Our spiritual man has to grow in strength in order to overcome the things, challenges, of the flesh and mind for us to do the things that need to be done by the spirit. The flesh and spirit are contradictory, contrary, one to the other....they are against each other. Our flesh wants to do its things and our spirit wants to do the things that God says. The mediator between our flesh and spirit is our soul.
Now we bring the spiritual attributes into the soul and the flesh realms with the manifestation of their roots being from God and not from our unregenerated soulish man.
The renewing of our minds to God's Word is vital to bring the spiritual Truths into the soulish realm where we live. Now this is where we have problems because we are so "soul conscious" that we forget about the spiritual side where we need to be growing by feeding our soul realm.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler