7 SPIRITS OF GOD: THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD

To buttress the validity of the 7 Spirits of God, I will like to share some bible passages with you:

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 (Revelation 3:1)

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. (Revelation 4:5)

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. (Revelation 5:6)

The three references above affirm that Jesus had the 7 Spirits of God; furthermore, the birth of the messiah was foretold by Prophet Isaiah: And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And 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 11:1,2). The 7 Spirits of God are clearly listed here, I will like to expatiate on the 7 Spirits of God.

The Spirit of the Lord: I consider the Spirit of the lord the hand of the lord or the anointing of the lord coming upon an individual for a specific task. Going through the manifesto of Jesus in Luke 4:18, he declared: 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 broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. Please understand there is the anointing within and the anointing upon, the Holy Spirit comes on our inside to fill us when we receive his baptism but the anointing comes upon individuals specifically for service. From the text above in Luke 4:18, we can see clearly the Spirit of the lord came upon Jesus for service, to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the broken-hearted…

I strongly believe the Spirit of the lord is like a seal coming on an Individual without which the other 6 Spirits cannot function. Remember what happened when Jesus was being baptized? And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased (Mathew 3:17). The Spirit of the lord coming upon an individual is God committing himself to that individual.

Let’s look at other examples of Individuals the Spirit of the lord came upon in the Holy book:

1.David: David enjoyed the backing of the Spirit of God in a practical way. He never lost a battle in his lifetime. David was anointed for service by Samuel: Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the SPIRIT OF THE LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward (1 Samuel 16:13). So we can see from here one of the ways the Spirit of God comes upon an individual is via anointing with Oil. David couldn’t function until the Spirit of the lord came upon him.

2.Othniel was a judge but he needed the anointing of the Spirit of God to function in that capacity: And the SPIRIT OF THE LORD came upon him , and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushan-rishathaim.

3.Saul: Saul disobeyed God and the SPIRIT OF GOD left him as a result of that: ‘But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.’ (1 Samuel 16:14)

4.Ezekiel: I am sure you are aware of the epic story of Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones. How exactly was Ezekiel able to do all God instructed him to do? The answer can be found in Ezekiel 37:1,’ THE HAND OF THE LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD , and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones.’ Please take note the hand of the lord is synonymous with the Spirit of God.

5.Samson: How was Samson able to do all those remarkable things written about him? And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the SPIRIT OF THE LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands( Judges 15:14

6.Philip: How did Philip manage to disappear after the baptism? When they came up out of the water, THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing(Acts 8:39)

The Spirit of God can come upon individuals for actions not stated above; this is in no way a comprehensive account of the manifestations of the Spirit of God in the life of a believer. The Spirit of the lord can help you in every area of your life, if you will yield to him. If you look at the manifestations of the Spirit of God in the lives of the 6 characters above, you’ll understand God can help you in diverse ways; be it in your business, marriage, education and in any area where you need his help. If the hand of the lord comes upon you in that organization there is no way you wont be promoted because the Spirit of God is an excellent Spirit. The bible says where the Spirit of the lord is, there is liberty, hence no yoke or burden can survive the hand of the lord upon an individual.