"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 ESV.
A profound revelation is found behind this mysterious verse. Not that we have human attributes that separate us from male and female, although that is a scientific fact; but that we all have a trinitarian attributes just like God.
You see, His word has many indications of His trinitarian attribute. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 13:14, Ephesians 1:17, 1 Peter 1:2, Mathew 28:19...and many many more.
God the Father is the brains of the operation (the soul). God the son came unto this world in human form (the body). God the Holy Spirit (the spirit) is now connected with our spirits thanks to Jesus. This is why the word of God says that we were created in the image of God. We were created in a trinitarian way. This is a simplistic way to see the mysterious ways of God from the begging of times.
THE SECRET: "Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written,
“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”
—these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one."
Humans are created with a soul, body and spirit. Our soul is comparative to our brain (which controls everything). Our body is the vessel by which our souls and spirit manifest to the world. And our spirit is what God breathed into the nostrils the breath of life. There is a big distinction between the three of them. Our body is not our spirit nor our soul and the opposite is also true. They have three distinct functions but they are all encompassed in one body.
THE SPIRIT: When Adam sinned, a separation was created from the Spirit of God and our spirits. Only Jesus brought back the ability for our spirits to be connected with God's Spirit for Eternity. At His baptism, the heavens were opened and a voice from heaven said: "This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased!" Prior to that SILENCE was evident among the people of God. God's redemptive plan was in full effect when Jesus came to earth. Today, a believer is "redeemed" and reborn of the "spirit" and God's Holy Spirit brings about that change. THE ENEMY HAS NO ACCESS TO THIS AREA!!!
The Key: Free will is the key to understating the things of the Spirit. Submit it to God.
THE SOUL: This is were Satan operates in a person's life. He makes appeals to the affections and emotions of men. The soul is triggered by imagination, conscience, memory, reason and affections. It is in the soul that fleshy lust, desires and appetites arise. This is why Paul said that this must be "renewed." The flesh wages "WAR" against the soul. 1 Peter 2:11 ESV.
The Key: When the Spirit of God illuminates the spirit of a person with divine light and life, that person begins to YIELD his affections, emotions and faculties to God.
THE BODY: Our bodies are dying daily. This was not God's intention, but SIN changed the entire paradigm for humanity. There is a danger when people think that they are physical beings ONLY. But we know that God has put ETERNITY into our hearts. Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV.
The Key: While on this body, we can affirm our eternity with God by bringing Jesus into our lives.
At imPERFECT Ministries, we are not trying to be heretical when it comes to the Holy Trinity, we are trying to explain the mysteries of God to the common person. Please, do not leave your hate comments on this page. If you want to opine, please contact our ministers and they will gladly answer any of your questions...