We keep hearing about the soul, but have you ever wondered what a soul means and where it resides in humans? Have you ever questioned yourself trying to understand if the soul is different from the human heart? Having this kind of thought demands an answer. First of all, be aware that, a heart belongs to the human physical body and it is what we can see physically, but a soul doesn't belong there.
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The soul cannot be seen physically. The two are used interchangeably by many without understanding them apart. Scientifically, the heart when the heart stops beating, the human body stops functioning but this doesn't affect the soul because it's a spiritual entity. The heart can stop functioning likewise the soul but the heart does this physically but the soul is spiritual.
The heart is a scientific word, while the soul is a spiritual-religious word. The soul can be referred to as the spiritual part of a person that is believed to give life to the body and in many religions, it is believed to live forever. Meaning, the soul itself resides inside the spirit which is covered by the human body, making it a spiritual entity, that lives forever.
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Let take a look at the book of Matthew 10:28 which says “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” From the scripture we just read, you can simply put it that the body isn't the bootstrapper of the soul, rather the spirit man inside the body, because the human spirit cannot die likewise the soul, but the body and heart does.
Therefore, when the devil or demons tries to capture you spiritually, he isn't going for your body or heart, but the soul which is inside of your spirit man. The human spirit can also be referred to as its soul. It is what God is after inside of you, the soul and not your body. In the physical realm, we can refer to it as the “heart” but in the spiritual realm, it's the “soul”.
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The devil doesn't go after the heart but the soul, he wants the soul to control your inward man which is the spirit. Hence, the human soul resides inside the spirit man and not the physical body. Jesus speaking the book of Matthew 22:37 said; “Love the Lord your God, with all of your heart, your soul and all your mind.” The above scripture indicated that there is a big difference between heart and soul, even the mind that was mentioned.
However, it's clear evidence from the scripture that the soul is different from the heart and it isn't located in the earthly or physical body, rather it is located in the inward man that makes the human physical body exist. The heart dies but the soul doesn't.
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