Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Is Gematria Witchcraft?

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, April 4, 2020

The Greek word for “Geometry” is “Gematria.” 

In Ancient times, the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet doubled also as a numeric system.


Aleph = 1. 
Beyt = 2. 
Gimel = 3. 
Dalet = 4. 

In Ancient Hebrew, there were no numbers, which is why they had to use letters (characters) to express numerical values. People who claim that numbers and letters are witchcraft don’t understand the prophetic nature of Scripture, the creation, and YaHuWaH’s Hebrew Alphabet. The word “Gematria” is a Greek word that means “Geometry.”

We are commanded to “get wisdom, by counting” the number of the beast in Revelation 13:18, it is not optional. Improper uses for “Gematria” include somebody using it for fortune-telling purposes, (like to win the lottery) or to manipulate another person via Voodoo or Black Magic.

Using Gematria for casting spells is definitely witchcraft. But using numbers (Gematria) to decipher the prophetic nature of Scripture is how we apply our hearts to wisdom: 

Job 38:37 Who can NUMBER the clouds in WISDOM? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to NUMBER our days, that we may apply our hearts unto WISDOM

Revelation 13:18 Here is WISDOM. Let him that hats understanding COUNT THE NUMBER of the beast: for it is the NUMBER of a man; and his NUMBER is Six hundred threescore and six. 

The essence of witchcraft is when people try and manipulate things within creation to conjure up demons, and to cast spells. 

1st Samuel 15:23 says: “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” 

Witchcraft = Rebellion. 

Therefore, how can it be rebellion or witchcraft, when Revelation 13:18 commands us to “count” the number of the beast!

The word “count” in Greek is “psephizo,” which means “To compute!” 

We now have a language called “Computer ASCII Code,” which is the language of the beast, and we can count or compute his name!

Therefore, assigning a numerical value to the letters in a name cannot be witchcraft, because it is something we are commanded to do! 

It is not witchcraft to measure squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles! 

If we use Geometry for fortune-telling, casting spells on somebody, (like voodoo), placing a curse on someone, that would be witchcraft!

It is not witchcraft to measure squares, circles, triangles, and rectangles!

We use Geometry every, single day of our lives.

We use Geometry use to measure ingredients when we make a recipe.

We use Geometry when we build a house, or a piece of furniture.

We use Geometry when we measure a piece of fabric to sew an item of clothing.

In Scripture, YaHuWaH reveals himself and his character through numbers.

The number one = His Oneness. The “Shema” in Deuteronomy 6:4 describes him as “The self-existent one.”

The number two = Marriage Covenant, for the two shall become one flesh.

The number three = Witnesses, for out of the mouth of two or three witnesses, everything shall be established. It also means Resurrection, for he rose again on the third day.

The number four = Harvest.

YaHuWaH commands us not to harvest the four corners of our fields, but to save it for the widow, the orphan, and the stranger. Four also symbolizes the end-time harvest, when YaHuWaH will gather his elect from the “four corners of the earth” by sending out his angels from the four winds of heaven (the four directions).

The number five = The five books of Moses (Towrah,) meaning instructions. 

Our Messiah taught a parable using “five wise and five foolish virgins.” King David selected “five smooth stones” of which one of them was used to slay the Giant. That one stone symbolizes our Messiah (the chief cornerstone). Elohiym has established the “five-fold ministry” for the building up of the assembly (Ephesians 4:10-11).

The number six = The number of “mankind” (humanity).

On the sixth day, YaHuWaH created humanity in his image and breathed into him the breath of life.

The number seven = covenant & rest.

On the seventh day of Creation, YaHuWaH rested and established his covenant with the earth, and humanity.

The number eight = dedication and initiation.

On the 8th day of birth, a male child is circumcised. When the altar in the Temple becomes defiled, it takes seven days to cleanse it, and on the eighth day, it is dedicated (chanukkah).

In the eighth Millennium, we will have a New Heaven & Earth, hence “New Beginnings.”

The number nine = The nine gifts of Spirit, and the nine fruits of the Spirit.

There are nine months average for a human gestation, or a pregnancy.

The number ten = The Ten Commandments and for the Ten Northern Tribes of the House of Ephraim. 

Our Messiah taught many parables using this number “ten.” Ten virgins, ten coins, ten lepers, ten cities, etc.

In Revelation 13:18 we are COMMANDED to COUNT THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST!

