You are dust. Man enjoys being as long as his dust endures. There is nothing that people do or plan on doing when the dust fails. The devil has cleverly planted alternate truth alongside the lifesaving message. If humans are spiritual beings they do not show it and most people do not know
1 Corinthians 15:49
Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.
Even in the bosom of the Christ – gospel received and Holy Spirit given – believers do not carry the image (likeness) to the heavenly progenitor. This saying distinguishes Adam from the heavenly Father and so does the essential hope of resurrection and kingdom inheritance.
Deeper into the comparison of man born Adam and man born of God we find that humans have no access to God’s kingdom in their original state. God shut Adam off from of his home where he might have launched the unthinkable; an immortal being disfigured by lies (Gen. 3:1-6, 22-24).
1 Corinthians 15:50
Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.
Humanity’s natural condition and nature needs a makeover.Paul to the Corinthian church 1:15:51
Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
Some things a spiritual bring could never be
Spiritual humans are born twice. Without the birth from above we face a very different reality from being like God in essence and character. The product description defies the notion that we are spiritual beings or spirit beings.
- Sold under sin
- Born into failure
- Shaped for hostility to God
- Carnal and imprisoned by law and sin
- Flesh and blood
Back to dustPsalm 90:3
You turn man back into dust And say, “Return, O children of men.”
We get a sense of how deeply deception has set in as an entire generation trashes what David and Solomon (!) has to say about death. The standing up of the early lie – you shall not certainly not die – with the theory that the dead are active illustrates Satanic strategies as strong and bold as ever.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.
10) Will You perform wonders for the dead? Will the departed spirits rise and praise You? Selah. 11.)Will Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon? 12) Will Your wonders be made known in the darkness? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
The grave, from which the saved and lost will come (John 5:28-29) is silent and still.Psalms 115:17
The dead do not praise the Lord, Nor do any who go down into silence;