A ‘living spirit‘ is also called a soul in the Bible. Each human being’s body is built around their own personal spirit. Each spirit God created is unique. There are no two spirits alike.
You are your personal spirit. It is your essence. Your personal spirit or soul is the real ‘you’ living inside your human body, which is a unique spirit compared to all other spirits created by God.
Each human being has his or her own unique personal spirit or soul. This troubles most parents because they want their children to be exactly like them. This is impossible since each human being born on earth is a unique creature.
The term ‘living spirit’ simply means a spirit who believes and loves God. The term ‘loves God’ means keeping God’s commandments. One of God’s commandments is to love other human beings.
Anyone who hates another human being and says he loves God is a liar and does not have a ‘living spirit’.
A ‘dead spirit‘ is the opposite of a ‘living spirit‘. A ‘dead spirit’ is a spirit that has rejected God, and does not love God.
The human beings created prior to Adam and Eve also had personal spirits, but their spirits were ‘dead spirits’, and not ‘living spirits’. This means the spirits born into these earliest human beings had rejected God’s commandments.
These spirits were the fallen angels who followed Lucifer before the earth was created, who were imprisoned on earth after they rebelled against God. They too had their own unique personal spirits, which could not be destroyed, and would live eternally; but their personal spirits were not ‘living spirits’.
Since these ‘dead spirits’ cannot be destroyed, they are destined to be separated from God forever. This separation is called the resurrection of Damnation. Many parables in the Bible refer to this separation, such as: the wheat and the tares, the sheep and the goats, and the ten virgins.
The concept of a ‘living spirit’ is that this spirit will live with God forever, while all other spirits are considered ‘dead spirits’, who are also eternal spirits, but they will be separated from God forever.
Therefore, all the human beings born on earth prior to Adam had ‘dead spirits’ and would not be allowed to spend eternity with God, unless they decided to believe God by just following their original instincts, which dictated vegetation was their only food source.
This is the reason God performed a miracle to create a different line of human beings through Adam and Eve, even though human beings already existed on earth.
Cain was born with a living spirit because he was a child of Adam, but when he murdered his brother Abel, his personal spirit died. The Lord had to banish him from the Garden because he had a dead spirit, and to keep him from getting to the Tree of Life.
The ‘Tree of Life’ had the power to change a ‘dead spirit’ into a ‘living spirit’, and the “Tree of Knowledge” had the power to change a ‘living spirit’ to a ‘dead spirit’.
The Garden of Eden represented the kingdom of God, and the world outside surrounding the Garden represented the kingdom of Hell.
Once Cain was banished from the Garden of Eden, the ‘Tree of Life’ had to be guarded to keep the evil human beings outside the Garden from getting to it.
Since Cain knew about the secrets in the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life, God had it guarded by cherubim with a flaming sword to keep people outside the Garden from entering it, and getting to the Tree of Life.
Remember, the Tree of Life is Jesus. Since Jesus is the Word of God, then the Tree of Life is the Word of God.
When a person is chosen by God to become His Prophet, then that person has established a perfect relationship with God through Jesus, and is actually carrying Jesus around inside them to help other people.
This is Jesus’ way of extending the Tree of Life to mean God’s Prophets. Therefore, God replaced the Tree of Life with His Word being carried by His Prophets. These Prophets are the new Tree of Life.
Only the Tree of Life could turn a human being’s ‘dead spirit’ into a ‘living spirit’. Eating from the Tree of Life is the only way a person can achieve reviving or resurrecting his or her dead spirit.* (* See Revelation Chapter 22, verse 2)
When God created Adam and put the ‘Ruach’* into him, he became the first Son of God, a human Prophet that would live forever with God.
Abel was the first Prophet killed, and not the first Prophet. (* Ruach is Hebrew for the Holy Spirit)