For the past several months, I have been reading comments and articles about spirit hungry hearts. “When pastors and church leaders fail to follow the plan of God some people leave because they are not being spiritually fed and fulfilled. Sometimes they cannot even articulate the reason they are leaving.” (Quoted from Charisma opinion article by Bert Frias) Mr. Frias is right. However, he also spoke of revival in his article as if the Spirit of YaHavah comes and goes by the whims of the people. That was true of the Old Testament people under the written Law. It is different under New Testament grace and rebirth in the Spirit. If the people are taught and follow the plan of YaHavah, they will not need revival because YaHavah’s light and life will be constant.
Proverbs 8 is a good place to begin learning how the Spirit of YHVH works in every “born again” Christian life (as reborn out of Adam’s default sin into the Kingdom of YHVH), therefore Proverb 8 is quoted in its entirety from the Word of YHVH Bible (WYB).
YHVH’s Wisdom Gives True Guidance and An excellent lesson on the work and value of the seven spirits of YHVH
Note for Proverbs 8—the spirit of the wisdom of YHVH is personified in this Proverb. Wisdom is also one of the seven spirits of YHVH (Isaiah 11:1-2) Wisdom is speaking at the gate of the city where, in Biblical times, rulers or judges met and counsel was given. Wisdom belongs to and comes from YHVH in his righteousness; therefore, it is YaHavah standing at the gate of entrance into his HOUSE; the kingdom of YHVH. This Proverb correlates with the prophecy of the anointing of Jesus in the seven spirits of Isaiah 11:1-5. Since this discourse is about and from YHVH, the pronoun “she” of verses 2 and 3 (KJV) is replaced with the pronoun “I.”
1—Does not wisdom cry? And understanding utter in a loud voice? 2—appointed to shake the haughty by the way [into the city] in the places of the path [the gates].
3—I cry at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors. 4—To you, O men, I call; and my voice [is] to the sons of man. 5—O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart. 6—Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips [shall be] right things. 7—For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips.
8—All the words of my mouth [are] in righteousness; [there is] nothing forward or perverse in them. 9—They [are] all plain to him that understands, and right to them that find knowledge. 10—Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11—For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
12—I wisdom dwell with prudence, and expose cunning wickedness. 13—The fear of YHVH [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the forward 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. 17—I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. 18—Riches and honor [are] with me; [yea], durable riches and righteousness. 19—My fruit [is] better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 20—I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 21—that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
22—YHVH possessed me (wisdom) in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23—I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. 24—When [there were] no depths, I was brought forth; when [there were] no fountains abounding with water. 25—Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26—while as yet he had not made the earth, or the fields, or the highest part of the dust of the world.
27—When he (YHVH) prepared the heavens, I, [wisdom, was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28—when he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29—when he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: 30—then I was by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him; 31—rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men.
32—Now therefore hearken to me, O you children: for blessed [are they that] keep my ways. 33—Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. 34—Blessed [is] the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35—For whoso finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of YHVH. 36—But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
How does this Proverb apply to effective Christian living
YaHavah created man to have fellowship with himself. Fellowship implies likeness; the Bible teaches that YaHavah created man in his likeness, in reference to spirit. Adam started his life having access to YaHavah’s wisdom and knowledge, which he used in naming all the plants and animals. Fellowship with YaHavah also implies his counsel and understanding. Man must have YaHavah’s counsel and understanding to learn how to live by his standards. Adam lived a good life under YaHavah’s standards, until another influence tempted him and he failed to fear YaHavah. The strength to overcome Satan’s temptations is in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus. This paragraph demonstrates the grace of YaHavah in bestowing true believers with his seven spirits so they can live in his righteousness and overcome the sin imposed upon humankind by Adam’s error.
The Comforter is our Creator whose Hebrew name is YHVH (YaHavah) who comforts his own in this wayward human existence with his presence, wisdom, knowledge, counsel, understanding; all of which produce respect and deference to YaHavah known as the fear of YaHavah. We receive this tremendous blessing through Jesus Christ and the sacrifice he made of his own life to save ours.
YaHavah comforted Job when his human companions viciously accused him. YaHavah comforted Noah when the corrupted human race was turning against YaHavah and ridiculing him for building a boat where there was no water to float it. YaHavah comforted Moses through a forty-year ordeal with the constant grumbling of the Israelites in a camp the size of the city of Los Angeles, California or larger. YaHavah comforted Jesus throughout his ministry and the ordeal of the cross even though it looked like he was forsaken at his death. These faithful followers and the only begotten son of YaHavah knew deep in their heart that he is present. They knew YaHavah fills the heavens and the earth. They knew trust, agape love, and faith.
The Bible instructs followers of YaHavah and Jesus through:
- Isaiah 11:1-2 for what the seven spirits of YaHavah are
- Revelation 5:6 for the fulfillment of the promise of the Comforter depicted as the eyes of YaHavah and the seven spirits of YaHavah
- Galatians 5 for the fruit of the spirit of both good and evil
- Proverbs Chapters 1-9—instructions in listening and obedience to both human father and heavenly father, YaHavah
- Proverbs Chapters 10-18—instructional contrasts between good and evil
- Proverbs Chapters 19-23—instructions on conduct
- Proverbs Chapters 24-31—general guidelines
The seven spirit contrasts in the following tables represent the knowledge of good and evil inherited by all humans through Adam’s disobedience to YaHavah’s command not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan is the enchanter who tempted Adam and Eve. Satan is always on the prowl to deceive and separate us from the knowledge of YaHavah, Jesus Christ, and the purpose of the first and second coming of Jesus Christ.
There is a strong line of demarcation between the sons and daughters of YaHavah (under grace) and the sons and daughters of Adam (under the default of Adam’s sin)
The seven spirits are not taught by Theologians or pastors, so most people don’t even know how important they are to their Christian walk. The fruit of the Spirit is fairly complete in revealing the presence of the Spirit of YaHavah, while the list for the sinful nature is by no means complete. There are many sinful attributes evidenced in today’s society, even in Christian churches that are creating a wrong and unworthy testimony for the truth of the Bible.
Millions of self-proclaimed “good” people leave themselves open and defenseless to the default condition of sin we are all born with.
“You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me [to] glory.” (Psalm 73:24)
Putting the seven spirits to work with a heart willing to receive
Test the spirit of everything you think, hear, see and do to see if it is from YaHavah. I use the acronym THSD or THSA—D for do, or A for act (action). I repeat, YaHavah created man to have fellowship with himself. Fellowship implies likeness; the Bible teaches that YaHavah created man in his likeness, in reference to spirit. Adam started his life having access to YaHavah’s wisdom and knowledge, which he used in naming all the plants and animals. Fellowship with YaHavah also implies his counsel and understanding. Man must have YaHavah’s counsel and understanding to learn how to live by his standards. Adam lived a good life under YaHavah’s standards, until another influence tempted him and he failed to fear YaHavah. The strength to overcome Satan’s temptations is in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus. This paragraph demonstrates the grace of YaHavah in bestowing true believers with his seven spirits so they can live in his righteousness and overcome the sin imposed upon humankind by Adam’s error. The words in red are the seven spirits of YHVH and this is life in the Kingdom of YHVH.
I use John 3:3-5; John 4:13-14; Isaiah 11:1-2; Revelation 5:6; Acts 2:1-4; Ephesians 6:10-20; and Galatians 5:19-26 as my testing guidelines.