Our aim is to be a spiritual man but not a spirit. If we recognize this distinction our lives shall never be cut and dried.

We today are human beings and shall be so eternally, yet the highest achievement of a human being is to develop into a spiritual man.

The angels are spirits; they have neither body nor soul. But we humans possess both. We are to be spiritual men and not spirits. Demons use to have a body, but now they are diseembodied spirits. Whereas the fallen angels and Lucifer never had a body. The 24 archangels (Rev. 4) and the 2/3 angels that remained obedient to God also do not have a body or soul.

The spiritual man shall continue to retain his soul and body; otherwise, he would be reduced to being a spirit instead of a man. No, what is meant by being a spiritual man is that he is under the control of his spirit which has become the highest organ of his whole person. Let us not be mistaken on this point.

A spiritual man retains his soul and body; being spiritual does not annihilate these organs nor their respective functions, because these make man what he is. So although the spiritual man does not live by them, he certainly has not annihilated them either. They instead have been renewed through death and resurrection so that they are perfectly united to the spirit and have become instruments for its expression.

Hence the emotion, mind and will remain in a spiritual man but are subject entirely to the guidance of the intuition.