In the book of Revelation, the Apostle John mentions the “Seven Spirits of God” (Revelation 1:4, 3:1, 4:5, 5:6). For the moment, we will ignore the individual identities of these Seven Spirits, and only consider Their collective unity.
In considering the unity of the 7 Spirits of God, we need look no further than the collective symbols of the 7 Spirits: the 7 days of creation (Genesis 1:1-2:3), the rainbow (Genesis 9:13-17), the 7-branched menorah (Exodus 25:31-40), the 7 eyes on the rock (Zechariah 3:9) and the Lamb (Revelation 5:6), the seven lamp stands (Revelation 1:12), the 7 churches (Revelation 2:1-3:22), the 7 stars (Revelation 1:20), the 7 seals (Revelation 5:1), the 7 horns on the Lamb (Revelation 5:6), the 7 thunders (Revelation 10:3), etc. Even when such a symbol has a particular reference to a particular member of the 7 Spirits of God, they are always presented without preference or rank. Each of the 7 Spirits has the exact same influence on the Godhead as does any of the other 6 Spirits. It is always all or nothing. There is no compromise; there is no dominance, just complete unity.
It should be noted that the spirit of compromise is NOT found within God. The Trinity and the 7 Spirits act in total unity, or they do not act at all!
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:9, NKJV)
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; (Psalm 18:30, NKJV)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (James 1:17, NKJV)
It is interesting to note that our governments deliberately work to have odd numbers of members on their governing bodies, or else very large numbers of members so that a definite majority can be attained. A super-majority is one where at least two-thirds the members vote a particular way. Our whole world lives by continually seeking compromise, but not the Lord:
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, NKJV)
If we ever expect to receive the blessings the Lord has promised us, we must learn to live and act in complete and total agreement and unity with the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), and the 7 Spirits of God. If we attempt to force the Lord to compromise Himself, He will never act on our behalf except out of mercy for us, and probably in a far different way than we had requested.
You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. …
“God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:2-6, NKJV)
We can only receive good things from the Lord when we ask, in complete humility, according to His will. As Jesus prayed for us:
“I … pray … that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us” (John 17:20-21, NKJV)
If we desire to receive good things from the Lord, we must enter into the unity that exists within the Trinity and the Seven Spirits of God: God will NEVER compromise Himself, and asking Him to will only lead to frustration. God is God, and we are not. Either we will agree with the Lord God, or we can expect to receive NOTHING from Him.
Copyright (c) 2007 Jon Straumfjord