Spirit of Sorrow and Weeping
SPIRITS OF GOD -- 7 Divine Anointings
by Charles Pinkney
EXPRESSIONS OF GOD'S CHARACTER
The 7 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 a single location:
11:2) 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 to assume this single text
answers the identity of the seven spirits. I am not thoroughly persuaded
that these comprise the seven Spirits. There remain so many other
references throughout the Bible that seem to contend for spiritual
anointings of God. So, I will offer my own list while maintaining
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 as they are revealed by
the Spirit of God.
The Spirit of Sorrow and Weeping
It is Godly SORROW that brings repentance
(The Spirit of Intercession and Travail)
I include this anointing as one of the 7 Spirits of God. It is relevant
to the present fallen world;
Godly sorrow brings the fallen human race to repentance.
The day will one day come when heaven is fully manifested on earth
sorrow and sighing will pass away.
God's Spirit of Sorrow is at the center of intercession.
It is travailing sorrow that results in the fruit of deliverance.
It is the Spiritual device God uses in the supernatural breaking
of yokes. The anointing takes upon itself to focus upon persons
who are lost, in darkness, or under the binding power of Satan. The
spirit of the Lord God is upon him to bring deliverance to those who
are bound. (Isa. 61)
Christ our high priest in heaven is always touched by the feeling
of our weakness or infirmities! The anointing of The Lord's
sorrow is transferred to intercessors who travail for those who
have been taken prey by spiritual enemies. While Jesus has and is
come to seek and to save those who are lost, the Devil has come and
will continue to come, to steal, kill, and destroy. Sorrow as an anointing
is manifested by the Spirit giving voice to groaning and deep anguish
beyond words. Tears of Godly sorrow brings forth repentance after
it has had enough time to complete the Holy Spirit's work. The breaking
and release is signaled by an out rushing of joy or laughter.
who is yielded to this Spirit of God begins to lament and travail and
to be sorrowful as the Holy Spirit begins to initiate this anointing
within. It can be faked or pretended, as it is occasionally, but then
its power and usefulness are lost. A pretense of intercession is quickly
discerned by those who can a working level of spiritual discernment.
Any such act this is conducted as a pretense in merely a product of
the flesh and religiosity. It produces no fruit. Though observable,
deep anointings of intercession is not a 'skill' to be learned.
anointing of Godly sorrow supercedes all personal cares and feelings.
However, The Spirit of God will use personal sorrow as a starting point
and turn it into Godly sorrow. Personal sorrow is directed self-ward,
but Godly sorrow other-ward. Godly intercession interacts with several
anointings; sorrow, joy, warring anger, praise and worship, according
to the moving of the Spirit.
the point of release spiritual sorrow will normally always end with
joy and laughter.
Referances to the Sorrow of God
wept." ( -- John 11:35)
godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented
of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death."( -- 2 Corinthians
hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth
be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at
once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children."
( -- Isaiah 66:8)
little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be
formed in you," ( -- Galatians 4:19)
at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having
rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread
out my hands unto the LORD my God,"(-- Ezra 9:5)
from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the
voice of my weeping." ( -- Psalms 6:8)
LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer."
( -- Psalms 6:9)
his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping
may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."( -- Psalms
in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning,
and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:"( -- Isaiah 22:12)
shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them:
I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight
way, wherein they shall not stumble:" ( -- Jeremiah 31:9)
I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart." (-- Romans
he (Jesus) took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and
began to be sorrowful and very heavy." ( -- Matthew 26:37)
when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it," (
-- Luke 19:41)
are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that
weep now: for ye shall laugh."( -- Luke 6:21)
with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." ( -- Romans
verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world
shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall
be turned into joy."( -- John 16:20)
woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come:
but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no
more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world."( --
I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as
of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter
of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying,
Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers."( --
we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain
together until now."( -- Romans 8:22)
not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of
the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for
the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body."( -- Romans 8:23)