THE WELLS OF SALVATION
With diligent study of the scriptures, one can get acquainted with the M.O. (Modus Operandi) of God. Patterns are shown that reveal His Heart, will and mind. For example, when God wants to end an era, He usually brings a famine which is accompanied by a drought. In the midst of a drought, some trees wither and eventually die while others sustain lush greenery within the same locale. How can the latter be possible? The answer is found in their root system. The roots are biblically symbolic of their offspring, source or progeny, the root also of the Bible itself.
The trees that have withered away have shallow roots that have tapped into a limited source of groundwater, such a source of water is prophetic of Jacob’s well, Jacob’s name means contender or that which is governed by man’s struggles and limitations.
We are living in a time where nations and by extension the church is experiencing a famine in hearing the word of God. Doctrines that were governed by man’s ideals have now run dry. Such withered trees are prophetic of nations and by extension their ideology/doctrines and idiosyncrasies. (as in Is 55:12) However, the other trees that have deep tap roots are sustained by a deeper source of groundwater that never runs dry. Such trees are the prophetic of the tree (nation) found in Jeremiah 17:8:
“For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit”.
Such “trees” in Jer 17:8 render individuals as well as the church (the elect body). As mentioned before, such “trees” have their roots (their lineage) tapped into running ground water. Such ground water is a prophetic of the “Pool of Siloam”.
Allegorically such “trees” sustain true life as their roots (lineage) have tapped into the “Pool of Siloam”. Firstly, we must ask ourselves, what is the significance of the Pool of Siloam and how does it fit into Gods plan for creation especially at this age? In John 7:37-38, “In the last day that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, “If any man thirst let him come unto me and drink”. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water”.
Firstly, the “Feast of Tabernacles. The “last day” in John 7:37 is the “eighth day” of the Feast of Tabernacles. Now, how does the above scriptures in John tie in with the Pool of Siloam? We need to study what the high priest did on the seven days before the great eighth day. The feast of Tabernacles began on the fifteenth day of the seventh month (Lev 23:34). On that day, the high priest prepared three offerings (i) A sin offering (ii) A burnt offering and (iii) A drink offering. To better understand the content of John 7:37, we shall deal with the drink offering. The following excerpt is taken from “The Temple, Its ministry and services”, by Alfred Edersheim.
“While the morning sacrifice was being prepared a priest accompanied by a joyous procession with music went down to the POOL OF SILOAM whence he drew water into a golden pitcher capable of holding three log . But on the Sabbath, they fetched water from a golden vessel in the Temple itself, into which it had been carried from Siloam on the preceding day. As he entered by the “Watergate” which obtained its name from the ceremony he was received by a threefold blast from the priest’s [silver] trumpets. The priest then went up to the rise of the alta and turned to the left where there were two silver basins with narrow holes – the eastern a little wider for the wine and the western somewhat narrower for the water. Into these the wine of the drink offering was poured and at the same time, the water from Siloam”
[Alfred Edersheim, The Temple; page 220]
Before we begin to analyse the excerpt, we must dissect certain key words. Firstly, the high priest carried a golden pitcher: Gold speaks of divinity. The pitcher held three logs of water, three is the number that also deals with divinity, thus the “gold” pitcher and the priest (prophetic of Jesus our high priest – Hebrews 3:1,6:20 and 7:26) leaving the temple with the gold pitcher represented the allegory of Christ leaving heaven as a first witness on the earth. However, the priest returned with the gold pitcher containing three logs of water. We have seen that the word “gold” and “three” have the same symbolism. Thus the high priest returned with a second witness of the same truth. In Christ’s second coming, He manifests through us as his Second witness on the earth. Bear in mind this procedure of carrying the pitcher of water was done for seven days. Seven in the Hebrew is “Sheba” which means complete. Three logs of water for seven days give twenty one logs of water. This water was poured into silver bowls. The number twenty one represents carnality; seven represents completion and silver speaks of redemption. Thus the overall picture is that our high priest (prophetic of Jesus) has completely redeemed us from our carnal nature. We must also note that the water was drawn from the pool of Siloam. The word Siloam [??????] also occurs three times in scripture. Thus far we have seen the concept of the divine as it relates to gold, the number three and in the occurrence of the word Siloam. Siloam simply means “sent”. How is its meaning significant? God sent His son in this world who (through His death on the cross), sent His anointing or Christos in all men. This evidence is substantiated in Col 1:27 where Paul remarks: “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery (i.e. what has been sent) among the Gentiles; which is Christ [the anointing] in you, the hope of glory”.
