137: Number of God in Scripture and Science, Part II :: By Randy Nettles

The number 137 or 1/137 is well-known in the scientific community, especially in the fields of physics and quantum electrodynamics (QED). There’s a unique, non-dimensional atomic constant in physics known as “alpha” or the “Fine Structure Constant.”

Here is how Wikipedia describes it: In physics, the fine-structure constant, also known as the Sommerfeld constant, commonly denoted by α (the Greek letter alpha), is a fundamental physical constant that quantifies the strength of the electromagnetic interaction between elementary charged particles. It is a dimensionless quantity, independent of the system of units used, which is related to the strength of the coupling of an elementary charge e with the electromagnetic field, by the formula 4πε0ħcα = e2. Its numerical value is approximately 0.0072973525682 ≃ 1/137.035999206.

The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) thought that this special number may well be the key to the fundamental structure of the universe around us. He called it “one of the greatest mysteries of physics: a magic number that comes to us with no understanding by man.” That magic number, called the fine structure constant, is a fundamental constant, with a value that nearly equals 1/137, or 1/137.035999206, to be precise. It is denoted by the Greek letter alpha – α.

What’s special about alpha is that it’s regarded as the best example of a pure number, one that doesn’t need units. It actually combines three of nature’s fundamental constants: The speed of light, the electric charge carried by one electron, and Planck’s constant. Appearing at the intersection of such key areas of physics as relativity (the velocity of light), electromagnetism (the electron), and quantum theory/mechanics (Plank’s constant) is what gives 1/137 its allure.

I am not a physicist or a mathematician, so the physics of the fine-structure constant is beyond my limited knowledge to explain. Since I can’t explain it adequately, I will just borrow this information (below) from Why the Mysterious Fine Structure Constant 137? | Evidence To Believe.

“One use of this curious number is to measure the interaction of charged particles like electrons with electromagnetic fields. Alpha determines how fast an excited atom can emit a photon. It also affects the details of the light emitted by atoms. Scientists have been able to observe a pattern of shifts of light coming from atoms called “fine structure” (giving the constant its name). This “fine structure” has been seen in sunlight and the light coming from other stars.

The constant figures in other situations, making physicists wonder why. Why does nature insist on this number? It has appeared in various calculations in physics since the 1880s, spurring numerous attempts to come up with a Grand Unified Theory that would incorporate the constant. So far, no single explanation has taken hold. If you’d like to know the math behind fine structure constant, more specifically, the way you arrive at alpha is by putting the 3 constants h (Planck’s constant), c (speed of light), and e (charge of electrons) together in the equation. (See the above link to view the math equation).

As the units c, e, and h cancel each other out, the “pure” number of 137.035999206 is left behind. For historical reasons, the inverse of the equation is used 2πe2/hc = 1/137.035999206. If you’re wondering what is the precise value of that fraction – it’s 0.0072973525682.

Why is this Number so Important?

The fine-structure constant controls how strong chemical bonds are, how we see light, and the vast majority of the things in the world. It also controls fusion in stars, which is important as that’s how all the chemical elements are created. It also governs the energy levels of an atom formed from negatively charged electrons and a positive nucleus. When electrons jump between these energy levels, they absorb and emit light of particular frequencies. These frequencies show up as lines (dark for absorption; bright for emission) in a spectrum. When many different energy levels are involved, as they are in the spectrum of a chemically mixed star, the result is a fine, comb-like structure—hence the constant’s name.

The fact that α is dimensionless has led some physicists to speculate that its value has some fundamental significance. It describes a fundamental property of the universe, and the question is whether its value is just an accident of how the universe happened to be put together, or whether its value is determined by some deep principle that we have yet to discover. (Could this be a hint at the Creator Himself?)

Scientists ask: “What is the reason for this peculiar number which appears to underpin the whole of nature? I submit that alpha takes on the precise value it has so that this universe, the solar system we abide in, and the earth itself and the laws which govern it, can be delicately fine-tuned for life. Our life. If the value of α varied even slightly more or less, life as we know it could not exist on this planet.”

Remember how we said that alpha (α) or the fine-structure constant’s numerical value is approximately 0.0072973525682 ≃ 1/137.035999206. Here’s something I found in The Mysterious 137 – Bible Gematria that is very interesting and can’t be a coincidence:

The number is required to know how specific wavelengths of light interact in precise ways with atoms and how electromagnetic forces hold atoms together. Hence we know that this number is one of the core factors that determine the size of the atoms and, therefore, the form and structure of the universe.

