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CHAPTER SIX

FOUR

Four is the value of the Hebrew letter dalet:  ד. Dalet means door.
Four is the value of the Greek letter Delta.

Jesus said, I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. (John 10:9 NKJV)
 
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NIV). 


Bible numerology number 4 consists of two numbers - 3 and 1. 3+1 =4.  Three evidently dentotes the Trinity who created the universe.  Hence the one added is the heavens and the earth.  

Thus

 Fire, Earth, Water and Air are the four elements of the universe. Four sides of the world – east, west, north, south and four time divisions – morning, evening, noon and midnight are also accompanied by number 4.

IN almost all 4 we wil be able to discern a 3+1 in the following examples:

Year has 4 seasons: summer, autumn, spring and winter. Square has 4 sides and moon has 4 main variations of its phases. Ancient Greek medicine was based on man’s four components of man- Yellow Bile, Black Bile, Phlegm and blood.   

Ezekiel 7:2  "Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord God unto the land of Israel; an end, the end is come upon the four corners of the earth."

Revelation 7:1  "And after these things I saw four Angels standing on the FOUR corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree."

Again, four angels, four corners of the earth, four winds of the earth. Universal judgment over the earth everywhere, being held back by the angels of God. The Earth, universally is kept from this "until" God seals His servants in their foreheads.  Revelation 20:8  "And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, God and magog, to gather them together to battle..."

 Matthew 24:31 "And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a Trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to another."

In other words, all the Elect (chosen) universally will be gathered together from all parts. This symbolism is seen consistently in scripture. We see the same principle demonstrated in scriptures about the four carpenters, the the four horns of the Altar, the four Spirits of Heaven, the four beasts, etc., etc. They are all illustrative of the universality of whatever is in view.

When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, it was giving us a picture of the resurrection wherein we all (believers) would be made alive.

John 11:17  "Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days  

Year has 4 seasons: summer, autumn, spring and winter. Square has 4 sides and moon has 4 main variations of its phases. Abovementioned are the creations made by God in the first 4 days and on the fifth and sixth day the finishing of Earth and settling with life were made. 

 FOUR GOSPELS - FOUR BEHOLDS

 

MATHEW ;  Behold your King   (zech 9:9)

MARK:  Behold your Servant  (Isa 42:1)

LUKE : Behold the Man  (Zech 6:12)

JOHN: Behold your God (isa 40:9)

Bible contains 4 main gospels: Matthew, Luke, John, and Mark. 
There are 4 gospel accounts of Jesus' life and ministry. Each of these emphasizes a unique aspect of his sacrifice and ministry. Matthew's focus is on Christ being the son of David and a Lion King. Mark highlights the suffering servant aspect of his ministry s an Ox. John proclaims Jesus is the One and Only begotten Son of God  as an Eagle. And Luke showcases him as the Perfect Man.


Frontpage of Four Cospels a Comparitive Study by C.H.Weich

God’s throne is surrounded by 4 beasts

In Ezekiel's well-known 'wheels within wheel' vision (Ezekiel 1, 10) he sees four living creatures transporting a throne with four sides and four wheels. Each of the living creatures has four faces (the face of a man, lion, ox and eagle) and four wings (1:6).

The square-shaped New Jerusalem has 4 equal sides

The breastplate of the high priests was also foursquare. Number 4 appears in the stones with titles of twelve tribes of Israel. These stones have four rows and three stones within each row.

The Garden of Eden had a river which parted into the headwaters of four other rivers.
These rivers were the Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel and the Euphrates (Genesis 2:10 - 14).

In Genesis 10, "the generations of the sons of Noah" are comprised in a four-fold description.  
 lands, tongues, families, nations (Verse 5, 20, 31)
 

 THE FOUR GREAT PROPHETIC WORLD-POWERS

The first three wild beasts are named (lion, bear, leopard); while the fourth is only described and not named (Dan 7:7,23). So in the image of Nebuchadnezzar's dream, three are metals; one is a mixture of metal and mire!

