Soul or psyche comprises the mental abilities of a living being: reason, character, feeling, consciousness, memory, perception, thinking, etc. Depending on the philosophical system, a soul can either be mortal or immorta. The soul of man is actually the center and the core of the human personality. It is the natural part. We call it the carnal part. It reveals man in what we can know of him whether he has a sharp mind or not, what kind of decisions he is making, whether others can tolerate him or not, and his willpower.
The human soul is seductive, deceiving, seeking its self-interest, and craving for carnal gratification. If you do not master it, it will never be subject to the Most High God. Some might ask, “Can’t God do that?” No, God comes into your life and puts a spirit within you. The spirit within you deals with the other parts of your being, and you are responsible for it. God desires that only the spirit of man shall decide that man’s destiny.
Now its important to know that the works of the Man’s soulish forces have been active throughout the millenia, and not only the centuries, but the millenia. For example, it was man’s soulical being which created and made the Tower of Babel after the Flood.
This tower of Babel that man conceived in his own mind was to be his own deliverance. He was trying to tell God, “Send the flood if you want to; we’ll climb our tower and you’ll never be able to get us.” Man has always, with his mind, wanted to seek out that which God did not want him to seek out. The result of the Tower of Babel was about 3,000 languages in the world creating chaos, confusion, and conflict. Until this moment, tongues are a barrier.
Imagine! When you meet a person with whom you cannot communicate.I’m sure you know that there is a barrier there. Even if he speaks your own language but lisps when he speaks, or does not pronounce it according to your area, it becomes a barrier of friendship and many other problems may arise.
On the other hand, it was man’s spirit and not his soul, that built Noah’s ark. It was another building project. One was created out of man’s soul and it created chaos. The other was created out of man’s spirit, and it brought deliverance to the world. God is not against building. He is against building in the soulical parts, which have to do with your mind without God.
On the other hand, the building of the spiritual parts has to do with doing things from God’s point of view rather than the devil’s point of view. A very good example of this chemistry of the soul has to do with Israel’s first king.
Anytime a person begins right, the devil does not want him to stay right. The devil wants you to get off in your humanistic manner of living. He wants you to go back into your Adamic principles of rebellion. I Samuel 13:13, “And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.”
When you live and are dominated by your soulical parts, the Bible says you are living foolishly. The Adamic nature is the spirit of rebellion. It is the separator from the living God, from peace in our hearts and from joy in our lives.
If you live in your soulical being, your kingdom will not continue. God was seeking a man after His own heart. God went looking for another man.
The Lord had commanded Saul to be the captain over His people. His eyes (his body) saw the wealth the gold, silver, the beautiful raiment and he wanted it. His soulical pride saw King Agag and he said, “I’ll bring him back as a trophy.” When Samuel met him, Samuel called it rebellion. In I Samuel 15:23 he said, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.This is the human reality.