Sunday, October 22, 2017

Will God Reveal To Someone About Somebody's Salvation In Comatose?







Can A Person In Comatose State Be Saved?

Question: I believe a person can be saved in a comatose state even when they are brain dead, for if the ventilator is still working, their soul and spirit can hear. And I have seen it done and have gotten God's revelation that they were given a chance in that state. What is your take on it?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus name! I agree that a person even before death at the last moment of his/her life can be saved, this we have seen it described in the incident of the two robbers who were crucified on the left and the right side of Jesus. During that time when it all started, both the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing saying, "He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.'" (Matt 27:43-44). This was a prophetic event which displayed two sinners at the side of Jesus for whom Jesus was actually dying in order to rescue them from eternal death (Mark 15:27-28). But something miraculous happened in front of Jesus at that time, even as one was continuing to blaspheme Jesus, the other criminal on the other side was deeply convicted of his own sin by the Holy Spirit and therefore suddenly a change happened within him that made him accept Jesus as His Messiah in his heart (John 16:8-11). Suddenly he asked the other thief on the other side, "Don't you even fear God when you are dying? We deserve to die for our evil deeds, but this man hasn't done one thing wrong."

Then turning to Jesus in repentance he asked, ""Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom." Jesus replied back saying, "“Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:39-42, 43). So I believe that when a person is conscious and have the ability to think and make a choice as one of the robber did, Jesus is always ready to welcome even the vile of the worst of sinners, in to His kingdom by saving them through His blood shed for them (Heb 9:14).

It is said in the Bible, "Rachel was dying. As she took her last breath, she named her son Benoni [Son of My Sorrow], but his father named him Benjamin [Son of My Right Hand]." (Gen 35:18, GWT). But in this instance, Rachel though she was dying, yet it was in her last breath that she named her son...she was conscious enough to utter that word in her mouth.

God says that "human beings, life breath is in their nostrils...." (Isa 2:22, ISV).

As the New Testament reveals, "...when Jesus had cried-out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit." (Matt 27:50), which means once Jesus gave up the last life breath, he died and therefore from that time on was officially declared dead (John 19:30, 34).

The Bible reveals, "None of us can hold back our spirit from departing. None of us has the power to prevent the day of our death. There is no escaping that obligation, that dark battle. And in the face of death, wickedness will certainly not rescue the wicked." (Eccl 8:8, NLT).

So Biblically we can see, that a person dies only when he gives up his last breath which is not in his control, except for Jesus who had voluntarily choice either to give up His last breath in to the hands of His Heavenly Father or retain his life because He held the power over death and life in His own hands as the only begotten sinless Son of God and perfect man (John 10:17-18; 19:30; Luke 23:46; 1 Pet 2:22; Pro 18:21). For example, "...Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age." (Gen. 25:8, cf. Gen. 49:33; Job 27:3; Luke 23:46; Mark 15:37).

We know from the Scripture that when a person dies, there is a separation of the spirit/soul from that person's body (Jam 2:26; Heb 4:12). Man being a tripatriate being (I Thess. 5:23b), will leave the body when he gives up the last breath which is the spirit. So for a saved person, they will be carried by the angels to heaven where the Lord is present in His Presence (Luke 16:22; 2 Cor 5:8). But for a unsaved person who dies, they will be buried by people, and their spirit/soul will be immediately placed by God in torment of Hades (Luke 16:23). Hades is the temporary place where the spirit/soul of wicked dead reside, and are punished and kept in imprisonment until the final judgment of God which is appointed and named as 'White Throne Judgment' happen at the end of the present earth in which it will be burnt to become a vapor (Rev 20:11-15; 2 Peter 3:12).

Coma, from the Greek word "koma," meaning deep sleep, is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no voluntary movement or behavior. Furthermore, in a deep coma, even painful stimuli (actions which, when performed on a healthy individual, result in reactions) are unable to affect any response, and normal reflexes may be lost. A person in a state of coma is described as being comatose. Some patients are able to emerge from a coma. In others, the coma may progress to a persistent vegetative state in which the functions of the brainstem and circulation remain relatively intact or may be supported with assistive technologies. Patients in irreversible coma may meet the criteria of brain death.

Doctors who ask the stories of people who were in coma, always consider it as hallucination, which means an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.

The Bible is clear about how to receive salvation that Jesus gives, "8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”" (Rom 10:8-13).

To call on the name of Jesus, we need to be conscious in our body, further the word which is in our heart need to be confessed with our mouth. Believing is a conscious decision, it cannot happen in a brain dead comatose when somebody is unconscious. The person in coma may even be able to see the spiritual reality of their soul/spirit for the first time in their entire life during coma, during which if by God's mercy and grace they were sustained to live in the body further and come to consciousness to make them even realize their former state of unbelief which due to revelation of the reality of God makes them seek God when they become conscious enough to know that they are unsaved and they need salvation, but yet still only as they come back to consciousness, and then confess with their mouth Lord Jesus and believe in their heart that God has raised Jesus for their justification from sin, self and Satan's accusation, they will be saved (Rom 10:9).

Bible does not guarantee a salvation during brain dead comatose. If they go in to vegetative state or brain death for them to only sustain with assistive technology, only the doctors with conscience or God showing mercy to revive him back in to consciousness can only surely help at those times, so that if they come to consciousness and hear the gospel to choose salvation which then can only save such a person, or else they will die in their sins and will go in to condemnation (John 8:24), as it has been revealed that it is appointed for man once to live and after that the judgment of God will follow their lives (Heb 9:27). The doctors are as much responsible for the life of human beings as like a preacher who preaches the gospel to get the sinners saved to eternal life (Luke 5:31; Mark 6:11).

What if they were able to hear what someone is saying during coma, but were never able to open their eyes or give any response, or that their normal reflexes were lost? In such a scenario if someone have really come with a burden for this man to get saved and preaches the gospel to him even without a response from him, and prays for his healing (Rom 10:14), I agree that there is that one last chance for him to get saved before he dies or if God shows mercy for him to come back to responsiveness of organs to live a life for the Glory of God. The word of God which comes through the gospel has the power to quicken a dead heart with the life of God from heaven when it is believed (Rom 10:16-17). But this scenario is an exception because the person in this type of light coma had consciousness enough to hear the gospel, but had no way to express to the outside world of what he was able to see with his heart and soul. The long suffering of the Lord is salvation, so no man should delay to receive the gospel by believing it. Tomorrow may become too late for that person to receive salvation, as many people who die in sudden accidents leave their body even before they could think or realize what was happening to them? That is why to the rich foolish man who felt that he had no need for God and made comfort and money as his god while he was alive and well on earth, God asked him, "What will you do if you soul is required of your today? Whose will those earthly goods be which you have provided for yourself?" (Luke 12:13-21).

