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Summary: FOCAL POINT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “SOULED” OUT?

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SOULED OUT

VICTORY-PART 2 OF A 3 PART SERIES

FOCAL POINT: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “SOULED” OUT?

INTRODUCTION: YOU ARE FIRST INTRODUCED TO THE REALITY OF THE SOUL OF MAN IN GENESIS 2:7. “AND THE LORD GOD FORMED MAN OF THE DUST OF THE GROUND, AND BREATHED INTO HIS NOSTRILS THE BREATH OF LIFE; AND MAN BECAME A LIVING BEING.” (NKJV) THE WORD SOUL USED HERE IS “NEPHESH” YOU SEE MAN FORMED IN THREE DISTINCT PART, BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT. THIS DISCUSSES THE SOUL OF MAN AS IT RELATES TO A VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN WALK.

THE MEANS OF THE WORD SOUL AS USED IN GENESIS 2:7 (SELF, PERSON, APPETITE, MIND, LIVING BEING, EMOTION, PASSION, INNER BEING, SEAT OF APPETITES, SEAT OF EMOTIONS AND PASSIONS, DUBIOUS ACTIVITY OF MIND, DUBIOUS ACTIVITY OF WILL, And DUBIOUS ACTIVITY OF CHARACTER. THE PICTURE IS LIKELY BECOMING CLEAR!

EXPOSITION:

HEBREWS 4:12 IS AN EXCELLENT SCRIPTURE TO STUDY THE SOUL OF MAN. “FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND POWERFUL, AND SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD, PIERCING EVEN TO THE DIVISION OF SOUL AND SPIRIT, AND THE JOINTS AND MARROW, AND IS A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHT AND INTENTS OF THE HEART.” (NKJV)

TO UNDERSTAND THIS SCRIPTURE YOU MUST LOOK AGAIN AT THE WORD MEANINGS OF SOUL, DESCRIBED IN THE INTRODUCTION. THE DEFINITION SPEAKS OF DUBIOUS ACTIVITY OF MIND, DUBIOUS ACTIVITY OF WILL AND CHARACTER. THE WORD OF GOD, THE SWORD, IS THE INSTRUMENT TO DIVIDE THAT WHICH IS CO-MINGLED. WHEN THE SEPARATION IS COMPLETE, GOD CAN THEN SPEAK TO YOU SPIRIT TO SPIRIT.

BELIEVERS OPERATE MORE IN THE SOUL (WHAT I THINK, WHAT I DO, WHAT I CARE ABOUT, MY OPINION, MY DESIRES) THAN IN THE SPIRIT. ONLY WHAT IS BIRTHED IN THE SPIRIT WILL STAND THE TEST OF ETERNITY. THE TWO-EDGED SWORD QUICKLY GETS TO YOUR ROOT ISSUES.

GOD’S WORD ENABLES YOU TO SEE SIN IN YOUR HEART. IF YOU THEN ASK FORGIVENESS OF THAT SIN, YOU ARE ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY. THIS IS WHY YOU MUST HEAR, BELIEVE AND OBEY. YOU SEE GOD IN HIS WORD, AND YOU SEE HOW GOD SEES YOU. IF PERMITTED THE WORD OF GOD WILL PENETRATE YOUR VERY CORE OF YOUR MORAL, SPIRITUAL LIFE.

“UNTIL CHRIST WORKS OUT IN YOU ON “INNER CRUCIFIXION” THAT WILL CUT YOU OFF FROM YOU SELF-INFATUATION AND UNITE YOU TO GOD IA A DEEP UNION OF LOVE, A THOUSAND HEAVENS CAN NOT GIVE YOU PEACE.” QUOTE BY F. J. HUEGEL

“SELF IS THE TRUE ROOT, THE BRANCHES THE TREE OF ALL EVILS OF OUR FALLEN STATE.” QUOTE BY WILLIAM LAW

LET THE SWORD OF THE LORD ROOT OUT SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS, SELF-INDULGENCES, SELF-WILL, SELF-KNOWLEDGE, SELF-GLORY, SELF-VINDICATION OF MANY OTHER “SELVES”. FEED YOUR SPIRIT AND STARVE OUT THE SOUL.

APPLICATION: BELIEVER, LET THE SOUL DIE THAT YOU MAY COMMUNE SPRIT TO SPIRIT WITH GOD.

REF: NKJV STUDY BIBLE BY RADMACHER, ALLEN & HOUSE, L. E. MAXWELL, F. B. MEYER DEVOTIONAL COMMENTARY, TSB BY WARREN WIERSBE, LIFE APPLICATION STUDY BIBLE, CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE BY ANTHONY HOEKEMA, BLUELETTERBIBLE.ORG, GOTQUESTIONS.ORG


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