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Burning Bush

Dove and FireDavid gave a Holy Spirit prophecy in 2 Samuel 23.2, "The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me; his word was on my tongue." God spoke to the people through a prophet and God's Holy Spirit prophecy was on their lips. With the Holy Spirit came holiness according to Leviticus 19.2, "Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: 'Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.'" The great reformer Martin Luther in "The Church and the Life of Discipleship" page 306 repeated this truth, "God makes a covenant with his people and separates them from the world as his own possession, and vouches himself for this covenant."

The Comforter

WycliffeWe often call the Holy Spirit the "Comforter" or "a person or thing that provides consolation." The word "comforter" which is often rendered as "advocate" goes back to the English reformer and Biblical scholar John Wycliffe (1320-1384 AD), and from the Latin word "fortis" which means "brave." The Comforter is therefore someone who "instills courage in another." When we consider the infinite holiness of God, it causes us to tremble. The theologian and historian J. S. Whale talks about running around the burning bush taking photographs from suitable angles instead of taking off our shoes from our feet because the place whereon we stand is holy ground. The English theologian and scholar F. C. Burkitt (1864-1935) wrote, "The centuries go gliding, But still we have abiding, With us that Spirit holy, To make us brave and lowly." God speaks directly through humans after they have been given the Holy Spirit.

"Holy Spirit Prophecy"
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by Ron Meacock

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