The Three Ships of Paul
George Kirkpatrick
 


Vital Words to the Body of Christ

Proclaiming the Everlasting Gospel of God's Kingdom



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Three Fold  Salvation                        The Great Household of God
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness


INTRODUCTION 

As God reveals the truths in His wonderful Word, we realize that many of His truths are hidden in types and shadows. Names given to people and places reveal hidden truths. Colors, trees, metals, numbers and countries also reveal these hidden truths. [see "Types and Symbols of the Bible" by George Kirkpatrick]

A few examples of the meanings of names are: David, "the beloved"; Esau, "red, hairy and shaggy"; Ham, "black"; Jesus, "Saviour". 

The meaning of some places are: Jerusalem, "double peace"; Bethlehem, "house of bread"; Bethel, "house of God"; Tarshish, "she will cause poverty". 

A short list of numbers: One, "God"; Two, "witness"; Three, "completeness"; Four, "creation"; Five, "grace"; Six, "man"; Seven, "perfection"; Eight, "new beginning"; Nine, "Judgment"; Ten, "fulfillment of an era"; Eleven, "confusion"; Twelve, "divine government"; Thirteen, "satan"; Fifteen, "the kingdom". 

The Old Testament contains many types and shadows. As we begin to understand some of these hidden meanings, the Bible will begin to reveal its hidden secrets. 

One of the symbolisms in the Bible often misused is the thirty fold, sixty fold ,and hundred fold spoken about in Matthew 13. Many have used this parable of the sower as a means of getting uninformed people to "give" in their collection plates. 

"But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." Matthew 13:23 

Jesus was speaking of how the Word of God is assimilated in our lives and the three different realms we go through as we grow up into the head, which is Christ. These three realms are shown in Moses' Tabernacle. 

The thirty fold realm is the Baby Realm, or Outer Court Realm. 

The sixty fold realm is the Teenage realm, the Suffering Realm, the Anointed Realm, or Holy Place Realm. 

The hundred fold realm is the Adult or Spiritual Completion Realm, or the Holy of Holies Realm. 

Anyone who uses this parable as a means of promising a return on our giving is either a deceiver or unskilled in the Word of righteousness because he is a babe. Hebrews 5:13 

As we endeavor to understand these truths hidden in names, we will follow Paul's journey to Rome to stand before the King of the whole earth.

THE THREE SHIPS OF PAUL 

The Jews accused Paul saying, 

"For we have found this man a pestilent (a plague) fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. 

Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law." Acts 24:5-6 

With these accusations, Paul was taken to Caesarea to stand before Felix, the governor. When Felix heard Paul's testimony, and as Paul reasoned of righteousness, temperance and judgment to come, Felix trembled. Paul was told, 

"Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient Season, I will call for thee." Acts 14:25 

Felix called on Paul many times in the next two years, hoping Paul would give him money for his release. This relationship continued until Felix was replaced by Festus. When Festus heard Paul, he wanted to take him back to Jerusalem to try him there. But Paul appealed his case before Caesar, Acts 25:9-10. This fulfilled the prophesy given to Paul by Ananias. 

After Paul was blinded on the road to Damascus, God sent Ananias to restore Paul's sight. He also informed Ananias of the special calling in Paul's life. 

"But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel." Acts 9:15 

Paul was a chosen vessel of God to bear witness to the gentiles and to stand before kings. When Paul, who was a Roman citizen, exercised his right to be heard before Caesar, he was fulfilling the prophesy that he would stand before kings. 

As Paul's journey to Rome begins, we discover it took 3 ships for Paul to complete this journey. If we are to stand before the King of the whole earth, it will be necessary for each of us to take our journey on these 3 ships as well. Each ship is a realm in our walk with the Lord. 

THIRTY FOLD REALM 

"And entering into a ship of Adramytium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia." Acts 27:2 

Paul's first ship was called Adramytium and means "ship not in the race" and "I shall abide in death". This ship represents the Thirty Fold Realm in God. 

Paul did not stay long on the ship, "Adramyttium", even though most of what is called Christianity remains on this ship. They have only come into the Outer Court; to the Brazen Altar, and to the Laver, which represents the forgiveness of sins and water baptism, allowing no Spiritual move in their lives. 

