The Seven Spirits of God Burn us and Refine us to Produce the Golden Lampstands

The sevenfold intensified Spirit is the seven lamps of fire to burn, enlighten, expose, judge, purify, and refine us to produce the golden lampstands for the fulfillment of God’s New Testament economy (Rev. 4:5).

The sevenfold intensified Spirit is the seven lamps of fire to burn, enlighten, expose, judge, purify, and refine us to produce the golden lampstands for the fulfillment of God’s New Testament economy (Rev. 4:5).

These days we have been getting into the matter of the golden lampstand – it’s significance, the type, the application, and what does it mean in our experience as Christians.

We have seen that the lampstand in Exodus 25 typifies Christ, the lampstand in Zechariah 3 typifies the Spirit, and the seven lampstands in Revelation 1 typify the local churches as the reproduction of Christ and the reprint of the Spirit. The seven lamps of the lampstand are the seven Spirits of God, who are burning before the throne of God to carry out His administration on the earth.

Today the world situation is NOT under the control or decision of a few great men people call “kings”, “presidents” or “prime-ministers”, neither is it under many organizations like UN, NATO, etc. The world situation today is under the flaming of the seven Spirits of God, who are running to and fro to administrate the whole world for the golden lampstands to be produced so that God may have a corporate expression on the earth.

These seven Spirits of God are like fire for burning, judging, refining, and purging, and they become ultimately a river of water of life for supplying, nourishing, and thirst-quenching for eternity in the New Jerusalem.

Today we in the church life and the whole world are under the flaming of the seven Spirits of God so that the golden lampstands may be produced for God’s expression and testimony on the earth!

The Entire World Situation is Under God’s Rule

The heavens rule. In the center of all things, God is enthroned and He rules and reigns. God is carrying out His economy by administrating the whole universe for His purpose. This means that the entire world situation is under God’s control and His rule.

If you read the news, you may be discouraged or disappointed with what is going on; but we need to be reminded that behind the scenes it is not the human government or rulers that are the deciding factor – it is God’s throne.

All the world leaders and the rulers are under the flaming of the seven Spirits of God, who are before God’s throne running to and fro to administrate the world situation for God’s economy (Rev. 4:5).

Christ is the Ruler of the kings of the earth and He carries out His mission by the seven burning Spirits of God.

God in Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit burns and purges the believers in all the churches so that they may be purified and produced as the golden lampstands for God’s testimony and expression.

Also, God in Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit burns and rules the entire world situation for the churches to be produced and built up.

The international affairs, the world situation, the national situation, the regional situation, and every situation in the world is under the control and burning of the seven Spirits of God, so that the church may be produced and built up to be God’s expression on the earth. The entire world situation is under God’s rule!

Do Not be Disappointed with Today’s Situation

Our God is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29) – He is holy, and He cannot tolerate sin, the natural man, the flesh, or anything that is not of Himself. Even though God chose us to be His children and His people, we still need to go through the process of transformation so that we as men of clay would be transformed into His image to be the same as He is in life, nature, and expression.

As we get closer and closer to the end of this age, we realize that the Spirit of God has been intensified sevenfold and He is the seven lamps of fire, burning and judging anything that is not according to God.

If we look around us, we will see the rottenness, the corruption, and the immorality in today’s human society. The entire world situation is in a sad state, very much against God and even ignoring God. Even in the general Christianity, the Christendom today, there are very few who are one with God and express God according to His purpose.

But we should not be disappointed with the weakness in the church, the deplorable state of today’s society, or the immorality around us. We believe in God, who today is the seven burning Spirits controlling and directing the world situation and the churches to judge, purify, purge, and refine us, the believers in Christ, so that a pure golden lampstand may be produced!

Look to this One today who operates all over the world, in all the churches, all the time as the sevenfold intensified Spirit to carry out God’s economy and purify the saints, transforming them to be part of the pure golden lampstand, God’s testimony on earth!

Being Open to the Burning and Judging of the Seven Spirits of God

We just need to be open to the Lord today. The entire world is against God, rejecting Him, denying Him, and refusing to hear from Him. But we need to simply open to Him today and tell Him,

Lord, come in as the divine flame and judge us, purify us, and refine us. Lord, produce the golden lampstand, and make us part of Your corporate expression on the earth!

By the operation of the sevenfold intensified Spirit within Christ’s seeking believers, they are intensified to become the overcomers to build up the Body of Christ, which consummates the New JerusalemDon’t close your being to the Lord’s shining and His burning. Don’t shut yourself up, don’t hide from Him, and don’t run away from His speaking and His burning. We need to learn to open every corner of our being to Him so that He may shine in us, expose us, purge us, and purify us for the producing of the golden lampstand.

