The word divides between spirit and soul, or the masculine and the feminine, and by this I mean the whole word of the Bible, even as it is the one word that the Bible declares. For instance how Jesus likens the kingdom to things a man or a woman do (among the other things that he likened it to but all of them falling within the confines of these two in respect to how it plays out in us).
This can be seen in the case with Job who gets new children but not a new wife (and the symbolism found in the gender and numbers of children), which is found in Jesus words over Jerusalem as a mother and her children, which was a picture of the earthly where the Lord was crucified. If we lose our soul, or our land becomes desolate, or even in another way, becomes to us the habitation of everything that is foul, we keep it. The heavenly Jerusalem is not revealed until the earthly becomes desolate, lose your soul, gain it. Same soul, different perception or children. Desolation brings truth to us, just as the picture Jesus as an end of sin laid out for us by pouring his soul out on a cross, or tree, which symbolism goes back to the first garden where the lamb was slain from the foundation of the world (not the earth), this slaying of the truth being by our own reasoning, of our own tree, which in picture is the tree of knowledge, and in the day (which Adam never made it out of the sixth day falling seventy years short), we eat of our own (not the lords day, which is rest from the labor).
Though the symbolism of these things have no end to them, the relationship our soul plays in this process of time of the scattering and the gathering again unto one, brings to us the true image, even as it previously gendered to bondage from an image that was a lie. This in one form is laid out in the two sons as a truth that is happening in us based on the words heaven and earth (first the natural), where the pattern began.
The Bible is cohesive, one narrative speaking of one son, and this in relationship to this one truth being revealed in us, as it was in Jesus. God started with one, and narrowed it back to one, and now we each are partakers of this one, as individuals and as the sum of the whole, revealing one God, one Father ,and one son, but all this comes to us in the form of the perception given to us by our soul.
In scripture our soul and the process of our reasoning are depicted as a mountain, a valley, a city, a tower, a harlot, a virgin, a bride, a wife (both faithful and unfaithful), a field, a wilderness, a land, a tree, etc. which give us its meaning in the context of the whole of the scripture as it does in the one verse and to which one cannot be defined without the other, as this also applies to every individual and the sum of the whole of us.
The Bible defines language of God which is seen all around us, and how it relates to the one truth that he created all things by, and both by whom and how he gathers all things back into where they came out of. The first helpmeet was the woman who in picture is our soul, which revealed our nakedness. The second helpmeet is masculine, or when he is come he will guide you into all truth.
Edited by x141, 27 November 2013 - 06:54 AM.