Then he answered and said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of the Armies. (Zechariah 4:6)Zerubbabel was being hindered in many ways from completing the Temple. A mountain of problems hindered him for years. The LORD's answer to Zechariah was that the Temple would be completed "not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit." This was the word of the Lord Jesus Christ. "Word" is dabar in the Hebrew, which means specification. This was in the Sovereign Design of God, and the Holy Spirit would accomplish the Sovereign Design. Zerubbabel thought he was building the Temple of stone, but God the Holy Spirit was actually just using him to implement divine design. What the Lord commanded per the Sovereign Design would be implemented by the Holy Spirit.
‘What are you, O great mountain before Zerubbabel? Into a plain! And he will bring out the top-stone amid shouts of, Grace, grace to it!’ ” (Zechariah 4:7)The Justice of God the Holy Spirit would reduce the mountain of problems that hindered the completion of the Temple into a plain. And Zerubbabel would bring out the top-stone and complete the Temple amid shouts of "grace" from the people. It happened. The Temple was completed in spite of all the bickering and belly-aching of the worldly citizens of Judah.
For you see, there is no partiality with God. (Romans 2:11)When God the Holy Spirit judges an organization, the believers will suffer in the organization along with the unbelievers. Doctrinal believers will suffer along with apostates. The Justice of God will judge, and woe to those who are in the way!
Righteousness and Justice are the foundation of Your throne;The believer's fellowship with God is through the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:18). The Filling of the Holy Spirit completes the connection to God the Father, but sin breaks the connection. Believers who are out of fellowship will be punished by the Holy Spirit. The Z-axis is associated with the Justice administered by the Holy Spirit. It points up toward the air, which is analogous to the Holy Spirit (John 3:8).
Gracious Love and doctrine (truth) are before Your presence. (Psalm 89:14)
Therefore the soldiers did these things. But there were standing by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25, NAS)The three Mary's symbolize three different types of women. They are listed in terms of protocol with the elder and most honorable listed first. The types are:
The three Mary's at the cross represent the Justice of the Holy Spirit, who judged Jesus Christ for the sins of the world. The suffering of the cross was the most intense that every happened to a human being in history. The three Mary's, who loved the Lord Jesus Christ, were also in suffering. They were experiencing the Justice of the Holy Spirit in their own suffering at the loss of their loved one. Therefore, another characteristic of the number, 3, is that the Justice of the Holy Spirit often includes suffering.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5When the pastor-teacher teaches Bible Doctrine, the Holy Spirit demonstrates it on the Stage of Life in order to test the believer. The believer must recognize the test and apply doctrine to complete the verification process. Spiritual growth is, therefore, the production of the Holy Spirit. The congregation can only learn what the Holy Spirit permits.
4 Both my doctrine and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
This is the one who came by means of the water and the blood, Jesus Christ: not in water only, but in water and in blood. (1 John 5:6)The water corresponds to the Laver (Exodus 30:18), which represents Christ, our sanctification (1 Corinthians 6:11). It refers to Positional Sanctification, which refers to purification from sins and consecration to God at Salvation on the basis of the Redemption of Jesus Christ. Sanctification means to be set apart. That's why there were only two items in the Outer Court, because two represents division. The believer who is sanctified is consecrated to God, whereas, all unbelievers are separated from God (Acts 26:18). The blood represents Redemption, which is the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross in payment for the sins of the world (Romans 5:8; Hebrews 9:7-14; 10:10, 14-18).
After Jesus Christ had finished bearing the sins of the world, He dismissed His spirit and died physically. Later a Roman solder thrust a spear into his heart, and out came blood clots and serum.
but one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water. (John 19:34, NAS)Blood clots quickly in a dead person, and the only place to get blood is from the heart. By the time the soldier pierced the side of Jesus Christ, the blood had already clotted and the serum (water) had separated. Blood and water came from the body of Jesus Christ. The blood and water were symbols of Redemption related to the Brazen Altar and Sanctification related to the Laver. John said water and blood, as opposed to blood and water, to emphasize the beginning and end of a sequence. The Old Testament believer looked forward to the cross, and in the Tabernacle the Brazen Altar came before the Laver. However, the Church Age believer looks back to the cross, where the last thing that happened was Sanctification, and the previous was Redemption.
And the Spirit is bearing witness because the Spirit is truth. (1 John 5:7)John also noticed that the Brazen Altar was 3 cubits high, and the Holy Spirit was in the Outer Court. The Holy Spirit always bears witness of the truth on the Stage of Life, while the Cosmic System bears witness of lies. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1 John 4:6; 5:7-8). The Holy Spirit was the third thing that John mentioned.
For there are three that are bearing witness: the Spirit, the water, and the blood. Therefore, these three are in union. (1 John 5:8)"Union" is the Greek ei|" (heis), which can also mean one, unity, or even harmony, but not here. Some of the best and brightest Greek scholars cannot translate this simple verse. And the meaning cannot be understood if the exegesis is wrong. John just explained that the Spirit (3), the water (2), and the blood (1) are a unit. He used a relationship called union (U) in Modern Algebra to explain the Trinity. The Trinity is the union of the (Spirit, water, and blood). The Trinity is the Spirit U water U blood. The unit of the Trinity is like a molecule, which is a compound of elements that differs from a collection, or mixture, of elements.
The symbol of the Trinity is an equilateral triangle. The fingers of the hand also represent the Trinity, since they are composed of three joints with three phalanges. The third day of re-creation also symbolized the Trinity when the land appeared to join the water and the Spirit (Genesis 1:9-13). Seed-bearing plants were also made. Trees have three major parts: the trunk, branches, and leaves. Fruit production occurs in buds near the leaves, which is analogous to the production of the Holy Spirit.
The number, 3, in 2003 is not the same as three things in parallel, which represent Ecumenical, Political, and Cosmic Babylon. Although the Holy Spirit separates out these things, they are in the Cosmic System and represent counterattacks to divine design. The number, 3, in 2003 is associated with kingdom of God, or divine dynasphere, and not the Cosmic System.
The year, 2003, will be a demonstration of the Justice of the Holy Spirit. It will be a time of heightened Spirituality, which the world will not see because the Spirit is invisible. The book of Romans will be a mainstay for believers. And Christians will be expected to obey the Holy Spirit. For those who walk by the Spirit, the truth will be revealed daily on the Stage of Life.
For those who have been called to live in this period of human history, it is a rare opportunity to utilize Bible Doctrine. The single digit numbers will come true each year. Each year bears special significance in the Spiritual Life and Spiritual Warfare.
In 2001, the color for unity was white. In 2002, the color for God's separation was orange. In 2003, the color for the Justice of God the Holy Spirit is violet.