Our Days are Numbered

I have spent the past 8 months writing a book on sleep paralysis (SP). In my early stages of research, before penning a word, I spent weeks in prayer, asking the Spirit to reveal to me SP’s ultimate purpose. What, in a word, is it all about?  After some time, I stumbled across a quote that was an “a-ha” moment for me. The statement was made in 1987 by horror fiction writer, Clive Barker.

“Confrontations with the very dark or the very bright should be about what you do tomorrow, what that does to your life thereafter. I don’t believe these people who’ve had their paranormal experience and do nothing with this information except to go on the Phil Donahue show and say that they’ve seen them… these people aren’t transformed.”

I realized that while sleep paralysis has many different causes and effects, they can all be huddled up underneath one umbrella—spiritual transformation. Many sufferers of sleep paralysis describe these nocturnal visits as waking up to see some sort of shadow man or entity standing at their bedroom door. It has always intrigued me that, for many, these encounters don’t begin with an entity in the closet, or under their bed, or on top of them. The entity comes to the door—as though awaiting an invitation.

We see this same threshold imagery in Revelation 3:20:

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”

Jesus, a citizen of the spiritual realm, like these shadow men, waits at the door and will not (cannot?) enter until welcomed in. And an encounter with Jesus (or as Clive Barker would put it, “a confrontation with the very bright”) is, likewise, all about spiritual transformation.

“This One Goes to 11”

Speaking of spiritual transformation, let me introduce to you the golden-haired child of the occult—their master number—Number 11.

“11 is considered a master number and “magically” speaks of enlightenment, which could be the source of the ‘Illuminati” connection, [because] enlightenment is illumination in this context. 11 is a number of spiritual transformation.”

Like sleep paralysis, this so-called “11:11 Phenomenon” is a form of demonic harassment; albeit, it is nowhere near as ominous, but it is a nuisance, nonetheless.

Let’s break it down. What does the word eleven mean? Many etymology websites explain that the word comes from the German word endleofon and literally translates to mean, “one plus one left over” or “one + a second element.”

But wouldn’t “one plus one more” be only two? According to Etymonline.com, the word eleven more specifically means, “one more than ten”[1] based upon a base-10 society.

Now I know.com clarifies this even further:

“While you may think that the words emerged from a base-12 numbering system — think months of the year, hours in half a day, or inches in a foot — it turns out that this simply isn’t the case.  ‘Eleven’ is actually a base-10 term. The word ‘eleven’ is derived from the Old English word ‘endleofan’ (pronounced “end-lih-fen”) which itself comes from the Germanic ‘ainlif,’ a compound word: ‘ain’ means “one” and ‘lif’ was a version of the word ‘left.’ (The word ‘leave’ has the same root.)  Combined, ‘ainlif’ means ‘one left.’ Imagine a Germanic goat herder from the early Middle Ages counting his flock, putting them in units of ten — but missing his estimate and ending up with one left over.  That last one is ‘ainlif’ — ‘eleven.’”

I remember reading once that base-10 was originally tied to the number of fingers on the human hand, therefore, we count by tens; and that some of the base-12 examples in our culture (such as the calendar months, a dozen eggs, etc.) are carryovers of a day when the Nephilim ruled the earth and attempted to revamp the system based upon their number of fingers (see 2 Samuel 21:20 for example: There was war at Gath again, where there was a man of great stature who had six fingers on each hand….”) But I digress….

What…or Who…is the “Second Element”?

The World Numerology website houses an article entitled, “Numerology Perspective: A Binary God.”

“One and zero. Something versus nothing. Yes or no. On or off. It’s all the same in the world of binary numbers, where only the one and the zero exist. (Perhaps one day, we can simplify the art and science of numerology to limit it to 1 and 0?) Which brings us to a very basic question. “Is there a difference?”

Ones and Zeros are the language of binary code. Is it a coincidence that this binary language is the one that has been hijacked by the enemy as a means to create a technological infrastructure with the sole intent of luring God’s creation into slavery; and where refusal to worship the image of the beast is punishable by death? Once again, we see the end goal: spiritual transformation.

The World Numerology article continues:

“If zero (0 — nothing, off, no, negative, absolute emptiness, zilch, nada, the lack of anything, whatever you want to call it) exists, it must have energy, or matter, or both. If one (1 — something, on, yes, positive, plus, the presence of something, whatever it is) exists, it has energy, or matter, or both. Therefore, nothing is something, off is on, no is yes, the lack of anything is still something. There is no difference. The existence of even one tiny particle (much less a universe filled with them) proves that nothingness can’t exist — never has, never will, not ever! And that, dear friend, is proof that God exists. For the simple reason that even if God doesn’t exist, He still exists.”

In a sense, Genesis 1:1 is a translation, if you will, of the most simplistic string of binary code: 10. In the beginning (0), God (1). Yahweh is the beginning and the end; the alpha and the omega; the aleph and the tav; the nothing and the everything, the one and the zero.

