Have you run across the reference to the 7 Spirits of God lately? I hadn't in a while, but when I saw it with references and notes written all around it, I realized I must have once known a little about it. The Bible itself, mentions this several times directly. Revelation 3:1, 4:5 and 5:6. All add dimension to this concept, or rather person of the trinity. But the verse that actually tells us what are the seven spirits of God is in Isaiah. I love this verse!
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 knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. Isaiah 11:2
Doesn't that describe all the things the Holy Spirit is for us? Now if you counted, you might have left one out, just like I did the first time. The one that is all important is the spirit of God himself. This is a unique spirit which isn't a description of how he engages with us, but who he is, when he engages with us - the essence of God with us, and endwelling us. One is the number which represents the "one true God" in scripture numerics. It is as I said, the one who represents the part of God, which is large enough to be present in all of the earth at once, and small enough to indwell the essence of who we are. He is the anchor, of relationship development between God and man.
But the number of spirits left are 6 and that is the number of man. In some references, the number 6 carries negative representations of man, and involve judgement, or a warning to not follow the direction of man while ignoring the plans of God . But in this case, it simply describes the number of ways God is able to reach you. He deals with your mind, heart and spirit. Both physically and spiritually. We sometimes have a bit of difficulty helping people understand a triune God, much less a 7 fold spirit, unless we don't over complicate it. It just means that the God who indwells us is able to become one with us and deal with our needs on every level. He is multi-faceted. Like a six sided nut on a screw. He fits in such a way as to become one with us, and surrounds us completely, with his six sides. He has the ability to pair himself to our very deepest needs. On every level, he is involved in knowing and helping us completely.
By the way, the number 7 is the number of completeness - being finished, whole, total and all of the synonyms that would mean "complete". He makes us complete. I love that the Word uses numbers sometimes. One, it gets my attention, and two, it speaks to my analytical self. Somehow God knew that I would need a Spirit who could quench my thirst - for numbers being a building block, to understand so many things. . He is so good.
I will let you find the other references from Revelation. What special nook in your being does the Spirit of God fill?
Thank you so much God for being everything I need, even the quirky things about me. You loved me before you knew me. And you knew my needs before you fashioned me. Praises to the Father, the Son, and the Seven Spirits of God. In Jesus Name on whom you dwelt, AMEN