Summary: Today we’ll continue to look into the meaning of Bible numbers, last time we talked a little about the number TWO mostly in the Old Testament, and so today Lord willing we’ll point out it’s meaning in many places in the New Testament and move on too the n
# 3 ~ TWO & THREE ~ THE MEANING OF BIBLE NUMBERS ~ 10-15-11
Today we’ll continue to look into the meaning of Bible numbers, last time we talked a little about the number TWO mostly in the Old Testament, and so today Lord willing we’ll point out it’s meaning in many places in the New Testament.
Matthew 7: also have numerous mentions of (two’s) in verse 3 the man with the mote, and the man with the beam.
In verses 13 and 14 the strait gate and the wide gate; the narrow way and the broad way; the way which leads unto life, and the way which leads unto destruction.
In verse 17 the good tree and the corrupt tree, in verses 24-27 the wise man and the foolish man- the house built on the rock, and the house built on the sand--- the house which stood, and the house which fell.
The Lord Jesus makes use of the number “two” in His parables many times, as for instance in the--- TWO debtors, the tares and the wheat, the rich man and Lazarus, the Pharisee and the publican, the 2 sons of Matthew 21:28.
As I said before, the Devil is a divider, he’d like to divide every family, every church, every nation, and he is the destroyer.
If a nation turns away from the True and Living God, all other ways and gods are of the devil.
We desperately need Christian’s leaders in our country.
Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
Psalm 144:15 ---happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
Psalm 33: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.
The number two is also to be found in a great number of things which are in PAIRS, that’s to say, that one may teach concerning the other by way of contrast or difference.
The TWO Sons: Matthew 21:28-31 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. 29He answered and said I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. 30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. 31Whether of them twain did the will of his father?
Luke 15:11 THE PRODICAL SON: And he said, a certain man had two sons: 12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
In addition, let me say, if you’ll read that entire parable you find the second son complaining.
----------THE NUMBER THREE----------
Let me say 1st of all, that there are (4) numbers that are said to be numbers that relate to perfection and completion, each of these are different than the other three. In addition, the four numbers are,--3—7—10 –12.
Three is the first of four perfect numbers. --Three denotes divine perfection; --Seven denotes spiritual perfection; --Ten denotes orderly perfection, and twelve denotes governmental perfection.
All things that are especially complete are stamped with this number three.
God's attributes are three: omniscience, (knows all) -- omnipresence, (every place at one time) and omnipotence. (He’s all powerful)
There are three great divisions completing time--past, present, and future.
Three is the number associated with the Godhead, for there are "three persons in one God."
Three times the Seraphim cry, Holy, Holy, Holy--one for each of the three persons in the Trinity.
Isaiah 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
The living creatures also in
Rev. 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Three times is the blessing given in Numbers 6:23- 24 --
The LORD bless thee and keep thee (the Father); --The LORD make His face shine upon thee; and be gracious unto thee (the Son); --The LORD lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace" (the Holy Spirit).
Each of these three blessings is two-fold, so that there are two members in each, while the name Jehovah (LORD) occurs three times.
Notice--This marks the blessing as Divine in its source.
It came not of merit of man; grace was its origin and peace was its result.
The First Occurrence of the Number Three is found in
Genesis 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
"The third day" was the day on which the earth was caused to rise up out of the water, symbolical of that resurrection life which we have in Christ, He arose on the THIRD day.