"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
Adam and Eve sinned, and died that very day. Their body did not die, but their spirit departed. This spirit death passed upon all mankind, and we are all dead. So, we must be born again by receiving the spirit back. Then, if we grieve and quench the spirit, it will depart, and it is death (spirit, eternal) again.
God has created Adam and Eve and blessed them. "Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them,.." God has planted a garden with all kinds of fruit and placed Adam and Eve there. "Genesis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." God told them that they can eat all the fruits, but they must not eat from one tree. And if they eat from that tree, they will surely die on the same day. "Genesis 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." In spite of the warning of death given by God, they ate the fruit. But their body did not die, but their spirit, which was clothed them so that they shall not found naked (Refer 2 Corinthians 5:2-3), left them. It caused their spirit death on the same day, because they must die on the same day. "Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." But, instead of dying, they became naked. The covering from their body was gone. The spirit was upon Adam and Eve and so they were Living Souls (Genesis 2:7). The spirit was in the glorified form, because they were in paradise, the garden of God. The spirit clothed them giving them glorious covering. When they died in spirit, that is when their spirit is removed, they saw their naked bodies. But, they did not die in the flesh and continued to live in their physical bodies for a long time. "Genesis 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years:..."
It was not physical death, but their spirit departed, which was their covering of glory, and so they became naked. "Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:." This spirit death is passed upon all men. So, we all are born only with body and soul, but not with spirit. So, God tells us to be born again, that is to be born of the spirit, so that we may have the spirit. "John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again." God tells us to ask for the spirit and God quickens (resurrects) our dead spirits. "Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins:" So, let us be born again, be born of the spirit. "2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." Adam and Eve became naked, but we will be clothed with the spirit.
Preachers declare that we Christians will be raised from the dead in our physical flesh body, but without any sickness or weakness, etc. And our body will be glorified as bright light and so on. But, it is all lies and stories. God says that our body is taken from the dust of the world and it will return to the dust. Again he says that blood and flesh will not inherit eternal life and God says this in so many ways. But preachers are having a good time in selling these excitements. But, if we are born of the spirit (born again) we will have holy spirit as our body. When our flesh body fails, when the dust return to dust, we will be clothed with our spirit body, which will be glorified and will be raised with our souls. Let us see the scripture. "2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit." Our resurrected body will be our Spirit that will be glorified. When Adam and Eve lost the spirit, they were found naked, and when we will receive the spirit, we will be clothed with the spirit, and so the glory of God will be our covering through eternity.
Please click on the link to study the lesson. Link: "Spirit Body." Thank you.
God Bless You