Summary: By My Spirit, Saith the Lord
By My Spirit, Saith the Lord
The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of Power
The Holy Ghost is the Power of God
The church may be Principled but do we have Power?
Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
“Hand of the Lord upon me”: This means taught, led, guided, protected, empowered, & enlightened
“Carried out in the Spirit”: If we are going to see the glory of God revealed, we are going to have to “”get out of the flesh and into the spirit””.
This is why we don’t see more of the Glory and Power of God; this is why we “fail” to experience more of the Demonstration & Manifestation of the Power and Presence of the Holy Ghost.
It’s because God does his work by the Power of the Holy Spirit and the only way to participate with him is to get into the spirit. It’s not by might nor by power but by my Spirit sayeth the Lord.
The spirit is not just a feeling or even God moving inside of you: “The Spirit” is speaking of the realm the dimension the environment of God.
John said: I was in the Spirit on the Lords day: When John was in the Spirit, he began to see the glory of God, he saw the Lord with feet like brass as though they had been burned in a furnace.
He saw his eyes as though they burned with fire.
He saw the throne, he saw and heard the angels, he saw the four and twenty elders, he saw the altar of God. And to see what John saw:
We have to be where he was, “In The Spirit”.
Ezekiel was in the Spirit: Ez 2:1-7 He said to me, “Son of man, stand up, and I will speak to you.” As he spoke to me, the Spirit entered me, stood me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. He said to me, “Son of man, I am sending you to the people of Israel. They are people from a nation that has rebelled against me. They and their ancestors have rebelled against me to this day. I am sending you to these defiant and stubborn children. Tell them, ‘This is what the Almighty says.' Whether these rebellious people listen or not, they will realize that a prophet has been among them. Son of man, don't be afraid of them or the things they say. Don't be afraid, even though thorns and thistles are around you and you live among scorpions. Don't let the things they say frighten you. Don't be terrified in their presence, even though they are rebellious people. Speak my words to them whether they listen or not, because they are rebellious.