The Bible is NOT The Word of God. It never was. We were wrong to call it such. Nor did scripture call itself that.
“In the beginning was The Word and The Word was with God and The Word was God.”
Well folks I heard a fabulous explanation of this whole 666 scripture that’s in the book of Revelation.
Mankind is made up of body, spirit, and soul. Each portion is 33.3% of the man. Meaning 3 parts, of 33.3% each equals 100%. Soul, Spirit, Body.
Therefore when we come into this world we lack the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes into us when we seek God and by the laying on of hands by other believers who have the Holy Spirit already. (usually though be sure God doesn’t go by man’s rules).
So that simply means we begin life with only 33.3% soul and 33.3% body which equals 66.6%. Hence the number of man.
(Please excuse the guy in video’s non sanctimonious fashion. However I prefer the “real” over an act of super duper righteousness. Judging neither.)
Then we seek God with our whole heart and He gives us His Spirit. It is written He gives to those who ask. I have heard testimonies of those who asked for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and got it soon after. “How much more will God give good things to those who ask.”
Now the preacher also said this which makes sense. That you can only receive the Holy Spirit when in the body. If you don’t have a body then its too late. Meaning if you die your body dies therefore you cannot be “born again” of Spirit as the body is already dead. To receive the Holy Spirit the Spirit needs the body “a temple” to live in and dwell in our human bodies. Hence the scripture of the clay and the precious pearl inside the clay vase.
2 Corinthians 4:7 The scripture about the Precious pearl inside the broken vessel or the clay pot doesn’t exist in its true form. The closest I can get to it is New International Version which has lost the meaning of precious pearl (Holy Spirit) inside the clay vessel pot. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
I admit since Jesus mentioned “forgiveness in this life or the life to come” I thought perhaps, and it may be so, that some things can be forgiven after death. But that isn’t the same as being born again and receiving the Holy Spirit. This is a MUST to do NOW.
“Unless a man be born again he cannot ENTER, ENTER, (not see) the kingdom of God.” Scriptures are changing rapidly folks.