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This is a periodic e-newsletter in line with the theme of this site: GOD Who Are You? AND Who Am I? Knowing and Experiencing God by His Hebrew Names. These are posts in addition to those of the free e-course and may expound upon the lessons in the workbook by the same name.

What is the Spirit of Power and Might and How Can I Get it to Overcome Fear and Discouragement?

“Don’t spend those three dollars; keep it for the babysitter tonight,” Jim told me.

“Okay.” A friend was taking me to a women’s meeting the next morning and driving, so I didn’t need gasoline; I thought, no problem.

It was October 12, 1978, and our last payroll check had been spent. The last of our savings was gone, too. I totaled the bills: $252.00! We had expected to have another job by now, but we didn’t. We prayed over the bills and gave them to the Lord.

The longer I looked at the bills, the more frightened I became. Confused and desperate, I decided to take a shower. I didn’t know it would be with my own tears. Fear as I had never known enveloped me.

I thought about the words of Jesus after he said not to worry about what we shall eat or drink or wear, “Seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matt. 6:33). But Really? How can this possibly be true for a time like this?

After my shower, I put away the bills, got out my Bible, sat down, and turned to Ephesians 6. It read, “Wherefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

I said, “Lord, we have presented ourselves to you, no strings attached, and nothing has happened yet as we had expected. We’ve done all we know to do in order to obey you, and we will stand.” Immediately, peace flooded my soul.

I thought, this must be the peace that passes all understanding that the Bible talks about, (see Phil. 4:7). I began to see that Jesus and His Word truly are one and the same and that His Word is powerful. His living Word dispelled all fear and discouragement!

This was just the beginning of when I learned what it meant to overcome in God’s power and might, rather than my own. I will share the rest of the story soon but know that by the time you finish reading this article, you will know that God’s purposes will ONLY be accomplished by the Spirit of Power and Might in our lives and on this earth. In fact, no good thing will stand without it, for without HIM, we can do NOTHING! (John 15:5).

The Spirit of Power and Might: What is His Name?

As a reminder, Isaiah’s seven-spirit prophecy says a BRANCH will grow (Jesus Christ), 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 11:2 NKJV).

“For Your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name; the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth He is called” (Isaiah 54:5 Amplified).

The Lord of hosts’ Hebrew name is Jehovah-Sabaoth. It has a dual meaning – that of our Bridegroom who is coming for His Bride, the Church worldwide, very soon, and as Supreme Commander of the Universe.

Host means, tsâbâ’, “The basic meaning is service done for a superior, usually military service . . . . Although the title of tsâbâ’ has military overtones, it points directly to Jehovah’s rulership over the entire universe. He stands ready to intervene for His people at any moment.”5 The Lord of hosts took David from among the sheep to rule over His people Israel (see 2 Sam. 7: 8).

He did this by working through David who killed the giant Goliath saying, “You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted” (1 Sam. 17:45 NASB); thus, the Lord of hosts intervened for Israel in defeating the Philistines through one willing vessel—David.

What is The Meaning of ‘Might’?

The Hebrew word for might is chayil, meaning strength, POWER, force, might–especially an army; valor, substance, wealth. It basically means force, especially military strength. This definition defines Jehovah-Sabaoth who is more powerful than any force on earth. He is assembling His military army bride today.

The Hebrew word tsâbâ’ (Sabaoth) for ‘host’ is derived from a verbal root which means to amass (an army or servants), to assemble, to muster (soldiers, 11 Kings 25:19; Jer. 52:25), to collect, to fight, to perform, to go forth to war, to wage war (Num. 31:7: Isa. 29:7, 8; 31:4. Zech. 14:12) to do military service.9

Psalm 110:3 speaks of people who will volunteer freely in the day of His power—as in military service of the Lord. Are we not seeing this today among ordinary people?

The Power of God Is Shown Best Through Vessels of Clay

The greatest displays of God’s power are not necessarily episodes of military force, mighty acts, or creative splendor. Rather, the supremacy of God’s power is seen in the way He accomplishes His purposes through mere vessels of clay made mighty because He has infused them with His power by His Spirit. They are His Bride.

The book of Zechariah gives an overall picture of the might and power of God at work in Earth and in our lives. Except for the book of Ezekiel, Zechariah prophesies the most details of the coming of Messiah/Jesus four hundred years before He is born.

