UPWARD CALL
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but this is my one aim:
to forget everything that's behind, and to strain every nerve to go after what lies ahead.
I press on toward the finish line, where the prize waiting for me is the upward call of God
IN KING JESUS.
(Philippians 3:13-14)
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by – Stuart H. Pouliot
February 19, 2009
Numbers 61 & 37
Elsewhere, I noted that February 10, 2009 was a very interesting day. The US Stock Market dropped 382 points to
7888.88, and the US Senate brought to cloture the misnamed stimulus bill by a vote of 61 to 37. What caught my
attention were the numbers 61 and 37, along with the multiples of the number 8.
First, let us consider the number 61. For those who study the meaning of numbers in scripture or what some call
the bible number code or biblical mathematics , you will not find any specific reference to the number 61 in most
reference books. The significance of 61 is not in the number itself but in the two numbers that make it up. I like to
think of it as a formula, 6 + 1 = 7, or 6 days plus 1 day equals 7 days, with the number 1 actually representing the
7 th day. Simply, the number 61 represents God's plan for mankind and the present earth upon which we live.
As an aside, the number 61 was first revealed to me in a dream on December 6, 1998. Check out these links.
Highway 61 – 6 + 1 = 7 (Dream) http://www.kingdomandglory.com/prophetic/p71.pdf
Six Days, then the S eventh (6 + 1 = 7) — http://www.kingdomandglory.com/art/art45.pdf
According to Moses, Elohim restored the ruined earth in 6 days and rested on the 7 th day: God saw all that He had
made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. … Thus, the
heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He
had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day
and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. This is the account of
the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven (Genesis
1:31; 2:1-4).
Peter adds more meat to the seven days by telling us that the Lord's days are 1,000-year days: But do not let this
one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like
one day (2 Peter 3:8).
Then, Hebrews draws us back to Genesis and tells us that there is coming a 7 th day.
For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh [day] thus, "And God rested on the seventh day from all
His works;" [Gen 2:2] and in this [place] again, "They will not enter into My rest." [Ps 95:11] Therefore, since
it remains for some to enter into it, and the ones having first heard the Gospel did not enter in because of
disobedience due to unbelief, again He designates a certain day, "Today," saying in David, after such a long
time just as it has been said, "Today if you hear His voice, stop hardening your hearts [fig., becoming
stubborn]." [Psalm 95:7, 8] For if Joshua had given them rest, He [i.e., God] would not have spoken concerning
another day after these [things]. So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. (Hebrews 4:4-9 ALT)
The seventh day speaks of the kingdom of Christ that is going to openly manifest to this earth upon completion of
the 6,000 years; what some call man's day . Of course, the kingdom is already established, but it has not been
revealed to all the nations yet. For this to occur, King Jesus Himself must return to the earth visibly and physically
to reveal Himself as the King of kings and lord of lords.
Thus, prophetically speaking, the number 61 sums up the history of our present earth. The number 61 reminds us
that God's plan requires that the kingdom of our Lord be manifested over the nations of the earth at the time fixed
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by the Father. The eons (ages) have been made through the Son of God (Hebrews 1:2); all in accord with God's plan
that His Son shall inherit the nations and possess the earth (Psalm 2).
Now, let us consider the number 37. The meaning of words, thoughts, or names can be gleaned by gematria, either
as a single number or multiples of a number, or by the actual number of times a word, thought, or name appears
in scripture. The number 37 can be understood in all these ways. According to gematria, many of the titles, names,
and attributes of the Father and the Son are multiples of the number 37; for example: God (37); only Son (37);
power (37); glory (37); truth (37); wonderful (37x3); the Most High (37x3); Son of the living God (37x3); Lord of all
(37x3); Nazarene (37x6); the rock (37x8); only begotten (37x10); my Messiah (37x10); peace (37x10); the door
(37x14).
Also, the number 37 has a very unique quality in that multiplying it by 3 or a multiple of 3 up to its third power yields
a multiple of a single number. For example: 37x3 = 111; 37x6 = 222; 37x9 = 333; 37x15 = 444; 37x27 = 999. No other
number yields the same result. Further, the number 3 signifies divine perfection , which has led one commentator
to claim that this means the number 37 speaks of the word of God as the only means to unite the heart of all
mankind through Christ, who is the word of God.
These are all interesting ways to understand the number 37; however, there is one more aspect of this number that
fits well with the numbers 8 (8 signifying new creation ; 888 signifying Jesus ) and 61; the number 37 also signifies
inheritance, specifically the inheritance that awaits all who conquer or overcome.
The name Caleb appears 37 times in the Bible. According to the record, the first generation of the sons of Israel was
disqualified from entering and receiving an inheritance in the promised land, with the exception of Joshua and
Caleb. They were a type of the conqueror.
But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the
land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. (Numbers 14:24 NASB)
Therefore, Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite until this day, because
he followed the LORD God of Israel fully. (Joshua 14:14 NASB)
Interestingly, the concept of receiving an inheritance or reward is discovered when the names Noah (Genesis 9:24),
Abram (Genesis 15:1), Abraham (Genesis 21:5), Isaac (Genesis 26:12), Moses (Exodus 6:2), Joseph (Genesis 40:12),
and Jerusalem (2 Samuel 19:19) appear in scripture for the 37 th time; all of which point in type to the Lord's
conquerors receiving an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, the inheritance of glorified and immortal bodies.
How are we to tie the numbers 8, 888, 61, and 37 together? Obviously, they do not refer directly to what happened
on February 10 th in regard to the stock market or to the cloture vote, both of which, I believe, are signs of the
impending fall of the kingdoms of men. As a side note, on February 13 th , the US Senate passed the final version of
what I call "the sinking of the Titanic bill" by a vote of 60 to 38. The number 60 signifies the pride of man , and the
number 38 signifies slavery . This bill will make the American people slaves to trillions of dollars of debt. Convinced
that they knew best for the country and did not need to consider other views, which is called pride , the "smart"
politicians that voted for this bill did so without even reading it. But it is more insidious than this, for one political
party took advantage of the present financial crisis to solidify their power so that they could socially reengineer the
very fabric of American life. It is called socialism . Starting with the president, the politicians are telling us that they
are going to operate with higher standards of ethics and transparency. It is moral bankruptcy!
Here is how, based on gematria, we tie the numbers together. Thank God, a better day is coming, which is a new
beginning, a new creation (8) in Jesus (888) as the Father brings the 6 th day to an end and ushers in the 7 th day (61)
with the open manifestation of the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ. In that day, the conquerors will receive
their reward or inheritance (37). Glory to God!