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  1. stunnedbygrace

    stunnedbygrace Well-Known Member

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    What are your thoughts on Gods Spirit being called a seven fold Spirit?
     
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    charity Well-Known Member

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    Hello @stunnedbygrace,

    Where in Scripture do you find this? I know of the seven-fold unity of the Spirit in Ephesians (4), and of the seven spirits of God which are before His throne (Revelation 3:1; Revelation 4:5; Revelation 5:6) , but not of a seven fold Spirit.

    In Christ Jesus
    Chris
     
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    "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." Rev 3:1

    "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." Rev4:5

    I have heard that the seven Spirits are named here and that all seven were/are in Jesus:

    "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
    And the [1]spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the [2]spirit of wisdom and [3]understanding, the spirit of [4]counsel and [5]might, the spirit of [6]knowledge and of the [7]fear of the LORD;" Isaiah 11:1-2


    Perhaps we need to have these same seven Spirits as well:

    "Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
    She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table." Prov 9:1-2


    And then consider also the hair of Samson, who went backwards on it:

    "And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him." Judges 16:19
     
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    stunnedbygrace Well-Known Member

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    Oh, that from Isaiah...! It actually reads to me as if fear of the Lord and delight in the fear of the Lord are 6 and 7...

    I'm wondering also about the passage that says, add to your faith thus and thus...I will go get it!
     
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    Episkopos Well-Known Member

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    I see the seven number as being the "manifold" wisdom and power of God. They are facets of God. The Spirit of compassion...and judgment. The Spirit of wisdom and understanding. The Spirit of power and mercy. Sort of like that... :)
     
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    stunnedbygrace Well-Known Member

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    Here it is.

    5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

    8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
     
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    stunnedbygrace Well-Known Member

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    And here it is in Kjv.

    And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

    6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

    7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
     
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    charity Well-Known Member

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    Hello @amadeus,

    Thank you for referring to Isaiah 11:1-2: what a lovely portion of Scripture this is:-

    And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
    and a Branch shall grow out of His roots:
    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;
    And shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD:
    and He shall not judge after the sight of Hs eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears:
    But with righteousness shall He judge the poor,
    and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:
    and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth,
    and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked.
    And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

    (Isaiah 11:1-5)

    * This is the spirit of the Lord, described in several ways, not different spirits.

    In Christ Jesus
    Chris
     
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    stunnedbygrace Well-Known Member

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    Yes, well if you say the Spirit of God is a 7 fold Spirit, I do not take that to mean 7 different spirits...
     
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    Hello @stunnedbygrace,

    These are not 'spirits' in (2 Peter 1:5-6) though are they, but graces, which we are encouraged to add to our faith.

    'For if these things be in you, and abound,
    they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful
    in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.'

    (2 Peter 1:8)

    Thank you
    In Christ Jesus
    Chris
     
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    stunnedbygrace Well-Known Member

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    Yes charity, I am not saying the Holy Spirit is 7 different spirits. Everyone stay calm. Lol.
     
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    Yes, 1 peter is definitely connected. How about that!
    :)
     
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    Gosh sakes charity, no, I did not say 7 spirits, I said a 7 fold Spirit! Calm down. I didnt write the verse, you know. :p
     
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    charity Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get the term 'seven-fold spirit' from, @stunnedbygrace?

    By the way I am perfectly calm :)
     
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    Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit before his throne; 5 and from Jesus Christ.
     
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    stunnedbygrace Well-Known Member

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    KJV says 7 spirits. NLT says 7 fold Spirit.
     
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    charity Well-Known Member

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    '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; ... '

    (Rev 1:4)

    Thank you,@ Stunnedbygrace,

    :)
     
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    Episkopos Well-Known Member

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    Is.11:2 “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”
     
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    charity Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Episkopos,

    These are seven qualities of the one Spirit of God.

    In Christ Jesus
    Chris
     
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    stunnedbygrace Well-Known Member

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    She's still going...:p
     
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