Jesus Christ which are the seven Spirits of God

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Revelation 5:6
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.
 

jb

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Revelation 5:6
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.
Pray tell me, what exactly are you saying?
 

mailmandan

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Question: "What are the seven spirits of God?"

Answer:
The "seven spirits of God" are mentioned in Revelation 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; and 5:6. The seven spirits of God are not specifically identified, so it’s impossible to be dogmatic. Revelation 1:4 mentions that the seven spirits are before God's throne. Revelation 3:1 indicates that Jesus Christ "holds" the seven spirits of God. Revelation 4:5 links the seven spirits of God with seven burning lamps that are before God's throne. Revelation 5:6 identifies the seven spirits with the "seven eyes" of the Lamb and states that they are "sent out into all the earth."



There are at least three possible interpretations of the seven spirits of God. The first is that the seven spirits of God are symbolic of the Holy Spirit. The Bible, and especially the book of Revelation, uses the number 7to refer to perfection and completion. If that is the meaning of the “seven” in the "seven spirits," then it is not referring to seven different spirits of God, but rather the perfect and complete Holy Spirit. The second view is that the seven spirits of God refer to seven angelic beings, possibly the seraphim or the cherubim. This would fit with the numerous others angelic beings that are described in the book of Revelation (Revelation 4:6-9; 5:6-14; 19:4-5).

A third possibility is based on Isaiah 11:2, which says, “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.” This could possibly explain the seven spirits of God: (1) Spirit of the LORD, (2) Spirit of wisdom, (3) Spirit of understanding, (4) Spirit of counsel, (5) Spirit of power, (6) Spirit of knowledge, (7) Spirit of the fear of the Lord. The Bible doesn’t tell us specifically who/what the seven spirits are, but the first interpretation, that they are the Holy Spirit, seems the most likely.

https://www.gotquestions.org/seven-spirits-God.html
 
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Question: "What are the seven spirits of God?"

Answer: The "seven spirits of God" are mentioned in Revelation 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; and 5:6. The seven spirits of God are not specifically identified, so it’s impossible to be dogmatic. Revelation 1:4 mentions that the seven spirits are before God's throne. Revelation 3:1 indicates that Jesus Christ "holds" the seven spirits of God. Revelation 4:5 links the seven spirits of God with seven burning lamps that are before God's throne. Revelation 5:6 identifies the seven spirits with the "seven eyes" of the Lamb and states that they are "sent out into all the earth."



There are at least three possible interpretations of the seven spirits of God. The first is that the seven spirits of God are symbolic of the Holy Spirit. The Bible, and especially the book of Revelation, uses the number 7to refer to perfection and completion. If that is the meaning of the “seven” in the "seven spirits," then it is not referring to seven different spirits of God, but rather the perfect and complete Holy Spirit. The second view is that the seven spirits of God refer to seven angelic beings, possibly the seraphim or the cherubim. This would fit with the numerous others angelic beings that are described in the book of Revelation (Revelation 4:6-9; 5:6-14; 19:4-5).

A third possibility is based on Isaiah 11:2, which says, “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.” This could possibly explain the seven spirits of God: (1) Spirit of the LORD, (2) Spirit of wisdom, (3) Spirit of understanding, (4) Spirit of counsel, (5) Spirit of power, (6) Spirit of knowledge, (7) Spirit of the fear of the Lord. The Bible doesn’t tell us specifically who/what the seven spirits are, but the first interpretation, that they are the Holy Spirit, seems the most likely.

https://www.gotquestions.org/seven-spirits-God.html
You left out the 4th possibility.

The 4th possibility is that there is no need of any interpretation of the scripture.
It means word for word as it is written in the book of Revelation.
 
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So do you believe it as it is written
or do you believe it as someone
interprets for you?

And hope that they are right?

That is the real question.
 
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Do you believe Jesus Christ is
in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts,
and in the midst of the elders,
the 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?


Either you do believe it or you don't believe it.
 
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It is by "Grace" through "Faith" that the "Temple" is built. The "Temple was to be built under Solomon; not the sound of a hammer, not the sound of a tool, i.e., not one sound of mans labor.

The only thing that God will accept from any Believer is "Faith" in His Son Jesus and the Cross of Calvary where the victory was won, i.e., The Finished Work, i.e., The Blood of Jesus.

Because the Believer is in Christ, all commandments are kept by the Holy Spirit which is impossible for any Believer to keep. If Christ is a law-keeper than the Believer is a law-keeper.

Again It is by "Grace" through "Faith" that the "Temple" is built. Not by labor - not by performance - not by Christian disciplines.

We must not stop the "Golden Oil" coming from the "Bowl of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit" that has seven pipes leading into our earthly vessels - both the will and to do. In this “sevenfold fullness,” we find all the “help” that we need in order to live this life and to be what we ought to be in the Lord ((Isa. 11:1-2, Zechariah 4:1-14, Jn. 14:16-18, Rev. 5:6).

Tragically, the modern Church seeks to live for God without the help of this “sevenfold fullness.” Even though the Holy Spirit most definitely resides in the heart and life of every single Believer, irrespective of the spiritual condition of such a Believer, still, what He can do is only potential. In other words, His help is not automatic.

But every single Believer can have this “sevenfold fullness” if the Believer will place his faith absolutely and exclusively in the Cross. The Holy Spirit always works within the parameters of the Finished Work of Christ. The Cross ever being the Object of our Faith, then the Holy Spirit will work mightily on our behalf, giving us the benefit of “His sevenfold fullness,” but only if our faith is properly placed in Christ and the Cross. He tells us this in Romans 8:2.”

