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Prosperity of the Soul

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July 11, 2022

Have you ever wondered why there is such a ceaseless behemoth display of godless content on social media? What really is the goal behind these riveting content that never leaves your screen? Psalms 24:1 says,

The earth is the Lord, and all its fullness, The World and those who dwell therein.

Whatever God has a vested interest in, satan pitches his tent right there. God is interested in your worship, your honour, your heart, your time, your soul, in the same breath, satan is also interested in having all of these things for himself. Using Psalm 24:1 as a vade mecum, the devil is obsessed with Four things: The Earth, The Fullness (Resources), The World (the thinking pattern, mind control system) and The People (the inhabitants of the earth).

In this value chain, whatever God is doing on the earth is to the end that it impacts and blesses its inhabitants. He made every other thing before he created man; things were made for man, not man for things. From the book of Genesis, He established the earth, furnished it with resources, and introduced a value system known as “every tree of the garden you may freely eat” (Gen 2:16). As long as man ate of the fruit of the trees he was instructed to eat and fellowshipped with God, he was receiving the acculturation of the Godhead, his value system and thinking pattern aligned with what was intended for him when he received the breath of life.

In essence, those trees were not just for food to nourish the body, it was to culture man into a particular thinking pattern. You are what you eat!

My son, EAT honey because it is good, And the honeycomb which is sweet to your taste — Proverbs 24.13

SO SHALL THE KNOWLEDGE OF WISDOM BE TO YOUR SOUL; If you have found it, there is a prospect, And your hope will not be cut off. — Proverbs 24.14

Jeremiah said,

Your WORDS were found, and I ATE them… — Jeremiah 15:16

The Word of God is God’s thinking pattern. His value system is found in His Word, when you ‘eat’ and digest what God has not fed you, you are partaking of the tree of the ‘knowledge of good and evil’, and that is the activation of death.

Whoever EATS My flesh and drinks My blood has ETERNAL LIFE, and I will raise him up at the last day. — John.6.54

He who EATS My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. — John.6.56

Never forget this value chain, The earth — The Fullness (resources) — The World (Thinking pattern, Value System) — The People (Inhabitants of the earth)

The devil is obsessed with the EARTH to the point that he moves to and fro in it nonstop and gives mammoth RESOURCES to his willing agents to sponsor his corrupt THINKING PATTERN and value system through social media contents to the INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH. The goal is a gradual deadening of your soul, a spiritual desensitisation of a sort where your first response to issues and situations will not be scripture but a woke culture that has captivated your soul over time through constant and consistent exposure. The spiritual Law is “As you behold (whatever it is), you become.”

Let me tell you the real power of TikTok, reels etc. It is not just in the entertaining videos you see and may forget. What you see is powerful, but It is also in the repeated audios/music you hear and keep playing in your soul.

Even faith comes by hearing. Not by what you heard but by hear-ING. Present continuous tense. What you constantly hear is powerful. These things can shut down your spiritual antenna! If the Bible says scriptures should not depart out of your mouth, but you should meditate in them day and night to have the God-kind of success, and godless lyrics have taken over that space, humanistic ideas that glorify and enthrone self, nice-sounding ideologies that veer off the path of Truth as ordained by God, such a life will live far below the expectation of heaven.

Again Faith comes by hearing, and you hear by words. Words are seeds, that is why James 1.21 says,

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the IMPLANTED WORD, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOUR SOULS.

The only way you can flush your system from the filthiness that the wrong images and information have created in your mind, and the Overflow of wickedness (this speaks of the twistedness of wrong thinking patterns and value systems) is via the Word of God. Not just the Word of God in a generic sense but the Implanted Word. The implanted Word is God’s Word that has taken root in you. Until the Word you hear takes root, your choices and decisions will reflect the thinking pattern of this world. The implanted word goes to the root and affects your attitude, disposition and results.

Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good — Isaiah 7.15

Why the enemy is churning out various contents from the media is so the inhabitants of the earth (you and I) can refuse the good and choose the evil. You are either eating from God’s banquet or the counterfeit table of the enemy. There is no middle ground, no fence-sitting, no spectators. We are all participants, the question is, which side are you participating from?

The story of what we have termed the ‘prodigal son’ began not from anything the Father did or said but from this young man’s choice. His very first statement to his Father is highly instructive for us, he said to his Papa, “Give me” he had been feeding from the wrong source. Even though he had all things, he still felt he needed some “more life” he had all things in his Father’s house, but he chose to go outside. Listen, everything you will ever need is right in the Father’s house, whatever is ‘outside’ is ephemeral and fleeting. “Give me” speaks of an entitled, self-centred, narcissistic mind. The contents you consume, you got it because you said “Give me”- by going to check it again, by absorbing those thoughts, paying attention and enjoying the pleasure it brings.

And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living. — Luke.15.13

“Give me” when perfected will always lead you to a far country from the home of God’s Word and Presence. Many “give mes” have resulted in wanton gratification of the flesh, depression, suicidal thoughts, a life devoid of joy and meaning, and choices outside purpose and destiny. He became a son surrendered by swine. What a paradox!!

Oh, but thanks be to God before you get to the end of that wrong decision, God is waiting for you to heed the nudging and promptings of His Holy Spirit, that’s when you come to yourself

But when he came to himself… — Luke.15.17

His soul began to prosper, even though the circumstances had not changed, something happened within him that will affect and alter what is happening around him. What you need right now is to allow the Word to simmer into your spirit, take it in the morning, get some good dose of it in the noon time, talk about it in the evening, wake up at night and voraciously engage it! Good God Almighty, something will arise in you. After this younger brother came to his real self, he made another profound statement that completely changed the trajectory of his life into that of beauty and glory.

I will arise…” — Luke.15.18

From “Give me” to “I will arise”, enough of consuming what is destroying my soul, howbeit little by little, I will arise and journey my way back to the Father’s house. He changed his feeding system, you can change your feeding system, and your feeding system will ultimately change your speech. We can tell what you’ve been feeding on from what proceeds out of your mouth per time.

You’ve got to tell yourself, “I will arise!” Into excellence, I will arise and live for Christ Jesus, I will arise and serve, I will arise and choose righteousness and holiness, I will arise and choose the fear of God, I will arise and love again, I will arise and do the first works, I will arise and fellowship with the saints, I will arise and read the Word, I will arise and forgive, I will arise and influence the world with the Light that is in me, I will arise and give my all. The moment you say “I will arise”, you take back the power from the enemy, you cut off the enemy from the root, you don’t deal with some things on the surface, you go to the root and lay down the axe, Jesus cursed the fig tree, and it dried up from the root. Go to the root of your soul and begin your journey into a life of true success and meaning.

Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you — rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!— Isaiah 60.1

But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. — Acts 9.40

What is dead will come back to life when you arise. Your soul is the real target of the mind control system of this world. You got to safeguard it by staying perpetually, not just in the word but the engrafted Word because that is the saviour of your soul. Also, learn to push out godly content, we belong to the counter-culture, share good solid teachings, be bold about your faith, don’t shut up, don’t be silenced from the noise around, you will save and preserve a generation.

Your prosperity is tied to the prosperity of your soul. When your soul prospers, your circumstance will prosper. When your soul prospers, before long, your circumstance will align. It’s an irrefutable principle. Whatever you don’t like in your circumstance, go to the root- your soul. Don’t wait for Sunday to get your soul happy in the Word; right now, every day, give your soul a feast of fat things from the immutable and infallible Word of God.

This week arise and let your soul prosper!!!

God bless your heart.

Michael D. Olaniyi
@mdolaniyi

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