In the Days of Awakening!
In the timeline of the Feast of Weeks we are 10 days out from Shavuot or Pentecost.
Disciple's Born Again: In John 20, after Jesus’ resurrection He appeared to His disciples. Jesus breathed on them and said, “receive the Holy Spirit” this is when the disciples were born again and commissioned.
19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John 20:19-20)
For 40 days: Jesus presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, (Acts 1:1-5a)
But you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. (Acts 1:5b)
10 Days and Counting: Jesus said, Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry… until you are endued with power from on high.” Lk. 24:49
Tarry G2523 to make to sit down; to set, appoint, to confer a kingdom on one.
Power G1411 dunamis
strength power, ability
inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature (Gen. 1:26-27)
power for performing miracles
moral power and excellence of soul
EXACTLY 10 DAYS LATER…they were endued with power!
Holy Spirit Given:
Father Promised (Lk 24:49; Acts 1:42:33)
Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.
Holy Spirit Power
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts. 1:8
Receive G2983 to take; to take with the hand, lay hold of, any person or thing in order to use it; to have offered to one.
Come G1904 to come upon, overtake, one
Baptize in Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5; 11:16)
At Pentecost: You shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.
Gentiles received Holy Spirit after Pentecost: And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way?” When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, "Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life. (Acts 11:16-18)
Baptize: to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge (of vessels sunk); to overwhelm.
Baptize w/ Holy Spirit and fire (Mt. 3:11; Lk. 3:16)
Popular New Testament Commentary says of Fire. ‘With’ is not to be supplied. Some refer this to the fire of judgment, as in Mat 3:12; but the close connection with what precedes, and the actual appearance of ‘fire’ on the day of Pentecost (Act 2:13), favor a reference to the powerful and purifying influences of the Holy Spirit (Isa 4:4; Jer 5:14; Mal 3:2). ‘In’ must not be pressed in either case, since the Holy Ghost is represented as poured out, and the fire on the day of Pentecost came down upon the disciples.
The Divine presence will in fact, as is recognized by Isaiah (Is 33:14; Is 31:9), be twofold in its working, according as it is yielded to or the reverse. It burns away sin out of the godly, and it consumes the ungodly if they cleave to their sin.
Holy Spirit Received by Faith (Gal. 3:2; miracles worked by Gal. 3:5; 14)
This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? (Gal 3:2,5 )in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Gal. 3:14)
Hebrides Revival Account
You Can’t Get Away From God
"Duncan Campbell, in his biography by Andrew Woolsey, describes the revival as "A community saturated with God." He goes on, "The presence of God was a universal, inescapable fact: at home, in the church and by the roadside. Many who visited Lewis during this time became vividly conscious of the spiritual atmosphere before they reached the island.” - Quote from The Famous Hebrides Revival By Kathie Walters
Revival Quote: “Revival begins when you draw a circle around yourself and make sure everything in that circle is right with God.” - Anne Graham Lotz
Holy Spirit Workings in Mark
Once again we see the religious leaders coming to where Jesus was ministering to find some fault with Him or the disciples. Well, of course they found fault this time having to do with ceremonial cleansing before eating (tradition). Jesus said to them, 6 Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.7'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'8 "Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.” (vs. 6-8) Jesus said, its not what’s on the outside that defies us but what’s on the inside (our hearts) which proceeds out of us that can defile men. Jesus delivers the Syrophoenician women’s daughter; she answered and *said to Him, "Yes, Lord, but even the dogs under the table feed on the children's crumbs.” And He said to her, "Because of this answer go; the demon has gone out of your daughter.” (28-29) We also see in this chapter Jesus healing a deaf man.
Read: Mark 7 - 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…Take the next 10 days and ‘tarry’ for a fresh baptize of the Holy Spirit.
They brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they implored Him to lay His hand on him…They were utterly astonished, saying, "He has done all things well; He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak. (Mark 7: 32, 37)
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