"Wind and Reign!"
Acts 2:2(NIV) "Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting."
Luke records the sights and sounds which occurred on the Day of Pentecost, of a sound which likened to that of a Mighty Rushing Wind from Heaven, sweeping violently through the house where the Disciples of Jesus were assembled, and came to rest upon each of them in what appeared as 'Tongues of Fire'. As fulfillment to what Christ had told them earlier before HIS ascension, that they would receive God's Promised Holy Spirit, engulfing them with Power and would bring both remembrance of HIS WORDs and understanding of things
which were yet to be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.
When Nicodemus had come to Jesus with questions about the Kingdom of God, he had a difficult time understanding what Christ meant.
Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.' 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."
I believe that Jesus was speaking PROPHETically to Nicodemus, revealing the 'Storm' which was coming, beginning with the 'Wind', which brings the sweet fragrance of 'Reign', the very Holy and Glorious Presence of God, to dwell within us as Believers.
Just as God had spoken from the mountain, to the children of Israel in a 'Voice' which 'Thundered', sounding extremely similiar to what was heard by those Disciples at Pentecost. Where streaks of 'LIGHTning' blaze across the sky as the approaching 'Clouds' gather to 'POUR' out the Refreshing Water from heaven, I see the contrast of the fear which overtook the Israelites, and the BOLDNESS that came and upon HIS Disciples then and TODAY, as a 'FIRE' that WILL NEVER be quenched!!!
Christ Jesus intends for HIS followers to deeply and fully know HIM, and by HIS return to heaven prompted the fulfillment of God's Promise, for Holy Spirit would come, and as our Teacher, HE brings Understanding of Spiritual things which are necessary for Believers to abide and prosper in Kingdom Living. Revelation came many years later to the Elder Apostle John, in the form of a vision, clearly 'CONFIRMATION' of both Jesus' WORDs and those which God had spoken through HIS Prophet Joel.
'So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.'
"And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days."
Looking to these WORDs as a 'Promise' from God, it is also HIS desire that Believers not only know the 'Beginning' of what Christ refers to as TRUTH regarding the 'Kingdom of God' as it is established upon the earth, but also the 'Ending' which brings fulfillment to HIS Eternal Plan for HIS followers.
Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:
"Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty Reigns.
God's WORD is consistent, the SAME yesterday, today and forevermore,,, ETERNAL! Many today are seeking for TRUTH, and the WORDs of Christ bear tangible and undeniable Testimony of God's Love for all mankind. Enveloped by the 'WIND' of Holy Spirit, which as God says will 'REIGN' in the lives of Believers, bringing 'SPIRITual' change to the atmosphere of our hearts, and by listening to HIS 'VOICE' which 'THUNDERS' from Heaven, HE Sovreignly directs every 'MOVE' made which will advance the knowledge of HIS Kingdom throughout the whole earth.
In these 'Days of Elijah', as those who witnessed God's GLORY Blazing across the sky, Christ Jesus Will Return as KING 'Riding upon a White Horse', HIS NAME will be written upon the 'CLOUDS' of witnesses with HIS Precious Blood, and from the lips of those who call HIM LORD, a SHOUT will be heard that will make the
'Mountains tremble and Seas roar',
"Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty Reigns."
O'Lord, I yearn deeply to understand fully YOUR Wisdom, which will steer my life through each day I live!
YOUR Mighty WIND, a rushing sound blowing from heaven, bringing YOUR refreshing REIGN which my soul needs!!
I must listen to YOUR Thundering Voice in my ears, YOUR LIGHTning gives me clear vision to walk by Faith!!!
Burn from within my heart those things not of YOU, O'Lord, that I may be flooded head to toe,
with YOUR Living Water and Spirit of Truth, raised up to be a BOLD witness of YOUR FIREPower! AMEN