In the beginning of creation — the breath of God was over
The 'Ruah' was over the waters.
The LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, the ‘Ruah’, and Man became a living being.
There is no divide between God breathing in to us and giving us purpose. When God breathes — we are given purpose.
We will see God’s power made manifest on earth.
Where “miracles” occur and where the strength of God is made visible.
Where the divine touches the natural world.
Where possibility and perspective come to life.
God breathes on grateful people. Grateful people attract the favour of God. They sustain a grateful attitude even when the circumstances are not good. We always want to do more for a grateful person — when God breathes, more is given — more is unlocked — more is made available. We need to be grateful for what we have, where we are living and who we are with. Be grateful and God will breathe.
God breathes when we have faith that he can do the impossible. God breathes when we believe we will see Him at work this belief draws his presence and opens the way for miracles. God breathes on those who think he can do what he says. When God asked Ezekiel — “Can these bones live?” he doesn’t say “no chance”, “not likely” — he doesn’t laugh like Sarah did when she was told she would have a baby at 99. He says in 37:3 “you alone know”. Ezekiel understands if it’s in God’s will it can happen.
God will breathe when we speak out what is possible. Ezekiel 37:4 -7 “Speak a prophetic message to these bones..” This whole passage is a faith declaration. It is a faith declaration that God could take something dead – something lifeless and restore life – it is a prophetic declaration that a dispersed and broken Israel could be restored. Ezekiel – has to speak out and say breath is coming. He has to declare it to see it come to pass. He believed and therefore he spoke. If we want breath we have to declare- faith is based on speaking before seeing.
God cannot help but breathe on the committed and determined seed sowers. He cannot pass by a field that has been sown with seed. The ongoing action of planting seed draws the Holy Spirit. We will reap from what we sow. 1 Cor 3:6 KJB “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” Acts 10:1- 5, 44-48 NLT.
God is drawn to a soft and repentant heart. Ezekiel 36:26- 27. “And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you…”. Our heart is ultimately soft when we are willing to do whatever God requires of us. Obedience – surrender – humility are the fruit of a soft and submitted heart. Hard – hearted people are self- reliant and independent – soft hearted people are dependant on God and open to community with others.
God breathes when we pray. Ezekiel 37:1 “The Lord took hold of me”. Ezekiel was a priest and God gave him a prophetic ministry and a calling. He saw visions of heaven and was given many prophetic messages. He had a posture of prayer and worship which kept him close to God. God was able to breathe on him and use him because he positioned himself to pray. Prayer is always a precursor to breath.
God blesses unity. In Acts 2 — The believers were together in unity. Together in one accord. Ezekiel 37:17 – “Hold them together in your hand.” 37:10 “a great army”. When we are united the anointing flows.
Our agreement unlocks something special — with our spouses, in a business, in a sports team — in any endeavour unity is vital to see effort reap a return. God smiles upon, is drawn to and breathes on unity. Let’s pursue unity in the spirit.