Condemnation of God is nothing but the light of Jesus has already come in to the world, but men love the darkness of Satan rather than light, because their deed are evil which makes them remain in darkness rather than in light (John 3:19). Like cockroaches they scurry for cover and run to remain in darkness, rather than remain in the light of God through which Jesus cleanses people from their sins and justifies them (1 John 1:7, 9).

Why should a man wait for the time of death to be saved, when God Himself tells all humans to remember their Creator in the days of their youth before the difficult days [of their life of comatose] come (Eccl 12:1)? Further God says, "In the acceptable time [when you are alive and well] I have heard you, and in the day [when life exists] I have pleaded you to take a good choice to be saved." (2 Cor 6:2, Paraphrased).

God desires all humans to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim 2:4), but that does not mean that God will force himself against a human will or override the will of humans to save them.

Even when Jesus saw the faith of the friends who had broken through the roof to bring their suffering friend who was paralytic, Jesus said to the paralytic man "Son, your sins are forgiven you," because he was conscious at that time and put his faith in Jesus to become a child of God, so his sins were forgiven and then he was healed by Jesus to shows that He has the power on earth to forgive sins too as the God of all mankind who is worthy of all worship, adoration and honor (Mark 2:2-12).

First type : I do not believe that when a person is brain dead, he can be saved. Second Type: But if a person is conscious enough to be aware of the surrounding to hear the gospel, and can consciously take a decision for Christ even without the ability to be physically responsive to express his belief of heart, then he can be saved. You might have seen coma person of the second type which I have spoken and hence your revelation might be right in this regard, but not for the first type as I have explained above.

Much Blessings....



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Is It Seven Spirits Or Sevenfold Spirits of God?







What Are The 7 Spirits of God?


Question: What are the 7 Spirits of God?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name! It is not seven spirit's but rather the seven-fold Spirit, who is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient in a seven fold level of Sovereignty and capacity, and is revealed in certain parts of Scripture to reveal the deeper level of spiritual realm in which God acts according to His will. There is only one Holy Spirit of God, and that is why we differentiate the Holy Spirit with a capital 'S' and our human spirit with a small 's' as a prefix in these words. We cannot cut the Holy Spirit in to seven pieces and say that they are different from one another, but it is the different character capacity of operation in the same person who works to release it separately from one another. It is like a juice vendor supplying different flavor of juices from the same shop. Though each one tastes differently, yet it is produced and supplied by the same person from the same shop (1 Cor 12:4, 11).

The "seven Spirits of God" are mentioned in Revelation 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; and 5:6, these shows impeccably that the instruction of Jesus to His Church can only come from and through the Holy Spirit of God (Rev 2:7, 11, 17, 29,; 3:6, 13, 22; 22:17), though it reaches them through many messengers of the Church who are appointed individually in all churches. Initially the Lord instructs to the 7 churches at the starting time of the Book of Revelation through the Spirit and pleads with them to hear what the Spirit is saying, but later at the end the Spirit and the Bride becomes one in heart and soul in Rev 22:17 and together they call others to respond to their invitation to come and join them in heaven. O what a Beauty! Revelation 1:4 mentions that the seven spirits are before God's throne. Revelation 3:1 indicates that Jesus Christ "holds" the seven spirits of God. This shows that even though the Spirit of God is present in heaven to take instruction before the throne of God as the executive of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit will only respond to the words of Jesus now and His Church which is his body that walk in His will (John 14:14; 16:13-14, 23-24; Eph 1:20; 2:6). Revelation 4:5 links the seven spirits of God with seven burning lamps that are before God's throne. This shows that as much as we are present in the eyes of the Spirit in His godly character, equally we are present before the throne of God, none above or none less than in the eyes of the Spirit.

Revelation 5:6 identifies the seven spirits with the "seven eyes" and "seven horns" of the Lamb and states that they are "sent out into all the earth," where seven Churches are present.

So again Rev 1:4 shows that the seven spirits of God is nothing other than God the Spirit Himself who is before God's Throne, who only now acts through Jesus (Rev 3:1), in His "Seven horn" (Rev 5:6) omnipotence which acts through the Lord Jesus' (i.e.) Lambs character of sacrifice around the world through His Churches (Rev 4:5), in His omniscience of "seven eyes" (Rev 5:6) sees all things around the world through Jesus' (i.e.) Lambs character of sacrifice (Rev 5:6), and instructions of the Spirit is "sent out" by seven fold Spirits of God in to all the earth in His omnipresence to exhibit the same character of the Lamb who is Jesus Christ throughout the seven churches on earth (Rev 5:6; John 1:36-37). So the omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence of Jesus is seen through the churches on earth through the seven fold work of the Holy Spirit from heaven only. In other words, the Holy Spirit is the conduit who connects Jesus in heaven who is head, to the church on earth which is His extended body on earth, and makes the life of Jesus to flow in all the body parts of Jesus on earth equally and vibrantly.

The number 7 is identified with something being “finished” or “complete,” like in the time of Creation in which God spends six days creating the heavens and the earth, and then rests on the seventh day. Therefore, the seventh day was set apart as holy unto the Lord for all mankind to rest and have fellowship with God, which was also commanded to Israelites of which the template is observed even in the world till today (Gen 1:31; 2:1-2, 3; Deut 5:11-15). 7 is often found in contexts involving completeness or divine perfection (Exo 22:30; 2 Kin 5:10; Jos 6:3-4). It is then used in describing the seven qualities regarding the fullness of the seven fold quantity of the Spirit which will rest upon the Messiah in Isaiah 11:2.

Actually we see the Seven-fold Spirit in Isaiah 11:1-2 where it was prophesied about the future coming of Jesus and how the Spirit of God in His seven fold fullness will act through the life of Jesus Christ, "1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD." (Isa 11:1-2).

We know that the only human being who had the capacity to hold the completeness of the Spirit of God in all of the seven fold capacity is Jesus who is the Messiah of the whole world. Jesus was sinless, and he was hundred percentage God and hundred percentage man, the only God-Man who ever lived on earth coming from heaven (1 Tim 2:5, 3; 2 Tim 1:10; John 3:13).

