The Bible’s Number 3…
God’s Holy Spirit The overall theme associated with number three is that of the holy and righteousness nature of God and the reflection of that nature in his Holy Spirit. Three reminds us of all aspects of God’s presence and ways in which his Holy Spirit both speaks to us on behalf of God and to God for us. God’s Holy Spirit is God’s presence in those considered Godly.
Things often found associated with three
- Holy Spirit
- Righteousness of God, purity, power
- God in us
- Is the Helper
- Gives fellowship
- Puts the love of God in our heart
- Testifies through our conscience
- Reminds us of things in God’s Word
- Communicates prayers
- Comforts us
- Forbids us
- Seals us for the day of redemption
- Gives us power
- Teaches us and gives us what to say
- Gives prophecy
- Physically moves on God’s behalf and sends us out
Following are some example verses that have strong content pointing to the theme of three:
The 3,333rd Bible verse in the third book is an especially strong example for the theme of number three.
Leviticus 20:14 states, “If there is a man who marries a woman and her mother, it is immorality; both he and they shall be burned with fire, so that there will be no immorality in your midst.”
The words immorality, burned, fire, immorality, and midst are all strong theme words associated with number three.
The 30,333rd verse and the sixty-sixth verse in James, at reference 3:13, is also very strong in relationship to number three. It states,
James 3:13 “Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.”
The phrase “three days” is found in sixty verses, and the first is Genesis 30:36. The distance of three days journey mentioned in this first use seems to imply references to three days in other verses may also be about taking a similar action—that this is about creating distance and a journey or preparation involved during this time of waiting. One of the most well-known of these times of waiting is the three days between Jesus’ crucifixion and His resurrection.
Genesis 30:36 “And he put a distance of three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks.”
The Holy Spirit is God’s presence inside us and is often related to things in us or things going in or out. Three also speaks of our mind, heart, and soul.
Psalm 6:3 says, “And my soul is greatly THE REDEMPTION PATTERN AND NUMERIC MAP 222 dismayed….”
Matthew 5:3 says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit….”
Mark 1:3 says, “THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS….”
Three is associated with eyes, ears, mouth, and tongue, and other metaphors reflecting the actions and presence of the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 15:3 says, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.”
Genesis 3:7 says, “… the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked.”
Isaiah 32:3 says, “Then the eyes of those who see will not be blinded, And the ears of those who hear will listen.”
Three is associated with purity and righteousness and things that sanctify us, purify us, enlighten, or teach us.
Leviticus 10:3 says, “…By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy….”
Proverbs 17:3 says, “The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.”
Genesis 1:3 God said, “Let there be light….”
Deuteronomy 14:3 says, “You shall not eat any detestable thing.”
2 Kings 9:3 says, “…take the flask of oil and pour it on his head and say…I have anointed you king over Israel.’”
1 John 3:3 says, “And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”
Leviticus 1:3 says, “If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it, a male without defect; he shall offer it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD.”
Matthew 28:3 says, “And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.”
Three is related to resurrection.
John 2:1 says, “On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there….”
Luke 18:33 says, “…and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again.”
Acts 5:7 says, “Now there elapsed an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.”
Luke 13:7 says, “And he said to the vineyard-keeper, ‘Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?’
Acts 10:16 says, “This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.”
Daniel 1:5 says, “The king appointed…that they should be educated three years, at the end of which they were to enter the king’s personal service.”
Three is related to majesty, greatness, and power.
Psalm 95:3 says, “For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods.” Jonah 3:3 says, “Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three days’ walk….”
Psalm 24:3 says, “Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place?” Three is related to wisdom and knowledge.
Proverbs 1:3 says, “To receive instruction