THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF MAN
The Bible clearly defines man as consisting
of three parts:
"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
is also described as a Tabernacle or a Temple.
we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle
were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house
not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost which is in you."
the Tabernacle of Israel and the Temple of Solomon had
The Outer Court where the sacrifices were made.
The Holy Place where the Priests served God.
The Holy of Holies where Gods Presence and Glory were
man also has three parts:
A body which may presented to God as a living sacrifice.
beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."
A Soul that worships God with mind, emotions and will.
A Spirit where Gods presence and glory is manifest.
us deal with these three parts of man in greater depth:
body is the physical part of man that consists of three
describes the miracle of the human body.
will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully
the body there are five Physical Senses and they are:
Sight through the eyes.
Hearing through the ears.
Tasting through the tongue.
Smell through the nose.
Feeling through the nerves.
these five physical senses man has world consciousness
and is able to communicate with the world.
Body has different parts and its members do deeds of
righteousness or unrighteousness.
body is temporal, perishable and corruptible and will
return to dust again.
thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."
consists of three parts:
Soul is the part through which we have self-consciousness.
Soul is an eternal being that continues its existence
after the death, either in Heaven or Hell.
Soul is placed between the Body and the Spirit. Through
the body it has contact with the world and through the
Spirit, contact with the spirit realm.
World < body <------ Soul ------ > spirit
> Spirit realm
Soul is very much like a Balance or Scale that weighs
two parts that hold weights on either side are symbolical
of the mind and emotions.
The part in the middle that balances
the two sides is symbolical of the will.
> Mind > > Emotions
will is the part of the Soul that makes all the decisions.
are and become what our decisions are.
we decide and do good things, we are good.
we decide and do evil things, we are evil.
decisions are good decisions.
order to be balanced the will should be equally affected
by the emotions and intellect.
unbalanced decision is either too emotional or too intellectual. Many
people make wrong decisions, because they allow either
the emotions or intellect to override the other.
the five senses satan directs his attacks at our intellect,
emotions and will.
causes us to have sinful thoughts, feelings and make
decisions we make are effected by:
images we see.
sounds we hear.
odors we smell.
things we taste.
feelings we feel.
incoming information passes through our sensory nerves
along neural pathways to a part of our mind called perception
These sensory deposits into our mind can never be voluntarily
discarded. This information passes through our sub-conscious
to our mind. Our mind is like a computer and all
information pended into it is channeled to different
compartments. What we observe depends upon the condition
we are in. If we are sober and sane the information
received will be clear and balanced. If not it will
be blurred and inaccurate.
information is processed through seven different compartments:
(Within the Memory)
then becomes our behavior.
light of God shines brightly within a Christian, specifically
within their perception.
light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye
be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."
teaches that if our eye (perception) is "single"
our whole body will be full of light.
The Greek word "single" means "braided".
that is braided is divided into three strands and folded.
our perception is braided and full of light.
can correctly discern and divide incoming information
It sees good and accepts it.
It sees evil and rejects it.
It sees self and understands it.
of information pass through perception to our imagination.
may imagine things in two ways:
In Faith - imagining things to be positive and possible.
In Uncertainty - imagining things to be negative
imaginations then pass to our emotions and we experience
positive or negative feelings about them.
of Faith produce expectancies of success.
of Uncertainty produce expectancies of caution or fear.
expectancies are then formulated into positive or negative
gives us an example of what Godly thoughts are made
brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things
are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things
are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there
be any praise, think on these things."
Godly thoughts are:
Of good report.
reflect the thoughts of a Christian who has a sound
God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind."
thoughts are stored away in our memory. All new information
coming to us is first channeled to the memory and compared
with past experiences. This is called the Law of Apperception
where we remember the good and bad decisions of the
past. We learn by our mistakes and try to only repeat
the good decisions.
will is the part of the Soul where good or bad decisions
are made. Whatever we decide is demonstrated in either
positive or negative behavior.
people demonstrate positive behavior and produce the
Fruits of the Spirit:
Faith and faithfulness.
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith."
and carnal people demonstrate negative behavior through
the works of the flesh:
3.Impure thoughts and deeds.
fortune telling, communicating with the dead,
in magic and satanism.
Fits of rage.
