11:11 and False Prophesy
Are you being distracted and captivated by them?
First Know God’s Signs
“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.” John 12:32
“Then some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law said to him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” He answered, “A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a sign! But none will be given it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:38-40
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1
There are deceitful signs manifesting themselves masquerading as angels of light, appearing to lead and distract people away from the Word of God. Some of these signs are appearing as numbers repeatedly on almost everything, especially the numbers 1111. 11:11, 1:11. As a person turns to glance at a clock, receipt or even the date of an important event, the same number appears in different forms and so the person wonders concerning its significance. The person is mysteriously directed to look and see the same number repeating itself time and time again. There is even a book out to give interpretation to these deceitful numbers described as “Angel Numbers”. Caution: Don’t go into these deceptive cults out of curiosity for they are deceptive nets and traps which snare those who are intrigued. Just be aware they exist and are tools to deceive many. When I stumbled across their web sites I saw the blogs of those who have been led astray by listening to these false prophets and one blogger even tells the other bloggers the numbers are appearing from God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Nothing could be further from the “Truth”!
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
God does not speak through numbers but His voice is heard and is very clear to those who know Him by His WORD (John 10:27).
There are important numbers in the Bible which give meaning to specific scriptural events; such as the number “7” refers to “perfect” or “completion”. God completed creating the heavens and the earth and saw it was “good”, so on the 7th day He rested. Satan counterfeits God’s Word to bring a person into bondage by leading them by “intrigue”. So, no wonder the enemy will use numbers and false messages to leer anyone he can away from the truth concerning Jesus Christ. Paying attention to the appearance of numbers will lead to an unfriendly obsession and addiction. For the devil comes to deceive and to rob and distract anyone he can away from the salvation of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Jesus said, if He is lifted up, He will draw all mankind to Himself. So if anything other than the Word of God is lifted up, it is a counterfeit and an impostor. Also, if anyone predicts a specific time when the end of the world will take place, know it is a lie. Jesus said, no one knows the time nor the hour when He will return. God does not put any date, time or number on the day of Judgment. Many false prophets are profiting from those who are ignorant of this with the selling of their books and tapes.
(Luke 8:12, 1 Peter 5:8, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Matthew 24:26, 2 Peter 2:3)
The Lord warns us to be as shrewd as serpents but as innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16). So He would want us not to be ignorant of the tactics of Satan, but be on alert, sober and draw even closer in our intimacy with the Lord. ( John 15:4)
How the Trap is Set and How the Lord Rescues
Here is an example how the enemy of God tries to counterfeit God’s Word:
As I was having my devotions and in prayer at the start of the “new year” the Lord assured me He was the God of “new beginnings” through reading Isaiah 43:19. At the same time, as I was investigating the phenomenon of seeing the number 1111 in different forms, I googled the 11:11 to see if there was any information concerning it. I came across the blog of a false prophet and her book of “Angel Numbers” interpretations. It just so happened that the authors who write the books about Angel Numbers say the number “1” means “new beginnings”. If I did not have the discernment of the Holy Spirit I might have been “intrigued” and read their books. For in the above scripture, the phrase; “new beginning” comes through a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, confirmed throughout scripture ( John 3:3, 2 Corinthians 5:17). These “Angel Numbers” interpretations are very similar to horoscopes. But this is how it works, and though I might have fallen for it, the Lord who watches over me is faithful to expose it, and although it would be a painful experience, indeed, I would grow in my spiritual discernment and warn other followers of Christ. Which as a result of my own encounter I am motivated to warn others as I am committed to do, right now.
The Lord Jesus Christ is forever interceding for those who are called by His Name and when a believer is restored from such a thing, he/she will repent and warn others.
(John 10: 1-18, Luke 22:32, John 17:15)
How I Discovered the Deception
I first heard about the number deception when a relative was experiencing this phenomenon. I knew He was a child of God, a born again believer in Jesus Christ, so I wondered why the appearance of the number was getting his attention. He began to believe it was a sign of something significant relating to Christ’s return, and his parents who are devout Christians began to believe it too, interpreting it as maybe a warning that the world or United States could possibly be approaching the final hour of judgment (11th hour). There are prophesies concerning the end of the age within scripture, and Jesus spoke of the signs and explained them to His disciples. So we don’t have to be warned by any numbers, the warnings are written in black and white throughout scripture. But even during the time of the early church, there were those who were so focused on Christ’s return, they neglected their relationship with Him and the purpose of their calling. (Matthew 24).
I at first discerned the repeated appearance of these numbers as a distraction from the Word of God, but then the numbers 1111 began appearing to me in different forms.
The first appearance occurred after reading a book titled How Evil Works. I suddenly became restless, and decided to put the book down and go to bed. As I approached my bedroom I glanced at my digital clock and saw displayed the time 11:11. This alarmed me, and following this first appearance of the number, I kept noticing it coinciding with certain events and dates. Even though I knew better, I began reading into it what I thought it meant. I became intrigued with the phenomenon. It soon began to make me fearful and was a distraction from my relationship with the Lord.
I was annoyed with the frequent appearances, so I inquired of the Lord in prayer concerning its origin. The very next morning I saw what appeared to be an image of two angels holding signs with indistinguishable letters arranged in a pattern sequence. The image was produced by condensation on the glass and the sign looked to be a residue of a detached label perhaps by the manufacturer. Anyway, that’s what my husband and I came up with. But the letters on the sign spelled nothing logical. Since it didn’t make any sense, I began to wonder what it could mean. I immediately received the Lord’s discernment; it had no meaning, and was appearing to lead me down a nonsensical path of distraction. God speaks through His Word (Bible) and gives guidance through the promptings of His Holy Spirit. Nowhere in the Bible does it say we are to look for numbers, messages or codes or signs to discern His voice.
