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What Doe The Number Seven Mean

Number seven in the book of Revelation.In the book of Revelation there is,'seven stars','seven churches',seven angels with seven trumphets.What does number seven mean or represent.I know three is for Holy Father,The Son and Holy Spirit.Please enlight me people of God.Beatrice.

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It is one less than eight, and one greater than six.

Does that help?
---atheist on 7/18/12


Because the bible never says michael is jesus...,
---aka on 7/18/12

The bible never says that THE ANGEL OF THE LORD is Jesus either, but He is

It Never says that That the captain of The Lord's host is Jesus either, but He is

and is this text really talking about Jesus:
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign, Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
---francis on 7/18/12


---francis on 7/18/12


my little one says that she has to go "one" or "two", where was it officially defined? i can get it by context and can make doctrine of it...

1. A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group, dogma.
2. A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.

Because the bible never says michael is jesus, one can only say what certain verses mean to him or her. one cannot make doctrine out of something that is never said. one cannot say michael is jesus ...with any direct bible references.
---aka on 7/18/12


---aka on 7/18/12
Because the bible never asigns meaning to any numbers except 666, one can only say what they mean to him or her. one cannot make doctrine out of numbers.

One may say " To me, the number 1 stands for God, the number 2 for ..."

But one cannot say that the number 1 means ...with any biblical references
---francis on 7/18/12


---aka on 7/8/12//

For the record,
Agreed.

The word Zayin -seven Hebrew aleph-bet.
Phil 2:5-8
Ysha seven steps in humiliation:
1. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 2. but made himself of no reputation,3. and took upon him the form of a servant,4.and was made in the likeness of men: 5.And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself. 6. and became obedient unto death,7.even the death of the of the cross

Is41:4,Rev 1:8
Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first, and with the last, I am he.
God is Aleph to Tav down to each letter
Shalom
---char on 7/18/12




//that said something needs//

i apologize. i would say 'implied' instead of 'said', but then your nebulous cloud would shift again.

anyway, let me get this straight, only numbers have to be specifically defined to say something? then i agree with you that only one number has been DIRECTLY defined.
---aka on 7/18/12


Francis, it is you yourself that said something needs to be directly stated in scripture for it to be true.
---aka on 7/17/
POST my saying in context
---francis on 7/17/12


the nuber 7 is completness or fullness, it is where we get the word sever, so sometimes, it means a cutting off from the fullness.
7 days a week, the 7 seas, 7 notes in musical scale a thru G, etc. It's a God designed thing all throughout creation
and in prophecy as well. It sometimes is an anti-luck meaning, a cutting off and end of something.
---weatherbill on 7/17/12


Francis, it is you yourself that said something needs to be directly stated in scripture for it to be true. your own doctrinal beliefs go against that. you are trying to say that there is no symbolic even prophetic meaning in numbers. Fine. to you, there is no symbolic meaning. it is interesting that Saturn...real estate that should interest you... is the sixth planet ... 6 The number of man.
---aka on 7/17/12


---aka on 7/16/12
While there are several verses in the bible which shows which show that prophecies about Jesus are fullfiled by michael, and prophecies about michael are fulfilled by Jesus, not to mention Michael and jesus each holding the same positions in the heavenly host, there are no verses which say what the numbers ( except 666 mean).

If people ascribe meaning to any of thenumbers, it is thier own doing and not of God. This is very evident as noone has been able to point to any verse and say thus said the lord, thenumber XYZ means...
---francis on 7/17/12




francis, quit trying to shove your anti-doctrine down our throat. nowhere in the bible does it directly say what you believe.

if you can put together a few verses and gather that jesus is michael, than others can derive at least a general meaning from other themes and symbols embedded in scripture.

jesus spoke in parables, so according to you there is no meaning to them other than what he actually said.
we can give you al
---aka on 7/16/12


---kathr4453 on 7/16/12
Read your post and all the meaning which you asigned to those numbers.

Where in the bible did you find any scripture that asigns any meaning to any number except 666?

