The Spiritual – As if the mystery of God wasn’t deep enough, (the Trinity), He had to add that there are seven Spirits of “God”. (The Deity or Trinity).
To further complicate our understanding the word “God” in the Old Testament is from the Hebrew, Elohim and means “Creator, Supreme Ruler”, “Adoni”, also means “Supreme Ruler” (used for God or a man who rules), and discribes The work and life of Jesus in the Old Testament.
In the New Testament the word “God” is from the Greek and means “Deity or Trinity”, and I believe discribes primarily the Father or Lord (Yahway or Jehovah) of the Old Testament, in the New.
Now the Father and Son and Spirit, are one, but with different Natures, Attributes and Characters, (explained in post, “Jesus in the Old Testament”).
I believe we can find the Seven Spirits of “God”, (The Deity or Trinity), by looking at their Natures, Attributes and Character.
“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.”
“And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.”
“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.”
He that hath the Seven Spirits is the Lamb, Jesus. The 7 Spirits of the Deity or Trinity.
The first thing we must agree on is “God” is One; and “God” is Three in One; and “God”, (the New Testament, Deity or Trinity), is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All can be recognized by their Natures, Characters and Attributes.
As we delve into Gods Word, ask the Lord for Wisdom and Understanding.
The first Spirit we see in the Bible is the Spirit of God, He moves upon the waters in Genesis one.
In Exodus 35, we find the Lord giving the Spirit of God to certain men to build His Tabernacle or house, His Church, or todays Body of Christ.
The Lord tells us that this Spirit concists of these Attributes.
1st Spirit of the Trinity or Deity:
Spirit of God:
All came upon certain people, to build, or supply the needed materials for building the Tabernacle. Later we find the Spirit of God causing men to Prophesy.
This Spirit is the Spirit given to us to build His Church today.
2nd Spirit of the Trinity (Deity), is the Spirit of the Lord, who shares the Attributes of the Spirit of God:
Spirit of the Lord adds Spirits of:
To Gods Attribures of:
This Spirit is ours today to know how to battle the god of this world, (Satan), and the temptations we face.
3rd Spirit of “God” (The Trinity or Deity).
Spirit of truth~Comforter (The Holy Spirit)
The Holy Spirit shares these Attributes with the Spirits of God and the Lord.
The Spirit of wisdom and revelation in knowlege of Him, (Jesus).
He also adds these Attributes:
The Holy Spirit:
~testifys of Jesus
~dwells with us and within us
~guide us into all truth
~speaks Gods word and because God hears us, we:
~know the spirit of truth and spirit of error
He is the Holy Spirit of promise, not a Spirit of fear but of:
A Spirit of Holiness of the high and lofty one named Holy who:
~revives the Spirit of the Humble and the hearts of the contrite.
Today the Holy Spirit does all of the above….we are so blessed.
4th Spirit of “God”, (The Trinity or Deity).
~Spirit of life in Christ Jesus
~Spirit of Life from God
~Spirit of Adoption
Today our New man, crusified with Christ….now making us Sons of God.
5th Spirit of “God”.
Spirit of meekness
~spirit of faith
Today to bring us, or restore us to, a knowledge of God.
6th Spirit of “God”
~Spirit of Grace
~Spirit of Glory and of God
The Spirit of Salvation, of Gods provision, love and mercy.
Again, a Spirit that draws us to and we receive from God.
7th Spirit of “God”, I expect some disagreement on number 7, but remember the Lord and God both sent an evil spirit to torment King Saul and the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh.
spirit of whoredoms Hosea 4:12;5:4
~cause to err
~whoring from God
~turn from God
~not known the Lord
spirit of slumber
~should not see or hear
This is the Spirit that is upon those who refuse to accept the Lords Mercy, Truth and Salvation.
The 7 Spirits of “God”. Is this “the list”? I don’t know, but it makes sense to me.
Please, study the Word yourself, don’t just accept things as truth, until you have proved them.
I am responsible to lead you to Jesus, you have a responsibility to be sure of where you are being led.
Lord, help us to find and follow only You.
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Know you are loved.