Category Archives: Holy Spirit Visions

IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON

IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON

2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.”

The Scene: A large fruit tree in late summer, bearing good fruit ready for harvest. In the other picture the tree has shed its leaves; snow has fallen on the ground–a winter scene.

The story of the apostle Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch (Read Acts 8:26-40 for details) relates how Philip was sent by God to intercept the eunuch on the road to bring him to salvation followed by baptism in water (representing newness of life). Philip did as he was commanded.

Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’ “

Father God will provide help from His Holy Spirit to those who are ready and able to help lost souls, bringing to salvation those who are seeking Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.

Romans 10:13 “For, Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Read Joel 2:32.

Christians are give opportunity prepare themselves for God-given appointments to help people come to Christ. We must read the Word daily, listen to God, pray in the Spirit, give God our praise.

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FIRST AND LAST

FIRST AND LAST

Ephesians 5:8-10 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth). And find out what pleases the Lord.”

The Scene: The sun is rising from behind the mountain top or could be setting behind the mountain top–either way the sun is shining on its crest.

The Holy Spirit gave revelation that Christians are to be like that mountain top in our spiritual walk with the Lord–when we walk with the Lord, we receive the first and last light of the day. We are to be illuminated by Father God for others to see, and by what we have (the light of Jesus Christ our Lord).

John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ “

We are to daily seek Him, repent, desire Jesus’ Spirit in our hearts, changed every day, so that day by day we go higher and higher in the Holy Spirit and go higher on the mountain top (drawing closer to God).

1 Thessalonians 5:5 “You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.”

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HE GAVE HIS HEART, HIS ALL

HE GAVE HIS HEART, HIS ALL

Jeremiah 24:7 “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”

The Scene: Representation of the hand of Jesus Christ holding a woven basket full of hearts, representing His heart–He wants to give His heart to anyone who will receive Him as Lord and Savior.

Jesus is looking for Christians who are asking for the heart of Jesus, people who want, “Less of me and more of Jesus’ heart,” in our souls and spirits–people who will truly follow His commands and those of Father God.

Ezekiel 11:19-20 “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.”

Jesus wants to give His heart, His all.

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UNDER THE ROCK

UNDER THE ROCK

2 Samuel 22:1-4 “David sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: ‘The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior–from violent men you save me. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. ‘ “

The Scene: (Upper Left) Represents a Christian who is running away from satan. (The boulder rolling down the hill.) The enemy has disguised himself as the Rock, Jesus.(Middle) The trench provided by the Lord, for the runner to leap into for safety. (Lower Right) Satan’s boulder has hit the larger boulder; Jesus, the Rock, immovable, has stopped satan in his tracks. The Christian has then jumped up from the trench and given the Rock (the Lord Jesus Christ) praise for his deliverance.

Psalm 94:22 “But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.”

Psalm 71:2-4 “Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of evil and cruel men.”

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SATAN’S DELUSIONS (LIES)

SATAN’S DELUSIONS (LIES)

Jeremiah 9:4,6 ” ‘Beware of your friends; do not trust your brothers. For every brother is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer. You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me,’ declares the Lord.”

The Scene: Splattering paint balls hitting against a glass pane, going splat, splat, splat.

The paint ball splats represent insults thrown our way. The Holy Spirit points out to us that the splats did not come through the glass, though at first it seemed as though they were coming through the glass. This is how Satan works too– through deceptions and delusions; smoke and mirrors.

When we have the sweet Spirit of Jesus Christ in us, we are not hurt nor fooled or upset by those who are used by Satan to obscure our outlook on life. We have the ability to wipe off the glass and see things clearly again–the blind shall see.

2 John 7-8 “Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.”

2 Timothy 3:12-13 “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

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REWARDS AND CONSEQUENCES

REWARDS AND CONSEQUENCES

Judges 6:39-41 “Then Gideon said to God, ‘Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more test with the fleece. This time make the fleece dry and the ground covered with dew.’ That night God did so. Only the fleece was dry; all the ground was covered with dew.” Gideon was testing to be sure he had heard from God regarding being chosen to lead Israel.

The Scene: Two direction signs–two choices connected in the middle with a stand.

God has given all mankind free will, with which we make decisions and choices. God’s people are free to test His Word anytime, wanting to verify that we have heard a true word* from the Holy Spirit, which is good and not the voice of the evil one, the enemy; God will never punish His children for asking reassurance of His word.

Luke 5:4-6 “When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep water and let down the nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets for a catch.’ When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.”

John 14:21 “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”

God gives His Word as a loving Father. Either we listen to Him or we suffer consequences. Godly obedience leads to Godly rewards; disobedience to God leads to Godly punishment or loss of rewards from Him.

*We know God’s word is true when it lines up with the Holy Scripture.

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INJUSTICE

INJUSTICE

Mark 15:14 ” ‘Why? What crime has he committed?’ asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, ‘Crucify him!’ ” Matthew 27:18 “For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.”

The Scene: The Lady of Justice figure–the scale of justice is broken. The left side which held the weight signifying “EVIDENCE” fell to the ground and on the right side of the scale the weight represents “TRUTH”. Jesus should not have been arrested, for there was no evidence against Him. Yet Pilate, out of fear of the people, had Jesus arrested and executed.

Mark 15:15 “Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged and handed him over to be crucified.”

Again, according to Roman law, Jesus was entitled to have a Roman trial, to find out the Truth. The Pharisees could not execute Him. Instead, a lynch mob of Jews & vigilantes insisted Jesus die on the cross, in keeping with the Old Testament prophecies.

Psalm 22:16-18 “Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.”

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

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CHRIST WATCHES OVER US

CHRIST WATCHES OVER US

Psalm 104:27-28 “These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.”

The Scene: A large statue of Jesus with open arms, up high, overlooking His people.

The Trinity: Father God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit all know what we need before we ask. God is always there with us and for us, when we ask Him for our needs. Jesus is well able to provide for His people. The Scriptures show us over and over that He is willing to care of His own.

Matthew 6:25 & 27 ” ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”

Jesus, when He fed the 5,000 (men) and their families saw to it that there was food left over. And again when he fed the 4,000 (men) and their families there was food left over; more than enough each time. Jesus will meet our needs and more.

He does require something of us, though. He asks us to be good stewards of what He gives us and to share what we have with others in need, especially with family and the Church. When we do this He will trust us with more and more. When we give, it is as if we have given to Him. His Word says so.

Matthew 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ “

Matthew 25:45-46 “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me.’ Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. “

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MADE READY

MADE READY

2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”

The Scene: An Army medic with a Red Cross arm band, helping someone wounded. As Christians we are to study and train for godly service and also pray to God for opportunities to witness to the unsaved.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

God prepares us for his service by our experiences. Many go through their “Gethsemane” experience, so that they will be better prepared for life and to perform God’s work, helping others. The Holy Spirit gives us the five-fold ministry as needed:

Ephesians 4:11-13 “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”

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LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS

LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS

Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

The Scene: A carnival scene- -people on the rides that take them up and down and round and round; representing God’s people who make wrong choices for themselves as they travel on the path of life. Sometimes they follow God’s plan for their lives, sometimes not, mostly seeking worldly pleasures in lieu of God’s treasures. Then when they bottom out they will seek God, praying to our Lord Jesus Christ for His help. When God’s people call on Jesus and follow His plan God’s children can find the victory.

Psalm 60:12 “With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.”

God’s Word is true. We can trust Him.

Romans 8:9 “You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.”

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

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