“I was deep in thought and prayer, and I was thinking about the coming tribulation and everything that is going on in the world. I was thinking about what this year would bring, when all of a sudden I saw the year just as if it had been in lights. <2013> So I decided to do a search on what the number 13 means. Boy I did not think it would be a long search or yield much information, but I found much info. It’s one of those things, that make you go HMM! Should we pay attention to this number or this year? I don’t know. But it does carry a lot of symbolism. I’ll show you what I found and you can decide.
Biblically the number 13 is said to be a great blessing and promise.
The number 13 brings the test, the suffering, and the death. It symbolizes death to the matter or to oneself and the birth to the spirit.
For the Cabalist, it means the snake, the dragon, Satan and the murderer.
The number 13 is the number of new life.
The number 13 has the season in which God brings to pass his promise regardless of what man has tried to produce on his own.
The number 13 promise is always presented in the presence of unfavorable circumstances though in time the circumstance will give way to the birth of promise.
Judas who betrayed Jesus was the 13th disciple.
The 13th chapter of Revelation is reserved to the Antichrist and the beast.
Some say it is also the day Christ died on the cross.
The apparitions of the Virgin of Fátima in 1917 were claimed to occur on the 13th day of six consecutive months.
In Judaism, 13 signifies the age at which a boy or girl matures and becomes a Bar Mitzvah, i.e., a full member of the Jewish faith (is qualified to be counted as a member of Minyan
13 turns make a traditional hangman’s noose. Anything less would not snap a neck and might strangle a person inhumanely
Colgate University also considers 13 to be a lucky number. They were founded in 1819 by 13 men with 13 dollars, 13 prayers and 13 articles. (To this day, members of the Colgate community consider the number 13 a good omen.) In fact, the campus address is 13 Oak Drive in Hamilton, New York, and the male a cappella group is called the Colgate 13.
In the Mayan Tzolk’in calendar, trecenas mark cycles of 13 day periods. The pyramids are also set up in 9 steps divided into 7 days and 6 nights, 13 days total.
In a tarot card deck, XIII is the card of Death, usually picturing the Pale horse with its rider.
13 is the age that adepts usually start to learn Witchcraft.
The number 13 in the Coperos religion (small culture in Brazil) is like a God number. All coperos must know that this number can save humankind.
This is just some of the meanings of the number 13. I just find it interesting that we start into a new year with a president that shouldn’t have been. We start this year with much unrest, much tribulation, much war, much death and destruction, many, many earthquakes, crazy weather, and many volcanos erupting. So hang on, we might be in for a bumpy ride, but take heart, it will end with a blessing! We know the end of the Story! We Win! Our King returns. Is this the beginning of the Great Tribulation, probably. Just thought you might find these things interesting too. Who knows? We do however know that this is the season spoken of by Jesus and the prophets. We are living in a very exciting time, and we can rest in the hands of God, and know that we are safe.
Credit to Wikipedia, The Times of India, Riding the Beast.com, Take His Heart.com