Last week we looked at the Spirit of Wisdom and how the Spirit of Wisdom is coupled together with both Understanding and Revelation. As an overview, let’s look at the 7 Spirits of God as revealed in scriptures.
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding
The Spirit of counsel and might
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
The Spirit of grace and of supplication
The Spirit of judgment and the Spirit of burning
The Spirit of justice
The Spirit of wisdom and of revelation
This week I want to look at the Spirit of Judgment and the Spirit of Burning.
The Spirit of Judgment and the Spirit of Burning are coupled together in one passage of scripture. This scripture is so important because it gives us a peek into something that everyone likes to talk about and a few of us pray for–the GLORY OF GOD!
First, let’s look at the single verse:
Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning . . .
This verse reveals to us that The Spirit of Judgment and The Spirit of Burning work together to wash away the filth of sin and purge a city of bloodshed. Think about it. Would you like The Spirit of Judgment and The Spirit of Burning to wash away the filth of sin in your area? Would you like The Spirit of Judgment and The Spirit of Burning to purge your town or city of all bloodshed, all the way back to the beginning of time?
I have a friend named Henry Gruver who prayer walks cities, towns, islands, and geographic territories. Let me tell you a little about Henry–a man who understands prayer walking to purge a city of bloodshed more than anyone I know.
Rev. Henry Gruver, Prayer Walker to the Nations
Henry Gruver refers to himself as a prayer walker to the nations. Other spiritual leaders have dubbed Henry as a spiritual father to nations, a modern day prophet of God, and “the James Bond” of God’s kingdom.
Whatever we choose to call him, for the last fifty-five years Henry Gruver has prayer walked vast geographical Arctic regions of Canada, Alaska, and Northern Siberia to the deserts and wilderness areas of Arizona to Eastern and Western Europe, including England and Siberia, from Portugal to Germany to Russia and through Asia from Japan to Korea and China and to the Middle East, from Egypt to Turkey and many points in between.
Henry has experienced the supernatural in many ways. He was:
- Killed in a car accident and raised from the dead through the faith of his teenage daughter in the presence of paramedics on the scene
- Taken up to see heaven and “robes of the testimony” worn by saints walking on streets of gold
- Healed of 5th stage cancer—a doctor told him he had 11 days to live and on that 11th day the Lord healed Henry after he preached in the pulpit in June of 2003
- He was unwittingly filmed by BBC World News when he prayer walked into “No Man’s Land” between Hezbollah terrorists of Lebanon and Israeli Defense force who were about to open fire in five minutes. When questioned, Henry said, “I’m just praying for the peace of Jerusalem.”
- He was dropped off by his nervous translator onto an island in Japan known as “Habu” or Viper Island, which was all jungle and inhabited by deadly vipers on the land and in the surrounding water. God led Henry to an ancient altar in a deep cave of the island to pray and remit the sins of the previous generations and to redeem the land. Today Habu Island has no Habu (vipers, but is prospering with farms of vegetables and fruits. His translator is no longer nervous about taking him there
If you’d like to hear more about prayer walking and redeeming the land, please listen to Henry Gruver on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1fLkvO6K8k If you take to heart Henry’s message, you will never be the same.
At the heart of his message, Henry teaches Christians how to pull down strongholds and remit the sins of this generation and previous generations. Churches and prayer groups have invited Henry to lead a prayer walk in their geographic territory. I know Henry personally and he has even come to my home to minister to the women on my prayer team, and we were all delighted and eagerly looked forward to Henry’s arrival.
You may be wondering, why prayer walk? Why call out to God for The Spirit of Judgment and The Spirit of Burning?
At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness (Isaiah 26:9).
So we see that the land that experiences God’s judgments will learn righteousness.
Now, let’s look at the entire passage of scripture in Isaiah chapter 4:
When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning,
5 then the Lord will create over the whole area of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, even smoke, and the brightness of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory will be a canopy.
6 There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.
So we see that the Spirit of Judgment and The Spirit of Burning goes through a geographic territory to cleanse it so that the Lord God is free to create over that entire area a cloud by day, a fire by night, the GLORY of God, a canopy and covering over that area.
I am right now trying to grasp the significance of all of this and I am asking God for this experience in my little town.
Notice that the territory that experiences the glory of God will also become, later, a place of shelter, refuge, and a protection.
My friend, I believe that this is the key to living in God’s glory in the last days. I can say no more. Selah–think about that!