Summary: I picked this up somewhere along the way and thought others could use it as a study help or resources.
The Sevenfold Spirit of God
Where does this concept come from?
Revelation 1:4-5 (NLT)
"This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia. Grace and peace from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from thesevenfold Spirit before his throne; and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the commander of all the rulers of the world. All praise to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us."
Revelation 3:1-2 (NLT)
"Write this letter to the angel of the church in Sardis. This is the message from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars: "I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive-but you are dead. Now wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is at the point of death. Your deeds are far from right in the sight of God."
Revelation 4:4-5 (NLT)
"Twenty-four thrones surrounded him, and twenty-four elders sat on them. They were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads. And from the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven lampstands with burning flames. They are the seven spirits of God."
Revelation 5:6 (NLT)
"I looked and I saw a Lamb that had been killed but was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God that are sent out into every part of the earth."
What are the Seven Spirits?
My understanding for this seven-fold process of thinking comes from ….
Isaiah 11:1-2: "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots [this is Jesus, of course]: and the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, [that is] the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and the Fear of the Lord;"
1. The Spirit of the Lord
2. The Spirit of Wisdom
3. The Spirit of Understanding
4. The Spirit of Counsel
5. The Spirit of Might
6. The Spirit of Knowledge
7. The Fear of the Lord
It's the Holy Spirit's mission - with our consent - to produce this "mind" in us, so that we can "live the truth" and the Gospel can be passed on to others.
I. Spirit of Truth
John 15:26 (NLT)
"But I will send you the Counselor-the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will tell you all about me."
John 16:13 (NLT)
"When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not be presenting his own ideas; he will be telling you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. "
1 John 4:6 (NLT)
"But we belong to God; that is why those who know God listen to us. If they do not belong to God, they do not listen to us. That is how we know if someone has theSpirit of truth or the spirit of deception."
II. Spirit of Power
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."