What is the Human Spirit vs Holy Spirit vs Demonic Spirit?

Pastor John's Life Change Moments

Jun 1 2024 • 28 mins

Three Distinct Spirits

There are three spirits that the Bible talks about: the Holy Spirit (also known as the Spirit of God), the Human Spirit, and Demonic Spirits.

  • The Holy Spirit that GIVES people the POWER to be able to become transformed into the likeness of Christ.
  • Demonic Spirits are the fallen angels that went along with Satan’s revolt against God (Isaiah 14:12-15) and have at least 8 characteristics: demonic spirits are liars, accusers, deceivers, haters, intimidators, fear mongers, oppressors, and they can come in the form of disguisers.
  • The Human Spirit comprises our intellect, our feelings, our anxieties, our passions, our creativity. The invisible human spirit is in charge of guiding our mental and emotional processes.

On the Human Spirit, the Apostle Paul wrote, “For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:11 NASB).

The Human Spirit was inhaled into Adam, the first man. The breath of God gave Adam life. It’s the Holy Spirit, the "Breath of God," who gives us spiritual life as new creations in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”

Pastor Adrian Rogers once said, “’It is the human spirit that is the organ of spiritual knowledge. It is as the Holy Spirit energizes the human spirit that you begin to see and understand the things of God. The Bible says, “they are spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).’”

On today’s podcast, learn more about the Human Spirit, and also learn what caused damage to the Human Spirit which still affects us today.

Helpful Resources

  • How a Christian Can Know If He or She Is Really Saved. Click here to read.
  • Why Self-Help Books Don't Really Help. Self-help books don’t work for any extended period of time because self-help books TELL someone WHAT to do but do not GIVE someone the POWER to change. To access Holy Spirit power, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Learn more by clicking here.
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  • Is God Prompting You? If you or someone you know is not a Christian (this is referred to as someone not Saved), but you feel a stirring or prompting in your heart that you have not felt before, it may be God asking you to accept his Son as your Lord and Savior.
    • There is no second chance to accept Christ if someone dies before accepting Christ. That’s why this decision must be made now as none of us know when we will draw our last breath on earth. Invite Christ into your heart now, proclaim Him your Lord and Savior, and ask forgiveness of your sins. It’s the most significant decision that one can make and determines where you are going to spend eternity, either in heaven or in hell.
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    Pastor John Haggard