Jesus Christ is - The Wonderful One
To Him be the glory both now and forever.  Amen.

Wonderful patterns ... hidden in plain sight!

A book of hidden treasures!

 

As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.

Matthew 9:9

 

 

When reading Matthew, it’s easy to overlook some fantastic parallels which are hidden in plain sight.  I’ve put this page together to show you some of these wonderful hidden treasures.

 

While reading the Bible Wheel web site, I was alerted to some of the intricacies of this book.  The site's author shows parallels throughout the Holy Bible, some of them in the book of Matthew.  As soon as I saw them, I started looking for such patterns myself.  Some of our thoughts actually overlapped!  It was only after I started looking that I did an in-depth review of what he had put on his site.  Below is a chapter by chapter summary of what's there.   I want to thank Richard McGough at www.biblewheel.com for first enlightening me to these astonishing patterns.  When I would find a pattern, I'd check his site to see if he had found it too - on several occasions he had.  Make sure you visit his site to get a more logical sequencing of these and thousands of other biblical patterns.   Enjoy!

The Holy Bible is like an intricate balancing act, beautifully woven together.

Isaiah 40:3 says: 

 A voice of one calling:
"In the desert prepare
the way for the LORD;
make straight in the wilderness
a highway for our God.

Now read Matthew 3:3:

This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: 
"A voice of one calling in the desert, 
'Prepare the way for the Lord, 
make straight paths for him.' "

The really interesting thing about this is that Matthew is the 40th book of the Bible.  See the parallel?  Isaiah 40:3Matthew (40) 3:3.

Now let's do a book by book comparison of the first 28 books of the Bible – starting with Genesis – to the 28 chapters of Matthew.  This list covers every chapter of Matthew and, as you'll see, there is at least one and often several corresponding patterns to each of the first 28 books of the Bible.  In fact, some of the patterns are absolutely astonishing.

 

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*The first line of Matthew says, “The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” (KJV)  The word “generation” is “geneseos” in Greek.  This literally means “Genesis.”   The name of Genesis came from the Greek translation of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint.

 

*A second parallel is where God is speaking to Abraham in Genesis (1st book) 22:18 it says - In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.

 

Matthew 1:1 links to this - The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham…

 

Here, the first sentence of Matthew is establishing the direct lineage of the Christ, Jesus.  It is interesting to note that no other person in history can fulfill this prophecy because the records of Jewish genealogy were destroyed with the 2nd Temple in AD 70.

 

*And a third parallel is where Matthew 1:17 says – So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations. 

Interestingly, it is the 17th Chapter of Genesis where God reveals to Abraham that he would receive the covenant and that kings would come from him.

 

Notice the parallel – (1)17 and 1:17 

 

Another Genesis/Matthew link is to be found here in Matthew 1:20, 21 - But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.  And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”

The parallel in Genesis is this - Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.  Genesis 37:5

Notice that both Josephs received dreams from God!

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*Exodus (2nd book) 4:22, 23 says:  Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the LORD: “ Israel is My son, My firstborn.  So I say to you, let My son go that he may serve Me. But if you refuse to let him go, indeed I will kill your son, your firstborn.”’

 

Matthew 2:15, provides the link:  ...and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

 

*Another most impressive pattern from Exodus is the attempted murder of Moses by Pharoah and Jesus by Herod which was accomplished by exterminating the male children:

"When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."  Exodus 1:16

When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.  Matthew 2:16

Notice that both of these events occur in the 16th verse (2) 1:16 and 2:16.

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*Leviticus (3rd book) is named V’ayikra in Hebrew.  This means “and He called” from the first words of the book.  The word “called” is “Qara” which means to call, cry, utter a loud sound.

 

Matthew 3:3 matches this perfectly when it says, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness...”

 

*A second parallel is with Leviticus 11:22 which reads - These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

 

In Matthew 3:4 is this link - Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

 

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*Numbers (4th book) begins with "Now the LORD spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai..."  In fact, the Hebrew name for Numbers is Bamidbar which means "In the Wilderness."  The book details the forty years of wandering in the desert.

See how Matthew 4 begins -  Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness...

Notice the numerical pattern (4)1 and 4:1.

Remember that the purpose of the 40 years of wandering is outlined in Deuteronomy 8:2, 3 -  And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.  So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.

Jesus used exactly this verse in Matthew 4:14 to refute the devil after his wandering in the wilderness - But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’

*Another parallel is in Numbers 23.  Here it shows us where Balaam was tempted three times to curse the Israelites as they camped east of the Promised Land at the end of 40 years in the wilderness.

 

Matthew 4 matches this beautifully in the three temptations of Jesus by Satan at the end of his 40 days of fasting in the Judean wilderness which is east of Jerusalem.

