Summary: As we look into the meaning of Bible number meanings, it will be evident that only God could do such a marvelous thing, it will cause our faith in God to increase. The sceptics and unbelievers can not explain away these solid facts, praise be too our Grea
#12~ NINE~ BIBLE NUMBER MEANINGS 1-7-12
Today we’ll continue with the meaning of Bible number, and today the number is NINE. Nine is found 133 times in our KJ Bible. The number NINE speaks of FINALITY or DIVINE COMPLETENESS FROM THE LORD.
Let me say once again 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. And the 4 numbers are,--3--7--10 --12.
"Three "is the first of four perfect numbers. --Three denotes divine perfection; when we come to a "three" in the Bible always look for God to be involved in what ever that particular subject might be, for instance, the three men that appeared to Abraham in Gen. 18:, the three Hebrew children cast into the fiery furnace in Dan. 3:, as He appeared in there with them, when we see "three" most of the time God is in the mist of what’s going on.
The 2nd perfect number is "Seven" and it denotes spiritual perfection and completion; remember ONE is the number of God, SIX the number of man, man is far from being complete in his natural state, but when MAN receives GOD as his God and Saviour then incomplete man becomes complete, ONE + SIX = SEVEN.
The 3rd perfect number is "Ten" it denotes orderly perfection, it’s to do with testimony and law, or the WORD such as the Ten Commandments.
And the 4th perfect number is "twelve "it denotes governmental perfection, such as the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve Apostles.
We know that 3 x 3 = 9, so NINE is shown to be full of DIVINE perfection.
Galatians is the ninth book of the N.T., it has "nine" letters in it; this reminds us of the # six, Romans being the 6th book and it has 6 letters in it, Romans has "MAN" in it, it explains to MAN how man became sinners.
Paul mentions NINE "fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 5:22-23,
"But the Fruit of the Spirit is (1) love, (2) Joy, (3) peace, (4) longsuffering, (5) gentleness, (6) goodness, (7) faith, (8) meekness, (9) temperance: against such there is no law."
----- "notice it say’s "Fruit" not fruits.
These verse’s are 22 & 23, when these verses are vertical and added together it amounts to NINE.
NINE comes after EIGHT, which represents the NEW BIRTH. As NINE follows EIGHT, so the good fruit, the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, follows as the result Of the NEW BIRTH.
In 1st Corinthians 12:8-10 Paul mentions NINE gifts of the Spirit.
8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; The word of wisdom & the word of knowledge.
WISDOM- is the explanation of truths dealing with the BEING and nature of God.
KNOWLEDGE- is the understanding of truths dealing with the BEING and nature of God.
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
Notice,"GIFTS" plural, gifts was given by the Holy Spirit each and every time, anew each "healing"
The Apostles healed different people at different times as the Holy Spirit worked through them.
These we see on T.V. are not Apostles, they’re not real, it’s a waste of our time to watch it, if these so called "healers" were for real they could go to the hospital and empty the place, I mean the doctors would be out of a job.
If they think their among the original 12 that the Lord gave the gift of healing too in Matt.10: they would also be able to raise the dead as well.
Matt.10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. -- 7And as ye go, preach, saying, the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, ---
The only thing their good at today is cleansing the peoples pocket book.
* Now back to the GIFTS in 1st Corinthians 12:8-10---
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; --
To prophesy today is to preach the Word of God, what’s already been made known to us in His Word.
---to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as HE will.
Realize that the word"UNKNOWN" in 1st Cor. chapters 12- 14 is in ITALICS the way that you see it here, the translators that were writing this into English put the word "UNKNOWN" in italics think it would be helpful, but it seems to have caused a great deal of confusion more than a help.