Ten Days – Judgment

We have seen that the number “ten” is the number of testimony. Scripture also gives us examples of judgment for those who reject that testimony. Seven times the phrase “ten days” appears in the King James Version. Each of these occurrences is associated with judgment.

“And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.” (In judgment for Nabal’s treatment of His chosen one, David.) – First Samuel 25:38

“Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.” (Every ten days Nehemiah provided wine for those at his table.) “Think upon me, (judge me) my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.” – Nehemiah 5:18-19

“And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.” (The people asked Jeremiah to ask the Lord regarding going to Egypt. The Lord said “No” but the arrogant people did not believe Jeremiah and the Lord promised judgment on them. – Jeremiah 42:1-22

“Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.” (Daniel and friends were judged.) – Daniel 1:12-15

“And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.” Festus sat in judgment of Paul. – Acts 25:6

The last occasion of “ten days” shows escape from judgment for those who do not reject the testimony of the Lord.

“Fear none of those things which thou shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (no Judgment.) – Revelation 2:10

Praise the Lord for His testimony and the Salvation offered us!

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