Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision… Daniel 8:13
In this verse “one saint” and “that certain saint” is Jesus Christ and “another saint” is Gabriel. We see this as we compare verse 13 with verses 15-17. In 15-17 there are also two heavenly beings speaking, and we naturally infer that they are the same as the “certain saint” and “another saint” of verse 13. The first Being (other than Daniel) of verses 15-17 has the likeness of a man and gives command to Gabriel. This Being could only be Michael, Gabriel’s direct Superior and the only other Angel privy to the prophetic knowledge being shared with Gabriel (Daniel 10:21). Thus, “one saint” (which can be translated, “the first angel”) must be Michael, the Archangel.
In verse 13, the Word does not refer to Christ as “the first angel,” “Michael” or even “the Archangel.” It calls Jesus “one saint.” The same verse also calls Him simply “that certain.” The Hebrew word translated “certain” here is palmoniy. This word has a great richness which is covered up by the word certain. A marginal note from the translators gives that Palmoniy actually means “the wonderful numberor.”
Let us now seek to know some of the beauties of this view of Jesus as “One saint.” Let us now consider the power of One who created, as an “invisible thing,” the entire system of numbers, counting, and arithmetic (independent of the symbols we invent to deal with such created realities).
The Foundation of All Numerical Knowledge
What numerical concept does our basic understanding of all other simple numerical concepts depend on? What concept is the very beginning of numerical knowledge?
There are various possibilities among the positives. We need only consider positive numbers, zero and infinity since negative numbers are nothing more than a reflection of positives.
Zero seems to be a likely answer to the question. But what is zero? Zero is nothing. Zero is the non-entity. But this fact shows that zero cannot be the foundation for our numerical understanding as its definition depends on knowledge of an entity – a something. Without something, how could one know about nothing?
Perhaps infinity is the first thing we can know about numbers. The obvious problem is that we can’t know anything about everything unless we first know something about many things. We must quickly reject the notion that our understanding of numbers begins with infinity.
Perhaps our understanding begins with some specific whole number describing “many things” (the prerequisite concept for a knowledge of infinity). Take 43 for example. Clearly, knowledge of 43 things depends on knowledge of a single thing. Knowledge of many things clearly depends on knowledge of something, thus it cannot be the basis of all numerical understanding.
Perhaps the first concept of number knowledge is a decimal or fraction like π – 3 or ¼. But such numbers describe parts of a whole. Thus, they are dependent on the concept of a whole something.
With all this in mind, it is immediately apparent that numbers like 2.25 or π could not be the foundation of knowledge about numbers.
Having exhausted other options, we conclude that numerical knowledge must be founded upon the abstract numerical characterization of “a something” – the number 1.
“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:11.
Building on the Foundation
Since knowledge of 1 is the very foundation knowledge of numbers, imagine what it would be like to take a mental journey beginning at 1 to rediscover numbers and arithmetic. Consider all your numerical knowledge, except of the number 1, to have been erased. You must now re-learn everything. There sits in your mind’s eye nothing but a line segment, a “something,” representing 1.
You sit in a classroom considering 1. Suddenly your mind is distracted by a bird singing outside the window. When the song ends, you refocus on what you know – 1. You have now considered 1 twice; you have accidently bumped into 1+1. Now, is it allowable to call this sum 2, a single? Two is a single concept, just like 1 is. By calling 1+1 two, you would be grouping multiple concepts into a single concept – a 1 in its own right. What gives you the right to do this?
Only the concept of numerical infinity allows addition and grouping.
Numerical infinity is defined to be the totality of positive numbers.
What follows is a proof (by contradiction) that you need infinity in order to add and group 1’s in order to learn about higher numbers than 1 (and hence learn about multiplication).
Suppose there is no such thing as infinity and further suppose that concepts of 1 can be additively repeated and grouped into new 1-concepts. Consider 1. Repeat 1 once. In total, you now have a new “1” which you call 2. Repeat this new “1,” this 2. Now you have a pair of 2’s which is actually four 1’s. You call this new “1” by the name 4. This process can be repeated forever (permanent chronological continuation) resulting in the concept of numerical infinity which, by assumption, does not exist. This is a contradiction.
Say that back in the classroom, a teacher comes and writes ∞ on the chalkboard. Now that you have both 1 and ∞, you get to work naming new 1-concepts; you name numbers up to a trillion or so and recognize a more efficient way of “getting around” the 1-concepts – multiplication.
Example: 2 x 3 = 6 is (1+1+1) + (1+1+1) = 1+1+1+1+1+1.
You are happily considering the 1-concept, 2, when a burst of inspiration strikes. 2 has parts that, when taken together, fully compose it. The 1-concept 2 can be cut into a pair of parts, each being 1. You think, why couldn’t 1 be cut into parts, each being a 1-concept in its own right?
Without the concept of nothing, you take your mind’s-eye line segment representing 1 and make a non-zero cut.
You are frustrated because the result is not a division of 1 into a pair of 1-parts which, when taken together, fully make up the original 1…it is an alteration of 1 into a pair of 1-concepts which do not compose 1 in the same way that 1 and 1 composed 2. You wonder, Why did I fail when I tried to divide the 1-concept line segment into constituent 1-concepts just as I saw this an obvious possibility concerning the 1-concept “2”?
A teacher walks in and writes the the character “0” on the board along with the following statements:
Only the numerical concept of zero can make sense of the concepts of subtraction (taking away) and of splintering, that is, dividing 1 into constituent 1-parts.
Zero is defined to be “not something.” It explains 1 taken away (1-1). As zero is “not something,” it can be rightfully recognized to “exist” anywhere.
Your helpful teacher now writes 0 on the chalkboard. With the concept of zero, you find yourself able to make divisions of 1 into 1-parts.
