SIMILIES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
In the Hebrew and Greek languages the original words that are translated as “spirit” may also be translated as “wind”. The fundamental idea behind both wind and spirit is that they both carry out viewless activity and exercise invisible energy.
In the Bible there are at least three scripture passages that liken the Holy Spirit to wind. See for yourself below…👇🏼
“The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord , and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God , thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord . Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord . So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God ; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the Lord , when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord.”
Ezekiel 37:1-14 KJV
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
John 3:8 KJV
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Acts 2:1-4 KJV
There are three things that stand out about the wind:
1. It is heavenly: The Bible always speaks about the winds of heaven and so the Holy spirit is from above. (Read Daniel 7, Zechariah 2)
2. It is invisible: Just as the wind is invisible, so also the Holy spirit is invisible and just like the words of Jesus puts it : “…the world seeth Him not” (Read John 14:17)
3. It is powerful: Although the wind cannot be seen, its effects are constantly apparent and it is a force. The Holy Spirit is a tremendous force either for blessing or for judgement and the mighty effects of the Holy Spirit are seen wherever the Gospel of Christ is carried. He is invisibly active and sovereignly powerful. (Read Acts 2:2, Ezekiel 3:14, 11:1, Revelation 17:3, 21:10)
How then do you know that God is with you?
Read this for yourself…👇🏼
“The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life [which inspires me].”
Job 33:4 AMP
“But there is [a vital force and] a spirit [of intelligence] in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.”
Job 32:8 AMP
““The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.”
2 Samuel 23:2 AMP
“Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live”
Ezekiel 37:5 KJV
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
John 6:63 KJV
When God is with you, you’ll always be inspired, you’ll have understanding of things, of times and seasons, your words will carry power. You won’t be moved about by every wind of doctrine of men as Ephesians 4:4 describes it because the wind of the Holy Ghost is in you. Just like prophet Ezekiel the wind of the Holy Spirit will always carry you in the spirit, you’ll see heavenly visions, you won’t lack ideas, events won’t catch you unawares or overtake you except the goodwill of God. The list is inexhaustible.
I am the beloved of God !
Made by the Spirit of the Almighty!
Inspired by the Holy Ghost!
The force of the Holy Ghost is within me !
I have understanding !
My words are spirit and they’re life !
The word of God is on my tongue !
My day is blessed today !
My Family is blessed!
My work is blessed!
This week is fruitful!
I am distinguished for greatness and glory !
God is with me !
I decree and declare that as you have spoken so it already is !
Go and prosper !