The soul has a vital part to play in our existence. We are made up of Spirit, Soul and body 1 Thel 5: 23 reads And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Nobody likes the sound of war. War signifies turmoil which nobody would intentionally choose. So how would anyone choose “war” unintentionally?
1 Peter 2: 11 reads
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul . In other words, if you don’t cut off or avoid fleshy lusts, you are inviting an unnecessary war for yourself.
The bible clearly states in 3 John 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Our souls need to be allowed to prosper. In other words, we need to get rid of anything that will clutter our souls. These excess baggage will hinder our Christian walk.
1 John 2: 17 reads
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Is it worth getting cluttered with what will pass away? Not worth it.
We have Gods grace. Once we make a choice, His grace is available to help . So what are you contending with and what is the solution? Lets look at these scriptures:
Romans 13: 14
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Galatians 5: 15
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. (And let’s remember that it’s the lust of the flesh that wars against the soul). If the soul is at war, how will it prosper?
Many people don’t talk about the soul, however it is critical to have a healthy soul if we are to enjoy our Christian walk. Kat Kerr has been given many revelations about the soul. Really worth checking her ministry materials.
Now that we know the consequences of cluttering our soul with the wrong things, let us be diligent, obey scripture and by His grace ensure we maintain a healthy soul.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson