OUR IMMORTALITY OF LIFE

THE INTRODUCTION:

The Bible says, "Who (God) hath save us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. But is not made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel" (2 Timothy 1:9-10). Now, our lives are precious because our Lord Jesus Christ brought life and immortality to light through the gospel because the gospel is the power of God unto salvation. Therefore, we should learn more the following truth so that we can understand more about the Divine Blessings of our creation and redemption of life because life is all that we possess, and live is all that we will ever possess. Remember: All Scriptures which are used in this article will be taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

BEFORE OUR LORD'S INCARNATION IN THE FLESH

The Bible says, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. And the Word (God) was made flesh, and dwelt among us" (John 1:1-3,14). "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God (Jesus Christ in being the Word God in heaven possessed a Spiritual Body and an Eternal Soul and Spirit) thought it not robbery to be equal with God (Jesus in being the Word in heaven was equal with the Spiritual Persons who are called the Father and the Holy Spirit): But made of himself no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant (a created physical body), and was made in the likeness of men" (Philippians 2:5-7). Now, the Word God (a God-Person) lived in heaven before He was born Jesus Christ (a God-Man) upon the earth because He was Eternal in being a Spiritual Person. Therefore, we should learn the nature of the Spiritual Personage of the Word God who lived in heaven before He was born Jesus Christ upon the earth so that so can understand the Spiritual Personage of a Spiritual Person. This is true because in that world which is to come we will become a Spiritual Person who possesses a Spiritual Body and an Eternal Soul and Spirit. For illustrating purposes:

1. The Word God possessed a Spiritual Body which was the Being (the Existence) of the Divine Life that He had in heaven because no Spiritual Person could live in heaven without a Spiritual Body. This is why, "There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body" (1 Corinthians 15:44). "Who (our Lord Jesus Christ) shall change our vile body (our physical body), that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body", i. e. His Spiritual Body ( Philippians 3:21).

2. The Word God had an Eternal Soul which was the Source (the Cause) of the Divine Life that He possessed in heaven because no Spiritual Person could live in heaven without an Eternal Soul. Our Lord said, "If any man draws back, my soul (the source of my life) shall have no pleasure in him" (Hebrews 10:38).

3. The Word God possessed an Eternal Spirit which was the Personality (the Attributes) of the Divine Life that He had in heaven because no Spiritual Person could live in heaven without an Eternal Spirit. Our Lord said, "My spirit (my personality) shall not always strive with man; for that he is also flesh" (Genesis 6:3).

Now, the Word God was a Spiritual Person who lived in heaven because He had a Spiritual Body and an Eternal Soul and Spirit in reference to His Own Individual Being of life. Therefore, the Word God (a God-Person) was born Jesus Christ (a God-Man) upon the earth so that He could do the Divine Work of human redemption and bring life and immortality to light through the gospel.

DURING OUR LORD'S INCARNATION IN THE FLESH

The Bible says, "And the Word (God), was made flesh, and dwelt among us" (John 1:14). "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise" (Matthew 1:18-25). Now, the Word God (a God-Person) was born Jesus Christ (a God-Man) upon the earth so that He could do the Divine Work of human redemption. Therefore, we should learn the Divine Personage of Jesus Christ upon the earth so that we can understand our own divine personage of life because Jesus Christ brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. For an example:

1. Jesus Christ possessed a created physical body which was the Being (the Existence) of the human life which He had upon the earth because no Heavenly Person could live upon the earth without a physical body. This is why, "When he cometh into the world, he saith, sacrifice and offerings thou wouldest not, but a body hath thou prepared me", i. e. Jesus: the Incarnated Word (Hebrews 10:5). "Now we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man" (Hebrews 2:9).

2. Jesus Christ had an Uncreated Soul which was the Source (the Cause) of the Divine Life which He possessed upon the earth because no Heavenly Person could live upon the earth without an Uncreated Soul. Jesus said, "My soul (the source of my life) is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death" (Matthew 26:38).

