We each have an “outer person” and an “inner person.” In some sense, we realize this.
But, most of us don’t realize we are comprised of a body, a soul, and a spirit— and that the soul and the spirit are two different entities. That is, the “inner person” can be subdivided even more.
We intuitively understand that in order to be healthy we must take care of our bodies. That’s a given.
But we’ve also got to take care of both aspects of the “inner person.” In other words, health involves not only spiritual wholeness but also soul wholeness, because the body is different than the spirit and the spirit is different than the soul.
We often confuse “soul” and “spirit” as the same. Again, they are different.
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
According to this passage, the Word of God “divides us,” so we can effectively discern what is spirit and what is soul.
It’s easy to separate the “body” from the “spirit” or the “body” from the “soul.” But delineating the “soul” from the “spirit” sometimes proves a bit more difficult.
The word “piercing” in the Hebrews verse in the original Greek language is more akin to a precise surgical scalpel than a wieldy William Wallace-like battle sword bludgeoning someone. That is, sometimes it requires close and careful attention to discern which part of us is soul and which part is spirit. Reality is far more nuanced than “black and white.”
In this talk we discuss the differences between the spirit and the soul— because this concept is foundational for walking in soul health…
👉 The Spirit is the part of us which immediately renews when we awaken to God’s grace. As well, it is the part of us that is “one” with Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:17 tells us, “Whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit” (NIV).
This spirit is the true “inner man” we want to live from. It is the key to pulling the unseen world into the visible world around us. The problem is that the spirit is often hidden beneath or behind the soul.
👉 The soul is a bit different…
Whereas the spirit is quiet, steady, and humble, the soul can become aggressive, outraged, and opinionated. Quickly. In other words, the soul is the internal part of us that’s still “in process.”
The soul is comprised of the following:
⭐️ The mind, which includes our thoughts
⭐️ The will, which includes our desires
⭐️ The emotions, which includes our feelings
Are those not the parts of us that cause the most problems and create the most chaos?
In this talk we discuss why all three are important— and we lead up our next online event, Soul Wholeness, on May 7, 2021 (Friday, 9am to 2pm CST).
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