THE SEVENFOLD SPIRIT OF GOD
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.
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Jeremiah 19:1-15 ; Luke 20:1-47
In Isaiah 11:2, we find a beautiful description of the Spirit of the Lord that unveils the multifaceted nature of the Holy Spirit and reveals how the Spirit empowers and equips us in our journey of faith.
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
The Spirit of the Lord: The foundation of the sevenfold Spirit is the Spirit of the Lord Himself. The Spirit of the Lord represents His presence, power, and authority. When the Spirit of the Lord rests upon us, we experience His divine guidance, comfort, and leadership in our lives. We can trust in His sovereignty and rest in His loving care.
The Spirit of Wisdom: The Spirit of God imparts us the gift of wisdom, the ability to see things from His perspective. The wisdom comes from above, enabling us to make sound and Godly decisions. When we seek the Spirit of wisdom, we can navigate the challenges of life with discernment and make choices that align with God.
The Spirit of Understanding: The Spirit of Understanding enables us to grasp spiritual truths and comprehend the deep things of God. It brings illumination to our hearts and minds, allowing us to gain insight into the Word of God and His purposes. Through the Spirit of understanding, we can grow in our relationship with God and walk in His truth.
The Spirit of Counsel: The Holy Spirit acts as our divine counselor, offering guidance and direction for every aspect of our lives. The Spirit of counsel provides Godly advice and wisdom when we face difficult decisions, uncertainties, or challenges. We can seek the Spirit of counsel through prayer, meditation on the Bible, and the counsel of mature Believers.
The Spirit of Might: The Spirit of Might empowers us with supernatural strength and courage. It equips us to overcome obstacles, resist temptation, and stand firm in our faith. With the Spirit of Might, we can accomplish great things for the glory of God, knowing that His power is at work within us.
The Spirit of Knowledge: The Spirit of Knowledge enables us to know God intimately and experientially. It goes beyond mere intellectual understanding and leads us into a deep, personal relationship with our Creator. Through the Spirit of knowledge, we gain insight into the mysteries of the kingdom of God and are transformed by His truth.
The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord: The fear of the Lord is not a fear of punishment but a reverence and awe for His holiness and majesty. The Spirit of the fear of the Lord draws us into a deeper intimacy with God, cultivating a heart of humility, obedience, and worship. It reminds us that God is worthy of our reverence and that walking in His ways brings blessings and abundant life.
As Believers, we have the privilege of experiencing the fullness of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Just as Jesus received the sevenfold Spirit of God, we too can receive and rely on the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and fear of the Lord.
Let us open our hearts to the Holy Spirit, inviting Him to fill us a new and allowing His transformative power to work in and through us.
Allow the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide, equip, and draw you closer to the heart of God each day.
Will you let the Holy Spirit Guide your decisions today?
Heavenly Father, I totally submit myself to You. I am thankful for Your Holy Spirit that lives within me, leading and guiding me into all truth. I know I will be equipped and will draw closer to Your heart as I listen and obey Your Words. I ask You to lead me this day in every decision I make so that I will bring Glory to You. Thank You, Father. In Jesus name, Amen.
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