Re-Published With Permission John Tng From fivedoves.com
(21 March 2005)
“The Eight Last Sayings of Jesus!”
No, I have not made a mistake. There are EIGHT Last Sayings of Jesus from the Cross! The Number Eight proves once again to be the golden key that unlocks the secrets of God. The Eight Last Sayings of Jesus are patterned upon the number PI (3.14) or the Hebrew gematria of Shaddai the Almighty (314)! (see http://www.fivedoves.com/shaddai/pi_1.htm)
No The EIGHT Last Sayings of Jesus 1 Matt 27:46
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
2 Luke 23:34
Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
3 Luke 23:43
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
4 Luke 23:46
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
5 John 19:26
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
6 John 19:27
Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
7 John 19:28
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
8 John 19:30
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Traditionally the words of Jesus in John 19:26 and John 19:27 are regarded as one saying. However, notice Jesus was speaking to TWO persons ONE at a time. He spoke TWO sentences in TWO verses. Granted, the two sayings appear almost as one, but the fact remains they are TWO separate sentences.
Moreover, the distribution of the eight sayings in the Gospels confirms the Shaddai theme — the signature of the Almighty! The eight sayings are distributed in this manner: THREE in Luke, ONE in Matthew, and FOUR in John, i.e. the value of the PI constant — THREE ONE FOUR!
Furthermore, even the positions of the Gospels also confirm the Shaddai signature. The position number corresponds exactly to the number of sayings!
Gospel Position No. of Sayings Matthew 1st 1 Luke 3rd 3 John 4th 4
Out of the FOUR Gospels, ONE is without any saying (Gospel of Mark), and THREE are with sayings. Amazing! The Shaddai Number appears altogether three times!
The number 134 is the gematria of the Greek word, HOLY. The Trisagion (Thrice HOLY) sung by the cherubims in Rev 4:8 turns out to be an EIGHT-part hymn!
Rev 4:8 (NAS)
And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.”
The EIGHT-part hymn is patterned on the Shaddai theme! The Trisagion is THREE. The Lord God is ONE. The rest of the hymn is FOUR-part — the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.
If the FOUR-part grouping seems contrived, consider Rev 1:8, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Clearly, the ‘Almighty‘ is grouped with ‘which is, and which was, and which is to come‘.
Hence, the EIGHT parts are divided into THREE–ONE–FOUR parts — a perfect PI number, 3.14!
It is intriguing there are EIGHT Last Sayings of Christ from the Cross. These EIGHT sayings are divided into ONE-THREE-FOUR (134) sayings. The number 134 and its link with the Trisagion and the Shaddai Number, 314, shows that the EIGHT Last Sayings of Christ are patterned on the Shaddai theme.
Even without the Trisagion connection, the fact that the EIGHT sayings are divided into ONE-THREE-FOUR (134) sayings, proves its Shaddai theme (314).
This is another instance of the signature of the Almighty found in His Word.
Part 1: One of His Patterns
Part 2: The Number PI
Part 3: The Triune God
Part 4: Eight Intriguing Patterns (1)
Part 5: Eight Intriguing Patterns (2)
Part 6: Eight Intriguing Patterns (3)
Part 7: The Triangle, the Circle & the Square
Part 8: Symmetries on the Bible Wheel
Part 9: The Three Themes: Temple, Light & Water (1)
The EIGHT Last Sayings of Jesus!
The EIGHT Authors of the New Testament!
The EIGHT Garments of the High Priest!
The EL SHADDAI on the Cross!