RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Tuesday 18 June 2013
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: And with the blast of Thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.” Exodus 15:18
Read: John 20:21-22
Bible in one year: Exodus 28-31
Key point: John the Baptist decided to decrease in order to create more room for Jesus. How much room do you have for the Holy spirit?
If you want to belong to the reigning team, sign a pact with the Holy Spirit. Severally in scriptures, the Holy Spirit is compared to the wind. Understanding some characteristics of the wind gives us some insight into the personality of the Holy Spirit. The wind as breeze can blow gently, we see the Holy Spirit exhibiting this trait in Samson. The Spirit first began to move him gently once in a while ¡n Judges 1 3:24-25. The Holy Spirit can also behave like a rushing mighty wind blowing suddenly, as was the case in Acts 2: 1-7. He can also move massively like a storm. At the front of the Red sea, Moses lifted his hands and the east wind blew throughout the night until the Red Sea parted (Exodus 14:19-22). While describing the experience later in Exodus 15:8, Moses said,
“And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea”
In other words, this can be pictured as God sneezing and emitting the Spirit in the form of air from His nostrils and He parted the mighty Red sea into two. What a Mighty God we serve!
It is the wind that gives a mighty aeroplane its lift. The reason an aero plane runs very fast before takeoff ¡s because air at a higher speed has a lower pressure than air at a lower speed. The air above the wings of the aeroplane before takeoff is at a higher speed that the air beneath it. The resulting higher pressure beneath the wings gives lift to the aeroplane taking it to the next level in flight. In 2Kings 2:9-1 5, two people were promoted to another realm when the wind of the Holy Spirit blew massively: Elijah got transported into the heavenly realm, while young Elisha a servant of the prophet was promoted to become father of the prophets. As you key into the supernatural, you shall be lifted to another level in Jesus name. However, when the wind comes, ¡t is capable of filling every available space. In John 20:21-22, when Jesus wanted to fill the disciples with the Holy Ghost, He breathed on them; meaning that the Holy Spirit should go and fill every space in the disciples. What space do you have for the Holy Spirit to fill? The more space you take away from the flesh the more you make available to Him.