Holy Smoke

S. O. A. P.

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S-cripture:

Revelation 15:8

And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.

O-bservation:

The Apostle John had a vision while on the Isle of Patmos. During this vision, the Lord showed him things that were yet to come in the distant future. There came the point in heaven where the Lord decided to unleash seven plagues upon the earth for the mass sin of the people. We believe this is yet to come. Before the seven angels in heaven carried the seven plagues to the earth, “Holy Smoke” filled the temple of God in Heaven.

A-pplication:

This “Holy Smoke” occurs several times throughout the Old Testament. One such occurrence took place in Isaiah 6 when Isaiah saw the Lord high and lifted up, and “Holy Smoke” filled the temple. Smoke in God’s temple always represented the glory and the power of God Almighty. There were times where the priests burned candles and incense, and smoke would arise. These were not public places; these were holy places that only the priests could enter. However, there were times when humans had nothing to do with it, and the Holy Smoke would just fill the place. It meant God was THERE! Even in our church here in Miami, we have smoke machines that try and re-enact the presence of God. But I can tell you that I long for the day when, without the help of machines or burning candles, the presence of God would so fill the sanctuary that a Holy Smoke would come on God’s people. Like we’ve never seen in this generation, we need Holy Smoke to once again fill God’s house.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

Show us Your GLORY, Lord! Show ME Your Glory! Amen

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One thought on “Holy Smoke

  1. Now I know where the expression “Holy Smoke!” comes from and it denotes the surprise of a moment. Thank you, Pastor for the etymology of the words!