Humans were given a physical body that was created out of dust. That dust formation is known as the “body”. So, if you die your “body” is the object that other persons see lying in the coffin.

The use of the word “soul” is the method of identifying when the “body” and “spirit” or “person”  are still a combination. The “soul” attaches the “person” that used the “body” to the body itself. Also, when speaking about the “soul” it gives the indication that the “body” still has the “person” or “spirit” in it that gives it life. The “body” is the set of “tools” that the “person” or “spirit” utilises to carry out tasks, and also to carry out the “person’s” or “spirit’s” desires.




2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 & 6

5 KEEP TESTING WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE FAITH, KEEP PROVING WHAT YOU YOURSELVES ARE. OR DO YOU NOT RECOGNISE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN UNION WITH YOU? UNLESS YOU ARE DISAPPROVED! 6 I TRULY HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME TO KNOW WE ARE NOT DISAPPROVED. (The onus is on each and every person to frequently ensure that they are endeavouring to persevere in doing Jehovah God’s EXPLICIT will to the best of their ability! They must ENSURE that they are in Jehovah God’s ONE and ONLY TRUE FAITH!)

All remarks in Italics are also pertinent to the other subjects that have been or will be discussed, and also relevant to the Scripture that is being given now and those given later.

The “spirit” is the driving force that utilises the “body”. Just take note of the Scriptures that have been repeated:

An excellent example is a motorcar battery. Take the electrical charge out of the battery and you have a useless casing that is worth nothing. So the casing is the “body” in the case of the battery, and the electrical charge is the “spirit”. Here the person tells the electrical charge what it is expected to do, and the electrical charge then “instructs” the battery casing to either start the car, switch on the lights, etc.

Genesis  2:7

And Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of the dust of the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul. (Became, and did not get, a living soul.)

Mark 3:30

This, because they were saying: “He has an unclean spirit.” (The actions that were being done by the “body” were instructions from the “person or spirit” that caused them to say what they were saying. So MY body only carries out my instructions as far as sinning or not sinning is concerned.)

Luke 8:55

And her spirit returned, and she rose instantly, and he ordered something to be given her to eat. (The dead soul or body had no spirit in it, and thus was “dead”.)

Luke 23:46

And Jesus called with a loud voice and said: “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.” When he had said this, he expired. (As soon as the “spirit” or “person”, which was his body’s driving force, left Jesus, he died. At that point in time his “physical body”  was just a mass of dust that was still in body form.)

Luke 24:39

See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; feel me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as YOU behold that I have.” (After his resurrection, Jesus was very explicit in informing that a “spirit” has no “flesh and bones”, which proved that the mass of dust had been granted to live again by having its “spirit” returned by Jehovah God. This physical resurrection was proof that Jehovah God could definitely resurrect the dead. The “person” or “spirit” of Jesus was at that point in time back in his “body” and thus then again  formed Jesus to be a “soul”, and his physical body could again do what his Father required of him. From what I glean from the Bible is that it seems that Jesus had never experienced or knew of any previous resurrection, so his faith was true. He trusted his Father, Jehovah God, completely.)

Acts 16:16

And it happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a certain servant girl with a spirit, a demon of divination, met us. She used to furnish her masters with much gain by practicing the art of prediction. (From the above Scripture can be seen that a more powerful demonic “spirit” had also entered the girl’s body, and took control of her “spirit”, and caused her “body” to sin. In many cases “persons” are willing participants in doing as the demonic “spirits” wish.)

There are a few Scriptures that are included below that do not really have bearing on the subject, but I did not remove them, as they are beneficial reading matter.

So, when you die, the “person” that you were is not existent anymore, but it is in Jehovah God’s memory, to be restored or destroyed, at His appropriate time, and according to His righteous judgement.

