The Number Three: Bible Numerology Code
Christianity's Holy Bible contains much symbolism when it comes to numbers. Perhaps the most prevalent and important is the number three. It clearly indicates the holy Trinity, trine and triad which are the three parts of God: the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. While this and other symbols for the number three are obvious, it can also stand for the more amorphous meanings of exponential growth and multiplication.
Three of the 12 disciples, John, Peter and James, were chosen to accompany Christ to Gethsemane. Out of all the others, these three were chosen to represent the important factors of love, light and life respectively. The trifold power of three aspects of the human mind – conscious, subconscious and superconscious – are indicated when Jesus Christ asks," love us to thou me?" of Peter three times. This all-consuming love shows that people who are able to combine these aspects of their mind with godly emotion can allow the power of Jesus Christ to work through them.
The number three appears very frequently throughout the story of Jesus is like. Three wise men visit him upon the eve of his birth. Peter denied Christ three times before his execution, and Judas was paid 30 pieces of silver, a multiple of three, to give him up. Even Christ's crucifixion was performed between two thieves, bringing the number of accused again to three. Jesus rose from the dead three days afterward. The 12 disciples are easily divisible by three as well.
During his life, three people were raised from the dead by Jesus Christ. The Tabernacle, Weeks and unleavened bread feasts are the only ones indicated in the Bible. Three is again found in the story of Jonah, who survived three days in the belly of the whale. Archangels mentioned in the Bible include Gabrielle, Michael and Rafael, again only three.
Besides the godly Trinity, the Old Testament also speaks of the first Trinity: the man Adam, the woman eve and the first child. It symbolizes the growth and multiplication of humankind.
Trinity is abound throughout the Bible. Some include the body, spirit and soul group and the conscious, superconscious and subconscious. It becomes obvious that the meaning of the number three is shared between the New and Old Testaments.
In Christian terms, history itself and the future are divided into three main periods. These include the Old Covenant, the New Covenant and the age to come which will begin when Jesus Christ returns to earth.
Descriptions of Jesus Christ in the Bible also show the importance of the number three. He had, at different parts in the Bible, been described as a good shepherd when discussing his death, a great shepherd when discussing resurrection and the chief shepherd when glorifying his greatness. God's direct communication with believers and his son Jesus also took place just three times in the Bible.
For those who believe in the holy inspiration of the Christian Bible, contained numerology adds to the divine inspiration one can receive from its words. These symbols will maintain their worth throughout the ages.