When the mind fully yields to Yahweh, then Yahweh is able to control the body. The mind and body become one in function. The first birth brings us into the realm where the mind controls the body, while the Spirit birth brings us into the realm where the Spirit controls the body.
The Spirit speaks to us through types and symbols. This is Yahweh’s method of revealing his spiritual realities. Through the study of the tabernacle in the wilderness (the temple, the gate, the door, and the veil) Yahweh reveals an awesome revelation concerning his relationship with man.
Many scriptures tell us that Yahweh is Spirit and man is his dwelling place; we are the temple of Yahweh. There are two Greek words for temple— naos (#3485) and hieron (#2411). Young’s concordance translates naos as inner sanctuary. Strong’s concordance helps us to understand the difference in these two words. Quoting from the Greek dictionary, “hieron” is a sacred place that is the entire precinct, whereas naos denotes the central sanctuary of the temple.
In Second Corinthians 6:16, Paul used #3485, saying, “…Ye are the inner sanctuary….” King James translated it as “… Ye are the temple….”
The tabernacle in the wilderness had three separate compartments, the outer court, the holiest place, and the most holy place (inner sanctuary). A gate separated the outer court from the world. A door separated the holy place (sanctuary) from the outer court. A veil secluded the holiest of holy (inner sanctuary) and separated it from the holy place.
The truth revealed here is awesome! Yahweh communicated with the high priest in the inner sanctuary and the mercy seat was in the inner sanctuary. When the Savior died, the veil that separated the holy place from the holiest of holy was rent. Before this time no one could go into the holiest of holy except the high priest, but he could not go in without a sacrifice being offered for his sins and the sins of the people. With the sacrifice the high priest could enter, but only once a year.
When the veil was rent at the death of Christ, Christ entered the inner sanctuary of the throne room in his humanity. This opened a way for the believers to go through the veil that separated man from his Creator.
In Second Corinthians 3:12-15, Paul deals with the veil that is upon the hearts of the people. This reveals a truth that helps us understand our relationship with the Father, but only if we see it through the eyes of the Spirit. “But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of Yahweh: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned,” 1 Corinthians 2:14.
Only the Holy Spirit can reveal spiritual realities. When Yasha rent the partition by the sacrifice of himself, he made it possible for us to communicate with the Father. We received access into that part of the mind where the Father dwells. In this realm of light, the mind becomes single, functioning from the spiritual part of our being. See Matthew 27:51 and Hebrews 6:18-20.
Before the breaking down of this bearer, the natural man could sustain himself and function on a natural realm, but he could not tap into his spiritual resources from within his own being—he could communicate with Yahweh, but he could not be born from above until Christ entered behind the veil. The natural mind can only produce the knowledge of the earthly. It informs mankind of things it hears, sees, feels, tastes, and touches. It can help him find shelter, food, protection, and give him life on a very limited and temporary base. It is man’s earthly knowledge that separates him from the Spirit of Truth and Life, causing him to become feeble and die (1 Cor. 2:14).
Yahweh, the Spirit of Love and Truth, could not have an inner relationship with his creation before Christ rent the veil. Truth could not impregnate the mind; therefore, the mind could not revitalize the body.
Man communicated with Yahweh and received instructions from him before the veil was rent, but the word he received came to him and was not a part of him. He was not renewed in the spirit of his mind (Eph. 4:23), nor was he able to put on the new man, which after Yahweh is created in righteousness and holiness of truth (Eph. 4:24). The Word came to man, but he received it as a law. His nature was of the first Adam (first creation).
The Old Testament patriarchs did not experience being born again (anew), or born from above, which is of the Spirit. Christ was the first of the adamic race to be born from above. Through his life and sacrificial death, he made the new birth available to the human family (John 12:32).
The Spiritual Word had been spoken by the prophets before Christ, but it was not understood by the first creation (2 Cor. 3:14-17). Man’s nature rebels against the law of the Spirit; for the word of Truth is contrary to man’s lawless nature and exposes, condemns, and inhibits him. Without the Spirit, man is unable to fulfill the demands of the law.
