The Greek philosopher Pythagoras, who lived in the sixth century B.C.E., was the first to teach that numbers themselves had meaning beyond counting and calculating. For him numbers were esoteric symbols with divine significance.
Today occultist & Kabbalists believe the same. Kabbalah (Qabalah in Hebrew) is a philosophy and theosophy that developed among Jews in Babylonia. It’s an esoteric doctrine, a system practiced in contemporary Judaism, but also by Masons, Theosophists, Luciferians and other occultic groups. Another name for Kabbalah is “Torat ha-Sod.” which means: “the teaching of the secret.”
Kabbalah contradicts the Word of God, it denies creation as a direct act of God (Gen.1) and teaches it was made by a force, a formless god without substance or intelligence called ‘Ein sof’, which is the creator of Elohim (the God of the Bible), & that all creation was a product of 10 emanations (forces) or attributes of god called sefirot, each corresponds to a divine name, which emanated from Ein sof. At the end this 10 forces descended through various levels & took the personal form of angels, etc. – Kabbalists worships ‘the god of forces‘ (see Dan. 11:38).
In his book ‘Kabbalah’, Gershom Scholem states that the sefirots are also depicted as powers and crowns. I think very soon they will divide the world in 10 regions to represent the 10 spheres/powers/crowns of their tree of life.
-“The Jewish mystical doctrine known as “Kabbalah” (=”Tradition”) is distinguished by its theory of ten creative forces that intervene between the infinite, unknowable God (“Ein Sof“) and our created world.
Through these powers God created and rules the universe, and it is by influencing them that humans cause God to send to Earth forces of compassion or severe judgment. –Jewish Virtual Library.
-“A kabbalist is a person who studies nature and discovers its common force. This force produces the energy that build the entire universe. We call this force the Creator and study it” –Kabbalah teacher Dr. Laitman.
The Bible says God created all from nothing (Gen.1:1), God is separate from His creation (Isaiah 55:8-9) & He made Himself accessible to the world through His son Jesus Christ (John 3:16, etc). But Kabbalah has a different God, a different messiah, a different creation account, denies the Deity of Jesus Christ and the necessity of faith in Him as the only way of salvation. It teaches reincarnation, astral projection, necromancy, astrology, numerology, cooperation with demons, etc. and no need for a Redeemer, it teaches that the blood atonement of Messiah is unnecessary for salvation, it contradicts both Old and New Testament teachings.
In kabbalistic and Chasidic tradition, the world was created and exists on a foundation provided by the Hebrew alphabet. Kabbalists & occultists in general believe in numerology (the study of the symbolism & meaning of numbers) & in sacred gematria (esoteric numerology) which is the practice of assigning a numerical value to each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, & from there to a name, word or phrase by reading it as a number or using ciphers. Most methods and ciphers are listed by Rabbi Moshe Cordevero, a central figure in the historical development of Kabbalah which sees the Hebrew letters as channels of spiritual life forces.
Gematria is often used in Rabbinic literature & the most common form of Hebrew gematria is used in the Talmud and Midrash. Also a type of gematria was employed by the ancient Babylonian culture.
-Irenaeus (Christian leader in the 2nd century) heavily criticized the interpretation of letters by the Gnostic Marcus. This form of interpretation never became popular in Christianity, because of their association with Gnosticism and the criticisms of Irenaeus as well as Hippolytus of Rome & Epiphanius of Salamis.
Most Kabbalists like to wear a red string for protection & call their esoteric teachings ‘Ancient Wisdom‘ which they symbolize as an old tree with a sequence of roots or revelations.
While Christians point you to the cross of Christ for salvation, Kabbalist point you to the garden & the tree of knowledge of good & evil that God forbids in Gen.2:16. They believe the serpent on the tree is their coming messiah, a fallen angel called Metatron, a.k.a the lesser YHVH or archangel Michael. This tree is also a map of the life journey that each soul has to go through in order to reach an enlightened state. It’s composed of 10 spheres or sefirots that emanated from Ein sof, 22 paths that represent each letter of the Hebrew alphabet & have connections with the Tarot cards, that were created by Freemason & kabbalist Arthur E. Waite.
