The Core is our real identity – our new identity. The Core is the centre of life, the spirit, where the human spirit joins with the Spirit of God. Where God is on the throne of our hearts. Where God is ruling in our lives. The Core is the place of Filling. The place where Life originates. The Core is eternal, invisible and intangible.
On the outside, the human soul is temporary and invisible, but visible through expressions of the body. It constains our personality and emotions. It could be regarded as what we feel and think.
The human body is what we see on the outside. It is visible, but not eternal. It is temporary. It includes our senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting.
Spirit, soul and body make up what we are – a unique human being. God created us as spirit, soul and body, but not like a programmed robot. He created us in His image. As human being with freedom to choose. He created us with a hollow core to be filled with God, to be filled with Life, to become the Core from which we live and grow into a strong and healthy tree, a tree that reflects Him. A tree that grows from Him to Him. A tree that bears fruit….fruit that will last (John 15:16).
This illustration is a total simplificiaction of life, but used to convey a strong message people need to hear and understand today. We know that spirit, soul and body cannot be separated by clear lines as illustated. These three are dynamically integrated in complexity. (Jesus often used illustrations or stories to clarify his message. He simplified so that people could understand.)
God is three in one – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is our God. We need to know Him as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is an awesome God. We can know Him, although we will never fully understand Him here on earth.
• The Father created everything that is visible and what is invisible. He also look after his creation. This includes you and me.
• Jesus is God who was made visible to the world 2000 years ago. People could observe Jesus with their senses. Jesus demonstrated Life and Love. He sacrificed His own Life so that we could have Life.
• When Jesus went back to join his Father in heaven, he promised to send His Holy Spirit to be with us for ever and ever. The Spirit of God came to live in all who believe in Him. Why? To guide, to remind, to council, the strengthen…to give us life – abundant life, true life! Life that is driven by purpose, Life with direction.
Christian life, true Life, starts with God and ends with God. Jesus Christ who is the Alpha and Omega, is also the A to Z of our lives.