Friday, February 29, 2008

Man - His Why's And Wherefore's

There are so many mental, psychological, emotional and psychosomatic illnesses nowadays that science and doctors can't seem to cope up with the avalanche of these sicknesses. At the root cause of this problem is man's ignorance of the total constitution of man. We are living as though we are just a physical, mental and emotional creature with nary a thought about our composite being.

Man is tripartite in nature and the sooner we realize this, the better for us. Man's obvious nature is his physical nature where we are focusing almost all our attention to the detriment of our two other natures. But aside from our body, we also have two more important natures- the soul and the spirit. The soul is the animating principle of man. Without the soul, man is reduced into a mass of lifeless flesh and bones.

And the spirit is the divine principle of man. The spirit of man is the same creation that was created by God in His own image and likeness. But the big problem is, man's spirit is dead because of the original sin of our first parents at Eden. And so we function mainly as body and soul. And with these two vehicles, our inclination is to become spiritually evil and depraved. Until our spirit is brought to life by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we commit mistakes upon mistakes, blunders upon blunders, errors upon errors, and sins upon sins. And we stack up for ourselves the condemnations for all these sins.

We are like a mountain climber that climbs a mountain during peaks of "spiritual enlightenments" only to fall down at the first attack of worldly temptation. And after our fall, we become worse than when we first started our climb. Some of us try and try again until they develop spiritual fatigue. They climb and fall down, and climb again to fall down again, on and on, ad infinitum. Why? Because our spirit is dead and until our spirit is made alive and animated by the Holy Spirit, we will never ever succeed in climbing that holy mountain.

And so what do we do? We conclude that it is impossible to climb that holy mountain. We develop our own homegrown philosophies in life explaining the whys and wherefores of our failures to reach the summit of that mountain. So we say that we have so many lifetimes to reach that summit, there's no need to hurry. Let us just live this life the way we want it, anyway there are countless of lifetimes ahead of us. But is that the truth?

The Bible clearly states that, "it is appointed for man to die once and after that judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). God never lies. He is the repository of all truths. Whom shall we believe?

God gave man the ultimate solution to his problem. He sent His only begotten Son to die on the cross and pay for all the penalties of our sins. Jesus death on the cross satisfied God's demand for justice. And so the door to heaven was opened to those who will enter it through Jesus Christ. By availing ourselves of the divine grace of God, we can enter God's kingdom by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and surrendering our lives to Him.

Then the Holy Spirit shall empower us and bring to life our long dead spirit. Now through the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus, we can climb the mountain of God up to the summit to meet our Father in heaven. The only solution to all our problems lies in the acceptance of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. He is the only key, the only door and the only way to the kingdom of God.

Shall we begin our new climb to the holy mountain of God?

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla


My Daily Thoughts said...

whenever I am confuse, searching for an answer it's always been the bible that I always turn to. My hope to get an answer will always pop out somewhere even in my dreams.

I am going to have a minor surgery on monday doing Laparoscopy and maybe after a month, is the removal of the mass they found on my pelvic area that reoccur after two years.

Still smile is glowing on my face since my faith keeps me stronger than ever. I still will ask some prayers from my friends like you. Have a good weekend

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Yes, definitely I will pray for you. Indeed we can find the answer to all our questions in the Bible. It is the word of God, remember? The blood of Jesus cover and protect you in the entirety of your operation. By the stripes of Jesus you are healed. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Kimmie said...

Very good post, I pray that God brings the lost to read this post and that in their search to find Truth and meaning that the Holy Spirit will illuminate your Words for them~bringing them into eternal life.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Kimmie,
I always pray when I make my post that the Holy Spirit will enlighten all who will read my post. Thanks for your cherished visit and for your very inspiring words. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones with all the great blessings He has in His great storehouse of blessings. And may He send His ministering angels to watch over you all until He comes for the rapture of His church. God bless you all.

SeaSpray said...

You speak the truth. Excellent post! :)

Arthur said...

Hi Mel, that's why I'm trying to go to the Church every Sunday, and obey my Mother in evrything.

I always pray every night (or day) before going to bed.

Thanks for your amazing post, I feel I'm closer to that summit when I read it.

About this, I'm afraid to make mistakes.

Big greetings and big hugs

Sweet Dreams, from the bottom of my Heart:

Gusthav said...

Hi Mel, I'm also trying to reach that summit, do you think making laugh is just a way to do something good for anyone?

