Spirit, Soul and Body

I am a spirit
I have a soul and
I live in a body
(1 Thessalonians 5:23)

The SOUL is the nerve centre, the control centre
This is the part of us that determines what truly happens

When we are IN Christ – we ARE a NEW creation (2 Corinthians 5:17 & 18a)
Our SPIRIT is identical to Jesus
And so, this part of our regeneration is over, finished
Our BODY, on the other hand will return to the dust from whence it came (Genesis 3:19)
It is NOT regenerated but we will receive a NEW immortal body at the last trumpet
(1 Corinthians 15:52 & 53)

But our SOUL which includes our MIND,
determines whether or not we live a spiritual life or a fleshly life
Paul beseeches us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind
(Romans 12:2)

And, if indeed we are in Christ, to set our mind on things above, not on things on the earth
(Colossians 3:1 & 2)

We have a CHOICE:
1. Live heavenly minded – spiritual
2. Live earthly minded – fleshly or carnal

Surely this is a “no-brainer”
And yet so often we get it wrong

WHY?

Because of the pull of the familiar

What we can see, taste, hear, smell and feel from our five senses

The “reality” of this world SCREAMS so loudly in our ears
We NEED a paradigm shift in our thinking
To see the “REALITY” of heaven and spiritual things
As being MORE REAL than what we are used to
OUR choice…

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