There are reasons why there is a repetition of particular numbers in the Bible. Even though this topic might sound like numerology, I would like to be clear that I believe numerology has some truth just like everything which distracts you from the strait way (true path) to Christ ( narrow gate = door). Beware of numerology as well as many other sciences. i.e. technology.
For this particular writing we shall focus on the number 3. I remember my first fascination with the number 3, which was presented in the school house rock education music video entitled : “Three Is The Magic Number”. (The original video by Bob Dorough)
The bible makes mention of three kinds of people. Those people are the child, the fool and man (adult). This number 3 is very important to humans because we are three dimensional (3D) beings living in a 3D world. I say this because our view (vision) is a 3D view. Frontal/backside , top/bottom and right or left-side views depending on your positioning (standing) and the fact is, only 3 views are visible at any given moment. Dimensions are confined extensions measured by length, width and height.
An amazing fact is that we are confined to these following 3 Dimensions : our 3 D view, past, present, future = time, land, water and air = earth, solids, liquids, gases = matter. No matter (pun intended) what we believe there is nothing we can do to change the fact that we are confined to these triads.
Our learning has a rhythm and we are taught in the principles of 3 because of our 3 dimensional composition.
For example, Do Re Me, 123, ABC, 3 square meals, under, inner, over and etc.
Then we have triads which many of us beg to question their existence : earth, heaven, hell, God, Satan, You and etc. With all that being said this is also the basis in the manner we identify our ancient trinity as, God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our ever so wise GOD presents himself as an 3D image (a trinity) so that we can relate to HIM. I feel so bad for those who choose to ignore (ignorance) the concept of the Holy Trinity.
The Trinity exemplifies to God’s children that they were made after his likeness. God’s likeness is a trinity just as we are, which is something we should be able to identify. However, our lack of knowledge of ourselves is getting in the way of making this connection. Who are we ? ,Who is God,? , and Who is Satan ? are the 3 questions which begins your quest. “Who” and not “what” is the appropriate relative pronoun because each is a composition of beings. Stay tune to other blogs as the subject of you as a being will be discussed entitled “Who Are YOU ?”.
Yes, we are three dimensional beings who are body, soul and spirit , having all and amounting to one entity just like our God almighty.
This concept is misunderstood by many Christians who believe in Jesus only or God and the Son being distinctly two separate isolated beings. Yes, they are one and the same but presented in different forms. These following verses will remind you of the view point of the disciples of God as well as Jesus himself. (1 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 17, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:9, Colossians 2:9, Luke 1:35, John 1-38).
This blog is to bring about the comprehension of the Holy Trinity. Please keep in mind that if there is a Holy Trinity and that a deceitful entity (the opposer) through imitation has forged a trinity of its own.
The unholy trinity : Satan / The devil, the false prophet/religious leader (Rev 19:20, 20:10) and Apollyon / the Beast. (Rev 9:11) The devil is described in the three following ways as reptilian serpents which crawls (snake), swims (behemoth) and flies/airborne (dragon).
More importantly the opposer imitates (mimics) the works of GOD. By such I must say the Evil one imitates life and intelligence as well. This intelligence is called artificial intelligence aka A.I. or A.G.I. (Full A.I.). Full A.I. Is a machine (robot) capable of mimicking human functions including consciousness. This topic of A.I. also name Apollyon will be left for another discussion which is the revealing of the unholy trinity entitled , “Who is Satan ?.” Too bad disbelievers of the Trinity will miss out on this valuable revelation of the enemy and they will be caught sleeping as the bible says. Even some disciples will be found sleeping when Jesus returns. God instructs us to watch and pray, but neither can be done when we “fall” asleep. (Matt 26:40, Mark 14:37) I implore people to awake because Jesus’ return.
Another question to arise, Can 1 = 3 ? or Can 3 = 1 ? Mathematically speaking lets look at this equation: 1x1x1=1, 1+1+1= 3. (Please notice the cross is a symbol for multiplication and addition). The number 3 is one decimal and this proves a point just as time and earth had done already. One can equal to three and Three can equal to one,
However let us look at the human body for example. The body consists of blood, flesh and bone and yet those three entities are equal to one body.
