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HUMAN SPIRIT
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God, Us, and Satan
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Virginia Franklin

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.

This is one Chapter 'HUMAN SPIRIT' from my new book called GOD, US, and SATAN which is up to about 200 pages. It will be officially published in October 2020.

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It has taken about 2 years to gather the information in this chapter together. (The rest of the book has taken about 6 years).  I have been deliberately ignoring other's opinions, biases, and rumor.  I have had to dig deep into the Hebrew and Greek to establish and verify what God meant when He said it.   This book is a culmination of what I found.

Dear reader I want you to discover along with me, the way I discovered, and to make your own choices.

 

Enjoy!

Let us first of all look at the definition of Spirit

DEFINITIONS 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

SUMMATION:  We can know from these definitions, that there is something called “spirit” which is not the body + brain because it is non-physical, and is also “capable of surviving physical death”.

HOW DID THE

HUMAN SPIRIT

COME ABOUT?

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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.”

HOW DID  THE HUMAN  SPIRIT  COME ABOUT?

Proverbs 8:22-23; The 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.

THIS IS JESUS TALKING.  HE WAS  GOD'S FIRST CREATION  "first of His works" AND THE ONLY ONE OF GOD'S CREATIONS AROUND AT THE BEGINNING. WHEN GOD SAYS "let us" HE IS TALKING TO JESUS.

As we can see from Genesis 1:26  and Proverbs 8  that there are two together ( "Let us")  creating this universe (God and Jesus). 
 Also, see Chapter ‘JESUS’) and Chapter 'GOD' in this book GOD, US, and SATAN.
 At a certain point during these creations, 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.

Notice it is saying "let us make mankind in our image".  This means God expected to make many men and women, starting with Adam and Eve.  "So that they "may rule over" ...   It does not say 'let us make a single man and a woman', it says "mankind".

(NOTE: In some translations, it will say 'man' instead of 'mankind', but it is the definition of 'man' which means 'mankind'.)

This would be why each and every one of us has God's human spirit (His image) within us - All "mankind in our image".

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.

God,  who does not exist in a human body,  is creating a “male and female” in His image "in our image". Since God is a Spirit, the “male and female” creations would have to be spiritual.

HOW DID  THE HUMAN  SPIRIT  COME ABOUT?

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. 
This 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 Is 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 human body (Geneses 1:27).

"Living being"?  We know that the body was "living"  because God had "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life", which He had done with all the animals to make them alive.  But what about the word "being"?  Let’s look it up:

DEFINITIONS BEING:

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

     

  • Dictionary.com: Being; something that exists:    inanimate beings. Being; the nature or essence of a person.  Synonyms: soul, spirit, nature, essence, substance, entity.

  • Oxford Dictionary: Being:  inner being, inner self, psyche

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

HOW DID  THE HUMAN  SPIRIT  COME ABOUT?

We can see from these definitions that the word  '" being'" is not considered a body or a brain, or anything physical.


So the "being" in Genesis 2:7 would have to be the  “image”  of God, created by God in Genesis 1:27)

 

It is evident God created the “living” body of a man from the dust of the earth, by breathing into it the “breath of life, as He had done with all the other animals created by Him. Now all that was left to do, was to infuse that “living” body with His spiritual “image” (human spirit) created in Genesis 1:27, in order to have a living "being".

Just using pure logic, God would have to give this brand new, untrained,  fleshly body + brain, with no genetic background, something to make it more than an animal, who could  "rule over" the animals and everything listed in Genesis 1:26. 

 

This would be His “His image” which had similar attributes as Himself, to be able to accomplish these tasks. 

Today, this is called the human spirit (or spirit) and resides in every human body.

HOW DID  THE HUMAN  SPIRIT  COME ABOUT?

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SUMMATION:  HOW DID THE HUMAN SPIRIT COME ABOUT? 

God created a body from the dust - along with Jesus - breathed into it the breath of life, (as He had done with all the various types of creatures) and then infused the now living body with His image  (human spirit) to make an intelligent, sentient, being who could rule over the birds and over all the creatures that move on the earth.   

THE HUMAN SPIRIT

ACKNOWLEDGED

The human spirit (also called spirit) has been 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.  Whenever 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.)

