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The Breath of Yah

“And the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).

Reading over this scripture and meditating on this Word can make one think of how synonymous the breath of Yah is in relation to the breath of life. 

When God breathed into man, God’s breath brought life. The man of dust was no more; He was now a living soul. The Lord shows us a great parable here. This is a picture of us putting down our own understanding of our carnal and fleshly ways and taking on His refreshing breath of life. As we breathe in His new breath of life, we expire the old breath we once had within us. He makes a new life within us, to dwell within and amongst us.

Sit still, quiet and breathe in and breathe out. What is the cycle here? The new breath is inhaled into the lungs to take in new and fresh oxygen to the body. The old breath is released into the atmosphere. There are tiny particles breathed in from the air. When someone speaks, they release a bit of themselves, their DNA, out into the atmosphere and onto those around them. These small particles of DNA are in the breath and they cannot be seen by the natural eye. They are so tiny, but if you gather them all together over a length of time, they become greater and more apparent to the eye. When the Lord spoke so closely to the disciples as they sat to learn from Him daily, they were breathing in His breath and His DNA. They were learning who He was; His nature was being imparted into them. Day after day, particle after particle and DNA after DNA. They were becoming more and more like the Lord with every fresh breath of life they inspired. The Lord renews us from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18), breath to breath. He will not stop until the work is complete (Philippians 1:6).

Sometimes we can get wrapped up in the busyness of everyday life and we become complacent and unsatisfied with the normal day to day. We can feel like the Lord is not in the walk with us. In a large part, this is true. We are not called to have the Lord walk with us. We are to walk with the Lord and lean on Him and not our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). We may be doing things in our own works and by our own flesh (Galatians 2:16) where we should be trusting in the Lord and coming to Him face to face and breath to breath. He will give us a greater understanding of how to live Holy and righteous. We will assuredly become frustrated and grow weary if we walk in yesterday’s breath and not seek Him for a new thing daily (Isaiah 43:19). Whereas, if we were walking with the Lord and breathing in His breath the Lord is faithful to bring us rest (Exodus 33:14).

Similarly, take into consideration the story of Mary and Martha. Martha was doing things in and by her own works instead of sitting at the feet of the Lord as Mary had chosen to do. Martha grew frustrated and was not receiving what was most important at the moment right in front of her. Mary decided to inspire the breath of the Lord and in that she could receive the DNA of who He is. For she saw Him for who He was (1 John 3:2) and she did not waste her time on the busyness of the world. The Word says to take His yoke upon you for His Yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:28). He already knew, before the foundations of the world (Ephesian 1:4) how we could be redeemed unto Him by the transformation into the image of who He is. He knew we would grow weary and be tired if we did not live by His daily breath. Imagine waking up and inhaling once and not breathing at all again until the next morning. The Lord says to acknowledge Him in ALL your ways (Proverbs 3:6) and He will direct your path. Every day, every moment and every decision of our lives, we are to first come to Him. A face to face appearing from the Lord where we can have the Breath of Yah inspired into us.

The whole scripture is true and everlasting (Psalms 119:160). This is not a yesterday commandment or for the past generations. The Lord’s word is eternal, forever and is never changing (Hebrews 13:8). The breath of Yah is available and at reach to us. We must go out to seek Him so we may find Him and breath in the everlasting life He provides (Acts 17:27 and 1John 2:25). This is all made possible by taking part in God’s divine Word in which He expires into our lives. He has made a better way for us (Hebrews 10:19-20) and a way that we should not take on naturally or try by our own will and strength or might (Zechariah 4:6). He wants us to live a life holy and pleasing onto Him as His son did in whom He was well pleased (Matthew 3:17). When we receive the breath of life, the breath of God we are taking on His attributes and receiving His DNA to become like Him (Matthew 5:48).


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