What is the Soul of a Man? And the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being (Genesis 2:7). Being is of H5315 nephesh and G5590 psuche meaning soul. The Lord's breath made them alive, yes, but it gave the very soul of a person, and interestingly enough, the life of the flesh is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11). Life is actually improperly translated as this word is nephesh or psuche, for soul. The soul being in the blood is also seen in Genesis 9:4; Deuteronomy 12:23. This is also seen in Genesis, with, the voice of the blood of Cain crying out to God from the ground (Genesis 4:10).
The Mind and Soul of a Man. Additionally, the vitality of the blood, and even the mind, is represented in Psalms, For You formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb (Psalm 139:13). Inmost being is actually of H3629 Kilyah or G3510 nephros meaning kidney, mind, innermost mind. Amazingly, the kidney's critical function is to regulate the body by cleaning and purifying the blood, by adding critical components and extracting impurities. This is the role of our spiritual mind, to add the word of God to strengthen us and to remove the lies of the enemy which weaken us. The kidney (mind) is the point of purification of body through the blood; just as Jesus purified us through His blood. And, this passage is best represented as, For You acquired my kidneys (innermost mind), You took hold of me from my mother's womb (Psalm 139:13). Acquire is of H7069 quanah or G2932 klaomai meaning to get or acquire. The word, from is of H5526 cakak or G482 antilambano meaning to take hold of, partake in, to overshadow, cover, enjoy. So from the beginning, our mind, our thoughts, are something the Lord purchased and laid claim to as His personal possession of which He would enjoy. We know this to be true, for the bible confirms it, And we know that from those who love God all thing work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those who He predestined He also called, and those whom He called He also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified (Romans 8:28-30). This love and fellowship the Lord has for you is nothing new, it wasn't established at the point of conception, no, God is far greater than that! For it was established before the creation of the world, as we see Ephesians For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight, in love (Ephesians 1:4). God is perfectly, absolutely, unequivocally and graciously and mercifully in love with you! ... and He has been that way ... utterly and infinitely, as He exists outside of time. Ponder that reality.
The Pleasing Aroma To God. Amazing, the life (soul) of a person is in the blood and the innermost mind (knowing) are in the kidneys. So it's fascinating to know the Levitical sacrificial system: for the blood and the kidneys were offered on the altar for a sin and peace offering to make atonement to God (Leviticus 3:4-5; 4:8-9). It was so lovely to God that it was a pleasing aroma that went up before Him on His throne. It's easy to see how this represents Jesus, for He was the sin and peace offering for the people, and it was completely satisfying to God, for it brought God and mankind together again, ending the enmity between them. And the pureness, righteousness, faithfulness and steadfastness of Christ's thoughts, words and actions couldn't be anything less than miraculous as an offering to a Holy and Righteous God. For Christ's blood (soul) and kidneys (thoughts/mind) were always directed towards God, never deviating of the truth; He continually had faith, belief, trust, and oneness with God, the Father, as He sojourned here on this earth. Jesus' life was the embodiment of God (Colossians 1:15) so of course when God receives that to Himself, He would be completely satisfied with the works of His marvelous Son. Is it easy to see, why God would say, This is My Son, the beloved, in Whom I take pleasure (well pleased) (Matthew 3:17). To know the Son is to love the Father! We must shed all the lies the enemy has spoken against God's glorious character and trustworthiness, for they turn our hearts and minds from showering Him with the blessings (kind words) and honor due Him.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
The Mind of Christ. Take hold of these truths of our gracious and mercifully heavenly Father, for He has said even for us to call Him Abba Father which means Daddy Daddy. Oh the rich treasures the bible holds, locked openly in plan sight for only those who truly love Him. It would be foolish to think that God only lavished His great love upon His Son, and that He sits with a scornful and hungry desire to destroy you, why this is a lie of the Devil, and the Devil is a liar! God has decreed, G1012 boule meaning with immutable deliberate wisdom He has declared, that the Son should come in order that we may have eternal life with them (Father, Son and Holy Ghost), in the kingdom of God (Ephesians 1:7-12; Acts 4:27-28; Hebrews 6:13-20). With God as the King, and us as His beloved children. There is no greater joy than to have this truth sink down deep into your bones, your very marrow, even deeper into the eternity that God has placed within us, and how true it is that He made all things beautiful in their time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). His children are to have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). We are to meditate on Christ all day, everyday, 24 hours a day, and even eating and drinking for the glory of the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:31). It's easy, I tell you, when you have tasted and seen that the Lord is good. He has planned and predestined you into sonship, along with Christ, Now what I am saying is this: 'As long as an heir is a child, he is no better off than a slave, even though he owns everything. Instead, he is placed under the care of guardians and servant managers until the time set by the father. It was the same way with us. While we were children, we were slaves to the basic principles of the world. But when the appropriate time had come, God sent His Son, born by a woman, born under the Law, in order to redeem those who were under the Law, and thus to adopt them as His children. Now because you are His children, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts to cry out, "Abba Father!" So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if you are a child, then you are also an heir of what God did (Galatians 4:1-7). Perhaps, now, we can understand the atrocity of shedding innocent blood, and lay aside every evil and wicked thought that abortion is an acceptable solution to the life of a child in which God has created for a specific purpose. No rather, let that child come forth, as the Lord has created and predestined for its precious life, and God will bring the vital and sacred soul into the place and time, which He has appointed, but we must allow for these lives to come forth so the Lord can make them bloom. Gone are the days, of thoughts that you're not good enough, smart enough, or capable of achieving the destiny the Lord has set before you. All we must do is wait, patiently and eagerly and expectantly wait, upon the LORD. AMEN
You are to live your life as a sacrifice to God, giving service at the altar of life, serving by the strength that God supplies - in order that in everything God may be glorified (1 Peter 4:11).