The seven spirits of God: Spirit and spirit

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 the fear of the LORD. (Isaiah 11:2 ESV)

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Deshen Daily mini-series on the seven spirits of God continues! We established, as of yesterday, that these seven spirits are not seven angels, but are used both literally in Isaiah 11:2 and figuratively to describe the Holy Spirit and His influence (that is, the anointing) upon the Anointed One.

Let me continue this mystery by looking a little closely at the anointing and how it relates to the sevenfold description of the Holy Spirit. Please look at the image of the Lampstand provided and compare the beautiful three pairs of branches and the central stem with the seven descriptions of the Holy Spirit in Isaiah 11:2 above. It is one and the same Holy Spirit producing different manifestations or operations. Very similar phraseology used in 1 Corinthians 12:4. The Lampstand figure with a central stem and 3 pairs of branches illustrates the mystery of the Holy Spirit Himself in the Messiah producing different manifestations and operations.

The central stem is the Holy Spirit Himself. When the Holy Spirit in our hearts  produces an operation such as wisdom, the result is a product of both the Holy Spirit   (upper case “S”) and our human spirit (lower case “s”) to produce what is called the spirit of wisdom, for example. The spirit of wisdom is not exactly the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit and our human spirit, which is essentially what the anointing is!


Please reread the devotional above to ensure you fully grasp every bit of it!


I have taught on Spirit and spirit before as well as the difference between the Holy Spirit, the power of God and the anointing. You will find these teachings on Deshen TV. The close association between Spirit and spirit sometimes leads to translation problems, as translators struggle between upper case “S” and lower case “s”. Read Isaiah 11:2 above in ESV, KJV, AMP, NET, etc and note what is used “S” or “s”.


Ask the Father that the fullness of the anointing of the Anointed One will be operational in your life! 

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