This is the beginning of a series of blogs I will be doing about the seven fold spirits around the throne. This has come out of a revelation I released at our last Awakening Fires state meeting in Iowa. The audio file is on our website at http://thebaseiowa.org
Revelation 1:4–5 (KJV 1900) — 4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Revelation 3:1 (KJV 1900) — 1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
I love how everything in heaven evolves and is in motion around the throne. The throne is the stationary place of authority, non-changing and everlasting. These seven spirits we see here are before the throne. The word “before” means to be present in his sight. It comes from 2 words meaning in a fixed position to be seen. “Spirit” in the shortest definition means breath. So it actually can mean there are 7 breaths of God in a fixed position being constantly seen and looked upon by God upon the throne! Now that’s exciting since we have been talking about the breath of God for over 2 years and who is carrying breath and who is not. Rev. 3:1 shows these breaths can be possessed and refers to Jesus possessing these. So as Jesus possessed these breaths the eye of the father was upon him! He was peering down and seeing how Jesus would steward these breaths. What would go into motion? Who would be touched? Now that is real deep. We call them the seven fold anointing of Christ found in Issiah 11:1-3. But in reality they are not truly anointings, nor are they gifting. Anointings are to meet a specific need present and are not dependent upon the state of the person moving under that anointing. Anyone can be anointed even an ass. The same with gifting. Giftings are divided to several as the spirit wills. All can prophecy and move in the gifts of the spirit. So to look at the seven spirits of Isaiah 11:1 and say they are anointngs or gifting diminishes the dynamic of what these seven breaths really mean.
When the breath of God comes it has the ability to create changes. This is not a onetime event but sets something in motion of ongoing change. In other words these seven spirits or breaths are actually seven graces of Christ (the already anointed one) the messiah (gift given) carried. It was not the fullness of an anointing or divine enablement, even though that was always present, but was an actual grace. This is not a saving grace which most of us equate grace with. It is an ability to bring shift were needed, confront what is needed and set the course for a fresh new thing. As Jesus, Paul, Peter, Timothy and others moved in these breaths and set things in motion, the eye of the father was upon them as well.
Anyone can be anointed. Anyone can have a gift flow through them. Both are generally towards individuals. What I am talking about is a grace that for the corporate body! Paul said in Eph 3:1 He had been given a dispensation of grace or a stewardship of grace. If he is talking about salvation grace then Paul would be determining who would be saved. Paul was talking about how he released and stewarded the graces upon his life. Grace is the expression of your relationship with God. Actually grace is also the pathway of how holiness is expressed to others. Holiness is not expressed through gifts or anoitnings. When holiness is sustained in lives then we begin to see the fullness of grace or one of the seven fold breaths of God begin to be truly established. The deepest relationship is a relationship of holiness, —- the foundation the essence of God, by holiness — the function of Gods 7 graces, in holiness — the state of existence created by 7 graces.
Is 11 Isaiah 11:1–3 (KJV 1900) — 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 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; 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:
For the most part much of the church is in the first breath or the place of the spirit of the Lord is upon me. This breath or grace is the place of salvation and deliverance. It is the place the gifts of the spirit begins to flow. What is happening in this grace is the Lordship of Christ is being developed in an individual. This is the place the realities of what we call Biblical world view principles are formed. There are 4 principles that set the course for our belief system that all things flow form. Knowing God as creator, He is Lord of that creation, He is sovereign and He is providential. This is a grace that shifts us into a true understanding that we are eternal beings with eternal purposes to be exercised by our lives. Without this first grace developed we will lack community and connectedness with a body of believes. We will break covenant with those we walk with. We will abandon the promises given us and settled for typical Christian lifestyle. We will not have our sets to be used by God. But if we truly embrace this breath to come into our lives it will touch every hidden corner and just like a wind can get into every crevasses of our heart. This grace settles identity. This is the place we see ourselves as a gift to others and that God has anointed us to be that gift. It settles not just who we are but what our primary assignments are. This grace gives us access not just for forgiveness, the beginning stages, but to be holy, the finished stages. It is a grace that gives us the greatest advantage point. It is a partnership that is covenantal with the Lord and others. When Jesus stood in Luke 4:18 and declared the spirit of the Lord was upon him he stated that God had consumed him in this breath and grace. He knew His assignment. He knew his purpose. His identity was settled. Eternity was bearing down upon him. He and the Lord (Jehovah the all existing one) were in a total partnership. That he was his representative upon the earth. This first grace and the last the fear of the Lord are key to unlocking the remaining. Without alpha and omega we will never see the others. Next time we will continue with the other spirits and see how they work and what is released.