GOD'S VIEW ON THE SPIRIT AND SOUL'S HOUSE
By Walt Giddings
August 25, 2019
Greetings kindred and fellow sheep. We are on a first name basis here. My name is Walter. In Indiana the ministry given to me is family coach. I coach families to be good soldiers with these old fallen bodies on this side of life subsequent to the Fall of Adam in the Garden. On our plantation of a decimal point less than an acre my wife and I minister to families at the cottage. At the end of the day, after helping people deal with their lusts, I go up to the house and deal with mine. On this side of life, it is far too easy to throw something down the hatch that is no good for us. Is it just like sheep to lust for the no good!?
This is our second lesson on Bible Biology. After God dragged me to His Son Jesus Christ, the thought occurred to me to re-examine a four year course of four thousand six hundred twenty hours of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, lab analysis, pathology, diagnosis, and clinical work using the Scriptures as my road map, template, and light unto my path.
In our first lesson we gained from the Scriptures knowledge of a functioning part of our living bodies. We were put in remembrance how the Word of God hangs pictures in the picture galleries of our minds. How many here attended the first lesson? What anatomical part of our bodies resembles a set of reins? And what part functions like a set of reins?
And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto everyone of you according to your works. Revelation 2:23
What two internal living organs or systems are mentioned here in verse twenty three? They are “the reins and hearts.” What part of the house for the spirit and soul resembles a set of reins? And who is He who can search the reins and hearts?
15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. Proverbs 23:15-16
What two internal organs or systems are mentioned here in verses fifteen and sixteen? They are the heart and reins. If my lips are not external organs then how on earth will I get my goodnight kiss? Have we answered the question what body part resembles a set of reins? The end time prophet Jeremiah, persecuted for being politically incorrect, was denounced for denouncing sin. Yet Jeremiah knew the LORD is his sure defense.
But, O Lord of Hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance upon them: for unto thee have I opened my cause. Jeremiah 20:12
Jeremiah was, as we are, flesh and blood with the motions of sin in his members, struggling as we do to live in obedience unto righteousness, commending himself to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. Every man of the society of his day, especially his familiars, were seeking an occasion to wreak vengeance upon him. They assailed him with their perverse provocations, vexing his soul. But Jeremiah trusted the LORD to handle vengeance and he said why. Did we see it? What is it in verse twelve that God sees that Jeremiah does not see. Does God see the reins and the heart? If God sees the reins and the heart He is certainly not judging according to the appearance like we do.
What did we say pictured in our physical bodies a set of reins? The autonomic nerve system. In iridology, or iris analysis it is known as the autonomic nerve wreath. We also know it as the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nerve systems. Our sketchy knowledge of these two co-relating, counterbalancing systems reveals they resemble a pair of reins both anatomically and physiologically. The living nerve filaments, in these identifiable cables we call reins, time messages from the center of ourselves out to all the organs of the viscera and back again in a cycle.
A whopping number of these nerve filaments terminate in the kidneys. We discovered the Hebrew language of the Bible views the reins and the kidneys as continuous. H3629 Kilyah is translated in The Authorized Version 1611 as “reins” and “kidneys.” We discussed the pair of kidneys tucked up just under the back ribs in the top of an area called the loins. Their function is to filter the wastes of physiologic function from circulating blood tissue. Who recalls why that is important?
Do we recall that the soul, or the life, is in the blood? What happens if the kidneys start shutting down? What will happen as these foul wastes continue to pile up in our rapidly circulating blood stream? We talked about the business of living in the fallen condition. It is a dirty business. What happens to our soul in a fouled bloodstream? Will spirit and soul be forced to depart a house we rendered useless? Shall we read from Genesis chapter nine as God gives Noah his replenishment orders?
Every living thing that moveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. Genesis 9:3
Ever watch someone drink a glassful of animal blood? Does the mere thought of it cause our conscience to recoil? The word conscience consists of the prefix con, meaning with, and the word science, meaning body of knowledge. With whom do you and I have this body of knowledge? Is it written on our hearts? Who can tell me what we get when we grill blood? Chemical engineer Boris Sway, former president of the Texo Soap Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, did that in 1986. He analyzed the end products and found dichlor benzene, a known carcinogen. Our people, with no concern for matters of eternal importance, routinely die out of time from eating blood soaked meat. Feed them meat from carcasses properly bled out and many will tell us to our faces they prefer the taste with the blood.
Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. Acts 15:19-20
Look down to verse twenty eight. What should we do when God repeats something in His Word? How should we receive God repeating himself concerning any matter?
For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things : That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from forn ication : from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. Acts 15:28-29
Do we live in an ungodly food chain? The living digestive system renders a glass of blood into dichlor benzenes, known carcinogens. Grilling blood at tailgate parties does the same, yet our people consume it thoughtlessly, loving the taste. God save us from ourselves!
We discussed in the last lesson the mention of two internal organs in the Revelation message to the angel of the fourth church Thyatira: the heart and the reins. We discovered that God “searcheth the reins and the hearts” and is completely able to distinguish between those who have the doctrine of Jezebel and think it is the doctrine of Jesus Christ, and those that overcome and “keep my works unto the end.” There is a second witness in Psalms chapter seven:
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. Psalms 7:9
In Psalms 26:2 David sings, "Examine me O LORD, and prove me: try my reins and my heart. In the first lesson, in Jeremiah 11:20, we read Jeremiah’s prayer after the LORD showed him the doings of those who plotted to destroy even his name from the land of the living. He implored “the LORD of hosts that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart.” In Jeremiah 17:10, God tells Jeremiah, “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Does that resemble the Revelation message to Thyatira? Jeremiah responds, “O LORD, the hope of Israel,” and asks in verse seventeen, “Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.” We have already discussed the reins. What about the heart?
In our first lesson on Bible Biology we fell off the cliff of time. We ended with an unanswered question. We talked about the use of the reins in our living bodies to regulate unconscious functions. We listed some of those general functions as digestion, excretion, and arousal for cleaving. We noted that these general functions occur largely with the body at rest involving primarily the parasympathetic portion of the autonomic nerve system. We discovered in The Song of Solomon and related Scriptures that our knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nerve system, though sketchy at best, is crucial to understand the need for chaperoned activities for our young people as they are trained in the doctrine of one flesh. We noted the regulation of our unconscious functions is entirely outside of the function of our educated mind. We asked, is there another kind of mind in us that sources from nothing educated? If our educated mind regulates no unconscious functions, then who or what is minding the store? The God of Israel is the Author of all government, principalities, powers or authorities.
Does the God of Israel author government of our unconscious functions within us? What is that government, and where is its seat? Could it be that the heart is the seat of that government? What is the Biblical heart of man?
No sane argument can war against our purpose to use the words of the Creator. What does the Bible say is the heart of man? This is the first and earliest mention of the heart of man. Can we see that first mention is utterly tragic?
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Genesis 6:5-6
So much is said in these two verses. As Noah’s family was on the ark against the flood, are we on the ark against the fire? Every conception of the thoughts of Adam’s heart was only evil all the day! In verse five does the heart conceive thoughts? In verse six did God’s heart grieve?
In our first lesson on Bible Biology we took our own pulse. We felt the direct effect of the beating of our own living hearts, fleshy pumps circulating blood tissue rapidly. Is this living, beating heart pumping blood the Biblical heart of man?
For the Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
According to Hebrews what is the function of Adam’s heart? Are “intents of the heart” a synonym for conceptions of thoughts? Does the Biblical heart of man think thoughts? Is the heart of man the organ where thoughts occur? The brain: a blob, well organized fatty tissue; if it does not get the right fats we have a problem. The curse is called in Deuteronomy 28 “astonishment of heart”. That is the anatomy. We have to feed the tissues that perform the functions. And we must feed the functions that those tissues perform. Both must be fed. How does the brain function physiologically? It is entirely protein based. The way the protein chains configure reflects the thoughts of our minds. That is its physical manifestation while we are here in the fallen condition. Mess with that configuration and we get Mad Cow Disease in people. What a curse: “astonishment of heart”! The first place they found this kind of astonishment of heart was among cannibals, eaters of the flesh of two-leggeds, bipeds. First place they found Mad Cow Disease in people was among cannibals. What about pork? Medical doctors study the heart of man by studying the pig heart. Cuts down on the need for dead bodies to dissect. So similar! Eating swine’s flesh is the practice of cannibalism. Does eating swine’s flesh over time lead to interference with protein chain configuration reflecting the thoughts of our minds? Do we get pig-headed about eating pork?
