THE MOST COMMON NUMBERS
One is about God. Two is about the balance between God and man. Three is about the fathers and covenants. Four is about the Messiah. Five is about faith, mercy, or grace. Six is about man. Seven is about God’s plan. Eight is about new beginnings. Nine is about judgment. Ten is about having confidence in God. Twelve is about theocracy, the government of God. There are other numbers but these are the most common.
Let me share an example of what I mean. The number four is about the Messiah. Messiah comes from the line of Judah. Judah was the fourth son. Almost every woman bears a child in pregnancy for 40 weeks. Moses was on the mountain for 40 days. Every time you find the number 4, 40, 400, 4000 there is a matching theme to the Messiah.
Here is another example using the number seven. God used seven days in the creation. There are seven commanded holy days. There are seven Spirits of God. In the book of Revelation, there are 57 different sets of sevens. Sevens illustrate the plan of God.
Leviticus is the 3rd book in the Bible. It has 27 chapters (3x3x3). It was named for Levi, the 3rd son of Jacob. Levi had 3 sons. One of Levi’s grandsons (3rd generation) was Amram, and he had 3 children: Aaron, Miriam, and Moses. Moses was the youngest and so he was born 3rd. Aaron was one of God’s high priests, and when he died his 3rd son (Eleazar) became high priest. The number 3 or “third” occurs 9 times (3x3) in Leviticus. (Meyer, Allen R., Insects and Other Critters of the Bible, Bible-Student Resources, Clairmont, Alberta, Canada, 1997, pg 154)