The Flesh and Spirit do not let the teaching of the flesh corrupt the Soul and Eternal Spirit

The Flesh and Spirit do not let the teaching of the flesh corrupt the Soul and Eternal Spirit  
 
Brothers and Sisters, the idea of positive thinking is not of a spiritual nature. This concept is man trying to impose the flesh on the spirit. Don’t think this is true? Let’s look that the scripture and the spiritual, original meaning, of key words and then look at the scripture in context.  
 
Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) 7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.  
 
We see here the word “heart” is used two times, and is key to understanding what is said.  
 
The first occurrence of the word “heart” comes from the Hebrew nepesh Strong’s 5315 from <H5314> (naphash); properly a breathing creature, i.e. animal or (abstract) vitality. Also translated also as soul 475x, life 117x, person 29x, mind 15x, heart 15x, creature 9x, body 8x.  
 
The second occurrence of the word “heart” comes from the Hebrew lēb Strong’s 3820 a form of <H3824> (lebab); the heart; also used (figurative) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything. Also translated as  heart 508x, mind 12 x, midst 11x,   understanding 10x, hearted 7x, wisdom 6x.
 
From these two meanings of the word “heart” we can see the scripture is speaking of the nature man or man of the flesh who’s Soul (G5590 ψυχή (l05x) psuche, psoo-khay’; from 5594; breath, i.e. (by impl.) spirit, abstr, or coner. (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from 4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from) and reasoning is ruled by their emotions.   And the Soul Psuche refers to  that in which there is life, a living being a living soul (1Cor 15:45); (2) the soul, (2a) the seat of the feeling’s desires, affections, aversions, (Luk 1: 46; 2:35); (2b) the, (human) soul in so far as it is constituted that by the right use of the aids offered it by God it can attain its highest end and secure eternal blessedness. the soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life (3 Jn 2; 1 Pet 2:11); 2c) the soul as an essence which differs from the body and is not dissolved by death. (distinguished from other parts of the body), Mt 10:28; Rev 6:9.     Of which holds our eternal Spirit G4151 πνεῦμα (385x) pneuma, pnyü’-mä; – from 4154; (human) the rational soul,(by impl.) vital principle, ment. disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit:-Spirit(111x). Holy Ghost (89x), Spirit (of God) (13x), Spirit (of the Lord) (5x), (My) Spirit 13x), Spirit (of truth) (3x), Spirit (of Christ) (2x), human (spirit) (49x), (evil) spirit (47x), spirit (general) (26x), spirit (8x), (Jesus’ own) spirit (6x), (Jesus’ own) ghost (2x), misc. (21x) = life, spiritual, spirituality, wind.  
 
Now that we can see both the Letter and Spirit of word “heart” used here let us look at Proverbs 23:7 in context. And seek the revelation of the Holy Spirit.
 
Proverbs 23:1-8 (KJV) 1  When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 2  And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 3  Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
 
4  Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. 5  Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
 
6  Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: 7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. 8  The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.  
 
Rev. Dennis Dean Wilson Jr.
The Word Spirit and Truth Ministries
God’s House of the True Worshipers