Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth (3 John 1:2).
This scripture aligns with our 3-part being, spirit, body, and soul. It is true that we are to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling”; we are to ask God to “renew the right spirit within us”; we are to “walk in the spirit” daily. Yet, there is a bit of prominence surrounding the soul. Since it is the seat of our emotions, our thought life and our will, the soul deserves some attention. The soul carries deep-seated wounds within it. All the trauma and pain being imploded in our lives have found a lodging place there. I dare say that most sicknesses and diseases are bound to deep wounds rooted there.
The redemptive work that Jesus did on the cross makes it possible for us to receive healing in our soulish realm just as in our physical bodies (our flesh). “He took our infirmities and bore all of our sicknesses” (Matt. 8:17 NKJV). Regardless what the problem is, in most cases you may rest assure that sin has abound. Of course, one such incident in the Bible that disputes this claim is the man who was blind from birth (physical) (John 9:1 KJV). The disciples wanted to know what sin this man parents had committed. “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him (John 9:2 KJV). With that exception, most of your issues are sin related whether they are sins you committed or sins someone else committed against you; and an even greater awakening is–these sins can reach back through your generational lineage.
We thank God for counselors, mentors, and spiritual leaders. It is encouraging to seek professional help that is safe when you are in trouble. God has made it known to us that He is a very present help in our times of trouble.
Even though these other methods are a source of consolation and may eventually cure the maladies that afflict you, at best you will still have to deal with the wounds in your soul one at a time. OMG!! That could take for ever!! Let’s hope not. While I believe that a process is inevitable, I believe Jesus Christ is accelerating even that in these changing times. When you are to moving in the fullness of what God has purposed for you–hatred, bitterness, and anger, resentment, envy, and jealousy, strife, abuse, and abandonment, and rejection, can have no place in you.
Jesus was able to heal all sicknesses and diseases because the ruler of this world(Satan) had nothing in common with Him (John 14:30 NKJV). The redemptive blood and the resurrection power of Jesus can heal your soul with expediency.
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