Looking At Your Inward Man
I have really struggled with how do I present this material in a way that will help my readers. I’ve prayed about this and asked the Lord how do I do this Lord? So I’m going to lay a foundation first.
I’m going to start with Romans 1 verse 1 where the Apostle Paul is addressing the Christians, the saints/believers, in Rome. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God. Which he had promised before by His prophets in the Holy Scriptures concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
So regarding our Lord Jesus Christ we see according to the flesh he’s from the seed of David and declared to be the Son of God and he had power according to the spirit by the resurrection from the dead. This clearly shows that Jesus Christ had a body and he was declared to be the Son of God and he had the mind of God he knew God and other scripture shows he is God in the flesh and he had a spirit.
The verse I want you to write down is Hebrews chapter 4 verse 12. Hebrews 4:12 says. ” For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and morrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. If I were to look some of these words up in the dictionary I might read Hebrews 4:12 like this for the Word of God is quick – alive and powerful meaning able to produce great things and sharper than any two edged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder or separating into parts the soul and the mind and spirit or spiritual man and of the joints and marrow – connected body parts and is a discerner – sees the difference between – of the thoughts and intents of the heart – the state of our emotions. So in plain English the Word of God is alive it’s not just some type on paper and it is powerful it can produce great things but did you notice all of the different parts of the body that are in that one verse? You have the soul, the spirit and the body, the joints and marrow you also have thoughts and intents of the heart.
We see we are made of of a body that has a spirit and soul and somehow our heart affects all of them. When reading Scripture, notice how many times you find the words soul or mind, renew your mind or scriptures about the flesh or the heart or the spirit you’ll be amazed when reading through scripture how these different parts are identified. Now I don’t know how all these other Bible versions express this but if you look at the King James Bible there is a clear distinction between spirit, soul, body, thoughts and heart and when you unlock the Scriptures for each of those areas it will unlock a plethora of truth to you and help you.
I am, with God’s help, going to try to explain how this all fits together. Have a blessed day. Until tomorrow when we will pick this up.