Day 41 - Works of the Holy Spirit Pt. 7

Shabbat Shalom,

May the mercies of the Lord rest upon your Shabbat time of rest this weekend.

Tarry With Me,

Sharon

In the Days of Awakening

Revival Quote: “Revival is the eruption of God's heart on a life poured out.” - Lou Engle

Hebrides Revival Account 

You Can’t Get Away From God

“The scripture, 'Wither shall I go from your Spirit, or wither shall I flee from your Presence? took on a very real meaning. One night a man went to the manse in great concern of his soul. He was brought into the study and the minister asked him, 'What happened to you, I have not seen you in any of the services?' 'No,' he replied, 'But, I cant get away from the Spirit.”          - Quote from The Famous Hebrides Revival By Kathie Walters 

The Works of the Holy Spirit 

Degrees of Infilling

  • At Salvation: Holy Spirit comes to dwell within - to create a family for God. (Rom. 8:11, Gal. 4:6-7; I Jn. 4:13)

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you (8:11)… 6 Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father! 7Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through GodBy this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

    • Dwell G3611 oikeo from okios (family) to occupy a house that is, reside.

  • Filled with Holy Spirit (Acts 4:8; Acts 4:31; Eph. 5:18)

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers and elders of the people…And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.

    • Filled G4130 to “fill” (literally or figuratively [influencesupply]); specifically to fulfill (time); accomplish, furnish.

There are different levels of being filled…WE ARE TO CONTINUE be being filled!

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit(Eph. 5:18)

    • Filled G4137 Thayer: to make full; to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally (I abound, I am liberally supplied); to complete in every way; fill to the brim; carry out, (some undertaking); of matters of duty: to perform, execute; of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish; to fulfill, i.e. to cause God’s will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God’s promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfillment.

These Old Testament passages have a simpler meaning.

  • I am filled with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, all kinds of craftsmanship (Ex. 31:3)

  • Spirit of the LORD—fills with power, justice and courage (Mic.3:8)

  • Full of  Holy Spirit (Lk. 4:1; Acts 6:3,5; 7:55; 11:24)

Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task…they chose…a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit…But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.

    • Full G4134  Thayer Definition: full, i.e. filled up (as opposed to empty, full, i.e. complete - lacking nothing, perfect; of the soul, thoroughly permeated (to pass into or through every part of) with.

  • Dwelling of God (Eph. 2:22)

In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God in (by, through) the Spirit. (AMP)

    • Dwelling  a dwelling place: - habitation. From G2730 Thayer  to dwell, settle; metaphorically divine powers, influences, etc., are said to dwell in his soul, to pervade, prompt, govern it. 

  • Holy Spirit can be Tested (Acts 5:9)

Then Peter said to her, "Why is it that you have agreed together to put the Spirit of the Lord to the test (tempt)? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out as well.”

    • Test G3985 to test (objectively), that is, endeavor, scrutinize, entice, discipline: - assay, examine, prove, tempt.

  • Devoid of  - not of the Spirit (Jude 1:19; Is. 30:1)

These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit…Woe to the rebellious children," declares the LORD, "Who execute a plan, but not Mine, And make an alliance, but not of My Spirit, In order to add sin to sin. 

    • Devoid G3361 not, (used for qualified negation); not possessing, untouched by, void, or destitute.

    • Negation: the act of denying; a negative statement, idea, concept, doctrine, a contradiction, refutation, or rebuttal.

    • Worldly-minded G5591 natural, of the soul or mind

Holy Spirit Workings in Mark

Chapter 8

This chapter opens with Jesus feeding 4000 people who had been with him in the wilderness for days. Once again we see the disciples ‘not’ getting the bigger picture of the Spirit. The Pharisees are also back…seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him. Jesus warns the disciples (us) "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” The disciples thought Jesus was scolding them for not taking enough bread with them…Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? "HAVING EYES, DO YOU NOT SEE? AND HAVING EARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR? And do you not remember…And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand? Jesus heals a blind man (this miracle took a couple of times). Peter confesses Jesus as the Christ. Jesus foretells of his death and resurrection and calls those who will follow Him to take up their cross and follow Him. 

ACTION

  • Read: Mark 8 - 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…

If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? "For what will a man give in exchange for his soul? "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels. - Mark 8:34-38

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