The Number One: Bible Numerology Code
In any language or culture around the globe, the number one means unity. It is of great importance no matter where you go. One has a dual nature, as do most numbers, in that it represents both primacy – being first – and unity – being a whole, singular thing. The number one is self-sufficient; it stands alone, indivisible by any other numbers, as the primary source of all numbers after it. By its very nature the number one leaves out any differences that may exist between numbers. It is neither in conflict or harmony with any.
The basic premise of the Christian faith, as it pertains to God, is that there is one, singular god and that no other can exist. This makes the number one God’s number and signifies God’s singularity each time it is displayed in the text. The Bible states, “Hear, O Israel, the Lord thy God is ONE Lord,” thus dictating his oneness and that there are no other gods in existence. Not only does one speak of his singularity but also his position in the stretch or reality and in the minds’ of followers. God is number one. He should be first in thought so that anything that does not begin with God in mind will fail to give good results. This is shown in the songs of angels who state that God cannot be praised without men doing good for their fellows. The first book of the Bible contains the seeds of all other plots in the book. It also states that God is the first and only. This dictum is reflected by the millennial rule, which states that conflict and disharmony will exist if more than one will tries to work together. Clashing wills create troubles and unrest everywhere in life: friends, families, and the countries of the world. The Bible mentions the number one a total of 1,898 times.
Another example of the unity and oneness of all is depicted in the Adam and Eve story of human creation. God made Eve from one of Adam’s ribs to symbolize always having a place near his heart and at his side. This metaphor not only speaks of loving each other throughout time and working side-by-side, but also that they are literally one being and one heart together. God preached unity by showing this process. This primary meaning of one is always shown in Jesus' first ministerial words after fasting for forty days. The first words he said were, “It is written.” This demonstration of the first having the most meaning shows Christians that God is the beginning and end of all ministry. The first of the Ten Commandments speaks of the singularity of God, and its position in the list shows how he should come first in all things as well. Every instance of the number one in the Bible, such as “on the first day,” “He took one of his ribs,” and “They two shall be one flesh,” reveal that God is both self-sufficient unto himself and independent of all other possible gods or ideologies.