This is a Bible study! So whip out your bible and find healing through Jesus as we go deeper into the word and see what God has to offer us!
BODY, SPIRIT, SOUL
We are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). God is a trinity (Genesis 1:1-2, Matthew 28:19). Humans are also triune beings (composed of 3 ‘parts’) because we are made in God’s image
“For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword–piercing right through to a separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”-Hebrews 4:12 TLV
Here we have mention of our soul, our spirit, and our body.
Our body is our flesh or our physical ‘self’
Read Psalms 16:9
Our Spirit is the sphere of God-consciousness within us where regeneration or becoming like Christ takes place. The Holy Spirit dwells here and guides our spirit
Read Job 32:8
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,”
-Romans 8:16 NKJV
Read Luke 1:46-47
We can not magnify the Lord until we have recognized Christ as our Savior with in our spirit
נֶ֫פֶשׁ – ‘Nephesh’ is the Hebrew root word used in the Old Testament for “life of the flesh” and in the New Testament becomes the Greek word ψυχή – ‘’psyche‘ or ‘soul‘. We received our souls within our physical body when God created us and breathed His breath of life into us.-Read Genesis 2:7
The soul is where our will, feelings, passions, emotions, affections, right from wrong, lusts, and desires occur. The soul is something Satan is after, what he seeks to corrupt, and what he attempts to minister to- Read 1 Peter 2:11
A Biblical example of a desire within our soul: The Story of Dinah
“But Hamor spoke with them, saying, “The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.” Genesis 34:8
HEALING THE SOUL WOUNDS
Soul wounds are inflicted on our souls either through our own sinful nature or through someone sinning against us
Dinah’s pain from being taken advantage of and the pain her brothers felt for her- read Genesis 34
Soul wounds manifest into our lives in many different ways: emotional trauma from an occurrence inflicting painful emotions within us, desire that has been corrupted, feeling an emptiness inside, and more..
Examples: Grief, disappointment, terror, etc.
Think about when you fall down & you scrape your knee. If it isn’t cleansed, it will get infected
Ignored soul wounds will fester into bitterness, rage, and roots of darkness that can take form within us allowing demonic entry into our lives.
Dinah’s brothers allowed their pain to become rage and this manifested into darkness through deception, murder, thievery
Steps to revealing & healing: 1. Revelation: First we must reveal the soul wounds that we have buried deep within us over years of pain and the calluses we have developed as defense mechanisms.-Read Psalms 24:7-8 & pray for revelation
2. Repentance: Not allowing God into areas of our lives, even the most painful of wounds, is holding them as idols of our lives.We are repenting for our own sins (also, the sins of others) that have caused these wounds, and for the sins that have spiraled after burying the wounds. Read Acts 3:19
3. Forgiveness: Forgive yourself, and forgive anyone who has hurt you- Read Matthew 6:15
4. Restoration: Allow the light of Christ to shine on this wound, completely erasing the darkness and all sin that has manifested from it. -Read Ephesians 5:13-14
Receive the healing that has already been given to us by the blood of Jesus! It is finished!-Read Isaiah 53:4-5
Receive the rest!!! Our healed souls find rest by giving our lives, struggles, circumstances, etc. to Christ & taking His perfect and blameless life upon ourself.-Read Matthew 11:28-30
“He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake.”-Psalms 23:3 TLV
God restores our souls to Himself. He shows us how to walk in righteousness towards Him and away from pain, sin, shame and darkness!