237. And there where seven lamps of fire* before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God signifies the New Church in heaven and on earth from the Lord through the Divine truth proceeding from Him. Here by "seven lamps" the same is signified as by "the seven lamp stands;" and also by "the seven stars" above. That by "the seven lamp stands" is meant the New Church upon earth, which will be in enlightenment from the Lord, may be seen above (n. 43), and by "the seven stars," the New Church in the heavens (n. 65); and because the church is a church from the Divine which proceeds from the Lord, which is the Divine truth, and is called the Holy Spirit, therefore it is said, "which are the seven spirits of God." That by "the seven spirits of God" is signified that proceeding Divine, may be seen above (n. 14, 155).