Let us have a look at a few Scriptures from the Bible:

Ecclesiastes 3:19 – 21

19 For there is an eventuality as respects the sons of mankind and an eventuality as respects the beast, and they have the same eventuality. As the one dies, so the other dies; and they all have but one spirit, so that there is no superiority of the man over the beast, for everything is vanity. 20 All are going to one place. They have all come to be from the dust, and they are all returning to the dust. 21 Who is there knowing the spirit of the sons of mankind, whether it is ascending upward; and the spirit of the beast, whether it is descending downward to the earth?  (My above interpretation makes plain logical and practical sense when the above Scriptures are read. The “spirit” of the beast also varies from one beast to another. Some animals are by nature placid whereas others are openly aggressive and dangerous, and here I am specifically considering domestic animals, although the animals in the wild are exactly similar. It is plain to see that animals have “personalities”. WHAT IS AMAZING, THOUGH, IS THAT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE “SOUL” IS SO ACCEPTABLE WHEN ANIMALS, FISH, BIRDS AND ALL OTHER CREATURES ARE CONCERNED, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO HUMANS, THEN THE FALSE RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS “KICK IN”. Is Ecclesiastes 3:19 – 21then not the plain truth? Can these Scriptures be misconstrued? The Bible unequivocally states that Jehovah God inspired all the writings in the Bible, so is it possible that He made a mistake? I DO NOT THINK SO!)

Joel 2:28

“And after that it must occur that I shall pour out my spirit on every sort of flesh, and YOUR sons and YOUR daughters will certainly prophesy. As for YOUR old men, dreams they will dream. As for YOUR young men, visions they will see. (I think I can safely say that apart from the reasoning powers, and possibly other powers that I cannot think of now or possibly even know of, most of Jehovah God’s Spiritual attributes are in every form of flesh. I think at this point in time, the wonderful attributes of Jehovah God’s Spirit are more apparent in animals than humans. LOVE, FORGIVENESS, LOYALTY, TOTAL SUBMISSION TO STERN BUT LOVING AUTHORITY, TENDERNESS, ETC. are totally obvious in millions of cases. Without malice or contempt, would I be fair in saying: “Is that true about most humans we know, even our loved ones?”)

Zechariah 12:10

“And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of favour and entreaties, and they will certainly look to the One whom they pierced through, and they will certainly wail over Him as in the wailing over an only [son]; and there will be a bitter lamentation over him as when there is bitter lamentation over the firstborn [son].

Zechariah 13:2

“And it must occur in that day,” is the utterance of Jehovah of armies, “[that] I shall cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they will no more be remembered; and also the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness I shall cause to pass out of the land.

Matthew 5:3

“Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them. (When you pray you must only ask for your spiritual needs, and for the spiritual needs of those you dearly love and care for. “Spiritual needs” definitely exists mostly of the need for spiritual guidance and strength. If there was a guaranteed PERFECT recipe for the eating of the correct, nourishing and PERFECT literal food no one would hesitate to obtain that “recipe” and that literal food. Jehovah God has given the PERFECT “RECIPE” BOOK known as the BIBLE, and it contains every “spiritual ingredient” to eventually have the “spiritual meals” that lead to everlasting life. Also spiritual guidance for other persons, even rulers, can be requested, as this might just influence them to be more compassionate or forgiving, especially where Jehovah God’s other TRUE children are concerned.)

Matthew 11:11

Truly I say to YOU people, Among those born of women there has not been raised up a greater than John the Baptist; but a person that is a lesser one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he is.

Matthew 12:18

“Look! My servant whom I chose, my beloved, whom my soul approved! I will put my spirit upon him, and what justice is he will make clear to the nations.

Mark 1:8

I baptized YOU with water, but he will baptize YOU with Holy Spirit.”

Mark 1:10

And immediately on coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being parted, and, like a dove, the spirit coming down upon him;

Mark 1:24

24 saying: “What have we to do with you, Jesus you Naz•a•rene´? Did you come to destroy us? I know exactly who you are, the Holy One of God.”

Mark 1:27

Well, the people were all so astonished that they began a discussion among themselves, saying: “What is this? A new teaching! He authoritatively orders even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” (This Scripture is indicative of a teaching that was different than those of the religious leaders and teachers that were teaching and preaching in Jehovah God’s House. The religions of today have all those teachings and preaching as the basis of their doctrines of today. To add insult to injury in defaming Jehovah God’s Holy Name, other horrific doctrines and teachings have been added such as “same sex” marriages, etc.)

