The Toltec Indians of Mexico said:
“The first world lasted 1716 years and was destroyed by a great flood that covered the highest mountains, only one family named Coxcox survived.”
Sounds very familiar to Noah’s flood?
The bible dates the flood around 1656 years after creation. This Indian legend passed to each generation is only 60 years off after 4000 years. 270 countries around the globe talk about the flood from India, Russia, Egypt, Peru to Syria. Over 95 percent of cultures believe the flood was global and 73 percent animals played a part in the Noah tradition. 300 legends around the world talk about a worldwide flood. People and scientists clearly are not believing the evidence because God does not exist in their eyes.
In Hawaii, Nu-u is mentioned or Noah made a boat and it was populated with animals. A great deluge of water came and killed all the people. Nu-u and his family were saved. The story of Atlantis the city disappeared due to a flood.
There is a pre-Gilgamesh Akkadian flood tablet which not many people are aware of which said:
“The springs of the deep will I open. A flood will I send which will affect all of mankind at once. But seek deliverance before the flood breaks forth. Overall living beings will I bring annihilation, destruction and ruin. Take wood and pitch and build a large ship. Cubits be its complete height. A houseboat shall it be containing those who preserve their life with a strong roofing cover it. Take animals of the field, birds of the air and the reptiles, two of each instead of their whole number.”
This was written in the days of Noah and is remarkably similar to the Genesis account in the bible.
Marine fossils have been found on top of high mountain ranges like the Alps and the Himalayas.
“They went up over the mountains;
They went down into the valleys,
To the place which, You founded for them. You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth.”
This passage of scripture is referring to Noah’s flood. The land mass or the crusts of the earth shifted. All the mountains of the world came up after the flood. This supports fossil remains found on top of Everest. Every part of the globe on the continent or in the ocean basins gives us concrete evidence that they were at different levels up or down. There are very large areas of igneous rocks around the world to support a global flood, there is evidence to point to fountains of the deep mixed with the water from the heavens. Underwater fountains sent giant tsunamis around the globe underwater at high speed.
So what is a rainbow and why are they connected?
A rainbow has seven colours gods number. What are the colours of a rainbow?
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
Colours are symbolic, closest to God is as follows:
Red– sin earth- the feast of the new moon.
Orange-separation-feast of unleavened bread.
Yellow-life-eternal life-age of Israel-Feast of Passover.
Green– blessings-fruit-church age-feast Pentecost.
Blue–kingdom of heaven-feast of tabernacles 1st heaven.
Then there is a covering destruction of the universe 2nd heaven-barrier.
Indigo-Royalty-creation-new heaven and earth-Feast of lights.
Violet-Holy sanctification-Glory of New Jerusalem.
God is in the middle but does not have a colour he is a spirit, and present everywhere pure-holy. A rainbow is actually a full circle and is only observed as such from above, or defiantly by God.
Colours are visible light spectrums, colours in nature, artificial colours, symbolic colours, and patterns. Everything God crafted has a plan for salvation and life. Design and colours add a vivid artistic portrayal of Gods plan to a born again Christian. It’s amazing how red is the outer colour of an arc, and reminds us of the blood of Jesus Christ, when he was brutally crucified and sin veiling the earth. Indigo-violet of his majesty and divine glory, reminding humans of the creators devotion and faithfulness as he loves us.
“My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens, when I call to them, they stand forth together.”
So what is a rainbow?
This came right after the Great flood of the days of Noah to remove sinful, evil-minded man. There is tons of fossil evidence to prove the great flood happened. It portrayed the Lords great mercy and the covenant he established with Noah or mankind not to destroy the world in such a way ever again with water. A rainbow is formed beautifully when the sun shines through water droplets, which then acts as a prism separating white light into the radiant colours of the spectrum. A rainbow is not a physical object and can never be actually touched, so the pot of gold is God. If light reflects twice in water droplets a double rainbow can occur. Rainbows are also symbols of Christ. We can see evidence of rainbows in fountains, mist, and rain storms, this is consistent with science, as clouds did not appear before the flood, but afterwards. Rain requires a bow or arc to form and scientists agree on this principle. God gives us value in food, rainbow colours incorporate healthy foods for us to consume, our gift of well-being through his rainbow garden. A healthy diet is mentioned in the bible.
“And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it. 27 Also from the appearance of His waist and upward I saw, as it were, the colour of amber with the appearance of fire all around within it; and from the appearance of His waist and downward I saw, as it were, the appearance of fire with brightness all around. 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.”
In revelation, Christ is seen by John as a cloud and a rainbow on his head.
“Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald.”
And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”
Prior to the flood, there was a much different environment on the planet.
“Before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.”
“And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Like the appearance of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day so was the appearance of the brightness all around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. Remember most common colours seen by the naked eye make up a rainbow. There was no rain before the great flood this is a scientific fact. Earth is the only planet in the solar system where rainbows are possible.
“For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made.” 5 And Noah did according to all that the Lord commanded him. 6 Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth. 7 So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. 8 Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth, 9 two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. 11 In the six-hundredth years of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.”
Many dinosaurs were killed after the flood due to global destructive climate changes. But first, we must remember the word Dinosaur is an invented name. They were just big animals or called Dragons.
Dinosaur mean terrible lizard and is an invented name in 1842 by Sir Richard Owen. That’s why the word Dinosaur is not in the bible. Dinosaurs were not terrible before sin entered the earth and lived side by side with man. God created everything Good.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Soft tissue has been found from dinosaurs recently and was dated at thousands of years old not millions. This also backs up the evidence from cave art and carvings that dinosaurs lived with man 6000 years ago when mankind was formed by God. Sediment layers have been found across the continents and vast fossil evidence backs up Noah’s flood, which caused immediate death and flash-preservation of the dinosaurs.
Strange rock formations that stick out of the ground in Southern Utah in the Kodachrome Basin, are saturated sand layers which hardened later and can only have been caused by the Great flood.
Rainbow mountains in China’s Zhangye Danxia is another example of what the flood left behind there is a beautiful rainbow sculpted onto the stone. This is sediment rich minerals laid down during Noah’s flood. This is a land representation of a rainbow that God casts in the sky, as a reminder never to flood the earth again.
Behemoth is written in the bible and is giant Sauropods or dinosaurs this also backs up by the Bible that dinosaurs lived with the man and entered Noah’s Ark to live after the flood in a different environment caused by the flood. Behemoth was the largest of all land creatures beautiful described by God and is the largest known dragon family. God made animals on day six of creation and also made mankind. After the flood all the animals on the boat including big animals disembarked the Ark and lived in a world ravaged by sin, If you think about it logically there would have been mass climate change, lack of food, disease and death and many animals became extinct which is also a proven fact. There are no proof dinosaurs evolved from reptiles, that had originally evolved from amphibians. Who actually discovered Dinosaurs first?
Adam did when he first looked at them. There are mentions of Dragons in the bible which are also dinosaurs type animals. Flying serpents mentioned in Isaiah have also winged dinosaurs. All ancient records from the time of Alexander the Great to Sumerian accounts all talk of large animals that were dragons. Dinosaurs were just land animals and created on day six with the man.
“Look now at the behemoth, which I made along with you;
He eats grass like an ox.
16 See now, his strength is in his hips,
And his power is in his stomach muscles.
17 He moves his tail like a cedar;
The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit.
18 His bones are like beams of bronze,
His ribs like bars of iron.
19 He is the first of the ways of God;
Only He who made him can bring near His sword.
20 Surely the mountains yield food for him,
And all the beasts of the field play there.
21 He lies under the lotus trees,
In a covert of reeds and marsh.
22 The lotus-trees cover him with their shade;
The willows by the brook surround him.
23 Indeed the river may rage,
Yet he is not disturbed;
He is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth,
24 Though he takes it in his eyes,
Or one pierces his nose with a snare.”
One Chinese legend was a modest man named Yu. After the flood, he surveyed the devastated land of China and divided it into sections for farming. Many dragons and serpents were driven away when he planted crops.
“His breath kindles coals,
And a flame goes out of his mouth.”
“Out of his mouth go burning lights;
Sparks of fire shoot out.
Smoke goes out of his nostrils.”
