Now Playing: Has God been allowed to "breathe" into our lives and have we been changed ?
Topic: Divine works
The Breath of God;
The breath of God authored natural life;
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2:7
The breath of God authored spiritual life;
"Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, 'Receive Holy Spirit':"
The breath of God authored spiritual bread to sustain spiritual life within natural man;
"All scripture is (God breathed) given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
2 Timothy 3:16-17
These elements require no explanation; they do require experience, it is not enough for man to be left in his unregenerate state, he must receive the washing of regeneration, man in his regenerated state is incapable of being sustained, except it be by the power of the Spirit of God, nourished by the bread of life.
All scripture (is) God breathed and profitable, that is it brings value. The only time `success' is employed in the KJV, is in relation to a man being personally faithful to the written word. Joshua, would not be successful by teaching others, or forcing obedience upon others, he would be successful by personal obedience to the word of God. It did not mention he would be a CEO in a fortune 500 club Corporation driving an extravagant camel and possessing property in Los Angeles. (Joshua 1: 6-9)
It is profitable for; Teaching, Conviction, Correction, Instruction that is in righteousness,
That the man of God may be, "Thoroughly furnished." This literally means; to be prepare perfectly, to complete for a special purpose. (W.E.Vine)
These are the words of His mouth; resting upon His breath as He whispers to our haste saturated hearts each day.
"I have esteemed the words of His mouth, more than the purpose of mine own heart." Job 23:12 (JND trans)
"But as it is written, 'Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.' But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." 1 Corinthians 2:9-14
We are not arbitrary, accidental configurations surviving simply because we are strongest or most handsome mutations. We are the design of a blessed, loving and deliberate Creator. By His Holy Spirit we are being taught, convicted, corrected and instructed in righteousness, not for the person in the next seat, not for the other guy, but for me, it is not your tool to perfect me, it is the tool of the Spirit, that I may be thoroughly furnished, and this by the breath of God.
"Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit:
for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." 2 Corinthians 3:6
"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently" 1 Peter 1:22
John 19:30 "Jesus said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost."
Matthew 27:50 "Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost."
"In both cases the verb suggests it was an act of His own volition." W.E.Vine.
The very breath He bequeathed to bring life to His creature, is the breath He gave up in death that His creature might live. (Poet ink.)