“Rivers of the Holy Spirit” Pt 4

“The River of Power”

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

Gen. 2:11-14 LIST’S THESE 4 RIVERS
PISON, GIHON, HIDDEKEL (TIGRIS), EUPHRATES

3. HIDDEKEL (TIGRIS) – THIS IS THE FLOW OF POWER

2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

HIDDEKEL MEANS “SWIFT OR DARTING” Ex. AN ARROW IN FLIGHT

POWER COMES WITH A PURPOSE.

THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTS TO HELP US BE PEOPLE WHO ARE DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL IN OUR LIVES.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you –

(DUNAMIS) – IS TIED TO HEALINGS AND MIRACLES OF ALL KINDS.

Mark 16:17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

POWER IS DIRECTED TOWARDS AND AVAILABLE TO THE BELIEVER.

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

Eph 3:16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man
20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,

Nas Prov 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

WHEN WE PRAY IN OTHER TONGUES WE ARE RELEASING POWER

1 Cor 12:8-10 LISTS THE 9 GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.
3 CATEGORIES… REVELATION GIFTS, POWER GIFTS AND VOCAL GIFTS

THE POWER GIFTS ARE; SPECIAL FAITH, GIFTS OF HEALINGS & WORKING OF MIRACLES.

PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT IS THE DOORWAY INTO THE GIFTS

1 Cor 14:1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts

Amp James 5:16 The effective prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working

Faith & Joy” Pt 10

“Authority and Joy”

Neh 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved (Sorrow), for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

Kjv Prov 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule the people mourn.

TNL When the Godly are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked are in power the people groan.

TLB With Good men in authority, the people rejoice; but with the wicked in power, they groan.

Nas Luke 9:1 And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases.

Luke 9:6 “And departing they began going about among the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere.

Luke 10:1 “Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them two and two ahead of him”

9 And Heal those in it, who are sick, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you”

7 The seventy returned with Joy.

2 Cor 4:4 CALLS SATAN THE GOD OF THIS WORLD… HE RULES THROUGH INFLUENCE AND PEOPLE (Matt 4:8-9)

“Rivers of the Holy Spirit” Pt 3

“The River of Revelation”

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

Gen. 2:11-14 PISON, GIHON, HIDDEKEL (TIGRIS), EUPHRATES

2. GIHON – MEANS; TO BRING FORTH FROM THE HIDDEN PLACE

Matt 16:15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

REVELATION THAT COMES FROM GOD CHANGES YOUR IDENTITY!

2 KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE; SENSE KNOWLEDGE & REVELATION KNOWLEDGE.

John 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” 26 After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.”28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

THIS MEANS THAT THE OPERATION BY WHICH HE CONVINCES PEOPLE IS UNDENIABLE IF YOU LISTEN TO IT.

1 Cor 14:2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries.

DIVINE SECRETS…

1 Cor 2:7 But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;

Col 2:3 “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Prov 2:7 Say’s he stores up sound wisdom for the upright.

GOD PUTS HIS TREASURES OUT THERE WHERE YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE SOME HUMILITY TO FIND THEM.

7 But we speak God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8 the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;

WILLIAM B. “MAN DOES NOT DISCOVER GOD. GOD REVEALS HIMSELF”

9 but just as 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, (Unveild) them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.

ANYTHING YOU GET FROM GOD COMES BY REVELATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

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 Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words (Language).

Praying in the Holy Spirit is a “revelation language”.

THE HIDDEN THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT WE NOT ONLY HAVE TO RECEIVE THEM BUT WE HAVE TO SPEAK THEM IN ORDER FOR THEM TO COME ABOUT

John 14:16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Carpenter’s helper), that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.

“Faith & Joy” Pt 9

“The Choice to Rejoice”

Neh 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved (Sorrow), for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

THE LIFE THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US IS TO BE A LIFE OF JOY!

Nas Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

Wey “Always be glad in the Lord: I will repeat it, be glad.”

Nas 1 Thess 5:16 Rejoice always;

REJOICING IS A CHOICE

THE CHARACTERISTIC OF A CARNAL CHRISTIAN IS THAT THEY ARE FEELING DOMINATED.

IF YOU ARE LEAD BY FEELINGS & DOMINATED YOU WILL BE UNSTABLE YOUR INTIRE LIFE.

Nas Matt 5:10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 10:20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.”

ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND WHAT OTHERS ARE GRUMBLING AND FUSSING ABOUT YOU CAN FIND A REASON TO REJOICE!

Phil 1:14 and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear. 15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,

PAUL IS STRONG BECAUSE HE’S REJOICING…

James 1:9 But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position; 10 and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away.