People will generally say dragons are a myth but we can see on the walls of Babylon and the Ishter gate there are drawings of lions and dragons. People will draw what they see. Alexander the Great referred to dragons in 326 BC that lived in caves. Rome has mosaics showing large necked animals fighting in the 2nd century BC. Why is it so hard to believe that they breathed fire? We have electric eels.
St George killed a large dragon in 275 AD later becoming Patron saint of England after his death.
There is a Viking woodcut from the eleventh century showing a long-necked dragon swallowing a man in Holar cathedral. What did Vikings actually do with their longships they had beautifully carved dragon heads on the front from 1000 AD.
Marco Polo lived in China for around 17 years. Around 1271 AD he reported that the emperor raised dragons to pull his chariots in street parades. The city of Nerluc, in France, was renamed in honor of a dragon slain there. It was beautifully described as being bigger than an Ox and having long, sharp horns on its head. The Grand Canyon has pictures of dragons on the walls walking with the man, yet that’s impossible according to scientists because some say that dinosaurs were extinct 12 million years before man appeared on earth. Really yet the earth is only 6000 years old and how do you know what happened 12 million years ago?
Yet we are taught in schools dinosaurs were extinct 65 million years ago?
Yet in 1770 George Buffon said the earth was 70 million years old?
In 1905 the age of the earth by scientists was 2 billion years old?
1969 it was 3.5 billion years old?
Today it is recorded as 4.6 billion years old. So the earth ages 40 years per minute which is laughable.
Recently scientists found dinosaur tissue this was published in the New York Times 3-24-05, so how could tissue stay soft for 65 million years?
In Cum’baro in Mexico, they found 56 thousand pottery figures of dinosaurs made by man, yet they did not live with man according to scientists, no one has ever seen one?
What people also are good at forgetting is many people crossed the Atlantic before Christopher Columbus that actually saw big animals and dragons.
Evidence for the flood is vast, scientists have discovered dinosaur fossils in Antarctica they say lived 200 million years ago how did they get there if they are not native to the area?
So let’s discuss some basic questions people have on this topic:
Dimensions of the Ark?
The Ark was 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
“And this is how you shall make it: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits.”
What was it made off?
“Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.”
Where’s the Ark?
Lots of people want evidence, humans nature dictates with a mentality that God does not exist, therefore anything found or discovered is proved wrong anyway, or not documented properly.
The Ark had a dual purpose. Atheists like to say that it did not exist because there is no evidence to support the fact.
The reason people will never find the real Noah’s Ark is because it was used to build houses and for firewood after the flood. You must remember that there was no trees and no food after water destroyed everything. Man would have logically stayed around 30 years inside the Ark using it as his home to reestablish life on a ravaged land. This would have included planting seeds to grow crops and trees, reestablishing growth of plant life takes time. When they migrated from the ark to populate the land it was left alone for approx 135 years, in this time it would have rotted and burned away. Other people around the area would be aware of the boat and use its material for fires, tools, and construction of buildings. The Ark does not exist today and will never be found, fake websites that say it does are just fake.
If there was approximately 12 metric tons of animal waste it would have been easily enough for around eight people to remove it on a rota system onboard the Ark.
So how many people were on the ark?
2 Peter 5:6
“And did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly.”
How long did it take Noah to build the ark?
The Bible does not tell us precisely how long it took Noah to build the ark. We know that it was after Noah was 500 years old that he fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
“And Noah was five hundred years old, and Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth.”
When Noah entered the ark with his wife, three sons, and daughter-in-laws, he was in his 600th year of life.
“Noah was six hundred years old when the floodwaters were on the earth.
So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. Of clean animals, of animals that are unclean, of birds, and of everything that creeps on the earth, two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were on the earth. In the six-hundredth years of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.”
So we can say the ark took less than 100 years to build.
How many animals were on the Ark?
Roughly 50,000 animals, filling only 37 percent of the Ark. This would leave an additional space to carry all of the food and baggage plus Noah’s family of eight people. Only fifty dinosaur kinds were needed so one hundred in total.
How many types of animals were needed?
“You shall take with you seven each of every clean animal, a male, and his female; two each of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth.”
What Food was needed?
And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you, it shall be for food.”
Dried fish is likely to have been packed away in barrels. animals ate plants. The fossil record reveals that many animals became meat eaters before the Flood, but mankind was not permitted to eat meat until after Noah and his family left the Ark so the meat was not a problem. meat refers to land animals, such as that of cows and pigs, i.e. beef and pork. Fish is not classified as meat, rather seafood, although it is a source of protein, like meat is.
Was there enough drinking water?
The evaporation of warm floodwaters would have likely caused more than enough rain to fall during the remainder of Noah’s time on the Ark, ensuring they had plenty of fresh water to collect in containers and a wooden type cistern to drink.
People are ignorant of the flood and God tells us this in scripture:
2 Peter 5:7
“For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”
Mr. Newton Anderson found a bell inside a lump of coal in 1944 in West Virginia.
A shoe sole in Nevada was found in 1922 in a lump of coal, the Rock was dated at 213-248 million years old by scientists?
An iron pot was found inside coal in 1912 and is now housed in the creation evidence museum.
Coal formed in the great flood and is not millions of years old.
People forget the fact that the earth is 70 percent underwater and only 3 percent is habitable for mankind to live due to the flood.
People also dismiss Giants and say they are myth yet the Roman Emperor Maximinus was 8 foot 6 tall.
A Skelton 10 foot long was found in the Humbolt Lake bed in June 1936.
In 1925 archaeologists found eight giant skeletons ranging from 8 to 9 feet long in full copper armor.
A skeleton 12 feet tall was found by soldiers in Lompoc California in 1883, the remains were reburied due to customs of local Indians.
A skeleton 12 feet tall was found in Tuscon in 1891 the man had six toes, long hair and a bird shaped headdress.
The bible tells us people on average before the flood lived to about 900 years old. Today it’s only 70-80 on average.
In 1930 Roland T.Bird found 15-20 inch long clearly defined human footprints with dinosaur tracks. But the further evidence you can find hundreds all over the world. So again science fools us into thinking this is false, or never reports it at all. Real science has not been discovered yet, dinosaur footprints side by side with humans counters evidence that humans evolved long after the dinosaurs became extinct and backs up that all species, including man, were created at one time.
The Holy Spirit
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
Mans identity is encoded beautifully in the spirit. We are a spirit that has a soul which lives in a mortal body. Our bodies are physical and interacts with material things. The soul is our mind, will, emotions and character. The spirit is our connection with the creator. The human body is a temple to the Holy Spirit who is our guide. The Holy Spirit helps us pray better, worship with true meaning and understanding helping us unlock scripture better. God saves our souls for the day of judgment after death. The mortal body returns to dust, the life-giving breath stops, the spirit returns to God who gave it, and the soul goes to a place of rest or suffering for judgement.
1 Corinthians 2:10-12
“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man who is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.”
To know God we have to be equipped with The Holy Spirit who bridges the separation caused by sin and allows mankind to interact better with the father who created us.
Our spirit is the essence of who we are fashioned to have fellowship with the Lord with the help of The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is continuously reworking the Christian mind to battle everyday distractions and trials to make us think clearer acting as Christ would.
True spirituality is not material things, material issues are closed to the mind of a true Christian.
Living in the spirit we take on the likeness of Christ, we can suffer with the body which wears out, we can suffer mentally with the soul, but blessed in the spirit we can overcome anything. So how can we draw near The Holy Spirit?
Prayer, bible study, involve the spirit without human thinking as the spirit is power. The Holy Spirit enables us to do things we may never have done before transformation for salvation.
To understand the Spirit gives us purity and empowered living.
1 Corinthians 2:14
“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
The Spirit sharpens, the mind and deepens your spiritual thinking. Excepting the gift of God will bring order and righteousness. Humans can have a direct impact on The Holy Spirit it grieves if we do things wrong. We are broken vessels but can be healed if we carry God’s spirit inside us, which convinces us of our true identity in Christ:
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
The creator is composed of three persons, Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit each share the same expressively beautiful qualities, but performs peerless roles in our society today.
God above us, God among us, God within us.
