24. May 2016 · Comments Off on WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR SOUL PROSPERS‏ · Categories: Anger, Envy, Fear, God's Plan, Healing, Jealousy, Relationship

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, JUST AS YOUR SOUL PROSPERS (3 John 2 NKJV).

On Saturday, we had our monthly meeting by the well where we experienced a great move of God as He began a deep healing of the soul which I’m going to be sharing as He leads. Our feature text was one that He opened our eyes to and the first thing we saw was that this is a prayer of a condition John desired for his friend. The KJV says… I wish above all things…

Beloved, when you wish for something, it means it’s something you desire and for John, this was that 1) Gaius prospers and 2) be in good health. However, there’s a condition which depends on how well his soul prospers. This suggests that we need to pay attention to the condition of our souls because it determines how well we prosper in other areas of our lives.

Over the past few years, the world has experienced the death of some very well-known celebrities’ who were very wealthy but suffered from ailments like insomnia and eventually died from drug abuse; both hard and prescription drugs and I remember coming across a diagram that said hurt in your BODY is experienced in sickness, weakness, decease, pain. Hurt in your SOUL is experienced in mental anguish, emotional instability, paralysis of will. Hurt in your SPIRIT is experienced in emptiness, hopelessness, futility, loneliness etc.

Beloved, I believe this sums up John’s prayer. The Amplified Bible says… I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].

Your soul is made up of your will, desires, emotions etc. and a healthy soul is free from offence, anger, bitterness, jealousy, insecurity, low self-esteem, brokenness, anxiety, fear etc. One doesn’t have trust issues. One isn’t abusive or controlling. One isn’t competitive because they don’t feel the need to prove themselves. As a result, your relationships with your spouse, children, friends, colleagues, parents, boss/leaders prospers which also affects other areas of your life. And then, when your will is also fully surrendered to God, you experience true prosperity (Proverbs 10:22).

Beloved, Hannah was one that had to empty her soul. She told Eli… I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I… have poured out my soul before the Lord… Then Eli answered and said, “Go in PEACE, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him.”… So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was NO LONGER SAD (1 Samuel 1:15-18 NKJV).

Hannah conceived after getting rid of everything negative in her soul and aligning her will with God’s will as it concerns Samuel and then Eli said… GO IN PEACE… which is SHALOM in Hebrew and according to Strong’s Concordance, SHALOM refers to completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquillity, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord”.

Beloved, the Lord desires that your soul prospers because everything else falls in line so, in this season, be attentive as He reveals things that explains the condition of your soul.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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14. December 2015 · Comments Off on TIME FOR HEART SURGERY (PT5) · Categories: Anger, Change, Envy, Jealousy, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Repentance, Sin

Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way (Psalm 139:23-24 AMP).

The fifth heart ailment diagnosed was JEALOUSY… SECRET ENVY… where we say “It should have been me… I should be the one recognised for that”.

The prodigal son’s elder brother comes to mind. Out of anger and frustration, he said to his father… “All these years I’ve slaved for you… and in all that time you never gave me even one young goat for a feast with my friends. Yet when this son of yours comes back after squandering your money on prostitutes, you celebrate by killing the fattened calf!” (Luke 15:29-30 NLT).

YET WHEN THIS SON OF YOURS COMES BACK… LOL. Isn’t he your brother?

He said… All these years I’ve slaved for you… Who would have thought this was how the older brother was feeling? Every time we look at this story, we tend to focus on the younger brother who left home but when we take our eyes off him for a moment and focus on his older brother, we see a bit of undetected jealousy or envy going on here and I’m immediately thinking of when Apostle Paul said… beloved, LET US CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM ALL FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT… (2 Corinthians 7:1 NKJV).

Hmmm… FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT…

These are two areas we need to focus on but most times, we focus on the FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH… i.e. obvious sins like adultery, fornication, stealing… because they are easy to detect. However, what about the FILTHINESS OF THE SPRIT like jealousy and envy? One can carry this kind of filth undetected for a long time. The same person that’s been with you for years is secretly saying “look at how you are treating others better than myself” or “just look at how the Lord is blessing you” and until it reaches that point when it all explodes, how can you detect it?

However, the Lord who examines the heart sees it all. That’s how he saw Cain’s heart… “Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it…” One day Cain suggested to his brother, “Let’s go out into the fields.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him (Genesis 4:6-8 NLT).

“But Cain, what did Abel do to you?” “Nothing, I was just jealous of him. But if only I had listened to the Lord about dealing with that crouching sin”.

Beloved, are you dealing Jealousy or a secret envy? Is it time to ask the Lord to search and deal with what’s really in your heart?

God bless you
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