The seven spirits in the Book of Revelation

It may surprise a lot of people to learn that the first five chapters of the Revelation are seven spirit specific.  Were it not for the seven spirits, there would be no Church.

I am developing a free Bible Study on the Book of Revelation to demonstrate how YaHavah uses his seven spirits in the Revelation and the same seven spirits to teach seekers about himself and his son, Jesus Christ.  The first five segments are ready.  For the next few months this blog will contain quotes from my Bible Study.  I call the series “Ramping up Your Bible Study.” I am starting with a 25 segment study of the Book of Revelation, then will move into other Bible books showing how the seven spirits actually fills the Bible with knowledge of the Kingdom of YaHavah.

Word studies are my primary research for the study of Revelation.  Anyone can do word searches in the Bible as an aid to understanding the context and purpose of those words.  When I began word studies, the internet was in its embryonic stages, so word studies had to be done manually from a physical Bible dictionary and concordance.  I also used a Hebrew and Greek Interlinear Bible, the Zondervan 5 Volume Bible Encyclopedia, and Holy Land Manners and Customs.  It wasn’t a library filled with hundreds of books, but it was enough to launch me on a life of searching for the truth of the Bible in the Bible.

Today, the Wide World Web (internet) is way bigger than huge.  Ask any question and get millions of locations to find an answer, right or wrong.  There are many from which to choose.  How awesome is that?  It’s great for a multitude of subjects and perspectives, but the Bible is much more personal and focused.  To have Kingdom understanding, one must be born again in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus Christ.

Likewise, searching the net for everything others have to say about the seven spirits will yield a million options and growing.  I have read enough of those offerings to know that they are written with human understanding.  Things of the Kingdom of YaHavah can only be understood with Kingdom understanding.

The right way to study the Bible is personal and focused between the born again student and the author/teacher, YaHavah.  I find that word search studies are very effective in the bonding process.  It is an exciting and deeply rewarding process yielding daily Aha! moments.

No study on prophecy and the Book of Revelation has ever focused on the seven spirits until recently.  Is it a new perspective?  Well, from the human point of view, it is new.  From the Bible’s point of view, it is as old as YaHavah’s original plan of salvation before creation.

The seven spirits are very much a part of the grace of YaHavah.  Make no mistake; what you will learn from the Revelation and the whole Bible about the seven spirits of YaHavah is critical to your life in Jesus Christ and your control over the choices you make.

How does the promised Comforter Work?

Proverbs 1 through 8 is a good place to begin learning how the Spirit of YHVH works in a true believer’s life.   With YaHavah’s presence, believers can live in his righteousness to overcome the sin imposed upon humankind by Adam’s disobedience.

YaHavah is a spirit being; he is a living person with no beginning and no end.  He is infinite, meaning that he fills the heavens and the earth with his presence.  The Bible sometimes refers to YaHavah as the Spirit or the Holy Spirit.  These are epithets to describe the person of YaHavah.  The Bible contains many epithets for himself and his son, many of which are synchronous of both.

YaHavah created man (Adam) to have fellowship with himself.  Fellowship implies likeness; the Bible teaches that YaHavah created man in his likeness; a spirit person.  He made the human spirit finite to live in a house of flesh and bone.  Adam started his life having access to YaHavah’s wisdom and knowledge, which he used in naming all the plants and animals and caring for the Garden of YaHavah.  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.  Under grace, the strength to overcome Satan’s temptations is in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus.

The bolded words are the seven spirits of Isaiah 11:1-2.  More books and articles have been written about the seven spirits in the last five years than ever in the history of Christianity.  There are as many notions of what or who the seven spirits are as there are books and articles about them, but they only serve to prove that human understanding will always fail when applied to things of the Kingdom of YaHavah.

Jesus promised he would send the Comforter to his disciples after he went away.  The Comforter was with his disciples while Jesus was with them.  The Comforter’s presence was in the fulfillment of the prophecy that Jesus would be called Immanuel, which means YHVH with us. The Comforter is YaHavah who comforts his own in this wayward human existence with his infinite 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.  You might even say he died to save believers from themselves.

