1 Thessalonians 5:23,24 says,
“23And 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. 24Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”
This is a staple scripture. It’s a reminder of the spirit, soul, body connection that we all have. We ARE spirits, we possess a soul [that encompasses the mind (thinker), will (chooser) and emotions (feeler)] and we live in a body.
How do we determine that we are spirits?
Well John 4:24 says, “24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” and when “the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7).”
So just like a piece of paper that’s broken into pieces and distributed isn’t any less paper in it’s distributed state, when God breathed the breath of life into man, we became like Him, a spirit.
In John 3:6 Jesus says, “6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” He also tells us in John 6:63, “63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
In other words, the only thing our spirits can relate to is God and His word as they are too both spirit. You can not feel or touch spirit with feelings, through thoughts, because you will or choose to or through a physical touch. If it doesn’t come from the bible, it’s not spiritual. (not God’s spirit anyway…)
The next time someone asks who you are, be reminded that the real You is a spirit, that possesses a soul and lives in the house of a body. Just as we move from house to house and change addresses, when our body (house) goes through foreclosure and returns to dirt, our spirit will remain alive simply changing it’s address from earth to it’s spiritual eternity, which I pray is Heaven for all who read this. If you need directions to Heaven… let me know!
Until then, Blessings, God Speed & Sonshyne!