WHEN THE DAY OF PENTECOST HAS FULLY COME
Bob Jones and Paul Keith Davis
In Joel 2:25 the Lord makes a wonderful promise to RESTORE all that the palmerworm, cankerworm, caterpillar, and the locust have destroyed. These four stages of a maturing locust are used to prophetically symbolize the way that the spirit of anti-Christ would attack His church in its attempt to steal our birthright and the gospel of salvation and power. Nonetheless, the Lord Himself foretold the Spirit of Elijah being released to a generation to restore all things. (Matthew 17.11)
Since the days of Martin Luther and the early Reformation, the Lord has continually demonstrated a progressive restoration of Truth and Power through the revelation of Himself to the church. This unveiling and re-introduction of our inheritance has been line upon line and precept upon precept continually unfolding fresh disclosure of Himself and His word. This process is for the purpose of restoring the church to her former Apostolic authority as realized in the first century church, that the Day of Pentecost may FULLY come.
Once we experience this full restoration, we are then equipped and conditioned for the even higher destiny prophetically foretold and symbolized through the Biblical feast of Tabernacles.
STRENGTHEN WEAK KNEES AND FEEBLE HANDS
There is a fresh measure of the Holy Spirit being released from the resources of heaven to help strengthen weak knees and feeble hands. This release of the Spirit is both spiritual and natural. It is intended to increase physical strength and bring healing and restoration to lame limbs and weak bodies. Additionally, this release will also provide a fresh injection of spiritual life to quicken the Body of Christ to a place of fortitude and strength necessary to press through to a higher place in Him.
(Hebrews 12:12-13) Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
A VISION OF ANGELS
Recently, while in a prophetic conference, the Holy Spirit directed us to share the message of restoration of the Apostolic Church by outlining both Biblical and historical evidence of this reality. At the same time, Bob was in North Carolina and was shown a vision from the Lord confirming this identical purpose.
In his vision, Bob saw a gathering of angels congregating on what seemingly appeared to be a mountain top or a spiritual High Place. For thus says the high and exalted One who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. (Isaiah 57:15)
It was clear from their external appearance that they were intent upon a specific purpose and were generally concentrated in this assigned place. Clearly, they could be seen facing two different directions with a specific commission from the throne of heaven.At the appropriate time, the angels began to point their hands in the direction signified from heaven. As they did, rays of light began to proceed from their fingertips releasing life, strength and healing to the designated areas. The angels delivered this spiritual provision to two predominate areas... the South central part of the nation and the East Central.
These two areas seemed to be the highlighted regions receiving the light and power unleashed from heaven's resources.That is not to indicate there will not be additional releases in other parts of the United States. Rather, this vision is simply to indicate these two regions as having particular significance in relationship to this revelation and this specific word. Likewise, there will be other deposits characterized in the manner the Holy Spirit desires for each region of the nation praying for and expecting a visitation from the Lord.
A MINISTRY OF HEALING
Without question, the deposit of the Spirit designated for these areas directly relates to the healing power of Christ experienced by the early Church following the days of Pentecost. It is the ministry and gospel of Power confirming the revelation of Truth that is coming.The rays proceeded individually from the angels hands but became concentrated into a single ray of light that hit the two regions.
God comes from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His splendor covers the heavens, and the earth is full of His praise. His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, and there is the hiding of His power. (Habakkuk 3:34)
In Bob's vision he was also given a scripture---- Acts 2.1. Actually, he heard this Passage recited with marked emphasis on the word FULLY. When the Day of Pentecost is fully come and experienced in our day, then we will begin to move forward to Higher dimensions of His Person and Power.
The term fully is taken from (sumpleroo) meaning--- to fill completely or to complete in its entirety, or to be fulfilled. We have experienced expressions of Pentecost as it was known in the early church, but not the entirety of it Power and Presence as demonstrated through Peter, John, Paul and the other leaders who walked in true Apostolic authority.
THE BREATH OF GOD
It was through the Breath of God, that the inspiration for the scriptures came in its original format and it is also the Ruwach of God that will impart life and substance to the scriptures producing the Kingdom of Heaven on the earth. He can only do so when we have deposited Truth in the good soil of honest and sincere hearts. That was the example of David I have more insight than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. (Psalm 119:99) We must learn from the instruction and example of the prior generations and the light they walked inso that their ceiling can be our floor upon which we build in our generation. Not because we are more deserving, but more needy.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
According to Biblical Word scholars, the English word "inspired" is translated from "theopneustos" meaning "inspired by God" and is taken from the root words "Theos", and "pneo" meaning "God breathed". There are specific passages of scripture that are NOW revelations upon which the Lord is breathing with inspiration and spiritual life. This unction of God will produce fruitfulness in the hearts and lives of a company of people being prepared for a divine commissioning. The predominant qualification from our perspective, is to cooperate with the Lord in this release and give expression to the revelation of His heart by living and communicating on the earth the purposes of heaven. The Lord has chosen the agency of man through which to unveil and unleash Kingdom purposes and power.
