“and gave up His spirit.” Gave it up in the literal sense. His death carrying mankind’s offsprings sins with it required that he give his life of all energy he possessed to a literal death awaiting the resurrection Father promised for faithfully fulfilling his mission on earth. Had he not died a literal death which included his celestial energy as well as the flesh and blood vessel that houses it, the ransom would not have been paid in full. He willingly gave up his most valuable thing – his spirit that contains the life force from Father. In simple terms, he gave his all – his life, which depended on faith that Father would carry through on Her promise. At the time of his death he was in severe pain and was not 100% convinced that he had successfully carried out his mission because of his distraught and physical condition he was suffering in. So, he said he was entrusting his spirit to Father. “Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit.” His trust in Father to follow through on Her promise in his willingness to give over his complete self to unconscious death.
Luke 21:44-46 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three, because the sun’s light failed. The curtain of the sanctuary was split down the middle. And Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit.” Saying this, He breathed His last.”
Mark 14:36 “And He said, “Abba , Father! All things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
Taking the cup away would be the taking away of the wrath promised. He had to taste the wrath for those that would never experience it. Christ Jesus knew all things were possible for Father, and as a human Christ felt the fear of death and is why he asked the cup to be taken away. But, “Nevertheless” he chose not to rely on what he then felt and wanted not to happen, but to leave it in Father’s hands as to doing Her will.
Romans 8:15 “For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, ” Abba, Father!”
You see, Christ felt fear, but he refused to fall back because he accepted that Father would cause to happen what needed to be done in order for Christ to adopt Father’s children out of a world of slavery.
Galatians 4:6 “And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ” Abba , Father!”
Christ became the Spirit that enters each of our hearts. He motivates each of us to cry out to Father when we need Her. And to worship Father in complete truth.
John 20:21-23 ” Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” After saying this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain [the sins of] any, they are retained.”
Note: “He breathed on them” because he was there to represent Father as the “Spirit of His Son.”
Acts 2:27 “because You will not leave my soul in Hades, or allow Your Holy One to see decay.”
To decay in this spoken of, is to fall without promise of resurrection to the hope of continued existence.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Definition of Soul:
1. the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.
2. the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect, or as believed to survive death and be subject to happiness or misery in a life to come
3. the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments.
Soul here, does not represent your vessel’s blood or your spirit. It represents your future hope, for the soul that is practicing sin whether it be on the fleshly plane or the spirit plane risks blame deserving of complete destruction.
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as to divide soul, spirit, joints, and marrow; it is a judge of the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”
In this Scripture the soul represents the blood the life force is contained within.
Psalm 62:5 “Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him.”
Your soul this Psalm speaks of is your future hope of eternal existence.
Hebrews 6:19 “We have this [hope]—like a sure and firm anchor of the soul—that enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.”
No flesh and blood can enter Heaven’s sanctuary, so this represents the sure and firm hope of life eternal for those that reach sanctuary.
Job 33:18 “God spares his soul from the Pit, his life from crossing the river [of death].”
Spared from eternal death.
Hebrews 10:38 “But My righteous one will live by faith; and if he draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
All things come from Father, and She too has a soul.
Matthew 22:37 “He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
Simply put, to love Father with your entire capacity. That’s why you cannot love Father with just your mind, by speaking the Word but proving false by action that comes forth from the heart.
1 Peter 1:9 “because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
Psalm 119:42 “Then I can answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in Your word.”
Psalm 31:14 “But I trust in You, LORD; I say, “You are my God.”
Psalm 143:8 “Let me experience Your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in You. Reveal to me the way I should go, because I long for You.” Amen.
Christ Jesus bears witness to you, through you, by you. In this, you have borne witness by experiencing the signs and sharing them. There will be more.