints” “taken” “wicked” and “men” all occur near each other. The other significant cluster of terms are “of blood” “moon” and “sign” where the phrase “of blood” also crosses the encoded term “moon,” which is almost parallel to the term “sign.” All 3 occur in a 7 x 28 box.
All of these statistically significant events increase the odds of this matrix from occurring by chance. If we conservatively estimate the odds of each of those 4 occurrences as 10 to 1 that would increase the odds of this matrix to an r-value of about 12 yielding odds of about one trillion to one.
Are the odds high enough for us to say that this matrix was by design and not chance? Does this matrix show that the KJV is encoded? I will leave those questions to be answered by the statistical experts. But if the answers to these questions are yes, then this matrix would offer confirmation to the fact that the rapture will occur after the sixth seal is opened.
Our only source for doctrine is God’s Holy Word; we are never to use experiences and or other spiritual phenomena such as the Bible codes to formulate doctrine. God’s Holy Word is clear that the rapture will occur after the sixth seal is opened and this Bible code whether by design or chance says the same thing.
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