*I’m really not sure I want to post this (right now or at all) but it keeps popping up in my head so I’m going to go ahead and do it.
The physical/natural is a reminder and manifestation of the spiritual. An example: sex is not just about procreation, nor is it about pleasure. Sex is the physical manifestation of the spiritual oneness of you and the person that is for you.
In the beginning man and woman were one. Woman came out of man. When woman was created and physically separated out from man to be his help and his companion, they were put back together in oneness (to their original form, to the spiritual reality), “Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh.”
Sex is the physical manifestation of this spiritual truth. It’s the reason that sex is one of the first things to go in unhappy marriages or rough patches in marriages. It’s also the reason that a lack of sex can ruin a marriage. If that physical manifestation is not there, which at it’s most important level is the physical manifestation and a reminder to you of the spiritual truth of your oneness with your husband/wife, things get off course and off track. It is not on earth as it is in heaven.
This was just one example but all things follow this order.
Another: the spiritual reality is that you came into this world loving the Father, obedient to the Father, of the Father. The spiritual reality is that you love the Father and are obedient to the Father. But without the physical manifestation of this love you get farther and farther away from this spiritual truth. You are farther and farther away from the original form (dust & the breath of the Father). Once again it is not on earth as it is in heaven.
What is the physical manifestation of your love for the Father? Obedience, following the Father’s commandments (all of them) and walking in The Way of the Lord. Again, Obedience. There is no other physical manifestation of your love for the Father. You cannot praise or worship your way out of obedience, but if you are obedient and you follow his commandments you will naturally praise and worship the Lord.
Without obedience, without following His commandments, without physical manifestation, you are lost.
This is how we have pastors teaching doctrine so far from the Biblical truth, dead churches, low church attendance, corruption etc. The leaders of the church are teaching lies because they live one. They live divorced from the spiritual reality and the reason they live divorced from the spiritual reality/the spiritual truth is because there is no physical manifestation, or there is part physical manifestation-which is lukewarm. (Part physical manifestation is still divorced from the spiritual truth, there’s either the truth or it’s a lie, there is no in between.)
Yahushua was the perfect example of this and THE example for us. Not only as lovers of the Father but also as sons and daughters of the Most High (We are also sons and daughters of God). He is the physical manifestation of this spiritual truth.
He followed ALL of God’s commandments. He was obedient. I didn’t say he followed the doctrines or traditions of the time, rabbinic or otherwise, this is not the same thing as following all of God’s commandments. He shows us what love of the Father looks like. He WALKED in spiritual truth, which is THE truth (not a “doormat”, not “fire & brimstone”, but TRUTH pleasant and unpleasant).
You cannot separate the physical manifestation from the spiritual truth/the spiritual reality. They are the same. If there is no physical manifestation, if you are not following His commandments, you are living divorced from reality, you are living a lie, which is why you can be led astray. Once again it is not on earth as it is in heaven.