Declarative Statements

There are several groups of declarative statements in the Bible, and they show a pattern in the Word of God. The three groups I would like to discuss are statements made by the Lord, by Man, and by Satan.

The first group is found in Genesis chapter 12 and are the promises made by God to Abraham. (Genesis 12:2-3 [NKJV] )

  1. “I will make you a great nation;
  2. I will bless you
  3. And make your name great;
  4. And you shall be a blessing.
  5. I will bless those who bless you,
  6. And I will curse him who curses you;
  7. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Please note that there are seven promises to Abraham. Seven is the number of completion. God promised to completely bless Abraham. These seven form a Menorah Design (the seven-branch Golden Lampstand) and the center promise, in the Servant Lamp position, is the promise to that Abraham would be a blessing. It was through Abraham that Jesus is descended, and we are all blessed because of Jesus.

The next group is an egotistical statement made by the king of Assyria. It is a statement of Man. There are six “I’s” in this passage; six is the number of man. Man was created on the sixth day. (Isaiah 10:2-3 [NIV] )

  1. For he says: “By the strength of my hand I have done this,
  2. and by my wisdom, because I have understanding.
  3. I removed the boundaries of nations,
  4. I plundered their treasures;
  5. like a mighty one I subdued their kings.
  6. As one reaches into a nest, so my hand reached for the wealth of the nations; as men gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries; not one flapped a wing, or opened its mouth to chirp.”

The last group are five statements ascribed to the usurper, Satan. Five is the number of Satan. Think of one of his symbols, the pentagram. These statements, like those of man, display an ego and pride. (Isaiah 14:13-14 [NKJV] )

  1. For you have said in your heart: “I will ascend into heaven,
  2. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
  3. I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;
  4. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
  5. I will be like the Most High.”

Despite the proud declarations of Satan, the Lord has the last word. “Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.” (Isaiah 14:15)

Seven statements from the Lord, six from Man, and five from Satan. This is another clear pattern, another example of the signature of the Lord on His Word. I am so thankful for His Word. Praise His name, always.

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