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The Seven Spirits of God

Written by: Bishop Garfield Thomas (G.T.) Haywood
Published by: The Christian Outlook - May, 1950

    It has been asked by many what is meant by the “Seven Spirits of God” if there is but one Spirit. This expression s found in Revelation 4:5 and 5:6. In one place it says the seven lamps are the “seven Spirits of God,” and in the other place it says the seven eyes of the Lamb are the “seven Spirits of God.”

    The seven lamps are evidently the illuminations of the Holy Spirit throughout the church age. The fourth and fifth chapters of revelation are visions of the preparation judgment; but the judgment will be rendered to the people according to the “illumination of the Spirit” in the dispensation in which they lived.

    Seven lamps - seven Spirits - “The Holy Ghost in his seven-fold operation, as the explanation of Jameson, Fausett and Brown, commentators, but I believe the former is the true interpretation of the mystery. However, it is the One and self-same Spirit.

 G.T. Haywood

Bishop G.T. Haywood