YaHavah comforted Job when his human companions callously accused him.  YaHavah comforted Noah when the corrupted human race was turning against YaHavah and ridiculing Noah 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 he appeared to be forsaken at his death.  These faithful followers and the only begotten son of YaHavah knew deep in their hearts that their Creator and comforter was always present.  They knew YaHavah fills the heavens and the earth.  They knew trust, agape love, faith, and hope.

A friend once said to me that we are not all in the same place of understanding.  She was right.  Even so, that is no excuse to remain static.  The Bible is a dynamic book, full of life, energy, and healing.  It is time to Ramp up Your Bible Study time to build some spiritual stamina in these radically changing times.

Redemption and revival of the Church depends on the presence and actions of the true and living Spirit of YaHavah with his seven spirit comfort and teaching.   Jesus went to the cross to give you life.  Shalom until next time

 

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HOW THE PROMISED COMFORTER REVIVES THE SOUL

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).

Proverbs 8

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.”

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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 knowledge10—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 strength15—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.

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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 seven spirits of YaHavah

The Bible instructs followers of YaHavah and Jesus through:

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  1. Isaiah 11:1-2 for what the seven spirits of YaHavah are
  2. Revelation 5:6 for the fulfillment of the promise of the Comforter depicted as the eyes of YaHavah and the seven spirits of YaHavah
  3. Galatians 5 for the fruit of the spirit of both good and evil
  4. Proverbs Chapters 1-9—instructions in listening and obedience to both human father and heavenly father, YaHavah
  5. Proverbs Chapters 10-18—instructional contrasts between good and evil
  6. Proverbs Chapters 19-23—instructions on conduct
  7. 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.  All of my FREE books and articles located at www.freebiblepdf.com teach something about the seven spirits of YHVH.

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WHAT IS THE GRACE OF YAHAVAH?

The generally accepted definition of grace is: Divine grace is a theological term present in many religions.  It has been defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses, and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation.  (Quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_grace)  Some add the word unmerited, but if it were unmerited, it would not be in the true meaning of grace, which is favoredTrue repentance merits favor and forgiveness from YaHavah through Jesus Christ.

When Paul asked YaHavah to relieve him of an infirmity he called a thorn in his flesh, YaHavah answered with, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  To which Paul continued to write, Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.  (2Corinthians 12:9-10)

There are a couple of profound realities in Paul’s conversation with YaHavah.

Paul had an on-the-spot conversation with YaHavah.  This kind of communication is what I call face to face, but is more like an instant meeting of minds; that is what makes Paul’s statement so profound.

The other reality is Paul’s acceptance of his infirmity and the persecutions, reproaches, and distresses from other people for speaking the truth of Jesus Christ.  In his own flesh, he admitted to being weak, but in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus Christ, he was strong.  The Spirit of YaHavah gave him the strength and courage to continue to speak the truth, no matter what or where.

It amazes me how many people who profess Christianity, cannot accept the whole and real truth of Christ.  For instance, the title of Christ given to Jesus identifies him as the anointed one (Holy One) of Daniel 9:24.  Most people think being a Christian identifies believers as followers of Jesus.  Rather, the title of Christian identifies one who is anointed in the Spirit of YaHavah as Jesus after he was baptized and as the twelve disciples were anointed on the Day of Pentecost.  Isaiah 11:1-5 describes Jesus’ anointing in the seven spirits of YaHavah.  Revelation 5:6 tells us that the seven spirits of YaHavah were released to all the earth within ten days of Pentecost when Jesus was glorified after his ascension.  Jesus told his disciples that the Comforter (Spirit of YaHavah) could not come until he was glorified.  I have asked many Christians if they have ever heard any teaching on the seven spirits.  None could recall hearing any such teaching and did not know anything about the seven spirits.

The release of the seven spirits is not taught in our churches or Bible schools at any level.  Bible preachers and teachers speculate that the seven spirits refers to Isaiah 11:1-2 or that they might be angels.  They do not know for certain what they are or how they relate to the Christian walk.

