Jesus, the Light of the World

In John 8:12, we read:

12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

The Greek for “I am the Light of the World” has the value 4,313, as shown in the following table.

GREEKENGLISHGREEK VALUE
Ἐγώ
Egō
I808
εἰμι
eimi
am65
τὸ
to
the370
φῶς
phōs
light1500
τοῦ
tou
of the770
κόσμου·
kosmou
world;800
4313

There are 590 prime numbers less than or equal to 4313. There are 8 divisors of 590, namely, {1, 2, 5, 10, 59, 118, 295, 590}. The sum of the divisors is 1080. So, the arithmetic mean of 590 is 1080/8 = 135.

Conclusion. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Light of the World.

Overcoming Temptation Through the Lord’s Prayer

The Gospels’ account of Jesus’ temptations by Satan and how He overcomes them during His 40 days and nights of fasting in the Judaean Desert reveals to us practical ways to overcome our own temptations. Among the three Gospels that provide the account – Matthew, Mark and Luke – the narration in Mark is a single-sentence report of the incidence (Mark 1:12-13 12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.) The detailed account of how Jesus repels Satan are given in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Matthew 4: 1 – 11

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:

‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’

and,

‘In their hands they shall bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”

Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

The verses 4, 7 and 10 are the responses that Jesus gave to repel Satan. Surprisingly, the sum of identifiers of these verses is exactly 153:

Matthew 4Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”404448
Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”404751
10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”4041054
153

Luke 4: 1 – 13

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.

And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ”

Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”

And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:

‘He shall give His angels charge over you,

To keep you,’

11 and,

‘In their hands they shall bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”

12 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”

13 Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.

The identifiers of the verses 4, 8 and 12 corresponding to Jesus’ responses give the sum 162.

Luke 4Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ”424450
And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”424854
12 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”4241258
162

Astonishingly, when we add 153 from the Gospel of Matthew to 162 from the Gospel of Luke, we get 315. We have therefore the direct proof that when we are tempted, we pray the MOST POWERFUL prayer that carries the POWER that Jesus has to repel Satan!

Conclusion. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer. we have the POWER of Jesus Christ to overcome temptation and repel Satan.

The Lord Remembers Us in Our Wretched State

In Psalm 136:23, we read “The Lord remembered us in our wretched state, for his love endures forever.”

Since the Book of Psalms is the 19th book of the Bible, the identifier of Psalm 136:23 is 19+136+23=178.

The 178th prime number is 1061. Therefore the divisors of 1061 are the just the numbers 1 and 1061. The arithmetic mean of 1061 is therefore (1+1061)/2=531.

Conclusion: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we petition our Father to remember us in our wretched state, knowing that His love endures forever.

Our Righteousness Is from Yahweh, the Lord our God

In Isaiah 54:17, we read

17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.

The following table provides the equivalent values of the words in the last two lines:

HebrewValueEnglish
וְצִדְקָתָ֛ם
wə-ṣiḏ-qā-ṯām
640and their righteousness [is]
מֵאִתִּ֖י
mê-’it-tî
451from Me
נְאֻם־
nə-’um-
91says
יְהוָֽה׃
Yah-weh.
26Yahweh
1208

The sum 1208 has 8 divisors {1, 2, 4, 8, 151, 302, 604, 1208}. The sum of the divisors is 2208, so that the Arithmetic Mean is 2280/8=285. But 285 is the identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Matthew.

Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
406955
4061056
4061157
4061258
4061359
285
The identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9 – 13 is 285

CONCLUSION: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we receive our righteousness from Yahweh, the Lord our God.

The Words of our Mouth and the Meditation of our Heart

In Psalm 19:12-14, we read:

12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

The Book of Psalms is the 19th book of the Bible. So the identifier of Psalm 19:12-14 is 153.

Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
19191250
19191351
19191452
153

CONCLUSION: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we petition our Father to forgive our secret and presumptuous sins, and to let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our heart be acceptable in His sight,