Dearest brethren,



There’s still more in Exodus but we must move on to Leviticus.  But just before we do, I must mention that the Holy Spirit is the expert Spirit.  He’ll make you look smart.  Even in practical things.  You’ll recall how in Exodus God gave Moses very specific instructions on the crafting of the Ark of the covenant and all its furnishings and all, instructions on how to craft the garments of the priests; the gold lampstands, the incense altar etc.”

However, to actually craft these things, God appointed certain men and filled them with the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of wisdom) to make those things with the excellence of our God.  This is an amazing Anointing.  The Holy Spirit is literally down to earth.  He does not distance Himself from our practical living. He’s an able Helper even in the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities; He desires to help you in all that you do.  To the businessperson, the Spirit is a business partner.  To the parent He’s a wise Guide.  To the spouse, He is a Counselor.  To the student, He is a Teacher.  To all of us, no matter what we do, He’s a Helper, awesome Enabler and chief Expert.  One of the meanings of His name Helper (Greek paraclete) is: “the extraordinary strategist.”

Moving on to Leviticus, you’ll recall in Exodus God asked Moses to have the gold lampstands made.  In Leviticus 24:2 the Israelites were instructed to bring the pure oil of olives for the light in those lampstands and they were to keep the lamps burning continually.  Once again, oil is a type of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  We have a responsibility to stay yielded to Him.  Just as the pure oil kept the light of the lamps burning, so the Holy Spirit keeps your witness and your testimony shining brightly. The Pure Oil Himself keeps that light burning as you stay full of Him.

Let’s take a minute here to stress that you and I should always put the Word of God first place in our lives and then we are to be filled with and be yielded to the Spirit.  The Holy Spirit does the supernatural as we obey and do the Word.

In Leviticus, the priests of Israel received very specific guidance.  One of their major duties was the offering of sacrifice before the Lord on behalf of the people.  The sacrifices were to be presented upon the altar.  Upon that altar, the sovereign move of the Holy Spirit was experienced.  In Leviticus 9:22-24, the priests presented their gifts upon the altar as commanded; THEN GOD SUPERNATURALLY SENT THE FIRE.  THE FIRE ORIGINATED FROM GOD!

Earlier the priests had been instructed that the fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must never go out.  So each morning the priests would add fresh wood to the fire of God and arrange the burnt offering on it.  (Lev. 6:12-13)  Very clear instructions: the fire was never to be extinguished but to burn indefinitely.  Notice they were never instructed to start the fire but to keep it burning.

This sovereign fire typifies the fire of the Holy Spirit. He’s the fire proceeding from Heaven.  Our part is to add meditation on God’s Word and it becomes the fuel for His fire.  We do the Word, hunger for Him but He chooses how to move in any given situation.  We don’t try to get God to move by some falsehood.  God is the Source of this fire and His fire is real.  When some of the sons of Aaron tried to start some counterfeit fire, they faced serious consequences. They died.  In the Old Testament, we’ll encounter others who simply did what God told them to do, built an altar for Him and He would send the fire.  Example:  Elijah (See 1 Kings 18:20-40.)  David (See 1 Chron. 21:26.) Solomon. (See 2 Chron. 7:1).

The fire of the Holy Spirit is revealed where there’s spiritual hunger, prayer and consecration to Him. 2 Tim 1:6 That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you  AMP

You too can keep the fire of the Spirit burning in you by taking time to speak in tongues etc.