“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”
King James Version (KJV)
Sonny's comment on 2014-12-04 11:09:12:
So what do I think? Was there really a great "physical " wind the literally blew through the room turning over plates, bowls maybe tables? Did it blow curtains and clothing? Did it mess up the women 's hair? Well, maybe. But really I think vs 2 captures an idea of the force of the Holy Spirit. The cleansing of all unrighteousness that may have previously inhabited that area even though they were disciples. When the Holy Spirit moves, there is no room for the demonic. I think it also represents the fact that the Holy Spirit it just that, our Holy "Spirit ". The binding Spirit of the Trinity that also binds us together with Jesus as He is bound to our Father. It is the picture of the force of the Spiritual wind cleansing the air, bringing in the Power of the gifts of the Spirit and yet the coolness of a peaceful breeze that follows as we rest in His wings. John 3 3 talks of how we can hear the wind but have no idea where it comes from or where its going, we just no that it is. This too is our call in believing the movement of the Holy Spirit. We can feel Him, hear Him and be directed by Him even though we cannot see Him. Nor do we know where He has just come from or where we are going at that minute, we still know that He is there. Not just with power, but with peace.
George's comment on 2012-05-26 13:48:26:
My thoughts are as follows:
The manifestation of God differs from place to place, and generation to generation. Elijah, for example heard a still small voice. However, before the still small voice was a strong wind, followed by earthquake, and fire (1Kings 19). The Lord was not in the "strong wind" of Elijah, but in the wind of Acts 2:2. This tells us to be discerning that God chooses how He manifests Himself.