GOD is Spirit and He created us in the form of His image. That is correct. GOD did not create humans in the image of other forms such as fish, reptiles and plant life; but into the image of the Creator of the earth, Himself: GOD.
Our physical bodies reside on earth until we return to the spirit form to await the judgment that has been predestined for man and woman from the beginning due to Adam and Eve’s disobedience. Apostle John wrote this about the final judgment: Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from His presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15 NIV
Are you having problems mentally and physically? If you are Christian, you don't have to accept negativity. I have learned with age that we are so much more than we give ourselves credit for being. However, there is one thing that does not change for anyone. It is this: “we are born naked and after we die, we are naked again because our souls and spirits leave these physical bodies and go back to the spiritual form that GOD created originally. No matter what substance that you are and I mean this literally, you are still a spiritual being and your spirituality is totally intertwined with GOD.
Your spiritual self is the part of you that desires total fulfillment and it is the part of you that always seems to search for truthfulness all of your life. Your spiritual self is the part of you that feels like it is missing that something that you never seem to find. Your spiritual self is the part of you that you feed with other things to compensate the lack within you, a relationship with your Creator: GOD.
...Compensation is never enough. Many of us try to fill the void with things that are negative for us. This is why there are alcoholics, drug addicts, gamblers, thieves, murders, etc., etc., etc. Compensation is in force and we try repeatedly; again, and again, to fill our spiritual voids with something that will never compensate what our spirits are truly seeking. You don't have to compensate if you live as GOD desires. JESUS Prayed for Himself and for the world. Reference: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2017&version=NIV
The truth is this: we can never be fulfilled with anything detrimental to our bodies and spirits. Other than a relationship with GOD our Creator, the result of compensation with such things as gambling, drugs, sex, alcohol, etc., etc., is negativity and an unfulfilled feeling to us and our families, and friends, which many times result in death, jail, homelessness etc. When we place GOD forefront we can control our negative behavior with the gift of the Holy Spirit who is our Spiritual Guide and Counselor. JESUS told His disciples, “…the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you.” John 14:26 NIV
The truth of the matter IS you will never be able to feed your spiritual self with anything physical adequately. It is a spiritual void. You can only fill spiritual with spiritual and actually the only way you will be able to cope naturally in these physical bodies is with a relationship with GOD and His gift of the Holy Spirit. As you study the Word of GOD it is easier to acknowledge this: “GOD is Spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." John 4:24 NIV
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