Water was poured in the silver basins for the first seven days (from the 15th day to the 21st day). However, on the eight day, no water was drawn; for a different type of water was sent. When Jesus cried out for men to come to him for drink, it signified a different kind of water to be poured out on the eight day of Tabernacles. Prophetically Jesus had become the “Pool of Siloam” on the eighth day. What was to be sent was the Spirit of God for the pouring out of water from the Pool of Siloam was meant to depict the Spirit of God being poured out, as prophesied by Joel 2:23 and 28.
When Jesus proclaimed with a loud voice that men were to come to Him for drink (the true tabernacles drink offering), and that this would result in a river of living water flowing from their inner-most beings, He was actually referring to Isaiah 12:2,3 which says, “God is my salvation (Heb.Yeshua), I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD GOD [Heb. Yah Yahweh] is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation [Yeshua]”, “you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation [Yeshua].”
Yeshua or Joshua was Jesus’ Hebrew name. So Isaiah was actually prophesying that Yahweh has become my Yeshua. That is, Jesus Christ (Yeshua) was known as Yahweh in the Old Testament before His incarnation in the earth. Further, Isaiah prophecies that we would “joyously draw water from the springs of Yeshua”. Thus, when Jesus shouted to the people on the eighth day of Tabernacles that all who were thirsty come to HIM for drink, He was referring to Isaiah 12:3. Now that we have Christ in us [Col 1:27] we have become “wells of salvation” or the “Pool of Siloam” by which nations can draw from us and receive life! Thus our prophetic understanding of our wells of Salvation lies latent in the “Pool of Siloam”.
The nature of our wells of Salvation is revealed in the Bible code gematria. The numeric value of “WELLS OF SALVATION” ??????????? is 576! Jesus said in John 4:14 “But whosoever drinketh of the water I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water I shall give him shall be in him a “well of water” spring up into everlasting life”. In John 10:10, Jesus said… “I come that they might have life, [Greek zoe], and that they might have it more abundantly”.
The Greek word for life (zoe – ???) also bears a numeric value of 576. In John 3:5, Jesus tells Nicodemus “… Except a man be born of water and the Spirit [Greek pneuma], he cannot enter the kingdom of God”. In Rom 8:2, the apostle Paul testifies. “For the law of the Spirit [Greek-pneuma] of life (zoe) in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”. The Greek work for Spirit is pneuma [?????? ] and also bears the number 576!
In Ps, 62:7, David proclaims: “In God is my salvation” [Yeshua] . That aforementioned part of Ps 62:7 likewise bears the numeric value of 576. Thus the essence of our “wells of salvation” is really a SPIRIT filled LIFE in Jesus [Heb – Yeshua – Salvation]. Likewise this is also the prophetic disposition of the pool of Siloam. The “pool of Siloam” prophetic of the Christ in us also brings light and understanding to a creation that was blind to the will and purpose of God. The prophetic allegory is unveiled in John 9:7 where Jesus healed a man blind from birth and told him to “go, wash in the pool of Siloam”. It is the synergy of this “pool” in man (the clay) that makes him the prophetic “eye salve” in Rev 3:18, “that men who were blinded by the veil of religion and legality will see the glory of God” [Hab 2:14]. We have already established that the pool of Siloam is prophetic of the sending of God’s Spirit to His creation. The Spirit of truth is established by two or three witnesses [Deut 19:15]. The prophetic significance of the pool of Siloam is also found in the chronological lineage of Adam. Jude 14 tells us that Enoch was the seventh from Adam. Now why would the apostle Jude mention Enoch being the seventh from Adam? He could have easily said Enoch, but the “seventh from Adam” has a portentous connection with the pool of Siloam and the outpouring of Gods Spirit.
