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HOW AND WHEN DO WE GET OUR HUMAN SPIRIT?
We can see how Adam got his 'Image of God' (human spirit) See 'THE BEGINNING OF MANKIND'. Now it just leaves the question of how do we get our Image of God into each one of our bodies?
Here are 4 verses which show that God gave every one of us our human spirit while we were in the womb, and one verse which shows that God "forms the human spirit within a person".
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Our human spirit can be renewed if we are born again and an added benefit will be it will be sealed by the Holy Spirit so evil cannot infect it. Plus we get the Holy Spirit helping us as Jesus promised. Ephesians 1:13-14
MORE ON THE HUMAN SPIRIT
The 'human spirit' (also referred to as "spirit" in the verses below) has been recognized, realized, accepted, and understood throughout the Old and New Testaments. Here are a few verses:
NOTE: When the word "spirit" is lower case, it means the human spirit.
When the word Spirit is capitalized, it is referring to God's Holy Spirit,
which comes to those of us who believe and ask Jesus for it.
The Holy Spirit is in addition to the human spirit. We can each - potentially - have both.
Sometimes the translators have used the words 'human spirit, 'spirit' and 'soul' interchangeably, and that is why I refer to our 'spirit' as 'human spirit' and as a 'soul' when our human spirit is interacting with our bodies, as have many others.
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Here Stephen is asking Jesus to "receive his spirit" (lower case = human spirit,). In other words, Stephen knows he has a human spirit which is separate from his dying body and that Jesus will receive it.
Note: It is evident that Stephen is expecting his spirit to be received right away,
not in the thousands of years which is believed by some (soul sleep).
James is letting us know that the body without "the spirit" (lower case = human spirit) would be effectively dead. Also "faith without works is dead".
1 Corinthians 2:11-14; For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him?
Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
This verse is very specific and says “their own spirit (lower case) within them”. What else could this be, but the human spirit? This means that the human spirit, we received from God when we were in the womb, "knows the thoughts of a man".
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit (capitalized = Holy Spirit. See 'HOLY SPIRIT') who is from God" (this is the Holy Spirit) so that we may know the things freely given to us by God".
"not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit"
This is very exciting. It means that God is communicating to us through His Holy Spirit (which is Him).
Summary: God has divided His Spirit 1. into us in the womb, and 2. Into the Holy Spirit who can indwell us and communicate to us through His Holy Spirit.
It is important to note that the Holy Spirit does not speak on his own, but only what he hears from God.
Jesus (God in the flesh) probably realized when He was here on Earth that people needed Him with them always to heal and help them. That is what the Holy Spirit is. It is God through Jesus on the inside of us - when we have accepted Him as our Lord and Savior - waiting to help, guide and heal us. (See 'HOLY SPIRIT')
It makes a lot of sense. If you owned a company you would delegate certain duties to employees in order to establish production and order. It is the same with God. Jesus is God's right hand and most things go through Him. The Holy Spirit is a communication arm from God to us through which He communicates.
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