The Emotional Revolt Of The Soul.
1SA 17:47 “for the battle is the Lord’s and He will give you into our hands. ”
PSA 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God;”
“What God designed for deliverance for His people, He also designed the same thing for the Judgment of His enemies.”
The word feared is the Hebrew verb jare which sometimes is translated reverence, and sometimes it is translated fear, depending on the verb or the content of the passage.
Here this is an emotional reaction not of reverence or respect for the Lord and Moses but they switched from fearing the Egyptians to being afraid of the Lord and Moses.
What they have done is to transfer their fear from the Egyptians to fear or being afraid of the Lord and Moses.
Here, the Qal stem of the Hebrew verb tsa’aq means that they cried out in distress, complaining to the Lord.
Even though they were filled with complaints and they were totally helpless, and they fell apart, and they were filled with fear and irrationality, …the Lord was faithful to them.
You must remember that they did not have the Bible doctrine in their souls metabolized to truly appreciate what had been done.
If you enjoy the tunes and like to sing you can sing loudly and with a lot of emotion,…but if you do not have the doctrine, it is not true worship.
This is all a very emotional experience for these people, except for perhaps a few men like Moses, Caleb and Joshua.
This was strictly an emotional revolt.
Emotion is part of the essence of the soul and the resides in the brain.
Emotion has two functions in life as a part of the soul: a normal and an abnormal function.
The emotions of the soul are designed to respond to what is in the mentality of the soul.
Emotion contains no doctrine, no thought, no common sense, and no ability to reason.
Definition = the emotions are the appreciator of the soul.
By function, the emotions respond to the right lobe…..or the thinking of the soul.
Your emotions are not designed to assume authority over the soul, but is designed to be dominated by the right lobe.
(1) Such a believer makes a god out of his emotions, Phi 3:18f.
(2) Such a believer’s emotional pattern distracts him from the execution of the PPOG, Rom 16:17-18.
(3) Emotion hinders the PMA of B.D., 2Co 6:11-12.
(4) Criminality, violence, hatred, anger, total involvement in the arrogance complex, which means bitterness, vindictiveness, jealousy, implacability, self-pity, guilt reaction.
Psa 7:9 “For the righteous God tests the right lobes and the emotions [reins].”
If emotion responds to the right lobe you have a normal soul.
If emotion controls the soul you have an abnormal situation.
Psa 26:2 “Test my emotions and my right lobe.”
Testing your emotions is used as an anthropomorphism to determine your capacity for life.
To challenge you to capacity for life God says He tests your reins (emotions) and your heart (brain).
One of the dangers that many believers face is called the emotional revolt of the soul.
Emotion can be a hindrance to the plan of God and a distraction to the perception of doctrine, as noted in 2Co 6:11‑12.
The emotional revolt, backed by the old sin nature, causes emotion to become the aggressor instead of the responder.
Prin – Instead of responding to doctrine in the soul, the emotion revolts and takes command of the soul.
Second prin – Instead of responding to doctrine in the right lobe, the emotion responds to mental attitude sins, approbation and power lust, and human good.
EPH 4:29 “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
You let corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, and you do not have good words for edification according to the need of the moment, and you do not give grace to those who hear.
You do not operate in EPH 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Now that you are in emotional revolt you “You let unwholesome words proceed from your mouth,
You do not give grace to those who listen to you.
You grieve the Holy Spirit, and you express your bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander.
You are emotional and filled with malice!
You are emotional and definitely not kind to others and are not tender‑hearted, or forgiving as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
You cannot be an imitator of God, or walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for you!
If you are an emotional believer you live in the delusion of Pro 14:12 that “there is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
Legalism is the way of death.
Self-righteousness is the way of death.
Moral degeneracy is the way of death.
Once the emotion revolts against the heart and becomes the aggressor, the believer loses all capacity for life and comes under the influence and domination of the old sin nature.
Since the old sin nature isn’t “man enough” to carry out his duties, people in emotional revolt are very frustrated.
Emotional revolt is the emotion fornicating with the old sin nature.
