5 and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.” (It was God's desire they become evidence of how a nation loved and blessed by God would prosper to the nations around them practicing pagan religions.)
6 Since thereforeit remains that some must enter it(to fulfill His plan for the renewal of the whole of creation), and those to whom it was first preacheddid notenterbecause of disobedience(they tried in their fleshly minds, their intellect, to be obedient to the letter of God's law, they could not understand the Spirit behind them or their intent, they failed),
Galatians 5:17 explains further the reason the natural man before baptism and the infilling of the Holy Spirit cannot enter today as well.
17 For the fleshlusts against the Spirit, and the Spiritagainst the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
To show us the difference, in first Corinthians Paul was correctly teaching from his spirit as taught from the Holy Spirit.
I Corinthians 2:13
13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches(through intellect) but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparingspiritual thingswithspiritual(things only man's spirit can comprehend).
II Corinthians 4:4
4 whose minds the god of this age(Satan) has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel (the gospel by the way is more than salvation, it is God's plan for the all inclusive restoration of man and all creation through Christ!) of the glory of Christ(bringing to light His miraculous defeat of the enemy's plan to steal God's creation and how He covered every sin humanity walked in since the fall of man), who is the image of God, should shine on them(Satan meant to keep the total victory of the cross a mystery to man).
Psalm 11:5 is an example of God's feelings.
5 The Lordtests the righteous, but the wicked and the one who loves violenceHis soulhates(many do not understand God has a soul, a personality, likes and dislikes or consider how their personal lives affect Him).
Man, although designed spirit beings, unlike those created for heaven were also given a body that adapted them to live on this planet. Earth had been given to humanity as their special home at creation, they therefore were equipped to extend their garden home and created capable of building a perfect existence as residents of earth. That is why Jesus, a spirit being, had to also have a body to make the walk on earth for our redemption. To overcome and reverse all the chaos and confusion caused by mankind led by their flesh He too needed to be born through the flesh.
14 Inasmuch then as the children(Adam and Eve) have partaken of flesh and blood(we can see their choice in this portion of scripture to allow their flesh to be their contact rather than their spirit), He Himselflikewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil(Satan could not kill man's original spirit-led body),
5 Therefore, when He came into the world, Hesaid: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a bodyYou have prepared for Me. (He would allow Himself to be killed, sacrificed for us!)
Hebrews 10:10 shows us why.
10 By thatwillwe have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christoncefor all.
The Spirit of God who is omnipresent was in Christ who became an individual, a living soul at His conception and developed a body through Mary, a descendant of Adam.
II Corinthians 5:19
19 that is, that God was inChristreconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”
15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” (Jesus as our propitiation for sin had to be an unblemished perfect sacrifice, not an Adamic altered body!) Then he allowed Him.
So Jesus was a Spirit, had a soul and lived in a body just like us! Look at how sinless He walked, the miraculous things He supernaturally did. Those that are born again, with their spirit revived and have been Spirit filled are just as capable of these things and more!
6 That which is born of the fleshisflesh(like Adam), and that which is born of the Spiritisspirit. (The newborn creature!)
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father (or returned as the Passover Lamb, offering His body to appease the wrath of God for man's sins and rebellion, conquering death, the punishment for sin).
Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth and Life. After He ascended to the Father as the Passover Lamb, He returned to be with those that believe and love Him as what we know as the Holy Spirit.
16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
17 the Spirit of truth(who is Truth, the Way and Life?), whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him(all this can only deeply be understood through our spirit); but youknow Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. (So He did return at the feast of Pentecost!)
27 To themGod willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (He is in the born again spirit filled new creature to continue the plan of the regeneration of creation!)
I Corinthians 6:17
17 But he who is joined to the Lord is one spiritwith Him(the Bride).
I Corinthians 6:19
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spiritwhoisin you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? (the Groom)
As God was in Christ so He is in His new species to gather His people, work miracles to restore them and start over as in Noah's day. When led by our spirits man will not only walk as individuals, but as a body by faith, not sight alone, unafraid and in the love and power of the Lord.
