God created everything in existence in six days. On the seventh day He rested. He took creation of everything one at a time. But did you know that nothing would have prevented God from creating everything in a single day? Yet he decided to take everything one by one and that culminated to the number of days of the week.
There is a secret to the number of days God allows for an event to take place or for something to be accomplished. God has something to do with numbers. These numbers have spiritual and physical implications or meaning. God has special secret and power hidden in numbers.
They are spiritual antidote to spells and curses. They are barrier-breakers. They are strong weapons of warfare. They’re powerful. Numbers in the hands of God pull down strongholds; nullify curses; cancel enchantments; render divination impotent; moves into action the deliverance power of God; brings fulfilment of prophecies, it brings healings etc
These numbers you and I count on daily basis – 1,2,3.’.. etc, are powerful weapons.
With numbers came the complete creation of time and the existence of man.
a) So, the bible says that on day one, God created light. Darkness had been there already. And God called light out of darkness. You know the meaning of light? It is hope and high expectations. It’s a number that exposes you to greater opportunities. It is like a child taking his first step and you know the joy that comes with it. When all hope seems to be lost due to darkness, and you see light, It revives the soul. Darkness can represent any challenges in a man’s life.
There are people God allowed to remain single though they are of age to marry because in that state, they would have the chance to do anything and go anywhere in service to God (1 Corinthians 7)
Paul was single through out his ministry and you see the result.
Adam was single and explored his territory, naming everything he came across. The last thing he named was Eve and that ended his singleness.
Even in our worldly settings, the child that comes first in class is perceived to have a brighter future.
We have only one God who is filled with wonders upon whom our hopes dwell.
b) Number two is a battle number. It’s a fortifying number. So, the Lord says that one would chase a thousand but two will chase ten thousand (Deuteronomy 32:30) You see the margin of exploits when you fight in the power of two? That means that a single man’s strength in warfare is capable of 1000 exploits. But instead of two men to have the strength of two men, which is capable of 2000 exploits, their collective strength spiritually is multiplied by the strength of ten men put together and their exploits is equivalent to the exploits of ten men put together which is 10,000.
So, Jesus sent them out in twos (Luke 17). Can two walk together except they agree? (Amos 3:3) It’s not good for a man to be alone, I shall make him a help meet (Genesis 2:18) A help meet – because:-
a) there are mountains to climb – if I am tired you will hold my hand and pull me up,
b) there are streams to cross – in case am about to drown, you pull me up,
C) there are valleys to maneuver – if I bruise my feet I will have a shoulder to cry upon and someone to tend to my wounds.
d) there’s the sky to reach – if my hand can’t reach the sky, I will have your shoulders to climb to touch it.
In Revelations 11, there are two last witnesses that will witness for Christ before the end comes.
The word of God is a double edged sword and the exploits are that it pierces to the dividing asunder…
It signifies battle, warfare. You have two hands and two legs so you can confront one in battle or to run away from a battle. They are for defense as well as for attack.
c) Number three is of signs and wonders with prophetic backing. So three men were passing by Abraham’s home, but Abraham didn’t know that it was the Lord passing by in his triun state. Jonah lived 3 days in the belly of the fish, but we didn’t know that it was a sign of the number of days the messiah would spend in the belly of hell for our salvation.
So he said to them, the only sign I am going to give you is the sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:40), destroy this temple and in three days I will restore it (John 2:19-21)
And when it was time, he prayed 3 times at Gethsamane. He had 3 favorite apostles- Peter, James and John. They were three that went with him to pray. He prayed repeating the same words three times (Matthew 26:44) They were three that were crucified on the day of his death and the sign of His death on the cross is that you are at liberty to choose life for yourself or death. Jesus Christ started his ministry at the age of thirty years and it lasted for thirty three years. He that betrayed Jesus Christ collected thirty pieces of silver.
Choose yea today whom you will serve, I present before you life and death. It’s simply pointing to the mystery of the number 3. Whenever you behold the number 3, you are looking at the mystery of our salvation which is encapsulated or hidden in the cross.
The one on the right chose life while the one on the left chose death.
Elisha, The prophet asked the king to hit the ground. The king didn’t know that it was a sign and he hit only three times. And the man of God was upset and told him that for him to have hit the ground only three times, the implication is that he can only defeat his enemies three times and by that his life time was shorthened (2 Kings 13) If he had struck the ground several times, he would have lived longer defeating his enemies.
The crown of it all is that the Almighty God manifests in God the FATHER, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit- the Trinity.
3 wise men came to pay baby JESUS a visit at birth and presented him with 3 gifts. So Jesus Christ began his life with 3 gifts and ended up on the cross with 3 at his crucifixion. There are 3 things that bear record in heaven and on earth (1 John 5:7) These are signs and are prophetic.
d) The number four has to do with mercy and deliverance. The fourth man in fire appeared to deliver the 3 Hebrew boys. The Israelites spent 430 years in Egypt for their deliverance. In the days of king Nebuchadnezzar, there were 4 Hebrew men – Shederach, Messach and Abednego and then Daniel. Daniel was at the gate and at the kings courts pleading and intervening and interceding in matters concerning his people.
