Living the Word of God

You are Spirit, Soul and Body

“And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do” (Genesis 11:6).

 

Let’s talk about your soul. You as a human being consist of you being a spirit, you have a soul and you live in a body. You spirit is the strongest part of your being. Your spirit man ends up being the weakest because most don’t strengthen their spiritual man. They don’t pray. They won’t act on the unction given to them by their spirit when faced with decisions. Why is this? Because they lack the trust in God factor as it is written in Matthew 11:22. Outside influences has made us believe the spiritual things are spooky. As an example, what do you think when someone talks about a Physic? Physics have learned to tap into the spiritual realm but they use it for the wrong purposes. Your spirit was made to fellowship with the Holy Spirit who leads you into all truth.

 

“These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us” (1st Corinthians 2:10,12 NIV).

 

“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you” (John 14:26 NLT).

 

“The end result of your faith is the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:9). What is your soul? You soul consists of your mind, your will, and your emotions. When you confessed the Lord Jesus and got “saved”, your spirit was delivered from the spiritual bondage that kept you a slave to sin (John 8:34). What that means is that in the spirit, you are now able to do “all things through Christ” (Philippians 4:13). However, because we are creatures of habit and we are so used to oppressing ourselves through our thoughts and imaginations, we subject ourselves to accepting less than what the Lord Jesus has died on the cross to give us. We are admonished to “renew our minds”(Romans 12:2) to accept all the good things (Philemon 6) that the Lord has given to us by inheritance.

 

Your mind can play tricks on you. Making emotional decisions can hurt you in the end. You can use your “will” to do anything – whether the results are good or bad for you – all this is a result of the embedded sin in our lives.

 

“Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin” (Romans 7:25)

 

With that said, it is our responsibility when we think about ourselves during our trials, we are supposed to think and imagine having “good” results as the outcome of all trials or tribulations, not to be led by our emotions concerning something but to exercise our “will” to conform to the standards that God has set for us for our lives. Here is the standard that God has set for us:

“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light” (1st Peter 2:9 NLT).

 

Since you are a king and priest (Revelation 1:6) ordained by God himself, would you call calamity towards your affairs? Learn how to stop doing so by taking your rightful place, first in spiritual affairs, then in your soul. If you received anything from this teaching, send your prayer requests, offerings, invitations or comments to Reverend Joseph M. Campbell, P. O. Box 13394, Los Angeles CA 90013. Help us reach others with teachings like this by becoming a partner to this ministry.

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