To calculate α, you start with the square of an electron’s charge, divide it by the speed of light and Planck’s constant, then multiply the whole lot by two Pi. The units of this number are coulombs, meters per second and joules per second, but they cancel out, leaving a dimensionless ratio, applicable in any measurement system.

The inverse fine-structure constant is essentially equivalent to 1/137, although the precise figure is 137.035999206… Remarkably, it can be approximated by these elegant equations: α ≈ 1/(cos(π/137)/137), and α ≈ 4π³ + π² + π, both with a 99.999% accuracy.

The close relationship between π and the fine structure constant can be seen by adding the sum of the squares of the first 7 digits of π: π = 3.141592… 3² + 1² + 4² + 1² + 5² + 9² + 2² = 137.

Here is a good YouTube video that explains the fine structure constant. The MYSTERIOUS NUMBER that Shaped our Universe! Fine Structure Constant – YouTube

Britannica.com defines photosynthesis as the process by which green plants and certain other organisms transform light energy into chemical energy. During photosynthesis in green plants, light energy is captured by a pigment and used to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and energy-rich organic compounds. The total number of atoms in the chlorophyll molecule, C55H72O5N4Mg, is 137 (55 + 72 + 5 + 4 + 1) = 137. All life on earth depends on this process of converting light into energy for its survival.

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth by His power (ul – Strong’s H193) and wisdom (hakma – Strong’s H2451). These two Hebrew words have a gematria of 37 and 73. 73 is the 37th odd number. The gematria of Genesis 1:1 is 2701, which is 37 x 73. 2701 is also the 73rd triangular number. The four-letter Hebrew word for wisdom, hakma, has a gematria of 5 + 40 + 20 + 8 = 73, and the place value of 5 + 13 +11 + 8 = 37. “The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens” (Proverbs 3:19).

In John 1:1, the Greek word Logos is translated as Word, which has a gematria of 373. The Word spoke the heavens and the earth into existence. The words “And God said” are used 10 (3² + 1) times in the creation account, 21 (3 x 7) total times in Genesis 1, and 30 total times in the Old Testament.

Genesis 1:1-4 has 39 Hebrew words. Genesis 1:4, “And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness,” has 12 Hebrew words. The word “the light” (the Hebrew word is “ha o wr”) is the 10th word in verse 4 and is the 37th word from Genesis 1:1. This 37th word starts with the 137th letter from the beginning of Genesis 1:1. Light is a very important part of the creation process. You have to remember that this was before the Sun was created on the fourth day. The light on the first day was supplied supernaturally by God Himself. Jesus said in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

The Hebrew gematria of Genesis 1:4 is 1776. The 37th word in Genesis is “ha o wr,” the light. The Hebrew word “hayil” is used throughout the Old Testament and is translated as “strength or power.” Its gematria is 48. 37 (light) x 48 (power) = 1776, which is 2 x 888. The Greek word Jesous (Jesus) has a gematria of 888. By the Word’s (pre-incarnate Jesus) power, He brought forth light to start the creation process of life that was to follow.

Britannica.com describes String theory, in particle physics, as a theory that attempts to merge quantum mechanics with Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The name string theory comes from the modeling of subatomic particles as tiny one-dimensional “stringlike” entities rather than the more conventional approach in which they are modeled as zero-dimensional point particles.

The number for Pi (the symbol is π) appears in many formulae across mathematics and physics. Pi is defined as a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159…(into infinity). So far, with the help of supercomputers, pi has been calculated to 62.8 trillion digits (and still counting). It’s interesting that when you divide 22 (the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet) by 7, you get 3.14285…, which is close to pi.

The number Pi (3.14159…) has its own “string theory” of numbers, if you will. It has an infinite number of digits after the decimal point. With the help of supercomputers, it is now possible to explore and analyze these digits that are strung together (seemingly in a random manner) and see if there are any significant groupings of numbers. The Mysterious 137 – Bible Gematria has several examples of patterns and groupings of numbers that correlate with the gematria of some Bible verses. I highly recommend this website as it has some amazing gematria and scientific information. Below are some examples from their site.

