A Living Soul
While lying on my bed recovering from a bout of gastro, the thought came
that God made Adam a living soul and also a living body. The body is a
vehicle to house the soul and to a certain extent do what the soul wishes
it to do; but when the body is overcome by weakness, one's soul has to
conform to that weakness and wait until the body recovers its strength.
Such a case is this writing; while I'd been given the wisdom to understand
a hidden truth, the body was not in a position to do much about picking
up a pencil and writing the message down. Just a few highlights for "mañana"
whenever that should be.
In a previous writing1 on this website2 it was stated
that, for all their knowledge, the scientists and mathematicians cannot
explain what life is and where it comes from. What is the difference between
a dead sparrow in one's hand and a live one?
We know that God gives life because we have the faith to believe and the
knowledge that God says so.
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature
that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open
firmament of heaven.
We also know that the life is in the blood. No earthly body can live without
blood (or sap).
We also know that the soul cannot die; which means that it is not dependant
on blood, but departs when the body can no longer maintain itself.
In the Old Covenant we have read many times of animal's blood (the life)
being sacrificed as a substitutionary offering for man's sins. A life was
given for cancellation of sin for a soul. In other words, some creature
was permanently removed from this living, present world in order to (temporarily)
wipe away, or cover, some evil committed by (a) never-ending soul(s). These
living beings had to suffer death, complete annihilation, one after another
for the (same) sins repeatedly committed over a period of time for various
What a waste of life!
The reason is that God made all these beings; animal vegetable and human
and their purpose is not to live a happy life, but to serve His purpose.
That they may live a happy life is incidental.
Moreover, and more importantly, God is Holy, Righteous and is Love,
and would therefore love you (your everlasting soul) to love Him just enough
to believe that He is and is able to do anything for you. Enough for you
to convert from the world's evil way of doing things to His righteous way
of doing things.
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed
from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then
made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
To demonstrate this Love, God the Father sent a spiritual Person from His
presence in heaven into a living body on earth. This Person was so close
to Him in purpose and power that there was oneness between them.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by
him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life;
and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and
the darkness comprehended it not.
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion
as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given
him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and
things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
As we have already seen3, this living human's sole purpose was
to teach His created beings the reality of God and God's love, to lose
His life and His blood on their behalf: and for those of them who believe,
to be the last sacrifice for their soulish sins once and for all time.
These believers have fulfilled God's will in response to His Love,
and because of this love to God, shall want to be in God's holy, righteous,
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and
let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our
God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your
thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as
the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your
ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down,
and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth,
and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower,
and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my
mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which
I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Did the realisation ever strike you that the living person, Jesus of Nazareth,
knew that He would lose his life in a most painful way and yet chose
to do this? Would this man have given his life if He wasn't sure
of where His soul was going?
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of
a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him,
there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and
rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid
as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed
him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet
we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was
wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes
we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every
one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he
is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers
is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from
judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out
of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death;
because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief:
when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his
seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall
prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and
shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify
many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a
portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with
the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for
This mere fact should convince all who understand it, a little of the truth
of God's love to us.
Nor is it necessary to become a suicide bomber to gain acceptance, because
my God who created all life can just as easily take it and doesn't need
the help of anyone. Please read Psalm fifty.
What becomes of the living soul that loves the Lord God?
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name
is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also
that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of
the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. For I will not
contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should
fail before me, and the souls which I have made. For the iniquity
of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth,
and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways,
and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him
and to his mourners.
1 The Power of the Spirit
3 Why Did Jesus Come?