Jimmy (15 Feb 2010)
"RE:  Two In bed one left"

To all,
I've been mulling over these passages in Matt. 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-37.  This is just a thought in light of my search of the deeper meaning of scriptures, but it dawned on me as I considered Paul's dissertation of the different types of flesh and bodies, in particular, in 1 Cor. 15:34-47.  We know from the Greek that there is a clear distinction between the "sarx" (i.e., the flesh) which is best described as that which requires blood in order to exist, and by the way, that also includes the pill between our ears, and "soma" or "somah" which is best described as "a form" or "a shape" to best of my knowledge and research (i.e., the form of human as compared with a dog, a cat, a cow, etc. is the way I see it).  In Western thought and English translations, there is never any clear distinction between a 'natural soma" and "spiritual soma," or between the soma and sarx, for that matter.  The translations just don't go into those kinds of deep distinctions like the Greek does.  Now, I know Paul says that there is a 'natural soma" and "spiritual soma" in 1 Cor. 15:44, but that only strengthens my understanding, and my thoughts in this matter is that when we receive the QUICKENING SPIRIT of our LIFE GIVING LORD, JESUS/YAHSHUA, and our spirits become "ALIVE" do we not at that point become a "dual" being, a NEW CREATION?  Is this not confirmed by THE LORD in John 3:3 and John 3:6-8?  To me, this is clear that as a NEW CREATION, we become a "dual" being having both a a 'natural soma" and "spiritual soma," with the "spiritual soma" having been made ALIVE in CHRIST JESUS of course, but at the same time occupying the same space, so to speak.  Ok, with all this in mind, now when I look at Matt. 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-37 I see something I never considered before;  Could it be that THE LORD is referring to the "dual" nature of a believer upon being QUICKENED and made ALIVE in HIS SPIRIT?  If this is a valid point, it's interesting to note that in each case, the 'natural soma" and "spiritual soma" are at the same location (i.e., a bed, a mill, a field) and both are doing the same activity (i.e., sleeping, grinding).  In any case, just a few thoughts, and just in case any care to look, the "body" JESUS refers to in Luke 17:37 is "soma"/"somah" Strong's 4983.