Ps.139:1-7 – “LORD, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I get up;
You understand my thoughts from far away.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, LORD, You know it all.
You have encircled me behind and in front,
And placed Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot comprehend it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?”

Jesus used the wind as a picture of the Holy Spirit in His ministry to the Pharisee, Nicodemus. Apparently Nicodemus was having trouble embracing things he couldn’t see or comprehend with his intellect. Jesus told him you really can’t fully grasp the things of the Spirit. Jesus said the Spirit is like the wind. You can feel it and hear it but it is mysterious and uncontrollable. It refreshes, has power, and goes places nothing else can go. The wind will expose and penetrate every crack or flaw in our lives, He is relentless. Here is how F. E. Marsh describes the penetrating nature of the wind.

“The wind finds out all the crevices. How penetrating the Spirit is! He searches into the inner-
most recesses of the heart, and reveals the hidden evil there. David knew something of
this when he said, “God has searched, known, understood, compassed or winnowed, and is
acquainted with me altogether”. He knows what we are and where we are. Can we get away from the presence and power of the Spirit? No “Whither shall I flee from Thy presence?”

Jesus described this characteristic as the first work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said in John 16:8 – “And He, when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment:”
For me I was going along in life feeling I was doing pretty good in regard to sin, surely I was better than most. That all changed in a flash for me when the Holy Spirit began to blow into the cracks and crevices of my life. No one had to give me a list of what I shouldn’t do anymore. The Holy Spirit exposed my sinfulness and then He gave me the desire and the ability to change. That is what the Bible calls repentance. All of that is the beautiful work of the Holy Spirit.

1 thought on “PENETRATING NATURE OF THE WIND”

  1. This is my favorite Psalm!!!! He knows us, He’s all around and within us!! We can stand still and strong!! We breathe You in God…you are all around us 🥰🥰🌈🌈🌈. When we don’t understand we still choose You!

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