Seven Days of God’s Process: 2. The Glyph for Number Seven

The Glyph for Number Seven:

The glyph for the number seven is called by many linguists and ancient numerologists a “crowned vav”, or a crowned number six. This is because the glyph or symbol for the number six is identical to the number seven with the addition of a thrice-spired crown added to the top (denoting Father, Son and Holy Ghost?). Six is the number of man and often used as the word “and” in the Hebrew portion of the Old Testament (for instance: “in the beginning God created the heavens AND [vav] the earth). The number six represents the number of man. When Jesus called Himself the “son of man”, He was in effect calling Himself “the son of six”. The “vav” or number six, is also the central consonant of the Torah (first 5 books of the bible). The Pharisees and scholars of Jesus’ day would have been very aware of this. In John 5:39, Jesus told the Pharisees that the scriptures they loved testified of Him. In other words, when they looked in the scriptures, they saw the “vav” or “son of man” at the very center of their beloved Torah.

The number seven is the son of man (6) crowned and perfected (7). This uniquely applies to Jesus but also applies to us, because of the dual meaning in the number seven of covenant or cutting. Covenant implies two parties involved. Jesus cut the covenant, not only to establish that He is the crowned King of heaven, but also to establish the authority of the believer. In Luke 13:32, when Jesus told Herod that on the third day He would be perfected, this is also a reference to the number seven, which means or represents perfection, specifically spiritual perfection or perfection in the kingdom. It would not do violence to the meaning to think of Jesus as saying “on the third day I will be sevened [or, crowned]”.

[Luk 13:32 KJV] … to day and to morrow, and the third [day] I shall be perfected.

Notice, Jesus was not saying that He was perfect, but that He was being perfected. In other words, He was identifying Himself in connection to God’s process.

[Luk 2:40 KJV] 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

Whatever you think about Jesus as being perfect, these verses tell us that we are being perfected. That implies process. The meaning of the number seven connects it with God’s process. There were seven stages or days of Jesus’ life.

1. His birth
2. His Childhood
3. His adolescence
4. Year of Obscurity
5. Year of Popularity
6. Year of Opposition
7. Death, Burial and Resurrection

When Jesus tells Herod “today and tomorrow I do miracles and the third day I will be perfected”, He was in the year (or, day) of popularity of His public ministry. He was saying, He would fulfill that day and the next and then be perfected through death, burial and resurrection. The reality that Jesus was IN PROCESS explains to us His prayer life:

[Heb 5:7 KJV] 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

Why was Jesus so stressed out? Why was He crying and in tears? Was He afraid of the devil? Not likely. He knew He was in process. He had a cup to drink. The cup is God’s process. He endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him, but He knew, and we should all know, that there is PROCESS that precedes OUTCOME in God. You cannot have the throne without the cross. You cannot have the fruit without the seed falling into the ground and dying. Again, Pentecost and the Charismatic movement have focused too much on spontaneous outcome. They have drilled down on this to the point that some think this is the ONLY WAY to receive from God. They don’t understand that yes, there can be instantaneous deliverance and answers, but of all the things God can and will bring into your life spontaneously, like a dollop of Holy Ghost whip cream on your head – you can likewise WALK INTO, by God’s process. In fact, God’s process is the one constant in our lives that, if we COOPERATE, we will come inexorably to outcome, as Jesus Himself did in the death, burial and resurrection

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