The Father is Majesty, the Son in suffering, and the spirit to help us strive forward. The spirit of God is called The Holy Spirit, holy is purity, spirit is power. If we were able to open and pull apart the veil gazing into heaven we would see God wanting to give, and fill us with the spirit to flood us to fullness. The Spirit applies the truth of the creator to our minds and to interprets the Lords Word he indwells us. The spirit is life that unites Father and Son, transforming us into the image of Christ, confessing Jesus came in the flesh, moving inside us giving us deep joy, joining us to Christ and his body.
The Holy Spirit is Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Counsel, Fortitude, Piety, and fear of the Lord. The scripture below John 14-26 will teach us of all things and remind us of everything. Remember you can concentrate on the truth of God but miss the whole truth, The Spirit is power and gives heed to all things. We also need to drink, are you thirsty?
So we have an economic trinity, Father elects, Son redeems, and The Holy Spirit convicts sin. Father sent the son, but the son did not send the father, The Holy Spirit was sent but did not send the son. As a man Jesus died for us, and as divine appeased God the father.
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Who is he?
“But the helper, The Holy Spirit, who the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you, from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify of me.”
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
Our relationship with God is the same to The Holy Spirit. Some people call The Holy Spirit the Holy Ghost. The spirit is like the wind, you can feel it touch your skin, almost taste it but it can’t be caught.
Is the Holy Spirit a force?
1 Corinthians 2-11
“For what man knows the things of a man, except the spirit of a man who is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the spirit of God.”
1 Corinthians 12-11
“But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as he wills.”
“Now I beg you brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me.”
He is a helper and a comforter, he teaches and educates mankind of all things Jesus was taught and ministered before he died on the cross. Without Christ’s death on the cross, The Holy Spirit could not have been sent to mankind, to guide us back to Christ. Jesus died for our sins, and also enabled the Spirit to come to us through faith, and being born again. Our identity is lost, we are lambs at the moment, asking where did we come from?
This identity is found in Christ, and is why the Devil tries to take it away from us through lies, and deception. We need to go home, we are Fatherless without God separated from him, without Jesus we only have The Holy Spirit to bridge the separation, to be born again and to walk in the spirit straight into the arms of Christ. We were made in God’s image, Angels and Lucifer was not. This is why Satan today tries to rob our souls, and badge of authority through Jesus and our identity. The devil couldn’t get what he wanted in heaven to become God, so he hinders our existence back to Eden and truth, back to the kingdom of God.
Why did the Holy Spirit Come?
“And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Helper, that he may abide with you forever. The Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him, but you know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”
“However, when he, The Spirit of truth, has come he will guide you into all truth, he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will tell you things to come. He will glorify me, he will take of what is mine, and declare it to you.”
“And when he has come, he will convict the world of sin and of righteousness, and of judgment. Of sin because they did not believe in me. Of righteousness, because I go to my father you see me know more. Of judgment because the Ruler of this world is Judged.”
When the Spirit comes we want to inhale his very essence and be filled with his divine presence. What does this literally mean to be filled?
And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourself to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit in holiness, and the end everlasting life.
The Holy Spirit can dwell inside us if we are born again, with love, confidence, grace, and freedom to express the beautiful will of God. The spirit gives us righteousness. The spirit raised Jesus from the dead and through faith can work inside our lost, and tired shells.
God is infinitely transcendent which means an attribute of God which makes him above and separate from the material world, beyond the reach of our logic and understanding, or Immanence which are imbued with the divine quality in being present in all things. This is amazing the King of Kings is in everything that he created. He wraps his cloak around us, watches over us tenderly with a deep love for his children that he created in his image.
What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?
“By this my father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, so you will be my disciples.”
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to me. In Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
“But the fruit of the spirit ism love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness, self-control, again such there is no law. If we live in the spirit we walk in the spirit.”
So what is our life now without The Holy Spirit to guide if we are not born again and walk in the spirit?
Are you happy with your life, or are you yearning for something else?
We walk in the flesh, tempted by Satan at every corner. He tries to push us further away from reality, that we belong to God.
Characters without the Holy Spirit
“ Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heiress, envy, murder, drunkenness, revelries and the like, of which I tell you beforehand, just as I told you in time past, that those who practice such things, will not inherit the kingdom of god.
Lack of Knowledge or unbelief hinders the work of the Spirit. We need to grow, mature in the word and love of Christ.”
“For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our member’s to bear fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.”
1 Corinthians 3
“For you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?”
Satan tries to control us with the seed of doubt a very powerful weapon, which slithers through our flesh. When you live a proper Christian faith, with God’s helper, Christ lives in and through you. To be filled with the Holy Spirit we need the bond of faith, to be born again, or a spiritual birth to earn fullness with Jesus Christ. Breathe and walk like the Son did.
“I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed by this world, but by transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
“And do not be drunk with wine, in which id dissipation, but be filled with the spirit.”
To be filled with the spirit is empowerment. Christ lives in you expressing his undying love through his word. We all need to succeed in life, and can’t do this fully as we are all sinners, only Christ succeeded. His helper and indwelling presence wants our trust, love, and to reclaim our lost identity, then we will bear spiritual fruits.
To live a holy life one befitting standing in the presence of the Almighty Father is through the Grace of the Spirit. Christ is our way of life, through prayer, faith and unlocking the Spirit and the bible God’s word. When you receive the Holy Spirit it changes you from the inside out. We lose the will to walk in the flesh and run in the spirit, unbolting a deep understanding of gracefully flowing music in our hearts.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
I was baptized in water full immersion, and when born again as a child of god, we are also baptized in the Holy Spirit, into the body of Christ. We become like a battery, filled, controlled, empowered. Inhale the spirit, thirst the fullness of all that he is, and be led on a beautiful straight path to eternal life. Teach the news of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
“Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and now, I am with you always even to the end of the age amen.”
2 Timothy 2-2
“And the things that you have heard from me among many witness, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
Remember the Holy Spirit has gifts to give those who want and ask for them. How amazing is that. Through prayer, ask for these divine gifts to empower your holy journey in Jesus name.
Gifts are conduits of God’s glory for the benefit of others. Gifts in Hebrew is Minchah, meaning tribute or offering.
1 Corinthians 12
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.”
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
So what is the gift of the word of knowledge and the word of wisdom?
Word Of Wisdom
Word of wisdom is somebody who can understand, speaking forth all biblical truth with skill, and power from The Holy Spirit and be able to apply this to all arguments and situations.
Word of Knowledge
“To understand the Truth, with a deep insight from the mind of God, to know all the beautiful mysteries of his amazing Word.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
“But the helper The Holy Spirit, whom the father send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to you remembrance all things that I said to you.”
Gift of prophecy
Prophecy is sharing the beautiful mind of Christ, supernaturally, not with modern thinking and understanding, of past and future, this person has authority, and is authorized to communicate the divine message to another.
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
Gift of discerning spirits
To discern spirits is a supernatural ability enabled by God’s Holy Spirit that allows a person to locate the source of a spiritual manifestation, whether it portrays from God, the Devil, the earth, or man. If we have this gift, God will reveal information about the presence or absence of spiritual entities. The Lord supernaturally gifted some individuals to determine whether the message was from Him, from that persons own imagination, or a false message from the devil. The Bible warns us of Satan’s deceptions.
“And these signs will follow those who believe, in my name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues.”
“For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”
Gift of Miracles
A miracle is something that is humanly impossible but divinely simple with the power of The Holy Spirit.
Miracles Glorify Christ
“Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them. Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcist took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying we exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches. Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you? Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.”
Tongues and interpretation of tongues
A person with the gift of interpreting tongues could understand what was saying even though he did not know the language that was being spoken. This is what distinguishes the spiritual gift from the natural gift of being able to understand and speak a variety of languages. The tongues interpreter would then communicate the message of the tongues speaker to everyone else, so all could understand and benefit from God’s the truth being spoken. The tongues were known languages, not babbling words of nothingness, some people have this when praying, some after being baptized, and your words become not your own but of a higher level from the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 14-5
“Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edified himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.”
Gift of Healing
The spiritual gift of healing is the supernatural manifestation of the Spirit of God that miraculously brings healing and deliverance from disease or infirmity. It is the power of God that destroys the work of sin and the devil in the human body, such as the healing that Jesus and the disciples beautifully performed.
