Smith Wigglesworth (1859-1947)
Who’s Way is It?
God is about to empower you with something that will give you the ability to not fear anything in this life. Now you can know all things to come, because Jesus Christ is about to reveal Himself on a level that we have never seen before.
We are going to begin in an area that could bring about a drastic change in your theology. It will also stretch your faith and direct you to the identity of your roots. We’re going to be talking about the Body, the Soul, and the Spirit, those things that our Lord desires us to know more about in this time especially.
We will begin to lay down a foundation that will give you some footing to know how to make it over that mountain. Whenever your faith seems weak, whenever the trials and tribulations seem great, the Lord will give you the ability to find the source and the answers to those things you have need of in order to conquer all that the world throws at you.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-23 says,
“Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast to what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
How many of us want to be blameless before the Lord Jesus Christ? He’s talking about three parts of you as a human being. He’s talking about your body, an obvious part of all of us. He’s talking about your soul. Most people get confused when speak about the soul because they think it’s the same thing as your spirit, but it’s not. Your soul is your mind, your will, and your emotions. That’s where the battleground is in spiritual warfare, and that’s where most people start making their mistakes. They begin to meditate on sinful things and they think it is okay to think on them as long as they don’t act upon them.
Jesus taught that if you so much as think upon it you will do it (Matthew 5:28). Premeditated murder doesn’t start with an accident. It starts with a thought. And you nurture that thought until it creates the manifestation of that which is evil. So, don’t think that you are fooling God, and that you’re protected as long as you keep it in your soul – your mind, will, and emotions. If you think on it long enough, it will possess you. It will take over and you will lose total control, and when you finally snap out of it you’ll realize that you don’t even know how you got to where you are.
I don’t know if you’ve ever listened to these programs about people who have found themselves in a sinful situation. They did something they wished that they’d never done. They allowed it to start by those things that are forbidden for Christians, such as anger, hate, and vengeance. These things that we may sometimes want to do which we were supposed to have died to in the flesh. Do not think just because you are not acting out your sinful thoughts does not mean you are sin free. For if you continue to think upon doing something sinful you will eventually commit the sin; for it will take hold and possess you.
The body profits you nothing! Many people focus all upon the body, especially those who are looking for a mate. Just because they find somebody who looks good and is appealing to them does not mean their marriage will work. We’re supposed to be led by the Spirit in all things. And what the Spirit brings together no man can take apart. Too many people today are married in the flesh, the lust of the flesh, and just because they were married in a church does not sanctify their marriage. Just because they have a piece of paper that says “Marriage License” does not make it official in the eyes of God. What He is looking for is a person who is willing to be led to that person that He has so selected that they may find harmony and peace in life.
I could spend a long time talking about marriage counseling and about those who have found the wrong mate and also about those who are looking for a mate. We have a lot of people write in for a prophetic word from God. The very first question is usually regarding a mate; the second one is about finances, and the third one is concerning God’s will. A lot of times, those people get what God says and then they say, “Well I’m going to order another one because I didn’t like that one!” It doesn’t work that way. God does not line up with you. He does not allow you to restore His mind to be equal with yours. It’s the other way around!
Written by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet
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