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The Anatomy of Man: Body, Soul, and Spirit

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 20:29
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What are we (What makes a Man)?

Why were we made (for what purposes)?
Why does the devil hate us so much?

We need to know the answers to these questions to have a better understanding 
as to what is going on in this world, why it is that way, and what our role 
needs to be on this  earth.




What Are We? (What Makes up Man):

Genesis 2:7  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.

Formed Man (Hebrew yatsar adam) Created, molded the body of man - Flesh 

Breath (Hebrew nesh·ä·mä) Spirit

Soul (Hebrew Neh-fesh) self, appetite, mind, desire, emotion, passion

Where else in Scripture do we find Soul, Spirit, Body

Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged 
sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, 
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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.

The soul is a battleground between the spirit & flesh

Galatians 5:16-26 (NLT)   So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves (Flesh). The sinful nature (Flesh) wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. When you follow the desires of your (Flesh) sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them thereSince we are living by the Spiritlet us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.




We are considered dead 
until we come alive (in Spirit)

Ephesians 2:1-9 (NKJV)  (by Grace Through Faith)  And you He made alive, 
who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of 
this world, according to the prince of the power of the airthe spirit who now works 
in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves 
in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind
and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. 
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 
even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ 
(by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, 
and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of 
His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith
and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God
not of works, lest anyone should boast. 


Are their Different spirits and how do we know which ones are good?

1 John 4:1-3 (NKJV)  (Test the Spirits)  Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, 
whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know
 the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God
and every spirit that does not confess that[a] Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. 
And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

The Spirit warns us about False Teachings

1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NLT)   Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn 
away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. 
These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead.

Why Were We Made (For What Purposes)

Man was made in the image and likeness of God for His Glory to have dominion over the earth in good works (until His return)

Genesis 1:26 (KJV)  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and 
let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, 
and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Isaiah 43:7 (NKJV) Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have 
created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.”

Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works
which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Colossians 1:16 (KJV)  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, 
visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:
 all things were created by him, and for him:  (also read psalm 8)




Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV)  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth 
out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. 
Psalm 139:13 (NLTYou made all the delicate, inner parts of my body 
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Why Does The Devil Hate Us So Much:
 Satan hates us because every time he sees us, he sees God.  
  • We are made in the image of our Creator. (Gen 1:26)
  • Satan hates us because we can be redeemed and he cannot
Isaiah 14:12-15 (KJV)  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou 
cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend 
into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the 
congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; 
I will be like the most High. 
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
 Luke 10:18  (KJV)  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Satan Deceives Men and 
rules the darkness of this world

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NLT)  If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those 
who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand 
this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, 
against spiritual wickedness in high places.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (NLT)  This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power 
and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God 
will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.




Why Is There Such a Rejection & Hatred toward God in our world today?

Romans 1:20-25 (NLT)  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities–
his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. 
Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. 
And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. 
As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 
Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 
And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols 
made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.
So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. 
As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 
They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created 
instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

Jesus Said
John 10:9 (NKJV)  I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, 
and will go in and out and find pasture.
John 14:6 (NKJV)  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through Me.




We have to choose a side, 

we cannot stay neutral.

 We cannot compromise our relationship with God 
to have Fellowship with Darkness
Fellowship  (Greek: koi-nō-nē’-ä)  association, community, communion, joint participation, 
be a partaker of (Hebrew: khä·var’)  to unite, join, bind together, be joined, be coupled, be in league
2 Corinthians 6:14 (NKJV)  Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship 
has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
1 Corinthians 10:21 (NKJV)  You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.
Ephesians 5:11 (NKJV)  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
 GOD created us to be in Fellowship with Him
John 15:14-18  (NKJV)   You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I 
call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, 
for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, 
but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things 
I command you, that you love one another. “If the world hates you, you know that 
it hated Me before it hated you.
Revelation 5:8-10 (KJV)  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty 
elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, 
which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book,
 and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God 
by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 
And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Thank You for reading,


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