Sir Godfrey Gregg OHPM
Grand Commanding Officer
The Number 3
The number 3 seems to represent triads of completeness in the Bible. Sometimes of good and sometimes of evil. For example:
- The Triune God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- The trinity of evil- The dragon, antichrist, and false prophet.
- The trinity of blessing- grace, mercy, and peace.
- The trinity of wickedness- The world, the flesh, & the devil.
- Heaven, earth, and the underworld.
- Beginning, middle, and end.
- Notice in Thessalonians all the three-fold statements.
- The trinity of the Scriptures- The law, prophets, and writings.
- Jesus rose on the third day.
Notice what Paul mentions about Salvation:
2 Corinthians 1:10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,
Man is body, soul, and spirit.
Time is past, present, and future.
Space is 3-dimensional: length, width, and height.
The universe is space, time, and matter.
Similarly, in the Bible, many rituals are carried out in threes-daily prayers and yearly fasts. Three is also associated with sacrifices-animals often had to be three years old (Genesis 15:9); the fruit was not to be harvested until three years after the tree was planted (Leviticus 19:23).