“If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
But remember if you Sin against the Holy Spirit, you separate completely with God. This is what the devil wants, to cut your only route back to Jesus forever. If you blaspheme the Spirit you are basically calling God a liar and that everything the Lord says is from Satan. We do not have Jesus walking the earth anymore, his messenger, or helper is your best friend. Do not turn your back on your true identity or end up forever in Hell. God is passionate about righteousness, hell is always what mankind chooses himself, you preferred your own way to mine, you shall have it forever in darkness. God is final in punishing sin.
The Unpardonable Sin
“Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation.”
The Holy Spirit Summary
Spirit teaches – John 14:26
He testifies – John 15:26
He guides – Romans 8:14
Spirit speaks – 1 Corinthians 2:13
He enlightens – John 16:13
He strives – Genesis 6:3
Spirit commands – Acts 8:28
He intercedes – Romans 8:26
He sends workers – Acts 13:4
He calls – Revelation 22:17
Spirit comforts – John 16:7
Is the human soul mortal or immortal?
There are articles and teachers that say after death the human soul dies. This article proves that the human soul does not die and is immortal.
It would be bizarre for Jesus not to welcome as a sign of respect the soul of Stephen his first martyr after his death. But being full of the Holy Ghost he looked up steadfast into heaven, saw the glory of the Father and Jesus standing at the right hand of God and said:
“Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
“Receive my spirit and he fell asleep”
The spirit is the element in humanity which gives us the ability to have an intimate relationship with God. Whenever the word spirit is used, it refers to the immaterial part of humanity that connects with God, who himself is a spirit.
It would be strange for Jesus to clothe dead souls:
“When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”
This happened long before judgment day, Jesus told them to wait and their souls were under the altar this is clearly written in scripture.
Nothing can enter heaven unclean. The Old Testament states that a dead body is considered unclean and warns mankind not to touch it. If God asks this from man, our souls are no different they wait to be judged to be worthy of entering heaven.
It would be incomprehensible that God would permit dead spirits to meet with His Son. The meeting between Jesus, Elijah and Moses:
“As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening. And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with Him. Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said.
While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were fearful as they entered the cloud. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!” When the voice had ceased, Jesus was found alone. But they kept quiet, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.”
This scripture shows mankind the possibility to pass from the material world into the spiritual world without death. The Bible records the moment when Elijah was taken into heaven:
2 Kings 2:11
“Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”
Another example is in Genesis:
“And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.”
1 Peter 3:18-20
“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.”
Again eight souls saved. The idea of prison opens another discussion that relates to judgment day.
It would be ridiculous for Jesus to tell a lie to the thief:
“Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
This means that Jesus would have finished his existence in the material world with a lie. In Addition, the Hebrew people knew there was judgment for every soul after death.
So let’s go deeper what is the soul?
The human being is made up of a trinity body, soul, spirit.
In terms of the body, the part that we all see houses all our complex bodily system.
Regarding the soul and spirit, there is confusion which is justified because of the complexity of what God designed for its purpose.
The human soul includes intellect thinking, ability, accumulation of information, analysis, creativity, feelings, emotions and will. All these are part of personality and character of a man and define him as a unique specimen.
Without going into too many details in this article, we’ll try an illustration.
The human soul can be compared to a super-powerful computer that can have emotional and volitional capacities while the breath of life can be compared to an electric current. The human spirit is like a transmission communication system wired towards the body and soul. Through this fully functional system the Spirit of God interacts with the human soul, which affects the whole human body.
After Adam’s fall, this perfect system was interrupted, fused and died. The connection between the human spirit and the Spirit of God was lost but not forgotten.
Those born again this link is recovered much like a computer with a virus the two spirits begin a reassessment of all the corrupt data and begin reprogramming everything with God’s Word.
At death the breath of life disappears, but the soul remains with all the information accumulated throughout life returning to the Father because he is accountable for how he followed the will of God throughout life as a member of the body of Christ, or abusing his free-will and going alone away from God’s plan encoded within him.
The soul has a period of time to prove its righteousness and the slope in which he delights.
After death until judgment day the soul is on standby in heaven in a place of rest or asleep, while others suffer in Sheol.
The parable of the rich man and Lazarus gives us a few clues.
“And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
“Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your life lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented.”
It should be noted some defining aspects of the Word in the context of the requirements of the knowledge of good and evil, the information plays a fundamental primary role. He is the smallest unit which operates with human thinking as a kernel of the fruit of knowledge. The Word is the first thing addressing the soul and touches on all three components, intellect, emotion and will.
Man does not always realise his power but God knows how powerful a Word can be creating an entire material world only by his Word.
But mankind also can create his own world both personally and collectively. In the simplest form with a single word you can give a refreshing blast to a saddened soul, or you can hurt even kill and break up relationships. The bible highlights in countless verses, that through your words you can bless or curse. All these are in direct relationship with the human being able to choose with free will. Because mankind was given the gift of free will he can choose to have and to speak The Word of God, or rejects it completely. Besides free will God gave something else to man worth remembering, he gave us time called a period of grace.
Note that this favour is given to man only, In this period of time his Word is subject to all judgment, he is tried, namely, it is subject to interpretation by critics, it was and is still condemned and mocked today.
Human history records, a true phylum of attitudes towards God. In the period of grace, they are tolerated but seen by the creator as rebellion against his Word. God said:
“Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men.”
But He also said something interesting:
“Whosoever speaks against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”
Man is rebellious by nature and goes their own way, thinking changes over time and ideas spread like a bad seed. The Word of God is formulated to not be the absolute truth and not in the best interest of mankind. But through repentance, some humans admit that God said the truth and that he made a mistake but still want something other than the will of God. Sincere people want to return wholeheartedly again to the absolute truth of God, therefore, repentance is seen as the only solution. God gives the possibility of repentance to man because he remembers that we are far more than dust but made in his image.
Angels do not benefit from the great grace of repentance, Once they are wrong they cannot return to the Lord. God did not want mankind to know evil but left him with the possibility to choose what he wants. Therefore, he did not hide the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, but left it among the other trees in sight, but warned severely do not stretch forth your hand towards it. The existence of at least two options to choose between depends on obedience and the act of love. You cannot force someone to love you or choose you, but you can give them the option to develop and help him to get to know you, the decision of choice belongs to him.
This was the work of God with mankind but he never wanted man to know evil but created all the conditions of choice.
God allowed humans to go through and experience knowledge of good and evil, to see with his own eyes the difference.
Man has abused in every way the Lords Word, God has shown patience But when it comes to the Spirit, The Bible says short and clear:
“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
The Bible says something more and is a principle for God:
“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.”
From Gods instruction book we learn that our grace period will end very soon, all things will return to normality desired by God, and His Word will come again in all its glory and Rights. The material world and the spiritual realm will recognise Him as the supreme authority.
The Word operates both in the material world and the spiritual world, through his Power can be activated what the Bible calls:
The powers of the coming age
This also can be accomplished by people today in the material world because the spirits that belong to the spiritual realm hear the word of God, are obedient to react if it is spoken with faith and the power of Christ.
The Bible is full of such situations:
“But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, and cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the highest God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, my name is Legion: for we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.”
The word is not only the fundamental condition of the soul but is part of its composition like food enters the body. Jesus made this statement
“But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
Bread is a vital food source for humans. From this perspective, one can understand why God sent his Word in the human world so we hunger for it. He did not send a psychic genius in order to satisfy the need for man’s knowledge and curiosity, he did not send a psychic doctor but the Word to feed us his fruit and wisdom. The Word is the only way of reconciliation with God. There are only two attitudes towards it total ignorance, or one of acceptance, a third attitude does not exist. You cannot elude it, and you cannot elude God Soon we will all deal with the Almighty.
In this way, the Creator of mankind not only exposes the beautiful word to humans but every man to his Word. God’s actions can be understood to all throughout human history. His intention was and still is the same today to extend his love to the ends of the earth so no man can say he did not know.
In this way, human nature from the soul, with all its components starts to work properly again with the spirit and body reprogrammed like before the fall.
What else does the Word offer mankind?
