The living soul is the real eternal spiritual you inside your body influenced by the earthly things. The quickening spirit is the present everywhere, all-knowing, and all-powerful God for the heavenly invisible things. Your living soul is the eternal pages of the book being written of you on a daily basis (Ps. 40:7). The quickening spirit is God wanting to guide us to the right things that need to be written in our eternal book. Also, the quickening spirit is for the saving of our living soul to eternal life with God. Quickening means to make alive. It could be like a light bulb of understanding turns on in a dark room in your mind and soul revealing the way out of the dark room. The ‘making alive‘ part of the quickening with God is to open all kinds of things that are dead to us and out of our sight out of our mind.
First Race of Mankind (Natural, Living Soul)
God installed inside the first man Adam a living soul (eternal spirit being), which is basically the spiritual driver of the fleshly bodies hidden underneath all the people you meet. Adam and Eve (mankind, us) were created in God’s image (a level of representation of God if His Spirit were to be of solid form) and in God’s likeness (a level of His presences, knowledge, and power if His Spirit were to be reflected in characteristics).
After Adam and Eve sinned they were converted into a sinful state releasing death, disease, and destruction on all the earth. All of us born after them were born with their condition. Our living soul inside a fleshly condemned body of sin waiting for an eternal death is what we inherited. “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned” Ro. 5:12 “For since death came through a man…“ “For as in Adam all die…” (1 Cor. 15:21,22). I know this is bad news, but there is good news. This explains the condition of the world and us. Adam and Eve’s bad decision locked this world and everyone in it to a life of sickness, disease, disasters, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, death, hell, and the grave.
A quick note of good news is God is reaching into this spinning dark world to save our soul from eternal death. The death of our flesh is bad, but not as bad as the death of our living soul. Death to a living soul is living in a place that was meant only for the devil and his demons. Alright, back to our living soul inside of our bodies.
Our living soul is installed into our fleshly bodies by God. Jeremiah gives us a little glimpse into God’s Spirit world before we are born in our bodies. God let Jeremiah know that He knew him before he was formed in his mother’s womb. God told Jeremiah that He had a plan for him to be a prophet to the nations (Jer. 1:5). Everyone of us are installed into our baby bodies of flesh with a plan God hopes we will choose when we get older. The key thought here to keep things straight is God has a plan for all of us, but He WILL NOT override OUR free will. We are His children with the power of free decisions.
God still loves us and has a plan for each one of us. He is a Father that loves us beyond our corrupted and condemned state. He is looking at your living soul. No matter how much of the bad things stored in your living soul that has been done through your body He still has a plan to save you. Your body is no big deal to Him because He can give you a new body, but if your body dies in your sins your living soul is released into eternity where things cannot be changed and your destiny is locked into place. You have just tied God’s hands crossing over into a forever state. While we are here on earth there is a chance for our living souls to be saved and when death strikes the body the living soul goes to heaven.
Our living soul has some issues that must be dealt with before we can enter into heaven. These issues of our living soul fall into the category of ‘no man can fix‘. Mankind has absolutely no power, no means, no adaptions, no loop-hole, no escape, no technology, no favors, no good deeds, no way of a permanent eternal fix for these conditions of the living soul. Our living soul is the eternal containers of what we have done, said, and believe in as a way to live this life (mind and heart).
Living Soul Issues
Everyone of us have a tongue that can speak whatever our living soul wants to speak and there is no man who can tame the tongue. Our tongue has a restless evil, full of deadly poison setting things on fire with provoking words. You can think of words spoken that were like throwing gasoline on someone who was on fire with anger and the words made it worse. The tongue may seem like a small member, but just like a rudder guiding a huge ship 100 times bigger that itself. It can easily turn you in a bad direction with just words (Ja. 3:5-8). What is the real issue behind the tongue is our living soul speaks the abundance of its heart through the tongue (Lu. 6:5).
Our heart, mind, and living soul is the below the surface source of our tongue and our physical deeds. Inside of these are the many issues that have to be fixed before going to heaven. Our living soul, mind, and heart has been influenced by this world and our own fleshly desires. We have thoughts, ways, and beliefs in our minds locked in our living soul only God can fix. We have wills and desires in our hearts locked in our living soul only God can fix. There are no doctors that can fix these things. Our living soul is the eternal book from which we draw from our earliest memories to the present on how to live our lives, the deeds to do, and the words we want to speak. This world has been our teacher to our living soul showing us sexual immorality, jealousy, rage, selfishness, envy, hatred, lying, stealing, party to no end, and the only thing that matters is yourself. These are some of the things stored in your soul.