(John 10:27, Psalm 119:105).
The Angel of Light
The Bible warns believers that Satan appears as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) and will do anything to distract us from the Truth about Jesus Christ. The intrigue is to make the distraction attractive as though it were a special message given to only to a select few (Hebrews 13:9 -KJV). The foul spirit behind this makes the person think they are someone special, puffing them up for a destructive fall with false spiritual information concerning an omen or personal prophesy (2 Peter 1: 20-21).
Satan fell because he believed he was equal and even greater than God (Isaiah 14:12-15) He tempted Eve with the same lie, and unfortunately, she fell for it (Genesis 3: 1-5). As a result, sin came into the world separating all mankind from our creator and Holy God
God’s Plan of Redemption
But God loved us so much He promised a Savior (Genesis 3:15) and sent His only begotten Son to take the punishment and penalty for our sins. And when He was dying for our iniquities, He forgave us by saying, “Father for give them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34). Since God is Holy and Just, He must judge sin. The penalty for sin is death and separation from God, which is darkness which is eternal condemnation. but the grace and love of God is forgiveness to everyone who places their trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. (Philippians 2: 6-11, John 3:16, Isaiah 53)
How God Speaks to Us
God does not play games or require anyone to decode any message. He has made His message clear through His Word and by sending guidance through His Holy Spirit into the heart of all believers. So clear is His message, even a child can understand it.
(Matthew 18:3, Romans 10:8-10, 1John 1:9, Galatians 1:8)
The reason I saw the angels holding an indistinguishable sign with a coded message, is because God wanted me to see what was behind the “Numbers Game.”
God’s Angels are His Messengers and Ministering Spirits
According to scripture God sends His created angelic beings as ministering spirits for a believer’s protection and to impart His Truth. When Mary was called to be the mother of Jesus, she was greeted by the angel Gabriel. When she heard God’s message she believed and her faith brought forth Jesus Christ’s conception (Luke 1: 26-38). The message was clear and delivered by God’s messenger.
Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist was visited by God’s angel and after hearing the news concerning John’s birth and calling, he did not believe, therefore, the angel made him mute until after the birth of his son. (Luke 1: 19-20).
There are many examples throughout the Bible where God sends His messenger (Angel) to help mankind in a crisis or to reveal God’s plan for a specific purpose. But the fallen angels (demons), who have followed Satan in his rebellion against God, pose as messengers with messages to lead many astray. Their message is to puff-up the person’s ego and make them believe they are chosen to receive a special message from a spiritual being or angel. But their counsel is for the person’s destruction and not for any good. They work through any media and even twist the Word of God (Scriptures).
( Hebrews 2, 1 John 4:1, 1Peter 5:8-9,2 Corinthians 2:10-11, Proverbs 16:18)
False Prophets and Angelic Impostors
Those writing books and giving interpretation of the numbers are profiting from this type of deception. Just as astrologers do with astrological signs and horoscopes ( 2 Peter 2:3).
So as far as those numbers are concerned or any other message than God’s Truth found in His infallible Word; don’t give them the time of day, walk away and know God wants you to know the Truth.
“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.
Do you believe this?”
You were Created to have a Relationship with God
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ’s death on the cross for payment of your sins, you can do so now. For He came into the world to reconcile you to God the Father, Who created you and has a wonderful purpose for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). You will not find it in any “New Age” doctrine but only through accepting Jesus as your personal Savior and receiving His Holy Spirit; Who guides you into all Truth because His Word is Truth.
Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit
God is Holy, and all who come to Him and enter His Kingdom, must be Holy. Jesus Christ has justified you before the Father by shedding His blood for the forgiveness of your sins and proving salvation and eternal life by His resurrection from the dead.
As soon as you call on Him, believing in His death and resurrection, you are saved; receiving His righteousness and His Holy Spirit, Who is sent to lead you into all TRUTH.
All you have to do is confess your need for Him because of your sins, and believe God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for you.
He is Lord of all creation and everything (John 1). And One day, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess He is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11).
Everyone and even the fallen angels will bow the knee at His Coming (Romans 14:11).
Don’t be left behind in a world alienated from a loving, merciful God. Believe and ask Jesus Christ to forgive you today and receive His promise of eternal life which He proved in His resurrection. He not only offers you eternal life but an abundant life here and now in your relationship with God the Father, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Only Way to the Truth and Eternal Life
Instead of following the false messages of numbers, horoscopes, astrology, and messages from fallen angels, receive His eternal message of Salvation. You will not find it in in any coded messages, but written explicitly just for you His Gospel- the Word of God –
Bible Scriptures – Read the Gospel according to His disciple, John, Who saw Him and has written an account of what He did on earth and Who He is as Lord of all creation.
Jesus Will Restore You
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior but fell into a deceptive trap, you are not alone, but know the Lord is ready to lift you up and out and take you into His arms today. He has not left you; He remains faithful (Deuteronomy 31:6).
Only, call on Him and Trust in His unconditional love so He can bring you into a closer relationship with Himself (1 John 1:9). Meditate on His Word and bring every thought, doubt and concern to Him, asking for His Wisdom. He will surely give it for even when we are unfaithful, He remains faithful. (Psalm 55:22, James 1: 5-8, 2 Timothy 2:13)
Please contact me if I can encourage you in your faith. I will pray for you.
Note: There is only one unforgivable sin: “Unbelief”- for how can God help anyone who does not believe in His Great Salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.
And if you have prayed seeking God’s Salvation, understand this:
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10