Day 35 - Works of the Holy Spirit Pt. 3

Shabbat Shalom,

It’s the 35th day of Rend the Heavens. We have come to the end of week five; 35 means establish strength, and hope; it combines the numbers 30 which symbolizes dedication to a particular task or calling. In Hebrew its lamed which represents teaching. And 5 which in Hebrew is Hay הא means "Surely!" or "See!" or "Behold!" Pictogram: Mouth / breath (indicating spirit or revelation). 5 also reveals the grace of God and represents the 5-fold ministry.

The Spirit of the Lord says, as you have set aside time to seek the face of God these last 35 days you have gain new strength and hope has arisen within your heart. Surely you shall see and behold My works, fresh revelation is unfolding and the breath of the Lord is moving you upward and onward to the fulfillment of your destiny.


In the Days of Awakening

Revival Quote: “Revival is a divinely initiated work in which God’s people pray, repent of their sin, and return to a holy, Spirit-filled, obedient, love-relationship with God.”     - Henry Blackaby

Hebrides Revival Account 

The Prayer of Faith

"Here is a man praying the prayer of faith that heaven must answer. There are those in Arnol today who will verify the fact that while the brother prayed, the dishes on the dresser rattled as God turned loose His mighty power. Then wave after wave of divine power swept throughout the room. Simultaneously the Spirit of God swept through the village. People could not sleep and houses were lit all night. People walked the streets in great conviction; others knelt by their bedsides crying for pardon. As the men left the prayer meeting the preacher walked into a house for a glass of milk and found the lady of the house with seven others down upon their knees, crying out for God.”  - Quote from The Famous Hebrides Revival By Kathie Walters 

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.

  • Holy Spirit foretells (Acts 1:16; Acts 11:28)

Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus…Then one of them, named Agabus, stood up and showed by the Spirit that there was going to be a great famine throughout all the world, which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar.

  • Holy Spirit Can be spoken against (Mt. 12:32; Mk 3:29; Lk. 12:10)

Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.

  • Holy Spirit Retells (brings to remembrance) Prophesies ( Acts 2:14-35; 4:25-27)

…Who by the Holy Spirit, through the mouth of our father David Your servant, said, 'WHY DID THE GENTILES RAGE, AND THE PEOPLES DEVISE FUTILE THINGS? 'THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.’

  • Holy Spirit is witness (Rom. 8:16; I Jn. 5:6, 8)

The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God…This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth..And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

  • Holy Spirit Pours Into Us the Love of God (Rom. 5:5)

Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.

  • Anointed by Holy Spirit (Lk. 4:18; Acts 10:38; 2 Cor. 1:21; I Jn. 2:20; 2:27)

But it is God Who confirms and makes us steadfast and establishes us [in joint fellowship] with you in Christ, and has consecrated and anointed us [enduing us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit] 2 Cor. 1:21

  • Power of Holy Spirit (Lk. 4:14; Rom. 15:13, 19; I Cor. 2:4; I Th. 1:5)

May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope….in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit…my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power…for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.


Holy Spirit in Mark

Chapter 3: 22-30

Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebub," and, "By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.” 23 So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: "How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. 27 No one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house. 28 "Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; 29 but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation”— 30 because they said, "He has an unclean spirit."

The scribes who came down from Jerusalem: This is an official delegation of experts from Jerusalem, coming to Galilee, to observe and assess the ministry of Jesus. The opinion of these scribes carried a lot of weight with many people. Actually, they accuse Jesus of being possessed by Satan. “He hath Beelzebub, implying that Beelzebub hath Him, using Him as his agent. The expression points to something more than an alliance [but] to possession, and than on a grand scale.” (Expositor’s). The Gospel of Luke (Lk 11:14) tells us this accusation came in response to a dramatic demonic deliverance. The religious leaders attributed this working of Jesus to Satan (Beelzebub). These religious leaders were in danger of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit because they looked at the perfectly good and wonderful work of God in Jesus, and officially pronounced it the evil of Satan. This points to a settled rejection of heart against Jesus - possible evidence of the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. - David Guzik Commentary on book of Mark


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

ACTION

  • Read: Mark 3 - 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, do good, heal those oppressed by the devil.


They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. He said to the man with the withered hand, "Get up and come forward!” And He said to them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or to kill?" But they kept silent. - Mark 3:2-4

"You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. - Acts 10:38

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