TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
You are no longer a slave to the natural beast within. You have been set free through the blood of Jesus Christ. You will not listen to the lies of the natural carnal spirit that makes you a soul man.
DON’T BE A SOUL MAN
I remember the late John Belushi of The Blues Brothers standing on the edge of a stage in a white-hot spotlight singing, “I’m a soul man!”
As much as I love that song, I don’t sing it anymore and I’ll tell you why: it’s a bad testimony.
You see, you and I are not supposed to be soul men and women. We are supposed to be “Spirit of God” men and women.
And so it is written, the first man, Adam, was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
– 1 Corinthians 15:44-45
The last Adam was, of course, Jesus.
People say the difference between an animal and a person is that an animal doesn’t have a soul. This is wrong. Animals have souls just like we do. According to the Bible, the soul is the psyche — or our mind. The soul is the thinking realm, and get this – it is animalistic in nature, but let’s just call it what it is – the beast within.
A beast has a mind, a will and emotions. It goes after what it wants and runs away from what it’s scared of. It meets its impulses by whatever opportunity comes its way – a brute beast.
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
– Jude 10
What makes someone like an animal? What they do and don’t know naturally. Look at what Peter says on the subject:
But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption.
– 2 Peter 2:12
The bottom line is this: the soul is your thought life, your emotions and we know they are liars. According to these verses, beasts are meant to be caught in the snare – to be put into bondage, often by their own corruption. Most people, even believers, don’t understand this.
So where does Jesus operate in you? The Bible tells us it’s in your Spirit, not your soul. Know the difference and don’t listen to your head or your heart. Call on the Spirit of Truth within you.