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Job 7:7 (a) This poor man, in his affliction, felt that his life had no stability nor permanence. His soul was cast about with reasonings, philosophies and conclusions, which gave him no peace.

Psalm 135:7 (c) We may understand from this that the events that happen in our life which seem to be above and beyond our control, as is the wind, these come out of GOD's heart of love, because we are precious in His sight. He sees that these will be a blessing to us.

Proverbs 11:29 (b) No doubt the writer referred to the transient character of that which falls to the lot of the evil man. If he stirs up trouble, it will come back on him twice fold.

Proverbs 25:14 (a) There are those who claim to have great gifts, but when they stand before the audience, they fall flat. The audience is disappointed. The people expected great things from the advertising, but they wasted their time in listening to the speaker.

Ecclesiastes 11:4 (b) We are advised in this passage to work diligently and earnestly at our work regardless of conditions and situations which seem to be unfavorable.

Isaiah 26:18 (a) This remarkable illustration certainly fits in many cases. A meeting is advertised largely, the speaker is extolled for his ability, the proper music is arranged, the crowd has arrived, and then the whole meeting falls "flat." Things do not move smoothly, the speaker has no message worth listening to, and there is a general feeling that the meeting was an utter failure. This is the picture in this verse.

Ezekiel 37:9 (a) In many cases throughout the Scripture, the Greek or Hebrew word for wind really refers to the Holy Spirit of GOD. It is so in this case, as is revealed in verse Ezekiel 37:14. The picture is quite clear, for the wind is not seen, and usually the Holy Spirit is not seen. The wind cannot be controlled, and neither can the Spirit. The wind is sent by GOD, and so is the Spirit. The wind has resistless power sometimes, and so does the Spirit. The wind is sometimes soft, balmy and delightful, and so is GOD's Spirit. The wind is necessary for cleansing the atmosphere, and the Holy Spirit is necessary for cleaning up our lives. He is "the Spirit of Life." He must be present to give Life Eternal.

Matthew 7:25 (b) Here the wind is an emblem of the adverse conditions that arise, with various density and force in the human life.

John 3:8 (a) As has already been described, the wind is a type of the Holy Spirit, in that it and He are invisible, and yet forcible. The wind is sovereign in its actions, uncontrolled by human mandate, and undirected by human minds; so is the Spirit of GOD.

Ephesians 4:14 (a) This indicates the strange power of evil teachings, which, in their sophistry and clever logic, lead away from the truth of the Scriptures into error, and a false faith.

Judges 1:12 (b) By this type we understand the many false religions and evil teachings which abound, which easily deceive the ungodly, and carry them off into false religions.

Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Wind'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​wdt/​w/wind.html. 1957.
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