We Gave Birth To Wind
As I was driving today, I saw a vision of a mouth and hands. The hand had a paper bag, much like the lunch bags you see people carrying their lunches in. I watched the hand put the bag to the mouth and then I saw the paper bag being inflated by the breath being blown into it. After there was no more air that could be blown into the bag, the hand twisted the bag and popped the bag with the other hand. This is something I have done as well as seen many others do. That part of the vision was not a big deal.
As I began to inquire of the Lord about the vision, I was led to the following verse from Isaiah. We were pregnant; we writhed with labor pains only to give birth to the wind. We weren’t able to bring salvation to the land, and no new people were born on earth.
Upon looking up this verse I found that the word for wind is “ruach”. I have seen this many times when referring to the Spirit of God. However, here it means wind in the sense of nothing. While looking at this I saw that there was another reference found in Ecclesiastes.
But when I turned to look at all that I had accomplished and all the hard work I had put into it, I saw that it was all pointless. It was like trying to catch the wind. I gained nothing from any of my accomplishments under the sun.
The popping of a bag would attract some attention because of the noise that the bag made when it popped. Afterwards, there is no substance, no fruit, just wind that is unseen.
My feeling at this point is that this vision has to do with trying to bring about revival by human means and not by the Spirit’s means. The bag popping would attract attention, however, because that is all it did the attention would soon be focused elsewhere because there was no substance, only wind. The first revival of the New Testament began in a manger with no fanfare. And the ones informed about the arrival of the Son of God were not the rulers but some simple shepherds tending sheep.