As He burns away all the negative and natural things, the Spirit also supplies us as the river of water of life (Rev. 22:1). The burning fire becomes the river of water of life to supply us, nourish us, and saturate us. The seven Spirits burn in us and purge us until there’s a river of water of life flowing in us and making us the New Jerusalem!

Today we may experience a lot of burning and purifying, but we also experience a lot of inward flowing of life. The refining fire with the supplying water produces the lampstands, the churches in this age, which will consummate in the New Jerusalem.

We are now in the process of transformation, of intensification, to be produced as the overcomers, the shining ones in this age.

It takes an intense work for God to transform a human being and make him an overcomer. But by the operation of the sevenfold intensified Spirit within us as Christ’s seeking believers, we are intensified to become the overcomers to build up the Body of Christ, which consummates the New Jerusalem!

Lord Jesus, keep us open to You as the seven Spirits coming in to judge us, purify us, and refine us for the producing of the golden lampstand. Lord, keep us open to Your transforming and intensifying work today. We open to You as wide as You can. Come in, Lord, and remove all the barriers, the hindrances, the impurities, and anything that doesn’t match You in us. Burn in us, o Holy Flame, and purify us to be the golden lampstand. Keep us enjoying You as the flowing river of life to be supplied in the process of transformation! Lord, we just open!

References and Further Reading
  • Sharing inspired from brother Minoru Chen’s sharing in this message and portions in, God’s New Testament Economy (by Witness Lee, ch. 23), as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on Crystallization-Study of Daniel and Zechariah, week 9 (entitled, The Vision of the Golden Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees).
  • Buy this morning revival book online via Living Stream Ministry.
  • Hymns on this topic:
    # Now my eyes begin to see / I’m living as I ought to be, / As this turning, burning God / moves in my heart… / I don’t care now how I feel; / I just know that this is real, / And I know, oh Jesus, You’re alive!
    # Lord, I love You: / Lord, take my heart. / Lord, saturate me. / Fill every part with Your life divine. / Lord, I now surrender all to You. / Keep me turning to You every day. / Until I’m expressing only You always. / Until I’m expressing only You.
    # Burn, burn, O love, within my heart, / Burn fiercely night and day, / Till all the dross of earthly loves / Is burned, and burned away.
  • Pictures credit: both via, Inspiration Unlimited Facebook page, HWMR Daniel and Zechariah Quotes album.

Christ as the Stone with Seven Eyes Infuses us with Himself for God’s Building

The seven eyes combine Jehovah, the Lamb, and the stone; the Lamb is the stone, and the stone is Jehovah (Zech. 3:9; 4:10; Rev. 5:6).

The seven eyes combine Jehovah, the Lamb, and the stone; the Lamb is the stone, and the stone is Jehovah (Zech. 3:9; 4:10; Rev. 5:6).

The Bible is so amazing, and as you study it in a prayerful way, with an exercised spirit and a clear mind, having a vision of God’s economy, you will realize that all things in the Bible are connected and make sense!

From Genesis to Revelation, God’s speaking is one, is full of meaning, and is completely connected to convey the same message – God’s economy, His dispensing, His desire to dispense all the riches of His being into man so that man would express God in a corporate way.

There are many mysteries in the Bible, and there are even more mysteries related to God – and we are not given in this age (or probably ever) to understand them.

But recently we have been enjoying how Zechariah 3:9 is related to 4:10 and Rev. 4:5 and 5:6, with bits and pieces from Matt. 21:42 and Acts 4:11, all to convey the same unique message in the same vision.

The Triune God is One yet has the aspect of Three for His dispensing into man, to infuse man with Himself and transfuse God into man so that man may become a duplication of God’s inner being in every possible way, for His corporate expression on earth.

Wow, how about that! For this, Christ is the Stone and He is the Lamb. God is Jehovah and the Stone. And the Spirit is the seven lamps of fire, the seven eyes of the Lamb, and and the seven Spirits of God.

Lord, open our eyes to see Your economy, Your dispensing! Lord, infuse us with Yourself. We open to You and we turn our heart to You that we may see You with an unveiled face. Look into us and look at us, dear Lord, with Your seven eyes, that we may be infused with all that You are. Transform us to make us stones for Your building!

Christ as the Stone has Seven Eyes
(the Seven Spirits of God)

A person’s eyes are not separate from the person itself; actually, to see how someone is feeling and to check on the state of their inner being, you need to simply look into his eyes.

