Here we are coming to the core of our ministry. If you read our studies you will be aware of following, and please allow us to explain this to you in a nutshell.
ALL OF US ARE IN CAPTIVITY
Likewise, just as there are heavenly places, there are also places or regions of darkness. Both are continually active upon the land of the living. We don’t have to be dead for heaven to manifest itself in our lives or for our life to become a living hell. The mission of our Lord was to unite heaven and earth again, in bringing the spiritual Kingdom of God. The goal was to make everything that belongs to the heavenly kingdom to be established in the natural world (Ephesians 1:9-10). We are never free from this conflict as written: These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from this conflict (Galatians 5:17).
Dear friends, I warn you as 'temporary residents and foreigners' to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls (1 Peter 2:11). Because of this, all of us, Christians and non Christians, are more or less in captivity. Depending on the maturity of Gods (spiritual) Kingdom, the Heavenly places you entered, already here on earth, parts of your soul (your spiritual part) are hold in captivity in dark spiritual places (Hades): Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; The righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with me (Psalm 142:7). How long will you torment my soul, and break me in pieces with words? (Job 19:2). Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; My eye wastes away with grief, yes, my soul and my body (Psalm 31:9). Yes, his soul draws near the pit, and his life to the executioners (Job 33:22). To bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of life (Job 33:30).
Do you know the work out (symptoms) of this captivity in your life, the work out of the dark spiritual realm and its power into this physical world, your life? The gifts of Satan: fear, brokenness, loneliness, sadness, restlessness, violence, apathy, uselessness, rejection, depression, war in your mind, doubt, gossip, crime, insecurity, unrest, you don’t experience Gods presence, hostility, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, ignorance, frustration, division, envy, abuse, drunkenness, etc.
GET ALIVE BEFORE YOU LEAVE THIS EARTH
We want to see you happily alive before you leave this earth! Outside of salvation, which is by grace, everything else has a price tag (shoulder your cross) that must be paid. Work on that! Jesus is more than your Saviour, He is also your Deliverer and your King! We are all under construction.
Allow me to explain God’s will for you, for now: Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink— even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free! Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. You will enjoy the finest food. Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen, and you will find life. Because I, the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious. You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honour to the Lord’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of His power and love (Isaiah 55). In that day you will sing: I will praise You, O Lord! You were angry with me, but not any more. Now You comfort me. See, God has come to save me. I will trust in Him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. With joy you will drink deeply from the fountain of salvation! In that wonderful day you will sing: Thank the Lord! Praise His name! Tell the nations what He has done. Let them know how mighty He is! Sing to the Lord, for He has done wonderful things. Make known His praise around the world. Let all the people of Jerusalem shout His praise with joy! For great is the Holy One of Israel Who lives among you (Isaiah 12).
LET YOUR SOUL BE CONVERTED AND RESTORED
David, a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), was fully aware of the position of his soul and the need for his soul to be nursed: To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Psalm 25:1). Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield (Psalm 33:20). The law (the scripture) of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul (Psalm19:7). He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake (Psalm 23:3). Keep my soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You (Psalm 25:20). For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:10-11). But now you have turned to your Shepherd, the Guardian of your souls (1 Peter 2:25).Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:29). And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord (Luke 1:46). Apparently we have to work on our souls, not only for our salvation, but to stay free and grow into the maturity of the spiritual Kingdom while living here on earth. And when you leave your earthly body you will finally receive the end of your faith - the 100% salvation of your soul (1 Peter 1:9).
Be victorious! Get free! Taste the maturity of God’s (spiritual) Kingdom, already here on earth! For we bear Your name, O Lord God Almighty!