The Language of the Symbol
In order to understand both theomatics and the message of Angelfall, the most significant fact is comprehending the symbolic principle that exists in the Bible.
The Bible is a hundred thousand times more spiritually symbolic than most people have ever imagined (or that historical Bible scholars want it to be). As we are about to find out, this iron clad principle imbues the Bible from cover to cover. There is not a single verse, not a single word or meaning in the entire Bible that is not a part of this concept—it comprises an enormous multi-dimensional network of vast consequence. Everything in the Bible contains a deeper spiritualized meaning and interpretation. It is a treasure trove, a literal Mr. Everest of deliberate esoteric truth.
In making this assertion, there is no person living on planet earth who is qualified to put limits on how deep any of it can go. For the simple and obvious reason that man was not the One who wrote the Book. The intended depth of meaning must be discovered and/or revealed because no one knows how deep the well truly is.
For one to wade into even an elementary discussion of this subject, would require volumes. Throughout the Bible, God uses earthly things to represent heavenly things, and also numerous spiritual concepts and truths. There is not one thing mentioned in the whole Bible—not one word used in the entire text—that is not a part of this vast network.
The following will be only a brief discussion of this concept.
Examples of Symbolism
Here is a random sample (among many thousands), of some of the things that God uses symbolically.
Everything in the Genesis account of creation represents a deeper meaning. Even though the things mentioned probably took place literally, materially, and historically 6000 years ago, there is a deeper concept behind everything. Again it is so important to point out that no person who has ever lived (including this author), has even scratched the surface of this system of galactic magnitude.
… on and on we could go.
Now let’s examine a few of the general categories that contain symbolism in the Bible as a whole. This will simply give you the basic idea. The following items were extracted randomly from literally hundreds, even thousands of examples.
Serpent, calf, goats, sheep, camels, fox, wolf, bear, horse, lamb, lion, clean animals, unclean animals, all types of birds, fishes, all types of insects, worms, etc.
Up, down, North, South, East, West, straight, crooked, narrow, etc.
Baptism, anointing, being awake, bathing, circumcision, clapping, dancing, running, sitting, sleeping, sweating, banqueting, standing, sitting, committing adultery, marrying, etc.
Amber, black, white, blue, crimson, purple, red, scarlet, etc.
Altar, armor, bread, closet, door, eye salve, harps, iron, lamp, linen, net, ointment, pillar, sickle, staff, tent, tower, wheel, etc. Human objects could consist of body, bosom, eyes, ears, feet, hand, heel, offspring, shoulder, etc. Natural objects could consist of brimstone, jewels, emerald, sand, salt, pearls, smoke, vapor, etc. Objects in the sky could consist of clouds, rain, stars, sun, moon, wind, etc. Vegetation could consist of barley, cedar, field, flower, olive tree, tares, seed, vineyard, etc.
Old Testament Promises
One of the most obvious examples of symbolism, is the Old Testament tabernacle and temple. All the dimensions, the furniture, the rituals and blood sacrifices, the dress the priests wore—all of that was intended to be symbolical and representative. Everything that took place in the earthly temple represents the work God ultimately wants to do in our spirit, soul, mind, and body. In the New Testament, Christians THEMSELVES are called the temple of God.
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (1 Corinthians 3:16).
For example, there have been major theomatic studies done, showing that the earthly garden of Eden or paradise, is actually related to the temple concept—the garden of Eden was the original temple and the place where God communicated and had his relationship with man.
It should be important to point out that the Bible nowhere openly states that Eden represents the temple environment, but theomatics reveals these facts none-the-less—there are symbolical meanings and representations HIDDEN which would never be apparent or visible from just a simple reading of the text. But once the symbolism is understood, these concepts are both a deliberate intentional and valid truth, which have been placed into the text deliberately by the Author Himself. Yet they are seldom pointed out as such.
Here is something else very significant. In the book of Revelation objects are seen in heaven which were once physically upon this earth. Things such as the tabernacle (13:6), the temple itself (11:19), the ark of the covenant (11:19), the tree of life (22:2,14), the manna the Israelites ate in the wilderness (2:17), etc. THIS FACT PROVES THAT THE EARTHLY THINGS ONLY REPRESENT CONCEPTS WHICH ARE HEAVENLY AND SPIRITUAL IN NATURE.
We now come to Abraham and the promised land. Everything to do with the promises given to him by God—is to be understood as being representative of the eternal promised land, which is heavenly (there is an entire theomatic structure that bears this out). Even though God used earthly geography and biological Jews to act the whole thing out, all of it was intended by God to ultimately bring forth truth concerning God’s true chosen people—all those who have put their trust in Jesus by faith.
