The ability of the soul

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As God created flesh and then breathed life into Adam, the first living soul was created. The soul is the convergence between spirit and flesh and is the middle point of the human; It is immortal and will live forever, whether with God or without.
Many Christians believe we do not have free will, but the soul proves otherwise as within it, contains the emotions, the mind and free choice. Adam freely chose to eat the apple as did Eve, and we freely have made a decision whether we need a saviour or not. So what is the ability that the soul possesses?
Mind – We either see God or desire our flesh
Emotions – We either believe truth or are deceived with lies
Free Will – We either allow our spirit to rule soul and flesh or allow the flesh to rule soul and spirit
Jesus dying on the cross enabled freedom for our souls from sin, and we have the choice to allow our soul to stay in that state on a regular basis. Jesus desires that we do all things through Him and that means working out our salvation on a day to day basis. What does this mean?
Allowing HolyGhost to live through our day to day lives
Living out our God chosen purpose
Proving on a day to day basis that Jesus’s Truth has set us free
The soul will always live, and we have a choice what we allow to come into it and what goes out of it. We also have an opportunity to experience a soulish relationship or a spiritual one with God.
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How do we execute Gods Will

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It’s one task finding out God’s will for your life but it is entirely another matter executing it successfully. Many hear God’s word and will for their lives, but they never end up fulfilling the desire God had for them which does leave a feeling of disappointment and failure.
On the other hand, people try to blame God by:
Reasoning
Questioning Him
Demanding Him for answers
Be very careful if you ever get to this stage because it isn’t God’s fault and He hasn’t let you down. Here are some reasons why we have problems executing God’s will for our lives:
Human Wisdom
Lack of knowledge
Impatience
What this means is that humans have a tendency to handle supernatural revelation with fleshly methods which bring the entire circumstance to nought. The flesh always rages against God’s thoughts and plans because of the pride it has accumulated over the years and needs to be reminded of its place which is dead on the cross by the work of Jesus Christ.
So how do we execute the will of God for our lives?
Never stop seeking God
Asking Him to direct every step you take
Stay aligned with the spiritual realm (Things can always change)
You need to make sure you trust God through the entire process because you aren’t running a sprint race but a marathon. You need God for every decision in your life. He directs you, not the other way round.
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False suffering – Exposing the Church of the World

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Jesus foretold that suffering would happen to His followers and that the Church would need to endure a time of tribulation while on earth. Today suffering has lost its original biblical context and has been severely downgraded by the Church in the world today. Genuine suffering seems to be a problem in areas of the world where Christianity is less acceptable whereas in the ‘free’ areas of the world there is little or no suffering even though the claims are different.

The problem with the Church in the world is that it cannot withstand judgement spoken upon it and in return, it claims to be persecuted through suffering. Who are we to speak judgement? Well, the apostles often wrote to the churches to get their act together so why change now? As a believer, you have every right to highlight the problems of a church as long as you are doing it with the right motivation. The spirit behind everything you say counts. Are you speaking out of pride or concern? Out of being correct or conviction? Every time you make a decision in your life, you are making a judgment. This doesn’t give free reign to hurt, angry Christians to go on the attack, for God will judge all our hearts.

The Church responds from the pulpit, and it is the platform that is used to destroy God’s Kingdom work because accusations bring wrath and wrath is only appointed for Satan and his children. The duty of the Church is to deal with their issues so they can teach and house broken people but instead there is a cry that things are working against them. This, my friends, is not suffering for Christ but it is guilt and the fruits of it. I do understand that there are some terrible people on blogs calling out churches and leaders with the wrong attitude, but there are those who tell the Church exactly what the Bible says; And they don’t like it.

Here is a list of things that Churches feel they are being attacked about:

Doctrine

Leadership structure

Leadership style

Money

Church member figures

None of the above relates to the Faith directly, and that is how you know the difference between a Church which is genuinely being persecuted or crying wolf; Their faith and their works are boasted, but if the works aren’t miraculous then there is no true suffering involved. True suffering is a result of the miraculous happening in your life and Church. No miracles, no Jesus, no Jesus no suffering.

Take a firm look at your Church and line it up with the Bible. There is no perfect Church, but there has to be a Church which is fully invested in God’s will and Spirit.

