Monday, January 9, 2012


Man – Bone – Heart

Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

I believe this Scripture is pointing to a progressive comparison that reveals the relationship and differences between soul and spirit in man. As we meditate on these differences and the ways soul and spirit interact I believe it will give us a deeper revelation of the word of God as it pertains to these aspects of our being. The wisdom of God revealed to our hearts: and in all our getting may we get understanding and knowledge. Here are my preliminary notes on this topic, along with Scripture references from the Kindle eBook I have just published – Jericho Daily: A Journey Into Personal Prophecy.

thoughts and intents
Intents supply motivation to action. They are the underlying substance of the thoughts of the heart. Thoughts connect actions. Actions determine the course of life.

joints and marrow
Marrow supplies blood to bone. Joint connects bone. Bone is the infrastructure of the body. (Lev 17:11)

soul and spirit
Spirit supplies life to man. Soul connects lives in relationship. Spirit is the infrastructure of life.

G5590 psuche: soul; life; heart; mind
G4151 pneuma: spirit; life; ghost

Here is a list of the Scriptures (KJV) I believe are foundational to understanding the differences between spirit and soul:

First in determining that there is a difference:   
1Th 5:23; Heb 4:12; Job 7:11

Then in defining the spirit:   
Rom 9:1; Rom 8:16; Mark 2:8; John 4:24; Eccl 12:7

Then in defining the soul:   
Gen 2:7; Isa 53:10; Lev 4:2; Isa 53:12

Then in adding clarity to the distinction:   
Lev 17:11; 1Co 15:45; 1Sa 1:15; Isa 26:8-9

The Lord has led me to begin work on the next eBook already.
Jericho Daily: Walking with God. The Path from Eden to New Jerusalem.
Coming soon to Kindle!

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