Has anyone figured out that with the addition of Ephraim and Manessah to the pot instead of Joseph their father, there are in fact THIRTEEN tribes instead of twelve? Manesseh is the thirteenth, taking the land portion of Levi which had no land allotted to them. There is significance to this number thirteen. Can you think of anything? No, it isn’t Friday the thirteenth, nor an unlucky number. Superstition is for people who think an umbrella–put up inside the house–or a ladder–walking under it–has the ability to affect one’s life. THINK about that for a moment. An umbrella, or a ladder, or a black cat is so powerful it can DO BAD THINGS? In the future?
The USA, that great nation Manasseh has become, had thirteen states when Ephraim (Great Britain) and Manesseh (USA) separated. The number is prominent in emblems and heraldry of the nation: its first flag had thirteen stars and thirteen bars; in its Great Seal, the eagle holds thirteen arrows: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him (that is, the arrows of the unicorn of Ephraim or Great Britain [NUM.24:8-9]): But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty YHWH of Yacob (in the War of Independence when his branches ran over the wall [GEN. 49:22]). In whom does the United States trust? ‘In God we trust!’ declares their motto.
To continue, there are thirteen bars in the shield on the Great Sea–I am thy shield, promises YHWH (GEN. 15:1). There are thirteen stars in that emblem’s constellation, like unto a dream of Joseph (GEN. 37:9). In the Civil War both North and South had flags with the Cross of Yacob’s hands, and thirteen stars each. On the reverse side of America’s national seal is a pyramid. Amazingly the crest of England has on it the Sphinx. Both structures are in Egypt, the birthplace of Ephraim and Manasseh.
Concerning the Great Pyramid: the eye in the top-stone has been claimed by the Church to be the eye of Horus (an ancient Egyptian deity of fertility), or Satan. Written on the seal in Latin is NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM–New World Order–giving weight to the belief that it is the all-seeing eye of ‘Big Brother’ or the One World Government, which will establish control in the final SEVEN YEARS OF TRIBULATION and institute the mark of the beast. However, there is an opposing way of looking at this top-stone: The stone which the builders rejected is become the head stone of the corner (PSA. 118:22). If we imagine the spiritual temple as being a pyramid, the headstone would be the capstone on the very top. It is shaped like a corner with a 90 degree angle and cut off flat underneath. All other stones in a pyramid are cubes or rectangular prisms. This corner or headstone is, of course, Yahshua Himself, the eye demonstrating His omniscience.
In ISAYAH 28:16 (NASV) we read: Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone, for the foundation firmly placed. The word cornerstone means an angle stone, chieftain, a pinnacle, bulwark, chief, corner, stay, tower. A pinnacle or chieftain goes on top of a structure or organization, does it not? We could read the verse like this: …A costly capstone under which the foundation can be firmly placed. It is interesting to note that the capstone of the Great Pyramid at Giza is missing. Nor in fact is it known who built the Pyramid, or the Sphinx.