SEVEN: Completeness or spiritual perfection. Rest. Blessing. Redemption.

“So the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day, God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day, he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done” (Genesis 2:1-3).

“But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets” (Revelation 10:7). “The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘It is done!'” (Revelation 16:17).

“At the end of every seven years, you must cancel debts. This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed” (Deuteronomy 15:1-2).

EIGHT: New birth or a new beginning. The circumcision of male children on the eighth day symbolizes new birth.

“On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord’)” (Luke 2:21-23).

“For the generations to come, every male among you who is eight days old must be circumcised, including those born in your household or bought with money from a foreigner—those who are not your offspring” (Genesis 17:12).

NINE: The fruit of the Spirit. Harvest or the fruit of your labor. Nine gifts of the Spirit.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).

“To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues” (1 Corinthians 12:8-10).

TEN: The law and responsibility. Tithing is a tenth of our income, belonging to God. It is also the number of pastoral authority. Judgment. Ten plagues on Egypt.

ELEVEN: Confusion, judgment, or disorder.

TWELVE: Government. The number of apostles.

“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles” (Luke 6:12-13).

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Matthew 19:28).

THIRTEEN: Thirteen evil thoughts of the heart listed. Rebellion or spiritual depravity.

“For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly” (Mark 7:21-22).

FOURTEEN: Deliverance or salvation. The number of double anointing.

“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations” (Matthew 1:17).

FIFTEEN: Rest, mercy.

“Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews throughout the provinces of King Xerxes, near and far, to have them celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor” (Esther 9:20-22).

“Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days. The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work'” (Leviticus 23:34-35).

SIXTEEN: Love – sixteen things are said about love.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).

SEVENTEEN: Immaturity. Transition. Victory.

“Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives, and he brought their father a bad report about them” (Genesis 37:2).

“Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty-seven” (Genesis 47:28).

“And the ark came to rest on the seventeenth day of the seventh month on the mountains of Ararat” (Genesis 8:4).

EIGHTEEN: Bondage.

“Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?” (Luke 13:16).

“The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years” (Judges 3:14).

Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and because they did this evil the Lord gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel. Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. Again the Israelites cried out to the Lord, and he gave them a deliverer—Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab” (Judges 10:7-8).

NINETEEN: Faith. Nineteen people mentioned in Hebrews chapter 11.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for…” (Hebrews 11:1-32).

TWENTY: Redemption (money in the Bible).

THIRTY: The blood of Jesus. Dedication. The beginning of service. Salvation.

“Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, ‘What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?’ So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver” (Matthew 26:14-15).

“Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting. This is the work of the Kohathites at the tent of meeting: the care of the most holy things” (Numbers 4:3-4).

“Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh’s presence and traveled throughout Egypt” (Genesis 41:46).

“David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years” (2 Samuel 5:4).

FORTY: Trial. Testing or temptation.

“Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you” (Deuteronomy 8:2-5).

“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them, he was hungry” (Luke 4:1-2).

“So he got up, ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God” (1 Kings 19:8).

“On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: ‘Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown'” (Jonah 3:4).

FIFTY: The number of the Holy Spirit. Jubilee, freedom. The number for the Holy Spirit: Poured out on the day of Pentecost, fifty days after Christ’s resurrection.

“Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan” (Leviticus 25:10).

SIXTY: Pride or arrogance. The image that Nebuchadnezzar set up was sixty cubits high.

“King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon” (Daniel 3:1 NKJV).

SEVENTY: Universality or restoration. Israel lived in exile for seventy years, after which it was restored.

“In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years” (Daniel 9:2).

EIGHTY: Beginning of a higher calling or becoming spiritually acceptable. Moses was eighty years old when he began his ministry to deliver the Israelites.

NINETY: The fruits are ripe and ready. Abraham was ninety-nine years old when God appeared to him.

“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless'” (Genesis 17:1).

ONE HUNDRED: The election of God’s grace. Children of the promise. Full reward. Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac (child of the promise) was born.

“Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born” (Genesis 21:5).

THOUSAND: The beginning of maturity; mature service or complete status. Multiples or complex numbers. For these numbers, the significance lies in how they are spoken rather than in their writing.

Example: 2872 is pronounced “Two thousand eight hundred seventy-two.” Two thousand = confirmed spiritual maturity or mature judgment. Eight hundred = a new beginning in promises. Seventy-two = confirmed, completed, and restored.

This text is an excerpt from the book “The Bible Based Illustrated Dictionary of Prophetic Symbols and Prophétic Acts” written by Dr Joe IBOJIE.

We invite you to read the following article, “Spiritual Meaning of Buildings, Structures, Personalities, or Organization Structure.

For further insights into discerning spiritual and natural influences, refer to the books “Dreams and Their Meanings” by Apostle Henri KPODAHI, “Night Parables” by Jérémy Pothin, and “DECODE YOUR DREAMS: What the Lord Might Be Saying to You While You Sleep” by Jennifer LeClaire.

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