A popular superstition involves the number 11, which in numerology is a “Master Number” signifying spiritual awareness or psychic intuition. When the number is doubled, as in 11:11, it holds even more supposed power. It’s why some people make a wish when the time is 11:11 and why some who are born on November 11 (11/11) consider themselves lucky or gifted. In New Age thinking, 11 is an “angel number,” and seeing 11:11 means that angels are close by. The idea that 11:11 holds some special power or significance comes straight from fortune-telling, astrology, and the occult; nevertheless, some people attempt to use the superstition in interpreting the Bible. In truth, there is no inherent significance to 11:11, either in daily life or in the message of the Bible.

It seems redundant to point out that counting begins with the number 1. Yet that fact explains why over-representation of numbers such as 11:11 is not especially meaningful. Any list of consecutive, increasing numbers will feature the digit 1 more often than other numbers. This is simply because that digit appears in every sequence and at the beginning of each new set of ten. All counts greater than zero have a 1 in them, while they may or may not have a 2 or 6 or 8. Numbers like 1 or 11 do, in fact, appear more often than other combinations. That point is true, but entirely meaningless spiritually.

Some attempt to derive meaning from 11:11 through Bible verses corresponding to that pattern. Followers of numerology may look for hidden messages when reading Genesis 11:11, Exodus 11:11, Matthew 11:11, Mark 11:11, etc. First and foremost, this practice ignores the fact that chapter and verse divisions were not part of the original biblical manuscripts. Moses, Matthew, Mark, and the other biblical authors would not have associated any particular set of words with 11:11 when they wrote. Further, it’s not God’s habit to hide secret messages in the Bible.

Claims about 11:11 are connected to ideas like vibrations, synchronicity, and superstition, but there is nothing of spiritual significance concerning 11:11.

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