The Four Winds and the Movement of the Spirit

From Revelation 7:1, we can see that while the opening of the sixth seal by the Lamb of God, the apostle John saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth holding the four winds so that no wind could move across the earth.
Revelation 7:1:
1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree.
According to the Word of God, the wind is associated with angels (cf. Psalm 104:4; Hebrews 1:7) or with a movement of the Spirit, which is evident from the Hebrew word for breath (note: רוּחַ – rûaḥ) as well as the Greek word for wind (πνεῦμα – pnẹụma).
Psalm 104:4:
4 He makes winds his messengers (note: angels), flames of fire his servants.
Hebrews 1:7:
7 In speaking of the angels he says, ‘He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.’
According to the book of the prophet Zechariah, he sees the four winds in the form of various powerful horses with harnessed chariots, in which the first chariot had red horses (east), the second black (north), the third white (west), and the fourth dappled (south) horses (cf. Zechariah 6:2-8).
Zechariah 6:2-8:
2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black, 3 the third white, and the fourth dappled – all of them powerful.
4 I asked the angel who was speaking to me, ‘What are these, my lord?’
5 The angel answered me, ‘These are the four spirits of heaven, going out from standing in the presence of the Lord of the whole world.
6 The one with the black horses is going towards the north country, the one with the white horses towards the west, and the one with the dappled horses towards the south.’
7 When the powerful horses went out, they were straining to go throughout the earth. And he said, ‘Go throughout the earth!’ So they went throughout the earth.
8 Then he called to me, ‘Look, those going towards the north country have given my Spirit rest in the land of the north.’
There are times when we, as believers in Christ Jesus, go through phases where we feel as if the movement of the Holy Spirit or that of the angels has diminished or ceased. This is not true, because such phases are intended by God to reveal to us how much truth of the Word of God is already in us, or where we may engage more intensely with the truth of the Word of God in our innermost being.
Without the presence of the Word of God in us, the Holy Spirit cannot lead us deeper into the truth that the Lord has for us (cf. John 16:13-15).
John 16:13-15:
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.
15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.’
The result of an absence of the truth of God’s Word carries with it the danger of falling into a certain kind of spiritual independence, because the Holy Spirit comes with great freedom (cf. 2 Corinthians 3:17).
2 Corinthians 3:17:
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
This freedom, because of the absence of truth due to the lack of God’s Word, can mistakenly create in the soul of a believer the impulse of an unhealthy independence (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:23).
1 Corinthians 10:23:
23 ‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say – but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’ – but not everything is constructive.
God’s concern is that we speak the truth of God’s Word in situations of apparent absence of a spiritual movement in order to create a room of faith into which we enter to enjoy the presence of the Spirit there. This principle is essential and similar to the establishment of the tabernacle in the wilderness at the time of Moses, which the LORD filled with His presence after it was accomplished (cf. Exodus 40:33-35).
Exodus 40:33-35:
33 Then Moses set up the courtyard around the tabernacle and altar and put up the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard. And so Moses finished the work.
34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
35 Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
Requirement for the Release of the Spirit from the Four Winds
When the LORD brings a time of perceived spiritual drought to an end, it is necessary for us to let the prophets of God as men and women in the kingdom speak and make room for the presence of the testimony of Jesus, so that the Spirit of God is manifested among His people in His appointed power (cf. Ezekiel 37:9-10 i.c.w. Revelation 21:10e).
Ezekiel 37:9-10:
9 Then he said to me, ‘Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.” ’
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet – a vast army.
Revelation 19:10e:
‘… 10e For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.’
After we have allowed the Spirit of prophecy to speak through His vessels, we can follow these steps for the Spirit to become active over us as His people:
  1. establishment of sinews => divine connections or relationships in Christ Jesus in true unity (cf. Psalm 133)
  2. growth of flesh => presence of the living Word of God in the form of solid food (cf. Hebrews 5:14 i.c.w. John 6:53)
  3. covering of skin => new wineskin with a renewed biblical mindset according to the will of God (cf. Mark 2:22)
These three points are based on the biblical passage from Ezekiel 37:5-8.
Ezekiel 37:5-8:
5 This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath (note: wind, spirit) enter you, and you will come to life.
6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.” ’
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone.
8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
It is in the LORD’s interest to surround our relationships with one another with Christ as the living Word of God as well as to surround us with a renewed biblical mindset that is in accordance with His will for this time. This creates the room for the Holy Spirit in order to fill it with His presence and to establish out of a scattered state a unified exceedingly large army of the Spirit that advances with apostolic strategy.
