And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Gen. 2:7)
Have you ever wondered what your spirit is doing inside of you? What is its role in your day-to-day life?
When God breathed the spirit into man, the soul came into being and biological life started in the body. When man sinned in the Garden, he died just as God had said. However, it was not his physical body that died, but his spirit that died that day, meaning it got separated from God, Who is life. This is not the same as being physically annihilated or ceasing to exist. This is very important to understand. The sinner who is dead still has the spirit inside of them.
The human spirit is more active and involved in the daily activities of our lives than many of us might realize. The issue is that the spirit does not live independently of the soul in man. It operates within the soul. God made man to live on the earth through his soul. That means the spirit man thinks, feels, acts, etc., in and through the soul. It is the spirit that carries the life of God, and our victory comes from there. Whenever we are acting on the Word or being led by the Spirit, it is our spirit that is operating because that is what responds to God.
Take a minute to think carefully, one word at a time through the words of Gen. 2:7 above. Declare that “the life of God is in my spirit, and this life is overflowing to my soul and body.”
APPLY THE WORD
The reason you pray or meditate on the Word is to build up that spirit man inside of you. Empower your spirit every day and get it ready to face any challenges that will come to you.
Ask the Spirit to open your understanding of the operation of the spirit inside of you. Pray that you will understand who God made you to be and take full advantage of it.
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