Monday, May 7, 2018
Using Alpha Power to Breathe
UV 2938/10000 Using Alpha Power to Breathe
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 v 7
It is the breath of God in man that distinguishes him from all other creatures. The breath of God is not just our physical breathing but the spirit of God. God breathed His spirit into the nostrils of the form or shape He had made out of mud. The spirit of God is us makes us living souls. We are conscious of our connect with God. Man lost this consciousness when he first disbelieved and disobeyed God. Disbelief in the word of God preceded disobedience. Therefore, belief in the Word or Alpha precedes obedience. Obedience precedes salvation, blessing and eternal life. Hence, only when we once again believe the Alpha or Jesus and obey Him, is the breath or spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, restored to us.
No longer should we merely breathe physically but we ought to breathe spiritually. Every time we take in a breath, we breathe in the Alpha- the Word revealed as Christ. Every time we breathe out, we breathe out praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. The Breath of Life or Jesus forms and re-shapes us from within to conform to His image. He gets rid of the distortions that have crept into our perceptions, our character, our actions on a continual basis as we practice spiritual breathing. Our spiritual breath is the Word inspired. When we are inspired by the Word, we are breathing in the Breath of God.
When we breathe in the Word and breathe out prayer based on the Word, we experience the power of Alpha, the power to begin well, to sustain and to end well. Every breath re-invigorates or renews our living souls. Our souls enjoy the fellowship of being one with the Triune God. Our thoughts, words and actions are blessed. Just as the hypothalamus regulates our breathing pattern, the Holy Spirit regulates our reactions. Life depends on breathing from moment to moment. When Jesus defined Himself as the Way, the Truth and the Life, He was and is saying that the way to live the eternal and abundant life is to breathe in His truth and to restore our lives in all aspects, to experience the power of His resurrection in every dead or hopeless facet of our lives. Like we do not stop breathing for to do so would be to die, we intake His word or Alpha power all the time through meditation on His word and the output is prayer, praise, thanksgiving, belief, obedience, application.