“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas…” – Matthew 16:4
Divination is successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck…
Some people make great usage of biblical numerology, gematria and other gnostic tricks to support their speculative claims about prophecy, current events and the meaning of the bible. Biblical numerology almost always devolves into a form of divination which the bible condemns.
(Deu 18:10) There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch…
Gematria is a kaballistic system for discovering the hidden meaning of letters, words and sentences using numbers and letters from the alphabet. In my years of studying with the Chapel I have seen these things utilized over and over again.
We have E.W. Bullinger in part to thank for this version Christian occultism that the Chapel and others adopted. Bullinger produced a book called Number in Scripture dealing with this subject. Seems Bullinger had a knack for Christianizing Babylonian occultism.
Freemasons, Cabalists and other Gnostic emissaries utilize numerology in their system of false worship…
It is true that the bible uses numbers in a curious way but the fact remains, show me anywhere in the scripture where the intrinsic meaning of certain numbers is defined: YOU CAN NOT.
What we do have are a bunch of false teachers trying to exert their authority by acting as though they have some great insight, using techniques of wrenching meaning from things that the bible condemns. Consult any two biblical numerologist’s for their interpretation of a number and you will get two different answers.
This practice of divining meanings from numbers using Gematria and other kaballistic techniques of divination is condemned in scripture.
One thing we’re going to begin to notice in the upcoming articles is the similarity between Chapel teaching and the kaballah… the infamous tetragrammaton (four letters) of God’s name, ‘YHVH’, is taken directly from the kaballah.