The 3 in 1- Mankind & God
We posted a chart to help people understand they are not just a bunch of flesh walking on this earth, but that they have a mind, a will, emotions, all of which make up the soul of someone. We have re-posted it at the bottom of this report.
We also have a “sense” of praise, worship, faith, which make up our spirit. This is the explanation of those “out of body” experiences. That experience is the spirit of man leaving man’s body. We know there are spiritual beings and we know from scripture, 2 Corinthians 4:18, ” While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” So there are things we can not see, things in the spirit realm.
Knowing there is a spirit realm, we can understand scriptures like live in the spirit, walk in the spirit and be led by the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:16,18,25) where Paul tells us to live in a realm we can not see. How does one do this? That’s where the 3 in 1 come in. Our flesh walks in a realm we see, this earth, our soul (mind) is affected by both realms – the one we see and the one we do not see and our spirit should be walking in the realm we can not see.
So if we have a body, a soul (our mind, will and emotions) and a spirit and God created us in his image, it only makes sense then that God has a Spirit, Soul and Body – 3 in 1. Jewish people say Christians have 3 gods, but they do not understand God is 3 in 1 just as mankind is 3 in 1. When you see it is the soul that spend eternity in heaven or hell (Proverbs 23:14; Acts 2:27,31) and the spirit goes back to God who gave it because the spirit is praise, worship and faith (Ecclesiastes 12:7) and the body is buried in the grave/tomb. The body just houses the soul and spirit and one day, when you die, your soul and spirit are released from you body to your eternal destiny forever and ever.
So how does our 3 in 1 work together and what about the other “3 in 1(s)” in our life? Keep 2 Corinthians 4:18 in mind ” While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Next time we will see how this all comes together and it will change your life.