It’s the fiftieth day - Pentecost! You set aside 49 days to count the omer, to wait on God - all leading up to this day of fresh empowerment.
We have used Angel Armies by Tim Sheets as a backdrop for the ‘angels at the ready’ devotion. To learn more about angels and their partnership with men I would encourage you to read this book.
Thank you for joining me these last 50 days. It's been a honor to dive into the Scriptures with you to learn about and activate 'angels at the ready'.
Blessings & L'Chaim being sent your way,
Receive Fresh Fire!
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
What does the Bible say?
Read: Acts 1 & 2 in a different translation from your normal reading. Let Holy Spirit reveal fresh truths to you.
In the book, chapter 2, The Holy Spirit and Angels of Fire. Tim writes, “In Acts 1and 2, we read the last promise of Jesus made to His disciples - indeed, the last statement He made before ascending into heaven. He prophesied the coming of the Holy Spirt. I was the appreciate time for Him to come; it was the eth, so they would be filled with power from on high.
When we speak of this kind of power, we should keep the word dunamis in mind. Although this is the root of the English word dynamite, dunamis power does not mean dynamite in and of itself. Rather, dunamis is the release of energy when something is lit and then explodes. It is power capable of anything (Strong, G1411). In Acts 1:4 and 8, Jesus told His disciples not to leave Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came and filled them. He was giving them this type of power to be His witnesses in Jerusalem (their city), Judea (their region), Samaria (heathen areas), and to the uttermost parts of the world.”
Acts 1:4-5, 8 1And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Tim continues, “Like the days of Pentecost, the angel activity happening now is certainly ushering in another campaign. Remember the definition of campaign: a series of connected activities to get to or do something, organized action to obtain a purpose, or a series of related military operations. The Holy Spirit is organizing Kingdom extensions to obtain heavenly purposes, preparing for His activity and the biggest move of God in history…
Holy Spirit is also coming to energize the remnant by releasing fresh anointing on the fivefold ministry-apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. They must be refreshed and fired up for the new campaign. The calling is similar fo that in Acts 1 and 2 - extend Christ’s Kingdom locally, regionally, and worldwide. Angels have come with Holy Spirit to assist making this happen. They are working to shift the church into harvest mode.”
Holy Spirit, Angels, and Fire
Tim goes on to say, “In Acts 2, we see Holy Spirit supervising angels who minister fresh fire. This is NOW happening in our times and it will accelerate. We must understand what was happening then, so we can know what is happening now. Hebrews 1:14 says, “Are they [angels] not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?”
We are the heirs of salvation. Notice it says they have been sent and they are ministering. Psalms 104:4 tells us God “maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire.” That is repeated in Hebrews 1:7.
Let’s examine the original Greek of some key words.
- Leitourgos (minister): a servant or a worshiper of God (Strong, G3011)
- Phlox: flame; a flash, blaze, or tongue of fire; lightning (Stron, G5395)
- Poieo: to make; to cause or to endow someone with a certain quality (Strong, G4160)
God makes His ministers a flaming fire. These are His servants and could include angels or born-again men and women on the earth. His servants are those who worship and serve God Himself, not just the fivefold ministry of apostles, pastors, prophets, teachers, prophets and evangelist. Everyone who is born again is supposed to be one of God’s ministers.
This tells us God wants every born-again believers ablaze for Him! He wants fresh fire blazing forth from your life as burn withHis glory and presence.
Acts 2:3 says on the day of Pentecost, “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them” All 120 had a flam over them, a cloven tongue of fire. Now remember that a divine shift was taking place as the church was transitioning to a different level. It was moving from the old covenant to a new level of authority and ministry.
When that shift began, cloven tongues of fire, accompanied by the Holy Spirit, sat upon them. Angels ministered this fire to each believer so they would be empowered for the new campaign. Angels accompanying Holy Spirit were firing up the saints to move. This was to be a fired-up movement. The key to any movement, Holy Spirit and His angels were clearly saying, “Fire up and move!…
The Holy Spirit, accompanied by the angel network, came to baptize the church in power and fresh fire. The assignment of those ages was to “fire up,” or impassion, the people of God. This is still a major purpose for angelic activity today.
The Spirit of the Lord is saying,
It is time for a new outpouring. It is time for the church to receive rest power from on high. It is time for fresh fire upon all believers. It is time for a divine shift to take the church to new levels. It is time for the apostles and believers to begin affecting their regions with the Gospel, as angels under Holy Spirit supervision network with the church. They are moving now upon fresh Holy Spirit winds to assist the saints to do the works Jesus did. They are flashing about as lighting. They are striking the enemies of King Jesus. Angels are bringing coals from the altar to cleanse iniquity and purify the people of God. They are ambushing hell’s forces. They are acting on prophetic words. They are enforcing the decrees of the saints based on Scriptures. They are pushing out principalities, powers, might, dominions from the dark side that have organized against our King. They are helping to organize the new Kingdom of Heaven event that is taking place now. Angels are at work releasing God activity into the remnant. They are working the harvest with us. They are assisting the Third Great Awakening that has now begun. They are connecting people, places, and activities through the Holy Spirit’s campaign. They are assisting in the return of stolen property, sevenfold. They are connecting for miracles, building and activating God’s wonders, creating and giving Holy Spirit signs-all nearly revealing confirmations!” [Pages 36, 42-46]
Word of the Lord
As I was with the early church on the day of Pentecost so I am with you says the Lord. A new move of My Spirit has begun. Fresh fire, fresh empowering, and angelic activity are available for you. My Son instructed 500 to gather in the Upper Room but only 120 choose to ‘tarry’ to wait for the promised Holy Spirit.You too, must choose to participate in My Kingdom extension - the ’new move of the Spirit’ in this hour! Choose to enter into the NEW MOVE! Don’t miss out on the greatest movement - revival the world has ever seen. Enter IN, Receive Fresh Fire and partner with the angels as you go forth! GO OUT into your world filled with a Holy Spirit FIRE!
Open our eyes, Lord!
Unveil thou mine eyes, and I shall perceive wondrous things of thy law - Psalms 119:18 (Brenton)
Action: Raise your hands - Ask Holy Spirit for a fresh outpouring, fresh empowering, fresh fire, an apostolic spirit, boldness and new innovative ways to reach the world around you.
Decree: Holy Spirit is coming to us now with far more angels and fire that He did on Pentecost in Acts 2.