Get ready, because you will see numbers everywhere.
Take it seriously. God is going to speak to you using numbers!
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Many of us have been seeing numbers everywhere! We have been seeing number patterns on the clock, on our microwaves, our vehicle radios, our grocery store receipts. Some of us have been seeing numbers for years, and others have just started to notice them. Some of us have even begun to see some number patterns start to differ, changing from what we have been seeing for so long. These numbers have become so common that entire websites and blogs are devoted to number patterns and their interpretations and explanations.
Why is this? Why is this happening? I have one possible explanation, knowing God's sense of humor and His affinity for "play on words": We have been NUMBERED!
I had a revelation, recently, upon reading the book of Daniel, that much like being branded (see Ephesians 4:30), we have been numbered. Look at this definition:
"Then was the part of the hand sent from the presence of [the Most High God], and this writing was inscribed. And this is the inscription that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN—numbered, numbered, weighed, divisions." (Daniel 5:24-25 AMPC)
God Loves to Number His People
I know, it looks bad on the surface because most of us know the story. But don't worry, it is definitely a good thing to be numbered by God, because God loves to number His people!
The short version of this passage of Scripture is that Nebuchadnezzar's descendant, Belshazzar, was very bad and as a result he got a very bad judgment, written in stone, as it were, by a divinely-sent, floating hand (see Daniel 5:5). The judgment was that the days of his kingdom were numbered and ended.
Thankfully that is not us. In fact, to take it a step further, even though I may not know you, if you are reading this, you are probably NOT a Belshazzar. In fact, no one I know is a Belshazzar. I am sure you don't know any (who are Believers) either. So, no worries! You are not a Belshazzar, so you will not receive a Belshazzar judgment. That is why you are being numbered.
God wants to number us, so pay attention to those numbers. God meant what He said, too, because He said "MENE" twice. Anytime God says something twice in His Word, it means pay attention. He really wants to number us!
"And this is the inscription that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN—numbered, numbered, weighed, divisions." (Daniel 5:25 AMPC)
Have You Been Seeing NUMBERS? Then You Have Been NUMBERED!
Mene, Mene: The first thing God wants you to know is that you count because you have been counted. God has special plans and purposes for you in the earth realm. How do I know? Look here where some Scriptures say:
• We are numbered amongst the elect (Isaiah 42:1; Romans 11:6-7). (Note: elections are counted—with numbers!)
• We are numbered amongst the chosen (Deuteronomy 7:6).
• We are numbered as part of the remnant (2 Kings 19:30; Romans 11:5).
The reality is, God has numbered us. This is good news! Even the book of Numbers records census results for all twelve tribes, not just once but twice (see Numbers 1:46 and Numbers 26:51). Remember that when God speaks, we listen, but when He says it TWICE we had better pay attention. There will be no Believer left behind. We have been numbered.
Tekel: The second thing the Lord wants you to know, in addition to being numbered, is that you have been weighed in the balances and have been found not wanting. In fact, He just now dropped this into my spirit: this is ESPECIALLY true if you have been seeing duplicates, such as 10:10, 11:11, 12:12 and so forth. This means that you are balanced; you are right on track, doing exactly what He wants you to do!
There are some who still require minor adjustments, but at this point in our walks they are just that—MINOR. The scales do not tip much in either direction. We are exactly the way He designed us, for His purposes and for good.
We are right where He wants us, trained up and ready to perform, balanced and in optimum form, as He performs His word both for us and through us. So relax and enjoy the ride!
Upharsin (Peres): Divisions. God is the God of multiplication. Since the Lord has numbered us, there will be no more loss and no more division. There will be unity where before there was separation. There will be no more "cliques" from which we are excluded, and loneliness will be a thing of the past. The Lord says He is adding to us and taking nothing away from us.
I feel strongly that there are many who have been stripped down to nothing, pruned to the very core; but now, God, the great multiplier, is taking what little they have left and multiplying it back to them over and over again. Just as Jesus took the mud and spat in it, forming new material for eyes (see John 9:6), I see the Lord taking something simple in the lives of many, mixing it with something new and different, and coming up with manifold, revelatory results. The NEW is here!
No Weapon Formed Against You Will Prosper
There is absolutely NO WEAPON that will manage to disengage us from our God, no matter what it looks like, no matter what lies the enemy spouts, because, just like Isaiah 54:17 says, the Lord is reproducing the ideal servant of the Lord in us, multiplying the army of God. The Lord is imparting His righteousness and His vindication into us, multiplying our efforts and taking down enemy fortresses, even behind enemy lines! We have been numbered in the army of God. This is the heritage of the saints.
"But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord." (Isaiah 54:17 AMPC).
Be blessed as you watch the Lord's new numbers pattern for you!
Edie Bayer is co-founder of Kingdom Promoters along with her husband Darryl Bayer. Edie Bayer ministers as a prophetic preacher and is an author, a speaker, and traveling minister. Edie's primary call is to promote others that are ministering in the Kingdom of God, creating unity instead of a spirit of competition. Edie believes that we are to "complete and not compete!" Edie works diligently to create public and private events and invite other ministers to speak at them, helping to promote them and gain public exposure both for them and their ministries. Edie and Darryl reside on a small homestead north of the Houston area. They raise chickens, ducks, rabbits, and have two cats. Edie has two children and three grandchildren.