The Seven Spirits of
I will do my best to try to explain this so that you can understand
what this is all about. There are all kinds of teachings on this by many
different people, but I would like to share with you what I believe to be
the truth about this subject.
I believe that most people look for something that is too deep. The
wonderful thing about the seven Spirits is that they are as simple to
understand as the simplicity that is in Christ (2nd Cor: 11:3).
Simplicity is the key. We, for the most part, complicate God's word
looking for something real deep and far out.
Revelation talks about the seven Spirits of God in four places. These
are found in Rev. 1:4, 3:1, 4:5, and in 5:6. One of the places it speaks
of the Seven Spirits is in the 4th Chapter the 5th verse. I have placed it
here for you to read. God tells us that the seven lamps of fire burning
before the throne are the seven Spirits of God. Then in the 5th chapter
the 6th verse he tells us that the seven horns and seven eyes on Jesus,
who is portrayed as a lamb, are the seven Spirits of God.
Let's read both of these so that you can see the comparisons.
2. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a
throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3. And he that sat
was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a
rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I
saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had
on their heads crowns of gold.
5. And out of the throne proceeded
lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire
burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of
5. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold,
the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open
the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6. And I beheld, and,
lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of
the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and
seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth
into all the earth.
7. And he came and took the book out of the right
hand of him that sat upon the throne.
God is telling us that the seven lamps of fire burning before His
throne and the seven horns including the seven eyes on the lamb are the
seven Spirits of God. So in all reality the seven Spirits are all three of
these things. The simplicity in this amazes me. In Ephesians the 4th
chapter it tells us that there is one Spirit. It also says that there is
one body referring to the Church.
4: There is one body, and one Spirit, even as
ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5: One Lord, one faith, one
6: One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through
all, and in you all.
This is the revelation to these scriptures. In reality there is only
one Spirit just as Paul said. In the second and third chapter of
Revelation we read about seven churches, the Churches of Asia. In reality
there is only one Church in Asia. All of God's believers make up the
Church. He called them seven churches because of their locations. This is
part of the mystery. There are a lot of Churches in America, but in
reality there is only one Church in America. Does it make sense?
Here is the answer to this mystery. In chapter five verse six God
actually tells us the mystery. He said that these were the seven Spirits
of God sent forth into all the earth. There are seven
continents in the earth. God is God over all of it. The seven
lamps burning with fire is an allegory showing us the ministry of the Holy
Spirit in all seven Continents and the father is in control of that.
Remember Jesus said that He would pray the Father and that He would send
This allegory shows the Holy Ghost ministering the Word of God
symbolized by the lamp. He is the teacher of the Word. The Word of God is
a lamp unto our feet. The light that comes off of it is a light to show us
the way. The fire coming from the lamp reveals the cleansing of the Word.
Of course the lamp could not burn with out oil and this speaks of the
anointing of the Holy Spirit. He is ministering this all over the world to
all seven Continents.
In the 5th chapter we see Jesus portrayed as a lamb with seven eyes and
seven horns. This again is an allegory showing us what God is doing
through His son Jesus in the Earth. In Daniel and in Revelation the Word
teaches us that horns symbolize kings or seats of authority. What we are
seeing in the seven horns is that God has made Jesus Lord, or King over
all the seven Continents on this Earth. And we see that we have been
placed in the care of Jesus by the seven eyes. This is showing His care
for us because his eye is on all seven Continents.
God explains that these seven horns and seven eyes are the seven
Spirits of God sent into all the earth. God is showing us that the
Lordship of Jesus is ministered to us through the Holy Spirit. We are
ministered the love of Jesus and experience his caring for us by the Holy
Spirit. He reminds us that Jesus is watching over us all the time. No
matter where we are he is watching over us through out the entire world,
all seven Continents.
This is probably too simple for some people to accept but none the less
I believe that it is the truth. He said that we would know the truth and
the truth would make us free.
In Revelation 4 when it says the seven Spirits of God we must take into
account that it say's the seven Spirits of God. Which puts this
into a different light than simply seven attributes. The same as the seven
Churches of Asia
Many people believe that they have uncovered this mystery when reading
Isaiah 11:2. Lets look at this scripture for a moment and think on it.
Isaiah 11:2: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit
of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit
of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
The Spirit of God can give us 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 Lord. Isaiah 11:2 would be
complete if it also included the spirit of grace, the spirit of
supplications, the spirit of judgment, the spirit of holiness, the spirit
of adoption, the spirit of meekness, the spirit of faith, the spirit of
power, the spirit of love, the spirit of a sound mind, the spirit of
glory, the spirit of truth, the spirit of prophecy, etc.
These are all spiritual attributes produced by the Spirit of God rather
than being seven separate spirits. If all seven of the spirits in Isaiah
were attributes it would be hard to isolate them by themselves to call
them the seven Spirits of God since there are many more attributes
produced by the Spirit of God than these seven in particular. This is one
of the reasons that I feel that attributes cannot be applied to this
revelation, there are simply too many to do this. It could only be
location not attributes.
Another thing that I feel that we need to consider is the different
usage of the word "spirit" in Isaiah compared to the word "Spirits" in
Revelation. The seven spirits in Isaiah are different from the seven
Spirits in Revelation by the Hebrew word usage in the Old Testament and
the Greek word usage in the New Testament. The word "spirit" in Isaiah
11:2 is not capitalized and the word "Spirits" in Revelation 4:5 is
capitalized, why is this?
In the Old Testament in Isaiah 11:2 the word spirit is
taken from the Hebrew word,xwr
Ruwach (roo'-akh); Noun Feminine, Strong #: 7307.
With this word not being capitalized it becomes a common noun. Its usage
is that of a feminine sense. Which makes the word "spirit" weaker in
content to that of the usage in Revelation, which is capitalized. If the
word "spirit" were capitalized it would be specifically talking about the
Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit in particular. Without this word being
capitalized it has a different meaning.
The first usage in the Strongs Concordance for this is wind, breath,
mind, or spirit. The best way to understand the word spirit in Isaiah,
especially concerning the spirit of the Lord, would be to see it in the
feminine usage of the word "spirit".
The word Spirit in Revelation chapters 4 & 5 are
taken from the Greek word,