Monday, March 21, 2016

Revelation 5:6 comments: seven Spirits of God

    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.

John sees a Lamb. Remember how in Exodus the Bible took us from a Lamb, to the Lamb, to your lamb?

Exodus 12:3  Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: 4  And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. 5  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

There is a lamb that is the lamb but He must become your lamb.

Abraham, in his testing, recited a prophecy that God would provide himself a lamb for the sacrifice even though in the literal context a ram caught in a thicket was the immediate sacrificial victim.

Genesis 22:7  And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8  And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together…13  And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

Jesus Christ is the Lamb of the world.

John 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

This was ordained because of God’s foreknowledge of man’s rebellion from when the world was founded.

Revelation 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

The Lamb standing as if it had been slain has seven horns and seven eyes and these are the seven Spirits of God sent out to cover the earth. Remember;

Revelation 3:1  And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Revelation 4:5  And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

Seven lamps of fire are the seven Spirits of God. Seven stars, as per 3:1, also represent the seven Spirits of God. The seven stars are;

Revelation 1:20  The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

These seven Spirits of God by virtue of their link with the seven stars are the angels of these seven churches that were sent forth unto all the earth.

Matthew 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The called out assembly of believers, the church, are the body of Christ on earth fulfilling His will throughout the earth, or at least that is their intended purpose.

 Clearly, John is seeing a vision that has a great deal of figurative importance. This is a fundamental fact of prophecy. What is happening in the spiritual world, the unseen world, is far greater than we can understand or envision by simply eye to brain interpretation.

2Corinthians 12:4  How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

Seven stars, seven lamps burning, seven churches, seven Spirits of God. Seven is an immensely important number representing completion; seven days of creation, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven vials.

Remember Jericho?

Joshua 6:8  And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

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