Are We Holy or Sinful; an Ambiguous Question 6/19/17

Child of Godís spiritual being is holy; while our physical being is sinful

 

1. Understanding our spiritual being, our physical being

1a. Believersí spiritual beings (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) are holy

1b. Our spiritual being; our soul, spirit, heart

2. Believersí physical being (body, mind, conscience part of mind) are sinful; sin causes death

2a. Our physical being (body, mind, conscience)

3. Temple in Jerusalem; symbolic of how our spiritual being and physical being are separated

4. Parents reproduce our mortal, sinful physical being; Spirit creates our holy, eternal, mature spiritual being

††† It is impossible for a mortal human physical being which is reproduced; to create an eternal spiritual being!!!

5. How we become holy children of God; heirs of Heaven

5a. Believersí child saved from life to mature youth Ė including miscarriage, abortion, young child dies

5b. Can renew or receive Holy Spirit from young child to youth, when mind becomes hostile

5c. When unbelieversí mind is mature and responsible; must be born again

5d. Our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) saves us

5e. Our physical being (body, mind, conscience part of mind) was made to love God; do good works

6. How we can lose the indwelling of the Spirit; once saved always saved is incorrect

7. How our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) comes into Kingdom of God, then Heaven

 

1. Understanding our spiritual being, our physical being

 

In the New Covenant of Christís grace, Jesus clearly tells us we have a heart (part of our spirit) and soul; which makes our invisible spiritual being. And a separate distinct physical mind and strength (body) which makes up our visible physical being.

*And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strengthMk 12:30 ESV+

 

Lk 10:27 confirms Jesus told us we have; a heart (part of our spirit), soul, mind and strength (body); in Matt 22:37 Jesus tells us that we have a heart, soul, and mind. This proves our soul and mind are not one and the same; that they are completely different attributes. And Hebrews tells us our soul is united with our spirit; and our heart is part of our spirit, making our spiritual thoughts and decisions.

*And he answered, ďYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.Ē Lk10:27 ESV+

*And he said to him, ďYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matt 22:37 ESV+

*For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Heb 4:12 ESV+

 

Jesus told us our physical bodies (strength) can lead us to sin; for our eye can tempt us to lust after women, especially seductive ones when it looks upon them. And this will cause menís hormones to start flowing, which will tempt our physical minds to lust after these women. Jesus showed the severity of committing sins when He told us to pluck out our eye, rather than face Hell. He was making a point that we should cover our eyes, close our eyes, or more importantly stay away from situations where we will see women which may tempt us to sexually lust after them. This is very hard to now do in the U.S., where explicit sexual exposure is continually used in our social media, entertainment and advertising industries, where the clothes worn even by our Christian women have become more revealing, more sexually oriented.

*But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. Matt 5:28-29 ESV+ Whole physical body/Hell C + C2

 

Paul in Eph 2:3 below tells us the passions of our flesh; refers to the sins of both our body and our mind, our sinful nature. In 1Thess 5:23 below when Paul refers to our whole soul, spirit, and body; he is referring to our whole body as our flesh, both our body and mind; our sin nature we inherited from Adam. And the sins our flesh commits utilize both our physical mind and our physical body. As you will see as you read this message, in the New Testament our mind is constantly referred to as being part of our physical being (body, mind, conscience part of mind). Paul tells us our soul, spirit, and body, will be preserved blameless; yet our body and mind are not made holy, for they will always be sinful, for sin causes death and we can physically die at anytime.

*among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. Eph 2:3 ESV+

*Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Thes 5:23 NKJV+

*Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensualityidolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal 5:19-21 ESV+

 

Yet when our physical minds allow the Spirit to guide them, our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) is made holy through Christís atoning grace; which can forgive the sins of our flesh, the sinful desires of our body and mind. And we remain holy through sanctification of the Spirit as our sins are forgiven by our faith; until we physically die or until Jesus returns for us.

*So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Ro 8:12-14 ESV+

*And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Gal 5:24 ESV+

 

Our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) does not have flesh or bones; is invisible unless Jesus allows another to see them; until our physical body dies and our spiritual being comes into Heaven. Where we will be seen and known by all believersí spiritual beings who are already in Heaven; as we will see and know all of them.††

*"See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." Lk 24:39 NASB+

*For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1Co 13:12 ESV+

 

And our physical being (body, mind, conscience part of mind) is made up of flesh and bones from above verse; and flesh and blood from verse below. This includes anything which can be seen, which can be altered by drugs, which includes our physical mind as science defines it. And our physical being, our flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God until it is glorified, made new and holy when Christ returns in the clouds; and only then can our physical being come into Heaven. While only our spiritual physical being is holy (righteous) when Christ lives in our hearts; and can come into the Kingdom of God.

*I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 1Co 15:50 ESV+

*But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. Ro 8:10 NIV+

 

The goal of Paulís instruction is love; from a pure (holy) heart which is the moral compass of our spirit; a good conscience (if it is guided by the Spirit) which is the moral compass of our physical mind; and a sincere faith which the Spirit will give us when He comes into our hearts.††

But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1Tim 1:5 NASB+

 

We must use the context of all verses in the New Testament of Christís grace, not just one verse which fits our thoughts: and this context shows us we have an eternal spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit); we have a mortal physical being (body, mind, conscience part of our mind)

In verses above:

soul and body are listed together as separate attributes

soul and mind are listed together as separate attributes

soul and spirit are listed together as separate attributes

mind and body (strength) are listed together as separate attributes

spirit and body are listed together as separate attributes

heart and mind are listed together as separate attributes

heart and conscience are listed together as separate attributes

body and strength are the same attribute; never listed together as separate attributes

 

Soul, in the Old Testament often refers to the human body, but even in the Old Testament soul has been used to describe Godís spiritual being; which we were made in the image of. In the New Testament Jesus clearly separates our body and soul; describes our soul as part of our eternal spiritual being, for souls are eternal, cannot be killed like our physical body and mind on earth. Unbelieversí souls will go to the torment of Hades when their physical beings (bodies and minds) die, then turns to dust. Unbelieversí eternal souls at the White Throne Judgment will be reunited with their physical beings (bodies and minds) which will be resurrected from the dead; and be thrown into the eternal lake of fire; Hell.

