Seven Spirits of God -12JUL20


This is a study that requires some meditation and contemplation.



The Initial Scripture

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



Questions to Consider

  • Is this seven Spirits, or is it four Spirits?
  • Is this the Holy Spirit?



Other Key Verses

Here are other verses to look at. Emphasis is added to key phrases to take note of for this study.

  • The Seven Spirits
  • The Seven Torches, or Lamps
  • The Seven Eyes, or Eyes of the LORD
  • Before the Throne
  • All the earth; everywhere



John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from Him Who is and Who was and Who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before His throne.

Revelation 1:4

  • “who are before His throne.”: not on the throne, as God is, but before the throne, as an audience in front of the throne
    • Would this be Holy Spirit?
    • Seven, not four
    • “Grace to you and peace” from the seven spirits


“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of Him Who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.’”

Revelation 3:1a

  • “Him who has”: possesses, or holds
    • Would this be Holy Spirit?
    • Seven, not four
    • Seven stars: the angels of the seven churches (Revelation 1:20)


From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumbles and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God,

Revelation 4:5

  • “before the throne”: not upon the throne
    • Contrasted with “from the throne”
    • Would this be Holy Spirit?
    • Seven, not four


And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Revelation 5:6

  • On the Lamb: possesses, or holds
    • Would this be Holy Spirit?
    • Seven, not four


For behold, on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven eyes, I will engrave its inscription, declares the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day.

Zechariah 3:9

  • Seven eyes


For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. “These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range through the whole earth.

Zechariah 4:10

Also, seven lamps in verse 2

  • Seven eyes of the LORD


For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him.

2 Chronicles 16:9a

  • Eyes of the LORD
  • To give strong support to faithful disciples


For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and He ponders all his paths.

Proverbs 5:21

  • Eyes of the LORD
  • God ponders all man’s paths
    • His eyes are upon man everywhere, always


The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

Proverbs 15:3

  • Eyes of the LORD
  • Everywhere, always


  • My Take: I believe the Seven Spirits of God are before the throne of God giving report and receiving instruction. They are sent out to give strong support to faithful disciples who are always and everywhere under the watchful eye of Almighty God, never left alone. They observe and report on the evil and the good.



The Number Seven

  • Seven (7) = Completion, Perfection
  • Examples of Seven, Completeness
    • Seven days in a week
    • Seven notes in a scale
    • Seven colors in the rainbow
    • Seven continents on the earth



My Take

When something says, “My Take”, it is the belief or opinion of the writer of these notes, in addition to other study notes.

  • My take on this subject
    • The fullness of the Holy Spirit encompasses the seven spirits
      • To assist and empower us (2 Chronicles 16:9a)
      • Each sent as deemed by Holy Spirit
      • How do we access and utilize them?



The Seven Spirits of God

  • Each has a name
  • Each has a corresponding color of the rainbow
    • Light around the throne
  • Each has a corresponding physical body position
    • Paul Cox conference presentation
  • Each brings something for an anointing
  • Each has an anointing relationship to us




Spirit of …







  The Spirit




The Lord



  Red   Forehead   Authority

of God


it in me



  Orange   Mouth   Equipping through

the Mind of God


me for it



  Yellow   Throat   Authorization   Guides

me in

following it




  Green   Chest   Preparation   Provides

clear purpose

for it




  Blue   Stomach   Revelation

with Strength

  Reveals me

in it




  Indigo   Abdomen   Empowerment   Teaches me

from perfect


Fear of the LORD


  Violet   Groin   Seal of God   Teaches me

great reverence

with awe



  • My Take: Engagement with the seven Spirits of God, as administered by Holy Spirit, to carry out the anointing, assignment, or mandate, that has been appointed for me by Almighty God.
    • Administered: managed or dispensed
    • Anointing: consecration for an office or calling by Almighty God
    • Assignment: a task or piece of work, for a specific purpose, allocated by Almighty God
    • Mandate: an official order or commission to do something with authority given by Almighty God
    • Appointed: designated and equipped by Almighty God


  • Apart from God, I (we) (the Body of Christ) can not accomplish anything good of lasting effect for the Kingdom of God (John 15:5)


