Friday, July 7, 2017

Triple Sevens

Today is the seventh day of the seventh month in the seventeenth year of the third millennium. If we take the Jewish year of 5777 there are many sevens though the Hebrew calendar is only the fifth month. So according to our Western calendar that is used widely around the world today we have at least three sevens. In the book of Revelation the main visionary section of the book runs from ch. 6 to ch. 16 in a triple series of seven seals, seven trumpets and seven bowls. So John of Revelation certainly had a penchant for numbers especially the number 7 used more than 50 times in the book of Revelation.
As we are entering the Sabbath rest this evening the 7th day, Saturday we are reminded that there is another day of rest for believers, a rest that we have entered in when we first believed, a rest that we are presently entering in as we live in Christ, conscious of his presence everyday and a rest which we will enter in when God's kingdom dawns on earth at Christ's coming inaugurating the sabbath rest of the 7th thousand year, the millennial kingdom. We are at the end of history when the 6th day is passing away and the 7th day hastens to break forth.

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