Dear Tarrying Ones,
It is customary during the last day of counting the omer, the Jewish people especially the holy men stay up all night studying the scriptures. Torah was given to Moses during his 40 days on the mountain with God, this time is known as Pentecost.
Tomorrow is Pentecost so I want to encourage you to take a little more time this evening to read the scriptures, wait in God's presence, cry out for a visitation that becomes a habitation of the Fire of Holy Spirit in your life.
It's day 49; 49 is made up of 40 - mem (water flowing, coming forth) and 9 - Teth (picture of a snake = being surrounded...this has a good and evil side). The number 9 in Hebrew represents visitation.
The number nine speaks God’s “visitation.” This is a Hebraism that pictures God as an Investigator “visiting” a person, city, or nation to expose the hearts, gather evidence, and “see” firsthand, as it were, the truth of a matter. It is much like a divine court case where the evidence is uncovered and presented to the judge for judgment.
In Luke 19:43 and 44, Jesus says to the temple in Jerusalem, For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will throw up a bank before you, and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation [Greek: episcope, “bishopric, overseer”].
The idea of “visitation” is shown in the Old Testament. For believers, it has a positive connotation, as in Gen. 50:24, 25, Psalm 106:4, and Jer. 27:22. Their visitation results salvation or deliverance. However, for unbelievers, it carries a negative result, as we see in Ex. 32:34, Lev. 18:25, Isaiah 10:3, and Jer. 10:15. (Except from http://gigy.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/4/4/5944278/meaning_of_numbers.pdf)
Visitation Brings Overflow - Enrichment - Salvation - Prosperity - Inheritance
Psalms 65: 9You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth.
Psalms 106:4-5Remember me, O LORD, in Your favor toward Your people; Visit me with Your salvation, That I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones, That I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, That I may glory with Your inheritance.
Tarry Until You Are Endued With Power
Acts 1:1-5 The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
- Tarry: stay longer than intended, delay leaving a place.
I have seen you says you Lord, I have seen you sit at My feet and wait in My presence these last 49 days. I told the apostles to wait - to tarry in the upper room until the promise of My Father, the baptism of Holy Spirit was poured out upon them. You too have waited, delayed leaving the place of communion with Me during these days. As I promised them power to be My witnesses; I do so with you! As Pentecost approaches wait in My Presence, dive into My Word wait - tarry this night for a fresh outpouring of My Spirit. Cry out for the power of Holy Spirit to be a witness, a divine connector of heaven to earth. The world is a dark place but I have given you My Spirit and My glory to be the light in the midst of the darkness. Shine your light, release the glory, let Christ be revealed, Set the earth on Fire with My Spirit!
Connect with heaven and become a vav in the earth,
For the Glory of God,