Faith Filled And At Rest

FAITH FILLED AND AT REST

By Pastor Michael Heil

FAITH WORKS THE SALVATION OF MY SOUL: The soul of man-including my soul-is made up of the elements of personality. A person’s persona or personality, or the way they are viewed by others is the manifestation of their mind, their emotions, and the decisions they make in life. These are the three parts of our soul: mind-emotions-will.


The problem with most people recognizing this is most people have no idea how God created us! So, if we don’t know who we are, it is hard to recognize the changes that happen spiritually in our life. Genesis 2:7 says, “and God created man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.” Dust of the ground = our physical body; breathed into his nostrils the breath of life = our spirit; and man became a living soul = our soul. So, God reveals in Scripture there is a difference between our spirit and our soul. This is further confirmed by God in I Thessalonians 5:23 and Hebrews 4:12.


 

"now that you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls."

1 Peter 1:9 (Berean Study Bible)


 

The verse that God laid on my heart is I Peter 1:9 that tells us that God reveals our steps and walk of faith are daily bringing about a salvation to our souls, our souls, not our spirit. Our spirit was saved entirely, completely, and fully in one act when we were born again. Our spirit is alive unto God through the presence of the Holy Spirit now indwelling our human spirit. It does not need to go through daily salvation.


However, I Peter 1:9 also reveals to us that our souls are receiving salvation every time we move in faith with God. Each step I take in faith or you take in faith is working some new refinement or extension of salvation in our soul. Is that not a blessing to know?


SALVATION OF OUR MIND: Every time we meditate upon God’s Holy Scripture or receive the leading of the Holy Spirit, our mind is being renewed and, to whatever degree it is renewed, is being saved from those thoughts and opinions of the world that destroy and defile our thinking. Is that not salvation to be freed from the group thinking of the world that mol