Shadows of Messiah – Tim Tebow 316 Yards

Shadows of Messiah - Tim Tebow 316 Yards

2009 BCS Championship Game 1/8/09 three years to the day of the Broncos Steelers game 1/8/12

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

There is an amazing story of the Gospel told in Sunday’s game (1/8/12) between the Broncos and Steelers.  The Broncos have gotten a lot of media attention due to their improbable run, the faith of Tim Tebow and a few 4th Quarter heroics and hence all eyes of the Sporting world were on this game.  What better time to plant the Seed of the Word?

The following shadow picture might sound like a stretch but I don’t believe in coincidences… I’m sure the Father is able to share a parable of the Gospel through a sporting game, especially when the eyes of the entire country are on Tebow for good or evil depending upon what side of the Kingdom of Heaven they are standing…

“During the stretch, Tebow had the NFL’s worst passer rating among starters in the first three quarters of a game, and the league’s best in the fourth quarter. Against Chicago, he earned his sixth game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime in his first 11 starts, a Super Bowl-era record for a quarterback.”

“CBS a mind-blowing 25.9 overnight rating, the best for a wild card football game in almost 25 years.”

“Sports websites staggered under an onslaught of hits. reported that views of videos in the hour after the game were up 385% from Wild Card Sunday last year.”

After the game, Tebow got 1 million mentions on Twitter.  Tebow broke a record for rate of tweets per second.

“Both Tebow and his favorite Bible verse, John 3:16, placed in the top three Google Trends for most of Monday. Many noted he threw for exactly 316 yards, an unintentional allusion to the Bible verse he etched into his eye black while winning national championships at the University of Florida.” {Is Tim Tebow God’s gift to marketing?}

To begin with Tebow’s first name is Timothy which means one who honors God and his middle name is Richard which means brave power or brave leader.  The brave leader who honors God.  An inspection of the fruit of this young man displays this very character.

Tebow threw for 316 yards which points to John 3:16 mentioned above on 10 completions which gives an average of 31.6, an NFL record and again pointing to John 3:16.  Here we see the primary shadow of Messiah the Father is displaying to the world.  As I looked at the numbers and colors and mascots of the two teams the themes link directly to John 3:16.  The gift of the Father to mankind of His Son, sent to earth as an atonement for our sins, who will return again without sin (Hebrews 9:28) and gather together His people.

10 completions – 10 is the number of ‘divine order’ according to E.W. Bullinger, also having the meaning of a new beginning as 10 starts a new series of numbers.  Here we see the theme of renewal through the ‘divine,’ through Jesus.

Tebow threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for 1 giving 3 total.  3 is the number of resurrection (Matthew 12:39; Hosea 6:2)

Tebow ran the ball 10 times for 50 yards.  50 is the number of the Jubilee, which points to the return of the Messiah and the resurrection of the dead.

10 rushes for 50 yards gave him an average of 5 yards per carry.  5 is the number of grace and life.

Now on to overtime.  Denver and Pittsburgh went into overtime which is commonly called ‘sudden death.’  They were in ‘death’ because they were tied.  Sin in Hebrew is חט ‘chet’ which literally means a cord/tie (Proverbs 5:22).  Death comes by sin which is likened to being in cords (2 Samuel 22:6; Psalm 18:5).

The main color of the Steelers is black.  Black is linked to sin (Job 30:26) and death (Job 17:13; Psalm 88:6) as it is the absence of light which is life (John 1:4).  Who is responsible for bringing sin and death into the world?  The thief…ie the ‘stealer’ (John 8:44; 10:10).

The colors of the Broncos are blue and orange.  Blue is the color of the sky or heaven.  Orange is a combination of yellow (the earth) and red (the ground/man).  Here we see a combination of heaven and earth.  When Messiah returns earthly man will be resurrected into heavenly man like unto their Lord (1 Corinthians 15:49; 1 John 3:2).

Sudden death overtime was ended by an 80 yard touchdown pass.  8 is the number of resurrection and rebirth.  10 is divine order.  Divine resurrection which will occur when Messiah returns.

The game winning touchdown pass was caught by Demariyus Thomas whose number is 88.

The Broncos have an interesting tradition that when a touchdown is scored their mascot named Thunder is rode across the field.  A white horse in fact.