The prophet Zechariah calls the Israelis to repent after 50,000 of them returned to Jerusalem which was destroyed by Babylon. After 70 years of captivity, under an edict of Cyrus with the leadership of Zerubbabel, they quickly rebuilt the altar and began repair on the temple.

We soon learn that the temple would not be finished through muscular power or physical stamina of the workmen; rather, it would be accomplished by the empowering of the Spirit of God.

It’s NOT by Might, nor by POWER, but only by God’s Spirit Anything Is Accomplished

Before long, apathy set in as they were opposed by Samaritans who got an order from the Persian government to halt construction. For twelve long years construction was halted by discouragement and preoccupation with other pursuits.

Zechariah urged the people to return to the Lord and His purpose to restore the ruined temple. The Spirit of the Lord gave him visions that encouraged the people.

One vision was to encourage Zerubbabel who was about to succumb to discouragement. From the Message Bible you will recognize this from Revelation 4:5 and the “seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God”––the menorah, as described in my previous article:The 7 Spirits of God Key to Supernatural Life of a Christian.

Menorah 7 Lamps of fire
The 7 Spirits of God – Menorah

A Lampstand and Two Olive Trees: The Spirit of Power and Might

The Messenger-Angel again called me to attention. It was like being wakened out of deep sleep.

The Lampstand

He said, “What do you see?”

I answered, “I see a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top. Seven lamps, each with seven spouts, are set on the bowl. And there are two olive trees, one on either side of the bowl.”

Then I asked the Messenger-Angel, “What does this mean, sir?”

The Messenger-Angel said, “Can’t you tell?”

“No, sir,” I said.

Then he said, “This is God’s Message to Zerubbabel: ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God-of-the-Angel-Armies. ‘So, big mountain, who do you think you are? Next to Zerubbabel you’re nothing but a molehill. He’ll proceed to set the Cornerstone in place, accompanied by cheers: Yes! Yes! Do it!’”

After that, the Word of God came to me: “Zerubbabel started rebuilding this Temple and he will complete it. That will be your confirmation that God-of-the-Angel-Armies sent me to you. Does anyone dare despise this day of small beginnings? They’ll change their tune when they see Zerubbabel setting the last stone in place!”

Going back to the vision, the Messenger-Angel said, “The seven lamps are the eyes of God probing the dark corners of the world like searchlights.”

The Two Olive Trees

“And the two olive trees on either side of the lampstand?” I asked. “What’s the meaning of them? And while you’re at it, the two branches of the olive trees that feed oil to the lamps—what do they mean?”

He said, “You haven’t figured that out?”

I said, “No, sir.”

He said, “These are the two who stand beside the Master of the whole earth and supply golden lamp oil worldwide.” – Zechariah, chapter 4

This passage says, ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God-of-the-Angel-Armies.

The New King James Version says, it’s ‘Not by Might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

Discouragement can always be answered with God’s ability to grace and empower the human soul. His might is seen by what He does through the weak, the insignificant, the powerless – a Babe born in Bethlehem, a timid fearful Gideon, a melancholy Jeremiah, a band of twelve ordinary men, and a remnant Church of weary warriors.

As long as the heart is turned toward Him in childlike trust, He will enable anyone to complete the work to which He has called them. And so, they completed repairing the temple.

What is the Spirit of Power and Might and How Can I Get it to Overcome Fear and Discouragement

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Zechariah Had Two Visions That Show God’s Supreme Power on Earth

The following two short visions from Zechariah, chapter 5, I believe, are being fulfilled as well as other end-time prophesies from his book.

The Flying Book shows God’s power and judgment over evil. The size of the book denounces the sins of perjury and of thieves. God is reaping and dividing the tares from the wheat––which is written to only be done at the end-time harvest (Matthew 13:30).

The Flying Book

I looked up again and saw—surprise!—a book on the wing! A book flying!

The Messenger-Angel said to me, “What do you see now?”

I said, “I see a book flying, a huge book—thirty feet long and fifteen wide!”

He told me, “This book is the verdict going out worldwide against thieves and liars. The first half of the book disposes of everyone who steals; the second half takes care of everyone who lies. I launched it”—Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies—“and so it will fly into the house of every thief and every liar. It will land in each house and tear it down, timbers and stones.”

