There have been many theories about the 153 fishes caught in the net mentioned in the Bible. Before mentioning them and explaining, let’s look at the actual text: John 21: 4-12: Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, for the quantity of fish. The disciple whom Jesus loved [John] said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea.
Please keep in mind that Jesus said “cast the net on the right side” as they caught nothing on the left side, and if you read the previous articles you will recall that I did explain the right and left side of the brain.
The next thing to remember is that the parables are astrologically and geometrically related, this does not mean that there is no truth in the stories themselves but we will get back to that at a later stage in this article.
Let’s look at some of the things code researchers have come up with. While interesting they amount to little else than curious mathematical oddities. Not unless they fit perfectly in every way, geometrically, astrologically, mathematically within a structure upon which the code, the sacred books are written. Anything else is just number juggling, speculation and amounts to nothing else than material that leaves enough space to fit just about anyone’s theory, and instead of leading you closer to the truth and therefore God, it leads you away from him.
Some oddities found on the number 153.
The 4 gospels record precisely 153 individuals who were specifically blessed by Jesus Christ and included divine healing, resurrections and witnesses, the list includes 70 disciples, 11 apostles, 10 lepers, the palsied man and bearers, the Centurion, Lazarus, Mary, Martha, the blind men, the demon-possessed man, etc.
Does the Bible point to the significance of numbers? please look up Matthew 10: 29-31, even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
If you sum the cube of the digits in 153, you always get 153. That is the only number in the entire numbering system which will do that… and it is done by cubing the digits, which is once again the use of the number three… multiplying the digit by itself three times. I can’t make superscripts in this program so I’ll just represent the cube of a digit in this manner….. (1×1×1). , we take the sum of the cube of the digits of 153 … (1x1x1) + (5x5x5) + (3x3x3) = 153 or 1 + 125 + 27 = 153.
Again the number 153 can be found in any “third” number in the entire numbering system. Take any 3rd. number… 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18….etc. or any number divisible by 3, and do the same thing as we did above…. find the sum of the cube of the digits. You will have to repeat the calculation several times, but the final answer to these calculations will always be 153. Try as many as you want, you can trust me that the answer will always be 153.
The use of fish in the Bible to represent mankind is common. In Mark 1:17 we read, And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” In Matthew 13:47-50 we read of Jesus talking to His disciples in a house after having addressed thousands by the Sea of Galilee: “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net which was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind; when it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into vessels but threw away the bad. So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous, and throw them into the furnace of fire.” Keep this in mind too.
Now pay attention Mark 1-17, 153 is the sum of 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17 = 153 in other words 1 to 17.
Michael the archangel = 153
360 feet up the Great Pyramid is the 153 rd course
153 + 513 = 666 6 x 6 x 6 = 216 one sign of the zodiac
135 + 531 = 666 and the 12 disciples times 6 is 72 x 6 is 432 times 6 is 25920 the great cycle of the zodiac
1 and 5 and 3 are the degrees in a scale used to make a chord.
Revelations 15:3 “And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God and the song of the Lamb,….”
The Song of Moses is seen being sung before the Throne of God just as the 24 Elders on 24 Seats are around the Throne of God. The Elders appear to a marker key to understand the time relationship being pointed to in the dimensions of the New Jerusalem. If the Elders are a marker key then the Song Of Moses could be like wise.
The Song of Moses begins in Deuteronomy 32:1 which is the 5760 verse of the King James Bible. Moses tells us in Deut.31:29 that these words are for the “latter days”. The Song begins on the 5760 verse of the king James Bible, indeed 576 is the circumference of the tree, the wheel of eternity, the eight, and is indeed where it all starts, the fall. Let’s move on. Seven disciples are on the shore of Tiberias, Simon Peter enters a boat to go fishing; the others follow. The number value of Simon Petros, Simon Peter, is 1925.
Seven days but also 7 points on the eight by joining the star of David and pentagram (see structure in articles).