 COMMENTARIES

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 Jesus

to "receive his spirit" (lower case = human spirit, AKA spirit).  In other words, Stephen knows he has a human spirit which is separate from his dying body and that Jesus will receive it right away.

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THE HUMAN SPIRIT  ACKNOWLEDGED

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

is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

James is letting us know that the body without "the spirit" (lower case = human spirit) would be effectively dead.

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

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

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" our bodies.   "we groan" because the body burdens us, but we do not want "to be unclothed" (without a body).  We want this mortal body to be "swallowed up" by the life of an immortal one.

Here are 2 verses which show that God gave us our human spirit while we were in the womb.

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.

THE HUMAN SPIRIT ACKNOWLEDGED

Jeremiah 1:4; The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

SUMMATION: THE HUMAN SPIRIT ACKNOWLEDGED:  Each and every one of us has a human spirit, given to us by God in the womb.  We can also - potentially - have God's Holy Spirit if we ask Jesus.  See  below and also chapter 'HOLY SPIRIT' in this book GOD, US, and SATAN.

BODY DEATH, BUT WE LIVE ETERNALLY

BODY DEATH, BUT WE  LIVE ETERNALLY

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 COMMENTARIES

John 6:47; “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?  What remains after death, after the body has gone into the ground?  It must be the human spirit.

We know that all spirits can never die, that is why there is the eternal lake of fire for the evil and eternal life in paradise for the good.

(NOTE: Manna is bread dropped by God to the Israelites and sustained them during their exodus. Exodus 16:4)

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,  it is not possible for a spirit to perish/die.

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;

It is very specific “though they die” (body  + brain death)  they “will live”.  What else could live on, when the body and its brain are dead? There is only the human spirit.  

BODY DEATH, BUT WE  LIVE ETERNALLY

SUMMATION:  BODY DEATH BUT WE LIVE ETERNALLY: The human spirit lives on after the death of the body + brain.   The human spirit goes immediately to heaven. Our God-Given human spirit can never die, it is a part of God and God cannot die. See also 'Where does the spirit/soul go when we die?' below

THE HOLY SPIRIT

Since the death of  Jesus, we can have, in addition to the “human spirit” (AKA spirit) the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is sent by God to work with our human spirit, provided we ask Jesus for it and we believe.  So, it is possible for us who have faith to have two spirits. We can tell the difference between the two when reading the Bible, the Holy Spirit (AKA Spirit) is capitalized,  and the human spirit AKA spirit,is not capitalized.

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

 COMMENTARIES

​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”.

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.

This is Jesus talking to His apostles, just before his death "go away".  That if He does "not go away"  that "the Helper"  (Holy Spirit) will not come to them.  That it is to their "advantage" that He go.

(NOTE: Helper is capitalized which indicates that Jesus is talking about God's Holy Spirit)

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!”

The Holy Spirit is a gift from God.   Those who ask God for the Holy Spirit will receive it.   It is saying that even those "who are evil, know how to give good gifts" to their children, then "how much more will the heavenly Father" be willing to "give the gift of the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

It is my opinion that God realized after seeing all that Jesus suffered while here on Earth in human form - who was sinless -  that we humans who are sinners, even though we had our God-given human spirit, needed more help in the face of body/brain genetics, evils of man and demonic influences.  So, He gave us another part of Himself - in addition to the human spirit - to guide us.  This is called the Holy Spirit and we do need to ask Jesus for it and it has to be under the right circumstances. See  also chapter 'HOLY SPIRIT' in this book GOD, US, and SATAN

1 Corinthians 2:11; 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. 

1 Corinthians 2:12; What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.

This verse is telling us who could know the thoughts "within" us, except our "own spirit" (not capitalized). Then this verse goes on to refer to the "Spirit of God" (Holy Spirit) (capitalized) who is the only one who could understand the thoughts of God. This verse is a nice demonstration of "Spirit" and "spirit". See also below 'Judgement Day'.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

"but the Spirit" (capitalized) "we have received" is "from God" and "not the spirit of the world" (lower case) - "human wisdom".  It is God's Holy Spirit given to us, who will teach us "with Spirit-taught words" (capitalized) "spiritual realities" (lower case) which meet our understanding as a human spirit.

