by Christina Farris
1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
12 For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: To explain about the spiritual baptism it more then human mind changing the human being with good and positive vibes and good instruction. It is the be happy mentality, if I want to change i must change myself with discipline and reenforcement. The idea of change not with the help of God or the molding of God but the do good because we think it right will not give us a new tabernacle in heaven, or new soul for heaven. God did not make the world of worthless human beings. In fact whether they believe in God most can put their shoes on and pants on the same way as another. There is exception to any rule, but in general we all have human intelligents. Some people have trouble figuring out that level of ability without help and with hope. You put the right people around someone struggling in one area or another and what do you get a person not only with hope but riding a bike with trainging wheels on that say I can do all thing i put my mind too. In fact this person is born again in the flesh and mind because they are proven to be able to do what they desire or did not know they were capable of. A two year old learning one plus one is two, a simple math equation even a two year old can understand if he is taught how to put two things away or pull two toys out to play with. To line up two snacks on a table one at a time. Some kids do not learn this til age four, but it matters not, the process is still the same, it when that mind kickstarts and someone helps them to learn. We begin to shape the human life from babyhood and up, as they learn to talk, roll over, crawl and so forth and not in that order necessarily. Our bodies is a tabernacle of our soul. God is building and creating a new tabernacle in heaven for our soul when we receive Christ has Lord and Savior. If we are born again not by flesh but by the spirit and not the mind. We born of the spirit of God, no long a spirit of corruption but of hope of eternal life. A spirit destine to have a better life, but the power of God.
Have you ever looked at the skyline of a city or skyline of the countryside? Which is more beautiful to you? Which is more natural in design? The one made by human hands or the one made by God. Think before answer. What do I want your answer to be? What does God want your answer to be and what creation will last forever. If we know that all creation will be destructible sooner or later including the whole earth which view is now more beautiful to you? Personally I like the country skyline maybe the best, because everything that pretty much there is usually made by God with a few things created by man. The city skyline only the sky is made by God the rest of the skyline has building made by human hands. Yet both of these skylines are destructible. Both of these have the ability to be enhanced. The point being which has value to God and which has value to man. The people within the city walls of the skyline is valuable to God, the skyline of the country side and his people in the old run down barn and chapel, is his creation too. All these things visible well be destroyed by God one day.
It is the soul of the people that God want to restore to its rightful place in a place built for it. We must be born again by Spirit to be transformed by the renewing of our mind and spirit as the child of God. Not people after our own agenda but after the agenda of God to reunite and establish his people to live according to his will and purpose in their life. To be ambassadars for the kingdom of God, to be people to help bring others to the cross of Jesus. Jesus paid the price for all man sin. One man dying for the sins of the world is what Paul says in II Corinthians 5. One man taking on the responsibility of the first Adam who sinned against God and through his resurrection is given eternal life for all that believe. Upon belief we are not yet given a new spiritual body but a new spiritual soul, one born not of this earth but one born by the power of God in heaven. Whether we are with God in Spirit or with God in death, we are able to worship him in Spirit and in truth. We able to obey the Spirit of truth through his calling. We learn to obey the Spirit of truth and reject the spirit of error.
Dear Heavenly Father help us to understand this new creation we become in you has purpose to worshipping and honoring you with our hearts and soul. To enable us to live as you direct and not the direction of the world, but to a higher calling and purpose for our life. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study:2 Corinthians 5:17-21 KJV
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.