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As we wrap up the design and proofing process on The Healing of the Heart, and begin working on the other two in this series, there is the feeling of anticipation mixed with big questions on marketing and receptivity. Our brand is not well known, and the journey has taken time as the process move from a one man process of of research and composition. Things are heating up as we have a volume of materials to present.
The TPT Healing series is perhaps the most meaningful studies. However, we are anxious to get the reading book series out as well. It all takes time and money. Revenue from book sales will be helpful, but it is hoped that their will be donors who will step up as they see the value of the TPT Healing series.
Honestly, we think people will love the books as they are unique, interesting, and are "as promised" healing to those who read and apply what is shared.
The TPT Healing books cover unique, yet well-founded, information from the Bible. Every effort has been made to stick to the Book as the process of explaining how the Heart, Soul, and Mind work. These three systems are Jesus' response to a lawyer's question about which is the greatest commandment.
Jesus gave a distinct and concise answer that we should love the Lord, our God with our whole heart, soul, and mind. The languishing question is HOW is that done. We understand love, which is a full embrace at our innermost level. The TPT healing series is an extremely interesting study into how we actually live out that love of God.
As we can see from the creation of man in Genesis 2:7 where God formed the body from the "dust of the ground" and "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Spirit) and man become a living Soul." It is here that you see all three part distinguished at creation. The body is temporal (temporary) , but the Soul and Spirit do not end when the body dies. Each of us will live in eternity. It only a question of where we we spend that eternity. Some religions believe that our souls and spirit recycles over and over allowing us many chances to get it right, but that is contrary to the Bible says that there is one chance at life and then the judgment. (Hebrew 9:27)
From our projected chart, it seems that the faculty of the Spirit is one of eight faculties of a system call our Soul. The faculty of the Spirit is however inactive or dormant until it receives an endowment from God of His spirit that makes it lively. Imagine a parent helping their child open a bank account by signing up at the bank.
Okay, now you have a bank account, but no money. That bank account is literally worthless. The child has no money to put in the bank because he has no job. He asks his father, "But, Dad, I'm broke and I can't put anything in the account." Out of love for his child, the father puts $10 in the account and says, "I'll put more money in the account as part of your allowance."
When we become the child of God, He puts a deposit of His spirit into the empty faculty of our Spirit. It is now functional, and He also promise to keep adding to the replenishment of His spirit as a provision for any believer who wishes to walk by fatih and in His spirit.
But there is so much more to this amazing infusion of the Spirit. The faculty of the Spirit is one of two major influences throughout the other faculties of the Soul. The faculty of the Flesh is the other major influencing source. Which will control? It depends on which one we feed and favor. It is at this point that the other system of the Inner Man comes into play. The Heart like a river that waters the Soul supplying nutrients as it were a diet. Like the diet you feed your body, the nutrition from the Heart can help or hinder your spiritual growth.
NESCIENT: A combination of the Latin prefix ne-, meaning "not," and scire, a verb meaning "to know."
An ignorant person. One who holds that only material phenomena can be known and knowledge of spiritual matters (the unmeasurable) or ultimate causes is impossible.
Though an obscure word, a nescient tends to be a worldling that complies and follows the trends and prevalent thoughts in society. Though ignorance is implied in the word, it is a willing ignorance that does not wish to be drawn into controversy or bold statements.
For the majority, going against the popular trends, societal conventions, or prevailing culture requires little serious thought. Nescient is the simplest path to what is deemed to be a nominal existence. The nescient only needs to look around, see what others are doing and follow the pattern. In modern terms, the consider Neo's choice:
In The Matrix, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill by rebel leader Morpheus. The red pill represents an uncertain future—it would free him from the enslaving control of the machine-generated dream world and allow him to escape into the real world, but living the "truth of reality" is harsher and more difficult. On the other hand, the blue pill represents a beautiful prison—it would lead him back to ignorance, living in confined comfort without want or fear within the simulated reality of the Matrix. As described by Morpheus: "You take the blue pill...the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill...you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." Neo chooses the red pill and joins the rebellion.
The Marix was scary because it was close to a reality that seems to be catching up to our present day.
Our reality is that there are forces that move within society that regulate, control, reward, and punish anyone who does not conform. In oppressive societies, the oppression is horrible; in other countries, the pressure is more subtle. Nescients may not like their role in society, but it is unthinkable and frigthening to follow any other pattern.
The antinyms for nescient are: aware, enlightened, conscious, and well-informed. Society is godless because the state becomes the source of all things. To move from nescience, the red pill is to embrace God as true and His His Word as Truth. Hebrews 11:6
There are many intangible things in our life. Love or hate are intangible because we do not need to be present with who or what we love or hate. Happiness and sadness are intangible though both may be been triggered by an actual event. Even memories or expectations for our future are exparte to the physical body.
Then we come to the subject of faith that some may mock, especially when it comes to God. In the Greek, the concept of faith and belief uses the word "pistis" which is used 239 times in the New Testament.
The Greek word for "believe" is the verb form of pistis (pisteou). The same Greek word includes the concept of trust and persuaded.
We were not born believing in anything. We had to learn what we could trust and what we couldn't trust. Therefore, faith is about who or what we trust, but doesn't come to us fully formed or in a moment. We come to faith by confirming the truth in our Heart.