In Zech. 3:9 we see that the stone (Christ) has seven eyes, which are the seven eyes of Jehovah running to and fro on the whole earth (Zech. 4:10).

This Christ is the stone which the builders rejected and which to God is precious, becoming the cornerstone of God’s building (see Matt. 21:42; Acts 4:11). On Christ as the cornerstone there are seven eyes, which in Revelation we see are the seven Spirits of God (Rev. 4:5; 5:6).

This shows us that Jehovah, Christ (the stone), and the seven Spirits of God are all one – they work together as different aspects of the same thing / person, so that God’s economy and His administration would be carried out. The stone, the Lamb, and God all have seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God – which is Christ as the life-giving Spirit intensified sevenfold to impart life into His people.

For a further study on this I would recommend brother Witness Lee’s messages in, The Revelation of the Mystery (see chapter 4) and the life-study of Revelation (see msg. 68).

Our Triune God is one in essence and one in work, but He has the aspect of three to reach us, search us, infuse us, and transfuse Himself into us, so that we may become living stones for God’s building. The fact that Christ, the Lamb of God, is the building stone with seven eyes reveals that the seven eyes of Christ are for God’s building! How wonderful!

Christ Infuses us to Transform us into Stones for God’s Building

Christ is the building stone with seven eyes, with the seven Spirits to transfuse Himself into us in order to transform us into precious materials for God’s building (Zech. 3:9; 1 Cor. 3:12a; Rev. 3:1).

Christ is the building stone with seven eyes, with the seven Spirits to transfuse Himself into us in order to transform us into precious materials for God’s building (Zech. 3:9; 1 Cor. 3:12a; Rev. 3:1).

As we read these verses and the footnotes in the Recovery Version, the best response we can have (besides doing our best to prayerfully understand) is to bring this to the Lord in prayer. We need to internalize these matters in a prayerful way, and then pray with these utterances, these specific words.

God didn’t just say, God wants man for the building of God! but He specifically and particularly chose terms such as the Stone, the seven eyes, the seven Spirits, the seven lamps, searching, building of God, etc. Let’s bring these to the Lord in prayer that we may be infused with Him and have Him transfused into our being.

Don’t pray for being more humble or more patient (these are prayers for self-improvement); rather, pray to the Lord for more infusion and more mingling for God’s building! Talk to the Lord as the Lamb-Stone-Savior – this will get His attention!

As we bring these things to Him in prayer, as we open to the Lord, He will infuse us with Himself and transfuse Himself into us for His building. We will realize that God does all these so that we may receive His infusion, His dispensing, through His seven eyes, and that this is all for God’s building, the Body of Christ!

We are not the center – it’s all so that we can be lost into the eternal corporate expression of the Triune God!

Spending time with the Lord in this way and opening to Him with these words will cause us to be no more self-conscious but rather be conscious of the Body of Christ, the new man, the holy city – New Jerusalem!

Keep Looking to Christ as the Stone-Savior!

We can see a lot of things with our two eyes, but Christ has seven eyes – He sees everything! Still, we shouldn’t be afraid or frightened by Christ as the Stone with seven eyes, because in His eyes we see His being, His longing, His love, His concern, and His forbearance…. and as we see this wonderful One, the most lovely One in the universe, our heat will be melted and we will give in to Him, love Him, and be joined to Him.

As we look to the Lord and allow Him as the Stone to look at us, He will search us, burn in us (as lamps of fire) anything that doesn’t correspond to His holy nature, purge us, and infuse us with all that He is.

In this infusion and transfusion happening in the looking to Him we will become one with Him and we will pray the prayers that He wants to pray through us, just as Paul did in Eph. 3:16-19.

Our Christ is the Stone, and He is also the High Priest interceding for us and for all men, and He will bring us on in our prayer life to pray powerful prayers, prayers of authority in transcendence!

When we look at the Stone-Savior with the seven eyes, the seven Spirits intensify His organic salvation in us and will infuse God’s being into us, making our heart a duplication of God’s heart. We will then pray transcendent prayers in the divine and mystical realm, and we will pray the prayers of God, expressing the desire of our inner being.

We will eventually be so one with the Lord that we will pray the prayers of Zion in the Body of Christ, and we will honestly utter with a genuine inner yearning, Come, Lord Jesus! When as the Body we do this, there will not be the slightest reservation in our being, because we will be so one with Him that we would like the Lord to come right here and right now and take us to His throne!