Is the heart of man the organ where thoughts occur? Of our people called the Hebrews, the people God chose in Abram the Hebrew to be separate from this fallen world, what in their language constituted thinking? The Hebrews spoke and wrote the Hebrew language along the alleys, streets, roads, highways, market places, public squares and solemn assemblies in consecrated places. How did they mean conceptions of thoughts?
I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. Psalms 119:59
The English word “thought” in verse fifty nine is translated from the Hebrew word whose seminal meaning is to compute or count, to conceive, to consider, to make account of, to reckon, and to regard.
In the tongue or language of our people, the Hebrews, what is called the heart? The Hebrew word leb, translated heart here in verse eleven, has for its seed meaning the center of anything.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalms 119:11
Another very closely related Hebrew word, lebab, has for its seed meaning the most interior organ of the living body. It is the word translated heart in this set of verses:
21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22 So foolish was I and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. Psalms 73:21-26
[Visual Aid]. Lift the top transparency, the organs. Lift the next transparency, the nerve branches with the reins. Now we see the relatively immovable bones of the skull and the relatively movable bones of the spine. Whatever is within the bones gets the greatest protection of any body organ within us. Lift the third transparency, the bones of the skull and spine. We see the central nerve system, the brain and spinal cord. (Psalms 51:6). Is this the Hebrew heart of man, the most interior organ of the living body? Is this the hidden part? We are still in the Book of Psalms:
5 Behold I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Psalms 51:5-6
“The inward parts” are “the hidden part.” In here the Great I Am God of Israel shall make his family in heaven and earth to know wisdom. This happens when we act like family!
Is Satan a formidable foe? Would he fail to attempt to blind the mind of Adam? Is the question, Who will Rule, unimportant?Is the War a battle for the mind of Adam? If Satan had the opportunity to damage the organic brain would he fail to take advantage of it? Shall we briefly consider the history of the early church after the first coming of Jesus the Christ?
16 At my first answer[defense], no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 Notwithstanding the LORD stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 2 Timothy 4:16-17
When and where did Paul make his first defense? . Paul was unjustly accused of bringing Greeks into the temple. The dispersed among the Greeks were the punished and put away lost sheep of the House of Israel forbidden to enter the Temple. The people mobbed Paul dragging him out of the Temple. The chief captain of the Roman garrison rescued him from the beating and gave him licence to speak to the people in his defence.
Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. (Acts 22:1)
The people fell silent as Paul spoke to them in the Hebrew language. Paul told them the truth about his conversion on the road to Damascus. But, when he said the LORD told him, “I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles,” the people went mob again. The chief captain ordered him brought into the Roman garrison. Why does Paul say in 2 Timothy he “was delivered out of the mouth of the lion?” This Roman garrison was in Jerusalem. The Coliseum where Christians were fed to the lions was in Rome.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9
“As a roaring lion” Satan stalks his prey! Do volunteers for Satan fall into his lap? Is every Christian hard fought, hard won, blood bought? . Whose army of volunteers is always larger? With all this arrayed against us, what is one of Paul’s fondest hopes?
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Timothy 2:26
The alternate translation reads, And that they may come to their senses out of the snare of the devil who are taken captive by him to do his will.
If Satan has an army of captives to do his will, how hard will it be for him to disable the Adamic organic brain? Do teachers disable children from reading with understanding, and from fluency in mathematics,the language of science? Is the Public Fool System in our face evidence of child abuse? Does the history of the early church following the First Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ show that Satan’s easy captives could be doctors, and these doctors willingly or unknowingly could disable the Adamic organic brain? Is this being done as routine medical practice?