A Woman in a Basket

This vision shows forth God’s ultimate power over sin and wickedness in the earth:

The Messenger-Angel appeared and said, “Look up. Tell me what you see.”

I said, “What in the world is that?”

He said, “This is a bushel basket on a journey. It holds the sin of everyone, everywhere.”

Then the lid made of lead was removed from the basket—and there was a woman sitting in it!

He said, “This is Miss Wickedness.” He pushed her back down into the basket and clamped the lead lid over her.

Then I looked up and to my surprise saw two women flying. On outstretched wings they airlifted the bushel basket into the sky.

I said to the Messenger-Angel, “Where are they taking the bushel basket?”

He said, “East to the land of Shinar. They will build a garage to house it. When it’s finished, the basket will be stored there.”

As it says in “Psalm 103:12: “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

We know Jesus Christ died once for ALL mankind. He paid the price for ALL sin and overturned the state of the sin nature in man which came upon him through the sin of Adam and Eve.

But ONLY those who receive what Jesus did for him/her personally will receive eternal life and be saved from eternal death and punishment in hell. We will be held accountable for sin and the choice we make, and if we choose against the blood Jesus shed for us, we will pay the price in our body that He paid for us in His body on the cross.

What is the POWER God gives us and how can we get it?

I continually see people striving to achieve eternal life in their own power. They are believing doctrines of demons telling them lies that they can reach a higher state of consciousness looking within for their own strength––that they can be God.

Without realizing it, I was there, too, until one day God spoke in my ear the words, no good in me. I wondered if these words were in the Bible. I found them in Romans 7:18, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells, for to will is present with me; but how to perform what is good I do not find.”

Immediately, I realized I was trying to be good in my own strength, and that I could never attain God’s‘good’ Spirit of Power and Might in my life. He gave me a vision that when He looked at me, He saw Jesus’ red blood He shed for me. He saw Jesus’ perfection––His goodness only.

It would not be long until Acts 1:8 caught my attention: “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

When we receive the Spirit of Almighty God, we are receiving the same dynamos power that raised Jesus from the dead. He comes to live inside us, for “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor. 3:16).

What is the Spirit of Power and Might and How Can I Get it to Overcome Fear and Discouragement?

My journey in how to receive this power from God is documented in detail in my booklet I give away on this site, Eyes Wide Open. Life has been a powerful and exciting journey ever since. I know it will help you.

The Bible records 695 times in the New Testament where Jesus talks about His power and the giving of it to his disciples; there are 655 occurrences in the Old Testament.

My favorite in the O.T. is Psalm 62:11, “God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: That Power belongs to God!”

My favorite in the N.T. is Jesus speaking in Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

What Should I Do with God’s Power and Might and HOW?

The first step in knowing what to do with the power God gives us is to know what He has NOT given us. He has NOT given us the spirit of fear which is from Satan.

I challenge you to memorize from the Amplified version, 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God did NOT give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power, and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”

When you are faced with a fear of any kind: a need of healing, health in midst of plagues (remember Psalm 91), marriage problems, parenting problems, whatever, speak aloud God’s Word over it and yourself and you will find peace that passes understanding.

Be obedient to what God reveals to you. You will experience God’s power over the situation. He is the One who makes you an over comer! Click here for Scripture printable pdf: Quick Start Guide to Supernatural Answers to Your Concerns

When You Don’t Know How to Pray for the Spirit of Power and Might for Peace

When you don’t know how to pray, confess the Zechariah 4:6 Rock:

“Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts” – “being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).

My problem just so happened to be money in 1978. Money has not been a problem since that whole year without steady employment and every need met:

The ending of my beginning story:

The next morning my friend came to pick me up. The meeting was like nothing I had ever attended. The speaker spoke about victory in all our trials and that we will have many Jordan Rivers to cross in our lifetime.

At the conclusion, the attendees were asked to give an offering. Small envelopes were on the table for that gift. I thought about the three dollars in my purse and what Jim had said. Then, my thoughts wandered to the widow Jesus observed giving into the temple treasury. “Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny” (Mark 12:41-42).

Jesus told his disciples that she had put in more than all the others. “They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on” (Mark 12:43).

I wondered, what happened to that poor widow who gave all she had? The Bible doesn’t say. So, without hesitating, I pulled out the three dollars and stuffed it in the envelope. After the meeting, I saw a hand, out of the corner of my eye, put something in my outside purse pocket.

