Rabbit holes mark the places where feet of many have tried to lead God’s people. The identity of the human race and the place we occupy in the genuine picture painted by Moses and the prophets. Christ is not trying to save humanity by exercising their minds about creation; that is quite clear. For persons to migrate from hostile and rebellious the frame of reference must include what we are and what we can be. Beware! “Flesh and blood” does not mean spirit.
The living creature who named all the living creatures was a living creature.
OUT OF THE GROUND; FORMED BY ELOHIM
- Nephesh chayyah include swarms of marine animals (Genesis 1:20)
- Nephesh chayyah include human beings (male and female). Then the Lord God formed man “dust from the ground“, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7)
- Out of the ground came every beast of field (Genesis 2:19)
- Out of the ground came every bird of the sky (Genesis 2:19)
- Beasts and birds are living creatures (Genesis 2:19)
Man is not an animal, huh?
“Man is a spiritual being, composed of body, soul, and spirit” is one popular mantra. The difference between spirit/wind and flesh/bone is graphic. Spiritual (of spirit) and of flesh (πνευματικος and σαρκινος) are even opposites.
“For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin.” (Romans 7:14, NASB)
Man is an animal, ranking below angels, who we know to be genderless spirit and fire. When we call someone an angel we promote them.
He makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers.Psalms 104:4
What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him? Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,Psalms 8:4-6
Humans are known to sink below the understanding of animals we recognize.
An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master’s manger, But Israel does not know, My people do not understand.Isaiah 1:3
Waiting for the pin to pop that balloon of human essence is going to take a long time because human pride keeps getting in the way of truth and humility. We tend to challenge ourselves with both lies and truth.