Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
The Hebrew word picture behind "whirlwind" is: "a twisting, to see, to experience, to understand the highest".
Here are the thoughts Papa shared with me as I meditated on this word:
Richard, when you accepted my invitation into living out My life in this world it was an invitation into the “whirlwind” of My purposes.
People look at the whirlwinds of life and only see their potentially destructive power. But I see everything through the lens of relationship Richard, even the whirlwinds.
My heart, within the whirlwinds of your life, is to bring a twisting, a turning that will reshape who you are and how you think.
The clay positioned on the potter’s wheel experiences a whirlwind and in that whirlwind the potter shapes, forms and instils life and character into the vessel he is creating.
This is how I view the whirlwinds, I am twisting and shaping you My son so that you can see, experience and understand My highest purpose for your life.
Elijah, Job, Paul, indeed all who have walked in relationship with me have experienced and learnt the true power of the “whirlwind”, My whirlwind!!!
Like Job, you will discover that only I Am, truly understands the whirlwind you are living through, but I encourage you to not rely on the many interpretations of your “friends” but to seek one thing amid your whirlwind; My Voice.
Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Rest assured Richard I will answer you out of the midst of your whirlwind, because I am right there in the midst of it with you, loving you in it and through it, to reveal My glory in and through you.
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
Where are you positioning yourself today?
The word picture behind "pestilence" is "to move out from the cover of the Highest".
Matthew 23:37 (MSG) "Jerusalem! Jerusalem! Murderer of prophets! Killer of the ones who brought you God's news! How often I've ached to embrace your children, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you wouldn't let me.
Where are you allowing the Father to locate you today?