A prophecy in the Zohar says the time has come for a world initiation in the secrets of kabbalah, which happens to be a Luciferian initiation. It’s entire cosmological order from creation to their final ‘redemption‘ is based in the number six. There is a 6 sided cube (Metatron’s cube) in their ‘tree of life’, made of the 6 lower sefirots (Hesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod & Yesod), & at the top of the hexagon or cube is the hidden sefirot of knowledge/Gnosis. At each of these sefirots stand 6 entities, but is Metatron who guards the tree. Kabbalist Talmudic Rabbis are obsessed with three 6s, the 6th Hebrew letter, the vav or vau that looks like a 7.
The other box that Kabbalists wear in accordance to this tradition is on the arm. With a long leather cord they first wrap three straps around their bicep, which relate to the descent of the three primary forces through the יד Iod (arm) of Iod-Havah into Daath / Briah. Then with the same leather cord they wrap their forearm seven times, and finally, the rope or leather cord ends around the fingers of their יד Iod hand. Remember, יד Iod is how we say arm and hand in Hebrew. So, these seven wraps signify the descent of the three primary forces (Kether, Chokmah, Binah) expressed by the duality of Daath, through the seven Sephiroth below them: Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod and finally into שבעה Shebbah, the seventh, Malkuth, the יד Iod (hand), which is at the same level as the יד Iod (phallus and …) represented by שבתאי Shabbathai (Saturn, Binah), the middle finger. While wearing this Tefilin, these Kabbalists read the Torah in order to receive enlightenment. They also form the letter Shin with their hand using the straps of the leather with which they hold the book. -Glorian.org
Tefillin means ‘to bind’ & is known as ‘the mark of Hashem’. – Binah (a sefirot) is associated with divine feminine, the color black & is ruled by Shabbathai =שבתאי=Hebrew for Saturn. (Starts with the letter shin =שׁ. ( In Jewish tradition “the reign of Sabbatai” Saturn, the highest planet, was often linked to the advent of their Messiah. But it’s also known that in the occult Saturn is symbolized by the Black Cube and is related to Satan’s worship).
The say they have written the word Shadday in their tefillins. The letter Y=yud/yod for ‘Shadday’= שדי means ‘almighty’, (this isn’t God’s name, but an attribute) is made with the knot of the arm tefillin, but why is not ‘yud’ in the head ? Since the word demon in Hebrew, “shed”, is spelled shin dalet=שד, exactly the 2 letters found in the head, the knot in the back is in the shape of letter dalet =ד . Do they realize the words “Shin demon” or “666 demon” is encompassing/binding their heads/minds? Or why didn’t they stop on the word ‘shadday’. But they continue, with the 10 wraps on arm divided in 3 + 7 which represent the sefirots of the kabbalistic tree, (3 primary forces & 7 subsequent forces), but there are even more wraps on the hand, plus another shin made with the fingers. Anyways, I guess to them ‘almighty’ is ‘Ein sof’ a different god. See more here.
Rabbis teach that 6 is the number of ‘redemption’, their messiah is connected to it, but also 666 is the number of divine illumination=kabbalah.
Rabbi Zamir Cohen, states that the head represents the brain & the brain is the entrance gate of man’s spiritual illumination. According to him the shin with 4 prongs (a mystery) is a reverse or inverted shin which conceals the 3 vavs, (or number 666):
” I will briefly say that it possesses a big secret. When we look at the background, not the bulge, but rather the background, we have a “vav”, another “vav”, another “vav”, meaning, inside these four heads we have 3 “vavs”. . . you have an internal shin, that’s basically concealed inside de 4 headed shin” –Video min 20:11
Another important fact is that the Talmud (Shabbath 55a) reveals that 3 vavs or 666 is also concealed in the 22nd or last Hebrew letter Tav =ת . They say = 6 (right) 6 (top) 6 (left). And that The Mark of HaShem’s sign – the , tav – will be placed upon everyone’s forehead & those that receive the mark in ink will be the righteous and those that receive the mark in blood will be condemned.” -to live or die.
