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'Gees' en 'Geeste' volgens die Openbaring aan Johannes

J. A. du Rand
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 33, No 1 | a1664 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v33i1.1664 | © 1999 J. A. du Rand | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 June 1999 | Published: 13 June 1999

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J. A. du Rand,, South Africa

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Abstract

'Spirit' and “Spirits’ according to the Revelation to John Theologians recently started debating the possibility of systematising a so-called doctrine of the Spirit in the book of Revelation. The intention with this contribution is not to reflect on this possibility from presupposed Pauline or Johannine projections but to allow the narrative of Revelation itself to provide a perspective on the role of the Spirit in the divine eschatological activity. It has become clear that "Spirit” in the singular form denotes the activity of the Spirit implied by the act of witnessing within the churches. The expression “seven Spirits " represents the fullness of the divine Spirit in relation to God to the Lamb and to the church's witness to the outside world.

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