“It’s your soul and spirit given by God”
Question: What is meant by the “inner-man” of a person?
Answer: The ‘inner-man’ or the ‘inward-man’ is the soul and spirit given to each by God. It is God’s conscience and God’s image in us that enables one to communicate with God. Through the inner-man is the Faith we have to view the unseen: God, heaven, angels, glory, and so on….’Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’ (Heb 11:1). What the inner-man sees is far higher, more complex and much advanced of what the physical eyes see. Paul calls the unseen ‘eternal’ and the seen ‘temporal’.
In traveling through our Christian journey, we must rely on our faith not to look at the things which are seen. It is essential to look at the things which are not seen. God is found only in the unseen or the invisible world. The things which are seen, such as physical sufferings or wealth and poorness, is temporary. With the unseen, God’s presence is eternity. 2nd Corinthians 4:18 says ‘while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal’. What the inner-man “sees” surpasses what the physical eyes see.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian’s Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Reverend Deal can be reached at the Westside Gazette, 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311, or by email at David.firstname.lastname@example.org