Spirit and Soul are words that scripture uses to talk to you about yourself. Have you ever stopped to think about what they stand for and how God uses them to describe your relationship with Him?
Your Spirit is something that is guided by your conscience and depending on how well you listen determines where you are headed. How well you listen is a choice that you make and feeds the soul that God has given to represent you in life.
This means that your soul is your identity and represents you as a Child of God. Your spirit is your conscience and the entity of freedom that drives you to becoming the person that you now are.
We go to Hebrews 4:12 KJV where God is addressing your Spirit and Soul; it divides them asunder through the sharpness of His Word:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Discerning your thoughts, your conscience guides your spirit; it reveals the intentions of your heart and formats your soul; Luke 2:35 KJV addresses and affirms:
(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
“Soul” being your identity and appearing more than 500 times in your King James Bible gives reason for you to explore the two kinds of souls that are available to you, “Mortal” and “Immortal”. Reviewing their etymology in Webster’s shows them to be opposites:
Etymology: Middle English, mortal, deadly, subject to death, from Middle French mortal, mortel, mortal, from mort-, death; akin to Latin mori, to die
“Mortal”, meaning “to die”, shows that “Immortal” means not dying and that you never face death.
Prior to being judged, all souls are “Mortal” but assuming that you are, were, or will be sanctified, your soul changes; it becomes “Immortal”.
In 1 Cor. 15:54 KJV Paul uses “Corruptible” and “Incorruptible” to demonstrate this happening:
Then this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
“Corruption” putting on “Incorruption” exemplifies your “Mortal” soul putting on “Immortality” and the expression “Death is swallowed up in victory” shows your “Mortal” soul becoming “Immortal”. You never face that second death, the death of your soul.