Numerics in the Bible (continued)
The number ten represents us… Gentiles.
The first occurrence is in Genesis 8 when God is dealing with Noah who was the tenth from Adam and the Father of the Gentiles. Gentiles are known to count by multiples of ten.
The first Gentile kingdom is started in Genesis 10. And the last Gentile kingdom in the Bible has ten nations in it (Daniel 2).
There are several significant tenth chapters in the Bible:
- In Acts 10 we find the opening of the Gospel to the Gentiles
- In John 10, Christ speaks to Jewish disciples of “other sheep” referring to Gentiles
- In Romans 10, the missionary call was given to the Gentiles
- In Revelation 10, Christ puts His feet on the earth and takes possession of the Gentile kingdom
There are 10 toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s image; ten horns of Daniel’s fourth beast that point to the 10 kings of kingdoms; there are 10 horns that typify John’s beast in Revelation 17. We see the summing up of Gentile world rule only to be destroyed when Christ smashes the 10 toes above.
The tithe is 1/10th of a person’s income. The tithe pre-dated and ante-dated the Jewish law and is thus for Gentiles, as well as, for Jews.
Fascinating? I think so!
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