2009: What dream may come?
2008, what a year this was! I thought each of us can have a different opinion on 2008, but I guess most of us can truly agree with me in what I predicted 2008 will be; “ A year of New Beginning ”. In regard to what's happening in the world, this year we have seen changes of all kind occurred. And one of the most significant event of the year is the election of the first African-American president in The United State of America ; a black man leader of the free world. Who could have thought of it just a few years back? But this is not my point in this letter to you. I' ve been writing letters to wish you the best of luck or blessing in this holiday season for years now.
And in the same fashion I took sometime cogitate on 2008, and search the meaning of 8 (since it was year 8 of this new Millennium), I'll try again with Number 9, for 2009 to get a glimpse of what Dream may come , of what God may have in mind for you and I in 2009.
Let go for the Theology of numerology , remember we have define it as the significance of number and their meaning in the Bible. The number nine is a most remarkable number in many respects. It is held in great reverence by all who study the occult sciences; and in mathematical science it possesses properties and powers which are found in no other number.
Among others may be mentioned (1) that the sum of the digits which form its multiples are themselves always a multiple of nine ; e.g., 2 x 9 = 18 (and 1+8=9); 3 x 9 = 27 (and 2+7=9); 4 x 9 = 36 (and 3+6=9); 5 x 9 = 45 (and 4+5=9), etc., etc.; and so with the larger numbers: 52843 x 9 = 475587 (and 4+7+5+5+8+7=36, and 3+6=9). (2) The sum of its multiples through the nine digits = 405, or 9 times 45.
It is the last of the digits, and thus marks the end ; and is significant of the conclusion of a matter.
It is akin to the number six , six being the sum of its factors (3x3=9, and 3+3=6), and is thus significant of the end of man , and the summation of all man's works. Nine is, therefore , THE NUMBER OF FINALITY OR JUDGMENT, THE NUMBER OF PROOF, AND ALSO KNOWN AS THE NUMBER OF THE HAVEREST . So according to the Bible 9 is the time when you rip what you saw; good deeds or bad deeds.
Nine months, after the conception, a child is born. Most of culture in the world tend to celebrate the crop or haverest time in the Fall season, which start in the nine month of the year.
NUMBER OF FINALITY OR JUDGMENT
For judgment is committed unto Jesus as " the Son of man " (John 5:27; Acts 17:31). It marks the completeness, the end and issue of all things as to man—the judgment of man and all his works.
It is a factor of 666, which is 9 times 74.
The gematria of the word " Dan ," which means a judge, is 54 (9x6).
The solemn ( ameen ), amen , or "verily," of our Lord, amounts also to 99, summing up and ending His words.
The sum of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet is 4995 (5x999). It is stamped, therefore, with the numbers of grace and finality .
The sum of the Greek alphabet is 3999.
THE FIRST CONTEST (Genesis 14)
is a battle between the 4 kings and 5 (=9).*
* The Gematria of verses 3 and 4, Genesis 14, which describe the rebellion and the battle , is 5655 (13x435). And verses 4 and 5, which describe the coming of the four kings, = 5590 (13x430). Thus the rebellion verse binds the war and its cause together. Verse 9, also, which describes the battle , is 4732 (13 2 x28).
The swift vengeance of Abram, verses 13-16, = 10738 (13x7x118).
The standing of Abram before Melchisedech = 19019 (13x7x11x19). Thus with Abram we find not only the 13, but 7 marking the spiritual character of himself and his mission.
Genesis 19, recording the judgment of Sodom , is marked by multiples of nine . Verses 4-29 amount to 89550 (9x9950, or 9x50x199). The same is seen if we divide it into sections:—
- Verses 4-18. From the riot in Sodom to Lot 's plea for Zoar is 50733 (9x3x1879).
- Verses 19-25. From Lot 's plea to the overthrow is 24543 (9x9x303).
