Jesus Christ Salvation of the Soul of Man
Ever since Adam sinned and his “living soul” died the Lord God informed us that He has a plan for the restoration of the soul of man. The plan of the Lord God first appeared in the Book of Genesis soon after Adam and his wife disobeyed God.
- “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel,” Genesis 3: 14 – 15.
This is a prophecy of Jesus Christ and his victory over Satan. For “her seed” or the seed of the woman is Jesus. We see Jesus “bruising” the “head” of “the serpent” at least twice. First, when he endured temptation in the the mount of Olives and when he died on the cross because he was obedient to God, Luke 22:39-46.
The Lord God through His various commandments, statutes and judgments informed Israel of the responsibility of the soul of man. Before the fall of Adam and consequently the death of his soul, there was no need to provide this information. Now, the Lord God through His Words informs Israel and us of the consequences to the soul of man for disobeying His “covenant”, Genesis 17:14.
Since the soul of man died because of disobedience to God, the only way to restore it to life is by obedience to His Word. During the dispensation, from after Abraham died to the exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt the Lord gave Israel several commandments, statutes and judgments, which they should obey. Their disobedience to any of them would result in them loosing their souls.
All the commandments of the Lord have one purpose, to impress the importance of obeying God. To obey the Lord we MUST know His Words. By comparing His Word against every behavior, we know how to obey God. The disobedience of the soul is sin and all sins have a consequence.
- Consequence of the soul that sinned “through ignorance”, Leviticus 4:2; 5:15.
- Commandment concerning “leavened bread”, Exodus 12:15, 19.
- The soul’s responsibility to “keep the Sabbath”, Exodus 31:14.
- “Keep” your “soul diligently”, Deuteronomy 4:9.
- How to “love” the Lord God, Deuteronomy 6:5;10: 12 – 13.
There are numerous “ordinances” concerning touching, tasting etc., Colossians 2:20 – 22. The aim of the Lord, here, is to have a nation that obeys Him and do His commandments because by obedience we demonstrate who is our god.
As time marches on to the appointed time for the implementation of the Lord’s plan of salvation, He provides more and more information concerning its purpose. Even with His plan, the Lord continues to inform us of the responsibility of the soul. He does this via His various commandments, statutes and judgments.
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God reveals His plan for the salvation of the soul of man – Jesus Christ
Finally, observe how much the Lord’s language concerning the soul of man has changed. Now, we see clearly, the soul of man has become a component of man. For instance, man can only “keep his soul” if it is separated from him. Similarly, man is instructed to love God “with all” his “soul”. This is different from saying man is a soul. Now man has a responsibility for his soul.
Today, we have a completed picture of the soul of man through the Word of God. Through the ages, during the lives of these great times and great people we read about in the Bible, they only had a portion of the Scriptures. This was depending on what epoch we are talking about. For instance the First Century Church did not possess The Testament because their actions constitute the New Testament we read today. However, in every segment of time, God reveals His plan for the salvation of the soul of man. Are you obedient to His Words for the salvation of your soul in this dispensation? Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
In closing, if not, believe Jesus and obey his word to save your soul. However, if you are a Believer, according to His Words, tell someone today, Jesus died to give him eternal life by the salvation of his soul. Please join me tomorrow, if the Lord tarries, as I continue to explore God’s salvation for the soul of man through the ages.