To understand what Frolicking in the Wind, combined with its description, “hearing, not knowing where it comes from or where its going, but born of the Spirit,” is about requires comprehending what John 3:8 means.
Frolicking involves a happy, lively energy. It is not possible to joyfully face life’s challenges without being in the Spirit. Live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature driven by lust.
Lust is a malicious tyrant seeking to destroy the abundant life. Do not walk in the flesh and you’ll have freedom from being a servant to lust. Make self the source of righteousness and you’ll be a servant to lust.
It is impossible for the flesh to produce the fruit of the Spirit. Trust God can and He will.
The Holy Spirit gives eternal life.
Every one that is born of the Spirit is regenerated by grace. God’s grace is free, sovereign, powerful and irresistible. It is as secret and imperceptible as the wind is. As the wind, there is no withstanding it. It throws down Satan’s strong holds and demolishes the fortifications of sin. The whole posse of hell and the corruptions of a man’s heart are not a match for it. When the Spirit works, no one can hinder or obstruct it.
Regeneration by the Spirit of God is comparable to the wind. Natural man discerns it not. The same Hebrew word ruwach is used both for the wind and for the Spirit of God. The same Greek word pneuma is used both for the wind and often for the Holy Ghost (i.e., Holy Spirit).
Our Lord Christ says the rise of winds, from whence they come, and whither they go, cannot be ascertained. The treasures of them are only with God and known to Him (Ecclesiastes 11:5).
The Spirit of God is a free agent in regeneration. He works how, and where, and when he pleases. He acts freely in the operation of His grace on the heart and in all influences thereafter. God’s Spirit brings His gifts to His children for different purposes.
We see the changes produced. The sinful become holy; the thoughtless become serious; the licentious become pure; the vicious become virtuous; the prayerless become prayerful; the rebellious and obstinate become meek, mild, and gentle. When we see such changes, we ought not to doubt this is by some cause – by some mighty agent.
There is variety in the modes of the operation of the Spirit. As the “wind” sometimes sweeps with a tempest (violent wind), and prostrates all before it, and sometimes breathes upon us in a mild evening zephyr (gentle breeze), so it is with the operations of the Spirit. The sinner sometimes trembles and is prostrate before the truth, and sometimes is sweetly and gently drawn to the cross of Jesus.