“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:13)
We received a couple of questions in regards to Spirit, Body and Soul. Today I would like to address it. A human being was created in the image of God. God is trinity, and likewise a human is trinity too. The trinity of human-being is an essential part of the image relationship between him/her and God. A human has a spiritual nature that is separate and distinct from the body in which it dwells. Hebrews 10 teaches us that Jesus Christ our righteousness has perfected us and made us holy: this perfection is in our spirit, soul and body needs to align with our spirit.
Today, we will focus on the soul. It’s slightly easy with the body, because it is physical; we can see it and we can touch it, we know it’s basic functions and we are able to appreciate it. Please visit our newsletter on “The Body”, view it here: https://plicc.wordpress.com/❤bulletinnewsletter13-2/mars-2013/march13-newsletter-the-body/
There is a notion also that prevails largely today, that a human-being consists of only two component parts: namely, body and spirit. While soul and spirit are so closely related that it is sometimes difficult to distinguish accurately between them. “And the Lord God formed a human-being of the dust of the ground, and breathed into her/his nostrils the breath of life, and a human-being became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). A human-being does not only have a living soul, but she/he is a living soul.
“A healthy soul leads to a healthy body.” ~ Ps. Re MBOKAZI
The soul is the less spoken about today yet the most significant, because it exist in both the physical realm and the spiritual realm. Due to the increasing mental disorders around the world, research on the “function of a human brain” has received great financial support for further research and the findings are opening a new curiosity on a human soul.
To put it simple, a human soul is also called a human mind, a character; your conscience and your consciousness.
It is in the mind where we find intuition and rational.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and a rational mind is a servant. We have created a society that honors a servant and has forgotten the gift” ~ Albert Einstein
Consciousness determines your set of beliefs, your revelations, your awareness, your knowing, this can be improved, it can change and it can evolve. It is here where we understand whether we are under the old covenant of the law or under grace. It is out thought process, our will to decide…it is the core of who a person is.
Conscience is your sense of the quality of ones character and conduct, adherence to moral principles or your consideration of fairness and justice. Conscience is that which is within us that knows good and evil. Your conscience understands justice. The soul is invisible to the naked eye, yet it is easy to view the behavior of a person whose conscience typically expects punishment, a conscience that is under condemnation and guilt. Thanks to the Father God, our consciousness and our conscience can be reconciled with our perfected spirit…in order to align with our righteousness we found in Christ Jesus.
It is in the soul where fleshly lusts, desires, and appetites arise: “He restores my soul, He satisfy ALL my needs ” (Psalm 23). An unrestored and unsatisfied soul, is constantly thirsty; and because of this thirst, results to all sorts of addictions; food, sex, drugs, money, gambling, superficial and artificial tendencies, and so on and so forth.
Finally, when we love, we love a soul. Souls connect first before the bodies can touch: hand-shake, a hug, a kiss, ect…The good example with the friendship of David and Jonathan, “The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul” (1 Samuel 18:1). God will provide you with such people.
It is therefore without a doubt that a soul should be our number one focus for development and transformation. It is only when we have better understanding of a soul, that we can begin to feed it with good food.
God Bless you,
Ps. Re MBOKAZI