top of page


"Bethlehem" in Hebrew, Beit Lechem (House of Bread) literally has a numeric value of 490. And 490 is connected to forgiveness.

Think about it for a moment.

Peter comes to Jesus and says, "How many times do I have to forgive? Up to seven?" He thought he was really spiritual, (referring to) the number of completion.

And Jesus is not impressed. He says, "No, seventy times seven, 490."

Of any number he could have chosen why did he choose the number 490?

Because 490 is a numerical value of the Hebrew word "Tamim" (tah-meem) which means "to be perfect or complete."

You can't be perfect or complete in your faith unless you're willing to forgive.

"Let your heart be perfect" in Hebrew literally adds up 490.

-Rabbi Jason Sobel

James the Just, the half-brother of Jesus, also understood this when he wrote, "But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." James 1:4

This is the reason why we have come to learn that unforgiveness blocks the flow of healing in a person's life. Many times we will pray with the person for healing and if there's no change we stop and have them ask the question, "Holy Spirit, is there someone I need to forgive?" or "Holy Spirit, do I need to forgive myself?"

Read the testimony section on this.

34 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Faith Comes by Obedience

A greater understanding of a popular verse: "Then, faith is by obedience and obedience by the word of God." Literally : the hearing of the ear. Rom 10:17 -Peshitta Aramaic translation. This connects t

God gives the increase, not you

When we pray for the sick and they are healed, it reveals the Father's heart and people are drawn to it. We can then lead them to the cross, repentance and discipleship or to reject it. Either way, th

Prayer Part 1

“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price." Isaiah 55:1 "But you, when you pray, go into


bottom of page