HE FILL US WITH
HIS SPIRIT OF COUNSEL
Isa 11:2 NKJV
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.
Isa 50:4 NKJV
The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of the
learned, that I should know how to speak a
word in season to him who is weary.
I was thinking about some
wisdom and counsel I had shared with 2 people and
realized at the time I had spoken with assurance to the
point I believed it was the mind of the Lord. It was
kind of like having the experience of the Word of
Knowledge that happens when you are downloaded with His
Spirit. You just “know” something without being
specifically told. In the same way, I felt I knew the
Lord’s heart at the time, but later as I was thinking
about it, I was only hoping it was the Word of the Lord
as I was not used to speaking quite that boldly to
people in regards to their personal lives.
I heard the Lord say, “I think
I have the mind of the Lord.” To hear the Lord’s above
response to my musings about this, it really comforted
me that He understood what I was thinking. Then He
brought into remembrance that Paul also said, “I think I
have the Spirit of God” in his opinion on a matter.
What Paul didn’t know, is that his writings were being
preserved by God to be foundational for the church as a
part of the Bible.
1 Cor 7:40 NLT
But in my opinion it will be better for her if she
doesn't marry again, and I think I am giving you counsel
from God's Spirit when I say this.
1 Cor 7:40 NKJV
But she is happier if she remains as she is, according
to my judgment — and I think I also have the Spirit of
1 Cor 7:25-26 NKJV
Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the
Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His
mercy has made trustworthy.
BEARING WITNESS: Experiencing the Spirit of Counsel is
similar to receiving the Word of knowledge. There is an
place in God when we experience that the Holy Spirit is
bearing witness with our spirit. When these times take
place, there is an inner knowing that what we are
speaking, thinking or reading is God’s truth. It is very
much like the experience of having a download of the
Word of knowledge.
I receive Words of knowledge
through pictures and maybe hearing sentences, but
occasionally I am just downloaded with a knowledge that
applies to God’s Word. This happens with sudden
interpretations that I know are accurate, or perhaps
suddenly knowing something about a scripture or a
concept I didn’t know before. When the witness of the
Holy Spirit is there to quicken truth, there is a life
that comes to our own spirit. When we partner with this,
it gives us a holy boldness to release God’s Word.
This same principal works when
the Lord fills our mouth with His counsel. We may
impart His wisdom about something or a sound piece of
advice that is quickened. Sometimes these simple words
are profound and cut right to the source and resolution
to the problem. When you speak them, you know that it
is God and not you.
Acts 4:31 NKJV
....and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and
they spoke the word of God with boldness.
Rom 8:14-17 NKJV
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are
sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of
bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of
adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." 16 The
Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are
children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs — heirs
of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer
with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
WORD TO PONDER: LEARN TO SPEAK
CONFIDENTLY UNDER MY INFLUENCE
I want to bring you into greater confidence when
speaking My Word. I have heard your prayers that you
want to be led by My voice and spiritual gifts. Beloved
one, I will fill your mouth and teach you what you are
to say. Be willing to stretch your borders and release
what comes from My promptings and I will fill your
mouth. My gifts of wisdom and counsel come under
inspiration and you shall experience the assurance of
the witness of My Spirit at the time you share. Once you
speak My Word, resist doubt and stand that angels go
forth to help it prosper and bear fruit.
Ex 4:11-12 NKJV
So the LORD said to him,” Who has made man's mouth? Or
who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind?
Have not I, the LORD? Now therefore, go, and I will be
with your mouth and teach you what you shall say."