“Every BREATH You Take”
BREATHING- LUNGS/Tennis courts/300 billion capillaries,1500m airway
Do you ever think about breathing? BIBLE in Lap, HOLD HANDS
Take some time to think about breathing. 26,000/day 16-20/minute -99% of all of our energy comes from breathing,10-20% used
INTRO: -God spoke to Moses at the burning bush-Moses walked this land for 40 years, the ground didn’t change .Are you standing on Holy Ground?
MOSES ?’s God- Who sent me? I AM WHO I AM, Then in verse 15 he says THE LORD—NOTICE LORD IS ALL CAPS- Why? 6000X IN BIBLE
Brown-Drivers-Brigg Lexicon that Yahweh is proper name of the God of Israel.
Tetragrammaton- YHWH-Hebrew for 4 letter word, not that kind.
YHWH—YAHWEH- Yod, Hay, Vav, Hay—Yodhayvavhay
Jews will not speak the name LORD, Yahweh, God, even in their writings internet…the will use HaShem = the name
Ancient Rabbis- say letters are more like breaths than sounds. Yod Hay Vav Hay
Is breathing one of the names of God?
Should every breath we take be as if we are standing on holy Ground?
- 1st LIFE “The Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters”
Hebrew word for spirit is Ruah= spirit, The spirit, wind, breath, life, heart, mind…
Gen 2:7- “Then the LORD God formed man out of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”
ADAMAH- from the ground, dirt=that is why Adam is named Adam, from the earth, ground. Groundman, dirtman, dirtclods.
BABY BORN? Must take a breath or say the name of God. Torin
— For you are dust, and to dust you shall return Eccl. 12:7-Same
WHAT A PARADOX! We are dust, dirtclods, but yet made in the image of God
LIFE is FRAGILE— Westroads, Colorado, Hospitals, RAINBOW HOUSE
FRUSTRATION-CELL PHONE! MOGUL WHY?
-The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
PS. 8:5— “You made him a little lower than the angels, and CROWNED him with GLORY and HONOR.” NOT TO GOD BUT US!!
We’re sacred, sanctified dirt clods, because of ruah, that Yod,hey,va,hey
We possess untold power and strength because he lives in us. His breath is in us!
James 4:14— “Your life is but a vapor that appears shortly and then vanishes” VAPOR- BREATH COLD OUTSIDE
PS. 104:30—“when you take away their breath; they die and return to the dust. When you send your Spirit, they are created, & you renew the face of the earth.
SAME word-breath & spirit RUAH=OT, pneuma=NOOMA=NT
- 2nd NEW LIFE John 3:8-Nicodemus, Born again, in Spirit, Seth/Tracy
Breath/Spirit Rom 8:6— “The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and Peace”
John 3:6- What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is Spirit.
BREATHE IN- INHALE
1. 1 Corinthians 3:16 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? *
2. 2 Cor. 7:1 “let us purify, sanctify, purge everything that contaminates body, spirit (pneuma), perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
We can become sanctified by the Spirit and purge the unwanted. OXYGEN/CARBON DIOXIDE
3. When you let God in, When you breathe you become aware of everything you need to leave behind. What do you need to leave behind tonight? What’s stressing you, concerning you, scaring you?
4. John 16:13— “But when he, the Spirit of truth comes , he will guide you into all truth.” Do you need guidance tonight?
2 Timothy 3:16- “All scripture is God breathed” This can help us!
5. John 3:34- God gives the spirit without limit It allows us to Breathe in…
6. BREATHE IN RIGHT NOW? Hope, guidance, comfort, peace
1 Cor. 13:4 NET “love is not Puffed UP!” What are you filled with?
John 4:24- God is Spirit
You and I are sacred creations of God, The Spirit is flowing in us and through us. Standing on Holy Ground, GOD IS HERE!! GOD IS BREATHING IN US!
It’s flowing through all of his Children. Does it cause us to look at each other differently? IT Should.
Matt 25:35 The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE
GOD IS THERE, BECAUSE GOD IS HERE!
God has already given us life, LIFE IS AN OCCASION…
PEOPLE GET ANGRY…see that they are God’s creation. When they curse see not there words, but the Breath of God. Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey
May you come to see that God is with us all the time, and that when we have the Spirit living in us we are standing on Holy Ground. 3air/3days-h2o/3wks – food
3. 3rd ETERNAL LIFE LAST THING WE DO? Take his last breath or is then we can no longer say the Name of GOD? Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey
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.
What have I done to deserve to live rather than someone else.
And when you slow down your life, that it’s God, it’s in Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey that we live, we talk, we hope … and we breathe.