  • I believe Jesus walked in the fullness of the light of the seven Spirits of God (awareness; practicing the presence of God)


  • Isaiah lists the spirits as one spirit and then three pairs of spirits
    • They are paired for specific reasons
    • Suggesting they work in unity, one with the other


  • The Spirit of the LORD
    • Carries the authority of the Living God
    • Clarity of the will of God for a matter
  • The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding
    • Intellectual Pairing
    • The wisdom of God and the understanding of how to use it
    • The understanding of something and the wisdom of what to do with it
  • The Spirit of Counsel and Might
    • Practical Pairing
    • The counsel of God and the might to carry it out
    • The strength of His might to be utilized under His counsel
  • The Spirit of Knowledge and Fear of the Lord
    • Religious Pairing
    • The knowledge of the mind of God and the fear of the LORD to handle it correctly
    • The fear of the LORD and the knowledge of what to do with it


  • Note: My Take:
    • The emotional connection with God resides within the indwelling of God; Jesus and Holy Spirit in me



The Fullness of the Light of the Seven Spirits of God


Light Around the Throne

  • Seven Spirits of God
  • Seven colors of the Rainbow
  • Operating in the light around the throne
  • Love of God + Love of Others = Walking in the Light
  • Anointing is to build up the Body of Christ
    • No anointing to do our own thing

O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Isaiah 2:5


But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7


For in Him the fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in Him, Who is head of all rule and authority.

Colossians 2:9-10


For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

Colossians 1:19



The Spirit upon Jesus Christ

Here are a few verses concerning Holy Spirit with Jesus. Emphasis is added to key phrases to take note of for this study.


And the Holy Spirit descended on Him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from Heaven, “You are My beloved Son; with You I am well pleased.”

Luke 3:22


The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Luke 4:18-19

Quoting Isaiah 61:1-2a


How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Acts 10:38


Until the day when He was taken up, after He had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen.

Acts 1:2


And was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of Holiness by His resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,

Romans 1:4


Teaching by Ian Clayton

This is from notes I took watching his videos.


  • The seven spirits are to empower us to establish the Kingdom and to express it, as heirs of God, to the world around us, to enable the world to encounter Him.
    • My Notes:
      • Preach the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand
      • Facilitate encounters with God
    • They are sent out and expressed through us, as we go out, carrying their expression to the world as Sons of God.
      • My Notes:
        • Being Disciples
        • Making Disciples
        • Practicing the Presence of God
      • You cannot express something until you’ve experienced it.
        • My Notes:
          • Experience needed in order to share effectively

(End of Ian Clayton material)



For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.

2 Corinthians 4:5

  • We don’t proclaim ourselves to be anything but your servants
  • Jesus is Lord


For God, Who said, “Let light shine out of the darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6

  • From dark to light
  • The light from God in us
  • Given to us
    • To give to others
  • Hope of glory
    • Colossians 1:27



But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.

2 Corinthians 4:7

  • We have no power apart from God
  • Branch of the Vine
    • John 15:5



To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 1:27

  • A mystery
  • Christ in the believer
  • The hope of glory
  • 28-29: The Spirit of Wisdom?



I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15:5

  • We need to abide in Christ to have any power or fruitfulness


  • Abide: to endure without yielding; to wait for: await


  • My Take:
    • This is a strong way in which God works in our lives
    • A Main way today



Understanding of the Seven Spirits of God should Increase One’s Faith

  • Intellectual: increases one’s confidence in a held belief
  • Practical: experience brings reality to a concept or belief
  • Religious (or Spiritual): firmly seats the belief
  • Authority and Clarity: nothing is greater than God with us



  • Establish
  • Contemplate
  • Refine
  • Done in communication with God


It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.

Proverbs 25:2

  • Ongoing Revelations?
    • Personal?
    • Corporate?


But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 14:26

  • And: two things
    • Teaching
    • Recollection
  • Send in My Name: in the authority of Jesus
    • Holy Spirit is to be trusted


Do not quench the Spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

  • Do not quench the Spirit
    • Quench: extinguish (as in putting out a fire)