Unrestrained living - out of control eating and living
the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife,
seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness and
behavior of a person reveals thoughts and feelings inside
good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth
forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the
evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which
is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth
sees us the way we are inside our heart:
man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD
looketh on the heart."
this in mind, David prayed this prayer to God:
me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in
the way everlasting."
is beneficial for us to carefully examine our own behavior.
will reveal the contents of our Mind, Emotion and Will.
we make unwise or foolish decisions?
we feel contaminated inside?
we feel fearful?
we act in haste?
we behave irresponsibly?
we feel ashamed?
we feel worthless?
we feel inferior?
we feel a failure?
we hurting or grieving?
we feel deceived?
we feel loss?
we feel anger?
we have a proud and boastful attitude?
need to discover the Thoughts or Feelings that cause
these negative reactions.
must deal with them immediately.
should not try to temporarily numb or forget them.
thoughts must be taken captive.
imaginations must be cast down.
down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth
itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into
captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"
the Renewal of the Soul.
birth satan attacks our mind, emotion and will. His
goal is to negatively effect and destroy us. He can
do this within a short period or over many years.
however wants to renew and restore these broken parts
of the Soul.
be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."
wants us to have beautiful new thoughts.
wants us to have wonderful new feelings.
wants us to be able to make right and powerful decisions.
is the part that connects the Soul of man with the Spirit
Breath created the spirit of man within his Body 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."
warned Adam and Eve that if they were disobedient to
Him their spirit would die
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou
shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest
thereof thou shalt surely die."
know that they partook of the fruit of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil and it brought about the
death of their Spirit.
death has come upon all men.
since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection
of the dead.
as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made
this tragic moment every man and woman needs a new spirit.
miracle of life in Jesus Christ is the renewal of our
provides a new spirit for man.
will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the
stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an
heart of flesh:"
truth is that only those who are born again of the Holy
Spirit are Children of God and have a new spirit.
spirit of God hath made me."
creative work of the Holy Spirit is described in:
burden of the word of the LORD ... formeth the spirit
of man within him."
born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God."
the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life."
work of the Holy Spirit is to create the spirit of man
within him by the "Word" of God.
process by which the Holy Spirit does this is called,
"being born again" or spiritual birth.
we face four realities:
We are born again by the seed of the Word of God that
is sown into
The Holy Spirit quickens and makes the seed alive within
The Word of God forms the three parts of the spirit
of man within him.
Our new human spirit is born.
birth is very similar to that of physical birth.
In physical birth, once the ovum is fertilized by spermatozoa it becomes
an embryo. The embryo divides into three,
forming the human body. Nine months later a baby
is born into the world.
Similarly the seed of the Word of God is sown into the heart of a person.
The Word (spiritual ovum) is given life by the
Holy Spirit and it becomes a spiritual embryo.
The spiritual embryo then becomes the three parts
of the human spirit.
A new spiritual Baby is born into Gods family and a new name is
recorded in the Book of Life in Heaven.
Word of God has three characteristics. Each affects
one of the three parts of the spirit of man:
three characteristics are:
word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
this part of the human spirit spiritual illumination
who is the Light of the world enters our heart and lights
up our life.
him was life; and the life was the light of men.
the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended
was the true Light, which lighteth every man."
children of light we walk in light; we abide in light
and do spiritual warfare with the Armor of light.
now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:"
that loveth his brother abideth in the light."
if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another."
this light we experience the threefold conviction of
the Holy Spirit:
of sin. (Things that are wrong and we should not do)
of righteousness. (Things that are right and we should
of judgment. (The judgment of the enemy)
when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and
of righteousness, and of judgment:"
also experience the manifestation of the light of Gods
glory within us:
God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."
them through thy truth: thy word is truth."
part of the new spirit of a Christian is created for
Truth and here the Holy Spirit reveals truth.
when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide
you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and
he will shew you things to come."
is in this area of the human spirit that we receive
a special impartation of truth and revelation knowledge.
therefore walk in truth:
I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified
of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in
upholding all things by the word of his power."
is in and through this part of the human spirit that
the Holy Spirit manifests Gods power.
receive power to strengthen our will and make the right
receive supernatural power to do miracles and exploits.
Christian's spirit experiences a very special connection,
relationship and fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
Radio can be described as a special receiver that can
receive sound waves.
the spirit of a Christian has been created by the Holy
Spirit to communicate with Him in the spiritual dimension
and fellowship with Him.
fellowship and have communion with the Holy Spirit through
our five spiritual senses.
Christian can see, hear, taste, smell and feel spiritual
things with spiritual senses:
strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age,
even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised
to discern both good and evil."
mature Christians are those who
effectively use their five spiritual senses:
hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into
the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared
for them that love him."
that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith."
taste and see that the LORD is good:"
Those who have tasted of the heavenly gift, and
were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted
the good word of God, and the powers of the world to
manifest the savor (smell) of his knowledge by us in
they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel
our spiritual senses the Holy Spirit communicates with
us and we experience six things:
We can hear Him.
He speaks to us.
He leads and commands us.
We obey Him.
We walk after the things of the Holy Spirit.
We walk in the Spirit.
as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the
sons of God."
I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill
the lust of the flesh."
we enjoy Fellowship with the Holy Spirit:
communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all."
enjoy comfort from the Holy Spirit:
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter, that he may abide with you forever:
the Spirit of truth;"
Holy Spirit abides with us, teaches us and anoints us:
the anointing which ye have received of him abideth
in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but
as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and
is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught
you, ye shall abide in him."
Holy Spirit perfects our Body, Soul and Spirit to do
Gods work on earth:
"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."