THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD (GOD)
Talking about the ‘Spirit of the Lord’ is the reality that drives humans, those that only regards His authority and Lordships over them. Else, they are other controlling forces, that manipulate the original plan of God in humans, due to lack of knowledge, and access to their divine right, essence and benefits. These forces operate as Antichrist, false prophets, soothsayers and many more, seeking to ruin ones destiny. Only those that have the indwelling power of the Spirit of the Lord can discern, and try these false spirit, and their operation.
Human being is a spirit being, and the essence that drives man is in the spirit. The reality of every living being is from the spiritual. What ever plays out or anyhow things turn to be in your life has it’s root or reality from spirit realm. Trying to view things, and judging life from the physical points of view is operation of the flesh. Which has it’s root or reality in carnality.
If you’re born of God, you’re born of spirit, and you need to touch base in the spirit to live your life. John 3:6– That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
- THE FALL, AND OPERATION OF FALSE SPIRIT
The fall of man in the garden of Eden on the basis of sin of disobedience to divine order gave control, and access to satanic forces in the earth. This paved way, which results in creating room for satanic, and demonic incursion leading to manipulations, oppressions and torment to humans. That generated a lot of manipulation to man’s real essence in the spirit, by the fallen angels and the devil. That gave birth to divers demonic agents of darkness, because they operate in the spiritual realm of darkness.
Any human being left empty, clean and garnished without any occupants, are always possessed by demons. These are called demonic being without body, they can possess any empty vessel, and turn it to an instrument of darkness for their operations.
This forces all operate as:
1. False prophets
They have the power to manipulate, see into the future, and curse havoc to human beings. They can perform signs and wonders, like Janne’s and Jambres who withstood Moses. They can invoke spirit of the dead, Like Elisha spirit was invoked. Like the girl in Acts 16 that brought her masters gain through soothsaying. She confirmed that to the apostles and the rest are the servants of God who came to show them the way of salvation. But this saying persisted for weeks, until Paul discern in the spirit, and casted out that demon.
Imagine that, in some churches today, some blind pastors have some members who operate with this kind of spirit, they’re being celebrated as prophets, prophetess etc. When you lack discernment of the spirit, you are prone and liable to satanic manipulation, affliction, attacks and danger.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
You’re admonished to try, discern every spirit, if not you will be decieved.
How can I try, or discern this spirit of false prophets, and Antichrist?
1John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
So, you know by the SPIRIT OF GOD, for God is not an author of confusion. 1 John 4:4.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The Spirit of the Lord hovering over the face of the deep (Earth) and the Lord said let there be, and they came forth all the ‘let there be’ by God. It is by the Spirit of God at work in power, wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge and fear (reverence) that brings about the awesome, and beautiful creatures of the earth in glory. The Spirit of the Lord brought about the existence of the universe and humanity, all at His command.
Let’s look at these Spirit of the Lord (God) a bit.
- THE SEVEN SPIRIT OF THE LORD
In Isaiah 11:2, the seven ‘Spirits of the Lord’ are mentioned. These are:
💠The Spirit of the Lord
🔶The Spirit of Wisdom
🔷The Spirit of Understanding
💠The Spirit of Counsel
🔶The Spirit of Might
💠The Spirit of Knowledge
🔷The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord
All of these seven Spirits are really one Holy Spirit in different manifestations. The same term, ‘seven Spirits’ is also used to describe Him, in Revelation 5:6.
This seven Spirit of the Lord as listed above has been sent in the earth for only those who are born again in Christ Jesus. No one can have access to this Spirit unless you’re genuinely born again. Thereafter, you can have access to divine commodity stored in heaven for our right.
They are our eyes in the spirit, our lamb, and our life in reality. If you’re not led by the Spirit of God, then you’re possessed of the fallen angels, demons and evil forces. Your life can only get a meaning if you’re being led by the Spirit of the Lord. Romans 8:14: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Can you examine yourself, if you’re being led by the Spirit of the Lord, If your way of life portrait or exhibit any quality of the Spirit of the Lord. Okay good! Wait before you examine yourself, let’s elucidate this seven spirit of the Lord.
- The Spirit of the Lord
2 Timothy 1:7: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
This is the Spirit of dominion, love, sound mind, and power. This rest upon every one that receive Jesus Christ in to their life. The spirit that give us identity, and signature of Christ Jesus. Romans 8:15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
You’re not recognized in heaven, before the throne room without this signature in this dispensation. There’s no other way to the Father, but by Christ Jesus. So, get the seal of the spirit of the Lord as you surrender to Him today. Then you can operate in the power of the Spirit. Acts 1:8.
- The Spirit of Wisdom
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1 Corinthians 1:30
The spirit of Christ is the spirit of wisdom, for you to operate in wisdom, then you need indwelling of the spirit of Christ. To acquire this wisdom you must desire it in prayer.
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
This is not talking about carnal wisdom, sensual and demonic wisdom, but the spirit of wisdom from the Lord for unusual exploit. Ephesians 1:17. The Lord is the giver of the original spirit of wisdom, wisdom for witty invention, wisdom for communication, wisdom for exploit.
