I have been meditating a lot on this topic-
We are a triune being- we are a spirit, we possess a soul, and we live in a physical body.
…and a few days ago during my morning devotion it came up again…
Many have ‘awareness’ of this concept, based on bible truth-but few have revelation that we are a three part being and each part has a voice:
‘Conscience’ is the voice of our human spirit.
‘Reason’ is the voice of the soul, or mind.
‘Feeling’ is the voice of our body, or flesh.
Our Heavenly Father connects with us through our spirits, our inward witness… He doesn’t speak to our soul or our bodies…
Nowhere in the Bible are we told God speaks to our body., or has a relationship with our mind.
On the contrary, it’s our spirit man that is born again, but our mind has to be renewed daily.
Yet, the enemy ALWAYS gains access to us through our bodies (flesh) and our souls (mind)… in the ‘sense arena’- Satan appeals to what we ‘see’, ‘feel’, ‘hear’, ‘imagine’ or ‘think.’
And this is where it’s dangerous.
Satan is a liar, the father of all lies, in him there is no truth. (John 8:44) He is a master of deception, and though there is nothing good about Satan, he is good at what he does:
Kill. Steal. Destroy.
That’s it. That is his job description according to John 10:10.
He uses our senses to deceive us, so he can steal from us, destroy us, kill us.
Satan can not succeed however, unless we permit him to. And God will permit what we permit.
Most of us get caught in the ‘feeling’ part… and get stuck there.
Many believe if they feel sick that they are sick. Then they begin confessing the sickness, and their confession soon leads to possession…
Before you are even aware- the thought that came by a wrong feeling was entertained, and settled into the heart, then confessed out of the mouth- bingo.
Life is born from the wrong thought, that failed to get caught or run through the filter of Truth, God’s Word.
Follow the fruit to its root. Did it come to kill, steal or destroy, or, did it come to bring life, more abundantly?
Folks- consider the root and inspect the fruit.
Many times you will actually hear people refer to a sickness as theirs… In talking about it, without thinking, often they will say something like “my cancer has returned” thus, they are calling it theirs.
Or, will say something like “I have the flu.” Taking ownership of it… agreeing with, permitting it rights to remain., assuming there is no other way- if they have medical facts it exists, if they are feeling the symptoms, it must be so.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” (Proverbs 18:21).
Many believe that if they see, hear or feel it, ‘it’ must be true.
I’m not suggesting we live with our head in the clouds and ignore reality, symptoms, feelings or facts. I’m stating that though something might exist and be a fact doesn’t mean it has the rights to remain and become a truth.
Friends, there’s a profound difference between ‘truth’ and ‘fact.’
If we give in to what we feel, or hear, or see- we are not living by faith. We are living by the worlds standards, not God’s. We become a ploy for the enemy.
If we ‘feel’ something, we believe we ‘are’ what we feel. If we go by feelings alone, we become deceived and give in to these feelings.
God doesn’t call us to walk by our ‘feelings’.
He created us with feelings, our emotions serve a purpose and it’s good to understand them, but as believers, we are not called to live by our feelings or get caught in the sense realm.
Rather, we are called to live by faith., by the Spirit. Not by sight.
Feelings are subject to change.
Thoughts and reasoning are subject to change.
Feelings and thoughts are based on facts- and facts are subject to change.
Truth (Jesus is Truth- and Jesus is The Word- therefore God’s Word is Truth.). So Truth, however, will never change, but has the power to change facts when acted upon by faith.
We are spirit, soul and body. Each has a voice.
So… I’ll close with this thought provoking question:
Which voice is dominating you?
1 Thess 5:23. Romans 8:1.
12 Cor 5:7-10. Gal 5:18-20.
Minister Wendy J Roundy, international motivational speaker & missionary
Founder of ‘iamjesusgal ministries’ Iamjesusgal website
Founder of ‘Helping The Homeless Ministry’ Helping The Homeless Website