May/June 2019

Draft

A living soul as mentioned in Genesis 2:7, we can not picture this SOUL like a supernatural spiritual looking ghost of person can come out of their body after-death. First of all, we the people can not see the soul or spirit anytime we want. Because spirit is invisible just as we can not see YAHUAH as well. Did anyone ever in history have seen the actual spiritual events? The answer to this question is yes, let take a look in Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Luke 3:22 and John 1:32. All these four passage tell us about YahuSha baptism. All these four include the account of what this pure Spirit descended on YahuSha in bodily form that look like a dove.

 

After reading those passage scriptures, I know there is another passage about dove. I believe maybe these dove description may have a connection with some other scriptures about the dove as well. For example, Luke 2:22-24 mentioned about the pair of turtledoves were used for sacrifices at the tabernacle and temple. Joseph and Mary was likely brought this dove as a sacrifice following the birth of YahuSha? Another example of dove in account of the great flood of Noah's day, Noah sent out a dove. The first time, the dove returned to him. On the second occasion, the dove returned with a freshly-plucked olive leaf in its mouth: "And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth" (Genesis 8:11). The third time Noah sent out a dove, it did not return, revealing the dove had found a new home on the land of the earth.

 

Here one more example in Matthew 10:16, where YahuSha said "Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." Notice where it said “the innocent as dove”, this may suggests to YahuSha as purity, meekness, innocence kind of being. It was not majestic like the eagle or fierce like the hawk or flamboyant like the cardinal. It was simple, common, innocent kind of bird which also the poor people could offer for a sacrifice in the old ancient day (Luke 2:24; Leviticus 12:8). All these dove example above may explain why the Spirit that descended to YahuSha somehow have these connection. All lead me to as innocent, peace and pure looking kind of Spirit.

 

So far, this is how I have the reason to believe what a SOUL (and the SPIRIT) may describe what it look like. That is why I do NOT believe the soul look like a supernatural spiritual ghost. Matter of fact, nowhere in the scriptural books does it ever tell us that Spirit of the soul or any spirit look like a supernatural spiritual ghost person. Yet, the scriptural passage did mentioned a looking spirit dove coming out of the open heavens.

 

If anyone ever tell me that some people have seen their dead love one (or a friend) in a spiritual form of ghost person or have seen a guardian angel raveling their love one like them, I will likely shake my head as disapproval. Matter facts, I may believe that they actually did experience it, only by the evil spiritual event. Because I know there are Satanic spiritual works among us to fool us. The reason I know this, I've learned long ago in the Scriptural books that wizard, psychics, sorcery, necromancer, mediums, ghost or even angel which appear being done by evil spiritually are forbidden in YAH's eyes. 

 

“And when they say to you, ‘Seek those who are mediums and wizards, who whisper and mutter,’ should not a people seek their YAH? Should they seek the dead on behalf of the living? To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” - Isaiah 8:19-20

 

“If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—’and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Master your Almighty ONE is testing you to know whether you love the Master your Almighty ONE with all your heart and with all your soul.

 

“You shall walk after the Master, Almighty ONE and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the Creator ONE, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which your Almighty Master commanded you to walk. So you shall put away the evil from your midst” - Deuteronomy 13:1-5

 

 

There are people among us who are still suburb to believe and claimed that they have seen their love one do not realized what the passage scripture said in Deuteronomy 31:16 that “YAH told Moses, ...thou shalt sleep with thy fathers (which mean we will sleep along with all sleeping ancestors who have been in the grave ever since). Meaning that no one have gone to heavens yet, not until the last day when YAH return to earth to wake up the sleeping people in the grave. Even a man name Job claimed to know better according to Job 14:12-14, until heavens is no more. Even also Job explained in Job 19:25-27 that he will live again to see YAH in the last day with his renewal BODY. There will be a time of new renewal heaven and earth according to the Revelation 21, Isaiah 66 or even 2nd Peter 3.

 

Once again, no one have gone to heaven where the Messiah is now, even the book of John 3:13 explained why no one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, is the Son of Man YahuSha.

