Many persons do not really know much about what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit. If you personally do want to have an increase of people, love, joy, faith, in your own life, and to be able to resist the continual onslaughts of the enemy the devil you need to be now anointed with the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit combines the 7 Spirits of God, EXPRESSIONS OF GOD’S CHARACTER, PERSONALITY OR NATURE
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
( in 7 parts)
– the spirit of wisdom
– and understanding,
– the spirit of counsel
– and might,
– the spirit of knowledge
– and of the fear of the LORD;
– 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 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.
Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. 13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. 14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. 15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
Seven Spiritual attributes or anointings that express the character of God
– Spirit of Weeping and Sorrow, Holy Spirit Travail,
-Holiness the Spirit of Holiness
-The Spirit of Mercy and Compassion,
-The Seven Spirits of God, Joy or Rejoicing
-Spirit of Zeal
-Spirit of Power
-Spirit of Wisdom and Truth
1 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 a focus persons who are lost, in a great need or those who are bound.
Christ is ever 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 outrushing of joy or laughter.
One who is yielded to this Spirit of God begins to lament and be sorrowful as the Holy Spirit begins to initiate this anointing within. It can be faked or counterfeited, but then its power and usefulness are lost. Any such act of the flesh produces no fruit.
Though observable, deep anointings of intercession can not be learned.
The anointing of Godly sorrow supersedes 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.
At the point of release spiritual sorrow will normally always end with joy and laughter.
Scriptural References to the Sorrow of God “Jesus wept.” ( — John 11:35) > “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”( — 2 Corinthians 7:10) “Who 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) “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,” ( — Galatians 4:19) “And 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) “Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.” ( — Psalms 6:8) “The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.” ( — Psalms 6:9) “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”( — Psalms 30:5) “And 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) “They 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) “That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.” (– Romans 9:2) “And he (Jesus) took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.” ( — Matthew 26:37) “And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,” ( — Luke 19:41) “Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.”( — Luke 6:21) “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.” ( — Romans 12:15) “Verily, 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) “A 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.”( — John 16:21) “For 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.”( — Jeremiah 4:31) “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.”( — Romans 8:22) “And 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)
2 The Spirit of Holiness: (Worship and Holy Fear)
Though there are numerous listings of the Spirit of Holiness it is hard to account it strictly as an anointing.
Where other anointings find expression in action and word, the spirit of Holiness finds expression in inaction and awed reverence. The closer we come to experiencing God face to face the more this power is revealed. God is Holy and so far above all that is human and mundane to be indescribable. The human ‘son of man’ who finds himself or herself in the proximity of God becomes as “one who is dead”. In this state we do not think, we do not speak, we do not carry on with any of the normal human senses, we are incapacitated toward any action but fear and awe. God only releases us to return to the world of flesh and material limitations.
True Worship is encompassed by the Spirit of Holiness. There is little that any created or begotten creature can do in the manifested presence of God other than to fall before him in total “awe-full” submission.
The Spirit of Holiness provides understanding to the phrase “fear of the Lord.” Encounters with the Lord as depicted by Ezekiel, Isaiah, John and others describe the son of man falling as dead in His presence, in the Holy of Holies His awesome power is manifested; no priest can stand to minister; the angels cry ‘holy’.
The elders and patriots bow in surrender the earth trembles before him; every living thing waits breathlessly before Him in silence.
The anointings of God are awaiting believers who desire to move deeper in God. Today many in Christian churches make no separation between the psychological realm of the mind and thought, and the spiritual. It is the power of God that fuels the spiritual while human abilities fuel the efforts of the natural man. Experiencing the Word of God in power is what the apostle’s doctrine urges. God desires to manifest His virtue, thought, and powers through earthen vessels so that the excellence of manifestation may be attributed to God and not man.
The power of God through the Holy Spirit makes the experience of God’s Holy presence a reality and supplies the child of God with a taste of that which is entirely from God. No eye has seen nor hear has heard what God has prepared for those who love Him. But now it is revealed by the Holy Spirit.- – 1Corinthians 2:9
3: The Spirit of Compassion:
The Spirit of Adoption
(The Tender Mercies of God the Father)
For the Lord is Good and His Mercies endure forever! The Goodness of God is the source of all grace and blessing. The Father’s heart of forgiveness and compassion are revealed again and again throughout scripture and are at the center of all Jesus’ ministry. Mercy, compassion, forgiveness; Mercy, compassion, healing; Mercy, compassion, restoration; Mercy, compassion, deliverance. The mercies of God directed to weak and fallible souls is the greatest wonder of the universe!
The simplicity of the phrase “tender mercies” reflects so powerfully the kindness of God, the Good Shepherd who cares for and nurtures his flock. The same father who receives the prodigal and clothes him with a fine robe and prepares the fatted calf for feasting, fills our own cup to overflowing!
