On September 17 I began work on my first article for this website which dealt specifically with September 2017. For quite some time the events which are to take place on this future date have consumed me. Before I speak to the sequence of circumstances I’d like to give you some background. My sister was 8 days past her due date for the birth of her first child and my parents had a flight scheduled to depart on September 18th. Tensions were mounting as they did not want to cancel their trip.
From my perspective, I was wrestling with God about my internal obsession with September 2017. I was in prayer asking for confirmation that this endeavor involving Bible prophecy, more precisely Revelation 12 and Sept. 2017, were something more than a personal obsession.
The Series of Events
On 9/17 I was praying for confirmation and began work on my article which was specifically about Sept. 2017. My sister gives birth on 9/17 at 7:17PM in room #417 to her child whose sum total of letters in her name equals 17. Less than 24 hours later my parents check into their hotel room #717. Three days later my parents board their flight to return home and are placed in row #17 on board a B717.
I’ve gone about to accurately calculate the probability of these occurrences. Earlier today I went to a local college to meet with a professor along with gathering additional information. Before I begin with my findings I’d like to point out some interesting information about these numbers. The biblical meaning of 17 is “complete victory” and it is the day of the month that Jesus was resurrected. You will notice that of all the 17’s in the above events three of them contain an additional 7, which equals 777. 777’s biblical meaning is perfection and a number in the Bible is repeated three times to indicate completion.
The word “priest” is used 777 times in the Bible. If you were to write “God is Jesus the Messiah” or “Jesus saves” in Hebrew the numerical value of each phrase equals exactly 777. The number 7 is used 735 times in scripture and is the number of annual holy days on God’s calendar. There are numerous other aspects to the significance of this number which are beyond the scope of this post.
To calculate the probability of all these seventeens I used conservative estimates. I took the planes Delta uses for domestic flights and excluded those that are predominantly used for longer distances. I only included hospital rooms that would be used for delivery. For the child’s name I assumed a 1 in 8 chance of totaling 17 letters or a range of 12-20 letters. The probability that the birth took place at 7:17 as opposed to 6:17 to give us the exact number of three 7’s is equally compelling. Furthermore, the fact all these events occurred in September the prophetic month in question is just as fascinating. Despite these unique components, I have not included them in my final analysis.
The probability for all these 17’s to take place is 1 in 138,205,440,000 or 1 in over 138 billion. The chances of winning the lottery jackpot is 1 in 175 million. That means the likelihood of winning the lottery is 788 times more probable than having this series of 17’s replicated. Your chance of being struck by lightning is about 1 in 500,000. In other words, you are 276,000 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have this many 17’s occur in the same way. 1 billion seconds ago was 1959, 1 billion minutes ago Jesus was walking the shores of Galilee, in the last 8 hours Washington spent a billion dollars. For an individual to count to 1 billion it would take 95 years. Remember, we are dealing with 138 billion not 1 billion.
YHVH – The name of God
Do you see the 7 1 7 ?
Additional Implications of #17
- Biblical meaning: overcoming the enemy or complete victory
- 17 is the 7th prime number
- Flood began on 17th Iyar
- Jesus resurrected 17th Nisan
- Daniel 7 heads and 10 horns
- Noahs ark came to rest on the 17th day of 7th month at 17,000 feet
- Symbolizes man existing in both worlds, celestial and terrestrial
- 17 people and nations present at Pentecost
- Joseph was 17yrs old when sold as a slave by brothers
- Rehoboam, son of Solomon reigned 17 years
- The 10 commandments are 17 verses
- Jacob lived 17 years in Egypt
- Jesus traveled 17 years for his preparation for public ministry
- The Jewish law counts 17 blessings
- James wrote epistle 17 years after Jesus crucifixion
- Beethoven wrote 17 quartets
- Haendels first water music occurred on 7/17/1717
- The number 17 is used 17 times in the Bible
- In the Bible 17 numbers are multiples of 17
- The word manna is used 17 times in the Bible
- The verb to kneel is used 17 times in the Bible
- The verb to pay is used 17 times in the NT
- 17 places in the NT God is called God the Unique
- Psalm 117 is the middle chapter of the Bible as well as the shortest
Praise the Lord, all nations!
Extol him, all peoples!
2 For great is his steadfast love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
“And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.”
While grinding coffee the other morning I began to wonder why my parents weren’t placed in row 17 on their initial flight. It was one of those brief conversations one has in their head when “then there wouldn’t have been seven 17’s you idiot” interrupted my internal dialogue. Perhaps God called me an idiot or perhaps I called myself an idiot. Whatever the case may have been, I went through and counted the sequence of events and there were seven. The author of perfection placing His stamp on this series of divine events.
The number of seventeens, representing complete victory laced with a sovereign imprint of 3 specific individual 7’s while totaling 7 in number. We have 7 occurrences of 17 with three of them involving an additional seven. 777 the number of divine providence and perfection seven times making His presence known in a far from subtle way. To say there is no such thing as coincidences is one thing, but to conclude this sequence as such denies any acknowledgement of the eternal.
Upon further reflection I noticed something unique about the three 7’s paired with the seventeens. We have the 7 with the birth signifying new creation and the miracle of life. We have the 7 of the room number 717 for the hotel which represents a temporary domicile. I should note that 717 was not my parent’s initial room assignment, but rather a luxury suite reassigned to them distinct from any room given to the other conference attendees. The final 7 in the sequence was the B717 airplane, or vehicle used for the return home. When we put these distinct 7’s together we see a subtle but clear prophetic message:
the author of creation gives us life in this world while guiding us through our temporal dwelling place en route to our final destination.
“Call to me and I will answer you, and tell you great and hidden things you did not know.”
There is no question that what transpired elicits a sense of awe . Despite my initial astonishment I wondered what God must have thought “really? you think this is a big deal?” I find it difficult to believe God was working overtime. While I praise God for His gracious display of glory I am left with a humbled anticipation of more.
The God who parted the Red Sea and hung the ornaments in the heavens reveals so much of Himself we often overlook. When we ask and observe He reveals a level of wonder that nothing in our terrestrial existence can replicate. Glimpses of eternity shatter the veneer of what we believe is reality. Some may say a glitch in the matrix. I would say this is not our home and there is no such thing as coincidence.
Additional Revelation About 9 Months Later
The 7 occurrences of 17, I thought was significant simply because it is God’s perfect number, there is a deeper specific meaning. As stated earlier, the impetus for this website was the events surrounding Revelation 12 sign in the heavens set to take place on September 23 2017, 3 days after the Feast of Trumpets. The Feast of Trumpets occurs on Tishri 1 on the Hebrew calendar. Tishri also happens to be the 7th month! So, there we have it, the 7th month of 2017 where the event described in Revelation occurs at the only time in human history.