Are the Four Winds referring to the Church? Let's examine.
THE FOUR WINDS: LOCUSTS LOOSED IN TRIBULATION AS A FORM OF JUDGMENT?
Mt 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:Mt 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds^417 blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Mt 8:26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds^417 and the sea; and there was a great calm.
Mt 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds^417 and the sea obey him!
Mt 14:24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind^417 was contrary.
Mt 14:30 But when he saw the wind^417 boisterous^2478, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Re 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty^2478 city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
Re 19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men^2478, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
Mr 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man’s^2478 house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man^2478; and then he will spoil his house.
Ac 27:14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind^417, called Euroclydon (a violent agitation).
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind^417 of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds^417; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Re 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind^417.
Da 11:4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four^0702 winds^07307 of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.
Da 8:8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four^0702 winds^07307 of heaven.
Job 1:19 And, behold, there came a great wind^07307 from the wilderness, and smote the four^0702 corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
ELECT ARE FIRST SCATTERED INTO ALL THE WINDS
Zec 2:6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four^0702 winds^07307 of the heaven, saith the LORD.
Jer 49:36 And upon Elam will I bring the four^0702 winds^07307 from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds^07307; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
Le 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen^01471, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Joe 3:2 I will also gather all nations^01471, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations^01471, and parted my land.
Hab 1:6 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation^01471, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.
Eze 5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments in thee, and the whole remnant of thee will I scatter into all the winds^07307.
Eze 5:12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds^07307, and I will draw out a sword after them.
Da 11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
De 31:17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
Re 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
Zec 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
Eze 39:29 Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
Eze 17:21 And all his fugitives with all his bands shall fall by the sword, and they that remain shall be scattered toward all winds^07307: and ye shall know that I the LORD have spoken it.
2Ki 21:14 And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a prey and a spoil to all their enemies;
Re 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
SALVATION: ELECT ARE GATHERED FROM THE FOUR WINDS
Eze 37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind^07307, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind^07307, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four^0702 winds^07307, O breath^07307 (Spirit), and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
Mt 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four^5064 winds^417, from one end of heaven to the other.
Re 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four^5064 winds^417 of the earth, that the wind^417 should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
Re 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
Re 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Jer 31:10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.Zep 3:20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.
Zep 3:19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
Eze 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
Eze 37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
Mt 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Mt 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
The Bible appears to be equating the four winds to the locusts being loosed in tribulation. It’s the storm that brings down the house built on sand (Babylon). The Elect were subject to this storm having been scattered among the heathen when God was hiding His face. When Christ was revealed, God began to gather His people from the four winds. The number four seems to point to a universal judgment (north, south east and west).