This great bible study by Michael Hoggard on the number seven will show you the value that God places on the number seven. And on the time line in “The Mystery of the Ages” and in the chapter The Incredible Sevens you will see how the time chart adds up to God’s word.
By, Michael Hoggard,
THE NUMBER 7, GODS COMPLETION AND DIVINE NUMBER. Part 7
Since the number 7 deals with perfection and completion, it comes as no surprise that the word “correct” is found 7 times, the 7th time being this passage: “Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished” (Jeremiah 46:28). God says He is going to make an end (7) of the nations of the world (4). This tells us that God’s work on earth is going to be “finished”. The word “finished” is found 42 (7 x 6) times. This was the word used by Jesus on the cross to mark the completion of the His sacrifice for the world: “It is finished.” The word “rested” is found 21 (7 x 3) times, including the Genesis 2:2 reference where it tells us that God “rested” on the 7th day. It also comes as no surprise that the word “perfectly” is found 7 times.
As you study the Bible you will find stories that prefigure the final 7 years of this age. You will see things that are performed or that happen “seven times”. This phrase is found 35 (7 x 5) times. When you add the occurrences of the phrase “seven years” with the occurrences of “seven times”, they total 77. Also, we find the phrase “seven days” is found 98 (49 x 2; 7 x 7 x 2) times in the Scriptures. In the Old Testament you will find the phrases “seventh day” and “seventh month” a total of 77 times.
As we saw earlier, Jesus’ title of “Christ” is found 555 times in the Bible. We also found, according to the lineage of Luke 3, that He is the 77th in line from God the Father. Since the Bible declares that those who follow Christ will be joint heirs with Him (Romans 8:17), it is logical that this lineage has a very special purpose. You will, therefore, find the word “church” in the KJV exactly 77 times! We discovered the phrase, “house of God”, is found 84 (7 x 12) times in the Old Testament. When we look at the history books of the Old Testament, Genesis through Esther, we find the phrase, “house of God”, 77 times. Now, let’s take this just a little further. Let’s look at the 77th chapter of the Bible, Exodus 27. This chapter has 21 (7 x 3) verses in it. In the 21st verse we find this passage: “In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.” This phrase is a common phrase that refers to the “church” of the Old Testament. This is the 1st occurrence of the name for the “church”, This phrase is found 21 (7 x 3) times in the Book of Exodus. It is found exactly 133 (7 x 19) times in the whole Bible!