* All scripture references use the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible, unless otherwise noted.
The day patterns in the scriptures are found primarily in the books of the major prophets (Job, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel) and to a lesser degree in the books of Moses (Genesis – Deuteronomy) and the Gospels (Matthew – John). Generally speaking, they are found in the books or groups of books that are repetitive in nature--either within the individual book or within the group. For example, Isaiah is repetitive within itself, while the Gospels are repetitive within the group of books.
The day patterns serve to authenticate the Bible as the written word of God, as do the year patterns in the book of Psalms, as explained in my article “Year Patterns.” A system of words, phrases, and numbers are utilized to correlate the dates of historical events with chapter number in certain books of the Bible. Once the pattern is understood, events as recently as yesterday can be found encoded in a scripture written thousands of years ago. The patterns reach forward as well as backward. They do not seem to be confined to the limitations of space and time. Scripture says the word of God is living and powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword, and I believe this should be taken literally.
Proves God will show with mountains of evidence that the Bible is not just a collection of fairy tales but, instead, is a living and creative force. It was penned by men, but inspired by God.
The New King James Version is the Bible translation that works the best to see the patterns, most likely because that's the way God planned it. I believe the translators and publisher of the NKJV were unwitting participants in God's divine plan.
Similar to the year patterns in the Psalms, the day patterns require only simple arithmetic skills and the ability to read something and perceive it abstractly. It's much like viewing a “magic eye” picture and seeing the hidden picture emerge as your eyes go into soft focus. There's a picture within the picture that remains just out of sight until someone explains how it works so you can see it for yourself. It's the “seeing it for yourself” that makes all the difference.
For the pattern itself, take the day of the month and match it to the chapter of the same number in the books of Job, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Then, keep adding 30 until each book runs out of chapters. (Realize that not every chapter that's found in the pattern for a particular historic event has details concerning that event.)
The calendar used for the day patterns is the Western standard calendar (also called the Gregorian calendar), and yes, this would imply the calendars were “intelligently designed” as well. If the Hebrew calendar is used in the day patterns, it's for someone else to discover. Logically, it seems it would be.
The 1st day of the month (i.e. May 1) would be represented in the pattern by Job 1 & 31; Isaiah 1, 31, & 61; Jeremiah 1 & 31; Ezekiel 1 & 31.
The 5th day of the month (i.e. May 5) would be represented in the pattern by Job 5 & 35; Isaiah 5, 35, & 65; Jeremiah 5 & 35; Ezekiel 5 & 35.
The 21st day would be represented by Job 21; Is. 21 &51; Jer. 21 & 51; Ezek. 21. (Note: Job and Ezekiel have only 42 & 48 chapters, respectively.)
The 31st day would be represented by Job 31; Is. 31 & 61; Jer. 31; Ezek. 31.
The day patterns in the Torah (books of Moses) and the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John) work in similar fashion. The actual writers of the scripture spanned millennia and languages, but they wrote under the inspiration and tutelage of God, and this will be proven.
Words and phrases of the prophetic description of historical events are looked at abstractly and lifted out of biblical context. Names, pronouns, and places are substituted according to the historical record. Viewing Bible passages abstractly to see historical events throughout the ages does not supplant the original meaning of the scriptures. Instead, it authenticates the original meaning and seals it with the indelible stamp of God.
December 26, 2004, is the date of the Asian tsunami that inundated 12 countries and killed close to 280,000 people. The year pattern for this date is Psalms 4, 104, & 65. The day pattern is Job 26, Isaiah 26 & 56, Jeremiah 26, and Ezekiel 26. Look particularly at Ezek. 26 and recall the city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, which was completely leveled by the surging waves on December 26.
For this example, I've written out the pertinent verses below from Ezekiel 26 for you to see how the phrases are lifted out of biblical context. Ezek. 26 is actually describing the armies that would overwhelm the city of Tyre , but it uses an easily recognized metaphor in doing so.
- …will cause many nations to come up against you, as the sea causes its waves to come up.
- …I will scrape her dust from her like the top of a rock.
- It will be a place for spreading nets in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken, says the
- …they will break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses; they will lay your
stones, your timber, and your soil in the midst of the waters.
- I will make you like the top of a rock; you shall be a place for spreading nets…
- …will the coastlands not shake at the sound of your fall…?
- …How you have perished, O one inhabited by seafaring man, O renowned city who
was strong at sea…
- Now the coastlands tremble at the day of your fall; yes, the coastlands by the sea
are troubled at your departure.
- For thus says the Lord God, “When I make you a desolate city, like cities that are
not inhabited, when I bring the deep…upon you, and great waters cover you…
Ezekiel 26:3-5, 12, 14-15, 17-19
The similarities between the date of Dec. 26, 2004, and the chapter of the same number, Ezek. 26, are striking. Many more details of this event will be discussed further into the website.
September 11, 2001, is the date that jets were flown into the World Trade Center in New York City . The Psalms year pattern for this event is Psalms 1, 101, & 61, as explained in my previous article. The day patterns are Job 11 & 41; Is. 11 & 41: Jer. 11 & 41; Ezek. 11 & 41. Look again at the book of Ezekiel in chapter 11. I hope by this time that you have your own copy of the NKJV so you can follow along. It's a small investment to make into your future.
Read Ezekiel 11:2-3, 6-12. Also read verses 13-21 to see God's continuing plan for Israel . Many more details of this event can be drawn from the other chapters of the day and year patterns. Multiple chapters are used, but not every chapter. This is how the patterns work.
August 24, 79 AD, was the day Mt. Vesuvius erupted and destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum , in what's now modern day Italy . Many details of the event can be seen in the Psalms year pattern (Ps. 79, 39, & 139) and the day patterns (Job 24; Is. 24 & 54; Jer. 24; Ezek. 24). Look at the book of Isaiah and, specifically, at chapter 24 (the entire chapter). If a little time is spent first researching the facts of the actual historic eruption, this same information will then pop out in abstract form in these chapters. Again, the particulars are not in every chapter, but they are in multiple chapters.
What does it all mean? It means that God is all powerful, all knowing, and all present. He's everywhere. He knows everything, and He can do anything. The scope of God's magnificence and the impact of His word are staggering. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of an angry God (Jonathan Edwards). Proves God is not about voicing opinion. It's about demonstrating what is. It shows you how the world really works (Hebrews 11:1-3). Two roads diverged in a wood (Robert Frost). We will point you toward the one less traveled. (Matthew 7:13-14)
Graphic of Four Historic Events - Day Patterns
(Books of Moses, Major Prophets, Gospels)