The Spirit of God is powerful and creative and alive!
He is hovering over the face of the earth, TODAY, as he was in the beginning.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2 (NIV)
The Spirit of God was hovering. The earth was formless. It was empty. There was only darkness. But the Spirit of God hovered. He brooded, like a bird that sits on its nest waiting for its young to be born.
As the children of Israel traveled in the desert from the land of Egypt to the promise land, they followed a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. They were following the Spirit of God.
“As they moved each day the cloud of the Lord hovered over them.” Numbers 10:34 (NLV)
He brooded over them. He hovered over them.
Though there is more evidence of the Spirit of God throughout the Old Testament, let’s fast forward to the New Testament.
In the book of Luke we see that Mary is visited by the angel Michael. He says to her, ” The Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God) will come on you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” (Luke 1)
He brooded, he hovered, he overshadowed. He created. And Christ was born.
When Nicodemus asked Jesus how one can be born again, Jesus replied, “You must be born of the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to the Spirit.” John 3:6
The Spirit of God again creates. He creates a new life in those who ask. It isn’t just a cleaned up life. It is altogether new.
“Anyone who is joined with Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (GNT)
When Jesus was baptized the heavens opened and the Spirit of God came down in the form of a dove and RESTED on Jesus. A voice was heard from the heavens. “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” ( John 1)
The Spirit of God hovered, he brooded, he rested – to give birth to life, to give power to the powerless.
In the book of Acts we see the promised Holy Sprit, that Jesus foretold the disciples. He came like a mighty wind to give them power to preach the Gospel.
“Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to REST on each of them.” Acts 2:2-3 (NIV)
Remember the pillar of fire that led the people out of Egypt? I found that interesting that there was a fire that came down from heaven and separated into tongues of fire. Same Spirit. Of course, John the Baptist did explain that Jesus would come and baptize us with the Holy Spirit and with fire. (Matthew 3:11)
Again the Spirit of God hovered, brooded, rested and new life began.
The Bible states that The SAME Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. LIVES in US. Think about that for a moment. The Spirit of God, that created this world, that led the children of Israel while in the desert, that created the Son of the living God in the flesh, that rested on Jesus as he was baptized, that makes us into a new creation, that was revealed to the disciples to give them power to spread the Gospel, and raised Christ from the dead…
…LIVES IN US! That is pretty amazing and powerful!
As I was praying one day, I saw a vapor, a midst, or a cloud resting on the earth. I now realize that it is the Spirit of the Lord. He is hovering, brooding and resting on the earth. He is wooing those who will come to Jesus. He is pouring himself out with power to those who are desiring him. He is so powerful, so strong, so intense, so full of creativity, so full of life, that if you don’t watch out, you WILL get caught up in his glory.
I promise you!
If someone is praying, those answers are coming. Do not grow weary. If someone is praying for your salvation. You will get saved.
“In the last days, God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17 (NIV)
The Spirit of God is hovering, like in the beginning of time. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He does not change. He is brooding. He is waiting to created new life in you. He wants to give you power to live victorious and to spread the Gospel of life to others.
Get ready and expect his glory.