What is the sevenfold spirit mentioned in Revelation 4:5?


Revelation 4:5

NKJV - 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

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Mini Shirley H. prayer warrior
Revelation 1:4, "John to the seven churches which are in Asia: GRACE be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne."

1 Corinthians 12:4, "Now there are diversified of gifts, but the same Spirit."

God is Spirit. His ruach (spirit) is found active throughout all Biblical history.
Genesis 1:2

Isaiah 11:2-5, "And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of council and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins." 

So these are seven attributes of the persona of God. Wisdom, understanding, council (judging), might, knowledge, fear (Psalm 19:9), and righteous faithfulness.

All praise to Our Glorious Father!

July 08 2016 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Data Lawrence Morford
As a 44 year old Christian, or cognitively for approximately 35 years, I have pondered on what God says in His Words in our Bible. I have often wondered if my faith is enough, and I now know it is of course because Christ died for me. But, during my walk I became an SDA and vigorously consumed the Bible, especially the end times prophecies in Revelation and many other places. It is my understanding that the Bible interprets itself. So for this question I pulled these scriptures out. For your consideration. 

Zechariah 4:2 "And he said to me, 'What do you see?' So I said, 'I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps.'"

Zechariah 4:6 "So he answered and said to me: This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts."

God cannot be encapsulated in our finite words. He is beyond description however this is about as close as we can come to describing what can't be described. God bless you.

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