Seven Spirits Of God
Discussion about identifying the 7 spirits. Is the “spirit of the Lord” one of the 7 spirits, or do the 7 spirits describe the spirit of the Lord?
I was asked to offer this up for discussion.
When Jesus came to earth as the suffering servant, the Spirit of the Lord came to him.
This occurred at his Baptism by John. (John 3:22, Matt. 3:16-17) Here we see all three persons of the trinity together, affirming Jesus’ ministry.
At his death, He committed His Spirit back to the father in heaven. (Luke 23:46, John 19:30)
This Spirit of the Lord is a sevenfold Spirit, as spoken of in revelation 1:4, 3:1, 4:5, 5:6.
In revelation 5:6, we see that the lamb of God consists of seven horns and seven eyes.
The seven Horns represent his power as King, while the seven Eyes is the sevenfold Spirit of the Lord.
"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 the fear of the Lord." (Isaiah 11:2)
In Isaiah 11:2, we are also introduced to this Spirit of the Lord, and we are given a list of six of those seven spirits which were present in Jesus’ ministry.
One Part of that Spirit is distinctly missing, and therefore not mentioned, or revealed at Jesus first coming as the Suffering servant.
One that by necessity could not manifest at that time.
What was this Spirit?
What is it that Jesus did not reveal at his first coming that will be revealed at his return?
We find a clue for this in John 12:47 "I did not come to judge the world but to save the world." But at his second coming we know that he will come as Judge.
He will "Strike the Earth with the rod of his mouth and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked." (Isaiah 11:4)
This spirit CANNOT be revealed to the righteous, Only to the wicked. Paul puts it this way: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth." (Romans 1:18)
and also in 1 Thessalonians 5:9 "For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ."
This hiding of the righteous from the wrath of God is a common occurrence throughout scripture.
Noah was sealed in an Ark, Lot and his wife were told to not look back, and The Israelites were locked in their homes, as the Wrath of God fell upon the first born of the Egyptians.
How is it that the Lord will spare the righteous from witnessing His wrath when he comes again?
Or by hiding in the wilderness?
Whatever the means, the righteous elect will not witness this Spirit of wrath.
This wrath is revealed at his second coming, or the "Day of the Lord".
To those who reject the Gospel, I will pose this question:" Who can endure it?" Joel 2:11
To those who do not believe there will be a rapture: Will we who are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, be allowed to witness God’s wrath this time, if so what is the basis for this belief?
To those who are pre-tribulation rapture believers: Is all of the seven year tribulation, the "Day of the Lord"?
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