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VII. God works in patterns of weeks (sevens)
God always works in patterns of "weeks" or "sevens" (Gen.1-2, Exod.16:26, Lev.23; 25:1-7). Therefore it
is not a strange thing that He would work six days and rest the seventh in His Redemptive plan for
man (mankind, humanity). These Redemptive days are interpreted by the apostle Peter to be 1000 year
days (2 Peter.3:1-9, Psalm.90:4).
Note: The word "Week' in the Hebrew is sevened, i.e. a week (specifically, of years):—seven, week.
Israel was told every seventh day to rest. This was important to God (Exod.20:9-10), and it carried
serious consequences if the Sabbath was not observed (Num.15:32-36). Today it is equally serious
to the Lord. If we fail to enter into His rest (Heb.3:1-19; 4:1-11), we can miss what God is saying and
doing in the Church in these last days. (This thought is from "Interpreting the Scriptures" by Kevin J. Conner & Ken Malmin)
A. The Creation Week
God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the
morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of
them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the
seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and
sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made
B. Weekof (i.e. a group of7) days
God told Israel that they could "work six days...But the seventh day is the sabbath of the
Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant,
nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates" (Exod.20:9-10).
C. Week of (i.e. a group of7) Weeks
Count "unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of
the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: (i.e. 7 sabbaths x 7 weeks, because the
sabbath was every week Exod.20:9-10). Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye
number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord" (Lev.23:15-21). Note: This
was the Feast of Weeks / Harvest / Pentecost - Review: Phase 9
D. Week of (i.e. a group of7) months
The "Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,
concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are
my feasts" (Lev.23:1-2). These Feasts, Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles were to be celebrated
within a 7 month period of time, every year (Lev.23:1-44). This was a week of months.
E. Week of (i.e. a group of 7) years
When Israel (the church in the wilderness -Acts.7:38) entered the Land promised to Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob, they were to let the land rest every 7th year (Lev.25:1-7). The pattern continues, work 6
years and no work 7th year.
F. Week of (i.e.a group of 7 years) x 7 (or a week)
When "the church in the wilderness" (Acts.7:38) came into the land promised to Abraham, they
were to "number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the
space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years (Lev.25:1-10). Then
shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the
day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow
the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it
shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return
every man unto his family. A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither
reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is
the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field" (Lev.25:1-10).
G. The number 7 carries the thought of complete / finished
1. At creation - On the seventh day God rested, because His work was finished.
2. Jacob worked seven years for Racheal- Fulfill her week, and we will give thee this
also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years" (Gen.29:27-28).
3. Under the Law- The leper was declared completely clean after seven days (Lev.13:1-51).
The Feast days were complete within a seventh month period of time (Lev.23:23-41).
Joshua and the children of Israel marched around the walls of Jericho seven times. On the
seventh day, Jericho was completely destroyed (Josh.6:1-27).
4. Namaan - Naaman was completely healed of his leprosy after he had dipped in the river
Jordan seven times (2Kings.5:1-14).
5. Seventy Week Prophecy - 7 x 70 = 490 years to bring in,"to finish the transgression,
and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting
righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.(Dan. 9:24)
6. The Mystery of God is finished at the sounding of the seventh trump (Rev.10:7).
Note: Therefore it should not be a strange thing that God has a Redemptive Week.