This ship intended to sail past Asia. The word Asia means "slime and mar." These, on the "thirty fold" ship with no Spirit, intend to slip past the slime and mar. But inadvertently, they will fall into the slime and mar of confusion and division because they have no Spiritual direction in their lives. 

"And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself." Acts 27:3 

When the "Thirty Fold Realm" ship got to Sidon, Paul was allowed to visit his friends and refresh himself. Friends are those we agree with. The "Thirty Fold Realm" only exists because of agreement. When there is disagreement, there is separation because nothing is there to hold things together. The only refreshing they get is from each other. There is no refreshing from the Holy Spirit of God. 

"And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary." Acts 27:4 

When they departed from Sidon, they sailed under Cyprus. But they had to change course because the winds were contrary. On the "Thirty Fold" ship, whenever the winds are contrary, the ship changes direction. When the winds change, the people change. They're blown about by every wind of doctrine their denomination brings forth. Ephesians 4:14 

The word Cyprus means "love." Love exists in the "Thirty Fold Realm" only as long as there is agreement. When a contrary wind comes there is a change of direction - - - a change in who is accepted in their midst - - - and who is no longer acceptable. 

"And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia." Acts 27:5 

Paul sailed to Cilicia, Pamphylia, Myra and Lycia. The word Cilicia means "hair cloth or sweat band." Sweat is the sign of labor or works of the flesh. The word Pamphylia means "all sorts or all tribes."  The word Myra means "myrrh which symbolizes death."  The word Lycia means "wolfish." 

The "Thirty Fold Realm" is the realm of sweat and is based on works, or labor of the flesh. It is filled with myrrh (death). The only hope they have is dying and going to heaven, or being caught away in an escape plan that God did not institute. 

Grievous wolves constantly enter in, not sparing the flock, causing constant division and separation. There are many divisions in the denominational system, Acts 20:29. The "Thirty Fold Realm" is made up of all sorts of tribes or peoples (denominations) that may or may not have made their commitment to God, and many of which teach God's Word by the precepts and doctrines of men. Paul's journey on that ship was very short. 

Most all of us started out on this ship. Some stayed on this ship a few months. Unfortunately, most never leave this ship. These are not in the race. They are still abiding in death and content to stay in the old denominational order. As their ship sails on in complacency and compromise, they die rather than leave. 

The next ship Paul sailed on was a ship of Alexandria. 

"And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy: and he put us therein." Acts 27:6 

The word Alexandria means "man-defender." No one needs to defend Jesus. He is a historical fact. All the churches know Jesus. But when we come to Christ (the Holy Spirit), from that point on, we need to constantly defend our walk in the Spirit. 

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." I Peter 3:15 

Jesus related, "...The things concerning Me have an end", Luke 22:37. He spoke of His flesh as having an end. Yet, in most churches, Jesus is still worshipped in the flesh as a man. In these churches, their expectation is to see Jesus coming again as a fleshly man. 

Jesus also stated that we are to worship the Father in Spirit and in truth.Yet, many refuse to give up their fleshly worship and make Him Lord (supreme in authority) of their lives. 

SIXTY FOLD REALM 

The ship of Alexandria represents the "Sixty Fold Realm". We must be ready at all times to defend our walk with God in the Spirit. The Word reveals that we are to be instant in season and out of season. II Timothy 4:2 

"And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone." Acts 27:7 

Our journey in the Spirit begins slowly and we come against Cnidus. The word Cnidus means "nettled." A nettle sticks and stings. Remember the stinging, nettled remarks that were made when we left the old denominational ship? Much contrary wind blew against our ship. 

Paul sailed under Crete. The word Crete means "flesh." This is when we begin to bring the flesh under the control of the Spirit. 

Paul sailed over against Salmone. The word Salmone means "a peaceful place." 

"And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called the fair havens: nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea." Acts 27:8 

Salmone is where many stop. Salmone contains the fair havens. They have come to a peaceful, comfortable place in God and desire to go no further. They become content in their fair haven. They are satisfied with their revelation of God and their relationship to God. They refuse to leave their fair havens. They speak in tongues and prophesy. Once in a while they get their emotions worked up, and call it Spirit. Then they settle back on their lees and refuse to move. 

"Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them, 

And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading (the cargo) and ship, but also of our lives. 

And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west." Acts 27:9-10 and 12 

Many will not leave their fair havens, their place of comfort. But their fair havens are not commodious to winter in. The word commodious means "not well-placed", or "not a place to be when winter comes on the earth." Jesus spoke of this winter: 

"But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be." Matthew 24:20-21 

Perhaps winter is a place, or condition, and not a season. 

"Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul." Acts 27:11 

The centurion believed the owner of the ship. The owner of our ship is Christ. Christ is the one who should be ruling in our lives. The owner of the ship desires to have a people who will stand before Him. 

They departed their fair haven that they might obtain to Phenice and winter there, Acts 27:12. The word Phenice means "palm tree." The palm tree is an upright, fruitful tree. We are to be trees of righteousness, or palm trees, bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit in our lives. 

When the wind blows, the palm tree bends and when the wind stops, the tree straightens up. The palm has a very small ball root and grows in sandy areas. By all rights, they should be uprooted by the wind. But they are not, because they do not resist the wind. The wind is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. If we, as the palm tree, would bend when the Holy Spirit blows on us, we would not be uprooted in the faith. Many resist God and refuse to bend to His will and are uprooted in their walk because they hang on to the security of the flesh. 

Phenice is a haven of Crete. The word Crete means "flesh." When the palm trees of God, those upright, fruitful trees of righteousness, refuse to leave their fair haven, God begins to move against their obstinate, fleshly will. 

"And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete." Acts 27:13 

The south wind blew softly. South is the direction of refreshment. The breeze of refreshment blew on the ship. So they sailed close to Crete. Many want to stand before the King of the whole earth, but they do not want to get too far from the things of the flesh. They want to hang on to their fleshly understanding and always keep their fair haven in sight, their haven in the flesh. 

"But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon." Acts 27:14 

God had another plan. He rose up a tempestuous wind called EUROCLYDON which means "a storm from the East." The east is where the sun rises. This is the place of Spiritual enlightenment. When we begin to be enlightened by the Spirit of the Living God, and He begins to pour out Himself in our lives, then, and only then, can we begin to deal with the flesh in our lives. God has to blow hard against us to get us to change our course. 

"And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive." Acts 27:15 

When God changes our direction, we need to stick our nose in the wind and wherever the wind drives us, that is where we should go, not trying to understand with the carnal mind. Our desire should be to go wherever the Spirit leads. 

"And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat." Acts 27:16 

The ship was driven near an island of Clauda. The word Clauda means "surging." Many times we feel the Spirit surging in us. We desire to have more and more of the infilling of the Spirit. 

Everyone on this ship knows there is much work that needs to be done in their lives. When the tempestuous wind of the Spirit blows on our ship, we know there are many changes that must take place if we are going to stand before the King of the whole earth. 

"Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven." Acts 27:17 

When the wind of the Spirit blows on our lives, we begin to undergird (strengthen and support) our ship. As we search for helps to understand His Word, we run to every man of God that might have something to say. We attend all the religious conventions. When all these fail, we buy concordances, study guides, word studies, dictionaries, lexicons; any helps we can find. This undergirding is needed to get us through the storms ahead. Part of this undergirding process is to get alone with God to hear His still, small voice so we can begin to learn of Him and His ways. When we are learning from Him, there is no fear of falling into the quicksand of false teachers or false prophets. 

Then we come into a place of rest in Him, and strike our sails (lower our sails). We no longer fight the wind of the Spirit. We say "O.K. God, you know the way, and I am willing to go wherever the Spirit wants me to go. Your will is my will." 

"And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship:  And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship." Acts 27:18-19 

When God begins to blow on our ship, we begin to get rid of the things that are not necessary for our journey; all the things of the flesh must go. Only those things that bring profit to God can remain in our lives. Everything else must be cast overboard. 

"And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away." Acts 27:205 

We now come to a special time in our walk with God. We come to a place where there is no sun or moon. We are tossed to and fro and there seems to be no light, no one to turn to, and no one that understands. We stand alone. Our only comfort is to know there is nothing to go back to. Many at this time flee back to their fair haven, but those will never stand before the King of the whole earth. Only those who finish the race will receive the prize. And there is a prize, or reward, when the race is finished. 

