The 7 Spirits of God: Spirit of Understanding
Thursday, 4th of November 2021
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Categories : Names and Titles of the Spirit The 7 Spirits of God
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; (Ephesians 1:17-18)
Observe the content of Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian Christians: “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened.” This is an operation of the Spirit of understanding.
He is the one who helps you know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones), (Ephesians 1:18 Amplified)
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (Ephesians 3:18-19)
This prayer of Paul the apostle for the Ephesian Christians to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep the love of Christ was necessary because they had not yet understood or known the depth and power of the love of Christ. They had theoretical knowledge and understanding but did not have a practical reality of the Spirit of understanding and the Spirit of knowledge operating in their lives.
Allow me to explain: Today, there are many who may have the gifts of the Spirit operating through them but lack the understanding of the Word. Such need to pray that they will be filled with the Spirit of understanding so they can understand together with other saints the power of Christ’s love for them and in them.
The anointing of the Spirit comes on us at different times and in different ways, but we need to understand the Spirit’s purpose.
Then He (Jesus) breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. (John 20:22)
And the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding. (Job 32:8)
You see, when Lord Jesus blew on His disciples and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit,” He actually imparted the Spirit of understanding to them and their minds were anointed to understand the Scriptures.
One day Jesus taught the people saying:
“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed. As he scattered it across his field, some of the seed fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate it. (Mark 4:3-4 NLT)
Later, while explaining this parable to His disciples, Jesus revealed to them that the seeds that fell by the wayside represented those who heard the Word of God and didn’t understand it, and because they didn’t understand it, the devil came immediately and stole the Word from their hearts.
Now listen to the explanation of the parable about the farmer planting seeds: The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message about the Kingdom and don’t understand it. Then the evil one comes and snatches away the seed that was planted in their hearts. (Matthew 13:18-19)
So now you see how important understanding is. When you hear the Word of the Kingdom and neglect to understand it, you’re giving room to the devil to steal it from your heart. This is why you ought to have the Spirit of understanding at work in your life. He’s the One.
[Keep repeating every prayer missile till it comes from your heart]
Come Holy Spirit. Fill me afresh.
Blessed Holy Spirit, illuminate my mind to understand the scriptures.
Holy Spirit of God, help me to apply the scriptures to situations in my life.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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