His sevenfold fullness.” Those attributes are: “Spirit, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, and Fear.”


 
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It is by "Grace" through "Faith" that the "Temple" is built. The "Temple was to be built under Solomon; not the sound of a hammer, not the sound of a tool, i.e., not one sound of mans labor.

The only thing that God will accept from any Believer is "Faith" in His Son Jesus and the Cross of Calvary where the victory was won, i.e., The Finished Work, i.e., The Blood of Jesus.

Because the Believer is in Christ, all commandments are kept by the Holy Spirit which is impossible for any Believer to keep. If Christ is a law-keeper than the Believer is a law-keeper.

Again It is by "Grace" through "Faith" that the "Temple" is built. Not by labor - not by performance - not by Christian disciplines.

We must not stop the "Golden Oil" coming from the "Bowl of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit" that has seven pipes leading into our earthly vessels - both the will and to do. In this “sevenfold fullness,” we find all the “help” that we need in order to live this life and to be what we ought to be in the Lord ((Isa. 11:1-2, Zechariah 4:1-14, Jn. 14:16-18, Rev. 5:6).

Tragically, the modern Church seeks to live for God without the help of this “sevenfold fullness.” Even though the Holy Spirit most definitely resides in the heart and life of every single Believer, irrespective of the spiritual condition of such a Believer, still, what He can do is only potential. In other words, His help is not automatic.

But every single Believer can have this “sevenfold fullness” if the Believer will place his faith absolutely and exclusively in the Cross. The Holy Spirit always works within the parameters of the Finished Work of Christ. The Cross ever being the Object of our Faith, then the Holy Spirit will work mightily on our behalf, giving us the benefit of “His sevenfold fullness,” but only if our faith is properly placed in Christ and the Cross. He tells us this in Romans 8:2.”

His sevenfold fullness.” Those attributes are: “Spirit, Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Might, Knowledge, and Fear.”


How come you left out Faith, Holiness, Grace, life, Glory and Prophecy?
I think you should just take the author at his word and believe what he stated word for word
and leave off your own interpretation or worst even yet someone else's interpretation.
 
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I have observe that when people start taking the words of another
as that to which they want to believe or do not want to believe
is the beginning of their separation from the truth.
 
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And once you get any incorrectness mixed in with what you believe
the end results are not going to be in the truth.

No matter what whatsoever at all.
 
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Have you ever notice that whenever someone preaches grace
they always leave out the truth.

Grace is not grace without the truth.

It is written
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

You cannot have one without the other
they are connected by the Spirit.

So when someone says to me
are you under the law of Moses?

I say no
I am under the Spirit of Grace and Truth
in Jesus Christ.
 
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The Spirit of truth is greater than the law of Moses.
The Spirit of truth came by Jesus Christ.
I am under the Spirit of truth.

John 16:13
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come,
he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:
and he will shew you things to come.

I say the Spirit of truth is THE GRACE of GOD.

What do you say?
 

Nehemiah6

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The 4th possibility is that there is no need of any interpretation of the scripture.
THAT IS TOTALLY FALSE. Scripture must interpret Scripture, and your quotation from Revelation must be rightly divided (interpreted) by the Word of Truth.

So what we see here is a symbolic vision of Christ as the Lamb of God:

1. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne... We have here a vision of God's throne in Heaven. God's throne is real, literal, heavenly, and beyond human comprehension (as noted in Ezekiel)

2. ...and of the four beasts... The "four beasts" are also called "four living creatures" or "four living beings" and in fact they are the four Cherubim (exalted angelic beings) who stand by the throne of God (as noted in other Scriptures) and are in constant motion.

3. ...and in the midst of the elders... We also know from Revelation that there are 24 elders who surround the throne of God, and are totally devoted to worship.

4. ... stood a Lamb as it had been slain... This is an unusual vision in that the Lamb "had been slain" yet was standing. Normally a slain lamb would be lying on the ground. So this is a depiction (or symbol) of Christ who was crucified but also resurrected.

5. ...having seven horns...
Horns symbolize power and authority in Scripture, and seven is the number of divine perfection, so this corresponds to the fact that all power and authority in Heaven and on earth have been given to the Lord Jesus Christ (Mt 28:18)

6. ...and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. Those seven eyes are symbolic of the perfect omnipresence and omniscience of the Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). The Bible tells us that God knows and sees all things, but since the Holy Spirit is represented by the seven spirits of God, we see a conjunction of Christ and the Holy Spirit here, observing all things on earth.
 
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THAT IS TOTALLY FALSE. Scripture must interpret Scripture, and your quotation from Revelation must be rightly divided (interpreted) by the Word of Truth.
My questions to you:
Why do you believe the scripture in the book of Revelation as it is written
word for word cannot be believed as it is written because as it is written word for word is false
until the Word of Truth rightly divide(interprets) it for you so as you can believe it as it is not written word for word?

Why do you not believe all scripture is
the Word of Truth already rightly divided (interpreted)
word for word as it is written by the author?
 
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Beware of men's interpretation or rightly divided scriptures.
For it has caused many a soul to go down into the abyss of hell
never to return.
~ unknown 2 you
 
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If you cannot believe God's word as it is written
then how can you believe it as it is interpreted to you?

Please explain that one to me
for I lack the wisdom to see any truth in it.