What is Human Life?
Job 27:3 -
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
For any religion or belief or way of life there are tests that confirm if a religion is true or false (a litmus test) and they confirm if the religion is true. Test is to ask if the belief gives a right definition of man, how he was created, who he is and what is his destiny (purpose and end result), second who is God and about Him and lastly about creation, why God created it, about its vast difference and purpose.
If the belief gets 2 of the 3 questions right, automatically it will get the 3rd right. But if it gets any one of the 3 wrong then all 3 will be wrong because all are interlinked. The Bible is the only book unlike any other religious book that answers all the 3 questions correctly and passes the test. Let me attend to basic part of the first question.
In today's message we read of Job stating 'my breathe in me' and 'the spirit of God is my nostrils'.
The later part does not really mean the 'spirit of God' the Hebrew text has just 'spirit' (ruwach) and 'God' (elowahh) while the word translated as breathe is 'neshamah'. Both ruwach and neshamah are translated in many places as breathe and also spirit, the reason bring spirit is visualized as breathe an abstract thing like air that is connected to or part of a living being.
The word neshamah has it root from the woman in labour (giving birth), so symbolizes a human's earthly life. While the word ruwach has its root that means sense or understanding, therefore connects to the spirit of the being.
Job was not Christ to have the Spirit of God in him. Christ was the first to have the Spirit of God in Him and after He paid the price all can receive the Spirit of God. Before Christ, Men of God had the Spirit of God on them and not in them.
In Genesis 1 God talks of the creation of humans and says both male and female were same (bible gives the same gender male to both of them) because He talks of creating the spirits of man. It also says God created them (all) in the beginning, which means we are all created together in the beginning (that is why the Lord says He knows us from the beginning). Genesis 2 however speaks of how God brought man into this creation starting with Adam.
It is written God created a body from dust (wet dust) and then put the spirit of man (not of God, again the same reason Adam was not called Christ) into the body and it is written he became a living soul. That means the spirit and soul were created in the beginning and when it was put into the body the inert soul became active.
My in-depth study on this matter took more than 3 to 4 years but the Lord did satisfy all my questions in this regards. I will try to share this in a nutshell.
My first question to God was how long the life of a human being is; the reason being since we do not have the ability to live eternally within oneself and God alone has that ability to live eternally without any external support. Man can live eternally in Heaven because man has access to the Tree of Life in Heaven. That does not mean if one eats the fruit of the tree (symbolized as tree but not a real tree the Hebrew word refers to the trunk/staff) even once that being will live forever, it means when the being comes near to the end of its life, it eats from the tree and gets a renewal of life (that is why even though Adam and Eve has access to the tree yet they did not touch it, for they did not have a reason to do so). So to live eternally we need to always have access to the tree (thus God prevented the access of sinful man to the tree). That is the reason only a being that dwells in Heaven can live eternally.
God answered the question of human spirit's life span with the answer 3000years. This answer can be confirmed through scriptures, not just once but many times.
It is by this understanding one could know the coming of Jesus Christ (Daniel did know that is why the wise men came based on Daniel's teachings). When one takes the Covenant of Noah into consideration, for God to fulfil it Jesus had to come exactly at the time He did (within 3000years), had He come a little later the souls from the time of Noah (which were in Hell) would have perished (Peter wrote 1 Peter 3:19-20 based on this understanding).
We also have this proof in the resurrection of Jesus Christ (sign of Jonah - neither Hell nor Heaven goes by earthly days, within 3 days/time period was a sign). This also is proved in the (approximate) time of the coming again of Jesus Christ. If He does not come by that time (3000years) all mankind will perish (that is why the sign of Jonah is a sign for the wicked).
My last question was if man lives for only 3000 years then how did we last from the time of Adam and those who are to come, if they too were created in the beginning, how do they do?
This question also the Lord answered, and that too through my daughter. She was doing a school project regards plantation. God showed me He created us spirit and soul like seeds. When the seed in put in the ground and watered it comes alive and lives it life span, even though the seed may be kept for years and is good it still when planted have the ability to live this whole lifespan. The ability to live was there within the seed even before it comes alive as a plant.
We all will live for 3000years from the time we come alive as human beings in the flesh. The life we live here on earth is just part of our human spirit life. The rest we will live where we set forth our spiritual destiny.
If we do not accept Christ as our saviour we are under the curse of dust and thus will go to Hell and be held there to suffer for our sins for the rest of our spirit life. But if we accept Christ then we will go to sleep in Christ (level called Grave) and be raised (since this level is spiritually below our creation but above Hell) when Christ comes to judge. Those who pass the judgement (keep the Word) will go to Heaven to have access to the Tree of Life and live eternally and those who fail (believe in Jesus Christ but reject His Word) will be put not in Hell but in the Lake of Fire / Sulphur which is worse than Hell. Here the being does not suffer one's sins but suffers for rejecting the Word and this suffering is far worse than Hell (suffering for one's sins).
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, people are misled for they are far from the Truth. They do not fear for they are spiritually blind. Lord we pray that your people's eyes be opened to the Truth and they come to You and be saved. Lord we pray that we not just believe but keep your Word in us so that we live an eternal life with You in Heaven...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them [the same word him (male) in plural].
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
11 And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
1 Peter 3:18-20
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given it but the sign of Jonah the prophet:
Matthew 16:4 An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed.
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