Would it not be wiser to say " I belive" or " in my opinion" rather that to make this somewhat of a doctrinal point?
---francis on 7/16/12


//Darlene_1 on 7/14/12//
Amen.
Sukkott-8 day festival anticipating the "world to come" Olam Habah/"Grace"

//Chria9396 on 7/15/12//-Blessings sis,
//aka on 7/14/12
Elder on 7/14/12//Made me smile :)Blessings-thx

Aleph-1st letter of Hebrew aleph-bet, numerical value(1),(1000)
Defined: Strength, power, leader Ps 119:1-8 to walk, keep, stand With/for-One God

Bet-2nd Heb: aleph-bet, numerical value (2). [In-Christ]
Defined: In, family, House Ps 119:9-16 His Word/Son of God,1Cor 3:16

Gimmel-3rd letter,numerical value (3).
Defined: gather, walk, carry Ps 119: 17-24 Threefold: convict of sin,righteousness and judgment to come Jn 16:8-14 Holy Spirit


One God-Spirit and Truth
---char on 7/16/12


Yes Darlene is correct. 7 means completeness, REST, and perfect.


8= new Beginnings. Circumcision on the 8th day represent a NEW MAN IN CHRIST..Colossians 2 explains.


6 represents unregenerate man, 7 represents MAN IN CHRIST, Complete in Christ etc.

666 represent all unregenerate man stands for.

Numbers are very important in scripture. That's why God says to use WISDOM in understanding the beast. THAT Wisdom comes from Scripture.

5 means GRACE.
---kathr4453 on 7/16/12


Seven is the number of completeness and eight is the number of New Beginnings.
---Darlene_1 on 7/14/12


---char on 7/13/12

Thanks for sharing Char, a blessing.
(what i do understand and look forward to further understanding)
God Bless.
---Chria9396 on 7/15/12


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The number 7 means that ya got one more than 6.
---Elder on 7/14/12

why was six afraid of seven...?









cause seven eight nine.
---aka on 7/14/12


The number 7 means that ya got one more than 6.
---Elder on 7/14/12


God is creator of "All Things" visible and invisible...
Every Hebrew word is a mathematical
expression, read either as simple sums or as
algebraic equations, balanced or unbalanced
[worlds framed by the Word of God]

Our word holds little value, if any---unless it is the Word of God---declared/believed.

It is Gods Word---alone---that Counts----literally.
Aleph to Tav Is:41-4,44:6 (primordial) building blocks of all of creation Heb 11:3,Rev 22:3

Shalom
---char on 7/13/12


Hebrew perspective-

Zayin: 7th letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet, numerical value of seven and the actual word means - seven.
The letter zayin is "weapon" or "sword" but derives from a root word zan that means "sustenance" or "nourishment." Zayim represents both 7 and a sword and can be witnessed in the Word to "divide' or "cut up" time.
Shabbat-
Shavuot-49th day after Passover
Shemitah- 7th year of rest for the land
Yovel-49th year

Eph 6:17,Heb 4:12
And take the helmet of salvation, and the [Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God]:
---char on 7/13/12


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To clarify,
"I" definitely meant "my opinion".
Which, in this instance, isn't worth that much discussion.

Another opinion of mine in this particular matter: Francis' blog still holds the most weight until anyones OPINIONS about numbers are firmly verified contextually.
"I" try to make it plain when I don't have a solid opinion about a subject. Numerology is one of those subjects.
Blessings to all you guys... and gals.
Stay kind and humble ESPECIALLY when you think your are correct!
Love You!
---Legends on 7/12/12


1Ki 10:14 = Rev 13:18

the command is to love. therefore, asking, seeking, and knocking are never simple tasks to love.
---aka on 7/12/12


Do not put your trust in numbers put your turst only in the words of Jesus. Numbers mean different things to different people and cultures. The nuber seven can be interpreted both meaning good to some cultures and bad in other's. Even the meaning of 666 can be debated because the English 666 is different than in Hebrew or Greek.

Keep christianity simple by obeying God's commandsment - to love.
---Steveng on 7/11/12


I often find myself mentally saying the word ALL when I see the number 7.
---Legends on 7/9/12

Now why would anyone have any doubts as to what "I" means in this context, especially when the author writes " I often find myself.."

What needs to be explained when "I" "Myself" and "my interpretation" are uesed in the same post?
---francis on 7/11/12


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typical evasion. you are seriously going to respond this way over font?

