CHAPTER 6 - WHAT IS THE HUMAN SPIRIT.

There is a huge amount of misinformation and confusion and opinion, about who and what the human spirit is.

 

I prefer to simply stay with the facts from the Bible, which is the Book God wrote, at the time He chose, through the people He chose.

It has taken about 2 years to gather this information together, ignoring other's opinions, bias and rumor.  I have had to dig deep into the Hebrew and Greek translational problems to establish and verify what God meant when He said it.   Here it is.   

 

This is Chapter 6 of my book called GOD, US and SATAN which is up to about 200 pages and probably will land at 150.  This book will be finished in October 2020.

 

 I consider this God's book, because a few years ago, I started a book on Time and Money and that was it's title. 

You can see what happened  LOL.   Enjoy.

HUMAN SPIRIT

 

Let us first of all look at the definition of Spirit

Google Dictionary: spirit; the nonphysical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character;
                                         "we seek a  harmony between body and spirit"

Oxford Dictionary: spirit; The nonphysical part of a person regarded as their true self and as capable of
                                         surviving physical death or separation

 

Both of these definitions state that it is the “nonphysical part of a person”. 

We can know from this, that there is something called “spirit” which is not the body+brain, because it is non-physical, which is

“capable of surviving physical death”.

 

HOW DID THE SPIRIT COME ABOUT?

First of all, let’s see how the spirit, which is known today as the ‘human spirit’ or ‘soul’, first arrived:

Geneses 1:26; Then God said,
“Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, 
so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, 
over the livestock and all the wild animals, 
and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Here we have God, along with Jesus who was with Him  creating the universe (also, see Chapter ‘JESUS’).,

 

Proverbs 8:22-23The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works, 

before his deeds of old;

23 I was formed long ages ago,

at the very beginning, when the world came to be.

 

God is saying to Jesus “Let us make mankind in our image,
 in our likeness so that they may rule over” all God’s newly created creatures.

 

Geneses 1:27; So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.

Now we have God who does not have a human body, creating a “male and female” in His image.  Since God is a Spirit, the “male and female” creations would have to be spirits.

John 4:24; God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Before we go to the next verses, I want to explain about the Hebrew culture:

In the Hebrew culture, the same subject is often covered circularly, sometimes several times, either for understanding or emphasis. 
his means if ABC were discussed, then DEF would be discussed and then GHI.  Then we would come back to ABC. 

 

My husband was Jewish, bless his heart.  One day I was involved as a bystander, to listen to a conversation between him and a student,
who was also Jewish. 

I couldn’t stay to witness the 4th go-around LOL.  However, they seemed very content at how the conversation was evolving.  

 

Though it was not of my culture (English), I do think that there is something to be said for repetition, until all facets of the subject
have been thoroughly expressed, emphasized and understood, especially when it comes to the Bible.

 

As you will see in the following verse (Genesis 2:7).  After a whole chapter, we are back to the creation of man.  Up until now, God has created a “male and female” in His spiritual image - without a body (Geneses 1:27).

 

Geneses 2:7;  Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground 

and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a

living being.

God formed a man’s fleshly body “from the dust of the ground”. 

(He created the fleshly body for the woman later).

Now, God decides to make a fleshly body from the “dust of the ground”, in which to house  

His “image or likeness” created in Genesis 1:27.


The man’s body, created from dust, is obviously not God’s “image or likeness”

(created in Genesis 1:27), because it is not spiritual.  

God then took the fleshly form (body), He had created from the dust of the Earth,

and “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life”, because it was not living yet.

And then the Bible tells us something really important “and the man became a living being.

 

What does “living being” mean?  We know that the body became living because

God breathed the “breath of life” into it, but what about the word “being”. 


Let’s look up the word “being” and see which definition applies, other than ‘living” or ‘mortal’,

because it would make no sense to say “living” and then to say ‘mortal' because

they mean the same thing.

Besides that, God created the body to house His Image created in Genesis 1;27.

Google Dictionary: Being; the nature or essence of a person.
                                      Synonyms: soul, spirit, nature, essence, substance, entity.

 

Oxford Dictionary: Being; the nature or essence of a person.
                                     Synonyms: soul, spirit, nature, essence, substance, entity, inner being, inner self, psyche

 

Dictionary.com: Being; something that exists: inanimate beings.

 

Merriam-Webster: Being; an entity believed to be divine.

 

We can see from the above definitions that the word  '" being'" is considered spiritual.

