Devotionals & Poems

Spirit Wind

In the Bible wind is one of the symbols of the Holy Spirit. In Ezekiel 37:1-14 we have an interesting story where the prophet is transported in vision into a valley of dry bones; there have been at least four different views of the meaning of this vision, perhaps all having validation. But one thing is certain; there was no natural possibility of life coming out of these bones. God told the prophet to “prophesy to these bones …” He was to speak the word of the Lord over an impossible situation, and as he did there was a sound and the bones came together forming skeletons, then sinews, flesh, and skin covered them but they were still lifeless. Ezekiel is instructed to prophesy again, this time to the breath and the winds (both of these words in verse 9 are from the same Hebrew word) and the Bible says, “breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceeding great army.” It is the breath of the Holy Spirit that administers life (John 6:63; Romans 8:2, Etc.) We, the human race, were “dead in trespasses and sins” Ephesians 2:1, until through the blood of Jesus we were redeemed and set free as the Holy Spirit administers His sacrificial work to us (Hebrews 9:12 & Romans 8:2). It was not until after His resurrection that Jesus “breathed on them, and said, Receive the Holy Spirit” John 20:22. I believe this was their moment of being “born again (John 3:3-8) as the Holy Spirit administered the new life of Christ to them. Compare this to Genesis 2:7 where God “breathed into his (man’s) nostrils the breath of life …” But this was not the end, for later they would receive another “wind” or “breath” from heaven when the Holy Spirit came accompanied by “a sound … as of a mighty rushing wind …” Acts 2:2 and clothed upon them with the same mantle of anointing that was on Jesus (Luke 4:18 & John 16:7); this could only happen after Jesus had gone back to heaven. Have you received this new life of the Spirit? If you haven’t please call upon Jesus today.

The wind

By Rose Hill

The wind is blowing all around,

The leaves are falling, falling down.

It makes me think of the Holy dove,

That brings us blessings from above.

He came as a wind rushing around,

And then there was joy all over town.

They were all filled with His power so great,

And wanted to tell others before it’s too late.

The wind blows where it wills, and you hear its sound,

But you don’t know where it goes or when it’s coming around.

So it is with us who have the Spirit’s power,

You don’t know what we’re up to this very hour.

Unless you too are born from above,

And have received in your heart God’s wonderful love.

Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.

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