Genesis 1:2 says that the earth was without form and void and the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters and God began his work of creation. After the flood, once again the earth was in a sense without form and void of all living outside the ark, and God made a wind to pass over the face of the earth and to make the waters recede (Genesis 8:1), so that the world could be recreated. This wind made the waters to recede.
The word ‘spirit’ in both Hebrew and Greek means breathe or breeze (i.e., wind). Jesus likens the Holy Spirit of God to be like the wind, who like air is needed to be the breathe of life for a believer, who is invisible, yet audible and whose presence is experienced (John 3:8) like a wind breeze.
Points to ponder:
Without the wind that God made to pass over the earth, the waters would not have receded. Without the Holy Spirit of Jesus, who is the passover lamb of God, the things that can drown us will not recede. Have you experienced the Holy Spirit wind of God pass over you?
Genesis 8:1 (KJV)
1. And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;
John 3:8 (KJV)
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.