"But what saith it? The word is high them even in they mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preached." Romans 10:8
In time and after being lead about by so many persuasions, the apex of the exercise of faith is to affirm and adopt the truth that about God and His Word.
It is my firm conviction that faith is the currency of God that we exchange for what we desire. Without faith, we cannot transact on a spiritual level because we are either broke or too poor to get what we want.
"For without faith, is is impossible to please God. For he that comes to Him must believe that He is, and a rewarder of him that diligently seeks him." Hebrews 11:6
Did you also know that there is a Treasury in the Heart of your Inner Man. This is an actual operation where we find the truths of life and store them in our treasury. Consider "The Pearl of Great Price" in Matthew 13:44-46 as metaphor for what is most value in the kingdom of heaven.
There are many types of currencies. They can purchase what you want or need, but when it comes to spiritual gain, faith is the currency you will want to measure your true wealth.
Everyone has two hearts. One heart is the one beating in your chest to which we assume is also an emotional center of our being. The other is the Heart that is found as one of three systems in what the Bible calls the Inner Man. The Heart is the center of all that you believe and hold dear. This is where love, appreciation, values, and character start. So, while we all carry on the unquestioned myth that the physical heart is your emotional center, the Heart of the Inner man is the center of all you believe and treasure.
The Heart is a functioning part of you and has great purpose in quality of your life. Be warned, however, the Heart can be fooled, deceived, and corrupted.
"The human heartis the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?" Jeremiah 17:9 And the Heart can be pure, loving, and true. What makes the difference?
that the Heart is is a treasury of beliefs. If we allow ourselves to be drawn into lies, corrupt idea, lusts, and cheating; we corrupt the Heart which governs the next set of decisions we will make. Like a very bad diet of sugary drink and junk food, the body will eventually get sick. The Heart feeds on information. The volume of information around us is varied and never-ending. Information is ubiquitous. Some good, some bad, some useless, some useful, some pleasant, and some unpleasant.
It is the task of the Heart to hunger and seek for truth in a mountain of unfiltered information. This begs the question of how can we judge the good from the bad. We will need a measuring rod for comparison, which is the Bible. You see, God is truth and He is pure truth. "God is true" John 3:3 then see John 17:17 "Your Word is truth."
Without a standard for truth, everything is subjective. This means the discernment of truth is up to you, and you are on your own to figure things out.
By the way, society is how the natural man sets standards of right and wrong. Some leader declares the rules and beliefs (Moa, Marx, Aristotle for example) and the rest of us conform. Our friends can contribute to what we believe is true. Parents and family can cultivate our early and later beliefs. Our economic and social position can dictate how we are suppose to live, who we can marry, where we can live, and who we must respect.
So, would you like some help with figuring all this stuff out, or are you just fine on your own. Those who have been fortunate enough to have had good guidance, some positive influence, and what is called luck may feel you have things "Figured out". That is until you don't and life crashes in on you.
I invite you to take my helpful study course on the Heart and learn more about how God intended you to find happiness, success, and truth in life's journey.
Though the soul of man is mentioned many times in the Bible, there is more to it than a good guess. We are told that the Word of God can DIVIDE between the and spirit. Did you even know that these are two distinct but closely related things? The Soul is what I call a SYSTEM because it has several parts as we are complex people in a complex world.
The Spirit is one of the FACULTIES of the Soul. You may wonder how a peron can operate without an enlivened spirit. Well, you will soon discover that there are eight faculties in the Soul that can be malfunctioning until they are healed and brought under control. While a person is pre-Christ, the faculty of the Spirit is deadened or usless. Once a person is post-Christ (a believer), God quickens (makes alive) the faculty of the Spirit by sending the Holy Spirit to us. At this point, we have a new option that can guide the other faculties of the Soul.
There is no claim for absolute accuracy, but this diagram is considered reliable. At the top, there are two controlling/influencing faculities. While the faculty of the Spirit is pre-Christ, it is essentially dead (non-responsive) to God's truth and leadership. This leaves the Flech in control, but society will train and moderate the person and Soul to behave in society's dictates. Out of control souls are either considered mentally ill, misfits, or criminals. Consider the demoniac of Gadera in Mark 5:1-20.
When a person is post-Christ as a believer, God quickens the faculty of the Spirit making us alive in Christ and able to operate under a new quiding influence. Hence, a "Spiritual" person is not perfect, but perfecting (maturing) as they learn to "Walk in the Spirit".
GALATIANS 5:16 " [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh."
Once made spiritual alive, we need to nuture the Soul. The food for the Soul starts in the Heart that is now adopting and correcting the Belief System located in the Heart. The Heart is a system, like the Soul, but has two primary functions. The Treasury of the Heart is the many beliefs we have adopted, but some are in in error and some good. The Value System os the heart reviews the beliefs of the heart and prioritizes them according to a new standard ... God's truth found in his Word.
To make the concept of the Soul more clear, think of the Soul as the real you or your PERSONALITY. When a person dies, the Soul and Spirit depart. Hopefully, the eternal destinty is to be with God in heaven. The Spirit is LIFE, but the Soul is your personality. In eternity, you will still be you, but you will not be encumbered with the physical needs and flaws of the body.