Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Bible Prophecy, The Number 11, & The End Times
So did you hear that the rapture is supposed to take place on May 21, 2011? There's a group of people predicting “The end of the world" on this day. On top of that, there is an earthquake prediction for Rome today, from a self proclaimed seismologist (Raffaele Bendandi) who has been dead for 30 years! Ok, maybe I'm making light of some of these things, but apparently Rome is not, and thus many people are taking off on this particular day, including the closing of some schools.
Now saints, once again, the word of God says; "However, no one knows the day or the hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows" (Matthew 24:36 NLT). But as I have said many times before, the word says we should know the season.
I enjoy deep biblical studies on prophecy and the end times. And the Lord has revealed many revelations to me through his Holy Spirit. This is something I know is not prominent in the churches today. In fact, most churches are not prepping the people for the return of the Lord. They’re too wrapped up in head count, church functions, building funds, offering plates and “Not Offending” the people. Therefore many Christians today are like the five foolish virgins mentioned in Matthew 25:1-13; not having enough oil in their lamps.
In my personal research of the scriptures (modern and Hebraic) and through my upbringing, I have learned that YHWH-God is a great mathematician. If you pay close attention to the bible, you wil find that numbers are very important to him and are completed in everything he does.
In my studies, I have found that the number 11 means; Judgment/Disorder. If ten is the number which marks the perfection of Divine order, then eleven is an addition to it, subversive of and undoing that order. If twelve is the number which marks the perfection of Divine government, then eleven falls short of it. So that whether we regard it as being 10 + 1, or 12 - 1, it is the number which marks, disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.
Apparently, some of the worst disasters, manmade and natural have happened revolving around the number 11. I’ll list a few that have happened just in the last decade.
The World Trade Center attack was on September 11, 2001
Record European heat wave caused temperatures to reach 112°F on August 11, 2003The train bombing in Madrid, Spain was on March 11, 2004Bomb strikes several commuter trains in Mumbai, India on July 11, 2006Outbreak of the H1N1, is deemed a global pandemic on June 11, 2009Flooding and mudslides in Rio de Janeiro kill over 800 on January 11, 2011A 9.1 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hits Japan, killing over 14,000 and leaving 11,000 missing on March 11, 2011
Even in systems such as Astrology and basic Numerology, eleven is considered to be a master number that represents sin, transgression and peril.
On January 1, 2011, I went before the Lord (as I do every New Year) and asked him to show me in the scripture what would take place this year. The Lord gave me Jeremiah 11. In this scripture, judgment is brought upon Judah and Jerusalem for breaking God’s covenant. God promises that disasters will be brought upon the people, and their idols would not be able to save them. Only a week or so later, my mother (Annette Bridges) had an open vision of two kinds of whirlwinds. The Lord spoke to her and said that one represented tornados and the other represented hurricanes. He then proceeded with telling her that 2011 will be one of the worst years on record for every kind of disaster.
So far, five months into 2011, several records for natural disasters have been broken; from earthquakes to flooding. From tornados and snow storms, to massive animal dye-offs. Even things like the national debt and gas prices have reached all-time highs. And let’s not forget about the continuous unrest and historic rioting taking place all over the Middle East. Paul stated in 2 Timothy 3:1 that; "In the last days, perilous times will come". Well saints, We Are Here! The birth pangs are increasing and becoming more intense all around us. We must keep our robes washed and our sins under the blood. It is extremely important that we allow ourselves to be used as vessels of the Lord, in spreading the Gospel to the lost. Unfortunately, we live in the age of the Church of Laodicea, mentioned in Revelation 3:14-22; an age where Christians are blinded by religious routines and doctrines, instead of living and leading a life of forgiveness, deliverance, healing and discipleship. Therefore, many Christians will either go to hell or miss out on the rapture for simply doing nothing.
In Matthew 25:24-30 (NLT), Jesus stated; Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said; “Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back. But the master replied; “You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.” Then he ordered, “Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Saints, in this final hour before Christ calls his bride home, let’s make sure we are sold-out for Lord and truly following the example Jesus displayed for us. Jesus came down from heaven and led a humble life. He taught, he served, he forgave, and he helped. He healed, he believed, he endured and he LOVED. The greatest words you can ever here is; “Well done thy good and faithful servant…” Make sure you’re on that list. I pray this fed your spirit.