Spiritually Hungry – Filling your Lamp
Contemplating the oneness of Truth while guided by the Voice of Truth produces the evolution or maturation of the soul, spirit and mind, so reality can begin to reflect Truth's immutable, divine attributes, which manifest the highest good for all. This blog reflects an ever-deepening understanding of the Truth a soul gains as its mind is renewed by Truth's pure Light.
October 6, 2011 at 11:52 am
The Beautiful Appearance of a Rose
filling the oil, scenting the oil
and coloring the oil;
preparing it for anointing,
and holding it, not sharing it
or sparing it; more secretive than opiate.
October 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm
October 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm
A melody of love is forged and strong.
October 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm
Another great one . . .and I got to listen again! yay! 🙂 I love how you used the lamp and the oil to illustrate His Spirit in us. Thank you for listening and using the gifts He gives you for Him! And us!
October 7, 2011 at 9:42 am
Hi Debbie – I’m finding illustrations are so helpful in understanding spiritual truths – suppose why the Bible is one illustration after another. 🙂
October 7, 2011 at 1:07 am
Rachel.. a lovely encouraging word! It’s IS all about relationship..not performance or duty.
Blessings from Australia!
October 7, 2011 at 9:41 am
Hi Martin – It is all about relationship .. and when you are in a true and real relationship with God, you obey His commands because He is in you and you love Him.
October 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm
Please what is the difference between the spirit, the soul, the brain? When does a person become a spirit? Is it right at conception? And what about people with brain injuries where it seems the ‘soul’ is damaged? Is the brain the soul then? Wondering if you can give me insights on this…
October 11, 2011 at 9:37 am
Hi Anonymous – you asked a deep question that many have pondered over centuries … I’ll pray about it and seek for a straightforward way to explain what God has taught me thus far on my journey.
October 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm
These are just my thoughts …. I encourage you to seek answers from God. It’s on your mind for a reason. Only God can truly teach us THE truth so it becomes ours and we deeply understand. Others can only confirm or reframe what we’ve been taught by Him to enhance understanding.
Please what is the difference between the spirit, the soul, the brain?
From what I’ve learned here are some of my thoughts of course I’m still learning (such a fascinating topic) …
The soul is the expression and consummation of the unique creation we are. The brain or mind is a creative force in structuring the soul. The spirit powers the creation process. Change the spirit and the mind changes and thus the soul.
Imagine a house .. the soul is the house, the mind fills the house, the spirit is the instruction and designing force that empowers/directs the mind. The type of spirit determines the output of the mind and thus the expression of the soul.
There are two categories of spirits … that which is of God and that which is not. 1 John 5:19, 2 Peter 1:4 God is life, only His spirit produces life. Any other spirit not of God is corrupted and produces death because it is severed from the life source and truth. 1 John 3:9
The soul is the unique expression of our self in all that it is … it is either governed by our self-will (spiritually dead) or God’s spirit in us (spiritually alive).
When does a person become a spirit? Is it right at conception?
These verses explain when a person becomes a living spirit, a spirit of God … those without the spirit of God are considered spiritually dead because that is the end of a corrupted spirit detached from the life force/source.
John 3:5-8 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
And what about people with brain injuries where it seems the ‘soul’ is damaged? Is the brain the soul then?
If the creative force, mind, is altered it will affect how the soul is formed. How that the soul is affected depends on how the brain was altered.
1 Corin 15:44-46 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
October 9, 2011 at 11:30 pm
…seek first the kingdom and His righteousness indeed :]
You’ve said the truth and nothing but the truth concerning how we as believers can often neglect the significant heart-to-heart, one-on-one, daily relationship we are to walk with the Father.
October 10, 2011 at 9:53 am
Hi Christian – it is often overlooked. Tthere is a strong disconnect in many between the words spoken and the lives led – it’s our faith lived out that speaks our truth.
October 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm
Thank you for your response to my question, Rachel. God bless you and give you more insights into his word. Your posts are always refreshing, and confirming…God bless you.