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Study for March
Three is the number of
Divine Perfection. It takes three lines to form a plane figure,
three dimensions of length, width, and height to form a solid;
three is the symbol of a cube or solid contents.
stands for that which is solid, real, substantial, complete and
entire. Thought, word, and deed
complete the sum of man’s capability. Three kingdoms deal with
matter – animal, mineral, and vegetable.
the Godhead: There are three persons – Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit. God’s attributes are three: Omnipotent, Omniscience, and
Omnipresent. In Revelation, Jesus is described in the three
aspects of time, past, present and future,
Revelation 1: 8
I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which
was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
The serphims cried in Isaiah 6:3 which is reiterated in
4: 8 …, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was,
and is, and is to come. These three
complete time – past,
present, and future yet God is in all.
Scripture, three points us to what is real, essential, perfect,
Three times is the blessing given in
Numbers 6: 24
bless thee, and keep thee: 25
(the Son) make his face shine upon thee, and be
gracious unto thee: 26
(the Holy Spirit)
lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
And the LORD appeared unto him
in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat
of the day; 2
And he lift up his eyes and
looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them,
he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward
the ground, This is the
first part of the story regarding the visitation which Abraham
had with the Triune God. In verse 1, LORD =Jehovah appears to
him, and in verse 2, Abraham sees three men. Three men are
referenced in verses 5,8,9,16, yet one is referenced in 10,15,
and 17. Then to end the story, verse
And the LORD went His way, as
soon as He had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned
unto his place.
reference to God).
In number One we
have the sovereignty of the one God; in two we have “another” in
the second person of the Godhead – Jesus the Deliverer, Son of
God; in three, we have the Holy Spirit completing the fullness
of the Godhead. Only three times is the word “fullness”
mentioned in the New Covenant in relation to the three Persons
of the Trinity.
Ephesians 3: 19
And to know the
love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled
with all the
fulness of God. 2)
Ephesians 4: 13
Till we all come
in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of
God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the
fulness of Christ:
Colossians 2: 9
For in him
dwelleth all the
fulness of the Godhead
“fulness” was manifested visibly in Christ and is communicated
by the Holy Spirit; it is the fullness of which we receive by
His mighty power.
John 1: 16
And of his fulness have all we
received, and grace for grace.
In the Old
Covenant, only three ministry positions were anointed – prophet,
priest and king. In the New Covenant, Jesus Christ fulfilled all
three: He came as a prophet, He serves now as our High Priest at
the right hand of the Father, and in the future He will preside
over His kingdom as King of kings.
Revelation 1: 5
And from Jesus Christ, who is
the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and
the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6
And hath made us kings and
priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion
for ever and ever. Amen.
Number three is
the number of Divine fullness which means it represents the Holy
Spirit Who takes that of the Lord Jesus Christ and makes it real
and valid to us in our experience. It is only by the Holy Spirit
that we can understand spiritual things.
1 Corinthians 1: 18
For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved
(and thereby have the Holy Spirit)
it is the power of God. And
But we preach Christ
crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks
foolishness;. Those in the
world have not the Spirit of Christ and therefore cannot
understand spiritual things.
The Bible books:
first we saw that Genesis described the sovereignty of God in
giving life to the beginning of all things; in the second book,
Exodus, we saw the oppression of God’s people, but yet “another”
came in as Deliverer and Redeemer. Now in Leviticus, book three
of the Torah, the true worship of God is laid out;
John 4: 23
But the hour cometh, and now
is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit
and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him
God is a Spirit: and they that
worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The Father seeks true worshippers, the Son is the object of all
worship, and the Spirit qualifies and endues the worshippers
with the only power in which they can worship. Book three,
Leviticus is where the Spirit prescribes, orders, and empowers
the people for true worship which is Divine worship.
is always noteworthy in the Word of God. Genesis 1:13 notes the
third day; on which occurred
Genesis 1: 9
And God said,
Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one
let the dry land appear:
and it was so. It
was the third day that Jesus arose from the dead = Divine in
operation. Resurrection is thus Divine in origin whether the
earth from the waters at creation or Jesus from the dead; other
resurrections are likewise Divine – Lazarus on the third day,
the Rapture on the “third day”, etc.
which we will soon celebrate in Passover week: it was the third
day on which Jesus was “perfected” (Luke 13:32), He was
crucified at the third hour and it was for three hours that
darkness covered our suffering Lord and Redeemer.
When the light returned after
the third hour, three words were spoken by our Savior – “it is
finished” – perfection in Divine completeness. The major Feasts
of the Lord are three: Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles –
the first and third contain three within. The Old Covenant – the
Tenahk contains three – the Torah (law), the Nevi’im (prophets)
and the Ketuvim (writings). Three is indeed God’s number of
Divine Perfection and Completeness.