12-12-12, Not Enough Publicity

Most of you probably realize that it’s 12-12-12.

With so much news about the Mayan Calendar, today’s date received almost no publicity or hype.

From the perspective of devout Christians, the number 12 is more than just a bit significant.

The very obvious are these:

  • The Old Testament featured the 12 Tribes of Israel.
  • In the New Testament Jesus chose 12 Apostles.

Yet there’s one more important Bible reference to 12 that gets very little publicity, and it’s the one from the future.

If you believe the Book of Revelation, this is what we’ll see.  (Rv 11:12-12:2)

God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple. A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.  She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth.

Part of the reason this passage is lesser known is because it’s not recognized for its all encompassing significance.

First off, what greater event in the future of the universe could there be than the opening of God’s Temple?

Then, the Ark of the Covenant, which protected both the 10 Commandments and the children of Israel with Claps of Thunder, Peels of Lightning and Pillars of Clouds, as they searched for the promised land is alluded to.

The vision continues with us seeing a woman in labor with a crown of 12 stars.

Those stars, on the head of who Christians believe is the Virgin Mother of our Lord, symbolize the joining of Truth from the Old Testament and the New Testament.

The Ark, where Truth was held in the Old Covenant, takes on human flesh, Who suffers and dies for the sins of the world.

Our sins.

He comes to this planet through a new Ark, not in majesty, but in pain and humility.

Sounds to me like this number 12 needs a bit more publicity.

That’s how much our Lord loves us.

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One Response to “12-12-12, Not Enough Publicity”

  1. Diane Says:

    And don’t forget the 12 days of Christmas Jim!

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