We are a 3-part being. We have the outer casing which is our body. We have a spirit that God breathed into us that can never die, and we possess a soul (our emotions, our feelings, our thinking, our choices, our pain, our hurts). The soul is the area Satan can infiltrate and attack.
Therefore we are 3-part being. Again, we are SPIRIT, we have a SOUL, and we live in a BODY.
Some people are teaching the soul and spirit are the same but I beg to differ to that teaching; they are not the same. The spirit is eternal, it will never die. It either goes back to God or ends up in hell depending on who you turn out to be at the end of the day.
SOUL IS THE AREA THAT CONTROLS AND AFFECTS: MIND, EMOTION, CHOICE, THINKING, DECISIONS, HURTS, PAIN,REJECTION..
The soul is made up of your mind, your emotions and your thinking, your choice, your decisions, it’s the area of your hurts and pain and rejection etc.
IT IS THIS PART OF YOUR BODY THE ENEMY HAS ACCESS TO. So in order to get you, he has got to affect this part of your soul first.
So the soul is the area where the enemy can 1) AFFECT 2) DAMAGE 3)DESTROY and 4)HURT you.
#THE ENEMY CAN HIDE IN THIS PLACE AND TAKE RESIDENCE HERE AND CAUSE CHAOS TO YOUR LIFE.
Therefore the soul has got to be HEALTHY and STRONG and SOBER.
HOW DO YOU KEEP IT HEALTHY, STRONG AND SOBER? : By RENEWING AND FEEDING IT WITH THE WORD OF GOD WITH A BORN-AGAIN SPIRIT.
Our foundation for our soul should be the WORD and not the PHILOSOPHY of the world.
Your heart cannot be divided in this area. You cannot afford to slip in and slip out because that’s not your identity in Christ.
There is junk out there, the philosophy of the world that can pollute and corrupt your soul and draw you away from walking in the blessings of God if there is an identity crisis in you. In other words your identity in Christ should be very clear and firmly founded.
ONE MAIN AREA THE DEVIL WILL ATTACK IN OUR SOUL IS OUR EMOTIONS BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHEN HE CAN AFFECT YOUR EMOTIONS, HE CAN MAKE YOU DYSFUNCTIONAL.
Now we understand that emotions are feelings on the inside of us; emotions can be moved by pain or pleasure. Emotions are part of our makeup that God has given us. Feelings that God gave you. So that you could enjoy His creation. Enjoy one another in relationships. But emotions are not supposed to overrule you or control you. They are not intended to have dominion over you. If you allow emotions to overtake you then it will end up in hasty and rash decisions.
OUR SPIRIT IS GOD’S SPIRIT INBREATHED
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth.
But now I go my way.. I will not leave you comfort less
THE GREATEST HINDRANCE TO RECEIVING AND ALLOWING THE HOLY SPIRIT TO WORK IN OUR LIVES IS OUR INTELLECTUAL THINKING OF LOGIC AND REASONING.
I WANT YOU KNOW SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT THAT CAN TAKE YOU TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL SO THAT YOU CAN SEE A CLEARER DIMENSION OF GOD’S PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE
I was once very academic but after my encounter with God everything has changed.
You must have a serious encounter with God. When you have such an encounter you will not be in the same position anymore. You will hunger and thirst for more of God. Your life will be full of signs and wonders. Your life will be full of miracles and breakthroughs. Your life will be full of excitement and testimonies.
THE BIBLE WILL ONLY MAKE SENSE TO YOU WHEN YOU ALLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SPEAK TO YOU
The word without the breath of the Holy Spirit is just another story book. A human being without the Holy Spirit is bankrupt in every way. He becomes just another empty vessel.
The Holy Spirit is so important in a Christian life. When you say you are BORN-AGAIN you are saying I have experienced the Holy Spirit Power and that He dwells in my temple.
Where is your temple?
1 Corinthians 3:16
16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?
YOUR SPIRIT IS WHERE GOD WILL SPEAK INTO
1)Whenever God speaks or whenever he reveals anything to you, he will only speak to you in your spirit.
2) Every revelation God gives to you will only originate in your spirit.
We are created in the image of God but we became a living being only when His spirit was breathed into us. Therefore the spirit in us is the supreme power to influence and control our soul and our soul in turn to control our human flesh which is our outer casing. Not the other way around.
The unregenerated man is the man with the Adamic nature, the fallen nature so to speak and he is a dead man. He was cut off from God’s influence to live by himself. Therefore he lost every direction to life. Because the spirit in him is darkened and dead therefore he functions only by his human flesh which controls his mind and soul. Today men who do not know Christ carry the DNA of Adam.
So every time God fellowships with us it is not in the physical. It is directly into our spirit because God is spirit. The control center or epicenter is our spirit.
It is from here the command to behave and react is directed to our soul and to our flesh.
It is always in your spirit.
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
GOD NEVER INTENDED THE FLESH OR YOUR CARNAL NATURE TO RULE OVER YOU
God never intended the flesh (body) to control the mind. God always intended the spirit to control the mind. Because the mind if it leans towards the spirit it will live eternally but if it leans towards the flesh it will die.
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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