Elect Lady's Corner
Biblical Wisdom In Plain English
Power Of The Four
I believe all numbers are relevant in our world today even though all of them don’t get the same recognition. But most people like the #1 because it speaks of a winner or uniqueness. The #2 represents unity or 2 are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. The #3 is admired because it is said good things come in 3s, i.e. birth, life and death; mind, body, and soul, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, etc.
Then you have the #5 which represents the number for grace or the 5-fold ministry. Also, it is said #5 represents prosperity, justice, knowledge, and mathematical understanding. Then, there’s the #6 which represents mankind because God created mankind of the 6th day of creation. Also, there’s # 7 which is acknowledged as God’s perfection number because not only did God rest on the 7th day from creation but also because the #7 is used over 700 times in the Bible.
Did you know, Revelation mentions the #7 at least 49 times such as the 7 churches, the 7 bowls, the 7 seals, 7 thunders, 7 Spirits of God, 7 stars, 7 lampstands, 7 eyes and horns of the Lamp of God, 7 heads and diadems of the dragon, etc. The #8 of course represents new beginnings as well as authority, self-confidence, inner strength and wisdom. So, the defining of numbers go on and on!
But, what about #4, what is the value or power of #4? I came up with this topic as I was reading about creation in Genesis 1. Verses 2-5 said God created light in the midst of darkness; then divided the light from the darkness and called the light day and the darkness He called night. This was all done on the 1st day of creation.
But, as I continued to read on, it said on the 2nd day, God created all the heavens or the skies, then on the 3rd day God created the earth, seas, plants and trees; but on the 4th day, God created the sun, moon, and stars. But my question was, why was the sun, moon, and stars necessary if light was already created on the first day.
Or why wasn’t the sun, moon, and stars created on the 1st day when God created light or on the 2nd day as a continuation of the light process. Shouldn’t the sun, moon, and stars be created before the skies, earth, seas, plants and trees? This all puzzled me! But, I know, I Corinthians 2:16 said: “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? …” so I’m definitely not trying to question God!
But as I prayed and inquired of the Lord concerning this matter, I believe God gave me some understanding. The first light that was created on day one, represented the power and glory of God as the all sufficient Light; and at His Word, He was able to break up darkness and create an Eternal light that became the Light of the world.
That’s why Jesus said in St John 8:12: “…I Am the Light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” James 1:17 calls God the “Father of lights” So, darkness was subdued and came under subjection to the Light. Then, I noticed on the 2nd day of creation after God created the heavens or skies, it didn’t say “it was good.”
So, it seemed mankind was not able to function under the brilliance of this first light. So, God had to create a lesser light called the sun, moon, and stars on the 4th day and put these lights in the heavens or the skies. Genesis 1:14-15 said: “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.”
So, these lights: the sun, moon, and stars were given to us specifically and created just to serve us; and they shine faithfully since the creation of time in their season, without fail. So, the #4 has power which represents the 4th day that should be a reminder to all of us of God’s goodness and kindness to mankind as He gave us special lights.
That’s why Psalm 8:4a speaks to God: “What is man that Thou art mindful of him?” So, we are inexcusable and should never be ungrateful by neglecting to “let our lights so shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify the Father which is in heaven!” It has also been said: “We should not burn our Master’s candles, but not be mindful our Master’s work.” So, the next time you look up, or feel the presence of the sun, moon, or stars, it should be a reminder to you, to thank God for the “Power of the #4.”
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