The Seven Spirits | The Institute for Creation Research
The Seven Spirits

“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” (Revelation 4:5).

These seven Spirits of God at His throne are also mentioned in Revelation 1:4; 3:1; and 5:6, where they are further called the “seven eyes” of the Lamb. Although angels are called “ministering spirits” (Hebrews 1:14), they apparently are always called angels in Revelation, so it seems likely that these seven “Spirits of God” actually refer to a seven-fold descriptive manifestation of the character of God’s Holy Spirit, “sent forth into all the earth” (Revelation 5:6).

There are, in fact, seven such designations recorded in the earlier books of the New Testament. These are as follows:

  1. Spirit of Truth. “When He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13).
  2. Spirit of Holiness. “Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord . . . declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness” (Romans 1:3,4).
  3. Spirit of Faith. “We having the same Spirit of faith . . . believe, and therefore speak” (II Corinthians 4:13).
  4. Spirit of Wisdom. “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him” (Ephesians 1:17).
  5. Spirit of Power. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7).
  6. Spirit of Grace. “Of how much sorer punishment . . . shall he be thought worthy, who . . . hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” (Hebrews 10:29).
  7. Spirit of Glory. “If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, . . . the Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you” (I Peter 4:14). HMM
The Latest
NEWS
Give Today to Reach the Next Generation
North Texas Giving Day is here once again! Will you help us reach the next generation? Your generosity will empower ICR and the brand-new ICR Discovery...

NEWS
Fossil Ape Skull Is a Game Ender
A recent poll of college-age Americans showed that the single most convincing science-based argument for evolution is the lineup of supposed ape-like evolutionary...

NEWS
Over a Dozen More Dinosaur Soft Tissues
A trio of scientists used sterile techniques to collect 17 dinosaur fossils. They searched deep inside the specimens for original, still-soft tissue...

NEWS
Komodo Dragon Genome Bites Evolution
Komodo dragons are the largest lizards in the world and a top predator on the remote Indonesian islands they inhabit. Their sensory system allows them...

NEWS
ICR Discovery Center Hosts Grand Opening
This Labor Day, over 1,600 people flowed through the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History to celebrate its grand opening. ICR staff and...