“…and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” ~ Revelation 4:5
Here we see that it takes the Spirit of God to have the lamps of the candlestick give their light, which is the light of the church. This light illuminates where the throne of God is, the place where God is reigning in the hearts of those who are truly saved. These lamps burn before the throne because that is where the desire of all the saved, the church of God, is towards.
Similarly in Revelation 1:4 it states “and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne” showing it takes having the Spirit of God, in each of the seven churches, to be able to hear and understand the message. In agreement with this, at the end of his words to each church congregation in Revelation the 2nd and 3rd chapters Jesus exhorts with these exact same words each time: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches”. It takes the Spirit of God in every church, and in every church age, to be able to compare spiritual things with spiritual. We know there is only one Holy Spirit. But here Jesus reveals the Holy Spirit as the “seven Spirits of God” because the same Holy Spirit can work in such drastically different ways that to man it is as if he was different. But yet it is still the one Spirit of God! (See the previous post “To Seven Churches, From the Seven Spirits”)
“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.” ~ 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Now you cannot “figure out” or receive this revelation unless the Spirit of God opens your eyes and shows you. If you do not humbly seek him to show you, you never will see it!
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” ~ 1 Corinthians 3:10-14
When in the proper Spirit of worship, then we will be able to spiritually see, hear, and understand, and take warning. This is how the Apostle John was able to receive the Revelation, because in Revelation 1:10 John states that “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day” when I heard and saw what was revealed. Those who humbly obey, adore, and worship Jesus will be in the Spirit of worship – and will understand what Jesus reveals.
So what is your spirit like? Is it pure and holy like the Holy Spirit? Or is it lustful and sinful like the spirit of the world, and like the spirit of modern day so called “Christianity”? You must repent and forsake that spirit to be able to have the Holy Spirit reveal to you the fullness of God in Jesus Christ!