Revelation 3:1 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this:
The Bible is clear. The grammar and syntax in reference to the “Spirit” are singular. There is one Spirit of God with seven aspects or characteristics.
Isaiah 11:2 defines the seven aspects of the Spirit. This is the character of the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him,
The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and strength,
The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
These are the aspects of the Spirit: 1) The Lord, 2) wisdom, 3) understanding, 4) counsel, 5) strength, 6) knowledge, and 7) fear of the Lord.
The Spirit of the Lord…The Hebrew word for Lord is YHWH. The Spirit of YHWH. Scholars refer to this as the Tetragrammaton, Greek for four letters. This is the proper name of the Hebrew God of the Bible. The correct spelling is YHWH. Note there are no vowels in this term. Vowels from the name Adonai were substituted and the term Yahweh emerged. Jehovah is a word that has been translated to English from the Hebrew, Yahweh. The name for Lord is Jehovah. It means The Existing One. This name is so sacred, Jews refuse to pronounce it. His name is a statement of existence.
Wisdom…The Hebrew word is chokmah. It means: skill (in war); wisdom (in administration); shrewdness; prudence (in religious affairs); wisdom (ethical and religious). This about the application of knowledge.
Understanding…The Hebrew word is biynah. It means: understanding, discernment; act; faculty; object; personified.
Counsel…The Hebrew word is `etsah. It means: counsel, advice, purpose, consult.
Strength…The Hebrew word is ga buwrah. It means: might; valour, bravery; mighty deeds (of God).
Knowledge…The Hebrew word is da`ath. It means: perception, skill; discernment, understanding.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
In this verse, the Hebrew word for “fear” is yir’ah. It can be translated: fear, terror, fearing, awesome or terrifying thing (object causing fear); fear (of God); respect, reverence, piety, revered. -Strong’s Concordance.
The term yara’ (noted in Proverbs 1:7 and Isaiah 8:12) is the common word for fear in the Old Testament and has a basic three-fold range of meanings: 1) “dread; terror” (Deuteronomy 1:29, Jonah 1:10), 2) “to stand in awe” (I Kings 3:28), 3) “to revere; to respect” (Leviticus 19:3). With the Lord as the object, it captures the polar opposites of shrinking back in fear and drawing close in awe and adoration (NET Bible notes).
The seven aspects or characteristics of the Spirit.
Also available online at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Inktera
- Russia’s S300 Missiles to Syria??? - April 25, 2018
- Straight Talk…Face to Face Relationships, Rodna Epley - April 24, 2018
- Revelation: Philadelphia, Key of David - April 22, 2018
- Straight Talk…God’s Glory & Suffering, Rodna Epley - April 18, 2018
- Trial DNA Splicing Begins… - April 17, 2018
- Revelation: Laodicea, Answer the Door - April 15, 2018
- SYRIA: Prophecy of Syria / Damascus. Trump bombs Damascus - April 13, 2018
- Removing Land Mines on the Jordan River - April 12, 2018
- Straight Talk…Calm the Storm, Rodna Epley - April 10, 2018
- Israel Hammers Syrian Air Base - April 9, 2018