The Emphasis and Intensity of God (3)
Three’s (3) Denote God’s emphasis and Intensity. Three scoops of ice cream are better than one or two scoops! If you want to impress upon someone, give them three scoops. That will be about as much as most people can handle. Emphasize three scoops of someone’s favorite flavor and that will wake up their taste buds … now that is intense! God uses three’s (3) to say what he means and to mean what he says.
Three-fold References to Trumpet Voices:
- … “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet.” (Rev. 1:10). (Emphasis added).
- … “After this an I looked up, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” (Rev. 4:1). (Emphasis added).
- … “And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” (Rev. 8:13). (Emphasis added).
Commentary: All three references are made by John the Apostle, while being in/with the Holy Spirit and are part of his vision(s). The use of a great voice or the sound of a trumpet is to get and command attention. The third reference (Rev. 8:13) is of John witnessing and hearing the voices of three angels on earth who are proclaiming warning to men. These angels voices were as trumpets, loud and attention getting. The angels are trying to get men’s attention to warn them of the woes that are coming. Men don’t appear to pay any attention or take the angelic warnings seriously. Voice and trumpet are used exactly three (3) times to denote emphasis and intensity in trying to get evil men’s attention.