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Dimensions of a Spiritual Life – Part 2
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Death the Portal to "Zoe"
I want to pick up the rabbit trail from part 1 of the same subject and must begin with “Death”. I cover in-depth details on this subject in my hub page “Placing Death Under your Feet”. Death is the portal by which we have access into this Spiritual Dimension of “Zoe”. The scriptures concluded that Christ Jesus descended and took the keys of hell and death. Rev 1:18, I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. And in 1Cor 15:26, it says, the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. So Jesus Christ destroyed the last enemy and now has the keys to hell and death. Now, please understand me, I am not talking about your final days of life in this natural world, the death of your physical body which is inevitable but something more. John 12:24-25,Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit. He that loves his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. We have always misunderstood the purpose of death, because we have a mindset built on fear originating from the soul, that wants to run away from death, every time we hear of it. Your spirit that was dead and separated from the Father of your Spirit has been reconnected to the Father by the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross. That Spirit is called the Spirit of Christ for it is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead that dwells in your mortal body. At that reconnection point, we are adopted (means the placing of a son) into the Family of God as “Nepious” sons, mere infants.
Now man is made up of three parts, Body, Soul and Spirit and some would suggest that it also has a conscience and imagination, which I believe, is part of the soul or your Spirit, depending on which part or “organ” is more dominant. Now your spirit has been reactivated by Christ and is now seated with Christ in heavenly places at the right hand of God the Father. This is your primary identity, son of God and it is from this identity that you are perfect and this you, cannot sin. This now leaves the redemption of the soul and the redemption of the flesh or what we have come to understand as the sanctification process. We also know that when you die in the flesh you are evacuated out of this planet to be with the Father of your Spirit, because your spirit and your soul are illegal on this planet without a natural flesh container, your human body. That is why when Christ returns in the clouds, and the last trumpet is sounded the human bodies dead in Christ will be raised first and will be changed from mortal bodies into immortal bodies in a twinkling of an eye or a split second, it will change into the “super-human” body that Jesus Christ had post resurrection and these “super-human” bodies will be reunited with their Spirits coming with Christ in the clouds and give them access again into the planet. Those that are alive and well will thereafter be caught up too. So we see how death has worked for two parts of our makeup, spirit and body to give it an exponential greater value on the other side, Eternity. This is accomplished at the Alpha of our rebirth process and our omega of our rebirth process. So what we are left with is the bit in between the two, which is our soul life, that must also go through the same death process. 1Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I believe that the saints have not been adequately taught about spirit, soul and body and hence, the lack of mature saints in the Body of Christ today. It is premature to emphasis, the union of the Body and Soul under the control of the Spirit, when we have not discipled our sons to understand, the former. We have immature children who don’t understand death of the soul and hence resist it because nobody has taken the time to explain to them why the soul must die too. This just robs the beautiful sons of God from their right of inheritance, this is just too sad for me, my heart breaks over and over again when I see sons of God kept in immaturity by a system that does not know what is valuable to them. This is where we have to decide, to activate our wills to go this way; this is our choice for complete maturity. God will not force this on anyone. To do so will render Him, unjust this in turn will make Him unholy. The Father does not want obedient slaves or servants, He wants willing sons. That is why the scripture says in Heb 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son. The Angels were not created to be sons of God because they are of a different spiritual material. You must have the Spirit of Christ, for the Spirit of Christ is Son. What are you talking about Leon? Let me explain.
1Co 15:35-40 But some will say, How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come? Fool, that which you sow is not quickened, except it die: And that which you sow, you sow not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may be of wheat, or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. Comparatively just like there is different kinds of flesh, there is different kinds of spirits. Angel’s spiritual composition is not the same as Christ the Son. Heb 1:4 Being (Christ) made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. The more excellent name being Son of God, and not faithful servant. Angels do not have the capacity to love; they are created to serve only. Heb 1:13-14 But of which of the angels hath he said at any time, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make your enemies the footstool of thy feet? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation? The vital ingredient that separates the Spirit of Christ from all other spirits is LOVE. For GOD is Love.
I once was asked,” If the love, mercy and grace of God is so far reaching and that salvation is available to all, can the fallen angels, now demons, give their lives to Jesus and be redeemed back into the un-fallen good Angels? Good question if you’re an Evangelical, right? Well the answer is NO, not possible, because redemption is unto Sonship. In order for you to be a son of God you must be born of water (Word of God) and of the Spirit, and you must be a son of man before you are able to become a son of God. Seeing that we are speaking about Angels and spiritual and celestial beings, let me shed some light on this for a moment, which I think you will find very interesting.
Before the heavenly revolt of Lucifer and the created Earth, there was God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and the created Angels that attended and served the needs of the Godhead. There are three categories of Angels recorded for us in the scriptures, there were the Worshippers, Messengers and the Warriors. Lucifer was the Arch Angel of the Worshippers; Gabriel is the Arch Angel of the Messengers and Michael the Arch Angel of the Warriors. These Angels understood rank and file perfectly, they understood the order and the law that governed their sphere of authority in service. If we understand and appreciate that God is omniscient, then we can safely conclude that God knew that Lucifer would have a dispute against his selection criteria for choosing man to be his sons. When any act of worship is done out of instructional duty and talent rather than love for the one who is worshipped, then rebellion is inevitable. Is there any wonder why there are so many problems with the Worship Band in Churches? Isa 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
This seat is only given to Sons of God, but Lucifer wanted that position for himself. The spirit of rebellion begins with a root of rejection. Hence 1/3 of the angels fell with Lucifer. I would venture to conclude that it was all of the worshipping angels that followed their leader, Lucifer. There is therefore coming and the time and now is that the Father is seeking true worshippers those that will worship HIM in (like) SPIRIT TRUTH. It was always the intention for God to worship God. This means it must be willing worship, built on unconditional love from a son to his Father, Spirit to Spirit. Now clearly, worship is not singing songs, to inform God how grandeurs, splendid and majestic He is. It is a soul life laid down in self sacrifice and death to be conformed to the image and the character of the heavenly Father. By subjecting his soul to the death process He then agrees to live from an alternate reality, life in the Kingdom of God.
To proceed to one more aspect of spiritual understanding, I would like to offer a diagram that I have been working on just to give a visual picture in our minds eye of what we should be seeing in the spirit. The picture is in a linear two dimensional diagram because it just makes understanding it a lot simpler, it is more accurate, if the representation is in circular two dimensions diagram. When we heard that Satan was cast down, out of heaven, many assumed that he fell to earth and occupies the Ozone layer just around the earths atmosphere, and his evil actions has been tearing a hole in it, which is all part of his grand master plan to wage war on the saints on the earth. This is far from the truth. Just click on the link below.
Grace and Peace