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Text Box: The Seven Spirits 
of God

A longer pamphlet looking at the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians. It takes the vision of the apostle John, described in the Book of the Revelation, of the Seven Spirits of God in the Lamb sent forth into all the earth and shows how the Holy Spirit can outwork the aspects of Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the lives of all believers that they might be filled with all the fullness of God.

In the book of the Revelation, in chapter 1, John mentions, in his vision, the “Seven Spirits” which are before the throne of God.  In chapter 4, John sees “Seven lights which are the seven Spirits of God, which are before the throne of God”. The book of the Revelation is a book which signifies things, shows by signs (chapter 1.3) and yet each sign is accurate and relevant to our understanding of the truth of the revelation of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church of Jesus Christ.

So John saw the Seven Spirits of God before the throne. They represent the Holy Spirit, seven being the number of perfection in the Bible. Christian truth declares God to be one, there can only be one God, the maker of Heaven and Earth, and yet three in one, Father Son and Holy Spirit. John in his first letter (chapter,  5 verse 7) tells us that “These three bear testimony in Heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost and these three are one”. They bear witness to each other as to their true nature and position. So all are God, all are equal in their divine nature and yet all have separate functions and work fully together in the works of God.  The trinity, that is the technical word for God, three in one, is demonstrated in the creation. John’s gospel (Ch 1: 1-3) tells us that all things were made by Him, i.e. the Word of God, Jesus Christ (the Son of God), who was in the beginning with God the Father.  The first chapter of Genesis says that “When the whole earth was without form and void, the Spirit of God moved on the waters”. God spoke and there was light, the Holy Spirit putting into operation the word of God, thus light was created.

Also in 1 Corinthians, chapter 12, Paul the apostle mentions the gifts of the Spirit, which are available to the Church. In verses 4, 5 and 6 Paul tells us that there are “Diversities of gifts but the same Spirit, different administrations but the same Lord (i.e. the Lord Jesus) and there are different operations but it is the same God who works all in all”. So the whole trinity is involved in the provision, working and administration of the gifts of the Spirit.

Also in the life of the Lord Jesus, having been sent by the Father, Jesus says, “It is not I, but the Father who does the works”. It was also necessary that the Holy Spirit should descend on Jesus, like a dove, by the river Jordan, to anoint Him for His ministry. So again the whole trinity is working together in the life of the Lord Jesus on the earth. God is wonderfully one but also wonderfully three, all totally integrated together in work, purpose and nature.

John saw seven lights which are the seven Spirits of God before the throne. Back

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