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Self Pity – Exposing the Church of the World

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Broken leaders are far many today, and I recently told a friend that if you are a leader then expect to be broken and that isn’t always for good reasons. We do have a great comfort from being broken as leaders because whatever has been planned for evil, God will work for His plan and glory. Personally the more broken I have become, the more I have relied on Jesus and the stronger I have become in return. However once broken a state of self-pity does consume a leader, and that self-pity becomes a spirit which spreads like wildfire throughout churches and relationships. Two things happen next, and they are either healing or destruction. Let’s look at both areas below.
Destruction – This is what usually happens, unfortunately, and with self-pity, there seems to be two types of destruction which centre around infecting the leadership an causing them to compromise or the leadership infecting their congregation through their compromises. Self-pity tells you that you are owed something or that everything is always working against you, especially people, and this mindset removes Jesus, His blood and His victory from our lives and eventually gives the devil full reign over our lives. Living as a Christian is already a battle, but when we start adding to our plight with self-pity, we start to lose the battle. What are the fruits of this mindset? Leaders wiping out other leaders from the platform and tearing down of gifting and identities. Such a shame but it’s the truth.
Healing – Healing rarely happens today especially in mainstream circles, and there are many reasons for it. It is easy to focus on physical healing, but emotional healing is just as important because a sound mind is needed to live out the fullness of Christ through our bodies. What healing does is that it allows us to see God clearly for His will, purpose and plan and a lack of it keeps us blind and then we essentially end up leading the blind. If I could sum up Church today, that is precisely what I would say, ‘The blind leading the blind’.
There was a pastor who asked me for help as a consultant for his church and he asked me how he could make his church grow in numbers. I did attend the church, and it was quite a depressive atmosphere. My point being that the Church needs to deal with the spirits housed within its system before they can expect anything else from God. The Church is constantly under attack, but the problems are deepened by their own failings.  It’s time to get back into a place of obedience and abandon current and past traditions.
How did God see His Church and how does He see it now? Ask Him the question. Church isn’t about me and you, it is about Jesus and His coming.
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Jesus commands His Disciples

 

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Jesus spoke extensively to the disciples in private because He wanted to instruct them about how they need to live successful lives after His death and resurrection. Jesus knew it was going to be tough for them and for anyone else who took the mantle of being a disciple of Christ on. Therefore He provided His commandments and HolyGhost to help. Jesus’s commands varied but they were very specific as to how disciples need to lead successful lives; below I categorise His commandments and what He wanted us to learn:

What God expects from us – The calling
What we should expect from this life – The vision
What has been given to us by God – The purpose
The dangers of people – Wisdom
The end times – Discernment
The authority we carry – Knowledge

Jesus was very purposeful and wanted us to be equipped with the above as that is how we are meant to live our daily lives but many struggle with the commands of Jesus because He approaches them from a critical angle. Many Christians today despise criticism and promote positivity, but if we look at criticism the right way, we can draw a conclusion that it is for a positive purpose. Jesus is not condemning His disciples by commanding them with instructions but He ls trying to protect us from the hands of the enemy. The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy and Jesus knows that better than anyone so He laid down firm foundations for us to grasp and live by.

Living by these commandments can be taxing especially when life gets tough, but that is precisely why He gave us His HolyGhost. The scriptures say that HolyGhost will comfort us by reminding us of the teachings of Jesus, and it is these very commandments written over 2000 years ago that we need to be reminded of every day. How desperate are you for God’s Spirit to be in your life? How desperate are you to be reminded by God’s Spirit about Jesus’s commandments? Today people love the feel good factor of HolyGhost and attend meetings for emotional comfort and months later there is no change in their circumstances.

The greatest counsellor is HolyGhost, and He is ready willing and able to teach you about Jesus and help you be a light to this world and salt to this earth. He is willing to remind you of your authority and the dangers of the people that surround you. If you want to be a genuine disciple of Jesus, then you will love His commandments and will love to be obedient to Him concerning them. If you find yourself struggling with this, then you must recognise you need God’s Spirit in your lives.

This is what Paul means when He said, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The strength to follow His commands, not to go to work, school or if you are having a bad day. I despise those Facebook memes that are thrown about. Of course, Christ wants to strengthen us for life but it is rooted in His commands, and if you aren’t following them then there is no chance you will be fully strengthened for anything else in life.

Love His commands, Love being obedient – Then you are a disciple of Jesus