Archangel Michael’ s request to write on New Wind

a. The core texts

On May 1st 2015, Archangel Michael asked me to write about New Wind in the scripture and directed my attention to Genesis 1: 2 in which the Spirit of God moved (H7363/rachaph) upon the face of the waters.

The Creation is the first time that the Wind of God moved upon the earth, telling us that there is a REcreation whenever God pours out His Spirit upon the Earth.

I looked for the text and did a cross reference of the usage of the Hebrew word in order to compare scripture with scripture and to juice the revelation.

Based on the comparisons, we see that WHEN GOD MOVES there is HOLY DISTURBANCE, a stirring up, fluttering and shaking:

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved ( H7363/rachaph) upon the face of the waters – Genesis 1: 2

As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth H7363 over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings –Deuteronomy 32: 11

Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; H7363 I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness – Job 23: 9.

In the same way, there was a mighty disturbance on the Day of Pentecost – noise as the heavenly, mighty rushing wind blew into the Upper Room, then more noise as the Disciples began to speak with the utterance of the Holy Spirit. There was also great clamor as Jews from various nationalities ran to the location to hear the wonderful works of God.

Just like the Day of Pentecost, God wants to move in His 2015 church with new power, signs and wonders.

b. How does God flutter?

Since there is no root word or comparisons in scripture, I resorted to the English definition of flutter. Its  meaning show that God was moving about, excited about the events that were about to take place:

to fly lightly with quick beats of the wings, to move with quick, light movements, a state of excitement,  – (Merriam Webster, nd).

to flap the wings, to move about restlessly – (Collins Dictionary, 2015).

c. The Spirit of God

We know that the term Spirit of God in Genesis 1: 2  is a reference to MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL  THINKING, SPEAKING AND CREATING IN PERFECT AGREEMENT WITH EACH OTHER. This is borne out in the following ways the text:

  • Everything that God spoke came into being – And God said.
  • And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness,,, Genesis 1: 26.
  • ‘Elohiym is the Hebrew word used  in Genesis 1: 1 to refer to God. ‘Elohiym  is used in the plural  in other contexts  that are unrelated to the Mighty God. The deliberate usage of  ‘Elohiym confirms that Creation was engineered by individuals.

Comparisons with Abraham’s encounter with God in Genesis 18 reveal that GOD in Genesis 1 refers to THREE INDIVIDUALS.

Further comparisons show that Jesus is one of these individuals. These includeJohn 1; Colossians 1: 14 – 17;

d. The Spirit of God means Wind of God

There is a progression in Genesis 1: 1 & 2  that introduces God to men and reveals that God is Spirit (H7303/ruwach) or a spiritual being:

 In the beginning God created…

… and the Spirit (H7303/ruwach)of God moved upon the face of the waters

The Spirit of God also refers to the nature and character of God. This is the God who wants to fill the believer and show evidences of His very Presence. Therefore, those who are filled with this Holy Spirit will inevitably demonstrate the very nature and character of God.

Here are examples that I derived from the biblical references in which the Spirit (H7303/ruwach) of God is either directly or indirectly referenced:

  • God is Creator (Genesis 1 & 2) – imparting supernatural abilities to conceptualize, design and make things of a highly complex nature.
  • God can strive or judge humans (Genesis 6: 3). He imparts the capacity for righteous judgment.
  • God is Life – He imparts new life into the Believer.  Ruwach is also used to mean breath of life. God breathed (H5301/naphach) the breath  (H5397/nĕshamah) of life into Adam.  
  • When the scriptures say that God breathed (H5301/naphach) life into Adam, it means that God blew in much the same way that someone would blow upon fire in order to ignite it.  God has also imparted this supernatural ability to ignite life to dead things by the prophetic utterance:

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 H5301 upon these slain, that they may live – Ezekiel 37: 7

  • The mighty rushing wind on the Day of Pentecost was therefore symbolic of God breathing mighty life into His Church. This is why we need the Wind of God and outpouring of His Spirit.
  • Here are biblical examples of how the infilling of the Spirit (H7303/ruwach) of God  empowered people in the scripture. The infilling produced:
    • the spirit of wisdom to design clothing, jewelry, to engrave jewelry and to make other types of designs – Exodus 28: 3
    • The ability to design works of art – Exodus 31: 3
    • the ability to reproduce the same Spirit of God  that one possesses for ministry – Numbers 11: 17, 25. 26. 29; Numbers 27: 18; 2 Kings 2: 9 & 15
    • the spirit to follow God fully – Numbers 14: 24.
    • the spirit of wisdom to lead people and to cause them to follow – Deuteronomy 34: 9; Judges 3: 10; Judges 6: 34.
    • courage and boldness – Joshua  2: 11; Acts 4: 29 & 31.
    • supernatural strength – for example Samson – Judges 14;
    • yoke destroying power  as in the case of David who drove away demons by playing anointed music (attention musicians) – 1 Samuel 16: 13 – 16; 23; 1 Samuel 18: 10; 1 Samuel 19: 9.
    • prophetic utterance and other gifts of the spirit – 2 Samuel 23: 2
    • the spirit H7307 of wisdom and understanding, the spirit H7307 of counsel and might, the spirit H7307 of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;  righteousness, reproof, peace –  Isaiah 11
    • Deliverance  – Isaiah 61
    • Holiness – Isaiah 63: 11
    • dreams and visions – Ezekiel 11

We have not exhausted the texts because these texts have focused on the Old Testament. Blessings, peace and angelic prosperity.

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