This diagram is based on one by Ian Clayton (sonofthunder.org)
with Jeremy Westcott –
God wants us to come into that place of relationship and responsibility into which Adam would have matured if he had not sinned.
For that to happen, we have to build our spirit. If we are not strong in spirit, we will not be able to overcome and dethrone the soul.
We were created to be spirit, soul and body, with the spirit taking the lead. But because our spirit was dead to God, our soul has become accustomed to having its own way. When we are born again and our spirit comes alive, that has to change. The soul must submit to the spirit, but it will not do so willingly.
How to build our spirit
There are a number of things we can do to build our spirit. We will…
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