Look and discern, the anointed Son has come in the clouds of His witnesses and we are surrounded by them. Every eye can see His presence in these witnesses, and those also who have wounded Him see these witnesses of His appearing. And all nations of the earth wail and scream out their rage because they are overwhelmed by His revelation of their guilt, as their hypocrisy is continually exposed by the light, and they hate that they are now being watched by the heavenly multitudes of discerning eyes, since they cannot hide anymore. So they now run for cover, trying hard to pretend He is not there and has not arrived and that God can’t see them in their hiding place. They hate that their own cruel and unjust judgments and their hidden crimes have come back upon them by their exposure.
And out of the mouth of those with the Spirit of the Son goes a sharp sword now, that with it they should strike the national hypocrisy and its crimes: and His presence in them shall make His judgments against them with an unbending and non-compromising scepter of authority: and the Son now smashes the grapes of His avenging wrath in the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God permitting mankind to receive the fulness of the fruit of their own creations, the smashed grapes of their own wrath. And so it is!
Because of this, we should lay aside everything that hinders us, and our missing the mark, which so easily and naturally come upon us. And let us draw strongly from the divine energies of the Holy Spirit within us (the power of great felt-need, trusting divine faith, and deep stillness of soul) being supplied to us to overcome the unrecognized and extreme peril we are in, for whatsoever a person sows, THAT shall he also reap. So let us rapidly run with long-suffering endurance the race that God has set before us. And let us pray continually, “Do not cast me away from Your presence; do not take your Holy Spirit from me.”
His professed people of the past rebelled against Him and grieved His Holy Spirit, causing God sorrow; so He changed toward them and became their enemy, and He Himself fought against them. Then they remembered the ancient times, and Moses His servant; Where is the One who brought them up out of the sea to shepherd His flock? Where is the One who put His Holy Spirit among them and that they grieved away?
But the Spirit appeared again in a man, and his appearance was like this: When his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, she was made aware that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. After Joseph had thought about this most startling and unbelievable development, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” he said, “Don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.”
So what did the angel say to the mother of Messiah? “The Holy Spirit will come over you, and the power of the Most High will surround you. Therefore, the child will be holy and named the Son of God.” So, as Yeshua was born of the Spirit, it is the same with all those who are born again of this same Spirit.
This Son of God said to the people, I say to you very truly and directly, Except a man be born again (as I was born), he cannot see the kingdom of God. He cannot recognize its nature; the kingdom is nonsense to that fallen character. Don’t wonder and be surprised at what I am saying directly to you. You must be born again. You must be born, not from self-admiring, corruptible, sinful, rotting seed which is your own fallen human nature, but from that divine Seed which is not subject to death or decay, and by the very Word of God, whose perfect life is continually being awakened in you when you are born again.
Now a man named Simeon was in Jerusalem. This man was righteous and deeply committed. He was waiting for the one who would comfort Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. When this Messiah matured, the Holy Spirit descended on him at his baptism, appearing in the form of a dove and anointing him for his mission. At that time a Voice came from heaven, saying, “You are My Son, whom I love. I am pleased with you!”
John the baptizer prepared the people for this Messiah when he told them: I am immersing you in water as a symbol of being washed and repentant, but the one whose anointed appearance in public after me has a greater purpose than I have, and I am not worthy to even touch his feet. It is he who will immerse you in the Holy Spirit and in fire.
When Yeshua, filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from his baptism in the Jordan, he was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. After he was tested and tried by satanic temptations, the Holy Spirit made him extremely joyful, so he said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things about the anointing of God in me, from the wise and intelligent people who think that they know so much, and have revealed them to infants who know nothing. Yes, Father, because this is what is pleasing to you.”
Do not take these things lightly, for whoever speaks a word against a human will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the inner conviction of the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or at any time in the future. Whoever has offense against the Holy Spirit can never be forgiven, but is guilty of creating an eternal separation. One cannot hate the source of his life and live.
So, as you go among people, everyone you come in contact with will naturally be immersed in this fire that appears in you from the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit; for they are one and the same Spirit. Let this same fire burn the earth in you to ashes also. Never let it die out until there is nothing left to burn. THIS is the end of your natural world.
And when they take you away and hand you over for trial because of their offenses against the Spirit Who is in you, because they did not like being immersed in the fire, don’t worry ahead of time about what you will say. Instead, say whatever is given to you at that time, because it won’t be you speaking, but the Holy Spirit. The outcome is not for you to be concerned with. It will be just what God wants.
Since you who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the immersion of the Holy Spirit and fire to those who keep asking Him! God will not leave you without comfort because at the time it is needed the Holy Spirit will teach you what you are to do or say.
Those who are born of the flesh are fleshly, earthy; but those who are born of the Spirit are Spirit, heavenly. The wind blows where it is inclined, and you can hear the sound of it, but cannot tell just where it comes from, and where it will go: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit. As God is, so are we in the world.
Now the Holy Spirit of truth appears in you, and he guides you into everything that is just and true; for he does not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears from the Father he reveals to you, and he is showing you the things that are to come. Michael