Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SPIRIT - SOUL - BODY


John 6:63 NKJV
"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life."

Ecclesiastes 12:7 NKJV
Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it.

God gave man spirit and it will return to Him.
The flesh profits nothing, and returns to the earth.
HOLY SPIRIT is the original, spirit man in His image. (Gen 1:26)
Soul is the mirror; the interface between spirit and physical existence. (1Cor 3:12; 2Cor 3:18; James 1:23)

Genesis 2:7 KJV
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

So, God filled dust [flesh body] with breath [imparted Spirit] and man became in His image [living soul]. As man is a spirit imparted by God, man must WORSHIP God in spirit and in truth, or a true reflection of His nature and image. No more through a glass darkly! We function in the spirit to wipe away the darkening effects of worldly corruption from the soul filter, and then we can see ourselves in Him, face to face beholding His image.
  
Now read:
1COR 2:9-10:
But as it is written:
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,   
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.
For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

    
The physical, flesh and blood realm [heart] cannot perceive the spiritual rewards that God has prepared for those who love Him. Man in his fallen condition cannot discern these things with the senses tuned to perceive the solid, physical realm. God reveals the underlying spiritual fabric of creation to us, through His Spirit, Who knows the deeply embedded things of God in every aspect of manifestation. The three states of the human condition - spirit, soul, and body - can be likened to the three states of matter: gas, liquid, and solid.  
This also yields added understanding to Scripture referring to man as a "vapor", or gas, as this alludes to the spirit man in the essential state.

James 4:14 NKJV
For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

The soul is the river that runs in between, the liquid state that acts as the interface between solid and gas, and is the transitional link between the two. Running to the east and the west because the transitions between them occur when temperature moves in opposite directions. The Holy Spirit ministered much of this in my spirit while I was writing the book: Jericho Daily: A Journey Into Personal Prophecy. Through interpretation of prayer in tongues He led me to connect these and other Scriptures that began to reveal a deeper understanding of the concept I am outlining here. This understanding is progressive and still developing. Please leave comments as the Spirit leads.

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