The Unique Calibration Of People

“Calibration – a set of graduations for indicating values or positions.”

“TheSpirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Romans 8:16).

When Paul wrote of the Spirit with a capital “S” (in the King James) most would recognize that he is speaking of the Holy Spirit. However what did he mean by “…our spirit…” with the small “s”? He was talking about the spirit in man (Job 32:8), which is the neutral spirit that gives us the ability to function in our daily life. The spirit in man (in humans) gives us the ability to talk, work, play, think, reason, move, react, and question. The brain is our hardware, the bi-polar neurons, which are physical. The spirit is our software (programming). The mind is our memory, will and operating system. Without both the brain and the spirit, the mind would be non-functional.

Most in today’s society have heard of the so-called fall of man. The idea is: Adam fell. There was a wonderful garden and a great life. But the snake got into the garden and spoiled God’s plans. And everything fell apart. And man fell.

But is that what really happened? It doesn’t make sense, does it? The idea pretends that Satan is on a power level equal to or close to that of God.

What really happened? It was not the fall of man. It was the calibration of man. Man had to be registered at the level he would ordinarily drift to, based upon his choices.

“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope” (Romans 8:20).

The Lamb, who is Christ (1 Peter 1:19), was considered as slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). Therefore it was known that Christ would have to die to redeem sinners long before Adam executed the first transgression.

The line of logic is important in this matter, in order that we may not miss the purpose for which we exist.

Ask the worst question first. Does the Father want us to fail? No.

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

We can further conclude that our success in becoming his children is so important that he endured the excruciating experience of seeing his Son killed on our behalf (John 3:16).

Man had to be registered at the level he would ordinarily drift to, based on his choices. He would then graduate to positions based on his values inherited from the Father.

Why didn’t God stop Adam from sinning? This is the key issue. Adam (and all humankind) has to have freedom of choice. That freedom includes the freedom to choose the wrong way. The children of God are not going to be an army of robots. They will be creatures who have sinned, suffered, and repented and have accepted the sacrifice of the Son in order to be reconciled to the Father (Romans 5:10). The Father has the power to bring everything together to make it work perfectly.

“….all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

The idea that man fell and that salvation is a repair job in order to restore man back to a previous level, is an error. Man was calibrated and salvation will result in a promotion to a condition far greater than has ever been experienced by humans.

Eyes have not seen, ears have not heard, neither has it entered into the center of the mind of man the things God has prepared for those that love him (Isaiah 64:4 and 1 Corinthians 2:9).

Wily Elder

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