The first three words in the Bible are Bereshith (In beginning), bara (created), and Elohim (God). Bereshith has a gematria value of 913. Bara’s value is 203. Elohim’s value is 86. When they are strung together, they are 91320386. The first occurrence of 91320386 in Pi is followed by the three digits 232. In the Bible’s third verse, God said, “Let there be light.” The gematria value of יהי אור (“Let there be light”) is 232. This numeric string of 91320386232 occurs at the 136,010,766th decimal of Pi. Coincidence? I’ll let you be the judge.

As I mentioned above, the Hebrew gematria of Genesis 1:1 is 2701, and the Greek gematria (Isopsephy) of John 1:1 is 3627. The first occurrence of this linked gematria, 27013627, in Pi, begins from position 62,418,439. If you add these digits (6 + 2 + 4 + 1 + 8 +4 + 3 + 9) together you get 37.

The Greek word for Jesus is Jesous (Χριστός), and has a value of 888. The Greek word for Christ is Christos (Χριστός), and has a value of 1480. 2701 (the gematria of Genesis 1:1) x 888 = 2,398,488. And therefore, 2 + 398 + 488 = 888. Also, 2701 x 1480 = 3.997,480. So, 3 + 997 + 480 = 1480.

Another remarkable proof from the gematria of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 is the discovery of the values of key mathematical constants to a high degree of accuracy. The calculation of transcendental numbers π and e, along with the fine structure constant, also known as alpha (α), attest to the authenticity of the text. The identical method to obtain π and e from separate creation accounts from different covenants is evidence of the oneness of the Bible and the hand of the Creator in its compilation.

To find the approximate value of Pi from Genesis 1:1, you take the total letters (28) x the product of the Hebrew gematria letters and divide that amount by the total words (7) x the product of the gematria words. The equation is: π = (28*2*200*1*300*10*400*2*200*1*1*30*5*10*40*1*400*5*300*40*10*40*6*1*400*5*1*200*90) / (7*913*203*86*401*395*407*296) = 3.14155E+17. Compare this number with the exact number for Pi of 3.14159…. Amazing!

To find the approximate value of e from John 1:1, you do basically the same thing as above, only with the Greek gematria of John 1:1. It would equate to this: 4.38685E+77 / 1.61381E+37 = 2.71831E+40. Compare this with the exact number for e of 2.71828…. Amazing!

To find alpha or the fine constant structure from the Bible, you link together the total Hebrew gematria values of Genesis 1:1 (2701) and the Greek values of John 1:1 (3627) and square them, which is 270136272, which = 7.29736E+14. Compare this with the number for alpha of 7.29735…. Truly amazing! The words of the first verses in the Books of Genesis and John may have been written by Moses (in Hebrew) and John (in Greek), but is there any doubt that the Holy Spirit was influencing their exact words, so the gematria numbers would align as they do, to prove the word of God is true and undisputable? God is the Great Designer/Mathematician of the eons!

I have only scratched the surface with this study. I recommend you check out the linked articles/websites I have mentioned if you can withstand the information without your head exploding. However, there is one more matter regarding the number 137 that I will leave you with. In a previous article, Going Forth of the Word to Return and Build Jerusalem :: By Randy Nettles – Rapture Ready, I presented my case for a 444 BC date for when the commandment or word was given to Nehemiah to go and build the city and walls of Jerusalem. In my opinion, this is the terminus a quo (start) for Daniel’s 70 weeks (sevens) prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27.

With this in mind, let’s examine the Hebrew gematria of some keywords in Daniel 9:25. “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the word to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” The Hebrew word for “going forth” (KJV) is מוֹצָא or “mosa” (Strong’s H4161) and has a gematria value of 137. The Hebrew word for “word” (or matter) is דָּבָר or “dabar” (Strong’s H1697) and has a gematria value of 206. As I said in the article, dabar (words) matters, and therefore, numbers too.

It’s interesting that in my article, Sevens (rev310.net), I show where the start of Daniel’s 70 sevens prophecy begins in the 137th Shemitah year since the children of Israel entered the Promised Land. So, in other words, in 444 BC, the going forth (mosa -gematria of 137) of the word to restore and to build Jerusalem occurred in the 137th Shemitah year.