What is cholesterol ? The word itself is composed of chole-, relating to bile, and sterol, a category of steroids. The two best known sterols are cholesterol and ergosterol. Chole- is a combining form denoting bile. Chole sources from the Greek word chole whose seminal or seed meaning is bile. G5521, chole, appears in the Koine Greek text of the New Testament. Peter speaks to Simon Magus after he tries to buy the gift of the laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit.
For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. Acts 8:23
“The gall of bitterness.” Gall translates chole meaning bile. Bile is manufactured in the liver, stored in the gall or bile bladder, and released into the Duodenum the first section of small intestine just past the pyloric valve at the end of the stomach. That is the location of fat digestion, called emulsification.
What is ergosterol? Erg(o)- is a combining form (in our case, a prefix) denoting relationship to work. Ergo- sources from the Greek word ergon whose seminal or seed meaning is toil. G2041 ergon appears in the Koine Greek text of the New Testament.
2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
3 All therefore what they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say and do not. Matthew 23:2-3
“Works” translates G2041 ergon. Does Churchianity accuse us of being Pharisees?
Does the Devil accuse us of the crimes he is committing? Ergosterol is a sterol occurring mainly in yeast and forming ergocalciferol, Vitamin D2, with irradiation by ultraviolet rays, giving Vitamin D the name Sunshine Vitamin. Ergosterol is also called Provitamin D2.
There are two major competing theories about cholesterol according to Udo Erasmus of British Columbia. Udo Erasmus holds a Ph.D. in nutrition with two years of post graduate studies in genetics and biochemistry. His signature book, Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, copyright 1986, 1993, 10th printing, contains a dedication to his children in the following words:
May understanding of health be the starship of the next generation. May the worship of diseases die with us.
Udo’s book outlines the controversy as one between medicine believing that high cholesterol is the culprit to blame for cardiovascular disease in all its forms, and orthomolecular medicine believes that we are measuring the wrong thing, that the critical culprit is Vitamin C deficiency.
Avoiding an analysis of these competing theories, is it possible to cut to the heart of the matter? Okay. Pun intended. This Lesson 2 will complete an introduction to the study of the Biblical reins and heart of Man. Both the Biblical reins and the Biblical heart of man consist of nerve tissue. We will learn more specifically in Lesson 3 that myelin is the insulation around nerve fibres. The nerves are the living wires of the body’s master communication system. The Schwann cells, living with the nerve cells, manufacture this waxy exudate called myelin sheath, highly organized layers of insulation around nerve fibres. If the Schwann cells do not have enough cholesterol supplied to them, myelin degeneration overwhelms myelin regeneration and the nerve insulation shreds off the nerves over time. Eventually the nerve system short circuits and the man or woman loses the ability to organically express who they are. That is called Dementia. According to Danielle, our friend, and shift nurse at a nursing home, dementia means they do not even know they are hungry or thirsty. This fits the Biblical description of astonishment of heart:
15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day, that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart. Deuteronomy 28:15; 28
“The LORD shall smite thee.” Do we understand that cholesterol must be in our bloodstream in amounts sufficient for the regeneration of myelin sheathing around the nerve fibres conducting mental impulses? Do we understand that the recommended levels of blood cholesterol are sufficiently low to require the buying of drugs to reduce those blood serum levels? (Verse 29).
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. Deuteronomy 28:29
Should we think long and hard about taking prescription medications we cannot quit at a moment’s notice? A full 80% of cholesterol is body made, not intake!
Why is the list of curses in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 longer than the list of blessings? In Deuteronomy 28 the list of blessings are the first thirteen verses of the chapter. The curses range from verse 16 to verse 68, fifty three verses! Ever wonder who we are? Any one of these verses can tell us. Are we the scattered and lost sheep of the House of Israel? If we are not, and we suffer anyone of these judgments, do we have a legitimate gripe before the throne of our Creator? At 80% is God ensuring that we have enough cholesterol to regenerate myelin?
Here is Solomon praying at the Dedication of the Temple:
38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any [adam] or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every [husbandman] the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
39 Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every [husbandman] according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the [sons] of [Adam]. 1 Kings 8:38-39