Two the Covenant Number of the Bible
October 31, 2010
My fellow sisters and brothers I bring greetings in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
On October 17th 2010 I was invited to hear Dr. Cindy Trimm* speak at the True Worship Church in Farmer’s Branch, Texas (Dallas) Apostle Margarete Hilton, pastor. As always Dr. Trimm message was an empowering lesson founded in scripture, biblical knowledge and wisdom and of course it would not be Dr. Cindy Trimm if she did not advocate good old common sense.
Of course the entire church program was full of worship, inspiring and enlightening but what was most interesting to me was Trimm’s lecture on the topic of the number two and how it relates to what is happening in the body of Christ in this season. I apologize that I was not able to take better notes but the Holy Ghost Fire was ablaze with that being said, I will attempt to relay some of what I learned about being “ Thought Leaders” , those led by the spirit and not emotions . In this hour we cannot carry a spirit of Samson ,coming from the tribe of Dan he had knowledge /rights of the laws, a philosophical thought leader with a emotional handicap.
Spiritual Strategies of Two:
This the Hebrew year of 5771 > 5+7+ 7+1=20 > 2+0=2
The number 2 is the covenant number and it is a power number.
God doings according to two’s
Old and New Testaments
Prayer in Agreement
Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:19 KJB
Noah and the ark
2 cherubs on the ark
Two represents divisions
The throne room and the atmosphere
The supernatural and the natural
Outer Court and Inner Court
Sun and the Moon created different but complement each other
Two also represents separation- Assemble with those you resemble
Renegotiate relationships- Ruth ,Naomi, Opah- wheat - tare –separate
Remember you can die from friendly fire
What you walk away from determines what you are walking to
Follow the path of Favor Elijah and Elisha
God’s Spotlight arrives in the speed of thought…
From problem to solution and from poverty to prosperity.
“We must be careful in the applying meanings to numbers, and we have to take the "whole Bible" into consideration when searching for meaning, not just a couple of verses. Jumping upon a popular theological idea is not the way to come to truth.” -Tony Warren
All Jewish holidays begin the evening before the date specified. In Hebrew calendar a "day" begins and ends at sunset, rather than at midnight. All holidays are celebrated on the same day of the Hebrew calendar every year (with few exceptions when some holidays fall on Shabbat).
The Numbers in the Scriptures!
(Do they carry any Spiritual Significance?)
By Tony Warren
There are many Christians who think that when God put numbers in the Bible there was no spiritual significance to it, and neither should we apply any meaning to it other than the number itself. But even if we were to look at this issue superficially, we can readily see that there is some method and certain numerical symbology to the use of numbers in scripture. The consistency in their signification in certain situations testifies to this. There is most certainly a great Spiritual defining in the application of many of these numbers. We are often inclined to underestimate God and what He has planted within His Holy Word. There is far more in the scriptures than can be understood in one man's lifetime, and we can only glean the surface of this storehouse of information. For we see through a glass dimly and know only in part. In this brief study we will look at some of the numbers that carry spiritual or symbolical significance, and examine many of the passages where they are found. Our hope is that this study might help you discern some of the truths which God has ordained that these numbers should illustrate.
The Number 2
When we look through the scriptures we find that God often uses the number two as a signification for agreement, and by implication, truth. And because God has declared that the Church is the pillar and ground of the truth (1st Timothy 3:15), this number is also often used in association with it. It's the numerical symbolism of a faithful (truthful) witness or testimony. i.e., one being in agreement or a "confirming" witness of another. For example, the two witnesses spoken about in the book of Revelation chapter eleven. They are the Lord's faithful witnesses who bear testimony to the truth! Therefore are they spoken of as "two" witnesses, signifying that they come with the truth. In fact, we can readily see that the designation of two witnesses has always been the guide post that God has used for "establishing agreement of truth." From scripture we see that from the very beginning God instituted this number as the guide post for truth.
· "Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die."