The terminus ad quem (end) of the 69th seven (Shemitah years) of Daniel 9:25 occurred in 33 AD, which I have listed in my article as in the 205th Shemitah year. If Jesus had been accepted as king of Israel on Nisan 10, 33 AD, the 70th seven would have started, and seven years later, the terminus ad quem would have been in the 206th Shemitah year. That would have been 70 sevens since the word (dabar – gematria of 206) went forth from the king of Persia to rebuild Jerusalem. Instead, the last seven years of Daniel’s prophecy have been on hold for 1990 years so far.

The same Hebrew word for “going forth,” mosa” (gematria of 137), is found in Hosea 6:3. “Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” Jesus (as represented symbolically with the number 33) came to us the first time as the latter rain (during the spring season). He will return (go forth) to the earth the second time as the former rain (during the fall season). Isn’t it interesting that 137 is the 33rd prime number? My, my, so many coincidences!

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

The Universe, and God’s word through biblical numerology and gematria, all declare the number of God is 137.

Randy Nettles


22 May 2023

Trump Has Become the Left’s Whipping Boy

Former President Donald Trump must have a record of being sued the most number of times. He has, at all times, a small army of lawyers. Right now, there are four major investigations against him. The total number of investigations during his political career is so numerous, I could not find a running count.

Everyone that simply works for Trump invites the risk of legal trouble. It’s so insane that some of his lawyers needed their own lawyers. Many of the people around him have had their life destroyed by politically motivated criminal investigations.

We don’t allow cops to follow drivers around until they find they violate a traffic law. I had an officer once tell me that it’s impossible for him to avoid committing some minor violation while driving. The rules of the road are set for safety reasons. Going 5 MPH over the speed limit will not get you pulled over.

Trump has reached the point where if he goes 2 MPH over the limit, we will see flashing lights behind him. I knew Trump was going to be found guilty in the lawsuit by E. Jean Carroll. She claims that Trump sexually abused her in the mid-1990s and defamed her when he said she lied about the attack. He was acquitted of rape in the civil trial but ordered to pay $5 million in damages.

Trump was basically found guilty of being a womanizer who says crude things about women. This is not a crime. If he didn’t rape her, there was no damage. The defaming claims also fall apart because the jury agreed that she was lying. Unless the former president was represented by the law firm of Mo, Larry, and Curley, this should have been an easy victory for the Trump camp.

Carroll should have had her case dismissed when she went on CNN and freaked out Anderson Cooper, proving she is not right in the head. She waited nearly 30 years and didn’t say a word when Trump was running for the presidency in 2016. Her case is valid now because Trump is a whipping boy.

If a family sued Trump, saying he helped Hitler plan the holocaust, he would probably lose. Never mind that Trump was born in 1946, people love to hate him, and common sense and facts no longer matter.

Manhattan is a staunchly Democrat borough, and the former president is widely loathed in New York. Trump said that the city is probably the worst place in the United States for him to get a fair trial. He also blamed the Judge for his loss.

“What else can you expect from a Trump-hating, Clinton-appointed judge, who went out of his way to ensure the result of this trial was as negative as it could possibly be,” said Trump.

I find the whole process of going after Trump is dangerous to our nation. He was impeached twice, and both events are like nothing. If Ron DeSantis became our next president and the Democrats regained the House, he might get impeached a couple of times himself.

We will be in a state of civil war if we reach the point where you can counteract a loss in a New York court by going to a Republican judge in Arkansas. One of the darkest days for our legal system was in the days of Jim Crow. In the South, a white man that killed a black man would rarely be convicted by an all-white jury. We are rapidly heading back to a point where you’re guilty or innocent based solely on if the jury likes you or not.

Now that the template for how to attack a whipping boy is set, the liberal media are creating more of them. U.S. Rep. George Santos, who faced outrage over a litany of fabrications about his heritage, education, and professional pedigree, has been attacked by the press. I think Santos is a bit of a scoundrel, but I don’t like how the liberal media are going after him like a pack of wild dogs would go after a wounded deer. Their obvious motive is to set themselves above voters in deciding who gets to represent the American people.

Yahoo News is a radical leftist news rag, but it does have one helpful function. I can track who is the latest conservative/Republican target. One day I counted 12 articles attacking Trump. A few days ago, Tucker Carlson was in the hot seat with five articles. Democrats must be the most moral people on planet Earth because Yahoo has very few negative stories about them.

