Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’
INSIGHT -In Hebrew the soul is written as nephesh & it means lifeblood, psyche, mind, desire, blood, death, emotion, person. -Moses was instructed by God to tell the people that they should only slaughter animals in the tabernacle of meeting as an offering otherwise they will be cut off. The priest would sprinkle blood on the altar for cleaning of sins. -In James 1:21, the Word(Christ) has power to save souls. Christ shed His blood on the cross & died for us & His soul saved our souls from death as He gave us eternal life.
PRAYER: Soul of Christ sanctify me. Purify my soul from all sins. Permit me not to be separated from thee. May Your kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven as Your Word manifests in my life everyday. Amen
1 Kings 17:21-22 And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the Lord and said, “O Lord my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.” Then the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived.
INSIGHT -Elijah took the dead widows child to the upper room, stretched himself on the child 3 times, prayed for him & his soul came back to him. When we die our souls depart from us.
-3 is the number of Jesus Christ our Savior & the upper room is a heavenly place where miracles happen.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, You are my Savior & redeemer. Save my soul from death & lead me to the way of righteousness. May I seek You in all my ways as I know great miracles will manifest in Your mighty Name. Amen
Proverbs 19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of his ways will die.
INSIGHT -King Solomon reminds us to keep God’s commandments & not be careless that we may sustain our souls.
-In Mat, 22:37-38, Jesus said “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. -In Ecc 7:17, the wicked die before their time. In Gen 7:23, the flood killed the wicked & left the righteous (Noah) on earth. In Gen 19:25, the fire in Sodom & Gomorrah consumed the wicked & left Lots family who were obedient to God. God’s plan is that we live a holy life on earth and produce Godly seeds so that we may have long lives full of blessings.
PRAYER: Abba Father, I love You with all my heart, soul & mind. Have mercy on me & lead me to the way of righteousness. Bless our descendants upto the 10th generation here on earth & give us the grace to produce Godly seeds. Give us long life & afterwards eternal life. Amen
Hebrews 4:12 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.
INSIGHT -Apostle Paul writes that the word of God is living, powerful & sharp diving the soul & spirit, joints & marrow, thoughts & intents of the heart. -The soul involves the mind, will & emotions which are counciled by the Spirit & should be directed by the word of God (Christ). -In John 1:, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. -There are always two voices in a person’s conscience, the negative one normally originates from the soul while the positive comes from the spirit which are discerned by Christ.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, sanctify my soul, thoughts & intents of my hearts. May Your spirit direct my soul in the way that You desire. Guide all my decisions so that they may be a blessing to me, my family, friends, country & others. Amen
John 12:27 “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.
INSIGHT -Jesus predicts His death on the cross & says that His soul is troubled. -In Luke 22:42-44, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. -Jesus’ soul was greatly troubled as His death drew near. -Christ sacrificed His soul by sheding blood on the cross for our souls/ when we die our souls depart/ we should follow God’s commandments to live/ when we are anxious our souls are troubled.
PRAYER: Abba Father, comfort me always in my need. Strengthen my soul & may Your will prevail in my life. Jesus my Savior; save my soul from death, give me a peaceful & joyful life everyday. Thank You for the gift of life & defeating death on the cross. I know that I can do all things through Christ for You strengthen me. Amen
Our Father who at in heaven; Hallow be thy Name…
Please meditate on the theme, soul.