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Human Series: Body

Part 3 – Interchangeably Use for Flesh

In Numbers 16:22, Moses and Aaron”fell upon their faces and said, ‘O’God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sinned, will you be angry with the entire congregation?'”

This passage mentions GoGod’s ownership of all humans’ spirits. The Flesh of the body of humanity is connected with GoGod’spirit. To be human, it needs Flesh, a borrowed vessel to house our souls.

(Go back to Part 2 – Soul: Mind, Emotion, and Will)

Flesh is the soft substance of the body of a living human or another animal. A human or other animal body consists of muscle and fat; for vertebrates, this mainly includes muscle tissue (skeletal muscle), as opposed to bones and viscera. Animal Flesh, like food, is called meat.

The body has a complex and soft substance; the latter is the Flesh, which is always involved when it opposes GoGod’sill—sin. All living beings have a body with Flesh, and the Holy Spirit helps believers mortify the sins of the Flesh. Unfortunately, many continuously ignore the presence of the  Holy Spirit in our body and focus their belief on the Son only. For this reason, the brain fully accepts Oneness theology (Jesus-only doctrine).

When the Son Jesus asked the Father to send the Holy Spirit, it came in a bundle, the Spirit of the Father and the Son who has the Spirit of the Father, through our acceptance to let the Spirit dwell in our body.  

In this view, something has changed: 1) The Holy Spirit will dwell in us upon our Will. 2) Church of Christ which is our body becomes the kingdom of God which will remain our own domain 3) we become a partaker of the Divine nature of God. 4) The Holy Spirit within us must be acknowledged.

Jesus made it clear that the Father is so important to Him that many neglects to acknowledge the Father. In Hebrews 11:6, “A”d, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him.  (NLT)

And the Son Jesus, who knows the Father so well, wants us to realize that nothing will exist without the Father who sent Him.

Jesus followed up with his words: “A”l that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out (John 6:37).”

“T” is is the Will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing but raise it at the last day “John 6:39).”
“N” one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him at the last day (John 6:44).” “and He said, “That before I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father” “John 6:65)

The Apostles fully received the Holy Spirit after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The grace of God that was expressed by the Son to the Father to send was described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:2-6). When they were all filled by the Holy Spirit and received the gift of tongue, and the ability to speak different languages, they reached and spread the word of God to many souls and became part of the body of Christ that we called the church of Christ or body of believers.

God is a Spirit and giver of life; He created humanity to be different from other creations, especially animals. Our physical body, the temporary living space for our spiritual soul, has the intellect to think and communicate with God.  

To other souls, it has the feelings of joy in living, while pain and sorrow for allowing sin to get into our space cause many downfalls. Our freedom to act and react goes wrong; our decisions to make our lives in peace are not in line with our thoughts, and ignoring the Holy Spirit to dwell in our bodies hurts Him.

Human beings are different from angels; although they were created without a physical body, they can communicate with humans in many different ways. Likewise, animals were created with Flesh, and some can communicate with humans through the human capacity to interpret.

Various diseases weaken our bodies because sins overpower our strength. We did not take care of the environment and polluted it to the max, like the illegal cutting of trees, which hurts the environment and eventually harms humans.   

A perfect body has no room for any illness. In other words, a free-stress life removes the burden of achieving a perfect life. If our bodies are as warm as the ruby and as pure as the pearl, we can enjoy the sufficiency of perfection to be suitable to live on the new earth.  

Our body is like an automobile that will not function without an engine; an engine without fuel will not go anywhere. So likewise, a body without a soul is like a three-dimensional statue without a mental ability of a living being, while a soul without a spirit has no feelings, consciousness, or memory; in other words,  there is no life.  

As the Bible said: “S” spirit gives life and flesh counts for nothing—John 6:63.”
“f disobedience did not occur in the Garden of Eden; our bodies would not work as hard as we do now. No struggle to make a living, mothers will not experience pain in delivering babies; there will be no killings and covetousness; we will never know what money looks like and what it does, no religion to fight for, no possession to be envied, neither worries nor struggles, for all will live in a standard way of living.

Our body is the temple of God that needs to be respected. The Holy Spirit of God will dwell within our body upon our willingness. Suppose we do not allow the Holy Spirit to use our bodies. In that case, that is a clear indication of not acknowledging GoGod’sresence in our life, which will lead to vulnerability to attack by the adversary of our faith.

