Wind in the Word (Part 2)

Day 18

“In Him we live and move and have our being… for we are also His offspring.”

– Acts 17:28

“But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, and the Holy Spirit of God really dwells within you, directing and controlling you.”

– Romans 8:9

Today let’s consider wind in the New Testament. John 3:8 says, “as the wind blows where it will, though you hear its sound, neither do you know where it comes from or where it is going, so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” The movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives is such that the human mind cannot reason it, time it, or direct it. The wind of the Spirit in our lives blows as it will. As we are linked up to the circuit of the Holy Spirit, we engage with this movement in the spirit realm. This movement has an impact not only on our lives (events, reactions, interactions), but on the lives of the people around us, quickening in their hearts and stirring up most holy emotions, thus persuading them (1 Corinthians 2:2). We may not see immediate fruit in the natural from being linked up with the wind of the Holy Spirit, but seed is being planted, watered, and God all the while is making it grow and bringing the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6).

It is a mighty way to start the day, speaking over ourselves that in Him we live, move, and have our being. This disarms the movement and influence of the world that is perpetually swirling around us. It can have no effect on the believer whose house is built on the Rock.  The wind of adversity beat on both houses, but the house on the Rock was not destroyed. Let’s be an example of steadfastness, the ecclesia, the called out ones, the remnant of God’s people, that do not bow and break in the face of winds of attack. Just as in the story of Moses, God showed forth His signs to Pharaoh and his servants, people who did not acknowledge Him as Lord. In the same way, the Lord wants to blow His breath in our lives, confirming His Word that we speak with signs that follow, so that people can see His power. We are a people that remain in the flow of the Spirit of the living God, who directs and conducts us in His purpose every day.

Your sister in Christ,