Numbers in Scripture: #7
This number is God’s number of completeness and perfection, usually in a good and positive sense, but sometimes in an evil way, such as that which is in the heart of the natural man. “For there are seven abominations in his heart” (Proverbs 26:25).
There are seven days in a week. For the Israelite, every seventh day was a day of rest, every seventh year was a year of rest for the land, and every seven times seven years brought the jubilee. Creation was complete on the seventh day, God’s rest being the result. There were seven lamps to the golden candlestick. The blood was sprinkled before the Lord seven times.
In the New Testament, the number is used in connection with forgiving one another. “Then came Peter to Him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:21-22).
Seven is used many times in the book of Revelation. Seven churches, seven golden candlesticks, seven spirits, seven seals, seven angels, seven plagues, and so on.