The Hebrew transliteration for “seventh” is “Sheba” which means complete; the “eighth” which follows “seventh” means new beginnings. According to Gen 5:21 “And Enoch lived sixty and five years and begat Methuselah”. Methuselah was the eighth from Adam, now how does Methuselah relate to the pool of Siloam and the outpouring of the Spirit of Life? The Hebrew transliteration for the Pool of Siloam is “Birkhat Hashiloah” which translates as the “Pool of Shelah”, Shelah means “sending forth” or that which was sent (same as Siloam). Methuselah, pronounced Methushelah in the Hebrew tongue literally means “when he is dead, it shall be sent”. Thus we can clearly see that MethuSHELAH and SHELAH (OR SILOAM) has the same meaning. What was sent when Methuselah died was a great flood (which was prophetic of the flood of the Spirit; Gen 7:20 tells us that the water was fifteen cubits high. Fifteen is a number associated with rest, Jesus said in Matt 11:28, “Come into me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”. The flood of the Holy Spirit brings us into true rest which is in Christ Jesus. However, the bigger picture of what was sent is hidden in the names of the first ten (10) generations of Adam [Gen 5:1-29]:
ADAM Earthly man
SETH To place, Replace
ENOS Frailty, Flesh
CAINAN House (Fixed Habitation)
MAHALALEEL The Praise of God
ENOCH Teaching, Initiation
LAMECH When he is dead, it shall be sent
NOAH Powerful One
AND THE Comforter
By linking the meanings of the ten names together, we behold a revelation of what is being sent.
“Earthly man was placed in frail flesh as his fixed habitation. But the praise of God (Jesus) will descend to teach and initiate until when He is dead, it shall be sent, the Powerful One, The Comforter!”
Thus what is being prophetically sent from Methuselah (the pool of Siloam) is the Holy Spirit! Actually Selah according to Gen 10:22-24 was the son of Arphaxad, who descended from the lineage of Shem who procured the lineage of Melchizedek [Jasher 16:11]. We are told in the book of Hebrews 6:20 that “Jesus was made a high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec”. Thus Selah (which also translates Siloam) has its lineage after the order of Melchisedek that gives bread and wine to nations. Bear in mind that we commenced our study in John 7:37-38. However in vs 39, John tells us what these rivers of living water is: 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, [pneuma-576] which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified). The latter scripture parallels the prophetic meanings of the ten generations from Adam. Thus the truth of the Pool of Siloam has been established by witnesses in both the Old and New Testament (Deut 19:15). The pool of Siloam itself is a rock cut pool on the southern slope of the City of David (believed to be the site of Jerusalem). The pool was fed by the waters of the GIHON – SPRING; which were carried by two aquaducts – the Middle Bronze Age Channel (a 20 feet deep direct cutting that was covered with rock slabs, and dates from the middle bronze age – 1800 B.C), and Hezekiah’s Tunnel (a carved tunnel within the bedrock dating from the reign of King Hezekiah – 700 B.C.) Note that the pool of Siloam is fed by the waters of the GIHON SPRING.
Solomon was anointed King in Gihon by the high priest Zadok. The sons of Zadok culminated the lineage of the order of Melchizidek. The word GIHON means “the great breaking forth of waters” The term the “breaking forth of waters” is used in 1 Chron 16:11 where God delivered David from the hand of the Philistines. “So they came up to Baal- p?razim and David smote them (meaning the Philistines) there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by my hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baal- pera-zim (i.e. the Lord of the breaking forth). The word “Gihon” occurs six times throughout the Bible. Six is the number for man. Thus from a spiritual standpoint, Gihon the “breaking forth of waters”, which is God the Father, was placed in a man Christ (the root and offspring of David – Rev 22:16) who sent forth His Spirit as rivers of living waters – the true representation of our pool of Siloam. The metaphorical analogy of this truth is that God, the Father was the source of the sending forth of Christ Spirit on the earth. The latter truth is clarified in 2 Cor 5:19:
“To with, that God [the Spiritual Gihon] was in Christ [our spiritual pool of Siloam] reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word [Greek Word logos, #3056, the same translation is used in John 1:1 which speaks of Christ] of reconciliation”…
The fact is man’s ideas, contentions and foresight to provide solutions for the problems of this world has ran its course, for Jacob’s well is now dry and has produced a “drought” within the Church World. Now is the time to tap in and uncap our “pool of Siloam” and release the living waters of Yeshua for it is the epoch of the full outpouring of God’s Spirit to the world, dehydrated with mortality. It is the time where they can drink freely (Rev 22:17) and taste and know that the Lord is good(Ps 34:8).
AN ANALYSIS OF THE GREEK GEMATRIA OF “SILOAM”
There is absolutely no speech, nor language where God’s voice is not heard. The field of Mathematics is a science of precision. By studying the “Measurement of Words” or the gematria of scriptures and words found in the Bible, we can get yet another clear picture of how God speaks to us. After all, the fact is that Mathematics comes from the heart of God. The Greek word Siloam can be written as ?????? Using gematria (where we add the numeric values of each Greek letter) we obtain a value of 1081.
