HUMAN OR SPIRIT?
BY: LINDA KEITH
SEPTEMBER 12, 2004
For those who do not want to hear that they are not human, this is not for you. I thought I would tell you so that you won’t think that you’ll be wasting your time reading this… and KNOW, I love you just the same.
IF this body IS us, that means that when death touches it, there is no after life. IF this body is us, it is the one doing all the learning and when it goes to death, all the learning goes with it. Then the spirit simply returns to Father, where, as it has, it just lays dormant. IF this body is us, then a “new” person comes on the scene when we receive a new body. BUT, that new person has ALREADY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE!! This body is simply a vehicle to which, the Spirit-man (the real us) uses to move around the earth UNTIL we learn WHO and WHAT we are. And we cannot know WHO we are until we know WHAT we are.
We, Christians, are sleeping in ignorance of knowing these things. Why are we told to “KNOW NO MAN AFTER THE FLESH?” Because these bodies are not us. Flesh and blood CANNOT know and understand the things of the Spirit! Aren’t we told that in Corinthians? And you know what? Deep, deep, deep down in each person, they REALLY have this inkling. Why else would they look forward to things like; Will I regain my youth? Will all my ailments be gone forever? Do I have to go to heaven to get a new body? Some of these things sound very childish, but the mentality of the flesh is childish.
Look at what Paul said to the Ephesians, and bear in mind, the Ephesians were considered to be Christians.
“Awake and arise and Christ will give us Light.”
When we are told, “Christ IS MY LIFE,” does that mean that Christ is a flesh body? No, no, a thousand times no! Christ is the Life of our Father, and He is not flesh, He is Spirit and DWELLS in a flesh body.
We HAVE to awaken and arise out of this carnal thinking about who and what we are!! IF NOT, we will go to the grave. Oh yes, we will be called back into a perfected body, but, we don’t HAVE to do that. It IS God’s plan for us to live on earth WITHOUT seeing death. And there are those who will/are doing it. God ordained this in the beginning. This is the ORDER of man from the beginning.
Illnesses are what we focus on, age is what we focus on; time is what we focus on, and we SEE the things that WE focus on and create. In our minds, we see opposites. “First the natural, then the spiritual”. And I’m telling you the truth; THERE ARE NO OPPOSITES of what God tells us, there is JUST HIS TRUTHS. There cannot be a Sovereign God AND an equally powerful Devil. IF that same God tells us, “You are complete in Me”, there cannot be anything lacking EXCEPT what we create in our minds.
What causes our ignorance of life? Our thoughts, our beliefs. Ignorance can only be expelled by the Light. OUR judgment is DARKNESS. Not believing, the Truths of our Father. What we judge (and we do) is what comes upon us. We are not to judge. Not even ourselves. You say, “well why are we told to judge ourselves?” Who told you that? “Judgment starts at the house of the Lord”. Folks, that judgment was finished when Jesus died for our sins. When the CHRIST became our life. And remember something: JUDGMENT is simply CORRECTING WHAT IS INCORRECT. Christ IS the image we are to see.
Christ is the image, not Jesus. Because we are told “know Him no longer after the flesh”. We are also, to know NO MAN after the flesh. The images of “I am not Christ” is an idol that we have made, in our minds. When we look at ourselves and say, “I can’t be all that that bible tells me that I AM”, we are following the idol that we have created, the carnal mind.
Christ carnated into us and we can’t understand that with the carnal mind. It TAKES THE SPIRIT OF GOD to make us KNOW THIS. We can’t understand God in books, bibles, or through theology. Look in your bibles. What does each “Gospel” say? “The Gospel ACCORDING TO Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.” These are ACCORDING to what these men believed, saw, etc. But ONLY the Spirit can QUICKEN the hidden truths of each one of these books. It can only be understood in the realm of the Spirit. Aren’t we told that, in the bible? Then how can a “human body” understand those hidden truths? It can’t. We must KNOW that the body can KNOW nothing, without the mind. And what are we told? “WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.” In other words, we KNOW all things!!
Lets look at that word, “know”. There are 3 definitions that we need to be aware of:
1) gnosis= knowledge acquired by learning, effort or experience.
2) epignosis= precise or further knowledge, thorough acquaintance with; true knowledge.
3) sunesis= native insight, understanding, capacity to apprehend; used of reflective thought, while sophia (wisdom) is used of productive thought.
All 3 of these definitions are required to KNOW Father’s Truth, along WITH His Spirit, to deepen the roots of what we are acquiring; so that the KNOWING is a part of us. We MUST:
1) gain knowledge by reading or hearing.
2) Meditate on that knowledge, search that knowledge from Father.
3) Allow the Holy Spirit to “root” that knowledge in us to the capacity to apprehend it.
We HAVE all knowledge or truth within us. It is written on our hearts. But, regardless of what is said, there is a part we must play in this leering The capacity to apprehend is the awakening of a truth within us. Then we see, it’s been there all along! Thank You, Father.
Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you…” Where did Jesus go? ONE answer to that question is, He left the being of being human. He returned to being a Spirit Being, as God our Father. And something that not many teach you, is this:
“the last Adam (Jesus) became a quickening spirit...”.
Did you catch that? Jesus WAS THE LAST ADAM (man) and became a quickening Spirit. He was the last HUMAN BEING!! And when He died and resurrected and entered us, we also, left the being of a human being and was awakened to the fact that we are a Spirit being. And the flesh body just became a way of living in visibility. This body is HOUSING the real us, the Spirit being. Many believe that this flesh body is US. But, answer this, if you will: IF this body is US, then we are dead when it dies. There is no afterlife. Whereas, when the flesh sees death, the real us, the Spirit, simply moves into that realm AGAIN of invisibility and life goes on. YES, all will come into a perfected body, at some time. Some will do that WITHOUT going to the grave. That will happen when we “sunesis” KNOW with the capacity to apprehend or take hold of the fact that Spirit and soul are united.
