Every single time you inhale and then exhale, you utter the name YaHVeH. When you inhale, you utter the syllable YaH, and when you exhale, you utter the syllable VeH. It seems that the breath of life mentioned in Genesis chapter two is none other than Almighty God’s name. This actually makes perfect sense, seeing that His name is life. When Almighty God formed Adam out of the dust of the ground, He puffed into Adam’s nostrils the breath of life and Adam became a living soul. It is fascinating to consider, that the words breath, life and spirit all seem to come together here. In the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testament) Almighty God’s name is revealed as YHVH. In Hebrew the letters are yod hay vav hay written from right to left. YHVH has come to be called the Tetragrammaton or the four letters. Since ancient Hebrew did not have written vowels, it is not known for sure what the vowels are. It is generally accepted that The Name is YaHVeH or YaHWeH. When you see the word LORD all in caps in the Holy Bible, it is the name YHVH. There was such a fear of misusing The Name, that they decided to not put The Name in the places where LORD is completely capitalized.
James 2:26 says, “The body without the spirit is dead.” This Greek word “spirit” means blast of air, breath or breeze. Apparently our spirit and our breath are synonymous. When we breathe our last breath, then our spirit leaves our body and our body dies. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” The spirit is a part of Almighty God, that was breathed into Adam at the first, and it returns to Almighty God who gave it. Fascinating! That breath or spirit or life given to man does not cease, but returns to the Creator. Not only are we made in the image of Almighty God, but the Almighty placed a part of Himself in us.
Think about this. One of the ten commandments is: Thou shalt not take the name of YaHVeH your God in vain. Since we say the name YaHVeH every time we inhale and exhale, could it be, that if we misuse His name, it will somehow harm our respiratory system? I don’t know for sure, but it most certainly is p0ssible.
And think about this: In Psalms 68:4 we find the name YaH (JaH in the KJV), which is the short form of the name YaHVeH. Many Hebrew names use this short form YaH or iah; such as, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Jedidiah, Azariah, Zechariah, Obadiah, etc. The name Jesus is from the Hebrew word Yahshua or Joshua. The name Yahshua (Joshua) simply means: YaH is salvation. How perfect and beautiful that Yahshua Jesus’ name is who He really is: our salvation. This is no accident. The angel of the Lord informed Yahshua Jesus’ earthly father Joseph, that he was to name the child Jesus (Yahshua), for He would save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21) Yahshua Jesus has the short form of the name of His heavenly Father stamped into His name: YaHshua.