*'I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you. Lev 26:30 NASB+

*And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt 10:28 NKJV+

*And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. Rev 20:13-15 ESV+

 

1a. Our spiritual being; our soul, spirit, heartSee Soul and Spirit; Body and Mind

Soul; outer part of our spiritual being by which we are recognized; souls martyred in Heaven showed scars of being beheaded; no antichristís mark on them

*And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Rev 20:4 NKJV+ Jesus took Johnís spiritual being to Heaven

 

Spirit; ďmindĒ of our spiritual being, lives within our soul; has understanding, can think, talk, sing; will be in control of our spiritual being when our physical being dies

*So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. 1Co 14:15 NIV+

 

Heart; is part of our spirit; makes our moral decisions, our deepest thoughts and intentions, who we will love; our Father and Jesus reside here (3 par below)

*For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Heb 4:12 ESV+

 

1b. Believersí spiritual beings (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) are holy

 

Our God chose us from the beginning to be His children, through sanctification by the Holy Spirit; because our Father knew we would surrender our will to Him, and love Him above all things. When our Father gives us the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit sanctifiesour spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit); set us apart as children of God, and continually forgive our sins through the atoning blood Jesus shed on the cross for us. So we can remain a holy child of God, so the Spirit can remain living in our spiritual being; for the Spirit is holy, can only live within our spiritual being when they are likewise holy.

*But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 2Thess 2:13 NASB+

*For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. Heb 10:14 NKJV+

 

God has called us for holiness, and when we surrender our human will He spiritually washes away, forgives any sins which we have so our spiritual being can become holy, so He can give us the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And the Spirit introduces us to Jesus; gives us the faith to call Jesus our Lord.

*God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. 1Thess 4:7-8 ESV+

*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. 1Co 12:3 NKJV+

 

When the Spirit dwells within our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) He strengthens our faith, our love for our God; so Jesus can come into our hearts. And when Jesus comes into our hearts, He brings His Father into our hearts with Him.

*that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faithóthat you, being rooted and grounded in love,Eph 3:16-17 ESV+

*Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. Jn 14:23 NASB+

 

2. Believersí physical being (body, mind, conscience part of mind) are sinful; sin causes death

 

We know our physical beings (body, mind, conscience part of mind) are conceived sinful, for after our tiny physical being attaches to our motherís womb and is given life when the Spirit creates our spiritual being within them; our physical being can die. And sin causes our physical beings death; for our God put the curse of death on Adam for sinning when he chose Eve over God. And we will all inherit Adamís original sin when we are conceived.

*Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinnedóRo 5:12 NKJV+

*In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return." Gen 3:19 NKJV+

*Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. Ps 51.5 NKJV+

 

Jesus was the firstborn of a woman whose physical being (body, mind, conscience) was reproduced holy (remember Adam was created, not reproduced by parents). This is because we inherit Adamís original sin from Adamís seed, all menís seed; not from women, including Mary (Jesusí mother). The Spirit impregnated Mary with seed which did not carry Adamís original sin; and Jesus physical being was conceived without any sin. Jesus never committed any sin; physically died on the cross when the sins of the world were laid upon Him, for without sin no physical being will die. What Spiritually Happened on the Cross

 

Works, gifts, or anything we do with our physical being (body, mind, conscience), will never please our God; even when these are done with the love and compassion of our human conscience (though they might endure less torment in Hell; Lk 12:48). The only works, gifts, deeds that are acceptable to our God can only be done when the Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts; giving our physical being the ability to love our God, do the works which He would have us do, to glorify Him. And our Father will give us blessings; the greatest are those which will be stored up in Heaven for us, for they will last forever. Remembering our works will not help us with our salvation; which is a free gift when we surrender our will and receive the indwelling of the Spirit; and our sins are forgiven through Christís grace on the cross.††

*To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. Titus 1:15 NASB+

*For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to Godís law; indeed, it cannotThose who are in the flesh cannot please God. Ro 8:7-8 ESV+

*ďDo not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matt 6:19-20 ESV+

 

2a. Our physical being (body, mind, conscience part mind) is flesh and blood Soul and Spirit; Body and Mind

*I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 1Co 15:50 ESV+

 

Body; outer shell of our physical being in which our mind (conscience part mind); and spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) live.

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your ownFor you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1Co 6:19-20 NASB+

 

Mind; controls thoughts of our physical being; physically increases its ability to think, understand, and make decisions as it matures. Because our mind will inherit Adamís original sin; if this sin is not forgiven our mind will be hostile to God when our mind is mature. Then one will have to be born again; submit their human will to God like a little child does; and our Father will forgive their sins, give them the indwelling of the Spirit so our mind can be guided by the spirit to follow our God.††

*For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Ro 8:6 ESV+

 

Conscience; where the moral decisions of our mind are made; whether to surrender to God and be guided by the Spirit to serve God; or by our human will which only does dead works unacceptable to our God.

*how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Heb 9:14 NKJV+

 

3. Temple in Jerusalem; symbolic of how our spiritual being and physical being are separated

 

Paul uses the Temple at Jerusalem to symbolize in the New Covenant of Christís grace; how believersí physical beings and spiritual beings have now become the Temple of our God. Our physical bodies represent the outer walls of the temple; where our physical mind (conscience part of our mind) and our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) live.

*Do you not know that you are Godís temple and that Godís Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys Godís temple, God will destroy him. For Godís temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1Co 3:16-17 ESV+

 

Within the temple walls of our physical body there are 2 rooms; the larger room is the holy place which symbolizes our physical mind. In this room the priests carried out their ministries; in our mind we process our thoughts, whether to surrender our human will to our God, or reject Him.††

*When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry. Heb 9:6 NIV+

 

Within the Holy Place was the altar of incense, where the priest came to burn incense to help bring the prayers of the believers before God. This symbolizes our conscience which makes the moral decisions of our mind; which can submit to our God, and offer up prayers to Him; or use the intellect of their physical mind which can never accept Jesus as their Lord.

