After God created man from dust and water (yes, we were made from dust and water – clay), man lay in the ground, cold and lifeless, in much the same state as a dead man would. Then something happened. God came close to the helpless man, breathed into him and life was transferred into him!
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living soul.” [Genesis 2:7].
This account was written some Four thousand years ago, before first aid (resuscitation) was ever thought of and it still baffles me why people keep contesting the truth of the Word. When someone is faced with a life-threatening medical problem and his/her life is ebbing away, medical experts would quickly implement a resuscitation procedure either manually or artificially with a machine, just to keep life in that person.
A resuscitator is an apparatus which uses positive pressure to inflate the lungs of a person who has stopped breathing, in order to keep them oxygenated and alive. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescuscitator) A good example is Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.
The life of man actually began when God breathed into his being through the nostrils. The original Hebrew actually says nesh-aw-maw which means ‘vital breath’. Therefore, it is the breath of God transferred to us that gives us life. This is what led to the creation of the soul – “…. man became a living soul.”
The soul of man is the place where the essence of his life resides. It is where he thinks, where he creates thought processes that result in action. It is also where his seven good emotions (love, desire, faith, sex, enthusiasm, romance, hope) and seven bad emotions (fear, hatred, revenge, anger, jealousy, greed and superstition) are coordinated. At the core of man’s soul is the brain. Essentially, the fives senses are coordinated in the brain or soul’s core.
The man, Ezekiel, saw this very similar demonstration of the life of God. He was taken to a valley filled with the bones of dead men. These bones were dry, which meant that they had been dead for a long time and the fact that it was a mass grave would mean that the bones would have been scattered all over the valley, making it humanly impossible to put the right bones back together to form the person they initially belonged to, at least, at that point in history.
“The hand of Jehovah was on me, and brought me by the Spirit of Jehovah, and made me rest in the midst of a valley, and it was full of bones.
…… “So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the Spirit came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.”
[Ezekiel 37:1-10 MKJV]. (Please read all the TEN verses before you continue, it will help you understand the article better)
Yet, we see God, by His Spirit, bringing the bones back to their rightful owners and also restoring life back into them! “And He said to me, Prophesy to the Spirit, prophesy, son of man, and say to the Spirit, so says the Lord Jehovah. Come from the four winds, O Spirit, and breathe on these dead ones so that they may live.” [Ezekiel 37:9 MKJV]
Remember the account we read in the very first-two verses of the Bible? “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth ….. And the Spirit of God moved on the face of the waters.” [Genesis 1:1-2].
At the miraculous birth of Jesus, we have this account, “And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come on you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you. Therefore, also that Holy One which will be born of you shall be called Son of God.” [Luke 1:35].
Again we read further, “But if the Spirit of the One who raised up Jesus from the dead …..” [Romans 8:11]
Looking at all these scriptural references, we can easily conclude that the life of God that entered into man was from the Spirit of God. The Spirit is like a breath – rûach (roo’-akh), from the original Hebrew.
When the Word of God (DNA of God) was implanted into Mary’s womb to form Jesus, there was more work to be done, that Word had to come alive!
Do you remember the story of Dolly the Sheep? During the process of implantation of the egg that created Dolly, an electric shock was used to stimulate the hybrid cell so that it was divided,” and when the cell developed into a blastocyst, it was implanted into the surrogate mother (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOLLY_(sheep).
“Stimulated …. By An Electric Shock”
Without the stimulation by the electric shock (direct current pulse), there would be no blastocyst for a successful implantation to complete the process. It can easily be said that that direct current pulse was the dynamic energy needed to kick-start life for the cell.
Similarly, the Spirit of God provided the overwhelming “electric shock” (dynamic energy) that gave life to the Word of God inside Mary! It was that same Spirit that breathed (the electric shock) into Adam’s nostrils. It was this same Spirit that raised Jesus’ body from the grave.
What does this imply? What benefit can we derive from it or how exactly does this apply to us? Or maybe I should ask: how can we reproduce the life of God in us? Or how can we cause the dynamic power to kick-start life in dead cells (or system) of our body?
The Almighty God desires that we know and fully understand this truth.
To recreate the life of God in us, we need two things. We need the DNA of God and the Electric Shock of God. The DNA of God is the Word of God and the Electric Shock is His Spirit. Now, we need to get both into the very essence of where man’s life began – his soul.
There is a process for this to happen. It needs the right environment. First you need to be born of the Spirit. This is very simple. Just ask Jesus to become your Saviour and Lord. Believe this in your heart and confess it with your mouth.
“Almighty Father, I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and I receive him as my Saviour and Lord. Amen”. Then you would be born of the Spirit. As soon as you do this with all the sincerity of your heart, the Spirit of God will come to live inside you.
Next you would need to take the Word of God and meditate upon it. Once you start meditating upon that Word, especially regarding any particular area of your life, then the Spirit of God will, at the right time, cause a “shock” to take place upon that Word within you. Sometimes, this shock is referred to as inspiration or life of God. After that, the life of God will be born inside you!
Power of Resurrection
Let me take this a little further in practical terms. “But if the Spirit of the One who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One who raised up Christ from the dead shall also make your mortal bodies alive by His Spirit who dwells in you.” [Romans 8:11]
When Lazarus died, Jesus went to his grave and raised him from the dead. How? When Jesus got to where the dead lay, he simply called the name of the man that was dead. The word of God entered the soul of Lazarus and the Spirit produced a ‘shock’, dynamic energy, which caused life to return to him!
Experience The Life of God Within YOU!
Do you have cancer or a disease in your body? You can speak forth the Word of God into your body and the Spirit of God can cause healing to take place!”
How is this possible? “…the One who raised up Christ from the dead shall also make your mortal bodies alive by His Spirit who dwells in you.” [Romans 8:11b]
What proof is there that this really takes place when you speak forth God’s word into the affected part of your body?
I will delve deeper into this part of the ‘Life of God’ Series in my next article.
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