Numbers in Scripture – “Six = The Number of Man”

The Spiritual Significance of the Number Six

In order to understand what the number six means in biblical terms, it would be best to see its most important connection to the pinnacle of God’s physical creation mankind.

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

God’s word reveals inEcc 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

So we see God wants man to have preeminence or dominion over all the creation but in the next breath we are told that we are just like the beast and have no preeminence above them. So which is it, and how do we come to the point where we actually have dominion over all flesh as Gen 1:26 claims we will have.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

The word for man in this verse is anth’- ro- pos and refers to mankind, not just any man, but all men.

From G435 and ωψ o ps (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being: – certain, man.

God has told us that if we want wisdom and understanding about mankind that we should count the number of the beast which Isa 6 6 6. By doing so we should come to see how our dominion over all flesh will come by way of a process that is to be understood as having dominion over the spirit realm by bringing our own marred flesh into subjection unto Christ by way of the holy spirit which He gives to us.

Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

So without any further ado, I hope that the scriptures will convict those who read this, if they have not already been convicted, that man was created as a marred vessel for a glorious purpose and that the number six has much to say about the process of reaching the ultimate perfection which flesh and blood cannot inherit.

1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Firstly, the number is not the single number six hundred sixty six. The original Greek is to be understood as a series of three sixes showing us that there is a process to be learned from this 6 6 6 series of the same number:

The number 3 can be shown in God’s word to represent process, which process is always closely tied to the destruction of the flesh.

This article and mp3 audio file will bring out the truth of this matter in God’s word.

http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ completion. php

http:// www. aionios. com/ mp3s/21_Num_3. mp3

The symbolism in the Garden of Eden, which reveals right from the beginning how all flesh including Christ’s flesh is sinful flesh and tied to the earth, will help us establish more clearly the connection between the number 6 to the earth, the church, mankind and Christ himself. Hopefully we will see the broader sense of its meaning wherever we come across it in the word of God revealing to us both the negative and positive points surrounding the number six.

The next part of this study on the number 6 is taken from Mike Vinson’s article,
“After the Counsel of His Own Will, Does Mankind Have Free Will?”

… and is added to help us see the connection that the number six has to the earth and everyone including Christ, who was also in an earthen vessel.
The quote from this article can be found at:

http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ AtCoHOW. pdf

Few people notice that the tree of the knowledge of good has the same root as the tree of the knowledge of evil. Consequently they are confused as to why Cain’s offering to God was rejected: After all Cain “brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord” (Gen 4:3).

They are very few indeed who are given eyes to see that it was God Himself who planted the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Fewer still see that both good and evil HAVE THE SAME ROOT.

But there is much more revealed here in chapter two of Genesis: “And OUT OF THE GROUND [ dust] made the Lord to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Gen 2:9).

The truth which seems to be the least understood of all is that even the tree of life is ‘made to grow out of the ground’. The truth of this simple statement gives the lie to Satan’s “you shall not surely die” untruth (Gen 3:4). Satan convinced the first Adam of a lie which has been ensconced in Adam’s children from the beginning. In effect what Satan told our parents and is still telling us today is ‘you will never surely die.’

But Christ tells us: “I am the resurrection and the life…” (Joh 11:25). That is why Christ had to come in the flesh and partake of our earthy, dust composition. “OUT OF THE GROUND made the Lord to grow… the tree of life” (Gen 2:9).

Both trees grow ‘out of the ground’. What this tells us about ourselves is: “that they [ mankind] might see that they themselves are beasts” (Ecc 3:18). Paul puts it like this: “… that was NOT first which is spiritual but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is OF THE EARTH [ even Christ, the tree of life] earthy: the second is the Lord from heaven” (1Co 15:46-47).

God’s word shows us that the number six is tied to the redemptive process by way of the flesh [ THE EARTH].

