Monthly Archive March 2015

Healing the Soul of Man

Healing the Soul of Man (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

God wants us to be healed in the areas of our souls and bodies, as well as to be new creatures in the spirit. He wants us whole – spirit, soul and body. To receive healing of the soul, however, we must understand the soul and why it needs to be healed, restored, and renewed once we become “born again.” The Greek word psuche (pronounced “sue-kay”) is the word Bible writers used when talking about things of the outer man, which in English is called “the soul.” In the soul of man are the mind, the will, and the emotions. Our emotional patterns tend to formulate our personalities. For example,we can become angry, unforgiving, bitter, jealous, fearful, rejected, offended, etc. if we yield to our flesh. The soul, or personality, is formed through a person’s reactions to the information the mind takes in. The way each person chooses to react to the things he hears, the things that happen to him, and the things he chooses to receive as truth, causes each soul to become what he, or she, is. However, when a person is “born again,” he becomes a new creature, and the soul then must be renewed, or the person struggles by trying to communicate with and live in the world through an old-nature soul. We have to learn to resist the things of the flesh like anger, fear, jealousy, bitterness and allow the Holy Spirit empower us to walk in love, forgiveness, kindness, mercy, love faith, hope, and the fruit of the Spirit.

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Bridging the Generational Gap

Bridging the Generational Gap

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse” (Malachi 4:5-6, KJV).

The Bible talks about a time of tribulation and chaos right before the return of Christ to this earth; yet, He also promises us that He will send us the spirit of Elijah, the Old Testament prophet who performed miracles in his day. Satan has a plan to cause tremendous disunity and mistrust between the generations. This is already happening in the world in a greater measure than we have ever seen. Satan has come with his curse on our children. Nevertheless, Satan will ultimately fail, because the Lord has already ordained that a key movement in the end times will be one of restoration among the generations! God is going to anoint His overcoming people with a spirit of miracles that will touch the hearts of our children to return to God.

Take heart all of you praying parents, if your children have strayed from the Lord or, if they are in rebellion; the Bible says that the seed of the righteous shall be delivered and blessed. We, as parents, need to continue to stand for our children in faith and trust the Lord to turn their hearts back to us if we are estranged from them, or if they are walking in rebellion against us.

“Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered” (Proverbs 11:21).

“His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed” (Psalm 112:2).

Throughout the Word of God, the righteous declare that their purpose is to declare the glory of God to the next generation.

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Guarding Our Hearts

Guarding Our Hearts for the Lord

“Keep {and} guard your heart with all vigilance {and} above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)).

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)).

This scripture reveals an important truth in regard to what kind of life we will live here on earth. It admonishes us to guard our hearts because whatever comes out of our heart (spirit) will determine the issues we will face in this life.

Trinity of God and of Man

Man is a triune being composed of spirit, soul and body. God wants us to be healed in every area of our being. However, the one area that ultimately rules all other areas is the area of our spirit, which is the heart of man.

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