V SPIRIT OF THE LORD

Getting to know the Spirit of the Lord (Jehovah):

 

Let’s look at the Spirit of the Lord: The (Ruach Jehovah), The Breeze or breath of the Lord. We don’t have any mention of Him untill the book of Judges.

 

Judges 3:7-10

 

King James Version (KJV)

 

And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and forgat the Lord their God, and served Baalim and the groves. Therefore the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years. And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother. And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the Lord delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim.

 

This is not a hard and fast rule but it generally holds true: The Spirit of God brings blessing, wisdom, understanding and knowledge and prophesy. The Spirit of the Lord generally has a warrior connection. Not always but in most references.

 

You will also find as in this verse the anger of the Lord some thirty times in Scripture, usually directed at the Israelites, sometimes at individuals. I see the anger of God rarely and usually repented of.

 

We have the Spirit of the Lord in the life of Gidion, to direct him to victory.   When the children of the Lord cried out because of their bondage,  the Lord sent His angel to Gideon.

 

Gideon asked if the Lord be with us why are we in bondage, where are the signs and wonders our fathers told of?  Where is the God of Elijah?   I have the same question today.

 

The angel of the Lord called him a mighty man of valor,  go and deliver the people.  The Lord directed all that Gideon did.   Picking out men for the battle.   ( from 20,000 to 300)   To how to fight, stand still blow the trumpets and let the enemy kill each other.

 

The Spirit of the Lord came upon him and he defeated the enemy. Gideon told the people he freed, he would not rule over them the Lord would.

 

The time of Jephthah was much like today, the Lord gave Israel the land through a battle won, the losers do not accept the fact.  Jephthah was an outcast called upon to lead Israel in battle.  The Spirit of the Lord came upon him and the battle was won.   The ending was not happy tho read Judges 11.

 

 

In the life of Samson the Spirit of the Lord came upon him for strength and to bring vengeance to his enemies.

 

 

Many times the Spirit came upon Samson and many times did he do great exploits.   When the Spirit of the Lord left him he didn’t realize it.   He wasn’t a Godly man, just a man God used.   The Lord gave him as a child, to be set apart for the Lords service.

 

It was the Spirit of the Lord that came upon David when he was anointed King and the Spirit of the Lord that departed from King Saul. Both men were warriors for the Lord.

 

Luke 4

 

King James Version (KJV)

 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

 

Here we have the Spirit of the Lord giving the anointing to preach, heal, deliver, give sight and freedom.

 

I believe that the Trinity is alive and well in the world today as it is in the Bible. The Lord, God and the Spirit have all distinct and separate natures who are also One in truth and purpose.

 

 

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