 

God now had the “living” body of a man from the dust of the earth, by breathing into it the “breath of life.
(the body is assumed to be a complete body; living, functioning and breathing, as with all the other animals God had created).  

This would have to be true, because nowhere in the Bible does it say it added a heart or brain or any other parts to the human body.

 

All that was left was to infuse that “living” body with His “image or likeness” (created in Genesis 1:27).

 

This means that God gave the complete living, breathing body+brain (which He had created from dust), His “image or likeness”
(Genesis 1:27) “ and at that point, the man became not just “living” but now he was a living “being”.

 

Just using pure logic, a brand new body+brain, has no programming. How could it perform the tasks listed in Geneses 1:26:

 

Geneses 1:26:  Then God said,
“Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, 

so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, 
over the livestock and all the wild animals, 
and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

 

God would have to give this body+brain a “being” in “His image” which had similar attributes as Himself to be able to accomplish these tasks. 

 

Today, this is called the human spirit or soul, which resides in a human body.

THE HUMAN SPIRIT ACKNOWLEDGED

 

The human spirit has been realized, accepted and understood throughout the Old and New Testament. 

 

Here are a few verses:
 

Acts 7:59; They went on stoning Stephen

as he called on the Lord and said,

“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”

 

Here Stephen is asking God to take his spirit. 

In other words, Stephen knows he has a human spirit,

which is separate from his dying body.
 

 

James 2:26: For just as the body without the spirit

is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

 

Here James is letting us know that the body without the human spirit
would be effectively dead.

 

1 Corinthians 2:11: For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?

 

Here this verse is very specific and says “their own spirit within them”.  What else could this be, but the human spirit? 

 

Ecclesiastes 11:5: As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones

in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God

who makes everything.


This verse tells us that the human spirit arrives “in the womb of a woman with child”. 

It also shows us why abortion is such a sin against God.

 

Proverbs 20:27: The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost parts of his being.

 

Here it shows that the “spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord”. 
It is my opinion that only a human spirit which is His “image or likeness”, would be “searching all the innermost parts of his being”.   

Here we have the word “being” again, which further shows us that it is spiritual.

 

Zechariah 12:1; The Lord, who stretches out the heavens,

who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms

the human spirit within a person…

 

This is such an important verse because it tells us that “the Lord”, “forms the human spirit within a person”.

 

Job, Proverbs and Zachariah speak about our own spirit within us. This was around 500-700 years before Jesus.

 

2 Corinthians 5:4; For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened,
because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal
will be swallowed up by life.

“In this tent” means in the human body (flesh).  Then who is in the “tent”,
The human body (flesh) cannot be “in" itself.  What else could it be but the
human spirit?

 

Apostle Paul says "we do not want to be unclothed"  (without a body).  That we want the mortal body "to be swallowed up by life" but since "we do not want to be unclothed"  (unseen), we want to be clothed with an endless, perfect body untouched by sin.
In other words, we want the dying, mortal part of ourselves (he is speaking on behalf of everyone), to be replaced by endless life in an eternal body, so that we can be clothed (seen).

2 Corinthians 5:5; Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God,
who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.

God has “prepared us for this very purpose”  (“that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life”) and has given us the Holy Spirit “as a pledge” for those of us who believe, that when we lose the mortal body, that we will live in His Glory.

2 Corinthians 5:6; Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.


Here again, we have the word s "in the body"  which means something is in the body, besides the body.  What else could it be, but the human spirit?

BODY DEATH, BUT WE LIVE ETERNALLY
 

John 11:25Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.
 

Here is a verse which specifically says that "even after dying", we will live.  What else could that be that lives?  It cannot be the body, because that died.  It cannot be the Holy Spirit of God, because at death it went back to God.  That leaves only the human spirit which "will live".

John 6:47-50; “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life. Yes, I am the bread of life! Your ancestors ate manna in the wilderness, but they all died. Anyone who eats the bread from heaven, however, will never die.

What does it mean "will never die".   What can never die?  We know the body/brain dies and goes into the ground, but what remains?  That's right, there is only the human spirit.  The Holy Spirit goes back to God upon body death.

1 John 3:16;  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

It says we  "shall not perish, but have eternal life".  What has eternal life?    If we do not perish, what does?  The body/brain perishes.  The human spirit does not.  It can pretend it perished, by thinking it is a body/brain and hang around the grave for thousands of years.  However, a spirit being what it is, cannot perish/die.

John 11:25;  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.


It is very specific “though he die” (body death) “yet shall he live”.  What else could this be but the human spirit without the body, which died.  What else could live on when the body and its brain are dead?