Allow me to give you a small taste of the reality of the seven spirits.

But first a small reminder that the grace of YaHavah is in his presence and action of his seven spirits in a reborn human spirit.  Rebirth is to sing a new song and speak with a new tongue in the Spirit of YaHavah.  Faith is the confidence of knowing the grace of YaHavah.

The action of YaHavah’s grace is as follows:

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 animals and plants.  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.  Our strength to overcome evil is in the Spirit of YaHavah through Jesus.

Isaiah 11:1-21—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 YHVH shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of YHVH

Revelation 5:6—6—And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the Four Living Creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of YHVH sent forth into all the earth.  

Jesus is the core of YHVH’s plan of salvation, and he is, as it says in the Old Testament, YHVH with us by the anointing omnipresence of the Spirit of YHVH.  YHVH with us or as commonly stated God with us was manifested in the anointing of the seven spirits of YHVH.  (Revelation 5:6; Acts 2:1-4)  All of the following references explain the anointing, its purpose, and the sequence of its fulfillment:

  1. Psalm 110:4—Jesus was consecrated as High Priest forever in the order of Melchizadek (Hebrew 7:20-28, Jesus was baptized by his cousin the son of a Levite priest and consecrated by his Father in heaven)
  2. Isaiah 11:1-2—Promised anointing of Jesus in the seven spirits of YaHavah
  3. Daniel 9:24—Prophesied anointing of Jesus called the Holy one
  4. Matthew 3:16-17—Fulfillment of Jesus’ anointing represented by the descending dove and voice of YHVH
  5. John 3:5-8—Jesus told his disciples that one must be born again in the spirit to see the Kingdom of YHVH.
  6. Revelation 5:66—And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the Four Living Creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of YHVH sent forth into all the earth. (Acts 2:1-4; Isaiah 11:1-2; Proverbs 8)
  7. Acts 2:1-4—The manifestation of the seven spirit anointing was evidenced by a wind in the upper room and flames on the heads of the twelve disciples. One must be born again in the Spirit of YaHavah to see the Kingdom of YHVH. This anointing makes the anointed believer a priest to YHVH forever in the Kingdom of YHVH. It is not to be taken lightly. Those who seek this anointing for power will not receive it, for the Lord knows the intentions of the heart.

The seven spirits have opposites:

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  1. Spirit of YHVH “opposites”  Spirit of lawlessness
  2. Wisdom                                    Folly
  3. Understanding                        Error
  4. Counsel                                     Deceit
  5. Strength                                    Pride
  6. Knowledge                                Ignorance
  7. Fear of YHVH                          Idolatry

See Galatians 5 for their fruit:
Spirit of YHVH  “opposites”      Fruit of sinful nature

  1. Love                                                    Hatred
  2. Joy                                                       Tribulation
  3. Peace                                                   Conflict
  4. Patience                                              Impatience
  5. Kindness                                             Dissensions
  6. Goodness                                            Immorality
  7. Faithfulness                                       Faithlessness
  8. Humility                                              Arrogance
  9. Self-control                                         Self-centeredness

The Bible says believers are to be good watchmen of their faith by testing the spirit of everything to see if it is of YaHavah.  Knowledge of the Spirit anointing, the seven spirits, and the fruit of the Spirit are the main tools by which to test the spirit before acting on what is thought, seen, and heard.  There is more on this subject in my free book “The Secret Satan does not want you to know.”  www.freebiblepdf.com/books.html

Be good stewards of his gifts and his grace.

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THE EXCELLENCE OF (AGAPE) LOVE

The Lord gave me a special word of wisdom 50 years ago that has been my life vest in a sea of anguish and pain.  Even though I was unchurched and Bible illiterate (except for Christmas, Easter, and movies I had seen about Jesus) fifteen years before I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior he said to me, “Open your heart and know my great love, open your mind and know my great wisdom.”  Did I understand what it meant, no, and neither did the friends I had who claimed they were Christians.  After I received the truth about Jesus and was told about being reborn in the Spirit, I began to understand as I read more and more of the Bible.  1Corinthians 13 embraces the meaning of those words.