*according to the custom of the priestly office, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And the whole multitude of the people were in prayer outside at the hour of the incense offering. And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. Lk 1:9-11 NASB+

 

The smaller innermost room was called the Holy of Holies; which symbolizes our spiritual being. The physical walls and curtain (veil) of the Holy of Holies separated this Holy place where our God could come, from the Holy Place where the priests who needed their sins forgiven could offer up prayers and sacrifices to our God. This symbolizes how our soul is the outer covering of our spiritual being; and separates our holy spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) from our sinful physical being (body, mind, conscience part mind). ††

*"You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall serve for you as a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies. Ex 26:33 NASB

 

The inner-most room itself, the Holy of holies, was the only room which could be made holy enough for our God to enter into to forgive the sins of Israel. This room symbolizes our spirit, where Christís blood can make us holy enough for the Spirit to come and dwell within.

*Now he made the room of the holy of holies: its length across the width of the house was twenty cubits, and its width was twenty cubits; and he overlaid it with fine gold, amounting to 600 talents. 2Chr 3:8 NASB+

Cubit 1.5 feet x 20 = 30í

 

In the Holy of Holies was the mercy seat, where our Father annually came to forgive the sins of Israel. This symbolizes a believersí heart, where our God now continually lives.

*and the Lord said to Moses, ďTell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. For I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. Lev 16:1-2 ESV+

 

We need no other church building or place to meet with our God; for He is spiritually within us. Yet we should gather together with other children of God, and unite the burning embers of love we each have in our hearts for our God. So the embers join together and create a raging fire of praise and glory to our God, which reaches to Heaven above. A fire of love that consumes all of our fears, strengthens our faith with the greatness of our God, and assures us His bond of love for us can never be broken; which makes us want to love our God above all things, and when we love our God, we will want to obey His commands.†††

*"If you love me, you will obey what I command. Jn 14:15 NIV+

 

4. Parents reproduce our mortal, sinful physical being; Spirit creates our holy, eternal, mature spiritual being

††† It is impossible for a mortal human physical being which is reproduced; to create an eternal spiritual being!!!

 

The Son created Adamsís physical being as a new and different creation from the dust of the ground. Adamís physical being (body, mind, conscience) was created holy, for the Son cannot create anything evil. Yet Adamís physical being was not created eternal, and after he sinned our Father threw Him out of the Garden of Eden. Our Father could never save Adam (his descendantsí who inherit his sin) if his physical being was eternal; he would just have been eternally sinful. God kept our physical beings mortal, so they can die; pay the price for our sins. Yet believers can live through our eternal spiritual being, until Jesus returns to unite our holy eternal spiritual being, with a holy, eternal, glorified body.††

*then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Gen 2:7 ESV+

*Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness with favor. Why do You look with favor On those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up Those more righteous than they? Hab 1:13 NASB+

*Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. Gen 3:22 NKJV+

 

Holy Spirit creates our spiritual being; holy, eternal, mature

When the Son breathed the Holy Spirit (breath of life) into Adamís physical body (body, mind, conscience) which He had just created out of the dust of the earth; the Spirit created Adamís spiritual being (soul, spirit, and heart) giving him life. The same way Jesus breathed on some of His disciples and gave them the indwelling of the Spirit (they were born again). The Holy Spirit creates all spiritual beings in the image of God; holy, eternal, mature; including all angelic beings (little higher than our spiritual being) and our spiritual being.

*then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Gen 2:7 ESV+

*And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Gen 1:26 KJV

God was talking to His heavenly angelic host like He did in; Gen 3:22; 3:11; 1Ki 22:19-22

*And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Jn 20:22 NKJV+

 

Parents reproduce our physical being sinful, mortal

After Adam sinned, he created a son in his likeness which was now sinful; and his image referred to his physical being (body, mind, conscience) which was mortal, would die. And no mortal man and woman can reproduce an eternal spiritual being (soul, spirit, and heart); only the Holy Spirit can.

*When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. Gen 5:3 ESV+

 

After our parents conceive a sinful physical being (2. above), and they attach to our motherís womb, our Father sends the Holy Spirit to create our holy, mature, and eternal spiritual being. The Spirit creates our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit), our inmost being, and knits it within our minuscule newly conceived physical being; giving life to the baby when they attach to our motherís womb.

*For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Ps 139:13-16 NIV+Inmost being: soul + spirit Ps 103:1

 

a. Once the Spirit creates a new spiritual being; they are eternal from the time they are created; if the physical being they are in dies, the eternal spiritual being must go to either Heaven or Hades more (explained 5a. below).

b. Tubular pregnancies should be removed to protect the mother; no life has been given to a baby until they attach to our motherís womb, believers will not have a child in Heaven waiting for them.

c. Helps us understand anytime a womenís fertilized egg is taken outside of her body to store in our new scientific world it does not have life; will not live and grow unless put in a motherís womb. Science is doing some very scary experiments trying to reproduce life, which can cause mutations; some might be good, yet many will be terrible.

 

King Solomon and the prophet Zechariah confirm that our Father sends forth His Spirit (Holy Spirit) to create our holy, eternal, mature spiritual being within our physical being.

*As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. Eccl 11:5 ESV+

*The burden of the word of the Lord concerning Israel. Thus declares the Lord who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him, Zech 12:1 NASB+

 

Those who say Zechariah is using figurative language remember this. Until 1990s the world top astronomers believe the universe was constant; but with the use of the Hubbell telescope they were stunned to learn our universe is continually growing. They should have trusted our Father to give His prophets definitive truths with the revelations He gave them. Then the astronomers would have known the universe continually grows and stretches from Zechariah around 450 B.C.

