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Jesus teaching

Every person on Earth is comprised of three things:Spirit, Soul and Body.   A person’s Soul is comprised of the mind, and their will and the emotions. The soul is the epicenter for activity impacting the mind and mental health activity. If your soul is wrecked, then it impairs you mentally, emotionally and from there almost always transmits to the physical body. A Soul Under Control is the Key to maintaining a strong mind and top functioning mental health. 

There are 4 primary situations that can wreak havoc on the mind, will, and in the emotions (soul)  of any individual: Any experience involving Trauma, Shame, Rejection / Abandonment, and Abuse if not dealt with quickly can minimally take years from which to recover and in severe cases has the ability to change the entire trajectory and destiny of a person’s life. These occurrences will attack a person’s soul with such force it leaves them reeling, feeling shredded.  The Cross and the finished work of Jesus is the only pathway to Freedom.

Your Soul is a powerful force and should and can be in a place of peace and rest.There are important reasons the Lord exhorts us to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus and take captive every thought. As the inevitable storms cross the bow of your boat, picture your boat as the Ark of Jesus. Storm clouds roll all ’round but because of the grace of God, you are safely, and securely lashed onto the Ark of Jesus Christ. When FEAR grips your mind, stand against it,  reminding yourself that you are in Christ Jesus and pray from a stand of VICTORY already won despite the circumstances. The devil is brilliant at distracting us from our priorities by throwing counterfeit issues into our paths. Don’t bite the bait, but swim straight,  remaining on course and past the dangling Hook of Distraction. Don’t take the bait of Satan.

1Peter 2:21 AMP: “When He was reviled and insulted, He did not revile or offer insult in return; (when) He was abused and suffered, He made no threats of (vengeance) but He trusted (Himself and everything) to Him Who judges fairly. He personally bore our sins in His (own) body on the tree (as on the alter and offered Himself on it), that we might die (cease to exist) to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed.For you were going astray like (so many) sheep, but now you have come back to the Shepherd and Guardian (the Bishop) of your souls. {Isaiah 53:5,6 } ”

Upon His resurrection He ratified a New Covenant for us,  releasing His Holy Spirit into all that believe Him entrusting themselves to His authority and oversight. The Chief Shepherd, and Bishop of our Souls, can be trusted. When you focus your mind with full force on His Deity, His Loveliness, His Mercy and Kindness, the response in the Soul becomes one of rest and peace.

John 14:27 AMP:Peace I leave with you; My (own) peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to You. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled)”

Friends, if you know Jesus, He has actually already given you peace – you now own it, it is now yours for the taking but you must take.  Ask His Holy Spirit to protect your heart and mind and renounce any spirit of fear, or condemnation that you may have mistakenly accepted as yours. The Bishop is just one prayer away and is waiting to help you now.  Give your Soul a “Self-Check” . Are you dwelling in the Secret Place where you can remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty ?   (Psalm 91:1)  The Bishop is waiting for you there.

Tracy xoxo

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