Here God is using the minimum number of "two" witnesses to Illustrate the corroboration of what is the truth (Deu. 17:6). One witness could not by God's law establish it as the truth. It took at least "two" witnesses to establish any accusation true, that a man could be put to death. This number two signified the agreement or corroboration that established truth. That is precisely why Revelation chapter eleven uses the phrase "two witnesses". It is to signify that these are the truthful or faithful witnesses of Christ who went forth declaring God's Word! The Lord does nothing by coincidence and that phrase establishes that their testimony is the true witness. Again, we can see this same principle illustrated when Jesus reiterates this law of God in Matthew.
· "But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established."
A minimum of two witnesses would establish the truth. Note it says there "that every word may be established". In other words, a witness to verify the truth of what's been said. Two witnesses symbolize that what's being said is verified true by law. The concept that God ordained from the beginning.
· "It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true...”
God's law prescribed that the Testimony of "two" men is a truthful testimony. That number two illustrates God is using the number as the establishment that what is said is the truth. Likewise, when Jesus Christ sent the Seventy out to witness or testify to the truth, not coincidentally, he sent them out by two.
· "After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them Two and Two before His face into every city and place, whither He Himself would come."
He sent them out by two and two (two witnesses) and told them that he who hears you, hears Me! In Other words, they went with the unadulterated truth which was God's Word! Indeed, they were the truthful witnesses to it! And he, who heard them, heard God's Word of truth, at their mouth! This is the Church sent out "the Two Witnesses." Jesus sending them out by two established in scripture the numerical symbology that they went with the power of the truth of God's Word. Likewise, Jesus did the exact same thing with the twelve disciples because God wants us to know assuredly that His Church declares His word in truth. Indeed, it is the pillar and ground of it! That is what is illustrated by this number two.
· "And He called unto Him the twelve, and began to send them forth two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits."
The truth of these things becomes self evident when we compare scripture with scripture. The testimony of the Old Testament is that God would often send two angels or messengers to His prophets in order to reveal some truth of His Word to them. Even as Jesus ascended to heaven there were two Messengers there to signify of a truth He would return in like manner. We read,
· "And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel:
He confirmed it with an oath that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible to lie. That means the absolute truth! All through scripture we see the number two used to illustrate truthfulness or faithfulness. Whether it's the Spiritual signification of the two candlesticks, or the two fishes that feed thousands, or the two brothers (The sons of Thunder), or when the Disciples said, "Lord, Here are two swords" (Luke 22:38) and Jesus said, it is enough, etc., etc. The symbolism of the number two in scripture for the truth or the faithful witness is clear.
This being so, it's no wonder we see this number used many times in relationship to the body of believers, which is God's true church, and the Word of God which is the truth of scripture! Truth and God's church go hand in hand as they are the witnesses of it.
1st Timothy 3:15
· "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth".
This the Year of Fullness
The Numbers 10, 100, 1000
This is a thousand used figuratively to illustrate the fullness of time, not literally a thousand generations. His Word is commanded to all generations, not just literally one thousand. But God is using the number thousand here to show spiritual consistency in representing the fullness. Likewise in Revelation chapter 20, where it speaks of the one thousand year millennial reign of Christ. It is the perfect example of this numerical symbology. It signifies the fullness of time of the reign of Christ, the binding of Satan, and the rest of the dead live not again, before the second Resurrection. Not the totality of time from the beginning, and not literally one thousand years, but the fullness of time between events spoken of there.
"I'm Still Holding On" (1984)- Luther Barnes, Red Budd Choir
Good God Sunday Morning Praise
"Hold the Light" Rev Lawrence Roberts & the Angelic Choir
*God bless you Apostle Maria Brown and Sister Willen for your kindness and godly sisterhood.
I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O Lord:
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
Psalm 26:6, 7
Prophetess Sandra Dukes
“The Word in me is the Bara in me and the Bara in me is the God in me”