Mark 1:34

So he cured many that were ill with various sicknesses, and he expelled many demons, but he would not let the demons speak, because they knew him to be Christ. (This Scripture confirms the existence of not only Satan being in the vicinity of the earth but the demons that are his followers as well. Since 1914CE they all have been totally and eternally banned from Heaven, although they have been roaming in earth’s vicinity since Biblical times. Before 1914CE they had access to Heaven as well. As much of my website has already stated, a spirit needs a body to become a soul, and only when the spirit has received a body can sin be accomplished. The demons take over the bodies of persons that do not have spiritual strength from Jehovah God, especially those people that tend to show any interest in the supernatural, and then only do those demons wield their evil power. In other words, when a person is conversing with a “physic”, then the actual demon has taken over and is the person conversing. Today, it is difficult to find a movie or series that does not have the supernatural as an often “hidden” theme. It is for all those hidden evil influences that Satan and his demons LOVE the movies or the television as it so easily misleads gullible people that have not found out more about Jehovah God, and their eventualities.)

Mark 3:11

Even the unclean spirits, whenever they would behold him, would prostrate themselves before him and cry out, saying: “You are the Son of God.” (Jesus held a higher position than the angels before he came down to earth, and that is how the fallen angels still regarded him when he was on earth.)

Mark 3:30

This, because they were saying: “He has an unclean spirit.”

Mark 5:7

7 and, when he had cried out with a loud voice, he said: “What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I put you under oath by God not to torment me.” (A fallen angel, or as he is now known as a demon, even knows that Jesus is the Son of Jehovah God and not Jehovah God, but still most of the religious teachers and leaders teach the Trinity Doctrine!)

Mark 8:30

At that he strictly charged them not to tell anyone about him.

Mark 9:29

And he said to them: “This kind cannot get out by anything except by prayer.”

Luke 1:15

15 for he will be great before Jehovah. But he must drink no wine and strong drink at all, and he will be filled with Holy Spirit right from his mother’s womb;

Luke 1:35

In answer the angel said to her: “Holy Spirit will come upon you, and power of the Most High will overshadow you. For that reason also what is born will be called holy, God’s Son.

Luke 1:41

Well, as Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the infant in her womb leaped; and Elizabeth was filled with Holy Spirit,

Luke 1:67

And Zech•a•ri´ah its father was filled with Holy Spirit, and he prophesied, saying:

Luke 2:25

And, look! there was a man in Jerusalem named Sim´e•on, and this man was righteous and reverent, waiting for Israel’s consolation, and Holy Spirit was upon him.

Luke 3:16

John gave the answer, saying to all: “I, for my part, baptize YOU with water; but the one stronger than I am is coming, the lace of whose sandals I am not fit to untie. He will baptize YOU people with Holy Spirit and fire.

Luke 8:55

And her spirit returned, and she rose instantly, and he ordered something to be given her to eat.

Luke 10:20

Nevertheless, do not rejoice over this, that the spirits are made subject to YOU, but rejoice because YOUR names have been inscribed in the heavens.” (Only144 000 humans will have eventually HAD to die so as to be resurrected to dwell in Heaven. The positions that they will have in Heaven are higher than that of the angels that always were in Heaven. This Scripture is informing those 144 000 not to feel privileged in any way due to their new found superiority, but to be extremely joyful that Jehovah God found them worthy enough to reside in Heaven into eternity.)

Luke 12:10

And everyone that says a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him; but he that blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven it.

Luke 17:13

And they raised their voices and said: “Jesus, Instructor, have mercy on us!”

Luke 23:46

And Jesus called with a loud voice and said: “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.” When he had said this, he expired.

Luke 24:39

See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; feel me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as YOU behold that I have.”

