The Holy Spirit and
Our God Consciousness
His Work in Us to Make us Fit for Gods Kingdom
We pray...That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge
…that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19
the Holy Spirit did in the Lord Jesus is an Indication of what He will do
in us His Body.
This month we look at
What the Holy Spirit did in
the Lord Jesus is an Indication of what He will do in us His Body.
Now we will consider the seven
marks of character the Holy Spirit released in Jesus. We acknowledge how
each mark will have effect in our lives as we submit to Him as our Head.
As we are being prepared for
Christ's rule on earth, the Holy Spirit is anointing His body for its
part in His Kingdom. Isaiah 61:1-3 describes the sevenfold purpose
at this anointing. It made Jesus useful for His Father's purpose--and
will make us useful for His Kingdom.
In John, Chapters l4 through 16,
the Lord Jesus spoke about the Holy Spirit Who would come after He returned
to His Father. Through several days we will consider what He said and
open ourselves to its Power.
gave His Spirit to Jesus without measure.
Isaiah 11:1,2 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of His roots: and the spirit
of the LORD shall rest upon Him...
John 3:34,35 For He
whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the
Spirit by measure unto Him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given
all things into His hand.
FATHER, I yield to You and to Your Spirit Who came without measure
upon the Lord Jesus. I have nothing to offer but an empty and open vessel.
Yet, help me deeply desire all the Holy Spirit wants to do in me.
We behold the anointing of Gods Holy SonIs
42:1-9; Mt 3:16, 17
DAY 2A prophetic anointing
rested upon Him.
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the
spirit of wisdom and understanding...
Revelations 19:9a, 10 And
he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage
supper of the ...... And I fell at his
feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy
fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship
God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
FATHER, I yield to Your Son as The Great Prophet of Your Kingdom.
He alone has the skill and discernment to direct my life. I yield to Your
Spirit as You release in me the testimony of Jesus which is the Spirit
Wisdom and understanding come to us through the
I Cor 1:30; Eph 1:17,18; Col 2:1-3
DAY 3The kingly anointing
came upon Him.
Is 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him,... the
Spirit of counsel and might...
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold, the
days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch,
and a King shall reign and prosper; and shall execute judgment and justice
in the earth.
FATHER, I yield to Your Son as the King of my life. I receive
the wisdom and the courage He releases toward me. With Him as my King,
I acknowledge there is no force from the enemy that can overcome me or
weaken me. As He reigns in me, teach me to reign in life through Him.
His grace brings a kingly anointing to usRom
DAY 4A priestly anointing
came upon Him.
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him,...the
Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the
heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
FATHER, I see now that Your Son is my great High Priest. What
delight I have in knowing Him Who has brought me to You! I yield to the
supernatural knowledge You have given Him regarding my life. I am ready
for Him to direct me into Your high purpose for me.
Let us consider the Apostle and High Priest of
our professionHeb 3:1-14.
will consider the
seven marks of character the Holy Spirit released in Jesus. We acknowledge
how each mark will have effect in our lives as we submit to Him as our
DAY 5The mark of the fear
of God was upon Him.
Isaiah 11:2,3 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon
Him... and shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the
LORD. (Literally: "His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord")
FATHER, if an awesome respect for Your will delighted the Lord
Jesus, then I want it to become my delight. May my fear of You become
the treasure of my life as my one goal becomes to do Your will.
Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy
times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
The one goal of Jesus was to do His Fathers
willJn 4:34; Jn 5:30; Jn 6:38.
DAY 6He held to the mark
of righteous judgment.
and He shall not judge after the sight of His
John 8:15, 16 Ye judge after the flesh; 1 judge
no man. And yet if I judge, My judgment is true: for I am not alone,
but I and the Father that sent Me.
FATHER, my tendency is to judge after the sight of the eyes.
0, Mighty Judge, set me free from this. Work into me the kind of judgment
that came from the Lord Jesus. Let the counsel and wisdom of Your Spirit
find release in me toward those whom I have judged.
Righteous judgment can come through us when
the Holy Spirit works in usIs
28:5,6; I Cor 2:12-16.
DAY 7He held to the mark
of wisdom from above.
and he shall not judge
after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove ("make decisions") after the hearing of His ears...
Jn 8:28 Then
said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall
ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father
hath taught Me, I speak these things.
DEAR FATHER, I renounce my tendency to make decisions quickly
without listening for Your voice. Teach me to wait before You till I hear
You. Let the decisions and responses of my heart be in accordance with
what You wantespecially when I stand before an adversary.
Like Jesus, we too can receive wisdom from aboveLk
12:12; Lk 21:15; Ac 6:8-10; Jas 1:5,6.
DAY 8Another mark of His
character was in the justice He showed toward the poor.
Isaiah 11 :4a But with righteousness shall He judge ("obtain justice for") the poor ("those made weak by poverty
Psalm 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the
people, He shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces
FATHER, teach me Your judgments. Release in me the kind of compassion
You have toward the poor of the earth. Show me those around me whom I
have judged, but to whom You are ready to extend mercy.
