“The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD” (Proverbs 20:27). That spirit is the breath of God. The breath of God becomes the life of the human spirit, which controls the soul. When we receive the breath of God, we are no longer soul mates to Satan. When we are renewed in the spirit of our mind, we put on the new man, which is created in righteousness and holiness after the manner of God (Ephesians 4:23-24).
This is the experience for many believers, but it is God’s desire for all of us. When Christ dwells in our hearts by faith, we become rooted and grounded in love. We begin to “comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge…” (Ephesians 3:18-20). Filled with all His fullness, He gives us beyond what we ask or think. So then, we give what we have received, and we are giving out the breath of God.
Is it any wonder that in the valley of dry bones (in Ezekiel 37), those dry bones were able to rise up and live? God breathed into them, and they lived.
Whatever is wrong with God’s people, it can all be changed when individuals allow the breath of God to control the human spirit.