When John the Baptist who was the pre-ordained prophet of God, came from the wilderness crying out to repent and receive God's salvation in Christ Jesus, he then at the height of his ministry at the fullness of time baptized Jesus by His voluntary insistence, at that time to every one's eyes and ears God declared and testified that Jesus was the Messiah by the Holy Spirit of God descending in bodily form like a dove upon Him (Luke 3:21-22), at that movement of time God the Father put a seal upon the Messiahship of Jesus through His very own voice that declared Jesus as His beloved Son in whom He was well pleased. Thus Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit to the fullness of capacity (Luke 4:1).

This fullness of holding the Spirit of God in seven fold capacity was further described by apostle John as something uniquely given to Jesus because "He speaks the very words of God", and therefore as He is the Messiah, God gives Him the Spirit without measure (John 3:34).

This Seven fold Spirit are seen in details as follows,

The Spirit of the Lord

The Spirit of the Lord came parting the heaven and alighting (Matt 3:16), descending (Mark 1:10-11; Luke 3:22), and rested remaining upon Jesus because He was the appointed Messiah of God who is God's only begotten Son of God (John 1:33-34), foretold by Isaiah the prophet as someone who was to come in the fullness of Spirit anointed to preach the gospel to the poor, was sent to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind and to set free at liberty those people who are oppressed by man made laws and the divine laws which was broken by weakness of the flesh, and finally declare to the whole world the year of acceptance and favor for all humankind by the Lord God the Father in heaven through Jesus and His sinless sacrifice on earth to atone and bring back the lost friendship with God (Matt 1:21). This above prophecy was fulfilled when God testified before the nation of Israel that the Messiah who is His Son had lived a life fully pleasing Him without a spot of sin, has come to them as one among them humbly to take care of them and provide them the spiritual gifts of heaven and eternal life (Luke 4:17, 18, 19, 20-21; John 1:11-13; 10:28; 17:3).

The Spirit of Wisdom

The Spirit of wisdom is a supernatural ability to know what to do at the right moment of time, in order to succeed and bring success in all areas of life. We see in the Old Testament, when God wanted to build a tent for Himself to reside temporarily, He filled certain men like Bezaleel and Aholiab with the Spirit of God, "in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship." (Exod 31:2). Even the artisans who prepared the priestly garments were filled with the spirit of wisdom to exactly do it according to God's requirement, and the same God did even to those women who spun yarn of goat's hair (Exo 28:3; 35:26). King Solomon was full of divine Wisdom more than the wisest men who lived during His times, so that all the kings of the earth sought a audience with him to hear from him the wisdom (1 Kings 4:30, 34; 10:23). Now we have Jesus who is more than King Solomon as He is the Creator of him, now are we really longing to have a private audience with him in prayer to hear back the wisdom of his voice and direction for our lives to live abundantly and successfully (Matt 12:42)? Further wisdom was something depicted as a person in the Old Testament, in other words, as somebody and not something. Now we have come to know that the person depicted was none other than Jesus Christ who was to come as the wisdom of God to all humans in its fullness (Prov 4:1-27). Jesus Christ secures us spiritually when we give heed to His wisdom and protect us from the enemy of our soul who wants to steal, kill and destroy all the good things given to us from God (John 10:10).

Because Christ has received the Spirit of wisdom in fullness, He has become our wisdom for now and forever (1 Cor 1:30). Now God has promised all believers, that if they ask with faith in Jesus for wisdom, they will receive it without reproach (Jam 1:5-8). The prayer of Paul the apostle for all the believer is : “The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him” (Eph. 1.17). Now Christ gives us the wisdom of God to build people who are the living stones in the temple of God which God is building, and how to supply the garments of the priest which is salvation and holiness to minister before the throne of God in heaven (1 Cor 6:19; 1 Peter 2:4-5; Heb 8:1-2; 4:16).

The Spirit of Understanding

The Spirit of Wisdom always accompanies with its twin the Spirit of understanding, which means when we know with wisdom what to do at a certain point of time, with understanding we will know how to do it with what we have at hand. Hence, with wisdom in the fullness of measure, the Spirit of understanding is essentially needed to fulfill the task at hand successfully. Jesus learned not in a theological school of his times, yet the wisdom and understanding He had about Scriptures, all the great doctoral pharisees and priest were amazed at the scriptural understanding He had even when Jesus was twelve years old (John 7:15; Luke 2:46-47).

The kings who ruled the nation of Israel like David and his son Solomon had divine Wisdom and understanding to judge people according to the exact requirement of God (2 Sam 14:20; 1 Kings 3:28; 4:29). Zechariah, had understanding in the visions of God (2 Chro 26:5). Even during the times of the Great Bible Teacher Ezra in the Bible who gave great understanding to people about the law of God (Ezra 7:10; Neh 8:8), certain men had great understanding to work "the service of the Levites" in line with the will of God in their times (Ezra 8:16, 18), also Ezra read the law and gave understanding to the people of God and helped them to respond to it in their day to day choices of life to live holy and be pleasing to God (Neh 8:2; 10:28). The Bible says that "the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do" (1 Chron 12:32). God says to all believers through His Word, "No matter whether you have got something or not is not valuable at all, until you get understanding to know that to do with what you have." (Prov 4:7, Paraphrased).

The people who helped Solomon the king to build the temple of God in Jerusalem were filled with wisdom and understanding by God, so that they were able to do all the intricate brass works for the temple of the Lord (1 Kings 7:14). Only a wise son with understanding can build the house for the Lord by the favor of God (2 Chron 2:12), Jesus as the wise Son of God has been sent to us with understanding to build a living eternal temple of God through believing people like us who are living stones (2 Cor 6:16-18). From where could we get wisdom and from which place understanding comes (Job 28:12, 20)? The Bible simply says very accurately, "the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding." (Job 28:28). Never forget that without Divine inspiration, we cannot get true understanding (Job 32:8). He who has understanding and wisdom to save souls is wise (Prov 11:30). Jesus now through the fullness of the Spirit of understanding is building His church on earth. So let us get Divine understanding from Jesus to build this eternal temple of God for the Glory of God!

