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Meaning of 2005 - Grace or a Giant

The Year 2005

January 1 (Day 1, Unity):   The meaning of 2005 is grace or a giant.  The number, 5, can represent either grace or a giant.  Grace is the free gift of God.  It is God's policy toward mankind.  The Love of God toward mankind is expressed through His policy of Grace.  A giant symbolizes a demon Commander, such as Baal, in Spiritual Warfare.

God's Grace policy toward mankind began in eternity past.  Before the world was re-created for mankind, every member of the human race received his own personal allotment of Grace that belonged to no one else.  In life each individual is free to accept or reject God's portfolio of Grace.  Those who want Eternal Life can accept the free gift of Salvation.  And those who want to receive more Grace can accept Living Grace and accumulate eternal rewards.  Those Christians who persist in advancing to Spiritual Maturity can receive Dying Grace.  And those believers who faithfully execute the Christian life will receive Surpassing Grace rewards for all eternity.  Grace is symbolized by the eye.

One of the big enemies of God's Grace is the giant.  A giant represents the superman of the antediluvian civilization.  The antediluvian supermen were not just big.  They were the half human and half angel gods and goddesses of mythology and Genesis 6.  After the Flood the giants were big and powerful but they were human and not mixed with angelic life.  The most famous giant was Goliath, who was defeated by David.  Goliath was the enemy of the Grace of God, and David was the recipient.  There were 5 giants of the Philistines, not just Goliath.  Thus, the number 5 represents a giant.  The giants that David fought symbolize the demon Commanders that attack the Christian in Spiritual Warfare.  Before the Evil King can be defeated, all five giants must be defeated in Spiritual Warfare.  Animals that symbolize giants include whales, elephants, leopards, and crows.

Grace

God's Grace in Salvation

God loves mankind and wants to dwell with him and have a relationship with him.  In order to have a relationship with mankind, God provided Salvation by grace.  The Grace of God is expressed toward mankind in Salvation.  God has provided a way to be saved through grace.
For you see, in this manner, God loved the world, that He gave His uniquely born Son that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have Eternal Life (John 3:16)
The Lord Jesus Christ bore the sins of the world to pay for the Salvation of every member of the human race.  Salvation, then, is a gift of God's Grace.  All the work of salvation was accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross.  Now the gift of Salvation is freely available to everyone who will accept it.  Salvation is available to all who will be believe in Jesus Christ.  Salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.
Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For you see, by grace you have been saved through faith; and that (salvation) not from yourselves, it is the gift of God! 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast.
Salvation is received only through Grace.  Man's good deeds have no merit for Salvation.  That knocks out religion as a means of Salvation.  Salvation is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ.

Grace in the Tabernacle

Tabernacle PlanGrace is represented in the Tabernacle by the 5 posts in the door of the Holy Place.  The Holy Place symbolizes the Spiritual life.  Entering the door through the 5 posts represents Grace Orientation.  The Spiritual life of the believer can only be fulfilled by orienting to the grace of God.  Grace Orientation is necessary for Spiritual growth.  It is also one of the Problem Solving Devices.

God's Policy of Grace

God's GraceGod loves mankind.  His Love is expressed toward mankind through His policy of Grace.  God's Grace policy does not compromise His Integrity, which is the sum total of His absolute Righteousness, perfect Justice, and Love.  Every member of the human race is given Logistical Grace, which includes food, clothing, and shelter.  Since these necessities of life will be available compliments of Logistical Grace, there is no need to worry about them.  Those believers who orient to God's Grace will be able to produce divine good, which was provided for them before the creation of mankind.  Divine good is symbolized by "gold, silver, and precious stones" as opposed to human good, which is described as "wood, hay, and straw" (1 Corinthians 3:12-13).  The believer will receive his rewards at the Evaluation Throne of Christ.

Man's relation to God is described by the four dimensions of the Space-Time Coordinate System with its X, Y, Z and Time Axes.  Response to the Grace of God requires alignment of the Z-axis through Rebound and orientation to the authority of God.

Arrogance Versus Humility

Arrogance is the enemy of grace.  Humility is the means of receiving God's Grace.
But He gives greater grace. Therefore it says, "God makes war against the arrogant, but He gives grace to the humble."  (James 4:6)
Arrogant believers who reject the Grace of God will find themselves in a war zone.  God makes war against them.  The world and the circumstances of life appear to be enemies, but the source of the problems for the arrogant believer is God.  The humble believer, in contrast, will be the recipient of undeserved blessing through the Grace of God.

