9/11: Exodus

Exodus 7:10-12 (NIV)

Moses and Aaron were sent by God to bring the oppressed Israelites out of Egypt. However, Pharoah would not let the Israelites go. The Lord then asked them to perform a miracle to convince Pharaoh that God should be obeyed. In these famous verses, Aaron throws down his staff, which becomes a snake and goes on the swallow up the snakes of Pharaoh’s magicians, thus demonstrating God’s power.
10. So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the Lord commanded. Aaron threw his staff down in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. 11. Pharaoh then summoned the wise men and sorcerers and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: 12. Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron's staff swallowed up their staffs.

Each verse here is codemarked with eleven. Note that here, as elsewhere, I have not been 'cherry picking' verses - the entire confrontation between God's servants and Pharaoh's magicians is recounted in the three verses.

1. Exodus 7.10

Exodus 7:10 (o) = 1331 = 11 x 11 x 11

So the ordinal value is a rare triple multiple of eleven, suggesting that this is a particularly important passage.

2. Exodus 7.11

This is the eleventh verse in Exodus 7.

3. Exodus 7.12

This is the 165th (11 x 15) verse in Exodus.

So this incident is another parable of 9/11. They also confirm that the 'serpent power' displayed on 9/11 was coming directly from the Lord.

Note that it was Aaron, not Moses, who flung down his staff. Why would this be? Exodus 7:1 has the answer.
1. Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet”.

This explains why Aaron throws down the staff. He is Moses’ ‘prophet’ and is throwing down the staff on Moses’ behalf. Moses represents God, Aaron therefore represents Christ. The staff which became a serpent and swallowed the other serpents represented the power that destroyed the World Trade Centre and damaged the Pentagon. In Hebrew gematria the words for the Messiah (Ha Mashiah) and the Serpent (Ha Nachesh) have the same numerical value.

Recall that on the morning of 9/11, several hours before the attacks, i heard the words ‘serpent power’. This was a reference, I believe, to the power behind the attacks on that day: Christ, the divine serpent.

Exodus 9:11 (NIV)

After Aaron’s serpent swallowed the serpents of the magicians, Pharaoh still would not let the Israelites leave Egypt. So God used Moses and Aaron to bring down a series of plagues on the Egyptians. The sixth plague was a plague of boils. Exodus 9:11 informs us that

10. The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils that were on them and on all the Egyptians.

Exodus 9:11 (o) = 957 = 11 x 87

So this numerically significant verse can be seen as a metaphor for the events of 9/11.

Exodus 27 and 38 (NIV)

The book of Exodus has two chapters devoted to a description of the Lord’s instructions for the preparation of, and the actual preparation of, the altar of burnt offering within the Tabernacle. These are chapters 27 and 38, which are the Bible’s 77th and 88th.

77 = 11 x 7
88 = 11 x 8

That is remarkable enough, but the numbers 77 and 88 are the ordinal values for the sacrificial lamb himself:

Christ (o) = 77
Immanuel (o) = 88

The events of 11 September, 2001, symbolised the Day of Atonement, when sacrifices were made in the Tabernacle/Temple to cleanse God's sanctuary and atone for the sins of the Israelites. The last two sacrifices on that day were the two rams, sacrificed as burnt offerings. The equivalent sacrifices on 9/11 were the Pentagon and Tower 7. The day of Atonement sacrifices were replaced by Christ's sacrifice on the Cross, and these encodings are among many that relate the sacrifices on the Day of Atonement to the Crucifixion and 9/11.


Bill Downie 6/1/07

Latest update 19/9/13

9/11: Numbers