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Luke 17:20 The KINGDOM OF GOD is within you.



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Humans are divinely designed beings with great spiritual potential

Genesis 1:27 God (Elohim) created man (Adam) in His image; in the image of Elohim He created him; male and female He created them.
 
                                       
 
Men and women are composite beings with a body, soul and spirit
 
Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the DUST of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the SPIRIT OF LIFE; and man became a LIVING SOUL.
 
Human beings have a spiritual component that grows into the Kingdom of God
 
1 Corinthians 15:40-44  There are both heavenly bodies and earthly bodies but the brightness of the heavenly is one kind and that of the earthly another…. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.  If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual one.
 
 
                                       
 
Human spiritual potential has been recognized for thousands of years
 
Psalm 8:5-6  What is man that you should be mindful of him, or the son of man (Adam) that you should care for him?  You have made him little less than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor. (Hebrews 2:5-8)
 
The biblical metaphor of the temple and priest are used to represent human features
 
2 Corinthians 6:16 … For we are the temple of the living God; as God said:  “I will live with them and move among them….”
 
Bread and wine are distinctly associated with body and blood through priestly analogies
 
Genesis 14:18  Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram.
 
Mark 14:22-24  [Jesus] took bread…and said, “Take it; this is my body.”  Then he took a cup [of wine] He said to them, ”This is my blood of the covenant which will be shed for many.”
 
Human Religious practices like circumcision prefigure spiritual developments
 

Jeremiah 4:4 For the sake of the Lord, be circumcised, remove the foreskins of your heart….

 
Romans 2:29 Rather, one is a Jew inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit, not the letter; his praise is not from human beings but from God.
 
                                          
 
Blood is described as the carrier of human and animal life energy - soul
 
Genesis 4:9 Yahweh asked Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” He answered, “I do not know.  Am I my brother’s keeper?” Yahweh then said: “What have you done! Listen: your brother’s blood cries out to me from the soil!”
 

Deuteronomy  12:23 But make sure that you do not partake of the blood; for blood is life and you shall not consume this seat of life with the flesh.

 


The soul has access to five material senses and several spiritual senses
 
2 Samuel 24:16-18 When David saw the angel who was striking the people, he said to the Lord: “It is I who have sinned….”  On the same day Gad went to David and said “Go up and build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor….” 
    
Hebrews had specific designations for people with different spiritual senses
 
1 Chronicles 29:29  And the acts of David… are written in the book of Samuel the seer (ra’ah), and… Nathan the prophet (nabiah), and… Gad the seer (chozeh).
 
                                                        
 
Fiery eyes and shining faces are common in heavenly beings
 
Matthew 17:1-2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
 
 
                                            
 
Crowns (halos) and miters (diadems) are heavenly features associated with kings and priests
 
Exodus 19:6 Ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
 
Isaiah 28:5-6 He will be a glorious crown and brilliant diadem to his people.
 
 
    
Many spiritual qualities are also conferred to followers of Yahweh the living God
 
Isaiah 11:2 The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord.
 
The bible uses a language the greatly increase a soul's cosmological understanding
 
Hebrews 4:12  Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
 

1 Cor. 12:8-10  To one is given through the Spirit the expression of wisdom; to another the expression of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit; to another mighty deeds; to another prophecy; to another discernment of spirits; to another varieties of tongues; to another interpretation of tongues.

 
Human beings are divinely created beings with incredible spiritual potential
 
Genesis 3:22-24  Then the Lord God said: “See! The man has become like one of us”…When he expelled the man…he stationed the cherubim and the fiery revolving sword to guard the way to the tree of life.
 
Proverbs 11:30 .... the fruit of virtue is a tree of life



      
   
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