Matthew 26:34-35 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me tree times.” But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.”And all the other disciples said the same.”
The Scene: A symbolic rooster crows at sunrise.
Matthews 26:74-75 “Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, ‘I don’t know the man!’ Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: ‘Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.’ And he went outside and wept bitterly.”
Why did Jesus choose a rooster to sound off, as a reminder, to peter, as he denied his Lord?
And why did the rooster crow three times? Possibly because the rooster crows at dawn—announcing a new day—in this case announcing a new beginning for the world. Jesus would soon be crucified and His resurrection would follow three days later. With the risen Lord came a new beginning for all mankind.
In the Bible numbers, 3 represents several things: completion, resurrection, divinity, entire,Trinity, perfection, divine witness, solid and real.
Jesus’ crucifixion made His work on earth complete; Jesus died so that the entire world could live eternally in heaven, if people choose to believe in Him as the Son of God, Savior.
Jesus’ coming made Father God real in the hearts of men. Jesus said, “If you have seen Me you have seen the Father.” He was perfection in that He never sinned. Jesus is called the Rock, as in solid as the rock and we can count on Him. He is with us always, a part of the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; And he was the divine witness of the one true God.
Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
2 Peter 1:19 “And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts.”
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