Life to your spirit

Revisiting the subject of spirit, soul and body. The Life of God is the Spirit of God and He indwells our spirit. So, the Life of God relates to our spirit, first. What your spirit relates to is life, the life of God. But your soul is different.

For example, if you listen to secular music it may be enjoyable for your soul but it is not life to your spirit. On that basis alone doesn’t make it wrong, but it would be unfortunate if Christians couldn’t distinguish the difference between what is life to their spirit and what is pleasure to their soul. (Much Christian music appeals more to the soul than the spirit; your soul may enjoy it but it’s not life to you).

I’m not saying it’s wrong for your soul to enjoy lawful things but you would want to know what is life to your spirit and live out of your spirit rather than let your soul predominate over your spirit, and that is what a “carnal” Christian does.

Even their understanding of what is a “good Church” may be more from their soul than their spirit.

What is not life to you is not from the Holy Spirit. He is Life. Those filled with the Holy Spirit can do so much in the Kingdom almost effortlessly bcos the things of God are LIFE to them.

The more Jesus becomes our LIFE in real terms then the more we flow in His life.

3 Responses to “Life to your spirit”

  1. milind Says:

    The soul is easily influenced by emotions more than the spirit and hence one makes many wrong decisions. One has to discern how to separate what is really from the spirit and what is from the soul in order to be lead by the spirit. Satan uses this weakness to lead one off the track… May The Lord help us to hear His small still voice and obey to be on the right way.

  2. ian vincent Says:


  3. ian vincent Says:

    For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
    (1 Cor 14:14-15)

    These verses show a clear distinction between the mind and the spirit.

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