[QTVOTD] Revelation Legitimized

“…May grace (God’s unmerited favor) be granted to you and spiritual peace (the peace of Christ’s kingdom) from Him Who is and Who was and Who is to come, and from the seven Spirits [the sevenfold Holy Spirit] before His throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead [first to be brought back to life] and the Prince (Ruler) of the kings of the earth. To Him Whoever loves us and has once [for all] loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood, and formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it).” Revelation 1:4-6 ->me: John sets out to legitimize what he is about to write.  The ‘One Who was, is, and is to come’ is God the Father. The seven Spirits really translates to ‘the sevenfold spirit’.  Most agree that John means the Holy Spirit but the 7 part is disputed.  I would like to think that John is referencing the 7 modes of the Holy Spirit from Isaiah 11:2&3 -> The Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, reverent/obedient fear, and judge of the heart.  Finally Jesus who is a witness to the things of heaven and God the Father Himself, as well as the only One Who has conquered death to live forever, and Who is Ruler over every King.  The same Jesus Who has rescued us from our enslaving sin.  In sprit, we already sit with Jesus in heaven.  John leaves us in no doubt that what he reports is well attested.

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