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

Since the death of Jesus, we have in addition to the “human spirit”

(given to each of us in the womb), the Holy Spirit, sent by God to

work with our human spirit. 

 

The way you can tell the difference; the Holy Spirit is capitalized
in the  Bible and human spirit is not.

It is a little confusing, because there are 2 spirits since the death of Jesus.
 

The human spirit (lower case) has always been given to humans

“in the womb of a woman with child” since the beginning.

The Holy Spirit is quite different and only comes, as “a helper”, to those who believe. Here is Jesus is talking to His apostles, just before His death:

John 16:7;  But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
 

Luke 11:13;  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Yes, if we believe in God and ask Him for His Holy Spirit, He will surely give it.

 

It is my opinion that God realized after seeing all that Jesus suffered that we humans, who believe in Him, needed more help in the face of the evils of man and demonic influences.  So, He gave us another part of Himself to guide us.
This is called the Holy Spirit.

  

Romans 8:16; The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
 

Here is an example of the “Spirit” (Holy Spirit - capitalized) bearing witness with “our spirit” (human spirit - lower case), “that we are children of God”.


1 Corinthians 2:9-11; However, as it is written:

What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,

and what no human mind has conceived

the things God has prepared for those who love Him.

10 these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.

The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?

 In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

These are such  important verses let's take them apart:

  • “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,”
                 This is talking about the body’s eye and ear.

     

  • “what no human mind has conceived”.
                 Because it specifically mentions “human”, this is talking about the
                 human brain which belongs to the fleshly body.

     

  • “these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.”
                The Holy Spirit reveals God’s plan for us to our human spirit (not the
                body or it’s brain).

     

  • “The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.”
                The Holy Spirit, assigned to us, is searching “the deep things of God”   
               

  • “For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?”

 Our own human spirit knows his own thoughts intimately, like the
 Holy Spirit does with God.

  • “In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”
                 It is saying that we do not know the thoughts of God, only the
                 Holy Spirit does.

 

The overall message?   Our body+brain (flesh) cannot conceive God’s plan for us, which is given to our human spirit, via the Holy Spirit.
 

1 Corinthians 2:4;  My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

 

Here it is showing that the Holy Spirit’s power rests upon God and not “human wisdom”.

 

1 Corinthians 2:13;  And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

Paul is saying to the Corinthians that these words he is giving them, are “not taught by human wisdom” but they are “taught by the Spirit” (Holy Spirit) who is “interpreting spiritual truths” to those who are not human and fleshly, but
“to those who are spiritual.”

 

I think that these verses above (and there are many more) in the New and Old Testaments, verifiably prove that there is a human spirit of man, separate from (yet within) the body; and that this human spirit arrives, to each of us, while we are being formed in the womb. 

 

Also, since the death of Jesus, God has sent His Holy Spirit, to each of us, who ask for it and who believe in Him.

So those of us, who believe, have 2 spirits.

 

There are those who believe we do not have a spirit, that we are a body+brain only and that the spirit – at death – goes back to God.  Certainly, the Holy Spirit (our helper) goes back to God, but what about our own human spirit?

 

Let’s read on to see about Judgement Day.

 

JUDGEMENT DAY

Something gets judged at the Judgement Day.

2 Corinthians 5:10; For we must all appear before

the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us

may receive what is due us for the things done

while in the body, whether good or bad.

Then we have to ask ourselves, what gets judged for its life choices?

  1. The body + brain (flesh)?

  2. The human spirit?

  3. The Holy Spirit?
     

To find the answer, let’s look at some scriptures:
 

Galatians 5:16-24;   So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 
17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. 
They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
 

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

When it comes to Judgement Day, let’s look at Corinthians and Galatians (above); to see by process of elimination, who is going to be judged:

  • 2 Corinthians 5:10, says “while in the body”, so it cannot be the body+brain (flesh) which gets judged.  It is something other than the body, which is “in” the body.

  • Galatians 5:24, says “And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

 

The body+brain (flesh) is not going to crucify itself.

  • The Holy Spirit cannot be judged upon its life choices, because It did not make life choices – it only suggested them to the human spirit.

 

So that only leaves the human spirit who could be judged,  because it is the human spirit’s job (given to each one of us personally by God in the womb) to direct the body + brain and make choices and listen, or not, to the Holy Spirit.

I think we have substantially proved the existence of the human spirit and the fact that it is the human spirit, who will be judged upon its life choices.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND HUMAN SOUL

 

There is one other thing I would like to accomplish before closing this Chapter and it is the difference between the human spirt, and the human soul.

