Day 42 - Works of the Holy Spirit Pt. 8

Shabbat Shalom,

Let us press on to know the Lord, to walk in the Spirit, be mature ones who are led by the Spirit and those who have the Holy Spirit without measure moving through us...BE those who Re-PRESENT Christ Jesus upon the earth.

Tarrying Under the Spout,

Sharon

In the Days of Awakening

Revival Quote: “A revival means days of heaven upon earth”.     - David Lloyd-Jones

Hebrides Revival Account 

THE POWER OF PRAYER - BERNERA

"One of the most outstanding anointings of prayer happened when Donald was in Bernera, a small island off the coast of Lewis. Duncan Campbell was assisting at a communion service; the atmosphere was heavy and the preaching difficult, so he sent to Barvas for some men to come and assist in prayer.

They prayed, but the spiritual bondage persisted, so much so that half-way through the sermon, Duncan stopped preaching. Just then he noticed Donald, visibly moved under a deep burden for souls. He thought, 'This boy is in touch with God, and living nearer to the Savior than I am.' He said, 'Donald, will you lead us in prayer?' The young lad rose to his feet and made reference to the fourth chapter of Revelation which he had been reading that morning. 'Oh God, I seem to be gazing through an open door. I see the Lamb in the midst of the Throne, with the keys of death and hell at His girdle.' He began to sob, then lifting his eyes toward heaven, cried, 'Oh God, there is power, let it loose!' The Spirit of God swept into the building and the heavens were opened. The church resembled a battlefield. On one side many were prostrated over the seats weeping and sighing; on the other side some were affected by throwing their arms up in the air in a rigid posture for an hour. God had come!”

The Works of the Holy Spirit 

Holy Spirit Has…

  • Walk in the Spirit - Fruit of (Rom. 8:4; Gal. 5:16-26) 

Walk in the Spirit

 16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.

Works of the Flesh

19 The cravings of the self-life are obvious: Sexual immorality, lustful thoughts, pornography,20 chasing after things instead of God,  manipulating others, hatred of those who get in your way, senseless arguments, resentment when others are favored, temper tantrums, angry quarrels, only thinking of yourself, being in love with your own opinions, 21 being envious of the blessings of others, murder, uncontrolled addictions, wild parties, and all other similar behavior. Haven’t I already warned you that those who use their “freedom” for these things will not inherit the kingdom realm of God! (TPT)

Fruit of the Spirit

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 

Live by the Spirit

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26 So may we never be arrogant, or look down on another, for each of us is an original. We must forsake all jealousy that diminishes the value of others.

  • Gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:1-11, 9; Heb. 2:4)

7But to each person is given the manifestation of the Ruach for the benefit of all. (TLV) 4-7 God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! (TMB)

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues. (KJV)

11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

We ARE TO BE…

  • Led by Holy Spirit  (Lk. 4:1; Rom. 8:9,14) 

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led around by the Spirit in the wilderness. (Lk. 4:1) For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (Rom. 8:14)

Things of the God discerned by those in the Spirit (I Cor. 2:9-16)

 9 it is written, "THINGS WHICH EYE HAS NOT SEEN AND EAR HAS NOT HEARD, AND which HAVE NOT ENTERED THE HEART OF MAN, ALL THAT GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.” 10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.

    • Revealed G601 to uncover, lay open what has been veiled or covered up disclose, to make known, make manifest, disclose what before was unknown

11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spiritcombining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words

14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

    • Natural G5591 from G5590 (psyche) ; natural, of the soul or mind: worldly-minded.

15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. 16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.

  • Minister in the Spirit (2 Cor 3:5-8)

5 Not that we are fit (qualified and sufficient in ability) of ourselves to form personal judgments or to claim or count anything as coming from us, but our power and ability and sufficiency are from God. 6 [It is He] Who has qualified us [making us to be fit and worthy and sufficient] as ministers and dispensers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not [ministers] of the letter (of legally written code) but of the Spirit; for the code [of the Law] kills, but the [Holy] Spirit makes alive. [Jer 31:31] 7 Now if the dispensation of death engraved in letters on stone [the ministration of the Law], was inaugurated with such glory and splendor that the Israelites were not able to look steadily at the face of Moses because of its brilliance, [a glory] that was to fade and pass away, [Exo 34:29-35] 8 Why should not the dispensation of the Spirit [this spiritual ministry whose task it is to cause men to obtain and be governed by the Holy Spirit] be attended with much greater and more splendid glory? (AMP)

As Jesus Did We too Can Have the Spirit without measure

  • Holy Spirit Given without measure (Jh. 3:34-35)

34 For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaims God's own message], God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, but boundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit! [Deu 18:18] 35 The Father loves the Son and has given (entrusted, committed) everything into His hand. [Dan 7:14]

Truly, truly, I say to you, He who believes on Me, the works that I do he shall do also, and greater works than these he shall do, because I go to My Father. (Jn. 14:12)…Jesus said; “IT IS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE” At Pentecost we were endued with the same Holy Spirit and power that Jesus possessed.

Holy Spirit Workings in Mark

Chapter 9

In this chapter we have, Christ’s transfiguration on the mount, Mk 9:1-13. Peter didn’t know what to make of this supernatural event so he suggested them to build three tabernacles / places to worship. BUT the Father made it very clear that Jesus was His Son and ONLY should be worshipped. Jesus casting the devil out of a child, when the disciples could not do it, more prayer / faith / and possible fasting was necessary. Mk 9:14-29. His prediction of his own sufferings and death, Mk 9:30-32.The reproof he gave to his disciples for their carnal ambition, who is greater? Jesus said, If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all. Mk 9:33-37. And to John for rebuking one who cast out devils in Christ’s name, and did not follow with them, Jesus said, if those who cast our demons is not against ME then don’t start them from doing the works of My Spirit. Mk 9:38-41. His discourse with his disciples of the danger of offending one of his little ones, Jesus brings a little child and says, whoever receives such a one, receives me…in other words ‘be as little children’ Mk 9:42; and He warns them of the temptation to sin, remove from our hearts that which causes us to sin. Mk 9:43-50. 

We must be salted with fire (Holy Spirit) and become a living sacrifice to God. Salt typifies that which preserves, purifies, and seasons. In eastern lands, it is also a pledge of loyalty, friendship, or faithfulness to a promise also used in covenant making. Fire may mean hell (as in vv. 44, 46, 48) or judgment of any kind, including divine judgment of a believer's works, and self-judgment. Fire can also refers to the Holy Spirit. As His presence in our lives “seasons” us, it purifies, preserves, and adds flavor to our lives, and so it makes our “living sacrifice” acceptable to God.

ACTION

  • Read: Mark 9  - 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…

49 For everyone shall be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good (beneficial), but if salt has lost its saltness, how will you restore [the saltness to] it? Have salt within yourselves, and be at peace and live in harmony with one another. - Mark 9:49-50

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