who is this he? slain by the breath. this is all done by God's Holy Spirit John 20:22, his breath is the Holy Spirit, "receive the Holy Spirit" predictions based on scripture going to be done by the moving of Holy Spirit Isa. 3:1, "remove both supply and support" he takes away men, the warrior and honorable man they were restraining the lawlessness, today's men are not of honor or principle,
2Tim3:1, "last days difficult times will come....disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, irreconcilable" lack of honor, lack of principle' lack of discipline Acts 5, Holy Spirit killed them, they wanted to behave in the church in an unprincipled fashion, we want the flow of the Holy Spirit
He taught the people to have a little fear, Annanias and Sapphira conspired to deceive God's Spirit by lying 2Peter3:17, warning, "be on your guard....lest you fall from your own steadfastness"
Lord will bring fruit by the Holy Spirit, will help them understand praying for more of the Holy Spirit, the burning working conviction fire 2Peter3:7 prophesy what's coming, "reserved for fire kept for the day of destruction of ungodly men"
literal fire Numbers11:1, "people became like those who complained...fire of the Lord burned among them...Moses prayed...fire died out" outskirts of the camp, Lord's fire will bring them back into the sheepfold
Isa.43:1, "for I have redeemed you....you are Mine....I will be with you....nor will the flames burn you" Isa.43:1&2, blowing up balloon with smiley face on it as illustration, phone call from Pastor Poach, who had shared this illustration match held over the balloon and it blows up, desperate to hold congregation attention with theatrics match is burning down but the balloon is not popping, whole match burns down, this balloon was impervious to firebecause it was filled with water
Isa.43:1&2, "......nor will the flame burn you" Isa.44:1, "do not fear...I will pour out water on the thirsty ground.........Holy Spirit" equated with water no fear if you are filled with the Holy Spirit, giving more incentive to pray for Him
Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs, "at the end time...a flood of fire....mankind too will be burned up....just preserved from His anger... test them with fire....filled with complete justice and maturity.....rejects violence of the flame" fire is more than literal
Isa.4:2 the burning fire of purification and cleansing miserable feelings when you get more of the Holy Spirit, He is drawing you closer to God James 4:8, "near to you....be miserable and mourn and weep....humble yourselves..."
Acts 2:15, equated with fire, baptism of Holy Spirit, "only the third hour....spoken through prophet Joel.......visions..dreams...pour forth of My Spirit..
blood and fire and vapor and smoke" fire equated with Holy Spirit refining process Matt4:1, "tempted by the devil" after Jesus was baptized, to go through the fire are you going to remain or go, burning up the chaff
1Cor.3, fire to purify
Isa.4:2 prophesy Holy Spirit is fire(burning), "fruit of the earth....will be called Holy;.....washed away the filth...by the Spirit of judgement and the Spirit of burning the Holy Spirit will burn, confession Septuagint --- Isaiah 4:2, "wash away the filth of the sons and the daughters....cleanse the blood entirely"
satan has used tricks, grafting in the adultery seedline, contaminating the blood Holy Spirit uses the burning to cleanse the blood prophesy of burning will destroy the ungodly, we are there, at this time part of the fire Peter talked about, burns out the demonization and dark spirits, cleansing the blood through burning purification Knock, seek, ask, by the saints to get more of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, ask Him for more of His Spirit
Numbers 6:24-26 closing prayer