Certain translators of the bible refer to our human spirit as a ‘soul’ and sometimes a ‘spirit’.  

The ‘spirit’ interacting with the body becomes impure with body+brain intentions and emotions

and becomes known as a “soul”. 

This is established by Derek Prince, a famous Pastor, International Bible teacher,

theologian and author of around 30 books. 

Youtube has some of his sermons.  I have listened to him often.

 

The following definitions show this to be true also:

  • Researchgate.net:  Soul and Spirit;  While the two words are often used interchangeably,
    the primary distinction between soul and spirit in man is that the soul is the seat of the senses, desires,

     

  • Wikapedia: Soul and Spirit;  the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.affections, and appetites. The spirit is that part of us that connects, or refuses to connect, to God.

 

1 Thessalonians 5:23;  May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

You see the word “spirit” and “soul” and “body” used here; “spirit” and “soul” are distinguished from the “body”. 

It can also be noted, that Apostle Paul must have known the difference between “spirit” and “soul” as we have stated above.

Matthew 10:28; Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

It is made plain that the “soul” (human spirit interacting with the body) is different from the body+brain (flesh).  

It says “be afraid of the One” (capitalized)  meaning God,  “who can destroy both soul and body in hell”. 

 

Hebrews 4:12; For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


Here again, are the words "soul'"  and  "spirit" used separately, showing there is a difference between the two.   

 

Unfortunately, we have many different translators taking Hebrew and translating it into Greek; and then taking the translated Greek and translating it into English and choosing which words to use, depending upon their own understandings and beliefs. 

 

We can know that the "spirit" is the human spirit, untarnished by the body and that the "soul" is the human "spirit" interacting with the body and collecting a lot of emotions along the way. 

In this sentence, we have the words "thoughts and intentions of the heart."

 

Ancient peoples had the heart only being a physical part of the body.  However, over time and various translations, this definition has extended itself.

The difference between ‘soul’ and ‘heart’ is inner feelings, thoughts, and intentions. 

‘Soul’ is more at the human spirit interacting with the body and operating in life with both. 

'Heart’ is more 'inner feelings or intentions, ie:  'taking something to heart'.

John 16:33;  But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

 

Luke 16:15; He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts.

 

Hebrews 4:12 does not mention the Holy Spirit, which is there helping the human "spirit" make the right choices, provided we have asked Jesus for God's Holy Spirit

 

There are so many more verses in the Bible, that distinguish between the
spirit/soul (human spirit), the Holy Spirit, and the body+brain (flesh). 

 

I could write another 100 pages, but it would be very repetitious. LOL


WHERE DOES THE SPIRIT/SOUL GO WHEN WE DIE:

It really does not matter where we go. 

I believe we will go to where we believe we will go. 

Therefore, I believe we go to heaven right away. 

 

Here are a couple of verses to support this.

Hebrews 9:27; Just as people are destined to die once,
and after that to face judgment,

 

It could say, but doesn’t say, that we wait in the ground for thousands of years,
until Judgement Day.  Besides that, it makes no sense for the human spirit/soul
– which is not physical – to go into the ground and wait.

 

Luke 23:42-43; Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ”

43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

 

Here Jesus is talking to the criminal being crucified beside Him.  He lets him know that "TODAY" he will be in paradise with Jesus. 

It doesn’t say anything about any time lag or I'll see you in several thousand years.

Philippians 1:22-23;  If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me.
Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;

 

Paul is saying that he desires to “depart and be with Christ”.   He concludes that it is going to happen right away.  If he thought he was going to wait in the ground for thousands of years, would he have thought this way?

 

John 11:25; Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though

they die;

Here it indicates that when a person dies, they will still live.  It would be the human spirit/soul who lives.


Here is a verse which shows a vast amount of people in heaven:

Revelation 20:4–6; Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not …

This throne is located in heaven and included all "and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image".  That would be a whole lot of people and they are in heaven.     

I believe I will be there, but there again, I believe what will happen to us when we die, will depend largely upon what we believe.   
 

For those who either not do believe, or who believe they will be in the ground for thousands of years, that would be one of the reasons there would have to be additional Bible verses to cover those eventualities.  Not overly important really, as long as we know that we are a spirit/soul.

Since I am a human spirit/soul, who has made life decisions, during this one life I have lived, I will be glad to be judged on Judgement day, which will happen at it’s appointed time. 

 

Meanwhile, I firmly believe, I will be in heaven, probably accomplishing some menial or other types of tasks for Jesus. 