John 1:33

Even I did not know him, but the very One who sent me to baptize in water said to me, ‘Whoever it is upon whom you see the spirit coming down and remaining, this is the one that baptizes in Holy Spirit.’

John 3:5 & 6

5 Jesus answered: “Most truly I say to you, Unless anyone is born from water and spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 What has been born from the flesh is flesh, and what has been born from the spirit is spirit.

John 3:8

The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone that has been born from the spirit.”

John 4:24

God is a Spirit, and those worshiping him must worship with spirit and truth.”

John 14:17

the spirit of the truth, which the world cannot receive, because it neither beholds it nor knows it. YOU know it, because it remains with YOU and is in YOU.

John 14:26

But the helper, the Holy Spirit, which the Father will send in my name, that one will teach YOU all things and bring back to YOUR minds all the things I told YOU.

John 15:26

When the helper arrives that I will send YOU from the Father, the spirit of the truth, which proceeds from the Father, that one will bear witness about me;

Acts 2:4

4 and they all became filled with Holy Spirit and started to speak with different tongues, just as the spirit was granting them to make utterance. (Take note: It was the spirit that “granted” them to be able to speak in different languages. It was not on their own power that they had extra possibilities or powers. The reason for them being able to talk in “tongues” was so that they could speak to any person and be totally understood.)

Acts 10:38

namely, Jesus who was from Naz´a•reth, how God anointed him with Holy Spirit and power, and he went through the land doing good and healing all those oppressed by the Devil; because God was with him.

Acts 10:45

And the faithful ones that had come with Peter who were of those circumcised were amazed, because the free gift of the Holy Spirit was being poured out also upon people of the nations.

Acts 16:7

Further, when getting down to Mys´i•a they made efforts to go into Bi•thyn´i•a, but the spirit of Jesus did not permit them.

Acts 16:16

And it happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a certain servant girl with a spirit, a demon of divination, met us. She used to furnish her masters with much gain by practicing the art of prediction.

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit within him came to be irritated at beholding that the city was full of idols.

Acts 19:6

And when Paul laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.

Acts 19:13 &14

13 But certain ones of the roving Jews who practiced the casting out of demons also undertook to name the name of the Lord Jesus over those having the wicked spirits, saying: “I solemnly charge YOU by Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Now there were seven sons of a certain Sce´va, a Jewish chief priest, doing this.

Acts 23:8

For Sadducees say there is neither resurrection nor angel nor spirit, but the Pharisees publicly declare them all.

Acts 28:25

So, because they were at disagreement with one another, they began to depart, while Paul made this one comment: “The Holy Spirit aptly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to YOUR forefathers,

Romans 1:4 & 5

4 but who with power was declared God’s Son according to the spirit of holiness by means of resurrection from the dead—yes, Jesus Christ our Lord, 5 through whom we received undeserved kindness and an apostleship in order that there might be obedience of faith among all the nations respecting his name,

Romans 1:7 – 9

7 to all those who are in Rome as God’s beloved ones, called to be holy ones: May YOU have undeserved kindness and peace from God our Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First of all, I give thanks to my God through Jesus Christ concerning all of YOU, because YOUR faith is talked about throughout the whole world. 9 For God, to whom I render sacred service with my spirit in connection with the good news about his Son, is my witness of how without ceasing I always make mention of YOU in my prayers,

Romans 1:11

For I am longing to see YOU, that I may impart some spiritual gift to YOU in order for YOU to be made firm;

Romans 2:29

But he is a Jew who is one on the inside, and [his] circumcision is that of the heart by spirit, and not by a written code. The praise of that one comes, not from men, but from God. (Here is plainly seen that the physical body is of no importance in certain circumstances. Here the spirit is being called a Jew, so the motivation behind the movements of the physical body is what is of real importance to Jehovah God. Remember, the person tells the electrical power in the motorcar battery to turn the engine by means of the starter. If the battery had not been charged, then the person would not have been able to tell the electrical power that should have been there to do anything at all.)

Romans 8:11

If, now, the spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in YOU, he that raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also make YOUR mortal bodies alive through his spirit that resides in YOU. (The persons that are acceptable to Jehovah God and have died will  receive “mortal” physical bodies after Armageddon!)

