COINCIDENCES IN MY LIFE – PART 3©
ARISTEO CANLAS FERNANDO
Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit
The number of Jesus
The number of Jesus is 888. How did we know this? The name of Jesus in Greek is ΙΗΣΟΥΣ (iota, eta, sigma, omicron, upsilon, sigma). The Greeks had a numbering system called the Greek Ionic Ciphered Numeral System devised in about the year 300 B.C. whereby each letter of the Greek alphabet is assigned a numerical value. Substituting the numerical values to each letter in the name of Jesus and adding them up, the total is 888. The values of the letters are: iota, 10; eta, 8; sigma, 200; omicron, 70; upsilon, 400; and sigma, 200. The sum of 10 + 8 + 200 + 70 + 400 + 200 is 888.
Did you know that when the family arrived in Australia as immigrants, it was on 1988-08-21? August is the eighth month of 1988; hence, 888. This was the choice of wife of post office box number in Campbelltown, New South Wales in 1993 because of its significance of our arrival in Australia. We even registered the Holden Apollo car with a special number plate FAF 888. Yet, all this time, I did not know that the number of Jesus is 888.
It was in May 1994 just before my 25th Wedding Anniversary when the first cousin of my first cousin (Anthony Castelo) arrived in Australia that I only learned about it. I had not met him for about 35 years. I read it in the book that he was reading titled A Scientific Approach to Biblical History by W. W. Faid which he lent to me overnight.
In July 1994, one year and five months after we got the post office box, I discovered that our box was in the middle of a cross. There were four boxes to the left, to the right, to the bottom and three to the top. Cross, Jesus, 888. Then in December 1994, I discovered that the set containing box 888 was flanked to the right by a set where you may draw a cross also and to the left by a set where you may not draw a cross because the set contained small, medium, and large boxes. The middle and the set to the right were all small boxes. This reminds us of the crucifixion of Jesus wherein He was in the middle flanked by two thieves.
When we finally moved all our things from Campbelltown to Queensland on 2004-05-07, the post office rearranged the post office building from 2004-04-30 to 2004-05-02 affecting also the post office boxes. Hence, you will not see this strange arrangement anymore.
For details about this and photos, please read http://aristean.org/jesus888.htm .
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