Let me show you a very significant spiritual mystery. An interesting distinction between the flesh of Adam and the flesh of Jesus Christ. I pray God himself will open your eyes to see it, to understand it, and to use it. In Jesus name.
Adam’s Flesh: The Human Nature
Genesis 2:7 NLT
Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.
The proper word there is actually dirt, or dark earth or humus. Adams flesh was formed from humus. Which is why he’s called human.
God took humus and formed it into the flesh of humans—that is, the biological nature of humankind. His soul and his spirit, however, didn’t come from the dust.
So, the flesh of all descendants of Adam—that includes you and I—came from humus.
And because the human flesh came from humus, it will always return to humus.
Jesus’s Flesh: The Holy Spirit Nature
Now let’s look at the flesh of Jesus Christ:
John 1:14 NIV
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus flesh was not formed from humus. It came out of the Word of God. For the word became flesh.
Luke 1:34-35 NIV
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Mary was not impregnated by a human being. The sperm that got her pregnant came directly from God Himself.
So, in the case of Jesus Christ, God birthed His flesh out of the Holy Spirit. The flesh of Jesus Christ did not come from humus. It came from the Holy Spirit.
This is why, unlike every other human flesh, Jesus’s own flesh could never return to dust. Because it didn’t come from there. It came from the Holy Spirit. So it has to return to the Holy Spirit.
And this makes all the difference!
The Human Flesh Is Weak
Understanding this will help you be kinder to yourself and to others.
It will help you be less judgmental of yourself and others.
Most importantly, it will help you lean less on your own efforts, and more on the help of the Holy Spirit.
For instance, in the garden,
Mark 14:37-38 NIV
Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Jesus describes the human flesh as weak. Meaning it is incapable of carrying out the desires of the Spirit.
And why is it weak?
First of all, it came from humus. From dirt. From dark soil.
Secondly, after thousands of years of sinfulness, it has become even further weakened by sin and death.
And this is why it is absolutely impossible to keep the laws of God, or obey His instructions. Don’t even try, because you will certainly fail.
The Help Of The Holy Spirit
However, God Himself has already solved the problem!
He has poured out His Spirit on all human flesh.
Acts 2:17 KJV
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
He has given His Holy Spirit to humankind to help us do His will.
So, stop trying to obey God’s commands, to do His will, or to please Him by your own efforts. Because you can’t.
Instead, humble yourself and open up to the Holy Spirit. Receive His help every moment and depend completely on Him.