2013: The Best is Yet to Come
We WILL get through the year 2013. It’s not the end of the world.
According to biblestudy.org/The meaning of Numbers in the Bible the number thirteen is associated with rebellion and depravity and used fifteen times in the bible. All the names of Satan are divisible by thirteen. Nimrod, the chief rebel after the flood, was the thirteenth in the line of Ham. In their thirteenth year of servitude, the kings of the nations rebelled (Genesis 14:4). Twelve represents the government of God and thirteen represents the governments of men in rebellion against God. How is the number thirteen linked with being defiled? In Mark 7 Jesus mentions thirteen things that defile a person. He said that “‘What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed: Evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.’ ” (Mark 7:20-23, NKJV)
As the world gets darker we will see an increase in these defiling sins in the earth. I believe that 2013 is going to be a difficult year nationally and globally. People, pray like never before; “double down”.
How does the number 13 represent hating God?
In Romans 1, where the apostle Paul lists 23 things against sinful men, the thirteenth in the list is haters of God:
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness, they are whisperers, backbiters , haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:28-32, NKJV)
But yet in the midst of rising evil and social chaos (especially if the government in the US tries to confiscate guns or stops unemployment benefits, or something occurs that would cause racial tensions to escalate) we must keep hope alive in our hearts.
Beloved, God gives us hope for this year with the song “The Best is Yet to Come” – for those that know him. Click here to hear Frank Sinatra sing this song; we are to eat from the Tree of Life and not The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil especially this year! Let’s keep this song in our spirit’s when we “double down” in 2013. Lyrics from the song… “you came along (Lord) and everything started to hum. You think you have seen the sun but you haven’t seen it shine”… we will see the sunshine and the world will see us shine in 2013 (Isaiah 60). “Wait until the warm-up is underway…I am going to teach you to fly…we’ve only tasted the wine but we’re going to drink the cup dry…you think you’ve flown before but baby you ain’t left the ground….wait to you see that sunshine place ain’t nothing like it here…come the day you’re mine (Jesus)”. Yes, 2013 is going to be a great year for us!