There are those who believe we have no spiritual entity, who is the responsible controlling entity over the body and its life choices.  They consider that we are basically a body + brain (flesh) only, making all the intricate life choices.  Regarding death, they specifically quote  Ecclesiastes 12:7;

'and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.'
 

It is subtle, but it makes it sound like our human spirit was not a personal God-given gift to each one of us in the womb, with definite responsibilities to supervise all the earthly creatures listed in Genesis 1:26; and be judged for its life choices. At least that is how it was presented to me.

Certainly, the Holy Spirit (our Helper), upon our death, goes back to God who owns it, though it might hang around helping us still.
 

My current opinion; - always open to change - I think these well-intentioned people (who I really like) have a misunderstanding between the 'human spirit' given to each and every one of us in the womb, who is in control of the body and its life choices, and the 'Holy Spirit' whom God does in fact own. 

But let's look closely at us being only a body+brain (flesh) and see what we find in the Bible, (my go-to book):

Galatians 5:19-21; Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

  1. The flesh  "will not inherit the kingdom of God".  It seems that judgment has already been passed and there is no necessity for the body + brain (flesh) to be at Judgement Day.

  2. If we were just a body + brain (flesh) and only had the Holy Spirit,  then by definition we "would not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God" (Holy Spirit) and we would consider "them foolishness", and we could not "understand them".  (1 Corinthians 2:14 above).  So, even if we (as flesh) were to appear at the Judgement Day, how could we be judged fairly, because any Spiritual instruction would be considered "foolish" and we would not have understood it? 

  3. Besides that, the Holy Spirit works through the human spirit establishing "spiritual realities"  (1 Corinthians 2:12 above)

THE HOLY SPIRIT

SUMMATION: THE HOLY SPIRITSince the death of Jesus, God has sent His Holy Spirit - through Jesus - to each of us who have asked for it and believe in Him.  It is this Holy Spirit that works with our human spirit to help make better life choices which are then judged on Judgement Day.

 

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

Our body + brain (flesh) cannot conceive or understand God’s plan for us.   Our body + brain (flesh) will not "inherit the Kingdom of God".

JUDGEMENT DAY  

Something gets judged at the Judgement Day, otherwise, there would not be one.​

​​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?

  4. The heart?

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To find the answer let’s look at some scriptures about Judgement Day,  and see by process of elimination who or what is going to be judged:

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.

 COMMENTARIES

Body + brain (flesh):
2 Corinthians 5:10 says that "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”. 

 

Therefore, it cannot be the body + brain (flesh) which gets judged, because they are the body.  It is something other than the body, which is “inthe body that gets judged.

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. 

19 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.

Galatians 5:17; covers the desires of the "flesh" and that they are "contrary to the Spirit" and the "Spirit" is "contrary to the flesh."

Verse 19 goes on to describe the works of the flesh.

If we were just flesh with all of its genetically inherited sins from Adam and Eve, and we had no governing human spirit or God's Holy Spirit, I do not see how we can be fairly judged, especially in light of the details described in Galatians 5:19.

JUDGEMENT DAY

Galatians 5:22; describes the qualities of the Spirit. Since the body + brain (flesh) is not of the Spirit, then it is nothing but an animal without a spirit or Spirit.  I thought that was the difference between humans and animals, that we were given a human spirit starting with Adam becoming a living "being" and ruling over all the creatures.

Galatians 5:24, says (at the bottom) “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 or stop itself

It is the passions and desires.

The Holy Spirit:

God's Holy Spirit cannot be judged upon its life choices, because It did not make life choices – it only suggested them to the human spirit/soul who has the choice to accept or reject them.  God is a God of choice.

John 14:27; Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
 

Proverbs 17:22; A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
 

The Heart:

JUDGEMENT DAY

This is Jesus talking to His apostles just before his death:

"Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."   In other words 'your inner self'.  The word 'heart' is used as an analogy.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine" ... In other words, a "cheerful attitude".  The word 'heart' is used as an analogy.
 

So, it cannot be the 'heart' which gets judged at Judgement Day, because its feelings, thoughts, and intentions are from the human spirit, (or soul if the body is alive), and the word 'heart' is an analogy only. See also 'Thoughts and Intentions of the Heart' below.

