Day 44 - Symbols of the Holy Spirit Pt. 2

Friends,

Get under the spout of heaven, tarry until....the Spirit of the Lord rest upon you!

I apologize for the poor recording, battling a bad cold, cough and sore throat BUT pressing on to Pentecost.

Tarrying,

Sharon

In the Days of Awakening!

Revival Quote: “Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”   - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Immediately coming up out of the water, He (Jesus) saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him. - Mark 1:10 

DOVE – Gentility, Devotion, Peace, Innocence

One of the most common symbols of the Holy Spirit is a dove. It comes from the story of Jesus’ baptism, when Jesus saw “the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him.” (Mark 1:10) The other three Gospel writers use similar wording to describe the event (see Matthew 3:16, Luke 3:22, and John 1:32).

Doves are known as the “sheep of the bird world” because of their caring and soft disposition. Doves are devoted to their mates, and when domesticated, devotedly return to their owners. It could be said that the dove’s demonstration of gentility and devotion is similar to the Spirit’s attitude toward us.

Interestingly, doves were also used for sacrifice in the tabernacle, often named first before other birds. When the dove is listed as an option for sacrifice, it is usually for those who cannot provide the required larger sacrifice. As Jesus is the “Lamb of God” to symbolize His perfect, ultimate and atoning sacrifice, so the Holy Spirit is the “Dove of God” as a reminder that all – rich, middle class, or poor -- may approach the Almighty God to sacrifice praise, thanksgiving or receive forgiveness of sin.

As the Holy Spirit came and rest upon Jesus, He wants to come and rest upon us as well. 

See also Genesis 8:8-12, Matthew 10:16

7 Fold Spirit of God

Paul Keith Davis writes in The Bride's End-Time Harvest Anointing; God’s "Sevenfold Spirit" is a wonderful mystery to highlight the functioning of the Lord's Spirit in the earth. It is not in contradiction to the triune nature of God but a perfect and complete expression of His Spirit that demonstrates the fullness of His character and power. The Spirit of the Lord doesn't "have" wisdom and revelation, counsel and might, knowledge and reverential awe; He "IS" all of these.

The Book of Revelation uses the phrase "Seven Spirits of God" in four passages. It is taken from two Greek words:

  • Hepta G2033 = meaning seven or more appropriately sevenfold.

  • Pneuma G4151 = the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son.

The seven aspects of the Holy Spirit provide a more clear definition of His nature. The Spirit of the Lord is an expression of who He is while wisdom and revelation, counsel and might, and knowledge and the reverential fear of God are what He is.

The Jewish Bible records Revelation 4:5 as follows:

"From the throne came forth lightnings, voices and thunderings; and before the throne were seven flaming torches, which are the sevenfold Spirit of God."

The sevenfold Spirit is a complete representation of His revelation (seven eyes) and power (seven horns) essential to accomplish His plan in the earth. In order for the Church to do the works that He did, fulfilling John 14:12, this same manifestation of the Spirit must also rest upon her! The Lord promised to baptize us in the Holy Spirit and fire; the Seven Spirits (7-fold) of God are manifested in fire.

Isaiah 11:1-3 Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear. 

Manifestation of the Presence of God as Jehovah.

  • Spirit  H7307 = ruach, breath; air; strength; wind; breeze; spirit; courage.

  • Lord H3068 = yehôvâh “the existing One”, the proper name of the one true God.

  • Rest H5117 = nûach to rest, settle down and remain.

Genesis 1:2—The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

  • Ruach of Elohym.  Plural name of God associated with creation or as Creator.

Jehovah appears is Genesis 2:4. “The day the Lord God made earth and heaven.”

2 Corinthians 3:17-18—Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, {there} is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

The Spirit of the Lord’s color is said to be RED = Blood of Jesus, love of God, passion, fire, purifying, overcomer, perseverance, war, authority,, warrior.

May Ruach Jehovah come and rest upon you, breath new life into you. May the Spirit of the Lord bring into existence that which you need this very day, causing the dark and formless things in your life to come alive and produce much fruit.

Holy Spirit Workings in Mark

Chapter 11

Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary says; we are now come to the Passion-Week, the week in which Christ died, and the great occurrences of that week. I. Christ's riding in triumph into Jerusalem (Mk 11:1-11). II. His cursing the barren fig-tree (Mk11:12-14). III. His driving those out of the temple that turned it into an exchange (Mk 11:15-19). IV. His discourse with his disciples concerning the power of faith and the efficacy of prayer, on occasion of the withering of the fig-tree he cursed (Mk 11:20-26). V. His reply to those who questioned his authority (Mk11:27-33).

ACTION

  • Read: Mark 11  - 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.

22 And Jesus answered saying to them, "Have faith in God. 23 Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. 24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. - Mark 11:22-24

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