“The seven Spirits who are before his throne” speaks to the perfection and completion of God’s work by the Holy Spirit. In biblical numerology, seven indicates something holy or perfect. The idea of seven spirits is language from Isaiah 11:2, describing seven aspects of the Holy Spirit: “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord.” There are not seven different gods, but rather one Spirit who holds all these characteristics in complete perfection. The second person of the Trinity brings the One God’s will, the grace and peace John cites, to fruition.
- Revelation 1:4-8