Spirit, Soul and Body
When the Word of God (Bible) refers to “man” often times it means man as God’s creation, both male and female. In the book of Beginnings (Genesis) we see God’s desire for a family. He created the earth for man’s home and then gave Adam delegated authority over the works of Gods hands.
Genesis – 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
So God created Man and Woman and gave them dominion over the earth, later in Chapter 2:7 God gave them a body formed from the dust of the earth.
Man is made in the image of God, a Spirit being, because God is a Spirit (John 4:24) there is a spirit within man’s body. (Job 32:8, 1 Peter 3:4) Peter calls the human spirit the hidden man of the heart.
The heart is the center or core within the body and it cannot be seen, it is as Peter writes hidden to the eyes. This human spirit is an eternal being created in God’s image. Man also has a soul or mind within his body, he is a three part being. Paul writes to the Church in Thessalonianiki
1Th 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Notice he describes man as three parts and he puts man’s body parts in scriptural order..
The Spirit of man is the dimension which knows God.
The Soul or mind which contains the human will of man is the part that reasons and thinks.
The Body, the dimension of man which deals with the physical realm, this is the house of mans spirit.
1 Corinthians 3:16 Paul writes to the Christians and tells them when the Holy Spirit moved into to their human spirit which is in their body, they did not realize it.
Man is an eternal spirit which will live forever, either joined with God His father in the New Birth,
Or eternally separated from God.
We are given a choice to receive Jesus or reject Him, it is up to us. When a person hears the Word of God, repents and receives Jesus as their savior, their spirit man on the inside becomes a new man all together. 2 Corinthians 5:17
The old sinful nature in that person is gone and now the Holy Spirit makes His home in the new recreated human spirit. This is the greatest miracle called the New Birth or Being Born Again.
God becomes his very own father and he is a child of God. Born into Gods very own family and he receives the very life and nature of God, he passes from spiritual death unto spiritual life. 1 John 3:14
The very love of God now comes into the heart of the new born again believer.
Now God can lead each believer by the inner witness within the human spirit. The believer can grow reading and feeding upon the Word of God daily and apply it their life and walk by faith in Gods Word.
1 Peter 2:2, Matthew 4:4, Romans 8:14
Think of yourself as a spirit being having a soul and possessing a body, all to Gods Glory.
What wonderful plans God now reveals to His children who follow Him and love and serve Him with all their hearts. God created the Church which is His body to accomplish His will in the earth until He comes for His family.