He Keepeth All His Bones
And he that saw it
bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that
he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled,
A bone of him shall not be broken.
John 19:35f (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
|Shamar: To Keep,|
|Shavar: To Break,|
All the ideas we have seen above now come together into an amazing blazing climax in the fulfillment of this prophecy
of Christ's crucifixion, the central theme of all Scripture. It begins with another unique aspect of the Book of John,
the only Gospel that presents Christ as the Lamb of God:
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away the sin of the world.
John 1:29 (Spoke 21, Cycle 2)
Hebrew translations consistently render this verse with the Shin KeyWord seh (lamb) because that is the word
God used in the two great typological prophecies of Christ's Work on the Cross – the sacrifice of Isaac (Gen 22:7),
and the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb (Exo 12:3). The content of the prophecy is based on the commandment that
"neither shall ye break (shavar) a bone" of the Passover Lamb (Exo 12:46).
And where is the prophecy that John said was fulfilled in the Sacrifice of Christ? It is in the Shin verse of AV Psalm 34!
- AV Ps 34:20 He keepeth (shamar) all his bones: not one of them is broken (shavar).
|Spoke 21 Alphabetic KeyLink|
He Keepeth All His Bones
|Shin Verse (AV Ps 34:20)John 19:36|
Now we can see the glory of God's revelation. John's Gospel is the only Gospel that records the fulfillment of
this prophecy! We have, therefore, an Alphabetic KeyLink that points directly from the prophecy in the Shin verse of
AV Psalm 34 to its unique fulfillment on the corresponding Spoke! And it does so using the fundamental KeyWord shamar
that distinctly marks John's Gospel! Think about what this means. A thousand years before Christ went to the Cross,
and three thousand years before the revelation of the Bible Wheel, God had already fully established this revelation
in the pattern of the Alphabetic Verses! There is but one possible conclusion: this revelation of the "Lamb slain from
before the foundation of the world" (Rev 13:8) was itself designed before the foundation of the world!
Note: This article is essentially identical to page 361 of the Bible Wheel book. It builds on the Shin KeyWord shamar (to keep) that
was shown to play a central role in the Gospel of John on the preceeding pages (358-359 and
It is an example of one of the many Alphabtic KeyLinks discovered during the writing of the book.
Next article: Kept by God the Father for His Son Jesus Christ (from BW book, pg 361).