Spirit, Soul, and Body
I found this simple recipe in the no-frills section of the Bible: Gen. 2:7 (KJV); Gen. 3:6; John 4:24; 1 Thess. 5:23-24.
A Three-Part Man
Dust (one handful)
Breath of God (a/k/a, Spirit of God) (1)
Combine dust, free-will, and soul. Blow the Breath of God into the mixture. Wait until the mixture becomes animated. You now have a three-part man, spirit, soul, and body. No cooking required.
God gave this to me, today, and said to post it on Hub Pages. It may appear humorous on the surface but it contains a basic Christian principle very few Christians really understand.
You are a triune being just like your triune Father. You are a spirit being, created in the image of God, Who is a Spirit; you possess a soul; and you live in a temporary house called a body.
There are too many Christians who believe the spirit and soul are the same, or, interchangeable. They are not! Each part is separate, but, when operated according to God's Word, work together like a well-oiled machine.
As a born-again believer, your flesh was never meant to lead the spirit, soul, body system that God gave you. That’s what you did before you gave your life to Christ! When you received Christ as Life, the Holy Spirit united with your human spirit and birthed you into God's spiritual Kingdom. This is the part of you that is saved, sealed, and completely redeemed, right now! This is the part of you that is Christ-like. Your soul, which is your mind, will, and emotions, is in the process of being saved, and, at Christ’s return, you will receive an eternal body. It’s the very basics of our faith, yet so few understand how it all works together.
Here's the good news. Things are about to change. We are on the verge of a Holy Spirit tsunami that will usher in the King of Kings. Don’t miss this! Get in the Word and ask God for more understanding and revelation about the spirit, soul, and body. He's waiting to hear from you.
To God be all the glory!