- The Spirit of Understanding
The spirit gives, and enlighten our understanding to the truth and reality if our existence. This Spirit of understanding is required in every believer for direction in life.
Ephesians 1:18: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
So many people have their understanding darkened because their life is shallow and empty. Which gives room to fallen angels to possess. Ephesians 4:18.
The Apostle were victim of Spiritual blindness, until Jesus Christ prayed for them.
Luke 24:45: Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.
You can be studying Bible like novel, and others books without cutting the real essence and reality behind it, until your eyes of understanding be enlightened.
- The Spirit of Counsel
He is the One who guides you. The psalmist, speaking of counsel, says,
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons Psalms 16:7.
David talks about his ‘reins’, that is, his inward man, instructing him in the night seasons. The Spirit of counsel instructs you and guides you from within. That’s the Spirit by which the Lord guides your life andn your conscience also, the truth voice that tells you to the right things. He gives you explicit counsel on what to do, what to say, where to go, how to do, how to get to there, e.g. Joseph counsel to Pharaoh. Genesis 41:33. After interpreting the king’s dream, and now by the spirit of counsel, advised the King. Don’t live your life without counsel from the Spirit of the Lord, without the spirit of counsel one can be decieved and miss-lead.
- The Spirit of Might
This is the spirit of signs, wonders and mighty deeds with power.
Ephesians 3:16: That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
The spirit also power our inner man with the grace to subdue, and overcome life challenges. You need to develop a consciousness of the strength in your inner man, of God empowerment by the Holy Ghost. You can’t do the unusual without the spirit of might at work in you.
- The Spirit of Knowledge
The spirit of knowledge enlighten our understanding about the reality of things in the spirit, life and destiny. Many believers are perishing in the hand of the evil one because:
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me:
They desire to see manifestation of power without knowledge, people want others to see vision for them, they can’t seek the Lord by themselves, therefore, are being manipulated, and deceived. Please, get divine knowledge, and grow above deception. You can grow in knowledge if you desire it. Colossians 1:10.Your life can progress, and be fruitful on the basis of the knowledge you acquire. Knowledge is light, knowledge is power. Your success in life is directly proportional to the level of knowledge acquire.
- The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord
The spirit of fear of the Lord, is not the real definition of fear persay, but of reverence, humility and humbleness of heart for God.
1 Peter. 5:5: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
God giveth grace, and reveal himself to those that fear Him. Psalms 25:14
A lot of people commit sacrilege without reverence, and fear for God thinking and claiming they know all, bragging about their intellectual knowledge, full of pride, and thereby, they are stunted in life. Don’t forget, the fear of the Lord is wisdom Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Now you understand that the Holy Spirit can work in your life in a full greater measure and you can operate fully in the divine nature. When all seven Spirits of God are indwelling in your life, there will be no confusion, no blindness. You will be full of power by the Spirit of the Lord and the Spirit of might. You will also be full of the Word of truth and life because of the Spirit of wisdom, the Spirit of knowledge, the Spirit of understanding, and the Spirit of counsel. And then, the Spirit of the fear of the Lord with humility, and reverence to the Lord.
THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH AND ERROR
1 John 4:5: They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
Anyone without the Spirit of the Lord indwelling in, is of the devil, and is a lia, they operate with the spirit of error. The Spirit of Truth is to confess Christ as Lord, and walk in the truth of the knowledge of the gospel, walk in love and in spirit. That Christ also, came in the flesh of God, died and resurrect from the dead. While, the spirit of error is of the devil, the father of liars, deceivers antichrist, fake prophets and manipulators.
John 8:44: Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
SPIRIT OF LOVE IN GOD
One of the criterias with much emphasis of walking in the spirit of the Lord is having the spirit of love. Love one another, that’s when it can be said, you’re of God or else, you’re of the Devil. God is love, and anyone in Christ needs to operate in the spirit of love.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
I used to feel bad about someone who did something bad to me, with much hatred. Until I come to discover that, owe no man nothing, but Love and Forgiveness. I’ve learned how to forgive anyone ahead of time, before they even offend me. So, I love everyone, but don’t trust everyone. Is by choice, for the fact that I love you, forgive you, does not mean I should trust you. So, love one another, it is a commandment. Obedience is the key to your relevance. You can’t fight them with malice, anger and hatred. Love is a weapon. Romans 12. In that it can be said, and testify you’re of God, because you exhibit all the fruits of the spirit of God.
GOD’S LOVE FOR HUMANITY
1 John 4:9-21:In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
From the above scriptures, we can see the depth of God’s love for humanity, likewise, God expect every believer to love one another irrespective of the colour, race, tribe, dialect, nation and believe. Love covereth the multitude of sin.
So, as we conclude with this, surrender your life to Christ Jesus today, let Him into your life. He will endue you with the spirit of the LORD, who will teach you all things, show you all things, enhance your spiritual sensitivity and discernment, and impact you with the Spirit of love.1Corinthians 2:9-10
Yes the spirit is the revealer of the truth of the word of God, and the deep depths of God, you will need not be deceived by anyone no more.
See this, 1 John 2:27: But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
So, by their “fruits” you will know.
Please turn this to prayer now. God bless you all. Amen!