The Hebrew way of writing number 44 is by putting two letters together: mem (40) and hey (5).
The number 45 is the biblical number for “divine shaking.” Mem (מ) is water signifying a flow of history or time. Hey (ה) at the beginning of a Hebrew word means “the” or “behold.” So h’eretsmeans “the land.” In the middle of a word, hey signifies inspiration or revelation of the Holy Spirit. We see this when God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, setting forth the pattern of being begotten by the Spirit so that the son of promise could be born. At the end of the word, hey means “what comes from.”
Mem-hey is a combination of water and breath (or wind), resulting in a storm (waves). When God breathes upon the earth (and water), the earth shakes. The best example of this is seen at Mount Sinai, where God’s voice shook the mount. This is described in Psalm 46:1-3,
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore, will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
When God’s presence descended upon Mount Sinai, “the whole mountain shook violently” (Exodus 19:18) and “the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder” (Exodus 19:19). Hebrews 12:26-28 comments on this, saying,
26 And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven.” 27 This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe.
This was a commentary on Haggai 2:6, 7, where a great shaking is said to take place in the context of building the second temple. The shaking overthrows all other temples, leaving only the true temple standing firm.
Psalm 46 (quoted earlier) is actually the 45th psalm in the Septuagint. This is because Psalm 9 and 10 are two halves of the same psalm. Therefore, what most Bibles call Psalm 11 is really Psalm 10. Likewise, Psalm 46 is really Psalm 45. (See The Genesis Book of Psalms.) So the 45th psalm speaks of the mountains shaking and quaking at the presence and voice of Christ.
The last great shaking, prophesied in Hebrews 12:27, is no longer a local event at Mount Sinai but is now shaking the whole earth as well the heavens.
As a side note, when the KJV was being edited in the year 1611, Francis Bacon was the final editor. Bacon was also the author of the plays that were published under the name of William Shakespeare. When Bacon came to Psalm 46, he took note that this was the center chapter of the Bible. He put his cryptic mark upon it—his signature, of sorts. The 46th word in the psalm is “shake” (Psalm 46:3 KJV), and the word “spear” is the 46th word from the end of the psalm (in Psalm 46:9 KJV). The King James Version, of course, is written in Shakespearean English.
It seems that Francis Bacon inadvertently verified the prophecy of the divine shaking in the 45th psalm even though he thought it was the 46th psalm.
Psalm 42-72 is the Exodus Book of Psalms. Each of these psalms correlates with an event in the book of Exodus. It happens that Psalm 45 correlates with God’s marriage proposal to Israel at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:4-6). Psalm 46 correlates with the shaking (Exodus 19:16-20) to prepare the people for that marriage. Psalm 47 correlates with Israel’s acceptance of the marriage proposal.
So we see that the 45th time Jacob’s name is mentioned is found in Genesis 29:28.
28 Jacob did so and completed her week, and he [Laban] gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife.
Just as Jacob married Rachel when his name appears for the 45th time, so also God married Israel at Mount Sinai, which is the event that correlates with Psalm 46—which is really Psalm 45. God’s marriage is a union of heaven and earth. It is the basis of impregnating the Bride of Christ by the seed of the Holy Spirit to bring forth the children of God.
To get the full story, of course, we must understand that there are two brides, one fleshly and one spiritual. This is expressed in the allegory of Abraham’s two wives, Hagar and Sarah, as well as in Jacob’s two wives, Leah and Rachel. The two wives, each in their own way, represent the two covenants (mothers) and their sons—one fleshly, the other spiritual.
Likewise, we must also know the difference between Abram and Abraham, as well as the difference between Jacob and Israel. In each case, the first represented men who were not yet filled with the Spirit, while the second represented men who were changed by the Spirit. On a prophetic level, while God was shaking the earth at Sinai, the people were consecrating themselves (Exodus 19:22).
This great shaking also included “thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain” (Exodus 19:16). This depicts a storm, such as we see when the breath of God blows upon the water—the sea of peoples. We have two good examples of such storms in the New Testament.
In the first example, Jesus fed the 5,000 at Passover (John 6:4) and then ascended a mountain so the people would not be able to proclaim Him King (John 6:15). This prophesied of Christ’s first coming, His death, resurrection, and ascension.
Then Jesus sent His disciples across the Sea of Galilee into a storm to signify prophetically the tribulation that was to come upon the church after His ascension. Christ then came to the disciples, walking on the water in the middle of the lake, picturing the second coming of Christ in the midst of tribulation and also in the midst of the feast of Tabernacles.
