**(Editor’s Note: ****The following is an exclusive article written by Mark Smyth for publication by The Crusader Journal.)**

Today is the 9th day of the 9th month of 2016 and the numbers added up are significant. Add each individual number of 2016 to get a total of 9. If you add the month and day each 9+9 to the total of the year 9, Eg 9+9+9, you have 27. When certain calculations are made, each digit is added in the year to get the end result to prove the point. So what?

Number nine is studied by all in the occult sciences, in mathematical science, it possesses properties and powers which are found in no other number. It is the last of the digits and so it marks the end and is significant of the conclusion of a matter.

This article will take you in the opposite direction regarding 9, to God’s view. My study of numbers is from the book written by E.W. Bullinger, ‘Number In Scripture, It’s Supernatural Design And Spiritual Significance’.

All the below is from Bullinger and he says regarding 9, “It is akin to the number six, six being the sum of its factors ( 3 x 3 = 9, and 3 + 3 = 6 ) and is thus significant of the end of man, and of the summation of all man’s works. Nine is, therefore, THE NUMBER OF FINALITY OR JUDGEMENT, for judgement is committed unto Jesus as ” the Son of man”. It marks the completeness, the end and issue of all things as to man– the judgment of man and all his works.

It is a factor of 666, which is 9 times 74. The gematria of the word “Dan” Azusa means a judge is 54 ( 9 x 6 ). The ancient Greek numbering system “my wrath” equals 999. See Hebrews 3:11.

The solemn “amen” or “verily” of our Lord, amounts also to 99, summing up and ending His words. The sum of the 22 letters of them Hebrew alphabet is 4995 which is ( 5 x 999 ). It is stamped, therefore with the numbers of grace (5) and finality. The sum of the Greek alphabet is 3999.

Even though 9 is used as a factor in God’s judgment it is also used as 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit. We as believers are lifted up whenever we understand the bible numbers and our enemies will be confused by the same number.

Since today September 9th is basically a 9/9/9 day or 27, Bullinger points out that there were 27 sieges of Jerusalem which are 3 x 9. The book gives all the details of each siege and the bible verse references. The last siege was in the year 1244 by the Khwarezmian hordes, who captured and plundered the city killing all the monks and priests.

To read the best book on biblical numerology, it’s free to read online. You have both the author and title above to do a search to find it online and read many more pages about ‘9’ and all the other numbers and the verses laid out in the bible and how the number of each verse is by a very grand supernatural design. There are 4 more pages about the number ‘9’.

*Written By Mark Smyth & Edited By Bart Charles Begley*