We generally have it good right now. The day will quickly come when hatred from the left is so bad, all Christians will need to conceal their faith.

“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake” (Luke 6:22).

— Todd

End of All Flesh?

Jesus’ words of fearsome times to come have reverberated from the Mount of Olives since the hour He looked down upon the Temple while answering His disciples’ question about the end of the age. None of those words more encapsulated just how horrific things would be leading up to His return to planet Earth.

“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:2).

Like most who study Bible prophecy, I’ve thought the world’s nuclear arsenals would bring humankind to the brink of total annihilation as described here by the Lord. This, of course, could still be the case. Just one of America’s nuclear-equipped submarines, it is said, has more firepower within its hull than all of the explosives detonated in World War II—including the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Can you imagine what devastation all-out nuclear war could unleash?

So, it isn’t a far stretch to believe that Jesus, the greatest of all prophets, could have been talking about nuclear devastation in our present time on this judgment-doomed sphere.

While that could still be the case, I was reminded this past week that nuclear war isn’t the only methodology that might bring humanity to the point that all flesh will be in danger of being completely destroyed. The scientific geniuses amongst our numbers are proving more and more to have the same reprobate mindset as the general population of rebels who have turned their backs to God. And even more troubling, many among those of the scientific community are observably “evil men [and women] and seducers” who continue to grow worse and worse.

We have witnessed, I believe, an effort by that community to join in the globalist intention to bring the planet into a sustainable configuration—the carbon footprint-controlled New World Order championed by England’s newly coronated king.

We remember the one-world-order Georgia Guidestone edifice inscribed with an expression of the desire to bring the earth’s population down to a “sustainable” five hundred million. Its strange destruction and removal—with almost no notice of that removal by the usually avid, pro-sustainable, climate-change champions of international media—hasn’t been addressed by way of explanation since.

It seemed that the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccine-mandate hoopla were somehow involved in the monument’s declaration. The evidence continues to mount that the effort to eliminate human flesh from the population count remains with us to this late hour. Science, which we are told we must trust, doesn’t seem to be on the side of continuation of humanity.

Consider the following:

Late on January 29, 2023, eminent MIT Professor and respected expert on drug safety analytics, Dr. Retsef Levi, placed a video on his Twitter. In it, he calls for the immediate suspension of all mRNA injections. Here are his words introducing the video:

“The evidence is mounting and indisputable that mRNA vaccines cause serious harm including death, especially among young people. We have to stop giving them immediately!” (“Worldwide Phenomenon of Sudden Deaths: The Level of Denial and Deception Is Mindboggling,” Jonathan Brentner, https://harbingersdaily.com/worldwide-phenomenon-of-sudden-deaths-the-level-of-denial-and-deception-is-mindboggling/)

But even the unleashing of virulent pestilences, with, some believe, the complicit efforts of those within America’s clandestine cabals, doesn’t tell the entirety of suspected intrigue involved.

Now a potential evil feared to threaten human life itself is developing—and at a pace that terrifies even some of the scientific community who are working on the creation of the AI technologies.

In late March, no lesser mortal human beings than Goldman Sachs equity research took a deep dive into the implications of AI for the world (and beyond). The magnum opus led readers through the evolution of AI… Their shocking conclusion: AI will lead to one-third of a billion layoffs (at least) in the US and Europe. Think of it as the mobilization of the service sector. The safety risks around AI are huge, and we think there is a more than 50/50 chance AI will wipe out all of humanity by the middle of the century. (“There’s A Greater-Than-50% Chance AI Wipes Out All of Humanity by 2050, One Advisory Finds,” https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/theres-greater-50-chance-ai-wipes-out-all-humanity-2050-one-advisory-finds.)

More and more, the scientists involved in this burgeoning thing called artificial intelligence are warning of the unknowns that will occur when machine melds with human. We wonder if those responsible for the future of AI are intent on making the global elite “become as gods”—as the serpent promised Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Perhaps this is what Jesus meant, at least in part, when he said the words quoted above:

“And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”

So we can be assured that it will not be the end of all flesh. Jesus will preempt Satan’s ability to devour the whole human race. We believe that this preemption—the Rapture of His Church—might take place at any moment! Then, God will Himself control the attempts of Satan to eliminate the human race during the seven years of hell on earth.

Even so, come, Lord Jesus!