“In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:19 KJV) “Acquire your soul with patience” (Oswald Chambers) Some of us are “beside ourself” with worry, stress, loss, grief, shame, anger, lust, or fragmented souls. Some of us are “no longer there” or seem to come and go; or sometimes act like a different person. “Who was that? That was NOT ME” “That came out of nowhere!” Domestic abuse or sexual abuse victims often say that the person they knew “was no longer there” and “something took over them.”
Many have said that Christians cannot be possessed by other spirits, but it is not taking an external label or name of a religion that makes you reborn of God, but the actual spiritual experience of dying with Christ, resurrecting with Christ, ascending with Christ and being filled and indwelt by his Holy Spirit and fire that makes you a new creation. I don’t know anyone who could experience the anointing of the sevenfold Spirit of God and the fire of God in your body without knowing it. We take it by faith through grace AND we seek FIRST his kingdom and his righteousness, to find it within us. We give the Lord Jesus Christ our sin and death, and he gives us his righteousness and Life! We ask and receive; we seek and we find; we knock and knock again until we get an answer; we hear his voice and we open the door of our soul from the inside, and he comes in and we intimately commune (you are what you EAT Rev 3:20) and he raises us up with him to the place he prepared IN HIMSELF! We begin to abide IN CHRIST and we examine and FIND Christ in us, his kingdom in us, his light in us, his new heaven on earth in us, his love in us, his Spirit in us, his LIFE in us!
The change of tree is demonstrated by a change of fruit!! If you do not see the fruit of the Spirit (love, peace, joy, gentleness, goodness, kindness, patience, self-control, faithfulness) go back to the soul level and find the wounds that are keeping the door open to the enemy of our soul (lies you are believing (I’m not lovable, not worthy, not good enough), trauma (emotional, physical or psychological), sin (unbelief/unforgiveness) or iniquity (unforgiven generational sin)/Monte Bromiley teaching)…
We strive to enter his rest; we labor and travail UNTIL CHRIST IS FORMED IN US: a fact, a reality that we can examine and prove. “Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?” (2 Cor 13:5) We initially take it on faith, but we have to make it a reality within us. We have to work out what God worked in us through the finished work of the cross of Christ. We can’t just hear the Word made flesh without doing and becoming the Word made flesh.
The human soul without the new life of Christ in it is either empty, void, existential angst, nihilistic, bored, tired, a bottomless pit, meaningless, purposeless, missing something, never completely satisfied or fulfilled, always looking for what it does not know or externally religiously covering internal darkness, doubting, wavering or denying. You may go to church but we are called to be the church, Christ’s Body!
A natural human soul is spotted with darkness or completely dark. The supernatural life of a “new creation” soul is full of light, full of Christ, full of all the fullness God dwelling bodily! The “old” soul contains the law of sin and death, containing satan’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil, darkness and light, two pillars. The new creation soul contains the law of the Spirit of Life, one pillar of fire, Christ’s tree of life connecting body, soul and spirit with a new heaven and a new earth; the image and likeness of Christ, full of light and new Life, inspiration, creativity, awe and wonder!!
The soul is our mind, heart and will. Our soul is our thinking, feeling and intentions. Until we give our soul to Christ Jesus to save, heal, deliver and set free from satan’s tree; we battle negative or distorted thoughts that manifest in our body and life. Until our soul is healed of its wounds, we suffer from negative and distorted feelings, triggered feelings that we think into an emotional state that is far less than the joy of the Lord that is our true strength. We are weakened by negative emotional states and mindsets, which are a big cause of triggering disease, triggering expression of bad genes, triggering emotional reactions that destroy peace and relationships with others, ourselves and God. A spotted soul blames God for bad things that happen; not realizing that soul wounds were an open door for the devil to attack us, our family and our lives.
When we give our souls to Christ Jesus and he fills and seals us with his Spirit, the door is closed to evil and open to heaven. We have to know the truth for the truth to set us free! When we truly know, surpassing knowledge through experience or encountering the LOVE of Christ, we are filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:19). Filled with the Power and Wisdom of Christ, at work in us, God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20)!
