The Winds of the Spirit: The East Wind

Apostle Grace Lubega

Genesis 41:22-27 (KJV), And I saw in my dream, and, behold, seven ears came up in one stalk, full and good: And, behold, seven ears, withered, thin, and blasted with the EAST WIND, sprung up after them… And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. And the seven thin and ill-favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the EAST WIND shall be seven years of famine.

As a child of God, you ought to understand the winds of the Spirit: what they are, how they blow and why they blow. When you do, you will ably position yourself in line with divine purpose.

Our theme scripture draws our attention to the East Wind. The context of the scripture shows that the blast of this wind brought with it famine, represented by the “seven ears [of corn] withered thin…”

Several other examples in scripture explain the working of the East wind.

Exodus 10:13; “And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an EAST WIND upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the EAST WIND brought the locusts.”

In Jonah 4:8, it says, “And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement EAST WIND; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, it is better for me to die than to live.”

The East wind carries the judgments of God.

How then do you position yourself in this wind?

Job 38:24 (KJV) shows us how. It says, “By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the EAST WIND upon the earth?”

Light represents illumination/ knowledge. This scripture means that by knowledge, judgment is executed on the earth.

The judgments of the Spirit work in favour of the man who knows God in a distinctive manner.

This particular knowledge of God comes with the grace, the Greek word called “epilusis”.

“Epilusis” positions you to not only interpret these judgments, but also know what ought to be done.

In this instance, by “epilusis” Joseph understood the judgment of famine and also knew the course of action to be taken and he advised the king accordingly (Genesis 41:33-38).

When a man of knowledge meets the East Wind, he not only sees judgment but he also knows what he ought to do in that time and season.

FURTHER STUDY: Psalms 78:26, Job 38:24


East winds are the judgments of God. When a man of knowledge meets the East Wind, he not only sees judgment but he also knows what he ought to do in that time and season.

PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this Word. I understand the winds of the Spirit and position myself to function in accordance to how they blow. Even as the East wind blows, there is a shaking in my favour. All things work for my good because you judge matters in my favour. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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