What Is Your Soul?
What is Your Soul?
Spirit, Soul and Body Part 2
In our last post we looked at the spirit, soul and body of mankind. We saw in 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.” We also learned the blood makes atonement (payment) for the soul as stated in Leviticus 17:1. So the question is, When someone gets born again as John 3:3,7 says, ” Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” when someone gets born again, what is born again? What is saved?
The body is not saved for every body dies and goes back to the dust of the earth as Ecclesiastes 12:7 states. Man’s spirit goes back to God and it is the soul that spends eternity in heaven or hell. To explain this clearer, when someone gets born again, saved, their spirit is quickened, made alive, born again. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is quick (alive) and powerful (can produce great effects), and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder (dividing into parts to separate) of soul and spirit, (notice soul and spirit) and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Now we have to ask, what about the soul? Hebrews 4:12 says the word of God divides into parts our soul and spirit. What does that mean? When you understand your spirit is your worship, your praise, your prayer life, your faith and your hope you understand you pray to, worship, praise, have faith in and hope shows you are spiritual. There are many people stuck in religion that don’t know who the god is they pray to. But when God Almighty quickens your spirit and you get born again, saved, you now know who your God is and that he is the Almighty God of all gods. That’s when you understand who you worship, praise, pray to, have hope in and and faith in. Some deliberately pray to Satan or Mary or Buddha and some to the living God of all Gods, the Almighty God.
Your soul is separated, like Hebrews 4:12 says because your soul is your imagination, conscience, memory, affections and your reasoning. Before you get saved, your affections and reasoning are on things of the world, lusts, desires of the world. When you get saved, your affections are turned towards God. You want to please the Lord. You try reasoning things in this world with what saith the Lord.
When you look at what the soul is, imaginations, conscience, memory, affections and reasoning you notice these are all attributes of your mind. So we can conclude your soul is your mind. The gateway to your spirit is your will but the gateway to your soul is your heart and your thoughts.
In our next post we will put this all together.