Explaining the seven spirits

Illustation to Book of Revelation

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This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia. Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the seven spirits  before his throne. Rev 1:4

We know from reading the Bible that the number 7 is usually associated with completion. Bible scholars are in agreement that the seven spirits are in fact the broken down spirit of God himself. When this scripture mentions Asia, it is not the same Asia we know, but instead was a province in what we now know as western Turkey. Much like the lampstand in Zechariah 4:2 that is only one lampstand, but serves seven different functions, the spirit of God is one, but with the intensity of seven. At the time John wrote the Book of Revelation, he foresaw the church degraded, and in a very dark age, therefore the seven times intensified spirit is necessary for God’s work to be done on Earth. The spirit of God grants grace, peace and leadership for us now, but in the end times, will serve an intense purpose. This verse also indicates the crucial need for the intensified spirit’s move to counteract the fall of the church in those days.

From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. These are the seven Spirit of God.  Rev 4:5

In his vision of the end times, John is looking at the throne of God, and describing to us what is going on in Heaven while the Earth is being tormented beyond all imagination for its wickedness. Here John is describing what the Spirit looks like, the Spirit is such a vivid thing to view, that the brightness of the one, is as bright as seven torches of fire. I gave you a verse in Zechariah to support the meaning of the seven spirits, now you can read further in Exodus 25:37 for even more study and confirmation. In Exodus the command is to set the lamps where the light is reflected forward, this indicates for us, proof and encouragement in moving forward in, or pursuing the spirit. It is there for believers seeking guidance, we only have to reach out.

Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God that is sent out into every part of the earth.   Rev 5:6

The seven eyes symbolize constant searching and observing. The Lamb in this verse, is Jesus who was killed, but now stands as powerful as ever. The seven horns indicate something that can inflict damage and harm, they indicate the power of Jesus, and both times you will notice it uses seven to symbolize the intensification of things during these times. 

Reading the parts in the Bible about the seven spirit’s must be confusing to many, but there is no need for that. It is symbolic of how everything concerning God is seven times more intense than we could imagine. That is the whole point.

God bless,




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