Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The soul is a gift from God to glorify God and it is more important than the body.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The real you, which is your soul and what you think, has privacy because every attribute of the soul, while real, is invisible.
God manufactured a body for you through the agency of your parents, but God alone manufactured your soul in EP and imputed it to your body at the moment of birth. Therefore the soul is of much more importance.
What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?
Do not fear anything. Do not fear death for that is only to the body or the vessel. It is the soul that is of real value, so fear NVTD! HEB 4:1.
If you overcome your fear of death you will overcome every fear in life.
‘But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white; for they are worthy.
REV 3:5 ‘He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
"And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
1 Cor 15:41-42
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. So also is the resurrection of the dead.
If the soul burns for Christ on the inside, there will be an outward shinning of Christ as a witness to the world, both by the tongue and the life.
If you burn within the soul with the F/HS and PVTD you will shine in time and therefore shine in eternity in a uniform of glory.
John 5:35 He [John the Baptist] was the lamp that was burning and was shining
Some will value the flesh (the vessel) and some will value the soul in the only way it can be valued - positive volition to the living word. These will war with one another.
Picking up your cross is a free-will submission to the purpose of the soul that God gave you; to bring glory to Him through submitting to His will and commands.
For you have died (old life) and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
You won’t find life if you pursue your own independent will. The vessel is nothing; PV in the soul is everything. And when that PV is there, God will mould the pot into an honorable vessel of mercy.
All of these wonderful gifts have been imputed and encased in your body or vessel that can be a recipient of tremendous mercy or hardness of heart resulting in scar tissue of the soul.
Man is always trying to bend God to his own thinking and then saying, “This is God’s will.”