Summary: 2000 yrs after Christ - As we enter into the third day, the greatest dimension, since Jesus it will be very interesting for us to explore the third day in scripture and extract some principles for us to understand this hour.
The Third-Day Church
Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in your sight Are like yesterday when it is past, And like a watch in the night.
2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2000 yrs after Christ - As we enter into the third day, the greatest dimension, since Jesus it will be very interesting for us to explore the third day in scripture and extract some principles for us to understand this hour.
• A NEW REVELATION OF GOD – present day truth –comes from the Revelator
Exodus 19:16-18 Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Now Mount Sinai was completely in smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire. Its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly.
The Israelites had never experienced God in this way before!
Expect a new experience with God unlike anything we have experienced to this point.
• REPENTANCE AND RECONCILIATION
2 Kings 20:5 “Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.
There will be repentance and reconciliation – in leadership and the church – with other Christians
• REVIVAL AND RENEWAL
Hosea 6:1-3 Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.
– “A time when Holy Spirit comes to put new life in His People – a spiritual lift”
To prepare us for new dimensions in Himself – and new warfare – a confrontation “after two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up” raise = equip us with all we need – we become renewed – in purity, power and authority James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
– “that we may live in His sight” – before God’s Face – “He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth” – to prepare for the harvest
Deuteronomy 11:13-15 ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, ‘then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. ‘And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’
The autumn… rains (also called the early rains) come in September-October, and the spring rains are in March-April (cf. Joel 2:23). Those rains begin and end the rainy season. The rains are necessary to help crops and trees grow, including grain (wheat, flax, and barley), grapevines (wine), olive trees (oil)
*Geshem – Heavy winter rain.
*Yoreh – Early (former) rain.
*Malkosh – Latter rain.
Preparatory rain, former rain.
Prepares the Laborer.
Prepares the Land.
Prepares the Lost.
This rain prepares the ground (heart) for the plough and the planter.
Provisional rain, heavy.
These heavy rains are welcome they fill, cisterns, pools and replenish the springs.
Is 44:3 “for I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon your offspring”
These rains bring the promise of reviving, the product of reviving and the power of reviving.
Perfecting rain, latter rain.
Appears 8 times in the O.T. once in the N.T.- 8 = new beginnings - 9 = spiritual fruition.
Grain = Bread of Life - Wine = Holy Spirit Maturity (wine matures) –
Oil = Anointing or ability to do God things