Lists of subjects for use in these teachings were compiled using some of the facilities of the Online Bible, and instead of deleting the subject lists, they have been included for your use in a separate file at the beginning of the index of this web site2, under the heading "New for 2010". 
The following three writings were compiled over a period of months as the Holy Spirit released the ideas and this has resulted in a rather disjointed and possibly cumbersome treatise. Please be patient and understanding of this writer's human limitations. 
We became familiar with the first part of the following passage when we studied the previous teaching3. However, a couple of verses have been added, concerning the state of our spirits, souls and bodies. 
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-23)
At the time of this writing, the Christians were hoping for the impending reappearance of Christ Jesus in bodily form. 
You and your Body 
Before going into it in more detail, as an introduction, let's look at what God shows us from His word. 
This was written by the apostle Paul to the Christian church in Rome, a group of people whom he had heard about but not yet visited. 
Does this sound familiar to the Christian circumstances of today? 
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 
(Romans 1:16-25)
We see in verse eighteen that those church leaders who knowingly withhold certain aspects of God's Truth for whatever reason, shall suffer His wrath. The three big stumbling blocks that come to mind are repentance to renewal, baptisms and the role of women in the church (traditions). 
In the last verse we can start understanding the problems of the Laodicean church of Revelation chapter three. 
Here are the sins of the body that God allowed to happen: 
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 
(Romans 1:26-27)
And here are the sins of the soul: 
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 
(Romans 1:28-32)
It is not intended to repeat here what has gone before1, recorded nearly ten years ago on this web site2
We must learn and understand when dealing with King Jesus and the Kingdom of heaven always to separate the working of our souls and our bodies as this will simplify the perception of the spiritual nature of the word of God. 
The main purpose of this teaching therefore is for us to understand the importance of an obedient soul and the unimportance of the temporary body in the overall scheme of everlasting life with our Spiritual God. 
He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 
(Romans 14:6-9)
If we study the Scriptures carefully we shall see that God's purpose is to save our souls to be with Him one day, not our bodies from sickness or death. 
Our everlasting souls shall each have another, everlasting body that is not water dependant but Spirit dependant and the laws of this present earth that we are subject to shall no longer apply. 
Also, that what the soul (heart) does in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is not for our own benefit, but that God should be glorified. If Jesus did it, we can do no less. 
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 
(John 9:1-5)
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was. Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already. Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house. Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee. As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him. Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. 
(John 11:1-45)

The Soul 
Let's look in more detail as to what is meant by a living soul: 
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 
(Genesis 2:7)
Here we see the lump of flesh, then the life that God placed in the flesh, and the soul that guides the life of the flesh. 
The physical life is in the blood. Remove the blood and the body dies. 
The eternal life is in the soul. Seduce the soul and the spiritual body shall live in hell. 
All belongs to God, even our souls. We might be able to choose the path we wish to walk while on this earth, but ultimately the destination of our undying souls lies in the hands of our Creator. 
Aspects of the Soul 
The soul of man is a very complicated being, very often the various components intermingling, making a whole. Like a pot of vegetable soup. There are hormonal (bodily) differences between adults and children, men and women. Each person is individual, just as each has a different fingerprint. Nations also tend to have different senses of values. 
All are made by God; not to populate the earth for their own desires, but for His heavenly purpose. That happiness is achieved along the way is good as it is a gift of God, but it is a temporary side issue from the eternal reason. 
Please understand that the unconverted soul shall not see t 

he Kingdom of God. 
Some different constituents of our souls:  
The will instructs the body what to do. This is where Satan can tempt the soul with good worldly things such as wealth, fame etc., and once the walls of the will have been breached, he feeds the soul with greed, need for power over others, evil thoughts, killing others in "righteous wars" such as the crusades, the second world war, the "holy war" of terrorism etc. 
My wife calls me a stubborn old man, and she is probably right. However, this stubbornness is now from a different source than it used to be - when the will said "I will not" for selfish reasons. Now it is because of perceived righteous reasons. For example, the refusal to go to the funeral services of unsaved persons, performed by unsaved pastors. Would Jesus have gone to such a service? Or would Paul? 
Will power. Smoking. Nicotine narrows the blood vessels, and over time causes all sorts of terminal diseases. The addiction to nicotine is a bodily need, but the determination to give up smoking for (bodily) health reasons is a decision of the will, (the soul). The same process comes to pass when we decide to fast. 
