He Formed man of the dust of the ground, and Breathed into his nostrils the Breath of Life; and man became a living soul.
This Breath of Life is man’s spirit since it came Directly From God.
AS it touched man’s body, the soul was produced – and man became a living soul.
Man’s spirit has God-Consciousness, Knows God’s Voice, and is Able to Communicate with Him.
BUT after the fall of Adam his spirit became dead to God.
THEREAFTER the spirit of Adam (and of all his decedents) was so oppressed by the soul that his spirit was knit intimately with the soul.
When a person is SAVED, though, his spirit becomes Alive to God;
But due to the close uniting of the spirit with the soul for such a long period, it requires the Word of God to Divide or Separate them.