Moses, the greatest Old Testament believer, was also the most humble man on the earth (Numbers 12:3).  Moses talked with the Lord face-to-face.  In the Church Age, the Pauline epistles usually begin with the Apostolic greeting, or salutation:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:2)
God provides the Grace and the Church Age believer  receives the blessing of peace.  The believer who responds to the Grace of God will receive the peace of God.

The Grace Solution for Weakness

The Grace of God in 2005 will solve the problem of weakness of 2004.  The Spiritual Life of the Christian in the Church Age will include weakness from the beginner stage through Spiritual Maturity and beyond.  At every stage of Spiritual growth, the Ten Problem Solving Devices are available to solve the problem of weakness. Those who are weak are candidates for the Grace of God (1 Corinthians 1:27; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

Eyes Symbolize Grace

Eyes symbolize grace (Ezek 1:18; 10:12; Rev 4:6, 8).  The Living Creatures described by Ezekiel and those around the Throne of God are full of eyes, which represent Grace.

Eyes of God

 The Eyes of God are an anthropomorphism for God's Grace (Gen 6:8; Psa 26:3; Ezek 20:17).  An open eye represents God's Grace (2 Chron 6:20, 40; 7:15; Neh 1:6; Isa 37:17; Jer 24:6; 32:19).  A closed eye represents God's cursing, or Judgment (Ezek 5:11; 8:18; 9:5, 10; Isa 1:15).  The Lord sets His eyes against to Judge (Amos 9:4, 8).  The seven eyes in the Heavenly Control Room represent God's Grace in control of all Creation (Zech 4:10; Rev 5:6; 2 Chron 16:9).  The Eyes of the LORD control the four seasons (Deut 11:12).  In the Tribulation and Second Advent, the eyes of the Lord Jesus Christ will be like a flame of fire (Rev. 1:14; 2:18; 19:12; Dan 10:6).  Fire represents Judgment.  Jerusalem is the apple (pupil) of the Lord's eye (Zech 2:7-8).  This is a term of endearment.

Eyes of Jezebel

Jezebel used eyeliner to highlight her eyes as a symbol of the grace counterattack (2 Ki 9:30).  Jezebel in the Church of Thyatira was the enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ, who had eyes like a flame of fire (Rev. 1:14; 2:18, 20).  Painted eyes symbolize the grace counterattack of Jezebel (2 Ki 9:30; Jer 4:30; Ezek 23:40).  Similar counterattacks come from flirting eyes (Prov 6:25; Isa 3:16) and eyes like pools (SOS 7:4).  The eyes of the wrong woman, who is like Jezebel, overpower the heart of the wrong man with paralyzing terror (SOS 6:5).  This is a state of frozen fear and anxiety characteristic of the myope.  Oholah and Oholibah, who represented the Prostitute of Babylon, painted their eyes in their prostitution (Ezek 23:40).  Idols are for the eyes of Jezebel and idolaters like her (Ezek 18:6, 12, 15; 20:7, 8, 24; Deut. 4:19).

Eyes of the Believer

1.  The eyes of the believer symbolize grace orientation (1 Sa 25:8).
2.  As the eyes respond to light, the believer who responds to God's Gracious Love can be enlightened with divine revelation (Ezra 9:8; Psa 13:3; 19:8; Acts 26:18; Eph 1:18).
3.  The eyes symbolize grace toward others (Gen. 30:27; 32:5; 33:8, 10, 15; 34:11; 39:4; 47:25, 29; 50:4; Ex 3:21; 11:3; 12:36; Nu 32:5; 1 Sa 1:18; 18:22; 20:3; Prov 11:16; Esther 2:15).
4.  The eyes symbolize love (Y-axis) (SOS 1:15; 5:12).
5.  The eyes of peace symbolize Spiritual (Isa 54:10) (Deuteronomy 32:15; 33:26; Psa 26:3; Isaiah 44:2; Romans 15:29; Ephesians 1:23; 3:19; 4:13) and Harmonious Rapport (Gen 17:15; SOS 8:10).
6.  The eye is the lamp of the body (Matt 6:22-23; Luk 11:34-36).
7.  Having eyes on the Lord is metaphor for occupation with Christ (Psa 25:15; 141:8; 2 Chron 20:12; Heb 12:2).

Eyes in the Cycles of National Discipline

Rejection of Bible Doctrine leads to the Cycles of National Discipline (Lev. 26:15-16) and "a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul" (Deut 28:65).  The person does not want to see the problems (Deut 28:67; Joshua 23:13).  The Fifth Cycle of Discipline causes stressed eyes (Lam 2:18), failing eyes (Lam 2:11, 4:17), and eyes of grief (Lam 1:16, 3:51, 5:17; Psa 119:123).  The Lord will punish the worthless shepherd by blinding his right eye (Zech 11:17).  The worthless shepherd is the false prophet, who fleeces the flock.  The right eye is the strong, Spiritual eye.

Eyes of the Reversionist

Lust of the eye desires the things in the world (Gen 3:6; Prov 27:20; Eccl 2:10; 4:8; 1 Jn 2:16):

  1. Voyeurism (2 Sa 6:20)
  2. Divine viewpoint (Job 31:1)
  3. Adultery (Job 24:15; Matt 5:28; 2 Pet 2:14)
  4. Insatiable eyes (Prov 27:20; Eccl 1:8)
The eyes of the wicked will fail (Job 19:20).  The evil eye opposes divine good (Matt 20:15).  Parents who sell out their friends for money may cause the eyes of their children to languish (Job 17:5).  The reversionist may wink or flash with the eyes (Job 15:12; Prov 6:13; 16:30); have haughty eyes (Psa 131:1; Prov 6:17; 18:27; 20:13; 21:4; 30:13 (+ eyebrows); Isa 37:23; 2 Ki 19:22); or arrogant eyes (Isa 5:15); and have the viewpoint of a fool (Prov 17:24; Eccl 2:14).  Hardness of the heart is described as eyes that see not (Deut 29:4; Is. 6:9-10; 43:8; Jer 5:21; Ezek 12:2; Matt 13:13-14; Acts 28:26-27; Rom 11:8).  Self-righteous judging is analogous to having a mote in the eye (Matt 7:3-5; Luk 6:41-42).  Hiding the eyes prevents a person from seeing the truth (Prov 28:27; Ezek 22:26).  Monetary Reversionism is related to the eyes (Prov 23:4-5; 28:22; Jer 22:17).

Weak Eyes

By way of application, poor eyesight represents a shortcoming of Grace.  Moses had good eyesight at age 120.  He had humility, which enabled him to receive the peace of God.  The wise person uses his eyes to analyze the Stage of Life and verify Bible Doctrine (Eccl 2:14).  Rejection of God's Grace in a person's life can lead to hardness of the heart, or scar tissue of the soul, and the corresponding garbage in the subconscious.  This can cause psychosomatic ailments, including vision problems.  David's depression caused panic attacks and blurred vision (Psalm 38:10).

Nearsightedness and farsightedness may also result from hardness of the heart and subconscious garbage, which alter the personality.  Nearsightedness usually surfaces around puberty as a result of prepubescent influence by the Prostitute of Babylon.  The nearsighted person is preoccupied with intimacy and afraid of failure in the tactical advance.  The farsighted person usually develops the problem later in life in the forties.  The problem may result from the arrogant ambition characteristic of Satan as the Evil King.  Farsighted people are arrogant, insensitive, and preoccupied with the strategic advance to the point of neglecting tactical details.

Blindness

1.  Bribes blind the eyes (Deut 16:19; 1 Sa 12:3).
2,  Elisha prayed and the LORD blinded the Aramean terrorists (2 Ki 6:18-20).
3.  The Lord restores the sight of the blind (Psa 146:8).
4.  Cosmic darkness (Political Babylon) blinds the Spiritual eyes (Acts 26:18; 1 Jn 2:11).
5.  Paul was blinded by the Spiritual Light of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 9:8, 18).
6.  Miracles of Christ restored sight to the blind (Matt 9:27-31; 20:29-34; Mark 8:22-26; Jn 9:1-33).

Eyes and Nutrition

1.  Honey (sweets) brightens the eyes (1 Sa 14:27, 29).
2.  Eyes of animals fail due to drought (Jer 14:6).

The Thumb

The thumb and big toe represent the strength of God's grace.  The four fingers of the hand are weak without the thumb, and the four toes are weak without the big toe.  The addition of the thumb to the four fingers represents the strength of God's grace in fulfilling the needs of mankind.  Man is weak until the grace of God is added.  The four seasons represent weakness until the Grace of God is added.  God's strength added to mankind includes Salvation and Spiritual growth.  The addition of the big toe to the four toes of the foot provides strength for walking, which represents strategic and tactical advance.

Giant

David and Goliath

Goliath, a Philistine giant, taunted the Army of Israel for 40 days to send someone out for contest.  Everyone in the Army of Israel was afraid of the giant.  David heard the giant's boasting when he arrived in the camp with provisions for his older brothers, who were in the Army of Israel.  David assessed the situation from divine viewpoint and convinced King Saul to let him fight Goliath.

