So upon doing school work on my computer I happened to glance down at the time. There it was… the epiphany that struck me 4 minutes before I started writing this post. 12-13-14 or better known as December 13, 2014. Besides remembering that today is one of my siblings’ birthday ( Happy Birthday Sis!), I completely forgot about the symbolism of this day.
Let me share some facts with you all. Ever since 2006 I have been observing the chronological order of numbers in dates per year. I started at 04/05/06 (April 5, 2006) then 05/06/07 (May 6, 2007) and so on. Today, December 13, 2014 is the last date we will have a chronological order for quite some time. If you think about it, the next time that we can do this type of order will be in 3003! (If you find out some earlier date please let me know.)
I am not trying to sound like some numerological psychopath I just believe that God has meanings in numbers. As stated in Ecclesiastes 3, “there is a time and season for everything. ”
Below I have listed the meanings of the numbers twelve, thirteen, and fourteen as explained on The Bible Study Site.
Twelve can be found in 187 places in God’s word. Revelation alone has 22 occurrences of the number. The meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number, is that it symbolizes God’s power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation. It can also symbolize completeness or the nation of Israel as a whole. For example, Jacob (Israel) had twelve sons, each of which represented a tribe begun by a prince, for 12 princes total. Ishmael, who was born to Abraham through Hagar, also had twelve princes.
The number 13 is symbolic of rebellion and lawlessness. Nimrod, the mighty hunter who was ‘before the Lord’ (meaning he tried to take the place of God – Genesis 10:9), was the 13th in Ham’s line (Ham was one of Noah’s three sons who survived the flood). Thirteen represents all the governments created by men, and inspired by Satan, in outright rebellion against the Eternal.
Being a multiple of 7, 14 partakes of its importance and, being double that number, implies a double measure of spiritual perfection. The number two with which it is combined (2×7) may, however, bring its own significance into its meaning, as it does in Matthew 1, where the genealogy of Jesus Christ is divided up and given in sets of 14 (2×7) generations, two being associated with incarnation.
As we can see these numbers symbolize a lot that has happened in our country and our world. We must be careful to pray and use our time wisely.
This post is dedicated to those who spoke out and marched today for justice in New York. #BLACKLIVESMATTER