Spirits of the Master of all the Heavens and Earth
The “seven spirits of God” are mentioned in
Revelation 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; and 5:6. The seven spirits of God are not specifically identified, so it’s impossible to be dogmatic.Revelation 1:4 mentions that the seven spirits are before God’s throne. Revelation 3:1 indicates that Jesus Christ “holds” the seven spirits of God. Revelation 4:5 links the seven spirits of God with seven burning lamps that are before God’s throne.Revelation 5:6 identifies the seven spirits with the “seven eyes” of the Lamb and states that they are “sent out into all the earth.”
based on Isaiah 11:2, Three of these Spirits are identified, which says, “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him —
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of power,
the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”
The Hebrew ruach means “wind,” “breath,” or “spirit.” The corresponding Greek word is pneuma. Both words are commonly used in passages referring to the Holy Spirit. The word’s first use in the Bible appears in the second verse: “The Spirit of God [Ruach Elohim] was hovering over the waters” (Genesis 1:2). In Genesis 6:17 ruach is translated “breath of life.” Genesis 8:1 uses ruach to describe the “wind” God sent over the earth to recede the Flood waters. Altogether, the word ruach is found almost 400 times in the Old Testament.
From :The NAS Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon
The Macedonian empire is described as a kingdom of brass ( Daniel 2:39 ). The “mountains of brass” (Zechariah 6:1 ) speaks of have been supposed to represent the immutable decrees of God. (According to Easton’s Bible Dictionary) If it is the decrees of Elohim then which TWO does it refer to? But the chariots came through these two mountains, and they are from heaven, from before Elohim, so are these mountains the gateway to heaven? Mountains signify kingdoms and powers in scripture, including the kingdom of God. (Daniel 2:45). The nations are referenced as mountains in Isaiah 41:15, Jeremiah refers to Babylon as a destroying mountain. Persia is alluded to as the mountain standing in the way of Zerubbabel in completing the 2nd Temple. The metal bronze also plays an important role in scripture and the Temple. The material is used in the tools, equipment of the Temple. Moses fashioned a Brass or Copper Serpent. The Brazen Altar in the tabernacle was where sacrifice was burned. Moses instructs Israel to construct and altar with four horns, and covers them with bronze. The altar was the place of judgment, where sacrifices were burned. The chariots from before the Lord, could demonstrate the judgment of the Lord going out. The bronze mountains could symbolize the kingdom of God, sending out judgment to the nations. This view corresponds Revelation 6, where the four horses are pictured as judgments going out from the throne of God.
Spirit of God, the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son
- as inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy
- as impelling prophet to utter instruction or warning
- imparting warlike energy and executive and administrative power
- as endowing men with various gifts
- as energy of life
- as manifest in the Shekinah glory
- never referred to as a depersonalised force
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and :
- I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
- 15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
- 16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
- 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone:
- and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
5Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two,
the one on this side of the bank of the river, and
the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 7And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall bethe end of these things? 9And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words areclosed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.