The following is Paul’s love chapter copied from my Word of YHVH Bible (Click this link to go to the download page).

1CORINTHIANS 13

Note for 1Corinthians 13—The Greek word translated to love or charity is agapē. Strong’s Bible Dictionary defines agapē: “from G25; love, that is, affection or benevolence; specifically (plural) a love feast: – (feast of) charity ([-ably]), dear, love.”

Galatians 5:22 tells us from where agape love comes. “22—But the fruit of His Spirit is (agape) love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23—humility, self-control: against such there is no law.”  The context in which agape is used in the “love” chapter is of agape love manifested by the Spirit of YHVH in the born again believer.

John 3:3—Jesus tells us how his and his Father’s love is manifested in each believer.  “3—Jesus answered and said to him, In truth, I say to you, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of YHVH.”  The most excellent kind of love is found only in the Spirit of YHVH and in the Kingdom of YHVH.

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1—Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not (agape) love, I am become [as] sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2—And though I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not (agape) love, I am nothing.
3—And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not (agape) love, it profits me nothing.
4—(Agape) love suffers long, [and] is kind; (agape) love envies not; (agape) love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up, 5—does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; 6—rejoice not in iniquity, but rejoice in the truth; 7—bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8—(Agape) love never fails: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9—For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10—But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11—When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12—For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13—And now abides faith, hope, (agape) love, these three; but the greatest of these [is] (agape) love.

Agape love is more precious than gold.  The English words, charity and love simply do not convey the heavenly wealth of agape love.   The world needs to see more of this kind of love from Christians so the world can see the Spirit in action like the people of the first century witnessed from Jesus and his disciples.  Granted, they suffered in the world for having and sharing agape love, but they will be rewarded for eternity in the presence of Jesus and YaHavah.  Though true Christians today suffer the blind “love and wisdom” of the world,  they too may look forward to eternity in the peaceful presence of Jesus and YaHavah.

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Prophecy–is it foretelling new things or retelling what has been foretold by God?

Google the word prophecy and you will see nearly 50 million entries.  Many of those entries are about prophecy connected to the end times and based on world news headlines.  Unfortunately, those who base their prophecies of end times on current world events know nothing or very little at best of the end times parameters built into Old Testament prophecy that the Book of Revelation is also based upon.

For this blog article, I would like to share what the Bible says about prophecy from 1Corintians 14:1-3 quoted from the Word of YHVH Bible available at http://www.freebiblepdf.com/about.

1CORINTHIANS 14
PROPHECY IS A SUPERIOR GIFT , BEING THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST

1—Follow after (agape) love, and desire spirit [gifts], but rather that you may prophesy. 2—For he that speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men, but to YHVH: for no man understands [him]; however in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 3—But he that prophesies speaks to men [for] edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
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Note for 1Corinthians 14:2—the Greek word, oikodoma, translated to edification relates to the building of the house or family of YHVH; in this use it is through Jesus whose testimony is the spirit of prophecy. (Revelation 18:10)  The word prophecy is not intended to mean new prophecies or foretelling, but to speak that which has already been foretold by prophets of old about the first and second coming of Jesus Christ. Prophecy under the New Testament covenant is affirmation of OT prophecy. Even the Book of Revelation is affirmation of OT prophecy because everything in that book is connected to those prophecies, which is for the most part delivered through the messages contained in its imagery.

The Greek word, paraklēsis, translated to exhortation means to invite, implore, or pray. Paraklesis comes from the Latin paracletus for Holy Spirit. Paraklesis means to invoke or invite to come to the side of the Spirit of YHVH. Again, coming into the presence of the Spirit of YHVH is always through Jesus. Exhortation in this context is to invite others to believe in the truth of Jesus and for members of the Body to remember to whom they belong.

The Greek word, paramuthia, meaning to comfort or come near. Used with oikodoma and paraclesis, paramuthia means to invite others into the presence of YHVH through Jesus Christ and remind the Body of Christ of the presence of the Spirit of YHVH as their promised Comforter. In short, verse 3 is another way of saying preach the gospel to the whole world and remind the Body of whom they belong.