Second Race of Mankind (Spiritual, quickening spirit)
God installed inside the second Adam a quickening spirit (making alive). Jesus was born with the quickening spirit of God inside of him. The difference between a living soul and a quickening spirit is the living soul is our eternal being locked into the flesh of death and the darkness of sinful intentions because of the first Adam’s rebellion against God. The quickening spirit makes alive the right way to go, the right truth to follow, the right life to live, the right words to speak, and the right actions to take to return to the Father of life in heaven.
Jesus was born with the quickening spirit inside of him. The quickening spirit inside of the body of Jesus was all the fullness of the Godhead. Jesus was born with the core of God Almighty inside of him (Col. 2:9). God was the quickening spirit inside of Jesus sharing His Presence, His Knowledge, and His power. At birth to his growing up Jesus had the hearing sound of the quickening spirit’s voice showing him how to live this life without compromising himself to sin. As a little boy his knowledge amazed the great teachers of the temple (Lu. 2:47). At birth to his growing up Jesus had the eye sight of the quickening spirit revealing to him all the things visible and invisible.
We were not born with the quickening spirit. We were born with the installed living soul God knew before we were conceived in our mother’s womb. We grew up filling our living soul with the desires of our flesh, the desires of our eyes and holding onto the pride of this life (1 Jn. 2:16, Gal. 5:19-21). This is what we born into, but like Jeremiah we do not have to settle for the things of this world because God has a plan for you to live this life with your living soul and His quickening Spirit.
Jesus, the second Adam, grew up with the quickening spirit on the inside showing him the truth about the living souls (you & me) in the flesh of this world and the works of the fallen evil angels of darkness. Jesus was like us as a fleshly man, but he was also God the quickening spirit making a way, providing the truth, supplying life eternal.
This explains when the first recorded words of Jesus found in the temple of God saying that he must be about His Father’s (quickening spirit) business because Joseph (his earthly guardian) was a carpenter in business (Lu. 2:49). When Jesus was older he said to the people his Father is always at His work to this very day and he (Jesus) was also working, which they interpreted he is saying he is equal with God (Jn. 5:17). They did not know Jesus was born with the quickening Spirit of God and he was there to fulfill the required cure and fix for mankind’s living soul issues.
Jesus was God dealing with the earthly raising of everyone’s living souls. Jesus pointed out it is the quickening spirit (God) that is doing the work because his flesh can do nothing by himself. He said he was doing what the quickening spirit (making alive) was showing him. Jesus said his words were not his own, but the quickening spirit’s (Father’s) and those that believe them will have eternal life crossing over from death to life. Jesus as a man by himself can do nothing, like us; he judges only from what he hears because he does not seek to please his own flesh, but the quickening spirit (God) that sent him. Jesus is showing us how to live this life with the quickening spirit of God.
Jesus did not boast of himself because he knew like us it would not be a true testimony, but the quickening spirit (God Himself) testified of him through his works (Jn 5:19-38). I hope you see Jesus/God is focused on dealing with the condition of our living soul. We all wish to have healthy and pain-free bodies, but that is not what this world offers. We can have a healthy and pain-free living soul through the quickening Spirit of God forever.
Living Soul and Quickening Spirit
God is dealing with the things in our living soul. His quickening Spirit is trying to reach us making alive to the truth of his Word. The living soul has corrupted itself with its own personal interpretations forming traditional religions leaving out His making alive (quickening spirit) freedom in their sermons and Sunday school lessons. They have become religious programs following a rut of safety comfortable to man’s flesh and not God’s Spirit. Any and all limitations on God and His word is the influence of this world on the living soul. Our living soul is not the quickening spirit of truth, but the student to the teacher.
A side note to challenge your thinking. If God is Omnipresent (means everywhere at once and at the same time) how far are you willing to believe His presences goes? If God is Omnipotent (means all-powerful) how much do you think He is powering things from you to the universe? If God is Omniscient (means knowing all things) how deep is His connection of data to all things goes in uploading and downloading? Alright, back to the living soul and the quickening spirit.
The second birth through the second Adam (Jesus) is to pay our debt of sin completely and install the quickening spirit of truth in us to guide our born again living soul towards God. Just because you are born again does not mean your living soul is completely and instantly a mature spiritual adult in Jesus Christ. Born again means you are a babe in Christ and have the spiritual needs of the quickening spirit to be your parents leading you into spiritual maturity away from the world’s knowledge left inside your living soul. Your living soul is to be slowly nurtured into the complete conversion into the second Adam, Jesus Christ.
