I did not know there was a 3am phenomena until I wrote my book last year and discovered that many souls had demonic encounters in the early hours of the morning and in particular at 3am. I read online about quite a few experiences from others after I typed 3am phenomena into Google search engine. In my book my own experience happened at 3am in 1972 I wanted to know why the enemy appeared at that time, I then wanted to look further into this subject matter and this is what I found.
Re- the time of 3AM.
Is there a deeper spiritual meaning to numbers within scripture? For me to experience a supernatural event that happened at a pacific time has conveyed to me that the time it happened does have some significance.
I decided to search the internet for further explanation and found a very interesting collection of information concerning the number three.
It is interesting to note that at the time of the crucifixion Jesus hung on the cross from the sixth hour 2×3(midday) to the ninth hour 3×3 (3pm) and during this time the daylight hours became shrouded in darkness.
As Jesus cried out, ‘My God, My God, why have you forsaken me’? Jesus experienced a separation from his heavenly Father as he took the sin of the world into his body, which involved everyone’s sin for all time. Jesus also carried our sicknesses and diseases.
3 in the division of time denote past, present and future. Jesus Christ had dealt with the sin of mankind in all three time spans.
When Jesus uttered the words ‘it is finished’ they were words spoken out to declare every prophecy fulfilled, his obedience finished, and his justice complete. 3 is the number for divine completeness and perfection.
Jesus had completed all that was asked of him.
In Satan’s realm everything is reversed, a mirror image that mocks and distorts the truth. At the time of the death of Jesus Christ 3pm would become 3am. Satan would have believed in his own false victory, in his darkest hours Satan would have been in his own glory, revelling in his own power. As the Father of lies Satan still believes the lie that he is all powerful but for Christians we know that on the third day Jesus rose triumphantly from the dead destroying the power of Satan, sin and death.
Colossians 1 verse 13. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sin.
Further in Colossians 2 v 14 it says, He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In the way he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.
When as a young woman I dabbled with the occult my soul was in danger because I did not know Jesus or what Jesus had accomplished for me. I believed the Father of lies, I was on his ground. But when the name of Jesus was spoken Satan could not overrule, his power was limited and God’s power through his Son Jesus was sovereign.
Other areas in connection with the number 3 are these:
Three bear witness, Spirit, Water, Blood.
The trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Jesus was denied 3 times by Peter.
The disciple Paul pleaded for his thorn in the flesh to be removed 3 times.
Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver. (3+0 =3)
Jesus asked Simon Peter 3 times ‘do you love me’
Jesus did not start his ministry until the age of 30 (3+0=3) which lasted for a period of 3 years.
Jesus died at the age of 33 years. (3+3=6) the number of man. Jesus was known as the Son of Man, as well as the Son of God.
Christ is Three Shepherds, The Good Shepherd, The Great Shepherd, The Chief Shepherd.
I am sure there are more areas within the bible concerning numbers, but for me the number 3 became of interest.