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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The ability of the spirit

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My last post focussed on the ability of the flesh and this post explains about the ability of the spirit. God breathed life into Adam we read in Genesis, and His breath gave life to his mortal body which was formed out of mud and clay. We are now aware that humans possess the life of God within us which is our spirit.
Through sin, the spirit of Adam died, and we also became dead in Adam, but through Jesus and His obedience by dying and being raised up our spirits are made alive again. So what is the ability of our spirit?
Life – We can live for God, the way He intended us too. His breath, His desire!
Communicate with God – The spirit is the inner part of the human and that is where communion/relationship happens with God. When we are dead, we cannot hear, understand or speak to God.
Control the Soul and Flesh – Through sin the flesh reigns over the soul which slowly kills off our spirit but in Christ, the spirit has every opportunity to govern the soul and flesh. If the spirit is control of both, then we will live out the will of God and execute to perfection.
Can you now see why dealing with the flesh is vital for successful living in God? There are two parts to salvation:
Firstly, the dealing of our sin – Our souls set free
Secondly, the dealing of our flesh – We died in Him
God raised up Jesus, and we are raised up with Him so by allowing your flesh to rule you make a mockery of His pain and glory.
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The ability of the flesh

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Our physical body has been created by God for His service, but we usually find that we need it to service our personal needs. This is called self-worship which is idolatry and a really sinful way to live. The problem is that the majority of us never wake up to this fact and the rest wake up to it very late, yet it is better to wake up eventually!
The Bible tells us the flesh doesn’t profit anything which means that any word, action or emotion that is supposed to manifest is solely for the purpose of God and His will for our lives. Until we despise our flesh, it is impossible for God to have full control over our spirit, soul and flesh and If God is not in control through HolyGhost, then we are in for an extremely tough life. People struggle to despise the flesh because it has a powerful ability to do good as well as bad. Below are some examples:
Charity
Kind Words
Loving people
There are much more examples, but I hope you understand the point I am making and if we aren’t careful we can get into the trap of doing God’s work rather than Him sending us to His work. The flesh looks for ways to be exalted, and there is no better way to fool us by doing God’s work in the flesh. What is wrong with God’s will in the flesh?
You are doing it in your own strength
You are doing it without the Word of God
You are doing it out of rebellion
The point about rebellion is serious, and this is where Satan really has victory over us. He is that strategic in removing God’s will that he will not even use himself but instead our very own flesh. Are you ready to despise your flesh? If not here are some of the bad fruits our flesh produces:
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lust, idolatry, witchcraft, hate, variance, wrath, strife, heresies, envy, murder, jealousy…..
In the words of Paul, “Except you be circumcised (surrender the flesh), Christ shall profit you nothing”. (Galatians 5)
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Why does God’s Will never happen

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God’s will can fail for our lives, and that is nothing to do with His sovereign and all-powerful nature. His will depends on many factors, and this can be a depressing read for many as there is an expectancy that God moves like the genie from Aladdin!
God is not a genie, and we see the way He moves in His Word which is the biggest and most important demonstration of how He wants His will  to be accomplished, so why do we find ourselves running away from His will?
We do not understand His Word
We lack obedience
We lose hope
Other satanic strongholds work against us as well, but they are usually easier to deal with in comparison to rebellion which is deep rooted and often covered deep in our hearts. We often want to blame Satan for stealing our blessings, but he can only steal when we operate under his principle of rebellion, for there he is the king and Victor.
The solution is simple, and the method is painful because it takes a daily working out of your salvation to accomplish God’s Will. What does this mean? Implementing faith that the flesh is dead on the cross and is no more alive.
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How do we find out God’s Will

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Finding God’s will takes a unique individual effort by having a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus. It is through Jesus and His Kingdom we can find our unique purpose in Him and for His glory and while this seems a simple solution it does take a lot of hard work which can be extremely painful. The reasons it can be painful are:
Self-Will
Lack of knowledge
Wrong influences
Once you deal with the above you are ready to get into a place to hear, receive and start finding out what God’s will for your life is. Always remember that it will be about Him and that doesn’t mean being a worship leader or an usher but an actual lifestyle in God. Below are three keys to finding out what God’s will is:
Worship God
Read His Word
Find out your identity
Many believers think that they should choose their path, and God will bless it, but this goes against everything the scripture teaches us. Proverbs instructs that God will direct our paths if we acknowledge Him. How can we acknowledge God?
Putting Him first in everything
Praising Him through the rough and smooth
Obedience in everything He requires
The Bible says, seek, and you will find, and that’s all God desires from His creation. A generation of seekers!
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