You are a spirit

We (mankind) are spirit beings. You are a spirit. I am a spirit. Mankind is created in the image of God (Gen 1:27) and therefore we are a spirit being.

Genesis 1:27 KJV So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

God is a Spirit

John 4:24 KJV God is a Spirit…

A spirit does not have flesh and bones.
Luke 24:39 KJV …for a spirit hath not flesh and bones…

The Word confirms that we are a tri-part being.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV 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.

A spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39) yet we do. Our body is our earth suit. Our body is not who we are as we are a spirit. However we also have a soul and a body.


Spirits do not die

Our soul incorporates our mind, will and emotions. We also have an earth suit which is our body. Spirits do not die. Our body is the only part of our three parts which experiences physical death (2 Corinthians 5:8).

2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

When we get born again, all three (spirit soul body) are purchased but only our spirit is redeemed at that instant in time. At future points in time our soul and body will be redeemed (sanctified wholly (1 Thess 5:23)).


Everything God places in our spirit is fully matured.

We do not grow our spirit. Our spirit is identical to the Spirit of Christ. The gifts of the Spirit and fruit of the Spirit, they are mature and fully developed. They do not have to grow to maturity. However the same does not apply to our soul. Yes we feed on Spiritual food …the Word of God but it’s to transform our mind not our spirit.


Be ye transformed

Now that we’re born-again (John 3:4;7) and while we’re still here on earth we’re commanded to renew our soulish mind.

Romans 12:2 KJV And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Garry Preston