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The Magnificent 7

Updated: May 27, 2021

As I've always done after reading a few chapters I started to meditate on what was read. I had just finished a series of designs surrounding the menorah; where as, I thought to myself; why did The Lord chose only 7 candlesticks? So I started to dig and my findings was actually amazing. Seven is the number of completion and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God's creation of all things. In addition to this; the number 7 is much more prevalent in nature than most of us realize:

The Number 7 in nature (Physical)


  • There are 7 oceans

  • 7 continents

  • 7 vertebrae in the neck

  • 7 layers of skin (2 outer and 5 inner)

  • The ocean waves roll in 7s

  • The rainbow has 7 colors

  • Sound has 7 notes

  • There are 7 directions

(North, South, East, West, Up, Down, Center)

  • The earth was created in 7 days

  • 7 wonders of the ancient world

  • The number 7 is used 735 times in the Bible


If that's not intriguing enough let's take a look in the word of God on spiritual aspects regarding the number 7.

The Number 7 in spirit (Spiritual)


**Note some biblical references may present themselves both physical and spiritual.


  • There are 7 days in a week God blessed/rested the 7th day Gen. 2:2-3

  • Cainan lived 70 years Gen. 5:12

  • Methuselah lived 782 years Gen 5:26

  • Lamech lived 777 years Gen 5:31

  • Clean beasts and fowls of the air went into the ark in 7s Gen. 7:2-3

  • Rained 7 days to flood the earth Gen. 7:10

  • Ark rested in the 7th month on the mountains of Ararat Gen. 8:4

  • Noah sent out dove after 7 days Gen. 8:10

  • Jacob served 7 yrs for Rachel Gen. 29:18

  • Joseph deciphered Pharoah's dream of 7 yrs plenteous and 7 yrs famine Gen. 41-27

  • The Menorah has 7 candles Ex. 37:18

  • Priest sprinkled blood 7 times Lev. 4:6

  • Feast of Unleavened Bread 7 days Lev 23:6

  • Blowing of the Trumpets in the 7th month Lev. 23:24

  • Day of Atonement in the 7th month Lev. 23:27

  • Feast of Tabernacles in the 7th month Lev. 23:34

  • Chastisement 7 times for sins Lev. 26:28

  • The Lord gave the spirit upon Moses to 70 elders Num. 11:25

  • Balak built 7 altars, prepared 7 oxen and 7 rams Num. 23:1

  • 7 nations mightier and greater than thou: Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, Jebusites. Deut. 7:1

  • Creditor shall release every 7 years Deut. 15:1

  • 7 priests, 7 trumpets, 7 rams, compasses the city (Jericho) 7 times Joshua 6:4

  • Midian took Israel captive 7 years Judges 6:1

  • Gideon had 70 sons Judges 8:30

  • Samson bound with 7 green withs Judges 16:8

  • Samson had 7 locks on his head Judges 16:19

  • 700 chosen Benjamites, lefthanded, all could sling stones at a hairs breadth and not miss Judges 20:15-16

  • Solomon had 7 hundred wives and princesses 1 Kings 11:3

  • Naaman told to wash in Jordan 7 times to cleanse leper 2 Kings 5:14

  • 7 times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Psalms 119-164

  • Six things God hates 7 is an abomination Proverbs 6:16

  • For a just man falleth 7 times Proverbs 24:16

  • In that day, 7 women shall take hold of one man Isaiah 4:1

  • Hananiah died in the 7th month Jeremiah 28:17

  • Burn the weapons of war 7 years Ezekiel 39:9

  • Nebuchadnezzar commanded furnace to be heated 7 times hotter Daniel 3:19

  • There were 7 lions in the den with Daniel Bel and the Dragon 1:32

  • 7 other more wicked spirits entered into a man Matthew 12:45

  • Christ fed multitude with 7 loaves Matthew 15:36

  • Christ commanded to forgive 70 times 7 Matthew 18:22

  • Enoch 7th from Adam Jude 1:14

  • The 7 churches of Asia:

(Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea). Revelation 1:11

  • The 7 seals Revelation 5:1

  • Great Red Dragon with 7 heads:

(Greece, Rome, Spain, France, Germany, Russia and Great Britain). Revelation 12:3