In our day and time, just before Easter when Jesus was crucified fellowships in The Church of His Body Jesus our Lord take time to fast and pray.
In my prayers I will be praying for YOU.
I specifically will pray that YOU learn to rightly divide the word of truth.
When YOU make this effort YOU will learn to walk in the spirit we have been baptized with by Jesus our Lord.
Jesus our Lord said the holy spirit is the spirit of truth. This holy spirit is inside of us and God and Jesus speak to us via holy spirit.
The truth is simple. We are given the gift of spiritual fellowship now in this life and if we should die before Jesus is sent to gather us together, then Jesus will resurrect us from the dead and give us an immortal human body just like his immortal body. We are given this by grace.
Yet back in the 16th century, a man who rightly divided the word of truth and taught we are given everlasting life by grace was killed by the Roman Catholic Fellowship when he refused to compromise the truth.
Think about this.
He gave his life for the truth.
Jesus our Lord was a faithful witness to the truth unto death.
The Apostle Paul refused to compromise the truth of the Gospel of Jesus and rebuked those whom would teach contrary to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus our Lord.
Now think about this: The Roman Catholic Fellowship after 4 centuries after the 16th century Reformation has finally acknowledged we are saved by grace. Roman Catholic ministers are teaching people to walk in the spirit. They speak in tongues!
The path taken in the 3rd century by the fellowship established in Rome was very dark.
They changed the truth God is Spirit and Indivisible into a lie called the Trinity that God is 3 persons in one.
They tortured and killed those whom refused to believe and confess this lie.
Yahweh alone is the ONE TRUE GOD. There is no other god before or after him. He alone is THE ETERNAL SPIRIT.
They associated hades with hell. Hell is just the grave. They taught YOU live on after death and either go to heaven or hell.
The Apostle Paul received by revelation that no one will be with Jesus our Lord until the Lord Jesus gathers us together. At that time those who have died as a member of The Church of His Body will be resurrected from the dead and those living members of The Church of His Body will be caught up into the air with the resurrected and all of us will be with the Lord from that point on forever.
God formed Adam from the dust of the earth.
God made Adam a living soul. The life of the soul is in the blood. When you take your last breath you no longer intake oxygen to the blood and you will die. Your soul is dead and your body will return to the dust of the earth.
God created holy spirit within Adam and Eve. We have holy spirit the moment we believe God raised Jesus our Lord from the dead and Confess Jesus is Lord. Jesus was duly appointed the Messiah and Lord and Head of The Church of His Body shortly after his ascension into heaven and this was confirmed when the promised spirit was sent on the day of Pentecost.
Our spirit goes back to God . Jesus said before he died on the cross: Father into your hands I commend my spirit. If we die before the Lord Jesus gathers us together, the holy spirit “ of which we are born by grace returns” to God (Eccles. 12:7).
No Judean taught we go to heaven or hell after we die.
Peter told the people listening to him on the day of Pentecost that David was dead in his grave but God has resurrected Jesus from the dead.
Acts 2:29-32 and 34 (ESV)
(29) “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
(30) Being therefore a prophet…
(31) he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.
(32) This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
(34) For David did not ascend into the heavens…
Jesus did not teach his desciples that they would be with him after they died.
John 14:3 (ESV)
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. He taught that he would return and then they would be with him.