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The Spirit In Man Part 2
Our original document The Spirit in Man was updated in October 2006.
This document supplies additional information on what is a very big and important subject.
Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them
Whatever else we might like to believe there is the very plain statement that there
is a spirit in man. This is not an immortal soul.
Is this a small matter or rather something that even the Eternal God regards as a great
I would say that it is a great thing.
The prophet Zechariah when referring to the LORD said this:
Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD,
which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth,
and formeth the spirit of man within him.
In the very same sentence that stretching forth the heavens, and laying
the foundation of the earth, which are truly awesome events are mentioned,
we are also told that the LORD formed the spirit of man within him.
I take this to mean that these are comparable events in the eyes of the Eternal God.
This is not simply breath as the breath of men, animals, birds and fish.
The apostle Paul makes it clear that we have a body, soul, and spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 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.
As I repeatedly state ‘and’ is a conjunction.
It means the adding of more than one thing to another.
Therefore, spirit + soul + body = man
According to Genesis a body + spirit = soul
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.
Here we see that out of the ground the LORD made a body, but it was a lifeless body,
a corpse. In fact just like we all have been dead in sins.
In Genesis 2:7, the original Hebrew says ‘the breath of lives’ and not ‘the breath of life’.
This shows that more than one thing happened.
The physical breath was breathed into the man,
and also at the same time the spirit in man.
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Ephesians 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ,
(by grace ye are saved;)
In Genesis 2:7 we see that the lifeless body became a living soul.
The breath of lives was breathed into man and gave him life.
This breath of lives is closely tied to the spirit in man.
There is the tangible physical breath, and also the ‘spirit in man’,
mentioned above in Job 32:8 and Zechariah 12:1
We are told what we all know the flesh can and does perish.
We need to consider the following.
Man was made in the image of the Eternal God.
He was not made nor did he evolve from any kind of animal.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them.
The Glory of the Eternal God shines forth from Him.
We see a similar pattern of this at what is called the transfiguration of Christ.
Matthew 17:1 ¶ And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother,
and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment
was white as the light.
Sinless Adam and Eve had no clothing, and yet they were not ashamed.
There is more to this than simple nakedness, after all they were alone and they
were husband and wife.
Their pristine ‘spirit in man’ let the glory of the spirit in man shine forth from them
like a garment. When they sinned the glory went out and they were now looking very
different and even pathetic indeed. Therefore they sought to make a covering for
themselves to replace that which they had lost with fig leaves.
It seems almost absurd.
Today freemasons use symbolic aprons from the waist to cover themselves.
The Mormons also have a very similar apron.
The reason for both to have the same type of origin shows that they are closely linked
together, as they are from the same stable.
The picture that Satan gives to us is that those who it wants the world
to consider as being holy are shown with a halo around their head.
Surely this halo represents the sun.
The covering from the bodies of Adam and Eve came from within, it was not an
appendage stuck on from the outside like clothes, aprons and such like.
It was a glorious covering that enhanced their appearance.
It is only because of our fallen state that the glorious shining forth of the spirit
in man has as it were been turned off.
Please do not be confused.
I am not speaking about the glory of the future resurrected persons who are given
spiritual bodies, which is an entirely different matter and also on a much higher plane.
1 Corinthians 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
In the meantime we see that:
Job 34:15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
In the preceding verses we see that Job is referring to God.
Job 34:12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert
In verse 14 we see that God gathers to Himself the spirit of the man
and his breath. There is that word “and” again
Here we see the separate and distinct components which reside in the human body.
Job 34:14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself
his spirit and
In the New Testament we are told that the soul can be separated from its spirit.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged
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.
This is an act of such intricacy that it takes the Eternal God to do it.
Can we tell the difference between thoughts and intents?
Consider this absolutely astounding evaluation of the nation of Assyria.
We are told that the Assyrian does not mean to do what he is going to do,
and that he does not even think that he will act in the way which he will act.
This is absolutely incredible.
Isaiah 10:5 ¶ O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine
6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I
give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the
mire of the streets.
7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to
destroy and cut off nations not a few.
Man also has no means whatsoever of preventing the spirit from leaving the body.
We can try to resuscitate a person by pumping air into them, but if their spirit has
actually left the body that person will remain quite dead, unless the Eternal God
intervenes and returns their spirit to them.
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit;
neither hath he power in the day of death:
and there is no discharge in that war;
neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
This miracle of restoring life can and does happen sometimes.
Luke 8: 54 And he (Christ) put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying,
55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her
Why is this subject important?
There are many reasons, and not least is the fact that the synagogue of Satan teaches
that we have an immortal soul.
This is a lie.
There are also many strange teachings which have evolved from this immortal soul
doctrine. The modern translations have been corrupted to allow for a purgatory and limbo.
If we are immortal we already have eternal life, we then really do not need to worry.
We do not really need a saviour.
All we have to do is really love ourselves, others and mother earth who protects us
and that is it. This is truly nonsense and idolatry and blasphemy of the highest calibre.
We are told that the soul that sinneth and does not repent shall die.
Ezekiel 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the
son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the
father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the
righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
This means that the money spinning doctrine of purgatory is evil and utterly wrong.
Ezekiel 18:20 makes it crystal clear that each man is responsible for his own sin.
No other person or no amount of money can remove or lessen the sentence incurred by sin.
