When Agatha was here, she discovered a new facet of her spirit’s design. I asked her to write about it. What I want you to see is that she honored her emotions when her soul/mind could not understand them. What is to like about an ISBN?
As she followed the trail of her spirit’s delight, she discovered some things much more intense and complex than an ISBN. God used that to start the hunt, then took her into intriguing places to show her who she is.
Here is her story, in her words. And thank you, Agatha, for sharing with us.
When the Blog LAC Blessings Megan #3 about all the structures for a book came out, ISBN did shine like a star on the sky for me. I loved it.
But I did know that behind those long numbers there is a story.
These numbers tell us a lot. And what I especially like is that each number is unique. I admire things that are everywhere yet still unique. Like snowflakes or our fingerprints. So I blessed Megan to get every structure exactly the way God has planned it and to get THE right ISBN number.
I was at the airport early for my flight back to Switzerland. So I sat on a bench waiting for boarding, with a nice Frappuccino Mocha from Starbucks in my hands. Again ISBN showed up. I was wondering what it would cost to get one of those numbers for a book. The idea to pay for Megan’s ISBN popped up.
“Buy numbers for the books,” I clearly heard my spirit say. “Megan will give birth to numbers of books.”
So I went on the internet and found a lot of info about ISBN.
In 1960 they started in England with the first number for books. They wanted to have a clear international identification tool for books. Today every book has an ISBN Number. It always starts with the country code. For the books it is 978, which stands for “The Country of the Book.”
Today ISBN have 13 digits. Embedded in those numbers you will find the country code, the geographical region or the language area in which the book was published, the publisher’s name and the edition number. The last figure is the official approval number, determined by a fixed arithmetic formula.
As I was reading along it became clear: I do LOVE numbers!
I have no idea.
I know I recognize special numbers very quickly. I also like the game Tri-Ominos. It is a game like dominoes but one plays with numbers instead of with dots, and the Tri-Omino pieces are triangular, so you can build in three directions, not just two.
It happens quite often that special numbers cross my way. Some months ago I drove home from the Sapphire seminar in Salzburg, Austria. While I was on the freeway, I suddenly saw cars with special numbers like 44444, 666333, 77777, 1111, 8888. This lasted for about one hour!
I have no idea.
I noticed it; I asked the Lord but didn’t get a clear answer, so I started to pray for the people in the car in front of me with the number 666. I also blessed the land around me.
And now I have discovered that God loves numbers too!
How exciting! My favorite number in His book at present is 153. That’s the number of fish caught in the net in John 21. I did an internet search about the meaning of 153 and it opened up an new land! I am speechless about the mathematical possibilities and meanings about 153.
I found that even secular scientists comment on it. For me this number is very, VERY special!
Here is another one: Do you know the “Fibonacci Code?” Amazing, overwhelming! The internet will tell you more . . .
As I look at all these numbers, I can only marvel how much greater my God is, who created them in the first place. The God of Numbers!
Written by Agatha Rub
Copyright July 2016 by Arthur Burk
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P.S. It was my delight to talk about Him and His numbers in tonight’s devotion. It landed deeply.