Retreating to the car, heart beating wildly, I opened the envelope. There was $11.00—a ten- dollar bill plus one dollar for the tithe! I was overcome with the feeling I was in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene, who says that whoever believes in Him, streams of living water will flow from within him—a never-ending stream of joy (see John 7:38). I asked my friend if she had put that envelope in my purse. She had not.

Jim gave $5.00 to our Bible study leaders (to God) that night, leaving $5.00 for the babysitter and one dollar for us. After the meeting, our leader said, “It’s time we give our tithe to the Lord from the proceeds of these meetings. We do that by giving away one night’s offering.” Then he said it would go to us. We had not told him about our situation, but he said he would call us later with the amount. It was $254.00—two dollars over our immediate needs we had written down and taken to the Lord, and one dollar was the tithe returned to us. I thought, in determining our needs, why hadn’t we added in the tithe?*

My soul, wait ONLY upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him. He ONLY is my ROCK and my SALVATION; He is my DEFENSE and my FORTRESS. I shall not be moved! Psalm 62:5-6 NKJV

To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. Revelation 3:21 NKJV

*The above story is an excerpt from the workbook God gave me in 2008. Forty other people’s stories, besides my family’s, help the reader understand who they are by knowing who God is . . . and what faith is and how to implement it to receive all God has for them. Since then, I’ve taught it in small groups and one on one to help new and nominal believers understand what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and be ready for His return. I’ve seen no better workbook to accomplish this goal. You can check it out here: GOD Who Are You? AND Who Am I? Knowing and Experiencing God by His Hebrew Names.

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How I Am Learning the 7 Pillars of Wisdom Essential to Build Life

I’m still learning, but  I’m convinced that the 7 pillars of wisdom are like supporting beams in our house and have to do with personal relationships, or how we deal with our family or any community in which we are involved.

This post is one in the Seven Spirits of God series. There are so many aspects of Wisdom that it would take seven posts just for this one subject, so we will narrow it down to the 7 Pillars of Wisdom:

What are the 7 Pillars of Wisdom?

Have you ever heard of the 7 pillars of wisdom? And if you have, do you know what they are? I recently read this phrase as I was reading Proverbs, chapter 9, on the 9th day of one recent month.

Since there are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs written by the wisest man in the world, King Solomon, reading one per day is what many Christians do. Until this day, I never gave this phrase a second thought. And, I wondered, what are those 7 pillars?

As I began to meditate on this chapter, the thought came to me that maybe this wise man would not mention them without telling us what they were. And, just maybe he did not number them like we would today. I was astounded at what I discovered. Also, I believe that without a recent encounter with a ‘scorner’ I would not have recognized these 7 pillars. Please learn from my mistake

The first verse says, “Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out and set up her seven [perfect number of] pillars” (Amplified).

Webster’s dictionary defines house as a “household; a family under the same roof; a religious community in residence.” Thus, that is why we are looking at relationships – present and future.

It’s in verses 6 through 12 where we find the nuggets of gold: insight and understanding; discernment; reprove not a scorner; look for the FAT; a reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord; promise of long life; and wisdom is for oneself.

How I Am Learning the 7 Pillars of Wisdom

Number 1 of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom: Insight and Understanding

Verse 6 says, “Forsake foolishness and live, and go in the way of understanding” (NKJV). The Amplified version includes the word ‘insight.’ Spiritual insight can come only from taking time to dig deep to get understanding from the Word of God.

One of my favorite Scriptures is Proverbs 4:7: “in all thy getting, get an understanding.” This is the verse that changed my life when my children were young. It alerted me to the fact that I had to put in effort with discipline to learn Wisdom, I had to seek God, and that I could learn from Him myself.

Verse 5 shows exactly how to get insight and understanding, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the spiritual wine” – this is the Word of God. This is Jesus Himself who is the Word made flesh and blood. He calls to us to hear and listen to His voice and open the door. He promises, “I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he will eat with Me” (Revelation 3:20).

Number 2 of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom: Discernment

Verse 7: “He who rebukes a scorner heaps upon himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man gets for himself bruises.” Okay, here’s the problem. How do we know when to try to correct in love and when to withhold our tongue or texts? Namely, to have discernment.

