Identity of the Soul Pt. 4

I am so excited to share with you what the Holy Spirit shared with me concerning the soul. After receiving this revelation, I have been able to walk in a greater measure of the scripture 3 John 2.

Again, let’s take a look at this wonderful scripture:

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

3 John 2

Let us continue with the last part of this verse. “Just as your soul prospers” is the determining factor of prospering and being in health. If your soul is prospering, you will prosper in life and in health. In the last blog we found that the soul is the mind, will, and emotions of a person. In other words, when your mind, will, and emotions are prospering in the things of God, meditating on the things of God, and walking in the things of God you will prosper in health and wealth.

While I was meditating on the soul prospering, I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “the soul does not have an identity of his own.” The Spirit does. His identity is in God. The Body does - his identity is in the flesh. But, the soul will take on the identity of either the Spirit or the flesh. It’s almost like the soul is like a chameleon. Just as a chameleon takes on the color of whatever leaf or tree that it is sitting on, so will the soul. He will take on whatever he is fed more. He does not have his own identity, so he will take on the identity of the spirit or the flesh. It’s like the soul is always in the middle trying to decide which direction he should yield to.

This was an exciting revelation to me! This meant that I have the ability to change the identity of my soul. My mind, my will, and my emotions can be changed; and the more I focus on the “soul’s identity” during situations in life, in the very instant that something occurs, the more successful my walk in the spirit will be!

Let us use the Chameleon as an example again, my soul, the Chameleon, can “walk over to the leaf” of the spirit and take on that identity or characteristics of the spirit. Or, he can “walk over to the leaf” of the flesh and take on the identity or characteristics of the flesh.

I can either take on the identity of the Spirit, which is God, (and always will be God) or I can take on the identity of the flesh. When the soul and the spirit work together, it creates a “chameleon” that looks and acts like God’s nature - bringing more peace, joy, and understanding to our lives. When the soul and the flesh work together, it creates a “chameleon” that looks like the world - bringing fear, worry, and lack of direction to our lives. So, you choose, Champions. Which “chameleon” will your soul be? The spirit or the flesh? Remember, the word says that if your soul prospers, your life and health will prosper. Choose, the right “leaf” today!

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I would like to pray a prayer over our Champion partners and friends. I pray, “Lord, ‘that daily, as our Champion partners and friends walk out their lives in You, that they will have an awareness of You and Your call upon their lives and as they continue to go forth in Your word, that they will change the identity of their soul to match Your spirit, and thus, they are becoming more like You (God) daily. I thank you, Lord, for each one of our partners and friends; for they are a blessing to us and to the body of Christ. I believe, with all my heart, that they will operate in 3 John 2 in a greater measure than ever before! I pray for Your exceedingly abundant blessings to be upon their lives as their soul prosper in You. In Jesus Name, I pray this. Amen.”

-Coach Brim

Emalee HanveyComment
Identity of the Soul Pt. 3

Let’s keep talking about 3 John 2, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” Last time we talked about the fact that God’s will for you to prosper in mind, body, soul, finances and health. Let’s take a look at the scriptures we studied last time:

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future.

We clearly see in this scripture, that God, out His great love for us, desires that we prosper.

Psalms 35:27

Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.

Today we are going to talk about God’s desire for us to be in health. God’s will for your life IS health in your body and in your mind. God is so exact on this that He has given us a body that is designed to heal itself. For example, the moment that you cut yourself, your body begins a process of healing itself. The blood will start to clot within a few minutes or less and stop the bleeding. The blood clots dry and form a scab, which protects the tissue underneath from germs. If it is a really serious cut, the body will do the same process. Over the next 3 weeks or so, it will begin to repair broken blood vessels and new tissue grows. Red blood cells help create collagen, which will form the foundation for new tissue. The wound starts to fill in and new skin begins to cover this new tissue. As the wound heals, the edges pull inward and the wound gets smaller. Glory to God! We see in this process that God designed us to walk in health.

Below are two examples of scriptures where God talks about how healing is His desire for your life.

1 Peter 2:24

Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

Psalms 103:2-3

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:

Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.

God so loved us that in His precise creation of us, He made sure that we have prosperity and health in our lives. He wrote it in His word and gave us examples of it in medical science. All He is asking, from us is that we believe His word and act on the promise. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. I encourage you this week to get in His word and meditate on these truths. Watch your faith grow as you do it.

-Coach Brim

Emalee HanveyComment
Identity of the Soul Pt. 2

Let’s continue with the what we started in last week’s blog. The scripture we highlighted was 3 John 2: “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers.”

According to this scripture, and many others, it is God’s desire that we prosper and be in health.  All throughout the Word you see where it is God’s will for us to prosper.

Jeremiah 29:11 is an example of God’s desire for us to prosper. It states,

For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Another example is Psalms 35:27, which tells us,

Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.

All three of these scriptures are examples of God’s will for us to prosper.  When we think of the word prosperity, the first thing we think of is money. Money is part of the plan of God, but the full meaning of prosperity is not just money. It is God’s will for us to prosper in all areas of our lives. He wants us to prosper in health, in peace, in joy, in relationships, in mind, body and spirit. True prosperity in God is having a wealth of wholeness in all areas of our lives.

The more we spend time in God’s Word and in God’s presence, the more we prosper.  The more we pray and do the will of God, we prosper. The more we live in the light of God and the will of God, the more we prosper. The more thankful we are and the more we give God praise, the more we prosper!

Beloved, I wish above all things that YOU prosper. God so loves us that His desire for us is to prosper. Champions, let’s just take time right now to be thankful for the prosperity that God has placed in our lives: prosperity of wealth, peace, joy, health, long life! He has designed us to prosper in our spirit, in our soul, and in our body.  

As you continue to walk out your daily walk with God, remember this verse.

Beloved, I wish above all things that you mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers.

As you meditate on the scripture, first of all, know that you are loved by God. It is His desire for you to prosper in all areas of your life.

-Coach Brim


Emalee HanveyComment
Identity of the Soul

I wanted to begin this blog today with the main scripture the Lord has given our church congregation to focus on for the year of 2019.  The scripture is found in 3 John 2, and it states, “Beloved, I wish above all things that you mayest prosper and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”

I love this scripture! I love the way it begins! The simple word, beloved. When anyone calls you beloved, you know you’re loved. This is John who is writing to Gaius, and by using this word, we realize that Gaius and John are not just casual friends. They are not even partners in a business, but there is a strong emotional tie here. This is a relationship of true love: a brother-to-brother or father-to-child kind of love. Every time I read this scripture, I think of the Father talking to me, His child. BELOVED. (Remember, the Word of God tells us that all scripture is presented to us by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.)

So, God is talking to us here and saying, “my dearest, most loved part of my life.” To finish out the rest of the scripture, you have to realize how loved you are by God! You are so loved that He created a plan from the beginning of time to bring you into fellowship with Him. He gave up His only son, allowed Him to suffer for us so that we may be reunited with Him. You have to realize that you are loved beyond any measure in life - beyond anything that you can imagine, beyond eternity. This is how strong the word beloved is!

Another example of the beloved type of sincere love is found in John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

God SO loved that His desire is that not one person will perish, but that everyone should have everlasting life! We were part of that “world.” He so loved us that now we do not have to have life without Him. We have everlasting life, thus, He calls us beloved.

This upcoming week, focus on the first part of 3 John 2: beloved Be loved by God. Be loved with God’s whole heart! Be loved by God’s very existence! And then in turn say, “God, be loved by me. God, be loved with my whole heart! God, be loved by my whole existence!” Then, you will be able to write a letter to God that starts with, “Dear Beloved,...”

-Coach Brim

Emalee HanveyComment