Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else;
I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient
times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Isaiah 46.9f (Spoke 1, Cycle 2)
The Book of Isaiah, called by some the
Mount Rushmore of biblical prophecy,
shares a unique distinction with the book of Revelation in that these two books alone
contain the seven verses where
Almighty God revealed his eternal nature as the first and the last.
In doing this, God simultaneously engraved both the meaning of these
verses and his own Name into the geometric structure of his Wheel, so that
the Bible bears, both semantically and geometrically, the signature of its Author.
From first to last, it is branded with the Aleph
and the Tav
the great sign and seal of Almighty God.
Consistent with this grand design, the internal structures of both of these books are
inextricably linked to the pattern of the Wheel. The profound integration of the 22
Chapters of Revelation with the 22 Spokes is discussed
in The Wheel of Revelation.
The Book of Isaiah is further distinguished from all books of the Bible in that it,
and it alone, was designed in complete
accordance with the full pattern of the Wheel, from Aleph to Tav. With its sixty-six
chapters forming a one-to-one correspondence with the
sixty-six books of the Bible, Isaiah presents a complete image of the Bible within
the Bible. Though the resolution of the inner image is low in various places,
there are so many points of spectacular supernatural integration (as
the sidebar shows), that the overall pattern of the Bible is simply unmistakable.
This idea is not new. Many previous authors have
acknowledged the relation between Isaiah and the Bible.
Consider these words from the
Introduction to Isaiah found in Thomas Nelsonís New King James Version:
Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The first thirty-nine chapters (like the
thirty-nine books of the Old Testament) are filled with judgment upon immoral idolatrous
men. Judah has sinned; the surrounding nations have sinned; the whole earth has sinned.
Judgment must come, for God cannot allow such blatant sin to go unpunished forever. But
the final twenty-seven chapters (like the twenty-seven books of the New Testament)
declare a message of hope. The Messiah is coming as a Savior and a Sovereign to
bear a cross and to wear a crown.
Outside of the context of the Wheel, many, if not most, biblical students have
been inclined to view this as nothing more than an interesting coincidence, a bit of
Bible trivia, or perhaps a happy accident that lends itself as a natural mnemonic device
to aid the memorization of Scripture. Even those who saw it as evidence of Godís design
typically lacked the tools needed to justify such an obviously extravagant claim to
the skeptical believer, let alone the stiff-necked unbeliever.
But within the context of the Wheel, where one becomes accustomed to perceiving
what has long been believed, this "coincidence" is unveiled as yet another glorious
witness to the majesty of Godís infinite wisdom.
The overall, large-scale correspondence between Isaiah and the Bible is really rather
difficult to miss.
Isaiah opens with reference to heaven and earth, echoing Genesis, and closes with
reference to the new heaven and new earth, echoing Revelation. And between these two great
poles, we see Isaiah divided exactly as the Bible itself, with the Gospel first emerging
from Isaiah 40, in perfect coherence with the Gospel of Matthew.
|Isaiah and the Bible|
|Creation||Isaiah 1 Genesis|
|Gospel||Isaiah 40 Matthew|
|New Creation||Isaiah 66 Revelation|
The miracle of God is that the link between the prophecy of John the Baptist in Isaiah 40.3
and its fulfillment in Matthew 3.3 can be understood as a mathematical projection of the three-dimensional
Bible Point PBible(40, 3, 3) onto the two-dimensional plane of Isaiah! In other words,
Isaiah is like a 2D shadow of the 3D Bible:
This is an example of a projective link. It is
discussed in The Gospel Goes Forth!.
There is yet a deeper structure revealed in the Inner Wheel of Isaiah. Some projective links connect
verses that occur exactly twice in Scripture, so that the link is KeyLink. For example, searching
the entire KJV for all occurences of the phrase "that ye may know and believe" yields exactly two
verses, Isaiah Chapter 43, Verse 10, and Bible Book 43, Chapter Ten, Verse Thirty Eight. We have therefore
this projective KeyLink
|KeyLink: That Ye Mey Know And Believe|
|PIsaiah( 43, 10 ) PBible( 43, 10 )|
Truly, the signs that God has given concerning the Book of Isaiah are manifold.
placing it in Cell 23, he established its relation with the ordinal values of Aleph and Tav:
23 = 1 (, Aleph) + 22
In other words, the ordinal position of Isaiah in the Canon is the sum of the ordinal
values of Aleph and Tav.
Yet there is more. The Lord weighed, measured, and meted
out the prophetís name to be integrated with the numerical weights of the first and
Isaiah ( ) = 401 =
1 (, Aleph) + 400 (, Tav)
The Number 401 is prime. This relation bears eternal witness to the perfection of Isaiah
as a complete image of the entire Bible from Aleph to Tav.