---Legends on 7/9/12
I like the way you use the word "I" throughout your post, and not "the bible says...I am please that you say what it means to you. " - francis

so, although legends does not directly say what the use of "i" is for, you somehow have been able to get meaning from it? how is that possible?
---aka on 7/11/12


so, although legends does not directly say what the use of "I" is for, you somehow have been able to get meaning from it? how is that possible?
---aka on 7/10/12
LOL LOL are you kidding

"i" not "1"

i=personal pronoun, like "me" except we cannot use "me" to start a sentance.
---francis on 7/10/12


---Legends on 7/9/12
I like the way you use the word "I" throughout your post, and not "the bible says...I am please that you say what it means to you. " - francis

so, although legends does not directly say what the use of "I" is for, you somehow have been able to get meaning from it? how is that possible?
---aka on 7/10/12


---Legends on 7/9/12
I like the way you use the word "I" throughout your post, and not "the bible says."

Because it truely is human beings, and not the word of God which asigns meaning to these numbers.

I am please that you say what it means to you.
---francis on 7/10/12


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Francis' blog should be greatly noted.
BUT, Seeing that Revelation is full of symbolisms that most people are are wrong about, if I'm wrong about my use of the number 7 in my interpretation then I guarantee you it's only one of many things I/we get wrong.
I am aware of the 7th day having significance in that it speaks of completion, rest and totality.
I often find myself mentally saying the word ALL when I see the number 7.
When I see the phrase "seven churches", I think it include ME because I mentally interpret 7 as "the entire, the whole or complete church".
I humbly reserved the right to be corrected by someone else's scriptural viewpoint.
---Legends on 7/9/12


Francis, no sense in beating a dead dog. nowhere in the bible does it directly say that Jesus is Michael, but somehow there are some that derive this. i don't see this. and never will.

Will you forgive me 7 times or 7 seven times?
---aka on 7/9/12


Revelation 13:18 ...the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six. ---francis on 7/7/12

wow! if that is the only number that you recognize...so be it.
---aka on 7/8/12

To my knowledge this is the only number which God says means or represents something. God says that it is the number of a man.

Nowhere in the bible does God say that the numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 means or represent anything.

If He does, it would like to see such texts.

I believe that is we humans who had asigned meanings to these numbers, I have not read where God has done such a thing
---francis on 7/9/12


Where does God say, "Read the Bible?"

In fact, where, except on the title page and cover, does the word "Bible" appear in the Bible? - cluny

Unbunch your panties...i agree that a word does not mean specifically mentioned for the concept to shine throough.
---aka on 7/8/12


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to my knowledge, the only number that means anything in the bible is this:

Revelation 13:18 ...the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six. ---francis on 7/7/12

wow! if that is the only number that you recognize...so be it.
---aka on 7/8/12


\\God mentions the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, he does not ever say the Trinity.\\

Where does God say, "Read the Bible?"

In fact, where, except on the title page and cover, does the word "Bible" appear in the Bible?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/8/12


//God says that the seventh DAY is the sabbath, he does not say that the NUMBER 7 means anything//

the fact that seven and its multiples are everywhere in scripture means something to some.

God mentions the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, he does not ever say the Trinity. At that, he never says that Jesus Christ of is the incarnation of Michael, but there are a some that have gleaned that from Scripture. So, does God actually have to say it?
---aka on 7/8/12


---aka on 7/7/12
God says that the seventh DAY is the sabbath, he does not say that the NUMBER 7 means anything

Some say that the number 7 means completion. Here is what the BIBLE says:

Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
And on the seventh day God ended his work

so everything was completed not on the 7th day, but on the 6th

so again we ascribe meanings to numbers, not God

to my knowledge, the only number that means anything in the bible is this:

Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
---francis on 7/7/12


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---francis on 7/7/12

that is a curious comment coming from a Seventh Day Adventist.

if my son plays baseball, watches baseball, collects baseball cards, and hangs baseball posters, but never says he loves baseball, am i to assume that baseball is not important to him? and a bat would not be a good gift for him...

...as celebration of the seventh day means nothing to God especially when scripture starts and ends with the number?
---aka on 7/7/12


nowhere in the bible does it say that the number seven means anything

let us just start by admiting that.

