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Angel Numbers In The Bible: A Christian Guide To Truth

In this article, we will take a deep look into angel numbers and answer the question are angel numbers in the Bible and, should Christians pursue them? So, let’s dive in deep and find out…

For the past several months, I have encountered the topic of angel numbers repeatedly. It started when I was writing about angels and has since come up in random places – people mentioning it in conversation, seeing it on Christian websites, etc.

Recently, two personal experiences stood out. At the grocery store, my total was $111.11. The cashier called it “neat,” and the man behind me said it was an angel number, showing I was special.

Then, the other day, my sister-in-law mentioned waking up at 2:22 a.m. A friend told her it was an angel trying to communicate.

That was when I thought I should share on the topic of angel numbers and the Bible.

Angel number in the Bible

Key Takeaways

– Angel numbers are sequences of numbers that supposedly convey messages from spiritual entities.

– The origin of angel numbers is not biblical – it comes from numerology and occult practices.

– Angel numbers are a form of divination, which the Bible clearly condemns.

– True angels in the Bible never communicated through cryptic number sequences.

– Christians should avoid and repent of any involvement with angel numbers, as it opens one up to deception.

– Seeking meaning in angel numbers draws attention away from God.

-The Bible warns us to test every spirit, not blindly trust any spiritual entity.

What are Angel Numbers?

Angel numbers is the belief that angels, spirit guides, or ascended masters are trying to communicate to you through numbers.

Usually, this happens when we see a sequence of repetitive numbers, also known as repdigit. Some popular examples are:

  • 222
  • 444
  • 1111
  • 777

But it also can be any other set of repetitive numbers. An example of that would be 7272 or 1414.

Another key factor is that they are mostly in sets of 3 or 4s.

This is NOT to be confused with Biblical numerology. I have a post on that which you can read here: Insight into the Biblical Meaning of Numbers.

We discuss Biblical symbolism and how God uses numbers throughout the Bible.

According to new age practices, it can either be an angel or a spirit guide who is sending these numbers. So, it’s important to note they do not necessarily need to be an “angel” or something angelic to be speaking to you.

More on this on the origin of angel numbers.

What Do Angel Numbers Mean?

It is said that these numbers have different meanings that convey a message. This message could be anything and interpreted in any way.

Here are two snippets from websites that speak often on the topic of angel numbers:

“Angel number 1111 could be a message about someone in the afterlife. Let me explain: To determine who this message is about depends on when and where you saw angel number 1111. Think back to the last time you noticed this number. What were you doing just before or immediately after seeing 11:11? These clues will help you identify who is sending you a message from heaven. Once you’ve got it cracked, there could be another meaning of seeing 1111.”

Here is another snippet from a different site:

A new beginning is predicted by angel number 1111. It’s a sign that you’re about to have a fresh start. Now that your wishes have been answered, it’s time to move on to the next phase of your life. The entire Universe is standing by your side!

As you can see, these two websites that claim to trust in angel numbers don’t have the same view on the number 1111.

So, how can you determine the meaning?

Just make it up?

Wait for some kind of spirit to manifest itself and say, “Hey, by the way, 1111 means fill in the blank.”

That’s what most of these sites online do. They just make them up. Very few actually follow some form or part of ancient numerology.

The Origin Of Angel Numbers

The Origin Angel Numbers

Nowhere in the Bible will you find the use of angel numbers.

Never did an angel or the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament or New Testament speak to someone only using numbers. So, the origin of angel numbers is NOT Biblical.

As you research angel numbers you will notice two things:

The first thing is when you research angel numbers, and you get a slew of different occult, new age, Hinduism, and, sadly, some Christian faith-based sites as results.

But the most common are sites with URLs or names with the words:

  • Tarot cards

  • Goddess

  • Magic

  • Psychics

  • Astrology

  • And Numerology

And the last one is where the true origin of angel numbers comes from numerology

Many believe that angel numbers stem from the numerologist Pythagoras of the sixth century.

Did You Know?

Pythagoras was an ancient Greek thinker who pioneered mathematical advances but also occult, mystical ideas that became foundational to numerology and occult numerological practices. He is best known for the Pythagorean theorem in geometry, but he also founded a religious movement called Pythagoreanism that was heavily influenced by mathematics and mysticism.

What is Numerology?

numerology (n.) “study of the occult meaning of numbers, divination by numbers,” 1911, a hybrid from Latin numerus “a number” (see number (n.)) + Greek -logia (see -logy).

