The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)
As you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God who makes everything. (Ecclesiastes 11:5)
The season has come for new things, and movement, for the Spirit of God moves as He wishes. Like a river, in some places and people, He moves like deep currents, with hearts strangely warmed. In others, like a babbling brook, or splashing waves, with laughter, joy, and a swell of the gifts and signs of the Spirit. In others (people and places), we will see strong eddies drawing people deeper in to God and His purposes.
Forces of God, undeniable, are requiring movement and change.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts 2:2-4)
Gifts of the Spirit will moving in different ways in the same place, or different places. No longer some uniform ‘move’ of God, rather He chooses to change it up, revealing His ever dynamic nature, requiring us to trust in God, rather than what we can predict. Signs here, prophecy there, witnessing here, revelations there, gold dust here, diamonds there, as God reveals the full rainbow of His ways. It might seem unpredictable, but it is exciting, for the Spirit of God is moving in power.
Movement will characterise the year ahead, people moving, in church, out side of church, across the body of Christ. People compelled to move to meet and minister to another in God’s creative ways, for He is not to be contained inside the for walls of what many call church. He, will through His servants, chase after the poor to bless with the riches of heaven.
Throughout the world movement will be seen, great numbers of people compelled to move. Borders open, doors swing wide, the time has come. Seeking safety, or fleeing control and destruction; Others pursuing blessing, and the desire to start a new. The forces of movement will be like water, wind, and fire. Unpredictable, or predictable, sudden or slow, consuming, and life giving, but without denial. In amongst all this, those who trust in God, His leading, will find refuge, and a place of blessing. The peace will come, but beyond understanding, peace like a river. There is a grace to see the poor blessed by the rich. A great time of realignment is about to unfold for individuals, families, people groups, nations, and empires. The forces of the Holy Spirit are reordering according to the blueprints of God. Resistance is futile.
But beware, those who seek to leverage this rushing and movement for their own purposes, particularly against God’s plans and people, for He will bring such plans to trouble, and surely they will be pursued. (See. Isaiah 17:12-14). However, do not fear the movement that is coming, for in time God will bring peace. (Psalm 65:5-11).
Natural forces will mimic this sense of movement. Watch, and pray, for the great forces of earth, wind, fire, and water, will reveal this season. Fault lines, coastal areas, rivers, seas, open plains, and treed mountain ranges, will all know these forces. But, in the Lord, refuge is found, and His houses of refuge will open their doors.
Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’ ” (Ezekiel 37:9)
For those dry and weary bones refreshing is coming. Some internal and external works of God are reordering our lives according to His blueprints. We find ourselves being reconnected with God in parts of our lives that perhaps have fallen away, or grown weary. Renewed by Him we are given a fresh heart for the things of the Lord and each other. And God will breathe in to our new lives. This process has been necessary for renewal. After all one way to get a new (wine)skin is to let the old die! From this place of dry bones, revival can occur as the prophetic voice of God declares life.
The year that we are in, and has just been, has been about building and restoring the house, next year is about moving out of a place of restoration. Sons and daughter arise, and move in to your places. It is not time to resist this, as standing against such wind will only tire you, and can cause you to break. Rather, go with the flow of the Spirit, for in its movement you will find your destiny, and a wellspring of life.