The Christ IS the nature of God our Father. And it is the Spirit that giveth life. But, WE MUST BELIEVE truth, before we can apprehend that truth.
John 5:24, “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 into life.”
To believe ON HIM, you HAVE to BELIEVE HIS WORDS!
VS 43–“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: IF another shall come in HIS OWN NAME, him you WILL RECEIVE.”
This is one of the saddest scriptures there is. And it is true. HE tells us what and who we are, and it’s not believed. Some man/woman comes along and tells us “you are only human”, and it is believed. SAD!! Because BEING HUMAN (in one’s thinking) makes him so and he brings UPON HIMSELF the things of the flesh. ALL THINGS OF THE FLESH. Things of the flesh BELONG TO THE FLESH. THINGS OF THE SPIRIT BELONG TO THE SPIRIT!!! Think on this.
We need to get the thought that Jesus is the ONLY SON of God, out of our heads. THE SON is a many membered body that began as a Spirit, and manifested into a flesh body. JUST AS GOD DID. (so did we). (1Tim 3:16). And “sunesising” (knowing) this, this is what is written NOT ONLY about Jesus, but about us too.
John 6:38-40, “For I come down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which HE HATH GIVEN me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again in the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me that everyone which seeth the Son, and BELIEVETH on him, may have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.“
Folks, we are the Son. And ALL THAT WE WERE GIVEN at the time we came forth from Father, is being raised up. We are to lose NOTHING, except this flesh body for the incorruptible body!! Without believing it can’t happen. Now, whether you want to believe it or not, the SON WAS THE FATHER!! Father God manifested in the flesh to show us that WE ARE AS HE IS. And He NOW expects us to walk in it.
Phillip’s Modern English Translation
Col 2:8-10, “Be careful that nobody spoils your faith through intellectualism or high-sounding nonsense. Such stuff is at best founded on men’s ideas of the nature of the world and disregards Christ. Yet it is in him that God gives a FULL AND COMPLETE expression of himself in bodily form. Moreover, YOUR OWN COMPLETENESS IS REALISED IN HIM WHO IS THE RULER OVER ALL AUTHORITIES AND THE SUPREME HEAD OVER ALL POWERS.”
Col. 2: 8-10, “Make sure that no one traps you and deprives you of your freedom by some SECONDHAND, empty, rational philosophy based on the principles of this world instead of on Christ. In his body lives the fullness of divinity, and in him YOU TOO FIND YOUR OWN FULFILLMENT, in the one who is the head of every Sovereignty and Power.”
Now, I want to ask you to think on this. Look at what verse 16.
VS 16, “And of his fullness, have all we received, and grace for grace.”
Now, IF this flesh body and the carnal mind is really us, how could God have given us HIS FULNESS? Because remember what Corinthians tell us? “The natural receives NOT the things of the Spirit.” God is Spirit. He would not give what is His to the natural man because they couldn’t be received. What He gave, He gave to the SPIRIT that we are. And there are those who say that we shouldn’t question Father. They are wrong. We are to question Him on all matters.
Who is the Son? WE ARE!! AND WE WEREN’T CREATED OUT OF FLESH AND BLOOD, THE OLD MAN WAS! We ARE of a different order, we ARE QUICKENED out of THE SPIRIT. We didn’t come from our natural mom and dad, the old man did, think of it, WE as SONS, rose from the death of the old man, and we rose SPIRIT, not flesh and blood. We WERE Spirit beings, and rose BACK to Spirit Beings. But the natural body makes us think that IT is our life and it’s not. We are of a different order and each man is not in the same order because each MAN does not know or believe who they really are! WE descended out of the heavenlies and are BACK, seated in the heavenlies. Don’t let that word “heavenlies” get you all religious. It simply means that our understanding has raised from this natural way of thinking into HIS way of thinking. Can flesh and blood be seated in the heavenlies? I don’t think so. Why do you think that we are told to know each other IN THE SPIRIT? Because we are not who we appear to be in the natural, in the natural, all we have known is the VEHICLE that we use to get around in. We have called it “soulish living,” but that was all changed when we were regenerated or AWAKENED.
“Soul (Eve) was separated from spirit [Adam] in the beginning and it must be TURNED and RETURNED back to Spirit. ALL THINGS in Christ return back to the SPIRIT at death where it had its origination. THE TWO MUST BECOME ONE.”
This statement is partly true, and partly incorrect. Spirit and soul WERE separated. BUT, when Jesus died, HE made all things new. That includes ALL THINGS, even the soul. The soul was reunited with the Spirit. But, just like, at one time we believed that Jesus was going to come in the clouds of the air, we have believed a false teaching. The DEATH – where all things returned back to their origin – was the ONLY DEATH that we were to see. And that is the death of the old man. At the old man’s death, not part of the things were made new, BUT ALL THINGS WERE MADE NEW. All things became the REAL THING, SPIRITUAL UNION WITH OUR Father. That includes the soul. And just as we have thought that one day we would “fly away”, we’ve also lived under the thinking that our soul and Spirit were still separated. They aren’t. They are one. And it will take seeking the KNOWING from Father to get that thinking out of us, just as we had to seek Him, to find that He wants us to REMAIN right here on this earth, WITH HIM LIVING HIS LIFE THROUGH US. But, He will honor the seeking. He always does. And as that knowing about our soul, and the believing, the REUNION will/is manifesting. Walk in the THINKING of Him. Praise His Name.
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