Why there should have been exactly 153 fishes in the net is a question which has puzzled commentators from the earliest time. Obviously the number had an esoteric significance, and by reference to the sacred canon of number and geometry this may be discovered. The parables and many of the episodes in the New Testament form the literary expressions of geometrical processes. This is particularly clear in the case of the 153 fishes. The key is the number 1224, which is the value by gematria of both dikton, the net, and icthys, fishes. 1224 is equal to 8 times 153. (1224 = dikton, the net = icthys, fishes)
Like all the important Kabbalistic numbers, 1224 has correspondences both in gematria and in the ratios of metrology. The significance of this number as a symbol of the perfect creation may be inferred from the following examples:
1224 = Ho Kurios Ho Theos, the Lord God.
1224 = ?????????? ????, God’s creation.
1224 = ? ?????? the Plantation, an early Christian synonym of Paradise
next number up 1225,
1225 = ?????????? ???? , God’s paradise.
1225 = ??? ??????, literally One Whole of Wholes, Plato’s phrase in Timaeus for the one, unique cosmic sphere embracing all its parts. Perhaps you start to realise we are talking circular measure here.
In Revelation 21, the total values of the names of the twelve foundation stones is three short of 12,240. The phrase ?? ?????? ?????? ????????? , the twelve foundation stones, has the value 1222. Why 3 less, I will explain another time.
1225 is the sum of all the first 49 numerals, and is therefore the number of the magic square of Venus, which consists of the numbers 1-49 arranged on a square block 7 x 7. This brings us to another number which is directly related to 153. Let’s look at 77, or 7 x 7 first. Peter approached Jesus one day and asked him, how many times should I forgive my brother if he sins against me? 7 times? Peter knew what 7 stood for, but Jesus said NO, seventy times seven.
No one of the three words, God, the heavens, and the Earth is a multiple of 7. But when the numeric values of these “three important nouns” are added together (86+395+296) the total is 777, a striking number 3 x 7 or 37 and its mirror 73 Jesus was the 77th generation from Adam.
These Stories were composed to illustrate a secret doctrine, orally transmitted, to which you no longer had direct access, until now! You have become somewhat familiar with letters being now looked upon no longer as letters but as numbers. It is a well-known fact that the Greeks of NT times and still earlier used the letters of their alphabet as figures (taken consecutively to represent first the digits [1-10], then the tens [20-90], then the hundreds [100-800],) with the result that Alpha stood for 1 and Omega for 800.
Back to the story of the fishes. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him (for he was naked), and did cast himself into the sea. The Vesica Pisces that contains him represents the fisher’s coat, for the Greek word is ???????? 1060, and since the width of this vesica is 612, its height is 1060. The disciples come to land and there is Jesus with a fire of coals and a fish laid upon it and bread. Fire, fish and bread represent the three worlds united in the Kabbalistic tree, the creative essences of the upper world and the material body of the lower being linked by the mercurial spirit of the fish.
The Bible uses Numbers as a basis for the layout of the camp (temple/tree), and it goes on to define the astronomical positions of the tribes in Genesis 49. The special significance of Ephraim as Coma (an ox) is given in Hosea 10: 11, which reads: And Ephraim is an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn (wisdom)… The more intricate details of the measures for the building of the cosmic temple are then set out in numerous other scriptures. These are the purpose of and fundamental reason for the existence of the Bible.
The 7th prime is 17. The 12th prime is 37. The 21st prime is 73. The Hebrew Torah’s first seven words are shown to cumulate at 2701 37 x 73 = 2701, and the cumulate of 1+ 2 + 3 + etc. to + 73 also cumulates at 2701. In all of this, Jesus claims to be The Alpha and Omega in it all. The triangle number at the 7th prime is 153. The triangle number at the 12th prime is 703. The triangle number at the 21st prime is 2701.
