Years ago, a friend and brother of mine in Jesus Christ came upon this little book called:  Arithmetic of God – written by Don Kistler.

This book contains the numbers of the Bible according to the authorized King James Version  (not the new modern translations of today) from 1 to 666, with infallible proofs from the Word of God revealing the meaning of each number.

You can download a .pdf version of the book here:


In the Foreword, Don Kistler writes “ this book was given by inspiration of the Holy Ghost and the Author is the Alpha and Omega.  Words can be changed and be given private interpretations but numbers remain the same in all languages and dialects.”  He states that the Author did not give him the revelation of all numbers, but there are enough to convince the reader that the Arithmetic of God will bring on a unity of the faith which is Spirit and Truth.

Don Kistler sees himself only as the scribe who penned this book what the audible voice of God revealed to him, no more and no less.  That which is scripture is from God, and that which is not, is of man.

2Ti 3:16 – 17   All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

During my years in ministry, I have come across various teachings (from respected Bible Schools) in regard with the numbering system of God, but I must confess that their teachings fade in comparison with this revelation from Don Kistler.  It has also helped me tremendously to see further revelations in the Word of God through the numbers and its meaning.

This revelation knowledge has been given to Don Kistler by God in 1971 and according to our research, he has since then passed away and the book was for many years not available.  I am quite pleased to see that an electronic version (PDF format) of the book is available on the internet.  The information in his book is of such a powerful nature that we cannot keep it to ourselves or in a selective group and it needs to be revealed for the benefit of the whole Church  – given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

In the Introduction, Don Kistler provides five reasons why this revelation is so important for the Church today, of which I will list only three of them as follows:

  • It gives the servant of God an invincible weapon with which to meet all modernists, infidels, agnostics and atheists. The combined wisdom of the world cannot begin to make an argument against this system of numbers. We need not fear the unbelieving, unsaved professor, or scoffing infidels any longer. They must stand forever confounded before the evidence of Bible numbers.
  • Suppose one has a son or daughter, relative or friend, who has come under the influence of Christ-denying teachers in modernist schools. This number system may be used to fortify them against such influence.
  • The third thing is a knowledge of the Bible system of numbers will enable one to better understand the Bible for himself. An application of the Bible numbers brings out the meaning of the Tabernacle as never before. The doctrine of grace, redemption, faith and the new birth, divine power, security, the resurrection, Israel’s conversion and restoration, the millennial rain are all made to shine out in such a way as to make the believer’s heart leap with joy. It was through these numbers, children of God, that I came into this revelation of Jesus Christ and of His coming.

For purpose of this promotion of the Arithmetic of God on the blog, the following numbers from   1- 20 with their relevant meanings are provided below:

  • 1  = Unity
  • 2 = Division Or Separation
  • 3 = Resurrection
  • 4 = The First Creation
  • 5 = Grace
  • 6 = Satan — His Influence
  • 7 = Completeness, Perfection Or Bringing To An End
  • 8 = New Birth
  • 9 = Fruit of the Spirit
  • 10 = Law
  • 11 = Judgment
  • 12 = Divine Power, Rule or Authority
  •  13 = Sin, Rebellion or Depravity
  •  14 = Salvation Or Deliverance
  •  15 = Rest
  • 16  = Love
  • 17 = Victory
  • 18 = Bondage or Binding
  • 19 = Faith
  • 20 = Redemption

Even in his Introduction, the writer explains the application of the numbering system (arithmetic) of God in His Word and there is no person on earth who will be able to establish such an extravagant system.  Personally I think the reason for such a system is just to prove to the world that He is the King of kings and Lord of Lords and His Word is the only Truth for Salvation and eternal life.   In one of the passages he writes the following:

“In his discussion of justification by faith, Romans 3:22 through 5:2, Paul uses the word “faith” 19 times and the numbers from one to 19 add up to 190, the combined ages of Abraham and Sarah when Isaac was born. In Hebrews 11:11 it is stated, “Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age,” In Genesis 17:1-21, the Lord appeared unto Abraham when he was 99 years old and told him at a set time the next year that Sarah would give birth to Isaac. Abraham said, “Shall a child be born to him that is a hundred years old and shall Sarah that is ninety years old bear?” Genesis 21:5 says, “And Abraham was a hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him.” So Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 years old when Isaac was born. Thus the combined ages of the two parents equal 190 years. It was through faith that this birth was brought about. The number 19 stands for Faith and the numbers from one to 19 add up to 190, the combined ages of the two parents of Isaac. The 19 places Paul uses the word “faith” in discussing justification by faith are Romans 3:22, 3:25, 3:27, 3:28, twice in 3:30, 3:31, 4:5, 4:9, 4:11, 4:12, 4:13, 4:14, twice in 4:16, 4:19, 4:20, 5:1 and the 19th time in 5:2.