David went after Goliath, who was in full armor, with a shepherd's staff and his sling.  David carried with him five round rocks.  The number, 5, stands for a giant.  Goliath was a giant.  There were five giants who fought for the Philistines, all of whom were subsequently defeated (2 Samuel 21:15-22).  As they exchanged words before the fight, David answered Goliath with Bible Doctrine, saying, "The battle is the LORD's" (1 Samuel 17:47).  David charged Goliath, who was very likely a little clumsy and without sharp eyesight.  David fired a shot from his sling that caught Goliath in the forehead and knocked him cold.  Then David grabbed Goliath's sword and cut off his head.  The demoralized Philistine Army fled in panic and was slaughtered by the Army of Israel.

Giants in the Land

The spies who first entered the Promised Land, with the exception of Caleb and Joshua, were frightened of the giants in the land (Numbers 13:32-33).  Later after Joshua entered the land, the 5 evil kings of the Amorites opposed Gibeon (Joshua 10:5). There were also 5 evil lords of the Philistines (1 Sam. 6:16).  The 5 evil kings of the Amorites and the 5 evil lords of the Philistines symbolized giants, or demon Commanders.

The 5 evil lords of the Philistines offered to the God of Israel 5 golden hemorrhoids and 5 golden mice as guilt offerings.  This was their evil attempt to bribe the Grace of God.  Mice represent Political Babylon, and hemorrhoids represent suffering for violating a Holy thing.  The Grace of God cannot be bribed.

Spiritual Warfare

The Church Age believer who crosses the Jordan and engages in Spiritual Warfare will be able to defeat the giant just as David did.  The giant in the Church Age, however, is one of Satan's demon Commanders, such as Baal.  The sign of the giant may be an animal like an elephant or leopard, or it may be five things in parallel.  Five giants must be defeated before there can be combat with the Evil King.

Conclusion

The year, 2005, represents grace or a giant.  This corresponds to the meaning of the number, 5.  Although God's Grace can be clearly identified in this life through divine viewpoint from the application of Bible Doctrine, it is not usually marked by the number, 5.  When the number, 5, appears outside the Bible, it is usually the sign of a giant.  Only the believer who has advanced to Spiritual Warfare will be able to identify and defeat the giant.

The weakness that began in 2004 will be replaced by Grace in 2005.  God will provide strength to the believer who passes the test.  Those who are weak are always candidates for the Grace of God.  They may receive mercy, which is Grace in action.  God helps the helpless.  His Grace goes to those who don't deserve it.  Yet, the greatest beneficiaries of His Grace will be those with the capacity to receive it.  Those Christians who erect the Edification Complex of the Soul will be able to enjoy the blessings of Grace without being hindered by the weakness of the flesh (the Old Sin Nature).

Giants will be defeated in 2005.  They will be defeated in Spiritual Warfare by the Christian warrior.  The giant will fall to the invisible hero who advances against the unseen enemy with the war cry, "The battle is the Lord's."  The world may see the aftermath, but only the Spiritual warrior will see the battle.  The spiritually blind with hardened hearts live in a world of darkness and will not receive revelation of the Grace of God.  They will only experience the Grace of God through suffering.

For those who have been called to live in this period of human history, it is a rare opportunity to utilize Bible Doctrine.  The single digit numbers will come true each year.  Each year bears special significance in the Spiritual Life and in Spiritual Warfare.

  1. 2001 - the unity of God
  2. 2002 - divine division
  3. 2003 - the Justice of the Holy Spirit
  4. 2004 - weakness
  5. 2005 - grace or a giant
  6. 2006 - man
  7. 2007 - categorical punishment
  8. 2008 - new birth
  9. 2009 - Plagues of Egypt
  10. 2010 - Laws of Establishment
This sequence means that God is evangelizing the world and testing believers in the Spiritual Life.  The issue is not worldly success or prosperity.  It is response to the Love of God.  Those who defy God will be judged, and those who obey him will be tested and promoted on the battlefield.

In 2001, the color for unity was white.  In 2002, the color for God's separation was orange.  In 2003, the color for the Justice of God the Holy Spirit was violet.  In 2004, the color for weakness in capacity for life was yellow.  In 2005, the color for Grace will be white/yellow.

References

1.  Larry Wood.  "The Ages," February 2001. http://www.Biblenews1.com/creation/ages1.html
2.  Larry Wood.  "Control Room in Heaven,"  September 1997.  http://www.Biblenews1.com/creation/control1.htm
3.  Larry Wood.  "Grace,"  August 1998.  http://www.Biblenews1.com/grace/grace.htm

Author:  Larry Wood