3. Jesus Christ possessed an Uncreated Spirit which was the Personality (the Character: the Attributes) of the Divine Life which He had upon the earth because no Heavenly Person could live upon the earth without an Uncreated Spirit. "And he (Jesus) sighed deeply in his spirit (the personality of His life) and said, Why doeth this generation seek after a sign?" (Mark 8:12)

Now, Jesus Christ was a God-Man who lived upon the earth because He possessed a created fleshly body, and an Uncreated Soul and Spirit in reference to the human life and the Divine Life which He had upon the earth. Therefore, Jesus Christ has revealed the Divine Personage of life unto us by His Divine presence upon the earth because He possessed a created physical body, and an Uncreated Soul and Spirit in matters of His Own Individual Nature of life.

AFTER OUR LORD'S ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN

The Bible says, "He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell (Hades), neither his flesh did see corruption"( Acts 2:31). Now, Jesus Christ has revealed the Spiritual Blessings of Immortality unto us by His resurrection from the dead because His body, Soul and Spirit was raised from the grave. Therefore, we should learn the nature of the Spiritual Personage of Jesus Christ after He ascended into heaven so that we can understand our own Future Personage of life because in that world which is to come we will become a Spiritual Person who possesses a Spiritual Body and an Eternal Soul and Spirit. For instance:

1. Jesus Christ possesses a Spiritual Body which is the Being (the Existence) of the Divine Life which He possesses in heaven because His physical body was transformed into a Spiritual Body when He ascended into heaven. This is why, "There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body" (1 Corinthians 15:44). "Who (our Lord Jesus) shall change our vile body (our physical body), that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body", i. e. His Spiritual Body (Philippians 3:21).

2. Jesus Christ has an Uncreated Soul which is the Source (the Cause) of the Divine Life which He has in heaven because the Soul is Eternal in its own being of Life. "He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell (Hades), neither his flesh did see corruption" (Acts 2:31).

3. Jesus Christ possesses an Uncreated Spirit which is the Personality (the Character: the Attributes) of the Divine Life which He possesses in heaven because the Spirit of a Person is revealed by the words which He speaks in life and by the deeds that He does in life. When Jesus appeared to John on the isle of Patmos, He said, "I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death" (Revelation 1:18).

Now, Jesus Christ is a Spiritual Person who lives in heaven because He possesses a Spiritual Body and an Eternal Soul and Spirit in reference to His Own Individual Being of life. Therefore, Jesus Christ has revealed the Spiritual Blessings of Immortality unto us by His ascension unto heaven because He is now a Spiritual Person.

THE CONCLUSION

THE GREATNESS OF OUR OWN CREATION AND REDEMPTION OF LIFE

Our Lord said, "Ye do err not knowing the Scriptures nor the Power of God" (Matthew 22:29).

1. The Word God (a God-Person) lived in heaven before He was born Jesus Christ (a God-Man) upon the earth so that He could do the Divine Work of human redemption because He was Eternal in being a Spiritual Person who possessed a Spiritual Body and an Eternal Soul and Spirit.

2. Jesus Christ, who was Incarnated Word God upon the earth, was a God-Man because He possessed a created physical body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit in reference to the human life and the Divine Life which He had upon this earth.

3. Jesus Christ, who is the Resurrected Son of God, is a Spiritual Person that lives in heaven because He has a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit which concerns the Divine Life that He has in His Heavenly Home.

A. In this life, we have a human life and a divine life because we possess a created physical body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit which is made in the image and after the likeness of God. This Scripture confirms that we have a body, Soul and Spirit. "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground (giving us our physical body which will be translated into a Spiritual Body), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (giving us our spirit: our attributes of life); and man became a living soul", i. e. giving us the source of life (Genesis 2:7).

B. In that world which is to come, we will become a Spiritual Person because we will have a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit in reference to Our Own Individual Nature of Life. The Bible says, "And the very God of peace sanctity you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Thessalonians 5:23). "It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body" (1 Corinthians 15:42-44). "Who (our Lord Jesus Christ) shall change our vile body (our fleshy body), that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body", i. e. His Spiritual Body (Philippians 3:21). "And as we have borne the image of the earthy (the earthy person who possesses a physical body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly", i. e. the Spiritual Person who possesses a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:49).