 

Jesus also tells us that our spiritual being was created by the Holy Spirit; and the Psalmist confirms this.

*"That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Jn 3:6 NASB+

*When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth. Ps 104:30 NIV

 

We know that when the Spirit creates our spiritual being within our miniscule physical body; life is given to our physical being. For our God gives breath (the Holy Spirit) so our spiritual being is created and life is given to our physical bodies.

*I will not accuse forever, nor will I always be angry, for then the spirit of man would grow faint before me-- the breath of man that I have created. Isa 57:16 NIV+

*This is what God the Lord says-- he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it: Isa 42:5 NIV+

*nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. Ac 17:25 ESV+

 

5. How we become holy children of God; heirs of Heaven

 

Our Father has mercy on who He will have mercy, only He knows who will become, remain His children; and come into Heaven. We know we are a child of God, when we put Him first in our lives, love Him above all things. We can see Jesus in others, yet there are many we can just surmise whether they are believers or not; and will never know until we meet all who are Godís children in Heaven.

*What shall we say then? Is there injustice on Godís part? By no means! For he says to Moses, ďI will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. Ro 9:14-16 ESV+

 

We are called according to the foreknowledge of God; at many different times, and in many different ways, for we are all different. Some are given the indwelling of the Spirit as He creates our holy, eternal, mature spiritual being within our tiny physical being, and they attach to our motherís womb. Others do not receive the Spirit until they are on their deathbed. Some receive the Spirit with much emotional excitement, others quietly learn to love Jesus; without realizing we have received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Only later in our lives do we realize that the indwelling of the Spirit allowed us to call Jesus our Lord; to love Him above all things. Baptisms of the Holy Spirit 5e

*according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure. 1Pe 1:2 NASB+

*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. 1Co 12:3 NKJV+

 

The bottom line is all are a child of God, one with Christ, a member in Christís one Holy Spiritual Church; when we have the Holy Spirit in our hearts. And we can receive the indwelling of the Spirit when we are given life in our motherís womb; making us a member of Christís one Holy Spiritual Church. Nothing else is needed to become a child of God; no matter what any other leader, denomination, or anyone else requires you to do or say to become a member of their congregation, their earthly church. Or even worse when anyone tells you that you are not a child of God until you do some physical work; for our salvation is a free gift from God.

*You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to himRo 8:9 ESV+

*For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Godnot as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Eph 2:8-9 NASB+

 

5a. Believersí child saved from life to mature youth Ė including miscarriage, abortion, young child dies

Believersí children and those God has mercy on are saved; from being given life when the Spirit creates our spiritual being within our tiny physical being, after they have attached to our motherís womb. To mature youth when they are around 10-14 years old and their mind is physically mature enough to reject God. These are arbitrary figures everyone is different, only God knows exactly when one accepts or rejects Him.

 

We know our spiritual beings are holy for they were created by the Holy Spirit who is holy; and being God, He cannot create anything which is evil. And we know our spiritual beings are eternal, because they return to God when our physical body dies.

*For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. Ps 5:4 NKJV+

*and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Eccl 12:7 ESV+

 

Our spiritual being, like the angelic beings, does not reproduce; but is created by the Spirit with a spiritual free will mature enough to accept our God, like His angelic host; or reject Him like satan and his demonic angels.

*At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. Mt 22:30 NIV+

*Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 1Jn 3:8 ESV+

 

From our mothersí womb our spiritual being can accept or reject our God.

*I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother's womb You have been My God. Ps 22:10 NKJV+

*Even from birth the wicked go astray; from the womb they are wayward and speak lies. Ps 58:3 NIV

 

Our spiritual being can know our God, praise Him.

*For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. Lk 1:44 NKJV+

*and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise'?" Matt 21:16 NKJV+

 

Since our spiritual beings are created mature they can accept or reject our God from the time they are created, given life by the Spirit in our motherís womb. When our heart accepts our God, He gives us the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which makes us children of God, and the spirit guides our physical mind which is so immature it offers no resistance.

*Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother's breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother's womb you have been my God. Ps 22:9-10 NIV+

*At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes. Matt 11:25 NKJV+

 

Note: An embryo is the tiny human physical being which attaches to the motherís womb after growing for 6-12 days from the time they were conceived from a womanís ovum and a manís sperm. The Spirit then creates an eternal spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) within this one week old baby who has many hundred cells; giving them life.

 

All young children who have one believing parent, from the time they were given life in the womb by the Holy Spirit; until our physical mind is mature enough to make the decision whether we accept or reject Jesus; are kept holy by the Spirit. A believing parent can also refer to grandparents, other relatives, any in the family of God; who are nurturing a young child in the love of Jesus.

*All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Ps 139:16 NIV+

*For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. 1Co 7:14 NKJV

 

Note: The husband or wife sanctifies their unbelieving spouse only as it concerns their children; only their children are made holy. A believing husband or wife cannot make their unbelieving spouse holy. For as we continue in context through the following verses, a believing husband or wife does not know if they will save an unbelieving spouse by having them exposed to their Christian beliefs. And if the unbelieving spouse wants to leave, a believing spouse should let them, so they are not pulled away from their Christian beliefs.

*But if the unbelieving partner separates, let it be so. In such cases the brother or sister is not enslaved. God has called you to peace. For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? 1Co 7:15-16 ESV+

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There should be no fear if these young children should physically die. They are children of God and their spiritual beings (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit), are taken to Heaven.††

*From birth I was cast upon you; from my motherís womb you have been my God. Ps 22:10 NIV

*Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matt 19:14 NIV+

 

A believing parent, who has lost a child due to a miscarriage, should always remember because we love our God above all things; our Father has entrusted us to help complete His family in Heaven. You are a parent of a child who is part of the family of God; will live forever in Heaven with our Lord. Though we will not be given time on earth with our child, our Father has brought them home to Heaven where their eldest brother Jesus is giving them more love and care than is humanly possible. Although we can lose 60 years which we could be with them on earth; we must have the patience and hope to wait, to trust in our God. For when we physically die, or when Jesus returns in the clouds for us; we will have more than a trillion years, we will have forever to live with our Heavenly Father, with our brother Jesus, and all Godís children in Paradise; including our children who we will meet for the first time in Heaven.††

 

We can also have hope in the love and mercy of our Heavenly Father for young children who die without a believing parent. Our Father has a foreknowledge of those who will love Him, makes them His children, and will take them to Heaven. This includes a parent who has become a believer; yet while they were an unbeliever, had a young child die. All believers can have hope in the love and grace of Jesus, that they will be united once more in Heaven with the young child they dearly loved, the unborn child they will first meet in Heaven.