“I say I received this Revelation from Jesus Christ. I don’t intend to make any mistakes. Praise God. Now, the total is 190 if you add the numbers from one to 19 together. That is the combined ages of Abraham and Sarah when Isaac was born. In Genesis 17:23 it is stated that Ishmael, Abraham’s son by the bondswoman, was circumcised when 13 years old. In Genesis 21:4 it is stated that Isaac, Abraham’s second-born son was circumcised when eight days old. The difference between 13 and eight is five which number shall be seen to stand for Grace.”

“Now, let us read Ephesians 2:8 and use the numeral value of Grace, Salvation and Faith. By Grace (5) are ye saved (Salvation — 14) through Faith (19). Number five for Grace plus 14 for Salvation add up to 19 for Faith. Now the sum of three numbers five, 14, and 19 add up to 38. It is seen also that the numbers from one to 19 add up to 190, which, you will recall, is the combined ages of Abraham and Sarah at Isaac’s birth. And when 190 is divided by five, the difference between the numbers connected with the circumcision of Ishmael and Isaac, we get exactly 38, the same number we get by adding five, 14 and 19. Later on the beauty and glory of all this will be seen of all these numbers.”

“Fourteen is the number for salvation or deliverance. The one who is a sinner is in need of salvation. Thirteen represents sin, and the next number is 14, representing salvation or deliverance from sin. In Colossians 1:13, the Greek words which are translated “Who hath delivered us” (in the first part of Colossians 1:13), there are 14 Greek letters, the number for sin. Then the words, “from the power of darkness,” have 23 letters, and 23 is the number for death, as shall be explained later. When God delivers. He delivers from sin and death. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2)”

Israel was saved or delivered from Egyptian bondage on the 14th day of the month, “And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? That ye shall say. It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.” (Exodus 12:25-27) “In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord’s passover.” (Leviticus 23:5) This shows that 14 is connected with deliverance, or the saving of the house of Israel.”

In Jeremiah 33:1, the Lord came to the prophet Jeremiah the second time while he was shut up in prison. From the opening of this chapter to the 15th verse, the Lord uses “Praise God” and the personal pronoun “I” concerning Himself 14 times. Then said He, “In those days shall Judah be saved and Jerusalem shall dwell safely.” Jeremiah 33:15-16 reads, “In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, “THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.'” The word “Saved” follows right after the Lord used the word “I” the 14th time. Please count for yourself and see if it is right! When God does a thing He does it right, and any mistake would be on my part; for without Spirit and Truth I would have gained nothing in the sight of man or God. By reading Acts 27:33-44, you will see that Paul and all on the ship with him were saved from the storm and the sea on the 14th day of the storm. This didn’t just happen; God brought it to pass, because 14 stands for salvation. This revelation that Jesus showed me came easy for my understanding and proves the word in Spirit and Truth.”

So much more remain to be revealed from the writings of Don Kistler, but I want to close this message with the following scriptures:

  • Luk 8:10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
  • 1Co 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

You can rest assured that the scriptures (according to the authorized King James version)  is the infallible Word of God.


Prof Eric J. Heath is the President of Galilee International Ministries (SA) in Pretoria, South Africa and is available to lecture on this specific subject as required.  Please contact him through this website by completing the box below.


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Byron Dickerson · January 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Why is there no 43 in the list of numbers?

CatchTheFire! · January 19, 2010 at 10:43 am

The original book by Don Kistler did not include the number 43. Nr 47 is the second below 50 that is not listed. Don Kistler also skipped a few between 50 and 100, and only detailed the ones he got revelation about.

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Liz · December 16, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I am curious, you say your research indicates he’s passed on. My father knew him (late 80’s – early 90’s) and recently was wondering whatever became of him. They would often talk while he (Kistler) mended shoes in his store in NC. When did he pass a way. Thank you.

admin · December 21, 2011 at 6:43 am

Hi Liz,
We are not sure of the exact date but believe that Don Kistler passed away in the 90’s. He also wrote another book “The sons of God” or “The revelation of the sons of God” which we were unable to find as yet.

Beloved · January 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm

From Africa. Please, where can I get “Arithmetic of God’. Need it urgently. Thanks

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Larry Pahl · November 5, 2018 at 6:46 pm

I loved this book and memorized many of the numbers as a young man and still use them now as an old man. I sent a letter today to address for the Arithmetic of God given in the book, but I expect it will come back. Do you have any idea where I could get permission to reprint this? Let me know, thanks!

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