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THE INCREDIBLE HUMAN POTENTIAL
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translated the Hebrew word there
"creature."
Animals have the
same temporary physio-chemical existence as man. 8oth die the
same death (Eccl. 3: 19-20).
"The soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:4). Again,
God's Word says: "The soul that sinneth, it shall die"
(Ezek. 18:20). Adam was a soul, and God said to him, in regard
to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, " ... in the day that
thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" (Gen. 2: 17). But Satan
denied this, and Adam and Eve believed Satan, as most of hu–
manity has done ever since.
So let
US
UNDERSTAND! Manis FLESH and BLOOD- composed
wholly ofMATTER- and that living matter
/S
a living soul.
The souL is composed ofphysical MATTER, not Spirit.
1 have explained that human brain is almost identical to ani–
mal brain. But man was made in the form and shape of God, to
have a special relationship with God - to have the potential of
being born into the FAMILY of God. And God is SPIRIT
(John 4:24).
To make it possible to
bridge the gap
-
or to make the transi–
tion ofMANKIND, composed wholly ofMATTER, into SPIRIT beings in
God's Kingdom, then to be composed wholly ofSpirit, and at the
same time to give MAN a MINO like God's - God put
a spirit
in
each human.
In Job 32:8, we read, "There is a spirit in man: and the in–
spiration ofthe Almighty giveth them understanding."
This is a great TRUTH, understood by but very few.
1 call this spirit the HUMAN spirit, for it is
IN
each human,
even though it is SPIRIT ESSENCE and not matter.
It
is NOT a spirit
person
or being.
lt
is not the MAN, but spirit essence
IN
the man. lt
is NOTa
soul-
the physical human is a soul. The human spirit im–
parts the power of INTELLECT to the human brain. The human
spirit does not supply human LIFE - the human LIFE is in the
physical BLOOD, oxidized by the BREATH oflife.
lt
is that nonphysical component in the human brain that
does not
exist in the brain of animals.
lt
is the ingredient that
makes possible the transition from human to divine,
without
changing matter
into
spirit, at the time of resurrection. That 1 will
explain a little later.