The mind can reason, tell the other components of the soul what is right and wrong, do complicated mathematical calculations, plan a route from point A to point B, can use the tongue to direct a thought process in another person, can learn to play music, etc. 
Common sense is part of the mind. Some people have it and some don't. For example, at boarding school we had a brilliant maths student, but he was continually in such a dwaal that he was almost in danger of being run over when crossing the road. 
The Ego. The importance of "I" or self - that which is conscious and thinks; an image of oneself. Egotism. Egocentric. 
An example: Once, while caravanning, we parked at a place in the mountains for a week of peace and quiet. Beautiful. However, a few young families came together one weekend, parked in the middle of the caravan park and decided to "live it up a little", to the extent that most other people were conscious of the noise until deep into the night. On one occasion the wife of one of them complained to her husband that his one friend was playing music from his vehicle so loudly that she was feeling oppressed. When her husband approached his friend on the matter, the owner of the music said in a loud voice something like this "I have paid for this caravan stand and have the right to use it as I wish". Egotism. 
This is probably the main stumbling block that we each have to overcome before God the Father, through the actions of Jesus, will come into Covenant with us. 
In the good old days of National Military Service, all recruits had to undergo basic training. This is a systematic breaking down of the ego and will so that on the battlefield the soldier shall obey orders without question or argument. 
God also needs such persons in the enemy's kingdom, people who will obey Him without question so that His will may be done on earth as it is in heaven, so that His Kingdom will come. 
The great difference is that we each need to do it willingly, and this can only be done if we become aware of our own utter uselessness in obtaining an everlasting life of happiness and righteousness. Our own reason tells us this and we will it to happen, realising that the ego shall have to submit to the Higher Authority. 
Only when we lay our all before God on an altar of sacrifice for Him to do with as He wishes, will He joyfully commit Himself to the holy, righteous and unbreakable Covenant with us whom He created. 
For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. 
(Romans 2:12-16)
Lack of conscience:
And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 
(Genesis 9:20-27)
Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. 
(Matthew 18:23-35)
Pride. If you were to look at the story of Job you will see that he was righteous: 
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 
(Job 1:1)
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. 
(Job 1:6-12)
Some very interesting points to consider here, for our own edification and profit: 
  1. Satan came together with the sons of God and God did not chase him away. This must then mean that Satan was a rebellious son of God.
  2. God builds a hedge of protection around His servants. 
  3. God used this opportunity to tempt Satan into doing His work for Him. 
  4. God acknowledged that Satan was in control of the world and the people therein, except for His servants. 
  5. Satan knew Job, that he was protected, but looked only on Job's person and his possessions. He knew that the choice of Job's resultant actions would rely totally on Job. 
  6. God has the power over His servants, for His glory. 
  7. Satan could only touch the person (the body) of Job when God lowered the protection that was around Him. 
  8. Satan did not demur as he knew that God had this power. 
  9. God's purpose was for Job to realise who was actually in control of his person (his soul). 
However, Job was righteous in his own eyes. In other words he was "better" than someone else: 
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 
(Job 32:1-3)
Only when he met the Best, the God of creation, the Living God, did he realise how insignificant he was: 
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed? Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken. Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great? Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat. 
(Job 38:1-41)
Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it. Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. 
(Job 40:1-4)
Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. 
(Job 42:1-6)
You will find a similar pattern in the story of Jonah. 
Another servant of God had this to say:
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. 
(Habakkuk 3:17-18)
Something similar happened in the new Covenant, not so? 
Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 
(Acts 2:37-39)
Emotions get stirred up by loud, sometimes very loud Praise and Worship music at church gatherings where there are many praise phrases repeated over and over, and very often with the words "I", " I will" included therein. Together with this emotive music come tears that run and we are inclined to think that we are worshipping God, but we are in fact worshipping self, thinking how holy we are. 
We are inward-looking instead of looking at our Creator. 
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it
(Isaiah 1:11-20)
However, if we surrender our wills to the Holy Spirit of God at these times, we become transported to the Throne Room and God smells the sweet savour of our worship. 
Many years ago there was a story of a young suitor who came to his loved one's father to ask for her hand in marriage. 
The father asked him if he liked his daughter.
