Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Is Oxygen the Breath of Life?
There are a great many passages in the Bible that speak of "the breath of life". Some see the "breath of life" as "Oxygen". But, what they are forgetting is that even oxygen can do nothing of its own will.
For instance, we can lay a dead cat in an oxygen chamber and feed it pure oxygen, and it will not come back to life. We can lay a little man made of mud in the chamber and nothing will happen. Only God's will made man "alive". The life He gives is a gift. As long as there is oxygen, the gift of life stays alive. God breathed into our bodies the breath of life and we lived.
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish.
Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark.
Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died.
as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils,
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
This is what God the LORD says— he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.' "
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.
But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them.