John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

HE’S TELLING THEM WHAT TO DO IN THE MIDST OF THE FEELINGS OF FEAR…

27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

“Rivers of the Holy Spirit” Pt 2

“The River of Edification”

2Tim. 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

EDEN IS A PICTURE OF THE BELIEVER LIVING IN FELLOWSHIP AND IN HARMONY WITH GOD. FRUITFUL… John 15

Gen. 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

Gen. 2:11-14 LIST’S THESE 4 RIVERS
PISON, GIHON, HIDDEKEL (TIGRIS), EUPHRATES

PISON – TO BE GROWN UP FAT… TO BE MADE FAT… THE PICTURE OF FULLNESS.

GIHON – TO LABOR, BRING FORTH, TO GUSH FORTH
TO BURST FORTH FROM A HIDDEN SOURCE

GIHON REPRESENTS THE FLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO REVEAL TO US.

TIGRIS (HIDEKEL)
THE LANGUAGE OF THE MESOPOTAMIANS – TI GRE’ MEANS “VEHEMENT” – POWER

THE TIGRIS IS A PICTURE OF THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

EUPHRATES – A PICTURE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT’S WORK OF INTERCESSION IN THE BELIEVER.

1. PISON – EDIFICATION – FULLNESS – Eph 5:18 “Be being filled”

1 COR 14:2 For one who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God; for no one understands, but in his spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. 4 One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the Church. 5 Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the Church may receive edifying

3 But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.

THE RESULTS ARE (EDIFICATION, EXHORTATION, COMFORT)

YOUR SPIRIT IS NOT LIMITED BY YOUR MINDS LACK OF UNDERSTANDING WHEN YOU PRAY IN OTHER TONGUES.

4 One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself;

Jude 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit

THE VISIBLE EVIDENCE OF HIS PRESENCE IS SPEAKING IN TONGUES

“Faith & Joy” Pt 8

“The oil of Joy”

Neh 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

LACK OF JOY IS CONNECTED TO STUBBORNNESS!

John 15:10 “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and abide in His love. 11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

Ex. JESUS BAPTIZED IN THE RIVER

JESUS DWELT IN THE FULL MANIFEST LOVE OF THE FATHER.

Psa. 45:7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee With the oil of joy above Thy fellows.

OUR BIGGEST MOTIVATION SHOULD BE TO PLEASE GOD…

Psa. 16:8 I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.

11 Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is fulness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.

GET CLOSER TO GOD BY MAKING A HEART ADJUSTMENT…

Nas Matt. 19:16 And behold, one came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?” 17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

THE KEY TO FULL JOY IS FULL FELLOWSHIP

18 He said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; 19 Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?”
21 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

22 But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieved; for he was one who owned much property.

IT’S DANGEROUS NOT TO DO WHAT HE TELLS US TO DO IMMEDIATELY

Luke 19:1 And He entered and was passing through Jericho. 2 And behold, there was a man called by the name of Zaccheus; and he was a chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich. 3 And he was trying to see who Jesus was, and he was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. 4 And he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, “Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 And he hurried and came down, and received Him gladly.

8 And Zaccheus stopped and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.” 9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham.

THERE’S JOY IN SALVATION…
Psa. 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And sustain me with a willing spirit.

STINGY, GREEDY, REBELLIOUS PEOPLE ARE THE MOST UNHAPPY PEOPLE!

Is. 12:2 “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.” 3 Therefore you will joyously draw water From the springs of salvation.

“Rivers of the Holy Spirit” Pt 1

“4 flows of the Spirit”

2Tim. 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1. Work of power – dunamis – work of God, doing something great…

2. Love – Christian love has its root in the holy spirit. Rom 5:5

(Jude 20) love is a supernatural force

3. Sound mind – sound thinking and wisdom come from the holy spirit.

The Holy Spirit is the voice of wisdom

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
AMP (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby)

w.e. vines – one called to one side, to ones aid… suggesting the capability of giving aid…

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

Gen. 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

(Rev 22:1-2 “River of life” Heaven)

The number 4 in scripture is always associated with the earth.
Four is the number of the world
It is the number of created things

1 is the number of God in his perfection and unity
2 is the number of strife and division – 2 son’s, Jacob and Esau… Isaac and Ishmael.
3 is the number of the trinity – Father, Son & Holy spirit
4 is the number of the world.

4 major elements – earth, air, fire and water
4 directions – north, south, east and west

The holy spirit working in the earth and in believers.

Gen. 2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. 14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

Pison – edification – fullness
Gihon – revelation – overflow
Hiddekel (Tigris) – power – purpose
Euphrates – intercession – fruitfulness

When we stir up the gift of God in us we are going to move into these rivers…

When these flows happen, it will lead us into power, love or a sound mind.