The soul of man is made up of the intellect, feelings/emotions, and the mind. The soul is between the spirit and the body of man. This is the area where ideas are gotten and developed. The mind is very powerful even though it may not seem so when compared with the spirit and body. This part can make one end up either in heaven or hell.
The Word of God says we should guard our hearts with all diligence, from out of it flows the spring of life (Proverbs 4:23). The heart in this context refers to the point between the physical and spiritual being that represents the center part related to feeling rather than the head (Cooper).
The devil does not have access to our spirit but he does with the soul/mind through the introduction of evil ideas. Before an evil event can take place, it must have been conceived first as an idea. Both believers and unbelievers have a series of unproductive thoughts crossing the mind either from us or the devil. What one does with such thoughts determines if he/she will be a captive of the devil or an overcomer. The mind is very powerful and it’s important that we guard it.
Guarding your mind
Godly thoughts that will enable one receive favour from God are also conceived in the mind. When one believes in his “heart” that it is possible to be healed, the miracle of healing is realized. Romans 12: 9 says, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”.
The right heart is also synonymous with believe. People who receive diverse miracles and breakthroughs from God, have the right heart. For one’s prayer to be answered, the right heart is required.
On the other hand, depression, addictions, all forms of sickness and disease have their source in the soul/mind/ heart. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart doeth good like medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones”.
Before one gets addicted to something, he/she would already have had the thought and then get trapped. Sometimes the devil introduces these ideas to believers but it’s our responsibility to cast down evil imaginations 2 Corinthians 10: 5). It is inevitable that ungodly thoughts will come but how well it is handled determines if we are truly children of God.
Just like we feed the spirit through the Word of God, the soul should also be fed by the Word of God. James 1: 21 says, “ Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls
The more of God’s Word we have, the more our soul will be cleansed.
If you want to surrender to Jesus, take this salvation prayer.
Lord Jesus, I come to you today as a sinner, I surrender to you. Forgive me all my sins, wash me clean by your blood, and deliver me from the power of sin and death. I believe that you died for me and on the third day you rose again. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Come into my heart and be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord, for delivering me from the power of sin and death. I am delivered, I am saved and now a child of God.
Congratulations my dear brother and sister. Now a brand new you have emerged because if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation (2 Corinthians 5: 17). If you just surrendered to Jesus, you can reach us firstname.lastname@example.org to stay in touch.