Spirit, Mind, Soul and Body
As I was praying I felt the Lord telling me to share some of the many things that he has taught me in this area.
Before I begin, some points to note:
– by Spirit, I mean a spiritual being which tends to purely spiritual things, that part of us that would like to be in heaven!
– by Mind, I mean our “humaness”, that part of us that tends towards earthly things such as reading the paper!
– by Soul, I am talking about the part that oversees the other two, the referee!
Note: each of these has a seperate intelligence and will!
Somebody that is too spiritual will may forget to eat, while somebody who is too earthly will forget to pray and somebody who is too “souly” will spend too much time thinking and may neither eat nor pray!!
Amazing : The human person is made of of spirit, mind and soul, all of which have an intellgence and a will, which when working in harmony give a happy balanced person. Remind you of anything? The Holy Trinity, 3 persons, one God?! Father son and Holy Spirit united in perfect love!
Spirit and Body
The Spirit “envelopes” the body and when the Spirit is healthy it will bring health and vitality to the body.
However, the same as the body can get injured, so too can the spirit, and an injury in the spiritual body will lead to an imbalance in the corresponing place of the physical body.
Note: This is why people mention demons being in somebody’s leg etc. It’s not that they are actually in the leg, put they are in the part of the spirit that wraps around the leg! (in the spiritual leg if you want!)
Ideally, all would be working in harmony. A glowing spirit, permeating the body bringing balance life and happiness. This is how God created Adam and Eve.
Sin cut Adam and Eve’s spirits from God, and thus their spiritual food, thus bringing spiritual death, and all the knock on effects on the physical realm, sickness etc.
Jesus came to save us, not to “fix” our old spirits, but in fact to give us new spirits!
Thus after baptism, the human person has in fact 2 spirits, the old one (the flesh), that even though dead spiritually tries to pull us into sin and death, and the new spirit through Jesus who leads us into life.
Thus the human being becomes a battle field.
The old spirit and Satan v The new Spirit and God!
It’s a bit like a soccer match! Every time the person choses one and not the other he gives them a point. Those with the most points gain the most influence!
Thus the importance of discernment in our lives
– The unredeemed man
– The new man
I will continue this subject…!