 

“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet… he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to Hades (Graves), nor did his flesh see corruption. This YahuSha, our Almighty raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. For David did not ascend into the heavens…" - Acts 2:29-32 & 34

 

 

If David was in heaven, Peter should have said so. Instead, Peter said just the opposite, that David “…did not ascend into the heavens….” His point was not that YahuSha was in heaven with a body and David was in heaven without one. His point was that David was dead and YahuSha was not.

 

Here is another evidence in Matthew 12:41 and 42 which the far ancient day also will rise from the death in the last day as well. 

 

"The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here."

In these above verses YahuSha was explaining the point of the people far past will get up in the future end time. He was not being specific about which of the two resurrections (was he clearly about them in other places), nor was he trying to justify or condemn any one person, but was showing that in the resurrection day, when everyone gets up, they will together condemn those who rejected YahuSha. All the people YahuSha mentioned, “the queen of the South” (who is the Queen of Sheba and lived in the 900’s B.C.), the men of Nineveh (800-750 B.C.), and the people YahuSha preached to (about 30 A.D.) all will, in the future, get up with each other at the Judgment. All the dead will be raised and judged at the same time, in the judgment appropriate to them.

 

The point here is that people can not miss what YahuSha said in John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” YahuSha told his disciples they would be with him when he came back again, not when they died.

If you as reader still doubt me and wanna challenge me because you still believe people have raise from their grave went to heaven right after YahuSha had die on the tree according to Matthew 27:51-53. The problem is, these people did not go to heaven but to the city. If we read the passage verses very carefully, we will notice this resurrection saints who came back to physical life did not gone to heaven, not even after the city they went to. They are the true follower of YAH and we must understand from this scriptures passage for 1st Thessalonians 4:15-17 and 1st Corinthians 15:51-52 that YAH has resurrected no one to eternal life as an immortal spirit yet—except for the Messiah himself. For example, 1st Thessalonians 4:15-17 says:

 

“For this we say to you by the word of the Almighty ONE, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Master will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of YAH. And the dead in Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Almighty ONE in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Master.”

 

These references teaches us that YAH will change the righteous dead along with living true follower of Messiah to immortal beings when our King returns. After YAH brought the people mentioned in Matthew 27:52-53 back to life, they undoubtedly went back to their homes in the city, where many acquaintances saw them. It’s hard to imagine how utterly startling such an experience would it be for their relatives and friends witness these event! Throughout the scriptural books, it appear that there is nothing further more about these people YAH had resurrected. Meaning, what happen to them after they live again and went back to their love one in the city. Leaving us to conclude that they eventually maybe had died again at their old age?

 

I want to take you back to where YahuSha was still hanging on the tree alive, with the two thief. When one of the good thief was on YahuSha's side because he believe him, he said to him, remember me when You come into Your kingdom according to Luke 23:42. YahuSha respond “...Truly, I tell you today, you shall be with Me in Paradise.” according to Luke 23:43. A lot of people believe that YahuSha had took this thief with him to the Paradise that very day when both died. Even most of Bible versions proclaimed this as well. Because of how Luke 23:43 translated shown a (,) before the word TODAY or To-Day. The problem here is, (,) did not existed in the original manuscript book. Translator had in vain change the way the grammar was written, to allow people understand what really happen.

 

Many generation ago, we as our ancestors have changed over the way we believe and how this have also change the way we speak and write because of evolved new language. Our language today is no longer new but we know it came partly from Celtic, Germanic, Old Norse from the Vikings, Latin and even French languages. So from the ancient written manuscript, we have changed it into a scriptural books altogether where people now called it now the Holy Bible, Tanakh or Quran (or Koran). With all kind of versions written by man own translated form. This actually confused reader today, because most of the translator were actually changing the way it was written to tell about YAH and the Good News. Had caused people to doubt or disbelieve about YAH'S messages. This is why most of the time when we read the way it written in our language don't not mean 100% exactly how it being said. This is why I would not fall in how Luke 23:43 said about YahuSha will have one of the thief to be with him in Paradise the day both died. Because of how the (,) was mark down before it word TODAY or DAY. If we taken that (,) out, it would tell us differently. Because of how YahuSha claimed to that day what he said to the thief, that he WILL be in Paradise. Meaning in the future time of end time.

