"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a mighty rushing wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting"(Acts 2:1-4)
That infilling of a mighty rushing wind brought about an unprecedented awakening in the history of humanity. Blown upon by the Holy Spirit the church blew upon the world till they got to a place they were tagged as men who 'turned the world upside down'. The Holy Spirit sat on them and gave them a seat among men. That's what he does: when the Holy Spirit sits on you He gives you a seat among men. The once dead church came alive in the open with the power of God!
This 'mighty rushing wind' was reminiscent of the wind that blew in the valley of dry bones! Ezekiel prophesied to the wind in Ezekiel 37:9-10 and as he did, the wind came, the breath of God was unleashed and a mighty army was born!
‘Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So, I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army’ Ezekiel 37:9-10 KJV
A church that has been breathed upon by the Holy Spirit will command the attention of the world! "Now when this was NOISED ABROAD, the multitude came together"(Acts 2:6).
Noise of spiritual exploits will always make the crowd gather!
Blown upon by the Holy Spirit the church blew upon the world till they got to a place they were tagged as men who 'turned the world upside down'.
So, it is not advertisement the church needs but endowment - heavenly endowment in the form of the anointing because the anointing is self-announced. When the apostles got the infilling, it was noised abroad. Same with Jesus in Luke 4:14. ‘And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.’
Thank God for the internet and the social media, but nothing goes viral like the wind of the Holy Spirit blowing across the lands! The breath of the Spirit will gather 'quails of men' from all over the land! (Numbers11:31)
Without twitter or Facebook, the early church filled the land with the word of God. Acts 5:28
‘Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us’
The church doesn't need innovations as much as it needs unction! Unction that comes by supplication!
The bible said of Jesus in Luke 3:21 that as he PRAYED, the HEAVENS OPENED, and UNCTION from above was released.
‘Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased’
Unction will always answer to supplication!
It’s time to pray for a fresh breath of the Holy Spirit upon our lives. There is a spiritual edge that the Spirit of God gives the church! In the uncertain times that we live in, a fresh breath of the Spirit of God will fill us with fresh perspective to view the problems of our present world and proffer solutions that will command the attention of the world!
The unction of the Holy Spirit produces supernatural dimension of innovation and thinking that earthly wisdom cannot match! For whatsoever is from above is above all. When He that is from above sits on you it takes you above all, above the world and make you a living spectacle.
Breathe on me Spirit of God!