"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
1 John 4:10
"In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
1 John 2:2
"And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”
So if Jesus Christ paid for the sins of the whole world through His sacrifice, shouldn't everyone go to Heaven? This is the heart's desire of Father God. But because He created man with free will, the choice is up to man. God does not force anyone to go to Heaven. God created man in His image and likeness, but the sin of disobedience started the process of deformation and degradation of His perfect creation.
God is spirit and He created the man to be as He is, a spirit being. He gave him a soul with his own free will, a mind with self thinking and a sensitive heart with the ability to rejoice, to love, be thankful... Then He covered it all in a physical body. The soul and the body, were given to the spirit man to be able to relate to the physical world and subdue the Earth.
So man is a spirit, who has a soul and lives in a body. The Holy Spirit was to lead man, to keep him anchored in truth, by union with God through the Holy Spirit. In Genesis chapter 3, we read that at the beginning, Adam and Eve obeyed the Spirit's leadership, as they were hearing the voice of God in their spirits and were conversing with Him, having a sincere relationship while in the Garden of Eden. But, from the moment, they both decided to listen to their soul ("the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life" - 1 John 2:16), the devil's lie became the truth.
„And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
1 John 5:18-19
"We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”
2 Corinthians 4:3,4
"But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
The Bible teaches us that the separation that came between man and God can only be removed through Jesus Christ. When Jesus paid the price for our sins, He made it possible for the wall of separation to come down. He paid the price for our sins, all that we will ever need and He overcame the devil.
"Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.”
"I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me."
"of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.”
Disease, destruction, hatred, murder and all that is evil invaded the world. The soul is not connected to God, but to the surrounding world, which is led by the devil and therefore the mind started to think negatively and destructively, the heart started to feel hatred, malice, envy and all the negative emotions and the human will to make personal, detrimental decisions.
Sin has destroyed trust and unity between man and God and caused a separation wall between them. The man driving the soul must fight to get back where spirit is united with the Holy Spirit and hears the voice of God.
God created man with free will and gave him the choice between obedience and perfect living or disobedience to Him with the destructive consequences that sin has brought. God knew that man would choose wrong and in His great mercy, offered him the chance of forgiveness of sins through the blood of sacrifices. Through Moses, God gave His law to His people, instructing them what to do when they sinned and how to live righteous lives. Then when Jesus Christ came to be crucified, the perfect sacrifice was made once and for all, not only for sins of the people of Israel, but for the sins of the whole world. The shed blood of Jesus Christ continues to have the same power today, to forgive the sins of those who love Him, trust Him, and seek His forgiveness.
Once a person renounces the bondage of sin, which also means having been under the dominion of the devil, and then decides to follow Christ, then his spirit is united with the Holy Spirit the restoration process begins. The "inner man", which is the human spirit, when born again becomes perfectly clean, but for the soul to be transformed, man must renew the mind by studying and assimilating the Word of God (Romans 12: 2). This is the process by which the Holy Spirit will change the man from the inside out.
The Holy Spirit leads us into all Truth, teaches us to pray, guides us and teaches us. The more we listen to his leadership, the faster we change and we become more like Christ, as God created us to be.