Then let us also admit that we and not the bible ascribe significance to the number 7 based on our own understanding of the contexts of which seven is used
---francis on 7/7/12


So plants were around for a thousand years without the sun or animals?
The sun was around for a thousand years making "an evening and a morning"?
2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
So if thousand years on Earth is like a day to God, does that mean that a day on Earth is like a thousand years to God?
So many people misapply this verse and are ignorant of the Truth of this verse.
God is timeless, not bound by time, created it, sustains it...
---micha9344 on 7/6/12


Jeanette, what are you talking about? The Bible says nothing about creation being interrupted by sin. The Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth in six days, and on the seventh he rested and was refreshed. Obviously, he was not in the midst of creating when Adam and Eve sinned. He had already completed his work and had rested.
---Jed on 7/6/12


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yes 7 is still the complete number. God created the earth in 6 days (each day = 1,000 years) and the creation was interrupted by the first sin. He will soon end suffering on earth so that the 7th day can be completed in the new world.
---jeanette on 7/6/12


The number seven denotes completeness.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
---duke on 12/16/07


I don't see how 7 can be the number of completion when it says God completed creation in 6 days.
I could see that 7 could mean rest but I'm not into the numbers game because no matter what you say about a number there is always the exception.
---john on 6/25/07


God's complete number::completeness..
---jana on 6/25/07


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Seven Sacraments, Seven Cardinal Virtues as opposed to the Seven Deadly Sins. Seven who stand before the Throne of God. Sacraments are the Seven keys
---leo on 6/17/07


If I can remember correctly, it means the number of completion.
---shira_5965 on 6/14/07


The number 7 in the bible is usually thought to be the number of perfection. 8 I believe is used as the number meaning new beginnings. This has nothing to do with numerology. 3 is also a prominant # in the bible. ('Doe' Mod? Have you been watching the Simpsons?) :)

Moderator - Must have had some of Elder's coffee :)
---NVBarbara on 3/29/06


It is Gods perfect number
---betty on 3/29/06


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YOU GOT IT JUDITH!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 9/20/05


Rose: "Numerology" is more like trying to make out 'hidden messages' from every passage in the whole Bible; but you're right, that's just a waste of time at best or could turn into something even worse. Though there does seem to be a "general meaning" for some actual numbers in Scripture, I'd be very cautious about trying to make more out of them than the context allows you to!
---Daniel on 9/13/05


Evie: No matter how "odd" those digits may seem, I've seen plenty more 'strange' numerical _coincidences_ in my life. But that's all they are! Never allow numbers to be anything more. _It's the clear Word of God that should comfort us beyond anything else!_ Babies the same weight were born that time all over the world. What were the minutes:seconds? The room number, etc.? I'm sure the date made you look for other 7's. We use only 10 digits, so it's easy to have MANY numerical coincidences.
---Daniel on 9/13/05


Henoch, the 7th from Adam, was the 1st one raptured. Pentecost/Feast of Sevens: Pentecost means "50th" in Greek. The Feast of Weeks is celebrated on the 50th day after the 7 complete weeks, that is 49 days, after the Passover. It is a celebration of the gift of the first-fruits. This Christian festival is on the 7th Sunday after the Resurrection Day, and celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the believers, the gift of speaking in new tongues, and the bringing-in of new converts.
---Eloy on 9/13/05


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I was told that numerology is superstition and cult.
---Rose on 9/12/05


Thank you. My son was the 7th child, born on 07/07/77, weighed 7 lbs. 7 ozs. at 7 p.m.at night. That baby died at a very young age. I see, once again, his mission was completed on this earth.
---Evie on 8/26/05


the number seven is God's number. If you will notice that most of the things happen with seven, God rested on the seventh, the feast of the passover, the feast of the weeks, of tabernacls, and the jubliee all were ordered by seven. Seven is the number of sacrifice, of purification and consecration, forgiveness, punishment. The number seven is God's number, it is a symbol of perfection. The number seven is everywhere in the bible.
---Rebecca_D on 8/25/05


I also believe it mean Gods number of completeness.
---Judith on 8/24/05


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A friend of mine, Lori, told me that it meant the number of completion. I'll have to do research on this. She moved away over 3 yeary ago. I sure do miss Lori, she's a good woman.
---John on 8/24/05


"Seven" usually is a number for God,(meaning "perfect"), or for "completness." The context of its usage will dictate its meaning. For example: in the case of the seven churches of Revelation, it might mean this is a representation of all types of churches, so it's a matter of "completness."
---WIVV on 8/24/05


Many numbers are used in the bible that have significant meaning.
Seven is usually indicative of perfection. Eight, of new beginnings.
3 is for the Trinity, also that Jesus would rise on the 3rd day among other meanings in the OT.
---NVBarbara on 8/24/05


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