With all your getting get understanding.
3 John 1:2 says
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Now that's just one verse by the way ,today many pastors are teaching people about enjoying and taking possession of the blessing but many aren't physically seeing the manifestation of the blessing promised.
Have you been ever believing God for many things and no matter what,you just don't feel it happening?you feel like you are always getting closer but yet still so far?
Could it be the issues of the soul that is stopping you from reaping your rightful blessing or depriving you of it?
1 Thessalonians 5:23 says and the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
so we can clearly see we have a body,soul and a spirit.The soul is where you have emotions,thoughts,memories,mind,heart,will and choice etc.
Now deliverance is a very important part of ministry and the Christian faith as we can see in Mark 16:17-18 says
Jesus didn't give us an option whether we like it or not demons are in the picture and they kill,steal and destroy.Now let's take a look at some of the ways and things that can stop the manifestation of the blessing.
#1. )Demonic oppression,can a born again Christian be demon possessed ?No and the reason I highlighted born again is because in many cultures because a person/s family is Christian they become automatically a Christian.A born again Christian cannot be demon possessed because John 3:5 states:
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Your spirit man has been born again and knows no sin but you still have the issues of the soul that can also effect your bodies E.X because of CHOICE you can choose to smoke but if you then get cancer it effects your body.
#.2 Unforgiveness ,if you do not forgive you will not be forgiven it is written.
#.3 Offence ,do not let anything at all offend you because it is written in Luke 17:1
Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! In other words woe/cursed be him who gets offended.
#.4 Strife and envy as states in
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work,and a few others are:
bitterness,resentment,anger,hatred and many,many more ,ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the root cause behind the problems that you are facing if you are not sure visit a deliverance ministry known for results because satan cannot cast out satan and I am sure you will have testimonies beyond testimonies beyond testimonies.
We all need deliverance ,every few months I do a self deliverance as the Holy Spirit leads me.For those Apostles,Prophets,Pastors,Evangelist and teachers who think they don't need deliverance they would be surprised how many demons came out if they were to seek deliverance.
My advice to the 5fold office holders of God is that if you have a friend in the ministry of deliverance let him do a deliverance on you a few times a year because even travelling to different countries etc you would be surprised how spirits attach to you etc keep your self in check,just like how many people make it a custom to get a medical check up every few months because they are concerned about their health,make it your custom to keep your self free from demonic forces every few months be concerned about your soul because the gifts of God are non repentant he don't take them back so don't be surprised if a persons gifts are working perfectly fine but there are a few demons behind the scenes.
shalom and love