A Wealth of Scriptural Symbolism and Truth in the Number 3. The three-in-one nature of the Trinity...the three features of the priesthood, the three harvest fruits, the three glorious appearances, the three gifts of the Magi, the three tenses of salvation, the three crosses, the three phases of the risen Christ, the three witnesses in Revelation and many more. Bible teacher Dr. Herbert Lockyer's exhaustive study of the number three throughout Scripture is a great resource for pastors, Bible study and youth group leaders, Sunday school instructors, and for any believer who desires to delve deeper into Scripture. You'll be amazed at the spiritual truths that can be unpacked by the biblical meanings of a simple number.
When Dr. Herbert Lockyer (1886-1984) was first deciding on a career, he considered becoming an actor. Tall and well-spoken, he seemed a natural for the theater. But the Lord had something better in mind. Instead of the stage, God called Herbert to the pulpit, where as a pastor, Bible teacher, and author of more than fifty books, he touched the hearts and lives of millions of people. Dr. Lockyer held pastorates in Scotland and England for twenty-five years. As pastor of Leeds Road Baptist Church in Bradford, England, he became a leader in the Keswick Higher Life Movement, which emphasized the significance of living in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. This led to an invitation to speak at the Moody Bible Institute's fiftieth anniversary in 1936. His warm reception at that event led to his ministry in the United States. He received honorary degrees from both the Northwestern Evangelical Seminary and the International Academy in London. In 1955, he returned to England, where he lived for many years. He then returned to the United States, where he spent the final years of his life in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his son, the Rev. Herbert Lockyer Jr., a Presbyterian minister who became his editor.