Four cups of Passover


Exodus 6:6-7
 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I [am] the Lord, and

1. I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and

2. I will rid you out of their bondage, and

3. I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: And

4. I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I [am] the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
See Ezekiel  34:13-14 also

FOUR CONFIRMATIONS OF THE MESSAGE

 

Signs, Wonders, Miracles and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

FOUR WITHIN THE TABERNACLE 

A:  THE FOUR COVERING OF THE TABERNACLE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Vegetable

1.  The curain was made of Twined linen of Blue Purple
and scarlet Ex 26:1-6


Three animal

2. Curtains of Goat hair (Ex. 26:7-13)

3. Covering of Ram Skin dyed red  Ex. 26 :14

4. Covering of badger skin Ex. 26:14

 

B:  THE FOUR MATERIALS USED IN THE TABERNACLE:

Vegetable

1.  Shittin wood - representing the corruptibility of humanity

 

Metals

2.  Gold -representing incorruptibility of God

3. Silver -repressenting Redemption

4. Brass - Survival through judgement  

 

C: THE FOUR COLORS OF THE TABERNACLE  Ex.25:4

 

1.  Purple -  Behold your King -  Gospel of Mathew

2.  White Linen -  Behold your Righterous servant  -  Gospel of Mark

3.  Scarlet - Behold the Man - blood of Sacrifice - Gosel of Luke

4.  Blue  -  Behold your God - Gospel of John

Mentioned 24 times in Exodus in this order

 

 
 
  

D:  ENCAMPMENT ON FOUR SIDES OF THE TABERNACLE

 

FOUR PRIESTLY ORDERS:

(1 Chron 23:6)

INNER FOUR SIDES of the Tent of meeting

+ Moses and Aaron and sons

+ Kohathites

+ Geshonites

+ Merari

 

OUTER FOUR SIDES :

12 Tribes 3 on each side under a leading flag

East Flag Lion under Judah, Issachar and Zabulum
South Flag Man under Reuben Simeon and Gad

West Flad Ox under Ephraim, Manasseh and Benjamin
North Flag Eagle under Dan, Asher and Naphthali

The brazen altar which displayed the Divine judgment is four sided, and had four horns. So with the golden altar.

The camp was four-square.

 

These flags represent the four living creatures of the ezekiels Vison that carried YHVH

 
 
In Judaism, the living beings are considered angels of fire, who hold up the throne of God and the earth itself.They are ranked first in Maimonides' Jewish angelic hierarchy.  They form the four order of creation in heaven and earth.

In Christianity, the four living creatures are Cherubim. A prominent early interpretation, variously modified by different interpreters, has been to equate the four creatures as a tetramorph of the Four Evangelists. Throughout church history, the most common interpretation (first laid out by Victorinus), but not the original or the only, is that the lion represents Mark, the calf Luke, the man Matthew, and the eagle John. Various other associations are in existence.

Fourfold description of  Manna (Exo 16:14,31)   
+ three referring appearance = small, white, round
+
one to taste = sweet.

Four unclean animals

"And the Lord spoke to Moses  and  to Aaron,  saying  to  them,  Speak to the children of  Israel, saying,  These  are the beasts which you shall eat among all  the beasts that are on the earth. Whatsoever parts the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and chews the cud, among the beasts, that shall you eat.
Nevertheless these shall you not eat of them that chew  the cud, or of them that divide the hoof:

as the camel, because he chews the cud,  but divides not the hoof;   

And the coney, because he chews the cud, but divides not the hoof;  

And the hare, because he chews the cud, but divides not the hoof;  

And  the  swine,   though  he  divide the  hoof,   and  be clovenfooted,  yet  he  chews  not  the cud;  he  is  unclean  to you " (Lev.11:1-7 KJV).
+ three chewed the cud, but did not divide the hoof = camel, hare, and coney.
+ one divided the hoof, but did not chew the cud=the swine.

 
Four houses were built by Solomon
+ three
 were for himself,—his own house (1 Kings 7:1), the house of the forest of Lebanon (v 2), the house for Pharaoh's daughter (v 8);
+
one was the House of the LORD (1 Kings 6:37).
 
 

God's four sore judgments in the earth (Eze 14:21):
+
three are inanimate (the sword, famine, and pestilence);
+
one is animate (the noisome beast).

Four kinds of divine destroyers In Jeremiah 15:3,
+
three are animate (dogs, fowls, and beasts),
+
one is inanimate (the sword).

