Friday, May 08, 2015

The Completeness of Three

The Completeness of Three
By Brother Bob D

The number 3 in the Bible has a consistent meaning from Genesis to Revelation of completeness. It also is the number that stands for resurrection.

It is one of the more mysterious numbers in Scripture because of the history surrounding this principle.

It is the first of 4 perfect numbers. The numbers 3,7,10 and 12 are the 4 perfect numbers in the Bible. 3x7x10x12=2520. This is the exact number of days that will transpire in the future 7 year tribulation period if you believe like me that each year will be counted in 360 day segments rather than 365.

It would have to be beyond obvious that we are very close to the rapture of the church which means the world is right on the brink of the 7 year tribulation period.

From an evil perspective the devil copies this number because this is his one chance from his perspective to usurp the throne of God. You and I know that according to the Bible this will never happen; however, Satan in all of his vigor will try again and "Three" primary players will attempt this in their future exercise of futility.

The Bible says, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities,against powers,against the rulers of the darkness of this world,against spiritual wickedness in high places." Eph. 6:12. Three is really the first number that appears on the scene in the Bible where spiritual warfare is actually visible.

Think about the intelligence of the numbering system of God so far. One speaks of perfect unity. Two speaks of division because it represents rebellion against God. The number three shows us through examples not only the completeness of God but also the demonic harassment we endure in this life.

The resurrection power of Jesus Christ ( a principle tied into the biblical meaning of the number 3) will show us that God through His Son Jesus Christ is so much more powerful than the feeble attempts of the devil to deceive people.

God allows most of His children to go through these tests to sift our spirit and show us that the finished work of His Son on the cross is complete in us. The third person of the Trinity (The Holy Spirit) shows us this truth. Romans 8:16.

In eternity past Lucifer had first hand knowledge of (1) God The Father (2) His Son Jesus Christ and (3) The Holy Spirit. He started a rebellion in heaven to overthrow the throne of God and was cast down on planet earth with the angels he deceived through his deception.

A question starts to form in my mind and I just want you to be open about what I am about to ask. How do I know for sure that God has not blinded Satan about his future?

The Bible says in Revelation 12:12, "Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he has but a short time."

A short time to do what? This is a matter of interpretation. I cannot prove this but I believe "In the mind of the devil" he believes he has a short time to overthrow the throne of God. Ministers speak too quickly when they say, "The devil knows his future." He might be blinded to his destiny.

Why would the devil be working so hard to set up a utopia on earth with the purpose of usurping the throne of God? It is my opinion that he still believes he can accomplish this,otherwise the devil would have given up a long time ago.

As a child of God I don't even know what is in store for me. "But as it is written,Eye hath not seen,nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." 1st Cor. 2:9. I want nothing to do with the devil.

There are so many examples of verses I can go over relative to this subject but I am limited to only a few due to time and space. I just want to write about the good and holy for the rest of this article because the Holy Spirit has shown me some insights that will encourage us and uplift our spirit.

According to Isaiah chapter 6 the Seraphims are worshipping God in heaven and they are crying ... "Holy,Holy,Holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory." These praises are uttered in stanzas of three.

True to consistency the Bible in Revelation 4:8-9 says ..."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. (9) And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to Him that sat on the throne,who liveth for ever and ever."

Three is indeed the number of divine completion. We can certainly be comforted to understand that as Believers in Jesus Christ the Triune Godhead is working our lives out for good as (1) God The Father (2) Jesus Christ His Son and (3) The Holy Spirit exercises their function inside of us. No wonder the Bible says..."If God be for us, who can be against us." Romans 8:31.

Anything that is complete is stamped with this particular number in Scripture. Past,present, future or thought,word,deed or our makeup which would be body,soul and spirit.

No wonder the devil desires to copy and complete his mission in a series of three. He wants to usurp the throne of God. I will give you an example of something that Jesus said about Himself. Jesus saith unto him," I am the way,the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6. (1) Way (2) Truth (3) Life.

I believe the devil understands that three is especially stamped with completeness. We need to understand the authentic so we will be able to discern the counterfeit.

Peter faced his greatest temptation that he ever went through right before the crucifixion.It was in a trilogy of three. Peter denied Jesus Christ three times. Jesus prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane.

There is a principle here. When God has completed something and we desire the will of our Father in heaven, there will be spiritual warfare from the devil. If we are living right and desire to do the will of God then all kinds of problems will erupt in our life. This is what the Bible teaches.

To end on a more personal note I would like you to look at the very warm example of John chapter 21. Peter denied Jesus Christ three times and then Peter realized his sin.

Do you know that according to this chapter Jesus asked Peter three questions to reconcile the whole problem? All three questions were about the relationship of Peter to Jesus focusing upon the subject of love.

God used something bad in the life of Peter and turned it into something good. This is why Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."

After the third question Peter was convicted and grieved. This is a picture of agreement.The matter was "Completed." Three questions to "Complete" closure in the life of Peter so he could get right with God.

Hopefully we will realize this perfection living on the inside of us and respond accordingly. Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord is a God of divine completion.I am so joyful as I contemplate this truth.

When God completes a purpose there is something about our understanding as He imparts this precious truth to us.

We serve a perfect God who always focuses upon a loving relationship with Him because we are His children. How much better could it get? He has our best interests in mind and is always working everything out for good in our lives as His children.

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