The adversary was not there in the beginning. He was neither a part of the nothing or a part of the something. He was outside of it—yet to be conceived. He was the one added later, left over, the plus one, the second element, the eleven.[2]

So, What is This 11:11 Phenomenon?

90% or more of the “11:11” Google searches will take you to New Age sites that explain the phenomenon as an ascension to godhood or a spiritual awakening. There is a lot of Gaia.com/David Wilcock nonsense about a spirit presence or angelic guides or guardians attempting to make contact with you so that you might reach a higher level. Mayan 2012 prophecies are often evoked to add another facet of fringe to the mix…but it’s nothing more than a mild, cognizant form of sleep paralysis that banks of flattery rather than fear.

Even more disconcerting is the very small percentage of “Christian” websites attempting to explain the phenomenon from a biblical point of view. Here, you will either get folks saying all the same things as the New Age sites, with all the references to spirit guides and angels intact, but handily swapped out for the phrase, “Holy Spirit.”

Or you get all sorts of gematria theories with a smattering of bible verses that have 11:11 in the address. (This brings to my mind Acts 17: 21 where Paul observed that the people of Athens spent their time “in nothing other than telling or hearing some new thing.”)

While there are numbers in Scripture that are given significant attention, such as 12, 40, and 70 (among others), the number 11, biblically, appears to symbolize disorder, chaos, and judgment. Biblestudy.org says of the number 11, “Coming after 10 (which represents law and responsibility), the number eleven (11) represents the opposite, which is the irresponsibility of breaking the law, which brings disorder and judgment.”  For example, not ironically, in Genesis chapter 11, we find that little ditty about Nimrod and the tower of Babel.

But religious folk are not the only ones quick to point out the ominous undertones of the number eleven.

“In medieval times, numerologists — those who searched for the mystical significance of numbers — believed all numbers had both positive and negative aspects … except for 11. In the words of the 16th century scholar Petrus Bungus, ‘11 has no connection with divine things, no ladder reaching up to things above, nor any merit.’ Stuck between the divine numbers 10 and 12, 11 was pure evil, and represented sinners.”

STOP! In the Name of Love

After having researched the 11:11 Phenomenon on and off again since being harassed by it beginning in 2015, I have yet to find ONE site that simply says, “This is New Age, this is mind control, this is the coming together of the hive mind, this is ascension bologna—stay away from it! Pray against it! This is spiritual harassment.”  

So then, let me be, perhaps, the first to say it. If you are experiencing the 11:11 Phenomenon, or if you have reached the point of feeling harassed, pray against it in Jesus’ name. Every time you see an 11, a 1:11, or an 11:11, declare (out loud!) Scriptures that point to the authority of Yahweh as King of all kings and God of all gods; or sing a worship song. Once the “powers that be” realize you are using the 11 as a trigger to praise and magnify the matchless name of the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, they will likely leave you alone.

The Resurrected Man: Far Above the gods and the angels.

Our destiny as believers in Jesus Christ is not to die and become an angel. Galatians 4:7, Ephesians 1:4-5, and Romans 8:17 tells us that our destiny is that we will one day be heirs with Christ. No such promises of spiritual adoption as sons and daughters are given in the Scriptures regarding the angels. We are also told in 1 Corinthians 6:3 that man will one day judge angels. If we all become angels when we die, why wouldn’t Paul have just told the Corinthians that one day man will be called upon to judge one another?

Our destiny as believers in Jesus Christ is not to ascend to godhood or to become as a god. Exodus 20:3-5 commands us to not have any other gods before Yahweh, so even if we did manage to ascend to some sort of god-like state, we would STILL be beneath God almighty and it would be reckoned as rebellion against the Most High if we gloried in ourselves or sought out the worship of others.


I personally don’t need to see 11:11s all day long to “remind” me that a spirit presence is nearby trying to get my attention; or that I am destined for a future hope beyond my wildest imagination. The presence of Jesus Christ is surrounding me 24/7 (not just the 4 minutes a day when I may or may not notice a 1:11 or an 11:11 on my clock face). And as far as ascending to godhood—(insert raucous laughter here). The destiny that was secured for me at the cross will cause the jaws of the gods and the angels to go slack. All my bets are with the Sons of Korah:

For a day in your courts is better
    than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Psalm 84:10

[1] “1 more than ten; the number which is one more than ten; a symbol representing this number;” c. 1200, elleovene, from Old English enleofan, endleofan, literally “one left” (over ten), from Proto-Germanic *ainlif- (compare Old Saxon elleban, Old Frisian andlova, Dutch elf, Old High German einlif, German elf, Old Norse ellifu, Gothic ainlif), a compound of *ain “one” (see one) + from PIE root *leikw- “to leave.”

[2] In fact, 11 is represented in binary code as 1011—in other words, the 1 and the 0 representing the true binary base-2 model + a second element—the 11; the EL (god) of this world.