A lot of folks have no idea what they are, who made them, how they are made and why. Evidently it is important to know what we are because God reveals everything in His holy Bible. When we understand our composition, we can begin to understand our nature and why we do the things we do.
Hebrews 12:9 God is the Father of spirits.
Every human being is first and foremost a living spirit, we live in an earthsuit called a body. Your spirit can live without your body but you body cannot live without your spirit. When God created the first man he was created to be an eternal man, but sin changed his nature and composition. Sin brought corruption to the human body and it would become unfit to live in after a period of time. When Adam obeyed satan, he took on the nature of damnation. It would have been nice if God would have destroyed the devil, but God is the Father of spirits and you cannot cause a spirit to cease to exist. The devil will be around for eternity just like us, but he will be locked away in hell in torment.
2 Corinthians 12:2 I was caught up to heaven, whether I was in my body or out, I could not tell.
The appearance of our spirit and our body are indistinguishable. When Paul went to heaven he couldn’t tell if he was in his body or not because he did things he could not do in the flesh. I can tell you unequivocally that Paul was not in his body because his body was corruptible and there is nothing corruptible in heaven. When we die we do not take our bodies with us, they will be resurrected when Jesus comes for His saints.
John 5:29 The dead will come forth, they that have done good unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
There are folks in hell now in torment and when they think things can’t get any worse, their bodies show up to encompass their spirit. Why do people go to hell? Because they did not choose to be with Jesus in heaven! It is bound in the spirit of every man to seek out it’s Father, some choose to and some just don’t care. If a man would live in heaven for all eternity, all he need do is choose Jesus to be his Savior. God will never take anyone to heaven against their will, everyone in hell does not will to be there but there is no way out now.
You are a human being empowered by an eternal spirit created by God Himself. Not only is it fun but it is exceedingly rewarding to discover your true identity. If you don’t know Jesus you are a child of the devil and you are just like him. The devil is not anyone’s legitimate father, he put himself in that position through deception. He could not have a family of his own so he kidnapped God’s family and abuses them every day. No matter how well you have emulated your father the devil, God wants you back in His family. No man’s life begins until he has invited Jesus to come be a part of it. You are so important to God that He sent His Son to die for you in order to get you free to choose life.