2011 a Time of Revelation and Transition: A Closer Look at the Number Eleven

2011 a Time of Revelation and Transition: A Closer Look at the Number Eleven
Doug Addison
January 10, 2011

Last week I looked at the clock and it was 11:11 and 11 seconds. What is the significance of 11:11 and 1:11? I have been seeing it on the clock more than once a day for several years now. Eleven is a very interesting number to study in the Bible. We normally refer to 11 as a symbol of transition (nearing 12 which is the start of a new day). Eleven is also associated with revelation that will help transition us into something new and overdue.

A closer look at the number elevenThe first mention of 11 in the Bible is in Genesis 32:22 when Jacob takes his wives and eleven sons on a journey to return to the land of his inheritance. He originally left because his brother Esau was angry that Jacob had gotten his birthright. Jacob began running from his destiny because of fear. On the night mentioned in verse 22 (11 doubled) Jacob was visited by an angel and he wrestled with him until dawn. It was at this point that Jacob received the revelation that he was to change his name to Israel and transition into his destiny with much more clarity and boldness.

This took place when Jacob’s wife Rachel had just given birth to their 11th son, Joseph, who grew up to be a prophetic dream interpreter. It was in Genesis 30:22 that Rachel gave birth to Joseph (again we see 11 x 2 = 22). Joseph’s major gifting was revelation and he was used to transition Israel into a new season of blessing during one of the biggest economic downturns on earth.

In Genesis 31:11 Jacob is visited by an angel and is given revelation on how to prosper under his father-in-law Laban who had been ripping him off. Jacob used this revelation to transition from being robbed into major prosperity and deeper maturity. Interestingly, this took place while Rachel was pregnant with Joseph. It was Joseph who carried his father’s prophetic gifting far more than his bothers.

In Genesis 35:11 God speaks to Israel (Jacob) at the time that his beloved wife Rachel died giving birth to his 12th son, Benjamin. This was a time of both transition (losing a loved one) and also revelation: Jacob continued to be fruitful and multiply. Benjamin carried his mother’s anointing of being loved and favored by his father.

The number 11 occurs during the transition of leadership and spiritual inheritance from Esau to Jacob. It is mentioned during the time of revelation on how to gain wealth and to expand the Kingdom of God on earth. It is the number of Joseph who was instrumental in using revelation to bring both transition and prosperity. During the year 2011 God will speak to us and give us revelation that will transition us into a completely new season of leadership and prosperity to impact the world with His love.

Bio: Doug Addison is a prominent international conference speaker, author and has been a featured guest on television and radio for a number of years. His events are fun and high-energy as he uses media and stand-up comedy as a means of communicating deep insights. He is an experienced prophetic dream interpreter, and a professional stand-up comedian.  Visit www.dougaddison.com for more information.

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    • Laura
    • January 30, 2016

    I’ve been seeing the numbers 11:11 and 111 for about 2 years now. Wasn’t sure what it all meant but I can definitely relate to the transition part.

    • Jennifer
    • August 16, 2015

    wow! amazing! I have been seeing 11:11 for some time now. I would even take a snapshot of my screen because it would say 11:11. I knew God was saying something and it is happening a lot lately.

    thanks for your insight 🙂 bless you!

    • Nicci Harper
    • November 29, 2011

    At the end of October or beginning of November I had a dream about the number 11. I saw numbers all around and every time I got closer all the numbers changed to 11. Whether it made sence or not. For example: from a distance I may see 3 + 2 = ? and as I get closer to complete the answer everything changed to 11 – in other words 11 + 11 = 11. It looked like an odo-meter of a car that is counting the kilometres that you have driven. If I walked into a shop everything price was with the number 11.

    • Elaine Eleazar
    • March 9, 2011

    Thank you so much for your timely prophetic insights and revelations! God’s messages through you has inspired me and encouraged me especially in my low times in ministry and personal life over the YEARS! I praise God for you and your ministry! May our Lord continue to bless you and all that you do! May He go before you in fire and HIS in glory! We at church, here in Global Family Jesus Christ the Redeemer, Philippines will be claiming your WORD entitled March Fourth for this year and beyond! much love from all of us!

    • Janet
    • January 29, 2011

    Thanks Doug!!! This may be a bit off-topic, but I wanted to share: The first time I heard you talk about claiming what had been taken, I was skeptical. It felt like focusing on the negative. The second time I heard you say it a couple weeks ago, it stuck and I finally did it yesterday. What came out on paper was truly amazing and not at all what I had expected. Very quickly I saw that most material “things” were hard to remember because I had let go of them. Most of what came out had much more to do with a state of mind or belief. The light bulb came on. I know that God doesn’t see me as having lost these things! With His help, these can be so easily changed and I will be back on my path to being who God created me to be! Thanks again. You rock!

