Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Accordion Of The Number Eleven?

I was just reading through the book of Luke and came across this, Luke 21: verses 10 and 11. It dawned on me that NY was hit on september 11, Haiti was hit on January 11 and Japan was hit on March 11. Are these catastrophes biblical revelations. This are lessons we need to learn that the date 11th is a significant date that needs to be looked at with a third eye. Bakoma Nanje.

The number eleven comes from Old English word endleofan meaning one left. In soccer there are eleven players because in England where soccer started, there used to be only 10 pupils in each class and each class plus the teacher played against the other class and their teacher. Again reiterating the notion of one left. What is then left? Let us go through the Bible to see the importance and implication of that number.

Jacob had 11 sons and his family was dysfunctional and disorganized. Here is a man who valued his life more than that of his family. He was to meet his supposed enemy; Esau, so he sent his family to go ahead first fearing for his own life. Thus the number eleven here depicts disorder. Would you say our world is now in order or disorder?

Joseph at 17 (the same age he was sold Gen 37:2, 36) had a dream, where eleven stars made obeisance to him. The eleven stars here represent his brothers. At the age of 30, he is brought before Pharaoh (Gen 41:46) to be his deputy. Since he was sold at age 17 and was made deputy at age 30, it means that he had spent all together 11 years excluding the 2 years he spent in the dungeon serving his false rape conviction (Gen 41:2). Those 11 years in Pharaoh’s house were years of trial. Thus the number eleven is a number of trials. Is the world going through trials with earthquakes and Tsunamis?

There were to be eleven curtains which would make an over spill in the Tabernacle (Ex 26:7-8; 36:14-15). Should we be surprised when water and blood are spilling every 11 of the month?

In numbers 29:20, there were to be 11 bullocks. It should be noted that there was a decrease in a number of bullocks sacrificed. Thus, the 11 there may signify a fall or depreciation. This correlates with the Second Law of Thermodynamics precisely the Law of Entropy generally known as the Law of Disorder. Our world is in a downward spiral.

In Deuteronomy 1:2, it is written “There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.”Robert Jamieson et al commented thus:

To show that the great number of years spent in travelling from Horeb to the plain of Moab was not owing to the length of the way, but to a very different cause; namely, banishment for their apostasy and frequent rebellions. ( Jamieson, Fausset and Brown.1871).

This world has gone astray and keeps rebelling before God. As such God is banishing mankind because of his rebellion. Thus the number eleven here stands for banishment .

In Joshua 15:51, 11 cities and their villages but there is one-Ephrath called Bethlehem (Gen 35:19) conspicuously absent. That is where the Savior will be born. The number eleven here shows discord. It shows the lack of the essential though minute. Humanity has always neglected the most important priority: belief in Jesus that gives life and life in abundance.

In Judges 16:5, we see that Delilah is bribed with eleven hundred pieces of silver which is a great bribe and the price they attach in Samson’s capture. This current generation attaches a great price in the destruction of truth. You must remember that the universe was in sync with man until man rebelled against God. Theretofore, the lion became man’s enemy and hitherto natural occurrences do show their domination too. Jesus is the way the truth and the life and there cannot be any life without Him.

The number eleven in Judges 17:2-3 shows a departed treasure. Even if you were deaf and blind you will know that life is departing from humanity these days. The rulers of North Africa-Ben Ali, Mubarak and Gadhafi can tell you how much treasure they are losing these days. The world labors to redeem something from Japan from the disaster caused on the 11 of March. Remember that the incident in Judges happened when there was no judge.

2 Kings 23:36; 2 Chronicles 36:5; Jeremiah 52:1 and 2 Kings 24:18; 2 chronicles 36:11, say Jehoiakim and Zedekiah reigned for eleven years each. Those eleven years were years of total ungodliness garnished with hedonism just like nowadays. The number eleven here signifies hedonistic ungodliness. Do you now see why things that do not reflect the image of God seem to happen more on the eleven?

The synoptic gospels tell us there were 12 disciples but by the end, they were eleven. Judas is the epitome of betrayal. Can you tell me the world is trustworthy today? Do the events happening now make you trust the future? Wall Street knows better and South East Asia knows best.

Therefore, my friends, the spiritual implication is that there is danger ahead except if humanity changes its ways. We are in our last days, and the Bible has already predicted it in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13. Jesus did not leave us ignorant of the end times; He said there will be false prophets, wars, famine, earthquakes, tribulations, and widespread evangelization. Do we have false prophets today? Are countries and tribes fighting against each other? If not of Obama’s economic miracle, Americans would have been begging for food from North Korea and Ethiopia now. Didn’t an earthquake just turned the world upside down in Japan? People have upgraded in godlessness and apostasy these days. The European Union is getting bigger and stronger. Russia is rearming herself. Knowledge is increasing and even making many stupid that they are ever learning but never coming to the truth. Technology has improved to facilitate the mark of the beast, and the possibility of a world government is shaping up. The sum total of all of these is an alarming bell that the world is coming to an end. The bells are ringing, but are you hearing? It does not matter when and how you die but if you will be ready to meet your Maker and give account of your time on earth when you die.

Until then, prepare to meet your Maker.

Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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