Posted by: peebles | June 14, 2011

Job 33:4 (NIV) ~ The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

From the very beginning, we can read of the breath of God bringing life to Adam, in Genesis 2:7 (NIV), “The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” From the nostrils of the Living God, He breathed life into mortal man. The breath of God brings life; it revives a deadened heart to live again. As the lifeless body of Adam lay on the ground, God breathed His life-giving, life source into the very lungs of Adam and Adam became a living being. Not only that, but when God spoke to Ezekiel at the valley of dry bones he told him, “Dry bones hear the word of the Lord: This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these dry bones; I will make breath enter into you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life.” His breath brings not only Life, but healing and wholeness. His breath brings cleansing; blowing away all which is not clean before Him so we begin with a fresh clean start. His breath brings the wind of the Holy Spirit from heaven to blow over lives and fill us afresh.

Edwin Hatch once wrote these powerful lyrics:

Breathe on me, breath of God, fill me with life anew,

That I may love what Thou dost love, and do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, breath of God, until my heart is pure,

Until with Thee I will one will, to do and to endure.

Breathe on me breath of God, till I am wholly Thine,

Until this earthly part of me, glows with Thy fire Divine.

Oh God, this is my prayer: breathe on me once more; fill these lungs afresh with Life to speak with fire of your truth Divine. Let your breath of Life not just fill my lungs, but may it consume every part of me, so I may breathe Thy breath and live eternally for Thee. Oh Lord, may not just every step I take be taken for you, but may every breath I make be one of deep gratitude for giving me Life in you.

Job knew his very existence; his every breath belonged to God, who gave him life. There is beautiful worship song sung by Darlene Zschech and the Hillsong team about the breath of God, woven together in a beautiful tapestry of worship with these lyrics:

Breathe on me, breathe of God, love and life that makes me free
Breathe on me, breathe of God; fan the flame within me.
Teach my heart, heal my soul; speak the mind that in Christ we know
Take me to your sanctuary, breathe on me.

Speak to me, voice of God, soft and still, inside my heart
Speak to me, Word of God, Comfort, heal, restore with love.

My friend, even when we were dead in our sins, God breathed into us the breath of life for us to be born again, breathing with His ZOElife within us. How sweetly does the breath of Life taste! How completely does the gift of Life fill my lungs! The most wonderful part is that one day we will breathe in the every air that He breathes in the city of God, in heaven itself. If your heart is deadened by the death of sin, then cry out to the Living God to breathe into the deadness of your life with His breath of spiritual Life so you may be born again, with fresh spiritual lungs breathing in a different Life.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


  1. Good Morning,
    This comment is referred to the post about God breathing the breath of life into us posted on the 14th June 2011. Breathing His breath into us not only for life but also blowing away all the sins and setting us free. I love you God and I pray that today you breath your breath into me, into my whole body, every cell, every tissue, every blood vessel, every organ,the whole immune system. Get rid of all the plagues and diseases, all the curses and mutilations. Lord I pray that your breath will uproot all the evil and all the invisible barriers, I pray that all your plans concerning my life, my future will come true in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

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