Saturday, September 12, 2009
From my dear brother Bill Landon: “We should know that the physical body alone does not have life and animation. If we look at a dead body we see that it takes more than mechanical pieces (organs etc.) to make life. A dead body may have all the physical parts of a person or animal but it does not have animation (life). The part of us that gives us animation is separate from and in addition to our physical being. This is what the Bible refers to as the “breath of life” (Genesis 2:7).
“This other part of our makeup came through the Father’s impartation to us of the “spirit of life.” This is not the Holy Spirit and it is not our human spirit. Rather, it is the life spark that the Father bestows on all living things. This exists to some extent in every living thing including plants. However, there is a higher expression of life that exists in animals and a still higher expression of life that dwells in human beings. The Father is the sole source of all life in the creation: “For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself.” This is the life that God grants to every living thing for as long as the Father determines that they should have life. Without a life touch from the Father nothing can be said to be alive. We may think of our life in this world as being a “life on loan.”
“The life spirit part of living things comes from the Father and returns to the Father causing physical life to cease: “When you hide your face, they are terrified; when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust. When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.” (Psalm 104:29-30) and again: Ezekiel 18:4) In the end, there is only one life spirit in all creation-God. And all life comes from the Father and belongs to Him. This life includes all aspects of being-physical, soulical and spiritual. Apart from the Father’s giving of life there is no life of any kind anywhere.”
From this I see Adam and Eve being just that, “a living soul” but not yet fully alive by being joined to Him! The last Adam (Christ) was life quickening spirit, bring immorality to our being, not just animated but fully ALIVE!