The kindness of God is expressed in the ministering hand a friend and comforter.
Agape love is the love which expresses itself in gestures of kindness, in actions of giving compassion.
It is the heart of Jesus’ ministry when He declares, “the Son of Man came not to be ministered to by to minister.” Ministery in the Greek word source means simply to serve.
“How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.” (– Psalms 36:7)
“Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” ( — Psalms 42:8)
“To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after He had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.” ( — Psalms 51:1)
“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.” (– Psalms 63:3)
“Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.” — Psalms 40:11
“Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;” ( — Psalms 103:4)
“Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.” ( — Psalms 119:77)
“The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” (– Psalms 145:9)
“But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.”
(– Lamentations 3:32)
“He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” ( — Micah 7:19)
“But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.” ( — Matthew 9:36)
“And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.” (– Matthew 14:14)
“Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee?” (– Matthew 18:33)
“So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.” (– Matthew 20:34)
“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,” ( — Luke 10:33)
“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:” (– 1 Peter 3:8)
“For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.” (– 1 John 3:20)
“And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.” “And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.” ( — Mark 1:40,41)
4: The Spirit of Praise and Rejoicing: (The Spirit of Joy )
I have found a surprising spiritual link between apparent opposites, sorrow and joy. The Holy Spirit turns mourning into dancing, heaviness into praise, weeping into rejoicing. There is an ultimate point in the cycle of the Holy Spirit’s travail when tears of sorrow turn into victory and darkness turns into the breaking dawn of hope. Therefore joy and sorrow are bonded pairs and blend into one another.
Again, joy is not a human emotion on this level but an anointed expression of the Spirit. Thanksgiving and praise follow breakthroughs of the Spirit. Holy laughter though ridiculed by those who have not experienced it is part of the richness of the spiritual life. When we are anointed with the Spirit of Joy, a vast separation is manifested between the material and the spiritual world; cares and heaviness give way to confidence. We sense that God is our total victory and that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Our hearts are lifted up to the high places where we all sit with Him in heavenly places!
“Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”(– Psalms 45:7)
“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; ” ( — Isaiah 61:3)
“So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.”( — Ezra 3:13)
“Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; Thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.” (– Acts 2:28)
“Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”( — Psalms 16:11)
“Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: Thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;”(– Psalms 30:11)
“And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.” ( — 2 Samuel 6:14)
5: The spirit of Zeal The Spirit of Judgment: Spirit of Burning (The Zeal of God is as a Consuming Fire)
The study of the “Zeal of God” encompasses the entire question of God’s anger, wrath and judgment and those upon whom it is directed. In the time of the Old Covenant we see prophets and judges who exercised God’s judgment against the unrighteous nations. These wicked nations served demon gods. Almighty God commanded their destruction. After Jesus’ ministry, the dispensation of the church age began and with church age the focus of this spirit of judgment has shifted. We no longer come against people who are wicked because of the Lord’s example to forgive and bless those who do evil. Yet we do see the Spirit of Judgment and zeal demonstrated by Jesus. It was however, directed against those in the world of religion who withstood the Spirit of God. The cleansing of the temple accounts reflects the zeal of God. We call this kind of anointing righteous anger.
Today our enemies are revealed to be spiritual and not in flesh. Today, prayers of imprecation (asking for vengeance and destruction of our enemies) as spoken by the prophets and psalmist are appropriate only if targeted to spiritual rulership in heavenly places and not against human beings.
“When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.” ( — Isaiah 4:4)
“And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.”( — Isaiah 28:6)
“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)
“For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.” (– Psalms 69:9)
“Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” ( — Isaiah 9:7)
“My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.” ( — Psalms 119:139)
“Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the LORD have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.” ( — Ezekiel 5:13)
“When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.”(– Isaiah 4:4)
6: 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)
7: The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding: (The Spirit of Truth)
To truly discern is to know the mind and heart of God.
To have this heart within you, is a guiding light of wisdom and knowledge that at once, knows the truth. In this anointing we know that God is our Father; that the Bible is his divine voice speaking the word of truth; that human voices written or spoken, are speaking from personal vanity or from divine revelation.
The Lord Jesus announced to his disciples (Both his original and his current — including our current generation, if we believe on His name) that he would send us a comforter, a teacher. Jesus refers to this helper as the Spirit of Truth. It is this spirit of wisdom, truth, and understanding who is the voice of the witness, the Great Amen, the voice of the Good Shepherd in John 10: v 4.
“And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.” ( — Exodus 28:3)
“And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,” (– Exodus 31:3)
“And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;” ( — Exodus 31:6)
“And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.” (– Deuteronomy 34:9)
“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;”(– Isaiah 11:2)
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:” ( — Ephesians 1:17)
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever;” ( — John 14:16)
“Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (– John 14:17)
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of me:” — John 15:26