Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, December 27, 2020
Introduction: Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, December 27, 2020
This is an important sermon as it talks about the body, soul and spirit that each one of us has.
Summary of Sermon preached on Sunday, December 27, 2020
We listened to a sermon titled “Resting Soul”, CD # 1224, preached by Brother Neal Frisby on 8/28/88 (AM).
In the sermon, Brother Frisby said:
A special rest, never seen before, will come to the children of the Lord just before the translation.
Hebrews 4: 1, 9: “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.” “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”
There is a spiritual rest in the soul. You will have the rest by believing God’s word, resting on His guidance and you receive it by faith.
Jesus is the body, soul and Spirit of God.
Let the Spirit of God quiet the soul.
Let not your heart be troubled.
They did not enter into His rest because of their unbelief.
Hebrews 3: 19: “So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”
There cannot be a rest in alcohol or in any other drug.
Joy from your soul goes into the Spirit of God.
Pray in the Spirit (that is, praying in tongues) and it can give you a moment of rest.
When you give rest to your soul, it reaches into the Spirit of God.
The glorified body and soul, joined with the Spirit of God, goes into eternal life.
Brother Frisby then had a prayer and testimony line.
I started the sermon:
Each one of us is made up of body, soul and spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5: 23: “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.”
Hebrews 4: 12: “For the word of God 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.”
The body is what we see every day. It is the body that goes to work, watches TV, goes to buy food, drives a car, looks at himself or herself in the mirror and does every activity of the day.
We see our bodies, but inside each body is the person’s soul and that person’s spirit.
Each one of us has his or her own soul.
Mark 8: 36 – 37: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
You notice it says “his own soul”. Your soul is unique to you. Your soul is different from any other person’s soul. That is why you should not let what someone else does affect you.
Luke 12: 16 – 21: “And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
God told this rich man: “this night thy soul shall be required of thee”.
Psalm 19: 7: “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”
It says the law of the Lord is perfect, “converting the soul”. It is the soul that is converted for you to receive salvation. You have true salvation because you have believed the gospel with your heart. You will then find rest unto your soul.
Romans 10: 10: “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Matthew 11: 28 – 30: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
With true salvation, you will find rest unto your soul and the Lord will also give rest to your body.
John 3: 8: “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
It shows being born again is a work of the Holy Spirit. The Lord speaks to the soul and converts it.
In heaven, there will be people from every tongue and nation.
Revelation 5: 9: “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation”.
It shows you can witness to anyone in that person’s language and the Lord can convert that soul.
A true heartfelt salvation is in the soul.
Psalm 103: 1-3: “BLESS the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases”.
With true salvation to the soul, you are now a new creature in the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5: 17: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
The burden of sin is lifted because you have received forgiveness from the Lord. There is now peace to the soul.
You will not continue in sin because you are now a new creature in the Lord.
Romans 6: 1-2: “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”
The real you (your soul and spirit) is inside of your body.
Ecclesiastes 12: 7: “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
At the time of death, your soul and your spirit become one and leave your body and your body returns to the earth.
In some Scriptures, it will say the soul left the body or the spirit left the body. The soul and spirit had become one and left the body.
1 Kings 17: 21 – 22: “And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again. And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.”
In this Scripture, Elijah asked the Lord to return the boy’s soul back to his body.
Another example is when Rachel died while giving birth to Benjamin.
Genesis 35: 16 – 19: “And they journeyed from Bethel; and there was but a little way to come to Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, and she had hard labour. And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also. And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin. And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is called Bethlehem.”
This Scripture says “her soul was in departing, (for she died)”. Her soul departed from her body.
In Luke Chapter 8, we read about the daughter of a man named Jairus. Verses 41 – 42: “And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus’ feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.” Verse 49: “While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.” Verses 54 – 55: “And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.”
In this Scripture, it says the spirit of the girl came back and she, who was dead, was now alive.
The above Scriptures show that there is more to each one of us than just the body that we see.
Each day, we should set our affection on things of heaven.
Colossians 3: 2: “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
This Scripture states we should set our affection on things above. We should not set our affection on things on the earth.
We have talked about the body and about the soul. Let us now talk about the spirit.
We read from Scroll # 43:
THE ELECT SPIRITS WHICH WERE PART OF GOD, BEFORE THE ELECT BODY WAS CREATED – The real you (the spiritual part) was with God before it was appointed a body upon the earth through seed. There is a fleshly seed and a spiritual seed which was united! The real eternal spirit which God gives His saints had no beginning and has no end and is like unto God! That is why after death our body is changed into the inner immortal spirit, that is why it is called eternal life, it always was and always will be with God! And He breathed it into each of us (Gen. 2: 7) “Behold saith the Lord do ye not know this Scripture? Ye were with Me when the Morning Stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy!” (Job 38: 6,7). Our flesh body came upon earth by birth uniting with His spirit which was always with Him! And when we repent (salvation) we keep this spirit in order to always live with Him!! Read (Isa. 1:9 – Eph. 1:4) (Satan’s seed is a group, also the Lord has created a place for them.)
THE BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT – (When the spirit leaves the body, the soul and spirit become one) The body carries the soul and the eternal spirit (Gift of deity) ignites the soul body with life, and it becomes a “living personality” of the spirit! The body (flesh) often warring against “the spirit soul” which is the real you! The elect body will be changed uniting soul and spirit together, (becoming Glorified) Then all three stages of body, soul and spirit blend as “one” The same as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost united together as “One” (marvelous!) (Read – I Cor. 15: 40-44). (The soul is the personality connected to The Spirit)
I continued the sermon:
For every child of God, your spirit was part of God before it came into your body. It is a gift from God and it is this Spirit of God that gives you eternal life. A part of the eternal God is in you.
It says: “The real eternal spirit which God gives His saints had no beginning and has no end and is like unto God!” Your spirit “always was and always will be with God!” When we repent, when our soul becomes converted, “we keep this spirit in order to always live with Him”.
It says: “When the spirit leaves the body, the soul and spirit become one”. It also says, “The body carries the soul and the eternal spirit (Gift of deity) ignites the soul body with life, and it becomes a “living personality” of the spirit!” At the time of translation, “The elect body will be changed uniting soul and spirit together, (becoming Glorified)”. Then all three stages of your body, soul and spirit will blend as “one”.
Romans 8: 9 – 11: “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.”
That is why a child of God does not need to be afraid of death. Your soul and spirit simply leave your body to be with the Lord in the third heaven (2 Corinthians 12: 1 – 4).
The Lord Jesus is your resurrection and your life. John 11: 23 – 26: “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. Believeth thou this?”
The Lord set up an eternal plan wherein He had himself slain from the foundation of the world.
Revelation 13: 8: “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Ephesians 1: 4: “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love”.
The Lord knew sin would come to the people He would create on the earth. He prepared for it by being “slain from the foundation of the world.” He was slain for our sins before anyone of us was born.
He then came and fulfilled this eternal plan. Isaiah 9: 6 tells us that the Almighty God would be coming. It states: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Matthew 1: 21 tells us what the name of God would be. It states: “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Colossians 3: 4: “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
The eternal God, our Lord Jesus Christ, is the life of the elect body because it refers to Him as being “our” life. When He, who is our life, shall appear in the translation, all of those who have come to true salvation throughout the whole earth will also appear with Him in glorified bodies.
Romans 11: 33 – 36: “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.”
Josephus Oluwatoyin Thomas
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