The suitor replied that he loved her, she loved him and they wanted to get married. 
The father replied "Love and romance last a brief year or five, but liking lasts a lifetime. Can you put yourself in the position of making her your best friend for the rest of your life? Is she prepared for the same?" 
The young man was asked to go away and come back in a week or two with his and her answer. 
This is a good example of showing how the emotions of the soul concerning the flesh can cloud long-term relationships of value. 
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 
(Luke 14:26-30)
In Genesis chapter three, the serpent tempted Eve's soulishness. Then she said to Adam "I have eaten". Adam's choice was to follow Eve's soulishness or God's holiness. 
Soulishness is inward looking, for creature comforts. 
Examples of Soulishness 
A recent event:
Hi Dee 
In a time of emotional discussion with your Mom while she was here, it became known that you and Jay were offended that I remarked on the tattoo that was on your arm: and this at the time of your Dad's funeral service! 
Let it be stated now that your Dad is my Christian brother and I have the lively hope of joining up with him at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ in a very short time. 
You were offended that I was questioning the sincerity of your Christianity. No my girl, the Lord was questioning the destination of your eternal soul. 
You were also offended at my timing. What better time could there have been? The Lord's timing, as usual, was perfect. I just happened to be there and available. 
Concerning timing. You may think that this emotional discussion with your Mom happened by chance when it did. No my dear, this little letter is the result of that discussion, and as Kevin is wont to say, "for you to catch a wake-up". 
The Lord loves you and wants you to be with Him one day, and this shall only happen if you willingly give up your soul to His control. You have to give back to Him the only eternal part that He gave to you. 
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
(2 Corinthians 10:1-5)
Pastor David Pawson once told the story of a hell's angel who met the Living God and submitted his soul to his Creator, and in obedience wished to be Biblically baptised. However, he had a tattoo of Satan cut into the skin of his back and wished to have this removed before he was baptised. After much research he discovered that this was not possible and went under the waters with it still in his back. 
Because of his submission to his God and because of his faith in who God was, he came up out of the waters with the tattoo supernaturally removed. Hallelujah! 
Now concerning the tattoo:
A tattoo is permanently cut into the skin of the body to be noticed by others. It is placed there, usually in the form of the creature rather than the Creator and is a reflection of one's libido or soul state. 
We were created in the image of God and He has expressly forbidden us to place marks on our bodies. This is a commandment, not a request; 
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. 
(John 14:21-24)
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 
(Matthew 7:19-24)
And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. 
(Luke 13:22-28)
Who are these that are thrust out?
The Covenant people of God.
If you believe that your God gave you special permission to place a tattoo on your body in contradiction to His Word, for whatever reason, then I'm afraid that your god is not my God. 
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? 
(Romans 6:16)
It is for you to choose.
May God bless you and keep you, and cause His face to shine upon you as you search for Him in Spirit and Truth. 
Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 
(Joel 2:12-13)
With love
Here is a teaching as given by Jesus:
Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? 
(John 7:14-19)
Are you and I beginning to understand our personal insignificance in God's grand plan? And yet He loves us with a love that we cannot even understand, despite our carnal nature and constant sin. God loves us with hope. 
So, you are having an argument with your wife, or you are in rebellion against your parents because you are hurting or can't handle the stress of living in Satan's kingdom. You start on drugs or alcohol to deaden the soul pain, but what are you doing to your body? 
God heals soul hurt as well as body hurt.
Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 
(Romans 2:1-8)
Recently, in a religious discussion, a non-believer asked "what is sin, please define sin." in a moment or two the answer came; "sin is the shortest word in the English language and it's a capital, the letter " I." 
Christianity is:
~ ~ ~ nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 
(Galatians 2:20)
It's not that I live for myself but for Christ that lives in me." 
In other words, ego (soulishness) is dead in my body so that the Holy Spirit living in my flesh can do God's work. 
We are given a kind of preview of what it shall be like in our resurrected bodies. 
Examples of a Submissive Heart 
In a nutshell.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
(Romans 6:16-23) 
In the Christian Community: 
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 
(Ephesians 4:1-12)
In Satan's kingdom: 
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 
(Matthew 6:1-15)
So, we understand that the soul is a very complicated being. 
However it is contaminated by its sin nature. 
All have a chance to redeem themselves:
And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. 
