Follow The Lead Of Ruach HaKodesh
If we stop and consider the miracle of the Shavu'ot when the Church was born, it's very difficult to fully understand the impact. The raw power of G-d's glory as seen in the fire and light of Ruach HaKodesh is far beyond just little tongues of fire over the heads of the disciples. It was a powerful force that whooshed into the Upper Room. It was the entrance of the Almighty G-d into that room! The entire building was shaken. The glory of G-d thundered in like a roaring train. And the fire and wind of G-d surrounded those 120 like a whirlwind!
What does the glory of G-d look like? There are a number of Scriptures that talk about it. Havakuk / Habakkuk 3:3-6 CJB says, "God comes from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Pa'ran. (Selah) His splendor covers the sky, and his praise fills the earth. His brightness is like the sun, rays come forth from his hand -- that is where his power is concealed. Before him goes pestilence, and close behind, the plague. When he stands up, the earth shakes; when he looks, the nations tremble, the eternal mountains are smashed to pieces, the ancient hills sink down; the ancient paths are his."
Because of the atoning sacrifice of Messiah Yeshua, the Lamb of Glory, satan and sin were defeated. Finally, G-d was able to come to His people without any covering. The veil was finally torn. He could embrace His children without His glory destroying them because sin had been defeated.
The early Judean Church walked in the power of the Ruach HaKodesh and turned their world upside down. Today, it's our turn. Are we going to walk in the fire and wind of G-d that is filled with the very presence of ADONAI so that satan and hell cannot withstand the power? Are we going to walk in the love and unity G-d has planned for us so we can walk in the Light as He is the Light? Are we going to be filled with His glory?
Or are we going to be whiners and complainers, unwilling to be good soldiers and fight the good fight of faith against satan? When are we going to understand that satan is ruthless and relentless? Either you will be a part of it or you won't because there will be some who will refuse to operate with and love other believers who don't see things precisely as they do.
There will come a day when all the differences will be laid aside for the sake of operating as one in the trust and knowledge of Messiah Yeshua. What will bring us to this unity? Either we will do it out of love for Messiah or we will do it under persecution from those that hate Messiah. But do it we shall because it is written.
One of the signs of the end times is a people who come together in unity and walk in the power of Messiah. They are to be full of G-d's love and the glory of the L-rd. Signs, wonders and miracles shall go with them and the power of ADONAI will be seen among them. And the world, as a result, shall see Yeshua!
This time is here. It is time for the power of G-d to burn within us and illuminate Yeshua so the whole world can see. But it won't happen if we are not connected to the Word and not trusting G-d and not walking in the light. It won't happen if we can't forgive and stop arguing and debating about doctrines.
In case you haven't noticed, there's a world coming to a crisis point. At it's apex, the great Shavu'ot as I call it, shall end. The rapture shall occur and many thereafter shall be deluded and deceived. Many will get the hell they've mocked and joked about.
Recently G-d gave me another vision of hell. One of the most difficult things I've ever encountered is the reality that someone I loved is in hell. People don't have to be bad to go there. They just choose to go there by their choices. There are people suffering today simply because they refused to forgive someone else. The punishment in hell fits the crime except it lasts for eternity. The demonic entities there have no mercy. Come to think of it, that's exactly what people who refuse to forgive do........have no mercy.
We can no longer be complacent about what Messiah is telling us to do. He is telling us to put aside our differences and love one another and forgive. He is telling us to work together in agape love. We must stop being servants to ourselves and our ambitions and become servants to Messiah.
We know according to 1 Corinthians 15 that Yeshua appeared to more than 500 people after His resurrection and He told them all the same thing..to stay in Yerushalayim until they received the Ruach HaKodesh. So why were only 120 people in the Upper Room? You know what the difference is? There were those that followed Yeshua and then there were those who served Yeshua. Some had oil in their lamps and some did not.
The Body of Messiah is still like this today. There are people who think have received salvation, and then there are those who give up their lives to serve Messiah and love for Yeshua is the deciding factor. Yochanan / John 14:21 is a verse I've made my congregation memorize. It's important that we consider it daily. AMP, "The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.] " The Body of Messiah does great at trying to keep commands but I am not sure they have Yeshua's. In order to have Yeshua's you have to be able to hear His voice and stay in the Word.
I heard a man of G-d a few years ago talk about how the Body of Messiah was in a heavenly sifter. The tares are being separated from the wheat and being bundled so they can be tossed into the fire. Their sins are literally binding them up for destruction in hell.
It's time to get ready for the great move of G-d's Ruach HaKodesh in these days leading up to Messiah's return. It's not far off and all you have to do is read the Word and look at the news to know it. Follow the lead of Ruach HaKodesh!
(Scripture Taken from the Complete Jewish Bible by David H. Stern. Copyright � 1998. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Messianic Jewish Publishers, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029. www.messianicjewish.net.)