Gone with the wind

The fact that climatologists can now predict and explain wind should not confuse the meaning of John 3:8’s metaphor.

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. — John 3:8 NIV

The wind (same word as “Spirit” in Koine Greek) appears inexplicably (to the First Century observer). It is invisible, unannounced, unanticipated. It can be powerful (think of a hurricane). It scatters seed. No where is beyond its reach on the face of the planet. You can’t stop it.

So are our prayers. We cannot guess what God is going to do. We should pray generally and specifically, but we should not boast about knowing what God has up His sleeve. We should believe for huge and impossible things, both close and far. We should not be surprised when the Iron Curtain falls or when the vilest of sinners gets saved. We should know our Lord uses His Spirit and can reach where spy satellites and drones cannot. He can get into people’s minds. Even the devil is blind-sided. That is the nature of the Spirit’s move.

Our prayers should take into account His ability to do anything, anywhere, any time. He’ll do what we least expect, so we should expect it. He’ll move anywhere, so we should pray for nations closed to the gospel. He’ll hit tomorrow, so we should pray today.

Opposition will switch to ally when the Spirit moves. All resistance will be “gone with the wind.”

3 responses to “Gone with the wind

  1. Found your page by guessing! LOL You don’t have your blog listed on your profile page. I wanted to thank you for coming to my page today and liking my posts. I am blessed and humbled to have you! God bless you in all of your work for Him. Hugs!

    • oh! thanks for the tip! i am techno-tarded. still learning how to do this blog thing. i’ll try to figure out how to put my page on my gravatar. I noticed that about other people’s gravatar, but never did it occur to me that my own might not list the site. LOL

      • LOL You ought to send that one to Websters! Technotarded! Just go to your gravatar page and make sure you’re signed in. Once you are on the gravatar page, look up to the right and it says “My Account” Click on my account. Select Edit My Profile. Now select MY Links. Add your link URL and title and click add. You’re done. Your link url would be https://mustardseedbudget.wordpress.com/ Title, whatever you want. You can also add your facebook, twitter, anything else in this area, in the “Verified Services” Menu. God bless! Hope I’ve helped!

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