The victors with 'harps'.
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Rev 15:2.
'Harps' are a sign of prophecy. I Chronicles 25:1-3, Ps 49:1-3.
To The Chief Musician.
Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: Both low and high, rich and poor, together. My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
Wisdom and understanding are associated with solving the mystery of the beast’s number 666.
Immediately following this 'numbering', we read of a group with a 'new song' that is not understood. This is associated with 'the voice of harpers harping with their harps'. Rev 14.
Harpers Harping with their Harps … 'H' is our eighth alphabet letter.
H-H-H … 'could' appear as … 888
The following will likely fly like a lead balloon, as most students of prophecy only consider that God has designed the gematria of Hebrew Aramaic and Greek, but let us remember that God did not state the language to be used for the numbering. Perhaps the reason He did not is because it was not in existence in that day. Rev 13:18.
I believe God may have designed at least some of our language and alpha-numeric system for a specific eschatological purpose for these last days.
888 is the Greek gematria of Jesus … Iesous.
The following examples use a most simple gematria … A=1 … Z=26.
IESOUS = 88
The victors over the image, mark and number sing the song of Moses. One of his songs is in Exodus. Another in Deut 32. There is Rabbinic thought that it contains the cryptogram (gematria) of Moses’ name, which is … 345.
In that the victors over the number sing the Song of Moses, and that gematria is required to solve this mystery, it should not surprise us to find gematria hidden in one of Moses’ songs.
Nothing is covered that will not be revealed or hidden that will not be known.
EXODUS = 88
DAYSTAR = 88
TEHILLIM = 88
THE SONG = 88
GOD’S HARP = 88
GOD IS ONE = 88
LIKE A LION = 88
PASCHAL LAMB = 88
The 'trump of God'. I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega …
VISION = 88
TRUMP = 88
SALPIGX = 88
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, it is an 'acrostic'. One who arranges things alphabetically, such as the acrostic verses, is referred to as an Abecedarius.
ABECEDARIUS = 88
ACROSTIC = 88
VERSES = 88
It is said that the term 'son of man' occurs 88 times in the NT when referring to Jesus.
Emmanuel in Matt 1:23 is spelt with an 'E', but in Isaiah 8:8 it is spelt with an 'I'.
IMMANUEL = 88
Richard, if you haven’t written me off by now, the next example will likely put me over the edge … (I’m on probation)
Regarding the Alpha and Omega, the A and Z in the Greek text of Revelation, 'Alpha' is spelt out in full, but 'Omega' is not, the low case symbol is used.
I am Alpha and ……w
I am Alpha and … … 800
If Immanuel is 88 and Omega is 800, would it be by design that together, they sum at the number of Jesus? … 888
I am sure all would agree that the purpose of the biblical Hebrew and Greek gematria is to give evidence as to the inspiration of His Word, whereas the 'purpose' of English gematria (I believe) is geared more to the understanding and interpretation of some of the mysteries of the book of Revelation.
Simple English gematria (A-Z) reveals some interesting evidence relative to Jesus’ discourse with Peter in John 21 and, God’s 'sign in the net' … 153.