John 3:8 Ruach, Wherefore Art Thou?

John 3:8

The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it is coming from and where it is going; so is everyone who has been born of the Spirit.”

To understand John 3:8 better, it would be simpler if a person knew the Hebrew name for the Spirit, which is Ruach, Ruach is the invincible force of God, and most Christians know it as the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost. In Genesis chapter one, the Lord looks at the earth and sees it is a dark lifeless world; it is just an empty ball floating in space. So, God sent His Holy Spirit,” Ruach, to hover over the darkness, and life began, and God called it good.   

Genesis 1:2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The Ruach Elohim was hovering over the water.

You and I are not stationary planets that orbit in space. We either fight against the Holy Spirit or submit to Ruach. We will not know how the Spirit of God works until you, and I surrender our will. Scientists say the earth is millions and millions of years old, but they only hypothesize. When scientists hypothesize they are only really guessing with their worldly knowledge. A child of God, faith is built on the Holy word, which exists because of God’s breath, His Holy Spirit. Age does not matter or how long they have attended church or been self-proclaimed Christians. Nicodemus was a ruler of the Pharisees, and he knew God’s word and the law very well; he even knew the word Ruach. Nicodemus did not have Ruach within his life or heart. It is like a story I heard that happened during the Renaissance Age. Theaters existed all over England, like the Globe theater, where William Shakespeare’s plays were seen.  A talented actor would recite Psalm 23 at one Theater, and the audience might say,” Amen or Praise the Lord.” Once a simple gentleman stopped the actor and asked if he could recite the Shepherd Psalm to the audience. Sure, he said go ahead, so the gentleman recited the Psalm verse by verse just like the talented actor. When the gentleman was done, the audience stood up, cheered, and applauded the simple gentleman for at least 5 or 10 minutes. The actor asks the gentleman how he got that kind of reply; he recited the Psalm as I do. The gentleman said sir, you may know the psalm word for word, but I know the Shepherd with all my heart. His Spirit lives within my soul. That is the difference. Do you understand, brothers and sisters, unless you and I fully submit to the Holy Spirit and allow the wind of Ruach to live within us, we are only chasing the empty wind. God bless you all; the Holy Spirit and I love you: his humble bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head. 

Psalm 51:9 Hide your face from my sins and wipe out all that I have done wrong. 10 Create a clean heart in me, O Elohim, and renew a faithful spirit within me. 11 Do not force me away from your presence, and do not take Ruach Qodesh from me. 12 Restore the joy of your salvation to me and provide me with a spirit of willing obedience. 13 Then I will teach your ways to those who are rebellious, and sinners will return to you.

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