Breath Of The Almighty

The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.  Job 33:4
 
This name of the Holy Spirit comes from the long speech that the young man Elihu addressed to Job. He spoke after Job’s three friends-Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar-had ended their speeches.
 
Elihu stated that he owed his life to the Breath of God. This is a reference to God’s creation of the first man in the Garden of Eden. The Lord “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” It was God’s own breath that brought Adam to life. Even today, our ability to breathe life-giving oxygen into the lungs is evidence of God’s care of the physical world through the agency of His Spirit. 
 
The Holy Spirit, or the Breath of God, also energizes Christians in a spiritual sense. Just before His ascension to His Father, Jesus empowered His followers for the task of carrying on His work by breathing on them and charging them to “receive the Holy Spirit.”  This is the same life-giving Spirit that enables Christians in our time to witness to others about God’s transforming power.