The Bible tells us “if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother” (Matthew 18:15). Many have given the wisdom to learn from other’s mistakes, so that you don’t have to make all of them yourself. I hope you can learn from my lack of wisdom.

A fellow brother in community took offense with a situation which involved several of my friends. He immediately took to the internet to spout abusive words against them by name. I prayed about the situation a lot and felt led to write him a letter of encouragement with just a hint of correction with a Scripture from Isaiah the Lord showed me.

In Isaiah 65:2, God laments that He has “stretched out His hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, according to their own thoughts [and opinions].” Did you catch that?

God equates REBELLION to a person’s own thoughts and opinions in contrast to hearing and heading HIS THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS!

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The Bible also says that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. I did not mention that in the letter, but maybe I should have; this person responded to my email just fine, but the behavior did not change.

I was extremely concerned about this situation and kept praying until the Lord gave me a dream. I saw a baby spit up a whole bunch. The Lord seems to say, “What do you do when this happens?”

“Well, Lord, I wipe it up and throw it away.”

“Exactly, and, remember this is my baby. Only I can make it grow. Just keep praying, and trust Me.”

Discernment of when to CONFRONT IN LOVE is not easy, but it’s getting easier  – because of the next pillar.

Number 3 of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom: Reprove Not a Scorner

How I Am Learning The Seven Pillars of WisdomHere it is, just plain and simple:  DO NOT reprove the scorner, scoffer or mocker!! As plain as day, just don’t do it God says! I wish I’d learned this sooner.

Verse 8, “Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you.” So, what is a scorner anyway? Webster’s for scorn: “to reject or dismiss as contemptible or unworthy; open dislike and disrespect or derision often mixed with indignation.”

Discernment calls for recognizing this in an individual and to just stay away. Let it go! “But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife” (2 Timothy 2:23).

“A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, nor will he go to the wise” (Prov. 15:12). This person has never prayed, “Lord, change me,” nor, gone to the Word for insight and understanding himself.

On the other hand, “rebuke a wise man, and he will love you.” Thankfully, I’ve experienced this. The surprise response was, “Thank you.”

Number 4 of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom: Look for the FAT

Verse 9, “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.” How do we discern the wise man or woman? Here is what I learned from my friend GRETCHEN’S STORY. Look for FAT people:

F – Faithful

A – Available

T – Teachable

As a Bible study leader, I’ve found it hard  to find faithful, available and teachable people. Hard in the sense that they are few. These are ones who have come to the end of themselves, and discovered they are powerless without The Rock to stand on. These are hurting people in crisis mode who are ready to put in the effort to become very wise.

Number 5 of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom: Have a reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord

Verse 10, “The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” The Knowledge of the Holy One – it’s taken years of walking with the Lord to realize that His ways and His thoughts are so much higher than mine (Isaiah 55:9). He taught me that there are seasons that begin and end in my life.

Our city-wide women’s group lasted only seven years. These are the women you are reading about in GOD Who Are You? AND Who Am I? e-course on this site.  In year eight, the Lord no longer brought women to me who were ready and willing to share their testimony, and everyone I had to go to and ask, turned me down. What is going on here, Lord? I thought.

A wise woman said to me, “I’ve found there are seasons in our lives and that they change.”

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Shortly, my husband retired, and we moved from town to our next assignment. Many could not understand; we did not really understand, but it’s as the Word says, “Man’s steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way?” (Proverbs 20:24).

Number 6 of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom: Promise of Long Life

Verse 11, “For by me [Wisdom from God] your days shall be multiplied, and years of your life shall be increased.” This is straightforward. What a great God we serve who is always ready to reward those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11: 6). There is no end to His promises!

Number 7 of the 7 Pillars of Wisdom: Wisdom is for Oneself

Verse 12, “If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scorn, you alone will bear it and pay the penalty.” Be wise for yourself. Here is the crux of it all:

We need wisdom to know our seasons.

Daniel 2:21 makes it clear, “He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding!”

We may not be able to understand our season, possibly that we are only moving from one to the next, and that the only way to get there is to remove our feet from one bank of the river to get to the other side. Our responsibility, though, is to know when it’s time to get on the offensive team to be ready for the next assignment from the Lord He has planned for us.

