TEN – THE NUMBER OF WORLDLY COMPLETION

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TEN – THE NUMBER OF WORLDLY COMPLETION

It is made up of the sum of the World number, 4, and 6, the number of Man. It is probably based on the decimal system, suggested by the 10 digits of hands or feet. It was looked upon as a complete number and was used as such in the Ten Commandments. In the parable of the Ten Virgins it gives the legal number necessary for a Jewish function. In the Ten Toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s Image and the Ten Horns of Daniel’s “Fourth Beast,” that point to the Ten Kings, or Kingdoms, typified by the Ten Horns of John’s “Beast” (Revelation 17:3, 12), we see the summing up of Gentile power in Ten Federated Kingdoms, which will be the completion of worldly Gentile rule, and which will be destroyed by the “Stone Kingdom” of Christ. Then we have the Ten “pieces of silver” in the parable of the Lost Coin from Luke 15:8 and the Ten servants to whom were entrusted Ten pounds and one rewarded by being given authority over Ten cities (Luke 19:13,17) also the Ten plagues of Egypt and other uses of number Ten scattered through the Scriptures.

(taken from Dispensational Truth by Clarence Larkin, 1920)

I didn’t notice when 7/7/7 (July 7, 2007) came and went, but now I know how significant that day was. We were wrapping up our beach vacation at Rosemary Beach. It would be the last time I would be there with Bronner. Sometime after Bronner went to heaven on January 19, 2008, we started noticing sevens as you may have read or heard about before. Each of his names, William Bronner Burgess, has seven letters for 777. His birthday was 5-27-2007, 777. He was the seventh member of our family. The last full year of his life was 2007, etc. Seven is the number of perfection, completion, fullness. God was showing us that Bronner’s life was complete and perfect at 2 1/2 years, and now I believe that 7/7/7 marked the beginning of our last days with him. God had ordained his life. After trying unsuccessfully for about a year, I began to fast and pray for a child, and on the third day of my fast I realized I was pregnant. How’s that for answered prayer? But, God had also ordained the day that He would bring him to Himself. So, I am determined not to let this day 10/10/10 pass without my notice. I do believe that we are living in the last days and that Christians everywhere should assume their role as heralds of Christ’s return. As John the Baptist was the voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord,” we should be crying the same thing. Let’s cry aloud, “Prepare Your Hearts for the Lord.” On this tenth day of the tenth month of the tenth year, let’s set aside worldliness and determine ourselves to live lives holy and acceptable to the Lord. Let’s be bold and ON FIRE!!! Let us cast off the lukewarmness of our generation and open the door to a knocking Savior who wants to rejuvenate and empower His people. Arise, church… awake from your slumber… YOUR KING IS COMING!!! 

2 Comments

  1. Emily Roach says:

    Been thinking of you so much lately- you are on my heart every day.

  2. ejlynn says:

    Hey Sherri,good thoughts! Brings to my mind this verse. Ps.119:37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.
    This is my prayer for us as a nation so we may take Christ to the nations. Bless your family!

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