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WHAT HAPPENS TO THE HUMAN "SPIRIT-SOUL" AFTER DEATH?

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE HUMAN "SPIRIT-SOUL" AFTER DEATH?

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This complex concise investigation is based on the principle that theories often lead to error in things beyond human experience. Only aggregate revelation in the Scripture leads to the Truth.
This complex concise investigation is based on the principle that theories often lead to error in things beyond human experience. Only aggregate revelation in the Scripture leads to the Truth.

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ABSENCE FROM THE BODY AND PRESENCE WITH CHRIST (2Co 5:6-8)
By The Venerable Dr. Ifechukwu U. Ibeme
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HAT HAPPENS TO THE HUMAN “SPIRIT-SOUL” AFTER DEATH?
 
CONTENTS:
Only by the guidance of the revealed Scripture could we escape error about this mystery (Mat :!"#a" The Ma$e%up of the &uman 'ndividual
 (ccording to the %cripture& all Humans on ,arth& like
dam (
who became
a special nimate or )iving Soul"
 made from earth and inspired from od en :0)& are moral& intelligent& divine-like %+I1IT-%2'3% inner man) animated in mortal& temporal& earth$ 43,%H-!2#I,% outer man). The human bod$ is also called %2'3I%H "atural) !2#5 6o 67:88) because its animation depends on the operative power of the soul.
The human body is flesh as is animal flesh* while the human soul is spirit (or breath" as with animal soul
. 9esus said that flesh and spirit are distinct and different in origin and essence 9oh :;)& even though the$ coe<ist as one individualit$.
SO+)S
(NEPHESH or PSEUCHE)
 
 (1,
,E'N-S (or conscious selves" T&T &.E C/C'T0 TO MO.E* ,1ET&E N2 3EE)4
whether the$ are intelligent or 
 
not. Human %pirit-%ouls can maintain consciousness either as bodiless spirits Heb 6:= 1ev ;:>-66) or in animated bodies. The animating spirit-soul of the human bod$ "um 0:6;= 9ob 6:6?= @ec 6:6) is divinel$ inspired with intelligent thoughtful
mind
and conscientious moral
heart
 9ob :A= 9ob 7:66= 9ob A:;= 1om :67). (nimals lacking the divinel$ inspired souls& operate onl$ b$ neurologic instincts and refle<es +et :6). The Human %pirit-%oul was the #ivine image
personally
 
breathed (psyched" into
 humans b$ od Himself en 6:;-0= en :0)& while animal souls were
generically
 
brought forth
 at odBs creative ord& lacking the personal #ivine image en 6:?-6= en 6:8). %trictl$ speaking& the human spirit-soul
(RUACH-NEPHESH or PNEUMA-PSUCHE
6%a 6:67
;
9ob 0:-
;
Isa ;:A->= 3uk 6:8;-80
 )
 comprises: 6) the Coeticall$ animating H(5 or @(2) soul
(which God breathed or psyched "NAPHACH or PSUCH" i!to Ada
en :0
 )
as the
5oetic%life principle
(CHA# or
$HA% HAPPENS % %HE HUMAN &SP'R'%-SU A*%ER +EA%H, by ' U 'bee
1
 
.E)
 similar to 5ootic%life principle of animals
 b$ which ph$sical vitalit$ and ph$siolog$ are sustained. This is distinct from: ) the spirituall$ and mentall$ illuminating
(RUACH or PNEUMA)
 spirit as the
rational* moral principle in the image and li$eness of -od
 b$ which
reason, conscience and worship
 are inspired 9ob :A= (ct 60:;-0= 1om 6:6-). This means then that for us humans:6) 2ur
personal responsibility and identity
 lie in our spirituall$ ever-conscious souls but not in our ph$sicall$ mortal bodies ,Ce 6A:8= 3uk 6;:6>-6). ) 2ur
divine connection and operation
 lie in our divine-image spirit while ) 2ur
physical connection and operation
 lie in our earth$ mortal flesh.
b" The &ope which Christ brought into human Nature and 2estiny
In addition to their human spirit-soul& hristians are given the Hol$ %pirit ho
awa$ens
and
renews
their spirit to eternal life in union with hrist and
witnesses
assurance of this renewal to their spirit-soul 1om A:>-6;= 6or :6= or 6:6-= or 7:6-;). 6) The spirit-souls of those in hrist& because of the Guickening and the earnest-firstfruitof the Hol$ %pirit 1om A:;-0= o 7:7= ,ph 6:6-68)& will at death triumphantl$
6ascend or return7 to -od
 ,ccl :6= 6:0). od
preserves
 the %+I1IT-%2'3% of hristians no longer in the sheol paradise ba$ of (braham below 3uk 6;:& but now) in the paradise
bosom (or bay
 (cts 0:>
"
 of His presence
 