This is not optional!

YaHuWaH says “Let him that has wisdom, count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.”

So, how do we count the number of the beast?

Where do we get wisdom from?

The first time that the word “wisdom” is used is in Exodus 28:3, we are shown that YaHuWaH gave “wisdom” to those who were building the Tabernacle of Moses, and all the articles in it.

Hence, we can find “wisdom” in the Towrah!

YaHuWaH has already given us the dimensions of the New Jerusalem as being “foursquare” meaning “four sides” and each wall is 144 cubits.

There are two kinds of cubits (12 inches or one foot, and 6 feet after the average stature of a human being).

The number 144 is the product of 12 x 12 which stands for 12 Tribes of Yisra’el x 12 Apostles. This means that all those redeemed under the Mosaic Covenant, and all those redeemed under Messiah’s Renewed Covenant will make up the Living Stones of the New Jerusalem.

Thus, the 144,000 are those who have been redeemed under both covenants.

The number 1,000 = The Hebrew letter “Aleph” which is the first letter, and it means “family, first-born.”

Hence, 144,000 = 144,000 families or those who are the first-born from among the dead. The who are “born-again of incorruptible seed.”

Numbers Chapter 1 tells us that Yisra’el was numbered not by individuals, but according to their “heads of families.” In the gospel accounts, when our Messiah fed the multitude with loaves and fishes, it says that the 5,000 did not include the women and the children.

Now, from this pattern we can ascertain that the number “6” is the number of mankind. The number “3” is the number of “witnesses” and there are three manifestations (three that bear witness of the ONE true Elohiym): Father, Son & Holy Spirit. This is not the Trinity! This is three manifestations of ONE Elohiym.

The number 666 = Humanity trying to display himself as Elohiym!
How do we count the number of the beast?

YaHuWaH’s design for his Hebrew Alphabet is also his numeric system. Thus, for every Hebrew letter in a word, there is also a numeric value assigned to that letter. We count (add up) those values, and we arrive at “The number of the beast.”

This same pattern can be used in Chadean, Greek, Roman, English, etc. Because it is YaHuWaH who confused the original language at the Tower of Babel, resulting in the Alphanumeric system of the nations.

Every former Anti-Messiah leader who ruled over an empire is a “beast,” and thus, every beast has an Alphanumeric system by which their leader's name can be added up to equal 666.

Here are a few examples of former Antichrist Leaders who had names that add up to 666 in their respective language of their empire:

Nimrod = 666 in Chaldean.
Nebuchadnezzar = 666 in Babylonian.
Antiochus Epiphanies = 666 in Greek.
Nero Caesar = 666 in Roman and in Hebrew.
The Office of the Papacy = 666 in Latin/Roman Numerals.

YaHuWaH is the one who has given us wisdom to “count” the number of the beast. He is the inventor of numbers and Geometry!

So, if you wanna call this witchcraft, you accuse YaHuWaH of witchcraft, and that means “shame on you!”

Now, is it possible that somebody could misuse Gematria for occult or divination purposes? Absolutely!

An example of this would be using numbers to gamble, to play the lottery, to divine the future with fortune-telling or numerology; or to acquire selfish gain.

This is not the intended purpose of Gematria!

Gematria is a tool of measuring, and deciphering prophecy!

It is not intended to be used for divination or fortune-telling.

For those who are seeking to understand how to count the number of the beast, see this link below:

Calculating the Number of the Beast

There is a huge difference between using numbers for divination (fortune-telling), versus to decipher the prophetic meaning of various concepts in Scripture.

Why does YaHuWaH command us to “count” (compute) the number of the beast in Revelation 13:18? 

*Examples: If you are using the Gematria calculation of your name along with someone else’s name to see if you are going to be compatible, this is placing your trust in numbers, instead of trusting in YaHuWaH to lead and guide you. 

If you are using Gematria to play the Lottery, that is definitely misusing it for selfish gain. 

If you are using Gematria to chart out your life and decisions, instead of being led by the Ruwach ha’Qodesh, this is a form of witchcraft, because you are no longer relying on “relationship” with the Father, but rather, you are leaning on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). 

But if you are merely using the numerical value of words to help make prophetic connections in Scripture, this is the proper use of Gematria. 


To understand numeric patterns in Scripture is to learn how to apply wisdom to our lives:

Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of Eohiym to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

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