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By T. Austin Sparks

"My words are Spirit and Life, and not to be weighed by the understanding of man. They are not to be drawn forth for vain approbation, but to be heard in silence, and to be received with all humility and great affection."
Thomas à Kempis

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My Jesus, I Love Thee
"I'll love thee in life,
I will love thee in death;
And praise thee as long
as thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew
lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved thee,
My Jesus tis now."
by William R. Featherston

(Composed in 1862 at the age of 16)

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Acts 17:11
"...they received
the word
with all readiness
of mind,
and searched
the scriptures daily,
whether those things
were so."

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The Old Testament

The New Testament


1 — Unity, sovereignty, light.
2 — Witness, division, difference.
3 — Divine perfection, Godhead, unity.
4 — The world, creativity, material completeness, four corners, four winds.
5 — Grace, heavenly favour, love.
6 — Man under the curse of sin, time.
7 — Spiritual perfection, God's seal, rest.
8 — Resurrection, new beginings, Jesus.
9 — Finality, judgment.
10 — Perfection of order.
11 — Subversion, disorder.
12 — Perfect government.
13 — Rebellion, corruption, Satan.
37 — The Word of God.
40 — Probation, trial, testing.
153 — Sons of God.
666 — Man's godless systems, - anti-Christ, humanity's animal nature/ mark of the beast.


1 = God; beginning; source; first; unity
2 = number of witness (in the mouth of two or more witnesses); friendship
3 = Godhead; trinity; divine completeness; perfect testimony
4 = number of earth; creation; world; four gospels; four winds; four seasons; four corners of the earth
5 = grace; atonement; life; the cross; five-fold ministries
6 = number of man; beast; satan; idol
7 = perfection; completeness; number of book of Revelation; finished; day of rest; (used 600 times in Bible)
8 = resurrection; new beginnings; put on new man
9 = harvest; ministry; fullness; fruitfulness; number gifts of Holy Spirit; number of fruits of the Holy Spirit; number of birthing (baby born in 9 months)
10 = number of law; order; government; restoration; antichrist kingdom; trial; testing; responsibility; tithe
11 = incompleteness; disorganization; disintegration; disorder; lawlessness; disorder; need for apostolic fullness (11 apostles left after Judas hanged himself)
12 = divine government; apostolic fullness
13 = rebellion/backsliding; apostacy;
14 = Passover
15 = Spiritual order
16 = Free spirit; without boundaries; without limitation; without law, therefore without sin Rom 4:15; salvation
17 = Spiritual void
18 = Put on judgement, destruction, captivity, overcome put on spirit of Christ (Jud. 10:7-8; Luke 13:4; Luke 3:11,16)
19 = barren; repentant; ashamed; selflessness, without self righteousness (II Sam. 2:30, Rom. 6:21)
20 = Can mean either Holy, tried & approved or unholy & found wanting
24 = priestly courses, governmental perfection
30 = consecration, maturity for ministry
40 = probation, testing, ending in victory or defeat
50 = number of pentecost, liberty, freedom, jubilee
70 = prior to increase or representative of a multitude
75 = number of separation, cleansing, purification
100 = fullness; full measure; full recompense; full reward, etc. (Gen 26:12; Mark 10:30)
120 = end of all flesh, beginning of life in the Spirit
124 = number of God's ultimate in creation and redemption
163 = number of God's elect; revival; ingathering; harvest
300 = number of faithful remnant
666 = antichrist; satan; beast
1000 = maturity; full stature (Is. 17:33,5; Eph. 4:13)


Amber   —   Glory of God (Ezekiel 1:4; 8:21)
Orange   —   First stone in third row of breastplate of Aaron (Jacinth) = companionship & intimacy
Black   —   sin; death; grief; famine; evil (La. 4:8; Jer. 8:21; Rev. 6:5)
Blue   —   Spirit of God; good; Word of God; Heaven; Heavenly authority from above; Holy Spirit; Prophet; Revelation (num. 15:38; Jn. 14:26)
Brown   —   Death; Repented; Born again (dead grass); without spirit
Crimson   —   Blood atonement, sacrifice or death (Lev. 14:52; Jos. 2:18, 21; Is. 1:18)
Purple   —   Kingship; royalty. Also, it is a combination of both blue and red - the Spirit and the Blood = the glory of God. (Jdg. 8:26; Jn. 19:21)
Red   —   war, bloodshed, death (2 Kings 3:22; Rev. 6:4 & 12:3)
Scarlet   —   blood atonement; sacrifice (as crimson) (Lev. 14:52; Jos. 2:18, 21; Is. 1:18)
Green   —   life; renewal; growth; teaching; evergreen=eternal life
Grey   —   not defined; unclear; crafty; hidden; deceived; or of the mind and not the Spirit - OR - wisdom, i.e., grey hair (Prov. 16:31)
White   —   purity, light, righteousness, holiness of God, Christ, the angels or saints (Rev. 6:2; 7:9; 19:8; 3:4-5; 15:6)
Pink   —   Passionate heart for God (Ezek 36:26) - mixture of white (purity) and red (the Blood)

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