Monday, Nov 01, 2021

The Seven Pillars of the Holy Spirit

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, November 1, 2021, and this is Episode #38 of Series 2021. This episode is titled “The Seven Pillars of the Holy Spirit.” 

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In the Book of Isaiah 11: 1-2 NKJV, the Word of God says this in speaking about Jesus:

“There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
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.”
(underlining mine)

This passage describes seven attributes of Jesus that are referred to as the Seven Pillars of the Holy Spirit. The Seven Pillars of the Holy Spirit–also called the seven Spirits of God–are mentioned here in the Book of Isaiah and four times in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 1: 4; Revelation 3: 1; Revelation 4: 5, and Revelation 5: 6. They are not seven different spirits of God but seven attributes of one and the same Holy Spirit.

The seven pillars of the Holy Spirit symbolize seven key aspects of the Holy Spirit. In Biblical numerology, the number seven refers to completion. So, the seven pillars of the Holy Spirit are seven aspects of the Holy Spirit that symbolize His fullness, completeness, and perfection. Let’s take a brief look at each one.

1) THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD. This is the Holy Spirit Himself, Whom we receive when we are born again.

2) WISDOM. The ability to use knowledge correctly. Wisdom helps us to know God and to place more value on eternal things than on temporal things.

3) UNDERSTANDING. Understanding gives us insight into spiritual matters and natural matters.

4) COUNSEL. Scriptural advice that enables us to navigate life.

5) MIGHT. The strength and power of God in us.

6) KNOWLEDGE. A clear grasp of that which exists; of a subject; learning; a skill.

7. THE FEAR OF THE LORD. What is the fear of the Lord? Contrary to popular opinion, the fear of the Lord is not a cringing fear that God will hit us over the head with His gavel. No. The fear of the Lord is a holy reverence and a sacred respect for God and His Word. It is a knowing that because God is God, He knows all things. Because He knows all things, He is all-wise. Because He is all-wise, He always knows best.


When we have the Holy Spirit within us, we have:

__Wisdom: The ability to use knowledge correctly.
1 Corinthians 1:30 NKJV – “. . . you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom . . . .”

__Understanding: Insight into spiritual matters and natural matters.
Proverbs 28: 5 KJV – “Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.”

__Counsel: Scriptural instruction that enables us to navigate life.
Psalm 73: 24 NKJV – “You will guide me with Your counsel.”

__Might: The strength and power of God in us.
Colossians 1: 11 NKJV – “strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power . . . .”

__Knowledge: A clear grasp of that which exists (the Word).
Colossians 2: 3 NKJV – “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

__Fear of the Lord: A holy reverence and respect for God and His Word.
Proverbs 1: 7 – “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge . . . .”

God’s Holy Spirit comes to reside in us when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The Bible says in 1 John 5: 12 that “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.” Do you have the Son of God in your life? If not, you do not have life. 

But you can have life by making the simple decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.  Invite the Son of God into your life. Pray this simple prayer with me now:

Lord Jesus, I want You in my life now. I acknowledge You as the Son of God, my Savior and my Lord. I receive You now. Make of me what You created me to be. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday.  And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet that will help you get started in your walk with Christ.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn about Him and have fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

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Now Available for Purchase: Dr. MaryAnn’s latest novel, Miracle in Milan.

When a young, female auditor discovers evidence that the man she loves is an embezzler, she must choose between ruining him or ruining herself.

Amy Torelli, Chief Auditor for New York City-based Enson Pharmaceuticals, is assigned to audit the books of Enson’s Italian branch in the enchanting city of Milan, Italy. Having made an inner vow never to trust a man again because of her father’s betrayal, Amy finds herself falling in love with Enson Italia’s American-born Vice-President, Ted Masters. Will Ted be the one to cause her to break her inner vow?

Ted McMasters is on the run. A run from rejection. From himself. From God. Having been wounded by a father who made him feel worthless, and having been dumped by the woman he wanted to marry, Ted is determined to keep all women at bay. But will Amy Torelli be the reason he changes his mind?
Miracle in Milan
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THE IRON SAINT by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD

The Church in America is on the verge of a tremendous spiritual awakening, an awakening that will first be fueled by persecution unlike anything we have ever seen before in this land. Indeed, a prophetic word given in my home church during the month of November gave this warning to the Church: “Prepare for the fire of persecution!”

But the Church is not ready for this persecution. For the most part, the Church in America has been weak and lukewarm. Flabby and lazy. Consumed with the world and not with the things of God. As a result, the Church has been deceived and has subverted the divine order of things.

In THE IRON SAINT, Dr. MaryAnn Diorio seeks to help equip the saints for the work of true, integritous, and effective ministry. As a teacher in the Body of Christ, it is her burning desire to help correct this devastating error.

In THE IRON SAINT, Dr. Diorio has outlined a plan of action for strengthening the Church through uncompromising obedience to the Word of God. This plan of action is based on her own 50 years of walking with the Lord and being led by His Holy Spirit.

If you are a born-again believer and member of the Body of Christ, make this book a top reading priority.

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