The Apostle Paul concludes his first letter to the Thessalonian church by ending chapter 5 with a prayer of sanctification. This prayer is more than words about sanctification it includes the definition of what you and I are really made of! Here is the prayer:
1 Thessalonians 5:23-28 (KJV) 23 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. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 25 Brethren, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”
The key to this definition is in verse 23 when he says “your whole spirit and soul and body” that is the holistic approach when you address these three areas of the person. We live in a body; our soul provides the breath of life and we are essentially a spirit. Our spirit is the key part of our tripartite-being that is redeemed or saved and goes to heaven with our incorruptible body. The soul returns to God when we die.
God is a spirit, and we must worship Him in spirit and truth. So, it is critical that we embrace the significance of our spirit person and yet we must be able to live not only a Godly life in the spirit person, but we must bring our bodies into subjection to our recreated spirit and be sure that what comes out of our mouth by the breath of the soul is in total alignment with our recreated spirit.
God knows we are yet in the flesh, so he has given a way to repent and be cleansed when we go astray according to 1 John 1:8-10 (KJV) If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
It is essential that all our being – meaning our spirit, body and soul is fulfilling the call God has on our life and that we are not living fractured lives with part of us in rebellion or living beneath our God given privileges or some other situation that would cause us to be out of balance with God. God desires that we live in complete peace and security in Him as we wait for the return of Jesus Christ.
He promised in Psalm 34:19 (KJV) Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. His promise that He would deliver us out of all our afflictions if we were declared righteous; we have several ways of accessing Him to receive deliverance. We can pray, we can fast, we can go to a Prophetic Counselor, we can go to our Pastor or we can just ask our petition to the
Father and wait on His answer.
What Prophetic Counseling does for you that no other means can, is that it helps to identify the problem/challenge, it allows you to communicate your concerns and fears and Prophetic Counselors to seek the Lord and receive guidance/direction immediately.
Through Prophetic Counseling you receive the scriptures that relate to you whether it is spiritual issue, soul issue and/or body issue. Because the Lord desires that we function on this planet with a spirit of peace overshadowing us: Philippians 4:7 (KJV) 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. When you have the peace of God in your spirit you operate without fear.
Fear and doubt are the two major behaviors that keep most of us from successfully receiving all that God has for us. Know whether the challenge is in the spirit, body or soul God said to the believer He would deliver us from them ALL! God’s promises are true and sure which requires the believer to explicitly trust the Father. Simply said the believer must exercise faith in God.
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