Once the Word is accepted he does not come alone, he comes with The Holy Spirit which gives life, power and meaning to the word, taking root, it comes to life in the same way as blood gets the breath of life.
Leviticus 17: 11
“By the breath of life, man became a living soul, that a living being. “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”
Through The Holy Spirit, the spirit of man receives the life of the Spirit of God. The human spirit encompasses the entire human soul, with all of its components and is kept by the power of The Holy Spirit:
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
The Spirit begins a beautiful process of renewal being born again.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
“He is the Helper and the Comforter who will take from the word and he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
Man mirrors God and takes on his character fulfilling Why mankind was created.
The Holy Spirit returns to the starting point like with Adam and Eve the first humans who choose wrong. Each Adam and Eve who has an attitude of repentance towards God’s Word has a second chance to choose again the whole Word of God:
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
“The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.”
It should be emphasised the idea that God binds eternal life to knowledge about Him.
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
From a spiritual point of view If there is no Spirit, there is nothing.
So What is the human spirit?
The human spirit is the intimate part of the human trinity. It is not easy to define as it’s not easy to explain the divine trinity.
The three components of a trinity merge together working as one or in the same direction, but still have different attributes and functions. The same applies with the human trinity, unity personified.
We know about the Word but not too much about The Holy Spirit. We can understand him after his traces Just like you cannot see the wind but you can see human lives moving as a consequence of his glorious presence.
The spirit is usually felt, we can feel different but do not know why, but a simple reworking of the mind is slowly taking place. All these feelings are a direct link with peace of soul and a deep inner peace. All the components of your soul have aligned and converge in the same direction as Christ.
In The Bible we can find many verses where God said:
“My Spirit will no longer struggle with man” or
“My Spirit rested over him.”
Body, Soul and Spirit aligns to God’s will and God’s Holy Spirit no longer struggles with the rebellious nature of man. Many identify the spirit with the conscience, however, man’s spirit and The Holy Spirit reserve the right not to expose too much to our limited human knowledge. I must emphasise that the spirit is in direct connection with life. However, the spirit of man is different from the God’s breath of life and also from The Holy Spirit.
The bible said:
“For the body without the spirit is dead.”
It must be emphasised the body is dead without the spirit, not the soul, God’s Spirit gives life.
God’s spirit resurrected Jesus and the same spirit will resurrect our souls because God has chosen man’s body to become the temple of his Spirit:
1 Corinthians 6:19
“Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God”
Genesis helps us a little to understand the difference between the spirit and soul and respectively the breath of life God said:
“For the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die.”
It was expected Adam and Eve would die as written in the bible, many atheists like to point out they carried on living, however, something died and God never lies or makes mistakes. The body did not die but they died spiritually losing all gifts from God, the divine link and trust were cut. If we can’t follow the law, then the creator of everything turns his back but will never forget.
“For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”
Mankind’s spirit is a beautiful element from the human trinity which has importance to God is disrupted, the soul and spirit are spiritual entities working together but are also defined separately. Adam and Eve suffered a spiritual death as The Holy Spirit left them that provides life to man’s spirit, God wants a relationship with everyone but if you disobey his statutes our well-watered garden becomes spiritually barren.
This is emphasised by the meaning of Jesus words:
“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.”
The presence of the Fathers Spirit into man’s spirit makes the difference because it is fashioned to unify together.
The Holy Spirit is the living spirit his presence in a material world is visibly more through his actions and effects. In the Old Testament God shows us more the ability and power of The Holy Spirit to print the soul, to coordinate, align, putting mankind in accord with the Word and respectively with the Will of God.
The spirit takes control over our thinking, speaking, action and behaviour, and as a consequence, the body comes under the control of him. The New Testament is no different power and grace is there to be seen like the breath of the wind. But through his withdrawal God removed his word and also his Holy Spirit from modern man and left us with an instruction book the Bible to follow and teach others to come to faith and be born again.
God’s word incarnate among mankind said:
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
After the fall, the connection between man and The Spirit of God was interrupted.
God made a step back and let his creation discover another world with a strange knowledge of evil.
During a few thousand years which is not long in God’s judgment mankind will find one truth which was simply said by Jesus, God’s word incarnate:
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they The man will discover how important is God, with everything what He is and with everything that God gave him including at the level of knowledge of good.”
Generation after generation will discover evil and how it erodes the body Gods temple because man woke up like in a vortex of an hourglass which challenges him from all angles daily. Mankind hangs by a multitude of need, including the need for a guide and the protection of one. All these conditions of existence put pressures from inside and outside, Satan’s influence and the daily spiritual war, without information here we can have no armour to help us. Man is between two opposing forces one is God, and the other is the adversary the Devil who is in direct competition with the creator of human souls, but where the Lord wants salvation Satan wants trophies.
Mankind is also caught between pressures of material things and the need for money and sex take over the true understanding of creation. The middle way, the way of independence and freedom beneficial for all, has remained just a utopian goal during the whole of human history. What should have been harmony of two voices man and God full of life for the human soul became a deafening noise of many voices which kill the soul and destroy all rationality.
All mankind sings in a big world, with an inner emptiness this is spiritual death. It can be also understood as spiritual blindness an existence without God.
“The eyes of both of them were opened.”
This refers to spiritual blindness and the bible supports this idea. Mankind came into spiritual darkness. From this perspective, we can understand better why Jesus defines himself as The Light of world and God’s people The sons of Light or Sons of day.
What happens to the soul after the body dies?
The body is made from material but the soul is not. The soul is taken by God, some will sleep waiting to be judged but will not lose consciousness, memory, senses and the ability to think.
The soul will slumber in a kind of standby mode without losing any information which will then be processed by the creator when he judges us.
The idea that souls die to some teachers and articles because it’s connected to the body and dies with it is false and unfounded biblically many bible verses can be read and misinterpreted without The Holy Spirits guidance.
The Bible gives us enough truth to believe that the human soul does not die but will integrate Perfectly in the spiritual world right at home. Only God can destroy a soul.
Man having shed his outer body will carry on his existence in a new form, specifically made for the world to come.
The entrance to the spiritual world has two possibilities:
To come in with joy or with dread and fear. After entry, every soul waits in different places for the day of judgment each according to deeds done. Righteous souls will find rest into the house of God.
And souls which have rejected the creator and his plan of salvation through Jesus, go to a place of
The bible said that every soul will pass judgement. But at the same time we have to remember that Jesus said:
“He that believes in him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
This verse is for those who believed in Jesus, starting with the thief on the cross who died for their faith in Christ. Those who die in the name of the Lord, martyrs, Christians etc will be judged differently with an aim to reward good works done by the fruits of The Holy Spirit. Souls that have passed from death to life with the Spirit of the risen Jesus, The Holy Spirit will raise them up too:
“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelt in you.”
The Bible tells us including where the souls wait and what they do after the mortal body returns to dust:
1 Thessalonians 4:13
“Some rest from their toil from earth. ‘But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.”
The following verses from Revelation give us more clues about where faithful souls are and what happens, We’ll stop especially at a category of souls consisted by martyrs.
“I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, how long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”
“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”
So, where are they?
They are under the altar or before the throne of God.
What are they doing? And where?
They serve God day and night in his temple.
“And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals; For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us.”
There is also another special category:
“Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him, one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads “These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.”
What are they doing?
“And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.’
“And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season.”
Why should souls rest?
The resting of souls is the essence of the understanding of our human condition in the material world held accountable to God.
“There remaineth, therefore, a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”
Jesus also called in the same terms including his greeting Peace to you.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
After death finally, we shed all the toil from the earth. Rest and joy are to some God’s reward:
“His lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant enter thou into the joy of thy lord’. And to other He will say:’ ‘His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: enter thou into the joy of thy lord’. We can remember here the joy of heaven too: ‘I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.”
This confidence that the Bible called resurrection is ultimately the coming into the full rights of those considered by God as being righteous respecting those who kept his mandate. They accepted his will of salvation through Christ’s sacrifice and were adopted as God’s children who proved their love for him until their last breath of their lives:
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”
The process of resurrection of the soul began the same time with being born again, there is no process of being born again after death, on this earth now is the process of salvation.