There will be an end-time movement of Gods
Spirit in behalf of the poorLk 14:16-24.
DAY 9He held the mark of
integrity in government.
Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall He judge the poor; and
reprove with equity for the meek of the earth...
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end,
upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish
it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever:
LORD, the decisions I make often tend toward my own desires.
Sometimes I make decisions according to an unholy force that drives me.
I renounce this evil force. I give myself over to the integrity of Your
Integrity will preserve usPs 25:21; Ps
26:1; Ps 41:9-12.
DAY 10A mark of His Kingdom
will be in His righteous judgment upon the nations.
and He shall smite
the earth with the rod of His mouth...
Revelations 19:15 And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite
the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth
the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
FATHER, the government of Your Son is awesome. I want to be
rightly related to it. I want to stand in the day He brings correction
to the nations and sets up the righteous order of Your Kingdom. Search
out and correct everything in me that opposes His rule.
A Prophet tells of the coming KingdomIsa
DAY 11Yet another mark upon
His Kingdom will be His judgment of the wicked one.
Isaiah 11:4d, 5 ... and with the breath
of His lips shall He slay the wicked (one). And righteousness
shall be the girdle of His loins, and faithfulness the girdle of His reins.
II Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that wicked (one) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of
His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.
LORD, I take my refuge in Your bosom. I rest in the security
of Your love. I receive the peace of Your presence. I trust You for the
day when You will take vengeance on the wicked one and You set up Your
new order on earth.
We see what will happen when the wicked one shall
be removedRev 21:1-8.
we are being prepared for Christ's rule on earth, the Holy Spirit is anointing
His body for its part in His Kingdom. Isaiah 61:1-3 describes the sevenfold
purpose at this anointing. It made Jesus useful for His Father's purpose--and
will make us useful for His Kingdom.
DAY 12We receive an anointing
to preach the good news to the meek.
Isaiah 61:la The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me; because the
LORD hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek...
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the
power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first,
and also to the Greek.
FATHER, thank You for sending Your Spirit to help us proclaim
the Gospel. Thank You for anointing that One who brought its message to
me. Now, may the anointing of Your Spirit help me spread the Word to others.
We behold the power of the GospelRom 1:15-17;
II Tim 1:8-10.
DAY 13We receive anointing
to heal wounded hearts.
He hath sent Me to
bind up the brokenhearted...
Psalm 34:18 The LORD
is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.
LORD, thank You for calling me even when I had wounds in my heart.
Thank You for healing meto the extent I have been healed. Now, I
open myself to Your Spirit for more healing. Please reach the hurts that
have been long buried but that remain like weights in my soul.
Personal wounds become profitable to those who
minister the GospelIs 57:15; II Cor 1:3-9.
DAY 14We receive anointing
to set captives free.
He hath sent Me
to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison
to them that are bound.
Isaiah 42:6,7 I the LORD have
called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and
will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light
of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from
the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
DEAR LORD, as I become free from my own private prison, release
in me compassion for those who remain in theirs. Set Your Spirit to moving
in me that I may become an instrument of deliverance to those who are
We learn from David how far deliverance will reachPs
140:1; Ps 142:6; Ps 14.3:9; Ps 144:7, 11
DAY 15We receive an anointing
to proclaim the freedom of the Year of Jubilee.
Isaiah 61:la,2a ... the LORD hath anointed
Me to... He hath sent Me...to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD...
Isaiah 49:8,9a Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have
I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and 1 will
preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish
the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; that thou mayest
say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves...
LOVING FATHER, I thank You that when I came to You through
Jesus, You accepted me. That was my "Year of Jubilee"my "acceptable
time." I rejoice in my acceptance into Your house. Let Your anointing
upon me increase to help me proclaim this freedom to others.
The Year of Jubilee is the Acceptable Year
of the LordLev 25:8-13; II Cor 6:2
DAY 16We receive an anointing
to proclaim the Day of Gods Vengeance.
Isaiah 61:1a,2c ... the LORD hath anointed
Me ... he hath sent Me... to proclaim ... the Day of Vengeance of our God...
II Thessalonians 1:7, 8a And to you who are troubled rest with us,
when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God...
FATHER, I thank You that Your wrath against my sin is satisfied
in Jesus. I am free from its judgment. Oh, what grace You have shown me!
Anoint me. Give me fearless boldness to make known to others how the death
of Jesus alone can satisfy Your vengeance against sin.
We see how Paul proclaimed the Day of Gods
VengeanceIl Thes 1:4-12
DAY 17We receive an anointing
to comfort all that mourn.
Isaiah 61:1,2d ... the LORD hath anointed
Me... he hath sent Me... to comfort all that mourn...
II Corinthians 1:3,4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who
comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort
them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves
are comforted of God.
FATHER what comfort has come to me through Your love! Thank You
for loving me in my sinful need. Now, make me an instrument of comfort
to others. Let the mercy You have shown me move through me to touch someone
else. Let Your comfort come through me to someone I know who is grieving
The Holy Spirit is our ComforterJn
14:16-20; lI Thes 2:16,17
DAY 18We receive anointing
to bring order in Zion.