It’s a number of maturity. So the Lord said to Abraham that his seed shall be slaves in a foreign land. He wanted them to grow and mature into a nation so that they can stand alone as a nation. Hence the saying that a fool at 40 is a fool forever.
Moses fasted 40 days and nights for the ten commandments twice while delivering Israelites from Egypt to the promised land. Likewise, JESUS Christ fasted 40 days and nights for mercy upon mankind and to deliver humanity from the power of sin, death and destruction. Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness so as to separate those who offended God for it wasn’t all that left Egypt that were Israelites.
e) 5 is the number of grace, favour and goodness. It’s by grace that we are saved. It was by grace that David defeated Goliath. He confronted Goliath with five stones.
David was no match for Goliath but with grace, he conquered. Jesus is a five letter word. It’s regarded as the angel number. Your feelings is by grace cause you have 5 sense of organs. We live by grace and we are governed by grace because the activities of our 5 sense organs determine how we react to issues and aids our judgment. So you tasted a food, you know whether it’s good for consumption or not. By your judgment, you live if you judged it good and ate it or you die though you judged it bad and ate it. You live when you allow only good things to your hearings or you die if you allow bad things you hear to trouble your soul. Same is true for the other organs.
You walk by grace cause your toes have five on both sides. You feed by grace because your fingers are five on both sides. You receive favour and goodness from people by grace because your hands are of grace on both sides. So, when Paul said we live by grace, he knows what he was preaching.
f) 6 is a number of imperfection. It’s a number of flesh and man was created on this day. It symbolizes man, human weakness and the evil of Satan. Revelation says that the number of the beast is 666 and it’s the name of a man.
g) 7 is the number of completion and perfection. We say that God didn’t create anything on the 7th day. But what we don’t know is that God created rest on that day. As he rested, rest was created. And the scriptures say that come to me all you that are heavily burdened and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-29 ,Hebrews 4:8)
Blessings are creations of God and it’s God that gives them. Likewise, rest is a creation of God and He gives it to whomever he has brought to the stage of perfection haven gone through wilderness experiences. Whoever you know, that has suffered for so long but now has multiple blessings and doesn’t know sufferings anymore, he has entered the seventh stage in his walk with the Lord. The Lord has given him rest. He’s now complete and in perfection in his journey with the Lord for God worked tirelessly in six days. That’s what happens in the life of the one He calls. His wilderness experiences comprises of the different stages of creation and the challenges they posed. It comes with the first stage of his calling where he becomes excited and other stages set in to teach him what he should know about the nature of his calling and of the One that called him. Once you acknowledge Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour, you have just entered your stage one in the recreation program of God. And other stages follow till you get to stage seven. So the scriptures say that he who is in Christ is a NEW CREATION, old things have passed away and behold all things have become new (1 Corinthians 5:17) So he’s taught warfare in the stage two of his wilderness experiences, then wonders of the One who called him, he’s taught the secret of deliverance, also the mercy and grace of God and how to obtain it, he is taught how to battle his flesh at stage six etc When he’s done mastering these things, he enters his rest.
It’s the number of recreation – making something new and wholesome again. It’s a number of restoration.
Naaman had leprosy. It took him 7 deeps in river Jordan for him to be recreated (2 Kings 5)
It was a rebirth.
Nebuchadnezzar had to spend 7 years with the wilds for him to change his views and give God his proper place of honor. Seven years for the renewing of his mind.
He became mad on the first day of the prophec’s fulfillment and was restored both his views, his senses and his throne on the seventh year. That was his rest and he glorified God.
And the Lord said to John the beloved in the book of Revelations. After he had seen the 7 golden lampstands. This is he that was dead but now is alive and liveth forever. Then he spoke to him about the 7 churches.
h) 8 is a number of new beginning. Noah was the ninth person from the generation of Adam.
After the world was destroyed by flood, the world and mankind where given the opportunity to begin anew with eight persons.
i) Number 9 is a number that symbolizes help and support. Angels will send you this number to make you realize that you are not alone on your journey, but that you have their unconditional support. If you notice that number 9 is appearing in your life repeatedly, you will have the chance to receive the guidance from your angels and also to receive their advice.
j) Number 10 is a symbol of the authority of God and his government upon the Earth. This number can also symbolize responsibility, law and completeness. Actually, number 10 is considered to be the symbol of obedience and responsibility of people towards the laws of God. So, they were given 10 commandments to help check their lifestyle and activities.
k) The number eleven symbolizes disorderliness, chaos and judgment. In Genesis 11, men rebelled against God and built the tower of Babel. He judged them by confusing their language, resulting in chaos.
l) The number 12 signifies perfection of government or rule. The number 12 has further significance, as it represents authority, appointment and completeness. There are several instances regarding the number 12, such as the Virgin Mary’s stay in the temple for 12 years. Jesus was 12 years old when he questioned the scholars in the temple. There are 12 legions of angels, and the tree of life in the new creation will produce 12 types of fruit. The number 144,000 servants of God is the sum of 12 x 12,000 (12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel). Jacob had 12 sons which makes up the twelve tribes of Israel.
