Your spine, a marvel of engineering and intricate design when compared to any manmade structure, is an incredible feat of intelligent design. I would like for this article to challenge what you think and believe about your spine – as the average person gives little respect to this part of their anatomy.
The majority of Americans only think about their spine when they have injured it or when neglect has led to degenerative decay, arthritis or disc herniations (which again results in a painful component that makes them aware of the importance of a healthy spine). Your spine is so much more than a structure keeping you upright.
Yes, it does offer structural support for nearly all parts of your body, but did you know your spine is also important for protection of your nervous system, flexibility and movement, weight distribution, blood production and physical movement along with sensory feedback.
In addition, I propose, it should serve as a daily spiritual reminder of your intelligent design via our creator. Think of your spine as God’s signature on his creation – just as a master painter signs his work of art so that others, upon looking at it, will know who is responsible for such a marvel! How did God sign you, his work of art? Continue reading and I believe this will be a message directly from above to you!
I propose that your spine is also intricately connected to various divine numerical symbolisms found throughout the Bible. In this exploration, we delve into the significance of the biblical numbers 3, 5, 7, and 12 as they relate to the vertebrae of the spine, revealing a deeper connection between the human body, its creator and the inborn ability to heal itself (when aligned).
Number 3: The Holy Trinity and Spinal Functionality
In the Bible the number 3 represents the Holy Trinity—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In the context of the spine, this number is reflected in the three major regions of the vertebral column:
Cervical (Neck) Vertebrae (C1-C7): These seven vertebrae support the head, much like the Father oversees creation.
Thoracic (Mid-Back) Vertebrae (T1-T12): The twelve thoracic vertebrae bear the ribs, akin to the apostles who carried the message of the Son, Jesus Christ.
Lumbar (Lower Back) Vertebrae (L1-L5): These five vertebrae provide strength and support to the lower back, symbolizing the five wounds of Christ during his crucifixion.
The symbolic connection between the Holy Trinity and the three major regions of the spine underscores the divine design of the human body, just as the Bible says you are made in God’s image.
Number 5: God’s Grace and the Thoracic Vertebrae
In biblical numerology, the number 5 signifies God’s grace and favor. Interestingly, the lumbar vertebrae (L1-L5) align with this symbolism. These vertebrae provide foundational support for your entire body, including support for the thoracic and cervical spine as well as the sacrum (which connects your entire lower extremity to your spine).
The sacrum also has 5 segments – which the lumbar spine sits upon. Just as John 1:16 says “grace upon grace” – a double portion of God’s favor, provision, and health from within! In many ways, the Lumbar and Sacral vertebra, representing God’s grace, shielding your health and support for your entire body.
Number 7: Completeness and the Vertebral Regions
The number 7 is associated with completeness and perfection in the Bible. In the context of the human spine, this number is reflected in the seven cervical vertebrae (C1-C7), which complete the spinal column’s uppermost section.
Additionally, the sacrum, composed of five fused vertebrae, and the coccyx, typically consisting of four fused vertebrae, together make up the sacrococcygeal region. This amalgamation forms the number 7, mirroring the concept of completeness in biblical numerology.
Number 12: Divine Order and the Thoracic and Lumbar Regions
The number 12 holds great significance in the Bible, symbolizing divine order and authority. In the context of the spine, this number can be seen in the twelve thoracic vertebrae which when combined with their accompanying ribs (12 on each side) support and protect all of your vital organs (heart, lungs, liver, spleen, pancreas, gallbladder, stomach etc).
The twelve thoracic vertebrae can be viewed as representing divine order and authority to all essential organs of your body.
I hope you now see why your spine is so much more than simply the bones in your back. Your spine is created by God, the key architect of not just your world, but everything with the world itself. As such, isn’t it “God-inspiring” to know that the exact numbers biblically representing perfect completion, order and authority, grace and favor are given to you – divided into the exact trinity representation of God himself through the 3 major divisions of your spine. It’s time to take care of your spine so it can provide for you everything God intended it do for you!