Day 48 - Rain / Symbols of the Holy Spirit Pt. 6

Shabbat Shalom,

Devouring is ending in our lives and restoration has COME!  REJOICE in God's goodness! 

The Spirit gave me a song on April 30th entitled I will Pour Out My Spirit. Holy Spirit reminded me of it today, it’s a cappella. I pray it blesses you!

The RAIN Has COME ~ The Lord says, I WILL RESTORE!

Under the Spout,

Receiving the Rain of Heaven!

Sharon

In the Days of Awakening!
Revival Quote: If we want revivals, we must revive our reverence for the Word of God.”    - Charles Spurgeon

Symbol of the Holy Spirit 

RAIN – Refreshing, Cleansing, Satisfaction, Restoration and Harvest

The Holy Spirit is often described in the form of: rain, dew, rivers and springs. Rain has a dual implication. First as refreshing where there has been dryness and barrenness (Joel 2:23-29). Second, as restoration where there has been loss (Is. 28:11-12). The “pouring out” Peter refers to at Pentecost (Acts 2:17) is not an abstract use of the word; it has to do with “latter rain” that brought about the hastening of the harvest and fruitful crops. The Lord will send rain to people that are barren as a promise of hope. See also Deut. 32:2; 2 Chr. 6:27; Ps. 68:8; Is. 32:15, 44:3-4, 55:10-11; Ez. 36:25-27; Hosea 6:3; Zec. 10:1

Many people have been in Joel 1: 4 What the chewing locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; What the swarming locust left, the crawling locust has eaten; And what the crawling locust left, the consuming locust has eaten.

4 Stages of Devouring 

  • chewing: to crush, damage, injure, to devour

  • swarming: to be thronged or overrun; by which it becomes barren; sudden disappearance (figuratively), insignificance 

  • crawling:a slow pace or rate of progress

  • consuming: to undergo destruction; waste away / exhaust, deplete. squander, dissipate. - the ravager

COMING TO AN END!

FOR the RAIN Has COME ~ The Lord says, I WILL RESTORE!

  • Restore: to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor. Recovery or restoration of things lost.

Joel 2:23-27 23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the LORD your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. 24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. 

25 "So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. 27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.


God’s Word Will Be Accomplished in Your Life

Isaiah 55:10-11 10 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.


7 Lamps Burning - 7 Fold Spirit of God

The Branch Judged Through Righteousness

Isaiah 11:3-5 3 And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes seeNor make a decision by what His ears hear; 4But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. 5Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist

  • Judge H8199 shâphaṭ to judge, govern, vindicate, punish; to act as law-giver or judge or governor (of God, man) to rule, govern, judge; to decide controversy (of God, man); to execute judgment.

Jesus tells us in John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

  • Appearance G3799 seeing, sight, the outward appearance, look

  • Judge G2919 Properly to distinguish, that is, decide (mentally or judicially); by implication to trycondemnpunish: - avenge, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think; to rule, govern.

  • Righteous G1342 righteous, observing divine laws; in a wide sense, upright, righteous, virtuous, keeping the commands of God


By the Spirit 

I Corinthians 2:11-17 11For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 

13These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 17 For "WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD THAT HE MAY INSTRUCT HIM?" But we have the mind of Christ.


Holy Spirit Workings in Mark, 

Chapter 15

The chapter opens with another immediately…Immediately, in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate. Jesus was continually challenged and accused by the religious leaders of His day throughout the book of Mark. He continually tried to reveal Himself - to cause them to hear and see that His was the Messiah sent from the Father but they refused to receive the ‘new wine’ and become a ‘new wineskin.’ It is no different today religion stills stops people from ‘seeing and hearing’ new things. Religious leaders / people refused to receive ‘new wine’ and become a new wineskin the Spirit can use in this hour. 

ACTION

  • Read: Mark 15  - Write down what the Spirit shows you. 

  • Ask Holy Spirit to mantle you the 7 fold Spirit of God that you may delight in the fear of the Lord and judge in righteousness. 

  • Cry Out for God’s Presence - for RAIN of the Spirit - to invade your life, church, city and this nation!

  • Ask for the Rain of the Spirit to bring RESTORATION to your house!

  • 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.

7 O God, when You went forth before Your people, when You marched through the wilderness. 8 The earth trembled, the heavens also poured down [rain] at the presence of God; Sinai quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 You, O God, did send a plentiful rain; You did restore and confirm Your heritage when it languished and was weary. 10 Your flock found a dwelling place in it; You, O God, in Your goodness did provide for the poor and needy. - Psalms 68:7-10

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