The Number “12” represents
“The Government of God being established”



The number “12” represents: “The Government of God being established.” The Torah, the first five books of Moses begins this process and the concept continues through the book of Revelation. Many times this concept is obvious and other times it is not. The number 12 can be a chapter or even in verse 12 of a Chapter.

Understanding that originally numbers were not assigned to Scripture demonstrates all the more, He is “watching over His word to perform it” and that His ways are above our ways.

Genesis Chapter 12 The Covenant of the Land

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.  (Verse 1-3) kjv

And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there he built  an altar unto the Adonai, who appeared unto him. (Verse 7)


Exodus Chapter 12 The establishing of Feast Passover and Also the Calendar year (which just happens to also be 12 months)

And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

Leviticus Chapter 12 Hygiene Laws are introduced.

Numbers Chapter 12 Establishment of Authority  Moses had married the Ethiopian woman, both Miriam and Aaron became critical and Adonai spoke harshly and Miriam was punished by Adonai with leprosy for 7 days.

Deuteronomy Chapter 12 Establishment of the laws and rulings These are the laws and rulings, which you shall obey in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.


Joshua Chapter 12 Establishes how the promised land would be brought in as an inheritance. Lord defeated 31 kings in order to bring Israel in to the Land and complete a part of His covenant that Israel would live in houses they did not build, drink wine from vineyards they did not plant and eat bread from grain they did not sow.


Judges Chapter 12 Establishing Righteousness over the tribes of Israel AND just happens that there are “12 Judges” in the Book of Judges.
(1) Othiniel, whose name means “God is might”
(2) Ehud, whose name means “left handed”
(3) Shamgar, whose name means “Gave”
(4) Deborah, whose name means “Bee”
(5) Gideon, whose name means “Hill City”
(6) Tola, whose name means
(7) Jair, whose name means “He Enlightens”
(8) Jephthah, whose name means “He will open”
(9) Ibzan, whose names means
(10) Elon, whose name means “Oak”
(11) Abdon, whose name means “Service”
(12) Samson, whose name means “Little Sun


Samuel Chapter 12 A physical king begins to reign over Israel
The Kings begin, Samuel states to Israel, here, I have done everything you asked me to do- I have made a king over you.

2nd Samuel Chapter 12 “Wages of Sin & Death” as a result of sin in Leadership
King David slept with Bathsheba and had her husband Uriah killed. Samuel comes to King David and speaks what the Lord was saying, that as a result of this sin, the sword shall never depart from David’s house.

Both Books of Kings in the Chapters 12 reveal Two Examples of Leadership
1st Kings Chapter 12 shows an example of “Unrighteousness Leadership” “a house divided against it self will fall” King Rehoboam listened to young men his age and not to the wisdom of the elders. As a result, there was a revolt and the Kingdom of Israel split in to two entities, Israel and Judah.
2nd Kings Chapter 12 shows an example of  “Righteousness Leadership” King Jehoash became King of Judah and ruled 40 years and did what was right in the sight of the Lord.

Isaiah Chapter 12 Establishes that God would turn from His anger toward the Jewish people and bring “Salvation”.

Jeremiah Chapter 12 “A Discussion of Justice” “Why do the wicked prosper? “Why do the treacherous thrive?”
Ezekiel Chapter 12 “Rebellion brings captivity, punishment and death!” Because of your rebellion, prepare your supplies for exile. Because of your rebellion, I will scatter you. Because of your rebellion, you will shake and tremble as you eat your food and drink your water. None of My words against you will be delayed, says the Lord.

Daniel Chapter 12 “The future deliverance of Israel is established” Times of Great Distress however, At that time Your People will be delivered. Everyone (including those engrafted in) whose name is found written in the book.

The Minor Prophets AND just happens that there are “12 Minor prophets.”


Hosea Chapter 12 Establishing that God will deal with the sin in His own people, whom He blessed! Blessings brings on complacency which brings sin which brings punishment and finally destruction comes.

Although many books do not have 12 chapters, then look at the Verse 12 ALSO (The 12th Verses (with these concepts) are found throughout the Scriptures)

Joel Chapter 3, ” Verse 12″ Establishing that God is and will judge the nations. Let the nations be roused and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.




Isaiah Chapter 53 which is a Chapter that describes the Messiah has 12 verses.

Chapter 9: 6 & 7 Confirms this, that the Government was being established on His shoulders!

For unto us a Child (Yeshua) is born, Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Verse 6

Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Verse 7

Yeshua/ Jesus was 12 years old when found teaching the elders of Israel, in Luke 2:42, Yeshua was establishing the Government of God!

12 tribes of Israel 12 apostles 12 gates of Heaven 12 gates to the city of Jerusalem The New Jerusalem laid out, 12,000 furlongs.   Tree of Life (Rev 22:2, has 12 Fruits, each one for a specific of the 12 Months

More to come, this concept is embedded within both verses and chapters. They will open the eyes of your understanding and allow you a deeper appreciation and revelation of what is taking place in a particular passage.


Steve Grable