From My Journal: the Breath of Life

I post these thoughts from my daily journal on social media from time to time and thought I'd share this one with you. Food for thought.


At creation, God gave man the BREATH OF LIFE, and at the new birth, we receive the HOLY BREATH of the Father (Ruach HaKodesh). Ruach means "breath" in Hebrew. "HaKodesh" is "the" (Ha) "Holy" (Kodesh). John 14:26 in the OJB translation specifically tells us He was sent by the Father. The Father's Breath is filled with so much life that it is a person (the Holy Spirit). Note, you cannot separate a man from His breath, so to be filled with the Holy Spirit is to be filled with the Father Himself.

In effect, He returned the BREATH OF LIFE to us that we had lost through sin.

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. (Genesis 2:7 KJV)

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: (John 20:22 KJV)

And having said this, Moshiach (Messiah) breathed on them and says to them, Receive the Ruach Hakodesh. (John 20:22 OJB)

the Ruach Hakodesh which HaAv (the Father) will send
(John 14:26 OJB)

Suzanne D. Williams, Author