Day 32 - Knowing Holy Spirit ~ In the Day of Awakening!

Dear Friends,

We can know 'intimately' the Holy Spirit, learn to walk in His ways and perform His acts.

Crying Out For More Of Him,

Sitting Under the Spout of Holy Spirit Rain!

Sharon


Knowing Holy Spirit - In the Day of Awakening!

Some 70 years ago the Hebrides revival broke out, it was a powerful move of God. It was reported that the power of God moved from town to town and the presence of God fell upon whole communities. - Do It Again, Lord!

The Holy Spirit of God was / is the agent upon which all awakenings / reformations / renewals and revivals ordinate and are maintained. Therefore as Jesus so eloquently stated, it is expedient for us to come to know and walk in the Spirit.

Jesus said, we can know the Holy Spirit

John 14:15-17  If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

  • Know G1097 ginōskō (Thayer): to learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of perceive, feel; to understand; to become acquainted with, to know

The Scripture reveals that the Holy Spirit possesses the characteristics/attributes of personhood.

DID YOU KNOW?

• Romans 8:26-27 tells us that the Holy Spirit has a mind.

In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

  • Mind G5427 phronēma what one has in the mind, the thoughts and purposes

 • In Romans 15:30 love is ascribed to the Holy Spirit.

Now I urge you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me.

• According to Ephesians 4:30, the Holy Spirit can be grieved.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

  • Hebrews 10:29 the Holy Spirit can be insulted

How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?

  • Acts 5:3 Holy Spirit can be lied to

But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?

  • Acts 7:51 Holy Spirit can be resisted

You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spirit.

  • Matthew 12:31 Holy Spirit can be blasphemed

Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

The blasphemy against the Holy Spirit consisted of attributing the works of Christ to Satan when the Holy Spirit had testified to Christ's work as being from the Father.

These examples give evidence of the personality of the Holy Spirit. Certainly the fact that the Holy Spirit can be grieved, resisted, lied to, insulted and blasphemed give evidence to His personality.

DO IT AGAIN in our DAY!
Revivals begin with God's own people; the Holy Spirit touches their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He next goes forth to the valley of dry bones... Oh, what responsibility this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers sorely!    

 - Andrew Bonar

Modeling Jesus

Over the next 16 days we will read the book of Mark. The subject of which is the Gospel Jesus Christ; a joyful account of the ministry, miracles, actions, and sufferings of Christ. Mark referred to Jesus as the Son of God but Jesus referred to himself at least 14 times as the ‘son of man’. All Jesus’ ministry, miracles, and actions performed during the 3 yrs after being baptized by John in the Jordan was entirely done through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it is to our advantage to learn the way of Jesus’ ministry empowered by the Holy Spirit. 

Introduction to Mark from Darby Bible Commentary

The Gospel according to Mark has a character that differs in certain respects from all the others. Each Gospel, has its own character; each is occupied with the Person of the Lord in a different point of view: as a divine Person, the Son of God; as the Son of man; as the Son of David, the Messiah presented to the Jews, Emmanuel. 

But Mark is occupied with none of these titles. It is the Servant we find here — and, in particular, His service as bearing the word — the active service of Christ in the gospel. The glory of His divine Person shews itself, it is true, in a remarkable manner through His service, and, as it were, in spite of Himself, so that He avoids its consequences. 

But still service is the subject of the book…But that which distinguishes this Gospel is the character of service and of Servant that is attached to the life of Jesus — the work that He came to accomplish personally as living on the earth. On this account, the history of His birth is not found in Mark. It opens with the announcement of the beginning of the gospel. John the Baptist is the herald, the forerunner, of Him who brought this good news to man.

Before you read ask Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see and learn new things. Write down what you see, hear and learn in this chapter.
ACTION

  • Read: Mark 1

  • Ask Holy Spirit to teach you of His acts and His ways.

  • Cry Out for God’s Presence to invade your life, church, city and this nation!

  • Ask Holy Spirit to cause your eyes to be open to discern the times.

  • Ask Holy Spirit for a fresh infusion of the reverent fear of the Lord.

  • Ask Holy Spirit to impart in you a greater hunger for righteousness.

  • Agree with Jesus’ prayer in John 17 for oneness / unity among the Body of Christ.

  • Wait in His Presence, get under the spout of heaven…Go out and release the gospel of the Kingdom.

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the wise that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary; he wakes up early, early shall he awaken my ear, that I might hear, as the wise. The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. - Isaiah 50:4-5 Jubilee Bible

OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence--As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil--to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! - Isaiah 64:1-2