 

Let take a look at Genesis 2:17, very few of the Bible versions of this passage verse somehow have a similar way of saying about the day no meaning today; “for in the day you eat the forbidden fruit tree, you surly will die” Most Bible versions does appear this way but this does not mean a person who eaten this forbidden fruit will die on the same day he or she ate it. Since we know Adam and his wife did not die on the very day they ate the forbidden fruit.

 

Let take another look of similar passage that does not mean the very day, Mark 14:30 (or Luke 22:34):

 

“And YahuSha said to him, “Amen, I tell you, today—this very night—before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.”

 

Once again, I would disagree with someone claiming that this verse mean the very day of the night that the rooster will crows twice. Because of the (,) being added and I know the rooster does not crows at night, but at dawn of the morning. Once again, we can see why this verse is one of the many error translated which had caused people confusion big time about how it was written.

 

Yet, if you still challenge me about the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31, that they have Spiritually move to heaven or hell from their dead body. I simply will reply back by saying that this story isn't real but a parable way to teaches people to understand why it's to late to repent their sin. Reader of this passage verse may not realize why YahuSha came up a beggar name Lazarus for a specific point.

 

The name Lazarus is a Greek version of the Hebrew name for Eleazar, a name which means "YAH supports" or "YAH helps." Throughout this beggar's life, he has received no care or support from anyone else. It has only been YAH who is the only one who can for him. To the rich man, Lazarus is just another face in the crowd, like a invisible poor person who wish for people to notice him, lavish life. But in the afterlife, the first has become last. YahuSha wants to give us a solid understanding what reversal in this parable story. When all is said and done, this rich man is nameless, and it's Lazarus whose name is remembered and he got a treasure of eternal life. While the rich man end up in a eternal torment death. YahuSha was speaking to the Pharisees, about their evil love of money, which bought them the bad influence, power, and comfort of their own way. They didn't consider it a resource which YAH had intended them to share with those richest money who are in need. All this is a parable teaching, which YahuSha warned the Pharisees about their way. This parables teaching is also for us today as well.

 

At last, let me explain why do I not believe any angels would appear in sight in our time. First of all, since the Revelation book is the last message book, why in the world would we still be seeing such angels who are the messenger from heaven if there no more to tell? No man shouldn't add or take away what was written about the goods new and the prophecies.

 

“And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, YAH shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” - Rev. 22:18–19

 

Before the ascension of the Messiah, he promised the remaining of the eleven apostles, “lo, I am with you alway, Even unto the end of the world.” (Matt. 28:20.) Following his ascension, he guided the follower believers by revelation until the death of the Apostles and subsequent apostasy of the Church of YahuSha, the Messiah. Apostle John was the last person to write the testimony, which he wrote the Revelation book of what YAH told him to write about. Even 1st Corinthians 4:9 explained that the chosen apostleship which YahuSha have anoint choice them all are the last of YAH's prophets plan. Because they all were connection with YAH's spiritual work. Which during YahuSha and the Apostles time, some of the angels still appear, but after the last apostle John passing, the word from heaven had began silent ever since. This mean no angel can come forward to appear to us. Because we already have the last message. The Revelation message is the last that explained everything what to come in the last day and the day when our King from heaven return. FYI, Silence in heaven had happen few time in the past.

 

The scriptural books of Malachi, he was the last prophet in the Old Testaments time and prophet Zechariah in the New Testament time appear to be the first prophet. Between of these two men, the words from heaven have been silence for about 400 year. This is not the first time 400 year of silence had happened, Israelites was once a slave in Egypt for over 400. During the 400 year, heaven was also silence to HIS people. Because of this, they end up fall into the worldly of man instead disobey YAH's way. Until one day, he called on Moses to lead them out of Egypt and re-educate them about the law again. Once Yahuah's people had been on a journey to learned about YAH's way of life, they eventually again forgotten about HIS law. Which is why they all end up into the Babylonian exile. During and after the Babylonian exile, they all have got themselves into confusing life. Because of the change education system apart from YAH's teaching alone. Very few of the people know the right way.

