When man began to analyze and combine numbers, he developed other interesting symbols. He took the perfect world number FOUR and added to it the perfect divine number, THREE, and got SEVEN, the most sacred number to the Hebrews. It was earth crowned with heaven -- the four-square earth plus the divine COMPLETENESS OF GOD. So we have SEVEN expressing COMPLETENESS through union of earth with heaven.
This number is used more than all other
numbers in the Word of God, save the number ONE.
SEVEN symbolizes Spiritual Perfection.
All of life revolves around this number. SEVEN is used over 700 times
in the Bible. It is used 54 times in the Book of Revelation.
In Leviticus 23:15-16, the number SEVEN and the Sabbath, which was the SEVENTH day, is connected with the word COMPLETE. The word COMPLETE follows after the words “SEVEN SABBATH” (Seventh day).
The day following the SEVENTH sabbath
there was something NEW that took place.
“It is DONE” is another expression
found in connection with the number Seven.
He appointed SEVEN days for the week, and most, if not all advanced nations reckon time in that way: SEVEN days to the week.
Before Aaron and his sons entered their
priestly work they were consecrated SEVEN days. (Leviticus 8:31-36)
Here is a picture of a life COMPLETELY or WHOLLY consecrated or dedicated
to the Lord for service.
When Israel took the city of Jericho God told them to march around the city SEVEN times. Thus, on the SEVENTH day, when they marched around the city SEVEN times, they COMPLETED their marching. (Joshua 6:1-16)
There were SEVEN FEAST days of our Lord. (Passover, Unleavened, First-fruits, Pentecost, Atonement, Trumpets and Tabernacle). (Leviticus 23:1-44)
There were SEVEN branches on the CANDLESTICK in the Holy Place in the Tabernacle and this pictures the COMPLETE light of God for the souls of man.
Solomon was SEVEN years in building the Temple and kept the Feast for SEVEN days.
Job had SEVEN sons. When his friends came to visit him they sat SEVEN days and SEVEN nights in silence, and afterward they were required to offer a Burnt Offering of SEVEN bullocks and SEVEN rams.
Naaaman washed SEVEN times in the Jordan.
The Saviour spoke SEVEN words from the Cross.
SEVEN men of honest report were chosen to administer the alms of the church in Acts 6:1-7.
There were SEVEN years of plenty and SEVEN years of famine in Egypt during the days of Joseph.
SEVEN times in the Book of Revelation blessing of the Lord are promised to His people. These are called the “BEATITUDES” of Revelation. These are found in Chapters 1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7, 14.
There are SEVEN Dispensations -- Innocence, Conscience, Government, Patriarchal, Law, Grace, and Milleniah (sic) Age.
SEVEN times the Book of Life is mentioned in the Bible. The Book of Revelation is a Book of SEVENS.
We have SEVEN churches, SEVEN seals, SEVEN Trumpets, SEVEN Personages, SEVEN vails (sic), SEVEN dooms, SEVEN new things. SEVEN SEVENS make up this Book . It is the COMPLETENESS of all things.
Jesus said to “forgive SEVENTY times SEVEN“ In other words, He is saying, “Keep on forgiving until you are complete.”
Even the duration of Israel’s great
punishments was based upon this law of SEVENS.
Their captivity in Babylon was for SEVENTY years, ten periods of SEVENS.
Life operates in a cycle of SEVENS.
Changes take place in the body every SEVEN years.
Most births are multiple of SEVENS. The
hen sits three weeks (21 days);
Human physiology is constructed on a law
All departments of nature are marked all
over with mathematics.