(Genesis 8:20-22)
We who are of a "superior" frame of mind must bend our wills and have compassion on those who have less "brain power", and must realise that God made all of us and is in control of our eternal destiny. 
Moreover, God is perfect and omnipotent and everything that He has made is for a reason, and that purpose is that sooner of later it shall be recognised who He is and He shall be submitted to, willingly by the righteous in heart and unwillingly by the wicked: 
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 
(Romans 14:11)
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 
(Philippians 2:10-11)
Satan, the god of the world, says "the only commandment that I have for you is enjoy yourself, do what you want while you live. The strong are winners and the weak are useless, be strong and take what you can" knowing that sin will result. 
God says "try not to sin, and take my Holy Spirit as a guide, who shall lead you in the Way everlasting". 
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 
(1 Thessalonians 3:12-13)
The soul that has willed to be obedient to its Creator is still tempted by the pleasures of this world, but like the repentant smoker, has overcome or is overcoming its sins. 
Natural man uses his soul to gratify the needs of his body. 
Spiritual man uses his soul to delight the will of His Creator. 
What did the disciples of Jesus hear? "This is my beloved Son, hear Him" (Luke 9:28-35). 
Here is an example of a bodily process that is supposed to show a decision on the soul, but as it's an action of the father on the body of an infant who has no choice, it has become mere tradition with the Jews. The same goes for "infant baptism" in many "christian" churches of today. 
Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.  
(John 7:22-24)
We see from the following that the Lord gives our bodies bread, but it is an act of our wills to forgive. This confirms the passage in Romans chapter one in the beginning of this treatise. 
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 
(Matthew 6:9-15)
Yes, God loves us whom He created for His purpose. 
Never forget that you and I, soul and body, were created to fulfil God's all embracing purpose. 
He is God and we are mere men and women. 
We can only fulfil our Father's will when we freely give up our own worldly wants and become obedient to His, and we need to do this in the way that He has laid down, because our perfect God, our Creator, can then rely on us to do it, with His guidance, according to His overall plan to obtain the result that He desires. Please understand, it shall happen without you or me, but we shall then be excluded from the rewards offered. 
So, our Loving God requires us to do His will in the way that He purposed before the foundation of the world. 
The way that our God has chosen to do this is for us to become tuned into His wavelength and this is accomplished by giving us (our souls) the opportunity of coming under His protection and purpose in the form of a Covenant4
Please understand, a Covenant is a two-way street, but we who are as the grains of sand on the shore have much more to gain therein, and besides that, if we come into Covenant with Almighty God, willingly doing His purpose, His purpose becomes our purpose. 
And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; 
(Daniel 9:4)
God's purpose is to receive us into His presence one day, not Satan's. If we fulfil our Loving God's will while on this world, we fulfil our own everlasting purpose, that of being His own children and not Satan's slaves. 
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 
(Luke 11:9-13)
We see here that Jesus gives worldly examples of what soulish people want, but God's gift is holy and eternal. 
When we were children we loved to hear the praises of our parents. What about our heavenly Father, don't we want to hear Him speak to us? 
We know from dog behaviour that animals can think and can be taught to act in a manner that we wish to train them into. Yes, but this is on a worldly level for the purpose of our gratification or needs. We have bent the dog's intelligence to our purpose through the dog's need for food that we provide. 
Our loving Master wants to do the same for our everlasting souls but He wants us to go up into His plane of purpose which we cannot accomplish on our own while in Satan's kingdom. 
Why is it that most TV programs today have sex and violence as their drivers, yes, even nature programs? Why is it that most TV adverts concern making the body more beautiful or slimmer or fatter or healthier? 
Satan is keeping natural man on a body level, keeping us from learning of a higher level. 
If we were to list the good things and the bad in the Bible we shall notice that except for one or two, such as food and sex, all concern the soul and not the body. 
Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety. Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate. He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person. The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works? 
(Proverbs 24:1-12)
When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 
(John 6:24-29)
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. 