My living soul born again had to learn all over again from the quickening Spirit of God how to walk and talk the right way. My living soul would want to hate, but the quickening Spirit would tell me I need to learn to love people. My living soul would not want to trust, but the quickening Spirit would tell me to trust Him beyond people and things. The list of things our living spirit was trained by the ways of the world goes on and on, but thank God for His quickening Spirit imparting to us wisdom that is from above first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits without partiality and hypocrisy (Ja. 3:17).
Born Again with the Quickening Spirit
Jesus (the quickening spirit) was trying to make alive the words of the spirit and of the life to a religious ruling counselor Nicodemus (living soul) on being born again. Jesus repeated the quickening spirit’s words ‘no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again‘ (3). Nicodemus thinking within his earthly trained living soul replied ‘How can someone be born when they are old?‘ ‘Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!‘ (4). His living soul immediately turned to the knowledge of the flesh for understanding.
Nicodemus living soul only saw the first Adam’s birth. Can you go back to your mother’s womb right now and be born again. This is the first birth of God installing your living soul into your body and the second birth is God installing the quickening spirit to help you fulfill the plan God had for you since the beginning. Jesus is talking about the quickening spirit’s second birth. Nicodemus is thinking about his fleshly birth from his mother. The first birth we do not know what is happening, but at the second birth we are older and should know what is happening. We are choosing to be born again of water and of spirit for the saving of our living soul.
Jesus, the quickening spirit, gives Nicodemus’s living soul another chance to step outside the earthly world he was trained in crossing over to the spiritual world of God. Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit” (5). These are the two aspects of requirement to enter the kingdom of God. Now, Nicodemus should be letting go of the entering his mother’s womb when he old question.
Jesus said, ‘Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.‘ (6). Our living soul was installed into a baby’s fleshly body by God inside our mother’s womb. Our mother physically by flesh birthed us out into this world without our freedom to choose. The quickening spirit gives birth to our living soul through water baptism and the infilling of God’s quickening Spirit (Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost). Jesus is like our mother in the second birth. After we repent of our sins we are placed inside Jesus through being baptized in water (totally submerged in water) in Jesus name and we are birthed out into the world by Jesus infilling us with his spirit with the crying evidence of praising God in a language we did not learn from flesh, but by the quickening spirit of God. (Back to Nicodemus sitting with Jesus by the camp fire at night.)
Jesus reaching out to Nicodemus’s trapped in man’s thinking living soul said, “You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.'” The second birth of the quickening Spirit is like the wind that blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit (Jn. 3:8). The second birth is free and flowing as it pleases. Man cannot grab it, control it, and dictate its future. If the wind chooses to blow your way with the revealing eyesight of truth count it as blessing beyond words for the born again quickening spirit of life.
It is hard for our living soul to step outside the so-called safe receptors (eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin) of its fleshly body. Jesus created another body for us to place our living soul. The born again of water and spirit places our living soul inside the body of Jesus for the quickening Spirit to have fellowship and guidance with us.
Born of Water (More Insight)
To get our living soul inside the safe refuge of the body of Jesus Christ is to be born of water and His quickening spirit. If your living soul is tired of things of your flesh you can renounce and repent of your sins turning your back on them. You can be baptized in water saying in the name of Jesus Christ, the blood of forgiveness is in his name, washing away all your sins fulfills the water part of the second birth (Acts 2:38).
The name of Jesus is God’s chosen boat that carries us from the beginning of sin through the cross of Calvary to the burial grave site paying for the redemption resurrection of our living soul. The name of Jesus has God Almighty, the quickening spirit, in it and the pure without sin blood to give us the born of water and of spirit second chance. Acts 4:12 ‘Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.‘
Born of Spirit
Remember the issues of the living soul with the tongue no man can tame. The infilling of the quickening spirit (Holy Spirit) is when you are worshiping God asking Him to fill you with His Spirit you know you are receiving His Spirit when you feel and hear your language changing by the anointing of the quickening Spirit of God speaking through praises in a language you never learned. This is that wind man cannot grab, control, and dictate what it is to do. The tongue no man can tame surrenders into the only God who can quicken (make alive) a new heavenly language as a sign to you that you have been born of the Spirit. The wind came to you, went inside you to your living soul, and with trust came back out through your tongue with praises to God (Acts 2:4).
The speaking in tongues is where a number of people become like Nicodemus. Their living soul looks to the flesh for understanding answers. This is similar to the ‘can I enter my mother’s womb a second time when I am old‘ type of thinking. Speaking in tongues should not bother you if your faith is completely pointed towards Jesus. I believed completely in Jesus and my simple prayer was if God you want me to have it then I want it trusting Him completely at His word and not mans.
This would mean my living soul would have the quickening Spirit of God inside me like Jesus. I would never want to take a chance of walking away with closing my doors because it is a ‘wind factor’ from God. As the wind blows wherever it pleases and you cannot tell where it comes and where it goes you may find it like Samson that the opportunity has left you when He wanted you to have it.