I Corinthians 10:17
17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body(the body of Christ); for we allpartake of that one bread. (Jesus, the bread of Life.)
II Timothy 1:7
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear(we should not be afraid to step out as children of God and walk as Christ walked), but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (not many walk this way, why?)
For one thing, understand, it is our spirit that converses with God and it does this through a language we do not understand today. Adam and Eve perhaps understood before the fall. As individuals the ability to speak to God is revived however at the infilling or baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is not just celebrating the Feast of Pentecost, this is experiencing it! Our spirits can now receive and understand the thoughts of God transmitted by the Holy Spirit to our minds so our actions are in line with Him!
I Corinthians 14:2
2 For he who speaks in a tongue does notspeak to menbut to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries(that intellect cannot comprehend).
Side Note: The original Hebrew and Aramaic texts did not have capitalization and the original Greek used only uppercase. Capitalization was added by the translators and added according to the doctrine of their time based on the world's knowledge. Thus, many truths were lost to the world's church. As a matter of fact, punctuation was added as well as neither the original Hebrew or Greek texts were punctuated! Now go back and read Galatians 5:17 taking out the capitalization!
So with this in mind let us read Romans 8:1-14.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit(spirit … a small s gives a much different understanding and a greater continuity of scripture as well).
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh(man's flesh), God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh(meaning in His natural body Jesus defeated man's sin for him),
4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do notwalk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit(spirit – this can only be accomplished by those that walk led by their spirits).
5 For those who live according to the fleshset their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit(spirit), the things of the Spirit(small spirit both times).
6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life(only through our spirit is there true life)and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be(our minds must feed on God's knowledge through our spirits).
8 So then, those who are in the fleshcannot please God(pretty plain).
9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit(spirit), ifindeed the Spirit of God dwells in you(and you are filled with the Spirit of God). Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ(baptized into Christ), he is not His(those that were taught we don't need to be baptized by the Spirit please read this line of scripture again).
10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit(spirit)is lifebecause of righteousness. (The righteousness of Christ's sacrifice makes us righteous and the Spirit of God connects to our spirit bringing eternal life.)
11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (This awesome promise of eternal life can only be fulfilled in those filled by the Lord's Spirit and connected to their spirit!)
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
13 For if you live according to the fleshyou will die; but if by the Spirit(spirit) you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live(because man's spirit is eternal and one with the Holy Spirit).
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (Bottom line, mankind cannot be totally regenerated and perfected children of God in fulfillment of I Corinthians 15:54 unless led by the Holy Sprit through His relationship with our human spirit.)
I Corinthians 15:54
54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
Now, let us let scripture tie our new knowledge concerning our spirit to Pentecost.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance(this baptism most of the church recognizes), but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire(speaking of Jesus of course).
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ(not in the titles of Father, Son, Holy Ghost as much of the church baptizes, but in the name of Jesus)for the remission of sins; and you shallreceive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Capital S for sure! And this promise is meant for everyone!)
39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our Godwill call.” (many are called, few are chosen, maybe we can see why through our new knowledge!)
1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place(no denominations, splits, divisions or secret societies, just children of God).
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 Then there appeared to themdivided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them(a pure language was returned to mankind as prophesied many years ago by the prophet Zephaniah).
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
9 “For thenI will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one accord.
Mark 16:17 is evidence.
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: InMyname they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; (The language of our spirits, connected to the Lord is not one based on doubt and unbelief. Through our spirits we derive great faith!)
I Corinthians 15:49 explains,
49 And as wehave borne the image of the man of dust(Adam), we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man(who again was a Spirit that had a soul and lived in a body like us).
I Corinthians 15:45 says,
45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam(Christ) became a life-giving spirit. (Should be a Capital!)
See how incorrect capitalization can cause false doctrine and rob man of God's promises!
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name(why we are to be baptized in His name), He will teach you all things, (He communicates to the fullest with our spirit to exchange information, impart ideas, transmit God's feelings, invoking correct understanding of God's knowledge) and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you(help us remember scripture and recall God's laws so the Word of our testimony is perfectly correct and valid).