Spirit, soul and body

Spirit, soul and body







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Karika Engelbrecht




God is the Creator of everything, nothing can exist but through Him. Sadly we have lost our knowledge of God.

People are more and more like the ones in the time of Job: Job 21:14 Yet they say to God, ‘Depart from us, For we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.


And in Hosea 4:6 God says: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.


Knowledge of God (The Bible) starts with the creation story.

Gen 1:26

Then God said: Let us make man in our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.


God creates man in His own image:  So what do we know about God?

  • He is triune: Father, Son and Spirit
  • He has dominion over everything
  • He is the Creator of everything


Now let us look at man.

  • He is created body, soul and spirit  (1Tess 5:23 May the God who gives us peace make you holy in every way keeping your whole being – spirit, soul and body)
  • He has dominion over everything on the earth
  • He is creative


That means man cannot create anything, but he can use whatever he can find on earth and be creative with it. He find some rocks, take the iron out of it and makes some implements to use with it.


Let’s have a look at HOW God created man.

Gen2:7  And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being

Die Afrikaanse 33/53 vertaling stel dit so: En die Here God het die mens geformeer uit die stof van die aarde en in sy neus die asem van die lewe geblaas. So het die mens ‘n lewende siel geword.


God takes dust, and makes a clay man that is dead. He then breathes a part of Himself into man (we also gives something of ourselves at conception when a new human being are created)

God breathes the breath of life (his spirit) into the clay figure, and something happens. The clay figure comes to life to carry this piece of God’s spirit around.

It becomes an avatar for the image of God. An avatar is an icon or figure representing a particular person.

Man was created to carry the image of God.

Another thing happened; when the breath of God and the clay figure came together a soul happened. There was a byproduct. The spirit and soul are both spirit beings in a physical world, so they needed something physical to carry them around. The body carries the spirit and soul around, rather like a hand in a glove.


The body is dependent on its physical surroundings. We use science to describe the laws of this world. Different sciences defines the laws in different territories


For instance:  medical sciences will describe the laws bacteria lives by, and thus they know what to do if your body suffers from a bacterial infection…. And then the viruses wonder by and people are filled with wonder because they are a law unto themselves.


In other words, people are still working on understanding all the laws without 100% success because we are much more than only a body you can see with your eyes.


The body moves in a certain world (earth) over which it has gained some authority or power.

(Authority that Satan stole – remember he presented it to Jesus – with Jesus’ death and resurrection, however, it was returned and given to man again.)


We also have the ability to deal creatively with everything on earth. We take sand and make bricks and glass, working metals and building houses.

However, we cannot create anything, we can only use what is available on earth.


We can ‘mix’ thousands of colours, but you can do whatever you want, you will not get yellow, blue and red. We were given the opportunity to deal creatively with colours.


Man copied the eye and then he made a camera, but he also made a drum long before he understood how the ear works. Everything we can think of already exists.


Gate, portals and doors


My body has gates through which information are send and received.  It works like doors or portals. Gates normally has gatekeepers that controls what is going in and out.

My body has information gates to the world (eyes, ears, mouth), information moves through a gate to my soul to be processed. My spirit also has a gate receiving information from the spirit world.

Information moving in and out of these gates affects my soul, body and spirit.

I see a beautiful dress and to my eyes (body) it looks nice, my heart (soul) wants him, my mind says I’ll need for next week’s function (because I have nothing in my closet), so I take the school money to buy the dress , now I have to lie to my husband over the dress / school fund. Now I feel guilty (spirit) and because I feel guilty, I’m irritated with my husband if he asks me a question, and soon the atmosphere changes in the house, and I feel I cannot pray for my sick girlfriend because I have transgressed two of the  ten commandments  (you may not steal and you may not lie)…….Yes, you are correct, the ten commandments suddenly became eleven.

Remember this scenario, we will return to it.

The soul lies in the middle, between my body and spirit. All information goes to this control centre called heart and mind / thought.

Adam (Man) sees the animals, sees their characteristics and uniqueness (he thinks about it) and gives them names.

He also sees that no one looks like him; he can compare and make a deduction. He also realized he had no help and nobody fits him – it speaks to the heart / emotion.

Each one of these thoughts or emotions was subject to God’s will. Adam received information from God’s Spirit into his soul and that together with what he saw with his own eyes created a desire in him for a helper, someone like himself. God wanted to make women from the beginning, so God’s heart was reflected into Adam. Why did God choose to do it like this?  Maybe Adam had to realize that he had a need for the woman otherwise he would not appreciate her.

Then you have a spirit that is part of a spirit world. The spirit world is divided into at least two parts, the part where Satan and his demons are- from here on we will call it the atmosphere, and God’s kingdom. Some people talk about the second and third heaven, probably because of Paul’s remark in 2Corinthians 12:2, where he mentions the third heaven.

In the Garden of Eden, however, man had a gateway to God’s mind/spirit when they walked in the evening, but he also had the potential to access the atmosphere.

Adam and Eve see each other’s nakedness with their eyes, but there is nothing in their soul dimension (thinking and emotions) that makes them think it’s funny. (Gen2:25 The man and the women were both naked, but they were not embarrassed.)

The soul is uncontaminated.

The enemy, however, desires to have input into the human’s life. The only gate he has at his disposal is the human body. So he takes the form of a snake that is familiar to man, and speaks with an audible voice.