The complete steps to being born again Jesus spoke of water and of spirit is fulfilled in Acts 2:38, 39 because the people asked that question of ‘what shall we do’ to fix this living soul issue of sin. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Do you see this last part is the ‘wind factor‘ “…as many as the Lord our God shall call.” ? Also, this is an open unlimited promise to all generations after this day of the beginning of the second birth. Just like Adam and Eve all born after them shall die the death, but all born after Jesus shall live the life of eternity.
What the Quickening Spirits wants for You
The goal after receiving the quickening (making alive) spirit of God should be deepening a daily fellowship to the point your living soul can feel, hear, and see with clear perception and understanding. If you want to be truly a son of God then you must be willing to treat God as THE unlimited God and be led by God (quickening spirit) Ro. 8:14. This is what Jesus the man had with God. For us the quickening spirit has to use things to get our attention because we are not hearing and seeing clearly directly.
A delay in traffic may be saving you from an accident just down the road or teaching patience to your living soul. Technology stops working from its normal behavior could be a slow down hint from the quickening spirit to listen. Jesus did not have to be sent hints because he was at the level with the quickening spirit (God) where he could be spoken to directly and shown directly. He was born with the quickening spirit from his physical birth. We are born with the influence of earthly things in our living soul, which we are playing the catch up game to the quickening spirit (Holy Spirit). We are playing ‘catch up’ to being sensitive to the quickening spirit.
Your living soul walking with a listening and looking anticipation everyday from the quickening spirit of God brings you truths about yourself (anger, jealousy, impatience…), the world around, and His word. All of my articles on this website I give the quickening spirit (Holy Spirit) the credit for dropping the thought and leading me in them. I am not some great somebody or this intelligent. It is the quickening spirit of God that I am trying to be quick to listen and slow to speak (Ja. 1:19) so I will not miss anything. I try never to answer anyone’s question about the Bible or God with my living spirit, but wait for the quickening spirit to give the needed reply. “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Tim. 2:15.
This explains the scripture in 1 John 2:27 “As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.” This does not mean to forsake the assembling of yourself with other believers because you are all in one body of Jesus Christ, but this does mean when you are out and about your fellowship with the quickening spirit (Holy Spirit) inside you can and will help you deepen your walk with God. God uses everyday things of this world to quicken our living soul to the understanding of His Spirit.
The first birth God installs our living soul into our mother’s womb with a developing fleshly body with a purpose like He did with Jeremiah. All living souls are born into a death sentence world because we all are born from the first Adam who sinned against God, but God has provided a way of escape from death, hell, and the grave.
The second birth (born again of water and spirit) God installs His quickening Spirit converting our living soul daily. Everyone born with the second birth through Jesus Christ is born into life eternal and have the direct fellowship with God Almighty.
Your eternal living soul is presently living this life by the guidance of your flesh and this world or if you have been born again your living soul should be presently living this life by the guidance of the quickening spirit (Holy Spirit of God) inside of you. “…and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Gal. 2:20.
To the Born Again Only
The quickening spirit just dropped into my mind when I thought I was finishing that you may be right now like the people in Rev. 3:15-18, which is to the born again people filled with His quickening spirit. You may be living a life with the quickening spirit inside you with your living soul having no desire to make a choice between being hot or cold. If this is you God is quickening to you as you read this to make a choice or because of your lukewarmness of your living soul He is about to spit you out of His mouth, which is a leaving of His body action.
Our living soul can be deceived into believing it is rich in this world (or like a doing alright status), increased with this world’s goods, and there is no need of nothing just keep cruising along with lukewarm desires. Don’t push to hard for a closer walk with the quickening spirit of God. You are alright just relax. Don’t let the love of your life (the quickening Spirit of God) becoming last on your daily list. This will leave your soul in a state of no longer hearing and seeing what the quickening spirit is trying to show you of any evidence of wretchedness, misery, poorness, blindness, and nakedness (17).
The quickening spirit calls you to His counsel to buy from Him the gold of truth that has passed the tests of the fire so your living soul can become the rightfully rich, pure white spiritual clothing removing the shame of your living soul’s nakedness before Him, and returning your living soul’s eyesight with the anointed eye salve (18).
God has to deal with the teachings of this world our living soul has accepted as our own personal answer to life. May your living soul inside you find its way to hearing and seeing the quickening spirit of God trying to make alive to your conscience the wonderful plan He has in store for you. “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.” Jn. 6:63. He installed you to be born for a reason. Now it is up to you to be born again or stoke up the fire of fellowship with the quickening Spirit of God – daily.