The Bible says, "Of whom (God) the whole family in heaven and earth is named" (Ephesians 3:15).

QUESTIONS

ANSWER TRUE OR FALSE

BEFORE OUR LORD'S INCARNATION IN THE FLESH

1. T - F: Did the Word God (a God-Person) lived in heaven before He was born Jesus Christ (a God-Man) upon the earth?

2. T - F: Did the Word God possess a Spiritual Body which was the Being (the Existence) of the Divine Life that He had in heaven?

3. T - F: Did the Word God have an Eternal Soul which was the Source (the Cause) of the Divine Life that He possessed in heaven?

4. T - F: Did the Word God possess an Eternal Spirit which was the Personality (the Character: the Attributes) of the Divine Life that He had in heaven?

DURING OUR LORD'S INCARNATION IN THE FLESH

1. T - F: Did the Word God (a God-Person) become Jesus Christ (a God-Man) upon the earth so that He could do the Divine Work of human redemption?

2. T - F: Did Jesus Christ (a God-Man) possess a created physical body which was the Being (the Existence) of the human life that He had upon the earth?

3. T - F: Did Jesus Christ have an Uncreated Soul which was the Source (the Cause) of the Divine Life that He had upon the earth?

4. T - F: Did Jesus Christ possess an Uncreated Spirit which was the Personality (the Character) of the Divine Life that He possessed upon the earth?

AFTER OUR LORD'S ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN

1. T - F: Was Jesus Christ raised from the dead?

A.T - F: Was the created physical body of Jesus Christ raised from the dead?

B. T - F: Was the Uncreated Soul of Jesus Christ raised from the dead?

C. T - F: Was the Uncreated Spirit of Jesus Christ raised from the dead?

2. T - F: Did Jesus Christ became a Spiritual Person when He ascended into heaven?

A. T - F: Does Jesus Christ possess a Spiritual Body which is the Being (the Existence) of the Divine Life which He has in heaven?

B. T - F: Does Jesus Christ have an Eternal Soul which is the Source (the Cause) of the Divine Life that He has in heaven?

C. T - F: Does Jesus Christ possess an Eternal Spirit which is the Personality (the Character: the Attributes) of the Divine Life which He has in heaven?

THE CONCLUSION

Our Lord said, "Ye do err not knowing the Scriptures nor the Power of God" (Matthew 22:29).

1. T - F: The Word God (a God-Person) had a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit in heaven before He was born Jesus Christ (a God-Man)upon the earth.

2. T - F: Jesus Christ (who was the only begotten Son of God because He was the Incarnated Word upon the earth) possessed a created physical body, and an Uncreated Soul and Spirit in reference to the human life and the Divine Life which He had upon the earth.

3. T - F: Jesus Christ (who is the Resurrected Son of God) is a Spiritual Person that lives in heaven because He possesses a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit in matters of His Own Individual Being of Life.

A. T - F: In this world, we possess a human life and a divine life because we have a created physical body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit.

B. T - F: In that world which is to come, we will become a Spiritual Person who will possess a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit in reference to Our Own Individual Being of Life.

Our Lord said, "Ye shall know the truth, and THE TRUTH shall make you FREE", i. e. of sin (John 8:32).

Be sure that you know and understand all of the above statements and questions because this is what life is all about. You only get one chance at life so you should learn all that you can about it because life is all that you possess and life is all that you will ever possess.

Please get others to read this article so that they can learn more about the Divine Blessings of their own being of life because their life is precious.

We in being New Testament Christians possess a created and a redeemed nature of life which we need to know about and understand fully in order to overcome the forces of evil.

May the Lord bless you and give you wisdom so that you can learn more about the Spiritual Blessings of your own divine nature of life because your life is priceless.

Charles Burke: ELDER / Minister