When our motivation in life is to just get by, survive, make it through the day, get through the pain and then die to get relief, or avoid pain/suffering; to get as much pleasure as you can out of life before you die, not caring who you hurt or wound or destroy in your pursuit of pleasure or success or “my truth;” when your focus is on “me, myself, and I” and all else is dispensable, your soul is possessed by something other than Christ. This is the natural man, darkened soul, hidden spirit man, under the influence of the fallen nature of Adam and the conditioning from satan’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil; survival of the fittest, kill or be killed, no pain no gain, work, strive, toil, labor, suffering and pain, wait until you die to rest, or wanting to go to hell to engage in debauchery forever, or want to go to heaven to finally be free but all the while fearing death. This is no way to live, or die…
The redeemed spirit of a human, reconnected with their soul yoked with Christ, spiritually married or joined to the Spirit of God dwelling bodily, is peace of mind, joy of the heart, with the intention of Love: a healed, whole, wholly sanctified spirit and soul and body; a new-creation soul where the two become one in Christ and Christ is perfectly one with our Father! “In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I in you” The Love of our Father poured into your heart by the Holy Spirit sets you up to be able to Love God and Love others as yourself to fulfill the commandments of Jesus so he can manifest himself to you! (John 14:21) When you rise UP in Love with Christ Jesus and keep his word, our Father and the Lamb of God come and make their home with you, dwelling in your body! (John 14:22-23) The Lamb of God in us takes away the law of sin and death from us and fills us with the Holy Spirit and fire of God, the power and wisdom to be able to maintain what we have attained in Christ: the Life of God and the law of the Spirit that becomes our guide, counsel, counselor, advocate, teacher, helper, anointing, healer, comforter, mother, thirst quencher, soul satisfier, and soul fulfillment! We rest in the Heart of our Father and witness Christ, as Christ becomes our inner witness!
“Not a hair on your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your lives” Luke 21:18-19 RSV
“Because you have kept my word of patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth…hold fast to what you have, so that no one may seize your crown (Christ in your spirit and soul and body; shining like jewels of a crown Zechariah 9:16 )” Revelation 3:10
“Gain Christ and be found in him” Philippians 3:8
Therefore, since we are justified (just as if Adam and Eve were never tricked into eating satan’s tree) by faith, we have PEACE WITH GOD through our Lord Jesus the Christ. THROUGH HIM we have obtained ACCESS to this GRACE in which WE STAND, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God (Christ in you, the hope of glory). (Romans 5:1-2) We are IN CHRIST when we have given everything to Christ; now we have to KNOW, beyond knowledge, that Christ is also in us. We believe that all things are possible with God, and we receive as co-heirs the fulfillment of all the laws, prophesy and promises IN CHRIST, and receive Christ to fill our soul, to take possession of our soul, to fill our body, soul and spirit so there is no part dark, no part of satan/lucifer/lilith in us because we are full of Light! Only Jesus can present us as a spotless bride before the presence of God, the manifest glory of God!
We rejoice in suffering with Christ (not staying or camping out in suffering, but moving through the fire and floods with Christ), dying with Christ (not staying dead on a cross with the curses outside the gates), resurrecting with Christ as a new creation, a new heaven (new spirit) and a new earth (new body) and a new sea/see (new soul), our new three-part being, ascending with Christ and receiving with assurance, delight and rapture the Holy Spirit and fire of God that Christ sends us, that lifts our heads and opensthe gates of our body to let the King of glory in! We receive the LOVE from our Father, poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit! (Romans 5:3-5) It is KNOWING the Love of Christ, direct experience and encounter, surpassing knowledge, that fills us with ALL the fullness of God! (Ephesians 3:19)
Let Christ take possession of your soul! “In patience possess ye your souls!”
“Count it all JOY when you meet with various trials, for you know the testing of your faith, the faith OF JESUS, knowing the LOVE of Christ beyond knowledge, produces steadfastness. And LET steadfastness HAVE ITS FULL EFFECT, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” James 1:2-4
Go through the fire and floods with ascended Christ Jesus into the NHONE, the place Jesus prepared for us IN HIMSELF! In Christ we receive the same JOY he received for enduring the cross. When we know the truth in our innermost being, the truth sets us free! Teach us wisdom in our secret heart Father!! (Psalm 51:6) Purge our soul and we will be clean; wash our soul and we will be whiter than snow. Refine our soul and we will be pure, refined gold! Fill us with JOY and GLADNESS to our very bone marrow! Create in us a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. Fill us with your Presence, your manifest glory, and fill us with your Holy Spirit! Restore the JOY of our salvation/completeness and uphold us with a willing spirit. Open our eyes, ears, heart and lips to sing the new song of the Lamb. We give you our living body, our humbled heart, our mind and our will; we receive Christ in us now and forever and ever Amen. Hallelujah!