Latent Power of the Soul
There is a latent power of the soul that must be addressed.
"We need to understand what soul power is and what this force of the soul can do. What is soul power? By going to the Scriptures and under the illumination of the Holy Spirit believers ought to realize that this power is so hellish as to spread over all nations on earth and to turn the whole world into chaos."
Watchman Nee, The Latent Power of the Soul
The issue of dividing soul and spirit is not a mere issue of words, with no great significance. The spirit and the soul are two totally different organs: one belongs to God, while the other belongs to man. No matter what names we give them, they are complete different in substance. The peril of the believer is to confuse the spirit for the soul and the soul for the spirit, and so be deceived into accepting the counterfeit of evil spirits to the unsettling of God's work. The greatest advantage in knowing the difference between spirit and soul is perceiving the latent power of the soul and in understanding its falsification of the power of the Holy Spirit. Such knowledge is not just theoretical but practical in helping people to walk in God's way.
In The Latent Power of the Soul, Watchman Nee shares his insight on The Power of The Soul, The Christian and Psychic Force, and Spirit Force vs. Psychic Force. He also gives a sober warning to all believers: "The children of God can be protected only by knowing the difference between spirit and soul. If the deeper work of the cross is not applied to our Adamic life and by the Holy Spirit a real life union effected with the Resurrected Lord, we may unwittingly develop our soul power."