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THE HUMAN SPIRIT:  A FEW BASIC TRUTHS FROM SCRIPTURE

 

The human spirit is the very essence of life in a human being. It is eternal and is created by the creator God, through Jesus Christ His Son.

(Ecclesiastes 11:5 NIV) As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

(Isaiah 44:24 NIV) "This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,

(John 1:2 NIV) Jesus was with God in the beginning.
(John 1:3 NIV) Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
(John 1:4 NIV) In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 

The human spirit inhabits the human being at conception and departs the physical body at the point of death. The length between these two points is determined by our Creator God.

(Psalm 139:13 NIV) For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
(Psalm 139:14 NIV) I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
(Psalm 139:15 NIV) My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
(Psalm 139:16 NIV) your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

From conception, our human body, together with the development of the soul, (mind, will and emotions), will progress in God's creative order. Within the human spirit at conception is contained all that God intended for us to have, to live and sustain life in human form for on earth.

God made mankind in His own image and God is Spirit.

(Genesis 1:26 NIV) Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
(Genesis 1:27 NIV) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

(John 4:24 NIV) God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."

The source of the human spirit is God's own spirit.

(Genesis 2:7 NIV) the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Our conception then is the most spiritual moment of our lives, when God used our parents as the vessel for giving us life.
Our Creator God Himself formed us and knows us.

As we develop this teaching on the human spirit we will be looking at the vulnerability of the unborn child, even from conception, to spiritual, emotional and psychological trauma. The human spirit is receptive to other human interaction around it and can suffer stress, anxiety and fear. It can suffer rejection by feeling unwanted and unloved. This is met clearly in Christian Healing Ministry but is now recognised in some secular psychological medicine. Such influence is of spiritual origin (spirit to spirit) by way of Godly or ungodly spiritual ties with parents, and attack from within the ungodly spiritual realms. It is now recognised that the early roots of human depression can stem from within the first three months of foetal life.

A human being is a spiritual being in a flesh body with a soul (mind, will and emotions). A human being has a conscience and can experience intuition--these are spiritual attributes.

Made in the image of God, the spiritual part of man was deemed to be in ascendancy over the flesh and soul. In rebellion against God un-regenerate man places the mind and body above or even denies the spirit within him.

(Romans 8:13 NIV) For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God
(Romans 8:15 NIV) For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of son ship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.

 



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