OUR OWN DIVINE PERSONAGE OF LIFE

THE INTRODUCTION

The Bible says, "As we have born the image of the earthly (the earthly man who possesses a created 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). Now, we in being New Testament Christians will become a Spiritual Person who possesses a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul and Spirit in our Heavenly Home because flesh and blood can not inherit the Kingdom of God. This means that we are created and redeemed with a body, Soul, and Spirit because the body is the being of our life; the Soul is the cause of our life; and the Spirit is the character (the personality) of our life. Therefore, the personage of a person means that that person possesses a body, Soul, and Spirit in matters of his own individual being of life. Remember: All Scriptures which are used in this article will be taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

THE SPIRITUAL PERSONAGE OF GOD
(
A SPIRITUAL BODY AND AN ETERNAL SOUL AND SPIRIT)

1. The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are the three Spiritual Persons who equally possess the Spiritual Personage of God which is a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit in reference to Their Own Individual Nature of life because God in being the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit created our own body, Soul, and Spirit free of sin when we were born in a physical way upon the earth. God said, "Let us (who are the Spiritual Persons that are called by the Divine Name of God), make man in our image, after our likeness. So God created man in his own image", i. e. of life (Genesis 1:26-27). John said, "For there are three (Persons) that bear record in heaven the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit: and these three (Persons) are one", i. e. equal in power, rule, and authority because They are equally made to be called by the Surname of God in matters of Their Own Individual Being of life (1 John 5:7). So then, the Spiritual Personage of Spiritual Person means that that Person possesses a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit in matters of His Own Individual Being of life.

2. In what way have we been created?

In this world, we possess a created physical body, and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit because we are made in the image and after the likeness of God who is the Surname of three Equal Persons that are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy in being our Creator. Moses said, "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 divine attributes of life); and man became a living soul", i. e. giving us the source of life (Genesis 2:7). Therefore, in that world which is to come, we in being New Testament Christians will possess a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit because we will become a Spiritual Person in our Heavenly Home. The Bible says, "And as we have borne the image of the earthy (the earthly man 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 and an Eternal Soul and Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:49).

3. What does the Lord require of our own created nature of life?

We must magnify the Spiritual Personage of God in matters of our own creation of life so that we can become like those three Heavenly Persons who created our own body, Soul, and Spirit free of sin when were born in a physical way upon the earth. Paul asked, "What? know ye not that you body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not you own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Therefore, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are the three Equal Persons who are called by the Surname of God in being our Creator because in that world which is to come we can become equal with Them in power, rule, and authority providing that we should die in a sinless state.

THE SPIRITUAL PERSONAGE OF CHRIST

(
A SPIRITUAL BODY AND AN ETERNAL SOUL AND SPIRIT)

1. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the three Spiritual Persons who equally possess the Spiritual Personage of Christ which is a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit in matters of Their Own Individual Nature of Life because Christ in being the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit redeemed our own body, Soul, and Spirit from the guilt of sin when we were born again in a Spiritual Way so that we could enter into the Kingdom of God. This is why, "The Lord (God) said unto my Lord (Christ after He was raised from the grave), sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that the Lord God (who was the being of the Father and the Holy Spirit in heaven upon that occasion) hath made that same Jesus (who was the Incarnated Word: the Son upon the earth), whom ye have crucified both Lord and Christ." Acts 2:34-36 Thus, Jesus (who was made both Lord and Christ in being our Redeemer) officially made the Father, Himself in being the Son, and the Holy Spirit to be the three Equal Persons who would be called by the Surname of Christ in matters of our own redemption of life. This was achieved when Jesus said, "Go teach all nations, baptizing them (into Christ by baptizing them) in the name (which means by the authority) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" so that they can become a New Testament Christian by obeying the gospel of Christ. Matthew 28:18-20 So then, the Spiritual Personage of a Spiritual Person means that that Person possesses a Spiritual Body, Soul, and Spirit in matters of His Own Individual Being of life.

2. In what way have we been redeemed?

In this world, we in being New Testament Christians possess a redeemed physical body, and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit in matters of our own redemption of life because we are a new creature in Christ who was made to be the being of three Equal Persons that are called the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in being our Redeemer. Paul said, "And the very God of peace sanctify 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). Therefore, in that world which is to come, we in being New Testament Christians will possess a Spiritual Body, and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit because we will become a Spiritual Person in our Heavenly Home. The Bible says, "And as we have borne the image of the earthy (the earthly man 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 and an Eternal Soul and Spirit (1 Corinthians 15:49).

3. What does the Lord require of our own redeemed nature of life?

We must magnify the Spiritual Personage of Christ in matters of our redemption of life so that in this life we can become like those Heavenly Persons who redeemed our own body, Soul, and Spirit from the guilt of sin when we became New Testament Christians by obeying the gospel of Christ. Paul asked, "What? know ye not that you body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not you own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Therefore, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are the three Equal Persons who are called by the Surname of Christ in being our Redeemer because in that world which is to come we can become equal with Them in power, rule, and authority providing that we should die in a sinless state.

THE CONCLUSION

THIS IS 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. We in being New Testament Christians will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being our Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being our Redeemer. This is true because in our Heavenly Home we will equally possess Their Own Spiritual Personage of life so that we will become Spiritual Persons who possess a Spiritual body, and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit in matters of our own individual nature of life. The Bible says, "And as we have borne the image of the earthy i. e. the earthy man 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).