Abraham looked for a permanent City which has foundations, a City whose origin was heaven and whose builder and maker was God, i.e. the "New Jerusalem" (Hebrews 11:10, Revelation 21:2). Everything to do with the earthly city of Jerusalem, is only representative of things which are eternal and in the heavens (see Gal 4:26). All of the Old Testament patriarchs dwelt in tents, they were "sojourners" in the earth. What is significant about that? Tents are not permanent structures. They have no foundations. The Apostle Paul was a tentmaker.
All of these things in scripture are spiritually symbolic, and carry a tremendous depth of meaning—numerous matters that no one has even though of yet. Theomatics is starting to bring much of it to light and out in the open.
Theomatics completely destroys a major fallacy and interpretive rule that exists in present day Christian evangelical thought. According to those who adhere strictly to traditional methods, we are to understand the meaning of scripture by observing to whom the words were originally addressed. Accordingly, when God made His promises to Abraham, it was to the biological Jews and has only to do with earthly geography. In reply, the purpose of the Bible is not the original addressees. God simply USED those people and USED those places and events, to symbolically illustrate and carry out a higher and more permanent solution and in-depth meaning. The Bible says that Abraham looked for a heavenly city—God's promises to his seed have an ultimately fulfillment in spiritual descendants, and are to be inherited solely by faith.
As chapter 13a on Bible prophecy will clearly establish, theomatics shows up the fallacy of this confined and limited way of thinking. Theomatics destroys what is commonly referred to as "pre-millennial dispensationalism"—the theological system upon which most all the popular theories and current teachings on Bible prophecy and the end times are based.
Most Bible scholars tend to accept symbolism or deeper meaning in the Bible—only at the point it is unmistakably obvious. For example, Jesus said "I am the vine and ye are the branches." Obviously, that does not mean that we are supposed to pick grapes off of Him. Jesus also stated that He was the "shepherd of the sheep." This obviously does not mean that Christian walk on four legs and grow wool. Few people would take literally a verse that talks about mountains singing, or trees clapping their hands (Isa 55:12). There are perhaps hundreds of other places where most Bible scholars would concede that there is "some" deliberate symbolism and typology placed in the Bible by God. In other more obscure locations, students are divided on the issue. But the predominant tendency and attitude among literalists is to try and eliminate biblical symbolism, or at the very least severely limit it.
In addition to symbolism, there are types. A type is something that represents or reveals information about something different. Isaac was a type of Christ (the true child of promise and obedient sacrifice). So was Joseph (the redeemer), and David (the king). In the book of Isaiah, Chapter 14, the "King of Babylon" was a type of Lucifer (or Adam) who fell from heaven. So was Pharaoh the king of Egypt, a type of Satan, who kept the children of Israel in the house of bondage. Egypt in the Bible is also a type of the world. Throughout the Old Testament, there are hundreds of people, offices, institutions, and events, all of which are types of something else and represent things in the future and things that are spiritual in nature.
A Giant "Puzzle"
The entire understanding of this topic, especially as it relates to theomatics, could be compared to the following example.
If you have ever assembled a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle, you are aware of the process. The most difficult time is at the beginning stages of trying to put the puzzle together. There are more pieces and less to go on for comparison. Usually, one starts out by segregating blue (for sky) or green (for grass), etc. You look for common colors and shapes and begin positioning various little segments together in that manner. As more and more of the puzzle fits together, everything starts to snowball. In the later stages, the job becomes increasingly faster and easier (because there are less pieces to dig through).
Theomatics will be identical. Right now we are standing upon the threshold—this whole discovery is ready to burst forth—literally explode! Structures are much easier for me to define and discover now than ever before. The reason for it is that I am starting to recognize and understand so much more of what I see. More pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, which means I am able to identify other pieces more quickly that dovetail with the ones already in the puzzle. When looking at a new passage, I can almost always predict with certainty the whole group of numbers that I am going to find theomatically. When that sort of thing happened earlier in the research, I used to really get excited. Now it is just routine.
Cross Reference Relative
One of the foundational principles that I have discovered is that all truth in the Bible is "cross-referenced relative." What this means is that collectively, when all the references are pulled back into the central hub, it is there that the pieces of the puzzle will really fit. This means that various spellings of words that fit a particular pattern are scattered all over the textual terrain. The significance of a specific word in one location may not have the "correct" numerical value at that location, but somewhere else in the Bible it will have. That is why each reference within a group produces at least one hit, one short distinct phrase. When all the pieces are brought together, that is where the statistical consistency and the scientific aspect is clearly seen. And that is where theomatics begins to be understood in a cohesive manner. The connections are brought together.
That is why the Bible is like an enormous puzzle where in one passage only a partial explanation is given. Yet in another passage far away, another piece of the puzzle exists. By finding all the pieces and bringing them into one location, we begin to discover what the real meaning is.
Another good comparison to all of this is a fishing line all in a giant snarl. Or a net tangled up with knots. When you work out one tangle, it leads to many more to work on. It is sometimes difficult to "sort out" the whole truth as there is so much to work with. The full picture is difficult to see unless much symbolism is understood. A single piece here and there is just not sufficient.