When we enter into this time of standing alone, when no prayers seem to be answered, the heavens are turned to brass and there seems to be no move of the Spirit in our lives, this is when we need to go to the Lord and say, "I am Yours and I am going to serve You and You never have to do another thing for me. I love You and I want to be Your child." When we come to the place where, although, we cannot even see the sun or the moon, and still make that commitment to the Lord - - - then we begin to understand what Paul's journey was all about. 

"And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul: thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee." Acts 27:22-24 

Anyone staying on the ship will be safe. There will be no loss of life. But the ship, itself, will be lost. We will be lost only if we leave the ship. 

In Paul's day, ships were made of wood. Wood is the symbol of the flesh. There would be no loss of life, but our ship, or our flesh, will not make it. If the flesh is saved, the life will be lost. 

"Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island." Acts 27:26 

The angel revealed to Paul that they would be cast upon an island. An island is a piece of earth surrounded by water. Water is symbolic of the Word. We are to become that island, a place of earth, surrounded by the Word. An island is washed from all sides. Praise God! A complete cleansing of all that is not pleasing to God is needed in every area of our lives. It is the washing of the water by the Word that cleanses us from all unrighteousness, Ephesians 5:26. It prepares us to stand before the King. 

"But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country." Acts 27:27 

Let's look at some hidden truths in God's numbers. "When the fourteenth night was come..."  The number fourteen is made up of 2 numbers, seven and two. Seven is divine perfection and two is the number of witness. After we have been driven up and down, we come into His divine perfection. This driving up and down is in Adria which means "without wood." We will come into divine perfection when we have dealt with the flesh (wood). 

"About midnight..." Midnight marks the coming of the New Day. About midnight, they knew they were near land. The fifteenth day was after midnight. The number three, times the number five, equals fifteen. Three is completeness and five is grace. We will have come to the completeness of the grace of God in our lives. Fifteen is also the number of the kingdom. When the new day comes we will have entered into the Kingdom and will dwell in the completeness of God's grace in our lives. 

"And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms. Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day." Acts 27:28-29 

They came to the place where they cast out four anchors from the back of the ship. It is unheard of to cast four anchors out the stern of a ship. An anchor is the sign of our security in God. We are told of a city that lieth four square. That city is our hope in God. If we have our anchor any other place than the Holy City of God, we have no hope. 

"And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under color as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, 

Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved." Acts 27:30-31 

Some of the shipmen wanted to flee. They let down their boats under the pretense of throwing out more anchors in the bow of the ship. These intended to flee back to their fair haven. Paul's words echoed the words of Jesus, 

"He that endureth unto the end, the same shall be saved". Matthew 24:13 

Those who flee the ship will be lost. If we desire to stand before the King of the whole earth, our only hope is to abide in the ship. We know the suffering of this present time is not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 

"Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off." Acts 27:32 

This was their last hope to save the flesh. Jesus said that those who seek to save their lives will lose them. Those who lose their lives for His sake will save them. Matthew 10:39 

"And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing. Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you." Acts 27:33-34 

Paul said it was time to eat meat. It is time for us to begin to eat the meat of the Word. The writer of Hebrews stated, 

"Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age (mature), who by reason of use, having their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Hebrews 5:14 

As we mature in the Word of God, we desire the strong meat. Our fast of the Word will be over. 

"And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat. Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat." Acts 27:35-36 

When they began to eat the meat they were all of good cheer. This truly is when we begin to cry out for the deep things of God. "The deep cryeth unto the deep." This is when we begin to partake of the bread of life and begin to rightly divide the Word of truth. 

"And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea." Acts 27:38 

When they had partaken of the True Word of God, they lightened their ship even more. They threw out the wheat; everything to sustain the flesh was gone. 

"And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship." Acts 27:39 

On the fifteenth day, the new day that comes after midnight, they discovered a certain creek. 

"And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoisted up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore." Acts 27:40 

They took up the anchors and committed themselves to the sea. They loosed the rudder band and hoisted the mainsail to the wind and made toward shore. When we come to this place where we pull all anchors out of the earth and loose our rudder and hoist our mainsail in the wind, we have surrendered our hands of praise into the wind of the Holy Spirit of God. We head for land, totally driven by the wind of the Spirit. No physical, fleshly control on our ship remains. We are driven by the wind of the Spirit up that creek which is the River of Life that flows from the throne of God. That river is the Spiritual Word of God revealed by the Holy Spirit of God. It brings life to all that it touches. 

