Bible Prophecy in the News
The Meaning of the Number: 11
November 01 – Given a Last Minute Chance to Live – Dostoevsky Sentenced to Death
November 02 – In the Last Days Difficult Times Will Come
November 03 – 1862 US Coin – In God We Trust – When a Nation Turns its Back on God
November 04 – Who Will Stand For You? – Lay Not This Sin to Their Charge
November 23 – A Martyrs Crown – Tying a Hangman's Knot Richard Noose– Rev 14:11
November 06 – The Settled Word
November 07 – Then I Heard a Voice From Heaven Say …Revelation 14:13
November 08 – The Return of the Nephilim
November 09 – The First Recorded Words of Jesus
November 10 – Joy Without Sorrow
November 11 – Who Then is a Faithful Steward?
November 12 – On Demons
November 13 – In the Last Days
November 14 – Promises in the Bible
November 15 – Eternal Pleasures at His Right Hand – PS 16:11
November 16 – Many False Christ’s
November 17 – A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine
November 18 – To Ask For Mercy
November 19 – Nothing Shall Separate us From the Love of God
November 20 – As Far as the East is to the West
November 21 – God Spoke These Things in Existence
SAGITTARIUS (The Archer). The Two-Natured Conqueror going forth “Conquering and to conquer.”
Nov. 22–Dec. 21
1. LYRA (The Harp). Praise prepared for the Conqueror.
2. ARA (The Altar). Consuming fire prepared for His enemies.
3. DRACO (The Dragon). The Old Serpent— Devil, cast down from heaven.
November 22 – Lost Opportunities – A Conversation With a Young President
November 28 – Do Not Be Overcharged With Surfeiting, and Drunkenness
November 24 – Thankfulness – There are 138 Scriptures that deal with Thankfulness
November 25 – What Does it Mean to be Saved by Grace?
November 26 – The Nature of Evil – Incremental Evil
November 27 – In the Latter Times Many Shall Depart From the Faith
November 08 – The Return of the NephilimSurfeiting, and Drunkeness
November 29 – Thy Merchants Were the Great Men of the Earth
November 30 – No Man Knows the Day or the Hour
The Meaning of the Number: 11
The number 11 is the number of disorder: 10 + 1 or 12 - 1; also disorganization, lack of fulfillment, imperfection.
When Judas died there were only 11 Apostles - their number was incomplete; to complete the order of 12, a 12th Apostles was chosen by lot (Acts 1:15-26).
At Kadesh-Barnea the Children of Israel traveled eleven days from Mt. Sinai. In one more day they could have been in the Holy Land but their faith failed them (Deuteronomy 1:2).
The last 2 Kings of Judah each reigned 11 years before the Babylonian conquest of Judah: Jehoiakim (Kings 23:36; 24:1; 2 Chronicles 36:5-6) and Zedekiah (2 Chronicles 36:11; Jeremiah 52:1)
The parable about the workers coming to work in the 11th hour is in contrast to what we believe to be right in order and arrangement (Matthew 20:6,9). Disorder arose when the earlier workers found out the 11th hour workers got paid just as much as those who had worked all day.
The journey of the Israelites through the wilderness should have taken only 11 days (Deuteronomy 1:2). It turned into a 40 years journey because of disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.
Joseph spent eleven years in Potiphar’s household where disorder caused by Potiphar’s wife resulted in Joseph going to prison.
"And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles."
“It is not you that sent me hither, but God.” – (Joseph to his brothers) Gen 45:8
The renowned Russian writer Dostoyevsky was sentenced to death as a young man. At the last minute, just before he was to be hanged, he was told that his sentence had been commuted to ten years in prison.
Later he wrote that when he looked down on the crowd around the gallows, he saw in their eyes something he had never seen before… he saw them all as oppressed sufferers, groping in the darkness, needing forgiveness. Everything in life seemed to him insignificant except love.
Released from prison, Dostoyevsky wrote great books in which he describes life as seen through the prism of that moment. He has words of understanding, love for the worst, even for the drunkards, prostitutes and a murderers. In one book he describes a fancied encounter between Jesus and an inquisitor guilty of the blood of thousands of innocents, in which the prelate speaks to Christ with scorn. Jesus, understanding the forces that cause a man to be wicked, kisses him. He looked with pity on a man who had beautiful hands capable of caressing, but used instead for torturing, who had beautiful eyes, but used them instead to express anger, who had a beautiful voice but used it for threats and insults.
Jesus loved the inquisitor. And Jesus loves you and me.
