Revelation 1-3 2

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Revelation 1-3 – Day 2

Revelation 1:4-5

John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia:
Grace and peace to you from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

The Thought

John’s letter begins with a general greeting to all the churches, so we can each include ourselves and our own church in the group who receive and read this letter which opens with a description of the Eternal God who is always present.

We sing songs and say prayers to Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but who are the seven spirits in this verse? Many suggest that seven is the perfect number because God rested on the seventh day and made it holy (Genesis 2:2).

If that is the case, then these seven spirits are another way of describing the fullness of Holy Spirit. An expression of the completeness of God.

But isn’t Holy Spirit on earth with us, teaching, guiding, inspiring, and protecting believers on earth? Can He also be in Heaven? Maybe this is just another way of describing our ever present God who is way beyond our comprehension and experience.


Praise God today that He is an ever present Spirit, seeing and hearing everything, and ready to guide us wherever we are and whatever we do.

Think too about Jesus being the faithful witness. He came to earth to reveal the Father to those who had ears and eyes to understand that. Philip asked Jesus to reveal the Father, and Jesus’ response was that He and the Father are one (John 14:11).

Read John 14today and pray for those familiar words to have a positive effect on your day.

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