- By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the Breath (ruach) of His mouth all their host. - Psalm 33:6
The term Lord translates the Hebrew divine title YHWH, which refers to God the Father. The Word is none other than Jesus, the Son of God. The term breath (ruach) can also be translated as spirit. Hence, the Breath of His mouth is none other than the Holy Spirit.
- By His breath the heavens are cleared; - Job 26:13a
- The Spirit of God has made me, And the Breath of the Almighty gives me life. - Job 33:4
Genesis 1:2 states, that “darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. The term was moving (rāḥap) means to brood, hover, or flutter over. The hovering aspect describes the preparation for the hatching of an egg. Here, the Holy Spirit is hovering, like a mother bird, waiting for the dry land to hatch from the primeval world ocean. The term waters (mayim) is different from the deep (ḥōšek). The deep (ḥōšek) was a chaotic lifeless abyss but now that the Holy Spirit is managing the unformed and unfilled it is being transformed into life sustaining waters. Hence, creation is subject to the superintendence or divine directing of the Holy Spirit.