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Human Creation

Spirit ImageAt the beginnings of the Creation, the life giving Spirit filled a human being created by God. In Job 33.4, we read, "The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life." A human being was created by the Spirit of God from dust in Genesis 2.7 and the dust was lifeless until the Almighty breathed into it. "Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." We noted here that the Hebrew for "man" was "adam" and this sounded like and may be related to the Hebrew for "ground" which is "adamah." It is also the name of the first human being called appropriately "Adam". It is interesting to read that modern science has found that every chemical element found in the human body is present in the ground.✞

Wind Through Turbine

wind through turbineThe word "spirit" was used by New Testament translators to represent the Greek noun "pneuma" which originally meant "a current of air." It is familiar to us in such modern words as "pneumatic" which means "containing or operated by air or gas under pressure." This was also close to the Hebrew word "ruach." This life giving "breath, wind or spirit" was a translation of the Hebrew word "ruach" which itself sounded like a deep breath from the lungs. The Holy Spirit appeared in the Old Testament as God's energy let loose. W. McNeile Dixon (1866-1946) wrote in "The Human Situation" that "It is not the lofty sails but the unseen wind that moves the ship." As time passed the word Spirit began to symbolize other forms of unseen energy or life.✞

"Life Giving Spirit"
by Ron Meacock

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