Have you ever asked yourself this question: what is my soul? God utilizes the word “soul” 501 times in the King James Bible and this makes your bible the best source for better understanding this important subject.
When considering how your soul came into existence, you must go to the book of Revelation to find out why you were created. Rev 4:11 KJV reads:
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
God’s children are made differently with each of you having your own set of fingerprints and your own DNA. He made you just like you are because He wanted someone just like you. You have a soul and a spirit which most people consider inseparable yet God’s word reveals this not to be the case. Hebrews 4:12 KJV clarifies:
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.
God was Christ in the flesh and Christ is the word; so sharp that it separates your soul and spirit enabling Him to discern your inner thoughts. The gospel of Luke solidifies this point as Luke 2:35 KJV reveals:
(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
God reads your mind! He’s the only one that can discern your spirit by looking into your heart and reading your thoughts. Your spirit is your intellect: the thought process that separates your soul from others. He notices your actions when they project your spirit to others. It may be something as simple as your smile lighting a stranger’s day: as their return expression shows you their uplifted spirit. Your spirit is projected by your soul which sometimes becomes a powerful force.
Your soul is your identity. In short it’s you. Your soul is either mortal or immortal. You discover the difference by going to your dictionary for the etymology of the word mortal. Webster’s reads:
Etymology:Middle English, mortal, deadly, subject to death, from Middle French mortal, mortel, from Latin mortalis subject to death, mortal, from mort-, mors death + -alis -al; akin to Latin mori to die
Mortal means liable to die and your mortal soul remains mortal until you’ve passed judgment. After passing judgment, your soul becomes immortal: it can’t die as it’s indestructible. The apostle Paul explains immortal souls in 1 Cor. 15:54-55 KJV which reads: