What are the Seven Spirits of God? GotQuestions.org


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"Can you explain the seven spirits of God in the Bible? We know the number seven in the Bible is a significant number. We do see seven spirits mentioned in a number of passages, like the seven spirits before the throne. However, what are the seven spirits of God? In this video, Pastor Nelson with Bible Munch answers the question, “What are the seven spirits of God?” from video introduction.


"Revelation 1:4–5, “John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ . . .” • Revelation 3:1, “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God . . .” • Revelation 4:5, “From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.” • Revelation 5:6, “Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.”


The identity of “the seven spirits” is not explicit in the passage, but arriving at the proper interpretation is fairly straightforward. The “seven spirits” cannot be seven angelic beings such as seraphim or cherubim because of the context of Revelation 1:4. John says that “grace and peace” are coming to the churches from three sources: “him who is, and who was, and who is to come” (verse 4), “the seven spirits before the throne” (verse 4), and “Jesus Christ” (verse 5). This is a depiction of the Trinity: grace and peace are given by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, the three co-equal Persons of the Godhead..." from the article: What are the Seven Spirits of God?


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