The church known as the Body of Christ or Body of believers in Christ Jesus is based on many references in the Bible. In Romans 12:5, KJV—”S” we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every member is one of another.” “n NASB—”s” we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members’ ‘one of another.” “LT—”s” it is with ChChrist’sody. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.” “the body of Christ is also referenced in 1 Corinthians 12:12–27, Ephesians 3:6, 4:15-16 and 5:23, and Colossians 1:18 and 1:24.

It is already well accepted in the Christian faith and known to members that they are the Body of Christ and Jesus Christ is the head of the body. Therefore, a Building without the presence of the body of believers to worship God and fellowship with fellow believers is just an empty building.

Circumcising part of the male physical body was never the purpose of God.  

Physical circumcision is not a sacrifice, though it can be regarded as a covenant with Abraham. A generation came to pass; it became acceptable as personal hygiene but not as a command of God. Two of the Abrahamic religions still observe the circumcision of the Flesh.

Some Christian groups observe circumcision as a rite of passage. The same metaphor applies to the circumcision of the heart, as the symbol must occur when a person changes heart in the New Covenant.  

As “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man is born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the Flesh is Flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.”(” ohn 3:5-6 KJV)

Humans were created with three distinct compositions; the body was formed, the soul from the dust of the earth, and the Spirit that gives life.   

In his letter to the Romans, Paul mentions these three distinct parts of humanity; the body, the mind (soul), and the Spirit. Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by renewing your mind, so that you may prove what the Will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” “Romans 12:1-2 NASB).

“O”r body is the essence of our physical existence that coexist with our soul and Spirit. It has a limited existence and loses some cells as it ages, decays when the body dies and returns to dust where it came from. The body identifies what we are but not who we are. “A”d thou mourn at last, when thy Flesh and thy body are consumed,” “Proverbs 5:11 KJV).

The body (Flesh) covers the spiritual components of a person made in GoGod’smage. Our heart, Flesh, as many believe, is where our Soul and the Spirit meet; whatever the agreements are, the mouth that speaks.

If we remain in GoGod’sove and submit to His Holiness, then the Spirit of God is faithful to us. But if we remain self-centered and self-righteous and do things without considering the consequences,  then we are not with Him, and He is not with us, and we deserve a selfish payoff instead of a selfless reward.

Anything done out of faith and love for God will come back void, and anything done arrogantly and with bad intentions is not empowered by the Holy Spirit and is the work of the Flesh. (Romans 8:8; 14:23). We need to train to discipline ourselves to behave appropriately and be a blessing to others.

Body and Flesh are acceptably synonymous even though it is written with a clear distinction between them. 2 Corinthians 4:10— life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our Body” “he hardness, harshness, and rigidity and Colossians 2:23—the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal Flesh which is grace, kindness, and mercy. When taken in a simpler and literal approach, both words can represent humanity, either body or Flesh. The body is made up of Flesh, and Flesh is a body. (Luke 20: 36); (Luke 3:6). We should not even involve in quarreling about the word. As a rule of thumb, when the body is mentioned, it is more being used for God, like, for example, “t”e body of the saint” “white flesh can be referred to as sins like “t”e desire of the Flesh.”

“The Works of the Flesh will try anything and everything to gain widespread attention under the cloth of ministerial gown, acting to be worth believing but only deceiving those motivated to seek a closer relationship with God.  

The closer we try to get closer, the more we may feel some force trying to hinder our willingness to do the most significant thing for ourselves. The Flesh, controlled by the world, is less likely to be their target, for they already own their souls. The Flesh in the New Testament is often referred to as the physical body.  

However, Paul, in his letters, described Flesh as the body that quickly gets along with sins. Where the Flesh is present, there goes sin. It seems like Flesh and sin coexist without goodness being a part of its existence. Therefore, there is a theory that the physical body of humans is evil by nature, and the Spirit of a person, which is the source of life, is good.  

When our souls are consistently in communication with the Spirit, they turn to spiritual souls and give us a healthy body, and with a healthy body, give us a healthy mind. The human body in the Bible is also referred to as Flesh; our heart, lungs, skin, and tissues, and all the meaty parts are Flesh.