The word soul in both of these verses is the very same word as in Genesis 2:7
which we quoted earlier ‘Nephesh’.
Understandably the word ‘Nephesh’ which occurs many hundreds of times in the Old
Testament is translated soul in the vast majority of cases, however, around 44 other
words are used to translate the very same word in various places.
The situation is the same in the New Testament where the equivalent word is ‘Pusche’.
This occurs around 100 times and in just over half it is rendered ‘soul’ and the other times
58 times it is translated soul
40 times it is translated life
3 times it is translated heart
1 time heart, heartily, us and you.
In the Old Testament, the word for spirit is ‘Ruach’.
It appears almost 400 times and although in over half
of the cases it is translated spirit, there are also 22 additional different words which are
used to translate it.
It is easy to see from the above that we have to carefully consider all the contexts
and seek guidance to arrive at any conclusion.
We should not assume that the translators have it absolutely right,
we are just as entitled to carefully consider and to study all the scriptures as we have
been commanded to do.
There are times when even the King James bible, though it is very good, has translation inaccuracies in it.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to
be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
To study just to acquire knowledge is to eat from the wrong tree.
It is sometimes possible that we arrive at a different conclusion,
based on what has been revealed to us.
We must not strive to be different just to present something new and different.
We are obliged to state what we ultimately believe to be true.
It is a simple observable fact that people are dying around us all the time,
so we know that they body can and does die.
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
The first death does not destroy the spirit in man, however, the spirit in man can be
completely destroyed, again proving the lie of the ‘immortality of the soul.
The false idea that the Eternal God who created spirit cannot destroy it is nonsense.
The LORD can give life to the dead and conversely give death to that which lives.
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Malachi 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles
of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.
As we have stated in our document which explains how “The Bible Is Used To Deceive “,
we have to be exceedingly careful how we use the explanations given by Strong and the
various commentaries. Many did not believe in the inspiration of the bible and some even
use pagan sources to foist their ideas on to us. Wescott And Hort on whom most modern
translations rely were Satanists.
When people die their body goes into the grave in some way, but their spirit returns to
Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall
return unto God who gave it.
It is the fact that the spirit which holds the entire blue print of the body including
memories, emotions and feelings, still exists because it has returned to God that a person
can be resurrected, and they will be identical in appearance to how they originally
appeared, with all their memories completely intact.
There is no point in resurrecting someone who has already died just for their
body to be destroyed again. The fact is that the spirit has to be dealt with.
This means that the incorrigible wicked, those that utterly refuse to accept Christ
as Saviour and to be subject to him, have to be utterly destroyed, not only their body
but also their spirit. Of course this does not mean that if you are not part of the first
resurrection you are doomed. As I said complete destruction is only for those who
completely reject Christ, and prefer to follow our adversary Satan, the devil.
Follow him is certainly what they will do, and that is right into the Lake of fire.
Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.
In the following verse we see that Christ makes a distinction between being able to kill
the body and killing the soul.
As we have explained the soul includes the spirit, therefore we can say do not fear
those who kill the body but cannot kill the spirit. Rather fear Him who can kill the body
and the spirit, which together comprise the soul.
Even in common usage in the English Language it used to be quite common to say
that a ship sank with so many ‘souls’ on it.
Technically this was correct.
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:
but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
When speaking to His Church Christ specifically said that overcomers will not be subject
to the second death.
Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches;
He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such
the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ,
and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Believers are encouragingly told that if you take part in the first resurrection, the second
death will not affect you. This simply means that it is possible for the second death
to eliminate you so that it would be as if you never existed in the first place.
There is no way to pray a ‘spirit’ out of purgatory or any such non-existing place
See our original document The Spirit in Man, where further detail is given
regarding Lazarus and the Rich Man.
The doctrine of immortality of the soul crosses many religions and secret societies.
The most prominent advocate of this erroneous teaching is the Roman Catholic Church,
Babylon the Great.
The word used to translate spirit appears in the New Testament 234 times.
This includes Holy Spirit, spirit, spirit, and evil spirit.
Sometimes it is translated Holy Spirit and other times Holy Ghost.
The word used to translate ghost appears in the New Testament 97 times.
The remainder of the grand total of 350 times includes words such as spirits.
The point is this why change the word spirit to ghost?
In the Old Testament the word Ghost is used 11 times.
Each time it refers to dying, someone giving up the ghost.
The single word which appears 348 times is translated spirit, breath,
Spirit, mind, wind etc.
It is therefore clear that in both the Old and New Testament that the context
is very important in determining the best translation of the word.
Though I am neither a theologian nor a translator my view has always been that the use
of the word ‘Ghost’ just confuses things, and makes the Eternal God somewhat ‘spooky’.
Personally I feel that the word ‘spirit’ fits much better when considered with the bible
as a whole. We have been told there is a spirit in Man, and we can add the various
scriptures in the Psalms etc. This understanding certainly makes the spirit world,
which is something which we only see through a glass darkly, just little clearer.
Without the spirit in man we would be unable to communicate with the Eternal God.
1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for
they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually
It does not say that we need either a soul or an immortal soul in order to communicate
with the Eternal God.
The spirit in man is an exceedingly important matter as that is the dwelling place
of the Holy Spirit, which makes us the Temple of the Living God.
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God
dwelleth in you.
The only way out of our dilemmas is Jesus Christ.
He is the only way of escape.
Praise the Lord.
Come soon Lord Jesus.