I hope this has been helpful to the reader in understanding the purpose for and context of the words of Paul that have so often been misused with human understanding.

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How do Bible Expositors Form Their Content?

I can only speak for my own methodology of interpretation and surmise what others do.

Personally, being right with the Bible and Spirit is foremost in my position as a writer and in my ministry of the Bible to others, even if it means stepping on some very big toes, after all those toes are not bigger than YaHavah and Jesus and they never will be.

When I am writing an article, a book, or researching commentary of other expositors, I keep three resources open on my PC monitor; the Word of YHVH Bible, biblegateway.com, and eSword.net. This gives me three ways to test the spirit of everything I see, hear, or think by the Bible before I act on it. Seeing, hearing, and thinking covers everything from others and myself. It may sound like a lot of work and it is at the beginning, but it makes for some fun and exciting Bible learning sessions. I never test the spirit of one expounded doctrine against another expounded doctrine nor do I put any expounded doctrine ahead of the Bible no matter who expounded it. The Bible and Spirit are first in testing doctrines not the other way around. In words of an old adage “don’t put the cart before the horse”. Putting the cart before the horse indicates the need to add something to help the horse move the cart. The image here is of the Bible as the horse and doctrine as the cart. It is a good way to keep things in their proper bible perspective.

The Word of YHVH Bible is the result of many years of personal study and research. It is my own edited and copyrighted version of the King James Version Bible that is available in a fully bookmarked .pdf document. It is free for download from my website. It is also listed as #9405 among hundreds of ancient and modern bible versions on Bible Readers Museum since 2009. I think the first digit may be a category reference.

The use of other resources requires working around denominational and doctrinal differences which means the need to know how to test the spirit by the Bible.

Bible Gateway offers the options of keyword search in a choice of keyword, all words, or exact phrase. Having an exact phrase choice is very helpful. Word and phrase searches are an amazingly simple way to learn what the Bible is about. I use e-Sword.net owned by Rick Meyers for the convenience of Strong’s Bible Dictionary noted in the scriptures for a view of the original writing. This way I can see what words are added to fill in the context of the verse. Hebrew words are picturesque so translation of Hebrew requires the knowledge of the context and purpose of the Bible. The downside of e-Sword word and phrase searches is that it offers searches in single words only. There is no choice for phrases. If a phrase is entered for search, then every usage of each word will come up separately. Even so, it is worth having because it offers multiple Bible versions and other resources. The E-sword program is offered for free download onto your PC. Wikipedia is a good source for condensed general knowledge and opinion to find out where the general church mind is. Articles generally reflect the doctrine of the contributors.

I have discovered that there are instances of translation from the original writings based on church doctrine rather than the intended context of the Bible. Added words should be based on the context of usage in the whole Bible; sometimes that requires searching more than one typology for a word or phrase within the Bible. I search other expositors to see if any have found and explore instances of bad translation, test all instances by the Bible, then I note my findings in the Word of YHVH Bible. Vulnerability is a characterization of being human. We are all tested and offered temptations by Satan. How we deal with them determines where we stand with YaHavah, Jesus, and the Bible.

Hermeneutics is a study of methodology of the principles of interpretation. I present the values I follow in three levels—standards, confirmation, and balance all based on the Bible. Other expositors may state their methodology differently.

The following list of interpretive methodology helps to weed out the self-centered factor of human understanding. What remains is a deeper understanding of the personal relationship between YaHavah, Jesus Christ, and Believer; that perhaps, is the finer point of the Judeo/Christian Bible and purpose of the Word of YHVH Bible.

