Tony A. Smith

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Cloud 39

There are a total of 39 major disease categories known to exist according to the World Health Organization.  Those diseases are as follows.

Infectious disorders, infertility disorders, neoplasms, perinatal conditions, endocrine disorders, skin and subcutaneous disorders, nutritional disorders, musculoskelatal, connective tissue disorders, fluid and electrolyte disorders, congenital anomalies, inherited metabolic and immune disorders, nonspecific abnormal findings, hematologic disorders, other and unspecified mortality and morbidity, Psychiatric disorders, injuries, substance abuse, poisonings by drugs, medicaments, and biologicals, neurological disorders, ENT and eye disorders, effects of foreign body entering through orifice, cardiovascular disorders, toxic effects of substances, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and lymphatic, other disorders and unspecified effects of external causes, certain adverse effects not elsewhere classified, respiratory disorders, complications from a procedure or device, dental disorders, complications of medical care, digestive system disorders, genitourinary disorders, gynecological disorders, factors influencing health status and contact with med care, breast disorders, health services (V Codes), pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium, morphology of neoplasms (M codes)

Isaiah is perhaps one of the greatest prophets in the Bible.  Almost one- third of the chapters of this book of the Old Testament have prophecies about Jesus Christ that talk of the first and second comings of Jesus.

In Isaiah 53:4-5 KJV – Isaiah writes the following words. “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

It is interesting to note that Isaiah talks of Jesus and wrote these words some 750 years before Jesus even came into existence.


It is common knowledge that Jesus was flogged or lashed 39 times before his crucifixion as was the Jewish custom.  Those being flogged were to be lashed no more and no less than 39 times.  And those doing the flogging were to do it with such extreme force that if there was to be a 40th lash, then the victim would surely die.  Holding back was not something that a Roman lictor wanted to do for they themselves would receive punishment.  Each lictor; as they were so-called would take turns, one on each side of the victim, as they inflicted the harsh punishment.  The instrument used to inflict the punishment was called a flagrum which was really a short whip.  It consisted of several braided leather thongs with iron balls and sharp pieces of sheep bones tied at various intervals. The clothing was removed, hands were tied whereupon the scourging or flogging commenced. First one side, then the other side of the back would be smashed with the flagrum as the leaded balls dug deep into pieces of mutilated flesh.  The flogging resulted in deep contusions that would tear and rip the skin creating lacerations and quivering  ribbons of bleeding pulsating muscle and skin.  Many of those who were flogged went into shock and never survived long enough to even be crucified. The pain was tremendous!  


In the new testament Psalm 103 the Bible states the following. “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.”

Isn’t it interesting to note that Jesus was lashed 39 times before being crucified.  And isn’t it even more interesting that there are 39 different types of diseases.  Jesus heals all our diseases according to scripture and took a lash for each one. He heals and forgives everything!


The number 39 also relates to the hours in which Jesus hung on the cross.  Jesus hung on the cross from the 3rd to the 9th hours.  There are also 39 books in the Old Testament of the Bible.  If you look further at the Old Testament of the Bible you will also find that the last word in the last book of the Old Testament (Malachi) is the word “curse“.  Jesus died to save us from the curse and to heal us. 

Malachi 4:6 KJV

“And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse“.

Looking further at the correlation of the “law of sin and death” and the number 39 again we can turn to the Old Testament in Genesis 2:16-17. GOD uses 39 words to set forth the “law of sin and death”. 

Genesis 2:16-17

“And the Lord God commanded the many saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. “

Yes, if you count all of the words of the “law of sin and death” they do in fact add up to the number 39!  The word impurity is also used a sum total of 39 times in the Bible. 

It’s mysterious as to how all these numbers add up.  I guess we really shouldn’t be surprised though since GOD had it all planned out from the very beginning with the number 39, and I am very glad he did.


  1. Karen Foster says:

    Thank you for this insightful post. I’m reading it first thing in the morning. Sun hasn’t risen. And I’m reminded to go into this day, mindful of Jesus, my Redeemer who is the author and finisher of our faith. To Him be the glory. Great things He has done. The greatest thing….His death on the cross for my sins.

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  2. tabitha59reachingout says:

    What an amazing and perfect Father we have! I have heard similar things as these about numbers in the Bible, how God ties it all together. There is no chance any of it could be mere fluke or thought up by men. God has given us many, many signs about Himself. The greatest ‘sign’ is Jesus Christ and His incredible sacrifice on the cross and yes, His very life up until His death. How can anyone doubt the love of our Father? It is surely true that anyone who rejects Him is without excuse! Thank you for such a great post, Tony. 🙂

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  3. Yes, you are right Debbie. GOD leaves nothing to chance in our lives. Every moment and every detail is perfectly planned out for our good. Sometimes we don’t think it is for our good – but in the end if we step back and look at our lives in retrospect – it really does turn out for the good in the end. But then, why wouldn’t such a loving and kind Father want nothing but the best for his kids. Great to see you here today!

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    • tabitha59reachingout says:

      What you have said is so true, Tony. I can look back and see some very good blessings that have come out of ‘hard times’, and I am thankful God did not give me what I asked Him for back then. He has saved me a lot of trouble because of that. He is so gracious and He knows all things. 🙂

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  4. jjspina says:

    This is an amazing post,Tony! Thank you for sharing and reminding us the sacrifices He has suffered for us! Blessings! 😊

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  5. PTL and God bless you, Tony…
    for posting this powerful message! 🙂 ♥ ❤

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  6. osarobohenry says:

    What an insightful post, Tony! This involves a great and careful study. Thank you so much for this awareness. May you be highly favored in the name of Jesus Christ. Have a most blessed Easter holiday with your family. Henry.

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  7. tabitha59reachingout says:

    Reblogged this on sistersreachout and commented:
    This is a powerful post with amazing information in it. May it build your faith and encourage you in your walk with God. If you do not know Him, then may He open up your heart to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ the gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Blessings on you all,

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  8. This is an interesting article. I have one question though. That last verse has 39 words in the English language but what about foreign translations? What about in the Hebrew?
    Thanks for posting this.

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