In the Days of Awakening!
Today begins week 7, next Sunday is Shavuot / Pentecost. This week we will be looking at the symbols of the Holy Spirit and the 7-fold Spirit of God.
Jack Hayford in his article Symbols of the Holy Spirit says, “The Holy Spirit doesn’t seek to be mysterious, but He is the most mysterious of the Godhead. We can read in the Word about the Father, and we can read about the Son who came and walked among us. But Jesus tells us that when the Spirit comes, He will not speak of Himself; that “whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come” (John 16:13 KJV).
The workings of the Holy Spirit are invisible, glorious, and gentle, and within them, He never tells us about Himself. He comes to glorify Jesus—helping us to see Jesus more, to understand Jesus better, to respond to Jesus more obediently, and to love Jesus with a deeper heart of commitment.
So the symbols of the Holy Spirit become essential to our gaining an understanding of what He’s like, not only in an objective way of analyzing truth, but also in the subjective way that He comes to penetrate our lives in ways which the reality of the invisible penetrate the visible. When we talk about the Holy Spirit as rain, for example, the purpose isn’t to think, “Oh, the Holy Spirit is like rain.” The purpose is to get wet.
In each of the following seven ways, the Lord desires to move into our realm. Just as the Holy Spirit manifested for a moment in a dove and lighted upon Jesus, He wants to penetrate you and me with the glory of the invisible God that becomes visible in us—to flood His life into ours that we might then overflow it to others.”
2Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. 3And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. 5Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. (Revelation 4:2-5)
Revival Quote: “Revival is not just an emotional touch; it's a complete takeover!” - Nancy Leigh Demoss
Holy Spirit Workings in Mark
Chapter 10 taken from Joseph Benson Commentary
(1) Christ disputes with the Pharisees concerning divorce, Mk10:1-12.
(2) He kindly receives the little children that were brought to him to be blessed, Mk 10:13-16.
(3) He tries the rich man that inquires what he must do to inherit eternal life, Mk 10:17-22.
(4) He discourses with his disciples, on that occasion, concerning the peril of riches, and the advantage of forsaking all for his sake, Mk10:23-31.
(5) He again gives his disciples notice of his sufferings and death approaching, Mk10:32-34
(6) He counsels James and John to think of suffering rather than of reigning with him, Mk 10:35-45.
(7) He cures Bartimaeus, a poor blind man, Mk 10:46-52
Read: Mark 10 - 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; tarry there until you are endured with power from on High.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength (might), The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. - Isaiah 11:2