The Spirit of counsel

In the multitude of counselors there is always victory ahead for us (Prov 15:22; 11:14). Counsel is a advice that creates positive expectation of what would be the result of something expected. It is a legal advice that is received from a person who knows the law, to understand how to respond legally for every individual situation to succeed and bring to justice our concern. The Lord has his own legal way to decide which way is right or wrong according to His law. We do not know the Lord's way until we receive the Spirit of counsel to hear what He thinks regarding any situation we face. The Spirit of counsel is the anointing that reveals the Word of the Lord from the Throne of heaven, to understand and know what the Lord is thinking regarding any things in any situation.

For example, Jesus received the counsel of the Lord daily, and this truth was foretold by prophet Isaiah before nearly 750 years before Jesus even came to earth, "4 The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned. 5 The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away." (Isa 50:4-5). There is a way in which the Lord reveals his counsel each morning day by day to those of His obedient sons who are bond slaves to Him to fulfill His counsel, to these bond-slaves who are zealous to fulfill His will, he opens their ear with a hot iron rod of suffering which will forever seal them to have no will of their own except the Lord's will. To speak the word of counsel to the weary in season is the same gift of God that operates within those who hear the counsel of the Lord.

"But which of them has stood in the council of the LORD to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?" (Jer 23:18). Usually to all the person who waits for the Lord in His presence, He lifts them up in to his counsel and makes them hear Him (Amos 3:7-8; Job 15:8). Always "with the upright is [God's]... secret counsel." (Prov 3:32, YLT). Who can counsel the Lord, or teach him? (Rom 11:34). No one, as God is the one who declares the end from the beginning because history is His Story in reality (Isa 46:10).

In Jesus we are complete, and in faith we too can operate in the fullness of the Lord's counsel just like Jesus did because of allowing God to open His ears by Him submitting to God day by day, moment by moment (Col 2:10). What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived -- the things God has prepared for those who love him--But to us God hath revealed them, by this Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God (1 Cor 2:9-10). In Jesus, we have become God's friends and are not just servants anymore, hence we can come to understand the counsel of God in our lives through the Spirit of Counsel when we seek the Lord and love Him with all our heart to do His will in our lives (John 15:15; Jer 32:19).

The Spirit of Might

The Spirit of Might is something that comes out of the anointing of heaven to fulfill the will of God by His strength and supernatural grace. Not by might, nor by power but by His Spirit saith the Lord of hosts (Zec 4:9). Might is great strength, power or force. God is mighty and therefore His work is done in His might. Therefore the great Man of God Moses prays to God saying, "O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?" (Deut 3:24). When God shows his strength we can rest in Him and enjoy the ride of our life. Do you desire for such a walk with God, Is the prayer of Moses your humble prayer to God?

Our God is the mighty God, with Him is might, He is mighty in work, wisdom and might are His (Jer 32:18, 19; Job 12:13; Dan 2:20). Are we ready to acknowledge the might of the Lord?, without it we cannot prosper in our lives now and forever (Isa 33:13; Job 9:4). God calls all the hosts of heavens [i.e. stars, moons and planets] by their name and not even one of them is missing because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power (Isa 40:26). To those who have no might of their own and are weak in themselves, God increases His strength in them to prove His might through them (Isa 40:30). Are you ready to let God prove His might through your life? Let go and let God reign!!!

As God's "name is great in might" (Jer 10:6), if we seek Him and His Glory sincerely, by letting us know His might through the display of His great works, He will allow us to know His name in the power of His greatness (Jer 16:21). If you have faith in the Lord Jesus and continually lift His name high, automatically the mighty works of God will be revealed through your life as the Spirit of Might rest upon you just like it did upon Jesus (Matt 13:54, 58). When you have lost yourself for the Glory of God, it will cause people to "rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works" that God does through you for His Glory. Those that have “The Spirit of Might”, have the power and strength of God’s Might! Are we able to say in our life, "I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might,.." (Mic 3:8). If we thank and praise Jesus regularly for having given us the Spirit of might (Dan 2:23), He will increase the measure of it and help us walk with "mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God" and help us preach the gospel in power through our lives in all the world (Rom 15:19).

My prayer for you is just as apostle Paul prayer over the Ephesian believers, I pray that God would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man, so that our thoughts might become inline with the will of God which will empower them to become mighty through God to pull down strongholds of the devil in our mind, which will in turn make us to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (Eph 3:16; 2 Cor 10:4; Eph 6:10).

The Spirit of Knowledge

The Spirit of knowledge is the measure of the Spirit that God gives us, to give us a living revelation of Himself not just as a theory in our mind, but as a life flooding out of our soul, oozing out of us a living reality of God living in the midst of us (2 Cor 6:16, 17-18). When we have given God our own life (our own thoughts, emotions and desires that are contrary to His) and lose our life for His sake, in return, He given us His very own life of heaven which is full of peace that passes all our understanding, joy unspeakable and rejoicing that strengthens us in the Lord with His might and Presence all around us and within us (Matt 10:39; 16:25).

Such life in the Spirit of Knowledge takes us to a place in this intimate knowledge of God where we will be able to say like apostle Paul, "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20). The Spirit of Knowledge is not a knowledge collected in our mind by our experience of our five senses, but rather it is something imparted and received from the Lord by faith. So the faith sense comes by the Spirit of Knowledge (2 Cor 5:7). When we walk in it, we will also be able to say and mean, to God "though You slay me, yet will I trust You." (Job 13:15) and "[I am] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [I am] perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed...." (2 Corinthians 4:8-9). This is intimate knowledge of God.

God first loves us and through us He wants to love others, in other words, only when we have the Spirit of Knowledge that God loves us even when we do not feel it, only then through the trial we can come to know that, "when we pass through the waters (of trouble), God is still with us; and through the rivers (of difficulties), they shall not sink us in it forever to be drowned: when we walk through the fire (of death or life experience), we shall not be burned: neither shall the flame set us on fire. Because we have the great I am who is the Lord our God...we were precious in God's sight... and He has loved us." (Isaiah 43:2-4). In short, God proves His Presence and Glory only through the Spirit of Knowledge, so let us ask God and increase in the measure of it by receiving it and experience heaven on earth. Do we love God to intimately know that in every circumstances of our lives, good or bad, to see His face, His hand-print and love to thank Him and praise Him in all circumstances and to rejoice always (Matt 22:37; 2 Thess 5:16-18)? This is what is increasing in the true Spirit of knowledge is! When we abandon ourselves and our bodies to the Lord, knowing that we can't do anything, but simply yield ourselves to Him, and then we watch as He "works all things together for good." (Romans 8:28). When we are operating in this Spirit of Knowledge like Paul, we should and will be able to say, "For me to live is Christ...." (Philippians 1:21).

