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“The Seven Spirits of God Part IV – The Spirit of Might – Part II “

   TOPIC: “The Seven Spirits of God”, Part II

This is Part IV, of a series that we began on December 16, 2021, titled, “The Seven Spirits of God!” We have focused on numerous verses in the Bible that speaks about these seven spirits. And one verse in particular names and list all seven spirits.

          1). Revelation 1:4- John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

          2). Revelation 3:1- 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.

          3). Revelation 4:5- 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.

          4). Revelation 5:6- 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.

          5). Isaiah 11:2- 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;

     So, thus far we have given an introduction to this study. And the we followed that up with an individual study on The Spirit of the Lord. Which was then followed by, last Thursday’s focus on, The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord.

     The Spirit of the Lord is the Holy Spirit. He guides us to receive and to repent.   We receive salvation from Him, Then He guides us saying, “This is the way walk ye in it”.

     The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord allows us to get up every morning with a “righteous” conscious, and not a “sin” conscious. God sees you as “righteous”. This is how you should see yourself. You should not walk around feeling condemned, or with a guilt complex. YOU CANNOT UNSCRAMBLE SCRMBLED EGGS!!!

          1). Hebrews 10:17- And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

     So, now we have arrived at the third spirit that stands before the throne of God: The Spirit of Might.

     Again, in Isaiah 11:2, it is listed as the spirit of might. But it also can be referred to as the spirit of strength.

          OUR MAIN TAKEAWAY: You have supernatural strength directly available to you. Which means that you do not ever have to lose. But you do have to fight! There is no way that you can lose, unless we initiate a negative action or attitude, that will cause us to (temporarily) experience a setback. But when we repent, God initiates a comeback. Any setback, has a built-in comeback (although this will often include consequences). But repentance is always the antidote!!!

          The spirit of might can be divided into three separate strength categories:

  1. God’s Strength

Jesus is a warrior. He will fight “for” you (when you’re too tired to fight).

1). Exodus 14:13-14- 13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

2). II Chronicles 20:17a- 17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you,

                    3). Joshua 5:13-14- 13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant? 15 And the captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

     This is the Lord Jesus Himself, appearing in the Old Testament, prepared to do battle.

 4). Isaiah 45:2a- I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight:

  • Angelic Strength

FIVE STAR SENTENCE: When angels show up to fight (for or against you), they mean business! They are often seen as having flaming swords in their hands, ready to do battle.

                    1). Genesis 3:24- So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

                    2). Numbers 22:23- And the ass saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.

                   3). II Kings 19:35- And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

                    4). I Chronicles 21:16a- And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem.

5). Matthew 26:53- Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

  • Your Strength

1). Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

2). II Timothy 1:7- For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

3). John 1:12- But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

4). Luke 10:19- Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

CONTEMPLATION QUESTION: Since Jesus won the victory/battle over Satan, and we have obtained the victory through Jesus, why do we still have to fight?

ANSWER: This is referred to as “spiritual warfare”. Satan is defeated, but he is not going down without a fight (similar to King Saul in the Old Testament). Which means WAR! That’s why we are told to put on the whole armor of God. Good News: Our battle is with a defeated foe.