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Finding the Path of the Pain Free Spirit

The Secret Man Of Desires

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Don’t you just hate it when a great, well-intentioned plan goes awry? Usually, it’s due to the man of desires who has chosen the wrong influences; who fails to understand because he has no insight or foresight. Without focus, you are a lost cause.

The (universal) man of desires can’t see beyond his own nose. He is only concerned with satisfying own selfish desires. Desires are the issue here. Most humans seem to be drawn to things that aren’t beneficial. This is because they have not tamed the secret man within.

Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Everyone was supposed to be blessed. It is our choices based on self-centered desires that monkey up the works.

Creation In Spirit

Once our spirits were created within The Spirit; the mind of God, Himself. The other two parts that make us complete still had to be manifested. The first chapter of Genesis is a generalization of the events, much like an outline of sorts. Chapter 2 starts to fill in more details.

Gen 2: 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

The Man Of Desires – Formed

Here we see a distinct difference between the “creation” of the spirit man and the formation of the physical body of mankind from the dust of the ground. Those are two distinctly different words that most people believe means the exact same thing. Here’s the difference:


1. external appearance of a clearly defined area, as distinguished from color or material; configuration: a triangular form.
2. the shape of a thing or person.
3. a body, especially that of a human being.
4. a dummy having the same measurements as a human body, used for fitting or displaying clothing: a dressmaker’s form.
5. something that gives or determines shape; a mold.
6. a particular condition, character, or mode in which something appears: water in the form of ice.
7. the manner or style of arranging and coordinating parts for a pleasing or effective result, as in literary or musical composition: a unique form for the novel.

A Unique Manifestation

I like this. Our consciousness was created first. Our spirits created within His Spirit. We are both unique in form and also, first and foremost, a work of art; God’s great creation. This is why turning away from that which is natural is so wrong. It’s wrong for us spiritually, and physically.

Once God breathed the breath of life (the conscious spirit/pneuma) into that human form, man became a living soul – a man of desires. That breath of life was the spirits He had already uniquely created.

They may have been in a dormant (asleep) state until this transfer occurred. The formed man became “alive” as a living soul because he gained the (two) spirits from The Great Spirit.


The formed man became “alive” as a man of desires or living soul because he gained a spirit of life from The Great Spirit. The first level of the word “alive,” happens in this infused manner.

The soul is the seat of desires. So this formed man with a spirit indwelling that connected him directly to God, became a living, breathing, hot-bed of desires. The spirit activated the flesh, but the flesh does not activate the spirit. That requires reconnection and the 7 R’s of Restoration.

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“The Child is grown. The dream is gone.” Comfortably Numb -Pink Floyd

This earthen man with a soul became alive with a spirit indwelling that connected him directly to God, the Source and Power that had created him. He became a living, breathing, hot-bed of desires without self-knowledge. He didn’t know he was royalty.

This is why when a man and a woman marry, the two become one. They were one in the first place. This was prior to God separating Adam from himself in the making of Eve. The unified image of God, Himself, created and infused into mankind. That is the image of the family. Christ is the seed.

Spiritual Amnesia

The problem was that sin was already in the world ready to tempt him. Here is a man that doesn’t recognize who he is, nor whose he is. He has no idea that he is a king, so he acts like a peasant, a typical man of desires.

The life breathed into him activated the soul. But, the flesh cannot activate spirit. He requires spiritual reactivation so that he is “alive” in the spirit as well; which is the second, and greater of the two levels of life.

He’s got this wireless connection to the Divine, yet he doesn’t seek God out to learn who he is, nor for any guidance. His first desire was not to be alone, but Adam wasn’t alone. God was always with him.

Never Alone

Aside from that, God anticipated his every desire. God provided for him in advance of his own knowledge and acknowledgment of his need. That’s why Eve’s spirit was also within him before the first surgical separation of two beings ever performed. It was God that brought her to him.

Thank God For The Grace Of God

She too was a queen who acted like a peasant; falling victim to her base desires and living only in the realm of her soul. But, despite this, it was the thoughts and decision of her husband; that caused the fall of mankind.

Can you imagine – the Jews had over 600 laws to obey in the Old Testament, yet Adam could not abide by and obey just one rule. This demonstrates why the law is futile and grace is necessary.

Submission is a choice, and certainly, not an easy one for a man of desires, but the rewards are great. This brings me back to the issue of pain. You see, by his thoughts and decision, Adam and all of mankind have suffered. The choice he and his wife made brought pain, suffering, and death into the lives of all mankind.


All scriptural references come from blueletterbible.org.

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