The Unity among the ‘Brethren’ and the Ekklēsia in the Region of Philadelphia
If we equate the state of this unity with the term ‘unity among the brethren’ according to Psalm 133, since this activates the anointing of the LORD, we can see in this context a reference to the Ekklēsia in the region of Philadelphia, which means ‘brotherly love’.
Psalm 133:1-3:
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life for evermore.
The community of saints in the region of Philadelphia is the sixth community addressed by Christ, to whom Jesus Christ reveals Himself as the Holy and Faithful One, who has the power to open and close doors. This points to the dimension of separation and truth in Christ Jesus to open and close spiritual rooms (cf. Matthew 18:18).
Matthew 18:18:
18 ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Furthermore, according to the LORD’s addressing of the Ekklēsia in the region of Philadelphia, we can see the following statements:
Renown of works, low power and keeping of the word, and non-denial of Christ
No exhortation was needed for this region.
People from the ‘deep darkness’ (Note: synagogue of Satan) will come to the light of Philadelphia and because of the presence of Jesus in the lives of the saints, they will bow down before them and worship Christ.
Adhere to biblical values to maintain Kingdom presence and walk in His reward or favor.
The identification of Jesus with the saints, in the form of keeping them at the time of deception, and the establishment of the respective saints in the form of a pillar as well as eternal existence in the house of God.
Furthermore, it comes to the implementation of the identity of the Father and the Son in a new facet as well as the bride in the form of the eternal city of peace. This results in the divine understanding of these aforementioned spheres of identity in the spirit.
Through Jesus’ statement in the context of the given promise of the Ekklēsia in Philadelphia, it shows that Jesus is speaking in humility and subject to the Father’s rule at this point, as He speaks of ‘His God’ and says the following: ‘The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.’ – Revelation 3:12
The spiritual walk as overcomers in Christ Jesus opens a new spiritual realm in which we, as faithful saints, change into the structure of a pillar, similar to what we are told about the apostles James, Cephas and John, to whom the Lord entrusted a secret during His lifetime on earth concerning His future in resurrection power (cf. Galatians 2:9 i.c.w. Matthew 17:1-2.9).
Galatians 2:9:
9 James, Cephas and John, those esteemed as pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognised the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised.
Matthew 17:1-2.9:
1 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. …
9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, ‘Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.’
The Spiritual Structure of the Pillar
To better understand the spiritual life in the ‘structure of the pillar’ today, the following explanation of the purpose of a pillar in a spiritual context will help us:
=> A) A heavenly pillar emerges from a consecrated axis and is a symbol of supporting.
B) It can also be described as the neck (note: the seat of anointing, cf. Isaiah 10:27).
C) In the prophetic context, pillars represent the presence of divine power supporting from below.
D) Pillars also represent the life force through their respective structure, which implies the transparency and ascension of their characteristic, namely their strength and stability.
E) Pillars were believed to serve and function for the purpose just mentioned on the earthly and heavenly level.
God’s pillars are supporting or sustaining beams that function like ladders on God’s behalf and supply the earth as if through tubes (cf. Genesis 28:12 i.c.w. John 1:51). The inner parts of these pillars are never hollow, but function like channels through which the power of God is transmitted to the earth.
It behaves with the pillars in a similar way as God used the pillar of fire and cloud in the desert to guide and protect Israel or also like the two pipes in the fifth vision of the prophet Zechariah, through which the golden oil flowed down (cf. Exodus 13:21-22; Zechariah 4:11-14).
F) Also titled as pillars were the leading apostles from the early Jerusalem church, who were James, Peter and John, the bearing members of the community.
Furthermore, according to Psalm 144:12, the daughters of Israel are carved pillars that provide support in the midst of challenge or affliction.
The structure of the pillar in the spirit realm is indicative of saints who abide in the brotherly love of the LORD (cf. Psalm 133), hold fast to the Word of God, do not deny the name of God, and remain steadfast until victory comes. This authorizes their spirits to bear engraved on them the identity of God (note: fatherhood), the identity of the new city of Jerusalem (note: seat of government), and the identity of the new name of the LORD (note: sonship; cf. Revelation 3:7-13). <= (The text in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation from the ‘Prophet’s Dictionary’ by Paula A. Price, Ph. D.; page 382)
Thus, we can see that men and women in Christ Jesus can become pillars to support the generations, the old and young ones, on earth with their God-given quality.
In this state of a pillar, which presupposes faithful discipleship in Christ and victorious overcoming, comes the implementation of a triune identity through Jesus Christ, writing on us the identity of His Heavenly Father, as well as that of the bride, that is, the city of His God and His hidden identity.
This points to the eternal covenant relationship in the love of God as well as His dominion assigned to us as the bride of Christ (note: descending from heaven to earth) and His hidden identity as the bridegroom.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel Glimm