Friday, January 4, 2013


The number 13 has been unlucky for centuries. Some historians peg the superstition to the 13 people who attended the Last Supper (neither Jesus nor Judas came out of that one O.K.), in the States most tall building do not have the 13th floor, ancient Babylon's Code of Hammurabi omits the number 13 in its list of laws, so the superstition dates back to at least 1700BC. 
Biblical interpretations of numbers suggest the number 13 not to be a good one. To write 13 in Hebrew you write two words (yod-gimel).These signify the hand (outworking) of pride. The number 13 speaks of rebellion and depravity. The first occurrence of the number 13 is found in Genesis 14:4, that signifies a time of rebellion:
“Twelve year they had served Chedorlaomer,but in the thirteen year they rebelled”
There were 13 tribes of Israel, including Levi, after Joseph received the double portion with two tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh. And when the tribes were given their inheritance in Canaan, there were 13 inheritances as well. But Levi received no inheritance and Manasseh received a double portion, one on each side of the Jordan. These show the rebellious heart of Israel after the flesh.
In Mark 7:21-23, Jesus lists 13 sins that proceed out of the heart of a carnal man.The word ‘dragon’ appears 13 times in book of Revelation.In Joseph’s dream, there were 13 elements mentioned; the sun, moon and the eleven stars (Gen 37:9).He told the dream to his father and brothers, and Jacob said to him ,”What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother  and I and your brothers indeed bow down to the earth before you?” Because of this dream, Joseph’s brothers envied him.
Although the number 13 has so much myth surrounding it, Bible says in Job 22:28 : 28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Begin declaring what you what to see happen in your life this year. Proverbs 23:18: “For surely there is a future hope; and your expectation shall not be cut off.”