 

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*Deuteronomy (5th book) gets its name from the Greek translation of the Old Testament and means “repetition of the Law.” 

 

Matthew 5, of any chapter of the book of Matthew, is also a repetition of the Law.  Just as Moses expounded on the Law which was received on Mt. Sinai to the 12 tribes of Israel in Deuteronomy, Jesus from a mountain expounds upon the meaning of the Law to the people and His 12 disciples (v.1).

 

The 28th chapter of Deuteronomy starts with Israel's expected blessings from God for obedience.  In fact from Deuteronomy 28:3-12, the word "bless" in one form or another is mentioned ten times. 

 

Matthew 5 starts with the Beatitudes spoken by the Lord Jesus.  In fact, a form of the word "bless" is mentioned ten times from in chapter 5.

 

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*Joshua (6th book) 7:21 has an astonishing parallel -  When I saw among the spoils a beautiful Babylonian garment, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and took them. And there they are, hidden in the earth in the midst of my tent, with the silver under it.

 

Matthew 6:21 states - For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  

Notice the parallel in the verse number 21!

 

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*Judges is the 7th book.

 

Matthew 7:1 states - Judge not, that you be not judged.

 

*A second parallel comes from a phrase repeated twice in Judges - In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.  Judges 21:25  In fact, the book of Judges ends with this verse.

 

The parallel from Matthew 7:4, 5 is this - Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

 

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*Ruth (8th book) 1:14 says - At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-by, but Ruth clung to her. (NIV)  

 

Matthew 8:14 says - When Jesus came into Peter's house, he saw Peter's mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.  (NIV)

 

It may seem insignificant, but it is a pattern – (8) 1:14 and 8:14 both speak of mother-in-law.   This term is used only 16 times in the entire bible and 9 of these are in the book of Ruth, and 5 are in the synoptic Gospels.

 

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*1 Samuel (9th book) 13:11-13 contains the following - And Samuel said, “What have you done?”  Saul said, “When I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered together at Michmash, then I said, ‘The Philistines will now come down on me at Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the LORD.’ Therefore I felt compelled, and offered a burnt offering.”  And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you. For now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.   

 

Matthew 9:13 says - But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’   For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.  

 

Notice the numerical pattern:  (9)13 and 9:13

 

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*2 Samuel (10th book) says –Now Absalom had commanded his servants, saying, “Watch now, when Amnon’s heart is merry with wine, and when I say to you, ‘Strike Amnon!’ then kill him. Do not be afraid. Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and valiant.” 2 Samuel 13:28 (Absalom kills his brother).

 

And the parallel in Matthew 10 - Now brother will deliver up brother to death … (v.21)

 

*A second parallel – Now a messenger came to David, saying, “The hearts of the men of Israel are with Absalom.”  2 Samuel 15:13 (Absalom rises against his father).

 

The parallel from Matthew 10:21   …and children will rise up against parents…

 

*A third parallel from this book – Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised Me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’  2 Samuel 12:10. 

 

Here's the parallel in Matthew - “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.  For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; ... and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.'  Matthew 10:34-36.

 

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*1 Kings (11th book) mentions Elijah for the first time in the Holy Bible, and although Elijah is mentioned many times in Matthew, he is first introduced in Matthew 11:14.  And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come.

 

Interestingly, in 1 Kings 18:14 it says:  "....Elijah is here..."

 

Notice both occur in the 14th verse.

 

*A second incredible parallel in 1 Kings is this - And he said to them, “What advice do you give? How should we answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”  1 Kings 12:9

 

Now read Matthew 11:29 - Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

Notice not just the "yoke" parallel from the 11th book and the 11th chapter, but notice the numbers without the word "Kings" - 11:29 and 11:29

 

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*2 Kings (12th book) describes the history of Israel as a divided kingdom - Israel in the north and Judah in the south - each with its own kings and slowly divergent cultures.  The chronology continues through the destruction of first the northern kingdom and culminates in the destruction and exile of the southern kingdom. 

 

Matthew 12:25 astonishingly states the following - But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.

 

*A second link is found in 2 Kings 1:2 - Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria, and was injured; so he sent messengers and said to them, “Go, inquire of Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this injury.”

 

Now read Matthew 12:24 - Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”  

 

*A third link is found in 2 Kings 11:5 - Then he commanded them, saying, “This is what you shall do: One-third of you who come on duty on the Sabbath shall be keeping watch over the king’s house…”

 

In Matthew 12:5 we read - Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? 

 

Notice the numerical pattern as both are in verse 5.

 

It’s interesting to me that I’ve found more links in the books of Kings because Matthew details the Messiah-King.