Speaking of the church in the wilderness, we read in the book of Jeremiah:

Jer 22:1-2 Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, 2And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates:

And in the same chapter this statement in verse 29 about the house of the king of Judah, connecting it to the earth and showing us that there is a three- step process of judgment for all flesh, including Christ’s flesh which is connected to the ground, to the earth, if in fact the earth is the church.
For further clarification on this point, please see the following article:

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Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

Heb 9:15, 27 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

This process of bringing forth much fruit by the seed falling into the ground and dying is another way of saying the hope of glory which is within us and that is experienced day to day, as we die daily and go from glory to glory.

Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what [ is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [ even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Flesh and blood must be put off and be replaced by a new creation which is formed in the weakness of the first creation by way of a process (number 3) of the destruction of the flesh (number 6) stated as such in this verse in Ecclesiastes.

Ecc 1:13 I applied my heart to inquiring and exploring by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens: it is an experience of evil Elohim has given to the sons of humanity to humble them by it.

And again in Ecc 3:19 we are reminded that this experience of evil and the accompanying wisdom, and process that is connected to mankind can be derived by understanding the symbol 6 6 6.

Ecc 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

All things in the flesh by God’s estimation shortly come to pass seeing our life is but a vapour in His sight.

Jas 4:14 Whereas ye know not what [ shall be] on the morrow. For what [ is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

We live by every word of God, and the primary way to look at all scripture is in the inward application or the present application of that word inwardly within each of our own lives, then we can gain a greater appreciation for the sum of God’s signified word on the subject of the number six.

Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The earth is cursed from the Garden of Eden

The scriptures demonstrate that man is a beast, connected to the earth and redeemed out of it by Christ who started the redemptive process by being that preeminent seed of Adam to die and redeem us by His death, and all of this declared from the foundation of the world.

Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Christ had to be in beastly Adamic flesh in order to reconcile us to our Father, but Christ goes on to tell us that unless He is resurrected, we will remain in our sinful flesh condition and not be able to receive the comforter, which will finish this process of redemption by entering into our flesh to work a process which finds its fullness or perfection in the resurrection (the third day).

Joh 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Luk 13:32 And he said unto them, Go and say to that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures to- day and to- morrow, and the third day I am perfected.

This is the hope of glory, and 6 cannot go unto completion, which is the symbolic meaning of the number 7, unless there is a perfecting agent within us, namely Jesus Christ. Christ within us is the hope of glory, not the fullness of that glory but the hope of it which will eventually save all men by giving us dominion over all the beasts of the earth within us.

Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

1Ti 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The earth is cursed from the beginning of the creation; it is marred in the hand of the potter and shapened in iniquity. The number 6 is not 7 and not complete, but not completely without hope either. As the story progresses for mankind, God uses the temple itself as a shadow of the great hope of glory which is Christ in the temple, which temple we are.
The number six comes up in this regard among many other shadows in God’s holy temple, and these shadows are showing us the process which flesh must go through in order to be justified and glorified by God.

Rom 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

One example of this being used is the eleven curtains in the temple of God. The curtains represent our flesh, and a couple of scriptures to confirm this point can be found at:

Heb 10:25 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

Mat 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [ that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

The curtain which is flesh is rent in two, and the number two symbolizes the witness of Christ within us who makes a way for us to enter into the holy of holies by destroying the old man, the sinful nature and everything which separates us from God.

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

This study below shows more clearly the eleven curtains in the tabernacle.

http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ eleven. php

There is a temporary tabernacle which precedes a more permanent temple. But do not think that even the temple is not to be vigilantly purged and purified.

Exo 26:7 And thou shalt make curtains of goats’ hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.

Eleven curtains covered the temporary tabernacle. This tabernacle first received the tables of the first covenant “for the lawless” (1Ti 1:9). It endured the trials of the wilderness and the lawless days of the judges. It was covered with eleven curtains.

Deu 1:2 There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)

Twelve days would have taken Israel right into the promised land. Eleven is one day short of twelve, and therefore Israel at this point is not well- founded. Korah and his 250 famous men of renown have yet to raise their ugly heads.

