In the heavenly scene, John sees the 7 Spirits of God (Revelation 3:1, 4:5, 5:6). Many commentators cross reference this to Isaiah 11:2: “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 of the fear of the LORD.”

The number 7 speaks of completion, or in this sense, Deity. That the Holy Spirit is God is one of the foundational doctrines in Scripture. Scripture was written as chosen instruments were moved (2 Peter 1:21) or inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16). He is called “the eternal Spirit” in that incredible passage in Hebrews 9:14, which mentions each Person in the Godhead: “how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” He is the inescapable member of the Godhead, whom David spoke of in Psalm 139:7-13. The Holy Spirit has given us life (Job 33:4; John 3:5-8), and is referred to, along with the Father and the Son, as “Us” and “Our” in the creation account (Genesis 1:26). He is mentioned in the baptism command that Jesus gave in what has been become known as The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19). He is called God by Peter (Acts 5:3,4).

Sadly, the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is a doctrine with no power in much of Christendom today. The Living Spirit of God is the power we need to be effective witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8). The Spirit of God appoints individuals for ministry purposes (Acts 13:2, 20:28). The Spirit of God is needed to cast out demons (Matthew 12:28; Luke 11:20). The Spirit of God directs missionary activity (Acts 16:6-10). I could go on and on, but my prayer is that the Spirit of God would be alive and well in your life and in this body of believers.

Jesus told us what would happen when a person is filled with the Spirit of God (John 7:37-39), and that is His will for each and every one of us today. God’s desire for Koinonia Fellowship is that we be a Spirit-filled (Ephesians 5:18), Spirit-led (Romans 8:14) body of saints, driven by a love for God (Luke 10:25-28) and for one another (John 13:34,35). We are to minister to one another (1 Peter 4:10,11; Hebrews 6:10), and seek to win the lost to Christ, doing all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Remember, the Spirit of God is more than a theological definition. He is the Almighty God Who has come to dwell within us and transform us into living epistles of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:17,18).