For as long as I can remember, the Holy Spirit’s presence has been described to me as honey. I felt that honey pour over me during one of the life changing encounters that I had with God…and a few times since then. It’s the honey that brought revelation to me that God’s Spirit is within me. Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit honey…is what I call it. This morning as I was sitting in the Presence of God, I heard the word, “nectar”.
Nectar: a sugary fluid secreted by plants, especially within flowers to encourage pollination by insects and other animals. It is collected by bees to make honey. In Greek and Roman mythology; the drink of the gods.
When we receive the gift of salvation, we also receive the gift of Holy Spirit. It’s your decision what you do with that gift. Holy Spirit is inside of all the saved ones. When Jesus left the earth and ascended to Heaven, He did so that the Holy Spirit could be released over the earth…over every one of us. Up until that moment, Holy Spirit only moved in certain ones and at certain times, now we all have access to Holy Spirit, at all times.
“But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t the Advocate (Comforter, Encourager, Counselor) won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send Him to you. And when He comes, He will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in Me. Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see Me no more.” John 16:7-10
Now we are like flowers with nectar within us. When we are filled with Holy Spirit, we become conduits of the heavenly nectar of Holy Spirit. Everywhere we go, we should be leaving deposits of nectar to encourage hearts to pollinate…we carry within us the nectar that bees need to make honey. When we carry Holy Spirit within us, we carry the source of the honey. The drink of the only God. God’s honey…God’s nectar. God’s Spirit.
In scripture there were multiple instances when it was described that warriors were out in battle and they took honeycomb and ate it and were refreshed. People should be refreshed by time spent with us, not depleted. That’s something to really ponder…are you giving or taking? Don’t get me wrong, we all need to take sometimes, but a majority of our time is best spent giving of the Holy Spirit inside of us.
In this hour, we must avail ourselves of the Holy Spirit like never before. The world is swirling and there is an opportunity to return to righteousness and truth. Things are moving. Shifting. Many only see the negative, but I see a powerful explosion of Holy Spirit taking over the earth and reforming righteousness in and through each one of us. God is on the move.
In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation. Psalm 4:3
But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. For surely, O Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as a shield. Psalm 5:11-12