Trinity of Man
Body, Soul & Spirit
Who Is Man?
Man was given two births. One is referred to as a horizonal birth, or physically born of a man and woman, and there is a birth which is vertical, a spirit birth from God down to man on earth. There are two aspects to our personage; carnal and spirit. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6 The flesh will perish to the dust of the earth from where it was formed, but the spirit, reconciled to the Kingdom of Heaven, will live eternally. There is a trinity to man which is spirit, soul, and body.
Body of Man
God made all the creatures of the air, land, water, and man from the dust of the earth. He made the animals to give habitation to the planet just as He dressed it with vegetation. God put His Spirit within man and breathed a soul into the body He had formed giving him a conscience. This is the creation of man before the following generations were born of the flesh.
Soul of Man
When God created man, He had a plan. He did not form Adam of the dust and Eve of his rib, and place them on earth without a purpose for every person born of his seed. Our destiny has been established at creation, and it becomes our responsibility to know it once we are reborn into the spirit realm. Whether we fulfill our Father's predestined role depends on our accepting our heritage.
Spirit of Man
The trinity of God is for man's purpose; likewise, the trinity of man is for God's plan. When we accept the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, the soul is our free will to choose the Father, and the spirit is the eternal life of man for a relationship, then man is complete for a life for God. If we concentrate only on the body and the soul, we miss the spirit; the most important aspect of our existence. God is spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth. John 4:24 Christ prepared man to be an heir in Him for the Father, and all things in the Kingdom became attainable that we may be equipped to live a productive life in servitude to God.