reply to post by Itisnowagain
While your thoughts are certainly novel, they are not very supportable scripturally (and while I don't hold to literal interpretations, or even that
scripture is necessary for understanding, it has been given to us and while we have it, we should generally use it for testing, correcting, etc).
We are Life injected into the void and raised up into the fullness of Life. We all share the Breath of Life from below (soul), but we do not all
share the Breath of Life from above (Spirit). We all share the Flesh of Life from below (body), but we do not all share the hope of the Flesh of Life
from above (new body - after death). The Physical Provision of God (Christ) was physical Life come down into this realm, as the Spiritual Provision
of God (Spirit) was spiritual Life come down into this realm.
The kind of "plant" we are can only rise up so far out of the dirt and necessitates that Life from above come down in the same two forms used to raise
us up from the void, and dirt (physical and spiritual).
Regarding anti-christ... anyone who does not understand and express that Life provided Themselves as Provision for us to have life and also continue
in life, is anti-christ.
Regarding the mark... I am still confident that it is spiritual in nature and many people have that mark on them, except for the Children of Life who
have the mark of Provision (Christ) and they are One.
20 "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are
in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have
given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know
that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my
glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you,
I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which
you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."
edit on 6/7/2011 by Dasher because: (no reason given)