By: Mariel Villarreal
Prophetic numbers belong to God. Miracles, signs and wonders belong to God. They are not an end in themselves, but they point us to our Creator, and draw us deeper into relationship with Him when we pray and seek His face for the meaning in the beautiful and often whimsical ways He communicates his heart with us.
Prophetic Numbers: The Number 7
I love correlating numbers with biblical meanings and patterns we find in scripture. We see examples such as the Lord commanding the Israelites in the book of Joshua to march around the walls of Jericho 7 times for 7 days with 7 priests carrying 7 trumpets. God was preaching a message of completion and victory through the number 7! When we look through the scriptures, we can begin to see a pattern with the number 7 throughout the Bible: God completed creation on the 7th day Jesus commanded us to forgive 70x7 (a picture of perfect and complete forgiveness) The story of Noah involves the number 7 when it came to God's timing to leave the ark (read my word Follow the Dove here to learn more!)
Prophetic Numbers: The Meaning of 333
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
For another example ... whenever I see the number 333 in my daily, I am reminded of Jeremiah 33:3. That when I call to God, he will answer. Seeing this number fills my heart with hope. It's a reminder that Jesus is calling me to come and spend time with Him. This is a personal interpretation of this number, and something I love sharing with others to encourage them!
We also see the number 3 as a pattern of completion in Scripture, similar to the number 7. - Jesus rose after 3 days
- Jesus spoke forgiveness over Peter 3 times after 3 times of betrayal
- 3 times God called Samuel's name to speak to him These are just a few examples!
When we pursue Jesus and open the scriptures to find out what He is saying through things like prophetic numbers, the fruit of our search should always be deeper relationship with Jesus. It's a beautiful thing!
I believe numbers are a beautiful way God speaks. The world is looking in all of the wrong places when they are truly thirsting for the living water—Jesus, Yeshua our Messiah.
Numbers were created by God ... why wouldn't he use them to speak to us in unique and creative ways?
Preaching Jesus and His power in a world of New Age
I walked into the doors of a popular bookstore recently, and I saw the shelves stacked with books on numerology, astrology, tarot cards, and more new age and witchcraft resources.
How my heart is heavy to see this generation encounter the power of the Living God, Jesus. While the world seeks counterfeit and demonic means of finding meaning and direction for life, Jesus Christ offers us the real thing.
Our meaning for life is found in Him and Him alone.
He desires to guide us and direct us.
He wants to speak to us and he cares so much about us.
In a culture of confusion, let me make a clear distinction: prophetic and biblical numbers are NOT angel numbers or numerology.
Prophetic numbers are taking a look at biblical patterns in scripture, Bible verses, and the prophetic unction of the Lord to understand what God is saying and doing in our lives.
The fruit of this type of understanding should be that we hunger after Jesus more.
We give him glory as we are filled with awe and wonder at His beautiful signs and wonders.
The good fruit should be that we get excited about God, and excited to open the Bible, where we can find a foundation for the meaning of things like numbers, signs and wonders. And as we bear GOOD fruit, we can show the world what Jesus is like. He is the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through him.
Today, many may seek after the guidance of the "universe" ... They don't know it yet, but they are in need of Jesus, KING of the universe! And he will get all of the glory ... even through the numbers he created.
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:8 NIV
Prophetic Numbers and Our Necklaces
Our prophetic number necklaces are a reminder of God's word ... a reminder to call out to God and look for his response. Each necklaces comes with a little prophetic meaning behind the number or design. He speaks in wild and wonderful ways ... and He is revealing His loving nature all of the time. He loves us that much.
Prophetic Promises | a Branch of Embolden Co.
Prophetic Promises is a branch of Mariel Villarreal's ministry, the Embolden Co.
We are passionate about equipping the body of Christ in the power and love of the Holy Spirit. We want to see the fullness of the promise given in Joel 2 and Acts 2: that as God pours out His Spirit, his sons and daughters will prophesy, dream dreams, and have visions.
In the times we are in it is imperative that we hear God. We need the report of the Lord. We need to understand the language God is speaking to us in and major in miracles, signs and wonders.
The world is hungering to know the living God, but they are seeking in the wrong places. We are on mission to change that!
Through equipping people around the world in the prophetic gift, our main goal is to raise up followers of Christ that bring revival to the nations and reveal the living hope of Jesus Christ.
Our necklaces are a reminder of God's word and promises.
We hold seasonal fundraisers through Prophetic Promises to raise funds for Embolden Co., so we can continue the work God has called us to—making disciples and equipping the nations for revival.
Thank you for your generous support!
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