“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 being."
Man was created on the sixth day, but on the seventh day (Sabbath) the breath of life was breathed into him. What makes the difference for man between the sixth day and the seventh day is the breath of life. In the Strong’s concordance 5397 the definition for the word breath in this verse of scripture means; divine inspiration, intellect, inspiration, soul, and spirit. It does not mean breathing; as in breathing in and out. Typically when we think of Adam receiving the breath of life we think of him as breathing; not receiving divinely inspired intellect where that inspiration would then develop his soul and spirit. Adam could not tend and keep the garden that God had created without God’s knowledge on how to do so. It is because of this divinely inspired intellect that we can look at Genesis 2:19 which says; Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature that was its name.”, and see how it was done. It is because of this divinely inspired intellect that Paul tells those who have been born again that they have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16 says; “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.” Even the Lord Himself tells us in John 15:15; “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” The amazing thing about this divinely inspired intellect is that it was given to Adam on the seventh day (Sabbath). That is why we are to hallow it because of what we receive at this time. In Exodus 31:17 it says; “It is a sign (the Sabbath) between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed. This word refreshed means, to be breathed upon. The Lords own divinely inspired intellect was not only breathed on Adam, it was breathed on Himself. Proverbs 3:19 says; “The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; by His knowledge the depths were broken up, and clouds drop down the dew.” The word intellect means, the capacity for knowledge. It is by this divinely inspired intellect that all scripture was given. 2 Timothy 3:16 says; “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” If you noticed this verse of scripture says “inspiration of God”; not “inspiration from God”. That means that He is that inspiration. The word inspiration means divinely breathed or breath. What made Adam alive was not the fact that he was breathing, but that he had the capacity for divine knowledge. Solomon asked the Lord for wisdom. He was seeking His divinely inspired intellect, because he could not be an effective leader for Israel without it. It is the divine knowledge of God that enables us to see. Without it our eyes could be wide open, but we are blind. The interesting thing is that whenever the children of Israel turned away from the seventh day (Sabbath) they became blind. They were putting themselves in a place where they could not receive that breath. Jeremiah 17: 21-23 says; “Thus says the Lord, “Take heed to yourself, and bear no burden on the Sabbath Day, nor do any work, but hallow the Sabbath Day, as I commanded your fathers. But they did not obey nor incline their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear nor receive instruction.” By the strength of His word He has established this day and time that will never change. Without His breath you have no life in you. Romans 1: 18-32 speak of that death, and verses 20 and 21 says; “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were they thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Verse 28 goes on to say; “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.” Than you God for the second Adam. Matthew 11: 27 says; “All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. The reason the Lord gives us the Holy Spirit is to help restore our divinely inspired intellect. John 16:13 says; “However when He the Spirit of Truth has come, He will guide you into all truth’ for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” The beautiful thing about having divinely inspired intelligence is that it does not negate love. Proverbs 23:7; “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” Divinely inspired intelligence comes from the heart. 1Corinthians 13:2; “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day, and do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of you mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” 2Corinthians 4:16 and Romans 12:2