God, the breath of life!

Exodus 3:14 And God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”…

Is it that God is so HOLY that He gave Himself an unpronounceable name? YHVH
The letter Hey is the fifth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet having the numeric value of five. The pictograph for Hey looks like a man with his arms rose.

According to the Jewish mystics, Hey represents the divine breath, revelation and light. (The word Light is mentioned 5 times on the first day of creation. (Gen 1:3-4) which is said to correspond to the letter Hey.  God is the breath of life.

“I AM THAT I AM”Each day we take about 26,000 breaths, which is somewhere around 14,000 liters of air. And we should breathe from our stomach, not our chest. But when we’re distracted, when we’re stressed, when we’re moving too fast, we tend to breathe from our chest. We take somewhere between 4 and 6 breaths a minute. But most of us, on average, take between 16 and 20 breaths a minute. And experts say that from our breathing we should get 99% of our energy. And they say that most of us only access 10% to 20% of that energy. 

From the burning bush, God for the first time tells Moses who thinks he is a nobody, God’s own personal name. When Moses asks for God’s name? We are told in Exodus 3:14-15, 14God answered Moses, “I Am Who I Am. This is what you must say to the people of Israel: ‘I Am has sent me to you.’” 15Again God said to Moses, “This is what you must say to the people of Israel: The LORD God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, has sent me to you. This is my name forever. This is my title throughout every generation.” — (GOD’S WORD)
Where you see LORD capitalized in Bible translations is the Hebrew word, Yahweh. In the original Hebrew language there are 4 consonants which would be pronounced, “Yahveh.” The Hebrew language didn’t really have vowels. The closest thing the Hebrew language had to vowels would be a “yod,” a “he,” and a “waw” until they used dots and small capital T’s underneath their consonants.

Generally with Hebrew words, there’s a root word that names come from so you can always trace it back to something that gives you an idea. The fascinating thing about this word is some people believe it has some connections with the name “I AM” and “to be” and “becoming” and “coming to the fulfilment.” Thanks to the work of Ray Vander Laan and others, I have learned that the yod, he, waw, he, were sounds of breathing so that you’re barely able to even pronounce them. Because these letters sound like breathing, they believe the name in Moses time was unpronounceable.

 I have discovered that it’s like you saying, “God, what is your name?” And God breathes. Once a year, the high priest goes into the Holy of Holies to say the name of God. So the high priest prepares all year long, and on the Day of Atonement goes into the Holy of Holies, into God’s presence, and breathes? Yod, he, waw, he.

When a baby is born, what is the first thing it has to do or it won’t live? Breathe or say the name of God? The last thing you do before you pass on to another place is you take your last breath. Or is it when you are no longer able to say the name of God, you are dead? So in every breath of life, we need to recognize our need for God’s divine strength and power.

Breath of Life 

Read Genesis 2:7, Isaiah 42:5 and Acts 17:25. What is most significant about the breath in our bodies? Do you realize that as you breathe, the breath of God fills your lungs and, when done properly, promotes healing within your body? Let’s say that again: THE BREATH OF GOD FLOWS THROUGH YOU AS YOU BREATHE. Our life and spirit come from God’s Spirit. For this reason alone, our lives have tremendous value. In addition to giving life to humans on earth, God’s breath also gave life to the heavenly hosts. (Psalm 33:6) In fact, without the breath of God, if He were to take back the breath he has given to life on earth, “all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.” (Job 34:14-15) God’s breath holds all life together, and we are but dust without it.


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