The Spirit of God Is in My Nostrils

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Job 27:3: "All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;"

The phrase “the spirit of God is in my nostrils” refers to the breath of life given by God. Here are some King James Version (KJV) Bible verses that convey similar themes of God’s Spirit as the source of life and sustenance:

  1. Genesis 2:7: “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.”
  2. Job 33:4: “The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.”
  3. Isaiah 42:5: “Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:”
  4. Ezekiel 37:5-6: “Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.”
  5. Acts 17:25: “Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”
  6. Zechariah 12:1: “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.”
These verses highlight the belief that God is the giver of life, and it is His Spirit that sustains and animates living beings. The breath or spirit of God is often depicted as the essence of life itself, a divine force that animates and gives vitality to all living creatures.

Personalizing The Above As Christian Affirmations

I am sustained by the Spirit of God with every breath I take.

Job 27:3:

  • I am sustained by the Spirit of God with every breath I take.
  • I will cherish the breath within me as the presence of God’s Spirit.

Genesis 2:7:

  • I am a living soul, crafted by the LORD’s own hands.
  • I will live with the awareness that my life is a gift from the LORD.

Job 33:4:

  • I am created by God’s Spirit; His breath is the source of my life.
  • I will honor the life that the Almighty has granted me.

Isaiah 42:5:

  • I am given breath and spirit by God the LORD, the creator of all.
  • I will walk with the spirit and vitality that God provides.
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Ezekiel 37:5-6:

  • I am revived and brought to life by the LORD’s command.
  • I will live fully, knowing the LORD is the source of my being.

Acts 17:25:

  • I am provided for by the LORD, who needs nothing yet gives everything.
  • I will worship the LORD, who grants me life and breath.

Zechariah 12:1:

  • I am under the LORD’s care, who stretches out the heavens and forms my spirit.
  • I will trust in the LORD’s word and His shaping of my innermost being.

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 2:7: "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."

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Genesis 2:7: "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."
  • “formed man of the dust of the ground”: This part tells us that God created the first man using the earth’s dust. It suggests that human beings have a humble origin, coming from the basic elements of the earth.
  • “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life”: This phrase signifies that life itself is a gift from God. The act of breathing life into man shows a personal and direct action from God, giving man not just life, but a living spirit.
  • “man became a living soul”: This final part of the verse signifies the transformation from inanimate dust to a living being with a soul. It emphasizes the spiritual aspect of human life, differentiating humans from other forms of creation.
This verse captures the intimate act of God giving life to the first human, setting the foundation for humanity's unique role in the world. It speaks to the life-giving power of God and the special status of humans as living beings with a soul.

The Spirit of God Hath Made Me, and the Breath of the Almighty Hath Given Me Life

Job 33:4: "The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life."

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Job 33:4: "The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life."

“The Spirit of God hath made me”: This part of the verse speaks to the divine creation of man. It acknowledges that the very essence and being of a person are crafted by the hand of God.

“and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life”: Here, the ‘breath of the Almighty’ symbolizes the life force or the animating energy that comes from God. It suggests that not only has God formed individuals, but He is also the source of their vitality and existence.

The verse from Job encapsulates a profound belief in the intimate involvement of God in the creation of every person. It reflects a sense of awe and gratitude towards the divine for not only making us but also bestowing upon us the very breath of life.

This contrasts human creation with the divine. Humans are born, they grow, and they pass away, but the life within them — that vital breath — is a gift from the Almighty that sets the soul alight with life.

He That Giveth Breath Unto the People Upon It, and Spirit to Them That Walk Therein

Isaiah 42:5: "Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:"
Isaiah 42:5: "Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:"

“Thus saith God the LORD”: This introduction asserts that the following message is a direct communication from God, emphasizing the importance of what is about to be said.

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“he that created the heavens, and stretched them out”: God is identified as the Creator of the heavens, implying not just the act of creation but an ongoing process of sustaining the universe (“stretched them out” suggests an unfolding or continuous action).

“he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it”: The phrase recognizes God as the one who not only formed the earth but also brings forth life and sustenance from it.

“he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein”: This line declares God as the giver of life and spirit to all humanity, indicating that all life derives its existence and vitality from Him.

Overall, this verse emphasizes the vastness of God's creative power and his enduring role as the life-giver to all that exists.

I Will Cause Breath to Enter into You, and Ye Shall Live

Ezekiel 37:5-6: "Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD."
Ezekiel 37:5-6: "Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD."
  • “Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live”: The Lord God addresses the dry bones, symbolizing the revival of something that was once dead. The “breath” represents life, and God’s power to give life where there is none.
  • “And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin”: Sinews, flesh, and skin are elements that make up a human body. This is a metaphor for restoration, with God promising to rebuild the people as one rebuilds a body.
  • “and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD”: By breathing life into these bones, God not only promises to restore life but also to reaffirm His identity and power to the people, leading them to recognize Him as the Lord.
This passage is often interpreted as a promise of hope and restoration. It can be understood that God is capable of reviving and restoring His people, no matter how desolate or lifeless the situation may seem.

Seeing He Giveth to All Life, and Breath, and All Things

Acts 17:25: "Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;"
Acts 17:25: "Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;"

“Neither is worshipped with men’s hands”: This portion of the verse emphasizes that God does not require physical creations or rituals performed by human hands to be worshipped.

“as though he needed any thing”: It suggests that God is self-sufficient and does not need anything from humans to sustain Himself.

“seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things”: This illustrates God’s role as the creator and sustainer of life. He is the source of life and everything that sustains it, highlighting His generosity and omnipotence.

The verse as a whole stresses that God is not like human-made idols that depend on human hands for their existence. Instead, He is a living God who is the source of all life and everything in it, requiring nothing from us but offering everything to us.

The LORD Which Stretcheth Forth the Heavens, and Layeth the Foundation of the Earth, and Formeth the Spirit of Man Within Him

Zechariah 12:1: "The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him."
Zechariah 12:1: "The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him."

“The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel”: This phrase sets the tone that what follows is a message of significant importance, one that carries weight and is meant specifically for the people of Israel.

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“saith the LORD”: This declaration asserts that the message is directly from God, emphasizing the divine origin and authority behind the words.

“which stretcheth forth the heavens”: This part of the verse acknowledges God’s power and role as the creator of the universe. It paints a picture of God’s infinite reach and sovereignty over all creation.

“and layeth the foundation of the earth”: Here, the verse continues to describe God’s might in creation, suggesting that He is the one who established the earth, giving it stability and order.

“and formeth the spirit of man within him”: This final portion highlights God’s intimate involvement in the creation of human beings, not just in their physical form but also in their spiritual essence. It implies that the human spirit is crafted by God Himself.

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