FOURS OF PERSONS

The four of the Book of Job:—

 
 
 

· Eliphaz

· Bildad

· Zophar (friends)

· Elihu (mediator)

 

 

The children of Lamech:—

· Jubal

· Jabal

· Tubal-Cain (sons)

· Naamah (daughters)

 The four whose names were changed:—

· Abram (Gen 27:5) [in blessing]

· Sarai (Gen 27:15) [in blessing]

· Jacob (35:10, 37:28) [in blessing]

· Pashur (Jer 20:3) [in judgment]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremiah said to him,
"Pashhur is not the name the LORD has called you, but rather Magor-missabib.(fear on every side,)

 Four Prophetesses of the Old Testament:—

· Miriam (Exo 15:20)

· Deborah (Judg 4:4)

· Huldah (2 Kings 22:14)

· Noadiah (Neh 6:14)

The Rabbis taught in Megillah (14a), one of the tractates of the Talmud,
 “Our Rabbis taught: Forty-eight prophets and
seven prophetesses prophesied to Israel. . . . ‘
Seven prophetesses’. Who were these? –

Sarah, Gen 11:29 - 23:20

Miriam, Ex 15:20-21; Num 12:1-12:15, 20”1

Deborah, Jud. 4:1-5:31

Hannah, 1 Sam 11:1 -25:42

Abigail, 1 Sam 25:1 - 25:42

Huldah 2 Kings 22:14-20

Esther. (Book of Esther)

But Sarah, Hannah, Abigail, and Esther are never called prophetesses in the Hebrew Bible.

The four "children" of the Book of Daniel:—

· Daniel

· Shadrach

· Meshach

· Abednego

The four in the furnace:
3 human + 1 Divine

· Shadrach  

· Meshach  

· Abednego 

· The son of God. 

 

 The four kings named in Daniel

· Nebuchadnezzar (1-4) [the first of Babylon]

· Belshazzar (5) [the last of Babylon]

· Darius (6) "the Median" (5:31)

· Cyrus (6:28, 10:1) "the Persian"

The prophecy of Zechariah which has special reference to the earth

· In Chapter 1 we have the four horns or Gentile powers, and the four carpenters to fray them.

· In chapter 4 we have the four chariots with horses of four colours,
signifying the spirits of the heavens acting for God in the midst of the
four Gentile powers.

The four-fold witness
to show Nature's inability to find wisdom (Job 28:7,8)

· The fowl.

· The vulture's eye.

· The lion's whelps.

· The fierce lion.

Four things "little and wise"
(Prov 30:24-28):—

· The ant.

· The coney.

· The locust.

· The spider.

 

The four women in the Lord's genealogy (Matt 1)

· Thamar (Gen 38:27, &c.; Matt 1:3)

· Rahab (Ruth 4:20; Matt 1:5)

· Ruth (Ruth 4:13,14; Matt 1:5)

· Wife of Uriah (2 Sam 12:24; Matt 1:6)

 

 
 
  

 

Four names of Satan  
(Rev. 20:2) 

 

 

 

 

 

(John 8:44)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sphere of suffering is four-fold
(in 2 Cor. 4:8, 9) 

· Troubled, but not distressed.

· Perplexed, but not in despair.

· Persecuted, but not forsaken.

· Cast down, but not destroyed.

  

 

Four kinds of flesh in 1 Corinthians 15:39,
+ three are animals (beasts, birds, and fishes);
+ one is human (man).

The four glories of 1 Corinthians 15:40, 41: three are celestial and are detailed (the sun, moon, and stars); while one is not detailed and is terrestrial.

The body is sown and raised (1 Cor 15:42-44) in three ways that relate to corruptibility:

 

In the parable of the sower (Matt 13) the kinds of soil are four; but three are characterised as being all alike in contrast to the one (viz., the wayside, the stony ground, and the thorns). These are all unprepared! while the one is good because it is prepared!   

 

In the Lost Son's welcome (Luke 15), three things were material (the robe, the ring, and the shoes); while one was moral (the kiss).

"The Seventy" went forth with a four-fold prohibition (Luke 10:4), of which three related to matters (carry no purse, no scrip, no shoes); while one related to action ("salute no man by the way").

God's four-fold witness in the earth (Heb 2:4): three are impersonal (signs, wonders, and miracles), and one personal (the gifts of the Holy Ghost).

After Jesus was nailed and hung on a cross, Roman soldiers divided up his clothes into four parts (one for each soldier - John 19:23).