*And the Lord said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Ex 33:19 NIV+

*who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: 1Pe 1:2 NIV

 

Yet we must also realize that Godís Word tells us that parentsí attitudes, their sins, can carry over to their young children, and those who are still in the womb. Making these young children go astray, unable to accept Jesus as their Savior. And when these young children physically die, their eternal spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) will descend into Hades (into hades at white throne Judgment).

*You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, Dt 5:9-10 NIV+ Part of 1st commandment

*You show love to thousands but bring the punishment for the fathers' sins into the laps of their children after them. O great and powerful God, whose name is the Lord Almighty, Jer 32:18 NIV+

*Surely you did not hear, Surely you did not know; Surely from long ago your ear was not opened. For I knew that you would deal very treacherously, And were called a transgressor from the womb. Isa 48:8 NKJV+

 

No child of God can support abortion, the murdering of an unborn child in the womb (except in very limited, very specific cases of another life being endangered). We were made in the image of God, when we were created, first given life as we were conceived in the womb. And any who are created in the image of God must not be murdered, though they may have their physical life taken under certain circumstances made by our Creator. Abortion does not only take the physical life of an unborn baby here on earth; but their spiritual being will either go to Heaven or Hell as seen in the paragraphs above.

*And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Gen 1:27 ASV

*ĒWhoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image. Gen 9:6 ESV+

 

Yet we know that all who are truly repentant can have their sins forgiven including abortion, by the grace of Jesus Christ. All who will repent after committing an abortion, and receive the Spirit into their hearts, will be forgiven by Christís grace. They become children of God, who can have hope in the mercy of our Father; that they will be reunited in Heaven with the children they aborted.

*And the Lord said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. Ex 33:19 NIV+

*who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: 1Pe 1:2 NIV+

 

A Christian womanís body is not her own; it has been bought by the blood of Jesus on the cross, and belongs to our Heavenly Father. A woman who believes her body is her own, does not belong to Jesus, is not a child of God; is a murderer when she has an abortion, or supports abortion in any way. And it will be a fearful thing to fall into the vengeance of the Lord when one physically dies, or when Jesus returns in power to rule over the earth; and Jesus repays those for murdering one of His little children.

*Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1Co 6:1-20 NASB+

*For we know him who said, ďVengeance is mine; I will repay.Ē And again, ďThe Lord will judge his people.Ē  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb 10:30-31 RSV+

 

5b. Can renew or receive Holy Spirit from young child to youth, when mind becomes hostile

Children around 6-14 years old physical mind is mature enough to accept Jesus; yet before youth approximately 10-16 years old when our physically mind is mature enough to be hostile to God and reject Him. These are arbitrary figures to help explain this concept; everyone is different, only God knows when our physical mind is able to accept or reject Him.

 

The curse of Adamís original sin will always be carried in the seed of man; because we all can physically die at any time. We inherit Adamís sin from our fathers in our physical mind (specifically our conscience; part mind makes moral decisions) when we are conceived. Yet at this time our physical mind is immature, its understanding and thought process will not allow it to rule over the understanding and thought process of our spirit (see 1a. spirit above). So believersí children spiritual beings can remain holy, the Holy Spirit can dwell in our hearts; even while our physical mind contains Adamís original sin in it.

*Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinnedóRo 5:12 NKJV+

*Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. Ps 51:5 NASB+

 

There comes a time as we grow older, as our physical mind matures in our youth; that it has the understanding and thought process to make our decisions for us, chose between following our God, or rejecting Him.And since our physical mind has inherited Adamís original sin, it will be hostile to our God; will no longer submit to Him, follow Him; nor be able to find Him without the help of the indwelling of the Spirit. Our mature physical mind will rule over our spirit, bring its sinfulness into our spiritual being; pushing the Holy Spirit out of our hearts, for the Spirit cannot live where there is sin, and we will no longer be a child of God.

*For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 1Co 15:22 KJV

*the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. Ro 8:7-8 NIV+

*The Lord smelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done. Gen 8:21 NASB+

 

Children must accept Jesus as our Lord after our physical minds have matured enough to have the understanding to know what we are saying; yet before our physical minds turn hostile to our God in our youth. Our Father forgives; spiritually wash away Adamís original sin we inherited from our physical minds. This renews the Spirit within our hearts; for He can now rule over our physical minds when they mature. This renews our physical minds because our conscience (part physical mind makes moral decisions) will now want the Spirit to guide them.

*"Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all." And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them. Mk 10:15-16 NASB+

*he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, Tit 3:5 NIV+

*and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Eph 4:23-24 NKJV+

 

Children receive the renewing of the Spirit and our physical mind, when we surrender our physical will (conscience; which makes moral decisions physical mind) to our God; want Him to rule our life. Some receive the renewing at a very young age; others will receive just before they become mature enough to reject God. Renewing of the Holy Spirit is celebrated in different ways; some receive water baptism to physically show what has spiritually happened. Others who have received infant water baptism, merely confirm their belief in our God; and finally some just tell all about the love God has given to them.