A correct formation would be arithmology, from Greek arithmos “number.” Related: Numerologicalnumerologist. – Etymology Dictionary

In a nutshell, numerology is the belief in divine, spiritual, or mystical connection or relationship between several series or patterns of numbers.

They can be connected to an event or not. This has been linked with astrology, the paranormal, divination, and pseudo-science. 

This is something we see a lot with people who practice new age and believe in spirit guides. Spirit guides is just a disguise for evil spirits or demons.

Jack Ashcraft, an Anglican priest, Theologian, and Apologist, says the following…

Scripture forbids and condemns all such divinatory practices (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). The Church Fathers were also unanimous in their condemnation of using numbers for divination, or foretelling future events, etc.

They noted that the practice originated in Babylonian paganism, as well as Pythagorean mystery teachings and Gnosticism. For example, St. Ambrose wrote:

“The number seven is good, but we do not explain it after the doctrine of Pythagoras and the other philosophers, but rather according to the manifestation and division of the grace of the Spirit; for the prophet Isaiah has enumerated the principle gifts of the Holy Spirit as seven” (Epistle to Horontianus).”

Jack Ashcraft

I do want to remind you that Biblical numerology is VERY different from numerology that is practiced in the occult and new age.

Are Angel Numbers Biblical? Should Christians Follow Them?

Should Christians follow angel numbers

To keep it simple, no, angel numbers are not in the Bible.

Again, we never see God’s angels speaking to individuals in numbers or sequences of numbers.

When angels came to bring a message from the God they either spoke or ministered by encounter, vision, or dream.

You can read more about how angels communicate in Understanding the Work of God’s Angels. 

And angels never draw attention to themselves.

A true angel will always bring your attention to God. Any other spirit (this includes spirit guides) that doesn’t belong to the devil.

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. – 1 John 4:1-3

We don’t pray to angels or seek them out. We pray and seek God! Get into the Bible.

Doreen Virtue, a former leading American New Age author who came to Christ in 2017 says…

While the Bible definitely has number symbology, the Bible is also clear that God wants us to go directly to him for answers.

Doreen Virtue

Angel numbers want you to focus your attention outside of God and seek a spirit guide (not of God) for answers.

A spirit guide, or what the occult is calling an angel, is an evil spirit.

This leads to angel numbers being a form of divination and should be treated as something that God detests. And if we practice or indulge in it…it is a sin. 

The word divination comes from the Latin divinare, meaning “to foresee” or “to be inspired by a god.”

To practice divination is to uncover hidden knowledge by supernatural means. It is associated with the occult and involves fortune-telling or soothsaying, as it used to be called. (Source)

Angel Numbers, Numerology, and the Bible

Here is a chart to see the differences between the Bible, angel numbers, and numerology to break down the information we have learned.

TopicAngel NumbersNumerologyBiblical Beliefs
OriginModern spiritualism and occultismAncient mystical traditions like PythagoreanismGod’s revelation in the Bible
BasisMessages channeled from angels/spiritsHidden meanings in numbersNumbers sometimes used symbolically by God
MethodsLooking for patterns and meanings in sequences of numbersConverting names/dates to number valuesNumerology methods not used
ValidityMessages are arbitrary and inconsistentSubjective meaning based on occult conceptsObjective meaning based on context
VerificationNo consistent way to verify the meaningsMeanings vary between numerology systemsMeanings confirmed by Scripture
Biblical SupportNoneNoneRejects divination; some numbers have symbolic meanings
Prescribed BySpirits/angelsOccult teachingsGod’s Word
DangersDeception; leads to occult bondage and the demonicDeception; occult influence and the demonic None when practiced carefully
Biblical StanceCondemned as occult practiceForbidden as divinationSome numbers have symbolic meaning
Angel Numbers, Numerology, and the Bible Chart

FAQ About Angel Numbers And Christianity

We have covered a lot of questions, but I wanted to touch on some other FAQ that you might find helpful.

  1. Why Are Angel Numbers Becoming Popular?

    In our modern world, digital clocks, phones, and screens have been a way for us to track time and other forms of numbers. Making it extremely easy for us to see repetitive numbers in sequence on our devices. It’s hard to see sequenced numbers on a dial clock or watch.

  2. Does God Speak Through Numbers?

    In the Bible, we see God uses various numbers to convey symbolic meaning, and the Hebrew alphabet is also numeric. So, does God use numbers to convey things?

