The human spirit Part 1

The human spirit Part 1

By Pastor Jaco Mostert 22 July 2021

Hebrews 4: 12

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 

The Word of God is powerful and alive. When you release the Word of God, you release life and power from your mouth.

The Spirit of God and the Word of God are one. So when you release the Word of God, the Spirit of God then flows from my mouth.

The Angels are waiting to operate according to what God says. They harken upon the spoken Word of God.

Always be in the place of “search me God. Tell me if there is anything in me that You hate. Tell me if there is anything evil, or any idolatry you find in my life. Come and search my heart.”

God wants to divide these things: Right and wrong. Light and dark.

He must be the judge of our hearts. He should divide us inside so that we can know what’s right and wrong.

1 Thessalonians 5: 23

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [that is, separate you from profane and vulgar things, make you pure and whole and undamaged—consecrated to Him—set apart for His purpose]; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete and [be found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

See that he is talking about the three parts of a person: Spirit, soul and body.

We are a spirit; we have a soul and we stay in a body.

Your soul is your “chooser”. It decides which direction we take.

The spirit will inspire the soul to decide to do what it must do.

But if you don’t listen to the spirit, the soul is running the show. If the soul runs the show, it’s running blind. It doesn’t the future. But the Spirit of God knows everything so if you run the spirit and the soul is submitted to the spirit, then you will run like you are supposed to run.

This does mean that we have to exercise the spirit and be more in the spirit, so that the spirit can become the dominating one. If you spend more time in the world and also feeding the soul, the spirit can’t grow like it’s supposed to.

Romans 9: 1 - 2

I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.

The Holy Spirit can tell us through our conscience what is right and wrong.

The conscience part of you knows what the Spirit of God is saying and talking about if you allow it and are sensitive enough to listen.

1 Timothy 4: 2

speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron

See that some people’s consciences are not pure and cleansed by the Holy Spirit. Always ask the Holy Spirit to clean and clear your conscience to His will.

Otherwise, you can’t perceive what is right or wrong.

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