Most people believe soul is some kind of spiritual ghostly body. When a person dies, their soul comes out of their body like an invisible spiritual ghostly. Some people claimed to experienced visibly seen this happening. Some also experienced after life when they died for a short time, have seen themselves leaving from their body lying below as well. After that, their spiritual body would head to heaven gate. The troubling is, how is this possible when a person died go to heaven gate right a way if the Bible say not until the Messiah return to earth to rise everyone at the same time? secondly, if we do not rise up after death right away, not until the Messiah return to earth, does our soul stay in our body or leave after death?
I, Bro. Pouliot once believes after we die, we immediately in spirit heading toward heaven. I was taught this way from Catholic's doctrine. Not until one day in my late 30's, while reading the Bible I have discovered a shocking truth about life after death situation. I have learned a great deal about "SOUL". As to what's happen to our body and soul. I have discovered to learn that SOUL is a spiritual BREATH of LIFE according to Genesis 2:7, here what it said.
“And YAH formed a man from the dust of the earth (ground) and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living soul”
Therefore, the living soul is not just a spiritual ghostly image body but a spirit BREATH of LIFE. This make sense because our heavenly Father, YAH created man from dust and HE put the spirit breath of life into the man's nostrils. Our soul is like a key that starts our body into life. Just as how we have a key to start the car’s engine, the car wouldn't come a live to run with a key right?
Spirit is another thing I had to understand the clear meaning as well. Spirit can be a little difficult word to understand the definition, but it shouldn’t be. Since many dictionaries around the world define SPIRIT a little bit differently from how the Scripture books (Bible) define. According to John 4:24, it defines that YAH, our Creator is Spirit.
“Almighty ONE (YAH) is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and to truth”
Since we know YAH is so powerful, the ONE who created heaven and earth by HIS spiritual WORD created everything as explained in John 1:1-4.
“In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with YAH, and the WORD was YAH. The same was in the beginning with YAH. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”
This is why YAH is the Spirit of LIFE who has spoken the creation of foundation law since the beginning. No wonder why Zechariah 12:1 said “The burden of the word of the Master for Israel, saith the Master, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the SPIRIT of man within him.” This SPIRIT which format a man within him is the SOUL, the breath of life.
Another thing I’ve also learned about the spirit, that the spirit is like a wind according to how YahuSha, the Messiah explains in John 3:8 what the Spirit likes.
“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”
No wonder why the breath of life is also like an air of wind we breathe in and out from our mouth and the nostrils. The same reason why John 20:22 said “And when He (YahuSha) had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.”
Let look at Revelation 13:15, some of the Bible version use this word BREATH instead of spirit or living to the beast.
“And it was permitted to give breath to the image of the wild beast, so that the image of the wild beast should both speak and cause to be killed all those who refuse to worship the image of the wild beast.”
Now, this passage verse isn’t talking about the earthly beast creature who receives the breath of life since it’s a symbolic vision. It is talking about someone in great power who will rule over people. The reason I am showing this passage verse is to understand also that a living beast on earth also breathes the breath of life as well. Meaning, YAH also gave the creature a living soul. Since YAH created the world full of animals, he had also commanded the living creature to live to breathe as well. According to Ecclesiastes 3:18-22, this passage verses explained how we are like animals.
“…about the human condition—how YAH proves to people that they are like animals. For people and animals share the same fate—both breathe and both must die. So people have no real advantage over the animals. How meaningless! Both go to the same place—they came from dust and they return to dust. For who can prove that the human spirit goes up and the spirit of animals goes down into the earth? So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is our lot in life. And no one can bring us back to see what happens after we die.”
Since 1st Corinthians 15:39 explained that the human and beast of the creature are also the flesh, but different kinds of flesh. “one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.”
Now, we need to better understand why we are not the living body of a human but the living spirit as explain in Roman 8:5-11.
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against YAH: for it is not subject to the law of YAH, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please YAH. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of YAH dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Messiah, he is none of his. And if YahuSha be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up YahuSha from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up YahuSha from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
Therefore, we live in a human body as the temple according to 1st Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, the spirit breath of life as the soul lives in the body. The same for all living creatures upon earth which YAH created a life. This is why the book of James 2:26 said: “For as the body without the spirit is dead...” Animals too have a soul of the breath of life. Meaning, after the end of time, not only human will raise from the dead to live again, animals will also live again and have a different life in a new world according to Isaiah 65:25, 11:6-9.
Now that we understand what SOUL is, we should definition SOUL by saying…. A living soul is one of the spirits given to all creatures on earth a BREATH of LIFE by YAHUAH, our Creator ONE who created our life. The same reason why the breath of life is like a wind of air we breathe in and out of our mouth and nostrils. We can’t see this soul breath of life because it’s indeed invisible spirit thing as the wind is too. YAHUAH is also invisible to our human eyes as well. Since YAH is Spirit, the spirit is a working spiritual thing we can’t simply understand everything beyond YAH awesome spiritual work on us.
So by saying this, SOUL is NOT a ghosting spiritual body or a thing people claimed what it is.