By Rev. Doral Pulley
Scripture – “God is Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).”
Talking to the Woman at the Well, Jesus gave a very vivid one-word description of God by saying, “God is Spirit.” Distinguishing God from human beings who are both human and divine, Jesus, the Christ, identifies God as Spirit, completely divine. Spirit does not have flesh and bones (I Corinthians 15:50). Spirit transcends time and space.
Because we are the children of God, we are spiritual. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience but we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Just as God is a three-fold being: Father, Son, Holy Spirit, we who are made in the image and likeness of God are spirit, soul and body. The I AM is the spiritual part of our being. As spiritual beings we are able live in the Spirit, manifest the Fruit of the Spirit and operate in the Gifts of the Spirit (Galatians 5:17-23, I Corinthians 12:1-9).
In reality, we are spirits; we have souls; we live in bodies. Our spirit is our true identity. Our soul is composed of our minds, emotions, intellect and will. Our body is the house or outer shell that houses the spirit and the soul. When we worship God, we do it in from the I AM of our being and in the truth of who we are – spiritual beings.