SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
It were through these next scriptures, that I honestly came to realize, there are no such things as coincidences. Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD”’” Ezekiel 37:4-6 NKJV
DRY BONES – Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. Colossians 1:21 NIV
Ephesians 2:3-4 – Actually all of us were like them and lived according to our natural desires, doing whatever suited the wishes of our own bodies and minds. In our natural condition we, like everyone else, were destined to suffer God’s anger. GNT
The Conflicted – Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought spiritual death (being spiritually separated from God) with it. As a result, spiritual death has spread to the whole human race because of this one man. From the time of Adam to the time of Moses, spiritual death ruled over all human beings, even over those who did not sin in the same way that Adam did when he disobeyed God’s command. It is true that through the sin of one man spiritual death began to rule because of that one man. So then, as the one sin condemned all people, in the same way the one righteous act sets all people free and gives them life. This, then, is my condition: on my own I can serve God’s law only with my mind, while my human nature serves the law of sin.