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Day #19: Spirit of Might
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. (
I would like to deeply encourage you to simplify your life in the Lord. Lifting up the Person of Jesus higher and giving greater place for Him to personally walk among you (Rev. 2:1-5). In your hunger seek the Voice of God (Deut. 8:3) that it might flow like a spring. In your thirst drink deeply of the Waters of the River that flows from the Throne of God (Rev. 22:17), that flows from the Lamb – the Branch (Rev. 22:1). Allow the Spirit of God to increasingly rise up within you bringing ‘healing to the nations’ (Rev. 22:2).
As a born again Christian of whom has given your life fully over to Christ Jesus, who has decided in your heart to truly make Him King of all things, you therefore, are ‘abiding’ in the Branch. The same Spirit, the same Voice, the same River, the same Spring, the same Waters that flowed in the life of Jesus, now flows in you. Regardless if you are the smallest twig, the least branch, or only recently renewed; you have the same Waters of Life flowing from deep within you as that of the Son of the Living God. And it is through a simple hunger and thirst for these Waters that draws them upon your life, ever more abundantly; even as a Spring. The broader the root, the more that can enter your life and the more that can flow from you.
It is simple: your love for God, your heart that cries out to Him – draws Him. Your love and your honest inquiry of the Lord brings Him close for He is Love. Through His Love you are freely able to draw deep from the Wells of Salvation (Rev. 12:3). Right now you are the planting of the Lord, regardless of how you feel (Is. 61:3), even the least of the Kingdom of God has been planted by streams of Living Water (Ps. 1:3), and in you flows the Spirit of Life. There is no sickness, no depression, no disease, no oppression, or even death that can remain in the River of Life of where you have chosen to ‘abide’ and ‘remain’. And these same Waters of the Glory of God well up from within you overtaking your life and overflowing from it.
The Leaves of the Tree are for the healing to the Nations. You have been grafted into the Branch and belong to the Vine of whom is Christ, and this same Life that is in Him is now in you. The same Spirit that is in Him is in you, and the same Waters of Life that flow liberally in Christ Jesus now flow liberally in you. Deciding to make firm place for the Person of God to be made manifest in your life frees Him to flow effervescently from your life. You, as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, are able to ‘appropriate’, ‘take hold’, drink deeply in, and continually draw from the River of Life (Rev. 22:17 AMPC). You are the planting of the Lord and here by the River of God the Lord has established you.
Let everyone come who is thirsty; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost. [Isa. 55:1.] (Revelation
Faith is simply being aware of who you are joined with and gaining deeper revelation of what that means. Choosing to remain in the deepest of reverence, love, and confidence in Him. Nothing is of me, absolutely nothing, but what flows from He of whom I am intimately joined; made one, united, and established in.
The River of God brings life and renewal to your very bones (Is. 58:11), strengthening you and lifting you up from your very core. The Presence of God does this, for the Voice of God (the Word that proceeds from the mouth of God) is a powerful reality. To retain a hunger for the Voice of God allows His Voice to flow like a river; His Voice is like fresh Manna that nourishes your soul. The Voice, the Presence, the Waters, the Love, and the Spirit of God rise up within you bringing healing in His Wings (Mal. 4:2).
The same Spirit of Knowledge speaks into your life, the same Spirit of Understanding opens your eyes. The same Spirit of Wisdom guides you in all things, the same Spirit of Might moves the Hand of God. The same Spirit of the Fear of God comes upon you and you begin to delight deeply in the Fear of God. For He is a deep Refuge, a Strong Place, a powerful Anchor, a rich Foundation, and He is a broad Horizon of wonder.
Let’s transition from knowledge to knowing the Person of God: the same Spirit that was in Jesus as He walked the earth is now in you. There is no distinction. When God looks at you, He sees Jesus! To make the way straight, to prepare the way for Him, this frees the Waters of Life to flow ever more freely in you. Kindling yourself, or otherwise allowing the Spirit of God to kindle you, as you ‘go aside’ into the private place, is key.
Pray this prayer with me. ‘Lord, please make me more aware of who I am in your eyes and what you have achieved for me. I wish to participate more in the Life you have gifted me with. Please help me be bonded to the Branch, please guide me to be united in the Vine. I know that of myself I can do nothing, so I turn my heart unto the Vine, my soul unto the Lord. Please unite me in you that I may be fruitful according to the full purposes of God. In Jesus Name. Amen’.
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