Isaiah 61:1,3a ... the LORD hath anointed
Me... He hath sent Me
to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion...
Luke 22:29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as My Father hath
appointed unto Me.
Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and
ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee.
DEAR LORD, I am grieved that so much of my life has been spent
performing my own purposes. Forgive me. Now I put away this grief. I thank
You that You have a definite purpose for me in Your Kingdom. Bring Your
clear appointment over upon my life so 1 can walk freelyand joyfullyknowing
I lam in Your will.
Here we can see the rejoicing heart of one
who has received His AppointmentPs 30
DAY 19We receive anointing
to bring restoration.
the LORD hath anointed Me...He hath sent
Me...to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness...
John 16:20b ... and ye shall be sorrowful, but your
sorrow shall be turned into joy.
FATHER, beauty has come to my life through the anointing. Help
me spread this to those whose lives are in shambles. Make me an instrument
of peace and healing for those who are bound under a spirit of heaviness.
In Zions restoration we can find our restorationIs
51:1-3; 1552:7-10; Is 58:8-12
Chapters l4 through 16, the Lord Jesus spoke about the Holy Spirit Who
would come after He returned to His Father. Through several days we will
consider what He said and open ourselves to its Power.
DAY 20The Holy Spirit is
an abiding Comforter.
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another
Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever.
Hebrews 13:5 Let
your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things
as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake
FATHER, I am ready to yield to Your Spirit Who has come
to abide with me. What a comfort this is! Deal with anything in me that
would quench His movement in me. Show me what grieves Him in my life so
I can put it away and become useful in Your Kingdom.
We take note how Jesus prayed for usJn
DAY 21As the Spirit of Truth,
He dwells with us.
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot
receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him;
for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 8:32 And
ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
FATHER, I love Your truth. Help me grow in my understanding
of it. Give me discernment as to what is truth and what is not truth.
Let the truth You release in me establish my soul in humility before Your
The truth of God brings bold confidenceI
DAY 22As our great Teacher,
He guides us into truth.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father
will send in my name, He shall teach you all things...
John 16:13 Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He
will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself, but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show
you things to come.
FATHER, work in me a meek and teachable spirit. Teach me to wait
before You, to listen for Your voice, to heed what You say. I renounce
the spirit of falsehood as I am yielding to the truth of Your eternal
A meek soul receives Gods InstructionPs
DAY 23As our Reminder, the
Holy Spirit keeps before us what Jesus has said.
all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto
John 2:22 When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they
believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.
FATHER, today may Your Spirit work in my mind. Please bring
to my remembrance things You taught me in the past. Help me, as I meditate
on You and Your Word, to bring what You taught me over into my daily living.
We need His help for we are prone to forgetMt
DAY 24As the Great Witness,
He enables us to witness.
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, Whom I will send unto
you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, Which proceedeth from the
Father, He shall testify (bear witness) of Me.
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the
Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost
part of the earth.
FATHER, impress it upon my me that You have empowered me by
Your Spirit to testify of Your Son. Move through me to bear witness faithfully
to all with whom I have contact. May they learn of Him both through my
words and by my actionsby what I say and what I am.
We find how a testimony Is bornI John
DAY 25As our Convicter,
He helps us overcome sin.
John 16:8 And when He is come, He will reprove (convict) the
world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
Jude 21-23 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our
Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making
a diference; And others save with fear; pulling them out of the fire;
hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
FATHER, continue convicting me of all that displeases You in
my life. My desire is to have a pure heart. When the great movement of
conviction comes from Your Spirit. I want to be one who can help sinners
as they turn to You.
We see how conviction worksJn 8:1-11
DAY 26As our Guide, He gives
not His Own directions but what he receives from God.
John 16:13 Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He
will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself;
but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak.
Romans 8:27 And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the
Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to
the will of God.
O GREAT FATHER, guide me by Your Spirit. I know not what lies ahead
so I have no ability to direct my own way. I look to You. I trust You
to direct my paths. I wait on the guidance of Your Spirit to make my way
clear with the wisdom of Your Kingdom.
As Gods Spirit He gives us Gods
wisdomI Cor 2:12-16
DAY 27By prophecy, He reveals
to us the future.
John 16:13b ...and He will show you things to come.
2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out
My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
LORD, since You alone know the future, I submit my all to You.
Bring me what revelation and understanding You will. I seek not visions,
only Your presence. But if You have a vision to show me, I will receive
it joyfully. Give me the understanding I need for the future.
We see what the Holy Spirit revealsI Tim
4:1-3; II Tim 3:1-5
DAY 28He is a Transmitter
Who glorifies Jesus.
John 16:14 He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine,
and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are Mine:
therefore said I that He shall take of Mine, and shall show it unto you.
FATHER, I long to know more of Your Son Jesus. Teach me by Your
Spirit how to regard Him. Bring me into a relationship with Him that can
withstand every attack of the adversary. Enable me to make Him known to
We pray to know the things of JesusEph
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