The Number “7” in Revelation

7 – Represents perfection, and is the sign of God, divine worship, completions, obedience, and rest. The “prince” of Bible numbers, it is used 562 times, including its derivatives (e.g., seventh, sevens). (See Genesis 2:1–4Psalm 119:164, and Exodus 20:8–11 for just a few of the examples.)

The number seven is also the most common in biblical prophecy, occurring 42 times in Daniel and Revelation alone. In Revelation there are seven churches, seven spirits, seven golden candlesticks, seven stars, seven lamps, seven seals, seven horns, seven eyes, seven angels, seven trumpets, seven thunders, seven thousand slain in a great earthquake, seven heads, seven crowns, seven last plagues, seven golden vials, seven mountains, and seven kings.

The three-judgment series are structured in a similar way. The first four events

belong together, the next two are together, and the final one stands alone.

1. The Seven Seal Judgments

The Seals cover a period of possibly two years.  Revelation 6:1-17; 8:1-2

2. The Seven Trumpet Judgments

The Trumpets cover a period of possibly 12-18 months.

Joel 2:30-31; Revelation 8:7-12; 9:1-21; 11:15-19

3. The Seven Bowl Judgments

The bowls are completed, possibly within a 30-day period, occurring in rapid succession.

Revelation 15:1, 6-7; 16:2-4, 8-12, 17-19

Other Types of "7's" in the Book of Revelation:

7 Spirits - Rev. 1:4
7 Horns & 7 Eyes - Rev. 5:6
7 Thunders - Rev. 10:3
7 Thousand - Rev. 10:3
7 Heads - Rev. 12:3
7 Crowns - Rev. 12:3
7 Mountains - Rev. 17:9
7 Kings - Rev. 17:10
7 Blesseds - Rev. 1:3; 14:3; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7; and 22:14