Numbers in the Universe
How were numbers used to create some of the properties of the universe that are familiar to us? How does the very existence of creation PROVE that a divine Being MUST exist?
God's creation is based on numbers that form mathematical laws and principles that govern everything around us. The awesome complexity of the earth, as well as the immense expanse of space and all it contains, is witnesses that an intelligent Being with tremendous power made them. They are an eternal testimony that a God DOES exist who both created them and continuously upholds them with laws he set in place. The Bible tells us the universe is so amazing that every human is capable of ultimately concluding that He exists (Romans 1:20).
The Milky Way galaxy we live in roughly contains 100 billion stars. Astronomers have also estimated that the number of galaxies in the observable universe is 200 BILLION! The current diameter of the observable area is about 93 BILLION light years. The width of the ENTIRE universe (the parts we can and cannot see) is bigger still. In comparison, the width of a typical galaxy is only 30,000 light-years.
The first division of time
The first natural division of time we find in the Bible is a day. When God ordained periods of rest and worship for Israel he marked them with the number seven. The seventh day is a weekly holy day. The seventh Hebrew month has special Biblical Feast days within it. The seventh year was deemed a year of rest for the land. Every seven times seven years (49) marked a very special period known as the year of Jubilee.
We see a law of numbers in various nature areas. For example, we can see a division of seven from the animal kingdom. For an animal such as a dog, who is obviously in animal kingdom (division 1), they are further classified as a vertebrata, then as a Mammalia, then of the order of Carnivore, the family of Canidae, the genus of dog and a species of retriever. A seven-fold division from the plant kingdom for a Tea Rose (one division) would be in the kingdom of vegetables, sub-division of Phanerogamia, and then a further division into Dicotyledon, Rosiflorae, Rosaciae, and finally a genus of rose.