Summary: As we get into these number meanings in the Bible, I am confident that our faith will increase as we realize that the only way this could be possible is that it certainly comes from God as any man or group of men could never have put these great truths of
# 2 ~ ONE & TWO ~ THE MEANING OF BIBLE NUMBERS ~ 10-8-11
We mentioned last time a few things to do with the number “one” so today I’ll point out some other things to do with this number “one” and then we’ll move on. This number (1) is used 2371times throughout the Word of God.
ONE is the number in the Bible that stands for UNITY; UNITY is an important Bible doctrine. It symbolized the UNITY OF GOD. It stands for that which is unique and alone.
Being the prime number, this signifies beginning. So, ONE stands in Scripture for source, unity, sovereignty, creation, and chiefly God (the first, or creative, PERSON OF THE TRINITY.
In the Hebrew language there are two words for ONE.
1st. "ECHAD" meaning a compound or collective UNITY, such as, ONE crowd, ONE flock, ONE group etc.
The second word is "YACHEED", meaning absolute UNITY or UNIQUENESS.
The 1st. word "ECHAD" is used many times in the Scriptures, the second "YACHEED", is used only TWELVE times, and seems always to refer in type to the Lord Jesus, the Only ONE.
The first time this word "YACHEED" is found is in
Genesis 22:2 Take now thy son, thine only son, [one and only] Isaac, whom thou lovest --
This is the first clear type of Him who is the Only Begotten Son.
In the Crucifixion Psalm,
Psalm 22:20 this word "YACHEED" is found again. Here Jesus is called "My Darling"
Literal meaning, MY ONLY ONE.
The last place this word "YACHEED" is found in the Old Testament is in Zechariah 12:10 which states that the Jew "will mourn as one mourneth for his only son--ONE."
Zechariah 12:10 They shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourneth for his only son. “ONE”
Here is a clear reference to the Lord Jesus, the only hope for hell-deserving sinners.
These scriptures reveal two truths ==
1. That the Lord God had only ONE Begotten Son whom He was giving for the life of the world.
2. There can only be true UNITY in Jewish national life and union with God when they recognize their Messiah as the ONE whom they have rejected.
In Deuteronomy 6:4, the other word, "echad" is used for "ONE LORD", showing that God is a UNIT.
Three Persons in ONE God, so here we have early in the Scripture proof of the great doctrine of the Trinity.
Then the Holy Spirit reveals the fact that there is a Millennium on the way, that there will be UNITY of rule,
Zechariah 14:9 And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall there be ONE Lord, and His Name ONE.
In addition, it will happen on ONE special day, as verse 7 tells us:
Zechariah 14:7 But it shall be ONE day, which shall be known to the Lord, not day nor night: but it shall come to pass that at evening time it shall be light.
Therefore, what we are told here is of that glorious period of “UNITY of rule under ONE King” & it’s marked by ONE day, "not day, nor night"
The number ONE is given in the FIRST chapter of the Bible to do with the first creation day through the Millennium -- UNITY and LIGHT.
In the Revelation we find the Lord describing Himself in the first chapter as well as in the last
Chapter as, "The First and the Last", then to the church of Ephesus points out to them “thou hast left thy FIRST love”
Christ is "the FIRST", and He must come FIRST in the hearts and lives of all His redeemed. He is the LIGHT, and only as we walk in the LIGHT, shall we have fellowship one with another, and have UNITY, much as was the Pentecostal days,
ACTS 2: 44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; (UNITY) ----46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple—
THE NUMBER TWO== DIVISION & WITNESSING
This number “TWO” is used 966 times in the Bible. There was a symbolic significance in the fact that Jesus sent His disciples forth TWO by TWO, TWO witnesses confirmed the truth, and their testimony which otherwise would have been weak was made strong.
Always this number TWO meant more strength, redoubled energy, confirmed power.
The Union of Marriage,
Genesis 2:23-24 and they shall be one flesh. Here we have man and woman, TWO, joined together by God to become ONE.
The Union of Christ and the Church shows us the power and strength we possess when we are joined unto Christ.
Ephesians 5:31-32 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.