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Four Winds

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  1. Christina

    Christina New Member

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    I borrowed this study from another site..................................................**Disclaimer**Transcriptions are done by studentsGrammatical errors are possible.It is recommended for audio recordings ofstudies to be used for verification whenever possibleThe Shepherd's ChapelP.O. Box 416Gravette, AR 72736-04161-800-643-4645www.shepherdschapel.comFOUR WINDSIn order to understand God's Word, we must have a basic understanding of biblical numerics. Throughout the Bible the term " four winds" is utilized. Today, we are going to discover what this term should mean to us in this generation.The spiritual significance of the number four is earth and man on earth. We have four directions on earth: they are north, south, east, and west. There are four divisions of our day; they are morning, noon, evening and night. Spring, summer, fall and winter make up the four seasons we have on earth. Man on earth also goes through four basic phases of life; they are youth, young adult,middle age and old age."Ruwach" is the Hebrew word from which our English word "wind" is translated. The word "ruwach" means spirit; therefore, the term four winds means four spirits. There is only one Holy Spirit. There are four distinct characteristics of the Holy Spirit that control the earth and man on earth. The four characteristics of the Holy Spirit are the Spirits of love, knowledge, jealousy, and wrath. The four winds bring forth these Spirits from the Old Testament and throughout the New Testament. These four winds are very important to an understanding of prophecy in these latter days. Let's document these things in the Bible.Revelation7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.These four angels are holding the four Spirits of God. They are holding His jealousy and wrath and yes in some cases, they are holding His love and knowledge. Why? Read on in this chapter and you will learn the angels are waiting for the 144,000 to be sealed with the truth of God's Word. Many of you are playing a part in this sealing. Some might say, "Well, I've never heard of such a thing. God wouldn't hold His love and knowledge." Oh yes He does! God loves His children that love Him. God gives knowledge to His children that take time to study His Word. Friends, that leaves a lot of folks without His love and knowledge today. Let's turn to the Book of Daniel as we continue our study of the four winds.Daniel 7:2 Daniel spake and said, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven strove upon the great sea.The great sea denotes the people of the earth (Revelation 17) from which the four beasts of Revelation 13 will rise. The four winds of heaven converged upon the peoples of earth in this prophesy of the end times. The four Spirits of God control the events and actions of the peoples leading to the end of this dispensation. What should we be doing in our lives in relationship ti these four winds? They have a great deal to do with you. Ezekiel was a type for the elect of this generation. He was sent to warn Israel they would fall under captivity of Babylon. Babylon means confusion. Many today are held captive by the confusion of biblical illiteracy.The elect today should understand the four winds and be warning those held captive. Let's go to Ezekiel.Ezekiel 37:1-2 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones. (2) And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.The bones are those of the spiritually dead. Remember, Ezekiel is a type for you. Have you seen any dry bones lately? Have you seen any spiritually starved skeletons?Ezekiel 37:3-6 And He said unto me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" And I answered, "O Lord GOD, Thou knowest."(4) Again He said unto me, "Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, "O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.(5) Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; "Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live. (6) And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD."Here we have the Hebrew word "ruwach" we learned earlier. The word "breath" in this verse, is translated from "ruwach". God will cause the Spirit to enter those that hear His Word, and they will be made spiritually alive.Ezekiel 37:7-8 So I prophesied as I was commended: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. (8) And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.Prophesy means to teach with authority. Ezekiel had followed God's instructions, but there was still no spirit in them.Ezekiel 37:9 Then said He unto me, "Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, 'Thus saith the Lord GOD; 'Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.'Do you understand the authority and control God has given to Ezekiel and you? You may humbly prophesy to the four winds that will be the driving force that brings about the events at the end of this dispensation.Ezekiel 37:10-11 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceeding great army. (11) Then He said unto me, "Son of man these bones are the whole house of Israel behold, they say, "Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost we are cut off for our parts."Israel, the ten tribes that went north and settled Europe, became lost and spiritually dead, for the most part. Most don't even know who they are.Ezekiel 37:12-13 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, 'Thus saith the Lord GOD; 'Behold, O My People, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel (13) And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My People, and brought you up out of your graves.I hope no one is envisioning dead flesh bodies rising out of a cemetery. Ezekiel prefaced this chapter by telling us he was in the spirit. We are talking about spiritually dead, not flesh dead.Ezekiel 37:14 And shall put My spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it,' saith the LORD'.We have a "can do" Father. We are in that time when we will begin to see more action from God's Spirit in the four winds as He takes control. As we continue our study of the four winds, let's turn to Zechariah. Chapter 4 of Zachariah prophesies the death of the two witnesses of Revelation. Chapter 3 tells of the conflict between Jesus and Satan. We are going to pick it up with Chapter 2 which prophesies the events leading to the 2nd advent.Zechariah 2:1-3 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. (2) Then said I, "Whither goest thou?" And he said unto me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breath thereof, and what is the length thereof." (3) And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,We have two angels here.Zechariah 2:4-5 And said unto him, "Run speak to this young man, saying, 'Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein.' (5) For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her."This is a very good reason for you to have no fear. This wall of fire is that Shechaniah Glory that warms your heart when the Holy Spirit touches you, but the wall is a terror to the enemies of God's children.Zechariah 2:6-7 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD. (7) Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.The word "spread" in verse 6 means guided. God scattered His children abroad as the four winds; however, He has guided them all the way. God is instructing His children to deliver themselves from confusion.Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath He sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye.Father is a wall of protection. When someone touches you, it is as though they poked their finger in the pupil of God's eye. He doesn't like it!Zechariah 2:9-10 For, behold, I will shake Mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me. (10) Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.This is a beautiful promise. "Yehovah Shammah" which is to say "God is there". This will happen during the millennium.Zechariah 2:11-13 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be My People: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee. (12) And the LORD shall inherit Judah His portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. (13) Be silent , O all flesh before the LORD: for He is raised up out od His holy habitation.In closing, we are going to Matthew 24. We are going to pick it up after the elect have been delivered up to testify against the antichrist. Of course, the Holy Spirit speaks through the elect.Matthew 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the starts shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:This is after the tribulation of antichrist. The hand of God will shake things up considerably at this time.Matthew 24:30-31 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (31) And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.What have we learned about the four winds? You are to prophesy to the four winds to blow spiritual life into the dry bones with authority God has given you. You are in the four Spirits of God: love, knowledge, jealousy, and wrath. As long as you are in the four winds, God has that wall of protection around you. Not one hair on your head will be harmed at the end of this dispensation. God will demonstrate His jealousy and wrath on our enemies, but He will gather His elect from the four winds.In His ServiceArnold Murray
     
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    Excellent!I thought I recognized this. Yes I have the monthly Newsletter from Shepherd's Chapel (#209 – March 1996). Several years ago I transcribed this study for some internet freinds. Evidently someone else also saw fit to transcribe it, or what goes around comes around.
     
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    (Wayne Murray;63661)
    Excellent!I thought I recognized this. Yes I have the monthly Newsletter from Shepherd's Chapel (#209 – March 1996). Several years ago I transcribed this study for some internet freinds. Evidently someone else also saw fit to transcribe it, or what goes around comes around.
    Who knows maybe this is your original transcribe Wayne:)
     
  4. cedarhart

    cedarhart When good men do nothing, evil will triumph.Take a

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    Thanks for this post. It went well with another post of mine concerning "Unction". Great topic!Cedarhart
     
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