How Significant is the Number Seven?

Numbers are mainly used for counting, but not if you’re God. Our God is a master mathematician who loves numbers.

Different numbers seem to represent different things. I’ll focus on the number seven for today. In the book of Revelation, there are numerous number sevens. We have the seven churches, the sevenfold spirit, seven golden bowls of wrath, seven plagues, seven trumpets, seven seals, seven horns, seven stars and seven golden lampstands. It is a number of completeness and perfection and these are only a few examples of seven in the bible.

Seven is a number of rest. God created the world in six days and on the seventh day he rested. The seventh day is a Sabbath rest. God not only wants us to rest, but he also wants the land and animals to rest.

Exodus 23; 10-12  For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops, but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what is left. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove. Six days do your work but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.

Now I’m going to get into the interesting part. Peter explains to us that to the Lord, a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day.

2 Peter 3: 8  But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day.

In recent years I have been discovering that there are numerous foreshadowings and parallel stories in the bible.

One of those has to do with the story of creation. Some believe that the first six days of creation are a parallel to man’s time here on earth. That would be 6,000 years and we are getting near the end of that time frame. The last day (or 1000 years) would be the millennial reign.

God created everything in the first six days and on the seventh is a Sabbath, a day of rest. The seventh millennial is referred to as a millennial Sabbath.

If you want to learn more about this and the Sabbath; go to the 27 minute mark and start watching.

Here is another thing I learned from an Ambassadors of Christ movie.

In the story of creation at the end of the first day it says “And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.” At the end of the second day, it says “and there was evening and there was morning, the second day.” It says that for every day except the seventh day. Why not?

In Revelation it says this about the millennial reign:

Revelation 22:5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

Wow! This is amazing. The reason I find this easy to believe is because all the end-time prophecies in the bible seem to be pointing to the fact that we’re getting close. It’s kind of exciting (and yes, a little scary) seeing everything falling into place.

What does Jesus give as the last thing to happen before he comes?

Matthew 24: 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Are we there yet? With all our modern technology, it’s hard to imagine too many places that don’t have God’s word. Even in places where Christians are persecuted and places that are remote and don’t have much technology; the gospel somehow is getting to most or all of those places. He’s coming soon.

Getting back to how God loves numbers, I’m going to summarize this:

God created the world in 6 days and on the 7th day he rested.

God’s people marched around Jericho for 6 days and on the 7th day the walls came down.

The seventh year is a year of rest.

For six days (6,000 years) life on this earth will continue (this is my belief anyways), and on the 7th day will be our rest – the millennial reign.

There’s a pattern here folks! Only time will tell for sure if this is what God has planned but it definitely fits his pattern.

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  1. I love how you said there is a foreshadow of events throughout scripture, and another one is found in Isaiah and Habakkuk of how the days before Christs return will be the most evil and wicked of times. Yet in our time technology will make it possible for the word of God to cover the earth as the waters cover the sea!

    Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity! Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity? For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:12-14).

    They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. (Isaiah 11:9,10).

    Many Blessings over you Mary for all you do to show forth Gods glory.
    Julia

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    1. Blessings to you Julia! I like the thought of God’s word covering the earth like the waters cover the sea. Water doesn’t miss anything. It fills even the tiniest crevices. The last days will be something to see. Evil will abound, but God’s word will abound too. It’s going to be a spiritual battle like never beforeee

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      1. I think Satan (or my computer) is picking a battle with me today. I responded to you, but it never posted. I don’t know how that happened so I started over and it posted it before I was done. (I won’t bore you with the details on how that happened). Now it deleted what I wrote again. Hmmm. I was going to say more, but technological difficulties are hindering me. Keep sharing God’s word!

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      2. You don’t have to tell me twice Mary about computer’s acting up…… EVERY TIME I have a post that is sooooo good I can’t wait until I post it I have to try for almost an hour til it takes…. Or it disappears altogether and my friend said as soon as you write your post MAKE SURE to SAVE IT!!! I always do now. Blessings.
        Julia

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    1. He has many good movies. He has two about the two witnesses and another about Hosea that are amazing. I like that he’s looking for God’s truth and will give different points of view. This one that you’re going to watch tonight was good for me because it also addresses the Sabbath – which I have had many questions about in the past. Make some popcorn!

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      1. We enjoyed the movie and noted his others which we will watch over time.
        At first I was concerned that he was SDA (Seventh Day Adventist) who hold very firmly to the view that the Sabbath MUST be honored from Friday at 6pm to Saturday at 6pm in the Jewish tradition.
        I’m not sure I agree with him about when Sunday became the “day of rest” for Christian’s- several hundred years later.
        It is my understanding that the Gentiles tended to honor the first day of the week as “the Lord’s Day” (for His resurrection), thus the instructions to the primarily Gentile Colossians. Then after the destruction of the Temple in 70AD, the argument over keeping the Sabbath on Saturday pretty much went away as Jews generally rejected Yeshua’s messiahship.
        But not really significant.
        Like you, I appreciate his devotion to balancing Scripture with love for the body of Christ.
        ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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    2. I didn’t realize he was a Seventh Day Adventist. His specialty is prophecy. I used to listen to a program on the radio that was by a Seventh Day Adventist. I enjoyed it until I got tired of them almost always bringing the conversation back to the subject of the Saturday Sabbath. There’s so much to talk about in the bible that I wanted to hear about more than just that. Plus, I’ll admit, they had me confused for a little while because you can find good bible verses for both sides of the argument. I think I finally have that debate settled in my mind. I’m still surprised Jared’s (AoC) a Seventh Day Adventist. He didn’t seem to be pushing the Saturday Sabbath position and they usually do. But that’s what I like about him; he’ll discuss different views.

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      1. No, no. I do not think he is! I thought that, as he began his exposition on the Sabbath, but he left open interpretation of “how to keep the Sabbath” that an SDA would not allow.
        For more on the Sabbath, check out Dr. Matthew Sleeth’s text, 24/6.
        Right in line with The Kingdom Movie.

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    3. lol Okay. He didn’t sound like an SDA, but you never know… Luckily, God doesn’t expect us to get everything in the bible right as long as we’re trying and doing our best and worshipping the true God – we’ll all be in heaven together. He knows we can’t even begin to fathom all of his ways.

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    4. At your suggestion, I watched a trailer by Dr. Matthew Sleeth. I think he’s right. Our bodies and minds need rest. I guess our manufacturer, God, knew what he was talking about when he told us to rest. (The Bible is the Owner’s manual)

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