Twelve is referred to as the "Kingdom Number" because God used the twelve sons of Israel to established the Kingdom of Israel. Later in the New Testament, Lord Jesus used twelve Apostles to establish the Kingdom of Heaven. The number twelve is used in the description of the New Kingdom of Heaven having twelve gates, twelve angels, twelve foundations and twelve throne. One thing about the number twelve, it obviously represents divine authority, and appointment. It also serves as our governmental foundation, and in governmental principles.