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The Number 777

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Meaning of Numbers: The Number 777

The meaning of multiple number sevens such as 777 and 7777 is derived from it being a reinforcement of perfection and God's unmistakable hand in the affairs of man. While many examples in Scripture exist, this article will review its role in prophecy, the perfect worship of God, and his complete correction of unrepentant sinners.

Multiple sevens (777, 7777) were involved in Israel's victory at Jericho. It was the first battle God's people waged, west of the Jordan River, to possess their inheritance in the Promised Land.

Seven Levitical priests, on the seventh day (the Sabbath), blew their seven trumpets each of the seven times they journeyed around Jericho (777).

And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of ram’s horns in front of the ark. And the seventh day you shall go around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets (Joshua 6:4, HBFV).


Priests Leading Ark around Jericho
Priests Leading Ark around Jericho
Lorenzo Ghiberti, 1425 - 52

When the seventh circuit ended, the people shouted at Jericho's wall which miraculously came tumbling down! The Israelites then decimated all human and animal life within the city except for Rahab and her family (Joshua 6:21 - 25).

Multiple Number Seven

Multiple sevens such as 777 are a critical part of worshipping God through his still in force weekly Sabbath day and annual Feast days. It also played a role in the Jubilee Year. The weekly Sabbath, a holy period running from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset, was instituted for all mankind using 777 (see Genesis 2:2 - 3).

There are also seven annual commanded periods of worship known as the Feast (or Holy) days. These are the Passover, the Days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day (Leviticus 23). Both the Days of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Tabernacles are to be kept for a seven-day period.

The Hebrew month having the most annual Feast days is the seventh month (Tishri) which contains four of the seven Feast periods.

Passover is to be commemorated every year at the start of Nisan (Abib) 14 (two sevens) on the Hebrew calendar. The Day of Pentecost is determined each year using 777. It occurs after counting seven perfect cycles of seven days where each cycle ends on a seventh-day Sabbath (Leviticus 23:10 - 16).

The Jubilee year, a time when slaves are set free and debt forgiven, is also related to 777. It is declared after seven sets of seven years each, with every seventh year being Sabbatical, are completed (Exodus 23:11, Leviticus 25:4, 8). The next Jubilee year will begin in the fall of 2026.

Prophecy and Number 777

Revelation is a fascinating book not only riddled with the use of multiple sevens but also representing the number 777 itself. The book, based upon the originally inspired Bible canonized by Ezra and the Apostle John, is the 49th (7 x 7) and last writing. It is also the last of seven major divisions of Scripture (the Law, the Prophets, the Writings, the Gospels, the General Epistles, Paul's writings and Revelation).

Three sevens also are involved in proclaiming the arrival of God's beautiful new headquarters city when his plan of salvation is complete. It is one of the seven angels who implemented one of the seven vials that held mankind's seven last plagues who shows John the New Jerusalem coming from heaven (Revelation 21:9).

The core of Revelation's main prophetic events revolves around 777. These events are kicked off by seven seals, seven trumpets and seven golden vials (Revelation 5:1, 8:2, 15:7). The seals and the trumpets are administered by seven angels (7777).

Perfect Correction and 7777

God promised to bless abundantly the Israelites if they obeyed his commandments and kept his special days of worship (Leviticus 26:1 - 13). If they refused to obey, however, and broke covenant with him, he warned he would allow sickness to spread among them and permit their enemies to not only rule them but also steal their food (14 - 17).

The Lord, if his first correction did not move the people to repent, promised he would begin a series of four increasingly pernicious seven-fold punishments (number 7777) to underscore his dislike of sin and his desire for repentance.

This first seven-fold correction attempts to break the pride of the unrepentant through a severe drought. The lack of rain is so severe that it renders the land uncultivatable regardless of the effort. Food becomes scarce and even the fruit trees are barren (Leviticus 26:18 - 20).

If people continue to rebel a second seven-fold punishment, in the form of the destruction of cattle and the inability to produce children, would come (Leviticus 26:21 - 22). If such sufferings still do not motivate his people to soften their hearts, then God brings a third seven-fold punishment in the form of wars, plagues and hunger (777).

If, in spite of the manifold trials received, God's people still harden their hearts against him, then a fourth and most severe seven-fold penalty (7777) would be administered. Its fierceness will cause parents to resort to cannibalizing their own children. The cities will be destroyed and many will experience a horrible death. Those who survive are taken away from their homes (Leviticus 26:27 - 33).

More Info on Biblical Meaning of 777

777 is the product of 3 x 7 x 37. All three numbers, 3, 7 and 37, are primes.

The King James name Methusael is translated from the Hebrew methushael (Strong's Concordance #4967) and is found only in Genesis 4:18. In Gematia his name adds up to 777 (40 + 400 + 6 + 300 + 1 + 30). Methusael was the great-great grandson of Cain who became mankind's first murderer when he killed his brother Abel in cold blood (Genesis 4:8).

Lamech represents, in the Bible, the ninth generation of man on earth. He is the son of Methuselah, the oldest human to have ever lived, and the father of the patriarch Noah. He lived to the ripe old age of 777.

And after he begat Noah, Lamech lived five hundred and ninety-five years. And he begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred and seventy-seven years. And he died (Genesis 5:30 - 31, HBFV).

Revelation's seventh angel is recorded on three separate occasions (number 777) playing a momentous role in the meaning and revealing of God's plan for mankind. This angelic being not only trumpets the completion of "the mystery of God", it also heralds the beginning of his Kingdom actively reigning on earth and the final punishment for sin administered during the Day of the Lord.

But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound the trumpet, the mystery of God shall also be completed, according to the gospel that He declared to His servants the prophets (Revelation 10:7, HBFV).

Then the seventh angel sounded his trumpet; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign into the ages of eternity." (Revelation 11:15, HBFV).

Then the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "IT IS FINISHED." (Revelation 16:17, HBFV).

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