Isaiah 11: 1-2,”There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 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 the knowledge and the fear of the Lord.”
The above verses are spoken for our Lord and Saviour who came down from heaven onto this earth to fulfil the great purpose of God’s heart to reconcile mankind to Himself. When Adam sinned we went away from the creator, But it was not in God’s plan that His children whom he created in His own image remain separated from Him for ever. It was to accomplish the act of reconciliation that God, the father sent down his only Son so that whoever believe on Him shall not parish but have everlasting life.
When God reconciled mankind to Himself according to his plan and purpose, He gave a gift to His children so that they may walk in the newness of life. This gift is the Holy Spirit. The verse above talks about the fruits of the Spirit that God the Father gave to His Jesus Christ and through Him to anyone who is willing to come to Him in faith.
There are 7 attributes of the Spirit of the Lord:
The Spirit of the Lord shall rest – The resting Spirit of the Lord is what we need in order to hear God’s voice and know his divine and definite purpose for our lives. The resting Spirit works in accordance with out faith. When we acknowledge that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and its only in Him that peace and strength are to be found, we open a door for the peace and rest of the Lord to enter into our lives. if you want to receive the peace and rest of the Lord, say to Jesus, “Lord, I submit myself to your peace. Let your peace that surpasses all understanding reign in me and enable me to stand in you.” Once the prayer is done, the prince of peace will take over the situation you are going through and will start operating in your life by covering you with His peace and rest.
Spirit of Wisdom and understanding – Wisdom and understanding work together in the presence of the Lord. Bible says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If you need Godly wisdom and the understanding to work in you, ask the Lord to enable you to walk in His fear, and give you the discernment to understand how and when to use Godly wisdom for His glory.
Spirit of Counsel and Might – The Spirit brings comfort in our lives by counselling us in our time of need. Upon receiving the Spirit of Counsel, we become able to encourage others not in our own power but in the mighty strength of God Himself.
Spirit of Knowledge and the fear of the Lord – The more we know God, our creator and His Son Jesus Christ, the more we feel secure since the knowledge of the Lord fills us with Godly fear. The more we know about God, our creator and His Son Jesus Christ, the more we will be filled with His love. Bible says, “Perfect love drives out all fears.” Ask the Lord to fill you with a desire to know more about Him and His love. Godly love will keep you secure all the days of your lives.
May the Spirit of the Lord rest upon each one of us today and may we be filled with all the fruits and attributes of the resting Spirit of the Lord and become able to walk in His presence all the days of our lives.