 

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*1 Chronicles (13th book) says the following:   Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, my own special treasure of gold and silver:  1 Chronicles 29:3.

 

Matthew 13:52 says - Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”

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*2 Chronicles (14th book) 16:10 says - Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in prison, for he was enraged at him because of this.

 

The parallel is what King Herod did in Matthew 14: For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison…

 

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*Ezra (15th book) 3:5 discusses freewill offerings appropriately given to the glory of God -  Afterwards they offered the regular burnt offering, and those for New Moons and for all the appointed feasts of the LORD that were consecrated, and those of everyone who willingly offered a freewill offering to the LORD.

 

This is contrasted with the inappropriate gifts of the Pharisees in Matthew 15:5 - But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”  Matthew 15:5. 

 

Again, notice that the parallels are both contained in verse 5.

 

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*Nehemiah (16th book) is concerned primarily with the rebuilding of the walls and gates of Jerusalem after the exile.  In fact, the entire 3rd chapter concerns the gate building and  Nehemiah’s efforts were not overcome by the forces of evil.

 

Matthew 16:18 says - And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

 

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*Esther (17th book) teaches us the importance of fasting to seek God's face and His favor - “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”  Esther 4:16

Matthew 17:20, 21 says:  So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.  However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

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*Job (18th book) says:  There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.  And seven sons and three daughters were born to him.  Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.  Job 1:1-3. 

 

Matthew 18:1-4 says - At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 18:1-4. 

 

Job was certainly unlike any other man of his time.  Read the following description by the LORD himself:   Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”  Job 1:8.  However, even with such righteousness, Job faced difficulties which he did not understand.  In the course of these difficulties, Job questioned God's purposes.  Towards the end of the book, God challenges Job with hard questions to which we have Job's response:  Then Job replied to the LORD:  Then Job answered the LORD and said: “I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’  Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. Listen, please, and let me speak; You said, ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’ “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.”  Job 42:1-6. 

The link is obvious:  Job was considered righteous, but yet he - in the end - was humbled like a child before God's majesty. 

 

*A second link to confirm this verse is that it states - ..this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.  Job 1:3. 

 

And Matthew 18:1 says - At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 

 

Notice the book/chapter and chapter/verse parallel – (18)1 and 18:1.

 

*A third parallel is that Job contains the three witnesses against Job; Matthew 18:16 says that “by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.” 

 

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*Psalms (19th book) says -

But the LORD shall endure forever; 
He has prepared His throne for judgment.  Psalm 19:7

Matthew 19:28 says -
So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the  regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

 

What’s extra special here is that the parallel from Psalms occurs in the 19th chapter!

 

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*Proverbs (20th book) says -

A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, 
And does not consider that poverty will come upon him.  Proverbs 28:22

And the parallel in Matthew 20 - Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things?  Or is your eye evil because I am good?  Matthew 20:15

In fact, an "evil eye" is extremely rare in Scripture.  Both of these accounts are dealing with inappropriate use of riches.  Something Matthew as a tax collector would be very familiar with.

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*Ecclesiastes (21st book) says -
The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.  Ecclesiastes 1:1

 

Matthew 21 records the people of Israel hailing Christ Jesus as the fulfillment of this – the greater Son of David!  Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘ Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Hosanna in the highest!”  Matthew 21:9

 

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*Song of Songs (book 22) concerns the wedding of the king – the son of David. 

 

Matthew 22 1:2 - And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,...

 

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*Isaiah (book 23) is filled with warnings of WOE to the people of Israel.  Woe is mentioned 8 times through Isaiah 5

 

In Matthew 23 Jesus gives his famous discourse to the teachers of the law and Pharisees.  But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Matthew 23:13.  Note that Jesus says this to them 8 times, precisely matching Isaiah. 

 

It’s interesting to note that Isaiah points out all the faults of others in these chapters, but when he has his famous vision of the Lord at the beginning of chapter 6, he cries "Woe to me."  He had seen the LORD Almighty and suddenly realized his own low state.  On the contrary, Jesus finishes his 8 woes and that's that.  As the Incarnate Word of God, all was said and there was no need for more! 

 

As a proof for Jesus' divinity and Oneness with the father, see this pattern from a beloved passage in Isaiah 9 -

For unto us a Child is born,
      Unto us a Son is given;
      And the government will be upon His shoulder.
      And His name will be called
      Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
      Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

And its matching pattern from Matthew 23:9 - Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

Again, see the most impressive connection - (23)9 and 23:9.

*Another interesting point is what it says in Isaiah 1:23

 

Your princes are rebellious,
      And companions of thieves;
      Everyone loves bribes,
      And follows after rewards.
      They do not defend the fatherless,
      Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.

