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The Holy Breath Of Life

I was watching a movie the other day where the hero was in danger of getting sucked out the airlock into outer space where there was no air. The panic in the face of the actor was very convincing and, had this been real, I am sure there would have been a lot more urgency in his scramble to maintain his grip. You see, his grip slipped and he suddenly found himself on the way out of the complex and faced certain death. Spoiler alert, his friends showed up in a cool spacecraft and grabbed him before he was lost but the other guy was not as fortunate. You see, the other guy had, over time, lost his way and, in the end, did not find that outstretched hand that would afford him a better outcome. I have said this before and I will say it again, we need oxygen to live. The heart can pump the blood through the system but if there is no oxygen to enrich the red blood cells for the body’s cells live, the body dies.

According to numerous websites and authorities, the definition of death is this:

Clinical death is the medical term for cessation of blood circulation and breathing, the two criteria necessary to sustain the lives of human beings and of many other organisms.

In the beginning, the breath of the Lord filled the lungs of Adam and he lived. When Jesus appeared to the disciples in John 20:21-22 He greeted them in Shalom and blessed them.

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit has always been with us, is all around us and will be with us into eternity but we, as His children, need to recognize where life comes from and give thanks and recognition. In the book of Psalms, chapter 104, verses 29-30 (NLT), the psalmist is acknowledging God as the great provider of all things including the breath of life.

When you take away their breath, they die and turn again to dust. When you give them your breath, life is created, and you renew the face of the earth.

This goes much deeper than just taking away mortal breath, but I would suggest that should an individual decide they do not need the Breath of Life, eternal life is no longer an option.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Eph 4:30 NIV

He is our life, our eternal life and our guide. The world would be a much better place if we all would heed His direction, embrace His wisdom and just take a moment out to breathe. All the world needs to reach out and grasp a hold of His grace before it’s too late and they are swept into the vacuum of space.

This Sunday, Pastor Todd talks more about the gifts of the Spirit. Please join us either in person or online at 10:30 AM this Sunday. The service will be broadcast online on our website (, or you are more than welcome to join us in person at 402 Main Ave. W in Sundre, AB. 


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