“John answered, saying to all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire.” Luke 3:16-17 NKJV
The LORD is moving in the vein of His true remnant bride, and no longer will the seed be spilled on the ground and cursed.
But The Bride will come out of hiding as the Ancient of Days has revealed, reproduced, and revived all that has remained dormant and hidden until such a time His lineage unfolds.
Although intimidated for the most part, the bride has been in hiding, but The Holy Spirit is bringing to the forefront those in whom have been prepared for this hour.
These are they, who have been seasoned to such a degree that the tenderness of the message given has been to coax His beloved out of hiding.
She stands at her chamber door for the bride has made herself ready. The time is at hand to display His beloved Bride, The Church and to take her by the hand and display the glory of The LORD!
Study: Exodus 19……
On the morning of The Third Day… and be ready by The Third Day, because on that day The LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
How did God reveal Himself? On the morning of The Third Day, there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled.
This entrance was quite different from a still small voice. H is amazing epic presence and power revealed awe inspiring displays of His Glory that caused everyone in the camp to tremble in reverence to God’s unrivaled magnificence.
When you encounter the awesomeness of His glorious Power, it is a fearful thing to witness.
Lightning is one way God reveals His Presence. Symbolism of lightning reminds us to have respect and awe of God’s absolute raw power over His Creation.
“When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds and the mist to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain, and brings out the wind from His treasuries and from His storehouses.” Jeremiah 10:13 AMP
“Like lightning strikes from the east to the west, God’s Power will be swift for the world to see, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.” Matthew 24:27
As I was praying, I saw a Church and it had a Lightning Rod on top of it.
The LORD led me to some research.
“A Lightning Rod on a Church is intended to protect the structure from a lightning strike. If lightning strikes the rod it is conducted to the ground by a wire and instead of passing through the structure, that would have caused damage by fire or electrocution the current goes safely into the ground.” (Wikipedia.com)
Spiritually, I believe that a lightning rod represents our upward energy in seeking The LORD, reaching out to what is heavenly, and by inviting down the lightning that grounds us in the earthly realm. Or otherwise, by becoming spiritually minded AND earthly good!
Our response to God in our focus of loving him and desiring to experience His Power and Presence happens when our focus on God surpasses the earthly realm to marry the heavenly thus being able to represent him in His full Power filled nature and character.
With His presence we experience His wisdom, and our reality is an tuned in two-way relationship.
“Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” 2 Timothy 3:5 NKJV *** Study!
When we fail to focus on the source of ultimate power, who is God, we have no substance to our Faith. Faith without works is dead. (James 2:26)
We must awaken through the conviction of the Holy Spirit and repent and turn away from covering our lives in a formality without the substance of a fruitful, fruit filled and empowered life the way God intended for His people to be!
What does spiritual lightning ground in us? His Power, His Presence in our lives, and His Word!
The remedy is simple: Be convicted!
Experience the weightiness of His Word as the Holy Spirit convicts you, but you must do something more…
There must be true repentance and that means, turning away from that sin and walking on in obedience with God in a personal relationship with Him.
We must respond to God in a conscious response in thought, feeling, and action to the source of God’s convicting power!
Amen and Amen!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey