Recently we discovered that we are not the image that we see when we look in the mirror. We are actually spirit beings, “created in the image and after the likeness of Almighty God,” who is himself “a Spirit.” Yes, we are a spirit being, that have a soul, all of which lives in a body or a house made from the dust of the earth. It was Paul who put all of this into perspective for us when he spoke to those at Thessalonica, when he appears to give us a picture of the components that form the whole man.
“And 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” (I Thessalonians 5:23).
After Paul gave those at Thessalonica instructions, he offered them this prayer. First, he asked that the God peace bless them in every respect. Then he asked that their entire spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless until the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. However, here is something for you to ponder. Who do you believe is responsible for keeping your spirit, soul, and body blameless until the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ? Ultimately, you are responsible for your spirit, soul, and body. They, your spirit, soul, and body are not the responsibility of God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit.
Not long ago, we talked about “walking according to or after the spirit” (Romans 8:1), where we said that this be your spirit; the spirit man inside of you that you walk according to or after. We know that many will not agree with this answer and that is fine, because it is and will always be your choice, as to what you accept as a part of your belief system. All we ask is that you always open up your Bible and check things out yourself to make sure what you accept is the word of truth, because words can be manipulated to say many things. Just make sure what you accept is something that is in line with the word of truth. But here is the thing about God that makes him so the wiser; God will only deal with your spirit; he will never deal with your flesh or your soul. One of the reasons God only deals with your spirit has to do with accountability. As we stated, you are responsible for your spirit, soul, and body because if God was responsible, then on judgment day, you could legally blame him and hold him accountable for everything. You would not have to accept any responsibility for your actions. Oh, but let the truth be told and reveal just how awesome our God is.
“And so each of us shall give an account of himself [give an answer in reference to judgment] to God” (Romans 14:12 AMP).
According to scripture, every one of us will give an account of his or her own actions to God. The only way you can give an account for your actions is if you be responsible for them. This is why you are responsible for your spirit, soul, and body and why God has given you total control over them. God has removed himself from all accountability, all responsibility, and any and all liability. Again, we know that some will not agree with this but know this, God is known as “the God of the spirits of all flesh” (Numbers 16:22, 27:16). He is not known as “the God of the flesh.”
“Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence (respect): shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live” (Hebrews 12:9)?
Your mind and body wants to live in sin, but your spirit, that greater one that is inside of you, wants to do those things which are pleasing to God. This is why God only deals with your spirit and not your soul or body. He is the Father of Spirits, not the father of your soul or your body.
We forever pray that today’s inspirational message will abundantly bless you as well greatly inform you. If blessed by this message, please share so that others may be blessed as well. Amen.
Enjoy your blessings. - KW