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|Posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:45 AM|
Mourning and Travailing for Revival by Wayland Henderson
Matthew 5:17 where Yeshua proclaims that He did not come to destroy the law and the prophets but He came to fulfill it is a revelation close to my heart. Fulfill is the Greek word “pleroo” which means to fulfill to fill up to the brim, to execute, to consummate. This word also means to “fully preach” which Paul uses this same word when He declares what power God released during his journeys:
“Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached (pleroo) the gospel of Christ”. This means that when Yeshua says He came to fulfill the law and the prophets, He fulfilled it by fully preaching it releasing signs, wonders, and power. His sacrifice gave us access to do the same. What intrigued me was this teaching started with what we call “The Sermon on the Mount”. So leading up to the full preaching and demonstration of what the law and the prophets spoke of has a direct correlation to what He taught on the Sermon on the Mount. I will fully teach on this entire revelation another time, but what I want you to pay attention to is a few of the scriptures we have known as the “Beatitudes” or attitudes of being.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
The word “mourn” in the Greek comes from the word for suffering which also translated as passion. When Yeshua spoke of the cross He used this same word. Mourning is often used when referring to the crying out for something that has been lost and longing for it to return. There is a mourning that is birthed out of a passion or intensity for what was lost to be restored again. Those that mourn shall be comforted or consoled according to this verse. The Greek word for “comforted” is parakaleo which is related to the Comforter the Holy Spirit. The crying of our heart for what has been lost invokes the Holy Spirit to come and bring consolation. So the question is “What does Holy Spirit do that brings consolation and comfort?
Some scholars believe that the Beatitudes are written poetically in a Hebrew parallelism which means the verses are in pairs and they say the same thing in a different way. An example of this would be in
Proverbs 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. Hebrew poetry uses rhyming ideas instead of rhyming words so “she stretched out her hands to the poor” is the same as “she reached forth her hands to the needy”. Now let’s look at this same concept in Matthew 5:
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
In some Greek and Latin manuscripts theses verses are transposed and written as pairs and it looks like this:
Blessed [are] the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed [are] the meek:
for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed [are] they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed [are] those who hunger and thirst for righteousness:
for they shall be filled.
Blessed [are] the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed [are] the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.
Blessed [are] the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed [are] those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake/pursue righteousness:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
This would pair “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted” with
“Blessed are they which hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled”.
They that mourn and travail for that which has been lost is because they hunger and thirst for righteousness. To be comforted is to be filled with righteousness which also means for things to be the way they were meant to be! We are comforted when the Holy Spirit the Comforter brings the revelation of His righteousness. Here is a powerful revelation in regards to revival. The Hebrew word for revive is “chayah”. The ancient Hebrew meaning is “when the stomach is empty it is like death, but when one has a full stomach that are revived”. Remember the root word to mourn is the same for the suffering or passion of Messiah. The mourning, hunger and thirst are like death, but when comfort and filling comes it is revival! That means being filled with righteousness is to be revived! Revival is when righteousness is restored and the body of Messiah begins to operate the way it was meant to!
The Day of Vengeance and Comfort
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
This powerful passage of scripture prophesies of the coming Messiah anointed to preach the gospel that will bind up the broken hearts, set captives free and open the prison to those bound. The proclamation declares that this would be the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all that mourn. What I find interesting in correlation to Matthew 5 is the day of vengeance will bring comfort to all that mourn. The Hebrew word for mourn is “abel” which means “to lament or mourn”, but it comes from the same root for the word “babel” which means “mixture in the oil, confusion, or the flowing out of life”. This is also means confusion which comes from the lack of results. This mourning is a result of being bound in a Babylonian system that brings, confusion, weariness and a lack of results because there is mixture in the oil.
The Spirit of the Lord and Pure Thick Oil
Isaiah declares that the Messiah would be anointed and the Spirit of the Lord would be upon Him because He was anointed to preach good tidings and He would be sent. The key here is The Spirit of the Lord was upon Him because He was anointed. The anointing oil was smeared and poured upon prophets, kings, and priests set apart for their duties. Isaiah 11:2 also utters that the Spirit of the Lord would rest upon the Messiah. Additionally in Zechariah 4:12-14 there are the sons of oil or the two olives trees that are pouring thick golden oil back into the Menorah which according to Revelations 1:20 is symbolic of the church.
Pressing Out the Oil through Intercession
I believe that Spirit of the Lord is coming upon us to provoke us to go deeper in travail and intercession by revealing to us how much oil is available! The operation of the Seven Spirits of God is the manifest Presence of Holy Spirit coming to comfort those who mourn. These seven carry apostolic authority to bring plumb line revelation that will bind up the brokenhearted and bring awakening to His people and set them free. Zechariah 4 declares that these seven rejoiced to see the plumb line in the hands of Zerubbabel the governor, who is symbolic of the apostolic, building a dwelling place for His glory. These seven will cause God’s people to mourn and travail intensely for the right foundation to be laid so that His body will have experiential access to her inheritance without hindrance from the enemy’s mixture. This anointing to travail through intercession will come from the birthing of new mindset that is not only aware of our positional victory in Messiah, but also a desire to step into experiential demonstration of that victory.
Vision of Invisible Thick Oil
Some time ago I had an encounter where I was in a room with a group of people and above our heads was this invisible substance. Even though it was invisible, I could see it though no one else at the time could. Then suddenly there was a shaking above us and I had a knowing that I was given permission to reach into the invisible substance and pull it down. When I reached up and touched this substance and pulled it down, I realized it was thick oil! Once I pulled it down, it became visible to all of us and it was tangible. I believe a movement of intense mourning and travail for our inheritance to be fully accessible is about to shake the earth and give us full admittance to pure thick oil. Interesting thing in this vision was once we had access to the oil, there were empty jars that we were filling with oil and sending them out which I believe was a great harvest!
Fully Preaching the Gospel
God is releasing a deep level of intercession through mourning and intense suffering through fasting for the purpose of God to bring about the full preaching of the gospel. The same characteristics of the Beatitudes are those who are the salt of the earth, light of the world, and those who fully preach the gospel. Fulfilling the gospel also means bringing the reality of His word to pass. All of these things and even more were what Yeshua was teaching on The Sermon on the Mount.
We are blessed when we realize that we are meant to walk in so much more. We are blessed when we understand that Yeshua did not die so we can continue to get beat down by the enemy and live in bondage! He died and was resurrected so we can walk in the same power and relationship with the Father as He did when He walked on the earth and even greater (John 14:12). We are blessed when we get a revelation that we need repentance to turn back to God and walk in our inheritance.
There has to come a time when we become sick and tired of the body of Messiah not walking in full measure of what we are meant to. There is a remnant that is awakening to the Truth that has been stolen and they are hungry to get it back! It is a blessing to comprehend we are meant for more because Satan continues to attempt to deceive the body of Messiah to think that we are meant for less. I decree that the plan and strategy of the enemy over you, your family, church, region, and nation be exposed and canceled so you understand you are destined to become mature sons of God ordained for greater works.
©copyright 2017 by Wayland Henderson Greater Works Generation Ministries