Cogitation IX: The Makeup Of Man

I am spending some time thinking about the makeup of man. It’s something we assume, something we generally take for granted. It’s us after all. We are what we are, we’re who we are. Yet a critical lack of awareness can negatively impact destiny. A lack of awareness impinges spiritual understanding. “A man who is held in honour, yet who lacks spiritual understanding and a teachable heart, is like the beasts that perish.” Psalm 49:20 AMP.

The makeup of man is enormously complex. The physical dimension alone is a huge complexity. Take the plumbing work in the human body. It’s mind boggling – the adult body has 160,934.4 kilometres of blood vessels. A kid has 95,560.64 kilometres. There are millions of veins in the human body. Some of those veins have one way valves, especially the ones in the arms and the legs. The movement of the leg squeezes the veins and pushes blood towards the heart. The valves help prevent backward flow of blood. Imagine someone inserting valves in capillaries. A capillary is about the thickness of a strand of hair. Who does that! It’s serious micro engineering. Whoever designed the human body is an obsessive genius and perfectionist.
David cemented the linkage of his self-awareness with his 1000 BC knowledge of human anatomy when he famously declared: “I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this.” Psalms 139:14 GW. Imagine what he would write today with a 21st century knowledge of human anatomy. The human body is nothing short of the miraculous. The conceptual design and engineering was what David was alluding to when he wrote: “You know every bone in my body; you know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something.” Psalm 139:13‭-‬16 MSG. There are 164,466 bones in the human body. Someone came up with an original mineral formula – Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2. ‬‬
There’s the concept of a human body, the engineering design and then the manufacturing. Adam was prototype. He’s first Adam. 1 Corinthians 15:45. In some respect “First Adam” is scientific labelling, something like, “First prototype – proof of concept.” It’s why the scriptures state, “The first man, Adam, became a living being.” 1 Corinthians 15:45 GW. In other words the prototype functioned! There’s of course the human heart. The human heart pumps 7,600 litres of blood per day. That’s 15,200 bottles of Coke. In a lifetimes it will pump 200 million litres of blood. Do the maths in bottles of Coke. The heart will beat 2.5 billion times in a lifetime. It’s an industrial strength pumping machine. Has minimal maintenance cost actually. You can’t get that with man-made pumps. Then there’s the human brain. If the brain were a computer it could perform 38,000 trillion operations PER SECOND! As at today the world’s most powerful computer can only manage 0.002% of that capacity. By the time we scale things up to consciousness things begin to get scientifically crazy. Take memory. It’s one thing to hold data and another to KNOW you’re holding data. Awareness is nothing short of a miracle scientifically. Given these facts and statistics it’s just hard for me to believe humanity is an accidental creation. The human body is an intelligent output, it’s not random. It’s deliberate engineering.
The human system can broadly be broken into four engineering spheres. They are mechanical, electrical, electronic and virtual dimensions. The mechanical dimension of man is pretty obvious. The hinges and pivots give that away. Our knees, elbows, feet… These are examples of mechanical stuff. The bowel system as well. It’s largely mechanical in operation. The electrical is the wiring of the body. It’s pretty complex. There’s an electrical circuitry. Electricity is required for the nervous system to send signals throughout the body and to the brain. Almost all cells can use charged elements called ions to generate electricity. Our cells are specialised to conduct electrical currents. The electronic system is readily identifiable. For example we have a haptic feedback system. It’s how you know you touched something. Same principle operates when you put your phone in vibrate mode and touch a button on your screen. You get a kickback. The mind has an operating system. The programmes developed by humans have to key into that operating system. It makes man programmable. Moral instruction is programming. Education is programming. Indoctrination is programming. When a virus gets into that system it can produce devastating outcome. Hate is a virus. Envy is a virus. Both can lead to murder. When the system is infected man begins to malfunction.
Now, we’re used to the mechanical, electrical and electronic spheres of man, but we’re battling with the electronic sphere. We struggle significantly with understanding the brain. We have very little knowledge about how it functions. Part of the mystery of the brain is that a large proportion of its functions is to keep us alive. It monitors our organs and systems. Also monitors itself! That’s a convoluted feat – pun intended. There’s one dimension however we’re totally clueless about. It’s the virtual dimension of man. Most of the ignorance about God is from the huge knowledge gap in this area. God’s connectivity with us is largely virtual. The atheist does not want to deal with the spiritual or virtual dimension of man. He seeks to control the ambit of discourse by limiting himself to a materialistic worldview. But too many human experiences go beyond the boundaries of materialism. There are mystic dimensions. Even concepts like love are not materialistic. Human values are not materialistic. What’s the material composition of kindness? Love can be EVIDENCED materially but it is immaterial. You KNOW someone loves you. You “sense” something that is not palpable. The material alone cannot explain the whole of reality. Paul sought to help us grapple with the FULL dimension of man when he wrote we’re three parts – spirit, soul and body. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 GW: “May God keep your whole being – spirit, soul, and body – blameless when our Lord Jesus Christ comes.”