 

After the Greece Empire, Rome has came in power and the new leader was on the way. That was when

prophet Zechariah and Mary, Joseph's wife had a visited of this angel Gabriel. Who Gabriel was sent by YAH, to reveal what was coming very soon. Now, since YAH had fulfilled the new leader YahuSha, our Savior and King. HE has chosen the 12 Apostleship to deliver the good news to the world. Apostle John was the last to delivered the message, the Revelation. Once again, there is NO reason why would an angels from heaven would dare come down and appear to our eye. This also go for anyone who claimed to be a prophets of YAH, will consider as false prophet. Just as YahuSha and HIS disciples had warned us about this. False Messiah, prophets, teachers of the congregation etc...

 

The book of Revelation foretells us that there will be a coming time of the end, when Satan will dominion over the earth, many more false beliefs (religious) personality will arise and deceive the whole world by means to do such miraculous signs. This individual may be referred as "another beast" which explain in Revelation 13:11, as well as "the false prophet" (Revelation 16:13; 19:20; 20:10). I have a reason to believe, we are living in this darkness miraculous signs of time. Very soon, we may will see such false prophet and Messiah who is given supernatural power by the devil spiritual work to order the fire to come down from heaven (Revelation 13:13), and performs many marvel signs to get people to believe, combined with such demonic words he speaks (Revelation 16:13-14). Will cause people to give their allegiance to and even worship this Beast (Revelation 13:14). This man will wield tremendous all kind of beliefs (religious) influence, and inspired by the Dragon (Satan), he will successfully convince most of the world to commit idolatry (Revelation 13:12). No wonder why this Satan can transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness as well... according to 2nd Corinthians 11:14-15.

 

Since the warning which YahuSha had explained to his disciples in Matthew 7:15-29 about false prophets or false Messiah, we must also be aware and avoid them as well. This also including false minister or teachers as well. If a prophet not teaching obedience the way YAH’s commanded or follow by the law, this is because there is no true light in them. They are the so-called prophet who are not sent by YAH. YahuSha was quoting from Deuteronomy 8:3 when He said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of YAH” (Luke 4:4). Likewise, true minister or prophet of YAH will be striving to teach every words of YAH. FYI, this surly also go for the school teachers as well. Because the education system in this whole world is no longer teaching YAH's way. 

SOUL & After-Death

Notice this document article is only a draft for now, this is because I, Bro. Pouliot still writing this topic article. It not quite finish where I am still adding more information and write it at the best grammar. Bear with me on this, and see where I get this document article so far.

 

We the people have been wondering and questioning about what happen after we die. Where does our soul go after our bodies die and being put down to the ground? This document I am going to share what answer I have find. How the passage of the scriptural books (Bible) can point out the answer for me. Not only that, I also want to share about why there is no angels able to come down from heaven to visit us in our time for any reason. Whether an angel appear to us have a message for us or a spiritual being appear which look like an angel but actually the love one or a friend whom had died live in spirit came out of their bodies. This will support why can't this happen along with the topic about soul and what happen after we die.

First, I want to start of sharing something I've recently learned. According to Roman chapter 8:5-11, it said:

“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to YAH; it does not submit to YAH’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the flesh cannot please YAH. You, however, are not in flesh but are in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of YAH lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of the Messiah, they do not belong to HIM. But if the Messiah is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised YahuSha from the dead is living in you, he who raised the Messiah from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you”.

 

The underline verse 9 is something I have never noticed before and how I've learned something new. That we are not in the flesh (body) but in the Spirit. What is interesting which I've already know about is that our body is a temple according to what 1st Corinthians 6:19 had taught me along ago. This whole thing I realized now mean, we personally are not in the body but in Spirit, yet, we LIVE in the temple of the body. This have gain my mind a better understanding picture here now. Do you see that now???

 

Now, I am going to lead you about SOUL in Genesis chapter two, look in verse seven, it about the breath of life which YAH has created the first human being before it became a living soul.

 

“Then the Almighty ONE, our Creator formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the BREATH OF LIFE, and the man became a LIVING SOUL”.