We need wisdom to discern God’s plans and purposes for our life

No one else can understand what God is doing in our life. Even then, most times it’s only when we get beyond the present circumstances that we can look back and understand those plans and purposes.

Even Jesus was hardly ever understood; how much more should we expect to be misunderstood? This is one of the hardest things to endure, and I call it spiritual persecution. Jesus tells us that it is those from our own household where division will come.

We need wisdom to not merely live to please others

Consequently, we cannot live to please other people.  PLEASERS do not know who they are, nor who God is. They are not happy and will never take a stand;  merely a chameleon changing with everyone else’s thoughts and opinions.

Pleasers will never be able to move forward and to claim the promise given for a long, happy and productive life with the 7 pillars of wisdom essential to build LIFE.

Not One Of These 7 Pillars Can be Missing for LIFE

I know that not one of these 7 pillars can be missing from our life if we want to have peace, and lack of anxiety and turmoil in all the choices we make. In other words, they are essential for life and to be able to move forward and to claim the promise we’re given for a long, happy and productive life.

I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you (Psalm 32:8-9).

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid (Prov. 12:1).

Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die (Proverbs 15:10).

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What Are the Seven Holy Spirits of God Key to Supernatural Life of a Christian?

An Angel Came to Me Through Someone Else’s Encounter

The seven spirits of God in the Bible represent a mystery rarely discussed but hold the secret to supernatural power in the Christian’s life. Believe me, when we take time to delve into these mysteries––even as we are reading about them––the Spirit of the Lord will manifest Himself in our lives in amazing ways.

When I knew God was giving me this subject as my next writing assignment, I felt helpless and spent months contemplating it. I had never heard a teaching on the seven spirits of God, but as I kept seeing the terminology in the book of Revelation, I wondered what it meant.

After meditating on Isaiah 11:2, the only place where they are listed, all I could determine was that there were six of them, so the “seven spirits of God” did not make sense to me.

That’s when an angel came to me through the story of another person who had an actual encounter with an angel.

An Angel Came to Chris Reed with a Word for This Hour

My friend Christine forwarded a video to me of Pastor Chris Reed’s story. He had been teaching a series on the seven spirits of God––the seven parts of His nature. One day during worship, he was caught up in the spirit to heaven. He saw colors so beautiful in realms of glory.

An angel whose name was Fear of the Lord, in white with eyes piercing like fire and a blue haze around him. motioned to him to “come.” He wanted him to see a wooden door and go into it. So, he walked through the door out of the glory he had been in.

He found himself in a library of books. He looked up at the heading of some books on the shelf and saw the words “The Supernatural.” One book stood out to him, “The Seven Spirits of God.” He pulled it out. The front cover read The Spirit of the LORD.

The inside pages were very thick: page 1 was Spirit of wisdom; page 2 Spirit of understanding; page 3 Spirit of counsel; page 4 Spirit of might; page 5 Spirit of knowledge. The back cover said Spirit of the fear of the Lord. Chris then glanced up.

The angel told him to look back down and the back cover was ripped off the back binding. All five thick pages had fallen out of the book and were LOST.

Fear of the Lord angel told Chris, “What you have in your left hand is representative of what is left in the majority of the spirit-filled world [the front cover—The Spirit of the LORD.]”

In his right hand was the back cover—The fear of the LORD. “The rest of the seven spirits all leave when the fear (awe and reverence) of the LORD is taken away,” the angel said.

The supernatural, revelation knowledge, might, and power in the church cannot exist without the fear of the LORD. It must be restored before we can see the glory and presence of the Lord cover the earth. Click to Tweet

The Seven Spirits of the Lord

What is the meaning of the seven spirits of God in the Bible?

This seven-fold mystery of the seven spirits of God is mentioned only in Isaiah 11:2 in the Old Testament. It is followed up in the book of Revelation. We will thoroughly look at the title page of the book: The Spirit of the LORD, which envelops the whole of the remaining six spirits.

You will go away feeling like you have been in the throne room with God and an understanding of all the symbols there. Jesus will come alive to you as never before as you are filled with the seven-fold Spirit of the LORD.

Isaiah 11:1 speaks of a Branch that will grow from the roots of Jesse, or David his son. Verse 2 says the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him—Jesus Christ.

What are the seven spirits of the LORD of Isaiah 11:2?

