Seven Spirits of God

In no less than four places in the Book of Revelation there is a specific reference to the Seven Spirits of God.  Many interpretations have been put forth on the meaning of these references.  These references could simply mean the ‘perfection’ of God.  They have also been tied to the seven-fold ministry of the Holy Spirit.

I guess because I’m not a theologian, and basically unschooled I could put forth my own interpretation, too.

With start with Paul the Apostle.  In the majority of Paul’s letters he begins with a greeting that includes blessings on the reader:

  • grace
  • mercy
  • peace

So, let’s start with those, as those things can only come to us through the Spirit of God.  That leaves us four more.  Well, Jesus gives reference to the promised Holy Spirit being a Comforter, and Teacher, so that gives us a total of five.  We need two more.  Well, there can be no doubt that Love has to be included, as God is Love.  Now, what do we do with the last one?

This one has caused me a great deal of thought and meditation.  Then it occurs to me that in addition to the promise of the Spirit by Christ to His disciples that He (Holy Spirit) would comfort and teach them, He also said He (Holy Spirit) would bring to their remembrance all things Jesus said and taught.  So, there we have it.  The seven-fold Spirit:

  1. grace
  2. mercy
  3. peace
  4. comforter
  5. teacher
  6. love
  7. remembrance or knowledge

I know – these are not the honored definitions, but they are my definitions, unlearned as they may be.

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One Response to “Seven Spirits of God”

  1. Barbara L. McGuire Says:

    I personally think you named the Seven Spirits of God perfectly! Well said! Blessings…

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