2. We in being New Testament Christians will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being our Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being our Redeemer. This is true because in our Heavenly Home we will equally possess Their Own Divine Powers of life so that we will become greater in power, rule, and authority than our Adversary, who is Satan, in reference to our own individual being of life. The Bible says, "If we suffer, we shall also reign (rule) with him (the Lord our God). If we deny him, he also will deny us" (2 Timothy 2:12). "He that overcometh (the forces of evil), and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations, And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shiver; even as I received of my Father" (Revelation 2:26-27). "And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light, and they (the Redeemed) shall reign (rule) for ever and ever", i. e, over the powers of Satan (Revelation 22:6).

3. We in being New Testament Christians will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being our Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being our Redeemer. This is true because in our Heavenly Home we will equally possess Their Own Divine Nature of life so that we will become Divine Persons in matters of our own individual nature of life. The Bible says, "God has given unto us many exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust" (2 Peter 1:4). Our Lord said concerning the equality of our own being of life, "Ye are gods" i. e. equal gods - not ranked gods (John 10:34-35).

4. We in being New Testament Christians will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being our Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being our Redeemer. This is true because in our Heavenly Home we will equally possess Their Own Divine Attributes of life so that it will be impossible for us to ever sin in reference to our own individual being of life. Our Lord said, "He that overcometh (the forces of evil), the same shall be clothed in white raiment (having his Divine Attributes Perfected) and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels" (Revelation 3:5).

5. We in being New Testament Christians will become
equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being our Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being our Redeemer. This is true because in our Heavenly Home we will equally possess Their Own Immortality of life so that we will become Immortal Persons, i. e. Deathless Persons in matters of our own individual nature of life. The Bible says, "Who (those three Immortal Persons who created and redeemed our own divine nature of life) only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see; to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen" (2 Timothy 6:16). "To them (the New Testament Christians) who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory, and honour, and immortality, eternal life" (Romans 2:7).

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

QUESTIONS

GOD IS YOUR CREATOR

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

1. T - F: The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are the three Equal Persons who are called by the Family Name: the Surname of God in being your Creator because God in being the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit created your own body, Soul, and Spirit free of sin when you were born in a physical way upon the earth.

2. T - F: You possess a Created Nature of life which was created in the image and after the likeness of God who is the Family Name: the Surname of three Equal Persons that are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being your Creator because in that world which is to come you will become equal with Them in power, rule, and authority providing that you should die in a sinless state.

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

GOD IS THE THE FATHER CHRIST
AND
CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD

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

1. T - F: The Father and the Son Relationship which exist between God and Christ is a Father-head Figure and an Offspring Status Relationship instead of being two Ranked Persons because the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are the three Equal Persons who are called by the Family Name: the Surname of God in being your Creator, but the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the three Equal Persons who are made to be called by the Family Name: the Surname of Christ in being your Redeemer.

2. T - F: You in being a New Testament Christian have been created and redeemed by three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being your Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being your Redeemer because in that world which is to come you can become equal with Them in power, rule, and authority providing that you should die in a condition state.

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

CHRIST IS YOUR REDEEMER

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

1. T - F: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the three Equal Persons who are called by the Family Name: the Surname of Christ in being your Redeemer because Christ in being the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit redeemed your own body, Soul, and Spirit from the guilt of sin when you were born again in a Spiritual Way so that you could enter into the Kingdom of God.

2. T - F: You in being a New Testament Christian possess a Redeemed Nature of life which was redeemed in the image and after the likeness of Christ who is the Family Name: the Surname of three Equal Persons who are called by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being your Redeemer because in that world which is to come you will become equal with Them in power, rule and authority providing that you should die in a sinless state.

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

THE APPLICATION

THIS IS THE GREATNESS OF YOUR OWN CREATION AND REDEMPTION OF LIFE

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

1. T - F: You in being a New Testament Christian will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being your Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being your Redeemer. This is true because in your Heavenly Home you will equally possess Their Own Spiritual Personage of life so that you will become a Spiritual Person who possesses a Spiritual body. and an Eternal Soul, and Spirit in matters of your own nature of life.

2. T - F: You in being a New Testament Christian will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being your Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being your Redeemer. This is true because in your Heavenly Home you will equally possess Their Own Divine Powers of life so that you will become greater in power, rule, and authority that your Adversary who is Satan in reference to your own being of life.

3. T - F: You in being a New Testament Christian will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being your Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being your Redeemer. This is true because in your Heavenly Home you will equally possess Their Own Divine Nature of life so that you will become a Divine Person in matters of your own nature of life.

4. T - F: You in being a New Testament Christian will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being your Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being your Redeemer. This is true because in your Heavenly Home you will equally possess Their Own Divine Attributes of life so that it will be impossible for you to ever sin in reference to your own being of life.

5. T - F: You in being a New Testament Christian will become equal with those three Equal Persons who are called the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit in being your Creator, and who are made to be called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in being your Redeemer. This is true because in your Heavenly Home you will equally possess Their Own Immortality of life so that you will become an Immortal Person, i. e. a Deathless Person in matters of your own nature of life.

YOU ARE NOT INFERIOR TO ANY OTHER PERSON
BUT
YOU ARE NOT SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER PERSON

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 being of life because your life is priceless.

Charles G. Burke: Elder / Minister