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN

THE HUMAN SPIRIT

AND HUMAN SOUL

When the pure human spirit gets put into a human body by God, it becomes impure because of the sinful genetics of the body all the way from Adam and Eve.

The human spirit is bombarded by the messages from the body and its brain.  Confusion of identities occurs often.

This confusing association with the body/brain (flesh) is when the human spirit is called a SOUL.

This is a human spirit given to each of us in the womb by God.

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This is the body with the human spirit in it.  It is now called a SOUL because of its association with the body and its brain.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND HUMAN SOUL

Here is both the human spirit and God's Holy Spirit, which by communicating to the human spirit helps us to overcome the body genetics, numerous brain messages and Satan/demons.

SPIRIT AND 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 further 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.  These definitions show this to be true also: -->

Unfortunately, Satanic forces can have an influence too upon the soul.  Jesus and His apostles spent quite a bit of time extracting demons from humans.  Even Mary Magdeline had 7 demons.

DENEFITIONS SOUL AND SPIRIT:

  • 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,

     

  • Wikipedia: 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.

 COMMENTARIES

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 words “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 differences between the "body" “spirit” and “soul”.

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.

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.

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”. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND HUMAN SOUL

In this verse, we have the words "thoughts and intentions of the heart." This refers to thoughts, emotions, intentions, and feelings  (see definition above) which come from the human spirit/soul because of its interaction with the body/brain/demons.  Because the heart is central to the body, then these feelings are used as an analogy for the feelings central to a personality.

SUMMATION: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND HUMAN SOUL:  We can know that the "spirit" is the human spirit and is given to us by God, to help us survive and rule over all the earthly creatures listed in Genesis 1:26.  When it is first given to us it is untarnished by the body genetics and brain messages.  The "soul" is the human "spirit" interacting with those and collecting a lot of unnecessary emotions along the way.  (Sometimes Satanic forces are involved)

THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF THE HEART

DEFINITION HEART:

Definition of Heart from Oxford Languages:

  1. The heart regarded as the center of a person's thoughts and emotions, especially love or compassion.  Emotions, feelings, sentiments, love, affection, passion, sympathy, pity, concern, compassion

  2. One's mood or feeling.  "They had a change of heart"

  3. Courage or enthusiasm. "They may lose heart as the work mounts up"

  4. The central or innermost part of something. "right in the heart of the city"

  5. A hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation. In humans, there may be up to four chambers.
    NOTE: Definition #5 is the description of the physical heart, which we are not concerned with.

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We can see from definitions 1-4 of 'heart' that tthe heart is used as an analogy for 'emotions, feelings and sentiments, love, affection ...  These emotions are a by-product of the soul. The heart is not a 'being/entity' as of itself and cannot be judged on Judgement Day.

 COMMENTARIES

THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF THE HEART

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.

In this verse, we have the words "thoughts and intentions of the heart." This refers to thoughts, emotions, intentions, and feelings  (see definition above) which come from the human spirit/soul because of its interaction with the body/brain/demons.  Because the heart is central to the body, then these feelings are used as an analogy for the feelings central to a personality.

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.

Here are a couple more verses to do with the heart. 

It is not the heart which can be judged on Judgement day, like some think.  The heart's intentions and feelings are a by-product of the life choices made by the human spirit and the thoughts and feelings which came about through the interactions with the body/brain (flesh) and demons. 

SUMMATION: THOUGHTS AND INTENTIONS OF THE HEART:

Any communication about the heart, with the exception of the physical aspects, are feelings, thoughts, and intentions.    It is the human spirit alone who is ultimately responsible for any feelings, thoughts, or intentions and the like, which he allows to exist or not, and will be judged for on Judgement Day.

WHERE DOES THE HUMAN SPIRIT (SOUL) GO

WHEN WE DIE?:

This great diagram is from the World Video Bible School (WVBS)

Technically at death, the definition of 'soul' no longer applies, because the human spirit is no longer interacting with the body/brain/flesh at death. However, you will see it used.

 COMMENTARIES

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

​It says we only "die once", which is really important for those who believe in more than one lifetime, (which was me at one time).

When I found this verse, I asked myself 'Who or what is around me who has many lifetimes, if I do not?' 

There can only be one answer and I will let you, the reader work it out for yourselves. For an in-depth answer to this question, go to various chapters in the book God, Us, and Satan.

