Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – The Dividing of Soul and Spirit
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
GENESIS CHAPTER 25
WE HAVE THE STORY OF THE INCREDIBLE AND MIRACULOUS LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN
ISSAC AND REBECCA.
When we look at the personalities of Abraham Isaac and Jacob
Rebekah struggled with bareness for almost twenty years. This meant she was probably around
forty-years-old when she became pregnant for the first and only time. She had a difficult
pregnancy because we read that,
“the children struggled together within her (Genesis 25:22).”
INSIDE THIS WOMAN WAS A BATTLE. THERE WAS A FIGHT GOING ON INSIDE HER
In Genesis 25:22 it says that she cried unto the Lord,
“If it be so, why am I thus?” Genesis 25:2
And then we read that she “went to enquire of the Lord.” It is a great testament to Rebekah’s
faith that when she had a question about her pregnancy she turned to the Lord for guidance
instead of relying on advice from other women or accepting predominant cultural explanations.
In reply to her prayer, the Lord gave her direct and personal revelation. It is one of the few
accounts in the Bible that we have of a woman speaking directly with God. He told her,
THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT NATIONS INSIDE OF YOU AND THEY WILL ALWAYS FIGHT
Genesis 25:23 PTV
IF I AM A MAN OF PEACE, WHY DO I HAVE SO MUCH ANGER?
IF I AM A MAN OF CONFIDENCE, WHY DO I HAVE SO MUCH ANXIETY?
IF I AM ANOINTED TO HAVE COURAGE, WHY DO I HAVE SO MUCH FEAR?
And if I am a man of joy and celebration, why do I deal with so much depression.
God wants in on the battle within us.
God wants in on my thinking (behold I stand at the door and I knock)
Jesus wants in on your emotions.
Your soul is that area of your mind your will and your emotions
SOUL V. SPIRIT
Pneuma: Spirit, THE BREATH
Psuché: Soul, the mind the will and the emotions
The soul is your Esau and your spirit is your Jacob.
Your soul, you mind your will and your emotions must submit to the spirit.
Sometimes, your body and your soul will team up together.
A disciplined emotional response to the love of God.
Adoration involves joy, happiness, and laughter.
Intentional passion for Jesus
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul,
and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR SOUL TO YOUR SPIRIT, IT DOESN’T DECLINE. IT ACTUALLY
BECOMES ALIVE, PROSPERS AND BECOMES WHAT A SOUL IS SUPPOSED TO BE.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul
3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even
as thou walkest in the truth.
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR YOUR PROSPERITY
God’s way of prospering you is to make your soul prosper.
Vs 2 says your life prospers when your soul prospers and vs 3 says your soul will prosper when
you walk in truth.
SO THE WAY God has set it up is like this:
As you progress in the mind of the spirit of God
As you let your mind get in agreement with what God almighty says you prosper. You advance
you go to the next level.
You are given more authority and more responsibility.
Facts v. Truth
If you want God to invade your life, you need to let him invade your soul.
KNOWING AND LIVING BY THE FACTS WILL PUT YOU IN TERRIBLE CHAINS OF FEAR,
ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION.
KNOWING AND LIVING BY THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE.
JESUS WAS VERY AWARE OF THE DIFFERENCE OF SOULISH EMOTIONS AND
Listed below are all the direct gospel references to the soul and spirit of Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 26:38 NKJV) Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death.
Stay here and watch with Me.”
(Mark 8:12 NKJV) But He sighed deeply in His spirit, and said, “Why does this generation seek
a sign? Assuredly, I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.”
(Luke 10:21 NKJV) In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord
of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed
them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.
(John 11:33 NKJV) Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her
weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.
(John 12:27 NKJV) “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this
hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
(John 13:21 NKJV) When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified
and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.”
YOU NEED TOP BE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR SOULISH
EMOTIONS AND YOUR SPIRITUAL EMOTIONS
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing
even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
You can talk to your soul from your spirit
Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
These ten basic declarations (confessions) are foundational to the building of MY faith. They will
increase your expectancy of God’s goodness; and, thus, will increase the manifestation of that
goodness in your life.
Jesus said, “According to your faith, so be it” (Matthew 8:13). Say these every day for a month
and see what happens to your life. It will be exciting!
My prayers are powerful and effective (2 Cor 5:21; James 5:16b).
- God richly supplies all my financial needs (Phil 4:19).
- I am dead to sin and alive to obeying God (Romans 6:11).
- I walk in ever-increasing health (Isaiah 53:3-5).
- I live under a supernatural protection (Ps 91).
- I prosper in all my relationships (Luke 2:52).
- I consistently bring God encounters to other people (Mark 16:17,18).
- Through Jesus I am 100% loved and worthy to receive all of God’s blessings (Gal 3:1-5).
- Each of my family members is wonderfully blessed and called to radically love Jesus (Acts
- I laugh when I hear a lie from the devil (Psalms 2:2-4).
on my prayer wall at home I have a list of PROPHETIC PHRASES AND SUBJECTS FOR
WARFARE DECLARATIONS AND PRAYER DECLARATIONS…I HAVE TYPED THEM UP
AND HANDED THEM OUT TO YOU WHEN YOU SIGNED UP FOR THE CONFERENCE.
MOMENTUM CONFERENCE 2015
Troy Brewer’s prophetic phrases and subjects of declarations from his spirit to his soul in 2015
The joy of the Lord
Encounter with Jesus
The mind of Christ
Supernatural upgrade and advancement
A yielded and surrendered heart
Revelation and knowing the mysteries of the Kingdom
Signs miracles and wonders
Accelerated time frames
An ongoing increase of the anointing on my life
My house, my name, my family
Supernatural abundance in all things financial
Amazing connections and relationships for kingdom purpose
Growing in the knowledge of God and in favor with God and man
Strategies, plans and accomplishing vision
Fruitful and full of wisdom
The light of the presence of God increasing expeditiously and all of my life!
Angelic visitation and assignment fulfilled
Everything I put my hand to prospers
Everyplace I put my foot is given to me
No weapon formed against me shall prosper
Continual fillings of the Holy Spirit
An ongoing new passion and love for the Lord
Supernatural and natural talents, abilities and skill sets
And anointing to deliver and rescue the afflicted
A great grace for influence because the Lord has made me to be a great voice for Jesus
Unification between my team staff and a myriad of supporters
Unprecedented effectiveness for ministry in the United States
The nations the nations the nations
When I pray for people they are healed when I speak to people they are transformed when I am
around people they want to believe in a much greater way!
When God is calling me away with him I hear his invitation and I always except it
When I seek after God I radically find him
I can be trusted with all of this because I will walk with God in faithfulness
Nothing can ruin my reputation and influence
I am known and loved as someone known and loved by God
My church, my ministry, my walk, my finances and all of my abilities grow and grow and grow in
2015 says the Lord!
“And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.”
As we declare biblical truths over our days we will see freedom in our lives.
Also, Romans 10:10 says, “For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies
on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he
confesses (DECLARES OPENLY and SPEAK OUT FREELY his faith) and confirms [his]
This passage encourages us in the latter half to declare openly the truth of His Word and
Christ’s work in our life.
Finally, Colossians 3:2 says, “And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the
higher things), not on the things that are on the earth.” Although our circumstances may look
one way, (This is the perception of our soul) if we can declare God’s truth over our lives from
our Spirit day by day, then I am confident we will see our mind’s transformed (Rom. 12:2) and
God’s kingdom come in our lives.
Holy emotions. Human emotions. Carnal emotions.
– those experienced by God such as compassion, joy, and holy indignation and those that
accompany life in the Spirit such as praise, worship and adoration. These emotions are derived
from the kingdom of light and the Sprit (Ephesians 5:18-21, Colossians 3:16-17, Galatians
5:22,23) and are in agreement with true wisdom (James 3:17,18) They are the emotions of
Christ in us. They are not necessarily religious or pious emotions. Admiring a flower or
delighting in beautiful music or focussing on the beautiful and the good can be just as holy as
going to church. (Philippians 4:8)
– based in our human situation and the created order and shared by Jesus during His time on
earth. This includes emotions such as grief, pain, fear, abandonment, sadness and sorrow,
anxiety, stress, anguish and vulnerability. These emotions are well chronicled in the Psalms. For
the Christian they are temporary and in eternity there shall be no more crying or sadness or pain
(Revelation 21:4). While these emotions may feel bad they are not evil or toxic. They can be
painful but they are not poisonous.
– are poisonous and destructive and include toxic emotions such as malice, envy, selfish
ambition, sensuality, bitterness, overpowering lusts and murderous hatred. They are closely tied
up with the works of the flesh and with evil deeds. Their outcome is spiritual death. These
emotions were not part of mankind at Creation and are not “natural human reactions” (For
instance grief is a natural human reaction but bitterness is fleshly. One can have “good grief”
without a trace of bitterness. Bitterness is not natural to the human condition.) Rather these
emotions are derived from the kingdom of darkness and have their source in a dark wisdom
(James 3:14-16). You carnal emotions are are always based on survival and selfishness
MERCY AND SELF-CONTROL
YOUR PROPHETIC WORD
A readiness to find His voice
I am ready to hear your voice no matter where you want to speak help me Lord to find you even
in my busy places, help me to hear the music and recognize your greatness in my life.
A READINESS TO HEED HIS VOICE
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
1 Samuel 3:9 Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that
you must say, ‘Speak, LORD, for Your servant hears.’
Be ready to heed His voice. Prepare your heart to do what He says.