​PASTOR SHIRLEY BURKETT MESSAGE .

                                                         Spirit, Soul and Body= Mankind


Genesis 1:26(NASB) 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [a]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” When I read the words let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” Genesis 1:26(NASB) 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [a]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” When I read the words let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” Genesis 1:26(NASB) 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [a]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” When I read the words let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” 
1) Omnipotent= is the quality of having unlimited power.
2) Omnipresent = is to say that God is present everywhere
3) Omniscient= having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.

The words us and our was churning around in my mind.  So I was taught by my Dad that if I didn’t understand something dig in and study until you get the answer.
John 14:7 (NASB) “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
John 14:26 (NASB) “ But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” John14:7 Jesus was talking about His relationship to the Father (God).
John14:26 Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit as being sent by the Father.
 

So I could see in the Scriptures that us and our is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, God the Trinity. The word "trinity" is derived from Latin trinities, meaning "the number three, a triad, tri". This abstract noun is formed from the adjective trinus (three each, threefold, triple), as the word unites is the abstract noun formed from us (one).


So it is right that there is one God but in three part identities. Father the creator, the Son of the living word, and the Holy Spirit the Comforter, Massager and Guide. Luke 1:35 35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.


Acts 1:8 8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” The Scriptures we can see the active part of each entity of God.

Now that I’ve discussed us and our which is the Trinity God’s working parts for the benefit of mankind. I would like to talk about the working parts of mankind. That is three parts as well the spirit, the soul, and the body. When God said “let us make man in our image and likeness.” We need to understand what that image and likeness is; He is spirit. John 4:24  God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”. Hebrews 4:12 12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


Many people use the word soul and spirit synonymously but they’re not the same. Spirit is that part of us that God created in the beginning when he said let us make man. That spirits is in the image and likeness of God therefore coming directly from the source we are like God in our spirit. The Soul is that part of us that is a decision-making. The mind, consciousness where we decide if we follow God or the World.

The soul is the part that God gave us the He gave us free well to choose to be obedient to Him. Adam and Eve failed Him. He sent His Son to given us the chance to live the life He want for His creation.  Why did He give us a body? That it was part of His original plan for the material World. Earth is was to be man’s Kingdom.  Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The breath that God breathed into Adam’s nostrils was the spirit that God made then He made Adam in His image and likeness. That was the same time that He made us in His image and likeness, Spirit. Genesis 2:1515 Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. This was when man took ownership of the Earth.  Man was given dominion in Genesis 1:26. “rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Man’s Kingdom was here on Earth as we see in the Jesus’ prayer. Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.” This was until Adam gave the Kingdom over to Satin when he didn’t obey God.
 Luke 12:32 32 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.  

That is where Jesus comes in. He came in an Earthly body to restore man to God and the Kingdom of Earth that man was made for. It was by His teaching and His blood on the cross as repentance of our sin that we can reclaim our birthright, but to do that we must turn back to God. We need to follow Jesus teaching, except Him as the Son of God, and repent. When we do this by learning more about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and our Kingdom; hen all God’s blessing will be added to us.  John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Jesus in John 14:26 told us that even when He went back to be with the Father; God’s presence would still be with us in the Holy Spirit. He is here to guide, comfort and help us through everything that we need. We only need to ask Him to come into our lives. So now it is up to us to choose life with God or isolation without Him.  Please don’t make Jesus sacrifice in vain.