There are three dimensions to man. The body we’re sufficiently familiar with. The soul is the repose of emotions. It controls conscious mental activities – thinking, learning, understanding, and remembering. Even our will. We don’t know much about the spirit. We don’t know much about spiritual anatomy. The Bible contains snippets. It would seem from the Bible that while the body is the interactivity system with this realm the spirit is the interface with higher dimensions. The soul is receptor of signals either way. It’s some sort of console. The word “heart” is sometimes used interchangeably with spirit in scriptures. According to Paul the very centre, the core of our being is the human spirit – the heart. Paul wrote, “I pray that the eyes of your heart – the very centre and core of your being – may be enlightened, flooded with light by the Holy Spirit…” Ephesians 1:18 AMP. There is a human core. God channels stuff into that core. There’s a communication protocol involved. You “see” what God tells you; it’s an electromagnetic wavelength sort of thing – has to do with light, hence “enlightenment.” It’s why things “dawn” on us, why we gain “insight”, have “understanding.”
The soul can only process the data after “understanding” has “dawned.” The signal is stepped down. It can then be converted into human language protocol. This may be why Paul’s companions could not hear his conversation with Jesus at Damascus. It wasn’t stepped down. Only Paul “heard” Jesus and it wasn’t an audio file. Acts 22:8-9. They could not decrypt the light signal. They saw the light force that knocked Paul down but didn’t hear any conversation. Acts 22:8‭-‬9. Yet Paul had a complete conversation with Jesus, including introductions. It is the human core – our spirit that accesses the spirit realm. The laws of Physics governing that realm are fantastical. The dimensions are timeless and borderless. ‬‬
The principles of anatomy regulating the human spirit are bizarre as well. A legion of demons can occupy a man, like they did the mad man at Gadara. Mark 5:9. How’s that anatomically possible using our corporeal paradigm? When Jesus asked for introductions the honcho demon gave a corporate name – Legion! “My name is Legion, because there are many of us inside this man.” Mark 5:9 NLT. So we do know those demons were culturally literate. They fancied themselves a unit of the Roman army, hence the term “Legion.” In the days of Jesus a Roman army legion was typically composed of around 5,000 soldiers. How can 5,000 beings stuff themselves into an individual? Virtual anatomy is befuddling. The spirit realm is an unimaginably vast terrain. You need a navigation guide. We don’t have the map. The Bible recommended guide is the Holy Spirit. John 16:13. Anything outside of him you’re on your own. There are many 419 guys up there, deceitful spirits. These spirits are extra good at FX. They can create multi-sensory perception. You will experience fake in 5D. Hollywood has nothing on them. You will meet a “Jesus” on the “3rd Plane.” You will meet “ascended masters.” It’s all lies. You’re dealing with deceit.
There are two political forces regulating human existence. They are Light and Darkness. Light and darkness are not just atmospheric parameters, they’re forces representing two kingdoms. There’s the Kingdom of Darkness and the Kingdom of Light. Think of the kingdom of darkness as the Dark Side. The two kingdoms have fought the longest war ever. The war is still ongoing. On earth it’s been going on for at least 6,000 years. There’s no sign of abatement. The force regulating Satan’s kingdom is called “darkness.” The force regulating God’s kingdom is called “light.” God uses light technology, Satan uses dark tech. The light technology is superior. “The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it and is unreceptive to it.” John 1:5 AMP. It suggests darkness is not just a force it is also an intelligent and interactive sphere. It has receptive and comprehension capacities. In some respects the stuff in the Bible sound like science fiction genre, only real. Imagine darkness as a sphere.
The Dark Sphere the Bible says has capacity to absorb energy, decode energy systems, overwhelm energy systems, and even appropriate energy systems. John 1:5 AMP. But the two systems – dark energy and light energy are incompatible. John says the Dark Sphere is unreceptive of light energy. John 1:5 AMP. If you read Marvel or DC Comics you should enjoy the Bible. But then John says something powerful: “In Jesus was life and the power to bestow life, and the life was the Light of men.” John 1:4 AMP.
If you will like to receive this life-light from Jesus please pray this prayer: “Father I acknowledge that I am a sinner, that Jesus died for me, that you raised him from the dead. Father please forgive me. I accept Jesus today as my Lord and my Saviour. Amen.”
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