It is very exciting for me to write this blog post. I believe it is a very timely post and it’s something I’ve been studying for a while, only to finally arrive at a place in which I’m able to articulate what it is that I want to share.
To begin, I must say this:
I love science.
Now what is science anyways? According to one definition in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, it is, “the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding.”1 I love to learn things, to know how things are interconnected, and not be ignorant or have a misunderstanding concerning things,
Especially important things.
Now what could be more important than things pertaining to who we are, why we are here, why we exist, where we came from, and the like. Existential questions. These questions I find to be the most interesting and most meaningful to me. To find the answers to these questions, the science of them, is one of the most compelling journeys one could ever embark on.
This is the journey I’d like to invite you to come on with me.
I’m so grateful to have been raised in a home with parents who placed utmost importance on pursuing the answer to the questions of our existence. In addition to this, I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to earn an Associate in Science degree from college, where I studied biology, chemistry, and calculus. Combining these backgrounds has caused me to be challenged to reconcile what I learned from revealed religion compared to what I learned from the physical universe surrounding us.
Without any overly fancy, scientific words, this is what I’d like to discuss with you through this article.
What may have originally inspired the research that this article contains was a video shared with me over the Internet. In this video, some conspiracy theorists were postulating that because there are Jewish symbols used in Freemasonry, certainly Freemasonry has infiltrated Judaism and certain Jewish practices should be avoided or even condemned.
The Seventh Celestial Body
One “evidence” this video put forth was that because there is a hexagon shape seen on the north pole of the planet, Saturn, then the hexagonal Star of David must certainly be an ancient symbol used for the worship of Saturn.
At first, this argument can sound kind of compelling, until you decide to use the brain which the good L-RD gave you…
Who do we think created the planet Saturn? Satan? I mean sure, yeah, “Satan” and “Saturn” sound similar but… “In the beginning G-D created the heavens and the earth.” If G-D created all of the planets, did HE create every one but Saturn (and maybe all of the dinosaur bones too)? I realized quickly how ridiculous the argument was which this video made.
However, I did find it quite fascinating that this shape exists in both the images of the planet Saturn and the Star of David…
If G-D did create the planets, why would HE put a hexagon, the same shape seen in the Star of David, on the planet Saturn, of all planets?
What can we say about the planet Saturn?
Interestingly, Saturn is the last planet we can see with our naked eye from the surface of the Earth. This would’ve been true for the ancients, as well. It is also, if counting the Sun, the seventh major celestial body in our solar system. This may account for why the first day of the week came to be called, “Sunday,” after the first celestial body, and the last, the seventh day, came to be known as, “Saturday (Saturn-day).”
What else do we know about the planet Saturn?
It is the first planet from the Sun to have a prominent ring system around it.
The seventh and last that can be seen with the naked eye.
A Jewish symbol.
Fascinatingly, these “coincidences” are not very coincidental. In Jewish, biblical symbolism, rings and the number, 7, are very significant.
In fact, they appear in nearly every physical, covenantal sign G-D gave mankind, according to the Bible.
The Seventh Day, The Sabbath
One example, which was already hinted at, of a sign of the Covenant in the Bible, between G-D and HIS People, is called, the “Shabbat (Sabbath day).” The Sabbath day is the seventh day of the week, what is now called, “Saturday,” named after the seventh celestial body which bears the hexagon shape, like the Star of David.
Is it possible there is a covenantal connection between the signs of the covenant and the Star of David? We will return to this later…
The Sabbath day is the seventh day and also the last day of every week. It repeats in a cycle, like a circle, a ring, every week forever. It is also the fourth of the Ten Commandments. Interestingly, the numbers, ‘4,’ and, ‘7,’ are symmetrically situated only in a sequence of 10 objects…
It doesn’t work like this in any other sequence of numbers…
The symmetrical number opposite ‘4’ in a sequence of 10 things is, ‘7,’ which leads us to the seventh of the Ten Commandments,
“You shall not commit adultery (Exodus 20:14).”
The commandment to keep the Sabbath day is symmetrical with the commandment not to commit adultery.
This makes sense if the Sabbath day is a sign of G-D’s covenant, because to violate that sign is as if to commit adultery against G-D, like the breaking of a marriage Covenant between a man and a woman.
The Wedding Ring
If we have Signs of Covenants between G-D and mankind, do we have signs in a marriage covenant between a man and his wife?
Yes, absolutely! We call it a wedding ring, and it goes on one of our fingers.
I recently asked the question of why it goes on our “ring” finger. What traditionally makes us put it on that finger, in particular?
There are several unsatisfactorial explanations, but I note for the present what Jewish sources state,
that the index, or pointing, finger is the true “ring finger.” 3
Why might this be so?
Hold up your hands…
What you may see when you do this is that, just like the Ten Commandments, there are ten fingers with the index fingers occupying both the ‘4’ and ‘7’ positions.
A sign of the covenant made between a man and his wife in marriage, like the sign of the Sabbath between G-D and man. A ring corresponding to the number seven which represents a never-ending cycle, eternity, which represents G-D’s never-ending faithfulness to those in Covenant with HIM.
On a sidenote, I also find it intriguing that the end of the thumb is situated directly across from where the ring sets on the index finger, making it an ideal location for ADHD people like me to touch and spin the ring around the finger with your thumb, also as a reminder of the covenant…
Another example is the rainbow. G-D made a covenant with mankind, promising not to destroy the earth with a flood ever again, designating the rainbow as a sign, a seal of this covenant. In the rainbow, we can see that there are seven distinct bands of color that are visible to the human eye, colloquilly referred to in the computer age as ROYGBIV (r-ed, o-range, y-ellow, g-reen, b-lue, i-ndigo, v-iolet).
Despite this, it is interesting that the LGBT movement of recent times has insisted on using a rainbow as its own standard, except that the colors of their rainbow intentionally only number six. Whereas the number seven represents completeness and covenant faithfulness in the Bible, the number six conversely represents incompleteness and unfaithfulness.
Also, contrary to popular belief concerning certain redheads and their pots of gold, there is no actual end to a rainbow. On the contrary, rainbows in nature are complete circles, complete rings, like wedding rings, without end or beginning.
The Number, “7”
At this point, we have the planets, the days of the week, the ring finger, and the rainbow, with each testifying to this concept of a circle and the number ‘7’ being used as signs from G-D of covenant faithfulness.
We can understand why a circle represents covenant, but why the number 7?
Perhaps the best way I can answer this right now is to show the most significant usage of the number 7 in revealed religion…
In the Bible, we are told that there are Seven Spirits of G-D. In Isaiah 11, they are listed as follows: The Spirit of the L-RD, the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel, the Spirit of Might, the Spirit of Knowledge, and the Spirit of the Fear of the L-RD.
The Bible tells us that these are the Seven Spirits, or Winds (as the word also translates), of G-D which are sent through all the earth from G-D. The Bible also tells us all Seven of these Spirits shall rest upon one human, namely, the Messiah.
If seven is the number of Spirits of G-D that the Bible relates, then we can say that the number ‘7’ represents the G-D of the Bible, and not any other god. By our examination of the significant, “coincidental” role the number ‘7’ plays in the Universe that we can observe, we can also see that the “signature number” of the real G-D of the Universe would also be seven.
Therefore, this is evidence that the G-D of the Bible is indeed the real G-D of the Universe…
We’ve just begun.
To be continued…