Monday, December 14, 2015

Destruction: Spirit, Soul And Body

When Adam and Eve sinned, death entered into the species of mankind. Through propagation of the species sin and death is passed on to each generation. Did you ever wonder why if death entered in, then why didn't they actually die in that moment? Well, they did die.

The creation looks forward to the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay.

The part of their being that died instantly was their spirit. The death of their spirit separated Adam and Eve, and therefore mankind, from God. Without a living spirit within to communicate with the living God, a relationship was not possible.

In a cascade effect from sin entering in, the fall of mankind impacted all of creation. God cursed the creation and the redemption of the universe is tied to the redemption of mankind.Whoa!

God Is The Only Source Of Life

The Spirit of God is the source of life. Sin destroyed the spirit of man and the effect was a soul and body that although not dead began a process of expending the life that was present, unto a final death.

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. - Ephesians 2:1-2 NASB


This clearly was a problem but thanks to the God who loves us, He actually had a plan of redemption for the human race from the beginning. The Lord understood that a being of free will was susceptible to falling into sin and yet to have the relationship He desired with us, we would need to possess free will.

The Challenge Of Free Will

It was a catch 22 of the worst kind! God desired to have a relationship with beings who where made in His image and would also have a free will to truly reciprocate His love. However, free will intrinsically makes a lesser being than God Himself susceptible to falling into death.

God loved us so much he designed a plan that would not only allow for free will but also redemption from death. This was the only possible solution and one that would also be permanent.

Were there going to be terrible risks? Would some not chose God's way through? Would there be suffering? Yes, yes and yes!

The process of creation, the fall and then a permanent redemption from death, was the only way to accomplish this. It cost God far more than we can understand but it is this process we all are living through to have liberty and reveal how much the Lord loves us. It's glorious!

Our mere existence with an opportunity to be everything God intended for us to be required the ultimate sacrifice of God Himself in the person Jesus Christ.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - Roman 5:8 NASB

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Take Action!

Did you realize that everything going on was planned from the very beginning of creation? 
Our scriptures are a communication system, designed to communicate God's love and His plan for us. The plan was devised out of an overwhelming love for us and a desire to have an intimate relationship with every person. 
Many will refuse the love of God but we don't have to. Let's be who we were designed to be... a free individual reciprocating the love of our Father.
There is a plan people. Our participation in that plan is the only real way to see it unfolding. 
Do not let this world continue to hold you in deception. Break out of your sleep and find out what God is doing. 

Please, add your thoughts in the comment section.

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2 comments:

  1. So how does a new believer or a curious unbeliever reconcile the apparent conflict between free will and the fact that everything happening was known from the beginning and that the Lord has a plan for everyone and everything?

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    1. Good question that would be hard to do here. Free will vs. destiny has been argued for quite some time. Maybe this will help:

      Once a choice is made then one would have a predestined end. In this case it's not either/or... it's both working together.

      - Rob

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