27 November 2006

The seven spirits of God (including the Holy Spirit?)

I beheld ... a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God. Revelation 5:6

The book of Revelation is obsessed with the number seven. God's magic number is used 52 times in 30 verses, with 19 things grouped into sevens.

But the most interesting grouping is the number of God's spirits. Who knew that he had seven of them?

Here's the whole crazy list, with links to the verses so you can read them in context (like that would help or something).

1churches of asia 1:4, 1:11, 1:20(2)
2spirits before God's throne 1:4
3golden candlesticks 1:12, 1:13, 1:20(2), 2:1
4stars in the Jesus' right hand 1:16, 1:20, 2:1, 3:1
5angels 8:2, 8:6, 15:1, 15:6, 15:7, 15:8, 16:1, 17:1, 21:9
6spirits of God 3:1, 4:5, 5:6
7lamps 4:5
8seals 5:1
9horns5:6
10eyes 5:6
11trumpets 8:2, 8:6
12thunders 10:3, 10:4(2)
13thousand people killed in an earthquake 11:13
14heads 12:3, 13:1, 17:3, 17:7, 17:9
15crowns 12:3
16plagues 15:1, 15:6, 15:8, 21:9
17golden vials filled with the wrath of God 15:7, 16:1, 17:1, 21:9
18mountains 17:9
19kings 17:10

2 comments:

avila said...

your blog is kinda interesting. I read about the number 7 in someone's blog which was quite interesting too. you may want to have a look.

http://anonymuis.com/2006/11/27/777/

beepbeepitsme said...

7 thrones - what a greedy bugger.