Jesus emphasises the importance of born again in the dialogue with Nicodemus:
Jesus answered “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, You must be born again.”
If mankind did not receive The Holy Spirit on earth, he neither will after death. Everyone has a choice and free will to save his soul:
“Then he said, I pray thee, therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, they have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”
Without repentance, there isn’t forgiveness.
But unfortunately, a big part of mankind’s souls will go to Sheol.
This is a place where the souls will be separated without God. The Bible introduces a place without rest, a place of suffering, where the soul is overdone. It is interesting that evil spirits have no rest on earth:
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”
Where is the Sheol?
Hades is not within heaven or near it Like many claims.
Sheol does not have any connection to the resting place of the righteous. Sheol has no relation with heaven because Heaven does not entertain anything dirty or associated with death.
In the parable of the rich man said:
Luke 16: 26
“And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.”
The Bible speak about a bottomless Pit:
“When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.”
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things, he must be released for a little while.”
“The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
What happens when we die?
Death is the threshold between the two worlds the material one and the spiritual one. Death marks the moment when the soul separates from the body, the breath of life stops and the spirit returns to God who gave it:
Ecclesiastes 12: 7
“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
“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.’ And: ‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
Every man has a chapter in God’s book. The pen is ready to write your name in the book of life.
The Bible said that death came through sin:
Romans 5: 12
“Wherefore, as by one man the sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that, all have sinned.”
For the wages of sin is death but it continued and said an important thing:
“But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
In everyday speech, we say living soul or lifeless soul, we say living spirit, or spiritually dead, we talk about spirits of the dead or ghosts.
The answers are there for mankind about death in relation to what we see and talk about in this world.
We know the body disappears as matter, back to dust from the ground.
We can see the breath of life disappears for good after death.
But we cannot speak too much about we cannot see. Eventually, we just believe what we want and have our own opinions.
Firstly the Bible does not deny the existence of spirits or the existence of the spiritual world, it speaks openly about spirits of those who died and about the existence of others spirits estranged from the one who designed them.
God is also a Spirit and of the living:
“The God of the spirits of all flesh.”
“Have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
God never would bind his name with the name of something that is gone forever. Jesus emphasised this and explained that God identified himself as being God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. If Their souls would have died then The creator would not have linked his name with dead souls, as he is God of the living. In The New Testament it said:
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The Holy Spirit is actively involved in the most important works for God in worship and communication between God and man.
“Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
The Bible helps us to understand how important the presence of The Holy Spirit is to God and man. He puts his Spirit as a royal seal on the redeemed man’s soul. Noteworthy, he does it just to redeemed souls through the sacrifice of Christ. Son who in-composes the trinity together with his Spirit.
2 Corinthians 1:22
“In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.”
Who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.”
He asks those which are born again through his Spirit to walk just in the Spirit:
“I say then Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”
In this way, it does not obstruct the most important work made by the divine trinity into the human trinity, the work of sanctification.
1 Peter 1:2-9
“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.”
“Not only that but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.”
And the whole process of creation of man in God’s image begins on earth building character and will be fulfilled in heaven.”
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
All the work of The Holy Spirit touch the final purpose and desires by God:
“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.”
The Bible speaks clearly not only about the existence of a spiritual world, with it spirits which populate it but also speaks about interaction between the two worlds, the material and spiritual plains.
If God speaks about the existence of spirits and interaction between the two worlds, then this is the truth. God does not lie. If it would not have been so, God would have been first to say spirits do not exist and it is all human imagination.
In first part of The New Testament, we can find multiple manifestations of the presence of the spiritual world into the material one. All have links with the fact mankind is caught up in a war between two belligerent forces:
God and one of the spirits which rebelled drew after him a third of the spirits. This war was initiated in the spiritual realm but it was extended encompassing man and his material world:
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
The main purpose is the claim of power and of authority between two force, one good the other evil. But this war touches our lives ultimately and can impact our souls. All this proves that there is a world of spirits just as real as the material world.
Human understanding is always the same because it’s not a visible reality we dismiss it as myth and superstition. Only relying on our five human senses sight, hearing, touching, smell and taste, however, there is the wind yet we can’t see it but we know it’s there, we have invisible radio waves all around us like wi-fi but we can’t see it.
A spiritual world divided by lack of obedience and unable to follow laws. Some spirits serve men like the Holy Spirit and others which would like to use him for their benefits.
The Bible says several things about these spirits called bad spirits who lost their position and function from heavenly places and they now look for a body a material host.
They are charged in the service of a former chief from heaven Lucifer. He is the one who rebelled and was cast onto the earth. He influenced a third of angels who fell with him and today they carry on his rebellious nature, influencing human nature on earth. Lucifer is the Prince of this world for a short time and is now called Satan or the Devil. Together with the fallen angels now demons they bring more human souls to rebellion. They will all be thrown into the lake of fire soon with all the faithless human souls that never found God.
The path is narrow to God but if we knock at the door he listens.
It must be said that Jesus was the only one who could come into our material world.
His birth and death go far beyond any logical explanations. It must also be noted hell was not made for mankind.
The dead can also be raised from the graves:
“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
Spiritual power can take many different forms, from simple influence of human decisions to severe forms of demonic possession.
The Bible speaks even about the existence of The gifts of The Holy Spirit called the gift of discernment and also the removing of bad spirits from mankind, spirits who are considered unclean.
But for our subject, more important is the attitude that the creator asks from us regarding the spirit of those who have died. That try to carry on their existence in an immaterial world, respectively in the spiritual world. God said:
“Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.”
“But if A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.”
“And the LORD said unto Moses, speaks unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them, there shall none be defiled for the dead among his people.”
God has a motivation which linked with his character and wants his people to be like him:
“And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that you should be mine.”
What is the resurrection?
The Bible said:
1 Thessalonians 4:14
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
The Bible also said:
1 John 5:11-13
“That God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
Remember God has given us a chance for eternal life. Even Jesus emphasised this:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
1 Corinthians 15:42-49
“But It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.”
1 Corinthians 15:21
“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.”
1 Corinthians 15:54
“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.“
The Bible mentions an important episode linked to our resurrection:
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”
The first resurrection is just for those souls redeemed by Jesus’s sacrifice. In the same time souls born again through The Holy Spirit. When we are born again the soul receives life through the life of the Spirit of God. Once the spirit of man gets life and The Holy Spirit starts the process of sanctification it would not make any logic if the soul dies again before resurrection.
At the same time, it is speaking about the second death. If the soul would have died after death, what sense is this to God?
Let’s not forget from the creators perspective the soul is already dead during this life.
“It is given to people to die once and after that, the judgement will comes.”
God ordained a day of judgement. This will begin from his church true Christians and will continue to all people from high positions too low.
“They tasted Him and saw Him what good He is!’ but have not watched and were found amongst ‘goats’.
‘But the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
All those who will not find their name in the book of life will be drowned, thrown into lake of fire together with all those who were deceived by the devil:
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.”
“And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”
The Christian Child
“Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Young people are the future sons and daughters who could inherit the new kingdom of God. Language is the gateway to knowledge and making meaning of the world around us, including God. What knowledge should we pass onto our children?
Is it the correct and most nourishing means for their development?
Do teachers teach the correct education to children?
Music is crucial for a Christian child in the womb please read my article language of the soul for a better understanding of this topic.
The benefits of reading in general to a child from birth are so well-documented that many mothers forget to read the bible.
Laughing and smiling with general play time makes a happy family.
Today we have atheistic teaching at some schools, where science is always correct and we are just a product of evolution. Human nature governs our schools so what is right and wrong?
Children are encouraged to shun strict rules and biblical truths. Whenever the application of God’s laws is mentioned we are told not to believe in myth and superstition.
God still holds parents responsible for their children to instruct them and to discipline them correctly.
“Your iniquities have turned these things away,
And your sins have withheld good from you.”
What is happening around the world today is cause and effect style teaching fuelled by human nature, not spiritual nature, true values come from God. Material things govern the minds, money is regarded as essential for true happiness in life and children want all the top gadgets to compete with their friends growing up. How many children today bring a bible out to read instead of an iPhone?
“They have dealt treacherously with the Lord,
For they have begotten pagan children.”
