7 Spirits of God
seven Spirits of God are spoken of in the Book of Revelation as going
forth through all the earth to affect God's purposes:
Throughout scripture there are various references to specific "spirits"
sent by God to impact or anoint people.
Some writers have focused on the messianic text of Isaiah 11as the
key to the 7 Spirits taken from one single location: (Isaiah
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.
Although it is convenient and often presented as doctrine, to
assume this single text answers the identity of the seven spirits.
I am not thoroughly persuaded that these comprise the seven Spirits
referred to in Revelation.
There remain so many other references throughout the Bible that would
seem to contend for spiritual anointings of God. After studying the
references, I have compiled on my own list which I offer here.
Meanwhile, I will maintain an open mind toward this mystery until
the day comes that the Lord gives me perfect clarity about this question.
In the mean time, I do not think we should be dogmatic about an official
list of the seven spirits but share the wisdom and insights that seem
Spiritual attributes or anointings
that express the character of God
of Weeping and Sorrow, Holy Spirit Travail,
of the Lord, the Spirit of Holiness
Spirit of Mercy and Compassion,
Seven Spirits of God, Joy or Rejoicing
of Power From Above
of Wisdom and Understanding (Spirit of Truth)