Peter (the overcomer) went out to meet Him (1 Thessalonians 4:17), walking on the water, to escort Him to the boat. Jesus then calmed the storm and brought them immediately to Capernaum (Kippur Nahum, “covering of the Comforter”). We learn this in John 6:21 and 24.
The main lesson to be derived from this is that the storm was caused by the breath of God. Nothing happened outside of His control. For this reason, Jesus told the disciples, “Do not be afraid” (John 6:20). The same account is given in Matthew 14:22-32, where we learn that Peter walked on the water to meet Jesus. Yet he too was afraid, as Matthew 14:30 tells us,
30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
In the story, Peter represented the overcomers, and so his example of fear may be of comfort to all overcomers who are still frightened by the wind (breath) of God. The purpose of God is to teach us to keep our eyes on Him and to walk in faith, not in fear. Faith does not come naturally. Those who learn to walk in such faith are the overcomers.
Another example of a storm is in Paul’s journey to Rome in Acts 27. This example focuses upon the world system, rather than the church. Hence the ship broke apart in the end, but no one was lost (Acts 27:13). They all landed safely on the island of Malta, then known as Melita (“Honey”), representing the land flowing with milk and honey (Numbers 14:8).
The castaways then gathered wood to build a fire, and a serpent bit the Apostle Paul. But he cast it into the fire (Acts 28:3, 5) and the father of Governor Publius was healed and converted (Acts 28:8-10).
These prophecies relate to the end of the present age as we witness the shipwreck of Babylon while we enter our Promised Land. God is blowing upon the waters, which are “peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues” (Revelation 17:15). His purpose seems destructive to those who do not know His mind and purpose. Yet it was only the Ship of Babylon that was destroyed by the breath of God. We know that God intends to save all mankind, first by releasing them from the oppression of the world system, and then by healing the nations (Revelation 22:2).
Meanwhile, the great serpent is cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10), even as Paul cast the serpent into the fire on the Island of Melita (Malta). This is the second great prophetic allegory showing the result of the shaking of the heavens and the earth at the end of the age. The shaking is caused by the breath of God and its action upon the waters (peoples) of the earth.
Acts 27:44 concludes, “And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.” The purpose of the storm (and the breath of God) was to save everyone—not just Paul, the believer, but also other prisoners, passengers, and even the Roman centurion (Acts 27:1).
How does the Holy Spirit reveal things to us? ›
He does it by revealing God's word to us through the Bible. The Bible itself is complete and trustworthy, but impossible to understand without the Holy Spirit. 2 Timothy 3:16 says that “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.What are the 3 essential qualities of the kingdom of God? ›
The Kingdom of God could be described as follows: a society where God rules. a place where death is overcome. a place where diseases are cured.What happens when the Holy Spirit comes upon you? ›
Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” This power that comes from the Holy Spirit allows you to stand strong for the things of God.What are the three roles of the Holy Spirit? ›
He is known as the Comforter, and He can calm our fears and fill us with hope. Through His power, we are sanctified as we repent, receive saving ordinances, and keep our covenants.What are the 7 keys to the Kingdom of God? ›
Outlining seven principles which include- Love, Repentance, Faith, Obedience, Purpose, Fearless, and Prayer- Seven Keys to Becoming A Kingdom Maker will thrust you into a life of freedom and intimacy with God as you become pregnant with his purpose and live out his plan for your life!What are the 2 types of Kingdom of God? ›
Anabaptist Christianity adheres to "two kingdoms doctrine", which teaches that: There are two different kingdoms on earth—namely, the kingdom of this world and the peaceful kingdom of Christ. These two kingdoms cannot share or have communion with each other.What did Jesus mean by the Kingdom of God? ›
Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, the spiritual realm over which God reigns as king, or the fulfillment on Earth of God's will. The phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus Christ in the first three Gospels.What do you feel when the Holy Spirit touches you? ›
For some people, the Holy Ghost may cause them to feel overwhelmed with emotion and moved to tears. For others, tears rarely or never come. And that's okay. For them, the Holy Ghost may produce a subtle feeling of gratitude, peace, reverence, or love (see Galatians 5:22–23).What is the difference between the Holy Spirit within and the Holy Spirit upon? ›
The Spirit works within the believer after the New Birth to develop character, and the Spirit works upon the believer after the baptism in the Holy Spirit to empower the Christian for service.How do I keep the Holy Spirit in me? ›
- Meaningful personal and family prayer.
- Feasting upon the words of Christ.
- Diligent and exacting obedience.
- Faithfulness and honoring of covenants.
- Virtue, humility, and service.
