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Man is: Spirit---Soul---Body
by Henry Miranda
3/26/2014 / Bible Studies
We Exercise the Body ---- We Educate Our Mind ---- We Meditate on God
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NKJV)
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV)
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
1. Spirit: The inner man that possesses the nature of God.
2. Soul: Our mind, will and emotions
3. Body: Our outer man (flesh).
John 3:6 (NKJV)
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
The vital principle or animating force within living beings.
The influence of God or divine things upon the soul.
your spirit cannot be accessed in any natural way.
Inner man > (spirit of man)> spirit realm > 1.Conscience 2.intuition 3.communion > (God conscience)
The moral and emotional nature of human beings
the realm of the soul is the mind, will, emotions, and conscience, or personality.
We know if we are feeling depressed, happy, angry, or any other emotion, in our soulish realm.
Outer man > emotional realm > 1. Intellect, thought 2. ideas, love 3.self conscience 4.emotional, decision 5. will, personality 6.character, feelings > (self conscience)
A body is the physical body of an individual.
in our bodies we know whether we have pain, or a headache, or we are tired, maybe our adrenaline is pumping or maybe we can feel the sunshine warming our skin.
Outer most man > Physical Realm > contact with the material world > ( world conscience)
We must have a sound doctrine (teachings or instructions), foundation to build a stable Christian life. A good sounding doctrine may not always be a right doctrine, you must check the Spirit. Whether it's from God or Man.
Ephesians 4:14 (NKJV) that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
The more we received the word the stronger we will be in times of tribulation. We need to get deeper into the word in order to shut out the world.
That human heart is a target of God's word, and that's why the devil targets the word, and he makes sure: >1.That It is not understood.> 2. That it is not rooted in your heart.> 3.Makes sure this world distracts you.
We don't all have to believe the same way. We all march to a different beat of the drum. Intellectual beliefs are what have caused all divisions of truth about scripture. When you shake off your religious and traditions the spirit manifest himself in you he will speak to you all truth.
Rom 8:8...So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. The Bible is clear that people who walk in the flesh "cannot please God". Sinful men do not live to please God. Sinful men are controlled by sin. The deeds of the body or the actions of a sinner are defined as the Flesh. A man without Christ is physically controlled by sin and thus walks in the Flesh and not in the Spirit. Rom 8:5...For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
The Manifestation and Struggle with the Flesh:
How does the flesh manifest itself in human beings? The Bible answers the question this way: "Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God" (Galatians 5:19-21).
The Consequences of the Flesh:
The Bible says that living in the flesh produces a number of unfortunate consequences. First, Scripture states that those who live according to the flesh, and who never desire change or repent from their sinful behavior, will experience separation from God both in this life and the next:
"Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the [sinful practices] of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death"(Romans 6:21)
"For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live"(Romans 8:13)
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life"(Galatians 6:7-8)
Further, a person also becomes a slave to his/her fleshly nature: "Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness?" (Romans 6:16).
The sin slavery always leads to a destructive lifestyle and deteriorated living.
As the prophet Hosea said, "For they sow the wind and they reap the whirlwind" (Hosea 8:7).
Henry Miranda earned a Bachelor of Christian Ministry degree @ Christian Leadership University. Henry Miranda is an Evangelist, Bible Teacher, Author, and Guest Speaker and with the help of the Holy Spirit has written seven life-changing books. You can contact Henry Miranda through his website: http://www.evangelize-for-jesus-ministries.com/
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