"And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground: and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmovable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves." Acts 27:41 

They came to the place where two seas met. Seas are peoples. If we are to stand before the King of the whole earth, we will need to sail between these two seas of people. A sea has an inlet, but no outlet. Water flows into a sea, but the only way water leaves a sea is by evaporation. Only the fresh, pure water evaporates. All the mire and corruption stays in, and the sea becomes stagnant. 

These two seas of people call themselves Christians. One group refuses the Spirit. The other group receives the Spirit, but never allows Christ to have complete control of their lives. They just churn around in their denominational sea, never going anywhere, just getting more and more stagnant. They are following their precepts and doctrines of men, 

"Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." II Timothy 3:7 

Our journey will take us through the middle of these two seas. There is only one way to survive our journey through these two religious systems of confusion, compromise, and complacency. It is by raising our hands of praise unto the Father, loosing our rudder bands, and heading straight for His presence. This does not mean that our ship will be without harm. We are still between those two stagnant seas. Acts 27:41 

The front of the ship was on solid ground, but the back of the ship was torn to pieces in the midst of the two seas. Those who are going nowhere will try to hinder those who are trying to get on solid ground with God. Jesus said of the religious system, 

"Ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, you make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." Matthew 23:15 

It was not the Roman government that killed Jesus, it was the religious system. 

"And the soldiers counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose: and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land: And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land." Acts 27:42-44 

The prisoners of the Lord were told to get on solid ground the best way they could. Some could get there by their own strength. Others needed the boards of the ship. Those who remained on the ship made it, and were safe on the solid ground of God. 

The day is coming when every person who desires to stand before the God of the whole earth will need to make a decision whether they will stay in these two stagnant seas, or will remain aboard the ship that will take them to where God abides. Those who stay on the ship will be safe on the Isle of Melita. 

The word Melita means "escaping." Those who have escaped the old religious system will be safe; leaving their fair havens which is not commodious to winter, but safe in the haven of the Father. 

This was the end of Paul's second ship. When we have come to the end of the "Sixty Fold, flesh realm", we are ready to enter into the "Hundred Fold Realm" of God. 

HUNDRED FOLD REALM 

Many are desiring the "Hundred Fold Realm" but will not leave the ship, Adramyttium; the "thirty fold realm". Others will not stay on the ship of Alexandria when the seas get rough. 

"And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold." Acts 28:1-2 

Those who escaped found a people that were barbarious or of a strange tongue, who were very kind to Paul and the prisoners of the Lord. They made a fire and received Paul and the other prisoners. There will be a difference in our walk with God after we have finished our journey on the "sixty fold" ship. 

"And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 

And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 

And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. 

Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god." Acts 28:3-6 

Fire is always a time of trial and testing. When the serpent fastened himself on Paul's arm, or Paul's strength, he simply shook him off in the fire. When we come into this time, satan will have no more control or influence in our lives. 

Publius was the chief man on the Isle of Melita. The name Publius means "popular." Paul healed Publius' father. At this time our relationship with the Father will be totally healed. 

"So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed" Acts 28:9 

No failure in praying for the sick here. This will be the time when we speak, and it will be established. Job 22:28 

"Who also honored us with many honors: and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary." Acts 28:10 

At this time the Father will bestow upon His sons much honor. All our needs will be met supernaturally by the Father. 

There was another ship that Paul would sail on to take him before the throne of the King of the whole earth. It, too, was a ship of Alexandria, or "man-defender." We will still be defending Christ in our lives. This is the "hundred fold ship". There was no trouble for Paul on the rest of the trip. When we come to that place in God, nothing can touch us. 

Paul sailed to Rhegium. The word Rhegium means "broken through." A south wind blew on the ship with a wind of refreshment. Acts 28:13 

There are some troublesome seas ahead for those who will not settle for less than to stand before the King of the whole earth. But if we stay on the ship, casting off all the things that sustain the flesh, and not desiring to return to our fair havens, raising our hands unto the Lord as we loose our rudder bands, we will come to that safe place in God. 

