LET THE HOLY SPIRIT, SPEAK!!!

I AM HEARING THE HOLY SPIRIT SAY, TO THE LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST CHURCHES," RESTORATION OF ALL THING," GOD'S SONS AND HIS DAUGHTERS:

JOEL 2:28-29. I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON ALL FLESH

Elder James R, Winfree, Sr, God's Chosen, Anointed. Affirmation Messenger. And, Christ Jesus Apostolic Unceasing Confirmation, Loving Churches & Believing Nations Transformational Apostle:

 

28 “It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit ( Hebrew: Ruah) on all flesh;

and your sons and your daughters will prophesy.

Your old men will dream dreams.

Your young men will see visions.

29 And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days,

 

I will pour out my Spirit.“You will know that I Am in the midst of Israel and that I Am Yeshua, your God, and there is no one else; and My people will never again be disappointed”

 

( verse. 27 ). By restoring Judah’s prosperity, Yeshua will put to rest any question of His power or his commitment to these people. It will soon be clear that Yeshua is, indeed, their God and is committed to their welfare. The people’s renewed prosperity will restore their good name, and Yahweh’s good Name as well as Yeshua Jesus Christ.

 

 

“It will happen afterward” (verse. 28). What does “afterward” mean here? It could mean “after the nation recovers from the pestilence”, or it could mean “when God ushers in a new era”, or it could mean both.

 

“That I will pour out My Spirit ( Ruah ) on all flesh” (verse. 28 ). The words “pour out” suggest that Yahweh will give his spirit in abundance to all flesh. This is no small gift but is instead a magnificent investiture of God’s spirit.

 

The word spirit (Ruah) in this verse has to do with Yahweh’s vitality and power. At creation, God’s Ruah was the agent of creation ( Genesis 1:2 ). God’s Ruah endowed prophets with authority and inspired them to speak and act ( Numbers 11:17, 25; 24:2; ) (1 Samuel 10:6 ) (; 2 Samuel 23:2; etc.).

 

“On all flesh” (verse. 28 ). What does “all flesh” mean? Does it mean that Yahweh will pour out his spirit upon Gentiles as well as Jews? The remainder of this verse shows that Joel would not have understood it that way, and there is ample evidence that Apostle Peter would not have understood it that way when he quoted this verse in Acts 2:17.

 

However, neither Joel’s limited understanding nor Elder Peter’s constitute the final answer to this question. In a later vision, Brother Peter’s eyes will be opened to an expanded understanding that will include Gentiles ( Acts 10 ).

 

“And your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions” ( verse. 28 ). In a patriarchal culture, the male is superior to female and old is superior to the young. Women defer to men, and young people defer to their elders. This verse, however, shatters that careful construct. Yahweh promises that women as well as men, young as well as old, will enjoy the gift of his Spirit.

 

Earlier, God had placed His Spirit on seventy elders. Then the Spirit was removed from most of those elders but continued to rest on Eldad and Medad. A young man brought news to Moses that Eldad and Medad were prophesying, and Joshua entreated Moses to make them stop. Moses, however, responded:

 

“Are you jealous for my sake?

I wish that all Yeshua's people were prophets,

that Yeshua would put His Spirit on them!” ( Numbers 11:29 )

 

the prophet Joel’s prophecy in this verse, then, fulfills Moses’ dream that the Lord would put his spirit on all the people.

 

Dreams and visions are both channels by which God makes his will known. The primary difference is that dreams take place while the person is asleep and visions take place while the person is awake.

 

“And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days, I will pour out My Spirit” ( verse. 29 ). This demonstrates the extremes to which Yeshua is taking the inclusiveness of the gift of His Spirit. In the social order, slaves represent the lowest rung, and female slaves represent the bottom half of that rung.

 

In the New Testament, Apostle Paul will take that one step further. He says: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are All One in Christ Jesus” ( Galatians 3:28 ).

 

Heavenly Father, Religious people have wasted so many years of their life pursuing wrong things and getting involved with religions of man and worldly activities, fleshly pursuits and the various temporary things of life while neglecting the important spiritual issues, that are eternal and lasting.

 

I ask for their forgiveness and pray that in Your grace You would restore to them the years that the locusts have eaten, the years that they have foolishly wasted.

 

Lord allow them to be good and faithful servants when they stand before Your throne and they know that most if not all of the good works they have done are likely to be burned up, knowing that Your children have been striving in the flesh instead of resting in You and letting Your Holy Spirit live and work through me. Restore to them the heavenly joy and inner peace that has been evading me... help my spiritual family and Kingdom friends to focus on the eternal rather than the temporal and from this day forward may they start to live their lives in a way that you would have them live in the Holy Spirit and in Your new Testament Covenant love and grace way, in Jesus Name I pray,

 

Amen.

 

Written And, Shared By, Apostle James, R, Winfree, Sr./ Serving The Lord In Serving you, His sons and daughters!!!

 

apostlejrwinfree@gmail.com

 

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