Rev 19:11  And I saw Heaven being opened. And, behold! A white horse, and He sitting on it having been called Faithful and True. And He judges and wars in righteousness.
Rev 19:12  And His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head many diadems, having a name that had been written, which no one knows except Himself;
Rev 19:13  and having been clothed in a garment which had been dipped in blood. And His name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14  And the armies in Heaven followed Him on white horses, being dressed in fine linen, white and pure.
Rev 19:15  And out of His mouth goes forth a sharp sword, that with it He might smite the nations. And He will shepherd them with an iron rod. And He treads the winepress of the wine of the anger and of the wrath of God Almighty.
Rev 19:16  And He has on His garment and on His thigh a name having been written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

When a touchdown is scored the referee makes the following signal:

This is the physical picture of the Hebrew word HALLELUYAH!

To the secular world, Hallelujah is only heard during Christmas time when Handel’s Messiah is played.  The ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ is speaking of the return of Messiah:

Rev 11:15  And the seventh angel trumpeted. And there were great voices in Heaven, saying, The kingdoms of the world became our Lord’s, even of His Christ; and He shall reign to the ages of the ages.

The word HalleluYah is used 27 times (23 times in the TaNaKH and 4 times in the New Testament) in the Bible corresponding to the 27 bones in the human hand, mentioned earlier this week. The literal meaning of praise is to raise up the hands.

It is interesting to note that in sign language, the way one says ‘hallelujah’ is very similar to this ancient Hebrew concept.

In sign language the flat hands come together, then circle around and change to X hands and then back again to flat hands raised in the air.

This is the end result:

This is the formation of the letter ה ‘heh.’

The Hebrew word ‘HalleluYah’, which is said to be the only word that is translated the same in every language, comes from the following root:

The pictograph meaning of praise means to look toward the North Star as mentioned above.

The constellation Cepheus (the enthroned king) is located directly above the North star in the night sky.

CEPHUS. The king. In the Zodiac of Denderah Pe—ku—hor = this one cometh to rule. Cepheus is Greek from the Hebrew zemah = the Branch. Ethiopian name, Hyh = a king. The brightest star is Al Deramin = coming quickly. The next is Al Phirk = the Redeemer. The next, Al Rai’ = who bruises or breaks. (Jeremiah 31:1)  {Companion Bible – E.W. Bullinger}

It is interesting to note that a touchdown is worth 6 points where the referee ‘says HalleluYah’ and points to the King above.  When the kicker kicks the extra point to bring the total to 7 the referee makes the same signal.  The first time for 6 representing man.  The second time bringing the total to 7 representing God.  Here is a picture of the two ‘advents’ of the Messiah.

What constellations are located beneath Cepheus?  Ursa Major and Ursa Minor which represent the two sheepfolds of the Good Shepherd.

Joh 10:14  I am the Good Shepherd, and I know those that are Mine, and I am known by the ones that are Mine.
Joh 10:15  Even as the Father knows Me, I also know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
Joh 10:16  And I have other sheep which are not of this fold. I must also lead those, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock, one Shepherd.

Again, the Hebrew word HalleluYah is from הלל ‘halal’ which is pictographically displayed by a man with two outstretched arms, holding the shepherd’s staff or it could be said the Shepherd with outstretched arms.

As Hallelujah is said to be the only word that man speaks that is the same in every language, it is only appropriate to share that the Shepherd with outstretched arms is what gathers and unifies mankind through the love of the Father.

There are multiple words in Hebrew for love, all linking back to the bosom.  The most common is אהב ‘ahav’ which has the meaning of a gift and the expressions and actions of one towards the family.  The pictograph meaning displays the gift of the Father to mankind of His only begotten Son.  Again linking the bosom, the family and the crucifixion.

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 15:13  Greater love than this has no one, that anyone should lay down his soul for his friends.

From the root:

The Pictograph meaning of Love

The first and last letters spell out the word for Father (אב ‘ab’) and the middle letter is a picture of a man with outstretched arms.  The Love of the Father is revealed through the Messiah on the tree, gathering all mankind back to their Creator.

This is the essence of JOHN 3:16.

At the end of the game Tebow bowed and gave thanks to the Most High.  The first thing he said to the media after the game was “First and foremost, I just want to thank my lord and savior, Jesus Christ. He’s done so much in my life.”


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