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5.26.2020 Rushing Mighty Wind

Word for the Warrior May 26, 2020 Rushing Mighty Wind

Our worship song today: by B & K Turwald

The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. Acts 17:24-25

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Acts 2:2

God gives man life and breath and everything. He gives us all that we need to live. God also gives us the rushing mighty wind, filling us to overflowing with a force so powerful we cannot contain it. The Holy Spirit gives us a life in Christ Jesus that goes so deep, so wide, so high. The Holy Spirit breathes life into us so that we may walk in the Spirit while we live our lives here on earth, sharing the Truth of God. God’s wind can be strong, able to move things. It can be forceful as we are seeing with Hurricane Matthew in the Atlantic this very day. It can be a breeze that barely ruffles the hairs on our head. But the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples of Jesus that day of Pentecost with force, made to move the minds and hearts of those who followed Him. The wind in God’s hands is formidable, awesome, and able to accomplish all that God intends.

He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries. Psalm 135:7

Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son’s name? Surely you know! Proverbs 30:4

The Spirit of God came upon those gathered together in one accord, without dissension. In the three years of the ministry of Jesus, they had been prepared by the LORD to live together, pray as one, eat together, fellowship with others. Through lessons, love, and the example of Christ, they had seen His ways. When Christ returned to them after His crucifixion, He had told them to wait in Jerusalem before heading out to spread the Gospel. They did. They broke bread together and prayed together. They were in one accord, loving one another. The Holy Spirit, the precious dove, came in the calm, over the still waters, where noise and chaos were not.

When the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples, the force of the wind would signify the influence He would and could have over the minds and hearts of men. By that, men, women, and children can be mighty through God.

The Spirit came upon the apostles in a rushing mighty wind. His powerful and secure direction through the hearts of believers is compared to the breathing of the wind.

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

The Spirit works randomly, not abiding by our ways of order, nor is He subject to our command. God directs Him. The Spirit fulfills God’s Word. …fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling His word! Psalm 148:8

The Holy Spirit distributes His influences where, and when, on whom, and in what measure and degree He pleases. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, Who apportions to each one individually as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:11

A filling of the Holy Spirit brings the graces of the Spirit into this body temple, sanctifying the one indwelled to be more holy, more spiritual, more weaned from this world. The comforts of the Spirit, the love of Christ, and the hope of heaven are endowed.

Father God, thank You for living in us fully. I pray that we all may be in Your Truth. As the wind breathes into us, filling us to overflowing, may we know Your Holy Spirit in our very being. If we are tossed upon the waves of this life, may we recall that the Holy Spirit is with us in all ways. May our hearts reach for Your best and know the Divine nature from which we have been created. May we trust in You as we walk in the Spirit. We want to know You, LORD-- know You in all Your Ways. Breathe on us, O LORD. We love You and seek You. We pray in the Name of Christ, Your Son. Amen.

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