Romans 8:23

Not only that, but we ourselves also who have the firstfruits, namely, the spirit, yes, we ourselves groan within ourselves, while we are earnestly waiting for adoption as sons, the release from our bodies by ransom.

Romans 11:8

8 just as it is written: “God has given them a spirit of deep sleep, eyes so as not to see and ears so as not to hear, down to this very day.”

Romans 15:13

May the God who gives hope fill YOU with all joy and peace by YOUR believing, that YOU may abound in hope with power of Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:3

Do YOU not know that we shall judge angels? Why, then, not matters of this life?

1 Corinthians 6:11

And yet that is what some of YOU were. But YOU have been washed clean, but YOU have been sanctified, but YOU have been declared righteous in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the spirit of our God.

1 Corinthians 6:17

But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19

What! Do YOU not know that the body of YOU people is [the] temple of the Holy Spirit within YOU, which YOU have from God? Also, YOU do not belong to yourselves,

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by God’s undeserved kindness I am what I am. And his undeserved kindness that was toward me did not prove to be in vain, but I laboured in excess of them all, yet not I but the underserved kindness of God that is with me.

1 Corinthians 15:44 & 45

44 It is sown a physical body, it is raised up a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual one. 45 It is even so written: “The first man Adam became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:3

For YOU are shown to be a letter of Christ written by us as ministers, inscribed not with ink but with spirit of a living God, not on stone tablets, but on fleshly tablets, on hearts.

2 Corinthians 5:16

Consequently from now on we know no man according to the flesh. Even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, certainly we now know him so no more.

2 Corinthians 10:3 – 5

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not wage warfare according to [what we are in the] flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not fleshly, but powerful by God for overturning strongly entrenched things. 5 For we are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God; and we are bringing every thought into captivity to make it obedient to the Christ;

2 Corinthians 13:14

The undeserved kindness of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the sharing in the Holy Spirit be with all of YOU.

Galatians 1:1

Paul, an apostle, neither from men nor through a man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him up from the dead,

Galatians 5:5

For our part we by spirit are eagerly waiting for the hoped-for righteousness as a result of faith.

Galatians 5:20 – 22

20 idolatry, practice of spiritism, enmities, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, contentions, divisions, sects, 21 envies, drunken bouts, revelries, and things like these. As to these things I am forewarning YOU, the same way as I did forewarn YOU, that those who practice such things will not inherit God’s kingdom. 22 On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,

Galatians 5:24

Moreover, those who belong to Christ Jesus impaled the flesh together with its passions and desires.

Galatians 6:8

8 because he who is sowing with a view to his flesh will reap corruption from his flesh, but he who is sowing with a view to the spirit will reap everlasting life from the spirit.

Galatians 6:10

Really, then, as long as we have time favourable for it, let us work what is good toward all, but especially toward those related to [us] in the faith.

Ephesians 1:17

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give YOU a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the accurate knowledge of him;

Ephesians 3:5

In other generations this [secret] was not made known to the sons of men as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by spirit,

Ephesians 4:4 – 6

4 One body there is, and one spirit, even as YOU were called in the one hope to which YOU were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all [persons], who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:25 – 30

25 Wherefore, now that YOU have put away falsehood, speak truth each one of YOU with his neighbour, because we are members belonging to one another. 26 Be wrathful, and yet do not sin; let the sun not set with YOU in a provoked state, 27 neither allow place for the Devil. 28 Let the stealer steal no more, but rather let him do hard work, doing with his hands what is good work, that he may have something to distribute to someone in need. 29 Let a rotten saying not proceed out of YOUR mouth, but whatever saying is good for building up as the need may be, that it may impart what is favourable to the hearers. 30 Also, do not be grieving God’s Holy Spirit, with which YOU have been sealed for a day of releasing by ransom.

