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Timothy 3:16–17 (NASB95)

16 AllScripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
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so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

θεόπνευστος theopneustos - God inspired; God breathed

2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV84)

16 AllScripture is God-breathed ......

 

2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)

16 AllScripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

 

Ezekiel 37:1–10 (NASB95)

1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; and it was full of bones.
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He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry.
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He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God,You know.”
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Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.’
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“Thus says the Lord God to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life.
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‘I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.’ ”
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SoI prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to its bone.
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AndI looked, and behold, sinews were on them, and flesh grew and skin covered them; but there was no breath in them.
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Then He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life.”’ ”
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SoI prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

 

1. The Breath of God Gives Understanding

 

Ezekiel 37:3 (NASB95)

3 He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”

 

Job 32:8 (NASB95)

8“But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

 

2. The Breath of God Gives Order

 

Ezekiel 37:7 (NASB95)

7 SoI prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold, a rattling; and the bones came together, bone toits bone.

 

Psalm 33:6 (NASB95)

6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

 

Genesis 1:2–3 (NASB95)

2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
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Then God said, “Let there be light”;and there was light.

 

Isaiah 55:11 (NASB95)

11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.

 

3. The Breath of God Gives Strength

 

Ezekiel 37:6 (NASB95)

6 ‘I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, ....

 

Ezekiel 37:8 (NASB95)

8 AndI looked, and behold, sinews were on them, ....

 

Psalm 18:15–17 (NASB95)

15 Then the channels of water appeared, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at Your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.
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He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
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He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

 

Exodus 15:8–10 (NASB95)

8 “At the blast of Your nostrils the waters were piled up, The flowing waters stood up like a heap; The deeps were congealed in the heart of the sea.
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“The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.’
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“You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them;They sank like lead in the mighty waters.

 

John 20:22 (NASB95)

22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.

 

Acts 1:8 (NASB95)

8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; .....

 

4. The Breath of God Gives Life

 

Ezekiel 37:10 (NASB95)

10 SoI prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.

 

Genesis 2:7 (NASB95)

7Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

 

Job 33:4 (NASB95)

4 “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

 

2 Peter 1:20–21 (NASB95)

20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,
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for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

 

-When you speak the words of God, the breath of God is released into your situation.

 

2 Timothy 3:16–17 (NASB95)
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AllScripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
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so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.