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, as some believe.

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;

Apostle Paul is saying that he desires to “depart and be with Christ” (death).  If he thought he was going to wait in the ground for thousands of years, would he have thought this way?

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 …

In this verse, Apostle John saw these "thrones" which were located in heaven.  There were "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".  

That would mean that that the millions of human spirits, over thousands of years, went to heaven and did not hang around/or in their graves.

WHERE DOES THE SPIRIT/SOUL GO WHEN WE DIE?

​​​​​I have faith that I will go straight to heaven when I die, but there again, I believe what will happen to us when we die, will depend largely upon what we believe, since God is a God of choice. I will be glad to be judged on Judgement Day, which will happen at it’s appointed time.  Meanwhile, I will probably be working humbly for Jesus in heaven, while waiting for Judgement Day. 

SUMMATION: WHERE DOES THE SPIRIT/SOUL GO WHEN WE DIE?:

The body + brain goes into the ground and the human spirit goes directly to heaven where  (I believe) it is occupied in some endeavor, until Judgement Day.  And the demons have to find someone else to bother. LOL

MIRACLES ARE WITH US TODAY

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I believe in miracles and that miracles are given to us daily by God through His Holy Spirit.  I have so many I could tell you about.  Instead, I am going to write a book about those which have happened to me and others.

There are some who believe that miracles died with the apostles.
 

If miracles died with the Apostles, then it would mean the rest of the Bible died then too.  We cannot take parts of the Bible and apply them to us in the present and future and reject the rest.  The whole Bible either all lives or doesn't.

Luke 18:27; Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

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.”

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.

 COMMENTARIES

As I experience the Bible and God's miracles, making the impossible possible, as I lean on Him more and more, my life becomes entrenched in His path for me and His Bible is the tool He uses to instruct me.  My life is glorious compared to the humdrum businesses I had before.

I am now delighting in the Lord and He is giving me the desires of my heart.  It is truly amazing!  I am only sorry I missed out on His miracles for the first half of my life.

"All things are possible for one who believes".  The secret for me was not to doubt, despite negatives from anywhere and everywhere.  When I do that and when I follow the direction from God's Holy Spirit, life is like a well-oiled wheel.

Really!!! “superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive”  Really!!!   So, I thought I would give it a try and have absolute faith, (in the past I had absolute faith and even taught that, but just for material things).  But this time I was going to try it with absolute faith in God.  Well, I have to tell you it is miraculous!

Let us break down Hebrews 11:1:
* “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 of this book, for another 20+ verses similar to these verses. 

MIRACLES ARE WITH US TODAY

SUMMATION: MIRACLES TODAY:
I personally see miracles all day long in myself and others who believe.  They are everywhere to be seen if we allow ourselves to look. 

 

I love this verse and I thought I would leave you with it. It says that we are "God's chosen treasure":
 

1 Peter 2:9-10; (The Passion Translation) But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world. For at one time you were not God’s people, but now you are. At one time you knew nothing of God’s mercy because you hadn’t received it yet, but now you are drenched with it!

 

God calls us  "priests who are kings", He has chosen us, and we have chosen Him.  In other words, we can all be like "priests" and spread His word as we are able, and together we will be "a spiritual nation" set apart as His "devoted ones" and we will be kings in His eyes.  I ask myself 'Why wouldn't God give the gifts of miracles to His kings?'

 

Wonderful reference! God brought this message to me in unusual ways – twice! – and I know He meant it for me.  I feel very blessed.

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OVERALL PICTURE: 
VERSES ALONE SHORTENED:

HUMAN SPIRIT CHAPTER

OVERALL PICTURE, VERSES ALONE SHORTENED: HUMAN SPIRIT

The next and last part of the Chapter HUMAN SPIRIT is a summation of all the verses above, shortened, without any additional verbiage, so you can see the big picture. 

 

The verses are grouped as they are above:

HOW DID THE SPIRIT COME ABOUT?

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

  • 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;  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;  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; …no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love Him.

  • 1 Corinthians 2:11; 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; 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 20:12; 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.

OVERALL PICTURE, VERSES ALONE SHORTENED: HUMAN SPIRIT

OVERALL PICTURE, VERSES ALONE SHORTENED: HUMAN SPIRIT

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