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Workings of the Wind
SONG OF THE LORD TEACHING
Youth & Arts Pastor Curtis Alexander
Are you born of the Spirit? If you are, then you are able to move with the wind of the Spirit and worship.
Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Joh 3:8 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. (KJV)
If you are not born of the Spirit, then not only can you not enter the Kingdom, but you cannot enter into the song of the Spirit either. This is because the song of the Lord is not naturally discerned. Like the wind, it is invisible, yet powerful. You can hear and sing the song if you enter the Holy Spirit's realm.
Pay attention to verse 8:
Joh 3:8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you don't know where the wind comes from or where it's going. That's the way it is with everyone born of the Spirit." (GW)
Joh 3:8 Only God's Spirit gives new life. The Spirit is like the wind that blows wherever it wants to. You can hear the wind, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going. (CEV)
Joh 3:8 The wind goes where its pleasure takes it, and the sound of it comes to your ears, but you are unable to say where it comes from and where it goes: so it is with everyone whose birth is from the Spirit. (BBE)
John 3:8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." (ESV)
This means we cannot humanly “know” or “understand” the paths of the Holy Spirit, but we can be BORN into His realm and let Him take us on the journey.
If you are born in the Spirit, you can begin to hear the voice of the Spirit, the Wind from Heaven. Will you be carried by the wind and SONG of God?
Job 30:22 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
The word “dissolve” here means to “melt”. God wants to melt and mold us into His image. Job thought he was being punished for something. But in actuality, God just wants us to trust Him as we sing in the Spirit through all of life's trials and worship Jesus. We cannot rise up with the song of the wind if we carry too much baggage! We must let the Spirit dissolve our baggage at the CROSS.
God's very nature is Spirit. He is the Spiritual Wind of Heaven. Not only that, but He WORKS with the WIND of heaven, bringing about a new song in our heart, and creating change invisibly within His people. See the following verses.
Psa 18:10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
Psa 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honor and majesty.
Psa 104:2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Psa 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
Psa 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
Psa 104:4 The winds are your messengers, and flames of fire are your servants. (CEV)
Psa 135:5 For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
Psa 135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
Psa 135:7 He causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
Take a look at Psalm 147.
Psa 147:1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
Sing Praise to God. In what strength should we do this?
Psa 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
True Worship causes the Lord to delight in us. So therefore the answer is, No, the knowledge and ability of mankind does not make for effective high praises. God does not delight in our ability.
What does the Lord delight in?
Psa 147:11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
We must revere (fear) our Lord and wait patiently (hope) for His mercy. This pleases the Lord.
And HOW do we revere and wait patiently for Him?
Psa 147:18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
Answer, with the WIND. We cannot revere and wait for God without HIM first breathing on us and melting us.
To speak, one needs wind, because it is needed to pass over the vocal chords. Therefore, when GOD speaks over us, He is BREATHING the breath of life over us and singing over us. He is melting cold hearts and making us flexible in His hands.
God wants to melt His people with the WIND of HIS WORD. He wants to melt the ice and cause a river of life to flow by the WIND OF HEAVEN.
Participate in the workings of the WIND. Let the Holy Spirit, the Working Wind of Heaven, Give you utterance, and a song.
Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Act 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Eze 37:9 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.
Prophetic song and utterance is carried by the Spirit to us when we feel down, and out, and He brings new LIFE to us! This is why its important to let prophetic utterance come forth during spontaneous worship.
Let the wind take you UP. Hear the song of the Wind:
Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.
Rev 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
Trumpets are a wind instrument. Do you hear Christ's song, calling you upward in the wind?
Rev 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
Rev 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Go UP like the eagle. Eagles use the high currents to soar and drift up above and can fly for long periods of time with minimal effort. Our songs should morph and drift higher with minimal effort. We should give plenty of time to sing spontaneously and get lost in the heights of God. Eagles, in nature, are in no rush when they soar. So we too should take our time in praise and worship.
Psa 103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Don't try to understand with the natural mind. When singing, you must soar with your SPIRITUAL understanding, which is granted to us by God when we grow in the Spirit.
Pro 30:18 There are three or four things I cannot understand:
Pro 30:19a How eagles fly so high ... (CEV)
Eagle-like creatures in heaven worshiping God:
Rev 4:7 The first creature was like a lion, the second one was like a bull, the third one had the face of a human, and the fourth was like a flying eagle.
Rev 4:8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings, and their bodies were covered with eyes. Day and night they never stopped singing, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord, the all-powerful God, who was and is and is coming!"
This eagle creature in heaven never stops singing “Holy” to the Lord! That means he's singing right now. And he's still found more to praise God about despite being an eternal creature.
Will you agree with the EAGLE OF HEAVEN and rise up with an eagle's wings to praise JESUS THE KING?
The Eagle relies on the current of the wind. The higher the bird, the less it effort it makes. It's all the wind's doing. Let God take over your singing in the congregation, let Him take it higher.
Let's wait on the Lord and renew our strength.
Isa 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Youth & Arts Pastor Curtis Alexander
Church On The GO, Newmarket ON Canada.
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