 

And Jesus says in Matthew 23:1, 2, 3 - Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.  Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.

 

Notice the comparison between the leaders of Isaiah’s time and Jesus’ time, as well as the astonishing numerical parallels (23)1:23 and 23:1,2,3

 

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*Jeremiah (book 24) speaks more of false prophets than any other book in the Bible.  Entire sections are dedicated to false prophets and false prophecies.  False prophets are even singled out by name several times.

 

Here is a Matthew 24 connection - At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.  Matthew 24:10, 11. 

 

*Another fantastic parallel is in Jeremiah 31.  Here's the book/chapter (24)31.

 
"Hear the word of the LORD, O nations;
proclaim it in distant coastlands:
'He who scattered Israel will gather them
and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.'  Jeremiah 31:10

 

Now Matthew 24:31 - And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

 

Notice the numbers again (24)31 and 24:31

 

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*Lamentations (25th book) says -

The tongue of the infant clings
      To the roof of its mouth for thirst; 
      The young children ask for bread,
      But no one breaks it for them.  Lamentations 4:4

Matthew 25:44 says - Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’

Notice again, the immensely accurate verse distinction - (25)4:4 and 25:44!

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*Ezekiel (26th book) 5:2 reads - When the days of your siege come to an end, burn a third of the hair with fire inside the city.  Take a third and strike it with the sword all around the city.   And scatter a third to the wind.  For I will pursue them with drawn sword.

 

Now Matthew 26:52 - "Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

 

Astonishingly enough is that fact that both books read about the “drawn sword” at the numbers (26)5:2 and 26:52, but also worthy of note is that the term "drawn sword" is mentioned more times in Ezekiel than any other book of the Holy Bible, confirming that this is a valid link.

 

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*Daniel (27th book) 17 - A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel's situation might not be changed. 

 

Now read Matthew 27:66 -  So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.  Glorious!

 

*Again in Daniel, the 9th chapter - ...in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. 

 

Now read Matthew 27:9 - Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled...

 

Notice the intricacy - Jeremiah is quoted in (27)9 and 27:9.

 

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*Hosea (28th book) 2:15 reads - There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.  (Achor means trouble.)

 

Matthew 28:2 says:  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 

If you look at the comparison, it fits very well.  God said in Hosea that he would make the valley of trouble a door of hope; and, the ending of all our trouble (in and from death) came as the stone was rolled away from the door of the tomb!  As usual, notice the numbers (28)2 and 28:2!

 

*A second marvelous parallel is Hosea 6:3:  Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him.  As surely as the sun rises, he will appear...


Now read Matthew 28:6 - He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.  Come and see the place where he lay. 

 

If you're not entirely sure of the comparison, read Hosea 6:3 again from the King James Version:  Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning...  The parallel cannot be mistaken!  Just as we were in search of God, He came to us - proving it when he arose "came forth" in the morning.  And once again, we have the astonishing numerical parallel:  (28)6 and 28:6!


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Here is a fun pattern from Matthew - The temptations of Christ are in a different order in Matthew than they are in Luke.  Here is the explanation I believe is correct for this –

 

For Luke they were most likely in the actual order they took place as he states - …it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus,  Luke 1:3  For Matthew these three temptations of Jesus show the triumph of Jesus where Israel had failed – they follow a pattern of three times Israel strayed while in the wilderness.   

 

1.  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not. Exodus 16:4

Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”  But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”  Matthew 4:3,4

 

2.  Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, “Give us water, that we may drink.”  So Moses said to them, “Why do you contend with me? Why do you tempt the LORD?”  Exodus 17:2

Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.’”  Matthew 4:7

 

3.  They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, ‘This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!’”  Exodus 32:8

Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”  Mathew 4:10


Matthew is just packed full of wonder!  Like riding a big one at Waimea Bay!  Get together with your Bible-study group and explore this wonderful gift from Christ Jesus.

 


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Oh Glory of Glories!  Thank you Lord for the unfolding of your mysteries in the book of Matthew.  How I rejoice to see the marvels hidden in your word.  Each is

....sweeter than honey to my mouth!  Psalm 119:103. 



Please understand these few things - The Holy Bible was written by many, many different people over more than fifteen hundred years.  Then the books were chosen for the Christian Canon after they were written - give or take 350 A.D.  Then each book was broken into individual chapters by Cardinal Hugo de Sancto Caro in A.D. 1250.  In 1550 Robert Stephanus divided the chapters into individual verses.  Finally, it was published in 1560 with all these divisions in the Geneva Bible.  There is 0.0 chance that these patterns could have come about by coincidence.  There can be absolutely no doubt that the Holy Scriptures were divinely inspired!


 

 

 

 
  
"And His name shall be called Wonderful"
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