I purify for intimate communication. I am bringing men close. Men will no longer be ordinary. Men will be sanctified for them to be brought close.
God will bring us into deeper truth of the mystery of what he has been saying to us. The more we are built is the closer we are to Him. God made us the way we are; different from other animals. These other animals have flesh and souls and God also takes care of them. God is detailed. He takes care of everything. Even the animals are protected by Him without having to pray to God for protection. The lilies are clothed by Him too. He is kind to all. Sometimes we pray out of fear. Our prayer and fasting should be out of dutifulness and responsibility.
When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.
In our spirit we are the same, but our differences lie in our souls. The things of man (what defines a man) is in the spirit of man. 1 Corinthians 2:11. We cannot handle administration of God on earth without knowing the soul. The souls of men were not this way before Christ came. A soul can give itself or connect itself to an age that is alien to its present. The soul can change. It is assumptive to believe that everyone is like you. A soul can inherit or culture its learning. What makes our souls are what we inherited from our fathers and conversations around us whether consciously or unconsciously. All these form a value system for the soul.
Christianity is living a way we do not know about. When God numbers soul it is because he deals with souls as individuals. What you find in souls is called IDEOLOGY (A way of thinking). And it is ideology that makes up our different personalities. All souls are not one generally, locally, territorially and religiously. Righteousness exalts a nation.
Righteousness speaks of a system of rightness that doesn’t change. As a believer, we can claim our righteousness in Christ in any realm whether it is by the righteousness of the earth or that of heaven. That is why we preach Christ revealed and not masked. What other beliefs do is to mask the leader and give people religion. We make war by righteousness. Righteousness should be by faith and not just by seeing. Spiritual warfare in righteousness is not defined by events of the present but is determined over a span of time. Those who operate without the light of the promise see each battle differently and approach it by deception. It is not easy to solve the problem of Nigeria if the souls involved are not known.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
In the natural ecosystem of animals in a habitat, they are in a state of peace (equilibrium) even though there are births and deaths. Such peace is not God’s design for man. What is meant to bring peace is the soul. Matthew 11:29, Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. There is a rest that one enjoys because he has believed. Bur there is another that the soul must receive. The more we come into rest in our souls, the more we know the souls of men. As we journey to rest, we will meet several kinds of souls. Jesus knew what is in men i.e. the contents of their souls. John 2:24.
Exodus 30:13, 15
This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.
The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
1 Peter 1:18-19
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
The soul must be redeemed. The only way a soul can escape corruption is by redemption. For the sake of the joining, a soul must first be bought (as seen in marriage). The worth of a soul is the cost of a soul. For the soul of a man, the blood of Jesus was the cost. And the way Jesus sees it is not in its present state but in the destiny of the soul which is the joining of the soul to Christ. Jesus could have ruled the earth by his soul without having to shed his blood. The soul is meant to express the Life of God. A man can be naturally preserved without his soul being touched. Jesus did not die just for us to be sustained naturally. When we pray it shouldn’t be just for the things at hand, but because our prayers can do many things beyond our present predicament.
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
A servant is known by his soul. The place where service is offered is from the soul.
Romans 12:1-2. The soul is what proves service and it is where God approves service. A Christian can offer dead service if all he does is at the level of mere men. What Jesus went through was borne by his soul and not the Holy Ghost. Redemption is not ‘by’ but ‘through’ the Eternal Spirit.
The Lord is bringing in an administration in this next phase of the year to upgrade our souls and we will be upgraded. Amen!