Children today are materially strong but spiritually weak but God teaches his statutes are correct and beneficial for children and mankind:
“My tongue shall speak of Your word,
For all Your commandments are righteousness.
When we instruct our children we are not just telling them what to do, We are letting our moral actions speak by training them according to God’s standards. By living a righteous life we are their role model to follow by example, as such children should honor their Father and Mother:
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
But today children do not want authority, some develop ODD which is Oppositional Defiant Disorder showing patterns of aversion to authority, frequently testing their parents and teachers limits, even in early childhood.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
So if children are to respect their parents have modern Fathers and Mothers forgotten how to bring up their children correctly?
If your child today found a person phone on the floor would he hand it in or keep it?
Some people say you can’t teach to be a parent it comes naturally, but with human nature how does this bear fruit?
“As for My people, children are their oppressors,
And women rule over them.
O, My people! Those who lead you cause you to err,
And destroy the way of your paths.”
How should we discipline our children?
God tells Fathers:
“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”
“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”
Discipline is used to correct and train children to go in the right way. No discipline seems pleasant at the time and can be painful. Later on, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it”
“Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterwards it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
Bringing up a child is exciting and spiritually rewarding at the same time. Research shows that married people are happier than everyone else and that the most miserable are those who are divorced or separated. Children can bring an increased sense of meaning and purpose to everyday life.
God gave us children to bring immeasurable joy to mankind.
When godly people raised as godly children they make divine decisions and take godly actions that will influence the home and their everyday life. Children need to develop a strong relationship with the Lord taught by their parents, so they do not drift away into pursuits which can have a long-lasting damage before the days will become long and hard. A father is a visualisation of the character of Christ to walk with them through their young lives, both parents play pivotal roles within marriage.
“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,
Before the difficult days come,
And the years draw near when you say, I have no pleasure in them”
Children should obey their mother and Father, in everything they do. This is beneficial and pleasing to the Lord, as well as honoring them and respecting them. This is a moral statute.
“Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.”
Children should respect their parents who brought them into this world, how many actually do this in the modern age, and especially when the body gets older. We will all get old, and require love and support. Old age should be enjoyed not to be feared in the future.
Age brings intelligence, experience, wisdom and beauty. So why are we so scared of it?
We’re frightened of becoming weak and needy, but those who have a positive view of ageing stay healthier longer. This positive view is found in family values and the love of God.
Children should know when they have done wrong, this is also in the eyes of God. Discipline is an expression of love. Discipline does not mean violent acts towards the child but sitting down at the table, talking with the wisdom of The Holy Spirit. Strength is in the Lord to get through any problems.
“He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.”
If a child is brought up in a Christian family and taught to follow in Christ’s footsteps, he becomes an example for everyone and to his future Household. Learning true morals we become Godly children. Looking up to our Father and Mother and ultimately to Christ.
1 Timothy 4:12
“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
“My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother.”
If we live a holy pure life we do not dishonor our parents, our own bodies which are a temple of The Holy Spirit and to God. If you shame your Father you disobey the law.
“Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, But a companion of gluttons shames his father.”
Do not steal or take advantage of your parents. Friends can also influence choice. True friends are hard to find, Christian friends are always the best. They have the same thinking, morals and Gods laws. Companions who love the Lord have pure hearts, love can be an extension of Christ, his glorious Church. True family life and Godly principles consist of prayer for the Lords blessings. Compassion for others, working with the mind of Christ, able to repent, forgiveness treat others with the Lords love, respect, and finally recreation which involves refreshing the Spirit.
2 Timothy 2:22
“Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
God gives us instruction in scripture on how to raise a child, he wants the parents to be shining examples for what Jesus stood for, mothers to be wise and kind. Firm correction of wrongs helps children learn what is right. Discipline matures the child into thinking first before action.
“She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.”
“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”
When we continue faithfully in relationship with the creator we can be confident and unashamed before God when Jesus Christ comes.
Children bring joy into the world.
“A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.”
Relationships should unify and never compromise faith. That’s why it’s so important to not marry different religions, which can bring conflict and ultimately the child suffers. Christian relationships are made possible through unity with Jesus Christ. Relationships in Christ knit together forming a temple fit for The Holy Spirit to indwell. In who we spend time with makes us strong, wise and we suffer no harm or potential sin.
2 Corinthians 6:14
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”
“In whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.”
It is God’s plan and desire that each child is born according to his plan for us and that is through the blessed Union of marriage to have fellowship within the union of love and laws. So picking a partner should not include a sexual relationship until marriage.
Caring for a child is personal and not easy. But with the Lords help can grow spiritually to be able to have peace and joy in a troubled world. What we ate from the Tree of Good and Evil we can teach the same to our kids. Remember God wants us to be good stewards so they can take back their salvation through Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:4
“Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
Christians should teach their children your example and your character moulded by Christ. A child looks to his parents like the creator looks to his sons, prayer and bible study is also needed.
Save and spend money wisely, read Christian books, have social hobbies, attend church respecting the Sabbath day and keep it holy.
A child is taught character from their parents to be prepared for the coming kingdom of God
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way when you lie down, and when you rise.”
When children learn God’s word they will crave to know more and the spirit of God will help them to live up to every adversity. Parents have revealed spiritual knowledge to give a child building righteous character inside them. Sharing your faith in front of your children will teach them that it is okay to talk about our glorious creator with other people.
Prayer before meals and thanking God for our daily provisions is important and shows them God wants to have a relationship with them. If you don’t pray much with and for your children, you will be modelling something for them that will hinder their faith development.
Encourage them to receive The Holy Spirit which is needed by all. Remember discipline your child with love when needed.
“Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of correction will drive it far from him.”
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.”
Human nature has long provided a good topic for discussion. Augustine’s doctrine of original sin proclaimed that all people were born broken and self-centred. Hobbes argued that mankind was self-centred but held salvation not through God but through civil law.
Philosophers argued that people were born good and were instinctively aware of the welfare of others. More recently game shows like Survivor and Golden Balls test the balance between selfishness and cooperation by pitting strength of bonds against the desire of large sums of money.
So what is human nature?
Human beings all have human nature.
1 John 5:19
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”
The human mind is able to do some astonishing things yet mankind breaths immorality, crime, murder, wars, and suffers all by his own doing:
“for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
“The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?”
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.”
So why do we have evil thoughts?
Why has the human mind harbored hatred towards God?
Where Does human nature come from?
“In which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
The devil is the Prince of this world and rules the airways influencing everything like one big broadcast transmitter.
The air in Ephesians 2:2 refers to the invisible realm above the earth where Satan and his demons move and exist. This space, of course, is the location of the earth’s atmosphere or air. Satan’s spirit works with humans on earth affecting the very character of mankind that God is trying to build. Thoughts can easily be governed by the Devil and move us away from morality.
“So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Yet most people do not believe in God apart from true-born again Christians:
2 Corinthians 4:4
“Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
“And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
If we do not obey The Ten Commandments then we develop human nature which is governed by the Devil. Satan is the master deceiver and we are all deceived apart from Christians that know the truth. The Devil reflects his nature onto man through the airways by any means possible like TV, Internet, music, newspapers and much more, using his power he can make us feel it is natural pushing anything spiritual firmly aside. Satan controls God’s fallen on earth and the Lord is long-suffering.
“O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?”
The purpose of mankind is to develop God’s character, Satan also develops many humans to follow his ways to know nothing better or even want too. The creator has always told us there is a better way The Ten Commandments:
“My tongue shall speak of Your word,
For all Your commandments are righteousness.”
Man has always not wanted to obey laws, we want to be free moral agents without the Word of God inside us. Jesus warned mankind that the Devil was evil and will deceive the nations:
“But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God.”
Mankind is wrong, human nature is wrong, spiritual nature is the only true way to salvation. So why do humans not understand the bigger picture of things that have happened and to come?
“Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.”
“He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore, you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
Satan influences mankind to reject God and is the author of spiritual rejection, wars, terrorism, murder, rape, disease, poverty, starvation, all come from our own corrupted human nature.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
God is a Father and these are very strong words to all his children. Can you see yourself in this list?
Do you have a form of Godliness which comes from Satan thinking you are a God?
