The number 12 (2012) symbolizes perfection/perfecting. Therefore is it fitting for the next step to be to acquire that which one is being perfected to achieve. The number 13 (2013) involves a promise between God and Man. It is acquiring that which God has promised.
In the writing titled ” Number 13 Meaning, It’s a Powerful Blessing” By Stephan Golan, has some profound thoughts on the meaning of the number 13:
The number “13” does not mean “evil,” but rather it is a most powerful God-given
promise that will change the world for ever. Some of the aspects of the promise
1. The promise is always initiated by God and destined to change the
2. Concerning man, to obtain the promise is beyond
3. Concerning God, the chosen opportunity to manifest His
plan of blessing and change.
4. The number 13 promise always has an
underlying knowing that man can’t make it happen himself.
5. The number 13
always has the underlying fact that God determined it, said it, and it would
happen regardless of the circumstances.
6. The number 13 is the
difference of what man can do and what God can do.
7. The number 13 is the
number of (new) life.
8. The number 13 promise always has time and space
between when it was first given and when its given to manifest.
9. The number
13 promise always has a season in which man tries to bring to past himself what
God has promised him.
10. The number 13 promise also has the season in which
God brings to pass His promise regardless of what man has tried to produce on
11. The number 13 promise has such a blessing on it that it will
even bring to pass what man produces from him trying to bring to pass what God
has promised in his own strength. This can also have dire consequences like the
situation with Ishmael and the Middle East problem today.
12. The number 13
promise always brings excitement, hope and desperation for the promise to be
13. The number 13 promise is always presented in the presence of
unfavorable circumstances, though in time, the circumstances will give way to
the birth of the promise.
For all the pruning and learning you and I went through in 2012, it was perfecting us to be able to acquire God’s promise that He has for us. Let’s go into that which God has promised!