DOMINION IN EVERY ARENA OF LIFE
We are fashioned into three components spirit, soul, and body. There are four things that we do. We are involved in the financial, social, emotional and sexual realms, all of which constitute our entire being. It is with our entire being that we must trust in the Lord and have complete faith in Him. The Lord is desiring to have dominion in every arena of our lives. When the Day of Pentecost is FULLY come we will begin to reveal the Apostolic church according to the standards established and initiated by the first century Christians. We have not totally experienced the unveiling of the Kingdom in the fullness of Pentecost. Certainly not in our generation. WE must see the full restoration of the Apostolic Church before we can move on to the higher purposes symbolically illustrated in the Feast of Tabernacles.
HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS
In Pentecost and the fullness of its revelation, a measure of leaven is allowed. However, in Tabernacles the leaven must be removed. Nonetheless, we need the reality of the earnest of the Holy Spirit foretold in the fullness of Pentecost in order for us to be able to move forward into the purity and unleavened condition portrayed in Tabernacles. We need Pentecost to move forward into Tabernacles.
Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearfulhearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God; he will come and save you." Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water; in the habitation of jackals, where each lay, there shall be grass with reeds and rushes. A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray. (Isaiah 3:5-8)
The Holy Spirit teaches us through the Apostle Paul that we are sealed by the Holy Spirit with an earnest or down payment with the expectation of entering into the fullness that is to be subsequently rendered. All that is taking place in the present manifestation of the Spirit is a preparation for the reality and fullness of the Lord entirely Tabernacled in His people.
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the earnest (guarantee; pledge) of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)
TONGUES OF FIRE
Presently, there is a company of people, not unlike the 120 gathered in the upper room, who will experience the release of the Pentecostal blessings with a rushing mighty wind and tongues of fire. It will be the responsibility of this company to introduce this blessing and revelation to the Body of Christ in a preparatory function. The primary purpose is to move the Church forward into the fullness of the Apostolic revelation and the manifestation of the Spirit of Truth. These individuals will be touched by the tongues of fire bringing Godly granted repentance which leads us into the knowledge of the Truth. (II Timothy 2:24-25) Naturally, as with the primitive church, the release of the Apostolic blessing must also be accompanied by the power of God confirming the Word through miracles, signs and wonders. This will be the promised restoration of the healing anointing along with diverse miracles and various signs giving authentication to the reality and prominence of this move of the Spirit.
GOD GRANTED REPENTANCE
The fire of God will bring repentance according to 2 Timothy 2.
And the Lord's bondservant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:24-26)
His tangible Presence and grace will usher in the Fear of the Lord thus allowing and granting a heart of genuine repentance leading to the knowledge of the Truth. The Word of Truth will provide a sanctifying light preparing us for even greater measures of His Spirit. (John 17.17)This brings obvious clarity to the purpose for which we are presently praying. The Kingdom of Heaven is being birthed in the earth and the various forms of terrorism, difficulties and distractions are all intended to keep us from a divine focus that would induce these purposes into fruition.
A PROPHETIC WARNING
There is also a present release of a deceiving spirit by the enemy that will attempt to cause the Church to pray and intercede concerning diverse issues and causes that will create division and separation in the focus necessary to see these divine purposes birthed. Unity of purpose and prayer is fundamental in the release of heaven's resources for the next move of the Spirit. In the early church, the disciples where in one place and in one accord when the blessings of Pentecost fell. If a deceiving spirit can move upon some to prophesy warnings and differing strategies that will keep the body of Christ in a position of confusion or separation, then the necessary focus for this move could be dissipated.This is a specific warning that we must pay careful attention to. That is not to say that those who might prophesy these issues are not sincere. Quite to the contrary, many people may not realize that some of these issues could be coming from a different spirit for the purpose of dividing the army of intercessors. We must weigh carefully and judge the fruit of the directives given from the prophetic voice so there can be clarity and focus among the praying church so these high purposes can be birthed in our nation and the Church around the world.
This past day of Pentecost was a watershed moment in Church history marking the timing for increasing measures of the Holy Spirit's that will escalate our preparation for Kingdom purposes that are being initiated. We are in a new season of the Spirit and our Spiritual eyes and ears must stay attuned to the meticulous leading of the Holy Spirit so that we fully cooperate with Him in establishing His Kingdom's design.