The power of money how little we do in life without a steady cash flow. If a disobedient child won’t obey rules, he won’t be able to participate in group activities such as sports and may even be at a higher risk for physical injury. Extreme disobedience in school can also damage the teacher-student relationship and lead to poor academic achievement. Lusts and sex are the biggest influence on all mankind.
There is approximately 1.4 million reported cases of chlamydia, a rate of 456.1 cases per 100,000 population, is up 2.8 percent since 2013.
Rates of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis – the most infectious stages of syphilis –and gonorrhoea have both increased since 2013, by 15.1 percent and 5.1 percent, respectively. In 2014, there were 350,062 reported cases of gonorrhoea (a rate of 110.7 per 100,000) and 19,999 reported cases of P&S syphilis (for a rate of 6.3 per 100,000).
50 percent of sexually active youths will contract an STD by 25. 20 percent of high-school girls have an STD. 1 in 5 people over 12 have genital herpes as a result of type one or two herpes, though most genital herpes is from type two.
Oral sex can dramatically increase the risk of developing throat cancer by as much as 22 times.
A study found that people carrying the virus HPV human papillomavirus were twenty-two times more likely to suffer from a potentially lethal tumour and the list goes on.
The devil has perfect access to all mankind without the Word we have no power of God. Human nature comes from Satan and is acquired from him, not by God. Just like Governments around the world broadcast their message that they are right including religions, the devil broadcasts his will as the only way to live on earth. Satan has always tried to destroy the fabric of unity through diversity and corruption. Human nature is acquired not inherited:
2 Corinthians 11:3
“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
When a Christian comes to God he sheds human nature and takes on spiritual nature which blocks the Devils corruptible nature dead:
“Among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”
So what should all of us do?
“Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
Building character of Christ resists the pulls of human nature. Choosing to do good works is part of a healthy character and strengthens us:
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
Human nature can and has complete dominion over mankind and we will never inherit the kingdom of God without spiritual nature.
“Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
The kingdom of Satan is well established on earth so do you want to inherit the new kingdom of God soon to come?
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”
Can you again see yourself in this list above?
As it is written:
“There is none righteous, no, not one;
There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.
“Their throat is an open tomb;
With their tongues, they have practised deceit”;
“The poison of asps is under their lips”;
“Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”
“Their feet are swift to shed blood;
Destruction and misery are in their ways;”
Seek God and embrace harmony. Satan will be dethroned soon and a new leader of government will take office. Vote now for this leader by picking up your bible and following its laws. Perfected spiritual laws are coming to be enjoyed by all nations. God’s purpose is to restore his government, and develop character in man, so prepare your character card and vote Christ:
“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.”
“It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.”
Frank B. Kellogg
Church And Church Service
A church is all Gods people. It’s the body of Christ. A universal group, or a class of believers.
The word church comes from the Greek word Ekklesia which is defined as an assembly or called-out ones. The head of the church is our Lord Jesus Christ. The purpose of the church is to both glorify God and to inform the world about the work of Christ as Our saviour and Lord.
And He put all things under His feet and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
The church is where the members of the universal church can fully apply the body.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14
“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptised into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For, in fact, the body is not one member but many.”
What is the purpose of Gods church?
To be witnesses for the Lord, we are a royal priesthood called out to proclaim him and bring people into the light. Christians are the blood-bought church of God. We should use our gifts to bless one another, and ask for Spiritual gifts to complete the transformation of the embodiment of Christ. The true church is Christ and he calls out to all mankind:
“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.”
1 Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
We are called to be righteous, God is with us always. We are his chosen he will never abandon us. Made in his image we are a light, to walk like Christ trying to spread the good news and open the eyes of a dying world, which has lost its identity. This world trembles in darkness locked in a prison which Satan threw away the Key. Fortunately, Jesus knocks at the door and can open any lock.
So get on the first smartphone ever made its model is prayer, it has repeat dial to The Holy Spirit and runs perfectly.
“I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles,
To open blind eyes,
To bring out prisoners from the prison,
Those who sit in darkness from the prison-house.
Remember Christ is the foundation of mankind the Church. He leads by example. The author of everything wants us back, all of us and helps us through The Holy Spirit which guides us to him. Through this foundation once attained by being born again, we can stand tall proclaiming his light.
“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.”
God loves us this evident in all we do. He calls us his brides. Forget suffering and death in the world. Soon it will be made new. This world is cursed, and sin has changed the very fabric of society into what it is today. We all have morals from God, and we all want to know where we come from why is this?
Because we are separated from our true Father who loves us.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.”
This world groans with sickness.
Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
There are many organisations that man calls the true church. Jesus built the church small, to begin with. The true church has always been persecuted and hated throughout the centuries and is not material members but spiritual members basing everything on God’s laws as written in the bible.
“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”
1 Timothy 3:15
“I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
The church that Jesus founded at Pentecost was unified through truth:
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!”
Jesus adds to his church and has always strengthened it the correct way and nothing material added by man. The true church is Christ and he calls out to all mankind:
“And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
“All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.”
There are many organisations that man calls the true church. We have learnt that Jesus built the church on a small scale, to begin with. The true church has always been persecuted, Jesus and Christians. The true church members are not material but spiritual and do not alter God’s laws to suit mankind’s needs.
“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God.”
“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.”
God teaches but a man has altered the truth of the true church of God.
“Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”
The message Christ brought the good news has been changed by man influenced by Satan and deceived by his ministers:
“So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Jesus came preaching the gospel of the glorious kingdom of God to come and take root. Christ told us there is Father, God in heaven who is power and the head of the spiritual government, Christ is a mediator to the Father or the leader of the government of man. We have The Holy Spirit as our mediator today that reports to the head of the church who is Christ. Mankind was never meant to change, add, or alter another gospel yet we sadly have.
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
The devil has his ministers on this earth that corrupt the message of the true church and the one Gospel. They are deceitful transforming themselves into false teachers of Christ and all he stands for.
2 Corinthians 11:5
“For I consider that I am not at all inferior to the most eminent apostles. Even though I am untrained.”
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
The true word of God is preached by the true church of God until Christ’s return. God does not change, Jesus does not change yet mankind has changed the government system to cause instability to suit himself?
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Christians should build their house on a rock which the foundation is Christ no one else.
“And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”
“And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”
God’s spiritual government keeps us all together as a unit within the foundation of the ruler Christ. Laws protect man for a Reason, without mandate there is disorder The Old Testament portrays this well. Jesus came to perfect the law in The New Testament and went beyond to teach a message from his church to endure forever. But does the church today give us a true picture?
The founder of the church is Christ, not man.
Jesus built one church so why do we have millions today?
Why do we have lots of religions and different churches teaching different forms of Christianity not found in the bible?
Christ gave some of his apostles, and teachers gifts of ministering so a man could be unified by faith.
God’s government is present in some churches today but not over all nations until Christ’s return.
1 Corinthians 12:12
“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.”
The body of Christ is the same as the temple of God and Christians are the saints in his household:
Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”
But He was speaking of the temple of His body.”
“In whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 3:9
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.”
1 Corinthians 3:16-17
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”
The true church, building, or temple is man-made in his image. Jesus Christ is building a temple inside you for the indwelling of The Holy Spirit, which then reprogram’s our minds to walk in the glorious footsteps of Christ, the house of God houses God’s people and contains the truth:
2 Corinthians 6:16
“And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
1 Timothy 3:15
“I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.”
“In whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.”
The living stone is Jesus Christ and we are also living stones and are being judged now on earth:
1 Peter 4:17
“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?”
1 Corinthians 12:13
“For by one Spirit we were all baptised into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.”
God wants all his people to be in unity together, not divided, one body. We are members of its government a temple to God.
Christians are connected to his one unified body and church. The true church is like a mother, Jesus cares for us feeding his children through The Holy Spirit with the authority as the head of the church. Mans churches follow man’s ideas and not all are led by God.
Mankind should be the model of his way and reflect Joy, peace, love, unity and truth, the light that is set on a hill that cannot be hidden.
Going about doing the work of the Lord glorifies the creator in heaven and we become a visible city reflecting the majesty of God back.
God is still calling people to be members of the body of Christ, Do you want to be a temple to God?