The Spirit and Personality of Man
The Spirit and Personality of Man In your opinion, how is the spirit and personality linked? Where does the idea of a spirit fit within your own theory of personality? What is the spirit of a man? Where did our personalities come from? What influences our personality? We know that our environment which includes our family, culture and communities’ influence us but what is behind our personalities? Should we think of the self as a complex chemical substance or as a spirit? We find ourselves identified with God in Genesis 1:26 (New International Version) in this book the Lord God is found speaking to other members of the Godhead and says, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule”, in Genesis 2:7
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I do not understand how our spirit and personality actually connected but I do understand that the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of darkness are in a war to save or destroy the spirit and personality of man. The bible says that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph.6:12 (NIV). In the book of Matthew, the 10th chapter and Luke 10, Jesus called his disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. He gave them what I call the “King Killer Anointing”. When they came back and testified, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name”, and Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” Jesus gave them an anointing to cast out Principalities (Spiritual Kings) and when they did it Jesus saw these Kings and their kingdoms in that region fall. This is what is affecting the personalities of men in various negative fears. Likewise when a man commits his life to fasting, prayer, praise to God he will receive a closer relationship with him.
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The synagogue, church of all nations. Information about T.B. Joshua Retrieved from http://www.scoan.org/