Friday, January 29, 2010

Breath of Life

I was reading through The Gospel of John this morning and came across an amazing section. I don't know about you but there are so many times when I read the scriptures that something jumps out as if it was the first time I had ever read it.

"And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit." John 20:22

This question is what came to mind when I was reading: I wonder if this is like during the creation of man when the Lord breathed LIFE into dust?

Blue Letter Bible commentary: The Greek word here used is employed nowhere else in the New Testament, but is the very one used by the Septuagint translators of Gen 2:7: 'And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.' There, man's original creation was completed by this act of God; who, then, can fail to see that here in John 20, on the day of the Saviour's resurrection, the new creation had begun, begun by the Head of the new creation, the last Adam acting as 'a quickening spirit' (1Cr 15:45)!" (Arthur W. Pink, Exposition of the Gospel of John, p. 1100).

Isn't that COOL! The same word! The same Creator who made us, is the same One who gave us LIFE and His Spirit at Pentacost to empower His saints to be bold witnesses for him! May Christ breath His Spirit on us today to do the same!


  1. That is pretty cool. What a wonderful Savior we have! It sure is amazing to see his Sovereignty throughout not only history but in our pasts too!

  2. That picture is amazing! Did you draw this one? Thanks for all you do brother to feed, convict and encourage the rest of us.

  3. Thanks sister. That picture was from a comic book the Lord had me work on about 7 years ago. This blog has been a blessing to me to write. Maybe it will still bless others after I'm in Glory!