In the natural realm, we receive knowledge by the five senses: hearing, seeing, smelling, touching, and tasting. In the Spiritual ream, we receive information through our spiritual senses—this information comes from the Spirit of Yahweh and is only understood by the spiritual mind. The first creation depends on natural sounds and substances. The Spirit hears without the benefit of sound and sees that which has no material substance.
Earthly awareness and Spiritual wisdom are not the same and are in opposition. James 3:15-17 deals with the contrast between the two sources of information. Paul deals with this truth in First Corinthians 2:14 and in Romans 8:7-8. The Spiritual mind cannot respond or reproduce on the carnal realm. It is quickened (energized) only by the Spirit of Life and can never be quickened by the five senses.
Those disciples who doubted the resurrection were not convinced by seeing, touching, or feeling. Notice, the Lord opened the minds of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and immediately they knew him. Later he appeared to the eleven disciples while these two disciples were witnessing to them. He exhibited himself to them by allowing them to touch him and to see him eat. But their spiritual minds had to be opened before they could comprehend what they had just witnessed. After the Lord penetrated their spiritual senses, by removing the veil, they could perceive him by spirit. He immediately went back to the spirit-realm, back unto the Father (Luke 24:13-53).
If man tries to serve Yahweh with his five senses, he will miss the mark miserably because the natural mind does not receive the things of the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:14). When the veil of the carnal mind is rent, the mind becomes open and able to receive supernatural wisdom. This revelation transforms the body.
Solomon had the highest form of earthly wisdom, yet all he received from it was vanity, vexation of spirit, and eventually death (see Ecc. 12:8).
With man’s intellectual powers all he can do is build up and tear down that which he builds.
With the wisdom from above, Yasha discerned between good and evil and built an indestructible kingdom.
Man’s instinct leads him to destroy other things in his efforts to replenish himself, and he fears and attacks that which he does not understand. The wisdom of Yahweh continuously overrules the wisdom of men; otherwise life on this planet would not continue to exist.
Solomon’s great wisdom brought pain and heartache to himself and to the lives of those he touched. His deeds divided and eventually destroyed his kingdom. He allowed his lust to overpower him to the degree that it destroyed homes and became a threat to every beautiful woman and their families that were subject to his dominion.
Earthly wisdom brings misery and death. Men lie, cheat, steal, and kill all in the name of wisdom and progress.
The wisdom from above has the ability to discern inner qualities and relationships. It has insight and balanced judgment—it makes good sense. It has an attitude that is easily entreated. It always takes a correct course of action.
Yasha in flesh was Yahweh’s thoughts in action. The Holy Spirit is now Yahweh’s thoughts in action.
The Garden of Eden is an allegory of the intellect of man. The Lord stationed the angel in a position to prevent anyone from passing without having passed through the flaming sword. The sword is the truth and wisdom of Yahweh. It is alive and sharp. It reveals the difference between the carnal and the spiritual. It is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Yahweh holds the sword in his hand, even now, and calls unto us to come and receive of him the highest intelligence of the Spirit-realm. The veil no longer stands between us and the Lord. We can function with a single mind and have our whole body full of light (life).
Without the Holy Spirit gaining access into our inner mind, we must continue to make judgment with the five senses. When we allow the Spirit to operate on our mind, he opens our spiritual intellect and allows us to be single minded—we then know by the spiritual mind and not by the five senses.
The Spirit moves in the seen and unseen world and judges both. For the scriptures tell us that Christ will judge the quick and the dead, or the living and the dead.
The Spirit of Christ now moves upon the deep to bring those who will hear to full deliverance, and through their transformation he will bring deliverance to the world.
The living and the dead must hear the truth. Christ preached to those that died during the time that Noah was preparing the ark. The natural mind temporarily sustains the body (temple). The spiritual mind can permanently sustain the body. When an angel fed Elijah, he went in his strength for forty days without food. Yasha stayed in the wilderness forty days. He ate food after his resurrection only to prove the reality of his resurrected body (Lu. 24:39-43).
As then, so it is today, Christ must open the mind of man before man is able to comprehend the things of the Spirit. Job tells us that Yahweh visits us as we sleep and speaks to us through dreams and night visions, and seals up our instructions (Job 33:15-17). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.