I just came across another example of God’s ‘aliveness’ while studying His Word. Second Timothy 3:16 tells us that ALL scripture is God-breathed. I found another set of scriptures that reinforces and strengthens this concept.
In John 20:22 we once again see the Breathe of God in action. After Jesus’ Resurrection the Disciples have locked themselves in a room because they were afraid of the Jews. Jesus had come to them to prove He really was Jesus. After He spoke with them and reminded them of their mission He breathes on them and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. As Jesus breathed on the original disciples His very breath is on us as we disciple those around us. Are you saying, whoa, wait a minute here, how did she come to that conclusion? It’s really quite simple. I believe God’s word is God breathed and is alive and active in me AND every time I open the Word it is the Breath of God. Verse 17 of 2 Timothy 3 says that the Scripture completes me and equips me for every good work. The Breath of God is both on me and in me.
Think about Pentecost. Acts 2:1-4 tells us that on Pentecost, (By the way, Pentecost is not a new Holy Day to the Jews. It is the second of the OT established harvest festivals occurring 50 days after Passover.) the sound of rushing wind came from heaven and filled the house where they were gathered. Tongues of fire rested on them and they were filled with the Holy Spirit. This time the Breath of God is perceived as what sounded like rushing wind. (Scholars believe this outpouring of the Spirit filled the 120 present in the Upper Room. The 120 represent those Believers who were part of the larger group that followed Jesus. The 12 Disciples that were closest to Jesus were a part of this group but had already received the Spirit directly from Jesus.)
Whether God’s Breath is directly breathed as with the Disciples, sounds like a rushing wind as with the 120 or is breathed through the Scripture it is still His Breath. Isn’t it awesome that we can experience it whenever we want to just by opening His Word. Praise You Jesus!
Worship Him in Song! Breathe on Me
Heavenly Father, breathe on me. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Make me constantly aware that You are constantly with me. All praise to You, my God and King. Make it so!
Yes, isn’t God’s written word wonderful!! I just love it…thank you!! I followed….please come on over and visit 🙂
I know what you mean. I can hardly wait each morning to see what new ‘word’ I will receive with my morning coffee. BTW Loved my visit. Marie
Marie, thank you….I’ll be back!! 🙂
I’m heading over to your place right now to see what’s going on. Marie
Finally making it over here! Love your place! Beautiful- Praise His Word, Praise Him for the breath and word of life He is! Happy Almost Friday!
It’s awesome to see another ‘sister’ living a life a praise. Marie
Thank you Marie and it is True as you shared All Scripture is inspired by God ( see below) and He keeps His Truth Pure. Jesus warned the Jews that studying the Scriptures was not enough they had to know Him who they were referring to, many today know of Him but they don’t know Him, we need His wisdom by the empowering of The Holy Spirit.
Jesus Name is above all names but it is not just letters that form a word, it is who He is, His Divinity, His Nature, His Power, His Authority and these do not change regardless of what language we us, it is not the words that come from our mouth when we Pray in His name but our heart that have His power. Jesus told the Disciples to wait for Pentecost because they would then be filled with Power to witness, when He breathed the Holy Spirit on them, they received His anointing and Authority to witness in His Name.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man/woman of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Christian Love from us both – Anne.
Don’t you love this Man who inspires and breathes His Spirit into two God Girls at different ends of this planet. He is so awesome! Marie
I do indeed Love God greatly Marie as you do, sadly I use to focus on the Negative but God corrected me (see below) I did not see how Awesome our Lord and Saviour is, as The Godhead or Trinity as they are called today we are surrounded by their Love complete and fulfilled. When I create my Power points all types, I cry tears of Joy , His amazing Creation touches my heart deeply with awe and wonder and when I reflect on Him I feel His arms of Love around me and I say in my heart What a Wonderful God what a wonderful World and I see not only the temporal but the Eternal that which is Spiritual. Isaiah 9:6
Philippians 4:6-8 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Thank you – Christian Love from both of us – Anne.
Anne, you took my breath away with those verses from Phillippians. I had memorized verse 7 as a child because it was the benediction most often used by our Pastor. I recently memorized verse 8 because I was having a terrible time clearing my mind of negative clutter. Looks like I need to add verse 7 as a reminder to pray always. What a blessing you are! Marie