“As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.”- Daniel 1:17 (KJV)
The excellent Spirit is the Spirit of God. God indwells a person by His Spirit, so the excellent Spirit is God Himself.
The excellent Spirit is the seven-fold Spirit of God:
“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; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:”- Isaiah 11:2-3 (KJV)
He confers on a persons supernatural ability; an endowment that makes one to become extraordinary. He puts a person in the class of God. This Spirit, therefore, is for everyone that is born of God. The excellent Spirit comes upon a life that has been given over to God.
Everyone of us has a choice to make; to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice to God and therefore not to conform to worldly passions. To make intentional decision, by starving the body of canal cravings thereby resisting the pressure to give in to pleasures that are not divine. When we offer our lives as a living sacrifice, we become dead and insensitive to sinful pleasures.
The other choice is to live a loose life, a life with no guiding principle; that is, if it feels good, do it. A life without godly fear, a life that disobeys biblical guidelines and thereby makes one disqualified from God’s divine investment in him.
Life is full of unpredictable challenges that are beyond human making. Many a times these challenges are not what anyone deserves, but they are the reality of life. Our God equips each one who belongs to Him with an inner capacity that enables such a person to fulfil destiny despite the challenges.
The excellent Spirit allows us to be masters of circumstances, He makes us to stand out; as the head and not the tail, He enables us to be above always and not beneath, He makes us first among equals.
The excellent Spirit is God’s means of empowerment. He is the help that God gives to anyone who requires God’s supernatural assistance.
The excellent Spirit gives us a staying capacity; so we do not give up but ‘hope against hope’, not only to succeed but to excel. The excellent Spirit empowers us with divine wisdom, understanding and supernatural knowledge.
The excellent Spirit turns obstacle to stepping stone, He makes us leap over walls and walk upon our high places. He enables us to progress in spite of constraints and restraints. He makes us glide on storms and soar higher until we reach the ultimate destiny God intends for us.
You and I must desire and make ourselves deserving of the Excellent Spirit.
God bless you!