- Back to the subject of numbers, practitioners of sacred gematria believe numbers have the power to create (or destroy) physical things & also that they bring messages from the spiritual world, reason they use them to bring success & good luck to all their projects & incantations.
To them the numbers 11, 22, and 33 are very important & are considered “Master Numbers”. Master numbers are associated with struggles but, with that, achievement as well. They consider them to represent three phases of creation: 11 = envisioning, seer or psychic, the 22 is the master architect or builder, & 33 is sharing or delivering it to the world.
Also the number 23 is a very important number in kabbalah. The full teachings of Kabbalah, The Zohar (splendor), comes in a 23 volume set. In numerology, this combination of numbers is also considered to be a “master” number, which means it has the potential to create great things good or bad. The 23 signals a chaotic state of in-between-ness. The 23th hour corresponds to 11:00pm for that reason 23 is also 11, so 9/23 codified is also 9/11. Number 23 also corresponds to the letter W in the alphabet (& W looks like a shin & is the six letter in Hebrew alphabet).
“In the Kabbalah, there are 32 Kabbalistic Paths of Wisdom upon the Tree of Life, 10 objective paths known as the Sefirot and 22 subjective paths connecting pairs of Sefirot together. However, in reverse hangs the Tree of Death, also called Qlipoth or Kelipot. From this perspective the Tree of Life or Tree of Lights is inverted, like a reflection in a mirror, or upon a body of water, we get the flipped opposite of 32, which is 23. Also, the 23rd path on The Tree of Life is associated with the Hanged man in the Tarot Card.”
According to the above statement by a kabbalist teacher (& with their phrase ‘as above so below‘), the number 23 is then also associated with death, underworld & demonic forces. Even in the movie ‘The Number 23’ they showed a hangman. Path 23 goes from sefirot 5 (judgment), to sefirot 8 (splendor=Zohar). There is a hidden11th sefirot =hidden Gnosis, as an exit & entrance point on the dark side of the tree.
We Christians don’t believe in magic or in the power of numbers, but they do, reason why we can notice many times numbers as a signature in events caused by them, like on 9/11 at NY, etc. And for a long time they have been displaying these numbers 9 & 23 in movies, songs, videos, etc. like giving a sign to their adepts of something very important to happen on a 9/23/_?_ (Autumn Equinox), or 9/_?_ /2023, whole month! (Also Latin ‘Septem‘= 7 & Nov.=9). Perhaps the 23 to signal the chaotic state between the destruction of today’s system & the change into their new era. You can see some examples here & also here.
The 23th path on the tree of life represents ‘Mem, the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Mem means ‘water’, reason I suspect they may use water to cause destruction. But they will also use fires, like in Maui, it’s not coincidence they started (Aug.8=88) during the time of the ‘Dog Days of Summer‘ (Jul. 3-Aug.11=8.11=88) which have to do with the star Sirius that they worship (“Sirius” stems from the Ancient Greek seírios, meaning “scorching, burning“). Check Sirius connection w/ No. 17, floods, Dog days, etc. Q=17th letter.
Repeated numbers are also important for them, specially if repeated 3 or more times:
We Christians need to be careful not to fall in their traps. Some believers are learning bible codes to find some other meanings, etc. It’s true that God uses some numbers that we see are repeated several times in the Bible (e.g. 3, 7, 40), but He doesn’t teach us that numbers have powers, or are sacred, etc. No where in the Bible God call us to search for hidden messages, codes & secret meanings in the Scriptures. Only 1 unique verse in the entire Bible mentions as a warning to count a number, in order to be aware & NOT receive a mark which is the name of the beast (antichrist), or the number of his name Rev. 13:16-18, & it says is a number of a man, (not God). This may also reaffirm to us that the ‘Antichrist’ is a man that practices gematria or kabbalah.
We don’t need hidden messages from God, there is more than enough truth in the Bible to meet ALL our needs, “that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” ( 2 Tim. 3:16-17), besides, we also have the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible also rejects any form of magic, divination & witchcraft. And teaches us to stay firm in the Word of God & not to imitate the heathen.
2 thus saith the Lord,
Learn not the way of the heathen,
and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven;
for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: (Jeremiah 10:2-4).
Antichrist – The Mark, pt. 1