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Human Creation

Spirit ImageAt the origins of the Creation, the life giving Spirit filled a human being. Job 33.4, reads, "The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life." A human being was created from dust in Genesis 2.7 and the dust was lifeless until the Spirit of God 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 note here that the Hebrew for "man" is "adam" and this sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for "ground" which is "adamah." It is also the name "Adam". It is interesting to read that modern science has found that every chemical element in the human body is present in the soil of the earth.✞

Wind Through a Turbine

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

"Life Giving Spirit"
by Ron Meacock

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