Dennis R. Mallon, OFS
Our Breath of Life and the Holy Spirit
This heading implies two truths
The Truth Is: You are here on this earth because God created you, Body and Soul. Your Body has Breath so you can live on this Earth as Christ did. Your Soul is God’s Temple so you can be with the God the Father as Christ mentioned to those who questioned him about his authority to speak as he is the Son of his Father in Heaven He said If you destroy, this temple (breath) I will raise it up, he was speaking of his body as God’s temple. Our soul is God’s temple in every body that he created. Christ said before he died If you destroy this, temple (breath) I will raise it up. this Temple I will raise up raise it up I ,
1. The Holy Ghost is a Person really distinct as such from the Father and the Son; He is God and consubstantial with the Father and the Son.Of the difference between life and death; of the breath of life and the vivifying Spirit: also how it is that the substance of flesh revives which once was dead.
2. For as the flesh is capable of corruption, so is it also of incorruption; and as it is of death, so is it also of life. These two do mutually give way to each other; and both cannot remain in the same place, but one is driven out by the other, and the presence of the one destroys that of the other. If, then, when death takes possession of a man, it drives life away from him, and proves him to be dead, much more does life, when it has obtained power over the man, drive out death, and restore him as living unto God. For if death brings mortality, why should not life, when it comes, vivify man? Just as Esaias the prophet says, “Death devoured when it had prevailed.” And again, “God has wiped away every tear from every face.” Thus that former life is expelled, because it was not given by the Spirit, but by the breath.
Colossians 3:5, NASB: Treat the parts of your earthly body as dead to sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.