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;
Now the word SPIRITS in this verse is (from Appendix 101, 11: Angels, or Spirit-beings.)
Reference: COMPANION BIBLE APPENDIX 101, 11
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Now kings and priests, the kings are the kings and queens of the Ethnos and the priests are the 7000 Elect that are priests unto God. (Ezekiel 44 verse 15)
15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, saith the Lord God:
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.
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 SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD SENT FORTH INTO ALL THE EARTH.
Now in this verse horns = A symbol indicating His power. Spirits = same as Revelation 1:4, they are Angels, or Spirit-beings.
Now from Revelation 4:5 seven lamps and Revelation 5:6 seven eyes. Where would we go to find out who and what these are?
We would go to the book of Zechariah
9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be SEVEN EYES: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and HIS SEVEN LAMPS THEREON, and seven pipes to the SEVEN LAMPS, which are upon the top thereof:
Candlestick = a single seven - branched lampstand. Now this is a menorah.
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those SEVEN; (these seven lamps are the eyes) they are the EYES of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
So THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD are the Seven thousand of God`s Elect, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
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