SEEKING THE SPIRIT WITHOUT MEASURE 2
Last week, we saw that the WONDERFUL COMPLETE SPECTRUM OF THE SUPERNATURAL manifestation of BOTH the WISDOM AND POWER of the Spirit without measure is about to be made manifest in the church.
This week, we will see how we can seek and experience this Spirit without measure as individuals.
As individuals, we can get this Spirit without measure by asking, seeking and ‘knocking’ for FIRSTLY as a ‘partial borrowed anointing’ (like David FIRST got a partial anointing to rule over 1 tribe: Judah in Hebron (2 Sam.2.4) and the apostles first got this partial borrowed anointing (Lk.9.1-2)) then later IF we are faithful to grow into perfection and fulness of Christ as an INHERITED, PERMANENT FULL anointing as it was on the Lord Jesus:
John 1:32-33 NIV: Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and REMAIN on him. (33) I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and REMAIN is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’
So how do you ask, seek and ‘knock’?
Luke 11:5-13 NKJV: And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at MIDNIGHT and say to him, ‘Friend, LEND me THREE loaves; (6) for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; (7) and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? (8) I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs. (9) “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (10) For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (11) If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? (12) Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? (13) If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
In this story, the Lord Jesus teaches us PROPHETICALLY how, in this ‘midnight’ hour: the transition between the day of the ‘earnest’ (Eph.1.14) of the Spirit and the new day of the Spirit without measure, to seek and get the Spirit without measure.
Firstly, notice there are THREE friends:
The asking friend—YOU.
The friend in bed (resting in perfection and glory (Heb.4.9)) with his children—LEADERS who are already manifesting the Spirit without measure with their spiritual children manifesting the borrowed anointing fulfilling
Isaiah 8:18 NKJV: Here am I and the children whom the LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel From the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion.
The visiting friend—The Lord Jesus Who has SUDDENLY (Mal.3.1-2) come to His temple in the FULNESS OF HIS PERFECTION AND GLORY. He wants to ‘sup’ (Rev.3.20) with you, but you have nothing to give Him, so you have to go and BORROW THREE LOAVES, symbolic of God’s Word (Mt.4.4) on the WEIGHTIER (Mt.23.23) matters of the law: judgement, mercy and faith (for perfection and salvation of our souls (1 Pet.1.9)).
Secondly, you go to the ‘friend in bed and ask for the borrowed anointing.
Thirdly, the ‘friend in bed’ says it is late: the glory has already started manifesting; however, IF YOU ARE PERSISTENT in seeking and knocking: praying in the Spirit with travail and acting on the Word of the principles of perfection in a time frame typified by David’s stay at Ziklag: 1 year 4 months (1 Sam.27.6-7), you will be given the borrowed anointing.
So, Christians who are like the ‘foolish’ virgins (Mt.25.6) WHEN the Lord comes SUDDENLY MAY STILL be able to get the borrowed anointing in this way.
However, to avoid this, it is BETTER to start asking, seeking and knocking NOW, so you can get and STAY ready by watching and praying ALWAYS for the glory of God when it begins to manifest.
Finally, it is instructive to note that just as the Spirit without measure was RELEASED on the Lord Jesus at the John’s baptism by the spoken Word and a sign in the heavens (Mt.3.16-17) but WAS NOT MANIFESTED until after OVER 40 DAYS at the wedding at Cana in Galilee (Mt.4.2; Jn.2.11); and the same Spirit without measure was RELEASED on Easter Sunday on the Apostles by the Lord Jesus (Jn.20.22) by the spoken Word and a sign from heaven in Jesus’ resurrection (Jn.20.17-18) but was NOT MANIFESTED until 50 days later on the day of Pentecost (Ac. 2.1-4); even so NOW THE SPIRIT WITHOUT MEASURE HAS BEEN RELEASED by the spoken Word at the Feast of Tabernacles (Sept. 28-Oct.5 2015) and a sign in the heavens of the last blood moon of the 2014-2015 tetrad (Sept. 28th.2015) so we expect the manifestation any time over 40 days from about the end of the feast of Tabernacles (Oct.3-5 2015). We, like the Lord Jesus (Jn.2.4) DO NOT KNOW THE EXACT DAY OR HOUR, but must be ready whenever the manifestation starts!
Also, during this time of waiting: we wait ACTIVELY (not passively) by watching and praying in the Spirit, like the early Church (Act. 1.14), the Holy Spirit teaches us (Act.1.3, Jn.14.26; 16.13) more details concerning the Kingdom (TOTAL DOMINION OF THE KING) that is about to be made manifest.