God looks down and snorts a laugh at Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and that demoniac Jack Dorsey. ~
This Passion week, as I lay for six days in a hospital bed recovering from neurosurgery, I watched the TBN Christian Television almost constantly. Hour of Power came on, founded by the late Robert A. Schuller. The joint was jumping in that Presbyterian church. I thought I saw two people almost lift their hands in praise and one clap. Maybe not. Then Pastor Bobby Schuller talked about Melchizedek, the first preincarnate Christ.
And then God called Abraham out of Ur of Chaldees and gave them a new language, a binary, alpha numeric one. Then Pastor Bobby explained Hebrew is alpha-numeric. He said some of ancient Greek can be too. So, Hebrew (Old Testament) is written in both letters and numbers — and alphanumeric language is found in parts of the New Testament too. Each Hebrew letter has a number value and each number has a meaning. Ancient rabbinical mathematicians gave their lives to the study and revelation of what Yahweh was speaking through this binary language. This was not some pop-culture, celebrity Kabbala. They sought the Creator, First Cause, and they knew He was an intelligent (under statement) super advanced mathematician. They knew the universe runs on mathematics. They knew He wrote the code. He was not a predatory God of temple prostitutes using poorer class young women and men as virtual sex-slaves for profit in the temple’s fertility rites. He was a CLEAN God, a Holy God.
Twelve tribes with their tents followed Father Abraham who followed this Yahweh. A huge undertaking. Thousand of heads of cattle, horses, donkeys, camels, all going at the speed of the littlest lamb. And Yahweh reached out His arm and gathered the generations to Himself in twenty-year spans, for He loves families. He instituted the family. You man of God, rise up hold to the Living God and reach out and cleave your wife to your side. Women of God stand as the great women of old: Sarah, mother of the Jewish nation; Rebekah; Rachael; Miriam, prophetess; Deborah, judge; Ruth; Queen Esther; Mary, mother of Jesus; Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist; Mary and Martha; Mary Magdalene, unwavering disciple of Jesus;
The Three Wise Men, the Three Kings — the astronomer priests –enter the mathematical schemata. Western church tradition has named them Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar. The Eastern church says there were twelve. They followed the stars seeking what it all means. They didn’t write astrological charts to find out if your love life would have an uptick next Tuesday. They wanted to find the One who wrote the code. The Lord trusted them and we honor them, though their religion has faded away.
And you titans of Silicon Valley, what code do you write? The universe is expanding at a rate of — 75 kilometers per second. I Am that I Am wrote that code. You did not.
Why are the nations restless
And the peoples plotting in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers conspire together
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
3 “Let’s tear their shackles apart
And throw their ropes away from us!”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,
6 “But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain.”
And we are the army of the Living God, millions of us, marching after our Lord and Savior each a living character in the greatest epic story ever told. Even to those who love Him, do not say, “Come, Jesus, come. We do not write the code. But we have a code book: The Bible. Read it.