 

Notice, how did the body became a living soul? It the breath of life that began the living being to live. This, I have learned that the breath of life is the spirit, spirit that came from the ONE who is the Spirit (John 4:24) which give a person a life and the body profiteth nothing, just as how John 6:63 explained all this to me. Because the body without the spirit is dead as explained in James 2:26.

The reason I know this, read what Isaiah 42:5 have to said about this:

Thus says YAH, Almighty who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it, and Ruach (Spirit) to those who walk in it...

 

Understanding that the living SOUL is the spirit giving of life. A breath of life that start a living being in the body. Just as how and why James 2:26 explain that the body without a spirit breath of life-giving is more like dead. Just like how a key would enter the car's ignition and turn to start the engine. The car is running alive by it engine, pumping like a heart. Without the key, the car is not be alive to run or drive. The car is more like a sitting dead duck. FYI, the spirit it self dose not mean it dead but alive. Only the body of being is as dead, just as how Romans 8:10, John 6:63 or 1st Corinthians 15:45 explained why the spirit is always alive. Another word, the soul of spirit being (without the body) is not alive but only the spirit it staff that give from YAH is alive. That is why YAH received this spirit of life back.

 

Did you know YahuSha breathed upon HIS disciples before he said “Receive the pure Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” according to John 20:22-23? YahuSha breathed upon his disciples, what was this breath he want his disciples to receive? Of course YahuSha want them to have the pure Spirit.

 

FYI, spirit breath of life isn't the only things that have in our body, there is another kind of spirit within us. Let us read what 1st Thessalonians 5:23 have say here:

 

“And the very Creator ONE of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray YAH your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Master, YahuSha”

 

In that passage verse above, it said spirit, soul and body. Question I once wondering.... what is this spirit before the soul, if the soul is also a spirit? After I've kept carefully research and find what the other spiritual kind do we human have, that are also in us? I found one supporting passage help me find the answer to this. John chapter 3, verses 5-7, “YahuSha answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of YAH. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” YAH somehow helped me to noticed the passage that said “born of the Spirit is spirit” is what caught my attention. Understand that we are born with a spirit. This lead me to the book of Psalm 51:10, where it taught me that YAH is the one who create us a pure heart and except us to stay pure spirit. I remembered about the sacrifice YahuSha did for us, through His sanctifying work in our lives (see also 1 John 3:1-3). This also point me to Matthew 22:37 where it said “You shall love the Master your Almighty ONE with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...”

Now that I see born of this spirit, we have this in us, is the spiritual mind and heart which tell us what is right and wrong. A way of knowing and stay pure clean as we can with good heart and mind.

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of YAH: the powers that be are ordained of YAH” - Romans 13:1

 

 

Now that we got to know what is soul, spirit and the body which state in 1st Thessalonians 5:23. We now need a better understanding what is soul and where does it go after our bodies die? According to Ecclesiastes 12:7, when a person die, the spirit which YAH gave it will return and the body will return to dust. Just as how Genesis chapter 2 explained of first human creation was made out of dust and YAH gave Adam this spirit breath of life. At the end of it life, we return it.

 

“He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully” - Psalm 24:4

 

 

Now, that I know YAHUAH is the key Master of life that give us the spirit breath of life as living SOUL and that we live in a temple body. No wonder why the book of Matthew 10:28 said: 

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”

However, one thing we must know, YAH can destroy both, the soul and body. Meaning, NO one can destroy the soul but the body only can. But know this “For the word of YAH is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” according to Hebrews 4:12, because YAH is the Creator ONE who made us is the reason why we should fear HIM only.

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of YAH: the powers that be are ordained of YAH” - Romans 13:1 

Now that we got to know what is soul, spirit and the body which state in 1st Thessalonians 5:23. We now need a better understanding what is soul and where does it go after our bodies die? According to Ecclesiastes 12:7, when a person die, the spirit which YAH gave it will return and the body will return to dust. Just as how Genesis chapter 2 explained of first human creation was made out of dust and YAH gave Adam this spirit breath of life. At the end of it life, we return it.

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto YAH who gave it.” 

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