1) Flesh… easy. Bones muscles organs etc etc. Not hard. Most difficult thing in this area is wrapping your head around the fact we get a new one in the new world with the new Jerusalem. Its in there, scriptures support it, take a gander at it sometime.
2)Soul…. a little harder but basically it’s your emotions, thoughts, personality. The you, you’d be if someone cut off your arms. If you were born with palsy etc. This doesn’t change when your flesh changes. It can be effected by it but that’s because we are an intimate 3 pieces just as the Lord our God, Jesus is.
3)Spirit. Now this is where we dive in today. Why is this different from our soul?? How does it effect and be effected by our other parts?? Why is this even important?? Lastly… what in the world does it have to do with gardening??
Ever seen one of these??…
How about one of these??…
Both are cherry trees. Same tree, same fruit, drastically different.
Their surroundings effected the layout, size, and maybe even their output. Still a cherry tree.
Your seed determines your fruit and generalized characteristics. Your environment can effect the fruit and minor characteristic diversity but its still a cherry tree.
Our human seed was created in God’s image in the garden with Adam. Initially our seed had the ability to choose to sin or not. When Adam chose to sin he bound himself to sin (Romans 6:14). So speaking garden: he changed his seed from cherry to apple. Now everything he did was related to apple. Still a tree, still human, looked like Jesus, talked like him, walked like him. However, his fruit changed. He no longer made cherries, he made apples.
You can still do this to it…
But you’d get these instead…