Explaining The Soul And The Spirit
Friday 24th January 2014 Written by Manashantii
The soul and spirit are two separate things See:- Hebrews 4v12= The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart.
Your soul stores memory, thoughts, perceptions, knowledge, ideas and emotions It is your mind, will and emotions.
The Original sin of Adam and Eve killed off our Spirit. The Spirit died when sin came into the world, this is called the first death.
Hebrews 9v27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement.
There is a first death and a second death. see Jude 1v12 (twice dead)
Spirits are unseen and are therefore eternal..see 2 Corinthians 4v18 While we look not at things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; ; but the things which are not seen are eternal. Spirit is part of your God consciousness.
When you are a Christian, your soul is recognised in heaven.The process of returning to God is the process of the soul learning about God. We are God’s purchased possession (see Ephesians 1v14) We have been bought by His (God’s) blood. When we become Christians our Spirits are revived.
The law of the Holy Spirit is life.The aim of living this life is the opportunity to heal the soul, God is the Healer of your soul. The Spirit is deep inside the soul which is close to the heart.
It takes time for the soul to learn, the soul is a slow learner. We need to become adopted into God’s children.See Ephesians 1v 3-v11
Redemption is a process of teaching and changing until we become an express image of His person.See Hebrews 1v3
Rely on God’s grace.See Zechariah 4v6
Allow God to lead you and He will write His laws in our hearts. See Romans 2v12-v 16, Jeremiah 31v33, Hebrews 8v10 and Hebrews 10v16.
The soul should submit to the Spirit. The Spirit is supposed to have oversight of the soul. The soul must become recovered and submissive of the Spirit.
The Spirit should dominate the soul.The Spirit must dominate the soul in order for us to grow Spiritually. Sin kills off the soul slowly.
God has made sure that the Spirit and soul can’t be killed off.The soul can learn to live or learn to die. The Devil is trying to kill off the soul and the Spirit if this happens the body will also die.
The mind, heart, conscience and will are all in the soul, it is the totality of the personality. The cognitive functions are in the soul. The emotions are a part of the soul.
In the book of Genesis chapter 11v1-v6 Babel is where idolatry began. Babel is where racial division began and where different languages were first spoken.
Revelation 3v12 I will write upon Him my name.
Psalm 23 v3 He restoreth my soul, He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His namesake.
Revelation 2v17 He that have ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches:To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna. and will I give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written which no man knoweth saving he that recieveth it.
Luke 6v45 It is the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
Isaiah 11v1 The seven fold of that Spirit (see Isaiah 11v2)
Jesus is the only qualified judge. Jesus is the heir to King David’s throne. Jesus is the lamb of God who was slain for sins of the world and yet rose from the dead. Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. See John 5v22-v23 Quote taken from “The Fuel Project” by Mark Fairley. ( Youtube )
John 4 v24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
John 6v63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
See also :- The definition of the Soul and the Spirit