7 Spirits of God
7 Spirits of God are spoken of in the Book
of Revelation as going forth through all the
earth to affect God's purposes:
Throughout scripture there are various references
to specific spirits sent by God to impact
or anoint people. Some writers have focused
on the messianic text of Isaiah 11as the key
to the 7 Spirits taken from one single
The Spirit of Praise and Rejoicing:
(The Spirit of Joy )
I have found a surprising spiritual link between apparent opposites, sorrow and joy. The Holy Spirit turns mourning into dancing, heaviness into praise, weeping into rejoicing. There is an ultimate point in the cycle of the Holy Spirit's travail when tears of sorrow turn into victory and darkness turns into the breaking dawn of hope. Therefore joy and sorrow are bonded pairs and blend into one another.
Again, joy is not a human emotion on this level but an anointed expression of the Spirit. Thanksgiving and praise follow breakthroughs of the Spirit. Holy laughter though ridiculed by those who have not experienced it is part of the richness of the spiritual life. When we are anointed with the Spirit of Joy, a vast separation is manifested between the material and the spiritual world; cares and heaviness give way to confidence. We sense that God is our total victory and that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Our hearts are lifted up to the high places where we all sit with Him in heavenly places!