Cracking The Codes

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One thing I find super exciting is when I discover passages in the Bible that reveal the hidden meaning of certain symbols. In fact, good students of the Bible will tell you, “Let Scripture define Scripture.” Check out a few of the many codes I’ve cracked in my personal study—they unlock amazing perspectives in many mysterious passages…


  • Gen. 1:16: God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day
  • John 1:9: And the light appeared in the darkness, and the darkness overtook it not (this passage explains that the Light brought into existence to govern the day in Gen. 1 was really Jesus).
  • Mal 4:2: But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in His wings
  • Rev. 1:16: In His right hand He held seven stars, and out of His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword; and His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
  • Rev. 22:16: “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star” (our bright morning star is the sun!).


  • Isaiah 2:2: Now it will come about that In the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations will stream to it.
  • Daniel 2:35, 44 (read 35-45): …But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. …In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed…it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.

Vineyard=Israel (the 12 tribes)

  • Isaiah 5:7: For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel…

Figs/Fig Tree=The Jews (the tribe of Judah)

  • Good figs were those who submitted to Babylonian captivity as God commanded for them and bad figs were those who refused to go into captivity (read Jeremiah 24:1-10).

Stars=heavenly beings AND faithful believers

  • Job 38:7: [“Where were you…] when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”
  • Daniel 12:3: “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
  • Rev. 1:20: “As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches (threw in a free code in that one).

A few more that you can look up on your own (but there are many, many more):

  • Seas=masses of people, i.e. the world
  • Trees=people
  • Clay=mortals (as opposed to immortals)

Remember (if you have followed some of my blogs), according to Hebrew teachings, there can be as many as 70 layers of meaning to any given verse, especially in the OT. This means that you can’t try to pin only one interpretation on any given verse. It’s like DNA…a lot is packaged into a small space and we can only begin to scratch the surface, especially by studying Hebrew letters and interpretation. Also, it is true that not necessarily every occurrence of a “code word” applies in every passage, but it is fun to look them up to see if new light can be shed on certain passages, especially apocalyptic books (prophecy).

Also keep in mind that many concepts often have more than one symbol associated (and vice versa). For instance, Jesus is also represented by a ram, lamb, lion, door, barley, and others.

Have you cracked a code? Please share it with us! Also, tonight I found a couple cool links that may reveal more Bible codes, but remember they may not all be correct. We must each study these things in depth and not take everything we read as definitive:

Biblical Symbol Chart

Symbols in Bible Prophecy

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