Healthy lungs will generate healthy breathing; breathing controls the body’s energy, especially during meditation. A clear mind will allow for clarity of thought, thus blocking negative behavior and preventing past issues from interfering with the process.

When a person is physically relaxed, the brain transmits the anticipated concentration more clearly and without blockage. Therefore, concentration must be free of mental distress or agitation, fear or worries, and no environmental interferences that would break meditational focus.  

In addition, proper arrangement and position of the body are sometimes necessary. That is how to prepare the body before communicating with God.

Though our natural body is the Flesh vulnerable to lies, deception, and temptations, it is often mentioned in the Bible as weak to sin and as an opposition to GoGod’sruth and righteousness, leading to separation from God.

The Bible clearly states: “N”w the deeds of the Flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” “Galatians 5:19-21).

The Flesh can never be recovered from sins unless God changes the circumstances of our whole body and is raised as a spiritual body. As Jesus said, “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit” “John 3:6).

“I” is sown a natural body and raised a spiritual one. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.”—” 1Corinthians 15:44-46.

If there is a natural body, there will be a natural face, a natural color, and natural death—(James 1:23; Daniel 10:8; Ezekiel 44:31).

The Will of God is to be with Him through eternity, and the natural body cannot lead us to the place where the true sons of God live life in awesomeness, walking according to the Spirit. The dust we received from Adam will be forgotten, and the life we received from Christ will be alive and spiritual. Human beings have a spirit, but we are not spirits. We are living souls with a borrowed vessel that will eventually turn back to dust.

According to Prophet Ezekiel, the soul that sinned dies, and when King David sinned, He asked for forgiveness that his soul be spared from the dust of the ground. And after he had served the purpose of God in his generation, he fell asleep, was laid with his fathers, and saw the corruption of his body. And Paul said, “All have sinned and are short of the glory of God, and added that the wages of sin are death.”

“Our body has no escape. It all dies, and our souls can be saved when we live beneath the wings of the Almighty, who have a celestial body that can host our souls.

When we faithfully and humbly dwell in the shelter of the Almighty Father and fully submit to His Purpose and Will, confessing that He is the only way and no other way we can survive this troubled world to live in peace and love. Trust in the word of God and believe that He will never leave us and forsake us when we need Him most. He is our refuge, fortress, and the Highest to lean on. So stay and follow what the Holy Spirit wants us to do, and we will never be wrong in this manner; we will be protected and guided by the shadow of the Almighty.

He will protect our families and us from great lies and deceptions, and likewise, temptations will fall short of destroying and snatching us from the love of the Almighty Father.

Stay enlightened to the truth, remain faithful and love Him without a doubt, acknowledge His existence in our lives and He will acknowledge us and reward us with all protection from the snare of the fowler and from any deadly viruses and droughts; he will shield us with His wings, and all we need is to stay faithful and humble under the shadow of His might.

The wicked that are deprived of rest will not sleep until they do evil things. The Bible says: “A”d fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which can destroy both soul and body in hell.” “Matt. 10:28 KJV)

We must be mindful and never fall astray, for we do not know when the time is up. It may be a little too late, but as the bible says, no one knows the day or hour when the grace has reached its ultimate time.  

In the days of Noah, they were given 120 years, while in Nineveh during the time of Jonah, they were given 40 years, and in Habakkuk time, they had to wait for help while God was putting in place the answer to the PrProphet’srayers.

We can see God does not give surprises, and we see how He does things in a specific time to end wickedness or solve any temporary situation like in HaHabakkuk’swhich.  

The Angels in heaven don’t know when things will come, even the Son himself because only the Father knows. We must listen to our hearts where the Spirit talks to our souls and our bodies absorb it. We must not be fooled by many people preaching in the name of the Son but only serving their purpose and not God.

“Dear friends, do not believe every Spirit but test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every Spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the Flesh is from God, but every Spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God” “1 John 4:1-3).

Let us live in love, peace, and harmony with the word of God. So, God of peace sanctifies us in wholeness and fullness so that the perfection we need may be achieved, and the joy of being with you now and forever become a fulfillment of GoGod’sesire to be with us throughout eternity.

Through the work of the Son Jesus, our Spirit, soul, and body have been preserved blameless and to the Holy Spirit, without a doubt the way, the truth, and reason for us to be a partaker of the Divine Nature of God. Amen.

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