Spirit, Soul and Body Part 1
[We will come back to our study on Revelation so stay tuned.]
Years ago I did a study on mankind’s spirit, soul and body. Last month I decided to go through the study and share the study. When I pulled the scripture regarding the spirit, I was pulling scripture referring to mankind’s spirit not the Holy Spirit.
Mankind has a three-fold nature like God is three in one. Mankind has a spirit, a soul and a body then mankind has a free will, a mind and a heart. The free will, mind and heart are connected with the spirit, soul and body.
Mankind’s Spirit is made up of mankind’s:
The entrance into mankind’s spirit is his free will.
The Soul is made up of mankind’s:
The entrance into mankind’s soul is his mind and heart.
The body is made up of:
The senses of man.
When a person dies, where do these parts of mankind go? Clearly the scripture makes our destiny known. Worship belongs to God and our spirit is the worship part of us so our spirit, as Ecclesiastes 12:7 says, ” Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
Our body is made of the dust of the earth and it will go back to dust as the scripture above states. It is the soul that goes into eternity in heaven or hell and we are going to look at this in detail.Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Remember, the blood makes atonement (payment) for the soul as Leviticus 17:11 says so it is the soul that needs to be atoned for and that is what Jesus Christ did on the cross at Calvary.
Next time, we will look at more about the soul, the soul’s characteristics and what the soul will know in eternity.