AND WHEN the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place,
When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting.
Acts 2:1,2 Amp.

There are many visual pictures of God in His creation. One of the most incredible glimpses of God is the wind. In the hebrew Bible the word for wind is ruwach which is used for breath and spirit also. In the greek New Testament, pnuma, is the word for spirit, wind, and breath. In the first verses of the Bible, we see the “wind of God”, moving on the surface of the deep, He was intimately involved in creation. We see the “breath” of God in the creation of Adam. In today’s scripture verse, we see the “rushing mighty wind” filling the believers in the upper room, God was breathing His creative life into His church.
The wind of His presence has some dramatic effects on our lives as we experience His renewal. Peter preached about the influence of the wind in his message in Acts 3:19 Amp. Peter knew what stress and spiritual exhaustion were all about. He was facing the Sanhedrin, the men who had killed Christ, the very day he preached this message. He lived in the heat, he was in constant need of the winds of renewal.
“So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of *reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;”
I love that translation, “recovery from the effects of heat”. Have you ever experienced spiritual exhaustion? Sometimes, the circumstances of this life seem way beyond our ability to cope with them. Spiritual exhaustion sets in and we need the refreshing winds of renewal in order to carry on. Maybe you are in one of those places right now. Your own strength is not enough to face the incredible obstacles in this complicated world. You need the recovery that is only found in the “WIND OF GOD”. How can you experience these winds of refreshing? Many times it happens when you gather together with His church. How good and pleasant it is for the brothers and sisters to dwell together in unity, it is like the oil poured out on Aaron’s beard, it is the place of commanded blessing.


  1. Awesome word for Pentecost Sunday. It is interesting how the Lord uses Wind, Fire & Water in teaching us. Happy Birthday.

  2. My own strenth is never enough. I pray not to0 do anything in my own strengh, because I know im limited but in Gods strenth we are not. Gods power came down on them at pentecost, look what happened! power from on high, It shows only he can really do anything and uses man and woman to show his power, by the way we live act and minister to others this is Holy ghost power from our Father and our Lord Jesus we can and do have this if we abide in the true vine get out of ourselves and be set apart for the Lord times have been bad sickness injurys things breaking down, it is so easy to be caught in a bad rut looking at stuff that will be fixed somehow anyway or saten hackeling, sometimes we have to just ignore resist and go on, we can and do have the athority to rebuke the enemy when he trys to make things hard and he will, you can expect that but if we praise the lord he wont stay around for long put on uplifting music he will leave he hates hearing that stuff i put it on real loud i dont want him to miss any of it! The early church were obedient they waited for the promise in that upper room the lord told them stay here, they could have left but they obeyed the lord, peter with all boldness proclaiming the lord many saved, a short time early peter was afraid and deny the lord, stephen boldly rebukeing the jews first to die , he went to be with the lord, this still goes on the power of the lord in the Holy Spirit is still here i kid you not! I know this not by anything i can do my strenth, knowledge anything can compare to walking in the lord being lead by the Holy Spirit in all we do seeking just to please him, the lord is pleased if we seek to please him.

  3. The winds of God were blowing in Victory tonight, it was very refreshing to be in the house of God just feeling His breathe upon me was renewal for me. Thank You for your words of wisdom Pastor Frank

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