“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.