    Yes, but it’s done Biblically in the context of His Word. He never spoke in sequenced numbers to a specific individual in scripture.

    Even when we see the sequence of 666 as being the mark of the beast. When we read the book of Revelation, we see the context of this sequence in the whole of the vision, and by studying scripture, we understand its symbolism.

  3. What Should I Do If I Keep Seeing Angel Numbers?

    Each person will go about this differently. But if seeing these numbers bothers you, then I recommend going to God in prayer. Let the Holy Spirit minister to you and lay it at His feet.

  4. Should Christians Seek Signs and Messages Through Angel Numbers?

    The short answer is no. And why would you? We have the Holy Spirit and the Bible. We don’t need to rely on or trust in angel numbers.

  5. Is It Possible To Repent And Walk Away From Involvement With Angel Numbers?

    Yes! God loves you so much and wants you to seek Him!

Bible Verse About Divination

Let’s end with some scripture on what God thinks of these kinds of practices and how we should steer FAR AWAY from them as Christians. 

If we don’t, we open up ourselves to demons to be tempted, harassed, and deceived.

Remember what 1 Peter 5:8 says… “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

We must be wise and careful if we have indulged in angel numbers or any other form of divination.

If you have then repent, ask God to forgive you, and to cleanse you. Renounce any relationship and connection with the occult. 

Ok now for a few scripture verses. 

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 NKJV

9 “When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations.

10 “There shall not be found among you [anyone] who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, [or one] who practices witchcraft, [or] a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,

11 “or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 “For all who do these things [are] an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you.

Galatians 5:19-21 NKJV

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told [you] in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Revelation 21:8 NKJV

8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

I hope this article on angel numbers and the Bible has brought you clarity and the answers you have been seeking. If you are curious to learn more about angels in the Bible and how they really talk…check out Angelology: The Study of Angels.