for rest and
comfort
with hrist&
pending
 eventual glorious resurrection i.e. bodil$ redemption 9oh 7:A->= 1ev ;:>-66) after the tribulation& for the Millennial 1eign of 1estoration-1estitution with hrist (ct 6:;= :6).
2ET& 'N C&1'ST
 or
2ET& O3 T&E S'NTS
 is so precious to od +sa 0:68= 66;:67). This gracious individual transitional consignment 
 pass/cross o0er 
 9oh 7:8) to the spirit supraworld +aradise above) through angelic ministr$ 3uk 6;:) is unto
 Eager 
 (ITI" for the general tribunal 
1i0e acco2!t 
 or 7:6?) vindication of (#2+TI2" ("# 1,#,M+TI2" 1om A:).) The spirit-souls of those without hrist& because of their divine image& though accursed because of sin& will at death disgracefull$
6ascend or return7 to -od
 ,ccl =6= 6:0). od
detains
 them with chains of sorrow and pain in the lowest-dark
pit or 
 
dungeon
+sa A;:6= +sa AA:;= +sa 66;:= i.e. tartarus or ab$ss 3uk A:6: +et :8) for regrets and
torment
3uk 6;:-6)&
pending
 eventual resurrectionB of damnation %,2"# #,(TH) after the Millennium 9oh 7:A->= 1ev 6:A). This regrettable individual transitional consignment 
a3ready 12i3ty 
 9oh :6A) to the spirit underworld Hell below) through demonic ministr$ 9ud 6:>) is unto
3earful
 (ITI" for the general tribunal
1i0e acco2!t 
 or 7:6?) condemnation of 9'#M,"T ("# I"#I"(TI2" Heb 6?:0).
 2Peter 2:3-5, 9 (3) And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. heir conde!n"tion pronounced long "go is not sitting idly #y$ their destruction is not "sleep.
$HA% HAPPENS % %HE HUMAN &SP'R'%-SU A*%ER +EA%H, by ' U 'bee
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(%) &or i' od did not sp"re the "ngels who sinned, #ut threw the! into hell "nd loced the! up in ch"ins in utter d"rness, to #e ept until the *udg!ent,(5) "nd i' he did not sp"re the "ncient world, #ut did protect +o"h, " her"ld o' righteousness, "long with seven others, when od #rought " 'lood on "n ungodly world,........ (9)  i' so, then the ord nows how to rescue the godly 'ro! their tri"ls, "nd to reserve the unrighteous 'or punish!ent "t the d"y o' *udg!ent,
 
!efore hrist came& both the lower
torment /'T
 and upper
comfort ,0
 of the netherworld were together
6below7
 in %H,23 or H(#,%& but separated Jafar offK b$ a Jfi<edK
impassable C&SM
. (t death transition& (ngels conve$ed the saints to the comfort !(5 and demons conve$ed the sinful to the torment +IT 3uk 6;:-;).
 
hen hrist died& He went down and
preached
 the ospel of His 3ordship in sheol-hades 6+et :6A-?).
 
hen hrist rose and ascended& He
too$
 the saints in (brahamBs paradise ba$& from the captivit$ of sheol-hades to bring them into the earnest libert$ of His own paradise presence in JthirdK heaven Mat 0:7-7= 3uk 8:6A-6>= 9oh ?:60= or 7:;-A= 6:-8= ,ph 8:A-6?= +hp 6:6-).The 4irst 1esurrection is for the 9ust and shall be glorious and rapturous but
not secret
 Mat 8:?= 1ev 6:0).
't shall not occur e8cept 3TE1 the ntichrist rebellion
 Thes :6-)& when hrist returns
openly in glory
 to destro$ the (ntichrist and terminate the great tribulation Mat 8:6-6= Mark 68:;= 6Thes 8:6-6A). (t hristBs coming& the saints shall be glorified and raptured in the clouds to
6meet7
 i. e.
6welcome7
 as in Mat 7:;= (ct A:67) hrist in the air as He comes down to destro$ the (ntichrist Thes :A) and reign with the glorified saints 
NOT
T2 #,+(1T !(E ITH HIM T2 H,(L,"&
,+T
 T2 ,32M, HIM #2" T2 ,(1TH). (s hristBs priest-kings& the saints shall rule on earth 1ev 7:6?) with rod of iron 1ev :;-0) in the Millennium Thes 6:7-6?= 1ev ?:;)& when all kingdoms of this world shall be subdued under hristBs reign 6or 67:8-7= 1ev 66:67= 6:6?).lick this link for !ibles Time Table for (ll reation+#4) http://priscaGuila.;te.net/seminars/eschatolog$.html)
c" 2ifferentiating the Souls of ,elievers* +nbelievers and nimals
The
soul gives 5oetic animation to the flesh through the nostril%breath and the blood%life
in both humans and animals alike en 0:6-= en >:-;= 3ev 60:66-6;). 9ob spoke of the souls of all living beings and the spirits of all human persons 9ob 6:6?). (nimals have onl$ the
!o!- acco2!tab3e
zoetic
breath
 
NESHAMAH or PNE 
)= their impersonal
breath%souls
 mundanel$ brought forth en 6:?-7) go
2O9N912
 i.e. without accountabilit$ and immortalit$ ,cc :6) after death. Humans in addition to this ordinar$ breath capacit$& also possess the
acco2!tab3e
divine%image spirit
 
RUACH or PNEUMA
) 9ob :8= Isa 8:7= their
spirit%souls
divinel$ in-breathed en :0) go back
+/912
 i.e. with accountabilit$ and
$HA% HAPPENS % %HE HUMAN &SP'R'%-SU A*%ER +EA%H, by ' U 'bee
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