Day 38 - Works of the Holy Spirit Pt. 5

In the Days of Awakening

Revival Quote: “A revival may be expected when Christians have a spirit of prayer for a revival. That is, when they pray as if their hearts were set upon it. When Christians have the spirit of prayer for a revival. When they go about groaning out their hearts desire. When they have real travail of soul.”    - Charles Finney

Hebrides Revival Account  - The Power of Prayer

"Some of the most vivid outpouring came when Donald (young boy of 16) was asked to pray. In the police station one night in Barvas, he simply stood up, clasped his hands together and uttered one word - "Father." Everyone melted into tears as the presence of God filled the station. In Callenish, he prayed until the power of God laid hold of those who were dead in sins, transforming them into the living stones in the temple of 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 Carries or transports (I Ki 18:12; 2 Ki 2:16; hand of the Lord came upon Ez. 1:3. 3:14, 22; 8:1; 33:22; 37:1; 40:1; Lifted me up Ez. 3:12, 14; 8:3; 11:1, 24; 43:5; snatched Philip away - Acts 8:39-40; 2 Cor. 12:2; Rev. 1:10; 17:3; 21:10).

    • Carry H5375 to lift, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, absolutely and relatively.

    • Snatched: G726 to seize (in various applications): - catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force).

  • Physical Transportation: Spirit of the LORD will carry you where I do not know (I Ki 18:12)…perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up and cast him on some mountain or into some valley…Spirit lifted me up and took me away;Then I came to the exiles who lived beside the river Chebar at Tel-abib…the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away…But Philip was found at Azotus…he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. (Rev. 17:3)

  • Spiritual Transportation: The word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel, the hand of the LORD came upon him (Ez. 1:3)…I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven (2 Cor. 12:2)…I was in the Spirit (Rev.1:10)

Mysteries revealed by the Spirit (Eph. 3:5-11) 

7 I was made a minister, according to the gift of God's grace which was given to me according to the working of His power… 9 to make all see what is the fellowship (partnership, participation, distribution) of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,

    • Manifold G4182 of differing colors: from G4183 and G4164; much variegated, that is, multifarious: - many, much, large

Spirit Says to the Church… He who has an ear, let Him Hear (Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6,13,22)

Jesus is speaking to the 7 Churches…His reviewing their works, telling them what’s rights, what they did to repent of after His assessment He says, He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Spirit brings liberty (2 Cor 3:17) 

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Normally when this scripture is taught it is being conveyed that we have ‘liberty’ meaning freedom to cut loose in the things of the Spirit (dance, gifts, flags, etc.) that truth can definitely be applied.

But in chapter 3 of 2 Corinthians Paul is contrasting the difference between the Old and New Covenants. In verse 17 He speaks of the liberty of the New Covenant. From the context of Ex 34:34, we see that when Paul says that the Lord is the Spirit, he is saying that the Holy Spirit is God, just as Jesus and the Father are.


Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. In the Old Testament when Moses went into God’s presence, the glory of the Lord would come upon him and his face world shined. So when he came out of God’s presence he wore a veil so the children of Israel couldn’t see God’s glory or its fading away. The Scripture says,  But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart. (2 Cor. 3:15)

We have the Holy Spirit, who is the Lord. We can live in the Spirit’s presence (unveiled) because He is given to us under the New Covenant. So, just as Moses had the liberty to relate to God face to face we too have this same liberty because of the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Spirit gives rest (Is. 63:11-14)

11 Then His people remembered the days of old, of Moses. Where is He who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of His flock? Where is He who put His Holy Spirit in the midst of them. 12 Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, Who divided the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name, 13 Who led them through the depths? Like the horse in the wilderness, they did not stumble; 14 As the cattle which go down into the valley, The Spirit of the LORD gave them rest. So You led Your people, To make for Yourself a glorious name.

Spirit’s Sword is Word of God (Is. 49:2; Hos. 6:5;Eph. 6:17; Heb. 4:12)

And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

  • Rhema G4487 an utterance (individually, collectively or specifically)

  • Logos G3056 what someone has said; the sayings of God; decree - what is declared, a thought, declaration.

Worship in the Spirit (Jn. 4:24; Php. 3:2-3)

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. (Jn. 4:24)  Php. 3: 2 Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; 3 For we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh

David Guzik Commentary says; God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth: Jesus establishes the basis for true worship: it is not of places and trappings, but in spirit and in truth.

i. To worship in spirit means you are concerned with the spiritual realities, not outward sacrifices, cleansings and trappings.

ii. To worship in truth means you worship according to the whole council of God’s word, especially in light of the New Testament revelation.

Holy Spirit in Mark

Workings of the Holy Spirit

Chapter 5  - The Holy Spirit isn’t mentioned directly in this chapter but we see Jesus casting out an unclean spirit, healing a woman who suffered with an issue of blood for twelve years and raising a twelve year old girl from the dead all of these are ‘works or manifestations’ of Holy Spirit's empowerment.


ACTION

  • Read: Mark 5 - 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 Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who touched My clothes?…As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe.” - Mark 5: 30; 36

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