The basic component of the human body is a cell. A cell consist of Neutrons, Electrons and Protons. The cell is by design a replica of our solar system when observed by way of its scientific diagram, which by the way is also proof of a creation by an intelligence. My apologies go to the big bang theorists because designs are created which substantiates a designer/ creator. An intelligence is evidence of thought and a collective of information which is utilized in a meticulous effort in the designing / creation process.
Those who are compelled to question who created the creator are simply trying to go beyond the confines of our dimensions. Whenever we attempt to go above or beyond our domain we incur confusion. Please refer to Genesis chapter 11. I am just saying beware of space travel. Breaking barriers i. e sound, space and time causes more problems.
Nonetheless the importance of three ought not be ignored and according to the bible, the number three is the basic fundamental building block . i.e. “Let us make man.” Speaking of building blocks, did you know that on earth H2O consisting of 3 molecules and this compound is the foundation of all life on this planet.
H2o can take on three forms as a solid (ice), liquid (water) and gas (vapor). It does not matter what term it is referred in identifying its state of being because it is still H2o. Why is it so hard to believe in three being as one or one as three?
The number 3 is used 467 times in the Bible. It a visual picture of completeness. The bible speak of three heavens. The meaning of this number derives from the fact that it is the first of a few spiritually perfect numerals (the others being 7, 10, 12 and 40) even though all numbers have meanings.
In the beginning was the word (God the Father) and the word became flesh and dwelt among man (Jesus aka Emanuel, Melchizdek and etc) John 1:1. The comforter (The Holy Spirit not ghost) appears in many forms before Jesus’ arrival and remains here after his departure.
The 3 righteous patriarchs before the flood were Abel, Enoch and Noah. After the deluge there was the righteous “fathers” Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (later renamed Israel).
Synoptic records indicate that Jesus prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane before His arrest. He was placed on the cross at the 3rd hour of the day (9 a.m.) and died at the 6th hour (12 p.m.). There were 3 hours of darkness that covered the land while Jesus was on the cross from the 6th hour to the 9th hour (12pm-3pm). The aforementioned will require foreknowledge of the Jewish clock having 12 hours for daylight and 12 evening (night) hours. Evening hours are divided by 4 watch hours, which is a separate lesson..
Three is the number of days passed before the resurrection. Christ returned on the 3rd day.
There were only three individuals who witnessed Jesus’ transfiguration on Mount Hermon. Those who saw Jesus’ glory on the mount were John, Peter and James.
The Bible only mentions the name of three angels (Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer).
The significance of three is repetitious in the Bible to exemplify its importance and to confirm that numbers don’t lie. Open your eyes and examine yourself and you will understand the trinity nature of GOD almighty and His signature in the form of numbers.
Therefore, an understanding is not enough to complete your learning because it is only the beginning. Lean not to your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). You shall stand in progression, three ways, Under, inner and over.
Standing under (under stand) means it is over your head and possibly beyond your reach unless you do something. Be determined (SEEK / reach).
An inner standing (inner stand) requires determination in a search of the truth (Matt 7:7-8). You delve into your subject matter with a goal to learn. This determination will able you to focus and see through the confusion. (Beware of distractions) In this state you will read long writings. If you say you don’t like to read then you are at a disadvantage. Here , I know I am preaching to choir because you read to this point and what I say next does not apply to you. Can you believe once upon a time, that I did not like to read ?
Tell those who would listen that if they are not reading then they will miss the truth because the enemy knows to hide the truth in writings and to surround it all with confusion.
When you stand over (over stand) you are on top of your subject and you can teach it to others. I pray that one day you will over stand the Holy Trinity as well as the unholy trinity whose mission is to keep you ignorant of the obvious. The great commission is for all who chose to follow Christ, are to minister (teach) to others (Matt 28:19-20) No license is required.
The obvious is this, the truth will make you free so seek after it. (John 8:32-36). God presents himself as a 3 dimensional being so that we can relate to Him and with Him for Him. This all possible because without him we are nothing. We are all in HIM for we come from him and through Jesus we are all by Him. Relationship is the key and relativity is the answer for many questions.
Therefore, Read, Research and Remember to Look, Listen and Learn. Who are you? Know thyself. Who is God ? Know Him and know thy purpose in building up the Kingdom by asking God to show you thy enemy. People perish for the lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)