John 4 Time and Death
Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I
say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to
harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal:
that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is
that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye
bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
The Fourth Day
The verse above contains the first occurrence of the Number Four in the Book of John.
This coheres with the Fourth Day of Creation when God made the "sun, moon, and stars" for
"signs, and seasons, and days, and years."
These four reasons are profoundly integrated with the symbolic meaning of the Number 4 and the
geometry of Scripture (cf.
Four Weak and Beggarly Elements).
Reaping Eternal Life
The theme of sowing and reaping eternal life forms a KeyLink
with these words from Galatians on Spoke 4 based on the set (soweth, reap*, life) [Verify]:
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the
corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Using modnotation to write 48 = 43 (Spoke 4, Cycle 3) to represent the ordinal postition
of Galatians, we can represent this KeyLink as follows:
|KeyLink: Sowing and Reaping Eternal Life|
|PJohn( 4 ) PBible( 43 )|
Note that both John 4 and Galatians speak of reaping eternal life.
This is the overwhelming power of God's revelation. The content of the KeyLink is integrated with
temporal elements established on the Fourth Day which also manifest in the KeyLink between
Numbers and Ezekiel based on the phrase A Day for a Year
and the link between Matthew 4 and Numbers based on the 40 Day/Years in the Wilderness. Truly,
we are witnessing the utterly infinite Wisdom of God!
Point of Death
So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the
water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.
When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him,
and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the
point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye
will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had
spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him,
and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him,
Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it
was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed,
and his whole house.
The connection between the Number 4 and Death ranges from its origin in Genesis 4 to its symbolic representation
in the Fourth Seal. All these ideas come together in
Psalm 4. Note the reference to the
Seventh Hour - this is part of the ubiquitous 7-4 connection that seems to be a
manifestation of the relation between the stillness implied by the Number 4 (Cross - Death - Sleep - Rest
- Stasis) and the Fourth Commandment which concerns the Seventh Day Sabbath.