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’ 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) that 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).
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 scripture is that Nebudchadnezzar’s son, Belshazzar, was very bad, and he got a very bad judgment, written in stone, as it were, by a divinely sent floating hand (see Daniel 5:5). The judgement was that the days of his kingdom were numbered and ended.
But God! 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, either. So, no worries! You are not a Belshazzar, so you will not receive a Belshazzar judgement. 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 was 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! You count because you have been counted! God has special plans and purposes for you in the earth realm! Look here:
- We are numbered amongst the ELECT (Isaiah 42:1)
(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);
- We are numbered among the 144,000 (Revelation 14:3);
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 Lord has weighed and measured you and you have been found NOT wanting!
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, 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 unto 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!
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, 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 for the Lord’s new numbers patterns for you!