The breath of life, the breath of the Spirit or the breath of God, all express a godly action that made Adam a living soul. This happened in the Garden of Eden, the beginning of mankind. And the Same Spirit works nowadays when a person is born again, born of water and Spirit. The difference is that today’s Adams are those who die to trespasses and sin. When they hear and obey the Voice of God (Holy Bible), they receive the breath (Faith) of the Spirit, and reemerge in the form of life-giving spirits (I Corinthians 15.45), according to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“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 soul.” Genesis 2.7
The Lord Jesus said to a Jewish religious leader:
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” And He added, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” John 3.3-5
Through the apostle, the Holy Spirit explains this transformation:
The first man Adam became a living being. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit… The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. 1 Corinthians 15.45-48
The oxygen that gave breath to the first man and made him a living soul is the same oxygen that forms those born of the Holy Spirit to make them heavenly. In other words, it is the faith that comes from listening to the Word of God.
The following questions remain after what we just read:
Were you born of water and Spirit? Meaning: Were you born again?
Are you a heavenly or an earthly being?
If you died today, are you sure of your Salvation?
For the apostle Paul concludes:
“…that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.” 1 Corinthians 15.50