Page 4 God became a flaming sword of fire barring access & fellowship. Fire said Ia m am there. Take guard. Thus far & no further. I am there yet providing but at a distance. Much of the OT symbolism of the Holy Spirit was fire. Cloud over Israelites said mercy, fire over them by night said, beware . This would change when the Messiah came and the Holy Spirit was reintroduced as the brooding, hovering cooing Dove Luk 13:34 Jerusalem ! Jerusalem ! the one killing the prophets, and stoning those having been sent to her; how often I desired to gather your children in the way a hen gathers her brood under the wings, and you did not desire it . How Do We Fill Our Valley? Valley is the low place in our life that prevents the grace of God flowing beyond it. As much as a high place unsubmitted to grace may stop the flow of grace, so does the low places in our life. We may call such a place a Marah. Massa Meribah was the high place of Moses that cost him entry to the promised land after many years of faithful ministry. At that time he acted like God and said, “You Moreh, must I give you water”. It was not Moses who gave water. God gave the water. Anyone in leadership must take care of this attitude. Our gift belongs to those who need help by it. Benefactors in any realm are given endowment & beneficence by the Highest One that we may benefit others. Our gift belongs to those who are served by it. We can serve in sacred or secular service only by what God gave us. Low place or valley is where everybody's dirty water fills up in our land. It's a place of depression that attracts anybody's turbulence. We are hurt often and do not know how to avoid slight. Take care - we may fill our low place with affection we receive from others. We may in fact give love in order to get love. We may fill our low place with the achievements of our children. We may fill our low place by human love we crave and get by doing kind things by our own goodness and their response is consumed by our love deficit. Our Love Deficit can be permanently filled only by Christ. He alone can heal the broken heart. What is filling your love deficit right now? Take stock, you are filling your valley with wood, hay stubble. Again we shall be disappointed – valley will remain depressed. Pressure will expose the depression. Let's do it right this season . Let the Holy Spirit fellowship with us in our infirmity. When we disciple people we draw them to Christ. This is the ministry of the Holy Spirit in us, for us & thru us. Joh 16:13-15 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but what things soever he shall hear, these shall he speak: and he shall declare unto you the things that are to come. (14) He shall glorify me: for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you. (15) All things whatsoever the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he taketh of mine, and shall declare it unto you.
By Dr. Lalith Mendis
Holy Spirit Helps Our Infirmities