Isa. 42:5 This is what God the Lord says — he who created the heavens and stretched them out,who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it,who gives breath (Heb. Neshamah) to its people,and life (Heb. Ruwach) to those who walk on it: NIVESV translates 42:5 with "breath" and "spirit" - the most literal wayGod's Word and TEV with "life" and "breath' - reverse order of NIV
The breath of life has creative power
The Breath of Life has Creative Power<br />Scripture: John 3:1-8; Ps 104<br />Key Thought: Since God's Spirit is the source of both physical and spiritual life, He is also the creative power who can refresh and renew our lives. <br />
God’s Spirit is Creative<br />God’s Spirit at Creation: The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Gen. 1:2 NIV<br />Summary of the Trinity at Creation By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. Ps. 33:6 NIV<br />
Tracking God’s Creative Path<br />God’s Spirit breathes life into Adam Gen. 2:7<br />God’s Spirit active before our birth Ps. 139:7, 13<br />God’s Spirit gives breath to each of us Isa. 42:5; Psalm 104:30<br />God continues to sustain our lives Job 12:10<br />
God’s Spirit’s Creative Work Continues<br />God’s Spirit gives us understanding Job 32:8<br />God gave creative ability to the artisans of Israel Ex. 28:3; 31 ;3,4<br />God’s Spirit changed Saul into a different person 1 Sa. 10:6,7<br />Ezekiel’s prophesy about new life in an impossible situation Ez. 37:9,10<br />
In our brokenness, God’s Creative Spirit offers that we can be:<br />Born again - John 3:5-8<br />A new creation 2 Co 5:17<br />Growing in our understanding John 16:13,14<br />Maturing in characterGal. 5:22<br />Transformed 2 Co. 3:18<br />
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