(Philippians 3:1-3)
Another, abler, teacher had this to say: 
Lastly Paul adds: "We have no confidence in the flesh." The flesh of the believer is no more to be trusted than the flesh of the vilest sinner. Regeneration is not a changing of flesh into spirit; nor is that sanctification wherein we stand before God a gradual process of such a change within us. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." The fleshly nature is never improved, and the new nature received in new birth does not require improvement. "The carnal mind is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." And the Spiritual mind is the mind of Christ. It is as we walk in the Spirit that we are delivered from the desires of the flesh. But even after years of Godly living, the flesh itself is not one whit better than it was at the beginning of our Christian life. Therefore we dare not trust it, knowing that, however blessed the work of God is in our souls, "in our flesh dwells no good thing." 
It is necessary to keep this in mind and learn to accept that it is not our present bodies that shall be judged one day, but our present souls. 
We usually want what is best for us. We shall accomplish by doing what is best for our Maker, who holds our destiny in His loving hands. 
The Body  
Doctors and other health professionals are wonderful people not so? Many of them are dedicated to our well-being, facing death and disease at every turn, living under the stress of other peoples' suffering, even to the end that their personal lives are affected. And without taking anything away from them, what are they doing? Removing stress from our bodies, that part that shall shortly die in any case. 
God can remove the stress from our innermost beings, our souls, permanently. 
The body is the vessel that does the bidding of the soul, and the spirit through God's Spirit if one is reborn. 
It's health and length of days are of minor importance in the scheme of God's everlasting purpose. 
Most people are more concerned about their bodily health (this writer is one) than the everlasting health of their resurrected bodies, which thing reveals lack of faith in the real Kingdom. 
Here is faith.
Faith in the Kingdom.
Of the King that is inside me.
I must learn to unlock the power of God's Kingdom:
Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 
(Mark 9:23)
Jesus defeated Satan, the god of this world, by coming into His enemy's kingdom and walking here in bodily form, being obedient to the laws of God and of this world, being enticed spiritually, being tempted by bodily needs, by the spectre of torture of His flesh - and overcoming it all. 
Is there not a lesson or two for us here, and an example to try and follow? 
Jesus did not do this because He wanted to, He did it in loving obedience to His Father, knowing how He would suffer pain (soul/body), knowing the everlasting Spiritual reward that He would receive (soul/Spirit). 
The reward was the harvest of you and me (our souls) from the second death. 
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. 
(John 12:24-26)
Surely, if nothing else, this shows the Love of God to us whom He created! 
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. 
(John 8:31-51)
We see from this passage of Scripture that some believed on a worldly level that Jesus was illegitimate (born of fornication), some did not, and those that were obedient to Jesus, who was obedient to God the Father, would be set free from Satan's shackles. 
It also shows us one other very important fact; that God seeks glory. This ties in with the first teaching3 in the series not so? Glorify and praise Him at all times, in all sincerity, under all circumstances and see the reaction of Almighty God! 
Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely. The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. 
(Psalms 147:1-12)
You and I, our submissive souls5 and obedient bodies are protected by the omnipotent and omnipresent God who actually resides in us. God does the supernatural, we are merely available when our souls and bodies are aligned and combined to serve the indwelling living God. 
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 
(Romans 8:26-28)
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 
(Romans 8:29-32)
The resurrected body is Spiritual. Our old body who people recognised with their worldly eyes will remain behind in the dust. 
Our new bodies will be able to do similar, and perhaps greater things than Jesus of Nazareth, and if we are obedient to God's commandments in this life and experience supernatural happenings here, we shall be better fitted to serve our heavenly Father in the thousand years to follow and when Satan is released from the bottomless pit. This is because we have become accustomed to His Presence before the changeover. 
These new Spiritual bodies which can pass through walls, appear and disappear, are still driven by our wills; our souls. The days of dilly dallying about whether such a thing is sin or not are over, we are now obedient servants of Almighty God as a matter of course and spiritual things get done as they should. 
Jesus had to come in a body to visibly show carnal man what the bread of life was: 
After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. 
(John 6:1-15)
When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work? Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven? Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 
(John 6:24-63)
Spot the difference between the person (body and soul) that is of this world and the one who knows God through the Holy Spirit: 
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come. Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. As he spake these words, many believed on him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 
(John 8:12-32)
Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. 
(John 8:57-59)
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 
(Romans 8:9-13)
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 
(1 Corinthians 9:27)
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 
(Hebrews 10:19-24)
1 Spirit Soul and Body, and, A Living Soul 
3 The Carnal Church. . . and the Spiritual
4 Heart of the Gospel
5 Submissiveness