Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 4:5
4:5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire wereburning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
John at Patmos Island heard the thundering and voices and seven lamps of fire that were burning before the throne. Acts 2:1-4
2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
2:3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and onesat upon each of them.
2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
It is the same as what happened in an upper room in Jerusalem. There came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire. It refers to the pouring of Holy Spirit upon man in the world
. John 6:63
6:63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and theyare life.
How great the fleshy men in the world are, without Holy Spirit they are nothing. They only sin up to the peak of sin, die spiritually, and perish forever. Without Holy Spirit, we will become evil, lazy, and unfaithful in ministry and become the evil maker that will be destroyed forever
For that reason, we absolutely need Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit makes flesh man live in righteousness, holiness, until perfection like Jesus - having the eternal life. John 16:7
16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
Jesus must go away means He must die, rise, and ascend to heaven to pour Holy Spirit. The pouring of Holy Spirit starts from the upper room in Jerusalem. It must happen so we can be useful and employed by God in the revival of Holy Spirit at the last rain. It is the revival of the building of the perfect body of Christ. We are ready to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds.
The functions of Holy Spirit are as follows:
- Holy Spirit is the Helper.
14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever--
The power of God's help happens in two things as follows:
- Facing the difficulties in the wilderness and guiding us to the land of Canaan.
13:21 And the Lordwent before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.
13:22 He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night frombefore the people.
The spiritual meaning is we enter the revival of Holy Spirit at the last rain until the New Jerusalem.
- The power of God's help is in two forms, namely the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire.
The pillar of cloudprotects us from the temptations in all aspects even the impossible ones. Even it finishes all problems.
The pillar of fireis to face the darkness at night so we will not stumble and fall in sin up to the peak. We live in righteousness and holiness before God.
The pillar of fire is also to face the coldness at night, namely the love gets cold, the unfaithfulness in ministry, and sacrificing the spiritual things to get the physical ones. The pillar of fire helps us so we minister God in faithfulness and fervency and we prioritize the spiritual matter more than anything.
The pillar of clouds the one of fire is the solution to face the heat at day and the cold at night. Those refer to the ruins. We are not ruined together with the world but being employed in the revival of Holy Spirit at the last rain until the perfection.
- Holy Spirit helps us worship God with groaning which cannot be uttered.
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
We can speak with the tongues as the Spirit gives us utterance. The result is the spiritual miracle that is the renewal from carnal man to spiritual one like Jesus.
8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
We can cry out "Abba, Father." We obey God until the flesh does not sound anymore. If we are honest and obedient the physical miracle will happen.
1 Kings 17:7,11-13
17:7 And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
17:11 And as she was going to get it,he called to her and said, "Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand."
17:12 So she said, "As the Lordyour God lives, I do not have bread, only a handful of flour in a bin, and a little oil in a jar; and see, I amgathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it, and die."
17:13 And Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go anddo as you have said, but make me a small cake from it first, and bring itto me; and afterward make somefor yourself and your son.
The widow of Zarephath holds fast the true teaching Word that is like a handful of flour. A handful is the same size as the heart. Thus, a handful of flour is the true teaching Word that is practiced and it becomes our heart.
1 Kings 17:15
17:15 So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for manydays.
We will experience the power of God's care spiritually and physically. It starts from now until the days of Antichrist's reigning on earth for three and a half years.
1 Kings 17:17, 23
17:17 Now it happened after these things thatthe son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so serious that there was no breath left in him.
17:23 And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, "See, your son lives!"
We also get the power of God's help to erase all impossibilities. The things that have died can become alive, failure becomes success, and ruin will be restored.
If Jesus comes a second time, we will experience the last renewal. We are changed to become perfect as He is. We are worthy to greet His second coming until we return to the throne of God forever.
God blesses us.