Praise the Lord!One thing I can also acknowledge is that when I breathe, I hear the sound of God being expressed. When I breathe in, I hear the sound, “Je”. When I breathe out, I hear the sound, “sus”. The sound of the name of the One Who gives me life is made up of two syllables, Jesus! The first syllable is sounded when breathing in. The second syllable is expressed when breathing out.
Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament!
Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his exceeding greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with timbrel and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord! (Psalm 150)
Actually, I also hear the unpronounceable sound of Yahweh in the consonants “YHWH”.
In the book of Proverbs, when it says that surely you know the name of the Holy One, the name of His Son, this is a reference to those who meditate on the source of life, and when doing so, they hear the sound of the consonants in their breath—yih / wih or Je / sus. Indeed, in the beginning was the Word, and in Him was life and the life was the light of man. However, the life is also in the breath that brings forth the name of the Holy One and the name of His Son.
- I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists?Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know! (Proverbs 30:3-4)
- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. (John 1.1-4)
- That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was made manifest to us. (1 John 1:1-3)
- And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. (Genesis 1:30)
- Then 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. (Genesis 2:7)
- For behold, I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall die. (Genesis 6:17)
- They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. (Genesis 7:15)
But when it comes to worship, we know that Jesus said that God has to be worshiped in spirit and truth, and this appears to be a little different to praise.
- Our fathers worshiped on this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:20-24)
- And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who is seated on the throne, saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” (Revelation 19:4)
- And all the angels stood round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God. (Revelation 7:11)
Interestingly, the Buddhist concept of nirvana means “blown out” —as in the flame of a candle ceasing to exist. Buddhists seek nirvana as their goal. This means that they reject life; because they see life as suffering.
The Bible teaches that life is the light of men. When the candle is blown out, that is the end of life and the beginning of eternal death—a state of existence devoid of God’s goodness. On the one hand, Jesus will not put out the smoldering wick of a tormented soul on Earth, because this suggests that there is hope that the person might ignite with the light of life.
But if the person rejects life, rather than acknowledging the Lord of Life and trusting Him to bring justice for having been born only to suffer and die, then that person has to quench his own eternal fire of torment—which from all accounts is impossible to do.
- He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick, till he brings justice to victory (Matthew 12:20)
- And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. For every one will be salted with fire. (Mark 9:47-49)
People reject the truth, but it is in our very breath; only, worshiping God is a choice, as far as we are concerned. Unless people worship God, because they understand that He alone is the Source of Life, their worship is in vain.
Making The Complicated Simple Does Not Require Rejecting The Truth