And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but
not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and
the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war
desolations are determined.
Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be
an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and
will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
The Covenant of Peace is found in the death (cutting off) of the Messiah. When God said
"I will make a covnenant of peace" he used the standard word yikrat which literally means
to cut off (S# H3772). Exactly the same word was used in the
prophecy of the death of the Messiah Jesus in Daniel 9.26.
The Number 988 relates to the
Grace Manifest Holograph through the meaning of the Number 38
(His Glory) and the fundamental biblical teaching that the Lord Jesus Christ had to
be crucified before he could be glorified. This is encoded in the identity:
Messiah shall be cut off = 988 = 26 (YHVH) x 38 (His Glory)
The Glory of God (YHVH) was revealed through the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus (cf. John 17).
These factors can be rearranged to express the idea of Manifestation (19) of the Son (52):
Covnenant of Peace = 988 = 19 (Manifestation) x 52 (Son)
Recall the deep integration of the Number 19 and the ideas of Physical Manifestation,
Flesh = Lamb (361 = 19 x 19), and The Body of Jesus = 2869 = 19 x 151.
|The Number 988|
The Messiah shall be cut off [Dan 9.26]
A Covenant of Peace [Ezek 37.26]
The God of Israel [Ex 24.10]
Raise Up [S# 1825]
Through Righteousness [Rom 5.21]
Treasure [S# 2344]
Daughter of Jerusalem [Zec 9.9]
Factors: 4 x 13 x 19