Spirit Soul & Flesh
Matthew 26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
2c2) the animal nature with cravings which incite to sin
2c3) the physical nature of man as subject to suffering
Our spirit is the thing of life, the soul is the response to stimuli, our reasoning, exp: yes, no, maybe. The flesh in this case is the soul making a decision to sleep. Not the physical body. Further example is:
I Thessalonians 5:23 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.
Also I Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
So we see we have spirit, soul, and flesh (the body)
Soul 5315 nephesh soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion 1a)that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man Spirit 7307 ruwach wind, breath, mind, spirit 1a) breath 1b) wind 1b1) of haven 1b2)quarter (of wind), side 1b3)breath of air 1b4)air, gas 1b5)vain, empty thing 1c)spirit (as that which breathes quickly in animation or agitation) 1c1)spirit, animation, vivacity, vigour 1c2)courage 1c3)temper, anger 1c4)impatience, patience 1c5)spirit, disposition (as troubled, bitter, discontented) 1c6)disposition (of various kinds), unaccountable or uncontrollable impulse 1c7)prophetic spirit 1d)spirit (of the living, breathing being in man and animals) 1d1) as gift, preserved by God, God’s spirit, departing at death, disembodied being 1e)spirit (as seat of emotion) 1e1)desire 1e2)sorrow, trouble 1f)spirit 1f1)as seat or organ of mental acts 1f2)rarely of the will 1f3)as seat especially of moral character 1g)spirit of God 1g1) as inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy 1g2)as impelling prophet to utter instruction or warning 1g3)imparting warlike energy and executive and administrative power 1g4)as endowing men with various gifts 1g5)as energy of life 1g6) ancient angel and later Shekinah
Many false assumptions have been made by nor understanding these terms and usage. Your soul evil or good is eternal. Your soul saved or unsaved is your choice. Your body healed or sickly is also your choice by faith, action of the spirit to overcome the souls desire responding to the flesh.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Father you have given us a new spirit, give the gift of faith to receive healing as our soul receives truth in the Word our bodies respond in healing and we delight in Your Sons Glory.
Halle lu YAH