"So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls." (Amplified)
In Matthew 7 Jesus said: “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you”
Jesus was talking about human soulish judgement. We are never supposed to judge in this way, but from the spirit.
Paul says in 1 Cor 2:15 “But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ. (NKJV)
Paul was talking here about Spirit filled believers who walk in the spirit and are lead by their spirits, joined with the Spirit of God, not by their souls.
Galatians 5:16 Paul says “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh” and also in verse 24 “And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit”.
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death”
For more about the soul and the spirit of man, refer to:
-Series from Shamah-elim (Recommended!!!)
-As well as “Healing the Broken Spirit” from John and Paula Sandford
-And teachings from Aurthur Burke from Plumline ministries
How deep the scars of sin are engraved in all of us!!! God wants to fix the cracks in the foundations. All the sin that brings forth death.
Healing means not only forgiveness through the blood of Christ, not only death on the cross to practice built in childhood in the hidden inner nature, not only resurrection to new life. It also means simple comfort and balm which repairs and restores. Is 53:4-6, 1:5,6.... From teachings - John and Paula Sandford,
See also section on the Dividing Axe
A life lead by the spirit or the soul
Refer : Table below, scroll down...