posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 09:47 PM
Originally posted by MY2Commoncentsworth
Of the seven spirits of God, Rev.,5:6, and the seven angels who stand before the throne of God, Rev.,8:2, I suspect that the two groups
of seven are one in the same.
I would have to disagree with identifying the "seven spirits" with angels.
On the basis that the number "seven" means "belonging to God", I would read the "seven spirits" as "the seven-fold spirit"- that is "The
Spirit of God"- that is, the Holy Spirit.
These "seven spirits" are shown attached to the Lamb, and we know from elsewhere that the Lamb, the Son, is able to send the Holy Spirit.
See also ch1 vv4-5, where again "seven spirits" is a label for the Holy Spirit, in the sequence Father, Spirit, Son..