The great apostle Paul cries out saying, "...I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them as rubbish, that I may increase in Christ's intimate knowledge in me as it is in Him of me, so that I may know Him more intimately, and experience the power of His resurrection life working within, and the fellowship of His sufferings revealed to me, being made conformable unto His death within by which He actually experienced life of heaven within Him." (Php 3:8, 10, Paraphrased)


The Spirit of the Fear of the LORD

The Spirit of the Fear of the LORD is the final thing in the measure of the fullness of the Spirit. This Fear of the Lord is a gift that Jesus operated to not fear that causes dread of the Heavenly Father, but rather it was something that made Jesus to honor, revere, trust, love, and submit to His Heavenly Father will in awe, passion and respect for Him. The early New Testament church walked in the same fear of the Lord that Jesus walked (Acts 9:31). This kind of "the fear of the Lord" that makes us do His commandments out of love for Him "is the beginning of wisdom" and "knowledge" that gives us understanding (Ps 111:10; Prov 1:7).

Every one who walks in this gift of the fear of God, their soul will be concerned not to displease God, because he loves Him as a Father, and He loves and pities them as his children (Psa 103:13), they do not want to offend him in anything, but would love to "abide in him" and grow in His Love by keeping His commandments (John 15:4-7; 14:15, 21; 15:10).

The soul that is united with God in His Love will have "the fear of God" which will bear fruit of the Spirit like love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, self-control, meekness, long-suffering, faithfulness (Gal 5:23-24). So we who live in the Spirit after being born again, let us learn to walk in unison in the Spirit taking the help of the fear of the Lord (Gal 5:25). "Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God." (2 Cor 7:11).

Let us learn to not transgress even one of God's law to break it like Jesus (1 Peter 2:22), instead let us invoke the Holy Spirit just like Jesus did (Heb 5:7-8), that he may generously pour out the gift of the holy fear of the Lord on the people of our day like us to keep us all in His will and away from defilement of our body, soul and spirit (Heb 1:9; 1 Thess 5:23-24).


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

RE: Biblically What Should Our Response Be To A Spouse Who Deceives?







Deceptive Marital Partner, What Should I do?

Question: You had noted in a previous post titled, "Is Divorce A Condemnation Or Consequence For Marital Infidelity?", it is spoken about separating from a continually deceptive marriage partner. A person wanted to know if they could separate from the partner who is deceptive. I would like to see/hear from the Bible what your answer is.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name! I appreciate that you have written back to know more clearly whether a believing partner could separate from the partner who is continually deceptive. Still you have not shared whether the partner is a believer or a unbeliever, so I would answer from the point of unbeliever and then speak about a believing partner who might be deceptive.

We should always understand when somebody is deceptive and evil continually, without even a remorse for their bad behavior at least once in a while, it does mean that the person is not saved at all, because a saved person will feel remorseful, ask sorry to God and men, will forgive and also seek for forgiveness to let go of their bad behavior which has come out of them (1 John 2:9-11; 3:8, 13-15). Apostle John reveals that, "Whoever has been born of God does not sin infinitely without any remorse or conviction of sin that always turn him towards repentance and life, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin infinitely, because he has been born of God, God will convict him as he is His child, and will turn him towards Himself." (1 John 3:9, Paraphrased). In other words, when someone is a believer, they will humble themselves to seek grace from God to keep that line of communication with God always open in their day to day lives (Psa 66:18), they will try constantly not to be conformed to the world but rather will get transformed by renewing their mind with the Word of God (James 4:6; 1 Peter 3:7; Rom 12:2).

So if God truly reveals to us that if somebody is a unbeliever and that we have been deceived by them in marrying them, or if we have not heeded the Word of God that commands us not to marry a unbeliever and have done it in rebellion to it (2 Cor 6:14-18), then the unbeliever will definitely continue to cause devastation in our marriage. How can two walk together unless they agree in faith (Amos 3:3)? Faith should be the basic agreement within the family of every believer. Only when Christ is the head of the house, the unseen host at every meal, the silent listener to every conversation, only then Christ could live among that members of our home to bring peace, joy and righteousness (Rom 14:17), with the willingness of the leader of the Household who have subject himself to the rulership of Christ his Lord and Savior (1 Cor 11:3). In a light hearted way I say, he who has married a unbeliever, his mother-in-law will be the devil.

If the area of deception of a unbelieving partner is in the area of sex which is exclusively covenanted to be given to each other only within the boundary of marriage, you have every right to divorce him or her when you find out that they have been unfaithful to you and to God (Matt 19:9). But we know that actually the problem with a unbelieving spouse is not unfaithfulness only, but salvation itself, in other words, if they get saved by God, they will be delivered from this kind of marital unfaithfulness as they will get themselves transferred from the kingdom of "darkness to light", Satan to God, from unfaithfulness to faithfulness (Acts 26:18). God wants even your unbelieving spouse to be saved (1 Tim 2:4), so pray for their salvation and tell them how bad you feel when they are unfaithful and deceptive to try to cover up their mistake (1 Tim 2:1-2), but if they do not change their ways and want to humiliate you for telling them the truth, it means they do not want to change even when you have been so patient for them to turn them from their wicked ways. So in other words, without telling you frankly that they want a divorce, they try to convey to you, that you are no more needed, stay if you want, or run away if you do not want to accommodate what I do or say. This is a major problem when it comes to unbelievers, they do not want to change their wicked ways of sin and deception, even when it cost them a marriage or even when their spouse might get separated from them. In such a scenario, "If the unbelieving spouse walks out, you've got to let him or her go. You don't have to hold on desperately. God wants his children to live in peace and harmony." (1 Cor 7:15, MSG). "For, after all, there is no assurance to you wives that your husbands will be converted [and become saved] if they stay; and the same may be said to you husbands concerning your wives." (1 Cor 7:16, LB).