STANDARDS:
• First pray, asking for YaHavah’s counsel, wisdom, understanding, and knowledge
• Allow the Bible to narrate and YHVH’s Spirit to interpret
• Test the spirit of applied teachings and doctrines by YHVH’s Spirit and the Word

CONFIRMATION:
• Study the context of the passage and the theme of the book
• Look up the contextual meaning of each in the original languages (An online Bible with Strong’s Dictionary Concordance, such as E-sword.net is very useful)
• Note the verb tenses, the cases, and other grammar
• Learn the cultural setting of the passage but never place more importance on this than on the Word itself
• Check out cross-references to determine use in other contexts (See how the Bible presents the use of the word or topic; also helpful are word and phrase searches at Biblegateway.com)
• Confirm an interpretation with two or three similar passages

BALANCE:
• Spiritual perception over intellectual understanding
• YaHavah’s revelation over human reasoning
• Genuine love of YaHavah and Jesus rather than justification of selfishness
• Christ’s commands over man’s theology

This article describes my whole methodology of the study of and writing about the Bible. I consider it a good rule of thumb. Is it better than anyone else? I say that as long as a person puts YaHavah and Jesus first and loving YaHavah with all the heart, mind, and soul, that is the better way.

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THREE STAGES OF GRACE

The condition of grace seems to have an veil of unexplainable mystery about it.  I Googled to find out what people are saying grace is.  Merriam-Webster  Dictionary defines it as:

unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification

Unmerited divine assistance sounds like there are no prequalification’s for YaHavah’s assistance, yet the Bible says otherwise.  What about the first and foremost  commandment Jesus answered the Pharisee’s question with; you shall love the Lord your Elohim with all your heart, mind, and soul.  We all bear the sin of Adam, but it does not mean we cannot genuinely love YaHavah and Jesus.  Remember, there are two sides to the forbidden fruit–good and evil.  We can be good by loving YaHavah and Jesus, but grace makes us better than good and helps us to overcome evil.

  1. HEAR AND REPENT—The grace of YaHavah is his favor or acceptance of a believer. Mary was favored by YaHavah to bear His son because of her faith in and love of YaHavah. Like every other human, Mary was born with the stigma of Adam’s sin but she made a choice between good and evil.  She was under the Law of YaHavah.  She gave birth to a child that was not under the stigma of Adam’s sin.  The Father of that child was YaHavah in whom is no sin.  Jesus was born sinless to fulfill his purpose.
    When a sinner hears and accepts the truth of Jesus Christ, which includes knowledge of the anointing in the Spirit of YaHavah, that repentant heart offers hospitality to the presence of YaHavah. Father and Son are our precious dear friends. Mi casa su casa—my house is your house. (One does not offer complete access hospitality to a stranger.) When YaHavah sees true repentance he accepts the believer’s hospitality and will grace (find favor, anoint) the repentant heart and spirit with his presence — rightly defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses. He will not enter where there are personal agendas for power and recognition. That house is already fully occupied.
  2. BORN AGAIN—The true believer becomes the temple of YaHavah and Jesus, who make their abode within the human spirit giving it new life to make it better than good. (John 14:23)  The Kingdom of YaHavah is in the circumcised heart with the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in our stead under grace. The Kingdom of Israel was in the temple of stone with the animal sacrifice offering of peace with YaHavah under the law.
  3. LIVING IN THE SPIRIT—YaHavah, by his omnipresence, comforts, teaches, and protects the faithful believer by his seven spirits listed in Isaiah 11:1.

ISAIAH 11:1-3–1—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 YHVH 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 YHVH; 3—and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of YHVH:

HOW THE PROMISED COMFORTER WORKS
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 mankind by Adam.

The Comforter is 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 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.

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“Jesus is Lord” is Not Always What it Seems

Over the period of 35 years of my ministry, I have come to realize the difficulty of expressing the truth of the Bible to those who confess Jesus as Lord.  It is like trying to explain something to a teenager who continually says, “I know that” then does what he or she wants to do anyway.  Is the confession of Jesus as Lord and Savior enough in today’s society. or has Satan put such a dark veil of darkness over the truth that confessing Jesus as Lord is only words and not heart?

The true Church is not divided.  The true Church is a world full of the light of anointed believers.

YaHavah is everywhere and everything, but the blindness of false doctrine causes denominational differences and darkness in the human spirit and that darkness cannot see YaHavah’s true light.  The spiritually blind can only see darkness.  Open your heart and know his great love, open your mind and know his great wisdom.

