The Old Testament of the scripture was written in Hebrew. The New Testament was written in Greek. Two languages who’s origins do not occur anywhere near one another on a map. There is not much these two languages have in common. But one similarity that you and I should take notice of is the interchangeability of both the Greek and Hebrew words for ‘spirit’ and ‘breath’: Pneuma (Greek) and Ruwach (Hebrew). Both languages have a single word that can be translated either way. This is no accident. The Spirit of God is The Breath of God.
Breathing, by nature, is a deliberate action. It is a wind that results from a living being. Breath is tangible and moving; an essential proof of life. No matter the might or mass of a creature, its breath can only be felt, and heard when you’re near to it. The Breath of God is no different. To seek a move of His Spirit is to seek to be so near to Him that you can hear Him breathe; to feel the wind of His exhale.
Paul said to Timothy, “All scripture is God-breathed.” (2 Timothy 3:16) The scripture details to us the result of the breath of God; the wind of His Spirit. When there is a moving of the supernatural, we can determine if it is a result of His moving by searching His Word to find out what happens when He moves. Peter tells us that the Bible was written by the moving of God’s Spirit. “Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Peter 1:21)
The scripture was penned as a result of the Breath of God. Can a word be spoken without a breath being released? As we hunger for Move of God’s Spirit to sweep over the Inland Empire, let it be understood in your heart that we are asking God to breathe out, once again, a Word that His Spirit will confirm with power. “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11) "And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16:20)
Personal Prayer Point:
“Father, I draw nearer to you than I ever have been before. I lay aside every distraction. I am following hard after you.”
Scripture to Stand On:
(Psalm 63:8 — Psalm 27:8 — John 20:22)
Corporate Prayer Point:
“Father, cause the collective desire of this church to provoke a move of Your Spirit that shakes the Inland Empire to its core. Let a mighty revival from Your Spirit transform every facet and infrastructure of this region; down to the very culture and atmosphere.”
Scripture to Stand On:
(Jonah 3:2-5 — Acts 8:5-8 — Jeremiah 31:34 — Hebrews 8:11)