Once when someone is unfaithful in the area of sex, then domestic violence, lies, hypocrisy, etc will slowly start to come and dominate within the family. What should you do when such thing happens? I mean when some one is continually deceptive? When they do not want to change, but instead they push you to a dead end road in your marital relationship and intimacy? Try your best to continue for the sake of the children, and pray to God expecting a change over a period of time, say a year or more. Try to live peacefully as much as possible by the grace of God, but now finally it only depends on you, if you come to point where you think there can be no more peace in spite of you pursuing peace with your whole heart as a child of God (Rom 12:18; Matt 5:9), then let them depart in peace by you providing a divorce according to their desire. But in case they want to live with you and want to change, always give them a one more chance to change by carefully considering whether they are genuine or speaking with a motive behind it. Ask God for wisdom in all these matters, He will give you abundantly all that you need to be successful in your life (Jam 1:5).

What if that spouse who is acting like a unbeliever is actually a believer? Here is the bottom line, as I said in the previous post, when you ask God whether your spouse is believer who has not matured in his/her spiritual life or a unbeliever who will not change at all even though you are willingly to adjust yourself so much for him/her, God will see your sincerity in seeking Him for guidance as His child, and will definitely speak to you in a vision, dream, circumstance, Word of God, godly counselor who are men or women of God, through prophecy or even through a stranger. Also God tells you to look at the character of the person, to know whether He is a believer or unbeliever, if there is no fruit of the Spirit at all, then you know they are unbelievers (Jam 2:26). Do they call Jesus as their Lord and Savior, through it you can find whether someone is a believer or not because only those who have the Holy Spirit of God within them can be able to accept and declare Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (Matt 7:15-20; Gal 5:22-23; 1 Cor 12:3). Does your spouse forgive and ask for forgiveness? Only a true believer will be able to forgive consistently and also ask for forgiveness when they are wrong, because they follow Christ and take Him as their example to follow in their lives (Matt 18:21-22; 6:14-15; 5:23-26; Eph 4:32; 1 Peter 2:21).

But if your spouse is revealed by your test and by God that he or she is a believer, then you cannot divorce him or her. Try your best not to depart from your spouse as much as possible by praying and giving all your cares to God (1 Peter 5:7), to let Him deal with the erring partner and turn him/her in to the right godly path of righteousness (1 Cor 7:10). If you are woman, you can stay separately for a period of time expecting a change from your husband, and then when in his heart you see a desire for reconciliation, then come together again in the name of Jesus to live a successful family life by the grace of God (1 Cor 7:5-6, 11; 10:31; Col 3:17). Do not live by law, it will only bring death and more death in to your life (Matt 19:9; John 8:10-11, 12). But learn to live by the grace of God, it will bring life, and it will bring life more abundantly (Rom 8:2, 6; John 10:10).

When you both are believers, try to think intentionally that there is no way out of marriage, there is only one place to look within marriage and that is Christ who is the solution for whatever problems you are going through (1 Cor 7:27a). Try always to focus on Christ for every problem you face, because He is the solution you are actually after without really knowing it fully (1 Cor 7:29-31). When you please Christ, actually He will help you please your spouse by His favor upon you (1 Cor 7:32-33, 34, 35-36; 1 Peter 5:7; Prov 16:7). Until one of the partner dies physically, believing couple have no option to come out of marriage, even if a believing partner dies, they only have the option to take another believing partner only in the Lord as per the direction of the Lord (1 Cor 7:39-40).

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Monday, October 16, 2017

If A Life Partner's Behavior Is Evil Or Deceptive Continually, Does Bible Allow Us To Separate Ourselves From Them Through Divorce?







Is Divorce A Condemnation Or Consequence For Marital Infidelity?

Question: Having read the following post, "My Unfaithful Wife, Should I Divorce Or Should I Keep Forgiving?" I believe, divorcing her is not condemning her. Divorce is consequence to her unrepentant adultery. Divorce is separating yourself from evil. How can two walk together, except they agree? You can be divorced, and still pray for that one, still be forgiving in your heart; and if/when there is genuine repentance and desire for reconciliation, your heart is already there. She has a will of her own. God's Holy Spirit will let you know if she returns or not, if you should retain hope of reconciliation or not. Each scenario is different. What is your thought regarding this?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name! I know that divorce is not condemning the wife but even if it is taken as a consequence to her unrepentant life, still God hates divorce because the children who are the closest thing to heaven get affected in their lives because of it. God hates divorce, as it covers our garments with violence even when it is not treacherous (Mal 2:16). So we must take heed to our spirit, in to which the Spirit of God speaks and guides us individually, so as God is so much more concerned about the lives of our children to raise them up as godly ones, we must give heed to the voice of the Holy Spirit in this matter individually (Mal 2:15). I know it is hard for two to walk together, except they agree (Amos 3:3), but this is mainly spoken to the covenant relationship between God and man in its context, and also within believers life if they do not agree on the basics of faith and be a disciple of the Lord, then it is hard to walk together.

For example, If someone has married a unbeliever against the very basic will of God or before they came to faith in the Lord Jesus (2 Cor 6:14-18), then there is no other way except to consent to divorce if the other unbeliever want to leave the believer because of their practicing faith, then in peace we are instructed to let them leave as we cannot force them our faith against their will (1 Cor 7:15-16). Even then, if they are willing to live with us who is a believer, then we are told to not send them away as God by His grace and mercies is able to sanctify both the unbelieving spouse and the child when we continue to walk as an example of living Christ's life before them in sincerity and honesty and continue to pray for their salvation (1 Cor 7:12-13, 14; 1 Peter 3:1-2, 7; Matt 21:21-22; Luke 18:27; 1:37). Still at large naturally, we can only pray and try to share our faith with the unbelieving spouse, but we do not know for sure, whether they will turn to the Lord or not. But the Lord who know the end from the beginning, He can help us in such situation and matter if we continue to seek Him to show us the right way in our life as He has promised that He is the way (1 Cor 7:16; John 14:6). If our spouse is a believer and have run away from us, then he or she is told by the Lord to stay unmarried or come and get unified again with the believing spouse they have run away from (1 Cor 7:10-11). Only in the case of adultery, there is a right for the believing spouse to divorce according to the law, but if we really come to know the mercies and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in forgiving all our daily sins (Heb 10:17; 1 John 1:7, 9; 1 Peter 2:2-3), we in the Spirit of Christ, should likewise forgive them and give them time to repent and come to Christ for deliverance from such spirit of adultery (Matt 19:9; Eph 4:32).

