Genesis Number 7 Essay

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First time the “Seven” this number was appeared in the Bible was in Gen 2.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. God completed the creation, rested on the 7th day, and blessed that day. This is our template for the seven-day week, observed around the world to this day.
From there “Seven” became a special number in the Bible. Many dictionaries and commentaries state that the number 7 is a symbol for completion, maturity, perfection or fulfillment.

Exodus 20:10 From the Ten Commandments, the command …show more content…

Psalm 12:6 This verse describes the Word of God like silver which has been refined 7 times.
Psalm 119:64 The author of this Psalm praises God 7 times daily for “your righteous rules”.

Besides the examples above there are so many others mentioned throughout the Bible, and they strongly point us to believe 7 has the completion, maturity, perfection or fulfillment symbolic meanings.

In the book of Revelation the number “Seven” has been used than other books in the Bible. Many objects or stages were counted in the numbers of “Seven”.
1. seven churches (1:4, 11, 20).
2. seven Spirits (1:4, 3:1, 4:5, 5:6).
3. seven golden lampstands (1:12-13, 20, 2:1).
4. seven stars (1:16, 20, 2:1, 3:1).
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seven mountains (17:9).
19. seven kings (17:10-11).

It is not hard to see why there the number “seven” appears so many times in the book of Revelation, since this is the last book of the Bible and the final revelation from God. It also tells a lot about the end of this earth. Since God put so many seven symbolic teachings in the book of Revelation, maybe He wants to remind us everything on earth will come to an end.
Seven also symbolizes maturity. Maturity leads me to think about plants and the time of reaping. (Gal6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.) The book of Revelation shows us that the time comes when both the seed of flesh and the seed of the Spirit will see their fruits.

“Seven” not only gives the sense of completion it also points to the beginning of the next cycle, phase or stage. (Lev25:4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.) Each week after the seventh day, Saturday, we start another new week. When all the prophecies are fulfilled, not only is this old world complete, but also a new stage will

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