By the twelve tribes of Israel, for you to add a year to your years, 12 months must pass by. Our years are governed by the number of the sons of Jacob. Jesus Christ chose twelve disciples to ensure that all the tribes of Israel are adequately represented in his government.
In the new Jerusalem, there are twelve gates which shows that each tribe of Israel have their portion in the kingdom of God. After Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus Christ and died, why must he be replaced? Must they be twelve in service to the Lord? It shows that there’s something significant about the number.
The question now is, why am I talking about numbers? What’s the point in all these issues tabled above?
The point is that, by the SPIRIT of God, when a man of God asks you to embark on a certain days of spiritual exercise, you should take it seriously. When the Lord instructs you in a vision or revelation to go through some days of fasting and prayers, you should do it with every bit of energy within you as if it’s your last. The bible says that after Jesus Christ was baptized, the SPIRIT of God led him into the wilderness to fast and pray. He went through that program 40 days and nights and the result is that we are saved by his blood.
There are some battles a man fights that can never be won by a single day’s prayer. So, the Lord says that this one cannot go except through fasting and prayers. Some spiritual problems require some days of spiritual exercises to brake the covenants holding them up. To breakthrough those problems, requires stringent measures through spiritual exercises or programs.
Which one is easier? To separate a flowing or stagnant water or to push a wall down?
Yet, it took God a day’s wind to separate the red sea for the Israelites to pass through.
But they had to embark on seven days of spiritual exercise or program, with loud screams and beating of drums so as to pull down the wall of Jericho. Both of them constituted a barrier to the movement of the Israelites.
When you begin to go through this exercise. At first, it will seem as if nothing is happening. The Israelites started this program as the Lord instructed. But they didn’t notice anything visible happening to the wall of Jericho.
But invisible to their eyes was the weakening of the covenant binding the institution of the wall of Jericho. They didn’t notice, but something was happening beneath. It is like someone who is sick and the doctor prescribed drugs for him to take for some days. When he starts taking the drugs, nothing would be noticed on the first day. If he used to sleep for 10 hours, he will still do the same. But the drugs are already doing there work. Then the second day, he would still sleep but not as usual and he will show signs of strength coming in. Gradually, he will regain his strength. So, the spell binding the wall of Jericho was weakening with every movement round it until the number of days made to brake it completely. And when it had completely weakened, they didn’t have to apply human force to push it down. All they needed to do was to shout and drum and everything came falling. Even a gentle breeze from their mouths would have yielded the same result because the wall had been loosened already. The power of numbers.
Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa, whom the Lord used to destroy the foundation of witchcraft in the world with their headquarters in Benin city has his own testimony to share.
The Lord used him to destroy the foundation of witchcraft in Nigeria. People pass through the major road intersection in Benin city to buy and sell, but what they didn’t know was that that intersection housed the headquarters of witchcraft all over the world. It was invisible to the eyes. While men were plying the road intersection , the invisible activities of witchcraft was also going on in the same venue. It took him 14 days of prayers round the square before the foundation was broken. The Lord led him to do that because the Lord knew that the covenant binding the institution of that witchcraft castle can only be conquered through that number of days of spiritual exercise.
Hear the account of the man of God:-
I was in a dream some years ago. I saw a goat tied up and hung up on a stake. Beneath the dangling goat was a dark hole dug and it was very deep. And there was this man who was sent to cut off the head of the goat and he had a mask on his head. As he made to slice the head of the goat, I was led to shout the name of Jesus Christ. I shouted Jesus Christ 3 times. I looked at my hands and saw myself holding a template with some writings on it which I didn’t notice at first. After shouting Jesus Christ 3 times, I looked at the template in my hands and I noticed that the writing on it had wiped off. Then, I noticed around me some little children in the dream. They started encouraging me to shout the name of Jesus Christ again. I shouted Jesus Christ two more times and immediately, the template in my hands broke into pieces. And i woke up.
The dream meant that I had been booked by witches to be sacrificed. But I was delivered by shouting the name of Jesus Christ 5 times. The first 3 shouting wiped off the handwriting of ordinance against me – that was my agreement with death. The last two broke completely my connection with the witches. Remember that 3 is of signs and wonders with prophetic backing. 2 is a battle number and 5 is of grace. That’s how I am still alive today. The goat in the dream represented me. If I had not followed the instructions, who knows if I would still be alive today? But thanks be to God. You see that the yoke wouldn’t have been broken if I had shouted only once. But it took 5 shoutings to be able to nullify the death sentence upon my life by the activities of witchcraft. The power of numbers.
So, when you receive a prophecy from a genuine man of God or through revelation or that you sense in your spirit that you’re being led to fast and pray for some number of days, do it with every bit of energy within you cause there’s a curse that cannot be broken except through that exercise. Never you take it for granted. There’s a secret agenda of darkness that cannot be revealed except through that exercise and that is the breakthrough you need. There are spells from darkness that takes days to conjure and years of maintenance. Some are serviced with human blood or sacrifice of virgins or with a number of human heads and body parts. You will need directive from the SPIRIT of God to conquer and it may require some days of spiritual exercises. Which ever way it comes obey the voice of the HOLY SPIRIT and it shall be well with you. God bless you.