Day 40 - Angel as Lightning
10 Days To Tarry (Wait) for Pentecost!
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. - Colossians 1:16 -17
Angels announced Jesus’ birth, attended him after the 40 day wilderness experience and now in Matthew 28 they are rolling away the stone at His tomb so the women can see that He has risen!
A Great Earthquake - Angel Descends - Appearance as Lightning
Matthew 28:1-4 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.
The New Era - Women First to Hear the News of the Resurrection
Go Quickly & Tell…
Vs. 5-8 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you. So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.
New Era Marked By …
Jesus’ Meetings - Worship - Go & Tell -Disciple Nations
Vs. 9-10 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
vs. 16-20 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
After Jesus’ resurrection He stayed on earth for 40 days teaching His disciples / apostle things about the Kingdom of God. This time was the ‘counting of the Omer’ season - the Feast of Weeks - RIGHT NOW!
10 Days Until Pentecost - Position Yourselves - Anticipate a Fresh Outpouring!
Today, marks 10 days until Pentecost. Before His ascension He told the disciples / apostles to ‘tarry’ or wait in the upper room for the Promise Holy Spirit, they waited 10 days…which was exactly 50 days from Passover to Pentecost called the Feast of Weeks.
We are in the final 10 days of the Feast of Weeks, counting the Omer, a ‘karios’ time, a set time, to hear a voice and a message from Jesus’ lips.
Acts 22:14 (AMP) And he said, The God of our forefathers has destined and appointed you to come progressively to know His will [to perceive, to recognize more strongly and clearly, and to become better and more intimately acquainted with His will], and to see the Righteous One (Jesus Christ, the Messiah), and to hear a voice from His [own] mouth and a message from His [own] lips.
Word of the Lord
As I was with the disciples so I am with you says the Lord. I told them to wait ‘tarry’ in the upper room for the Promised Holy Spirit. I say the same to you, set your heart, seek My Face, wait in My Presence these next 10 days for a fresh fire filled outpouring of My Spirit. It’s time for nations to be disciplined and I have called you to this glorious task. Discipling nations requires Holy Spirit boldness, empowerment, innovation, an apostolic spirit and angelic assistance. All of which have been made available to you! So, as you wait in My Presence cry out for boldness, empowerment, innovation, and apostolic spirit and angelic assistance. The greatest outpouring the world has ever seen is at hand - You are destined for the greater works to manifest through you. I desire to use you mightily in this hour, are you ready? Watch and see what I will do, says the Spirit of God.
Open our eyes, Lord!
Open my mind and let me discover the wonders of your Law. - Psalms 119:18 (CEV)
What does the Bible say?
Read: Matthew 28 & Meditate on Acts 22:14
Action: Your mission if you choose to accept it - Wait! Take extra time in God’s Presence over the next 10 days cry out for boldness, empowerment, innovation, an apostolic spirit and angelic assistance.
Decree: Holy Spirit boldness, empowerment, innovation along with an apostolic spirit and angelic assistance is my portion. I am a disciple of nations!