The Spirit of the Son
(week 45/02)
Olubi Johnson

We are living in the season of the fulfillment of the feast of Tabernacles, in which we are going to see people operate, on a consistent basis, the perfection of the love of God (1Jn. 2:5,6) in their conduct, and the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Eph. 4: 13-15, Jn. 14: 12), even the anointing without measure (Jn. 3:34).

To experience these things you must have what I call the Spirit of the Son.

Now, we realize all Christians are children of God but not all are Sons of God.

To be a Son you have to develop the 7 spirits or virtues in the life of Christ to such a degree that you manifest the same character and power Christ manifested.

Isaiah 11:1-2 (KJV) And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 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;

Here Isaiah speaks prophetically of the Lord Jesus Christ and us, His church, by extension.

All Christians received these things in them in seed form when they got born again, but many have not developed them.

There are 7 Spirits listed here that rested: remained permanently upon, the Lord Jesus:

The Spirit of the Lord, which really is the spirit of love, because God is love.

The spirit of knowledge

The spirit of understanding

The spirit of wisdom

The spirit of counsel

The spirit of might

The spirit of the fear of God.

Of these 7 spirits the key to having all of them develop and operate effectively in your life is the spirit of the fear of God.

This is so for 2 reasons:

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Pr. 9:10) and wisdom is the principal thing (Pr. 4:7). In fact, it takes the wisdom of God to walk in the love of God.

The fear of God is the key to answered prayer and it is through prayer you develop all these other spirits or virtues (Heb. 5:7).

So, in this hour, in order to develop the Spirit of the Son, you must develop the fear of God.

The fear of God is an awesome reverence for God based on the knowledge of the certainty of justice, or chastening, when you disobey Him and the security of His mercy when you obey Him (Ps. 89: 30-33, Pr. 28:13, Ja. 2:13).

The ultimate purpose of the fear of God is to cause us to cease from sin.

We develop the fear of God by choosing to walk in it daily and obeying the instructions of wisdom.