In this verse (Genesis 45:8), Joseph see’s the bigger picture on why he was sold into slavery, put in prison, and separated from his family. In tough and difficult times, we must always consider to add God’s perspective to what is happening to us.
If you are in a situation that seems hopeless today, look at your situation again through Dostoyevsky’s lens. Think things through an Eternal lens. You may get a glimpse of your situation from God’s perspective that will carry you to a new height.
“The world wishes to involve you in its race towards destruction… be dead to it.”
– Richard Wurmbrand – spent 14 years in communist prisons
8 Bible Paradoxes To Think About
1: To conquer we must surrender. (Matt 3:39, 1 Cor 15:37)
2: To live, we must die. (John 12:23,25)
3: To save our life, we must lose it. (Matt 10:39, Luke 17:33)
4: To get, we must give. (Proverbs 11:23, 25)
5: To reign, we must serve. (Luke 12:42-44)
6: To be wise, we must become fools. (1 Cor 3:18)
7: To be exalted, we must become humble. (Matt 18:4, Matt 23:12)
8: To be first, we must be last. (Mark 20:26)
“Every day we step on chords that vibrate throughout eternity.” – Charles Finney
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“And said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” – Stephen, moments before he was stoned to death. – Acts 7:56
In this verse (Acts 7:56) we get our first glimpse of the resurrected Christ as He stands to receive Stephen, the first martyr of the New Testament. What a sight Steven was fortunate to behold, the resurrected Son of Man, standing at the right hand of the God. Stephen’s reaction in verse 60 is, “He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.”
At different times in your life you may have been asked to stand for someone as a best man, God parent, or you may have even been asked to attest to someone’s character. It is often a place in which we feel honored to be called upon to testify for the person to whom we stand up for, believing in what we are called to confirm.
I hope that God gives us the opportunity to stand for those who have touched our lives when they step forward to receive a reward for their works while here on this Earth.
In 2 Corinthians 5:10 we are told that “We must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.”
In 1 Corinthians 3:13, we see that “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.”
Those are 2 verses can be very comforting or very frightening. I often wonder who will stand with me on that day to testify that my time living on this earth made a difference in the life of someone. The Bible tells me that Jesus will stand for me on that day. That’s all that really matters. What an awesome thought to behold Christ standing on my behalf! Christ, not only standing for our Salvation, but also revealing His work in our lives during the span of years of birth-life-death.
I hope that others will be there . . . standing up to share in the joy that is set before us, declaring the difference that we had made in their life. Maybe it will be the neighbor you prayed for who got saved, the woman you gave your tithe to feed her kids, or the orphan you helped sponsor in a third world country. It might even be someone that you would have never suspected who will give his testimony for your life.
I think it will be a joyful thing to stand for someone when their name is called and tell your story about how they blessed your life. Several people come to my mind that I would like to stand for on their day of redemption. I can think of a few that made such an impact on my life and have no idea how they touched me. . . but it went in, deep into my being and made a difference. I hope that I will be allowed to stand for each one of them to share in the joy of the blessing that awaits them for touching my life.
Who will stand for you? Perhaps it will be the very next person you meet that is need.
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“I think God was looking for a little man, little enough so that He could show Himself strong through him. A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”
– Hudson Taylor, explaining his success.
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“I waited and watched fifteen long years to get my chance with one man. Never a day passed for all those fifteen years that I did not speak to God about that man. At last my chance came, and it was my privilege to lead him to Christ. He afterwards became a preacher of the Gospel, and is now in heaven. . . . When you undertake to bring a man to Christ, never give up.”
– Dr. R. A. Torrey
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How Can I Be Saved?
You’ve probably seen John 3:16 posted somewhere on a sign, written on a freeway overpass, at a concert, at a sporting event, or even read to you as a little child. This verse is a simple one. There are 20 monosyllables (single words) in the verse. The Gospel is meant to be simple for everyone!
Be sure of your Salvation. Right now, and pray this simple prayer with a sincere heart...
“Lord, forgive me for my sins. I confess that I am a sinner. Come into my heart and make me the person you created me to be. I receive your gift of pardon through Jesus dying for me on the cross to save me. – Amen”
It was once determined in a court of law that a pardon is only a pardon when it is accepted. There is a true story about a man that refused his pardon. A judge ruled that a pardon is only a pardon when it is accepted. When you prayed that prayer and accepted God’s pardon for your sins, you became a new creation in Christ.
The Bible teaches that you are saved by faith through Jesus. Grow in the Grace that was just given to you, seek God in His word (The Bible) and go out tell somebody!