“Rivers of the Holy Spirit” Pt 5

“The River of Intercession”

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

EUPHRATES – MEANS: SWEET OR FRUITFUL

2 Cor 2:14 He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.

GOD WANTS OTHER PEOPLE TO BE ENRICHED THROUGH THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH US.

THE RIVER OF INTERCESSION

Isa 53:12 Yet he himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN A BURDEN WILL COME UPON US TO PRAY

Eph 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints

WEAPON OF PRAYER

WE ARE TO INTERCEED WITH THE HELP OF THE SPIRIT ESPECIALLY FOR SITUATIONS THAT WE DON’T HAVE FULL UNDERSTANDING OF

Rom 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the
Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

THE SPIRIT HELPS US GIVE EXPRESSION TO IT.

Gal 4:19 “My Children, with who I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you”

Col 4:12 Ephaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
13 For I bear him witness that he ahs a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

Kenneth HAGIN – “Most failure in life comes from prayer failure”

“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

“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.

“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

“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.