Day 33 - Works of the Holy Spirit Pt. 1

Come Along My Friends,

In the Day of Awakening!

Holy Spirit is calling you (us). He says, Come, learn of Me and you will see, hear and know things you have not known up till now

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).

Revival is an infusion of new spiritual life imparted by the Holy Spirit to existing parts of Christ's body. - Richard Lovelace

During Hebrides revival…"Outside, startling things were taking place. The Spirit of God was sweeping over the homes and area surrounding the village, and many people came under the convicting power of the Spirit. Fishermen out in their boats; men behind their looms; men at the pit bank; a merchant out in his truck; school teachers examining their papers were gripped by the power of God and by 10-0-clock the roads were streaming with people from every direction, making their way to the church.”  - Quote from The Famous Hebrides Revival By Kathie Walters

As I stated yesterday, the topic of the Holy Spirit is vast. Through my study of the Scriptures 159 references stood out to me. There were 9 different words used to describe the Spirit of God and almost 70 works performed by the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible.

The Works of the Holy Spirit 

The names and terms for the Holy Spirit relate to his power, activity and presence in the worldoften indicating the nature of his actions or the gifts which he conveys to believers.

Here’s the first 7…

To the Believer:

  • He is our Helper - Counselor, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7)

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever. (Jn.14:16)

  • He indwells us (John 14:16-17; Rom. 8:9).

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. (Rom. 8:9)

  • He seals us (Eph. 1:13-14)

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.

  • He teaches us (John 14:26; I Cor. 2:12-13)

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.(I Cor. 2:12-13)

  • He guides us into all truth (John 16:13).

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.

  • He comforts us (John 16:7; Acts 9:31).

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase. (Acts 9:31)

  • He strengthens our inner man (Eph. 3:16)

That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.

Holy Spirit in the book of Mark

Chapter 1: 

1:8  I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

1:10  And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove.

1:12  Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.

Because Jesus was baptized and empowered by the Holy Spirit He was able to bring deliverance to this man.

1:23  Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out,

1:26  And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.

Interesting note: the word immediately is used 42 times in the book of Mark, more than in all the rest of the New Testament. It denotes ‘continuous action.’ Mark is also the Gospel of vividness, graphic, striking phrases which occur to allow the reader to form a mental picture of the scene described.

Before you read ask Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see and learn new things.

ACTION

  • Read: Mark 2 Write down what the Spirit shows you. 

  • 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 preach the gospel of the kingdom of God.

 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”     - Mark 1:14-15

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