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Isaiah 41:16 (a) GOD would use Israel to blow away their enemies and to have the victory over those who oppressed them.

Jeremiah 4:11 (a) This is not a constructive wind, as when the chaff is fanned out from the wheat, but it is a destructive wind to increase the damage, as when a wind causes the fire to scatter through the forest or to spread from house to house. The enemy would destroy Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 15:7 (b) This represents the great power of GOD's destructive wrath. As one fans a fire in order to make it burn more brightly, so the Lord will watch over His wrath to make it burn more fiercely upon those who forsake Him.

Jeremiah 51:2 (a) The process of punishment is reversed in this Scripture and the enemies of the Jews are being punished themselves. Babylon is conquered and scattered by her enemies. GOD really did wipe out that great city with a destroying wind. (See Jeremiah 51:1).

Luke 3:17 (b) This is descriptive of a farmer who, with his fan and the wind produced by it, separates the chaff from the wheat. So CHRIST will separate those who are His from those who are not, in the great day of judgment. (See also Matthew 3:12). The chaff referred to in this passage are those folk who are of no value at all to GOD. (See under "CHAFF").

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Fan'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wdt/f/fan.html. 1957.

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