It's horrible when I see preachers going down occult numerology highway!
There are so many of them too. Missler is one of the biggest culprits. Remember how I said I recognized occult writings in so much of what these false teachers have to offer it comes with this numerology stuff too.
I read books that told me the esoteric meaning of every number, combination of numbers and the infusion of numerology in "magic". Remember two important parts of numerology include counting the numbers of letters in words and also assigning a numerical value to different letters. All sorts of numbers supposedly had meaning from the number of letters in your name to the date of your birth so when these types strip down the bible counting the number of this and that in the Bible and discuss sacred numbers, it creeps me out.
From Stuff Fundies Like [not an endorsement] says this of the video above:
"This guy’s premise is apparently that God has left secret codes consisting of seven(ish) words and phrases hidden throughout the King James Version as “proof” that it is the most pure version and that all other translations are just not nearly as…codey.
Hoggard is basically practicing numerology on the Bible, adding the number of times certain words occur, detecting patterns via numbers in the Bible chosen at whim.
He has other youtube videos where he goes on about the "AMAZING NUMERICAL PATTERNS IN THE BIBLE!"
All this was very familiar to me:
What of those who attach numbers to letters, hey some are more tricky and do it with HEBREW LETTERS! See where I am going with this?
That looks like a giant eyeball behind him.
When he refers to the Gematria, [4:54] that word was not new to me in the occult or via the halls of numerology....
Did you know another name for Gematria, was HEBREW NUMEROLOGY?
Missler is a smart guy, probably with an IQ in the upper echelons outdoing most Mensa members which is why he is probably so able to confuse so many! Let's just strip this down so the average person can understand who has never even seen this stuff.
Is the practice of NUMEROLOGY of any flavor godly? NO
Numerology is simply another divination method, using numbers to do prophecy and find the esoteric meaning of things. When I did it, often I combined it with astrology. I have repented of these things.
So why are so called Christian ministers partaking of these things?
One way they scam people with now, is they take occult things of a jewish flavor, and say they are holy and jewish so they must be okay! These are the jewish fables warned about in the Bible. As I have warned on this blog endless times, Babylon is in every false religion of the world and that includes today's false Judaism which rejects Jesus Christ. Every religion that is Babylonian has ties to witchcraft of various flavors and sorts.
People are fooled because the Judaism of today is infiltrated with everything Babylonian, with the Jesus Christ denying Talmud, Midrash and Kabbalah. It is not the same as the Judaism of the OT. It is another branch of Mystery Babylon. So they call something "Hebrew" even something that has direct divination connected to it like the Gematria, and call it holy and tell Christians this is a way to describe God's Word.
Why not just read God's Word rather then sitting there counting the numbers of letters in a word?
I encountered the Gematria in the occult. For newbies to this blog, I am an ex-Catholic as well as ex- Unitarian Universalist who was into Theosophy and aspects of the occult before I was born again and became a Christian and renounced all these things}
Aleister Crowley even named one of his books after the GEMATRIA:
In another on the Qabalah , he described the basics of numerology:
The methods of discovering Dogma from sacred Words are also numerous and important: I may mention:—Don't miss the charts and meanings of Hebrew letters at the link...hmmmmmm
(a) The Doctrine of Sympathies: drawn from the total Numeration of a Word, when identical with, or a Multiple of Submultiple of, or a Metathesis of, that of another Word.
(b) The Method of finding the Least Number of a Word, by adding (and re- adding) the Digits of its total Number, and taking the corresponding Key of the Taro as a Key to the Meaning of the Word.
(c) The Method of Analogies drawn from the Shape of the Letters.
(d) The Method of Deductions drawn from the Meanings and Correspondences of the letters.
(e) The Method of Acrostics drawn from the Letters. This Mode is only valid for Adepts of the highest Grades, and then under quite exceptional and rare Conditions.
(f) The Method of Transpositions and Transmutations of the Letters, which suggest Analogies, even when they fail to explain in direct Fashion.
All these and their Varieties and Combinations, with some other more abstruse or less important Methods, may be used to unlock the Secret of a Word.
Missler explores even the SHAPE OF THE LETTERS in Hebrew letters in the video above.
There is nothing Christian about any of this...
Remember when I warned about Pardes with Jacob Prasch....
This is what they are doing with the numerology!
Seeking MYSTICISM within the letters themselves and the number of them.
There is out and out numerology on endless Christian websites and other places.
"Three nails and a crown. Together they form a number, a code!"
Some take a fence sitting stand on Gematria...saying some take it too far but still entertain it's mystical meanings. How on earth can on say anything related to divination is okay at all?
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Avoid those who count letters, go into the mystical meaning of shapes of letters, Bible codes, and more....
And considering the falling away do not be shocked that so many pastors are preaching direct occultism, it's horrifying but God warned us!