Friday, June 2, 2017

Air, Breath, Spirit, Wind

The Hebrew word ruah and the Greek word pneuma can both be translated as any of the four words in the title (think pneumonia).  If there were no wind, these people could have the best equipment in the world but they would not be having fun.  Our vocal chords are silent until we send some breath over them.  All we have are dying embers until we blow them into flame.
In The Acts of the Apostles 2:1-13 it's as if the Spirit has been building and building for fifty days since the resurrection of Jesus until finally It blows through the room where the Apostles are gathered, filling them, fanning their dying embers into wild fire, blowing over their vocal chords and enabling them to speak in many different languages to the crowd that has been attracted by this Mighty Wind. 

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