I was reading this thread (this one here
) and pondering the post at the top
of page 3. The thread in question is by a 16 year old girl in 2008 who was thinking about selling her soul to Satan. It got me thinking. Do we own
our soul, or is it on loan for a time?
If we strictly consult the Bible, we find that we are known from the beginning. Further, it seems that we are known all the way to the end. In other
words, the entire time we spend here in the reality of transitioning time, we are known fully. The way I think about this is to consider that time is
like a recording of sorts. It is playing for us in time (like a movie), but it was recorded much earlier. Imagine going to the theater and being
plugged into the movie. While you are there, the computer system cuts off your memories temporarily. You become a character in the movie, then
emerge back into the actual timeline when the story is finished. You then reengage your true identity and reflect on the story you experienced.
Take this thought back to the Bible's description of how reality works for us. First, consider what and who you really are.
10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."
By "little ones," the writer is speaking of the children of God. God is the Father (Aleph Bet / Strong House) containing the children. In reality,
where are we? The verse tells you. We are ALL facing the Father in Heaven. Like school children, our Angel above is locked in the story below. Who
is telling the Story?
John 1 gives us the key to this. The word logos has two basic meanings.
John 1 (Word / Logos)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were
made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the
darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
Logos / Word / Dvar Hashem all mean the same thing here. Here are the two definitions we have available to us:
LOGOS 1: From Wikipedia: Originally a word meaning "a ground", "a plea", "an opinion", "an expectation", "word", "speech", "account",
"reason", it became a technical term in philosophy, beginning with Heraclitus (ca. 535–475 BC), who used the term for a principle of order and
In this sense, God is making a plea. He is rendering an opinion to us that shows an expectation on his part for our conduct as children growing in to
adulthood. In the tradition that originates this thought, children are working toward an inheritance from the family.
LOGOS 2: Ancient philosophers used the term in different ways. The sophists used the term to mean discourse, and Aristotle applied the term to refer
to "reasoned discourse" or "the argument" in the field of rhetoric. The Stoic philosophers identified the term with the divine animating
principle pervading the Universe.
LOGOS 3: Under Hellenistic Judaism, Philo (ca. 20 BC – AD 50) adopted the term into Jewish philosophy. The Gospel of John identifies the Logos,
through which all things are made, as divine (theos), and further identifies Jesus as the incarnate Logos.
In this sense, we have Jesus telling us that the Old Testament was a revelation about him. In the New Testament, the revelation is then explained.
Like Chuck Missler says, "The New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed; the Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed."
LOGOS 4: The final sense of the word LOGOS is a master storyteller. In this sense, the LOGOS is placing a LOGO, or stamp (mark) on the listener.
All good stories become part of us. You cannot unlearn something you learn. Once you know, you cannot unknow.
The question here is this: Can you sell your soul in this story? The answer, if you consider the outcome, is no. The story is not without an
ending. You are the subject of this story and a student of the ending. Like any student, you can only act with your will accordingly. If you are
alive in the story, you always have the choice to adapt your will to the truth or to the error the truth is revealing. What is that truth?
First, the will of the soul determines it's bondage or freedom from the error. To act according to the truth, you are free from the error. No more
bondage to the error is possible if you know the conclusion to the story. What is that conclusion?
To know, you simply need to know the will of God and adapt to that will. The will of God is to give. Taking makes a thief. Second, we are ALL owned
by the Spirit we originate from. That Spirit is holding us while the story is taking place. Spirit is the mother of the soul. She is the water of
the Jordan River. Mother in Hebrew is Aleph (Strong) Mem (Waters). Father is the Alephbet (letters of the story). Son is the (WORD). We are
reading the Son, which is the word John describes. Darkness CANNOT overcome the LIGHT. CANNOT!
Second, you simply need to know the point of the story. Freedom comes from Truth, and Truth sets you free. Are you ready to be free? Are you ready
to own your soul as a free Spirit? Are you ready to gain your inheritance?
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in
love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other,
watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the
Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. 18 But if you are led by
the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage,
selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this
will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things
there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us
keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Why is this true? How can I give you freedom with words? Because they are the culmination to the story God tells you. You are only in bondage until
you get the point of the story straight. Have a little Faith.
Define Faith: confidence or trust in a person, thing, deity, or in the doctrines or teachings of a religion or view. According to Hebrews 11, 11
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we
understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
YOUR BONDAGE and FREEDOM: Galatians 3
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