NIV Rom. 8 :23, “Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved.”

Jesus speaking to Mary after resurrection said, “I go to my father and your father” (John 20:12). Meaning this ascension to the Father cannot be possible unless one is washed clean in spirit, soul and body with the blood of Jesus, the life of God, as we receive the Word of truth from the Spirit (John 17:17; Eph. 5:26-27).

This is why we are told to “cleanse ourselves from ALL FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH and SPIRIT,” 2Cor. 7:1, if we must be called back to the Father as sons (2Cor. 6:14-18). “For ye are bought with a prize, therefore glorify God IN YOUR BODY, and IN YOUR SPIRIT, which are God’s,” 1Cor. 6:20.

Telling us that our ‘Body’ can be contaminated with the world (“and keep oneself uncontaminated by the world” because “the whole world lieth in wickedness,” James 1:27; 1John 5:19); and so you stand to manifest the works of the flesh (Gal. 5:19-21) in its fullness.

Again, your spirit can be contaminated through the practice of spiritism, occult practices, ESP, clairvoyance, the tarot, Ogbanje spirits, witchcraft, etc. This is what explains the difference between a believer and an unbeliever in this world and the life after death.

Again, as we have stated according to Scriptures, “For we shall not be MERELY SPIRITS WITHOUT BODIES – but we wouldn’t like to think of dying and having NO BODIES at all” (2Cor. 5: 3-4 ).

Brethren can you see this? This is the body of glory that we are hoping to receive if peradventure we lay down this physical body. And this was the “RESURRECTION HOPE” that Paul was presenting to the people of God in Thessalonica, of those who lay down their physical bodies (1Thess. 4:13-14).

This then is the portion of the ‘unbelievers’ who are in contamination with the world and are without bodies. And that means hell! This is the same condition that those who did not receive the Word in the days of Noah found themselves – IN PRISON. (See 1Pet. 3:18-20; 4:1-6.)

And of course you can agree with me that since spirits need a body to manifest, they certainly use individuals who open up themselves to wrong living and loose moral conduct as fornication, wrong thoughts, etc.

Christ explained this when He said of the unclean spirit leaving a man and coming back with “seven other spirits more wicked than himself” into that man from whom it was initially cast out (Matt. 12:43-45). Why? Because the man lacked the seal of God in his spirit (Eph. 4:30).

In fact, to the Pharisees and Scribes He said they are “within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness,” Matt. 23:27. Meaning they were carriers of disembodied spirits of the dead.

If you do not believe this, perhaps you will need to find out from the mortuary attendants why they have to knock on the mortuary doors before opening it to attend to the corpses. Or tell me why the mad man Jesus healed had his abode in the cemetery?

You can as well read Kenneth Hagin’s experience of leaving his body in spirit, seeing that same body lying dead in his grandmother’s arms and entering back into it, when he experienced death. (“I Believe in Visions,” by Kenneth E. Hagin). As a matter of fact, the Jews have believed this for years and it’s no superstition.

Now you can see why some people are so wicked, aggressive, full of hatred, very selfish, some with the tendency to kill more than others. And of course, the solution to his problem is deliverance through the Word of God richly dwelling in the individual (2Tim. 2:24-26; Col. 1:9-10, 3:16).

Otherwise the end point is “the lake of fire,” Rev. 20:10, 14, in order to have the “death and hell” realm in which they are living in burnt out of them. The Word says in Rev. 20: 10, “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever… 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”

NLT. Rev. 20:10, “Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever…14 Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death.”

Hell in this passage actually speaks of the grave (sheol) and the BEAST is the system of the devil just like you have the CHURCH as the Body of Christ. Hence the false prophet together with the beast, their system of the false prophets is to be eliminated in the Lake of fire called the second death.

Friends, God is at work and He is getting the victory over all the stands against His righteous course on the earth.

To be continued…