Often you will hear in an RnB song about body and soul. How this is supposed to communicate love, or in many cases of the genre of music, lust. Artists would go on about graphic details of this body and soul experience.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing verses in the Bible is 1Thessalonians 5:23 when it says; “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” In this verse it clearly states that our soul, body and spirit will be completely sanctified by God. I do observe that this is also in faith, trusting and believing that He will do it. Often times I have heard of people wanting to cleanse themselves before they come to God. As if the Almighty God cannot do that all by Himself.
Our soul, completely surrendered to Christ will illuminate our spirit with God’s Holy Spirit as to cause an awakening in us. Man cannot do that. God can. See, our emotional, self consciousness resides in the soul. If we allow God to touch us there He will, all by Himself sanctify us through and through.
As human beings we have 3 parts. spirit-soul-body. The soul resides in spirit and body. Body is what is visible to all. The two, soul and spirit are not. We need to treat ourselves as the parts that we are, not just the two parts that people believe is there.
My prayer is that we allow God’s Spirit to have communion with our spirit so that we can have fellowship and relationship with Him.
Grace and peace,