The number 11:11 has and continues to gain superstitious significance in the world but not in the Bible. Using numerical sequences as a means of divine communication has been widely accepted by believers from early times. New age views believe 11 indicates an angel number; however, the Bible does not provide any credibility to these claims. The Bible makes no mention of the number 11:11.
Find out what you need to know about the number 11:11 and numerology according to Scripture to find out what God says on the matter.
What is Numerology?
Numerology has been practiced widely in the Americas, Africa, and Asia for thousands of years. It promises to be able to accurately anticipate information on one’s traits and future or to display patterns and codes you would not otherwise comprehend. This gives it an allure even in modern culture. Christians have supposedly found numerology in the Bible and are being used for self-prediction and Bible code-breaking.
Numerology, put simply, is the investigation of numerical patterns in one’s life, and many use it to learn more about the world and about specific people. Often, it’s described as the language of the gods because of its widespread acceptance. The practices fall in line with astrology as the two are quite similar but use different methods to gain insight and information about the unknowable.
Next, numerology is based on the theory that numbers are the universe’s fundamental building blocks. It’s based on the theory that everything in the universe can be reduced to its most fundamental building blocks—numbers.
Many believe that by delving into the numerology of things like a person’s life path number, expression number, and heart’s desire number, they can gain insight into their purpose in life and personality traits.
What does the number 11 mean in numerology?
In Numerology, only three double-digit numbers called “Master Numbers” have any significance at all. If your Numerology includes one or more of these numbers, it’s said you can expect to face significant adversity on your path to achieving your full potential. The number 11 is considered a Master Number alongside 22 and 33, and its the number of spiritual enlightenment and a loyal friend to humanity.
The message of the number 11 is to listen to one’s inner wisdom, which may appear multiple times throughout their life. Numerology suggests people pay attention to their subconscious, especially in connection with this number, as it carries great significance. The number 11:11 also poses significance in this line of thinking. However, seeing the number casually does not guarantee importance unless it often repeats in a person’s life.
Additionally, the number 11 represents heightened psychic or spiritual intuition. Double 11, or 11:11, acts as a potent symbol. From a New Age point of view, the number eleven is interpreted as an “angel number,” and the occurrence of 11:11 suggests angels are nearby. Because of these connections, some people consider 11:11 to be a lucky or mystically significant and even wait to make a wish until that precise moment.
What does the number 11 mean in the Bible?
Some will try to find hidden meanings in the Bible based on 11:11 chapters and verses in various books, but it is important to keep in mind that there were no chapters and verses when the Bible was written. Some look to Bible verses that match the 11:11 pattern for interpretation. Genesis 11:11, Exodus 11:11, Matthew 11:11, Mark 11:11, etc., may all be interpreted differently by those who believe in numerology. However, the number 11:11 has no religious, spiritual, or divine significance according to the Bible or Christianity.
God not only does not endorse these methodologies but speaks against the practices of using numbers and other forms of divination. Deuteronomy 18:9-12 says, “When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.”
God does not hold to a custom of burying messages in hidden places in a code in the Bible or anywhere else. Numbers are a tool God can use but are not significant in telling the future or learning more about our mystical selves. Instead, we should focus on learning about God and His will and ways.
Do numbers have meanings in the Bible?
The study of biblical numbers is called “Biblical numerology refers to the study of biblical numbers, where patterns are often found. Seven and forty are two of the most recurring figures in the Bible. Numeral patterns or spiritual lessons can be found throughout the Bible. While biblical numerology attempts to find hidden significance in each and every number in the Bible, many people give it too much weight and ignore the rest.
Many people continue to question whether numbers have any meaning at all, biblically speaking. In the Bible, numbers are often just numbers. Finding hidden meanings, messages, or codes in the Bible does not come from God or His commandments. The Bible’s use of numbers focuses on literal amounts and are not prone to symbolism, although some numbers are such as in Matthew 18: 21-22.
“Then Peter came up and said to Him, “Lord, how many times shall my brother sin against me, and I still forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy-seven times.”
