SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ would like to share our perspective of the state of possessing what is generally regarded as good character, such as to act on our values rather than our impulses, seeing the face of God in every human being and respecting the dignity of each person , and moderation or self-restraint. Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Immanuel, which means (God is with us); as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Immanuel, as a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. 1 Peter 1: 13-21 NKJV
HOLY – So do not be ashamed to testify about Our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Immanuel before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Immanuel, who destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 2 Timothy 1: 8-11 NIV
Leviticus 10: 1-3 – Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, each took his fire pan, put live coals in it, added incense, and presented it to the LORD. But this fire was not holy, because the LORD had not commanded them to present it. Suddenly the LORD sent fire, and it burned them to death there in the presence of the LORD. Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD was speaking about when he said, ‘All who serve me must respect my holiness; I will reveal my glory to my people.’” GNT
Morally Respectable (Worthy of Respect) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe you are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances we have against one another. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you. And to all these qualities add unconditional love, which binds all things together in perfect unity. The Spiritual understanding that Immanuel gives is the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things; for it is the shift in priorities allowing us to embrace our spirituality in a more profound way, that God has called you together in the one spiritual body. And be thankful. Immanuel’s message in the quality of having something that is truly valuable must live in your hearts. Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Immanuel, as you give thanks through Him to God the Father.