Unrepentant adultery has serious consequence for a believer who continues in the spirit of harlotry (Hos 4:12; James 4:4-6). He or she will soon face severe chastening of the Lord which if resisted may even lead to physical or unexpected death (Heb 13:4-6; 12:5, 6, 7-8, 9, 10-11; 1 Cor 11:27-28, 29-30, 31). So can we deal with a spouse in the way God wants to deal with His unfaithful betrothed spouse or virgin (i.e.) we the Church? It all depends on whether we want to walk by the law of Moses or the Spirit of grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with which we started to walk in Christ through our salvation (John 1:16-17; Rom 8:6, 2, 5; Gal 3:3). Make sure you walk in the Spirit of Christ till the end as you began, because the law will only bring death in the end, but grace of the Spirit will bring life and peace and possible marital solution for the Glory of God (2 Cor 3:8-9, 17). Vengeance is not ours to take against our spouse when dealing in grace or even through the Law, but rather it belong to the Lord who will judge and justify rightly in His time, space and matter (Rom 12:19; 3:26; Deut 32:35). By the Spirit of grace (Zech 12:10), God will fulfill His purpose for our lives when we trust Him and give Him time to act (Psa 27:14; 119:126; 102:13), and wait for Him to act (Isa 64:4), the Spirit of Glory will rest upon us even if we face persecution because of our meekness to obey the Word of the Lord at all personal cost (1 Peter 4:14; 2;21, 22, 23). What a glory, Glory! What was the reward Jesus got? Jesus got eternal reward of being seated at the right hand of God for such humility and meekness, so that today and forevermore "every knee should bow" in all the universe (Php 2:5-8, 9, 10-11). Are you ready for eternal reigning with Jesus through your suffering for righteousness (2 Tim 2:12)? The reward is not temporal, but eternal rulership like Jesus and with Him (Rev 2:10, 26; 3:21)!

Yes, I believe that if a spouse is a believer and is saved, then the Spirit of God will definitely without fail will lead him or her back to conviction of sin (John 16:8-11), and as a result will make her/him to repent and come back to the spouse whom God has given to them by His own hand and covenant (Gen 2:22; Mal 2:14). It is good and normal to expect a spouse to come back if such spouse is saved, and that we have married him/her according to the basic good level of the will of God according to the revealed Word of God (Rom 12:2; 2 Cor 6:14-18). But if not, we cannot be sure that even if we adjust and want to win the unsaved spouse, whether they will really get saved or not in the end, but God who is the God of peace and not confusion has the ability to reveal even that to our heart as we seek Him regarding those things with all our heart and soul, and also take the counsel of godly messengers of God in our lives (Jer 33:3; Isa 44:26; 45:19; Prov 11:14; Dan 2:47). Only our God the one true Creator knows "the end from the beginning", and He is able to reveal to us the hidden things of our life, that is, whether someone is a believer or unbeliever, even those who want to leave us as a unbeliever will return back to us or never will ever (Isa 46:10). Yes Indeed, I agree with you that each Scenario is different and therefore we need the wisdom of God, to know supernaturally that which we can expect a change from that which will not change at all. May our prayer to God always be regarding our marital ordeals mainly, "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can through prayer, faith and perseverance, and the wisdom to know the difference."

The vehicle of revelation regarding how our future will fall in to place will usually come from God through visions or dreams in the New Testament as God has promised to pour out His Spirit upon all his children. But it can also come through prophecy, or through the Word of God quickened in our heart, or through the voice of the Spirit within us, or through situations sometimes, etc.... (Acts 2:17-18). God can reveal through the way He wants, the time He wants and through whom He wants. Always seek the Lord and be open to hear from Him about your future (John 16:13). But whatever the Scenario before us we individually face in our life and circumstances, Jesus has already overcome the world and therefore we should be cheerful in faith and know that even if something happens against what we thought will happen, let us keep calm and maintain peace in our heart (John 14:27; 16:33), because whatever happens can only happen because God has already thought about our situation and wants it all to happen like it is, for our own eternal good that will stay with us for eternity ahead (Rom 8:28). Always for a righteous person, the end is victory ahead, because the Lord is able to work through our mess we have created in our married life, and is able to turn it all in to something good for us eternally (Jam 5:10-11; Rom 8:28).

Never feel that your case is impossible for the Lord to work, know that the things which are impossible with men, may be through the legal court of justice which you were taken to task unlawfully or may be even the Church elders who cannot solve it because of stubbornness on the part of the believing spouse who does not want to cooperate with them for bringing a right solution, if you cooperate with God by adhering in faith to the Word of God, God is able to work it through and bring a expected end (Jer 29:11-13, KJV). So divorce doesn't have to be neither condemnation nor a consequence for marital infidelity as "now there is no more condemnation in Christ Jesus" for those who live according to the Spirit (Rom 8:1). Let us expect a change and a shout of victory in our spouses, and let us come to understand that our faith is our victory (1 John 5:4). Let us pray for one another and forgive one another just as Christ has done for us. If our spouse is a unbeliever and their behavior is continually evil or deceptive, let us pray for them and expect a change to be wrought by the Lord if they want to stay and continue with us willingly, or let them go in peace (Matt 5:38-42, 43-48; Rom 12:19-21; 1 Cor 7:12-13, 15). Our Lord desires even those evil unbelieving spouse to get saved through our life of faith and prayer (1 Tim 2:3-4, 1-2), but stay peaceful as much as you can with the unbelieving spouse, but if they are demanding a divorce and you feel it is impossible to be at peace with them, then divorce them according to their will and wishes as you need not be in such a case of bondage against the faith you practice (Rom 12:18).    

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

What Connection Does Our Soul Have To Our Body?







Is Our Soul And Body The Same?


Question : If the soul is separate from the body why does it say in the Bible that it can eat or fast (Lev. 7:20; 23:27 ; Ps. 35:13); it can weep and faint (Jer. 13:17; Jonah 2:7); can crave and give way to fear (Deut. 24:7; Acts 2:43); a person might kidnap a soul (Deut. 24:7), etc.? Aren't these attributes of the body?

Answer : Greetings to you in Jesus wonderful name! God has created man as a triune being. That means, consisting of three in one. Paul the apostle gave a benediction to the Church that says, "23 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. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it." (1 Thess 5:23). In other words, Paul did not just bless the believers body, but also the soul and the spirit, which means that they are three different unique entities but with interdependent existence. Hu(dust)+man(being) is a being which God made out of out of dust and breathed the spirit and soul existence in to it (Gen 2:7). So each of us are a spirit-man with a eternal soul that is covered with a dust body. So the body gives us world-consciousness, the soul gives us self-consciousness, and the spirit within us in the innermost being which gives us God-consciousness.

