The Triune Nature of God and the Mystery of Three Series
Because God's nature is triune, we see the number three, a reflection of His divine nature, as one of the most prominent features of His Kingdom, and therefore as one of the most prominent numerical features of the Bible. So, let's take a brief look into the triune nature of God, and the mystery of three.
The Mystery of the Trinity
The mystery of the trinity is profound, but a somewhat obscure passage in the OT gives us a glimpse into this mystery, and also into the past, revealing the nature of the triune God from the Earth's inception. This passage is found in Proverbs 8, where Wisdom is speaking, and as we know, Jesus is Wisdom (Luke 11:49, 1 Cor. 1:24 and 30). This passage shows His Sonship from the dawn of creation, and depicts Him as the Logos, by whom and for whom all things were created.
The Mystery of the Bride of Christ
So, as we recognize that the bride of Christ is just a small portion of the church universal, then the parables of Christ begin to make sense to us, for we see in His parables a distinction between the bride and the wise and foolish virgins, or between the bride, the groom, and the guests at the wedding feast, for examples.
The Mystery of the Three Peoples
Within the Kingdom of Heaven there are three distinct people groups that make up the true church, the ecclesia, and we see these three groups throughout the scripture, though they may be hidden from only a casual perusal of the scriptures. These three people groups are listed for us in the Song of Solomon chapter 6 verse 8, which reads, "There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and virgins without number."
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