Greek spelling of both FISHES and THE NET cumulate at 1224. 1224 = 153 x 8, and 153 is the cumulate of real numbers from 1 through the 7th prime, or 153. Abraham is the 21st person in the genealogy of Jesus, and the 12 tribes of Israel are from the loins of Abraham. The 12th prime cumulates at 703, and the 21st prime cumulates at 2701. There were three groups of 7 generations each before 021 Abraham (ref St. Matt 1 : 17). By the way verse 17 of St. Matthew’s gospel is the 7th prime verse in that chapter which ends with the name of Jesus.
You have here seen unequivocal evidence that the Bible is primarily Kabbalah, which makes its Essene origins certain. That this numerology, through geometry, produces the tree of life should be clear by now. On these principles alone, you have to accept that the individual in the Scrolls who reveals mysteries must reveal these types of mysteries, and do so at the end rather than the beginning of our age.
This material conclusively proves our modern world religions bankrupt. In hindsight, it is interesting to note that for some, even the system of codification (numerology) was thought to prove the accuracy of their concocted beliefs. God is pure spirit; His book speaks only to the spirit. It reveals, as should be expected, the mysteries of hidden realms. In fulfilment of the prophecy, the wise have within them a spirit of truth, and they understand. The wicked have a spirit of perversity and do not hear the voice of God. This is the two-edged sword which the Teacher will bring into the world.
The word zodiac itself is taken from the Greek word zodiakos. It means ‘a circle’. Since so many astrological signs depict animals, like that of a lion, fish, scorpion, ram, and so on, many have assumed that the word ‘zodiac’ comes from the Greek zoe, to live. The root of zodiakos, is actually zoad. Zoad means a way, or a path, or a going by steps. In this connection, the word zoad describes how the sun appears to move through the stars, step by step, every twelve months. As the sun returns to almost the exact spot that it occupied on the same date a year earlier, this course is repeated every year. So the path, or way, or the going by steps through the sky is called the zodiac.
Hebrew ‘oth’, from ‘athah’, to come. Signs, therefore, of something or some One to come. Those who understand them are enlightened by them. Those who do not may well be “dismayed” (Jeremiah 10:2).
The number 17 is associated with Noah’s Ark (it rested on the Mountain of Ararat on the 17th of the month) and the Lord Jesus’ resurrection (on the 17th as well). The Greek noun for “fish” in “153 big fishes” occurs in the whole Bible in 17 verses.
The stars are numbered and named. There are twelve signs of the Zodiac, called “the stars”. Genesis 37:9: eleven of which bowed down to Joseph’s, the twelfth. These names and the twelve “signs” go back to the foundation of the world. Jewish tradition, preserved by Josephus, assures us that this Bible astronomy comes from the times of Adam, Seth and Enoch.
As early as Genesis 11:4, where we read of the Tower of Babel having “his top with the heavens” or “may reach unto”. Words, doubtlessly, refer to the signs of the Zodiac, pictured at the top of the Tower, like the Zodiacs in the Temples of Denderah, and Esneh in Egypt. The truth was enshrined and written in the heavens, where no human hand could touch it. In later years, when Israel came into the possession of the written “Scriptures of truth”, there was no longer any need for the more ancient writing in the heavens. Hence, the original teaching gradually faded away and the heathen, out of the smattering they had heard by tradition, evolved their cosmogonies and mythologies.
Psalm 19 contains a vivid reference to these two Books of Revelation. That is why there is the very sudden change of subject at verse 7; a change which still perplexes and baffles all the skill of commentators. The teaching is preserved in the structure of the Psalm, where we have:
1 – 4 The Heavens
4 – 6 In them, the sun
7 – 10 The Scriptures
11 – 14 In them 1, Thy servant
In this structure every line emphasises the elaboration of the design, while in the first half, all the terms are literary, in the latter half they are all astronomical, thus welding the two portions of the Psalm into one harmonious whole. For the meaning of the words, reference must be made to the Psalm itself. I can only note here that the first part does not refer to the wonders of creation, but to the eloquence of its teaching and revelation: they “declare”, tell, or narrate (Genesis 24:66. Psalm 71:15), they “utter speech”, but without words (omit “where” in verse 3); Hebrew = they “show forth”, exhibit (Genesis 3:11. Psalm 97:6; 111:6); they prophesy “day by day”, “night by night”. The question is: What do they prophesy? What knowledge do they show forth? What glory do they tell of?