Sunday 7th of November 2021

So I have very mixed feelings on your article and this topic. I agree that Angel numbers are not in the bible. I agree that sorcery, idolatry,witchcraft and the occult are bad. In searching online you find many sites like you said that have information about angel numbers and psychic readings or tarrot information or ads placed by Google. So it appears there is some association there. But here is where I differ and why I felt important to speak up. There seems to be an undertone in this article and in the comments that if you are recieving repeated coincidences with numbers that this automatically makes them "Angel numbers " and that they must be coming from evil or occult sources. I believe this to be a dangerous assumption and one that if believed could emotionally torture those who get repeated number, signs and "coincidences". Just because you are experiencing "coincidences" with numbers doesn't mean they are Angel numbers or messages from the occult. If it is possible for evil spirits to communicate with us and being inundated with what ppl are saying are "Angel numbers" is from the occult... wouldn't it also be possible for God to communicate with numbers... but not Angel numbers... Bible numbers which are related to the Jewish Gemtria which is a very different way to interpret the number coincidences. You see the Devil often takes half truths and perverts them to distract, misguide and keep us apart from God. The devil has even done this within the Christian religion and the bible collegesas well. There is no place the devil won't go to confuse and keep you apart from God. If evil has thier own number system they are using to communicate and distract... why couldn't God also be able and try to communicate using his number system? I mean after all numbers make up the universe and all of God's creations. Like God numbers are the only thing in existence that are constant and never changing so it makes sense to me that God might use numbers to communicate with us in times of need. Its important note that when interpreting number messages that you don't get the same type of message if you interpret the number using Angel numbers as you will bible numbers. The interprations for Angel numbers as the article pointed out are vague yet expansive so you can find something that fits to grasp onto. Basic bible numbers are not like that at all. In bible numbers or Jewish Gemtria depending on how well educated you are can be as simple as a word/feeling associated to a number like 10 or 2. 10 means testimony,law and responsibility. 2 means Union, Division and witnessing. You see there's less to grasp on to for possibilities that vaguely fit. They are spefic words that carry a feeling that might spiritually guide you and not a bunch of straws to grasp onto. Now if your really well versed you can get spefic messages using complicated mathematics. Im not that well versed so I stick to the basic bible numbers and feel I get good guidance that hasn't lead me anywhere evil or bad yet. I personally started recieving repeated number coincidences after I got really sick about 10 years ago. When I got sick I pleaded with God to guide me, to speak to me, to help me actually hear his answers... I was desperate to hear his voice and guidance and asked to not be misled. After this I became inundated with specific numbers that had a a very high rate of coincidence. I thought it was weird and just started googling things like what does it mean if you see the same number over and over again. Of course this lead me down a huge rabbit hole on the internet with lots of wrong turns. Some of the wrong turns took me to occult type sites and others warned me of buying into the idea that God could or would communicate this way.. and some like this that told me I was engaging in sorcery or the occult... now mind every time I tried to ignore the messages the rate of coincidence increased and made sense with what was happening in my life so to hear that some strongly believe this is the occult doing this... that idea can be very scary to a Christian that is not trying to engage in anything.... it just kept happening and I couldn't stop it from happening weather I wanted it or not.. so I think it's very dangerous to say with absolute that if someone recieves number coincidences that they are "Angel numbers" and they are being contacted by the occult. For me all these mixed messages as a Christian was frightening. I had always worked very hard to steer clear of anything occult and now was hearing that paying attention to these messages that would not leave me alone that some how I was engaging with the occult.. I thought how would that be possible... I didn't seek this out, understand what it was nor did I feel like u wanted it now.. the idea that this could be true was very scary.I just said to myself how do I tell if it is of God or not. It occurred to me that well Jesus was born Jewish so the Jewish Gemtria seemed like a good place to start. What I found very quickly is I was not smart enough for the more complicated mathematics of the Jewish Gemtria but found this site that had a key of the most basic numbers with thier biblical meanings.I prayed heavily to not be misled but began using the key to see if it fit the messages I was getting and what was going on around me... astonishingly the messages and coincidences with signs and numbers matched every single time to the point that it was a lil scary/spooky to me. It got to the point that because I wasn't sure and had read so many misleading things that at first I was afraid of it and didn't know if it was good or bad. But what's great is God gives us a moral compass, that feeling in your tummy, a spiritual feeling or sensing of what good and evil feels like... over time I realized the messages always checked out and never lead me anywhere that felt like an evil place. It wasn't a telling of the future or anything like that... it was gentle guidance from God that I could choose to listen to or not because I have free will but of course if God urgently wants to speak to you like any loving father... he will keep trying until you hear him and fully understand his guidance. This is what I believe from personal experience. If I'm wrong I pray for the holy spirit to show me this, guide me to truth and forgive me for being misled. However I have prayed this often and God has shown me over and over again that bible numbers and the messages I'm receiving are not evil. In short I felt it very important to chime in here as this article and some of the comments seem to demonize coincidences with numbers and feel that idea could mislead and possibly emotionally torture good Christians who are recieving number messages and can't make them stop. And if these are messages are from God and your wrongly telling ppl that these numbers and messages are from evil you could in fact be keeping ppl apart from God he is trying to speak to and emotionally messing ppl up at the same time. So to stop the conversation at just Angel numbers and coincidence of seeing them is evil is reckless and dangerous to say on a spiritual level that number coincidences can only be evil when it's maybe something you don't fully understand yet. Sometimes fear pushes us away from things that are good for us. Understanding, truth, love and God dispels all fear, confusion and evil. I don't feel like there was a deep enough conversation into this topic as it was only guided to look the evilness in coincidences in numbers as the practice or belief in Angel numbers and not that coincidences in numbers could possibly be good messages from God and be bible numbers not Angel numbers. If you blanket it like that... that coincidences in numbers are only Angel numbers and that is from the occult you are instilling unneeded fear in ppl that are receiving these repeated messages that may actually be messages from God and use bible number not Angel numbers to decode what God is saying. I think its also important to note the key with the basic bible numbers I found on the website that simplified the Jewish Gemtria for me has since been deleted and scrubbed from the internet but I took screen shots as I wanted to have the key on hand. It is very difficult to find a website that will simplify the understanding of the Jewish Gemtria. I believe this to be important and hidden from us for a reason. If we all figured out how to truly communicate with God... not just talk to him but hear him... I imagine that would be very troublesome to the devil if we all had a direct line to God it would be very difficult for the devil to decieve us... remember there is nowhere he won't go to decieve us or keep us apart from God... including a fear that you are getting messages from evil spirit s and not God. All I know is I never talked to the Devil.. ive only ever spoken and prayed to God. I asked him to speak to me when I got sick and then I began to recieve messages from God through signs, symbols, numbers and a high rate of coincidences that seem to mean something to me. You see God meets us where we are and communicates in a way we will understand. You can tell that the messages are good and not evil based on the messages themselves, where the lead you and how they make you feel. We can sense when a person is evil or unkind why couldn't we sense the same with spiritual contact? I hope and pray my perceptions and experiences have not angered or misled anyone. My intention is only to help as the direction this topic was left in could mislead and give undue emotional torture to Good Christians that are really having real back and forth conversations with God.