Because all these three are interconnected and interdependent, if one suffers all the other three interdependent entities also suffer along with it (Prov 18:14). When God commanded the people of Israel saying, "and ye shall afflict your souls," on the day of Atonement, it does mean 'afflict your body through fasting' (Lev 16:29-31). In other words, our soul and body are so interconnected and interdependent that if we do not take care of the body well with the right food and nutrition, the soul starts to cry for it by releasing emotions that brings dissatisfaction. When God provides, He provides for both body and soul through his guidance (Psa 107:9). God wants us to approach Him with all the dissatisfaction in living a selfish life of sin, so that He could free us from its bondage and fill us with His love for Him and others around us.

So any fasting we do should be done with with this right attitude of acknowledging our sins towards God, and should expect God to provide His supernatural atonement for it so that by faith we could live blessed on earth. But when people fast without any sign of repentance for their sins of breaking His commandments and looking forward to change one's behavior by the help of the Lord's mercies and grace, then God does not get pleased with such fasting's that afflict the soul and makes people think that God is indebted to them because of their so called sacrifice of skipping of food for a day or a time (Isa 58:3). Self-righteousness is a religious subtle pride that blinds a person to make them think wrongly, that God is their debtor, when in reality God is no debtor to any human being but they are actually a debtor to Him as a Sovereign Creator and Sustainer over them (Job 35:6-8; Heb 6:10; Rom 11:35; Matt 20:15).

The soul and the spirit both has three components to its make, they are the mind that thinks, the emotion that feels, and a will that decides (Matt 26:37; Luke 22:43-44, 41, 42). I believe that just as the soul has the above three components, the spirit also have the same three component within it which we call it conscience collectively (Acts 24:16; 1 Peter 3:16). The mind of the spirit which is the conscience thinks, speaks and witnesses in the Holy Spirit (Rom 9:1), the spirit also has a will that takes decision to judge right from wrong (1 Cor 5:3) and the spirit also has emotions that it can express within us outside of our natural emotion of our soul (John 11:33; Luke 1:47; Php 4:7; 1 Peter 1:8). All the 3 components of the spirit can only be empowered by the Spirit and we can choose to operate in it through surrendering our soul-will to God, we can only know that our spirit desires always the holy things of God and godliness, which in reality we can attain only when we let God empower us so that we can be able to operate from our spirit within (Prov 20:27; 21:1; 2 Kings 3:15; 1 Sam 16:23; Luke 4:18). Thus our whole life can be influenced by our soul-will to rule all other components of the spirit and soul by choosing to abide by the Word of God and surrender to the higher will of God which is only able to help us differentiate between our soul and spirit (Heb 4:12).

God's will is that we should surrender our body as a living sacrifice to Him and let the Spirit control our spirit by our willingness (Rom 12:1-2; 13:14; Eph 4:22-24), which in turn has the ability to control our soul and bring it in to subjection to the will of God (Gal 5:25, 16). Once the soul is perfectly guided by God and is under the control of His Spirit, then our body automatically lines up to do the will of God in our day to day lives (Matt 4:1-2). That is why when we are spiritually weak, we should fast to afflict the soul and bring it in to subjection to the spirit within (Matt 26:39, 41; 6:16-18). When the soul which acts as the bridge between our spirit and body acts independently, then God's work get quieted. But when the soul quietens itself and allows the spirit to rule it, God's glorious work and His will gets fulfilled in our lives through our physical body. Our look and our thoughts and our walk and our talk and our actions will directly glorify God when we are under the control of the Spirit of God who usually prays through us the will of God to keep us intact in the will of God (1 Cor 6:20; Rom 8:26).

Thus I conclude that soul is a spiritual entity that works along with the body in tandem, when we die and leave the body to be in heaven with God until we get resurrected with our new body (2 Cor 5:8; 1 Thess 4:16-17), then our emotion, mind and will can be felt by our-self and can be expressed to God (Rev 6:9, 10, 11), but it cannot be expressed to the material world as before until we get resurrected in our new glorious celestial body (1 John 3:2; Luke 24:41-43; 1 Cor 15:40). As for the unbelievers, being in hades.gr/sheol.heb after their death [(i.e.) sheol/hades is a temporary place where souls are kept as they await the final resurrection], they will be too self-conscious and that their spirit without the goodness of God being felt in that place of hades, they will go through a precursor of hellish torment to suffer until the day they will rise up in the resurrection of the wicked dead to be judged, and will again be thrown with their eternal body in to everlasting fire (Luke 16:24, 25; Rev 20:11-15; Dan 12:2; John 5:28, 29).

All the attributes of the soul are talked to the body and vice-versa happens because of the close connection we have seen between the soul and the body. That doesn't mean that we should consider them the same as we know that the body is something material and physical that we can see, and the soul is immaterial and soulish that we cannot see. In our modern language, I can compare body and soul to a hardware and software. Both together are called as computer, but hardware is something physical which we can see and is material, the software that runs within is immaterial that we cannot see with our eyes, yet makes the computer work. Our soul that makes our body work is the software of the body, this soul within us makes the hardware which is the body to helps us continue to have life on earth. Once God takes away the spirit, the soul leaves the body immediately and the physical body becomes dead body (Luke 12:20; Eccl 12:7; Job 34:14, 15). Only a person who knows nothing about the triuneness of man will call both the soul and body as either just a body or a single entity or the same. Once the soul leaves the body, we can only see a dead body and not the person who used to be within it, that in itself proves that the person within the body has left the body during his death to leave the shell or just the dust covering of his body which is made from the earth in the beginning to be left behind in the earth (Gen 35:18). The body without the spirit is dead, the spirit within a human which the soul accompanies always, and is also interconnected in such a way that it cannot be taken apart except by the Word of God (Jam 2:26; Heb 4:12), when one dies either it leaves to heaven or hades according to ones belief and salvation experience. The soul of David was so disciplined by him that he actually commands it to bless the Lord and forget not all His benefits (Psa 103:2). David did not command his body, because he knew that the body can only do what the soul says to it. Train your mind and soul, and your body will follow it faithfully.

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