The Spirit of Might is continuation of the previous topic Spirit of Counsel. 4. Spirit of Might (Great power, force, or vigour) Whirlwind
Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord
is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
The anger of the Lord shall not return,
until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. (Jeremiah 23:19, 20) Like fire and like a hammer which shatters a rock
Is not my word like as a fire?
saith the Lord; and like a hammer
that breaketh the rock in pieces? (Jeremiah 23:29) God of salvation
He that is our God is the God of salvation;
and unto God the Lord belong the issues from death.
But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.
The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people
again from the depths of the sea:
That thy foot may be dipped in the blood
of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same. (Psalms 68:20-23) God by His word, judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
For the word of God is quick,
and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) By His word, God cleanses us from sins and make us holy
That he might sanctify and cleanse
it with the washing of water by the word.
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:26, 27) Samson and Spirit of God
Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared
And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily
upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid,
and he had nothing in his hand:
but he told not his father or his mother what he had done. (Judges 14:5, 6)
O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness,
and thy mighty
hand: for what God
is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? (Deuteronomy 3:24) God of David and gods of Philistine
And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel,
whom thou hast defied.
This day will the Lord deliver
thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear:
for the battle is the Lord's,
and he will give you into our hands.
And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it,
and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead;
and he fell upon his face to the earth.
So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone,
the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. (1 Samuel 17:43-50) King of Glory
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong
the Lord mighty
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory
shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory. (Psalms 24:8-10)
Thou shewest loving kindness
unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty
God, the Lord of hosts, is his name (Jeremiah 32:18) Commentary:
The servants of God and the followers of Christ need not fear
Satan the adversary. For our God is Lord of hosts.
Myriads and myriads of angels are waiting to undertake the instructions of God.
But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand,
until I make thine enemies
thy footstool? (Hebrews 1:13)
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. (Psalms 91:11-16) *
He is a furious whirlwind,
having the sword
of the Spirit, and fire.
He is like a hammer that break the rock in to pieces. *
God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. (Psalms 68:21) *
....and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents
of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) * He sanctify and cleanse
sins with the washing of water by the word of God. (Ephesians 5:26) *
The Lord strong
the Lord mighty
in battle. The Great, the Mighty
God, the Lord of hosts, is his name. *
Both riches and honour come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power
and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength
to all. (1 Chronicles 29:12)
Behold, the Lord Gog will come with strong hand,
and his arm shall rule
for him: behold, his reward
is with him, and his work before him.
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God?
or what likeness will ye compare unto him? (Isaiah 40:10-18) It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers;
that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.
Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might,
for that he is strong in power;
not one faileth.
Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?
there is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:22-31)
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5. Spirit of Knowledge