Seven Spirits

Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj

The teaching on the Seven Spirits of the Lord was first given to the prophet Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj as a birthday gift from the Lord Jesus back in March 1994, but he has not written about it until now (see link at bottom – On Eagle’s Wings, December 2015). Like most things coming out at this time, they are important for the soon to be revealed glory and the soon to be released Armies of the Lord.

The main verse for this topic comes from Revelation 5:6:

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. (Revelation 5:6)

Some translations put it as the “sevenfold” Spirit of God, but most do not:

6 Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God that is sent out into every part of the earth. (Rev.5:6 NLT,BSB)

The Amplified Version offers the following insights:

6 And there between the throne (with the four living creatures) and among the elders I saw a Lamb (Christ) standing, [bearing scars and wounds] as though it had been slain, with seven horns (complete power) and with seven eyes (complete knowledge), which are the seven Spirits of God who have been sent [on duty] into all the earth. (Rev.5:6 AMP)

Gill’s Commentary offers the following:

seven horns—that is, perfect might, “seven” symbolizing perfection; “horns,” might, in contrast to the horns of the Antichristian world powers, Re 17:3; etc.; Da 7:7, 20; 8:3.

seven eyes … the seven Spirits … sent forth—So one oldest manuscript, A. But B reads, “being sent forth.” As the seven lamps before the throne represent the Spirit of God immanent in the Godhead, so the seven eyes of the Lamb represent the same sevenfold Spirit profluent from the incarnate Redeemer in His world-wide energy. The Greek for “sent forth,” apostellomena, or else apestalmenoi, is akin to the term “apostle,” reminding us of the Spirit-impelled labors of Christ’s apostles and minister throughout the world: if the present tense be read, as seems best, the idea will be that of those labors continually going on unto the end. “Eyes” symbolize His all-watchful and wise providence for His Church, and against her foes. (Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary)

as having seven horns; it is very unusual for a lamb to have horns, and especially seven: these horns are expressive of the power of Christ, of his dominion and government, even of his kingly power and authority; so kings are signified by horns in Daniel 8:20; and Christ himself is called the horn of David, and the horn of salvation, Psalm 132:17; and signify, that upon his resurrection from the dead, and ascension to heaven, he was made and declared Lord and Christ; and the number “seven” expresses the fulness and perfection of his power and authority, having, as Mediator, all power in heaves and in earth given him; and what is above all power, might, dominion, and every name in this world, and that to come; and may have some relation to the seven states of his churches in so many periods of time; and show not only that he has power sufficient to protect and defend his people in all times, and to push at and destroy his and their enemies, but to open the then sealed book, and unloose the seals: and as another qualification for this work, it follows,

and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth; which some understand of angels, and of a sufficient number of them, which belong to Christ, and are at his command, and who are ready to do his will, and to be sent forth by him, into the several parts of the earth, to execute his pleasure: but these rather design the Spirit of God and his gifts, which Christ received without measure, both in his human nature, at his incarnation, and after his resurrection from the dead, and ascension; which he bestowed on his apostles and ministering servants, whom he sent forth into all the world, to preach his Gospel with them; and which he has, more or less, ever since continued to do. The Ethiopic version reads in the singular number, “and this is the Spirit of God which is sent into all the earth”; See Gill on Revelation 1:4; these “seven eyes” may design the perfect knowledge of Christ, his foresight of future events, and his all wise providence, which is always and everywhere concerned to fulfill and accomplish them; so that he is every way qualified to take the book of future events, as to the church and world, and reveal it, open and explain it, and fulfill the things contained in it; see Zechariah 3:9 (Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible )

This is what Our Lord said to Brother Sadhu:

The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are for all believers. But the Seven Spirits of God are for mature believers and ministers who really walk with God. When I looked at my birthday note, the Lord said, “Kneel down.” So I knelt down. He laid His hands upon me and said, “I am blessing you today and filling you with this gift. From today onwards all these seven Spirits of the Lord will manifest in your life and will begin to flow, not only with the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, but in the fullness of the seven Spirits of the Lord.” (On Eagle’s Wings, Preface)

So for the next one and half hours I sat down at the feet of the Master Teacher–my Lord and My God and He taught me all about the workings of the Seven Spirits of the Lord—what they are, what they constitute, how they work, and how to flow or soar in them. (Preface)

These are the other mentions of the Seven Spirits of the Lord:

4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; (Revelation 1:4–5)

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. (Revelation 3:1)

5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.(Revelation 4:5)