God is going to have a people who will stand on the Sea of Glass before His throne. We can be one of those. If we are to stand in that place, we must be willing that this ship of flesh perish. When we allow this circumcision of the heart and in the Spirit to take place, the flesh will be severed from our thought processes. 

When David asked, 

"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, or who will stand in His holy place?" 

His answer was, 

"He that hath clean hands and a pure heart." Psalm 24:3-4 

These are the people who will stand on the Sea of Glass before the King of the whole earth. 

+++ All meanings of names were taken from "A Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names" written by J. B. Jackson. ____________________ 


See the Following Related Books to discover our continuing process to the mature one hundred fold realm:

Where Are You In The Kingdom

From Repentance To Our Promise land

Three Fold Salvation

The Great Household of God

The Tabernacle in the Wilderness


Questions

1. How are many truths hidden in God's Word? Introduction Page 

2. The thirty fold realm is the or realm, while the sixty fold realm is the or the realm, and the hundred fold realm is the or realm. 

3. Each of Paul's ships in his journey to Rome are symbolic of what? 

4. Paul's first ship was named "Adramytium. What are the two meanings of this name and what did this ship represent? 

5. What is the thirty-fold realm based on? 

6. Paul's second ship was a ship of Alexandria which means _____ and represents _____ the fold realm. 

7. Euroclydon, the name of a tempestuous wind, means what? Acts 27:14 

8. What is another meaning of east, besides where the sun rises? 

9. When can we begin to deal with the flesh in our lives? 

10. When we no longer fight the wind of the Spirit, what place have we come into? 

11. What do only those who finish the race receive? 

12. A complete of all that is not to God is needed in every area of our lives. 

13. What is an anchor a sign of? 

14. What do Christians desire as they mature in the Word of God? Hebrews 5:14 

15. What is the River of Life that flows from the throne of God? 

16. Was it the Roman government or the religious system who killed Jesus? 

17. What will God bestow upon those in the hundred-fold realm? 

18. What will happen when we allow circumcision of our hearts to take place?

Three Ships of Paul Answer Key 

1. How are many truths hidden in God's Word? 
In types and symbols 

2. What is one of the symbolisms in the Bible that is often misused? 
The thirty, sixty and hundred fold spoken of in Matthew 13:23 

3. The thirty fold realm is the or realm, while the sixty fold realm is the or realm, and the hundred fold realm is the or realm.
Baby, outer court; teenage, Holy Place; Adult, Holy of Holies 

4. Each of Paul's ships in his journey to Rome are symbolic of what? 
The realms in our walk with the Lord 

5. Paul's first ship was named Adramytium. What are the two meanings of this name and what did this ship represent? 
1. Ship not in the race 2. I shall abide in death Represent the thirty fold realm 

6. What is the thirty-fold realm based on? 
The works or labor of the flesh 

7. Paul's second ship was a ship of Alexandria which means _____ and represents the ______ fold realm. 
Man defender, sixty 

8. Euroclydon, the name of a tempestuous wind, means what? Acts 27:14 
Storm from the east 

9. What is another meaning of east, besides where the sun rises? 
Spiritual enlightenment 

10. When can we begin to deal with the flesh in our lives? 
Only when we begin to be enlightened by the Spirit of the Living God and He begins to pour out of Himself into our lives. 

11. When we no longer fight the wind of the Spirit, what place have we come into? 
Into a place of rest in God 

12. What do only those who finish the race receive? 
The prize or reward 

13. A complete of all that is not to God is needed in every of our lives. 
Cleansing, pleasing, area 

14. What is an anchor a sign of? 
Our security in God 

15. What do Christians desire as they mature in the Word of God? Hebrews 5:14 
Strong meat 

16. What is the River of Life that flows from the throne of God? 
It is the Spiritual Word of God revealed by the Holy Spirit of God. 

17. Was it the Roman government or the religious system who killed Jesus? 
Religious system 

18. What will God bestow upon those in the hundred-fold realm? 
Honor and needs met supernaturally 

19. God is going to have a people who will stand on the before His throne. 
Sea of glass 

20. What will happen when we allow circumcision of our hearts to take place? 
The flesh will be severed from our thought process. 


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