Ephesians 6:17 & 18

17 Also, accept the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, that is, God’s word, 18 while with every form of prayer and supplication YOU carry on prayer on every occasion in spirit. And to that end keep awake with all constancy and with supplication in behalf of all the holy ones,

Colossians 1:9 & 10

9 That is also why we, from the day we heard [of it], have not ceased praying for YOU and asking that YOU may be filled with the accurate knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual comprehension, 10 in order to walk worthily of Jehovah to the end of fully pleasing [him] as YOU go on bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the accurate knowledge of God,

Colossians 1:15 & 16

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 because by means of him all [other] things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, no matter whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All [other] things have been created through him and for him.

1 Timothy 1:16 & 17

16 Nevertheless, the reason why I was shown mercy was that by means of me as the foremost case Christ Jesus might demonstrate all his long-suffering for a sample of those who are going to rest their faith on him for everlasting life. 17 Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible, invisible, [the] only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 3:15 & 16

15 but in case I am delayed, that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in God’s household, which is the congregation of [the] living God, a pillar and support of the truth. 16 Indeed, the sacred secret of this godly devotion is admittedly great: ‘He was made manifest in flesh, was declared righteous in spirit, appeared to angels, was preached about among nations, was believed upon in [the] world, was received up in glory.’

1Timothy 4:8

For bodily training is beneficial for a little; but godly devotion is beneficial for all things, as it holds promise of the life now and that which is to come.

Hebrews 1:1 – 4

1 God, who long ago spoke on many occasions and in many ways to our forefathers by means of the prophets, 2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by means of a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the systems of things. 3 He is the reflection of [his] glory and the exact representation of his very being, and he sustains all things by the word of his power; and after he had made a purification for our sins he sat down on the right hand of the Majesty in lofty places. 4 So he has become better than the angels, to the extent that he has inherited a name more excellent than theirs.

Hebrews 1:6

But when he again brings his Firstborn into the inhabited earth, he says: “And let all God’s angels do obeisance to him.”

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is alive and exerts power and is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints and [their] marrow, and [is] able to discern thoughts and intentions of [the] heart.

Hebrews 6:4 – 7

4 For it is impossible as regards those who have once for all been enlightened, and who have tasted the heavenly free gift, and who have become partakers of Holy Spirit, 5 and who have tasted the fine word of God and powers of the coming system of things, 6 but who have fallen away, to revive them again to repentance, because they impale the Son of God afresh for themselves and expose him to public shame. 7 For example, the ground that drinks in the rain which often comes upon it, and that then brings forth vegetation suitable to those for whom it is also cultivated, receives in return a blessing from God.

Hebrews 9:13 & 14

13 For if the blood of goats and of bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who have been defiled sanctifies to the extent of cleanness of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of the Christ, who through an everlasting spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works that we may render sacred service to [the] living God?

Hebrews 12:9 – 11

9 Furthermore, we used to have fathers who were of our flesh to discipline us, and we used to give them respect. Shall we not much more subject ourselves to the Father of our spiritual life and live? 10 For they for a few days used to discipline us according to what seemed good to them, but he does so for our profit that we may partake of his holiness. 11 True, no discipline seems for the present to be joyous, but grievous; yet afterward to those who have been trained by it it yields peaceable fruit, namely righteousness.

James 2:14

Of what benefit is it, my brothers, if a certain one says he has faith but he does not have works? That faith cannot save him, can it?

James 2:26

Indeed, as the body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

1 Peter 2:5

YOU yourselves also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house for the purpose of a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:20 & 21

20 For YOU know this first, that no prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. 21 For prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will, but men spoke from God as they were borne along by Holy Spirit.

Revelation 1:3 & 4

3 Happy is he who reads aloud and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and who observe the things written in it; for the appointed time is near. 4 John to the seven congregations that are in the [district of] Asia: May YOU have undeserved kindness and peace from “The One who is and who was and who is coming,” and from the seven spirits that are before his throne.

Revelation 14:13

And I heard a voice out of heaven say: “Write: Happy are the dead who die in union with [the] Lord from this time onward. Yes, says the spirit, let them rest from their labours, for the things they did go right with them.”