 

My belief: Our physical body is a temporary part of our existence, (“while we are at home in the body”.)   

 

Paul also says it is only a temporary home for our spirit/soul, which is the eternal part of us.

Our spirit occupies our body for a time, but when our body dies, our spirit/soul moves to our next home

to be present with the Lord  (if we are a believer) into the throne room of God.

MIRACLES

I also believe in miracles.  My life is a walking example of daily miracles.  And why not?

Psalm 37:4;  “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

Mark 9:23; And Jesus said to him, ‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

I believe this thoroughly.  I live my life now that way.

 

John 11:40-42; Jesus said to her,
               “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”

2 Corinthians 4:18:  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,
               but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

 

Ephesians 3:20;  Now to the One who can, according to His power that is operating in us,
              do more than superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive,

Hebrews 11:1;  Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for,

              the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen.

Let us break this down:


* “Faith is the assured expectation” = we expect, then it will happen.
* “of what is hoped for” = what we really want.
* “the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen” = a demonstration of what will become real even though we
    cannot see it.

As you can see from above, we have to believe ("assured expectation") in unseen things occurring, without an actual demonstration ("evident demonstration"). See 'FAITH'  Chapter, for another 20+ verses similar to these verses. 

 

The glory of God is indescribable.  Bathing in the light of God is extraordinary; and impossible to share with those who do not believe.

 I have come to accept my charmed life as ‘normal’.  I thank God and Jesus profusely for it.  There are still a couple of things which have not happened yet, but they are in progression.  I can see them coming - and actually - they are pretty predictable.  

 

There is no half-way point.  We either believe in the Bible, or we do not.  We cannot believe in some of it and reject the rest. 

 

The Bible was written for all the generations to follow, otherwise why was the book of Revelation written to tell us of our future?

We know it is in our future because it states many things which have not happened yet.  This is one of them, which is telling us about the end of this world:

Revelation 6:12;  The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

God loves giving us His glory and His miracles, we just have to believe.

 

The next and last part of the Chapter HUMAN SPIRIT, is a summation of all the verses above, without any verbiage:

CONCLUSIVE AND VERIFIED SUMMATION: HUMAN SPIRIT

 

HOW DID THE SPIRIT COME ABOUT?

  • Geneses 1:26:  Then God said,
    “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, 
    so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, 
    over the livestock and all the wild animals, 
    and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

     

  • Geneses 1:27: So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

     

  • John 4:24; God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
     

  • Geneses 2:7:  Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

 

THE HUMAN SPIRIT ACKNOWLEDGED

  • Acts 7:59; They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”
     

  • James 2:26; For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
     

  • 1 Corinthians 2:11: For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?
     

  • Ecclesiastes 11:5: As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.
     

  • Proverbs 20:27: The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost parts of his being.
    Zechariah 12:1 The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person…

     

  • 2 Corinthians 5:4; For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life.
     

  • 2 Corinthians 5:5; 5 Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
     

  • 2 Corinthians 5:6; Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord.
     

  • 2 Corinthians 5:7; 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight —

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

  • John 16:7;  But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
     

  • Luke 11:13;  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
     

  • Romans 8:16; The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 
     

  • Corinthians 2:9-11,9; …no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love Him.
     

  • 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?
     

  • 1 Corinthians 2:4;  My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,  so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
     

  • 1 Corinthians 2:13;  And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

 

 

JUDGEMENT DAY

  • 2 Corinthians 5:10; For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
     

  • Galatians 5:16-24;   So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict …

 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND HUMAN SOUL
 

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23;  May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

  • Matthew 10:28; Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

WHERE DOES THE SPIRIT OR SOUL GO AT DEATH?
 

  • Luke 16:22;  “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side.
     

  • 2 Corinthians 5:8;8 we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
     

  • 2 Corinthians 5:9;  Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.

 

  • Hebrews 9:27; Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
     

  • Luke 23:42-43; Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. ” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
     

  • Philippians 1:22-23; I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
     

  • John 11:25; Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
     

  • Revelation 20:11-15; 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.

    MIRACLES
     

  • Psalm 37:4;  “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
     

  • Mark 9:23; And Jesus said to him, ‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”
     

  • John 11:40-42; Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”
     

  • 2 Corinthians 4:18:  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
     

  • Ephesians 3:20;  Now to the One who can, according to His power that is operating in us, do more than superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive,
     

  • Hebrews 11:1;  Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen.


 

End of Chapter 6 HUMAN SPIRIT

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