Your Soul Man Vs. Your Spirit Man

Soul Man vs. Spirit Man by Katie Souza

Perfect!
When you received Jesus, your spirit was made instantly perfect! Your spirit man is flawless—it never sins, never gets upset, and always trusts God. Your spirit has been made brand-new:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

When I first read that verse, I thought, “If I am a totally new creation, why do I feel like a wreck and why am I acting worse?” You see, we are three part beings, body, soul, and spirit. So, when a person is born again, only the spirit is perfected. The rest is not. Your soul—which is made up of your mind, will, and emotions—still needs healing from sin and the effects of sin.

The Perfection Process:
This process is called sanctification and is described in Romans 12:2 (AMP).

“And do not be conformed to this world…but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind…so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is,…”

“Transformed” (metamorphoó) means “the change of moral character for the better.” Notice it says soul transformation happens “progressively.” That means the healing of your mind, which is part of your soul, doesn’t take place instantly when you get saved. Rather, sanctification unfolds step-by-step as you apply the power (dunamis) and presence of Jesus Christ.

Life Happens!
Let’s face it. We’re all wounded. This isn’t hard to believe, as life presents endless challenges, trials, and persecutions that can leave scars on our inner man. Because we live in a fallen world, no one is exempt. In fact, all of mankind feels the pain and pressure inside themselves of the daily assaults we are under. Sometimes, these soul wounds can be so monumental, they can drive people to totally give up. They’re able to devastate us and wipe out our hope. Therefore, we must be diligent to pursue what Jesus has supplied for us—the power (dunamis) of soul healing.

Life Is…
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” -Forrest Gump
“Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it.” -Emily Dickenson
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein
“Life is like an elevator, a lot of ups and downs. People pushing your buttons and getting jerked around.” -LeCrae

Some good quotes (…and some not), but the Apostle Paul gives us an accurate and powerful picture of life when He said, “…life is like a race”:

“…I have finished the race, I have kept (firmly held) the faith.” 2 Timothy ‭4:7 (AMPC)
“…let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,…” Hebrews ‭12:1 (NASB)

Life Is A Race-
Over and over in scripture life is pictured for us as a RACE, a course to finish. Therefore, life is a journey that includes the process of time. A journey, not an event. As believers, we are given this amazing race to run by His Amazing Grace! By His grace, every moment of our journey, we are being transformed into His image as we take up our cross, say no to sin, and follow Jesus. Soul transformation is a process, and while we’re in that process, we are covered by mercy and grace…not shame and fear. We may falter and fail at times, but God never changes His mind about us; He is committed to see us finish well and win the “Prize”.

The Prize…
What exactly is the goal, the reward, the big win? Intimacy with Jesus!

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭9:24‬ (‭NASB‬‬)

“Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.” ‭Philippians‬ ‭3:12‬ (‭NASB)

What do we “lay hold of” when we finish this race of life? The hand of Jesus. And, friend, it will be worth it all!!! Every bump in the road, every struggle…we will be so glad we didn’t put down our cross. We will be so thankful we didn’t give in, but instead stayed in the process of transformation, got our soul wounds healed, and kept saying yes to God, until we crossed the finish line.

If You Don’t Quit, You Win!
So, where are you on your journey? There’s no need to compare your journey with anyone else’s—this is between you and God. He is pleased with the good work that He has done in you, so pleased, and He will finish what He started:

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” ‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ (‭NASB)

So, trust Him! Allow Him into every part of your soul, to heal and change you from the inside out. He won’t quit on you, and neither should you! And remember, your prize?

He’s A W E S O M E!

Big Love,

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  • Gift Nyankalwa

    Amen Sister Katie Souza

  • Lawson

    Life is indeed a race, for the prize of eternal life in Heaven. Endurance and The Holy Spirit’s counsel is key to victory. Recently got your “Partnering with the Angelic” CDset in mp3s from your website. All I can say is WOW! Even got a visitation & activation. Hallelujah! #Shalom

  • Teresa Guzman

    Hallelujah Grace for our Race let’s go family of God !
    Thank KSM for all the beautiful golden nuggets of truth!
    ☝️☺️‍♀️

    • Marilyn Mosbeck

      Hallelujah to that Katie! Father, help me to keep my Eyes on the prize in Jesus MIGHTY NAME amen and amen!

  • Sheila

    Well I don’t think he is very proud of me at where I’m at this point, I’ve been a believer all my live , been saved , read the bible, talked to him all the time !! . People are always saying he gives you trials to keep you focused on him. Or I always read parts where he says ask and you shall receive, however only if it’s the will of God will you receive , all these years with praying I still don’t feel the presence of God , or hear him speak to me . I tried meditation , people say I have a blockage that needs to be released or what ever. So my point really is , when he gives you challenge st everyday, and you live is just a struggle what are you to think? Just really wondering

    • Katie Souza

      I would encourage you to go back and read the Book of Job. Know and trust that everything is in Gods control, including every single circumstance and happening in your life. See, Lamentations 3:37; Matthew 10:30

    • Katie Souza

      Well, My question would be what’s in my soul that has blocked me from hearing God? I would ask the Holy Spirit and as He said ask and you will receive I would wait upon Him to hear or even see. God speaks to us individually in different ways some hear some a scripture would jump out to them and some see visions and sometimes He speak through something we see with our physical eye. Once you receive your answer start to engage with Him in that conversation. So I suggest that you would listen to the soul healing teachings and start to soak your soul in the blood and dunamis power of resurrection and allow the Holy Spirit to lead you. With every step you take He will reveal the hidden soul wounds that had kept you from hearing and seeing and enjoying your relationship with Him. Don’t give up. We’re praying for you!

  • Donatus

    Thanking Katie for her revelation about life. Oh Lord help me to run the race of life in Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen

  • Pamela Dandley

    That’s all true but sometimes we’re a mess because we are under the law and we don’t know it.
    We need to confess that we are the Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and an amazing miracle happens, we are forgiven.

    • Katie Souza

      Ain’t that the truth! Preach it Pamela! 🙂 Amen!

  • Steve Hawkins

    Praise God for the Knowledge,I receive it

  • Alex mukamba Akende

    Amen amen amen. True to the word of God believing trusting abiding in it will transform my soul to ran and totally finish my race. Amen

  • Pretty

    Amen Katie.
    The Lord is good somuch improvement in my life I even started preaching in the church.

  • Maureen

    Hi Katie

    I would love to connect spiritually with God. He has been very good throughout my life.

    I would like him to focus on healing my eyes. How can I focus on this particular health issue and achieve success.

    Katie do you offer one to one sessions. Can I book a session with you please.

    Blessings.

    Maureen

    • Katie Souza

      Hi Maureen – unfortunately at this point the Lord has not called me to personal ministry. Our ministry is an equipping ministry, and anything I would tell you in person, I’ve actually recorded and put into teachings that you can have with you ALL the time. Go to my YouTube channel, and go through the video’s. Everything in there is free, and I walk you through step by step activations. There are even miracle videos on eye healings in there! If you need more help you can email blogs@katiesouza.com and my team will help! Praying for you girl!

  • Molins

    Praise the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Thank you Katie.
    God bless you.