 

Children of God can be spiritually holy, a child of God all of our lives, or until Jesus returns; if we received the Spirit in our hearts when we were given life; because of a believing parent, or Godís mercy. Then as a child have our physical mind accept our God so our Father can spiritually forgive the original sin of Adam from our minds; renewing of the Holy Spirit within us and our physical minds. Then we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in everything we do the rest of our lives

*"So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish. Matt 18:14 NASB+

 

5c. When unbelieversí mind is mature and responsible; must be born again

Children around the age of 10-16 usually have a mature mind, and can take responsibility for their actions. This is an arbitrary figure to help explain this concept; everyone is different, only God knows when our physical mind is mature and responsible to accept or reject Him.

 

Those who have not previously received the Spirit, were not sanctified from conception to young children, must be born again. The Holy Spirit does not live in their hearts; they must be given the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

*Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Jn 3:5-6 NKJV+

*But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Jn 1:12-13 ASV

 

Mature unbelievers will have their conscience (makes moral decisions physical mind), which contains Adamís original sin making it hostile to God, ruling over their hearts; keeping them from the Holy Spirit who alone can give them faith in God. Unbelievers can only be saved when they become like little children, humble and trusting; giving up their human will in their conscience, so our Father can save them. They must havea childlike faith of things not known, that defies mature human reason and ego; surrendering their human will so our Heavenly Father can spiritually wash away our sins, put the Holy Spirit into our hearts; and make them His holy children.

*and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matt 18:3 NASB+

*"Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all." Lk 18:17 NASB+

In this verse; when we surrender to our Father (draw near to our God), He will forgive the original sin in our conscience [cleanse us from a guilty conscience (which is part of our physical mind)] so our physical mind is no longer hostile to God, and our spiritual being can become holy; so the Spirit can dwell within our hearts (we will have a sincere heart) and give us a saving faith (full assurance of faith).

 

Our God also spiritually washes away (only Fatherís spiritual forgiveness can be symbolized by ďpure waterĒ), forgives all of the other sins of our flesh, here referring to our physical body and mind.

*among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. Eph 2:3 ESV+

 

Believers can choose how they would like to receive water baptism; and when they would like to be water baptized; though sooner may be better than later.

A. Water baptism by sprinkling water on believerís head while Jesusí words are read; physically shows how ones original sin in their conscience is spiritually washed away, forgiven by our Heavenly Father.

B. Water baptism by immersion in water while Jesusí words are read; physically shows how our Father forgives all the sins of our flesh when He spiritually washes our bodies, with pure water (only Fatherís spiritual forgiveness can be symbolized by ďpure waterĒ).

*let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Heb 10:22 NIV+

 

C. Water baptism by pouring out water usually over a believerís head while Jesusí words are read; physically shows how our Father poured out the Spirit in our hearts, after our spiritual being is holy, so we can receive the indwelling of the Spirit.

*ď ĎAnd in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; Ac 2:17 ESV+

 

When we are born again, not only is our spiritual being made holy, but our physical mind is transformed, renewed when the Spirit comes into our hearts. Our mind is given a new attitude when guided by the Holy Spirit; is able to discern what is good, acceptable, and perfect to our Father. We will long to be guided in Godís Word, so we will learn the truths about how He saves us, how He is kind and loving to us.

*like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvationif you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. 1Pe 2:2-3 NASB+

*Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Ro 12:2 ESV+

*Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, Phil 2:5 NASB+

 

We will have put on a new physical self, a mind which will continually be given knowledge of our God. We will use our body to do the work our Father would have us do, so it will bear much fruit, and we will have many treasures, many blessings awaiting us in Heaven.†††

*and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator Col 3:10 ESV+

*And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, Col 1:10 NIV+

 

5d. Our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) saves us

 

All babies from the time they are given life in their motherís womb, until they are mature enough as young children to know Jesus is our Savior; are saved when our spiritual being has the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We know any who have one believing parent (5a. above) are holy, have received the indwelling of the Spirit; are part of the body of Christ, His one holy, spiritually, invisible church; are spiritually one with all believers, both on earth and in Heaven. We should gladly welcome them into the family of God, let them receive water baptism if they desire; so these infants can physically show how our great God has spiritually saved them. For these little ones are part of the Kingdom of God while they physically live on earth; when the Spirit lives in their hearts (see 7. below).

*For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. 1Co 12:13 NASB+

*so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Ro 12:5 NKJV+

*But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, ďLet the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Mk 10:14 ESV+

 

Infant Baptism

It is a believersí choice how and when we are baptized; each will have their own way they want to physically tell the story of how our great God saved them; including believing parents of infant/little children (though may not be wise to immerse them). We cannot dedicate salvation to any infant little child; salvation is a free gift of God which believersí infants/little children are assured of receiving until they reach the maturity of youth. When infants/little children are given water baptism, the Spirit is always present to strengthen the faith of the infant/little child, and the faith of all others present at their baptism. And because Jesus asked us to be water baptized, it is a good work for which the infant/little child, their believing parents will receive blessings for.See water baptism in 5e. below

 

God gave us the free gift of salvation, so we could become His children; through our spiritual being. When our God gives us the indwelling of the Spirit, the Spirit gives us the faith to believe in Jesus, and by our faith our sins are forgiven by Christís atoning grace on the cross. The Spirit continues to sanctify us, continually forgives our sins; until our physical bodies die and our spiritual being goes to Heaven, or Jesus returns for us in the clouds.

*For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Godnot as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Eph 2:8-9 NASB+

*that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Ro 15:16 NKJV+

 

Then our Fatherís plan of salvation will be completed for those who have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. For when Jesus returns from Heaven into the clouds over the earth, the Spirit will resurrect the mortal physical bodies of all in whose heart He lived; and makes them holy eternalglorified bodies; so we can live together with our Lord forever.†††

*But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Ro 8:11 NKJV+

 

The indwelling baptism of the Holy Spirit (anointed, renewed, born again) is the only baptism we need to be saved; the Spirit gives us faith to love our God above all things, sanctifies us and keeps us holy, and will give us glorified bodies so we can live with our God through all eternity.See Baptisms of the Holy Spirit

*"I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." Mk 1:8 NASB+

*And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Jn 20:22 NKJV+

 

5e. Our physical being (body, mind, conscience part of mind) was made to love God; do good works

 

Our God made us to be His children that He does not already, that He cannot create; is our love. When we accept the Holy Spirit into our hearts, we become children of God. Our Father has the Spirit pour out His love in our hearts; so we can love our God above all things, our neighbors as ourselves; fulfilling our Godís 2 greatest commands (Luke 10:27). When our hearts love our God above all things, it enables our physical being to obey our Godís commands. This love moves our conscience which makes the moral decisions of our mind, to repent of all of our sins because we are sorry for them; though all of our sins have already been forgiven by our faith, through the sanctification of the Spirit.

*Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Ro 5:5 NKJV+

*For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the worldó our faith. 1Jn 5:3-4 ESV+

*But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 2Thess 2:13 NASB+

 

Because we love our God; we will do the work He had planned for us to do before mankind was even created, and our God will bless us, reward us for all the good works we do to glorify His name. Always remembering our works do not in any way help with our salvation, our ability to become or remain children of God. We will just receive blessings and rewards on earth to help our journey here be more enjoyable; will receive our greatest gifts and rewards from our Father in Heaven; where we will enjoy these gifts and rewards forever.

*For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Eph 2:10 NKJV+

*For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, strawó  each oneís work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyoneís work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. 1Co 3:11-15 ESV+

 

Only when Jesus lives in our hearts can our physical being produce fruit (good works). When Jesus (the vine) is spiritually united with us (the branch) our physical being can produce many good works (fruits). Without Jesus living in our hearts (part of our spirit) our physical being cannot do any good works which are acceptable to God.

*I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. Jn 15:5 NKJV+

*For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Ro 8:13-14 NKJV+

 

The good works which we can do includes water baptism and the Lordís Supper

 

Water Baptism: see 5c. 3rd paragraph for 3 different water baptisms; 5d. for infant baptism See Water Baptism

It does not matter whether one is sprinkled, has water poured on them, or is immersed. We are just physically showing how spiritually our sins have been washed away by our Heavenly Father, our spiritual being has become holy, so the Spirit can live in our hearts; and we become children of God. Yet because Jesus asked us to be baptized with water, we will receive a spiritual blessing when we receive water baptism.

*Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matt 28:19 NKJV+

 

Lordís Supper: See Lordís Supper

After water baptism we continue to receive spiritual blessings from our God when we celebrate the Lordís Supper with Jesus; the Supper Jesus asked us to attend. As we eat the bread after Jesusí words have consecrated it, we participate in (share in) the body of Christ, Christís one holy spiritual church; which includes all who have Jesus living in our hearts on earth, and the spiritual beings of all who have preceded us to Heaven. We receive strength as we join together with all the children of God on earth and in Heaven; to praise and glorify our God. We receive hope and encouragement as we come close to all our loved ones in Heaven as Jesus unites us together as one church; knowing we soon will be able to join them in Heaven above.

*Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. 1Co 10:16-17 NIV+

 

As we drink the fruit of the vine after Jesusí words have consecrated it, we share in (participate in) the blood Christ shed to atone for our sins. We receive the blessed assurance that all of our sins have been forgiven and forgotten by our Heavenly Father; through Christís atoning sacrifice on the cross, and sanctification by the Holy Spirit. This strengthens our resolve to battle against our human weakness to sin, helps us to be able to forgive others as we want to be forgiven. We can clear our human conscience by repenting of all of our sins, even those we do not know we have committed; though all of our sins have already been forgiven through sanctification by the Spirit.

*And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of youfor this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. Matt 26:27-28 NASB+

*Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ? 1Co 10:16 NASB+

 

When believers come to our Lordís Supper we have an intimate fellowship with our Savior. As we eat and drink of our Lordís Supper, we participate in our Saviorís body and blood. When we proclaim our Lordís death until He comes; we are filled with peace and joy for what Christís atoning death on the cross has given us. The only means by which our sins can be forgiven, so our spiritual being can become a holy eternal child of God; a spiritual brother of Jesus; until our Savior returns in the clouds and we are given a glorified body.††

*In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, ďThis cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.Ē For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lordís death until he comes. 1Co 11:25-26 ESV+

 

6. How we can lose the indwelling of the Spirit; once saved always saved is incorrect

 

Our Father chose His children from the beginning, before mankind was created; He chose them because of His foreknowledge that they would love Him above everything else. No one can snatch these children of God, from Jesusí hand, nor our Fatherís hand.

*But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 2Thess 2:13 NASB+

*My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My handMy Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are one." Jn 10:27-20 NKJV+

 

This is not referring to all who Jesus was given to save. Though Jesus kept Judas in His Fatherís name; our Father knew from the beginning Judas would not love Him above all things, would betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver; which He told His prophets (Ps 109:8).

*I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. Jn 17:9 ESV+

*While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. Jn 17:12 ESV+

 

Nor does it refer to all who are given the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and were then sanctified as children of God. Hebrews tells us that even those who were sanctified by the Spirit were not saved when they blasphemed the Holy Spirit; which is an unforgiveable sin. Much the same way Judas was not saved becuase He betrayed Jesus.

*How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, ďVengeance is mine; I will repay.Ē And again, ďThe Lord will judge his people.Ē  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb 10:29-31 ESV+

*"Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. Matt 12:31 NKJV Jesus at this time was referring to blasphemy of the Holy Spirit as the only unforgiveable sin; for as we will see below in Rev Jesus made more sins unforgiveable.