He, however, addresses the soul: … .. Gen3:1 The snake asked the women: Did God really tell you not to eat the fruit from any tree in the garden?

The question is asked in a way that you have to think before you answer

(Is it not so that if we have to think about things we cannot hear God’s voice)

We know we should not worry about anything, and then we’re worried…. and deaf to the voice of the Holy Spirit counselling us.

Back to the Garden of Eden. I will not talk about Adam or Eve, but man, because we are talking about the condition of all mankind.

Gen 3:4 But the serpent said to the women:  You shall not surely die, for God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.

The enemy makes a statement and man draws God’s word in doubt, so also His integrity, man wonders whether he is not betrayed?

He feels he was lied to.

Man also feels rejection because he thought everything was his, and now there is knowledge he knows nothing about..


The snake says their eyes will open, but they cannot be physical eyes because they can already see well. It’s spiritual eyes.

At this point, people only know good, but if the enemy can open their spiritual eyes, he has a direct gate to the soul-    then man will also know evil.

The pollution that brings evil then causes death in the body, soul and mind.

3:6 And when the women saw that the tree was good for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate…


A few things happen:

  • Devil steals man’s dominion over the earth
  • The soul has a gateway through which the enemy can have direct involvement.

Man has knowledge of evil and his desire is no longer for God but for the “mysteries”, and slowly we lose the knowledge of God  (Hos 4:6 My people perish because of a lack of knowledge)

  • As a result of contamination, the body, soul and spirit start a downward spiral into death.

The first thing man realizes is that he is naked. What has changed? He still looks with the same physical eyes, see the same picture – nothing has changed.

But he thinks and feels different about what he sees. He “sees” evil now, his soul is no longer a closed unity, the enemy has got a gate through which he can influence human thoughts and feelings.

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it springs the issues of life.


What happens in the soul? There is fear, which is not from God – and immediately there is a separation between God and man. Shame comes in.



I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself

Man’s perception (what he think and feel) about what he see changes and it influences his behavior physically, but also mentally there is a change due to the gates between body, soul and spirit.

In result man hides from God and make coverings from fig leaves. What a sad state we are in.

But the enemy will not be happy yet. He wants your spirit, your soul and your body.

He wants you to be his avatar. He wants to steal your purpose and destiny.


Remember the gate to the spiritual world can receive from two sources.

When man knew only good, he was plugged into heaven, that gave him the good interpretation of everything he sees and hears.

When he ate from the tree of good and evil, he also had input from the enemy (evil) helping him interpreting information, this contaminates the spirit and has an influence on what is going on in the soul.  However, the enemy wants control, not influence. He has to take over the whole control center.


He wants more portals into the soul, so he needs to create them. How?

Participation in the occult

Kundalini through yoga and karate

Implantation of soul copies

Soul ties

Unforgiveness     to name a few.

He targets you from the portals in your body by showing you things that will

Create fear

Activate chakras

Entice you

Open new knowledge for you

He will let you hear things that will contaminate the way you think, your believe system

He will plant lies and not even your spirit will be able to discern lies from truth.


The enemy opens you up and captures pieces of your soul, hides it away, keeps it in captivity.

Bit by bit he destroys you and replace it with his demons, until he is in full control

In the meantime the contaminated soul has an impact on the body causing all kinds of disease.


BUT GOD always has a plan.

What was God’s plan? Jesus, who died for our sins.


When you convert or repent you indicate your changed believe system and your intention to live a different life, but you are still plugged into sin.

Acts 2:38

Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God’s gift, the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit cannot live in a sin contaminated ‘room’, so Jesus cleans it out.

John 2:5

I am telling you the truth, replied Jesus, No one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. A person is born physically of human parents, but is born spiritually of the Spirit.


When you are baptized in the name of Jesus, His blood washes away your sin. The plug is pulled from your spirit being, the old sinful spirit dies and are being left in the water, and a new spirit is being born.

Nothing changes in the soul and body. But the spirit is again sealed from the outside. The only portal left for the enemy to your spirit is between the spirit and soul, and only your will can open and close that portal.

If someone is looking at you in the spirit your spirit will give off the light of God, because he is living inside of you now.

Where does that leave my soul with all its portals?  You and the Lord works together now, replacing the lies with truth, changing your thinking to the thinking of Jesus,

Cutting all soulties, forgiving and the taking on of a new mindset, repairing the soul by freeing all the lost pieces, evacuating all demons and gaining freedom from soul copies and hurt inner children /adults, closing all portals in die soul dimension.

This is sanctification and becoming like Jesus. Now I can again be an Avatar for the spirit from God as was meant to be from the beginning.

(If you feel a little overwhelmed at the moment you are in the right place. One by one we are going to tackle all of these things, explaining what they are, how they work and what you need to do to gain freedom.)

Now I see a beautiful dress and to my eyes it look nice, my heart wants him, my mind says I need it for next week’s function, but I realise I do not have the money to buy it now.

The spirit inside me reminds me that God is my provider, that I do not need to worry over nothing, so it is fine and I can go home without thinking about the dress again (because I choose to believe the voice of the spirit).

I do not have to lie, I have nothing to feel guilty about. I do not get irritated by my family and the atmosphere in my house is pleasant.

I pray for my sick friend and have an expectation to hear about her healing.

In the meantime the day of the function arrives and like always God supply.

(I find something I forgot about, someone blesses me with a dress, I find out the function is informal ….) The Lord always provides far above what we ever can think or imagine.

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