There is negative volition to doctrine plus recession of thought, replaced by the frantic search for happiness and total dependence on feeling rather than on common sense.
Believers who live by their emotions are believers whose emotional revolt has produced chaos within the soul.
Believers with such chaos in their souls are troublemakers. Therefore, other believers are commanded to separate from them; Rom 16:17-18.
Rev 2:23 “And I will kill her children [Church-age believers] with death [sin unto death], and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the emotions and the right lobes.”
When this happens, doctrine in the soul is neutralized or distorted, hindering the execution of the PPOG.
Phi 3:19 “Their destiny is destruction [sin unto death], whose God is their emotion, whose fame comes by means of dishonor, who keep on thinking about earthly things.”
2Co 6:11-12 we read that the apostle Paul says “Our mouth has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians,
2Co 6:12 You are not restrained by us or in bondage because of us……[Paul, Apollos, Timothy], but you have are in bondage in your own emotions.”
The Greek word translated affections is the Greek noun splagchnon which according to the NAS Strong’s concordance means emotions.
Rom 16:17-18 says “Now I urge you brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances [false, apostate teaching] contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them.
For such individuals are slaves, not of our Lord Jesus Christ, but of their own emotions, and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the right lobes of the simple or the ignorant apostates.”
Prin-Emotions have no capacity for thought, reason, or discernment.
The soul becomes blind, unreasonable, unrestrained, arrogant, immoral, legalistic, antinomian, and anti-doctrine.
Emotional revolt of the soul means loss of a personal sense of destiny, failure to execute the PPOG, failure to understand and utilize the problem solving devices.
- The “bowels” are used to designate the emotions. Gen 43:30; 1Ki 3:26; JER 4:19, 31:20; Lam 1:20, 2:11; Phi 1:8.
The bowels are a portion of the anatomy that is empty but filled with something, namely they are filled with the waste of the body.
In Gen 43:30, family love stirred Joseph emotionally to the point of weeping.
Gen 43:30 And Joseph hurried out for he was deeply stirred over his brother, and he sought a place to weep; and he entered his chamber and wept there.
KJ’s Bible = Gen 43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
Did Joseph have to take a skubala or was he so emotionally responsive that he had an emotional response?
Deeply stirred is the Hebrew verb kamar which refers to a legitimate form of emotion.
JER 4:19 My soul, my soul! I am in anguish [emotionalism] ! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war.
- The “belly”or what the NAS calls the appetites of the body and is designated or revealed as a part of the emotion in Pro 18:8, 26:22; or as in the Greek in Rom 16:17‑18; Phi 3:19.
PRO 18:8 The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, And they go down into the innermost parts of the body.
Here or the innermost part of the body or the belly is the Hebrew noun beten referring to the belly as an expression of what we can identify as butterflies or nervousness in the stomach.
When you rejoice over the tragedies of someone, you are jealous of them and sometimes you end up producing an ulcer in your own soul.
- The word “reins” are also used to designate the emotions in the Bible.
The Hebrew word kiljah refers to the fat pads which cover the kidneys and adrenal glands as it is used in the Bible.
It is stimulated by the emotions. Psa 139:13; Pro 23:16; Jer 12:12, 20:12.
Emotions can also be destroyed, Job 16:13; PSA 73:21; LAM 3:13.
Job 16:13 “His arrows surround me. Without mercy He splits my kidneys open; He pours out my gall on the ground.”
PSA 73:21 When my heart was embittered, And I was pierced within [his emotions],
LAM 3:13 He made the arrows of His quiver To enter into my inward parts [emotions].
Just as the kidneys are destroyed by the bladder backing up, so the emotions are destroyed by the old sin nature, being bombarded by mental attitude sins.
The emotions were never designed to respond to mental attitude sins.
The result is instability, wide emotional swings, revolution, and chaos, with either temporary or permanent psychosis.
Such as; apostasy, sublimation, lack of capacity for life, lack of capacity for love, and degeneracy.
Note the fine balance between emotions producing a happiness spectrum and emotions producing a misery spectrum.