"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
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Adam and Eve sinned, died that very day, but their body did not die, the spirit of glory left them, they became naked, and it was their spiritual death. It passed upon mankind, so we are born without spirit, and so we have to be born again, that is born of the Spirit. God will give us the Holy Spirit, if we ask, seek, and knock. But, if we grieve and quench the spirit, the spirit will depart, which is again spiritual death and the end will be eternal damnation.
God created Adam and Eve and blessed them. The details of the creation of man is in the previous point. So, rather than repeating it, let me give the link so that you can read that and continue here. The link is: "Creation of Man." The third stage in the creation of man is, that God breathed into him the Holy Spirit. The Garden of Eden is the paradise, and so the Holy Spirit is in the glorified form, which we may call it glory, which is like an apparel, or clothing; (for details you may refer 2 Corinthians 15:1-5). God considers the Soul, or the person, without the Spirit as a dead person. Giving the spirit is referred as quickening (bring life to) the person. So, if we lost the spirit is spiritually dead.
God 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 could eat all the fruits, but they must not eat from one tree. 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 bodies did not die, only their spirit, which had clothed them so that they should not be found naked (Refer 2 Corinthians 5:2-3) have 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 over 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, which was a spiritual death, the living souls became dead souls that is without the spirit, then they saw their naked bodies. But they did not die 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. So it will be the reversal of what happened to Adam and Eve at the garden, which will be eternal life.
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 bodies 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. Jesus Christ says in Matthew 22:30 "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." 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