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The Number Seven

The Number Seven

The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, 
purified seven times.
Psalm 12:6


As we study the Bible, we can't help noticing the number seven holds a unique 
place in God's economy. It is mentioned 735 times in Scripture, and it conveys the idea of perfection. 

It was on the seventh day God rested from the creation, 
and in so doing created our week. Noah took clean beasts by sevens into the ark. 
Jacob served seven years each for Leah and Rachel. Egypt had seven years of 
both plenty and famine. The candlestick in the Tabernacle had seven branches, 
and the Jewish feasts were observed seven days.

Jesus told us to forgive our brothers seventy times seven, and He spoke 
seven last words on the cross. In John's Gospel, He performed seven signs 
and uttered seven "I Am" statements. Revelation gives us seven churches
seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven years of tribulation.

It is possible to over-interpret biblical numerology, but it's hard to miss the 
number seven. It tells us that God is perfect, His word is faultless, and He wants 
to bring fullness of blessings to our lives--seven days a week.

The number seven is stamped on the times and seasons of Scripture, marking the 
spiritual perfection of the Divine Prophecies.E. W. Bullinger







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2 comments :

  1. Well, hmm I didn't know that! I guess I should catch up on some of my bible stories. I may be addicted to the child version, but personally I love the story about the fishes and the loaves is my favorite. Also, I do the lazy man's way and watch the movies. My favorite is the Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston. Wow, what a movie that is!

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