Expressions of God's Nature


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 one  single location:

(Isaiah 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 have compiled on my own list. 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 to apply. Charles Pinkney

Spirit of Might and Power:
(Miraculous Power of Creation and the Resurrection.)

"And you shall receive dunamis power after the Holy Spirit is come"

Strong's No.1411. dunamis, doo'-nam-is; from G1410; force (lit. or fig.); spec. miraculous power (usually by impl. a miracle itself):--ability, abundance, meaning, might (-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle (-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work._

The Anointing of Power
God is a God of Power and Might. By His word the worlds are created. By His word the creation stands. He commands life to be and it is. The greatness of God is fathomless. His power to us who believe is beyond comprehension. What is this powerful attribute of God which raised Jesus from the dead? What is the power which can create the miraculous? With a word He will call the sleeping dead to arise from their graves and will quicken mortal bodies.

Men of power were anointed in Strength:

"And the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand:." -- Judges 14:6

"And the spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, " -- Judges 14:19

"And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands." (-- Judges 15:14)

"But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin." ( -- Micah 3:8)

"Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power(dunamai), and coming in the clouds of heaven." (-- Matthew 26:64)

"Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my Gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began," (-- Romans 16:25)

"And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:"
( 1 Corinthians 2:4)

"Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you."

( 2 Corinthians 4:14) That I might know Him in the power of His resurrection-" (Phillipians 3:10)