Spirit, Soul and Body


A study of the essential elements of the individual human person and how this relates to Salvation in Jesus Christ.

(1 Th 5:23, 24 KJV) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.


SPIRIT

(Gen 1:26, 27 KJV) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

(2 Cor 5:17 KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he (spirit) is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

(John 3:6 KJV) That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is  spirit (pneuma)

(John 3:8 KJV) The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit (pneuma).


SOUL

(Rom 12:2 KJV) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

(Eph 5:25, 27 KJV) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.


BODY

(Rom 8:10 KJV) And if Christ be in you, the body (soma) is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness.


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

(1 Cor 15:45 KJV) And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul (psuche, nephesh); the last Adam was made a quickening spirit (pneuma, ruach).

(Mat 27:50 KJV) Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost (pneuma).

(Acts 7:59 KJV) And they stoned Stephen, (as he was) calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

(Heb 10:39 KJV) But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul (psuche).

(Heb 4:12 KJV) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul (psuche) and spirit (pneuma), and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

(Mark 2:8 KJV) And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit (pneuma) that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in yourhearts?

(Phil 2:12, 13 KJV) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

(2 Tim 2:15 NKJV) Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

(2 Cor 5:17 KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he (spirit) is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

(John 3:6 KJV) That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (pneuma).

(John 3:8 KJV) The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit (pneuma).

(Rom 7:6 KJV) But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit (pneuma), and not in the oldness of the letter.

(John 4:23, 24 KJV) But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit : and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

(John 6:63 KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (zoe).

(Rom 1:9 KJV) For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;


WHAT ABOUT MY SECURITY IN CHRIST?

(Rom 8:16 KJV) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

(1 Cor 2:10, 12 KJV) But God hath revealed them unto us by his : for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

(Rom 8:9-11 KJV) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

(1 Cor 5:5 KJV) To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.


(1 Pet 1:22, 23 KJV) Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

(1 Pet 1:5 KJV) Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

(1 Pet 3:4 KJV) But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

(1 Cor 6:11, 12 KJV) And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

(2 Cor 1:22 KJV) Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. (Spirit and soul together).

(1 Cor 6:17 KJV) But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. (With Him!)

(Gal 4:6 KJV) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

The only way the spirit of a born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ could be "lost" is for Jesus and therefore God Himself to die also.


THEN WHY ALL THE WARNINGS ABOUT STANDING FIRM IN THE FAITH?

(Eph 1:6 NKJV) to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.

(1 Cor 6:19, 20 KJV) What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

(Gal 5:25 KJV) If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

(Rom 8:1, 2 KJV) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

(Rom 8:4-7 KJV) That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

(Gal 5:16-18 KJV) This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.

(Gal 6:8 KJV) For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption (in his soul, self); but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting (in his soul, self).

(Gal 5:25-6:1 KJV) If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

(1 Pet 4:1, 2 KJV) Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

(Jude 1:18, 19 KJV) How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.


(Heb 10:39 KJV) But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul (psuche).


(Col 2:8-12 KJV) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.



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