When sinning we think we’re winning. We are in that moment. But after the thrill wears off we feel real letdown and hurt. We have a conscience, but we all don’t have a right conscience /moral conscious. But you only feel remorse, or sorrow when you have a right conscience. I want to let you know everyone does not have a right conscious. Seriously! Having a right conscience is what lets you know you’re a moral human. Having a right conscious means you are able to apologize when you know you did or said something not quite right or moral. No one has to tell you when you are wrong; in your heart you know it. But again that is when you have a right conscious. Life is on such a higher level, when you have a right and moral conscious than the person without one.
We can Live by the Will of Man or the Will of God
We know that the Law of Yeshua is spiritual; but we are carnal, sold as a slave under sin. We do not understand the things we do. For what we want to do, we do not do but what we hate we do. Romans 7:15
We are all soulish meaning that man is governed by the soulical part of our being, taking on the character and expressions of the soul. Let’s say we are divided into 3 parts:
Spirit Soul Body
These 3 parts make up our whole person. But the Soul is the combination of the body and spirit. So we are living souls. It is the spirit of us which gives us life. When God breathed air into our nostrils after we were created from the dust of the earth, we became a living soul. The very first breath of air we breath came from God. Let me help you with that; ok say we were just born, and when the doctors heard us scream, we took in air to let out air – we are living. But say for instance we did not breath, our chest did not rise and expand to let out breath (air) then we would cease to live. Ok say the doctor had to breathe into you to get you to breathe so you could live right away. That was the same with God he breathed into us, so that we could take the first breath of life. What I’m trying to say is that somebody’s got to breath into us in order for us to live. (God breathed into Adam nostrils) When people are ill and stop breathing, the first thing the doctor does is give them breath by breathing into them, That’s because we were created from God by Him breathing into us. So in order to live we gotta have that air going in and out of our nostrils. God did it first, so it has to be kept up, to live.
So the breath of life became our spirit and that’s the main piece of life living inside of us. Again, it is the spirit of us who gives us life. So we have a soul and a spirit. So when God placed the spirit within us or placed the spirit within the dust, our soul was produced. The spirit touched our dead bodies which caused us to have the soul. So the spirit, soul and body created our physical being. All of us each have all three. Example: take a clear glass of water, drop in some food coloring, when the food coloring and the water mix you have a well-blended cup of color. The same as with the spirit and body which combine to become what we call the soul. 1 Water + 1 coloring = a cup of color or 1 body + 1 spirit combined = a living soul
Our soul is, according to God, a living soul, because our soul represents us, and expresses our individuality.
Our soul is the organ of our free will, our free will, our spirit and body is completely merged. If our soul wills to obey Yeshua, it will allow the spirit to rule over us, as ordered by Yeshua. But the soul if it chooses to it can also deny the spirit and take some other delights as lord of the man. It is through our body that we become tangled with the material world. The body gives us world -consciousness, and the soul contains our intellectual self. The intellectual self helps us in the present state of existence and the emotional state of existence which is fathered by our 5 senses. Human beings have a multitude of senses. In addition to the traditionally recognized five senses of sight (ophthalmoception), hearing (audioception), taste (gustaoception), smell (olfacoception or olfacception), and touch (tactioception), other senses include temperature (thermoception), kinesthetic sense (proprioception), pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception) and acceleration (kinesthesioception). What constitutes a sense is a matter of some debate, leading to difficulties in defining what exactly a sense is. (Wiki)
But since our soul is really our own self, then that part of us reveals our Personality, which is really called our self- consciousness. But the spirit part of us is the part of us that communicate with Yeshua and by that alone are we able to understand and worship Him.
God dwells in the spirit!
Self dwells in the soul!
Senses dwells in the body!
Through our bodies we are in contact with the outside sensuous world. The world affects us and we are affected by it. BUT our soul stands between the two worlds, while belonging to both worlds. We are linked to the spiritual world by our spirit and linked to the secular, material world through our bodies. Our body also possesses the power of free will. The environment stimulates our free wills and our spirit cannot act directly upon the body. It will need a medium, and the medium is the soul produced by the touching of the spirit with the body. So the soul stands between the spirit with the body, connecting the two together. The spirit can bring the body under control through the medium of the soul, and it will obey Yeshua. The body through the soul can draw the spirit into the world. Only the spirit can unite us with Yeshua, it joins with Yeshua.
I hope you’re getting the idea.
So sinning really ain’t winning! Because so many of us are living by our own wills, and claim that’s Yeshua’s way! But I tell you that’s a lie from the pits of hell and the truth ain’t dwelling within us. The decisions we make are from our own will, not being apart or a right and moral conscience. The bottom line is we all live by our will. Not desiring to let the will of God thrive within us. But remember where we rely on the will of our desire we will surely be defeated! The want of our will cannot give us the strength to do the right and moral thing, because FLESH is stronger. BUT flesh can be defeated!
Source: Minister, Author Watchman Nee
- Finally Discerning Soul and Spirit (briancoatney.com)
- Breath of life (messymiddle.wordpress.com)
- Chapter 6 – The soul’s origin (fanningtheflame.wordpress.com)