Playing around with all the implications of zero, 1, and infinity for awhile, you come to discover concepts like -1.5, 1002 and a fourth, 3.146, 3/8, -2549, etc.
Suddenly all your prior memory of numbers returns, but now you realize that…
1. One is the foundational concept of the knowledge of numbers and arithmetic.
2. Infinity makes possible addition and multiplication as we know them, while zero makes possible subtraction and division. Operations using ones result in a varied array of bigger or smaller conceptions of one.
3. Every numerical concept is made up of ones, that is, every such concept can be known most fully in terms of ones.
4. Every numerical concept reminds, in a unique manner, of the reality of one. There is one 9.3, one 5.777, one -1000, etc.
∞, 1, 0: Giving God Glory
As it is the beginning or foundation of numerical knowledge, 1 must represent Jesus Christ.
In the beginning was the Word… John 1:1
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1Corinthians 3:11.
Infinity must represent the Member of the Godhead responsible for adding, that is, “gathering together” into Jesus (the One). ∞ must represent the Father.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pry to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward [+] thee openly.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give [+] good things to them that ask him? Matthew 7:11.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20. (The Father deserves thanks for all things…He gives/adds everything)
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his [the Father’s] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Hebrews 1:2. (The Father gives the Son everything)
Thou hast put all things in subjection under his [the Son’s] feet. For in that he [the Father] put all in subjection under him [the Son], he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. Hebrews 2:8. (Any reality is put or “gathered” under the Son’s authority by the Father)
All things are delivered unto me of my Father. Matthew 11:27.
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Genesis 49:10.
Zero must represent the Member of the Godhead that is responsible for deletion and division (or “scattering”). The Bible very clearly shows that the Holy Spirit affected the earliest divisions and the most wonderful deletions of Earth’s history.
As is shown in “The Word” tab of this site, “the hand of the Lord” is a Bible phrase used to refer to the Holy Spirit. We immediately see, then, that the Holy Spirit was the Power that actually effected the work of Creation, for “the heavens are the works of thine [the Lord’s] hands” (Hebrews 1:10…also see Psalms 8:3; 143:5, Isaiah 64:8, Job 33:4). Now notice how the Spirit created “heaven.”
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. Genesis 1:6-8.
The Spirit simply made a division.
Not only does the Spirit divide on the physical macro-scale, He also divides on the spiritual micro-scale.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12.
As was shown in “The Word” tab, the Holy Spirit is called the “word of God” (see John 20:22, Isaiah 55:11, Revelation 19:15, and Ephesians 6:17 for review).
Not only division, but also deletion is accomplished by the Sword of the Spirit. The most wonderful deletion of all time was the absolute elimination of human guiltiness.
For he [Jesus] is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity… Ephesians 2:14-15.
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Romans 11:26-27.
Following is a depiction of how the great subtraction of human guilt was accomplished…
It is the Father’s role to give [+] to Christ.
For he [God] hath made him [Christ] to be sin for us [the Father “gave” all human guilt to Jesus], who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.
It is Christ’s role to be the morning Star (Revelation 22:16) of every Divine production.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24.
It is the Holy Spirit’s role to affect not only ever-enduring creations, but also eternal destructions (see Deuteronomy 2:15, 1 Samuel 5:9, Luke 3:16, Genesis 7:10, Psalms 11:6; 75:8).
And one shall say unto him [Christ], What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. Awake, O sword [of the Spirit], against my [S]hepherd, and against the [M]an that is my [F]ellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the [S]hepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine [H]and upon the little ones. Zechariah 13:6-7.
For in the [H]and of the LORD [the Spirit] there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them. Psalms 75:8.
For he [the Father] hath made him [Christ] to be sin for us… 2 Corinthians 5:21.
And he [Jesus] said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. Mark 14:36.
But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. Matthew 20:22.
All the sins that humans had or would ever commit were added to Jesus by the Father. Jesus Christ submitted to experience the full wrath of God against these sins on behalf of the entire human race. Over the course of many terrible hours, the Holy Spirit exhausted the wrath of God upon Jesus’ soul ultimately accomplishing Christ’s second-death execution. In affecting Jesus’ second-death, the Holy Spirit accomplished, by Christ, the the deletion of all human guilt. The deletion process tortured the Spirit as well as the Son. This was represented to us by the spikes driven into the hands of our Lord.
A Numerical Parable
Suppower there were only 7 people ever born into this fallen world – a total of seven sinners in history.
These humans would naturally have been born/created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26). They would have been born as “little ones” (Zechariah 13:7) in the image of the One Saint (Daniel 8:13).
These were born “in sin” (Psalms 51:5) and not “in One Accord in One Place” (Acts 2:1), that is “in Christ.”
But there is hope for all of them…
…I will turn mine [H]and [or Zero] upon the little ones. Zechariah 13:7.
Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel…I will turn my [H]and [or Zero] upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin. Isaiah 1:24-25.
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. Ezekiel 36:26-27.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28.
Each of the little ones can be zeroed and recreated within the division specially cut out for it in the one.
The Godhead: Mathematically True
Zero is not anything. What can make me understand it? What can “give” it to me? Only one and infinity can!
It is a mathematical fact that 1/∞ = 0
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. John 14:16.
I am not infinite, so how can I understand ∞? One and zero can help me.
It is a mathematical fact that 1/0 = ∞
For through him [Jesus] we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
And how can I know the One Saint?
It is a mathematical fact that 0 ∙ ∞ = 1
I [Jesus] proceeded forth [from the Spirit] and came [from the Father] from God [title of all members of the Godhead]. John 8:42. (This verse is dealt with in “The Beginning” tab)
We see that the reality which is fully composed of both nothing and everything, is one. A way to remember this is “No everything is one, and there is One who knows everything.”