And, since I'm with Arthur, I'm feeling better, understanding more about Jesus, the Bible, and religion.

You know, a miracle happened since Arthur became my friend: my Mother returned from nowhere, and I thought I'd never see her again.

So I think, Jesus did this miracle for me, through Arthur (somehow he planned to get my Mother back here, in Argentina).

Now, you know more of me.

Thanks Mel.

Greetings and Hugs

Nice Day, with my whole soul:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Seaspray,
Thanks for your visit and your nice comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arthur,
You are doing fine my young friend. Just follow Jesus Christ and surrender your life to Him and you could never go wrong. God bless you and your loved ones my young friend.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gusthav,
Yes, now I know more about you my young friend. You are fortunate to have a friend in Arthur. Just follow Jesus Christ and also surrender your life to Him and your life will be in God's hands. Thanks for your visit and nice comments. God bless you and your family my young friend.

heiresschild said...

you've captured the simplicity of salvation and written the Truth so well here Mel. when i took "philosophy & religion" in school in 2006, i had a professor who thought the Bible was a fairy tale. i thought about him as i was reading here just now, and he'd think this was a fairy tale for sure. my prayer is that he would climb the holy mountain one of these days before he leaves this earth 'cause after that it's too late to climb.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Heiresschild,
Many people really think that the Bible is a fairy tale because of the many inconsistencies and revisions and doctoring done on it. But even if many people tried to dilute its contents, isn't it wonderful that the Bible still exist and has been a source of inspiration and enlightenment to so many people? When we use our logical mind in interpreting the Bible, it's just one of those inspired books. The real key to interpreting the Bible is through the Holy Spirit who inspired its writing. No amount of erudition and worldly knowledge can ever replace the wisdom endowed by the Holy Spirit. No wonder so many people could not understand or be inspired by the Bible since they do not have the key to unlock its timeless messages. Thanks for your visit and wonderful comments my friend. God bless you and your family always.

Keshi said...

Good one Mel. But to me all religions/faiths is one and there's only one God. And the aim is only one thing too..LOVE.

As long as an individual knows that, he/she's with God.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Keshi,
Wonderfully said. I respect your point of view on the subject matter. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Noushy Syah said...

Hi Mel,
Gr8 posting for spiritually.I'm sure you have done well and may God bless you and keep you and family in safe and be happy.

Take care Mel.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Noushy,
Thank you very much my friend. I'm having my blogs recomfigurated in preparation for accepting commercial ads later. I hope you will stay with me even though I will go into commercial blogging. I have to augment our family income and that's my only recourse to earn some money as I am already homebound because of illnesses. Thanks again my friend and God bless you and your loved ones always.

Sheilalu said...

There are really times that I develop that spiritual fatigue. Sometimes I feel tired too but just the same I still continue praying to God and offer everything to Him.

God bless you always...

Sheilalu said...

There are really times that I develop that spiritual fatigue. Sometimes I feel tired too but just the same I still continue praying to God and offer everything to Him.

God bless you always...

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*~*Sameera*~* said...

A soul without spirituality is like a river without water.One who does not have a conscience to tell them where they are headed and whether it is right or wrong is truly lost in life.But then,it is never too late to start.

Hope you doing well my friend.Take care.God Bless You and your lovely family always.

A Simple Life said...

Hi Mel! I hope you had a great weekend. I noticed you now have a pagerank, if you really want to monetize this blog you may now register for smorty and pay per post. You'll easily get an approval.

Happy Monday ^_^

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shielalu,
Yes, everybody experiences spiritual fatigue once in a while, but we must disregard that feeling since it does not come from God but from the evil one. We must pray even if we don't feel like praying. A sincere expression of love from our hearts will surely reach the gate of heaven and God will respond accordingly.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Sorry, I'm still in the dark as to the technical aspects of blogging is concerned. Thanks for the valuable information you have been giving me. God bless you more for that.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Yes, I agree with you my friend, but sometimes if we don't heed the promptings of our conscience or if we always disregard its voice, it will lose its ability to communicate and warn us. Thus instead of a clear and healthy conscience we have an adulterated and compromised one. Are not those people who commit heinous crimes have their own justifications for doing their dastardly deeds? Thanks for your visit and valuable comments my dear friend. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Liza,
Thanks for your suggestion, but I prefer to increase my traffic and study further the intricacies of commercial ads in blogs before I eventually venture into it. Thanks for your visit and suggestion. God bless you and your loved ones always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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