In YaHavah is Spirit; and his Spirit is the light of men, and the light of his Spirit shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  (John 1:4-5)

Don’t you think it’s time to turn the lights on?

The 5 books I offer for free on my website– http://www.fireofthelord.com –represents 35 years of study, research, and the heartache of rejection.  My policy is to teach the truth and the truth will expose the false (heal the blind and set them free).  Salvation is always a matter between each individual and Jesus.   Believer’s can say “I know” but do they really?  Will Jesus say, “I did not know you” at the Day of Judgment?

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SATAN IS A MASTER CON ARTIST

The human heart searches for love and truth and Satan preys on that need.

My ministry is about the love and truth of our Creator YaHavah and his son  Jesus.  If you think Satan has not tried his best to destroy this ministry and me you would be very much mistaken.  If you think Satan has not tried to destroy every ministry and person who stands for Bible truth, you would be very much mistaken.  The war between our Creator and Satan is very very real and grows in intensity day by day.  Every living soul is Satan’s target.  C. S. Lewis had knowledge of Satan’s tactics when he wrote the Screw Tape Letters.  Frank Peretti had knowledge of Satan’s tactics when he wrote This Present Darkness.  These books were written as fiction, but they are very true.  They get down to the core of what the war is about.

YaHavah is on one side of human behavior and Satan is on the other, also known as the knowledge of good and evil.  The Bible lays out the delineators of both sides.  I am of the opinion that Christians take these delineators or guidelines for granted if they have even been taught their meaning and purpose.   One side bears the seal of the Spirit of YaHavah the other side bears the seal of the spirit of lawlessness.  The characteristics of each side are defined throughout the Bible.

YaHavah’s side is clearly stated in Isaiah 11:1-5—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 YHVH 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 YHVH; 3—and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of YHVH: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4—but with righteousness shall he judge the poor and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.  5—And righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.

Isaiah 11:1-2 is the anointing in the Spirit of YaHavah that Jesus received at his baptism and expressed by the appearance of a dove as the Spirit of YaHavah descending from Jesus’ Father in heaven and confirmation by the voice of YaHavah his Father.  (Matthew 3:16-17)  The dove was a visible image to confirm the presence of the invisible Spirit of YaHavah.

The significance of the images of his baptism is in the fulfillment of one part of Daniel’s prophecy of seventy sevens.  (Daniel 9:24—and to anoint the Most Holy)  None of the preceding statements of verse 24 could/can be fulfilled without his anointing in the seven spirits of YaHavah.

Proverbs is among the books of wisdom for its teaching on moral and ethical principles.  It is, also, an excellent source for learning about the seven Spirits of YHVH and how to recognize and avoid their opposite spirits of sin.  The student of the Proverbs can learn what YHVH’s Spirit reveals about the Christian walk and learn what YHVH wants each believer to know about himself and the believer’s relationship with YHVH and Jesus.  Proverbs 8: 13—The fear of YHVH [is] to hate evil.

  • Proverbs 1-9 describe the usefulness of Proverbs
  • Proverbs 10-18 describes the contrasts of the seven spirits of YHVH and the seven spirits of lawlessness
  • Proverbs 19-23 describes proper conduct
  • Proverbs 24-31 provide more guidelines

Proverbs 1:1-22—1—My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you; 2—so that you incline your ear to wisdom, [and] apply your heart to understanding; 3—yea, if you cry after knowledge, [and] lift up your voice for understanding; 4—if you seek her as silver, and search for her as [for] hidden treasures; 5—then shall you understand the fear of YHVH, and find the knowledge of Elohim.

6—For YHVH gives wisdom: out of his mouth [comes] knowledge and understanding.  7—He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly.  8—He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of his saints.  9—Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; [yea], every good path.

10—When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul; 11—discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you: 12—to deliver you from the way of the evil [man], from the man that speaks forward things; 13—who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 14—who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the forwardness of the wicked; 15—whose ways [are] crooked, and [they] forward in their paths: 16—to deliver you from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flatters with her words; 17—which forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her Elohim.  18—For her house inclines to death, and her paths to the dead.  19—None that go to her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.  20—That you may walk in the way of good [men], and keep the paths of the righteous.

