Day 34 - Works of the Holy Spirit Pt. 2

Shabbat Shalom,

A Door has opened for us to learn of the Holy Spirit. It’s time for another great awakening in the land. Let us embrace the work of the Holy Spirit, for it is He who moves upon the hearts of men to pray and act on behalf of the Kingdom of God.

Under the Spout of Heaven,

Embracing the Works of the Holy Spirit,

Sharon

In the Day of Awakening!

THE "HEBRIDES REVIVAL" -- WE WILL SEE THIS AGAIN!

Hebrides Revival Account 

"The little band of prayer warriors made their way to the farmhouse to plead the promises of God. Just after midnight Duncan Campbell asked John, the local blacksmith, to pray. John rose to his feet with his cap in hand and prayed a prayer that will never be forgotten by those who were present.

In the middle of his prayer he stopped and raised his right hand to heaven and continued, 'Oh God, you made a promise to pour water on the dry ground, and Lord, its not happening.' He continues, but Lord, if I know anything about my own heart, I stand before you as an empty vessel, thirsting for thee and for a manifestation of Thy power.' He halted again and after a moment of tense silence cried, 'Oh God, your honor is at stake; and I now challenge you to fulfill your covenant engagement and do what you promised to do.”

- Quote from The Famous Hebrides Revival By Kathie Walters 

Revival Quote: “There can be no revival apart from the Holy Ghost; He is the author of every Heaven-sent movement.” - James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie

The Works of the Holy Spirit 

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

  • Holy Spirit prays for us and with us (Rom. 8:26-27)

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.

  • Holy Spirit directs / orchestrates ministry (Acts 8:29; 10:19; 13:2, 15:28, 16:6; I Cor. 12:11)

Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go up and join this chariot…While Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are looking for you…While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us.

  • Holy Spirit Speaks (2 Sam. 23:2; I Ki. 22:24; Mt. 10:20; John 16:13; Acts 21:11; explicitly says I Tim. 4:1)

The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue…For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you…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…But the Spirit explicitly says. 

  • Holy Spirit is Agent of dreams & vision (Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:17-18)

It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions.Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

  • Holy Spirit comes upon (I Chr. 12:18; 2 Chr. 15:1; Jdg. 3:10, 6:34, 11:29, 14:6;9; 15:14; I Sam. 1:16; 6:13; I Sam. 19:20, 23; Num. 24:2; Is. 59:21; Ez. 11:5 - fell upon; Lk. 2:25; Lk. 4:18; with power Acts 1:8)

Then the Spirit came upon Amasai…Simeon; was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him…The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. - I Chr. 12:18; Lk. 2:25; 4:18; Acts 1:8

  • Holy Spirit Impregnates (Mt. 1:18; Lk. 1:35)

Mary was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit…And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come on you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you. Therefore also that Holy One which will be born of you shall be called Son of God.

The Holy Spirit impregnates us with God’s rhema words, He causes the Word to grow within us and brings to birth the dreams and visions of the Lord for our lives.

  • Holy Spirit is a Gift (Acts 2:38-39; Acts 10:45)

…you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call…the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the nations also.

Holy Spirit in Mark

I have a personal conviction that one of Mark’s objectives in his gospel project was to present Jesus as the “Heavenly man of the Spirit.” Consider a few insights into Mark’s “spirit language” and see what you think. Mark’s Gospel contains twenty-two references to πνεῦμα  (pneuma) in eleven of sixteen chapters.  Chapter one alone contains the most (six) references to pneuma.  Of these twenty-two references, we may generally divide them into three categories. - Pneuma (spirit) In Mark’s Gospel, by Kenny Burchard, Nov 27, 2013

  • Spirit G4151pneuma (Thayer)

  1. the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son.

  2. the rational spirit, the power by which the human being feels, thinks, decides

  3. used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit….to another the distinguishing of spirits. I Cor. 12:4, 10

Chapter 2:8-12

Immediately Jesus, aware in His spirit that they were reasoning that way within themselves, said to them, "Why are you reasoning about these things in your hearts? "Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven'; or to say, 'Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk’? "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"—He said to the paralytic, "I say to you, get up, pick up your pallet and go home.” And he got up and immediately picked up the pallet and went out in the sight of everyone, so that they were all amazed and were glorifying God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this."

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.

And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins. - Mark 2:22