In 2020, all of us became all too familiar with the refrain, “I can’t breathe.” While the words came literally attached to the deaths of Eric Garner and George Floyd, the refrain itself arose to symbolically describe the historic oppression of a group of people. What’s more, as the COVID pandemic raged, one of its deadly symptoms for some was the inability to breathe. When you can’t breathe, it means your life is in jeopardy.
But your ability to breathe freely means that you are able to take in a life-giving breath. Breath matters.
The Holy Spirit is literally the oxygen of God.
One of the names the Bible uses for the Holy Spirit is “the Breath.” He is literally the oxygen of God. Many Scriptures bring this out for us to see, but the meaning remains the same no matter what the context may be. When you and I understand that the Spirit is our oxygen—giving us the ability to breathe spiritually, we can fully grasp that He is the source of our spiritual life.
To the degree that we are breathing the Holy Spirit on a regular basis that we are able to experiencing the life and presence of God in our midst. It is also to the degree that we experience hope in the midst of the hopelessness.
Your spiritual respiratory system gets in trouble when you fail to take in the breath of the Spirit Himself. So, breathe deep the Breath of God. Let God’s Spirit fill you with His life.
Let the Holy Spirit fill you with His life.
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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.

At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.

Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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