Many scholars over the centuries have employed numerology to decipher hidden messages and patterns throughout the Bible. But it’s simply an attempt to decipher God’s message through numbers by exploring their symbolic significance. But nowhere are we instructed to search for numerical systems or told what those systems represent.
The truth is that the Bible may be used to support any numerological theory. Because of its size, the Bible lends itself well to numerical analysis, which is likely to yield interesting patterns. This is inevitable with any lengthy publication. You can see patterns in almost everything if you look closely enough or play about with the numbers sufficiently, but this leads to conspiracy theories, not gospel.
Finally, some Christians mistakenly use numerology as they believe it demonstrates the divine nature of God’s Word; however, this is not the case. Remember that you should rely on God rather than numerology when you encounter people trying to persuade you otherwise. There is no point in trying to figure out your future using cryptic Bible verses or numerology. God has nothing to conceal and has big plans for your life.
Examples of numbers having meaning in the Bible
While numerology does not apply to the Bible, some numbers do have significance. For example, according to biblical numerology, the number 7 is associated with finality and perfection (Genesis 7:2-4; Revelation 1:20). Since God is the only fully perfect and entire being, this number is often referred to as “God’s number” (Revelation 4:5; 5:1, 5-6). The Trinity consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and the number three is often seen as a symbol of the perfection of the divine.
Forty, in the Bible, often translates to a trial or probationary period. The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deuteronomy 8:2–5); Moses spent 40 days on the mountain (Exodus 24:18); Jonah and Nineveh’s story also takes place over the course of 40 days (Jonah 3:4); Jesus was tempted for 40 days (Matthew 4:2), and Jesus’ resurrection and ascension occurred 40 days after his death (Acts 1:3). Even Lent takes forty days as it mimics the fast Jesus took in Matthew chapter four.
Another common number found to have symbology refers to 666, or the mark of the beast. Revelation 13:15-18 states, “And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause all who do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. And he causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, and he decrees that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.”
The identity of the beast is hinted at by the number 666 and is often associated with the mark of the beast. However, the mark of the beast and the number 666 seem to be two separate things. The ability to buy and sell requires receiving the mark of the beast. Somehow, 666 has come to be known as “his” number, and it is therefore associated with the beast/Antichrist.
Should Christians be involved in things of the occult?
Clearly, God uses numbers and inspires the use of specific numbers for symbolic reasons: however, we must be cautious about putting too much stock in numerology. An unhealthy fixation on numbers can and has led to occult practices. Numbers may indicate patterns and other structures but should not be used in conjunction with fortune-telling or divination. While numbers like 7 and 40 have unique meanings in the Bible, but it does not imply you should read too much into every number.
Contrary to popular belief, the so-called spirit guides of mysticism are not guardians or benevolent angels. Whenever they appear, they are really just devils in human form, out to seduce us to do evil. The Bible forbids anybody from having any kind of communication with demons (Leviticus 20:27).
Seeing the same number more than once does not signify that an angel or a demon is trying to gain our attention. This suggests that we have internalized the significance of the number and can recall it with ease. Our minds tend to instinctively see what is familiar to us, like when you buy a new car and start seeing the same make and model car everywhere.
Within the written text of Scripture, there are no references to the number 1,111 or even two elevens in the same verse. Furthermore, no biblical prophecies call attention to these numbers. Angels are messengers of God and only deliver the messages given by Him, meaning they do not give numbers that are difficult to decipher but actual messages in words.
Numerology directly goes against God’s word, making it of the world and the devil. The purpose is to find a heightened spiritual state or intuition while the Bible tells us to follow God. However, God speaks plainly through words to help us understand His ways and will.
Biblical numerology is an attempt to decipher God’s message through numbers. The Bible lends itself well to numerical analysis, and such analysis is likely to yield some interesting patterns. An unhealthy fixation on numbers can lead to occult practices like numerology, which is useless or even harmful as it can lead you away from God and to the ways of the world.