And just to clarify, also mentioned are seven stars and seven golden candlesticks which are different:

20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. (Revelation 1:20)

Brother Sadhu points out how odd it was that John did not mention seeing The Holy Spirit in heaven, but he mentioned seeing a rainbow:

2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. (Revelation 4:2–3)

He says that the rainbow is The Holy Spirit, and the way it circles the throne is like a “halo”:

The rainbow is the Holy Spirit. (p. 13)

The rainbow is found encircling the throne like a halo. (p. 14)

He points out that the rainbow comprises “seven colors” which correspond to the Seven Spirits of the Lord. However, he did not identify which color corresponded with which of the Seven Spirits. Brother Sadhu found the description for the Seven Spirits of the Lord in Isaiah 11:

  1. Spirit of Lord
  2. Wisdom – equity (v.4)
  3. Understanding – quick understanding (v.3)
  4. Counsel – not judge after sight of his eyes (v.3); with righteousness (v.4)
  5. Might – not reprove after the hearing of his ears (v.3); reprove with equity (v.4)…for the meek of the earth.; smite earth with rod of His mouth (v.4); breath of lips slay wicked (v.4)
  6. Knowledge
  7. Fear – fear of the Lord (v.3)

This is what Isaiah 11 says:

1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 And 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 of the fear of the Lord;
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11:1–13)

The difference he says between the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Seven Spirits of the Lord is like this: the “word of wisdom” mentioned in 1Cor.12:8 would be akin to a “splash of water,” and the “Spirit of Wisdom” mentioned in Isa.11:2 and Eph.1:17 is like an “ocean of water.” He says that the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit occur in sets of “three,” and the Seven Spirits of the Lord always occur in pairs of “two” as demonstrated in the following verse:

2 And 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 of the fear of the Lord; (Isaiah 11:2)

  • Wisdom & Understanding [i.e. Revelation]
  • Counsel & Might
  • Knowledge & Fear of the Lord

This was confirmed in Ephesians 1:17:

17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: (Ephesians 1:17)

That the Seven Spirits of the Lord are also identified as “horns” means they have great “power”; “horns” are always associated with “power”:

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. (Revelation 5:6)

This is the deeper side of God only the more mature in their walk with God can expect to receive or comprehend. In the same way the other “names” of God can be known and/or appreciated, which was given to Moses:

5 And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.
6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. (Exodus 34:5–7)]

Brother Sadhu draws a correlation between the Menorah and the Seven Spirits of the Lord:

From the central shaft – the Spirit of the Lord – six streams flow out: the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Revelation, the Spirit of Counsel, the Spirit of Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord, being the center shaft, determines the levels, moderates the degrees of anointing to be released through each of the other Spirits of the Lord as He wills (1 Cor 12:11).

So, being the central shaft, the Holy Spirit will release the necessary Spirit based on the needs of a particular situation. (p.135)

One power or abilities of the Spirit of the Lord is the capability to transport physically across space and/or time:

Supernatural Transportation One particular working of the Spirit of the Lord is supernatural transportation, both bodily and in the spirit. The Spirit of the Lord will supernaturally transport you from point A to point B. You can even be supernaturally transported in the Spirit across time. (p.139)

Basically, any performance by God cited in scripture the faithful will do today and more:

The amount of signs and wonders that God is going to pour out in the last days will make—and here I go on record to say this—every miracle that you read in the Bible look like child’s play. This is exactly what the Lord Jesus Christ has told me. (p.87)

On that day, My Spirit will come upon all flesh. Every servant, every handmaiden, every young person—they will be the superstars. The amount of glory that will be released in the last days will be so great that it will make even Moses, Elijah, and Peter envy your days. Can you believe that? Mighty creative-working power is going to be released on this earth that the world since its foundation has never seen before. (p.88)


On Eagles Wings by Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj

On Eagle’s Wings: The Seven Spirits of God of the powers of the age to come, by Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj.

Neville Johnson

Neville Johnson also received teachings on The Seven Spirits of God.

The beginning of this year I put out a prophetic bulletin. The Lord told me to watch the Northern Lights, the aurora borealis, and I asked him why. He said because they are going to come down further then you’ve seen in your lifetime. I asked, “Why would they do that?” And He said, ‘Because they represent the seven Spirits of the Lord that I am about to release in the earth.’ This year the Northern Lights came down as far down as the equator. The first time in history. Samson had one of those seven Spirits of the Lord upon him. The Spirit of Might. (Lancaster Prophetic Conference 2015 Ebook, p. 208)