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. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children (possibly about twelve thousand all up?…just my guess).
- Matthew 14:19-21
In this short historical story of the feeding of the 5000, we see the hidden input of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
The way I was reared in my biblical studies, certain words had numerical significance. For instance, many people now know that the KJV Bible has 7’s sown all through its scriptures. Seven is the number of the Holy Ghost.
Let's see what else there is.
As we see in our key scripture there are five loaves and two fishes = Seven - Holy Ghost. It is not a coincidence to see exactly five loaves and two fishes, not six loaves and four fishes or one loaf and three fishes.
Five, as I was taught, is the number for Jesus Christ and His judgment and grace. There were five loaves as well as 5000 men, not some random number such as 4500, or 6300. Also, the Tabernacle was surrounded by 60 posts or pillars holding up the white curtain. Number Five is found in the posts, for they are Five cubits high and Five cubits apart, and the Tens, Twenties and the Sixty of the Posts are divisible by Five. The Fives are witnesses in every Pillar that supports our Wall of Righteousness (Remember, we are building a Tabernacle / Temple in our hearts for the Lord).
Hence, when we reread Hebrews 4:2 which says, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them:…(meaning theIsraelites of the Old Testament)” , we get a deeper understanding of how that Gospel was preached, through the hidden language of the Tabernacle.
Twelve is the number of the Father, and we see twelve baskets of fragments; not thirteen, eleven or nine and a half, but exactly twelve full baskets. Again, not a coincidence. When you leave God out of your life it will never be full!
We see two fishes. Two stands for Separation. Verse 16 implies that the multitude was taken aside from their worries and separated unto Jesus, “But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.”
When we make that decision to separate ourselves unto the will of Jesus Christ, we will not only be well-fed by the Trinity, but will find we are with like-minded people just as hungry as we are, and fed from the same type of food. Furthermore, we are never lonely. We will be invited into family groups to sup and enjoy the Word.
I have attached an image of a typical spine.
I might have mentioned previously, as I noticed this combination in the 1990’s when I visited a chiropractor. The spine is split up into sections which have rule over certain parts of our body and incorporate ministries of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Each section has a specific number of vertebrae — seven, twelve and five!
Cervical (neck) = 7, (Holy Ghost), which has dominion over the nervous system to our five senses, amongst other parts. In the picture it is not clear that the Cervical section is involved with touch, neither was it on the chiropractor's wall. When I saw the 7 in the chiropractor's picture and understood it to represent the Holy Ghost, I noticed that the sense of touch was missing in the picture; I couldn't see the nerves going to the hand. I asked him, “Wouldn't this also involve the fingers?" He said, “yes, the thumb and first finger.” Perfect! (Interestingly, he happened to be the then current president of the Christian Chiropractor's Association).
Thoracic = 12 (The Father), which has dominion over the nervous system to our vital organs, including heart and kidneys (reins), and all those areas of Aaron the High Priest which were covered by the breastplate (NT= Breastplate of Righteousness).
Lumbar = 5 ( The Son, Jesus Christ) which has dominion over the nervous system to our legs for our walk. Hence, we will be spiritual cripples without Christ and, according to the Law, no cripple enters the priesthood. Additionally, The Lumbar controls the sex organs. It is worthy of note that the sex organs of the High Priest were to be covered in white garments when ministering ( NT = the loin cloth of our mind). It is the same white righteousness that surrounded the Tabernacle and was held up by the posts or pillars.
This key scripture teaches us that any religion or person preaching anything other than being fed by the real Trinity will die of starvation. Furthermore, Our walk will not be an anointed walk, because we will not have any spiritual legs or feet appointed to carry us.
Today’s prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the miraculous way you have designed your Word and sprinkled a hidden language within it. Please help me to see more of it, but don't let me be carried away with an untrue wind of numerical doctrine.