We can also note that the Num 6 + 5 = 11 and shows that the number eleven carries with it the mark of the beast 6 and 5 for grace and faith which is how all men will be saved and brought to the foundation of Jesus Christ who is represented by the number twelve.

For further clarification on the number 5 and its meaning please listen to this audio link: http:// www. aionios. com/ mp3s/24_Num_5. mp3

The last two kings of Israel reigned for eleven years and did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. So again God is showing us that as long as we are in earthen vessels, we will not be considered complete.

The porch of the temple is also eleven cubits and we will need to be perfected until this verse is fulfilled outwardly.

Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

Christ and The Body of Christ can be Connected to the Number Six

The multiple of any number in God’s word will show us something about the original number but on a magnified scale. For instance 12 represents our foundation Christ, however (12 X 12) X (10 X 10 X 10) = 144,000, showing us that the 144,000 which represents the elect in the book of Revelation have their foundation in Christ as a witness (2), that is to say 2 twelve’s multiplied by each other and then multiplied by (3) tens that represent process and the perfection of the flesh adds up to 144,000.

For more on this particular study on the multiple of numbers, there is an audio at

http:// www. aionios. com/ mp3s/38_ MultiplesOfNumbers. mp3

The number for witness Isa 2, and there are 2 Adams which complete this witness that God is showing us in the flesh of man.
The first Adam in sinful flesh witnesses to us that mankind is incapable of obeying God without the Holy Spirit, and that we are marred in the hand of the potter as the book of Jeremiah declares. Whatever obedience we have is based on the law for the lawless and not the spirit of Christ at first.

1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

The second Adam in sinful flesh is Jesus Christ and He witnesses to us the very same thing, that flesh is incapable of obeying God without the Holy Spirit, and that we are marred in the hand of the potter as the book of Jeremiah declares.

Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make [ it].

Christ did not come to earth to boast about His sinful flesh, He rather made Himself of no reputation and became obedient unto death, and He knew there is none good but one and that is God, the Father. Christ is coming to reveal the Father and show us what is possible in our own flesh once we have been given the power to overcome as He did.

Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [ it is] the gift of God:

Mat 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

If we are losing our life, the life of the first Adam, and finding the life of the second Adam by way of having the comforter in us, then this free gift will be the work of grace and faith spoken of in Eph 2:8. This enables us to endure until the end and become as Christ is both now in earnest and when we go unto perfection as Christ himself did on the third day, which is the number which represents the resurrection or destruction of the flesh.

Luk 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third [ day] I shall be perfected.

The resurrected and glorified creation that God is forming is founded upon these two Adams. Christ is the first and the second Adam, the Alpha and the Omega, and everything in between. It is through Him that all of this process is being accomplished, and without a resurrected life of Christ as our high priest we would be yet in our sins and unable to be found in Him at the resurrection.

Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Christ is the power of the resurrection just as He is the power with which the physical creation was formed in an instant; (the first Adam) in like manner the resurrected body of Christ will happen in a moment and in the twinkling of an eye (the then perfected second Adam).

Joh 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.

Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

1Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Simply stated, 2 X 6 = 12 the witness of two Adams is needed to bring about the new man that is formed in righteousness, the righteousness of Christ.

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Both Adams must go through this process of witness. Mankind must first witness against themselves by our destructive and carnal nature which can only be changed by the true witness, the second Adam, Jesus Christ, dwelling within us.

We live every word of God and so we must start off as that first beast which does not know Christ, and then in God’s perfect timing we take on the new man the second Adam and go through a process which is founded on the foundation of Jesus Christ (12), and is only completed when we are judged and resurrected, or resurrected and judged depending on which resurrection God has preordained for anyone.

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [ and] two months.

An interesting side note is that 42 divided by 6 = 7 showing us that the complete process for the flesh is found with 42 months of witnessing for Christ, and being witnessed against as well. Our 42 months are lived in the court which is not measured, and then if we are called and chosen and faithful and given the power to endure to the end, we witness of His power for 42 months, or three and a half years of which the two witnesses of Rev 11 are a type.

Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

Verse 1 of Rev 11 talks about the measuring of the temple of God by a reed like unto a rod.

Rev 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

Isa 42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgement unto truth.

Christ is the one whom God uses to bring forth judgment unto truth, and Christ is represented by the number twelve which is the foundational measure by which all mankind must eventually be measured. The reed spoken of in Isa 42:3 is in fact Jesus Christ who is working within the elect of God and fashioning them as a master potter so that they can become a new creation which reflects the mind of Christ. As such they will be able to judge the nations without because they themselves have been given to judge the nations within themselves first, or going back to the first paragraph of this article, we are the first fruits after Christ, to be given dominion over all the beasts of the land within and without.

1Co 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgements are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto God and to the Lamb.

For further clarification on the number (12) please see the article on this subject at:

http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ twelve. php, along with this article which talks about the measuring of the temple as well at http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/Rev_21_13__17_ Measuring_ holy_ city. php

Christ’s Flesh was Judged as Well as His Body Which We Are

Christ was also 33 when he died, and there was a process of judgment upon Christ’s flesh as the number 33 shows. He did learn obedience by the things which He suffered, and had to overcome His sinful flesh being tempted in all diverse manner yet without sin.

Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [ we are, yet] without sin.

Jas 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

Heb 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

The number 33 could be looked at as two 3’s adding up to 6, the mark of man, and because there are two 3’s, we are shown that a witness is at hand as well as a process. The true and faithful witness, Jesus Christ, is going through a process of judgment on our behalf so we have a Saviour who is not unfamiliar with our experience in this corruptible flesh.

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

We don’t want to know Christ after the flesh, but rather as our faithful High Priest who, as the author and finisher of our faith, is now able to purify and comfort us with the same comfort which He received when He was a man.

2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

2Co 1:4 who comforteth us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

The purification process

This purification process which leads to salvation or the finishing of our faith is demonstrated in the type and shadow of the man child and the maid child in the book of Leviticus chapter 12:1-8.

Lev 12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Lev 12:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean.

Lev 12:3 And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.

Lev 12:4 And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.

Having given birth to a man child, the woman must go through the blood of her purifying for 33 days. The man child is represented as Christ and those who have Christ in them (i. e. the first fruits unto God).

Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:

The purifying of blood is tied to the word of God

John tells us that the word of God is likened unto Christ flesh and blood, and if Christ is in us those words are purified within this earthen vessel seven times as we are saved by grace and faith, which are a free gift from God.

Joh 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

Joh 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Joh 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Psa 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

The number 33 shows us that with Christ within us, there is a witness of judgment upon our flesh if we are the man child with Christ in us (2 threes).

Therefore Christ as the man child (the second Adam) finishes His earthly ministry at 33, and the first Adam who is a type of Christ must also as a potential man child be subject to the same vanity of flesh which we all must go through as part of this process of purifying us to become eternal sons and daughters of God.

Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

The purifying that occurs with the first Adam is symbolic of the greater baptisms of fire which occur with Christ cleansing the temple within us, which temple we are. That which is natural is first and afterwards that which is spiritual. So we have a natural judgement that comes upon our flesh by way of the law which is for the lawless but until the judgement of Christ comes upon us in the spirit we are only half way there so to speak. Both the man child and maid child are cleansed, there is one event unto both of them (Ecc 9:2), but the man child (the elect and Christ) represents those who are judged now and the maid child (the Church in the wilderness) will be judged but their judgement takes twice as long, and the order of the judgement is different.
This does not mean that the man child does not have to experience living under the law, but rather it is by God’s plan and purpose that a few will experience judgment in this age by being dragged out of the maid child (Babylon) to become the man child that will one day be used to judge the world as the first- fruit kings and priests who are by God’s grace and faith reconciled so that they may be saviors unto the maid child (Babylon, and the rest of humanity). Those who show mercy in judging the rest of mankind in the second resurrection are being saved now by this purification process of having God’s word cleanse them of all of the lies of Babylon.

