I am a spirit, I have a soul and I live in a body

1 Thessalonians 5:23
We are ALL made up of three parts
Spirit, soul and body

John 4:24
Says that God is Spirit…

So because we are made in His likeness
Then we too are Spirit

The real me – is a spirit
I have a soul
And I live in a body

In the garden, when God formed Adam
His spirit was ONE with God
When Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit – they died immediately
Their death, though, was NOT physical death but rather spiritual death

At salvation, when we come to believe in and accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour
Our spirit is transformed and becomes brand new
(2 Corinthians 5:17 & 18a)
We become spiritually ALIVE
RISEN from the dead
At least, spiritually

And so, for us who are born again
One third of our redemption is over
It is finished

However, two thirds – our soul and our body
Still have to be redeemed
And this will only truly come to completion at the resurrection
Which explains, in part, why this life can be so difficult at times

Our body is mortal
But we will be raised with an immortal body
We CAN renew our minds, in part
But we will KNOW Him when we meet Him face to face
(1 Corinthians 13:12)

So the redemption of our spirit is complete – NOW
Our body IS mortal
But will become immortal – at the resurrection
The part of us that we have influence over – is our SOUL

Romans 12:2
Colossians 3:2
Proverbs 23:7

The battle is in our mind
Which is part of our soul

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