The answer is – Genesis 3:15. The one great central truth of all prophecy – the coming One, Who, though He should suffer, should in the end crush the head of the old serpent, the Devil. But, where are you to open this book? Where are you to break into this circle of the Zodiacal signs?
Through the “precession of the Equinoxes” the sun gradually shifts its position a little each year, till in about every 2,160 years it begins the year in a different sign. This was foreseen; and it was also foreseen that succeeding generations would not know when and where the sun began its course, and where the teaching of this Heavenly Book commenced, and where we were to open its first page. Hence the “Sphinx” was invented as a memorial. It had the head of a woman and the body and tail of a lion, to tell us that this Book, written in the Heavens, began with the sign “Virgo”.
The number of the Signs is twelve, the number of governmental perfection or “rule”: compare Genesis 1:18. They are divided into three books of four chapters (or signs) each: twelve being the product of 3 x 4. That is to say, of Divine truth working in the heavens and in the earth (see previous gnostic articles).
Each of the four chapters in each of these three books consists of three sections; and each section is represented by a Constellation. There are thus thirty-six (3 x 12) Constellations, which, with the twelve Signs, make forty-eight (4 x 12) in all. They may thus be set forth :
The First Book. The Redeemer.
“The sufferings of Christ.”
The prophecy of the promised seed. Etc.
By the way, the crucifixion of Jesus took place at Golgotha, elevation = 777 meters above sea level. So I said 77 and 7 x7 and 777 are related to the fish.
The surface area of the Ark multiplied by its number of sides “ 1,5 x 2,5 x 4” + “ 1.5 x 1,5 x 2” = 19,5 sq. cubit x its 6 sides is 117. 117 is also the value for the word boy-child and 1170 is the value of the words let there be light.
The 39 and 27 books of the Bible.
The first 39 and last 27 books of the Bible correspond to the measure of the tabernacle, the 39 cubit measure of the sanctuary is where the work and service of the tabernacle took place, but no one could enter the holy of holies, the first 39 books teach us the law and works to instruct us in the ways of righteousness, but does not give us access. The 27 sq. cu. measure of the entrance area of the holy of holies is actually the point of entry or door to the holy of holies where the high priest entered into obtaining mercy for the people. There are 594 chapters before Psalm 117 and 594 after which add up to 1188 “3927 – 2739 =1188”. 39 x27 is 1053 which corresponds to Son, used in “Son of man” in Greek.
The whole of the prophesy of the Bible all 39 & 27 are to be revealed in the 33rd as was with Jesus, return is reverse or mirrored, and contains a great sacred secret which only the initiate can see.
The Hebrew value of Man Adam is 45, explained in other articles related to the eight and ark. The cycle is 360 or 36 divide 1188 by 36 is 33 Jesus Christ. The ark of covenant is 5625 the 55 +62 is 117 and 56 + 25 is 81 together it is 11781 and here we are getting to the 153. Recall Jesus saying 70 and 7? 77 times 153 is 11781 which is in the centre of the ark of Noah which is 45.000 times the cubit 52,36 is 23562 divided by two is 11781 the light in the heart of the Son. We know the eight is twice 4 like 40 days and 40 nights. We talked about the Ark of Covenant being 56,25 cubit and the cubit is 52,36 so 56,25 x 52,36 = 29.4525 times 4 is 11781.
I have also explained that there are two eights in 1152 . The trees of good and evil twice the circumference of the eight, and there are two rods or pillars so 1188 are a representation of these two. Jesus said 70 times 7 “77” but I tell you 700 + 70+7 or 777 times 153 is 118881 the 3 rd 81 in other words from 18 to 81 the tree of life the final 1188 was the second coming, Jesus said before Abraham was “I am”, the structure being revealed.
Moshiya van den Broek