Beloved, if Yahweh the Most High and Creator of heaven and earth had had in His plan for natural man, who was made a living soul, to possess the heavenly kingdom of God; then He would not have chosen us (mankind) in Christ, the last Adam, who was made a quickening spirit! And concerning flesh and blood inheriting the kingdom of God, the scripture explicitly declares that, “flesh and blood cannot possess/ inherit the kingdom of God; neither shall corruption possess/inherit incorruption.”[1 Corinthians 15: 50]
The carnal mind is death
And all mankind being the offspring of the first man Adam, who was made a living soul, inherited his fallen nature, as well as a carnal mind because He transgressed Yahweh’s covenant which He made with him when he was in the Garden East of Eden. [Genesis 2: 6-15] It is written:
“To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” [Romans 8: 6]
Beloved, the reason why the carnal mind is death is, “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” [Romans 8: 7-8] As a result of the carnal mind, the natural man is greedy and selfish before God and his fellow man. And being obsessed with a greater love of the world than that of God, the natural man craves after, and thus, heaps to himself/herself temporal material wealth, through one, or all of the three main branches that the bible defines as “For all that is in the world,” namely, “The lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life;” [1 John 2:15-17] and, at the expense of the vulnerable in most cases.
Further, while the natural man may boast of earthly supremacy, by means of his stored up wealth: it could be that he/she is too blinded to see and too deaf to hear and understand the pure Word concerning the highest status at the level of heavenly supremacy which Yahweh has chosen for mankind: in Christ before the foundation of the World. [Ephesians 1:3-6] Let us make this condition a matter of prayer for their deliverance.
Reassured by the following premise “That the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last man Adam was made a quickening spirit.” [1 Corinthians 15:47]
Thus from the above mentioned premise upon which we stand, we have confidence also in the Word of God which declares, “As is the earthy, such are they that are earthy: and as the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.”[1 Corinthians 15:48-49]