Summary: Seventeen is found in our KJ Bible TEN times, seventeenth SIX times, all through God’s Word, both the Old and New Testaments, SEVENTEEN is revealed as bearing the meaning of "vanquishing the enemy" and complete victory in Christ."
#19~SEVENTEEN~ BIBLE NUMBER MEANINGS 2-25-12
The numbers SEVENTEEN signifies "vanquishing the enemy" and complete victory in Christ.
Seventeen is found in our KJ Bible TEN times, seventeenth SIX times, all through God’s Word, both the Old and New Testaments, SEVENTEEN is revealed as bearing the meaning of "vanquishing the enemy" and complete victory in Christ."
It is a number usually compounded in Scripture of the numbers SEVEN and TEN.
SEVEN signifies COMPLETENESS and TEN signifies TESTIMONY, so the two combined have the deeper significance of the TESTIMONY OF COMPLETENESS or VICTORY that is found in the Lord.
During the days of Noah, God vanquished rebellious mankind by the flood which He began on the SEVENTEENTH day of second month.
Genesis 7:11In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened-
* The ark came to rest on the SEVENTEENTH day of the 7th month.
Genesis 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
The ARK is a type of the Lord Jesus, we that are saved are safe in Him, and the FLOOD is a type of the seven year Tribulation.
You may have heard me say before, that Noah and his family may have fallen down inside the ark, but they never fell out, and the reason is, God shut them in.
Genesis 7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
And another wonderful truth is realized when we understand that God was already inside the Ark, because we read in
Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; -- not go into, but come into.
In spite of all the accumulating wickedness of man, God purposed to provide VICTORY in the lives of the believers.
Here is portrayed in the midst of the stormy waters of judgment, God’s Ark of safety, a means of salvation to Noah and his family, this is VICTORY for all mankind because all people are dissidence of Noah’s 3 son’s, HAM-SHEM & JAPHETH. HAM- dark skinned people including the Egyptians-- SHEM-Arabs, Israeli’s-- JAPHETH the elder- Caucasians.
We are in God and He is in us.
Jesus was victorious over death when He arose from the dead on the SEVENTEENTH day of the first month.
CRUCIFIED on the ("fourteenth"* deliverance & salvation) of NISSON, raised the SEVENTEETH, three days later.
We find the use of SEVENTEEN in the details of the patriarchs’ ages in Genesis the 5th chapter. There we find recorded the oldest man who ever lived, (Methuselah) the son of Enoch a man who "Gen.5:22 walked with God".
So Methuselah was a godly son of a godly father, when dividing Methuselah age by SEVENTEEN there’s left no remainder.
His age 969 is a multiple of SEVENTEEN, the complete age of Methuselah. --17 x 57=969
When Methuselah was 187 years of age he begat Lamech, which also divides by SEVENTEEN. There is no remainder--- 17 x 11=187.
* LAMECH was the name of two antediluvians. *(Before the flood)
Of none of the other patriarchs is this true, the only other age in chapter FIVE that will so divide is Lamech’s age. -- (Methuselah & Lamech "after" he was 182)
Lamech was 182 years old when he begat his son Noah another antediluvian who "walked with God", (Gen.6:9) and Lamech lived "595" years more, and these are the years that are a multiple of SEVENTEEN. -- 17 x 35= 595
Methuselah’s name means, "When he is dead it shall be sent," so after Methuselah died God sent the flood.
Methuselah, ~ to be the one whose death would be the signal of the dread judgment to come, [the flood]
Methuselah & Lamech, both are marked with this significant number ---SEVENTEEN -- VICTORY.
Among the antediluvian patriarchs we only read of two, who are said to have "walked with God", one, Enoch, he was raptured to heaven, the other Noah, preserved in the Ark through the waters of judgment.
Enoch was "the SEVENTH from Adam", and Noah was the TENTH from Adam, so here again VICTORY is reviled by these two numbers added together making SEVENTEEN.
In the day when the saints of God shall have been made VICTORIOUS over the grave they shall sing God’s praise and shout,
I Corinthians 15:55-57 "0 death where is thy sting? 0 grave where is thy VICTORY? Thanks be unto God which giveth us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ."
God early in His Word emphasizes the same truth that the Lord Jesus brought home to Nicodemus’s heart, "Ye must be born again." A new birth, a new beginning, is a must to all who would escape from the judgment to come.