 

Early verses in Hebrews confirm those who outraged the Holy Spirit (Heb 10:29), committed the unforgiveable sin of blasphemy against Him; they cannot repent, have the sin in their conscience forgiven; because without the Spirit they can no longer believe in Jesus as their Lord, and our sins are forgiven us by faith. Their denial that Jesus is God openly shames their Saviorís atoning grace; who by His crucifixion on the cross once redeemed them from their sins when they believed in Him.††

*For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame. Heb 6: 4-6 NASB+

 

Jesus later on would also give us 2 more unforgiveable sins in Revelation; the 1st is if any change the book of Revelation in any way. The 2nd is if any take the mark of the beast. These 2 sins will never be forgiven even if we have the Spirit in our hearts when we commit them, and are children of God. Since these sins can never be forgiven our spiritual being can never become holy again, can never be saved; will be sinful and thrown into Hades and then Hell. We should all study Revelation for the blessing (Rev 1:3) we will receive; to learn the perils believers will face. We believe Jesus will return for us after the tribulation; but before the wrath of God.

*I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. Rev 22:18-19 ESV+

*Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,  he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name." Rev 14:9-11 NKJV+

 

Jesus also tells us He will never blot out of the ďBook of LifeĒ those who overcome; and Hebrews tells we must have endurance and we shall live by faith. For if we shrink back our Heavenly Father will have no pleasure in us; we will not overcome and our names will be blotted out of the ďBook of LifeĒ.

*He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. Rev 3:5 NKJV+

*For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, ďYet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.ĒHeb 10:36-38 ESV+

 

If we go on sinning after receiving the indwelling of the Spirit and He gives us the knowledge of the truth; then we love the sins of the world more than our God. And the Spirit will be pushed out of our hearts by the conscience in our physical mind, which becomes sinful when it loves the lusts of the world more than our God.

*For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sinsbut a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. Heb 10:26-27 NASB+

 

Yet we should always remember, except for the unforgiveable sins in Godís Word; our Heavenly Father will take sinners back as His children. If they will surrender their human will to our Heavenly Father once more, He will forgive their sins; put the Spirit in their hearts, so they will strive to sin no more. And those who were spiritually dead, can become spiritually alive as children of God once more. Read whole story of prodigal son Lk 15:11-32

*"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. Lk 15:13 NASB+

*"And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' Lk 15:21 NASB+

*For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate. Lk 15:24 NIV+

 

It is sometimes hard to know whether one has forsaken their God and the Spirit does not live within their hearts; and they need to be born again. Or whether one has gotten themselves lost in the sins of this world, has abandoned God for a while; yet still believes in God, and loves Him. And the Spirit has continued to sanctify them through this period; because He knows their faith will soon bring them back to their Savior once more.

*In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. Ro 8:26-27 NIV+

 

For all believers, those coming back to our Father after they have done much sinning, and those who are unsure they are children of God; do not wait to come to your Father, surrender your human will by asking Him to forgive your sins, and ask Him to fill you with the Spirit so He can guide you all the days of your life. Our Father will forgive your sins, give you the Spirit so you can learn more; and the more you learn, the more knowledge our Father will give you. Yet those who wait, risk losing what little faith they may have; for our Father will take it from them.

 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?" Lk 11:13 NASB+

*Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him." Lk 8:18 NIV+

 

7. How our spiritual being (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) comes into Kingdom of God, then Heaven

 

While living on earth

Believersí spiritual beings come into the Kingdom of God when we receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; for the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. When the Spirit is in our hearts, Jesus and His Father make their home there too; and our spiritual being becomes part of Godís holy Kingdom, for He lives there.

*for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Ro 14:17 NKJV+

*Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. Jn 14:23 NKJV+

 

Since our spiritual being is spiritually united with Jesus; He takes our spiritual being up with Him to His Fatherís Throne in Heaven. Though while our spiritual being lives in our physical body; we are unaware of what is spiritually happening in Heaven; yet we know our spiritual being is receiving all the spiritual blessings from Heaven above to strengthen our love for our God.

*And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, Eph 2:6 NIV+

*Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, Eph 1:3 ESV+

 

When human physical beings die

When unbelieversí physical beings (physical body, mind, conscience) die, they are sinful and cannot come into Heaven; they return to the dust of the earth from which they came. Unbelieversí eternal spiritual beings are also sinful and go into the torment of Hades; then Hell at the second resurrection of the White Throne Judgment.

*But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. Ro 8:10 NIV+

*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. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Rev 20:13-15 NKJV+

 

Believersí physical beings (physical body, mind, conscience), are likewise sinful and cannot come into Heaven. Yet our spiritual beings are holy (righteous) and come into Heaven above when our physical being dies; and wait in all of the glory of Heaven for Jesus to return and give us glorified bodies.†††

*I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 1Co 15:50 ESV+

*For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Phil 1:21-23 NKJV+

 

Note 1st verse in paragraph above; our physical being is anything which is flesh and blood; which includes our physical body, brain, mind, and conscience which is part of our mind. This includes anything in our mind a doctor can see with their new technology. When our physical being dies, our physical mind is no longer with us, is dust in the ground. We will not remember any bad things which happened to us, or which we did; will not be able to ask the Lord why anything happened on earth. We will not remember any person who is not going to Heaven, even our relatives; because our spirit will know no evil.

 

Our spirit will only know holy and God pleasing thoughts; we will first want to meet Jesus face to face. Then we will meet all the other spiritual beings who are our brothers and sisters; we will know them as we will fully be known by them, live in a glorious place where we all live together praising our God.

*For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1Co 13:12 ESV+

 

Then Jesus will return in the clouds, bringing down with Him all the spiritual beings (soul, spirit, heart part of spirit) of those who have physically died in Christ and are living in Heaven. Jesus will resurrect their physical bodies from the dead, and unite them with their spiritual beings from Heaven. Then He will gather up (Rapture) all believers who are still living on earth up to Him in the clouds.

*Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, 2Thess 2:1 ESV+

*For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise firstThen we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1Thess 4:16-17 NKJV+

 

Then Jesus will glorify all the believersí bodies; both those which have been resurrected from the dead and united with their spiritual being, and those which have been gathered up (Raptured) while still physically alive; in the twinkling of an eye. And Jesus will then take all of us back to Heaven with eternal glorified bodies, to be with Him forever.

*Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 1Co 15:51-52 ESV+

*who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Phil 3:21 NKJV+

*that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him. Eph 1:10 NKJV+

 

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