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The Three Parts of Man (continued – Part 2A)
2. Soul (Part A): God breathed the breath of life into us and we became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). Our soul consists of the mind, will, intellect, and emotions; this is where we acquire knowledge. The soul is where the battles against our spirit man takes place. Apostle Paul talks about the conflict of the two natures within us in Romans 7:14-25 – the sin nature wants us to yield to it and your spirit man wants to yield to God. We have a choice which nature we are going to choose; are we going to choose God or allow the devil to work through the old sinful nature to keep us in bondage to the things Jesus has already delivered us from? Our choice to choose right from wrong and good from evil, came when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden; their eyes were open and now so are ours (Genesis 1:26-28 – God creates males and females and blesses them; Genesis 2:7 – God formed a body for man and breathed life into His ...; Genesis 3 – the fall of man, their eyes were opened in verses 6-7, and they became knowledgeable of good and evil in verse 22).
The Three Parts of Man (continued – “Soul” Part 2B)
Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:23 to continually be renewed in the spirit of our mind and he tells us in Colossians 3:10, "and have put on the new [spiritual] self who is being continually renewed in true knowledge in the image of Him who created the new self—"(biblegateway.com – AMP). Since knowledge is acquired by the mind, and the mind is a part of the soul, we must be delivered in the soul from the things that happened to us in the past so we can be continually renewed in true knowledge in the image of God. In order for us to be able to continually be renewed in the spirit of our mind as Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 4:23, we must seek the things above where Christ is seated on the right hand of God and not on the earth (Colossians 3:1-2). Also, we are to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, THEN, EVERYTHING else will follow (Matthew 6:33). Katie Souza teaches about healing the soul; click here for the link to her teachings; click here for Katie’s ministry page.
In His Service,
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks