What is my soul, what must it still be saved from and how?

 

My soul is my will by which I choose: Ps 25:1 To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul (my will).

 

Ps 143:8     Cause me to know the way in which I should walk (that is, to know your will for me), because I lift up my soul (that is, my will, in submission) to You.

 

Ps 24:3-4   (Who is in God’s presence) Those who have not lifted up their souls (their

                    will) to an idol (anything or anyone I value or love equal to or more than God)

 

Ps 25:12     Who is the one who fears (loves) the Lord? That one God will teach in

AMP             the way that they should choose (direct how they are to exercise their will).

 

My soul is not my spirit nor my body: 1 Thes 5:23 Now may the God of peace sanctify

you (separate you from sin to God) completely (much more than my initial forgiveness of sins); and may your whole spirit (heart), soul (will) and body (human nature) be preserved sinless at our Lord Jesus Christ’s coming.

 

My soul, my will, must be saved from sin – that is, from all that is not the will of God for me

 

Matt 1:21 …You will call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.

 

What is sin, from which we are incapable of saving ourselves, but instead need a Savior?

 

Isa 53:6      All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to our own way; And the LORD has laid on Him (Jesus) this sin of us all.

 

1 Peter 4:2 So that we no longer should live the rest of our time on the earth for the

will of people (this includes myself and the devil), but for the will of God.

 

Sin, not doing God’s will, has three sources, my human nature, the world and the devil

 

My human nature or self: 1 Pet 4:2 …Arm yourselves also with the same mind (that

was in Christ, the Holy Spirit) those who have battled and overcome their sinful human nature (by that mind) have ceased from sin (and are saved),

 

The world – people not following God who try to influence me to not do God’s good will:

1 Jo 5:4 Whatever (of God’s words) is born of God (believed in a person’s

heart) overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith (our heart belief of God’s word over people’s words).

 

The devil: Jam 4:7 Therefore submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.

 

The devil rules the world, 1 Jo 5:19, he operates through thoughts to influence my will, 2 Cor 2:11, they are stronger then my thoughts, Ecc 6:10, I must submit to God so that in and by Him alone I can bring Satan’s thoughts into captivity 2 Cor 10:4-5.

When I was born again I only began to be saved, I must allow God to continue to save me

 

Acts 2:47 …The Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.

 

1 Cor 1:18 The message of the cross…to us who are being saved is the power of God

 

Heb 2:11    He (Christ) who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified (separated

from sin to God) are all of one…He is not ashamed to call them brethren,

 

2 Thes 2:13 …God…chose you for salvation (from sin) through sanctification by the

Spirit (controlling your will or soul) and (your) belief in the truth (His word),

 

God continues to save my soul from sin, self will, if I’m sorry for it, by His word and Spirit

 

James 1:21 …Receive (believe) with meekness (a humble heart that hears God speak)

the implanted word, which has the power to save your souls (from sin).

 

Ps 34:18     The Lord is near to those with a broken heart (no longer hardened against

God) He saves such as have a contrite spirit (want to be reconciled to Him)

 

Rom 8:9     (To Christians) You do not live as your human nature tells you to; instead

TEV              you live as (God) the Spirit tells you to if, in fact, God’s Spirit lives in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him.

 

Rev 12:9-11 The Devil, Satan, who deceives the whole world (by his thoughts)…they

overcame him by the blood of the Lamb (the power of the Holy Spirit) and by the word (the power of God’s word) of their testimony (that they spoke)

 

God saving my will by His word and Spirit depends on faith, what I say and my living in Him

 

Heb 10:39 We are not of those who draw back and perish eternally, but of those who continue to believe to the saving of the soul (my will, for eternity).

 

1 Pet 1:9     Receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls (your will, to do

God’swill eternally,rather than losing your soul to self-will now,and eternally).

 

Rom 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness (is cleansed from sin,

but not with my brain) and with the mouth confession is made unto my salvation (my speaking from my heart those words from God I’ve believed).

 

Prov 18:10 The name (the presence) of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous (the

sin-freed) run into Him and are safe (we stay saved as we keep living in Him)

 

John 11:26 (Jesus) Whoever lives in Me (stays submitted to My Spirit) and believes Me

(continues to believe the words I speak to them) will never die (to God again but will remain alive to God, in Me, and saved). Do you believe thou this?

 

 

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