We are on the fifth day of the counting of the omer. Which will end on the day of Pentecost. I find it amazing that five being the number of grace corresponds to the day that both fish and fowl were created. Those of you who are familiar with the Creation Week vision given to my husband knows that each day of the creation week corresponds with our growth in Messiah. Day five in the creation week is when God created sea creatures and the creatures of the air. Both of these creatures represent for us as believers the picture of grace. Both animals have one thing in common and that is they have to overcome gravity. Another “G” word. The bird has to contend with pressure from without that will seek to pull it into the ground rather than soar as an eagle. Know that this is the enemies plan for you. Since sin entered in the menu of the enemy has been dust, (Gen. 3:14) when we ride on the high places of the earth, and are fed with the heritage of Jacob we are in a place where the enemy can’t get us. (Isa. 58:14)
The fish has another form of pressure he has to deal with, that is from without is not it’s issue, it is that which is within that it must properly calibrate. Scripture teaches us that greater is he who is in us than he who is in the world. (1 Jn 4:4) Which is why we are admonished to be sober, and to be filled with the Spirit of God. (Eph. 5:18) The enemy will try to appoint pressure in your life, his goal is to find weakness in your armor so that he can infiltrate your purpose. However, we have been given all we need to navigate around him. It was for this reason that Pentecost was most significant for the Apostles who were in Jerusalem who were filled with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:49) Having the power of God to both recognize and properly oppose the demonic forces that will come against you is essential, and the good news is you no longer have to wait till Pentecost to get it. The Holy Spirit is freely available for the asking. I encourage you if you haven’t been baptized in the Holy Spirit to study it in the word of God, because faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by his word. (Rom. 10:17) No one can take from you what the word gives you so seek him, and ask him, and know that he desires for you to receive of his good and perfect gift that was left by Messiah for you.
Today, as you go about your day celebrate the temptations that you averted by submitting to God’s word, and rejoice over the fiery trials he brought you through. Reflect on the goodness and grace that he has bestowed upon you, not because of who you are, but because of who He is.
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.