Dear heavenly Father, May in time you reveal all truths and show us all that no matter how hard we all tried evil was able to decieve and get us to accept lies and falsehoods... nobody is exempt and nobody has it all figured out as the devil is very good at deceiving. Please father I ask you to lift the veil and show the world the ways we have been misled and the lies that we have accepted even within the Christian religion. Help people to understand there is truly no place the devil wouldn't go to confuse us and keep us apart from you God. Help us to know truth, grace and love and forgiveness during the times of revelation and deliver every child/creation from evil. In the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit, Amen

Melissa Tumino

Monday 8th of November 2021

Hi, thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts. My heart behind this post was to reveal the occultic background of "angel numbers" and how they are not in the Bible. Seeing a sequence of numbers or numbers, in general, is not occultic. Seeking out angels or other spirits to understand it is (the practice of angel numbers). Also, in no way was I demonizing God's use of numbers. Those are two different things. God does use numbers and early on in the post, I share a link to my article on Insight into the Biblical Meaning of Numbers. I discuss how God uses numbers in dreams, symbolism, and patterns. This is Biblical Numerology and is much different than numerology and angel numbers.

Mr. Shannon Matthews

Saturday 6th of November 2021

I had horrible experiences with these "Angel Numbers" I had a evil "Witch"and 222 hench woman appear on my social media account! The sites are foolishness! It leads to further troubles like Tarots, Idolatry, 😞 You can't just assign a number or single purpose to God's angels!! This birth date means you're Archangel is this or that! No! Fortunately I got off that crap.

If one keeps getting signs, coincidences, dreams, gut feelings they are signs from God if *you know it and have no need to look further into the matter. Just praying about it. *If good you feel humble, peace, if bad you feel anxious, depressed or get suddenly illness. * The path it leads you, as above. * The situation seems like living a chapter of the Bible.

Angel Numbers can be very deceiving! Making one believe one thing is good then suddenly it's bad when it's the "false prophecy" doing the damage not the thing.


Saturday 6th of November 2021

I’m looking into the “why” of see of constantly noticing these numbers. When we do a search into their meaning, we see the translation is always something positive and uplifting. I think that is the thing that pulls people in. We have to always seek the truth and that is the Word. From now on, when I see these number patterns, I will pray.


Saturday 16th of October 2021

I submitted my comment actually it was October 16th at 8:06 p.m. but I noticed that the time that they put was wrong to put 5:06 p.m. and I see that my comment is pending I don't know why but I hope they can put my comment is very important to me thank you so much


Saturday 16th of October 2021

Wow where to start I do have a lot to say I see all the time different patterns of numbers like 111 1111 11111 so on so on with the ones then 222 2222 and a lot of tools and tools and beyond all the numbers all the way to 9 and I'm talkin about 9999 all the time so I really thought they were angel numbers because I was searching to find out and base of what I found out was that they were and then I was asking are they biblical and for some reason it was coming out like they were even today it's October 16th 2021 all these patterns and numbers keep on coming out and I see them all the time but I mean today also and I was searching about all the biblical and for some reason it will come out like it is like I was saying are these numbers and I will say the number are in the Bible are they biblical and it will come out like they are I'm not saying that they are right now cuz I just read what this lady wrote down and I'm going to ask God to forgive me because I really believe they were and repents obviously and ask God to cleanse me from evilness cuz I always pray to the Lord Almighty and they said you cannot pray to angels for you ask them for help but I do pray to God Almighty the Lord and Savior the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit so I am going to ask God right now I'm going to do it right now in Jesus name I'm going to ask the Lord I'm going to ask tell her to please have mercy on me and to please forgive me because I did not really know this like that I thought they were angel numbers thank you for sharing this Because You believe in the Father the son and the Holy Spirit Will Believe in God my Lord and Savior I do believe that we make mistakes and we have to repent and ask God Almighty for mercy how to deliver us from evil as we forgive us for our sins what we have to repent and say it and ask God to forgive us that's what I'm going to do right now thank you so much I appreciate and I want to say something else when I say that I believe that they were angel numbers I also have doubt that's why I kept on searching to see if they were in the Bible I want to clarify that.

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