God Is Love & Spirit: 1 John 4:8 & John 4:24                                                        

God is Love

By Lance Howard

1 John 4:8 THV Version

The person who does not love- breathe with affection and good-will, gladly regarding the welfare of others and perceiving the connection with The Life-Giving One that is All in all, does not truly know (has not had) the Experience. The One Who Gives Life breathes with affection, giving breath to us all.

Typical Translation

He that loveth[1] not knoweth[2] not God; for God is love.” - 1 John 4:8 KJV

Commentary

The word for “love” is not divorceable from the idea of “breath”. It points us to the consistent theme of ancient spirituality- the meditative practice of greater awareness and consciousness through breath. Breathing is an experience and without this experiential knowledge, one can NOT know the context, experience, and Reality which makes this verse true. This, breathing in awareness of Love, is how individual assimilations of The One understand the connection of the All in all. There is no other way. Quantum physics has been discussing this with great research and is helping to clarify the value of these truths.

If you are not breathing or have not breathed with Love you cannot know Love- goodwill and affection due to full awareness of Sacred Unity, the interdependent one-in-the-Same-ness- Unity in Diversity (“God”), for this is the foundation and catalyst of the experience of It, That Which Is Love.

John 4:24 THV Version

:24- The Universal One ("God") is Breath, Wind, Spirit- Divine Inspiration, Pure Energy, and Primordial Mind. All living, breathing things (all of Life) exist in and are inspired by One Breath and The One-Breathing. This is Sacred Unity. Those who choose to approach, or get close, inspired by, adoring, and surrendering to The One, Sacred Breath, do so from within and with certainty, breathing in rhythm and harmonizing, like the sense of being in The Flow- being in the right time and at the right place that enlivens one's purpose and synchronizes with all.

Typical Translation

God is spirit[3], and those who worship[4] Him must worship in spirit and truth[5].”

- John 4:24 KJV

THV, Copyright 2020


[1]G25 agapáō, ag-ap-ah'-o; perhaps from ἄγαν ágan (much) (or compare H5689); to love (in a social or moral sense):—(be-)love(-ed).

H5689 ʻăgab, aw-gab'; a primitive root; to breathe after, i.e. to love (sensually):—dote, lover. The native power is that of breathing and blowing. Related to the Arabic word for “love” that is also in accord with G25, to be glad, to wonder, to be pleasant, agreeable

H157 ʼâhab, aw-hab'; or אָהֵב ʼâhêb ; a primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise):—(be-) love(-d, -ly, -r), like, friend; to desire, to breathe after anything, hence of longing; to be inclined; one who is loving and beloved, intimate; to delight in anything in anything, in doing anything; accords with G25

H160 ʼahăbâh, a-hab-aw; feminine of H158 and meaning the same:—love, delight

H158 ʼahab, ah'-hab; from H157; affection (in a good or a bad sense):—love(-r).; delight

H159 ʼôhab, o'-hab; from H156; meaning the same as H158:—love.

[2] G1097 ginṓskō, ghin-oce'-ko; a prolonged form of a primary verb; to "know" (absolutely) in a great variety of applications and with many implications (as follow, with others not thus clearly expressed):—allow, be aware (of), feel, (have) know(-ledge), perceived, be resolved, can speak, be sure, understand.

[3] G4151 pneûma, pnyoo'-mah; from G4154; a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God; breath of the nostrils or mouth; breath of life

G4154 pnéō, pneh'-o; a primary word; to breathe hard, i.e. breeze:—blow. Compare G5594.

G5594 psýchō, psoo'-kho; a primary verb; to breathe (voluntarily but gently, thus differing on the one hand from G4154, which denotes properly a forcible respiration.

H5397 nᵉshâmâh, nesh-aw-maw'; a puff, i.e. wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. or (concretely) an animal:—blast, (that) breath(-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit. Also used as “mind” or “conscience” in Pro. 20:27

[4]G4352 proskynéō, pros-koo-neh'-o; (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand); to fawn or crouch to, i.e. (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):—worship.

H7812 shâchâh, shaw-khaw'; a primitive root; to depress, i.e. prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God):—bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship. To honor with prayers; To do homage, to submit oneself.

[5] G227 alēthḗs, al-ay-thace'; from G1 (as a negative particle) and G2990; true (as not concealing):—true, truly, truth; nothing hidden

G2990 anthánō, lan-than'-o; a prolonged form of a primary verb, which is used only as an alternate in certain tenses; to lie hid (literally or figuratively); often used adverbially, unwittingly:—be hid, be ignorant of, unawares; secretly, without knowing.

H571 ʼemeth, eh'-meth; contracted from H539; stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness:—assured(-ly), establishment, faithful, right, sure, true (-ly, -th), verity.