Made in His image
Continuing on spirit, soul, and body:
1 Thessalonians 5:23 (KJV) 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The soul is the link between our spirit and our body. It’s the Holy Spirit Who lives in us, in our spirit, and Who leads and guides us but everything passes through our soul (mind, will, and emotions). If our soul and our spirit agree with each other, then our body goes along with that decision, but if our soul agrees with our body (five physical senses), our spirit won’t be able to get through with the truth.
That’s why it’s imperative that we get God’s Word inside us so that we are filled with His Word. Then our soul will automatically go along with our spirit and we’ll stay on the right track. Remember, if all you’ll believe is what you can know with your five physical senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching), then you are fair game for the enemy to deceive you. You must learn and practice hearing from and following the Holy Spirit through your spirit.
If this sounds a bit complicated, that’s because it’s probably new to you. Stay with it and it will eventually become clear. [See Andrew Wommack’s teaching on Spirit, Soul, and Body for further study.]
Why is it important to know about spirit, soul, and body and that we’re made in the image of God and what does it mean to us? Glad you asked because it’s of vital importance if we want to live a victorious life here on planet earth.
Because we’re made in God’s image, we need to know just Who God is and how He functions if we’re going to operate like Him. And as you know from the New Testament, we have the same faith as Jesus! Wow – that in itself is enough to make you shout from the roof tops! Just knowing that should encourage us to never back down from any situation or circumstance that comes against us.
Galatians 2:20(KJV) 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Continued next time – Pamela