And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make. The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.
Eleven! What a number in scripture. It adds to the perfection of Divine order seen in the number 10, and it is just shy of God's perfect government seen in the number twelve. In short, it represents chaos, confusion of God's ways, and the confusion caused by sin. It adds to what God has done or subtracts from what He wishes in right government.
When Joseph was sold into Egypt leaving only 11 sons at home, Israel descended into great anguish until Joseph was revealed to be alive. His entire family became disorganized, hurt, and confused over the sin that sold a brother into slavery. While the nation of Israel was at Mt. Horeb, they enjoyed the presence of God. After an eleven day journey as recorded in Deuteronomy 1:2, the wheels fell off at the rebellion of Kadesh Barnea. They were left to wander in the wilderness for forty years. Two of Judah's wicked kings ruled for eleven years, Jehoiakim and Zedekiah. It was in the 11th year of the reign of Zedekiah that Jerusalem was lost to the Babylonians and the temple was destroyed. What was worse for Israel than the loss of that temple? Maybe losing sight of the Son of God who was 3 x 11 at His crucifixion and resurrection. Whose death was prophesied in the Psalm 2 x 11 or Psalm 22. Christ the second person of the Trinity associated with the confusion caused by sin in this world. Thank God! He has overcome the world. Also, let's not forget the confusion caused by sin when Judas Iscariot betrayed his Master leaving only eleven of the original apostles.
So why all the talk about eleven? It has to do with the significant date 11-11-11. On this date according to a JPost article, the UNSC may vote on a Palestinian State. Talk about confusion caused by sin. An organization that has left Christ out voting to cast His blood relatives from their God given home land--that is confusion. It is also a part of prophecy. It may signal that the eleventh hour of humanity is well under way!
What a fateful decision. This is a significant date too. It was the Balfour Declaration that led to the eventual fulfillment of the prophecy of the reestablishment of the nation of Israel. Chaim Weismann's assistance in the creation of Chordite had greatly helped the British and the Allies in winning WWI. Lord Balfour issued his famous decree as a result of this achievement making a way for the growing Zionist movement to reclaim the Promised Land. It also shortened the war and on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour of 1918 the war ended. Most see WWI as the tipping of the end time hourglass. Here again on 11-11-11 we will see what could be the tipping point to the world's collision course with the holiness of Almighty God!
If you are unprepared for the coming darkness caused by the confusion of sin--there is a neat pattern of eleven to address it. One of the sections of coverings for the tabernacle was a section that was made from 11 panels of goat's hair. Why eleven? Notice the placement--five over six. Five is the number of grace and six, of course, represents man. God in His infinite grace has covered man. Man brought sin and confusion--God covered it by the grace of Christ at the cross. Are you covered by the grace of God offered to you through the blood of Jesus Christ? If not, ask today as He is truly Soon2Come!
And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
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