By the Rev. David Grey,
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church
“It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to search them out in order to discover them.”
Last week we began to consider how God uses various numbers in His Word to express prophetic or spiritual truths and the challenge for us is to discover the meaning that God has put there.
We saw that the number one, which in our thinking usually represents only singleness (as in, “I have only one dollar.”), in the spiritual realm represents something very different.
The Lord often uses the number one to represent the kind of oneness that comes from absolute unity. It speaks not of one thing in the strict numerical sense that we learned in grade school, but of several individual things as being “one.”
There is oneness to them that is infinitely harmonious. The most perfect example of this, of course is God, Himself, who, though He is clearly one God, exists in three separate persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
A second number in scripture that has significant spiritual meaning is the number seven.
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