Eph. 2:1 ¶ And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Eph. 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Isa. 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 1 Tim. 5:6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. Gen. 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. My understanding of "death" is that it is SEPARATION: 1. Spiritual death is SEPARATION from God who is life - "alienated from the life of God" 2. Physical death is SEPARATION of the material from the immaterial nature of man. 3. Second Death is SEPARATION of the whole man from God in Gehenna GOD IS LIFE and to be separated from God is to be separated from life. The opposite of "separation" is what? The opposite of being alienated from the life of God is what? The opposite of death is what? ANSWER: "Union" 1. Spiritual death is reversed by Spiritual "union" as it is the spirit of man that is born, quickened, regenerated of the Spirit. 2. Physical death is reversed by physical "union" with the spirit of man. Hence, new birth, quickening, regeneration in part is spiritual union between the spirit of man and the Holy Spirit. Spiritual UNION is impossible without being UNITED as one as there is no "union" if the Holy Spirit is not united with the spirit of man - a state without union is called "separation." Hence, all human beings before the cross and after the cross who are spiritually SEPARATED from God are spiritually dead. All human beings before and after the cross who are in spiritual UNION with the Spirit of God are ONE and UNITED with God in Spirit and that is LIFE and that is the essence of indwelling by the Spirit as there can be no spiritual union if there is no indwelling by the Spirit of God in the human spirit - union is being united as one. Therefore, the baptism in the Spirit, which is a dated ("not many days hence") and post-cross located event ("wait.....Jerusalem") cannot possibly have anything to do with spiritual union with God through Christ as that would condemn all pre-Pentecostal saints to hell as spiritually dead persons. There is no salvation OUTSIDE of Christ. There is no spiritual LIFE or salvation outside of spiritual union with God. Therefore, the so-called mystical body of Christ cannot possibly be or obtain the state of spiritual union between believers and Christ. Regeneration obtains the spiritual union between believers and Christ and that preceded Pentecost (Jn. 3:3-13). The baptism in the Spirit is RESTRICTED TIME LOCATED forbidding its existence prior to Pentecost. It is too late for the non-dispensations universal invisible church union and completing damning to all Old Testament saints in regard to the dispensational universal invisble church union. Hence, the so-called universal invisible church theories are false doctrine which preach another gospel, another way of salvation which deny spiritual life and salvation to anyone prior to Pentecost.