You will see some spectacular examples of this whole principle, when we compare Genesis the first book of the Bible to the last book of Revelation. Genesis interprets Revelation and Revelation interprets Genesis.
Computers and Theomatics
Many people who have read about theomatics over the years, have believed that God kept the lid on all of this until the computer age—that the computer would finally open up for us the Bible code structure and reveal its meaning. In reply, that sounds like a great idea, but it simply is not true. The truth is, God could just have easily revealed all of this two hundred years ago. I could have done most of my research over the years with simply a hand calculator (or an old adding machine). Here is why.
Computers are very objective instruments. They are great tools, but they are not the least bit ambiguous or subjective. They do very poorly when it comes to matters of discernment or judgment or having spiritual insight. And that is precisely their limitation with theomatics research.
Certainly the computer can be used for search and find operations, along with cataloguing, storing, and retrieving vast amounts of information. The rub comes when it gets down to the issue of interpreting all the data. Sure, the computer can find things and spew out massive amounts of data. But what good is it unless a person understands what he is looking at?
The key to understanding theomatics (and profiting from it) is going to take a lot more than the power of a computer. It is going to require a person to make careful and meticulous observations, and catalogue those observations—looking at the spiritual relationships within the structure and number patterns, knowing which numbers and which factors are linked to various theological concepts.
When the spiritual/discernment factor in theomatics is used objectively, that is when the spectacular consistencies will manifest themselves within the words and phrases. And that is also the problem many secular scientists have with this entire subject. They will not understand or will refuse to look at anything that has "theological" meaning. The strict rules of the scientific method does not understand (or even allow under the most rigid guidelines) the "God aspect" to be considered, no matter how unusual or spectacular the data is. Yet the validity of this divine element is unmistakably obvious and easily confirmable, yet there is no way to verify theomatics unless that aspect is considered.
Theomatics Will Underscore the Language of the Symbol
What theomatics is going to do, is show us the EXTENT to which all of this goes. The more we learn and understand about theomatics, the more we will learn about the network of symbolism that God has established. And that is the mystical aspect that is going to open up the spectacular truths that are deliberately embedded. And what is most important, we will come to the point of more fully understanding the manner in which God thinks. We will simply learn what something means and represents from God’s viewpoint, instead of trying to figure it all out according to our own strength and limited reasoning abilities.
Numerous examples of symbolism could be shown at this point. Instead, we will leave all the illustrations for later presentation within Angelfall. You will see hundreds of examples of precisely this concept.
Finally, we conclude this chapter with one very interesting discussion concerning a very simple use of number symbolism in the Bible—specifically as it applies to the message of Angelfall.
An Analysis on the "Third Part" of the Stars
In the book of Revelation, Chapter12, it talks about the tail of the serpent/dragon sweeping the third part of the stars from heaven and casting them to earth. This is a Bible passage of immense significance. The third part of the stars cast down is evidently the entire human race. Many chapters all through Angelfall discuss this and show the absolute theomatic evidence proving the connection of these stars (fallen angels) to mankind living on planet earth.
Most people would assume, for example, that the meaning of the "third part" is sort of like splitting a pie into thirds or three pieces. If there were, say, three billion angels in heaven, this means that one billion of them were cast to earth. This understanding or interpretation may not at all be correct. The expression "third part" could have a number of spiritual/symbolic meanings, and nothing to do with actual quantities or numbers of something.
All through the book of Revelation it talks about the third part of all sorts of things being destroyed.
What is the meaning behind all of this "third part" stuff? Why so MANY mentions? For these ten items—it would be stretching things to assume that this is referring only to actual and literal thirds of trees, fishes, men, etc. The number "third part" must certainly contain some sort of symbolic meaning. There could perhaps be numerous meanings or interpretations from God's perspective. But one very basic principle and truth is clearly applicable.
The number 3 is the most fundamental and first "geometrical" figure. Two straight lines cannot enclose anything or complete anything. But three lines can accomplish that, as in a triangle. So what we are about to find out all through the Bible and creation, the number 3 stands for that which is solid, real, substantial, complete, and entire.
In going through the scriptures, there are many dozens of examples of this distinct phenomenon. Here are just a handful of those (the following is a partial list taken from a book entitled, Beyond Pentecost by Clayton Sonmore).
Many more examples exist.
The conclusion to this, as a fundamental divine principle, is that when the angels fell from heaven, the third part or the ESSENTIAL PART of God's created order was destroyed. The symbolic meaning is that the completeness factor in all aspects fell apart, as the critical and essential link was broken. Thus both man's essential being and compatibility/fellowship with his Creator was destroyed. This failure, of course, affects all aspects of creation and the symbolic representation the "third part" represents.