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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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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Why do we struggle with God’s Will

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God’s will is seldom achieved because we struggle with the way He wants it to be accomplished. His will, His ways, His thoughts are perfect an beyond human understanding and reason which is why we are moved by faith to the cross yet we struggle after salvation.
Everything was accomplished on the cross, and that included having a plan and purpose for your life because every spiritual blessing is made available in and through Jesus Christ. Everything has been made available, and yet we struggle. Here are some reasons why we struggle with the way God wants to move in our lives:
We think our experience has value
Our flesh rages against the soul and spirit
We desire a sense of achievement
Looking at the surface of our hearts we genuinely believe we want God’s will and the way He wants it achieved but when we look deep within, truth does shine into the darkness, and our true nature is manifested.
Unless you despise your flesh, you will never understand how corrupt it is and how it corrupts God’s will in our lives. Jesus nailed our nature to the cross, do your best to keep it dead. Obedience is better than sacrifice.
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Manipulation – Exposing the Church of the World

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The best psychologists can be found in Church leadership, and that is because they understand the power of emotion combined with the power of God’s Word. For many generations, elite non-believers have used God’s Word as a tool to control the earthly population, and it seems that in recent history Church leaders have understood the same psychology. God was very right when He spoke in His Word about the battle between His creation and Satan being in the mind for that is the location where there is either victory or loss.

The art of manipulation within Churches can be found through teachings on giving (primarily cash) and leadership positions which seem innocent on the face of it and in fact I would say that most leaders wouldn’t realise the corruption within such beliefs. The majority of leaders I have encountered and witnessed are innocent on the issues of leadership and giving, but the deeper they get into their positions, the more reliant they become on those two factors. Today’s Church needs tithings and followers in leadership positions to succeed and appear good, and the need for the HolySpirit is now secondary. Let’s look at the gift of giving and leadership in focus.

Giving – Mainstream Christian TV demand instant cash and they use scripture to insinuate that through the giving of finance God will reward and recompense with a greater blessing. I can see why they would say this but looking at God and His Word for who He is, this is far from the truth. The Church in the world needs extreme, continuous finance to fund their traditional events and outreaches which ultimately makes them look good but cripples the congregation. Get rich or try dying. God may not have called many to be rich, but he definitely didn’t call his believers to behave with a poverty spirit. If you are busy giving your money away then who will feed the poor and needy? Before you know, that is exactly what the Church of the world will make you.

Leadership – Some leaders end up in the same positions for 25 years because they seem to be loyal, others are in the position because they don’t want to let go and then there are those who are made to leave early because they do not fit the profile. Great leaders create more great leaders and are never threatened by the newcomers, but the poor leaders are the ones who are adamant that the newcomers or younger generation need to work their way up their ladder in one specific church or organisation. Church tradition requires leaders and their congregation to remain in that same place, and there is no valid scripture to prove or back this up. Staying in the same position brings a false unity and stability which from the outward makes everything look very pretty.

Church isn’t meant to be like this, but today the spirit housed within it cripples leaders and the work of God through the power of manipulation. As a body of believers, we have significant work to do to eradicate this behaviour before Jesus comes back. We have the authority to serve in power, and we must take this responsibility seriously with the fear of God within us. It’s time to give Church the credit God wants it to have.

Leaders, time to change the way you are and get back to the way God is. Purity.

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Striking the Shepherd

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Jesus was quoting the Old Testament when speaking to the disciples about the “shepherd being struck” so the sheep would scatter and He referred the scripture (Matthew/Zachariah) to himself and the believers. I have read many articles and heard many sermons using this scripture out of context to suit agendas, and it’s time to put the record straight.

Church leaders believe that it is an enemy attack that causes sheep to scatter from their pews, but it is God himself who does it. The scripture in context is God himself striking The Shepherd (Jesus), and His disciples who were told they would fall are the ones who scattered. If God is striking the shepherd, there is a good cause for it because He wants to test the hearts and minds of disciples, as His ways are much higher than our ways. The devil gets too much credit for leaders falling and that removes leaders from responsibility hence issues always tend to repeat themselves.

So why do the sheep scatter?

Weak in relationship with Christ – People look for an emotional buzz; they move from church to church
Attitude of a follower rather than Disciple – People need to be spoon fed everything
The Shepherd can no longer provide protection – Either the pastor behaves fleshy, or His assignment has changed in your life

It’s time for the Church and its leaders to step up and realise the devil isn’t the root problem, but it is the flesh that is weak. Jesus said to the disciples in the garden of Gethsemane that the spirit is ready (to the disciples), but the flesh is weak indicating that anointing won’t stop leaders from falling, but a lack of authority and the exercising of it, is the real issue here. If you do not use your authority the devil will use your flesh.

There are many circumstances beyond our control, especially when it is demonic but the root and fruits are very different, and that is the key thing to remember. Demonic activity is divine discipline, and if you are being struck then the question is, “what discipline are you encountering?” Let’s humble ourselves and look deep within; it is easy to blame others and the enemy, but it’s high time to look within.

A people of compromise are people that God will scatter.