Spirit and Soul

When we are born again we are then guided by the Holy Spirit and not by the flesh. In the very beginning God created man who became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). So often we read in scripture of the importance of repentance and how we need to renew our mind! If left to ourselves our devices our decisions may not be the best if they are not set on the word of God (Romans 12:2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The days we live in the flesh will one day be judged by what we did. What is of the flesh and what is of the spirit war against each other, and when we say we are redeemed and saved yet live according to the flesh we have not learned the truth of Christ which has changed our life. The world will make you think there is a law against following God, fortunately scripture teaches us there is no law against following the Lord (Galatians 5:16-23) This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Did you know God has a soul? He has both a soul, heart and a spirit just as man which He has created. God Himself says His soul has no pleasure in those who say they have faith yet live in sin! (Hebrews 10:38,39) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition: but of them that believe to the saving of the soul (1 Peter 2:11).

The will of God is that we stay close to Him and stay away from evil so that we remain blameless of any sin committed. Sadly some live vicariously through others and somehow believe they will give answer for the sin of another. The word clearly teaches we stand alone before the judgment seat of Christ and we all answer for only ourselves (1 Thessalonians 5:18-24). If we live our lives and not incorporate God into it and continue in sin then death to our soul is inevitable (Ezekiel 18:20) The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

The duty of man is to live for the one who gave us life, and when we die our spirit returns unto God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:6,7) Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13,14).

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