So when we speak whatever language of taking pictures into our minds we are naming it as something that the spirit recognizes and acts upon. It is why “the eye is the lamp of the body” meaning whatever we see the brain records it and is a guide for us - Matt. 6:22. This is the same with hearing and essentially all our senses. It is why satan uses these as gateways into sin. He can only touch our spirit through the flesh. Christians must learn to have selective hearing and what things they see. How is that possible, in a world that bombards the senses 24/7 every day of the year? Even churches use this marketing technique. Jesus says, “My sheep knows Me and hear My voice and will not follow a stranger” - Jn. 10:4 and 14.
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it is true sin starts first with the soul as Jesus indicated but unchecked it will corrupt your spirit so that Salvation cannot do its perfect work. Paul addressed this speaking about a saved person who abused his Salvation and did not want to heed counsel from Paul or the Holy Spirit. After saying to let him be and hopefully when he is at deaths door he may come back and seek forgiveness. The spirit is indeed eternal and just like satan; the corrupted spirit is sentenced to Hell because it can never dwell with God. For the evil one not to tough us we have to close the doors to him which means both our souls/minds and spirit have to be under God's Grace which happens best when we do not sin. For we wrestle against evil spirits etc.
actually, our spirit is different and separate from our soul and satan cannot touch it. it is perfected forever and the holy spirit is there and we are one with him. the sins we commit now are not from our spirits but from our souls which are not yet perfected. if it were to be any other way, the holy spirit could not dwell in us. he has to have a clean vessel to occupy. so this is what it means in 1 John where it says that the evil one does not touch us. I feel most christians still don't realize there is a difference between the spirit and the soul of a person.