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MAN IS A SPIRIT, HAS A SOUL, AND LIVES IN A BODY!!!
1Thes. 5:23; Heb. 4:12; Gen. 2:7; James 1:21
1) YOU ARE A SPIRIT!
1 Thes.5:23 (AMP.) - And may the God of Peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your SPIRIT and SOUL and BODY be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
Man is a spirit who possesses a soul and lives in a body.
Gen.2:7 Adam was created in the image and likeness of God a spirit being.
Gen.1:26,27 What God actually said here was: Let us duplicate ourselves.
Let Us (Hebrew: Elohim Father, Son & Holy Spiritmake people in Our form.
Your spirit is a duplicate of God and the bible says God is Spirit John 4:23,24. He created after His own kindyou are Gods Offspring (Acts 17:28,29)
Before the fall, mans spirit ruled him.
After the fall, mans spirit became subject to his senses
Eph.2:1-5 This is the re-birth of the spirit.
Through the miracle of salvation you have received Gods Nature in your spirit.
(2 Pet.1:4/Ezek.36:26,27/2 Cor.5:17.)
Mans spirit is the part of him that KNOWS God.
The spirit is GOD conscious.
This new-birth is a rebirth of the spirit of man.
God made man to fellowship with Him. God made man for His own pleasure. (Rev.4:11)
The spirit is the dimension of man that deals with the spiritual realm.
How wonderful it is then when the Born-again spirit (John.3), just like Adam before the fall of man, can walk with God in the sweet companionship of the Holy Spirit.
The inward man (spirit) is renewed day by day. (2Cor.4:16)
Luk4:4 the spirit is fed and nourished with the Word of God.
2) YOU HAVE A SOUL - Rom.12:1,2/Eph.4:22-24
The soul consists of three main parts, namely:
a) Intellect(thoughts) it is the part of man that reasons and thinks. It deals with the mental realm. With the soul we contact the intellectual realm. (Prov.2:10, 11)
b) Emotions Ps.42:6 (Message)
c) Will Rev.22:17
One of the greatest needs in the Church today is that Gods people Renew their minds with the Word of God.
The mind becomes Renewed with the Word of God.
God has given us His Word, and we can feed upon that Word.
The soul is SELF conscious.
The mind has been governed by sense knowledge; it is a world-ruled mind. (Rom.8:5-11)
The mind cannot grasp spiritual things. (1Cor.2:14)
Therefore the spirit must gain mastery over the senses, in order to bring it into captivity. (Gal.5:16-18)
Then the mind will become Renewed.
The born again spirit will feed the mind Revelation knowledge. (Col.3:10)
In order to Renew your mind you must live, practice, walk, and allow the Word to become part of you. (Josh.1:8)
Prov. 23:7 - as a man THINKETH is he
There is a continual interaction between spirit and soul.
All praise, worship or whatever form of prayer, is an interaction between soul and spirit. E.g: When I speak in a strange tongue, my spirit comes to the foreground, while my emotions spring forth from my soul.
When I pray in my own language my soul comes to the foreground while my worship rises up out of the born again spirit
Sprituality is the born again (re-created) spirit gaining the ascendancy over the reasoning faculties (soul) and thus ruling the whole manspirit, soul and body.
Renewing your mind comes as a result of:
Giving the WORD first place, meditating on the word & DOING the word (John.3:21)
3) AND LIVE IN A BODY Rom.12:1
Mans spirit is the inward man, that part of him that KNOWS God.
The body is the outward man, the physical.
The body is a tent, a temple a house and should only obey instructions.
The body is WORLD conscious.
The only legal right man has on this earth is through his body.
If a person is separated from his body, he either goes to heaven or to hell, depending on his relationship with God and he forfeits all his rights here on earth.
The body possesses the five senses which are the teachers and educators of the brain. The brain is dependent upon the five senses.
Rom.12:1 Paul is not writing to sinners here. He was writing to the saints at Rome, for he said, I beseech you therefore, brethren. He said for us to do something with our bodies to present your bodies a living sacrifice It is up to us. If we dont do anything with our bodies, nothing will be done with them.
2Cor.5:17 But, You may say, isnt the flesh the old self?
Your flesh is the same body, the same flesh it was before you were born again, but its your inner man (spirit), that has become a new man.
The body is not new; however, at the 2nd coming of Christ we will have a new body.
Right now God expects us to do something with our bodies, to present them a living sacrifice.
He expects us to have control over our bodies and not to allow them to dominate us. He does not want us to be carnal Christians, or body-ruled Christians.
He expects us to obey 1Cor.9:27.
The inward man (spirit) is to rule the body.
THE REAL YOU (SPIRIT-MAN) ARE DESTINED BY GOD REIGN IN THIS LIFE!!!