Lord Jesus, we love You as the Stone-Savior with seven eyes. We may not understand You or about You, and we do not see You, but we love You and we open to You. Lord, we open as wide as we can to Your searching, burning, and purifying. In love, Lord, we open our inner being for Your shining, Your looking, Your searching, and Your infusing. Infuse us with Yourself, dear Lord. Make our heart a duplication of Your heart in every possible way. Make us Your reproduction by transfusing Your being into us in our personal and intimate touch with You as the Stone with seven eyes.

References and Further Reading
  • Sharing inspired from brother Ron Kangas’ sharing in this message and portions in, The Revelation of the Mystery (ch. 4), and, The Conclusion of the New Testament (page 487),as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on Crystallization-Study of Daniel and Zechariah, week 8 (entitled, Christ as the Stone with the Seven Eyes of Jehovah for God’s Building).
  • Buy this morning revival book online via Living Stream Ministry.
  • Hymns on this topic:
    # Just one touch of You, dear Lord, / Just one look into Your eyes, / Just one kiss from You, / You’re all I need, my Love.
    # The Spirit of the Triune God / Is God’s economy; / The consummated Holy One / Flows on and on eternally.
    # He’s the Spirit of Reality. / He’s the secret. He is one with me; / He’s in my spirit. God dispensed in me / From my spirit, soul and then, body, / Producing reality.
  • Pictures credit: both via, Inspiration Unlimited Facebook page, HWMR Daniel and Zechariah Quotes album.

the seven Spirits of God in Revelation are for God’s building, for the producing of the New Jerusalem

the seven Spirits of God in Revelation are for God's building, for the producing of the New JerusalemThe last aspect of THE SPIRIT is the seven Spirits – as we see in Rev. 1:4, 4:5, and 5:6, in the book of Revelation the Spirit is “the seven Spirits of God”. This does not mean that there are seven separate Spirits today, but that the one Spirit of God has been intensified sevenfold to accomplish the economy of God and to consummate the New Jerusalem! Today in this age of degradation the Spirit has been intensified sevenfold for the producing of the overcomers and for the consummation of the New Jerusalem! All the elements that compose the compound Spirit are intensified today – the Spirit today is an all-inclusive Spirit! Particularly, in Rev. 5:6 we see that the seven eyes of the Lamb are the seven Spirits of God,

And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing as having just been slain, having seven horns and seven eeyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

The seven eyes of the Lamb are for searching, judging, refining, and enlightening – and ultimately they are for transfusing us with His essence, His divine element. Whenever we are searched, purged, refined, and judged by the flaming eyes of Christ, we gain something of Him! Yes, we are being purified and refined, but we also get something more of God – His element is being infused into us! And this is for the building – through this process, God builds us up together and He carries out God’s building. As a result of the purifying and transfusing of the seven eyes of Christ – which is the sevenfold intensified Spirit working within us – the New Jerusalem is being built up! The seven eyes of Christ as the sevenfold intensified Spirit look at God’s chosen people and enlighten them, search them, judge them, purify them, and refine them – ultimately infusing them with whatever He is! All the elements of the compound Spirit have been intensified sevenfold and are now infused into us! By this infusion with God’s element, we are being made the same as He is – we are transformed from being natural into being the same as God is! Then, we become the transformed material for the building up of the New Jerusalem!

From this we see that the seven Spirits – the sevenfold intensified Spirit – are for the building up of the Body of Christ. In Exodus 25 the seven lamps are for the building up of the tabernacle(they enlighten the priests as the enter the tent of meeting, and they can move freely – this move is for the building up). In Zechariah 3 and 4 the seven lamps are for the recovery of God’s building. In Revelation it is the same – if we have an overall view of the book of Revelation we will see that the seven Spirits are absolutely for God’s building! What God desires to have is not a group of individualistic spiritual persons – He wants a group of built-up transformed believers! He doesn’t want a heap of precious stones for exhibition and praise – God wants a built-up New Jerusalem with all the transformed believers as the precious stones built into the city! This is what THE SPIRIT is for today – the Spirit has been intensified sevenfold for God’s building! [sharing inspired from the life-study of Revelation msg. 22, as quote in the HWMR on The Central Line of the Bible]

Come, o, Seven Spirits, Come! May the purifying and judging work be done in us! Purify and remove everything in us that is not for the building of God! Thank You Lord for being the sevenfold intensified Spirit today as the seven eyes of the Lamb going forth into all the earth! You are now looking at us to enlighten us and search us! Lord, trasfuse Youself into us more today! Make us more the same as You are in life and nature! May all the elements of the compound Spirit be transfused into our being – by our looking to You today!