Seems like everywhere we go we have to wear a mask. I’m glad I don’t have to work in public and wear that mask all day.
Most masks make it difficult to breathe. The majority of us were born breathing without complications. Something so simple has become threatening. Fear grips hold of some to the point of not going out in public at all.
In the beginning, God created! “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)
Adam’s life started with God’s breath. We go to Ezekiel 37: 1 -14 and read about the valley of dry bones. God speaks to Ezekiel to prophesy to the dry bones: 5) “Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live.… 9) Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.… 13) And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves…. 14) and shall put my spirit in you and he shall live…” (Ezekiel 37:5, 9, 13-14)
Strong’s Concordance defines both breath and wind (H7307) as “wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life,… by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions)…”
Strong’s Concordance also defines live (H2421) as “to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive…”
The word spirit (H7307) in Ezekiel 37:14 is defined as “breath, wind, spirit.”
In John 20:22, “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:”
In Acts 2:2-4, “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Wind (G4157) can also be defined as “breath.”
In Genesis, God brings man to life with His breath.
In Ezekiel, the prophet prophesies breath and the bones come back to life, and men are restored.
In the Book of Acts, we see the manifestation of God’s breath reach a climax and the breath of God brings forth the new birth.
Go ahead and wear a mask if you must, but don’t fear the breath of God. Matter of fact, I desire and pray for God’s breath on me.