- Verses 26-29. From " Lot 's wife" to the end of the history is 14274 (9x2x13x61).*
* It is interesting to note that in the midst of all this, the words which refer to the deliverance of Lot, "Haste thee" (v 22) to "out of the midst" (v 29), give a multiple of 8, the Dominical Number; it is 25304 (8x3163); while four of the verses of this section (25-28) are each separately multiples of 8; their total sum being 11312 (8x1414). The sum of the whole chapter is a multiple of 13.
We see the same phenomena in the account as given in the Second Epistle of St. Peter. As we do also in the judgment pronounced upon Jerusalem
of God in Haggai 1:11* are enumerated in nine particulars:
" And I called for a drought upon the land,
and upon the mountains,
and upon the corn,
and upon the new wine,
and upon the oil,
and upon that which the ground bringeth forth,
and upon men,
and upon cattle,
and upon all the labors of the hands. "
THE HAVEREST : RIGHTEOUS AWARDS GIVEN : Revelation 19:8,.
The difference between dikaiwma ( dikaioma ) and ( dikaiosunee ) points us to the fact that the latter word relates either to the quality, attribute, or condition of those acceptable before God, or to God's own relative attribute of righteousness; while the former word shows that the righteous requirement of the Law is fulfilled by those who are not under the Law, either for condemnation or a rule of life, but who are, as the apostle was, ( ennomos Christou ), i.e., under obedience to Christ's commands (see discussion on the number one , and 1Corinthians 9:20, RV, where the Apostle distinctly says he was not ( hupo nomon ), i.e., under law-principle, the word law not having the article). The Law condemned every one under it. But Christians who realize (subjectively) that they died with Christ and live as those alive from the dead, walking in the Spirit and in the power of Christ, carry out practically (though with many failures, doubtless) the righteous requirement of the Law.
- ( dikastees ) is the judge (Luke 12:14; Acts 7:27,35).
- ( dikaiokrisia ) is the righteous judgment of the judge (Romans 2:5).
THE NUMBER OF PROOF
Enough has been said to show that the signification of the number nine is judgment , especially divine judgment, and the conclusion of the whole matter so far as man is concerned. Monsieur Malraux one of the most renowned French thinkers of the last century said; “The 21 century will be spiritual or it won't be. Daniel Pink , the Author of the Book A Whole New Mind, who appeared on the Oprah show several time and who used to write speeches for the Vice-president of the US, Algore in the 90's, says in this book that the right side of the mind that's logical, linear, and deal with spirituality. And right minded people (thinkers) are wired for the 21 century. I truly believe 2009 will confirm all that. We do know that when God give you an assignment, he always makes sure to give you sing as evidence or proof that you have been mandated by his Authority. Sing wonders and miracle are proof that goes we those we are sent or those who will believe in the Gospel.
This sings, miracle or wonder are operated by the Holly spirit. Isn't curious that when the Holly Spirit dwells in us he produce a character ( Fruit ) that has Nine flavors to it? " The Fruit (not fruits) of the Spirit " comprises nine (3 2 ) graces: (1) love, (2) joy, (3) peace, (4) longsuffering, (5) gentleness, (6) goodness, (7) faith, (8) meekness, (9) temperance, and what about the gifts charisma of the Holly Spirit? They are also Nine ( 1 Corinthians 12:8-10)
THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
The word of wisdom,
The word of knowledge,
The working of miracles,
Discerning of spirits,
Divers kinds of tongues,
The interpretation of tongues.
We can go forever in the Bible to find the meaning of Nine, but just in regard to what we have up here, I can say 2009 will be a year of final judgment, so when you will need to reevaluate decisions you've been making, where they took you so far, a year to evaluate different relationship and see who belong to your pass and who belong to your future. What to pursue et what to let go, a year of haverest where you will reap what you've sawing, a year where those who have a mandate from God shall expect sing and wonders,
For my dear Congo DR, the country of my ancestors, my prayers goes to all the families and the people who are in pain, and have lost everything because of this unjust war imposed on us, let 2009 be the year of God's judgment all the enemies of my people, let the peace we are longing for be granted to us.
From my family to yours... Happy New year 2009 .
Ilunga C Kanonga
Guard your heart more than anything else from it is the wellspring of life.