 

1.      The SPIRIT OF THE LORD shall rest upon Him [Jesus]

2.      The SPIRIT OF WISDOM [ also known as 7 PILLARS OF WISDOM

3.      and UNDERSTANDING

4.      The Spirit of COUNSEL

5.      and MIGHT

6.      The SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE

7.      and of the FEAR OF THE LORD.

All seven are connected to each other.

It’s interesting to note that all these are intertwined and cannot exist on their own. The Word of God says that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; also, that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; with all our getting of knowledge we should get an understanding; our counselor is the Holy Spirit––the Spirit of the Lord; and we can do nothing by our own might or power, but only by the Spirit of the LORD.

Lastly, but not least, Isaiah 11, verse 3 says, “His (Jesus) delight is in the fear of the LORD.” The rest of this chapter and many others, including Isaiah 59, show how the fear of the LORD comes through righteousness and faithfulness. “The Fear of the Lord” will soon have its own article, but for now, KNOW how it comes:

“According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; the coastlands He will fully repay. So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:18-19 NKJV).

What is the meaning behind the “Spirit of the LORD”?

God is a spirit. When the afternoon breeze began to stir in the Garden of Eden, God as a spirit came to Adam and Eve in the wind. Although it is not stated that this was a daily occurrence, most Bible scholars consulted seemed to feel this was the case.

“And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Gen. 3:8 NKJV).

The cool of the day was around 4:00 p.m. It is the time when the evening breeze begins to stir. The Hebrew word translated cool in this verse is ruwach (roó-ach). Elsewhere in scripture, this same word is translated as breath, wind, breeze, spirit, and Holy Spirit.

In Gen. 3:10 after Adam and his wife had sinned, the Lord called to Adam and said, “Where are you?” So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself.” He heard the wind, breath, and breeze of the Spirit of the Lord and then heard his “still small voice”—the same as Elijah did in I Kings 19:12.

The Spirit of the LORD is the Holy Spirit.

What are the seven symbols in the Throne Room of God and what do they mean?

To get a more thorough understanding of the seven spirits of God we need to have a picture of who and what is in the throne room. Many sevens appear throughout Revelation, the number meaning completeness and perfection.

Referring to Revelation 4, this is after Jesus had already given the apostle John (the author) the seven messages to the seven churches, and then John saw a door standing open in heaven. The first voice he heard was like a trumpet saying, “Come up here and I will show you things which must take place after this.” This is what he saw:

1. A throne set in heaven and One sat on the throne like jasper and a sardius stone in appearance.

This One is identified as GOD (in verse 8) described in brilliance and glory. Jasper is probably a diamond suggesting purity and holiness and sardius is carnelian, deep red, picturing God’s avenging wrath.[i]

2. A rainbow around the throne appearing like an emerald.

Emerald is green, the dominant color in a rainbow, symbolizing mercy. It is God’s covenant with man and the earth to never send a flood to destroy them again.

3. Twenty-four thrones with twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads.

These are the celestial representatives of all the redeemed, glorified and enthroned, who worship continuously. White robes symbolize purity. The crowns suggest victory and joy, not political authority.[ii]

These elders are also seen as representatives of the faithful overcomers of the body of Christ who are already glorified, enthroned and crowned with the overcomer’s crown.

4. From the throne pulsated lightning, thundering and voices.

Lightning and thunder describe the awesome and wondrous power of God. We can recognize His voice when we hear and see them. The ‘voices’ can also be seen as those languages poured out on the day of Pentecost along with tongues of fire that rested on the disciples in the upper room (Acts 2:4). Three thousand souls were saved that day as people heard the Gospel in their own language.

Revelation 18:1 to Revelation 19:10 records seven voices from the throne. Most are voices of praise such as, “Praise our God all you His servants, and those who fear Him, both small and great!”

Again, “a voice of a great multitude as sound of many waters and as the sound of many thunderings saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage supper of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

5. Seven lamps of fire burning before the throne.

Menorah 7 Lamps of fireExodus 37:17-24 describes the making of the lampstand of one piece of gold with six branches, three on one side and three on the other. With its shaft, that made seven lamps. The middle shaft would be what holds them all together: the Spirit of the Lord––Holy Spirit. We know this today as the ‘menorah.’

