I realize that my generation has approached the issue of The SOUL rather intellectually than revelationally and therefore the gates/perverted wisdom/stolen authority of Satan subtly prevails because we haven’t known The SOUL as we ought to! Satan is therefore more skilful in leading souls than ministers who now specialize in reaching the flesh of Souls not the heart of Souls and thereby limit congregations of believers from experiencing an internal reconstruction of the soul that is meant to make it an abode for Truth/Christ!
Satan has led many simple souls with dumb idols and many ‘wise men’ with sophisticated idols over ages! He has effortlessly twisted the soul constitution of many with vain deceits, philosophies, traditions of men and the rudiments of this world. Even Moses that was once the meekest man in the earth couldn’t complete his syllabus in managing God’s flock (Souls) as he ought to, so how dare I tell you I really understand The Soul? Heb. 11:40 therefore declared, that those who handled a weaker testament could not be made perfect without the produce of the New Testament meant to produce full blown sons who would Declare God, i.e. a generation that would experience the full redemption of souls that would attain the measure of the stature of Christ – The True Definition of MAN!. Unfortunately, messages today mainly minister to many brains not to The Soul.
Heb. 11:40 ….God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Dan 12:3 And they that be wise (the wisdom of the epistles) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars (Sons in glorified states) forever and ever.
Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith/Gal. 6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
(i.e. Christ is dwelling in our Spirit unhindered but wants to dwell in our Souls before which he has to replace the former laws of our Hearts & Mind (Our Soul) with spiritual laws.
The Lord in great mercies is therefore opening the eyes of the ecclesia to see that the entire bible is the story of the soul! It documents the selfless and tireless efforts of God to reach an elusive being called The Soul, while very little was devoted to the Human Spirit. From Genesis 3:6 to the tail end of the synoptic Gospels when the perfect sacrifice was paid for the raising of man’s spirit that died in Eden, Souls Were Walking either in The Course of The World or The Paths of Righteousness! Apostle Peter therefore had to describe The End of The Faith as The Salvation of the Soul (1 Pet. 1:9), not The Salvation of The Spirit because that takes place at New Birth!
So, we can see that God has been in the battle to increase the life content in the souls of men while Satan has been scheming to reduce the residual life in souls and degrade it totally to beastly flesh, into an earthly/sensual/hellish order. Jam 3:15
James 4:1 From whence come wars and fighting among you? Come they not of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war…
(i.e. the spiritual capacities of the soul was reduced through lustful trafficking into a carnal sensual state now called the 5 senses, which can’t discern Christ/Truth
While battling to promote faith on earth, heaven witnessed various expression/kind of faith:
- They saw The blood of Abel (His Life/Soul Walk) which spoke and called forth the restoration of a righteous seed called Enos (Gen. 4:26), whose coming reenacted The Life of Faith as men began to call upon the Lord.
- They saw the Faith of Noah that survived doubts and mocking over a space of 120 years while building the ark.
- They saw The Faith of Enoch with no record of ‘SUCCESS’ as clamored today but rather, a constant 300 years of walking and romancing the unseen until heaven branded the world as being unworthy of him by taking him
- THEY SAW THE FAITH OF ABRAHAM, THAT MADE HIM WALK IN STRANGE TIMINGS/DEALINGS WHEREBY HE DIDN’T GET MATERIAL THINGS WHEN OTHERS DID, LATER GOT ABUNDANCE WHEN OTHERS WERE IN FAMINE, GREW YOUNG WHEN OTHERS WERE EITHER GROWING OLD OR DYING AND WAS NEVER ADVISED TO GO FOR SPECIAL DELIVERANCE AS IS THE CASE TODAY!
- They saw The Faith of Elijah that made him to alter seasons and later disobeyed gravity at death.
- They saw The Faith of David that brought him into various Prophetic Priestly Experiences whereby he gave tutorials on THE TABERNACLE IN HEAVEN, one of the keys to the priestly book of Hebrews, a strong meat indeed!
- They saw The Faith of the Centurion, who as a gentile/unbeliever, humbly placed himself under the authority of the Lord’s words and manifested a faith that Jews fell short of.
- They saw how the centurion man Believing In The Words of Jesus Before Seeing His Works, God therefore leaving him as witness to those who need to see signs like the Jewish nation and yet couldn’t believe!
Today, we primarily relate with a faith that brings material rewards! We preach the milky aspect of faith as if it represents the totality of faith and therefore secretly veil men to The Righteousness of God which can only be revealed by preaching Righteousness from Faith To Faith Rom. 1:16-17
Lk. 21:19 In your patience possess ye your souls. (i.e. the true test of the strength of a believer is in his ability to wait)
You may therefore agree with me that The Faith of The New Testament is different from that which Old Testament saints experienced! Only the likes of Father Abraham, David etc through their Priestly Art of Waiting had a foretaste of that kind of Faith, but yet, they were all limited by its unavailability which God alone can operate through a man, because IT TAKES THE SON TO KNOW/REVEAL THE FATHER WHO WAS ONLY REVEALED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT!
Isa. 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder…
(i.e. The Church has received ‘a child’ and thereby The Blessings of His Hand – prosperity/healing movement etc – but we now need to receive The Person of ‘The Son’, The Speaker of the New Testament/New Creation through the ministry of His Face!
Matt. 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and No Man Knows The Son, But The Father; NEITHER KNOW ANY MAN THE FATHER, SAVE THE SON, and HE TO WHOMSOEVER THE SON WILL REVEAL HIM.
(This is where we have an undiscerned edge over all the Old Testament saints, but unfortunately, their Faith walk is weightier than ours as we seem to settle for WORKS!)
We can therefore see a kind of Faith that was obtained and described by the likes of Peter as a ‘Precious Faith’ (1Pet. 1:1), by Jude as ‘Most Holy Faith’ (Jude 1:20) by Apostle John as ‘Our Faith’ (1Jn. 5:4) and by Apostle Paul as ‘The Faith of The Son of God’.
2 Pet. 1:1 “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, To Them That Have Obtained Like Precious Faith With Us (i.e. to those that shared that kind of faith) through The Righteousness of God
(i.e. It takes the revelation of divinity to gradually migrate from The Foundational Faith unto The Finishing)
- Faith here is The Faith of God/The Faith of The Son, an advanced course where we are instructed under The Latter Rain (i.e. The Rain of Righteousness/STRONG MEAT) which comes after The Moderate or Full Former Rain (i.e. Teacher of Righteousness –MEAT) and The Early Rain (Preparation/Introduction To Righteousness - MILK).
- This order of Faith is traceable to allocations which Rom. 5 called An Abundance of Grace, meant to enable us enjoy His Righteousness/His Person the same way unbelievers/carnal believers enjoy sin.
- This order of Faith engages the Soul in a Spiritual Walk and grants it the passport to lay hold of spiritual inheritance kept beyond the reach of corruption (i.e. in heavenly places).
- This order of Faith was inherited by FEW who completed the course of ‘Falling Like A Grain of Seed’, died to the reputation/standards of this world and through their lives defined obedience as The demand of Things To Come.
- This order of Faith prepared the Souls of the likes of the Apostles to experience the New Creation World (i.e. The World To Come) not just in their recreated Spirit but in their souls!
The New Testament edition of Heb. 11 kind of Faith/Soul Walk is currently being documented by heaven into what John the beloved called ‘Another Book’ in Rev. 20:12. Creation has been waiting for the raising of Many Sons who would download and churn out divine life from their Souls and thereby DECLARE GOD TO THEIR GENERATION!
We are at the mercy of UNDERSTANDING THE FAITH OF THE NEW TESTAMENT which is different from what we celebrate as faith today.