Please see this recently written article which clearly explains these points.

http:// www. iswasandwillbe. com/ Birth_ purification. php

Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, formurderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
1Co 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.
Rom 11:30-31 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

If we add 33+33 we get 66 and can see that there is a witness therefore to the flesh telling us that Christ has to finish this process of redeeming the first Adam by taking on the Adamic flesh with the holy spirit within Himself and without measure as a man, and then saving mankind in God’s order by the hope of glory within us, which hope is Christ in us.
Christ is not just reconciling us by His death unto God but also being raise as our High Priest He purifies us so we can become the second Adam as well.

1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Joh 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
1Co 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
1Co 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
1Co 15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

Now if we consider the second part of this verse we can see more clearly why the purification was 66 days for the maid child and only 33 days for the man child.

God’s goal for mankind is to have this number 66 lived within us (mankind will live by every word of God) This 2X3 witness (2) and process (3) happening on both the first and the second Adam is the one event that is common unto all men mentioned in Ecc 9:2.

Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

The first 6 in the number 66 is the marred Adam who is marred in the hand of the potter and in need of becoming a new creation. The only way this purification process of blood from a woman who gives birth to a maid child can be completed is to have the second Adam, Christ, conquer the first Adam (6) who is a beast who cannot make war with his flesh without Christ within that flesh.

Two sixes are mentioned for the purification process showing that it is accomplished by the witness of the holy spirit working within each individual but also to demonstrate that this judgment is the double judgment that God decree’s upon the maid child as opposed to the man child. Scripture declares we cannot make war with the beast we are until our blood, which is a symbol of our words, are purified by His blood, which blood (Christ’s blood) is a symbol of the words of God which all men of all time must eventually live by.

We can see that 33 represents Christ and the elect easily enough, however it may be a little less obvious to see that 66 represents the body of Christ, and what the body of Christ (the Church) has to do to be purified and inherit eternal life is all that is mentioned in these verses of Lev 12

5But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.

She is unclean for two weeks showing that we, the body of Christ must go through two parts to go unto perfection, the first part being the first week in the court where we learn that we serve God with our own righteousness for contrast against the next week where Christ allows us to make straight the ways of the Lord by serving with the righteousness of Christ within us (Gal 2:20).

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Christ is the author and the finisher of our faith, and the goal or prize of the mark of the high calling for the elect is to be found in that blessed and holy first resurrection which is a pure gift given to very few at first. That would mean that there is a process of judgment within those first two weeks of the maid child which are crammed into one week for the man child and as such we see judgment is on the house of God now.

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

This gets into the seventy weeks prophecy in Daniel which talks about Christ being cut of in the middle of the week. The two witnesses who represent the elect finish Christ’s ministry or the three and a half year witness which is only able to be accomplished with Christ in them. Christ’s ministry is three and a half years and the two witnesses complete the week of Christ ministry which was halted in mid- flight. The completed ministry of Christ is therefore only a week (man child) and not two weeks as it is for the (maid child)

Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

6And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

The lamb of the first year is needed for both the son and the daughter which is another way of saying we are reconciled by his blood.

Being forgiven again is only part of the process, we must fill up in our bodies what is behind of the afflictions of the Christ within our flesh.

Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

Christ’s Adamic flesh is tied to the woman, as is our flesh. However only Christ was able to escape the vanity of flesh by way of the holy spirit, and until the gift of the holy spirit was given on Pentecost our faith was yet in vain.

1Co 15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.

Christ was resurrected and will save all mankind in their appointed time. Our sins are forgiven as the woman, the church (the body of Christ), however we are being saved.

In other words, being saved is not just to have our sins forgiven, but also to have our nature changed as we go from glory to glory to the eventual first resurrection where our Lord now resides in His own fullness, and within earnest within everyone who has Christ within them.

Lev 12:7 Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the issue of her blood. This is the law for her that hath born a male or a female.

Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

The issue of blood that the woman must be cleansed of is the process of growing in grace and knowledge as we have all of our false doctrines rooted out of us. In other words, our blood is purified by being washed with the word of God.

Lev 12:8 And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

These many divergent sacrifices which are needed in this shadow of old represent degrees of getting dominion over sin in our life today, and as the sin is conquered by Christ within us our comprehension will increase in matters of the spirit.

1Co 10:11 Now these things happened unto them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.
1Pe 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angel desire to look into.

God is the one who orchestrates the whole procedure, creating the sin within us and bringing us to the point where we can confess our sins. By His goodness we are led unto repentance and offer up the needed sacrifice, which in the case of this story in Leviticus is a shadow of our recognizing that Christ’s life was taken for our sins. We may understand that Christ died for our sins, but as we are given to grow to understand the deeper purpose of Christ’s life within us we will bring greater offerings unto the alter of God which is the cross that we are all called to carry. When we bare each other’s burdens we fulfill the law of Christ.

Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Mar 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mar 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
Gal 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

With all that has been said unto this point let’s now examine some of the shadows and types in God’s word, which should reveal the significance of the number six as we compare line upon line and precept upon precept.

Isa 28:15 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [ and] there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

There is a negative and positive side to virtually every word in scripture, so before we are through with this study I hope to show a few examples of the positive and negative use of the number six. Here is a list of some events which will hopefully strike us as revealing the true significance of the number six whether that would be in the negative or positive view of the number.
The more important exercise in understanding the number six is seeing its close connection to mankind and to Christ and the church which can then allow us to more deeply appreciate everywhere else in God’s word where the number or multiple of that number is mentioned.
A good exercise is to just do a search for the number six in e- sword, and you could study the number six until the cows come home. Here are some examples of that.
The last two kings of Israel “did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.” They both reigned eleven years: 6 + 5 = 11 and shows that the number eleven carries with it the mark of the beast 6 and 5 for grace and faith which is how all men will be saved and brought to the foundation of Jesus Christ (number 12).

2Ki 23:36 Jehoiakim was twenty and five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name [ was] Zebudah the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah.
2Ch 36:5 Jehoiakim [ was] twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did [ that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD his God.
2Ki 24:18 Zedekiah [ was] twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name [ was] Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
2Ch 36:11 Zedekiah [ was] one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
2Ch 36:12 And he did [ that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD his God, [ and] humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet [ speaking] from the mouth of the LORD.
2Ch 36:13 (a) And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar…

Leah, who was Jacob’s first wife, bore Jacob 6 sons and was rejected of him as a type of our flesh being put off.

When Jacob brought his family down into Egypt after finding out that his son Joseph was still alive, it says that:

“All the souls (that is, the descendants of Jacob, not wives or his sons wives) were 66.”

When the Israelites left Egypt, there were 600,000 men besides children. When Pharoah pursued, there were 600 chosen chariots. All of this was pertaining to the flesh.

In the book of Chronicles when Samuel is talking about Solomon when his empire was at its greatest, we are told that the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year, was 666 talents of gold. This tells us that his empire had gotten as great as it was going to be.

Goliath had a brother with 6 fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot.

Goliath, himself, was 6 cubits high and his spear’s head was 600 shekels of iron. This is a negative use of the number 6.

The Israelites had to gather there food for six days in the wilderness and then they rested on the Sabbath which was a type of our entering into the rest that God provides from the true manna from heaven, Jesus Christ.

If you buy a Hebrew servant, 6 years he shall serve and in the 7th, he shall go out free for nothing.

There are many other stories and combinations of the number six both negative and positive which can be very instructive in learning the mind of Christ.

The number six in God’s word reveals how all flesh including Christ flesh is sinful flesh and tied to the earth. I hope we are able to more clearly see the connection between the number 6 to the earth, the church, mankind and Christ himself.

Your brother in Christ,
Tony Cullen

[ Tony can be reached for comments or questions at: anthocul@ gmail. com]

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