    • Debbie Reynvaan
    • January 15, 2011

    Thank you so much Doug. We appreciate you so much! I have also been seeing these numbers down to things like our tithe check being 111.00, but that’s not the interesting part. I recently went back to work driving a school bus. A driver got sick so I started driving his route. It didn’t even occur to me that it was route 11 until I had to change the number on the bus about 5 days into the route! I have really sensed God’s presence since going back. Interestingly I passed my final test on 11-10-10 so my first official day was 11-11. I love what you say Doug and I read an elijah list post also that described 11 as a second chance number. It may have been Chuck Pierce.

    • Marie Weeks
    • January 15, 2011

    Thanks for posting this useful info. I passed it on to our Dream Team and recommended they print it for future reference. Bless you Doug !

    • Ashley
    • January 14, 2011

    Hi, Doug

    My Husband and I were put into a place of leadership in the prophetic in our church in 2010. We have been mentored by a lady that we asked to come in and teach on the prophetic last year. We are new to the prophetic, and that is why we had her come in and teach. We are going to begin teaching on a foundational level this year, while she will teach a more advanced level. My husband and I have been praying for revelation, and wisdom to be able to step into more of the leadership role. So We are encouraged to hear what the lord has revealed to you for 2011. Any comments are welcome, because
    we also feel like the lady that has been mentoring us is trying to take more of a leadership role over us. We have had some conflict with her. She has actually come against us. But for the sake of the prophetic our Pastor has asked us to still try to ebrace each other, and get along. We are in a broken state because of this, and really tryin to walk in a new level of love like never before. It is very hard right now. So your word is very timely to us right now!

    • Kathleen Chase
    • January 13, 2011

    You are hearing God brother. I receive in the name of the Lord. Since January of 2010, I have been running into 11,11. ON the clock, in my prayer line at Jubilee Christian Center and most recently, Jesus Culture in Redding. I was leaving the Alabaster prayer house after having communion with my 10 year old son, Quinn (who by the way will turn 11 this year in July) and a woman chased me outside and said, I wanted you to know that I was really blessed to watch you take communion with your son. I thanked her for saying so and blessed her for blessing me. I turned to walk away as she went back in and then she turned around and said, My son died 11 years ago. I asked her if she was going through a transition and she said yes. I said, I am not surprised. I Love you Doug Addison. You don’t know this but I may be slightly funnier than you. lolol

    • Jeannine
    • January 13, 2011

    Hi Doug.
    About a year ago you spoke at Goleta Vineyard about 11:11 being from Deut 11:11. Since then, 11:11….11, 22, 44, 55 and now 33 has popped up every day and all day:) Even more lately….I know that God is releasing some of his mysteries and promises to us and the above commentary and revelation is extremely helpful and encouraging! Thank You.
    My husband and I really value being Christians who can live supernaturally natural:) and we feel privileged to receive this kind of understanding from the Lord ( as well as some friends of ours).
    Last week I saw a book prominently displayed at the front of a bookstore called ’11:11. The time prompt phenomenon’. Written by non-christians, ch. 11 said that even though they were receiving many 11:11 prompts, that they were embarrassed to say that they didn’t know what it means.
    Wow. Firstly, God speaks to all his children! and Secondly, those who know his voice are receiving the revelation:) Very cool.
    Hope to see you soon.

    • Kathy
    • January 13, 2011

    Just wanted to share with you that there have been many of us out here that have been seeing the 11 11 numbers over the years, usually on our clocks. A couple of years before the 9 11 tragedy I was seeing 9:11 on my clocks and knew it meant an emergency but had no idea what it really was related to until that terrible day in 2001. Then I learned to pay attention when these numbers started showing up on a regular bases. I first started seeing 11:11 in 2005 and I started searching for understanding and the Lord guided me to the word paradigm shift, within a year I started hearing that word everywhere. These must be very important numbers if so many people are being shone them and they are getting our attention. I know they mean transition and 11 is the number for prophet, so I believe this is going to be a very interesting year for the prophetic.

    • Chris Rainey
    • January 13, 2011

    I’d love to hear more of your insights – I have literally been seeing 11:11 for the past 13 years. I will see it on the clock most of the time and at least 4-5 times per week.

    • Lois
    • January 13, 2011

    Wow, exactly what I have been getting too just not exactly those scriptures. Thanks and Bless you Doug! Love you Lord Jesus!

    • Jodi Roberts
    • January 13, 2011

    Doug, praise God for the gift you are to His Body. Very timely as God is indeed raising up an army like Joseph!

    • Doug Addison
    • January 13, 2011

    Yes I had it go out on 1/11.11 at 11:11am

    • Tom
    • January 12, 2011

    Did you deliberately post this so that it registered January 11, 2011 11:11 am?

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