Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow springs of life. Put away deception from your mouth; keep your lips from perverse speech. Let your eyes look forward; fix your gaze straight ahead.
I have always studied this portion of scripture and I thought that this was about our spirit man. When I received the revelation of the body, soul and spirit, I realised that this was not about our spirit man but about our soul.
What this verse is actually saying is that our soul is where the life of God flows through. This life of God is already present in our spirits the moment we received Christ, but in order for this life to manifest in our physical beings, we are to allow it to flow through our soul.
Your soul is structured like a tap, it can open up and close up. How does your soul prevent life from flowing from your spirit into your body? It does this when you start conforming to this world and listening to the lies, deception and cunningness of the evil one. These things are able to clog the flow of life and shortcircuit the power of God in your life. On the other hand, when we spend time on God’s word and discover the treasures that He has given us, our soul opens up and releases the blessings that we have been provided. This is why most believers don’t understand how is it that their lives have not changed although they pray and serve the Lord diligently; it is because their soul is closed to the outflows of the blessings that have been entrapped in their spirits.
We are accustomed to protecting ourselves from diseases, from intruders, from robbers and or sorts of evil things. But we expose ourselves to listening, seeing and speaking in a manner that prevents the life of God from reaching and blessing us here on earth.
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. – Ephesians 1:3
Don’t be the one to get to heaven and find out that you were given mansions, a mighty family, great inventions and made a ruler but you lived your life in shambles on earth because you were to busy seeking after the things of this world.
I pray that your floodgates open up as your receive these word of life today.