21—For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.  22—But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Can you see how Proverbs, Isaiah, Matthew, and Daniel are knit together by the fulfillment of Jesus’ anointing?  Later I will show how the seven spirits of YHVH help in the interpretation of Revelation.  The seven spirits of YaHavah are knit into every part of the Bible, as are the seven spirits of lawlessness to show the contrast between good and evil and how the curse of the knowledge of good and evil on the spirit of mankind can be broken.  The following is a description of both sides.

SEVEN SPIRITS OF YHVH—GOOD

This is the seal that marks out all who will be called at the return of Jesus Christ when he is seen on a cloud from heaven.  The seal for the sons and daughters of Elohim is the anointing in the Spirit with the presence of the seven spirits of YaHavah.

  1. Spirit of YHVH
  2. Wisdom
  3. Understanding
  4. Counsel
  5. Strength
  6. Knowledge
  7. Spirit of the fear of YHVH

SEVEN SPIRITS OF SATAN—EVIL

This is the seal that marks out all who will be destroyed at the battle of Armageddon when the seven bowls of YaHavah’s wrath will destroy them.  The seal for the sons and daughters of Adam is the mark of the spirit of antichrist–666.  Man was created and fell on the sixth day of creation.  All who are sealed in the seven spirits of Satan will be destroyed at the end of the sixth year of the last seven years of Daniel’s seventy sevens.  The evidence of their seal is in the spirit of lawlessness caused by the unrepented knowledge of good and evil.

  1. Spirit of Sin—lawlessness
  2. Folly
  3. Error
  4. Deceit
  5. Pride
  6. Ignorance
  7. Idolatry

Next time we will discuss the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.

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SO, WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

There is one verse in the Bible that expresses the omnipresence of YHVH better than any other because YHVH spoke this promise directly to Moses.  Moses asked YHVH who would go with him to lead the people through the wilderness.  YHVH comforted Moses with these words.  Perhaps this is why Jesus called the promised Spirit the Comforter.  Jesus came to die on the cross in our place to give us who believe the presence of YHVH in the same way Moses and Jesus knew him.

Exodus 33:14—And he [YaHavah] said, My presence shall go [with you], and I will give you rest. 

When Jesus said, “When you see me you see the Father”, he was saying the presence of the Father was with him.  It was prophesied that Jesus would be called Emmanuel which means the same thing, “YHVH with us” or “the presence of YHVH is there.”  What is so difficult for people to understand about having the presence of YHVH with us?  It simply expresses the omnipresence of YHVH’s person.  The Hebrew word paniym (paw-neem’) translated to presence is a plural form always used as a singular.  Its meaning is taken from pâneh (paw-neh’) meaning the face (the part that turns).  Receiving the anointing of YHVH’s Spirit is the presence of YHVH within.

The Holy Spirit is the person of YHVH.  YHVH is the name of the Holy Spirit.  There is only one person involved here.  He is not an essence.  The Father of Jesus is YHVH.  YHVH’s omnipresent spirit (person) was present with the Virgin Mary when she conceived Jesus by the presence and power of the Spirit of YaHavah.  What is so difficult to understand about the power of creation and the presence of YHVH?

He knows every particle in his entire creation.  What is so difficult for people to understand about his omniscience?  He spoke foreknowledge to his prophets.  What is so difficult for people to understand about the voice of YHVH?

There is one false doctrine that is the mother of all false doctrines and the greatest blasphemy against YaHavah.  The bonds of this doctrine are very strong but not incapable of being broken, especially with prayer, or I should say a lot of consultation with YHVH.

When this doctrine is broken, the walls of its defense will come down and the Body of Christ will begin to heal.  The truth shall set the strong man of the house free.  Let YHVH tell you what this doctrine is, precept by precept, and what you can do to help release the Church from its bondage and keep the Body of Christ from being bound again.  Hearing the Spirit of YHVH is to be armed in the defense of the truth of the Bible and spiritual health of the Body.

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