The Seven Fold Spirit of God.

Part two

The Seven Fold Spirit of God gives us the Mind of Christ Isaiah 11:2. The person of the Holy Spirit of God is the birthing agent of our salvation. At the time of our spiritual birth He manifests in the core of our being and creates the thoughts of our hearts, and, in turn produces the actions of our lives.

Scripture also tells us that the whole purpose of the Mind of Christ in us, is that we might know—intimately experience —the things freely given to us by God 1 Corinthians 2:12-16.

Now, there are seven stages or functions that form this conceptual process called the Mind of Christ and each stage depends upon the last.

Spirit of the Lord.

  1. The Spirit of the Lord (ruwch -pneuma) The easy way to conceive of the Seven fold Spirit of God is by the Jewish Menorah given in Zechariah 4:2. The Spirit of the Lord is the trunk or main shaft of the Menorah and is the energy source or the life-giving power source that is know united with our personal spirit 1 Cor. 6:17; 15:45; John 6:63.
  2. The Spirit of the Lord cultivates knowledge through our waiting upon Him. To learn to wait means to “bind together” which clearly leads to the virtuall envelopment of our soul by the Holy Spirit.
  3. In our waiting we grow in sensitivity both to His presence and His promptings, which quiets our hearts, focuses our minds through thanksgiving and praise, and allows Him to reveal any subtle attitudes or forgotten sins that would dull our sensitivity to His voice.

The Spirit of Wisdom.

  1. The first function of the Mind of Christ produced by the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Wisdom.

1. In Hebrew Chomah is defined as Moral sense skills for living correctly (Isa.11:2). In Greek Sophia means right application of truth (Acts 6:10). This wisdom is all of God’s thoughts that He inscribes in our hearts the moment we believe Hebrews 8:10; Proverbs 4:4, +20-21.

2. God’s wisdom is God’s supernatural intelligence Colossians 3:16; 1 Cor. 2:7a; His secret knowledge 1 Cor. 2:6-11; Col 2:2-3.

      a. Wisdom is the ability to discern between good and evil 1 Kgs 3:9,28.and to understand our way. Proverbs 14:8.

      b. God’s wisdom is not a wisdom of this world, but a hidden wisdom Job 28:12-21, Ecclesiastes 7:23; 1 Cor1:19. Eph. 1:17.

      c. Great men don’t always have God’s wisdom Job 32:9, 1 Cor. 1:19.

      B.    The Spirit of wisdom is our blueprint for living Matthew 7:24; Proverbs 4:7; 14:8.

          1. God’s wisdom tells us “how to come in” and “how to judge between good and bad.”1 Kgs. 3:7-9.

              2. Wisdom is the key proverbs 2:1-5; 4:7. It is the principle thing. Whoever finds Wisdom , finds life Proverbs 3:18, 22;4:10. It’s a tree of Life Ecclesiastes 7:12c. Only God’s Word (His Wisdom) will bring peace and happiness Proverbs 3:2, 13, 18; proverbs 8:11.

              3.  God’s Wisdom is always available to us James 1 :5,6; Proverbs 7:3.

   C.      God’s Wisdom is the foundation of our house proverbs 24:3, It’s our life 1 John 1:1; Deuteronomy 32:46,47.

               1. God’s Wisdom is our bread of Life  Matthew 4:4. We must eat of it every day 1 Tim. 4:13-16; 2 Tim. 2:15.

               2. If we only taste His Word, and never partake of it, our lives will never change Jeremiah 48:11.

This is what happens when we eat God’s Word and place it in our hearts. “Therefore, his taste which is minuscule stays small in him and his scent has not changed. This means his scent going up to God is what 2:Cor. 15,16. Read. Our Lord once told me “You stink,” and “you are the fly in the apothecary.” His perfume. He has wonderful ways to ring our dull ways.    

Zep.1:12 explain. Here people of God who are unwilling to change and are settled “On their Lees; like the dregs of wine.” This is a very important set of Scriptures as it was then and is now.

These Scriptures show us the pitfall of what happens when people are confirmed or hardened in their evil habits. The reference is to old wine which has not been poured off and has become thick. These people do not say this outload but in their hearts,  they say, ”The Lord will not do good, nor will He do evil.” In doing this they make God into an idol.” Someone with no power. Settled in complacency.

           3. God wants us to eat is word His word Jeremiah 15:16; Ps. 119-9-16.

           4. God’s Word is our Life Acts 17:28; Philippians 2:16.

           5. Wisdom is just the entrance to the city Proverbs 1:20-21.

The Spirit of Understanding.  Hebrew is Binah-Greek is Sunesis.

       The next function or operation produced by the Spirit of God giving us the Mind of Christ, is the Spirit of Understanding. Now just because we have God’s Wisdom written in our hearts and inscribed in our hearts, does not necessarily mean that we understand that Wisdom. E.A. Lord gives me a Word an I ask what does that mean.

This is a whole other step. A Scriptural example might be Revelation 13:18 which says, ”Herein is Wisdom (in other words, these are God’s thoughts); let him who has understanding (a totally new function) count the number of the beast …666.”

Now, I know that the Scripture refers to God’s Wisdom, but I have no understanding of its meaning yet. It’s the Spirit of understanding that’s going to open our eyes and give us the supernatural revelation we need. Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom is the principle thing; therefore, get Wisdom; (but) with all thy getting get understanding.”

The Spirit of Understanding is simply God’s supernatural revelations- His secret insights to His Word. Understanding means putting together, a comprehending or a grasping of His Word. In other words, He’s the one who turns on the lights in us. Psalm 119:130 states, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”

Let’s Summarize:   

A. The Spirit of Understanding is God’s supernatural revelations , His insight, His illumination of His Word Psalm 119:27, 73, 105, 130. Luke 24:31-32,45; Ephesians 1:17-19; Revelation 3:18.

                1. Supernatural understanding is a gift from God Prov. 2:6; Eph. 1:17; Luke 24:45.

                2. We are not to depend upon our own understanding Prov. 3:5.

B. God’s Spirit of Understanding sheds light not only upon what God’s Word says, but also upon what our own hidden motives are 1 Cor. 2:14;Heb.4:12; God’s understanding opens our eyes.

C. Without understanding we will fall  Hosea 4:14; prov.2:1-5; ignorance is a major cause for God’s “Light” being quenched Jeremiah 25:8-11.

D. Understanding is life to our soul Prov.3:21-22; 4:7-13,22; Psalm 119:144b Neh. 8:8.

E. Only by understanding can a house be built Prov. 3:19.

So. God’s Understanding comes to us in God’s timing and in God’s way, not our own.

         Tune in next week for Spirit of Counsel and the Spirit of Might.                                        

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