|The Spirit and the Word
A Study of the Many - Membered Man the Branch.
Alan Mc Savage
The Spirit without measure (fulness of the Spirit) rested upon Jesus according to John 3:34 "For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.
The scriptures (Acts 10:38; Isa. 61:1-7 with Lk. 4: 14-20; Lev. 21: 10-12 with Ps. 133; Lev. 8:30; Ex. 30:30; 40: 13-15) teach us that the SAME anointing (Corporate Anointing) shall rest upon a people known as the Branch Man, Many-Membered Man, Corporate Man, Overcomer, This Man is NOT singular, but Plural (In HIM). (The Branch of the Lord.) John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
Another term for the Fulness of the Spirit is the Seven Spirits of God. or seven Spirits of Sonship. (7 is Perfection/Fulness) The Branch of the Lord is a Rulership Ministry..
Another name for this ministry is the Melchisedec Priesthood which flows out of the unlimited realm of the Holy of Holies; The same anointing that rests upon the High Priest flows to the Royal priesthood that shall minister Light and Life to the creation like the head. Their priestly garments shall have no wool (sweat - the CURSE )
Ezek 44:15-18 "But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from Me, they shall come near Me to minister to Me; and they shall stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood," says the Lord GOD. "They shall enter My sanctuary, and they shall come near My table to minister to Me, and they shall keep My charge. "And it shall be, whenever they enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments; no wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or within the house. "They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on their bodies; they shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat.
The Seven Spirits are One Spirit Eph. 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
The Lord is even now raising up Apostolic Team Ministries who will work in conjunction with the Branch of The Lord that is even now being prepared. Eph. 4:11-13 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ
Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; he has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, he shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
He shall see his seed = True converts, genuine Christians.
He shall prolong His days =They shall prolong their days,
And the pleasure of the Lord = To have all men saved and brought to the knowledge of the truth.
Shall prosper in His hand. = They shall go on in a state of progressive prosperity.
Prov. 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
2 Pet 1:19 And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;
Isa 11:1-3 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
and a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
1. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, (Fully governed and rules by Him, His authority and Person; His Divine nature and attributes.)
Acts 10:38 "how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
He has anointed Me
to preach the gospel to the poor;
he has sent Me
to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed;
to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
2. The Spirit of WISDOM (Hebrew means "to deal wisely with the implication of teaching; discrimination;" wise in actions - what, when, how, to whom, where.
Isa 50:4 "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. He awakens Me morning by morning, he awakens My ear to hear as the learned. Knowledge with sound judgement.
3. The Spirit of UNDERSTANDING, (Hebrew means to distinguish truth from error, discern; judge; discriminate;" not by the sight of the eye or the hearing of the ear, but by righteousness)
1 Cor 2:13-16 These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For "who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.
4. The Spirit of COUNSEL (Hebrew means "advice; giving guidance; to PURPOSE, plan, or steer"; the ROOT is "to be strong and shows the AUTHORITY of the one who imparts strength; this counsel is obtained in counsel with the Lord and is the exact counsel that Jesus would give; this counsel is ALWAYS right and at the RIGHT TIME) Rev 3:15-19 "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'-- and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and nakedľ "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
5. The Spirit of MIGHT, (Hebrew means "power, dynamic; warrior; inner strength; strong; valiant - A MIGHTY MAN of VALOR )
Col 1:9-12 For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
6. The Spirit of KNOWLEDGE (Hebrew means "to ascertain or know, be seeing; revelation; acquaintance; relationship" - knowledge of HIS WAYS)
Col 2:2-3 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Luke 11:9-10 "So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Jer. 9:23-24 Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the LORD.
7. The Spirit of the FEAR (Hebrew means "reverence or respect (worship); fearfuilness" - the man who fears God will be feared)
Ps 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.
The Him, He, His in Isaiah 11 = represents the Many-Membered Man, or the Corporate Man of:
Col 1:27-28 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is (Christ in (in and among all of) you), the hope of glory. Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
Eph 4:11-13 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ
Eph 4:22-24 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
The whole earth shall be governed in righteousness by that Man (mature) as "He that overcomes" of Revelation 2-3.
The whole earth shall be governed in righteousness by that Man whom God has chosen, and the Seven Spirits of Isaiah 11 (Fulness of the Spirit) shall rest upon Him and by them He shall RULE in the glory and order of God's Kingdom.
Acts 2:42-43 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
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