In Part 1 of this series we looked at what happens to the Spirit at the moment of Salvation. In Part 2 we looked at the Soul. In this, the final article in the series, we will look at the Body.
When Jesus died, He purchased us through His blood. Our spirit became alive towards God, and our body is now a temple of God.
1 Cor 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (NKJV)
Our body will follow either the spirit or the mind, depending which one we give control. If we give our mind control (and our mind has not been renewed yet), we are walking according the flesh, and the fruit of this is death (death in the form of us reaping the results of our ungodly actions).
Rom 6:21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! (NKJV)
When God ministers to our spirit, we need to let this pass through our soul and into our body. The soul (mind) almost acts like a “valve” of sorts, and the bigger we open this valve (the more we align our thoughts with God’s purposes), the more heaven will start manifesting in our physical body.
But now, since we have been made alive IN the spirit (born again), let us walk according to the spirit! If our old sinful nature has now been crucified with Christ, why do we still want to walk according to it? As our mind becomes more and more renewed our body and mind (soul) will walk more and more in line with what has already happened in our spirit, becoming more committed to the righteous purposes of God.
Rom 6:19 Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness (NKJV)
Gal 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. (NKJV)
Remember you ARE a spirit; you have a soul and LIVE IN a body. Your spirit is completely righteous and holy, thus YOU have been made the righteousness of God!
The following article from Andrew Wommack delves deeper into this amazing topic – check it out!