What are the 5 ways the Holy Spirit helps you to pray? ›
I think there are at least five ways of praying in the Spirit: 1) praying God's Word; 2) listening to God and praying; 3) partnering in prayer with Christ your Intercessor; 4) praying the God-given desires of your heart; 5) praying with divine love. Our prayer lives come to life when we are empowered by the Spirit.What are the 7 works of the Holy Spirit in the Bible? ›
The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. While some Christans accept these as a definitive list of specific attributes, others understand them merely as examples of the Holy Spirit's work through the faithful.Who was the first person filled with the Holy Spirit in the Bible? ›
We learn about the first Spirit-filled man in the Bible in Exodus 35:31 - Bezalel who GOD filled with HIS SPIRIT (ruwach), understanding, wisdom and workmanship to work with his hands for God.How do you seek the kingdom of God in all things? ›
Seeking the presence of God requires daily dedication. Prayer, Bible study, church and youth activities are all helpful tools to keep you focused on Him. Avoid letting these practices become so routine that you're not actually putting much thought into them.How do you enter the kingdom of God? ›
Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3); “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5).How do I bring God's kingdom? ›
- We help build the kingdom of God by living righteously.
- Individuals and families are strengthened by activity in the Church.
- We should willingly serve wherever we are.
- Blessings come as we serve in the kingdom of God.
Wherever God's kingdom rules on earth, it is visibly demonstrated. Jesus manifested the power of the kingdom with tangible miracles, signs, healings, and deliverances. Each time He announced the good news of the kingdom, sin, sickness, demons, poverty, and death could not remain.What did Paul say about the kingdom of God? ›
The Apostle Paul defined the Kingdom of God in his letter to the church in Rome: "For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."Who is the first in the kingdom of God? ›
 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.Who is the greatest in the kingdom of God? ›
He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
What does the kingdom of God is in your midst mean? ›
He told his listeners that the kingdom of God was “in [their] midst,” meaning that it was present because Jesus himself was there among them. Today, because Christ is present in us through the Holy Spirit, we can bring the presence of God's kingdom wherever we are.What is my part in the kingdom of God? ›
In response to this, Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5-7). In it, He defined what it really means to be part of God's Kingdom. Those who are in the kingdom of heaven recognize their sin, see God's perfection, have a pure heart, and conduct themselves with a proper fear of God.What is it called when God reveals things to you? ›
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They are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.What does the Holy Spirit will teach you all things mean? ›
God himself will come and live inside of us, he will never leave us or abandon us, he will always be there in anything we face in life. And specifically, Jesus tells the disciples that the Holy Spirit will teach them all things and remind them of all Jesus has said. That is an important consideration for these men.What are the 3 ways God reveals himself to us? ›
God has revealed himself to us in the glory of creation, in the perfection of the written word, and in the personal experience of all who seek him.What are the three main purposes of God's revelation? ›
The purpose of Special Revelation is to impart the knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ, salvation and the atonement.What are the three stages of revelation? ›
Understanding the Scripture of John 20:9
At this point, three stages of revelation in John 2:13–22 have been identified: The OT scripture, Jesus' revelatory message, and the Spirit-prompted revelatory remembrance of the disciples.
For them, the Holy Ghost may produce a subtle feeling of gratitude, peace, reverence, or love (see Galatians 5:22–23). The scriptures also describe the Holy Ghost as a “burning” in the bosom (see Doctrine and Covenants 9:8–9). But the intensity or degree of that “burning” can be different for everyone.
What are the 4 titles of the Holy Spirit? ›
The Holy Spirit, who was the Spirit of the Lord that would rest on the messiah, is the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.What are the four positions of the Holy Spirit? ›
The Four Positions of the Holy Spirit: "Beside Us", "Within Us", "Upon Us", and "Filling Us"What are the 3 power gifts of the Holy Spirit? ›
The gifts that fall into this category are; the gift of special faith, gifts of healings, and the working of miracles.Why do we need the Holy Spirit? ›
The Holy Ghost helps us avoid temptations and helps us stay clean from sin. The Holy Ghost warns us so we can stay safe from danger. He comforts us and leads us through challenges. We need to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost to travel safely through life.What are the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit self-control? ›
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…”What does it mean that the Holy Spirit lives within us? ›
We often worry about what we are facing, but the Holy Spirit lives within us to provide us with comfort. He works to bring the Bible, friendships, and perspective into our minds at just the right time. He loves to engage with us and be the still, small voice of God's comfort when we need it the most.When the Holy Spirit comes on you? ›
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.” (Acts 1:8)What does it mean to pray always in the Spirit? ›
What does it mean to “pray in the Spirit?” Many Christians assert that “praying in the Spirit” is one and the same as praying in tongues. I thank God for the gift of tongues – it's a powerful means of connecting to God in the Spirit.