Each lamp had its own wick through which oil flowed to keep the fire burning continuously. This is what Jesus meant when he told the parable of the ten virgins to make sure they had oil in their lamps before He came. Oil symbolizes the Holy Spirit and the supernatural power and ability to live the Christian life full of vitality especially in the midst of storms and perilous times.

The five foolish virgins (Matthew 25) took no oil to refill their lamps and missed out on the marriage supper of the Lamb. As we can see from this study of the seven spirits of God, it is the Holy Spirit of the Lord and the Word of God that refills our lamp–our daily life.

6. The seven lamps are the seven spirits of God before the throne.

As a review, these seven spirit lamps are as follows. [Stay tuned for more articles on the other six that will be linked here.]

1.      The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him [Jesus]

2.      The Spirit of wisdom [ also known as 7 pillars of wisdom]

3.      and understanding

4.      The Spirit of counsel

5.      and might

6.      The Spirit of knowledge

7.      and of the fear of the Lord.

The Seven Spirits of the Lord

7. Four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back, each with six wings full of eyes, surround the throne.

6 Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

“Holy, holy, holy,
Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”

9 Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:

You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will, they exist and were created.”––Rev. 4:6-11 Click to Tweet

Full of Eyes in Front and in Back

Full of eyes symbolizes unceasing watchfulness 24/7. God is El Roi [The God Who Sees]. He knows your name. sees where you are and knows the thoughts and intents of your heart.

Six Wings

Six wings could mean they are searching the earth for those who are watchmen and women as they are––interceding in prayer and worship to Almighty God and who are filled with the seven-fold Spirit of God and living in supernatural abundance as overcomers––in spirit, soul, and body.

Likewise, they could also be searching for people who are hungry to be filled with the sevenfold Holy Spirit so they can alert Jesus to them. For it is Jesus who does the filling, as we will see.

It is their voices in this passage that is the first of twenty chorales that praise the holiness, omnipotence, and eternity of God. They are the highest-ranking celestial beings and interpret the meaning of many of the visions throughout Revelation.[iii]

These four types of cherubim suggest majestic courage––lion, strength––calf, intelligence––man and speed––eagle, in the service of the Creator. They resemble the beings Ezekiel and Isaiah saw.

Who is That One God on the Throne Again?

What are the 7 Spirits of God Key to Supernatural Life as a Christian“And I (John) looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns [meaning complete and perfect power] and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth” (Revelation 5:6 NKJV).

The time had come to open the first of the seven seals that starts the tribulation in the next chapter. No one was found worthy to open the scroll and John began to cry. An elder said to John, “Do not weep, Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David (Jesse), has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”

Then He (Jesus, the Lamb of God) took the scroll out of the right hand of Him (God the Father) who sat on the throne as the four living creatures and twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each with a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll,

And to open its seals,

For You were slain,

And have redeemed us to God by Your blood.

Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

And have made us kings and priests to our God.

And we shall reign on the earth.”

The Holy Spirit of the Lord always lifts up the name of Jesus Christ. He never brings attention to Himself. Holy Spirit is the gift, and Jesus is the giver.

Notice how the Lamb Jesus sent out the seven spirits into all the earth. He is continually doing so and desires to send ALL of heaven to earth, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” as the Lord’s Prayer says. Have you received the seven spirits of God?

How can you be baptized with the seven spirits of God for a supernatural life?

John the Baptist told his disciples, “Jesus will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew3:11). That happened on the day of Pentecost when heaven came down with EVERYTHING in the throne room “when suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing [wind] of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. And they were all filled…” (Acts 2:2-3 Amplified).

Likewise, if you want to have power to  live the Christian life successfully, you must believe the words of Jesus:

“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth” (Acts 1:8 NASB).

All you have to do is ASK Jesus. We have not because we ask not. Jesus will gladly anoint you with the oil from the seven lamps from the throne room and fill your heart and soul with that oil and fire! He cannot do that if you do not seek Him.

Now is the time to get a good study Bible if you can, as the one listed in the footnotes. I challenge you to read the book of Revelation. [Don’t miss chapter 13.]

“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Rev. 1:3).

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[i] New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, New King James Version, Executive Editor, Jack W. Hayford, Litt.D., Thomas Nelson 2002, 1823
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, New King James Version, Executive Editor, Jack W. Hayford, Litt.D., Thomas Nelson 2002, 1824. I highly recommend this Bible if you don’t have a good study Bible.