There is a wind that is from God. And when God is with us, we can expect He is with us to:
1. Drive out our enemy or thwart the enemy’s attack
2. Lift us away from our enemy and into God’s plan
In the end, I hope that this blog gives you faith to pray for God’s wind because the wind is God’s weapon. He made it. He rules it. He uses it for his purposes. And he takes great pleasure in revealing the nuances of His wind to us.
My friend Marlene Bagnull sent me the following email last week. Talk about a WIND STORY! A woman who lives in Israel, named Evelyn, translated this message that was posted by an Israeli Yeshiva (Jewish seminary/school) in Jaffa. It was written by an Israeli soldier who is trained and experienced with Israel’s famous Iron Dome. This soldier writes about his experience with wind on August 1, 2014:
GREAT MIRACLE IN ISRAEL Morning of AUGUST 1, 2014 head of Yeshiva (Jewish school) in Jaffa posted this message (I am ROUGHLY paraphrasing into English).
“I observed the hand of God today with my own eyes. Now I know FOR SURE that there is a God! No one told it to me, I didn’t hear it from someone else…I saw this happen with my own eyes. I am an integral part of the iron dome operation. What we do here is an exact science n I cannot give many details of what we do. We knew that a missile was headed directly for Tel Aviv aimed at one of the 3 big towers, a shopping centre in the middle of the city. We sent up 1 missile to intercept it n we missed. We sent a 2nd 1 n we missed. We sent a 3rd 1 to intercept n we missed. Something even remotely like this has only happened 1 other time ever that I am aware of. We are very exact n very good at what we do. We do not miss. So to miss 3 xs is not possible. By this time, disaster was imminent. We alerted all of the emergency crews within n around Tel Aviv to evacuate but by this time there was little that could be done. Their missile was only minutes from detonation. We began the procedure of sending off one final missile to try n intercept it just b4 it came down but we knew that casualties would still be unavoidable.
Now, you must understand, our calculations based on physics n aerodynamics n weather (wind, atmosphere, humidity) are complete, there is NOTHING we don’t take into account. This is how it is able to work so precisely. But all of a sudden, as we were scrambling to do anything n everything we could to save Tel Aviv, all of a sudden OUT OF NOWHERE came up a huge wind, 1 that was not on the radar 1 that DID NOT EXIST before and blew the missile from over Tel Aviv all the way in2 the Sea n dropped it off exactly safely into the water where no one was injured! You must understand, there was NO WIND n then suddenly there was this HUGE WIND. This is not a couple of inches of a “move” that any gentle breeze could influence…this is MILES. It was nothing other than the hand of God! I saw it with my very own eyes! The wind was not there b4 and it was not there after. It didn’t come from somewhere, it came from NOWHERE and after it moved the missile to the sea, it disappeared!
So, after seeing this, I can no longer deny the existence of God. I put feeling on right after this n I took upon myself to keep Shabbat. Yesterday was my 1st Shabbat to keep n it was the best Shabbat of my life.” This is from a friend’s friend who lives in Israel. wow!
I hope you are encouraged by this true story!
There are SO many scriptures about this. I will share three with you from www.biblegateway.com
4 Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my [c]life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me. 5 Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the Lord driving them on. 6 Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the Lord pursuing them.
My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me. 5 Fear and trembling come upon me, And [d]horror has overwhelmed me. 6 I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and [e]be at rest. 7 “Behold, I would wander far away, I would lodge in the wilderness. [f]Selah. 8 “I would hasten to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and tempest.”
May I share one more story? My friend Henry Gruver told me that one day he was tending his garden in his back yard in Oregon when he spotted a large tornado on the horizon, heading straight toward his home. He told his family to go inside to safety and then he stood up and pointed at that tornado and commanded it to turn and go into an area where no people lived. He watched as that tornado headed straight for his home, then suddenly turned and went in the direction he told it to go!
I hope you feel equipped with faith to pray and see the wind as a mighty weapon that God uses to protect and maybe even test his people.
And remember, “It’s easy to fly when the wind is with you.”