Looking At The ELS Codes Of Isaiah 53 (Part Three)

It is written:

“Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 45  And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. 46  Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47  and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:44-47)

Found within the ELS Codes of Isaiah 52-53 is something very interesting: a series of letters which form words that visually represent a cross!

“An ELS cross occurs when the ELS appears with a short skip such as five or less, and its middle letter coincides with the middle letter of another ELS of the same word with a longer skip (e.g., up to 100). Figure 3H is an example using the Hebrew word, a’sham ()….In this example, the horizontal beam of the cross is made up of an appearance of the ELS with a skip of + 1, while the vertical upright is made up of another ELS of the same word, with a skip of, say 48. In Isaiah 52: 11-53: 12, we would expect 3.6 of these visual crosses to appear by chance. Instead, there are 21 of them. The odds of this just happening by chance are about 1 in 3.2 billion. This extraordinary excess of visual crosses is not due to a repetition of words or phrases (that contain the letters of the ELS) appearing in the literal passage. What makes it unusually pertinent are the meanings of the word — (a’shem) means “guilt” in contemporary and biblical Hebrew, but it also is a short form for “guilt offering” (a’sham) in various passages in the Hebrew Bible. Spelled backwards — (ma-sa), the same letters mean “prophecy” or “burden.” What is Isaiah 53 about? It is a prophecy of a guilt offering. What could be a more succinct and appropriate summary of the literal passage than this little three-letter word! And to have it cross itself 21 times in forming visual crosses would seem to be a form of intentional repetition that stresses the importance of the theme of the passage.” (R. Edwin Sherman with Nathan Jacobi, PH.D, and Dave Swaney, Bible Code Bombshell: Compelling Scientific Evidence That God Authored The Bible, 1207-1220 (Kindle Edition, emphasis added, M.T.); Green Forest, AR; New Leaf Press)

Friends, everything in Scripture points to the Cross of Jesus. It was there that He laid down His life willingly and lovingly to pay the price for the sinners of the world (1 Timothy 2:6). He was buried, and three days later, He arose (1 Corinthians 15:1-8). He invites believers to repent and be baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:37-47). Why not obey Him today?

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