The Seven Spirits Of God
Who made us? • Who gave us intelligence? • Who still teaches us?
If you have a hard time answering these three simple questions than you must be in some kind of competition with someone. Are you a sportsman competing with the winning opponent? Can you beat the Creator and define Him in your own warpy way? Most certainly the answer is no.
« This diagram portrays the seven spirits of God. HS stands for the Holy Spirit.
In the book of Isaiah 11:2 we read about the seven spirits of the LORD: 1. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him. 2. The spirit of wisdom. 3. The spirit of understanding. 4. The spirit of counsel. 5. The spirit of strength. 6. The spirit of knowledge. 7. The spirit of the fear of the LORD.
The six-pointed Star of David (Hebrew: Mogen David) is both a shield and a weapon. This picture shows the company of the Holy Spirit. Going clockwise: F stands for the fear of God; U stands for understanding, K stands for knowledge; W for wisdom; S for strength, and C for counsel. In the middle of these six spirits is the Holy Spirit. 12 o’clock - Fear of the LORD releases (2 o’clock) understanding, which absorbs (4 o’clock) knowledge. Knowledge conditions behavior, which includes thinking, and the management of feelings, also words, envisioning, planning and doing; hence (6 o’clock) - wisdom.
After wisdom is established, more wisdom comes in, for as it is with fear and anger, both feed on themselves; wisdom also feeds on itself in the positive sense. “The one who has shall have more” (Luke 19:26). Wise behavior produces (8 o’clock) strength; even unnatural strength of mind, resolve, and determination when confronted with an obstacle. Only the strong can give (10 o’clock) counsel; for any counsel of the weak produces the same in others. If a fool teaches others, he only makes more fools, but a strong person can strengthen those that are weak, etc.
This wonderful turning glorious shield of power comes to plow the soil, like a spinning auger, being readied for the sowing of God’s eternal seed. If you prepare Him a room the Holy Spirit will come, and do exactly that which Jesus promised us, teach, remind, guide and comfort us.
The seal of the Holy Spirit also means shield of the Holy Spirit. The Greek root word is sphragis, speaks of fencing in, protection - derived from the root word sphragizo, meaning to stamp, as with a signet or a private mark for security or preservation.
Obviously, those two Greek words, depicting the Seal of Truth, also depict the shield, mogen. No matter what the language, or culture, God’s truth is never lost.