? – 200
? – 10
? – 30
? – 800
? – 1
? – 40
The Greek translation “iatros” which translates as physician (Luke 8:43) also bears a numeric value of 1081. Thus the pool of Siloam has the power to heal; this truth is substantiated in John 9:7 where Jesus told the man who was blind from birth to “go, wash in the Pool of Siloam” and was healed of his sight. So to our Spiritual Siloam, the Christ within us has removed the veil of religion and carnality that has blinded us from our inception. Now that we’ve been washed in the water of the word (the logos who is Christ) we can now become Apostles (which, also means sent) to open the eyes of others who have been blinded from God’s truth. They can partake of us and we can anoint their eyes of their understanding to God’s word and by extension, their minds. Hebrews 9 speaks about the sacrifices of the Law. Hebrews 9:13 reads “the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifying to purifying of the flesh”.
The Greek word for heifer, damalis [????????] also has a numeric value of 1081. Now how is damalis mathematically connected with Siloam?
We must first study the law of the red heifer in Deut 21:3-4: ”the elders of the city shall take a heifer which had not been wrought with, and had not drawn in the yoke; And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer’s neck there in the valley”.
Christ was crucified (i.e. Adam was beheaded) outside the camp (the city gates) on the rough valley of Golgotha. He fulfilled the law of the red heifer. The gematria of damalis being 1081 further substantiates that the Christ (who now resides in us) is indeed our pool of Siloam. The Greek word for Lystra (pronounced lustra – ????p?v ) also has a numeric value of 1081. The word first occurs in Act 14:6 Lystra literally means ransoming. After all Christ paid the ransom for Adam’s sin.
The Greek word kinamomon (??v????v), translated as cinnamon, also bears a numeric value of 1081. Cinnamon was one of the chief spices in the anointing oil used by the apothecary (Ex 30:25). The word cinnamon is derived from the Arabic word Kaffar which means “pitch” or by extension atonement. Christ was the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
One of the Hebrew words for glory “tiph’arah” also has a numeric value of 1081. Tiph’arach translates as splendour. Hebrews 1:3 refers to Jesus as the “Brightness of Glory”. In Luke 2:32, the “Glory of thy People Israel (Where God Rules)” and finally in Psalms24:8, He is referred to as “The King of Glory”. In summary, the gematria of the words with the numeric value of 1081 clearly gives us the prophetic and spiritual characteristic of the “Pool of Siloam”. There are three (3) main scripture verses that have a numeric value of 1081, the analysis and nature of the pool of Siloam. These scriptures are as follows:
(i) 1 Chr: 24:10
(ii) Job 12:13
(iii) Psa 132:9
1 Chr. 24:10, “The seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah”. The word seventh means completion; the name Hakkoz means thorn which speak of our struggles and contentions. The term “eighth” depicts new birth the Hebrew word for eight, shemen also translates as oil (which represents the Holy Spirit). Finally, the name Abijah means “God my father.” Thus the pool of Siloam has the anointing to bring to completion our struggles where we can receive to the outpouring of God’s Spirit (at a new age) whereby we cry, Abba, and Father (Rom 8:15). The latter verse unlocks the prophetic allegory of the purpose of Siloam that was hidden in the ten generation from Adam [Gen5:1-29].
Job 12:13, “With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding”. Simply said the Christ within us brings wisdom, strength, counsel and understanding.
Psa 132:9, “Let thy priests (us) be clothed with righteousness and let thy saints (us) shout for joy”. The priests and the saints represent the church. Psa 132:9 parallels with Revelations 19:8. “And to her (the church – the mind) was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the linen is the righteousness of the saints”, thus linen speaks of righteousness, the white garment of Christ. Christ is also called “The Righteous Branch” (Jeremiah 23:5), “The Righteous Man” (Luke 23:47) and the “Righteous Servant” (Is 53:11). At the cross, His righteousness has become our righteousness (Jas 2:23) Thus the Christ in us-our pool of Siloam) had made us righteous.
Again the witness of truth through mathematics authenticates the disposition and nature of Siloam which numerically speaks of the anointing that is Christ within us (1 John 4:4).
576 the circumference of the eight of eternity, the tree of knowledge and of life.
Moshiya van den Broek