Nov 26,2014 God and the number seven
Today I started reading a post of James Brownlow about the heptadic design of the last twelve verses of Mark.
It is fascinating to understand the relationship of the number seven with God and how it is imbedded in His Word, creation, plans, and all things that exist to give testimony of their divine nature and origin.
Although mankind is in its majority in open rebellion with God we still use the seven day week to run our lives and in the majority of Nations there is at least one day of rest in the week.
If you look at the book of Revelation the # 7 is ingrained in the arrangement of the plan of God. His message is to the seven churches and the scroll that the lamb is given has seven seals that at the opening of the seventh start the playing of seven trumpets whose seventh trumpet sound brings forth seven bowls of wrath whose last bowl the seventh finishes Gods judgements on men to close six thousand years of rebellion before the start of the seventh millenium kingdom.
In my personal life I have seen the use of the seven in hundreds of forms and manners as it relates to my relationship and communication with God.
James Brownlow (23 Nov 2014)
“The Heptadic Structure of Scripture – The Last Twelve Verses of Mark”
Ivan Panin (deceased Nov 1942) wrote extensively on the Heptadic designs of the number “7” found in the Hebrew and Greek texts of Holy Scripture. The designs are found nowhere else, not in Hebrew, Greek, or any other writings. These designs are a strong witness to Scripture’s Providential Origin in every jot and tittle.
As mentioned before, Mr Gustav Hoyer, an associate of Panin, discovered shortly after Panin’s death that Panin had only scratched the surface of Heptadic design. The designs are more extensive than Panin realized. This is Panin’s listing, near some 60 pages of lists of designs of “7” found in these 12 verses….